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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Villa Kathaluwa

from £125 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £125 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Main living area with Dining Table

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Villa Kathaluwa - is a warm, elegant and comfortable old Dutch house which has been carefully restored retaining its gracious charm of a bygone era.

The walls built of coral and limestone by master craftsmen almost two centuries ago remain intact. Tastefully furnished with comfortable classical furniture. An elegant yet informal home. Ideal for couples, families with even little children which lots of outdoor and indoor pay areas for kids. In this villa can sleep 5 adults with two air conditioned main bedrooms.

FREE unlimited wireless internet services available. This 200+ years Old Dutch house has 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large dining room, large living room with a bar, study and pantry, and an antique kitchen. The house has recently been renovated and decorated to suit today's needs.

Please Note: We are not updating availability calendar on this site. Please send an inquiry to check the availability before you book the villa.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kathaluwa Beach 400 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bandaranayake International Airport 160 km, Nearest railway: Kataluwa Railway station 350 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

- Washing machine is available at the property but if you need laundry service, it's available on request.

- Baby sitter is available on request but you have to request the service 24 hours before when you need the service.

- Villa will be cleaned daily.

Further details outdoors

Fitness room is available with the Gym ball and practice golf net available for our guest use. Also for kids we have large trampoline available from March 2012.

We have a visiting doctor service available for our guests on request, a doctor will visit the villa and you will have to pay directly to the doctor. This is only a service we provide and we just co-ordinate the doctors and this service is sometimes very useful specially when you are travelling with kids.

Further details

In Villa Kathaluwa we have a private tennis court limited only for our guests and this house contains outdoor BBQ hut with capacity to seat 10 people, large in house open living space facing to each bead rooms, large relaxing garden, Practice golf net with cubs and balls available for our guests to use.

Vegetable garden and in-house balcony as a kids play area and outside kids pay area with a Trampoline and sand pit. This villa also contains a Study room with a library, Large garden for relaxation and privacy, Separate outdoor room for traditional Ayurvedic treatments, Vegetable garden at the back of the house, Large trees in the garden (Coconut, King Coconut, Mango, Jackfruit, etc) which makes a heaven to read a book and enjoy the quite village wind, Large garden wall around the property which provide maximum privacy, Store room and staff accommodation area. FREE unlimited Wireless internet, Antique baby cot is available to use if required and Outdoor/indoor pay areas for kids.

We welcome tenants, who would willing to rent this ancient Dutch house for long term rent and contact us to check availability. If anyone want to take over the current site and want to build/upgrade the way you want as a long term tenant, that's also possible with long term lease agreement. We welcome investors/tenant inspections and please contact us for appointments and more information.

About this location

Southern Province region

In the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate, cooled by ocean winds. It is a country rich in beauty, culture and history and many visitors return time after time.

Southern Sri Lanka boasts some of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka, offering the ideal holiday destination for families, adventure travellers, or culture-vultures, alike. The region not only has exceptional diving, surfing, windsurfing, and para sailing, but also whale and dolphin watching, turtle farms, bird watching and a rich supply of spas, yoga centres and ayurvedic treatments.

After you enjoyed the sand and warm sea, head inland to explore the hilly landscape, covered in tea plantations and ancient cities.?The island is home to all manner of wildlife - there are numerous species of birds and you may even spot the odd elephant or leopard! But above all it is the warmth of the Sri Lankan people.

Southern Coast region in Sri Lanka is also rich in culture. The southern coastal city of Galle boasts a huge fort whose entire area is an UNESCO World heritage site. Built by the Portuguese, enlarged by the Dutch, and finally taken over by British invaders the fort is a preserved honeycomb of living history. Some of the professionals and merchants that reside here have family histories spanning 300 years. Galle was trading centre for the lucrative spice trade of the East Indies and the huge warehouses for storing cinnamon are just as they were.

Cricket lovers can enjoy test matches and an array of first-class matches at Galle International Stadium, just outside the ramparts and just 15 minutes drive from Kathaluwa Villa.


Kathaluwa Villa is 15 minutes drive past the UNESCO declared heritage city of Galle. 15 minutes from the turtle hatchery and tea factory where white tea is manufactured.

15 to 20 minutes to Mirissa where whales and dolphin watching excursions can be arranged.During the season a surfing centres available close by.The location is excellent for surfing, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.

Plenty of boats available to go out to sea or to cruise around Koggala Lake. You will get a complimentary boat ride to cruise around Koggala lake and cinnamon plantation visit in the Koggala lake and you can rent the our Villa boat per US$ 10 per day.

5 minutes to up market dining. 3 hours drive from the wild life parks.

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Review 1-9 of 9

24 Jul 2014


"Stepping back in time"

The villa is as described, a throw back to days gone by set in an enormous garden. Madura, the butler, is very helpful and an excellent cook. Only the bedrooms are air conditioned so the living room… More

Thanks for this review and we have rectified the highlighted issues. Room AC machines were replaced and new LCD TV was installed.
Additional fans were fixed for the living area and we had the power cut issues during the last drought season and power cuts were imposed by the government and this is no longer an issue.

17 Jun 2014


"Good Ancestoral Experience"

It was a lovely place and we had the whole house for our selves. It was like a journey to the past. The antique furniture and the house with its in house small garden was very nice. The four poster be… More

2 Mar 2014


"Beautiful and relaxing villa!"

This is our second visit to Sri Lanka and it exceeded all our expectations. We stayed at Villa Kathaluwa for a week. It is such a beautiful, spacious house, full of character, with an extensive gard… More

20 Jan 2014


"Excellent villa"

One of the best holidays I have ever had! The Villa is super and Madura the help made our stay even better, nothing was too much trouble and he advised us on the beaches and arranged hotel pool visits… More

4 Dec 2013


"Beautiful & Lovely villa with Fantastic friendly service"

Me & my lovely wife spend two weeks in this fantastic villa. It was amazing, actually this villa is great .This villa is a Old dutch house carefully converted to the villa, Lime stone walls make natu… More

10 May 2013


"Very friendly people, beautiful villa"

We spend one week in the villa. It was absolutely great. The staff is more then friendly and willing to help with all sorts off things. For example; We knew there was not a pool. The owner helped to f… More

24 Jan 2013


"Great place - a real flavour of Sri Lanka; wonderful staff"

We stayed here for 4 nights after arriving in Sri Lanka. The house is on a big plot of land, with the owner's house across the road. It's about 2 minutes walk from the main road that adjoins… More

20 Dec 2012


"A lovely, relaxing stay"

We had a lovely stay here, travelling with our young baby and a friend. We used two of the bedrooms and both were big, clean, air conditioned and tastefully decorated, with even dimmer switches for the bedside lights. The bathrooms are open-air and really stylish (although the pebbled shower floor is a bit uncomfortable on the feet and the ladies both said they never got quite enough hot water for a full shower). The house itself has bags of history, has a great open space design, beautiful and big gardens, and is, again, very tastefully decorated. There's easily enough room for a big group to stay there very comfortably. One of the few negatives about the house is there is some noise from the neighbouring houses in the evening, and a little from the railway track, but it was really nothing compared to the average noise around a property in any town in Sri Lanka.

We were met with a friendly welcome from Thilina, the property manager, who showed us round and told us about the history of the house - it has belonged to his family for generations. We also had lovely service from Madureh, the "butler". He is available as little or as much as you want him to be.

We ate dinner in the villa each night and the food was delicious. We can especially recommend the pol rotti and the pork curry. We brought some of our own food for breakfast and snacks but from what we experienced it would actually be hard to fully self cater at the villa and perhaps the assumption is that you would not want to anyway.

We liked having Laura, the house dog, around but the owners are very sensitive to the fact that not everyone likes dogs and will make sure she is not in the house if you don't want her to be.

We didn't go to any of the restaurants locally but the villa is about 20 minutes drive from Unawatuna and about half an hour from Galle Fort.

Overall a lovely, relaxing stay and we hope Villa Kathaluwa thrives.

22 Oct 2012


"You should really try this ...."

On a very last minute trip we were looking for something with character and history , that was reasonably central to all the south coast had to offer , and that wasn't an exorbitant price. I was … More

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      Calendar last updated:12 Mar 2015

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