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Beach Villa - perfect pool - great garden - superb staff. PURE PARADISE!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Gintota, close to Galle. Very tasteful & comfortable, with peaceful beach

Totally renovated asian art deco villa with original features. Stylish, charming, comfortable. Breakfast with views of the Indian Ocean. Our talented cook Pushpa can prepare lunch and/or dinner too if you like. No problem at all: you just give some money so staff can go to the shop and afterwards you get receipts and your change. Comfortable mahogany sunbeds. Sound system for Ipod, Iphone and laptop. Wifi. Dvd player and tv. Hammocks in the garden, for complete relaxation. If you require a soothing massage or a yoga session in the garden: no problem.

Our driver is available for transport from and to the airport, and for any other trips you require. A boat trip on the nearby river, whale watching, snake farm, etc... Lots of restaurants nearby. Our staff can arrange everything for you, they are amazing!

Villa Golden offers you everything you desire (and much more) to have the most wonderful holiday!

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Member since: 2012
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Bart

My name is Bart. I am Belgian and live in Brussels. I first visited Sri Lanka in 1986, and immediately fell in love with this beautiful, magical country and its inhabitants. Since then I travelled to quite a lot of other exotic countries, and I know now: Sri Lanka is the best, in every possible way! A few years ago I managed to buy a beach villa near Galle and had it renovated. It's a real gem! I go there 3 times a year and I just LOVE to be there. And the staff have almost become like family. They are so devoted. I hope you will enjoy and love Villa Golden as much as I do. But I'm quite sure you will.

Bart purchased this villa in 2009

Why Bart chose Galle

Villa Golden is Asian art deco, and has lots of charm. The garden is very large, and it ends right at the beach which is so peaceful. Almost no tourists. It's so private and calm. But on the other hand: in a few minutes you are in Galle, with it's world famous Dutch Fort. And - in opposite direction - in fifteen minutes you are in busy Hikkaduwa with its fabulous reefs. The place to be if you like surfing, snorkeling or diving. Villa Golden offers you everything to have the best holiday!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Where to start!...we have had a wonderful time in this magical place. It's our first visit to Sri Lanka and we have loved every minute. The staff here are absolutely wonderful. Extremely attentive, nothing is too much trouble and always smiling. I'm not sure how they manage to be so discreet!..Pushpha's cooking is not to be missed, Susantha's is extremely knowledgeable and a brilliant Tuk Tuk driver and Suranga is a diligent and hardworking young man. All absolute treasures. The location is perfect. The beach is empty just a few local fishermen, the garden is lovely and leads straight onto the beach. The pool is clean. There are clean towels everyday and very comfy beds. It takes about 10 mins in the Tuk Tuk into Galle There are some lovely places to eat in Galle Old Town but Pushpha's cooking is wonderful. Just ask her to cook for you in the morning, pay for the ingredients and enjoy!....The breakfast is fresh fruit, yoghurt and eggs....must try the hoppers!...my favourite!...There is nothing not to like. The Villa is rustic in style with an excellent outdoor seating area. The air-conditioning is good and there are numerous ceiling fans. There is a busy road outside but you don't notice it. The villa has a high wall which helps. The sound of the waves hitting the shore reminds you that nature is not to be messed with. The Ocean has a strong current and powerful waves...excellent surfing but take care when swimming. The pool is often the best place to take a dip. We asked Bart to organise our transfers and a helpful driver was waiting for us. It takes about 2 hrs from Colombo and costs about £50. When booking Bart has always been quick to respond to emails and answering questions. We have had a great time here and loved the people and the location
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Galle on the Southern Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 en-suite bathroom with spacious shower. Take a shower while you enjoy views of the garden and ocean! Separate wc. Other bathroom with spacious shower and wc. Belgian quality towels. Every day bathrooms are cleaned.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Master bedrooms with kingsize beds, en suite bathrooms. Second bedroom with kingsize bed attached bathroom Third bedroom with two bunk beds, attached bathroom. All rooms have airconditioning, fans and mosquito nets. High quality matrasses and nice 100% cotton sheets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Very large garden filled with elegant coconut trees and exotic plants. Garden is very well maintained and illuminated in the evenings: magical! Swimming pool in the garden, cleaned every day by our licensed lifeguard, Susantha. Swimming pool is 1.50m deep. Right next to the beach: a gazebo where you can enjoy views of the splendid Indian Ocean and the sunset. Also a special sun terrace. Sunbeds next to the swimming pool and on the sun terrace. 2 heavenly hammocks. Front garden with jungle plants and banana trees. Spacious morning terrace with mahogany furniture and relax chairs. Utility Room: Wifi, laundry service, kids toys, sound system for Ipod, Iphone and laptop, tv with dvd player, bath towels, pool towels, bedlinen, iron & board, all kitchen utensils, plates, cutlery, glasses, candles for evening ambience, anti-mosquito plugs and so on. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen changed every two/three days, bath towels and pool towels too. Bedrooms, bathrooms: cleaned every day. Swimming pool also thoroughly cleaned every day. Other: Very comfortable TV- and reading room with large lounge sofa and exquisite ebony Buddha sculpture, fans, loads of books in several languages. Also: dvd's available.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Super séjour

  • 5 of 5

Maison très bien placée joliment décorée et extrêmement confortable parfait pour un séjour en famille

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, incredible service, beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

Literally everything was as you'd wish for from the pictures, only better. The staff are friendly, helpful and discreet.

The garden is immense, the pool is perfect, the beach at the bottom of the garden is extremely quiet and beautiful.

The local towns of Galle and Hikkaduwa are easily reached via public transport or tuk-tuk, and there are a good number of shops within walking distance.

We couldn't fault any aspect of our stay, and recommend Villa Golden highly to others!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing experience on exotic location !

  • 5 of 5

Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !

After a tour on the Island, totally impressed by religion, culture and wonderful nature, we enjoyed a weeks rest in the South-West of the Island at Villa Golden.

We felt among the “happy-few” to have chosen for this beach Villa!

The owners have decorated their house and organized their garden in a way you get the impression of being at home, surrounded by exotic beauty of nature.

There is the friendly staff, doing their upmost to let you feel comfortable, always with an answer to your needs, in their modest presence not to disturb your privacy.

You will become completely “Zen”, by the rhythm of the waves.

Local smells and tastes, you can have it all : in the morning Breakfast with a look at the Indian Ocean, aperitif at Sunset … On top of that, if you like to discover the local cuisine, just ask and the home-cook will serve you the finest food. Or when you prefer, there is a range of excellent restaurants nearby for fisfood and asian specialities.

When you have had enough rest, step out of your hammock and enjoy lovely spots at the beaches, wildlife, rare moonstone mines, ...

A tour by car or tuk tuk can always be arranged !

The historical walled city Galle is nearby. You can go shopping, have a stroll at the ramparts, enjoying the unique sunset !

A very special thanks to the owners, staff and guide who made our unforgettable stay complete.

And of course, we will return…

Gerda & Raoul, Belgium

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable,well looked after,very friendly staff

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful tropical getaway with large garden,access to the beach,lovely swimming pool. Pushpa, Susantha and their friendly team looked after us very well. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they all love children which made us feel very welcome. The villa is on a busy road with continuous traffic which makes the front bedrooms quite noisy especially at night. Overall we had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic beach front property

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to end our Sri Lanka holiday in. The staff at the villa were fantastic and could not do enough for us. The pool is great and the beach setting was perfect. Well recommend for a family and very accessible to Galle.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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A magical place

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Villa, it's lovely garden, pool and access to the beach cannot be faulted. However, it's the staff that really make a difference. They add a sprinkling of magic dust. They have the balance just right. Attentive but not intrusive. Always smiling and Pushpha's food is amazing.

The Villa is spacious and has comfortable beds. It is rustic and for me the bathrooms are quite dark but this seems to be the typical Sri Lanka style. The water pressure in the electric shower is rather slow and it would have been great to have access to a washing machine but now I'm being picky. We have only just returned and I'm looking at flights again for next year as it has been one of the best holidays.

The Villa is next to a busy road but it's hardly noticeable as the sound of the ocean waves right on your doorstep drown out any road noise. Galle is 10 mins away in the Tuk Tuk. It's great fun and it's easy to find your way around.There is a little beach bar about 5 mins walk on the beach that serve snacks n drinks and it's a good spot to stop and chat. The beach is really quiet just you and the local fishermen who are very friendly. We had planned to do more trips out and about but we just loved being spoilt in the Villa. It was hard to leave.

If this is your first time to Sri Lanka then this Villa and the staff will make you fall in love with the place. We are looking at flights again for next year.

Thank you all for a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Barra's bar
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Galle train station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
At the end of the garden
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Whale watching, tea plantations, temples, snorkeling, diving, surfing and other water sports. Cookery courses. Ayurevedic massages or yoga in the villa. Wellness. Turtle farm, snake farm, boat safari, elephant safari, Yala National Park. The world famous Dutch Fort etc. All trips can be arranged by our staff. More info can be found on our website: www.villagolden.com


Villa Golden is situated right at the Indian Ocean. You will have a 50 meters private beach front! The beach is a tranquil, undisturbed piece of heaven with no other tourists around. Pure paradise.


Colombo airport to Villa Golden is a 1.15h - 1.30h drive via the new highway, depending on traffic in the Colombo area. We can arrange airport transfer for you. Our driver will wait for you on your arrival and will bring you straight to the villa. He charges very reasonable prices.


Galle: 5km

Hikkaduwa: 10km

Unawatuna: 10km

Further Details:

Local shops within walking distance. Supermarket Keels and ATM, 5 minutes by tuktuk. Lots restaurants and bars not far away. A list with restaurants and shops can be found on our website: www.villagolden.com


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Galle, Sri Lanka

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Dec 17 - Apr 18
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
May 18 - Nov 18
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 - Apr 19
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
May 19 - Nov 19
1 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 - Apr 20
1 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 50% required to confirm your booking.
Balance needs to be paid 35 days before arrival.
Payment with credit card, debit card or international bank transfer in Euro.
(transfer fees for your account)

Changeover Day:
Check in 1 pm
Check out 11am

Notes on prices:

These rates depend on the number of guests:
-Discount for 2 guests with up to 2 children (max 12yrs).
-Supplement for more then 5 guests.

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