Merchant House

  • Restored heritage home to build a traditional holiday rental for travellers
  • Dutch-inspired architecture with Sri Lankan interiors
  • Close to beaches, Weligama, Unawatuna, and the backwaters
  • Short drive to Galle Fort
  • Snorkel, bicycles, etc. available
  • Private swimming pool and veranda
  • Rich flora and fauna in the area

Take a look inside Merchant House

Earlier known as ‘Sheriff’s House’, Merchant House is the restored, complete version of a 100-year old heritage building located near Ahangama Town in a small village in Sri Lanka. Walking distance from two beach coves appropriate for swimming or surfing, the house has been designed in a typical Sri Lankan fashion with Dutch accents through and through.

The traditional design also extends out to the veranda that wraps along the living and dining areas, as well as inside the four bedrooms. The wonderful property is thriving with flora and fauna and you will be able to witness bird life enjoying nature, dogs chasing them around, and marine life on the beach as well.


The location of the house is such that you’re near beach coves that allow you to either surf or swim as the conditions permit. You can go snorkeling in the water and even explore the marine life out here. The backwaters are a mere 10-minutes away where you can go kayaking and paddle boarding or head to Weligama for its surf beaches. A short drive can take you to the historical Galle city with its Dutch fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Services & features

  • Services:

    • 24H Security
    • Gardener
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry (extra cost)
    • Massage (extra cost)
    • Personal guest assistant
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service
    • Welcome drinks
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost)
    • Bicycles available
    • Car available (extra cost)
    • Driver (extra cost)
    • Scooter available (extra cost)
  • Facilities:

    • Back-up generator
    • CCTV security
    • Electricity
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Gazebo
    • Hairdryer
    • Household supplies (extra cost)
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Mosquito nets
    • Pool towels
    • Pool umbrella
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Toiletries
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
    • Yoga bale
  • Entertainment:

    • Board games
    • Stereo
  • Meals:

    • Chef (on staff)
    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost) (cost of groceries + 2 USD)
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Lunch (extra cost) (cost of groceries + 2 USD)
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 8
    • Staff: 7
    • Villa size: 510 m²
    • Garden: 5290 m²
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 12:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 11:00 am
    • Security deposit: 1 night(s)


Minimum stay 4 bedrooms
from 01/07/2019 to 01/09/2019 High season 2 nights AUD $ 972
from 01/09/2019 to 01/11/2019 Low season 2 nights AUD $ 707
from 01/11/2019 to 01/12/2019 High season 2 nights AUD $ 972
from 01/12/2019 to 01/02/2020 Peak season 2 nights AUD $ 1,296

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