Halala Kanda House

  • A restored estate near the city of Galle and Weligama Beach
  • Six luxury suites with private terrace or garden access
  • Stunning tea and coffee plantations, vegetable gardens, fruit trees
  • A 23-metre saltwater swimming pool
  • Perfect for families with kids
  • Antiques and vintage items and collectables in the lounge
  • Restaurant-style kitchen and open-sided dining pavilion

Take a look inside Halala Kanda House

Built in 1912 by a rich plantation owner’s son to woo the love of his life, Halala Kanda House or Firefly Hill is now a luxe estate with years of history thriving within its walls. Abandoned and rundown until restored to its former glory, the estate speaks to colonial Sri Lankan architecture with sprawling gardens, all-white architecture with columns, and a gorgeous pool. Halala Kanda House is located near the southern coast, close to the historical city of Galle. It is a six-bedroom country home fit for a family with children.


Points of interest
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
172.56 km

Whether you want to visit local antique markets to find the thing you are looking for or explore the rice paddies and plantation nearby, there is so much to do around Halala Kanda House. The city of Galle with its historic 17th-century Dutch Fort is only 30 minutes away. If you head to Weligama beach at dusk, you can observe local fishermen on stilts going about their daily business. Long walks, surfing, and exploring other beaches like Mirissa are some of the many activities you can enjoy around Halala Kanda House.


10/10 (Average rating based on 6 reviews)

The villa is absolutely stunning and the layout convivial as there is a large courtyard around which the rooms, the kitchen and dining area. The staff is professional and kind, we had a great time and the food is stunning. We requested all vegan local Singhalese food and every dish was perfect, delicious and healthy. The villa is located a short Tuk Tuk drive from Weligama and offers serenity and privacy. Can't wait till next time!

Rebecca (Switzerland) stayed at Halala Kanda House with a group of friends and their families from 01/2020 to 01/2020

The Perfect Holiday for Family and Friends A perfect Gem. It was the perfect holiday for the family as well as for our friends. Halala Kanda had a WOW character and the children can’t get enough. We were greeted with the most hospitable and amazing staffs, incredible menu selection as well as the perfect ambience and greenery that surrounds the villa. The staffs were extremely wonderful and such a joy to be with. All of them made all of our children enjoy their every moment in the villa; from climbing the coconut tree, to making cinnamons, visiting the temples, playing with them and much more. The kids definitely misses this place as well as everyone that’s there and we will definitely come back again. A BIG Thank you to everyone in Halala Kanda for making our family holiday spectacular and we hope to see you all soon!

Sasha (Singapore) stayed at Halala Kanda House with a group of friends and their families from 07/2019 to 07/2019

If you have discovered this villa, don't even think twice, just go ahead and book it. I have to say I have stayed in a lot of places worldwide but nothing compares to this villa. It was straight out of a magazine, so beautiful that everyone was in love when they arrived. On top of that, the service was impeccable, the staff was attentive, always smiling and doing their best to make us happy. The rooms are humongous and clean. The beds don't let you leave their comfort, the pool is the perfect length for those much-needed laps, music speakers present all over the house let you play music wherever you may be chilling, the local food prepared by the chef is scrumptious, anything you need is handled by the staff with utmost urgency and professionalism. I can't recommend this place enough. A true gem waiting for you. Thank you guys, you made our holiday perfect :)

Varun (India) stayed at Halala Kanda House with a group of friends and their families from 11/2018 to 11/2018

Services & features

Something missing in this villa? Don't worry, our Concierge can arrange it for you. Just let us know :)
  • Facilities:

    • Air conditioning (contact us)
    • Enclosed living room
    • Free parking Private & covered
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Baby high chair
  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Lunch (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Transport:

    • Driver (extra cost)
  • Services:

    • Housekeeping daily
    • Villa manager
    • Welcome drinks
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 10
    • Staff:
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 12:00 pm
    • Late check-out: until 06:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)

Concierge service

Our complimentary concierge service manages pre-trip planning, takes requests during your stay, and helps with anything and everything in between!
  • In-villa services

  • Baby chairs, cots, strollers Baby chairs, cots, strollers
  • Childcare services Childcare services
  • Grocery shopping Grocery shopping
  • In-house massage In-house massage
  • Pool fencing Pool fencing
  • Private chef Private chef
  • Tours & activities

  • Airport transfer Airport transfer
  • Car rental Car rental
  • Day trip & chauffeur Day trip & chauffeur
  • Private boat/ yacht charters Private boat/ yacht charters
  • Restaurant reservations Restaurant reservations
  • Tour/ Activities bookings Tour/ Activities bookings
  • Yoga teacher Yoga teacher
  • Special events

  • Birthday decorations Birthday decorations
  • Romantic dinners Romantic dinners
  • Wedding/ Special celebrations Wedding/ Special celebrations
Minimum stay 5 bedrooms
from 27/05/2024 to 01/07/2024 Low season 3 nights USD 1,000
from 01/07/2024 to 01/11/2024 High season 3 nights USD 1,260
from 01/11/2024 to 21/12/2024 Low season 3 nights USD 1,000

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