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Visiting Sri Lanka for your holiday? Stay at the gorgeous Villa Gileemale Walawwa for a wonderful vacation you are likely to remember for a long time. This is a large 6-bedroom villa where you will be surrounded by lush greenery. It is a stunning piece of colonial architecture. It’s an ancestral property of the Dassanayake family that goes back by more than 300 years. Its current owner has completely refurbished the villa and cleverly combined the old classic charm with modern luxury.
The villa is close to the city of Ratnapura and the Sripada Wilderness Sanctuary. This could be the right property for you if you are interested in a relaxing holiday in nature. Just relax and unwind with your family or friends. Book a session at the ayurveda spa for the indigenous treatments and wellness practices of Sri Lanka. This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it has taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable. There is a lot to see around this villa as well, so you can easily plan several, day trips.
Villa Gileemale Walawwa has 6 bedrooms for a large group of 10 guests. On the ground floor, you will find four standard bedrooms, while the upper floor features two luxury suites. Two bedrooms have single beds, while the others all have either doubles or twins. The combination is perfect for a large group with specific requirements of different people. All the double bedrooms have antique four-poster beds. Mosquito nets provide protection.
Large windows provide views of the lush greenery all around. The bedrooms have wardrobes with plenty of storage and hanging space, dressing areas, sitting areas, and wooden flooring. High ceiling allows air and sunlight to flow around easily.
Very close to the Sri Pada mountain range, this rental property is surrounded by 25 acres of lush greenery. You will find cinnamon, bamboo, rubber, and tea plantations. There is also a wonderful herb garden, which will take you through an agro-tourism experience. The tall trees all around are home to many birds. In the last count, 75 species of land birds were identified, 15 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka.
Go for a walk through the greenery, have a picnic lunch beside a mountain stream, ride a kayak on a slow river, or just relax under the shade of a tree and read a book. It can be the perfect way to enjoy a lazy holiday.
If the traditional façade impresses you, then wait till you take a look inside this rental property. Each corner has been planned and decorated meticulously. Paintings and sculptures decorate the various spaces. The inner courtyard has a relaxing lounge with several sofas and an antique coffee table. You can spend your evening here planning what to see and do in Sri Lanka. This room is so serene that it will surely evoke a sense of peace. There is also a yoga room and a reading room.
The dining room seats all the guests. It has a special corner with photos of the Dassanayake family, which makes the villa feel like a home away from home. There is a kitchen with many modern appliances. Special diet menus are available by request. Detoxing juices and vegetarian dishes, full of natural goodness, are offered to the guests.
Villa Gileemale Walawwa is a fully staffed rental property in Sri Lanka. There is a hot tub and a BBQ. The games room will keep the kids entertained, while the adults can take a free bike to explore the surrounding areas. Outdoor furniture is placed throughout the lush garden and plantation, so you can enjoy the nature views. The bedrooms have irons and clothing racks. CCTV coverage ensures your privacy and security.
The nearby town of Ratnapura has many good places to eat and drink. Many of them serve Sri Lankan and Indian food. There is even a KFC shop. Visit the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Adam’s Peak, Boptah Ella Falls, Bambarakanda Waterfalls, and the National Museum of Ratnapura. You can also see the gem mines. The town of Ratnapura is famous for its gem mines.
Hidden gem to relax and recharge. We stayed for 3 nights with our daughters (7 and 9 years old) and truly enjoyed the beauty of Gileemale Walawwa, the most delicious local food, playing a game or two of Carrom & cards on the stunning terrace of the upstairs rooms, meeting local gem miners, visiting the Buddist temple nearby and a dip in the river behind the house. We truly recommend staying at Gileemale if you want to get off the beaten tracks to relax. It is a bit off the main routes and worth the detour.
|Minimum stay||6 bedrooms|
|from 03/12/2023 to 21/12/2023||Low season||1 night||USD 341|
|from 21/12/2023 to 01/06/2024||High season||2 nights||USD 459|
|from 01/06/2024 to 21/12/2024||Low season||1 night||USD 341|
|from 21/12/2024 to 08/01/2025||High season||2 nights||USD 459|