- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 7
Description from the owner
This is a charming example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around an internal courtyard pond with tropical fish, turtles and a sweet scented frangipani tree at its center.
Tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last 10 years, it is just 10 mins from Galle Fort and fifteen minutes from Unawatuna and the beaches of Thalpe.
The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart amongst the trees.
Whether having a lazy breakfast of Nalani’s delicious egg hoppers, or a long lunch of Sr...Read more
Charming Courtyard House
Galle, Sri Lanka
Additional Location Information
A period house from the colonial era. It is set around a courtyard featuring a pond with tropical fish, turtles and sweet scented frangipani tree at its center. It has been tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last seven years. It is just 10 mins from Galle Fort and fifteen minutes from Unawatuna and the beaches of Thalpe. The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart amongst the trees.
Guests can swim in our 50 ft swimming pool or at Thalpe beach just fifteen minutes away. If you are feeling more active the shops, restaurants and hotels of UNESCO world heritage protected Galle Fort are just ten minutes away while the surf beaches are within 20 to 30 minutes.
At sunset, stroll through village streets, past corner shop vendors and paddy fields. Light an oil lamp at the local Buddhist temple, view a private show of Kandyian dances performing the devil dance under the stars, or just listen to the night sounds of the crickets, watching the fireflies with a glass of chilled wine in hand.
There is parking for 3 vehicles in the house driveway, and a local bus stop at the end of the road which can take you into the local town if you so desire. The easiest way to get about in Sri Lanka is by TukTuk/3 wheeler which are easy to find and cheap to use. If you wish to go slightly farther afield on your visit the bus and train stations in Galle can take you to other delightful cities such as Colombo and Kandy for a very reasonable 200 rupees (about 2$).
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Airport, 966 miles
Nearest train station: Galle Train station, 2.4 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on July 23, 2014
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- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 5000 square feet