Habaraduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Ivory House, tucked into the vibrant paddy fields of Galle, combines cutting edge design with Dutch colonial style to create a villa that is both chic and comfortable.

The first room of the house is the sitting room that has a large sofa and armchairs flanked by über trendy photo lamps.

The large retractable shutters can be fully opened to reveal the wide screen panorama of the iridescent green rice paddy.

The large satellite television is just to the right, along with a surround sound music system.

Leading from the sitting room are the 2 smaller – though by no means small – bedrooms.

Both have queen sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, outdoors showers and air conditioning. Small antiques, such as fans and typewriters add a certain romance.

The dining table sits on the paddy side of the house, allowing for some temperate dining whilst the atmosphere is enhanced by bare light bulbs hanging from the high ceiling.

On the other side is the kitchen, equipped with everything you need, as well as good storage. Slightly set back in an alcove are 2 doors leading to each of the 2 master suites.

The rooms are gargantuan, furnished with beautiful 4 poster king beds and antique furniture.

Both rooms are ensuite with air conditioning and one has a double outdoor shower whilst the other has a tub.

Large retractable shutters allow the breeze and scenery to flood the room that is probably best enjoyed whilst sipping a cup of tea in bed.

The fantastic 20m pool runs perpendicular to the paddy and boasts a large step dropping off into deeper waters, allowing for hearty morning swims as well as a more casual afternoon dip.

The wonderful large open space of the pavilion neatly doubles as a BBQ and party area by night, with the added convenience of the in-situ shower and guest bathroom.

Habaraduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Inland a few km from Galle
Up to 8 guests
4 ensuite bedrooms
Sitting room with Sat TV, Wifi
Wooden bale for relaxation and meal times
French windows with garden and rice paddy field views
Private pool
Villa manager, cook, pool attendant/gardener, housekeepers
A wide variety of Western and Asian dishes
Requests accommodated (including special diets)
WiFi internet, telephone for local calls (IDD additional charge)
20m infiniti edge. Designed for floating around and laps
On request, your villa manager can arrange for a car and driver
2530 sqm (land), 665 sqm (villa)

Bedroom 1 – Master Suite
King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite bathroom with tub and shower. French windows leading to verandha overlooking rice paddy fields
Bedroom 2 – Master Suite
King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 3 – Guest double
Sleigh bed. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower.
Bedroom 4 – Guest double
Sleigh bed. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower.
The house is located a few km from Galle in Habaraduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, and set elevated overlooking rice paddy fields.
Different rates for using
  • 4 bedrooms


$570 $513/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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