Villa Golden at the beach. This is PARADISE! – Home 174793 Villa
- 4 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Villa Golden at the beach. This is PARADISE! – Home 174793
- 4 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- 3 nights min stay
Villa / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Stylish, comfortable beach villa (RIGHT AT THE INDIAN OCEAN!) with very friendly and helpful staff (cook/housekeeper, houseboy, nightguard). Breakfasts are included and REALLY DELICIOUS, every morning something else to surprise and delight you! Our superb cook can prepare lunch/dinner too, if you like.
Laundry service. Nice wooden baby cot with mosquito net.
Massage - yoga - manicure/pedicure - barber at the villa. Just ask our staff.
Large, private garden with beautiful swimming pool, heavenly hammocks, tropical plants and lots of elegant palmtrees. In the evening, the garden is illuminated: pure magic!
Soundsystem for IPod, IPhone, laptop, so you can listen to your favorite music.
Also: an elevated gazebo from which you can enjoy TERRIFIC VIEWS of the Indian Ocean and the magical sunset! THE BEACH IS VERY QUIET, ideal for peaceful walks.
4 A/C bedrooms for up to 10 guests. Lots of restaurants nearby.
A useful tip: a talented tailor can come to the villa, if you like. You show him what you would like him to make, or give him a piece of clothing that you 'd like him to copy, and you choose the fabric. Lots of guests make use of this service, because it's cheap and very nicely done. And the tailor is an adorable guy.
A romantic and exotic getaway, a joyful holiday with friends, a relaxing family vacation: Villa Golden is perfect! Our staff will be glad to take care of you. Our private driver is at your service if you need him, at very reasonable rates, and if you like he gladly assist you with your choice of restaurants, shops, daytrips or anything else. You can be assured: everything is there to have THE HOLIDAY OF YOUR DREAMS!
Further details indoors
Villa Golden is Asian art deco, but totally and tastefully renovated. Mahogany furniture and black white movie star pictures on the walls which give Villa Golden a sophisticated yet cosy atmosphere.
Fully equipped kitchen, fans all over the place. 4 A/C bedrooms: 3 double and 1 bedroom with 2 bunk beds, all with attached bathroom.
Large lounge area with mahogany plantation doors to one of the two terraces, overlooking the garden and views of the Indian Ocean.
YOU WILL FEEL KING OF YOUR OWN PIECE OF PARADISE!
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Bunk Beds
- 3 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Staffed property
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Secure parking
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- 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 Holiday Lettings 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.
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.
* 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
- Average reply time:
- 1 hour 8 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 14 Sep 2019
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Jul 2011. Located in Galle District, it has 50 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1756.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Sep 2019.
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– based on 50 reviews
- Very Good
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise ! Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back. It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our stay. 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 location! The owners of Villa Golden 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. 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. When you have had enough rest, step out of your hammock and enjoy lovely spots at the beaches, wildlife,the walled city Galle, rare moonstone mines… Even a tour by car or tuk tuk can be arranged ! Or you can just choose to stay at the Villa and become completely “Zen”, by the rhythm of the waves in the background. With 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
“Fabulous, I'll be back!”
We stayed at the FABULOUS Villa Golden for 10 nights in April and were warmly greeted on arrival by Pushpa and Susantah. The villa is laid out well with 3 bedrooms and as we were only 5 adults, we were happy that the bunk bed room was configured to look like a 4 poster twin with the mosquito net over the beds and no mattresses on the top. The sofa and dining table are just outside in the shade and as such you will spend the majority of your time outside. Lovely. The garden is huge, beautiful and well maintained and the pool is great. We had fresh beach towels laid out for us, mattresses put on the sunbeds and hammocks hung up each morning before we got up by the lovely Suranga (night security) who couldn’t have been more helpful. Breakfast every morning made by Pushpa was delicious – fresh fruit, local yoghurt and honey, toast, eggs, pancakes etc… I am sure she could cater for what you wanted. Pushpa also stayed late a few evenings and cooked us a Sri Lankan curry feast which was amazing. You order with them in the morning and they will do they shopping (and do a beer run as well if you ask!), cook it and give you whatever change is left, we were more than happy to pay for her tuk tuk home. We cooked ourselves a few nights and having the use of a large fridge and freezer was great. The 3 bedrooms were nice, there is a slight problem with the noise from the road, but decent ear plugs will work, it’s lovely to hear the sound of the waves crashing on the beach though. Beds were very comfortable with mosquito nets to protect from the bugs (plus Suranga will spray each bedroom before you go to bed). The air conditioning works very well but for those sharing a room with different tolerance levels to the air con, it would be good if they could provide blankets. Wifi (free) worked really well and rarely went off. The only thing that wasn’t great was the water pressure in the shower, ok if you have short hair but not ideal with long thick hair! We were disappointed that we couldn’t swim in the sea at this time of year (April) as the waves were big and the currents strong, so didn’t spend much time on the beach sadly. I believe you can swim at other times. Susantah organised for us to get pedicures, manicures and massages at the villa – a total luxury but great. We had many plans to do excursion while there but after travelling around for 6 days before, we found it very hard to leave the tranquillity of the villa! The villa is not really in walking distance of much so you are dependent on the tuk tuk drivers that Susantah/Suranga organise, but they were great and only needed about 20 mins notice and they would wait for us wherever we went (inclusive price). We arranged for the villa to organise our transfer to Colombo airport at the end of our stay and we have a safe, reliable, punctual driver for about £50 – a lot cheaper than other quotes I got. Booking the villa and all communication with Bart the owner was easy and quick. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this villa to anyone (I booked it based on that and these reviews).
“LOVE LOVE LOVE Villa Golden!! We will be back!”
WOW!! We have just got back from a wonderful weeks stay at Villa Golden and we can't stop talking about what a great time we all had! What made this holiday so special were the amazing staff at the villa who we are missing already. Pushpa with her delicious local home cooked food and beaming smile, always willing to make that few extra pancakes in the morning for the children - all her food was very tasty and she made some of the best meals we had in Sri Lanka. Susantha was extremely helpful all of the time - he was our 'fixer' from arranging tuk tuks, elephant rides, fishing trips, yoga lesson, massages and telling us where to go in the local area - Susantha would bring us our morning tea down on the beach every morning without fail - such a nice gesture. We were kept safe at night by the lovely Suranga the night watchman who came and looked after us each evening - all the staff were extremely friendly and genuine. The villa was beautiful and has a nice rustic feel to it. The garden is paradise with loads of shady areas and the pool was superb! The beach at the bottom of garden is like having our own private beach it is quiet during the day but then comes alive just before sunset - its great to watch the fishermen return with their catch and if you are feeling energetic you can even help them pull the nets in! The sea was clean and warm but could get a bit rough at times. We found a little 'rustic' beach bar about 500 meters from the villa the current owner has just taken over and is very keen. We travelled as two families with four children aged between 10 and 16 and we all had an amazing time - we are booking to go back again next year!
“LET'S DO IT AGAIN !!!”
What a nice experience !!! Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach. Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the housecook makes delicious local meals! Susantha drives you anywhere you want and Suranga is there to guard the house when you are asleep! The staff is always present ; you nearly notice them but they are there when you need them!
“Paradise does exist!!”
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea it is just wonderfull. Very friendly and helpfull staff. The cooking lady makes the most delicious food. We just had the most wonderfull time during our stay!
“Beautiful villa, people and setting”
I have just stayed here with my family and its been amazing. Its a beautiful villa, very tastefully done with lots of space and different seating areas so it feels so relaxing. The setting is gorgeous. Big garden with giant palm trees, hammocks, a lovely pool with loungers and the end of your garden leads directly to the beach (in 6 days we haven't seen another person on it)! So you have your own private Sri Lankan sunset. The staff here are so kind, warm and helpful and make the stay really special, they are lovely people and that really comes across as soon as you arrive. Our kids fell in love with them. I don't know where to start with the food, it's unbelievable. I wish I could get curries like this in England!! It literally is paradise. I need to go back!
“Well beyond expectations .......”
Firstly let's start with the villa.... Absolutley lovely place. Very stylish in a understated way. A lot of thought has gone into the easy casual style. If you are looking for polished chrome and lots of glass then look away. Locally sourced firniture, polished floors and cool prints on the walls. Ceiling fans everywhere (you'll need those). The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The master bedroom has high ceilings and a very cool walk in shower. The four poster bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever found at a hoiday rental. All the beds have Mosquito nets for the paranoid but we saw two mozzies during our stay. Every evening the rooms are sprayed 30 mins before you retire. Bug fanatics relax, we saw only one and it was very friendly. All the bedroom have powerful air con. Outside is a huge garden that rolls down to the beach. Palm trees, well tended lawns and beautiful tropical plants everywhere. Near the house is a large covered patio area (more ceiling fans). Large blinds can be rolled down to protect you from the occassional tropical rain shower. It is a lovely place to enjoy the sound of the waves whilst enjoying a glass of wine. At the other end of the garden is a covered patio for dining. We enjoyed our breakfast there every morning, with the waves of the Indian Ocean crashing in the background. The pool is excellent and one of the largest we have ever found at a vacation rental. The temperature was perfect and it is a lovely place to cool off in the afternoon heat. It was also the cleanest ...... we never saw a single thing in the crystal clear waters . It is long enough for you to take your daily 100 length exercise but shallow enough for children to splash about. The house sits on a beautiful sandy beach. It's lovely. We saw only a handful of people all week. Galle Forte is just a short tuk-tuk ride away. 15 mins away are the attractions of Hikaduwa and the beautiful beaches, bars and restaurants of Unawatuna are 20 mins away. The house comes with a Tuk-tuk and driver, all part of the deal. 2 minutes away is the Jetwing Lighthouse hotel. the views out over the ocean are stunning and it is a lovely place to enjoy a drink or a meal. In Galle Forte there are restaurants and bars to suit all budgets from cheap but excellent to the stylish. We highly recommend the Deco44 Hotel on lighthouse street. Just the house alone would make your vacation amazing, however what makes your stay really really special are the staff. Pushpa, Susantha and Suranga are three of the loveliest, most helpful and welcoming people we have ever met. It was a delight to meet them all. There is nothing that is too much trouble. Do these lovely people ever stop smiling? Susantha the house manager will do anything for you. He is your concierge, driver and all round good guy. He is just a great guy. Nothing is too much trouble, just ask. Pushpa is a lovely lady who is always smiling and laughing. Her cooking is amazing. Ask for the Prawn curry. Breakfast everyday was simply superb. We ate out a few evenings but the best meals we had were at the villa. if we had a big enough suitcase we would have taken Pushpa home with us. What a lovely lady. Suranga is a very pleasant young man who looks after you from 6pm to 8am every night. Always smiling and ever helpful. I tried several times to return a cup or a glass to the kitchen and never made it before Suranga would sprint across the lawn to intercept me. This is a lovely place to stay but it's the staff that make it truly magical. If you are lucky enough to stay here please remember that these amazing hard working lovely people are there to provide a service, they are NOT servants so treat them with the respect and kindness they deserve and You will be richly rewarded. Please and thank you are free. If not I will find you! In summary..... we have travelled all over the world and stayed in many many vacation rentals and hotels. Villa Golden is just one of the best places we have ever stayed. We'll be back .... again and again.
Villa Golden is a little paradise : very comfortable accomodation in a beautiful garden in front of the ocean with a nice pool and the best staff in the world! Although I travel a lot I never met more friendly people than in Sri Lanka. Susantha, the manager takes care of all your trips and everything you want to do around ( a ride in the toek toek with him is a must! ), Susantha is preparing the best local food or whatever you want her to cook , a nightwake is watching over you ( although it is a very safe place ), the tailorman is coming to the house and makes your dresses just the way you want them.....all these people are just there and give the best of service to make your stay a pleasant one. Not to forget the healthy breakfast! Plenty of things to visit in the neighbourhood, good restaurants....In short, a holiday never to forget!
“stunning villa in a very relaxing atmosphere”
Staying at Villa Golden was really excellent. We felt very welcome and staff has a great sense of hospitality. In general Sri Lankans are very friendly and very welcoming. I have been to many countries but never found sucj a sincere and warm friendliness. The villa is very well situated at the seaside with a very calm beach. The beach has mostly fishermen and a few locals. In the garden you can relax on a sunbed or in one of the hammocks, my favourite ;-) I can also recommend the massage (we had Mylton and Roshan). Anyway I would defenitely recommend Villa Golden for your stay in Sri Lanka. Once again a big thumbs up for the staff.
“Our stay in paradise!!!”
We stayed at VillaGolden from november 23rd untill the 8th of december 2013 Villagolden is everything you want from a holiday. Not to worry about anything and just relax yourself. The staff attends to your every need and nothing is impossible. You want take-out, visit someplace, have custom made clothes......the tailor comes at the villa, measures you up and a few days later you look like new!! Massages at the beach, hairdresser who comes to the villa and takes care of your grooming needs,....really everything is possible! I would recommend it to everybody and would surely come again. You walk through the lovely garden and you are straight at the beautifull beach and ocean. The food which is prepared at the villa is excellent, both breakfast and dinner are excuisite. The staff is well trained and the rooms are superb!! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT
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