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BEAUTIFUL, ARCHITECT DESIGNED, ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT AND TEN MINS TO GALLE TOWN.

Martin Carlin

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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BEAUTIFUL, ARCHITECT DESIGNED, ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT AND TEN MINS TO GALLE TOWN.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Galle Villa Rental Photos and Description

Western style beach house sleeping 6 comfortably.

The architecturally designed beach house is unique in the area being one of the few contemporary, western style houses. Sleeping 4-6 people comfortably, this beautiful beachfront getaway allows families or couples a holiday within minutes of all that Sri Lanka has to offer. Experience the exciting local cuisine (curries, seafood and tropical fruits), unbelievable diving and swimming, or just sit back on the deck, and watch the sun go down.

The house is equipped with two well appointed bedrooms with ensuites and modern amenities including dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove, air conditioning etc. Bathrooms are complete with seaviews, and a view of the stars in external bathroom. The house also has free WiFi for guest use.

Private access to the beach, a lovely sea lagoon about few minutes walk, green turtles feeding on the reef in front all provide something for everyone. Surfing for all levels at Unawatuna beach only ten mins walk away. Bars, restaurants and 5-star spas less than 5mins with historic Galle only 10 mins.

Things to do: Sight seeing and activities

The southern beaches of Sri Lanka are famous for their surf and fabulous fishing spots. The house is only moments away from Unawatuna, and ten minutes from Galle by tuc tuc where you can book scuba, surf and or fishing trips.

Sri Lanka is also famous for its precious and semi-precious stones with jewellers available to make pieces on request. Take photos along so you are well prepared if this interests you.

Travelling inland, you can visit a number of very important and lovely temples passing rice paddy fields and tea/cinnamon plantations along the way. Spa and health facilities are available in a number of the 5*star hotels locally including the Fortress Hotel at Kogalla or the AmanGala in Galle.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Martin Carlin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Your photos don't do this magical property justice. We thoroughly relaxed - Ranga was a treat!
Jul 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews
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Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406461
+61 -439721193
Galle Southern Province
5

Breathtaking villa with views to die for!

  • 5 of 5
Marley's has absolutely exceeded my expectations. Immaculately clean, lovely warm staff, close to everything, and the VIEWS! The pictures really don't do it justice. Sitting on the deck, metres from the ocean, looking out over the palm tree lined beach with a GnT in hand, it doesn't get much better than this! Will definitely be back...soon!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406461
+61 -439721193
Galle Southern Province
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1

Nice house in a horrible location

  • 1 of 5
The house is nice but not as nice as it looks in the photographs. The house is clean and well looked after by the lovely staff who are always around to look after you. The outside bathroom is pretty but located the other side of a brick wall from a horrendously busy road. The noise certainly takes away from the peace and tranquility of the photo! The location, right on the beach, is dramatic. The waves crash against the garden wall. I would worry about taking small children here as the sea is dangerously strong. You cannot swim here. The only swimming available is in a lagoon where you are never deeper than waist high. Good for children here though although you have to negotiate the beach to get there and at high tide it is difficult. There is a high wall and a gate which separate the house and garden from the main coast road which roars with traffic 24/7. We did not like the house and would not recommend. It is expensive for what it offers.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jo,

Thank you for your new review on another site. As mentioned previously, I'm very sorry that you didn't enjoy your holiday at our lovely beach house. Sri Lanka is an adventure - and many of our guests call our house a sanctuary amongst the fabulous craziness beyond the gate.

Our staff are lovely and do everything they can to make your holiday special which is why we get great recommendations and return guests. Certainly, though you need to expect Sri Lanka is not for everyone, and I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your holiday as much as other guests.

As discussed when you said you weren't happy at the house, I offered you a full refund if I could find replacement guests (which unfortunately was a little difficult on the 2nd January) and paid for two last minute adverts with discounted rates. I was also was clear about the location (which is actually beautiful and super convenient) and asked you to speak to previous guests for their opinions before you booked.

Again, I'm sorry that things weren't as you expected and we wish you the best with your next trip.

Marleys
business
Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406461
+61 -439721193
Galle Southern Province
5

WANTING SOMETHING SPECIAL - MARLEYS' IS FOR YOU

WANTING SOMETHING SPECIAL - MARLEYS' IS FOR YOU
  • 5 of 5
I just wished to pass on Jo and my thanks for allowing us to stay at Marley Beach House we both had a really lovely time.

I think you already know that you have found something special with Marley, not just the house but the whole package? A special mention must go to the house staff, they catered to our every need and more. They cooked curry, crabs the size of bin lids and lobster the size of a small dog - wow.

I am not saying we are jealous - but we're jealous.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406461
+61 -439721193
Galle Southern Province
San Francisco Bay Area
5

Excellent Place! Must stay

  • 5 of 5
This beach house is beautiful and we would definitely recommend or stay here again. It looks just like the pictures. Wish we could have stayed longer. The house staff- Nalaka and Harshi are the best and very friendly. Lara and Ranga are most accommodating and very helpful.Great bunch of people.

If you want a relaxing place to stay - this is your place.

Tess
San Francisco
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406461
+61 -439721193
Galle Southern Province
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5
The house was wonderful! My husband and I took the front bedroom, connected to the indoor bath with an ocean view. Our friends took the back bedroom connected to the outdoor bath. Our two girls used the daybeds in the tv room. Plenty of room and privacy for all. Those 3 rooms have a/c. The great room (dining area and kithchen) has ceiling fans and the walls slide completely open to the deck. Incredible view from the deck! The staff was attentive and available; the banana smoothies served with breakfast were the best! Nice casual restaurants/bars within walking distance. Gentle swimming area sheltered by a reef a short walk just around the point to the west. Easy drive to Marissa, a great swimming and boogie boarding beach, and into Unawatuna and Galle. Weather in April was HOT so the a/c was nice. One night a big thunderstorm blew through and weather the following day was cooler and breezy. Highly recommend Marley's beach house!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, architect designed, absolute beachfront and ten mins to Galle Town.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406461
+61 -439721193
Galle Southern Province
dubai UAE
5

second vacation at Marley's

second vacation at Marley's
  • 5 of 5
As this was our second trip to marley's, 2 years after the initial trip, we were looking forward to enjoying the simply comfortable and easy going way of life at marley's. the house is well maintained and well managed by the onsite staff who go out of their way to make the stay so enjoyable.

The addition of the day bed on the outdoor deck was a perfect place lounge and while away the evenings and watch the thundestorms out on the sea. on days when we wanted to do nothing but chill out, it was pefect.

Sitting at the end of a small cove, the villa is private, but connected, and close to so many local attractions such as the tea plantations, temples, the lake and the towns and villages closeby, which was great for the days whene we wanted to go out and explore.

the beach is narrow, and the sea pretty rough, but being able to walk along the sand to close, more calmer waters to wade through, is easy...

The home cooked food arranged through the housekeeper (brough in from across the road so as to not create a mess in the kitchen) was so delicous and fresh, all from local produce bought on the day, or chosen by us to have cooked.

its a great hideaway for a couple, but even for a family, with the TV room tucked away, it could be a great space to stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Bandaranaike Airport - Colombo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Thalpe
Car: not necessary

The house is about 10mins south of Galle on the Southern Highway, with the drive time anywhere between 2.5 and 4 hours. When booking flights, try to arrange arrival and departure times which are late in the evening or very early morning, as you will avoid the Colombo traffic which stretches the drive time out. Contact me if you are unsure of the best times.

Other Activities: Cultural incl temples, turtle conservation farm, elephant orphanage, local arts and crafts including precious and semi-precious stones and jewellery.

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Rates & Availability

From $343 Per night

Galle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Summer 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Notes A lovely tropical or traditional Sri Lankan breakfast is served at a time convenient to you, and included in the rental price. Local curries, breads and seafood can be provided on request, or you could take a trip with the caretaker to select your own seafood. Often a fisherman will come to the house selling lobsters caught fresh that day.
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Amenities

Galle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , Indian slate + polished concrete - lovely seaviews
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern bathroom with seaviews through to the front bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Modern bathroom with seaviews through to the front bedroom
  • The internal bathroom is off the King bedroom and is a modern, contemporary room with shower,bath and toilet. The outdoor bathroom has lovely indian slate floors, polished concrete fittings and can be accessed from the deck or through the Queen bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , King size bed, seaviews + ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, seaviews + outdoor ensuite
  • 2 Bedrooms, 1 x King plus reading bench; 1 x Queen with couch. Reading room/TV room contains two benches which could double as single beds for kids or adults. Air conditioning and fans in both bedrooms and Living room. Seaviews from all rooms, and external bathroom with beautiful Indian slate, polished concrete and open roofed. Egyptian cotton bedding laundered on request, plus front loading washing machine and line for daily washing. All towels including beach towels, sheets etc at the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Marley's is a beautiful self-contained, private beach house situated on the white sandy beaches of Thalpe. Walking distance to restaurants and bars and a quick tuc tuc to Unawatuna, Galle and 5-star hotel dining and spas A housekeeper is always on site, providing breakfast daily, and responding to any requests of guests including additional catering, groceries, sight seeing, laundry and transportation. The house is fully contained with air conditioners in each bedroom and the living room. It also boasts a dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove and sleeps six comfortably. There is one king bedroom, one queen plus two single couches in the living room which could be utilised for children or two adults. There are two lovely bathrooms - a contemporary internal bathroom plus an outside bathroom which provides a view of the beach at all times. Relaxing and comfortable, which can suit guests wanting to get away from it all, wanting to see more of Sri Lanka, or those looking for adventure.

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