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An eighteenth century Dutch town house located in the heart of Galle Fort which has been elegantly restored and described by Marcus Binney of the UK Times as being ‘as smart as any villa in Provence or Tuscany’. 

A wonderfully proportioned house that emphasizes its beautiful antique original features while combining them with immaculate modern interior elements.  This spectacular property has a very spacious, light and open feel.

Coming into the wide-frontage house off the street you enter a long veranda lined with swivel windows on the street-side to allow for cool airflow through the house. The other side of the veranda is a high wall with four large, beautiful old windows and the tall doorway into the interior, where careful restoration has re-exposed the original layers of antique paint.

This beautiful antique feel continues as you enter the main body of the house into the tranquil splendour of the hallway. The double and twin bedroom sit either side of this wide hallway, both comprising of two floors, with the beds on the upper mezzanine level, and the living area and bathrooms with showers below.

The hall leads through to the spectacularly spacious living/dining room, with a table to entertain 12, satellite TV and an eclectic mixture of antique and contemporary Sri Lankan and Asian furniture and art. From here one passes through open archways into the beautiful courtyard centered by an elegant pool and surrounded by a tropical garden.

Accessed through the courtyard and on an upper level, is the spacious master suite - a king sized bedroom with en suite bathroom and bath tub.  It has doors that open out onto a veranda and large roof terrace overlooking the pool.

The beautiful garden and rooftop views can be enjoyed from the terrace’s large sitting area (which can be shaded or left open) or from the comfort of the master suite.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Floorplan

Rates and availability

All prices in US dollars per night per villa

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Guestbook

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Given 5/5 by JP from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A most marvellous and perfect stay in an idyllic setting. The sense of tranquility and hospitality are all pervasive.

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Given 5/5 by Algy Sloane from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

From the staff to the setting it was simply perfect.

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Given 5/5 by Leah and Gary Clayton from Australia

Lovely villa - very open, very clean and beautifully decorated. Staff were really friendly and very helpful, gave us privacy when we asked and generally made our stay very comfortable. Well situated in the Galle Fort, across the narrow road from a school, although this may seem a disadvantage by some, it was really sweet - and the little neighbourhood moved into a sleepy quietness after 1.30pm! Perfect! Would stay again and definitely recommend to couples and small families.

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Given 5/5 by Giles Gale from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Excellent Staff and Villa. Thanks.

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Given 4/5 by Liz Adsett from Australia

Enjoyed being in the midst of Fort Galle. The villa is a lovely building sympathetically restored. Food courtesy of Malini and Kushan wonderful. Would have preferred to be on our own overnight.

EV comment: the staff can leave the house if asked to do so. Sorry we did not make that clear.

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Given 5/5 by Sarah Raven from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We all loved the house - the calm, stylish interior, the two fantastic and friendly staff, the pool with it's powerful jet, the AC and lovely bathrooms and we loved the simple street exterior which hid the house within. Being opposite and next to a school meant lots of cheerful instrument practice and jolly noise - an addition, not a pain.
We would give 5 star all round. Thank you very much.

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Given 4/5 by Jane Bates from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

This was our second stay in Galle Fort, and the villa provided us with a
guaranteed week's rest and relaxation - the villa is beautiful, staff
very helpful and the food was just fantastic. My only criticism was
that the pool was not as accessible as it could have been - some
stepping stones over the grass would be a good idea!

Management response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review, thrilled to hear you had such a great time. We hope to host you in the future! In response to your point about the pool, thank you for this feedback - the surrounding of the pool now been paved to ensure better access for our guests.

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Given 5/5 by David Hanson from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We absolutely loved our stay here. The villa is beautiful and an Oasis of calm. We were so well looked after by Kushan and Melina that we didn't want to leave.

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Given 5/5 by Anthony Checkal from the United States of America

We rented for 3 nights. The management was excellent and responsive. Our questions were always promptly answered. The staff is very helpful and informative. The villa was beautiful and immaculate. Our villa is in the middle of the Galle Fort, next to schools for local children and within walking distance to everything. We were certainly in the middle of everything and yet in a beautiful retreat if we wanted privacy. We only used one room in the back but I imagine it could be loud if we had stayed in the front rooms close to the entrance due to proximity to the street and schools. Overall, it was a great experience. The villa was excellent and I would recommend it to others.

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Given 5/5 by J Mazur from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

I have nothing but praise for the villa it ticked all the boxes, and we got what the photographs showed, often quite tricky photographs and can lead to disappointment, (the staff) where great, 10 out of 10 with thanks Jas, and definately hope to be back and will be in touch whenever.

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Given 4/5 by Tamara Wong from Singapore

We really loved staying here. It was so peaceful and situated just around the corner from Galle Fort. Breakfast and dinner were presented beautifully. The food was very fresh especially the fruits. We were a party of 4 however the house would accommodate 6 people very nicely.

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Given 5/5 by Chris Jacot from Switzerland

Difficult to give a better note than our stay just before at Stella Beach Villa (just next to Mirissa Beach), but once again, excellent is the key word this villa. You cannot imagine such a lovely place behind the entrance of the dark street of Fort Galle. After 1 minute, all my family had the same feeling : we want to buy this house, she is so nice, so big with great "déco". The swimming pool is really good, the living is giant as all rooms. Staff perfect, and the curry was 5 stars too…

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Given 5/5 by David from Thailand

We spent two nights here while exploring the delights of Galle. This is a magnificent villa located within easy walking distance of all that Galle Fort has to offer.
Superb meals were provided by the chef in what is a very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.
Highly recommended to anyone seeking luxury accommodation where you can truly relax.

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