$229 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Petals - tranquil gardens overlooking paddy – Home 3799485 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Petals - tranquil gardens overlooking paddy – Home 3799485

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


The Petals is a comfortable and tranquil 2 bedroom villa overlooking a lush garden and surrounding paddy fields. The villa is conveniently located 5 minutes from the beaches of Unawatuna and Dalawella and a 15 minute tuk-tuk ride from Galle town. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers. The bedrooms have four poster king size beds with mosquito nets, posh bedding, are air conditioned or fan-cooled and open up with French windows to the veranda. Sitting and dining areas are found on the open air veranda.

There's an amazing hammock spot at the end of the garden with a light breeze from the paddy and shaded all day by the tamarind and mango trees. Also a dining table seating 10 for alfresco breakfast/lunch/dinner next to the pool.

We aim to provide a "home away from home" atmosphere where you feel free to roam as you like but with the added bonus of a couple of people looking after you.

The house has 1 chef and 1 housekeeper that will discretely attend to you in an un-intrusive way. The kitchen is well equipped and should you wish to cook for your self you should have everything you need at hand. There are markets nearby and the house manager would be happy to escort you or shop on your behalf.

There's a good wi-fi connection that stretches to the whole garden and pool area.

We have a 4x10 metres infinity pool, with sun beds and sun umbrellas.

Location: The Petals is located in Metaramba village. 5 minutes from Unawatuna and Dalawella beaches. It's a 15 minute tuk-tuk ride to Galle. There are 2 very friendly and independent dogs living on the grounds, they don't come into the house.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
  • 2 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The easiest way of getting around is by tuk-tuk. It's 5 minutes to the beach and 15 to Galle Fort. The house staff will call you one when you're at the hosue. We have a few trusted drivers that are available 24/7 and who offere a "book by sms" service so they can come to collect you where ever you may be. We can also help you book vans for further afield excursions as well as motorbike, moped and bicyle hire. The nearest train station is Unawatuna.

Interaction with guest

Interactions will be as you wish. There are two full time staff who will look after you in a discrete way. They are able to assist you with booking onward transport, day trips, recommendations and anything else that might pop up. I am available on phone, text or email for anything really. Should you wish complete privacy that is of course ok too and can be arranged.


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Linda J.
Calendar last updated:
16 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Swedish





54 reviews

Very Good

“Tranquil Paradise - a perfectly relaxing stay”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Petals. The house is beautifully but comfortably decorated with great views over the lovely tropical gardens and rice paddy fields. We were 4 adults and 2 childre… More

“Stunning Christmas getaway & amazing help!”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2018

We actually stayed Christmas 2014 with our 3 year old and 1 year old kids. 2 weeks. It was simply stunning, the grounds were awesome, Upul (houseboy) was insanely helpful, fromnerecting a safety fenc… More

“Tropical Paradise”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2018

Amazing! Our time at The Petals made us fall in love with Sri Lanka. The bedroom and bathroom were comfy, clean and stylishly decorated. The outdoor living space was perfect and the yard and pool were… More

“Tranquil Paradise”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2018

The Petals YES If you fancy chilling out in 'your own home' in quiet countryside, 10mins from the beach & 15mins from busy, beautiful Galle. Garden is lush, big, divine with fruit trees … More

“Lovely little home in a stunning garden paradise”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2017

I loved Petals as it was a well cared for, tranquil piece of paradise situated ‘ in paradise!’ The house staff are very caring and look after all your needs. The pool was perfect with a g… More

“A perfect stay in Sri Lanka!”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2017

I cannot say enough great things about The Petals. It was a little slice of paradise. We stayed for 8 days and barely left the villa as it was so nice. Everything has been so well thought out and cons… More

“Petals - Galle”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2017

Petals is a totally divine house to stay in outside Galle. Very chic and comfortable. A beautiful tropical garden, that is extremely well kept and with a perfect pool. The most amazing views out ov… More

“Wonderful place - such a perfect experience”

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a short break here out of season and what a wonderful experience it was! This place oozes quality throughout. The setting overlooking a paddy field is perfect. Their gardens are so well looked … More

Response from the owner Many thanks for your kind words and for being such awesome guests!! We hope to welcome you back sometime soon :)

“Fabulous setting, spacious grounds in the Galle countryside.”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2017

Immersed in its own beautiful garden, The Petals is a charming, attractive villa, surrounded by a forest of tranquility, the perfect place to unwind and take it easy by the pool while soaking up the s… More

Response from the owner So glad to hear you had a fantastic stay and enjoyed all aspects The Petals has to offer. We hope to welcome you all back in the not too distant future. Thanks for your kind words and for being such delightful guests. X

“The house, location and staff are absolutely stunning in every possible way”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2017

Our two weeks holiday at "The Petals" was epic. The peaceful secluded location, with a lovey garden and pool surrounded by paddy fields with an abundance of wildlife was second to none and … More

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Send Linda (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Linda the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Linda (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Linda (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Linda (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Linda (the owner) before booking?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Linda (the owner) a message.

If Linda (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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