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OLU VILLA Set in a Lush and Serene Garden.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

Peaceful Place 1.5 Km from the Beach a Quick Tuk Tuk Drive or a Short Walk

A spacious villa with a fence around the property and a beautiful wooden gate. Only few minutes from the beach and set in a quiet neighbourhood. The bedroom balconies are overlooking the backyard were you will find a polished cement patio with a dining area, a built in BBQ, work space, a huge dining table and seating area! A relaxing place to have breakfast and dinners or to entertain friends. The front garden is green, lush and full of flowers and a lily pond.


Owner
nina lauritzen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, Sinhala
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

About nina lauritzen

We are a Norwegian/Sri Lankan married couple. Most of the time we live in Sri Lanka! But we do love to travel and therefor are not at the house all year around

The house was finished built in 2010. Since then we have spent the time trying to give the house and the garden some personality and charm.

We have created the house we wanted to stay in and we hope it will feel like a home to you too.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Galle, Sri Lanka

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The house has one spacious tiled bathroom. With shower, bathroom vanities, wood counters, washer machine, hot water and a place to store things one might need in a bathroom:)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms, located on the 2nd floor, comes with a double bed, wardrobes, mosquito net and ceiling fan. Both bedrooms comes with an AC. Both Bedrooms have balconies overlooking the backyard with coconut trees and flowers.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: Tropical garden with coconut trees, flowers, grass and a lily pond. Front garden has a terrace with a roof and a seating area. The backyard patio has a built in BBQ with a dining and seating area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is included. Maid service 3 times a week. Traditional curry meals can be provided. Every morning Sarath comes to attend and water the garden. Other: In the front of the house there is a terrace with roof, fans, and a seating area overlooking the garden.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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OLU VILLA Set in a Lush and Serene Garden.
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
4

A great place for a relaxing sojourn!

  • 4 of 5

A gorgeous house with huge living spaces and large bedrooms with a view over the back garden to watch the monkeys frolic in the early morning. The decor, nets and air-con make it very comfortable. We spent a lot of time on the front veranda, lounging on the settees covered in superb local cotton fabrics, with the fans gently spinning overhead. The kitchen has every conceivable piece of equipment to cook up a storm, however we were more than happy to limit ourselves to breakfast of coffee and fresh fruits and snacks. The Sri Lankan coffee our hosts had got in for us was great (although we would have preferred to brew it in a press rather than the drip machine or espresso maker) as was the variety of fruit and the fantastic local curd! Certainly recommended. Another must is to have a delicious meal cooked in house for you by Nina's mother in law and sister in law - a mouth watering array of curries and sambals with distinctive Sri Lankan flavours. We spread it out over 3 days so order yours early in your stay!

Although we didn't do a lot of sight seeing, Niron was always ready to take us places in his tuk tuk and no request was too much for him. He had plenty of suggestions for other sites to visit and got us safely to the airport and on time despite a major festival taking place.

Sarath appeared twice daily to make sure all was well and to see if there was anything else we needed. All in all it was a very relaxing holiday despite being a hot and humid time of year. A swimming pool would have been the icing on a very delicious cake! Thanks Nina for your fabulous organisation and communication. We had a wonderful holiday. Pene and Suzi

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hello, Thank you for your great review:) i am glad you enjoyed the stay! nina
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4

Spacious house set in a lovely tropical garden.

  • 4 of 5

We had one of our best hoidays ever at Olu Villa and we hope to come back to stay there again soon. It was wonderful to come back to the tranquility of the house and beautiful garden after the noise and bustle of Galle or even the local beaches, which are also some of the finest we have excperienced. It was so easy to get a tuk-tuk to take us anywhere we wanted. Nina's family made us very welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. We arranged for them to cook us meals on alternative evenings and they certainly gave us some delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. Also we enjoyed good food in many of the local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

This is a beautiful and peaceful villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and peaceful villa set in a quiet area and lovely gardens.

The house is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable, which is perfect for the climate. It is near the beach, Galle, and very good restaurants.

The host family kept the villa clean and were a great source of local information, also provided one of the best Sri Lankan meals we ate cooked by the host family themselves - a real treat!

The whole family, including 2 girls (19 and 16) loved the experience, did not want to leave and would come back - need I say more!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jonathan and family, Thank you for your great review and we hope you comeback one day:) Nina
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4

Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space inside and out to spread out ... sitting outdoors and watching the monkeys pass through the trees in the back was fun!

Quiet location, a 20 minute walk to the beach or into the local countryside. We felt safe and liked being away from the busy street life nearer the beach. Big kitchen with anything you needed to prepare your own meals, or have Anoula prepare her delicious curries!

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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al soufouh
5

Wonderful accomadation

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay in this wonderful villa for a week in October, 2 adults and 2 children age 11 and 8 and are already planning a return trip! We booked this villa very last minute by emailing the owner in a panic who was so kind calling us from Norway and sorting the villa ready for us in the space of an hour. A beautiful, stylish villa that had everything , beach towels, washing machine and every kitchen utensil you could imagine. It really felt like we were in a hidden little secret garden somewhere. Our children loved the garden hunting for frogs and bugs and planned early morning walks to the nearby Mangroves with the father of the owners, which they absolutely loved. We would normally go for accomadation with a pool but we didn't miss this at all as the sea is so close and we also went to a few nearby small hotels and paid 500 rps to use the pools for the day. Having all the gorgeous areas with comfy, brightly coloured cushions scattered everywhere for relaxing inside and outside of the villa and having space to relax outweighed a pool for us. Yummy curries cooked by the family if organised in advance is a must. The lovely big table outside was our special area to eat breakfast and plan our days. We absolutely loved this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dubai
5

Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Three of us (inc a teenager) had the pleasure of staying in this fantastic villa...in fact I am sitting in the lush garden listening to birdsong and other wonderful noises as I type!

The host family are most welcoming and we very much felt at home here. The villa is indeed much better than the photos show, also very spacious and very tastefully decorated. It is very well maintained and our hosts were at hand to do the garden, give us fresh king coconut to drink and lots of little extras that made our stay all the more memorable. Though they live nearby they were not at all intrusive but were available if there was anything we needed. Very good location....it is very peaceful and tranquil but a short tuk tuk ride from the beach and various restaurants etc

Also we sent a small shopping list and the items were bought prior to our arrival which was very helpful to have the basics at hand without having to find a shop.

We were provided with lots of information and also we were lucky enough to sample a typical Sri Lankan breakfast as well as several amazing curries made for us by them. Just make sure you have a healthy appetite as the portions are beyond generous.

I would highly recommend staying here....the only negative is we are not staying longer :( but will certainly be back!!

Thanks for having us and for making our stay a most wonderful one!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

In the area you can find cookingclasses, massages, yoga, turtle hatchery, temples, stilt fishermen, paddy fields, mangrove forest, Galle Town and Fortress and the spice garden.

Galle fortress: http://www.experiencesrilanka.com/sri_lanka/exp/galle-fort

http://www.beontheroad.com/2012/09/exploring-galle-fort-sri-lanka.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+beontheroad+%28BE+ON+THE+ROAD+-+Travel+and+Photography%29

Turtle Hatchery: http://www.seaturtlefarm.org/

Snake doctor: http://www.girlandtheworld.org/the-snake-doctor/

Yala National Park:http://www.girlandtheworld.org/camping-in-yala-part-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GirlAndTheWorld+%28Girl+And+The+World%29

Great Train ride:http://www.girlandtheworld.org/the-worlds-best-train-ride/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GirlAndTheWorld+%28Girl+And+The+World%29

Maritime museum Galle: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297896-d3404

Coast/Beach:

A 3-5 minutes tuk tuk drive or a short walk to the closest beach. Unawatuna beach also has a lot of shops (in the backstreet) restaurants, bars and night-life.

Travel:

We can provide pick up at the airport. To easiest way to get to the house from the airport, is by hired van with a driver, taking the new highway. There is a small toll fee for using the highway. There is also buses and trains leaving from Colombo, situated about 40 km from the airport. To avoid the traffic, try to schedule you arrivals in the early morning or late night.

Distances:

Galle town is about 2 km from the house. Here you will find most things you might need, utilities stores, supermarkets, fruit and vegtable market, fresh fish and seafood, wine shops and clothing shops. Galle Fort is also an amazing place to visit with small streets, antique and jewellery shops, tea/coffee places, interior shops, and a spectacular walks on the fort wall.

Further Details:

Theres is a supermarket, post office, and a pharmacy in about about 5 min walk from the house. There is a big antiques store about 15 min walk away that is great to visit if you are a treasure hunter. Theres is no ATMs at the beach areas in Galle district. ATM machines is to be found in Galle City 2 km away. Very few places on the beach takes credit cards of any sort.

Here is a little movie from someone who travelled the Island:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GFmPnX6jHzI#!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on the Galle, Sri Lanka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
4
16 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
AU$228
 
 
5
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$228
 
 
6
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$210
 
 
7
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$175
 
 
8
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$193
 
 
9
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$175
 
 
10
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$140
 
 
11
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$175
 
 
12
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$123
 
 
13
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$105
 
 
14
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$158
 
 
15
16 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$228
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
AU$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departures times will be agreed on upon booking of the property.
But normal times are check out 12.00
Check in: 17.00

Notes on prices:
Price can be negotiated for stays longer than 3 weeks in the high season.
In the low season stays longer than a month will get an substantial discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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