Contemporary tropical oasis with bold, bright design

Heenatigala, Sri Lanka,
Villa Wambatu, Heenatigala, Sri Lanka |
  • Villa
  • 5 BR
  • Sleeps 10
  • from $ 900 nt
Simple yet sumptuous with great attention to detail

The first thing we noticed about this villa for rent in Sri Lanka is its adventurous use of space. The entire ground floor is open to the tropical garden that surrounds it, but the expansive open-plan area is creatively designed on multiple levels, with strong lines that make it both imposing and playful.

Pride of place goes to the 15-meter-long infinity pool which flows down towards the sweeping vistas and splashes backwards into house itself. It features a special section just for kids, making this a great property for families.

The villa was six years in the making, and it shows in the details – the Palmyra-tree columns supporting the vast roof, the cut-out panels in the walls, the curated art, the audaciously colored walls, the beautifully tiled floors, the almost sculptural staircase cutting into the main living room, the outdoor bathtubs surrounded in tropical vegetation. All of the furniture and fittings are locally handcrafted, making them completely unique.

This is a home you can disappear into. Three-course meals, yoga and massages can booked so that you never have to leave. But should you choose to, there’s also plenty to see in the south of Sri Lanka – from the UNESCO Heritage Site of Galle Forte to two stunning national parks, complete with wild elephants. Just ask the driver to take you there by tuk tuk.

Description

One of the things we love most when staying at new properties is discovering the details the owner obsessed over. At this villa for rent in Sri Lanka, there are plenty of them. The handmade, almost sculptural furniture, the simple but strong lines and bold splashes of color creating the backdrop for intriguing pieces of art, and the use of open space to highlight the beauty of the house’s setting.  

The vast living area flows into the swimming pool, from there into the lush green garden, and from there down into the valley beyond. A soft breeze blows back through the house. It’s a ridiculously decadent but also supremely relaxing set-up.

There are four en-suite bedrooms in the house, plus an additional pavilion bedroom in the garden. There are four outdoor showers and two bathtubs. Plus the villa is fully staffed, so there’s no need to worry about doing laundry or cooking dinner. The in-house chef comes highly recommended, and can even cater for little ones.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

A family room with a 52in smart TV (cable and Netflix) and games rooms. Breakfast is included, and additional meals are by arrangement. Please inquire for further details. Yoga and massage are available on site. Free parking for up to six cars.

AROUND

The house is located off the beaten track, which gives it a great sense of tranquility. However, it’s also close enough to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Galle Fort, which is great for sightseeing, shopping and eating out. Popular local beaches like Unawatuna and Talpe are only 20 minutes away, and easily reached by quiet roads and the house tuk tuk driver. They offer surfing, snorkeling and even whale watching, as well as great bars and restaurants.

Other excursions include temples and tea plantations, Sinharaja Rainforest National Park and Udewalawe National Park, which is the best place to see wild elephants in Sri Lanka. The owners recommend renting bikes – it’s downhill all the way to the beach.

LOCATION

Heenatigala, Galle, Sri Lanka. Nearest airport: Colombo Bandaranaike (2.5 hours).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: November-April, June-September.

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  • Villa Wambatu, Heenatigala, Sri Lanka |
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Heenatigala, Sri Lanka

from $900 to $1200 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
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Info
Bedrooms5 bedrooms
Bed Type5 super kings, 3 of which are convertible into sets of twins
KitchenFully-equipped kitchen, with a private chef
Bathrooms5 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 10 guests
InternetWifi
Kid Friendly
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewStunning, landscaped jungle gardens, overlooking hills and paddy fields
Rates
Check-In2:00 PM
Check-Out11:00 AM
Notes50% non-refundable deposit
Check in/out are flexible to fit around flight times if there are no conflicting bookings.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay Additional
Standard rateJan 2Dec 13$9002 nights
Christmas/New YearDec 14Jan 1$12002 nights
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Reviews

6 Reviews

  • Ella, January 15, 2019

    Usually we over research every location and place we stay. Came here with kids for a couple of days on a recommendation with no expectations. Oh my, we’re we surprised.

    Felt welcomed and relaxed the moment we walked in. Spacious, inviting, airy, peaceful. Everything you want in a holiday destination. And with a truly unique design and architectural sense. Each room, each bathroom uniquely designed with thought and creativity. So much so the kids had to explore every bit first—even before jumping in the inviting infinity pool.

    And, remarkably, while just a few minutes drive from the beach it was relatively cool and refreshing without the stickiness and traffic of the beachside.

    There’s a great team running it too. We will definitely be back.

    Ella

    Sri Lanka

  • Ludlow, December 15, 2018

    I dont even know where to start. The house structure itself is breathtaking. Pictures can even capture the true essence of the villa. The villa is surrounded by lush jungle. If you are lucky you can catch the monkey swinging around in the mornings. My family and I were made to feel at home with the house staff. They were amazing. They kept the whole house tidy at all times and if there were ever any needs or issues they addressed it right away. Chef Anthony was amazing! He made us whatever we wanted. He dishes were so delicious. We didnt need to go out to eat. I wish we could haVe stayed longer than the 7 days. I wish I could give this villa 10 stars!!! Would def recommend this villa

    Ludlow

    Massachusetts, United States

  • Sylvie, November 10, 2018

    This villa with its stunning architecture, colors and beautiful interior design is the perfect hideaway from the busy South beaches but still close enough to the beach (it took us only about 10 mins with tuktuk to Unawatuna beach). If you are a group of people who want to spend some time together in a beautiful set up, this is definitely a great choice. We loved the privacy of the rooms and the beautifully decorated outdoor bathrooms which blend 100% into the garden architecture. You can see the love the owners have put into every single detail in this villa! The staff is amazing, very polite and helpful and always had a big smile on their faces. And last but not least the delicious food! Tell the chef what ypu want to have and he will prepare a healthy and delicious meal for you. Try his passionfruit mousse – heavenly! All in all this villa was exactly what we were looking for and rather exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!

    Sylvie

    Zurich, Switzerland

  • Kate Malone, October 9, 2018

    A superbly spacious, open plan, design-led house set atop a hill overlooking a typically Sri Lankan palm tree filled scene. The space is filled with intricacies, design and art you would expect only to find in the most lavish of homes from the west. This modern feel sets it apart from anything you will currently come across in Sri Lanka. your eye is drawn to all corners as you survey the astute layout of all the pieces to a three dimensional puzzle.

    Great spacious bedrooms with open air bathrooms, love the luminescent roll top baths.
    Perfectly set infinity pool as the center piece to lounge in or around and take in the view.

    Food is scrumptious, made even better by friendly service from Anthony and his team, who will look after your every whim.
    Perfect for a fun family get away or group of friends looking to indulge.
    Close to the Galle Fort and great beaches for swimming and surf.

    Kate Malone

    Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

  • Mano Kunaseragan, September 25, 2018

    This villa has to rank as one of the most amazing I’ve experienced in all my travels across Sri Lanka. The view that greeted me as i walked through the doors set the tone for my weekend. In one word breathtaking, especially at night. I particularly enjoyed the large pool overlooking the rest of the property perched on a hilltop. The hideaway bathroom in the living area yet another marvel of the attention to detail that has gone into making this more than just somewhere to switch off and relax for the weekend. The space afforded by the high ceilings and bathrooms that opened out to nature views lent themselves what became really an inspiring weekend of thought and introspection into how a space can be defined and put to use.

    Mano Kunaseragan

    Singapore, Singapore

  • Jehana, September 7, 2018

    A beautifully designed, modern house set up on a cliff among trees, a short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches and most excellent restaurants that Sri Lanka has to offer. A great deal of thought has gone into the design, it is unique and brimming with character and little quirks (love the purple wall ). It is spacious enough to accommodate individual groups whilst still being intimate enough to host a group of family/friends. The living room is perfect for lounging and enjoying the cool breeze that blows through the open spaces. The pool is lovely and you feel truly spoilt doing laps with that stunning view! We ate delicious food, slept in cosy beds and truly unwound.

    Jehana

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

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