Front entrance of the house.The internal courtyard in the rain.
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Lovely Single bedrm in the colonial Hempel House!

Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle
Private room
1 Guest
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Great small room in a courtyard house, with a 50ft swimming pool. Close to Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Tropical, green and lovely!
This is a delightful example of a period house from the colonial era and is set around a courtyard pond with turtles.
This room has a seperate bathroom and a ceiling fan.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: $95
Cancellation: Strict


The space

Delightful Single room facility within listed property 'Hempel House'. Bathroom is near to the Bedroom around the internal courtyard pond.
Please read listing throughly.

A lovely courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a swimming pool. Tropical, green and lovely.
Close to Galle Fort and 15 mins away from Unawatuna and Thalpe beach. .
Delightful example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around a courtyard featuring a pond with tropical fish, turtles and sweet scented frangipani tree at its center.
It has been tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last 10 years.

The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart amongst the trees.
Whether having a lazy breakfast of Nalani’s delicious egg hoppers, or a long lunch of Sri Lankan curry, sambals and chutneys, (all from local produce or catch of the day) this is a place to relax and unwind.

Guests can swim in our 50 ft swimming pool or at Thalpe beach just fifteen minutes away.
The house with its internal courtyard and pond is designed along the lines of a Buddhist mandala and the open dining room faces onto the jungle, where women collecting firewood and buffalo stroll past.
At the end of a long day, curl up in one of the antique four poster beds knowing the house is secure under the watchful eye of Saman the Night Watchman, 3 dogs (one is great dane) and Minky the cat.

If you are feeling more active the shops, restaurants and hotels of UNESCO world heritage protected Galle Fort are just ten minutes away while the surf beaches are within 20 to 30 minutes.
At sunset, stroll through village streets and past corner shop vendors Light an oil lamp at the local Buddhist temple, view a private show of Kandyian dances performing the devil dance under the stars, or just listen to the night sounds of the crickets, watching the fireflies with a glass of chilled wine in hand.

1. Two living rooms.
2. Outside/inside dining area.
3. Fully equipped modern kitchen.
4. Washing machine.
5. 50 ft Swimming Pool and Ambalama
6. Parking for cars.
7. Internet
8. Including Cook/house lady, Gardner and Night security.
9. Baby sitters by separate arrangement.

Guest access

Nothing is off Limits in this House and you have access to anything that you may need. If there are other guests in the House, the Seating areas, Dining area and Pool area will obviously be shared. If you need a towel for the pool or beach please ask our House keeper, Nalani.

Interaction with guests

Emma will be there to welcome you into the House and answer any of your questions. She will also be there to say Goodbye and will call or pop in to see if all is well. The owner may also stay there from time to time.

The neighborhood

Milidduwa is a bustling muslim village full of life. We are set back away from the road so no noise is heard from the village.

Getting around

We can arrange you a driver to bring you to the House or there is parking space here if you have your own car.
If you wish to travel by train to the House, Galle train station and bus station is 10mins away by Tuk Tuk.
Galle Fort is also 10 mins away and we can arrange a tuk tuk for you or you can get one from the road.

Other things to note

Please note there are 3 dogs (one is a great dane) and 1 cat at the property

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

Simple...treat others as you wish to be treated.

Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Your Host



Colombo, Sri Lanka · Joined in March 2012

Hi, I am Eduard,
We would love to welcome you to our lovely old house in Galle and to our Beach House in the gorgeous Talalla!
We have been living in Sri Lanka for the past 13 years and love all the beauty and culture it has to offer. Sun, sea, palm trees, ancient sites, rolling tea plantations, mountains and lovely smiley people!

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