Beautiful Staffed 4 Bedroom Villa, Very Personal Touch Overlooking Paddy Fields(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
This Paddy Field Villa Sits On An Acre Of Land Just 5 Minutes From The Beach
The house has 4 separate bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. Each bedroom has an antique king size bed and a daybed, that can be changed into an extra bed. All beds have mosquito nets. All rooms have overhead fans and air-conditioning and high wooden ceilings with king trusses. The floor consists of hand made terra cotta tiles that have been sealed by natural wax. Three of the four bed rooms are entered via the front court yard with frangipani trees and a covered verandah with a big dining table overlooking the garden.
The fourth bed room is entered via the paddy field verandah (80 sqm big).
The house is furnished with a mix of antique and design pieces. It oozes charm and personality. Each guest should feel at home. Young and old should therefore choose their spot where they feel the most comfortable, sink onto the big bean bag pillows in front of the television, sit on the two 3 meter design couches in the living room, cocoon in one of the 3 rattan hanging chairs or hanging wooden benches on the verandahs or just plunge onto the butterfly chairs; once you are seated in these, you do not want to get up.
The 6 meter high-ceilinged (45 sqm) living room has a television and a lounge area with design couches, chairs and poufs. Children and adults can watch television as well as play some WII games.
In the garden you will find an infinity pool alongside the paddy field with a terrace with sun beds. Soccer or cricket can be played on the lawn in the garden.
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Member since: 2009
- 400 m²
- Max. occupancy 14
- Events Allowed
- Guest House
- Guest House
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
There are two dining areas. One dining table is located at the Paddy Field Verandah and sits 12 people. The other dining table is located on the Garden Court Yard Verandah and sits 8 to 10....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 3 - Apr 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 29 - Dec 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 2 - Apr 28, 2018
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- No additional mandatory fees
The above rates are reflecting the rental fee per night for the whole villa.
Please contact owner for details regarding payment and booking conditions
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
The Rice house, as we named our house, is located not even 5 minutes from the beach. You can choose to go either in the direction of Matara to Weligama for surfing lessons and whale/dolphin watching tours during the months December till April (25 minutes by tuc tuc) and Mirissa bay for the lovely big stretch of beach, or in the direction of Galle, where you will find a lot of nice beach clubs along the Galle Matara road, such as Talpe beach club (5 to 10 minutes by tuk tuk), Era beach ( 10 minutes) and Vijaya beach club (15 minutes).
Unawatuna bay (15 minutes) is flocked with a lot of restaurants and sun beds. It is a very vibrant beach, nice and very safe for younger children.
Just 25 minutes away is the 17th-century Galle Fort, a must see!! Galle is a beautiful old colonial town where the mix of trendy restaurants and shops on one side and local life on the other side is still well balanced.
Sri Lanka is renowned for its cultivation of high quality teas. It is the second biggest tea exporter of the world. Therefore you should visit a tea factory. Only 30 minutes from our house you will find Handunugoda Tea Estate. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the tea factory and learn how the white tea is plucked and made into one of the best teas in the world. You will also be able to taste the famous tea on the veranda of the main planters house while the plantation history is briefly explained.
The climate of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka is very suitable for the growth of cinnamon. Enjoying a cinnamon infused lunch at a cinnamon plantation just 30 minutes from our house is another activity well worthwhile.
Enjoy a bike ride tour with Idle Bikes that will bring you to paddy valleys with a half away coconut stop in a shaded ambalamba set in a beautiful garden.
Most of all you should take the time to relax at our house. Watch the water buffaloes and the hundreds of birds passing by while taking a dip in the pool or just sipping your tea at the veranda. Ask Gayan, our chef, to prepare you lunch and/or dinner. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the house and the surroundings as much as we always do!!
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We, Oscar and Marijke, grew up in the Netherlands. Although we still love to go back to Amsterdam now and then, we have not lived in Holland since 1996. For 10 years we lived in Italy, where our three children were born. After a few years in Stockholm, we moved to Singapore in 2008, a 3 hour flight away from Sri Lanka.
Why the Owner Chose Galle, Sri Lanka:
More than 15 years ago we travelled to Sri Lanka for a holiday without any preparation. We even did not bring a lonely planet, at that time our travel bible, because it was a very last minute decision. Without any expectations we started our trip and found out that it became one of our best holidays ever. People were very, very friendly, the food was very tasty, the variety of the country really appealed to us (cultural triangle, tea plantations, beautiful beaches, etc.) and we loved the Dutch heritage buildings we saw during our trip. Years later we decided to bring our children to Sri Lanka and we again enjoyed it so much that we decided to contact some real estate agents during our trip. We spend a few days looking at heritage buildings in the province of Galle, because that was originally the idea, to renovate a heritage building. All the houses that we saw unfortunately were not well plotted on their piece of land or were very dark, difficult to enlarge, etc. So we decided to look for plots of land to build our own 'heritage building'. We immediately fell in love with a plot of land, overlooking paddy fields. That was 3 years ago and in the mean time we have built our house, integrating old building materials. We can see ourselves as retirees seated on the veranda and spending our time watching the many beautiful birds passing by. Until that time we would like the house to be used by people all over the world.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It is a nice combination of being in the middle of the nature, away from it all, but close enough to the lively surroundings of Galle and Unawatuna. The house is fully staffed who will do their utmost to make your stay relaxed and unforgettable. Enjoy!!
- Primary: +31 657040063 It will be 7 to 8 hours later in Asia
- Secondary: +65 65208631 GST +8 Asian number
The Rice House Front View
Paddy field view
Paddy field verandah seating area
Detail of dining area
One of the bedrooms
Peak into one of the 4 bathrooms
One of the antique beds
A peak in one of the bedrooms
One of the bathrooms
Distance of paddy field verandah from the rice paddy
The dining area on the paddy field veranda
Garden view from front court yard
A peak into one of the 4 bathrooms
One of the many daybeds
One of the 4 antique basins
Terrace with garden view in front of a bedroom
One of the daybeds
Sri Lankan artifact
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