About this listing
Looking for a quiet vacation in a peaceful and tranquil setting a few minutes away from the beach and your own private unit (air-conditioned bedroom with private sitting area, & en-suit bathroom with hot water) read on.........
Moonstone--Your Own Private Unit
Moonstone comprises an air-conditioned bedroom, a private sitting area and a western styled en-suite bath room with hot water—total of 40 sq. meters. The bed room is furnished with a 4-poster Queen sized bed (78 x 60 inch) fitted with mosquito net, a wardrobe, and a dresser.
If you prefer a place away from hustle and bustle of the city life in the midst of luscious lawns, flower beds, and fruit trees, this may be a place for you. Built on 5000 sq. meter of land, the Villa offers a perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a tranquil setting and is tastefully furnished to provide you with modern comfort.
The Villa consists of a common large open plan lounge, dining area and sprawling verandah. A common kitchen is available for your cooking if you prefer to do your own cooking, or just 600 meters away you'll find food outlet, Piazza Hutt, and other super markets.
Interaction with Guests
Whatever activity you prefer - water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking, biking, bathing, kayaking, sightseeing, bird-watching, fishing or just relaxing - we are able to give you lots of tips how to make the most out of your stay in Galle.
Richmond Hill Villa is just 1.5 km from the city centre where you find the historic Dutch Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium. Warm, white, sandy beaches are just a few minutes’ drive from the Villa for you to enjoy water sports such as water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving at Hikkaduwa or Unawatuna, or you can go little further to Weligama for wind surfing day-tour. You will also have easy access to whale watching, bird sanctuaries, or rainforest reserve (Sinharaja) from Galle. Believe me, there are so many wonderful places and beaches in close vicinity that you’ll wish to come back!
Villa is just 1.5 km from the main bus terminal/railway station (Galle city centre) and is on S. H. Dahanayake Mawatha (also known as Richmond Hill Road).
A 3-wheeler (tuk-tuk) ride to the Villa will cost you Rs.150/-- (approx) from Galle city centre.
Other Things to Note
1. Driver's accommodation at a close by location for USD $15 per night.
2. A washing machine is available to use for USD $4 per load.
3. The cost to use the kitchen is USD $5 per day.
4. A change of towels can be provided for USD $1.
5. Up on request, we can arrange safe deposit facilities to keep your valuables at free of charge.
Please respect the privacy of others, smoking outside only, and leave dirty shoes outside bedroom.
Please ensure the air conditioning, lights, fans and water is switched off when not in use and when leaving the house.
Kindly ensure that the towels are not taken outside the house.
The reservation was canceled 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
It was a place that was easy to locate, the local Tuk Tuk drivers knew the place and we had no issues finding it. The host was very helpful and we were given a warm welcome. The place was clean and spacious and we savored some good Srilankan food.
The house is pretty large and the high ceilings ensure cool air ventilation. Even though we had to leave pretty early, 5am, we got breakfast prepared by the host.
We had long discussions about Sri Lanka and its culture and we in turn shared our thoughts and culture with the host. He is very helpful and don't forget to have his advice on the places to see, eat at and visit in Galle!
The villa is very nice, we love the place very much, feel like home. They also call it lucky villa, just near galle fort, nice location
It's a wonderful stay in the richmond hill villa. We are there for 2 nights. The villa is so big and comfortable. The staff are very friendful and when you need something, the staff is allready to helping.
The house and the way it was decorated was kind of unique and impressive. This estate (in its old name) was famous that it seemed every yuk tuk driver or local person knew the place...
The host made phone calls from New Zealand to greet the guests and talk to his crew to make sure that the guests were taken care of for everything. ..
All in all, we had a happy stay here. Grant and Lilian, from Shanghai, China
After 2 weeks of traveling through Sri Lanka, my girlfriend and me stayed in Galle. We stayed in Airbnb's places and Hotels, and it was the Villa in Galle which was just awesome in every case. The Villa is the family home of Kumara who is the owner who lives in Wellington. It has been recently completely restored and is being managed by Bandula, his brother. Every part of it consists history and passion. The house and rooms are much bigger than they look like in the photos on the web. You need to take new pictures Bandula! Two small grocery shops are just 50 meters away and it just takes 10 minutes to walk to Galle Fort. There is a large Supermarket 500 meters away. But even if you don't want to walk, there are lots of cheap tuk-tuks, everywhere. The breakfast was delicious.
If you want to stay like in a western style hotel with a great atmosphere for an affordable price, you need to visit that place.
Thanks Bandula for one of the best time in our entire lives. We found a new friend and will definitely visit you again!!"
Felicitas & Johannes
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About the Host, Kumara
Hello I am Kumara Dias. I live in New Zealand with my wife & 2 sons.
Although I migrated to NZ over a decade ago I keep in close touch with my home country, Sri Lanka.
My family & I spend regular vacations in Sri Lanka and during one of my visits I took the decision to refurbish and upgrade my ancestral home. I am lucky as my brother in Sri Lanka agreed to look after my affairs and so started an interested and fruitful partnership.
My family & I are well travelled and always preferred a quiet location such as a bungalow or a villa rather than a hotel as then we get to experience the real local flavor. I would like to extend my invitation to other families who like to indulge in the old world charm of Galle and it’s stunning surroundings, by staying at Richmond Hill Villa.