Ivory House


  • Situate minutes away from the historical landmark of Galle
  • Sprawling gardens overlooking rice fields
  • Swaying palm trees bordering the 18-metre swimming pool
  • Spacious bedrooms with en-suites
  • Massive kitchen with stone steps leading to the garden

Take a look inside Ivory House

Located near Galle with a stunning view of the rice fields in Habaraduwa, Ivory House is a Dutch-inspired, holiday home with chic aesthetics celebrating minimal living, woodwork, and crisp interiors. Spacious bedrooms, lavish tropical gardens lush with dense foliage, an 18-metre swimming pool, and swaying palm trees make this villa the epitome of tropical living, in style. From the carved doorways, windows to breezy and air spaces, the villa is perfect for friends and family traveling to Sri Lanka.

Location

The villa is minutes away from the historical city of Galle, which you can explore on foot to view the Dutch-colonial structures, churches, mosques and other sites. It is a UNESCO world heritage site owing to its architecture and plan. You might stumble upon a hip café, restaurant, or bar, so make sure to go on foot!

Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 13 reviews)
9.6/10

The setting is beautiful, fabulous pool and grounds. 3 bedrooms are master size, 2 smaller but v accurately described in villa advert. Staff beyond eonderful.. Want a crab curry ? No problem! Mojito or g and t delivered to the pool, laundry done, totally looked after. We all loved it and would love to return. It was our favourite place in Sri Lanka ( surpassed Tea Trails!)

LIz W (Australia) enjoyed a romantic stay at Ivory House from 09/03/2016 to 12/03/2013
10/10

One of the very best villas I have stayed in in all of Asia. The villa itself was spectacular inside and out, refurbished in excellent taste. Sunil and the team were always very helpful and the food prepared was some of the best on the island. They were friendly and made the whole week that much more special. Location is about 40 minutes from centre of Galle, but the village has tuk-tuks that are only 5 mins notice away. I would definitely come here again on my next visit.

SN (Singapore) stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends and their families from 05/08/2015 to 07/08/2015
10/10

Our group of 4 friends (in 3 rooms) were blown away by the villa. Having lived in Asia and traveled for some years this is the stand out best I have ever stayed in. Amazing rice paddy setting and the house was colonial yet very modern design. However, it was Suranga, Sunil and the team who were what made our stay amazing. Suranga was our host, transport organiser, cocktail maker and all round man of the day. Having worked in top hotels before mixing cocktails, he was very pleased to suggest to whip up some dark and stormies, caprioskas and moscow mules. Sunil was our 5* chef whose food was the best we had in Sri Lanka. From curry to western food, he could do everything. Make sure you get in the kitchen with him and learn how to make the 10 curries he made for us one night. This place is designed for entertaining, which was exactly what we had planned. 8 friends were staying in nearby villas and we had them over for two dinner parties. Sunil and Suranga took this in their stride and were actually excited to host. They did not disappoint and were always on standby to fill up drinks, nibbles and made the evenings a great success for 12 people. It was a little bit hard to find for guests arriving - however they do help to arrange transport and are around to help direct if needed. Only negative would be that the wifi came from two devices which constantly needed charging and though the signal was great, it meant that if you weren't next to one then you did not have wifi. This was sometimes an issue when someone took one to bed! But why do you need wifi when the villa is so good anyway!

NJ (Australia) enjoyed a romantic stay at Ivory House from 01/08/2015 to 03/08/2015
10/10

What a fantastic and relaxing holiday we had. This was our first time booking a villa for holiday and visiting Sri Lanka as well.We were a party of 4 adults and 5 kids We were looked after very well, be it from our creative chef Sunil, who was ready to fulfill our every whim.He cooked different meals for the kids and us adults too . Kids loved his fish fingers and pancakes. They could eat that all day. Suranga, was very attentive and always ready to spoil the children and us too. The house and the grounds were beautiful and oh so relaxing. The kids loved the pool, the exploring in the gardens. We saw monkeys and iguanas and kingfishers all from our own comfortable villa. The only drawback is that the villa is a little ways from the beach. That reflected on times and prices of transport and also food as chef Sunil had to travel a little further to get to shops. Food was amazing and fresh and we did find it a little more pricey than what we are used to. Other than that we had amazing holidays, ate fantastic meals and had so much fun. The beaches were so clean (we could not spot any cigarette butts or other rubbish), locals were always smiling and so willing to help. we will for sure be back and recommend this to our friends.

Barbora A (Australia) stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends from 09/04/2014 to 13/04/2014
10/10

Ivory House is situated in a quiet lane set among paddy fields with stunning views. You really feel like you're right there in rural Sri Lanka. The property is beautiful and well appointed with very comfortable and spacious living rooms and comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. The gardens are attractive and well maintained and the pool is fabulous - again with those stunning paddy field views. The staff are all very attentive but in the background and the chef makes the most delicious Sri Lankan or Western style food and seems able to be able to turn his hand to anything. Galle, with it's historic fort, and the nearby beaches are only a short tuk tuk drive away and to get back to Ivory House after a day sight-seeing is bliss.

Derek (United Kingdom) stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends from 23/11/2013 to 25/11/2013
10/10

What an amazing house. Beautifully comfortable, amazing setting and wonderful staff. I can't recommend it highly enough. I'm counting down to my return trip.

Gravs (Denmark) stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends and their families from 02/11/2013 to 25/11/2013
10/10

This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and our first stay at Ivory House. We had obviously seen pictures of Ivory House but were blown away at its incredible location and understated beauty, with Sunil and the team waiting on the veranda with fresh fruit cocktails on our arrival! The whole team looked after our every need, and every meal surpassed our expectations in presentation and taste. Lying by the pool, heading into town or down to the beach, Sunil and the team were on hand to arrange everything for us - their local knowledge and recommendations just added to the overall experience. I cannot recommend Ivory House highly enough - total luxury in a unique and beautiful part of Sri Lanka

AR (Australia) stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends from 06/07/2013 to 09/07/2013
10/10

The house is located on the edge of a rural village... farmers work the paddy fields; dogs bark; children cry... usual village life. All beds are doubles. Galle town is 20 mins drive. A stylish house renovated with care and attention to detail located with stunning views across rice paddy fields and about 3km from the coast and gorgeous beaches. Good cook.

Jack (Sri Lanka) stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends and their families from 05/07/2013 to 11/07/2013
10/10

This was my first time in Sri Lanka staying @ the Ivory house with 5 friends and we all can't wait to go back! Staff so friendly and accommodating, the chef's food amazing ..just tell him what you want and he'll do it! The house is so comfortable and stylish while keeping a both modern and old feel of Sri Lanka. The pool overlooking green rice fields was definitely a highlight! Great value for money and just a short drive to the beach and fort. Highly recommended .

Chris (United Kingdom) enjoyed a romantic stay at Ivory House from 01/07/2013 to 08/07/2013

Services & features

  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Facilities:

    • BBQ equipment
    • Gazebo
    • Household supplies
    • International phone
    • Local phone
    • Mosquito nets
    • Off-street parking
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Entertainment:

    • CD music player
    • DVD player
    • International channels
    • Satellite television
    • Stereo
    • TV
  • Meals:

    • Chef (extra cost) (on staff)
    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Services:

    • Gardener
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry
    • Personal guest assistant
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 8
    • Staff:
    • Villa size: 665 m²
    • Garden: 1865 m²
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:30 pm
    • Check-out: until 11:00 am
    • Late check-out: until 08:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
    • Security deposit: 1 night(s)

Rates

Minimum stay 4 bedrooms
from 01/07/2019 to 01/09/2019 High season 3 nights USD $ 642
from 01/09/2019 to 01/12/2019 Low season 3 nights USD $ 531
from 01/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 High season 3 nights USD $ 642
from 14/12/2019 to 08/01/2020 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,061
from 08/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 High season 3 nights USD $ 642
from 25/01/2020 to 04/02/2020 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,061
from 04/02/2020 to 01/04/2020 High season 3 nights USD $ 642
from 01/04/2020 to 15/04/2020 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,061
from 15/04/2020 to 01/05/2020 High season 3 nights USD $ 642

Discounts (conditions apply)

15% off for a booking before 31/08/2019 for a stay from 18/06/2019 to 30/04/2020 in low, high, mid-peak season(s)

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