If Villa is a magnificent colonial-style house set in a large tropical garden and faces south over a beautiful sandy stretch of the Galle Coast. This luxury Sri Lankan villa resembles a Southern walauwa -- or ancestral home -- with columns and verandahs, a central courtyard, and sprawling gardens. Enter the villa via an open courtyard which leads to a large sitting room and on to wide, covered verandas with breathtaking views. A manicured lawn acts as a natural boundary between the main part of the villa, housing the bedrooms and sitting room, and the dining pavilion and separate kitchen. The villa has its own private entrance to the beach, which thanks to the protection of a natural reef offers some of the safest year-round swimming on the south coast, making IF Villa a perfect holiday getaway for families with children. The large garden is also an ideal setting for a family wedding.
IF Villa has five a/c bedrooms, three doubles and two twins. Ensuite bathrooms have h/c water showers, twin washbasins and w/c. All the rooms open out to the garden and some also open onto the central courtyard. The rooms are tastefully furnished with canopied four poster beds.
There is a large sitting room with comfy sofas. In addition, the covered verandas are decked out with planter’s chairs and an outdoor seating area is perfect for lazing under the sun. The dining table is located in a separate dining pavilion. It has its own seating area for pre-dinner drinks and can be laid for ten. There is a well-equipped kitchen and large BBQ. A small shaded seawater plunge pool is located near the front of the house. The staff includes a full time cook, three housekeeping staff, gardener and night watchman who are all helpful and attentive.
Why We Like It
A spacious and luxurious villa next to a stunning private beach stretch protected by a coral lagoon.
If Villa is perfectly located for a satisfying beach holiday. It is perched on a beautiful beach on the Galle coast and when even the most avid sun worshipper gets itchy feet, the historic town of Galle is only a few kilometers away. The journey from Colombo airport takes around three hours, or consider the Air Taxi to Koggala lake. If you are then heading from the coast into the hills, we offer competitive rates on a daily sea plane between Koggala and Hatton.
Location: Thalpe, Galle Coast
Style: Beach Villas
No. of Rooms: 5
Key Features: Dutch-period house; private beach setting