Behind the tasteful, yet anonymous entrance of 41 Lighthouse Street is one of Galle Fort’s largest houses and a true private sanctuary. Stepping into the villa, a proud entrance greets you still with the original black and white chequered tiles of the early 17C Portuguese owners. Once through the front section of the house, you enter the large, bright courtyard – a space for sunbathing, alfresco dining and refreshing swims in the exquisite pool. The sheltered gazebo in the corner of the high-walled courtyard is a meditative idyll. The whole of 41 Lighthouse Street has been finished to the highest standards with many personal touches giving the house a homely feel. This is one of the leading private villas within Fort and can accommodate up to six guests. The three rooms can be rented on room basis as well as an entire villa.