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Frangipani House is a single storey private villa overlooking the paddy fields.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Villa / guest house near near Unawatuna in the Southern Provence of Sri Lanka. - A peaceful location a short tuk tuk ride away from the beach and close to all amenities.

Frangipani house is a colonial style property, located in Northern Thalpe near Unawatuna. It's slightly elevated position overlooks the paddy fields. The house has a comfortable, open plan sitting room with satellite tv and wifi connection. There are ceiling fans in every room including the terrace. The house is set in a peaceful and tranquil location, conveniently located close to beaches and the lhistoric town of Galle and international cricket pitch. The house is within easy access to all amenities. All bed linen and towels are provided and the villa is cleaned on a daily basis. A private chef is available if required. High beamed ceilings allow a gentle breeze to cool the house from the heat of the mid day sun. The wide veranda at the front of the house allows you to relax on the sunbeds and take in the atmospheric sounds of the birds and wild life. Chants from the nearby budhist temple can often be softly heard in the background .

Julie Fewtrell
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Julie Fewtrell

I live in England UK. I love travelling and have been to many places in the world. My favourite place is Sri Lanka which I now consider to be my second home.

Julie Fewtrell purchased this villa in 2008

Why Julie Fewtrell chose Southern Province

I have friends in Sri Lanka who I met when they were studying in the UK. I had visited them many times before deciding that I would buy my own place.

I chose the area because of its serenity and beauty. It's well worth the long journey. One can go back home feeling fully rested after a vacation at Frangipani house.

Although it's off the beaten track it is still easily accessible to the main places of interest including the beach.

What makes this villa unique

I love having breakfast on the terrace and listening to the sounds of the birds and the wildlife. The soft chants from the Buddhist monks from the nearby Yatagala Temple can often be heard in the early evening.

The fresh fruit can be plucked from the trees in the garden and everything tastes better.

The people are so friendly and will go that extra mile for you.

I have wonderful, trustworthy staff who make you feel special.

I spend most of my holidays in Sri Lanka now because there is something for everyone here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place to stay if you want peace and quiet. Wild life is plenty and the noises are amazing. Ranil is an excellent host, cooking some fantastic dishes, he is very helpful at sorting out adventures etc, all round nice guy. Bobby is the most laid back dog on the island and a pleasure to be around.

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable .
Dec 2016
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5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Frangipani House is a single storey private villa overlooking the paddy fields.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Quiet and utterly authentic; bursting with wildlif

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property, off the beaten track but easily accessible by taxi or tuk tuk. It is surrounded by lush woodland and, given the temperatures, you can eat al fresco all the time and watch the many types of wildlife pass by the veranda as you do so. There are monitor lizards, monkeys, peacocks, palm squirrels and many many more creatures right before your eyes. Ranil, the manager, is a fount of local knowledge and a cook of quite superb quality. He was happy to take us to local markets, help us to buy food and then cook it back at the house. We enjoyed some of the best food ever, better even than the food we ate in local restaurants. It is the perfect place to visit the rain forest or from which to plan a safari and within walking distance an ancient temple and mangrove swamps. Perfect for couples and families, and very safe for children.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review the villa and for your positive comments. I was really pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your stay. I will certainly pass on your compliments to Ranil. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Julie
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Relax and enjoy the birdsong

  • 5 of 5

Frangipani house is off the beaten track. It was not easy to find. The house has lovely sized rooms which allow the breeze to waft through when very hot. Comfy bed, and nice areas to sit and read through the day.

Ranil visited virtually every day to check we had all we needed. He also arranged a phone for us to contact a reliable tuk tuk driver (lovely Wilson). Ranil is your 'go too' man for trips etc he also cooks if that's what you want. We enjoyed heading to Galle fort most nights (15 -20 mins in tuk tuk).

The wild life is lovely to see especially enjoyed the beautiful birds. We enjoyed having Bobby (dog) around, he apparently goes with the house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your compliments to Ranil and Wilson. Please visit us again. Julie
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Quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We do have enjoyed our 3 nights in this wonderful villa in Unawatuna. Magic views on the rice plantation. Tuk tuk available to drive us to beach (10 mins) or to Galle (15mins). Excellent welcoming by Ranil, house conceived with really good taste.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Marie, I hope you visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
96 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


A short tuk tuk (3 wheeler taxi) ride away, approximately 10-15 minuets will take you to Unawatuna beach, one of the many beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Unawatuna has some great restaurants and bars along the sandy beach. There is safe swimming and snorkelling here. Glass bottom boat trips and SCUBA diving can also be arranged.


The house can be reached from the Southern Expressway in approximately 10 minutes.

The journey from Bandaranaike Airport via the new Expressway is now approximately 2 to 2 and a half hours. A small toll has to be paid in Sri Lankan Rupees to use the Expessway. Distance from the airport is 96 miles.

Transport can be arranged upon request in air conditioned vehicles.

Unawatuna railway station is 1.3 miles from the house.


Galle town centre including the famous, historic Galle Fort and Ramparts are approximately 15 minutes away in a tuk tuk. The walled city bears witness to the past through it's architecture and grand old buildings, street names and Dutch churches. The Fort has many interesting bijou gift shops and jewellers who sell amazing designs.

Turtles can be seen in the sea from the Rampart in the early evening.

Sri Lanka's cricket ground can also be viewed from the Rampart.

Further Details:

Tours can be arranged through the manager. Yala National Park is well worth a visit while visiting the south. From the safety of a jeep, visitors can watch leopards, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, deer, boar and bears roaming free in the 800 square miles reserve.

Kandy and Colombo can be reached by train from the train station in Galle or by hiring a driver and car.

Hikkaduwa can be reached by bus and takes approximately 45 minutes .

The local supermarket can be found on the main road.

Amazing spice, fish and fruit markets can be found in Galle town centre

The main tourist resort in Unawatuna is a short tuk tuk ride away. Here you will find many restaraunts, bars, gift shops, European laundry services, cookery classes and jewellers.

Cultural sites, temples and boating on Koggala lake can also be arranged.

Yatagala Budhist temple is within walking distance of the villa.

There are ATMs along the main road from Unawatuna to Galle.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Galle, Sri Lanka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 2
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Rate 1
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$41 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$82

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required to confirm a booking.
A refundable damage deposit will be required when the balance is paid and will be refunded 7 days after check out, providing there has been no damage to the property or owners possessions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible. Check out 10am Check in after 14.00 hours

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Galle, Sri Lanka

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with 4poster super king sized bed. Large full length mirror and built in wardrobe. Second bedroom with 4 poster king sized bed Third bedroom has 2 twin 4 poster beds. All have mosquito net All beds have thick mattresses and mosquito nets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Smoking is permitted on the terrace only. Pets may be accommodated at the discretion of the manager. Bicycle tours can be arranged through the manager Outside: The private garden has an abundance of coconut and fruit trees. Sunbeds are provided on the terrace offering magnificent views across the paddy fields and forests. Peacocks can be seen in the fields in the evening. Monkeys can often be heard and seen in the trees. Many of Sri Lanka's exotic birds can be observed around the area. A barbecue is available on the terrace. The land has recently been cleared around the house allowing plenty of room for secure parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided. The house is cleaned daily. Other: Dining area is situated outside on the terrace and seats 6 people. Ceiling fans on terrace. The entrance to the house has a large fish pond. The roof top is open allowing the rain water to fall into the pond. The kitchen is fully equipped.