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Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
Located in the village of Kabalana (Galle) on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, this four-bedroom villa encompasses the perfect blend of sun, sea and sand. Effortless afternoons spent under a palm tree soaking up the celebrated Sri Lankan sun, are complimented with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Earthy tones and modern finishing’s combine to create an atmosphere of comfort and contentment, adding a touch of luxury to coastal living. The 16th century UNESCO World Heritage site is a 30-minute drive away. The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications is said to be the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South-East Asia, displaying European architectural styles fusing with South Asian traditions. Some of these structures now house art galleries, antique jewelry stores and qu...Located in the village of Kabalana (Galle) on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, this four-bedroom villa encompasses the perfect blend of sun, sea and sand. Effortless afternoons spent under a palm tree soaking up the celebrated Sri Lankan sun, are complimented with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Earthy tones and modern finishing’s combine to create an atmosphere of comfort and contentment, adding a touch of luxury to coastal living. The 16th century UNESCO World Heritage site is a 30-minute drive away. The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications is said to be the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South-East Asia, displaying European architectural styles fusing with South Asian traditions. Some of these structures now house art galleries, antique jewelry stores and quaint cafes worth perusing. Closer home is Unawatuna with a character all its own. Laid-back yet throbbing with life made of seafood, heaps of cafes, pubs and lively nightlife. Mirissa is further south, a little fishing town with a charismatic port for trawlers. Depending on the time of year whale and dolphin watching with a responsible tour operator is a must-do.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please note that no outside guests are allowed. We don't provide drivers accommodation but can recommend a few places nearby.
Bedrooms
4 Queens
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Navid M
Hosting since October 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe General Manager will meet you on arrival and will be available thereafter via mobile but your assigned butler will be more than sufficient to look after you. The villa stuff such as Butler, Chef, Housekeeping staff and Gardner are at your service. They reside in a separate part of the house.

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Reviews (12)
TDT
TDT
277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great house, service and location
My family and I just finished a short stay of a few nights at Kabalana House. We all wished we were staying for longer as it was perfect. The location is great - close to loads of activities, as well as Galle Fort and you literally couldn't be closer to one of the nicest beaches. The house itself had everything we needed - from the spacious living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms, to the large garden leading directly on to the beach and the pool. Decor wise, it is a mix between modern and traditional styles and was impecabbly kept. But the best thing about the house has to be the staff who were so attentive (but discreet also). The chef was great at both Sri Lankan and western style meals and nothing was too much effort. The only downside was leaving. We will definitely stay longer next time.
Visited February 2024
Written February 21, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nelson1
Nelson1
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the Most Stunning Villas In The World
Kabalana House is a stunning Paradise. My family and I are now back in the United States and we are still talking about our experience at this ultra-luxurious home on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The stunning combination of concrete and wood throughout the home is breathtaking. We were two families staying there with 5 kids and we took up all four rooms. Each room was so intentionally designed, had so much character and class, and exceptional views of the sea. I would wake up early each morning, lay in bed and gaze out at the vitality of the ocean. But, the only thing more exceptional than the villa itself is the undeniably excellent staff. Charith, the head of household, took care of our every need with such graciousness and was an excellent communicator around meals, timing, beverages and activities. You were exceptional, Charith. Thank you. Prasad, our chef, you are spectacular. Thank you for 5 days of thoughtfully prepared and delicious food. I would recommend you to anyone. Sethum, Nalaka, Thamindu and Abilash: You greeted us each day with smiles that lit up the villa, catered to us and our children as we used different parts of the home, pool and beach. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service was perfect. It was completely a pleasure to be around the 4 of you each day. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we hope each of you are deeply, deeply, valued by the owners. Do yourself a favor and book this luxurious villa. And please--- treat the staff with all the kindness and love that they will undoubtedly show you. - Garon Wade (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
Visited July 2023
Written July 31, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anila DB
Anila DB
Qatar4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
FABULOUS HOLIDAY
This was our second visit since last November. Everything came up to expectations. Beautiful villa with large comfortable rooms and all amenities, many spaces both indoors and outdoors to relax and enjoy the gorgeous settiing. Excellent service and care of our every need by efficient staff and yummy breakfasts, beautifully served. Super beach for surfing and bathing. Convenient location to explore restaurants and cafes. Friends who joined for the first time were as happy as we were.HIGHLY recommended for a great holiday.
Visited March 2023
Written March 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Piyumi Jayathilake
Piyumi Jayathilake
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Holiday Destination
Kabalana house is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. Breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, beautifully designed villa, carefully selected furniture, lovely interior brings the most unforgettable experience. The villa opens up to the ocean where the soothing sound of the sea & the refreshing breeze flows in effortlessly,well designed garden with beautiful greenery offers a calming environment, the beautiful sun set never disappoints. There’s an inspiring work of art displayed at every corner adding to the contemporary chic within. This villa brings out the best of the best expected from a holiday at the beach. The staff was amazing!!! Charith made sure we were warmly welcomed & that all our requirements are met to the highest standards. Chef Prasad filled us up with the most delicious food. The house keeping was exceptional. Vanessa was such a great help & went out of her way to make sure all our requirements were met. This place is a paradise within a paradise! Can’t wait to go back.
Visited April 2022
Written May 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sunshine55735322602
Sunshine55735322602
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place for a holiday by the beach with friends! Excellent Service!
A beautifully designed villa by the beach. Was very clean & homely. Have to especially comment on the Villa Supervisor Nuwan & Chef Indika, Excellent service by them we haven't experienced such great service in any other villa. They were with us right through out and assisted us in every way. The food made by Chef Indika was so delicious! We had an amazing holiday. We'll definitely visit again soon. Keep up the good service!
Visited August 2020
Written September 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DM
DM
Sydney, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing service in a divine location
This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and we came for our daughters wedding. We are from Sydney Australia and shared the house with family from the Uk. After much research we chose Kabalana House for its location, large bedrooms and roomy layout and we were extremely happy with our choice. From the moment we arrived Don and his team looked after us brilliantly and the Sri Lankan food they created was absolutely wonderful. Nothing was too much effort. The Villa was extremely clean, quiet and we loved the raised terrace area in the garden. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was excellent. The pretty beach outside the Villa was safe to swim in and even had turtles one day. We would have no hesitation recommending this Villa and we will return in the near future. The only negative point was the swimming pool ladder only had two steps making it very difficult for guests with knee issues to get out of the pool.
Visited February 2020
Written February 26, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire C
Claire C
London, United Kingdom72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding comfort and attention
We stayed here with family, for our nieces wedding. All four bedrooms are very large, beautiful and have huge private bathrooms. Three have direct sea views and the other an indirect view. A/c in all bedrooms. There is an upstairs sitting room and balcony, as well as the huge downstairs living area, and verandah. The pool is great but could use proper steps in, for those with reduced mobility. The garden is large and we loved the raised seating area overlooking the beach. Morning tea/coffee there every day was a treat. There is direct access to the beach, which is safe to swim from. The sea was beautiful. But what really made this a stand out experience was the staff. Don, chef Indika, and Gamini were there 24/7 and looked after us so well. I’d never stayed in a villa with staff before, and I absolutely loved it. They were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, we were waited on very attentively, but unobtrusively. The meals Indika served us were fabulous. Our laundry was washed, dried, ironed and returned. The place was spotlessly clean. They were able to help us with anything we needed. I’d go back without hesitation.
Visited February 2020
Written February 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kim W
Kim W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning villa, fabulous service and location.
Kabalana House is magnificent! A fantastic location with world class waves literally on the doorstep. The Ceilao Villas team handled everything brilliantly from the planning and organisation by Miraasha to the day to day service from the team at the villa: Don, Indika and Gamini. Everything was perfect for our special stay. We celebrated Christmas,New Year and a 50th birthday with two families at Kabalana House and had the best time. Special touches included a lovely cake, fireworks and traditional Sri Lankan New Year breakfast feast. So pleased that we chose Ceilao Villas as our accomodation in Sri Lanka, we certainly hope to return soon.
Visited December 2019
Written January 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser483631
Cruiser483631
Thank you Kim for the most delightful review! It was our pleasure to be at your service and we shall pass on the compliments to our staff. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing all of you again. Regards, Team Ceilao
Written January 12, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ballards
Ballards
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We could not have asked for more!
We stayed at Kabalana House for Christmas and New Year 2019-2020. Our party was a family of 4 from England and a family of 5 from Australia, children aged from 10-18, getting together after 15 years apart! The house itself was immaculate; always clean and in great condition. Well air conditioned and plenty of space for both families. We spent many hours in the lovely swimming pool, played cricket in the large garden and enjoyed the access straight onto the beach from the garden for snorkelling and surfing. What made our stay even more special was how well we were looked after by Don, Gumini and Indika. The meals we had each day were fantastic and tailored for those of us who enjoyed different levels of spice! We tried everything on the menu and every meal was delicious. The service was excellent and nothing was ever too much trouble, from ironing a shirt to arranging transport for our trips to giving local snorkelling advice to joining in our cricket games! The team also arranged for a Christmas bbq and the best fireworks for New Year’s Eve! They were spectacular. I’d highly recommend visiting Sri Lanka and staying at Kabalana House. The house and the team, including Miraasha in the office who helped with all our questions before we arrived, made this a truly memorable holiday and gave us such a special time with our good friends. Thank you x
Visited December 2019
Written January 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser483631
Cruiser483631
Thank you for the lovely review! We were most delighted to accommodate both families for the much awaited reunion and are glad that both families enjoyed their stay with us at Kabalana House. We will pass on the compliments to our staff. We look forward to seeing all of you once again. Regards, Team Ceilao
Written January 12, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Niffe
Niffe
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic house with perfect loaction and amazing staff, Perfect for familiy and surf!
Two families from Norway (6 kids age 7-15) stayed for easter vacation and had the best vacation ever. This house has a perfect location right on the beach and with excellent surf spots in short walking distance on the beach. Famous spot "The Rock" is just in front of the house so you can enjoy the pro surfers ripping the waves when you are having breakfast. The house is very spacious, large air-condition bedrooms all with large bathrooms. The rest of the house is not air conditoned, but you dont need that as they have large fans and the hole house opens to the beach and the see breeze comes through the house. Beautiful furnished and with a fantastic wiew straight to the beach. It is just like the pictures in the website, but is even more spacious than it looks. Huge garden and a very nice pool. The house comes with a staff that is just fantastic. Don Nuwan is the house "chief" and is the most wonderful person doing all he can for his guest to enjoy, He is the one really making the stay extra fantastic and the kids loved him. We are so grateful for all he did for us! Indika is the house chef serving traditional SriLankan cusine of top quality from a large menu. Breakfast with freshly made juices, fresh fruit, scramble eggs, pancackes, sausages and everything you could ask for. You decide in the morning what you would like to eat for lunch and dinner so it is all very flexible. You pay the same prices as in the shops for what the have to buy making it very cheap eating in the house. It all has a local touch so dont expect it to be like a Michelin restaurant, but it is so much more personal and laid back - you feel like home. Gamini is keeping the house, beedroms, garden and so on in perfect condition. It just like living in a hote (but much more personal)l - cleaning your clothes if needed and making up your room every day. They also arranged a garden party for us during our stay with our friends also beeing in SriLanka at the same time. We had a barbeque for 17 people in a full moon night which was unforgettable. We were also offered to go to the Yale park where they have another house where we all stayed on night without paying any extra - Don Nuwan went with us all the time. The street behind the house has a lot of traffic, but his road goes all the way down this part of SriLanka and is an experience in itself. Is is a little noise to one of the beedroms from the street, but we had no problems with that. There are large gates and a wall keeping the house and the garden very separate from the street behind - it is not a problem. A 2 minute walk from the house you will find the Cafe Ceylon restaurant. A laid back surfers restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere and really good food, both seefood, burgers, pasta - and fresh juices. A place you have to visit. Easy for having lunch or dinner. 10 minutes walk up the beach you will find the Mosvold Villa hotel with a top class restaurant in a beautiful location. If you are planning a stay in this part of SriLanka, and if you want to surf and go with kids we would higly recommend you to consider the Kabalana House and the Ceilao company. Mirasha working for the Ceilao office in Colombo was so helpful with all our quiestions prior to our arrival, organized tranport from the airport and everything with payments and papers was very professional. The day we left SriLanka experienced the tragic terrorist attacks. I hope that this will not stop people from visiting this beatiful country. We felt so safe during our stay every place we visited and the people of SriLanka is so friendly and warm. You should go - it will be memorable.
Visited April 2019
Written April 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cruiser483631
Cruiser483631
Thank you Nils for the wonderful review, we shall pass on the comments to our staff. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Regards, Team Ceilao
Written April 29, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
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  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
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  • Housekeeping included
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About the neighborhood
The quiet surfing village of Kabalana is just a 30 - minute drive from Sri Lanka’s southern capital, Galle. The city is famed for the location of one of the largest living forts in the world, the ‘Galle Fort.’ With its colonial era buildings, lighthouses and growing collection of art galleries and jewellery stores, this historic, 17th century UNESCO World Heritage sight is a great way to spend the day and take in the culture. Further south is the nearby town of Mirrisa. Here, you can embark on whale and dolphin watching tours that offer a truly memorable experience for all visitors. Finally, after a long day enjoying the sights and sounds of the southern coast, you may wish to head down to Unawatuna beach. This seaside town is popular amo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas

Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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