Light House Street, Galle, Sri Lanka

Located within the walls of a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site, 3-bedroomed Villa 39 Lighthouse Street offers space, privacy and plenty of old world charm.

Ideal for families and groups of friends looking for a warm and welcoming home-from-home right in the heart of this historic ‘living citadel’, trendy Galle Fort’s iconic landmarks are mere footsteps away.

Stately yet cosy, nostalgic yet current, this immaculate property elegantly blends the charm of the past with 21st century comforts.

The breezy terraced house is hugely spacious; the timber vaulted ceiling of the living room alone towers almost 10 meters above the burgundy-hued daybeds and the three-meter-long dining table.

A friendly staff team – including a cook – attends to guests, ensuring they make the most of their comfortable surroundings.

Villa 39 Lighthouse Street dates back to the 17th century but was extensively renovated in 2008.

The house is arranged across two floors encompassed by a walled courtyard garden sprouting tropical plants and boasting an alfresco dining area.

Many features, such as the wide archway in the living room, the high vaulted ceilings and the heady mix of antique and custom-made furniture, hark back to the Dutch colonial era.

The sumptuously dressed beds and cushioned daybeds, along with the well-equipped kitchen, mezzanine TV lounge and iPod dock delightfully complement this heritage home.

Tucked along Lighthouse Street in Galle Fort, on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast, the house provides easy access to the many iconic attractions of this historic locale.

Although your cook will prepare daily breakfasts and other light meals on request, the fort is also dotted with a growing number of restaurants, cafés, bars and ice cream parlours to explore and sample.

And within a fifteen-minute drive of the fort are palm-fringed beaches, idyllic lakes and fascinating temples.

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
6 adults (3 ensuite bedrooms, all with queen-size beds)
Open-plan living/dining room, mezzanine TV lounge, reading room, furnished veranda, indoor dining for 10 and outdoor dining for 6
Villa management team (on call), cook, houseboy
Additional staff (babysitters, spa therapists, laundryman) available on request (extra charge applies)
Light western and Sri Lankan meals
WiFi internet access, mobile phone coverage
Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock
No 39 Galle Fort is a great villa for families with children beyond the toddler stage
Simple treatments (eg manicure/pedicure and massage) can be carried out by professional therapists at the villa and a wide range of services are available at spas within Galle Fort (extra cost applies)
The house’s central fort location means that all of its attractions, shops and eateries are all quickly accessible on foot
If additional transport is required, don’t hesitate to call the villa management team to organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing (additional cost)
Barbecue facility, safety deposit box
280sqm (villa), 325sqm (land)

– Expansive, open-plan, fan-cooled living space with lounge area and elegant teak dining table for 10
– Fan-cooled mezzanine snug with daybeds, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player
– Refined reading room with twin rattan loungers and a ceiling fan
– Courtyard garden laid to lawn and edged by palms, torch ginger and floral vines
– Semi-alfresco veranda with daybed and planters chairs overlooking the garden
– Privately situated on the first floor of the house
– King-sized four-poster bed, Dutch almirah and side tables
– Folding doors onto private balcony with garden and rooftop views
– Modern ensuite bathroom finished in terrazzo
– Located on the ground floor of the house
– King-sized four-poster bed, Dutch almirah and side tables
– Folding doors onto private terrace with garden/courtyard views
– Terrazzo-finished modern ensuite bathroom
– Situated on the ground floor, just off the living room
– Antique queen-size bed and matching antique cupboard
– Views of Lighthouse Street beyond wide folding windows
– Tiled galley-style bathroom with shower
No. 39 is located mid-way along Lighthouse Street, in historic Galle Fort, just 150 meters from the grass-topped western-facing ramparts and a further 200 meters from the town’s famous international test cricket stadium.
There are many restaurants and cafes, as well as boutiques selling handicrafts, delicate lacework, glittering gems and other evocative souvenirs.
Within 15 kilometers are a selection of mesmerising beaches, tranquil lagoons and historic temples.
Galle Fort
0.10 km
Yatagala Temple
5 km
Unawatuna Beach
6 km
Habaraduwa Turtle Hatchery
13 km
Weligama Beach (surf schools)
28 km
Mirissa (whale and dolphin wat
34 km
Lunuganga Estate
55 km
Sinharaja Rainforest
93 km
Colombo Airport
150 km
Yala National Park
160 km
28 km
54 km
The fort is a world heritage site and dates back over 400 years; a walk along its narrow cobbled streets reveals the fascinating hybrid architecture of three colonial eras – fretwork-fringed and pillarred Dutch abodes, British-era monuments, ochre-hued spice warehouses and interesting museums showcasing the fort’s rich history.
Different rates for using
  • 3 bedrooms


$345 $328/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
Planning your Sri Lanka Experience
Depending on the number of guests arriving at once, a variety of vehicle options are available including saloon cars, 4 wheel drives, and people carriers, as well as fixed wing sea planes and helicopters.
Sometimes the simpler things in life provide the greatest pleasure. Guided bike tours through the lush green paddy fields give a glimpse of an often unseen part of Sri Lanka. Marvel at kingfishers and bee-eaters, glimpse the daily rituals of village life or just enjoy the cool breeze of free-wheeling through a magnificent landscape. This has been a longtime top excursion.
There’s nothing better after a long journey than delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a few bottles chilling in the fridge. We will send you the villa menus and work with the best suppliers to produce a fantastic collection of wines and champagnes to complement any palette. Wines need to be paid for in advance of arrival.
An intimate front row seat of the unique Kandyan Dancers – expect back-flips, drums, masks and fire display – all from the comfort of the villa. Most villas have a shrine and guests can benefit from a visit by Monks from a nearby Temple to conduct a blessing for a gentle and moving experience.
From December to April Whales and dolphins, including the mighty Blue Whale, can be seen off the southern coast. Seeing one of the largest animals on earth in one of the most agreeable temperatures is a truly amazing experience. We always recommend a private boat so that guests can swim or snorkel before coming ashore.
Udewalawa and Yala are the big two and offer fantastic game viewing of Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo & Sloth Bears. For birders, SL is a dream destination. Kalametiya and Bandula National Park are a must and some 197 different species of bird will stop here throughout the year.
Setting out from Mirissa harbor to enjoy the sunset from the comfort of a luxury catamaran has been one of our top-rated experiences. For 3 hours embrace the joys of the ocean, sipping a sundowner or snorkeling. This is an unforgettable experience and one your clients will treasure forever.
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