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New luxury beach front Villa Olu in Galle Sri Lanka

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedroom Beach Villa.Plus Two Bedroom Villa next door for extra space if needed

3 beautiful double sea view balcony air-conditioned bedrooms with four poster beds with nets, 1 air-conditioned twin room with four poster beds and nets, balcony with oblique sea view, All bedrooms have en-suite with inside shower. Two bathrooms also offer a bath, and two bedrooms also offer an open air rock fall granite shower. Downstairs guest bathroom, Large indoor living area with lounge seating and indoor dining. Air-conditioned office with printer/scanner. Fast 4G Wifi covering the villa and garden. Air-conditioned gym with cross trainer, multi-gym, running machine and free weights. Bar with a sea view, Pool table. Fully equipped traditional Sri Lankan kitchen with an Island for extra seating. Washing machine and drying area. Outdoor dining area overlooking the infinity pool and sea. Large brick BBQ., Long infinity pool with sun shelf. Sunbeds with beach towels and umbrellas. Beach Sunset pavilion. Sonos music system.English TV, films and MTV in all bedrooms and Gym. Award winning gardens. Koi carp pond. House manager who can provide simple casual dining, or collect provisions. House room boy, gardener and uniformed night security officer. A professional chef can be supplied at extra cost subject to availability. **Within the same grounds, there is also a smaller two bedroom villa totally separate from the main Villa. This accommodation can be supplied as two first floor king size bedrooms with open plan lounge kitchen Diner, or as one king size bedroom, and one twin room. The small villa also has a private plunge pool. Please see the photos labelled Apartment

Mark Knight
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Mark Knight

Villa Olu is a newly constructed eco beach villa, designed in a Dutch colonial style by its owners Mark and Natalie Knight.

Mark Knight purchased this villa in 2015

Why Mark Knight chose Galle

Olu beach villa is in an enviable location sited on a secluded beach, nestled within in a small fishing village away from the main road, giving a mixture of the real Sri Lanka and a peaceful beach retreat. A short tuk tuk ride will take you to all local amenities and very close by is the historic world heritage site- Galle Fort, where shops and restaurants are in abundance, and you will also find the famous Galle cricket ground. Villa Olu has beach access for you to take a stroll on the sand and paddle in the sea, however due to strong undercurrents swimming in the sea is not recommended. A short ride along the coast you will find beautiful beaches where swimming is safe, and surfing beaches with board hire..15 minutes away is the famous Unawatuna beach, voted the worlds best beach in 2004. The beach is a family relaxing retreat during the day and turns into a party area at night for those people who like to dance the night away. Other local interesting things to do include whale watching, canoe rides on Koggula Lake, The herb gardens, Cinnamon Island, Jungle beach, to name but a few; all of which can be organised for you by the staff at Villa Olu.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Olu has many unique benefits and is set above the other beach villas. Its Dutch colonial style set on the Indian ocean is a must for travellers who expect the best a beach villa can offer. The staff at the villa are very experienced and can help with simple dining, or arrange any needs that you may have during your stay. The fabulous secluded beach location boasts a great back drop for special occasion photographs. Villa Olu can be hired for weddings and other special occasions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Galle on the Southern Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two extra bedrooms can be provided in the small villa next to the main villa at extra cost
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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New luxury beach front Villa Olu in Galle Sri Lanka
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at Villa Olu. Indera's cooking was better than the restaurants in Galle. We were treated like royalty and will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. Indera and Kumara really enjoyed having your party to stay as wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Olu in the near future. Kind regards, Mark Knight Villa Olu
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Taste of Paradise at Villa Olu

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you drive through the gates of Villa Olu you know that you have made the right choice. We are a family group of 2 Grandparents; Mum and Dad; two children 15 and 12. The villa was paradise for us we had everything we needed and more.

Indera, Amera and Kumara greet you as honoured guests. Their service throughout was top rate they took care of every request with a smile.

Indera was a treasure the meals he cooked were better than the restaurants in Galle. Sri Lankan Curry; Spring Rolls; Lemon Chicken these are just a few of the dishes he cooks from scratch. We barely ate out, I must not forget the wonderful start to the day Sri Lankan Breakfast Fresh Fruits and Omelette always served with a smile by Kumara..

The ambience of the villa is that of a small boutique hotel you experience the same standards of luxury and service nothing is too much trouble.

Friends have commented that it looks like paradise and it was!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a WOW in every respect, Villa Olu will always now be the place we stay when in Sri Lanka!

  • 5 of 5

From the second we arrived at the gates we knew our expectations from the online information were going to be fulfilled; from the first few minutes inside we knew our expectations were in fact going to be exceeded! All rooms inside have something special about them whilst in-keeping with Sri Lankan style. The staff are great and attentive without being intrusive. I can't get my favourite thing about Villa Olu down to a single favourite so instead must go with my top five which are dining with an ocean view beyond the infinity edge pool, relaxing in the sun pavilion, cooling down in the infinity edge pool, the master bedroom and being away from it all yet only minutes away from all which the Galle area of Sri Lankan life has to offer! We are already planning to return later this year so naturally we would recommend not merely considering a stay at Vila Olu but getting one booked!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thank you so much for leaving such a great review of your time spent at Villa Olu. Indera has mentioned that he very much enjoyed looking after your party. We very much look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Mark Knight Villa Olu
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Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is absolutely stunning! The rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The facilities are superb making this a home from home, although I wish my house had a private pool and four poster beds! The views of the ocean are incredible too and we especially enjoyed staying up, sitting on the balcony and watching the sun set over the ocean. Exquisite!

Indera the housekeeper was lovely, making sure we felt at home and prepared the perfect breakfast for us each day. He was a great help with local knowledge too as there is so much to see and do around Galle... Although we could barely tear ourselves away from the villa.

Overall we loved our stay and would urge anyone to go and see for yourselves just how beautiful Villa Olu is.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow ! The best villa we have stayed at during our many visits to Sri Lanka.

  • 5 of 5

The service was very good with great attention to detail.We enjoyed Indera's curry and the fresh seafood served straight from the BBQ.Our favourite place was the sun pavillion where we watched the amazing sunsets.We are already planning our next visit.

Thank you for a great holiday Villa Olu.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rob, Thank you for leaving such a great review! We very much enjoyed having your party stay with us; we very much look forward to you coming back to stay with us again in the future. Kind regards, Mark Knight
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Gorgeous villa and fabulous service!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location, attentive staff, and an amazing house.

Our group of seven stayed at this beautiful villa near Galle Fort for five nights at the end of September 2015. We made a late booking through and found the owner, Mark, to be nothing but helpful with quick replies to our questions and an honest representation of what to expect at Villa Olu.

We were helped to arrange an airport transfer which was waiting for us on arrival and was both air-conditioned and comfortable (a must-have in the Sri Lankan humidity). On arrival at the villa, we were delighted to realise that it was exactly as gorgeous as the photos on this website made it seem. The four bedrooms were equally lovely with plenty of room to unpack for our short stay, water provided, and exceptionally clean.

After being brought fresh juice while enjoying the view from the cabana near the beach, the wonderful housekeeper Indra asked us what we would like to eat for the duration of our stay. The two members of staff were excellent during our stay; breakfast, lunch, and dinner were prepared by the staff to our wishes and were delicious every day. A particular highlight for us was the traditional Sri Lankan breakfast that Indra prepared and the Sri Lankan prawn curry which we loved so much we had twice! While the staff were attentive and we barely had to ask for anything we wanted before they brought it, they were also discreet and we felt like we were left alone to enjoy ourselves. A big plus for our group was that Indra was happy to do all the shopping for us including a quick trip for more beer on the first afternoon.

Our favourite area was the outdoor seating area where we were able to play our music through the inbuilt speaker while enjoying the sunset and the wonderful view.

Overall, highly recommended for couples, families, and groups of friends for a relaxing getaway. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Corrie, We are so pleased that you had a great time staying at the villa. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review, It would be our pleasure welcoming your party back to Olu in the near future. Kind regards, Mark Knight
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Lighthouse Hotel
Nearest Golf
130 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Lighthouse Hotel
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

5 Minutes from Galle Fort

15 Minutes from Unawattuna

20 Minutes from Whale watching

1hr From the National Parks


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.