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Nilaya is the luxury beach home you never had but always dreamt of. This stunning villa sits on the golden shores of Habaraduwa, Galle, a small town in Sri Lanka's Southern Province and is barely two hours away from Colombo by road.

The space

Nilaya is the luxury beach home you never had but always dreamt of. This stunning villa sits on the golden shores of Habaraduwa, a small town in Sri Lanka's Southern Province and is barely two hours away from Colombo by road.

Nilaya is Sanskrit for ‘abode'. True to its name, this private pool villa will evoke the feeling of an abode in paradise as you wake up to the sight and sound of the turquoise sea each morning.

This spacious two-bedroom home, with 2 ensuite bathrooms and an additional guest bathroom with a shower, sleeps up to 6 people and comes equipped with every conceivable amenity- free wifi , Spa by Ceylon toiletries, daily housekeeping, a large living room, dining areas, a lavish patio, a swimming pool, Bluetooth speaker system, chaise lounges and a sprawling tropical garden, along with an ambalamba.

The main living area is found inside an open-sided pavilion, that features comfy, modern furnishings, touches of exotic wood and a Geoffrey Bawa inspired aesthetic. There's also a gourmet kitchen filled with state-of-the-art appliances and meals can be enjoyed in the indoor/outdoor dining room.

Also included in your stay are the services of a skilled chef, who specializes in Sri Lankan cooking, a housekeeper and security guard so you won't need to lift a finger.

Since the villa sits on the beach you can explore the pristine coastline, swim or simply sun bathe by the sea. A turtle hatchery is within 5 minutes walking distance. Or you could reach the enchanting city of Galle by road in 15-minute to explore, sightsee, shop or dine. This Dutch city of yore has retained its quaint charm and is home to a several cozy tearooms, the world famous Groote Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church), charming cafes at the recently renovated Dutch Hospital Restaurants, eclectic shops, fine restaurants and fashionable boutiques.

Guest access

On the Beach, Swimming Pool

Interaction with guests

Manager on call, Chef, Room Boy, Night Security

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Whilst we would like you to enjoy your holidays and have a blast, Pl note that we do not allow drugs of any sort.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Sharon User Profile
July 2017
Villa Nilaya is a lovely property and the photos are representative of the property and the facilities. Staff were fantastic. Very relaxing few days.

Maya User Profile
February 2017
We stayed at villa Nilaya for a week with our toddler and the entire experience exceeded our expectations. The house is not only beautiful but also well equipped. It is nestled next to a few other homes on a quite strip of the beach but there are a few restaurants a short walk down the beach. The tide is strong so you need to be cautious with children but our toddler was entertained enough playing in the sand and swimming in the pool that it wasn't a problem for us. There is also a turtle hatchery next door, which our daughter loved making daily visits to. The historical area of Galle is just a short drive away- perfect for some shopping and lunch. The staff makes the place truly amazing. They went above and beyond to meet our every need. Prabath cooks exceptional curries and can whip up some tasty pasta dishes if you're traveling with picky toddlers. We really cannot recommend Villa Nilaya enough if you're looking for a quiet place to relax on the beach.

Robert User Profile
May 2016
Wanted to say a big thank you to Shravan and his staff at Villa Nilaya for a great week. We had a great time just hanging at the Villa for a week after a prior busy week of traveling through central Sri Lanka (Kandy, Ella), Shravan was great to work with and was very helpful to all of our questions and quick to respond. He has created a beautiful place. Its not every stay that you have your own chef and housekeeper looking after your every need which they did on an exceptional basis. The Villa and staff exceeded our expectations in everyway. The chef Prabath and house keeper Ayesh were both enjoyable to have around and gave us our privacy when needed and provided us ideas of things to do and see around the area. Prabath is a great cook and you will not go hungry!!! We had massages booked twice at the Villa which were some of the best we ever had, especially listening to the crashing waves just outside. I would highly recommend this as a rental to anyone that may be traveling to Sri Lanka.

任姝燕 User Profile
January 2016
The host canceled this reservation 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

任姝燕 User Profile
February 2016

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesJoined in September 2015
Shravan User Profile

I am avid traveller, and like travelling to many exotic destinations and countries.
Sri Lanka is one the most beautiful countries that I have visited and in particular the beach that Nilaya is on, is paradise on earth.

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