Galle Thalpe, Sri Lanka Coast 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Just as Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem ‘If’ inspires, so its namesake soothes; as soon as you walk along the tropical garden path and through the front door, soak in the generous surroundings and take your first glimpse at the beautiful turquoise sea that it so fortunately overlooks, you are immediately put at ease. The soft sandy beach is directly accessible from the villa and is one of the island’s finest; typically deserted, it’s washed by a sea that’s superb for swimming in as it’s protected by an offshore coral reef. The elegant design of IF was inspired by sketches of beautiful Dutch colonial buildings in Barbara Sansoni’s classic book Viharas and Verandas of Ceylon and was the first to be built on this stretch of coastline more than 40 years ago. The interior design echoes the villa’s simplistic build and suitably equips it with only the most essential furnishings, many of which are strikingly beautiful Dutch period antiques. There are 5 bedrooms (3 queen + 2 twin) each with their own ensuite bathroom which can comfortably sleep 10 people. Luxury comes in the form of space in the large garden, the huge living room and the handful of places where company or quietude can delightfully be found; the cushion-topped sofa on the ocean terrace is without a doubt one of Sri Lanka’s most splendid spots for savouring sensational sundowners beside the sea. IF can be sociable or serene, depending upon the occasion. A favourite with families, children will adore the villa’s spacious grounds and the lagoon-like sea that can be swum in year-round while serenity seekers will adore its privacy and seclusion.

Key feature and amenities

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Private Chef
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Private Pool
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Daily Maid
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WiFi
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BBQ Equipment
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Concierge

What’s included?

  • Rates are inclusive of tax and service charge
  • Exclusive use of the whole villa
  • Dedicated team of staff
  • Welcome drink

At extra cost

  • Airport transfers
  • Priced menu
  • Massage or spa services

Bedrooms

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Bedroom 1

Queen (1), Garden View

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Bedroom 2

Queen (1), Garden View

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Bedroom 3

Queen (1), Garden View

2

Bedroom 4

Single (2), Garden View

2

Bedroom 5

Single (2), Garden View

10 people (5 ensuite bedrooms: 3 with queen size beds and 2 with twin beds).

Rates

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SeasonDate rangeMinimum stayNightly rate
Mid Season

1 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

2$605.00
Low Season

1 Sep 2024 - 30 Nov 2024

2$605.00
High Season

1 Dec 2024 - 16 Dec 2024

7$715.00
Peak Season

17 Dec 2024 - 7 Jan 2025

7$990.00
Shoulder Season

8 Jan 2025 - 25 Jan 2025

2$825.00
Chinese New Year

26 Jan 2025 - 2 Feb 2025

5$825.00
Shoulder Season

3 Feb 2025 - 19 Apr 2025

2$825.00
Easter

20 Apr 2025 - 27 Apr 2025

5$825.00
Shoulder Season

28 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025

2$825.00
SeasonDate rangeMinimum stayNightly rate
Mid Season

1 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

2$605.00
Low Season

1 Sep 2024 - 30 Nov 2024

2$605.00
High Season

1 Dec 2024 - 16 Dec 2024

7$715.00
Peak Season

17 Dec 2024 - 7 Jan 2025

7$990.00
Shoulder Season

8 Jan 2025 - 25 Jan 2025

2$825.00
Chinese New Year

26 Jan 2025 - 2 Feb 2025

5$825.00
Shoulder Season

3 Feb 2025 - 19 Apr 2025

2$825.00
Easter

20 Apr 2025 - 27 Apr 2025

5$825.00
Shoulder Season

28 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025

2$825.00
SeasonDate rangeMinimum stayNightly rate
Mid Season

1 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

2$605.00
Low Season

1 Sep 2024 - 30 Nov 2024

2$605.00
High Season

1 Dec 2024 - 16 Dec 2024

7$715.00
Peak Season

17 Dec 2024 - 7 Jan 2025

7$990.00
Shoulder Season

8 Jan 2025 - 25 Jan 2025

2$825.00
Chinese New Year

26 Jan 2025 - 2 Feb 2025

5$825.00
Shoulder Season

3 Feb 2025 - 19 Apr 2025

2$825.00
Easter

20 Apr 2025 - 27 Apr 2025

5$825.00
Shoulder Season

28 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025

2$825.00

Rental conditions

Check-in time: 3:00pm - Check-out time: 10:00am - Depending on availability, early/late check-in/-out may be available at no extra charge - A security deposit may be payable upon arrival at the property - Only the specified number of guests listed in the Booking Contract at the time of booking may reside on the premises - The main guest is responsible for the behavior of all guests and visitors at the property during the rental period - Children must be supervised by an adult at all times - Fireworks are prohibited in the property, its garden and the beach close by (if any) - No events are permitted on the premises without the property owner's prior approval - It is compulsory and a condition of booking that you have arranged for adequate travel and medical insurance before traveling to Sri Lanka

Reservation conditions

A 50% deposit is required within 5 working days after availability confirmation - The remaining 50% balance must be paid 65 days prior to arrival - If the arrival date is within 65 days of the date of the booking request the total rental amount is payable as a deposit - All rates are quoted in US Dollars (USD) - Local currency payments are accepted in USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, and SGD - Payments in foreign currencies are subject to currency exchange rate fluctuations and may incur bank and other fees - Additional payment methods (subject to a 2.9% payment processing fee) include VISA, Mastercard, Union Pay, American Express, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and more

Cancellation policy

Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to [email protected] - Cancellation policy is applied according to property local time - 50% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made more than 65 days before the start of the rental period - 100% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if cancelling within 1 and 64 days of arrival - Bookings may be amended up to 60 days before the arrival date but will incur a USD 150.00 administration fee for each change made - For no-show: 100% of the total rental amount will be forfeited - Christmas and New Year Period: All payments will be forfeited

Reviews

4.9

Shyam Fernando - Feb 21,2024

A well-maintained, old-fashioned villa with 5 bedrooms, large living and dining spaces, verandah and a garden. The villa has access to stretches of pristine beach. One can see the sun-rise and the sun set from the same location (and if on a full-moon day in January, moon-set as well), which is unique. The property is cared for by a group of committed friendly staff, who are willing to meet with any culinary requirement efficiently.

Veranga Dias Wickramanayaka Karunarathna - Mar 10,2020

Stunning length of uninterrupted beach, sun and horizon from everywhere you’re standing in the place. Front seats to every colourful sunset and barely anyone about. Looks like a tropical island from a travel agent flyer but it’s real! No filters required here.Peace and quiet, ample privacy, breezy air, calming waves, energetic squirrels and birds wandering about the place to watch, considerate and polite guests.Honestly, it’s like being inside a meditation video on YouTube or something.At Sri Villas the ocean sends you into a place of peace instantly and just walking through the front door we felt relaxed.

Harro Shaw-Rennie - Jan 7,2019

Such a pleasant stay, great facilities and many friendly staff, my stay was amazing

Udeni Jayasundara - Nov 20,2018

lovely place

Reuben Evans - Nov 18,2017

The place to be

Location

IF Villa is situated on the beach in Talpe, Sri Lanka, offering stunning views and direct access to a reef-protected beach. The villa is a hidden gem, often deserted except for local fishermen. The UNESCO-protected Galle Fort is a 20-minute drive away, and beautiful beaches like Unawatuna and Dalawella are also nearby. The villa offers serene privacy and offers opportunities to explore the area.

If Villa

Galle Thalpe, Sri Lanka Coast 10 5
From $605.00 /night