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Enchanting ocean front villa with private swimming pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 + child + baby. Sea views.

Now available: pre-paid meal plans, yoga and Ayurvedic massages and wellness treatments personally planned to meet your specific needs. Please enquire.

We want you to have a totally carefree, barefoot on the beach experience, in this light and spacious villa with sea views and direct access to a large sandy beach at the end of the garden. There are no private beaches anywhere in Sri Lanka, and ours is as close to 'private' as you can get! Leave the worries and stress of modern life behind you and relax and unwind at this tranquil location.

The villa's friendly and helpful staff will cook, clean and take care of the chores, so allow yourself to be spoiled! They are never intrusive, but always ready to ensure you have a perfect holiday.

The villa derives its name 'Olu', from the large pond with lotus in the back garden.

Enjoy cosy comfort in a clean tropical environment, with all mod cons. Ideal for indoor and outdoor living and dining, with loads of space for a family with children or a group of friends. It is also the perfect romantic getaway for a couple.

All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with showers, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The beds are inviting and comfortable with the finest of white cotton linens.

We have furnished all the bedrooms with the most comfortable twin beds we could find, they can be locked together as doubles or easily separated to convert rooms to twin sharing. There is a day-bed (for a child up to 12 years) in the largest room which also has an open-air bathroom with cold water only. The other two en-suites have both hot and cold water.

We offer a well equipped kitchen for your own use, and a separate service kitchen where the cook will be delighted to make any or all your meals. We can highly recommend the rice and curry and other Sri Lankan specialities, as well as a limited menu of Arabic and western dishes.

For quiet days at home there are board games, dvds and books, as well as beach toys and a large children's pool that can be set up on request. And of course, there's the ocean .....

Our staff of four, cook, cretaker, gardener and security guard will provide a level of service customised to your preferences - and, they have been trained to respect your privacy at all times.

More Details

Owner
Nirmala de Soyza
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About Nirmala de Soyza

My husband and I wanted a beachfront holiday home

in Sri Lanka to enjoy warm weather and family get togethers, after retirement.

Our eldest son Michael Daane Bolier designed this house for us soon after graduating as an architect, and he won the German award Fritz Höger Preis Gold in the category 'Newcomer', for the design.

We fell in love with this location. It's rural setting, but with easy access to Hikkaduwa, Galle and Ambalangoda, and the lovely, almost deserted beach, were all we were looking for.

We had the house built by local craftsmen, using local materials; and we were personally involved in every aspect of the process. In retrospect, the arduous entanglements with burocratic redtape make for interesting anecdotes, as when we had to get permits to buy trees to get the beams that span the width of the house. With the exception of sanitaryware and fittings, everything else was handcrafted!

In return for all the effort, we now have a beautifully crafted house with character, a wonderfully tranquil and calming space, complemented by the large gardens in front and at the back. The addition of a swimming pool makes it everything we always dreamed of.

Nirmala de Soyza purchased this villa in 2013

Why Nirmala de Soyza chose Southern Province

Day trips

Hikkaduwa 15 minutes by car, bus or tuk-tuk.

Galle - 30 minutes

Unawatuna beach and Jungle Beach

Whale watching

Wildlife safari to Udawalawe National Park

Colombo City trip

Boat safari on the Madhu river and lake

Turtle conservation

Moonstone mines - only found in this area

Ambalangoda is the centre of mask making

Antiquing

Amenities

Galle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Enchanting ocean front villa with private swimming pool
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Loved it all. Location on the beach. Comfortable villa. Great staff. Interesting places to visit & good restaurants. We left a long review in the guest book with local & further afield restaurant choices.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Traumhaftes Haus direkt am Strand....

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im März 2016 für eine Woche mit unseren Kindern (11 + 9 Jahren) in der Olu Beach Villa und können dieses Haus nur weiterempfehlen!

Bei dieser Buchung klappte alles! Der Transfer vom Flughafen, Service, Hilfsbereitschaft und Gastfreundschaft!

Das Haus ist komplett ausgestattet und hat allen Komfort. Die Zimmer sind sehr schön eingerichtet und es fehlt an nichts. Der Strand ist wunderschön und menschenleer. Man konnte zu dieser Zeit leider nicht richtig baden, da die Wellen zu hoch und die Strömung zu groß waren, aber dafür hatten wir den super schönen Pool im Garten. Das gesamte Personal in diesem Haus war sehr freundlich und haben immer versucht all unsere Bedürfnisse voll zu erfüllen. Rasika hat wunderbar für uns gekocht und uns mit ihren Kochkünsten verwöhnt. Wasantha hat uns jeder Wusch erfüllt und war auch ein großartiger Begleiter auf unseren Ausflügen. Cyril der Nachtwächter und Sarath der Gärtner waren immer sehr diskret und freundlich.

Wir möchten uns bei allen, die uns während unserem Aufenthalt so aufmerksam betreut haben, sehr herzlich bedanken.

Wir werden bestimmt noch einmal in die Olu Beach Villa reisen!

Danke Nirmala und dem ganzen Team!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Cadre magnifique.

  • 3 of 5

Nous venons de passer 8 jours à la villa. Nous étions 2 couples. L'extérieur de la villa donne directement sur une magnifique plage de sable blanc et de cocotiers... Attention aux courants marins et aux énormes vagues parfois très dangereuses. La piscine est petite mais très agréable.

Plusieurs petits bémols à la villa:

- Il n'y a qu'une chambre qui est face et vue mer.

- La deuxième chambre a vue sur un mur et a une salle de bain ouverte à l'extérieur de la chambre avec de l'eau froide.

- La 3ème chambre donne sur la route qui est hyper bruyante.

- La villa étant en bordure de la route principale, il y a énormément de bruit nuit et jour et l'odeur du bitume est bien présente dans la villa.

- Le personnel est adorable, mais ils ne font vraiment que le minimum et il faut demander pour faire les chambres, changer les serviettes, vider les poubelles des salles de bains, etc. (Mais demandez et vous recevrez :-)

- Nous avons eu du mal dans l'ordonnance des menus, car ne connaissant pas les plats, il nous manquait des phots des plats ( à suggérer), et nous nous sommes souvent trompés.. La valeur sure restant le BBQ.

- Le touc-touc de la villa était à notre disposition pour les promenades ou les courses, mais toujours plus cher que les touc touc de la rue. (c'est le jeu )

Malgré tous ces petits désagréments, nous nous sommes bien reposés et je répète que le cadre était enchanteur....

Par contre, nous n'y retournerons pas, même si les propriétaires nous ont paru charmants..

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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4

Sehr schönes, sauberes Haus, nettes Personal, toller Strand, gutes Essen.

  • 4 of 5

Manchmal gab es Verständigungsprobleme, da das Personal nicht ganz so fit im Englischen ist. Konnte jedoch immer geklärt werden.

Vermieterin war offensichtlich nach 1 Woche im Haus, hat jedoch bei uns nicht vorbeigeschaut. Das hätten wir schon erwartet. So eine kleine Nachfrage, ob alles ok ist (es war alles ok).

Ich würde wieder kommen.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry these guests were disappointed that we did not speak to them on the day we visited the house to make a delivery. This is an unfortunate misunderstanding, because once we have welcomed our guests to our rental we respect their privacy and do not want to be intrusive. I regret that asking if everything was to their satisfaction by telephone every couple of days was insufficient. My apologies, but it is truly difficult sometimes to find a balance, as different people have different expectations.
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5

Traumhaftes Haus direkt am Strand....

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im März 2016 für eine Woche mit unseren Kindern (11 + 9 Jahren) in der Olu Beach Villa und können dieses Haus nur weiterempfehlen!

Bei dieser Buchung klappte alles! Der Transfer vom Flughafen, Service, Hilfsbereitschaft und Gastfreundschaft!

Das Haus ist komplett ausgestattet und hat allen Komfort. Die Zimmer sind sehr schön eingerichtet und es fehlt an nichts. Der Strand ist wunderschön und menschenleer. Man konnte zu dieser Zeit leider nicht richtig baden, da die Wellen zu hoch und die Strömung zu groß waren, aber dafür hatten wir den super schönen Pool im Garten. Das gesamte Personal in diesem Haus war sehr freundlich und haben immer versucht all unsere Bedürfnisse voll zu erfüllen. Rasika hat wunderbar für uns gekocht und uns mit ihren Kochkünsten verwöhnt. Wasantha hat uns jeder Wusch erfüllt und war auch ein großartiger Begleiter auf unseren Ausflügen. Cyril der Nachtwächter und Sarath der Gärtner waren immer sehr diskret und freundlich.

Wir möchten uns bei allen, die uns während unserem Aufenthalt so aufmerksam betreut haben, sehr herzlich bedanken.

Wir werden bestimmt noch einmal in die Olu Beach Villa reisen!

Danke Nirmala und dem ganzen Team!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Kleines Paradies direkt am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderschönes,helles Haus,sehr aufmerksames Personal.Wir wurden lecker bekocht und auch sonst verwöhnt.Schöner,einsamer Sandstrand.Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
The distance in time is approximately 2 hours
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Hikkaduwa, about 15 minutes by car or tuk-tuk
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Ambalangoda, about 3 minutes away
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
20 minutes by car
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ambalangoda town, and Hikkaduwa
Nearest Beach
The property is on a lovely quiet beach
Car: not necessary

Sea turtles lay their eggs in the beach by our garden and you may get the chance to witness such an event. There are also many turtle hatcheries along the coast near our house.

Other day excursions that our guests have enjoyed include

- sea safaris from Mirissa for whale watching

- boat trip on the Madhu river, famous for its bird-life and large monitor lizards and iguanas,

- moonstone gem mines

- a beautiful tea estate and factory in the hills near Galle

- Kanneliya, a minature rain forest ideal for a day of hiking

- a forrest monastery close to Ambalangoda

- Galle with it's Dutch Fort which is home to numerous, cafes, shops and restaurants

- Hikkaduwa, a busy tourist destination offering water sports facilities, bars, cafes and restaurants

Photos

Rates & Availability

Galle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$486
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$254
$1,777
$7,617
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $216
Service Charge 10% $0
Cleaning per stay/week $108

Baby cot and high chair available at no extra cost.

Christmas & New Year: daily rate is for the entire villa for up to 6 adults, irrespective of the number of guests. Children? Please ask

Arrival transfer from the airport Rs 11,000/-
Departure transfer to the airport Rs 10,000/-

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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