We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ivory House - Max 8 pax

Save
Want exclusive deal alerts, booking reminders, and quicker checkout?
Sign in now

Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
Located a few KM from the historic Galle, Ivory House takes inspiration from the Dutch colonial period combined with a simple, modern contemporary aesthetic – a fusion of East and West. Designed to take maximum advantage of the views over the rice paddies and the cooling breezes off the valley the house has 4 bedroom suites, a large sitting area and indoor / outdoor dining. The 20m pool has a large step with drop off for allowing the energetic to do laps whilst others watch.
House Rules
Check with ownerPetsSuitable for kidsSmoking allowed
Bathrooms
5 Full baths

Meet the host
Eden Villas
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 50%
Response Time: Within a day

Contribute
Reviews (25)
Sue Sivarajah
Sue Sivarajah
London, United Kingdom20 contributions
Exquisite
We just spent 5 nights at Ivory House as a family and cannot wait to return. The house and gardens are magnificent and the pool with the sunset view across the paddy fields needs to be seen to be fully appreciated- it took our breath away every evening. The villa is possibly the most comfortable and well maintained that I have stayed in - and I am well travelled. The grounds are beautiful and boast an abundance of tropical flowering plants accompanied by the chatter of peacock strutting around. The staff are absolutely outstanding and we felt like family when we left. Sunil is an incredible chef and we left a little heavier. Padma could not do enough for us and little touches like the cinnamon oilburners for my evening luxurious bath made me feel so special. Banda kept the grounds immaculate and Thilanka discreetly preempts every need with a quiet smile. We cannot thank the staff enough and we shall return again and again. The Sivarajah Family.
Visited April 2022
Written May 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as you can make it. Best wishes Jack
Written May 5, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ANGUS FORBES
ANGUS FORBES
3 contributions
Ivory House Holiday Jan 22
This is a wonderful villa overlooking verdant paddy fields with a magnificent pool and exceptional staff. We had a ball over our 6 day stay and want to say a huge thank you to Sunil ( manager) and his team who were so engaging and helpful. We ate like royalty some of the most delicious fish and curry dishes ever tasted. Sunil is a master chef adding his own touches to a range of sumptuous salads, mouth watering meat courses and yummy puddings. He also organised trips to Galle, a local tailor and a golf course inside Kogolla Airforce base for us. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend a stay here. It’s fabulous.
Visited January 2022
Written February 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you do much for your kind and thorough review. So glad you had a chance to play some golf also. Hopefully we'll have the chance to welcome you back at some point soon. Very best wishes Jack
Written February 6, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amyelva
Amyelva
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Best villa stay ever!
We had the privilege to stay at Ivory House in April 2019 for 1 week. From the moment we arrived a sense of calm and tranquility passed over us all. We were welcomed with warmth and love by Sunil and Pradeep who catered to our every need. The house itself it stunning; immaculate with effortless style. The grounds are teeming with animal life that is a joy to watch from the big wide verandas, and the pool is one of the nicest I’ve had in a private villa. It is deep enough for a dive, and long enough for morning laps with the birds. I recommend staying here, and if you do, give our warmest regards to Sunil and Pradeep who felt like family by the end.
Visited April 2019
Written April 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for your kind review. Ivory House is special and I am really glad you discovered it. I will definitely pass on your wishes to Sunil and Pradeep. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back soon. Best regards Jack
Written May 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Miriam T
Miriam T
19 contributions
The most beautiful house I have stayed in, an absolute winner!
Ivory House is hidden among the paddy fields, in a beautiful, tranquil and private location. Galle easily accessible with a short and picturesque tuk-tuk ride. Built in true tropical style, the house is of stunning design and beautifully laid-out with an enormous patio wrapped around the front where one can relax and enjoy surrounding nature from early in the morning until late at night. Each bedroom is beautiful and quiet, with its own en-suite bathroom and high quality beds/mattresses. The living room and open kitchen are equally beautiful, carefully decorated by the owners who clearly love this house and maintain it with the greatest care. There is a stunning pool, with lovely fresh water, expertly cleaned every day. The property does not look or feel like a rental, one could imagine living there permanently, in great luxury. The house comes with permanent staff who clearly love the house and will look after you as if you are the owner. This is the first time I have stayed at a property where I could not find a single item I would change. Bravo!
Visited January 2019
Written February 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy all aspects of this very special house. You are absolutely correct in your assessment of the staff - they really do love the house and appreciate the very great effort that has been made to provide a stylish space from which to enjoy the gentle breeze and vibe the country side of magical SL offers. Hopefully it will not be long before we can welcome you back. Best regards Jack
Written February 17, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kylie r
kylie r
1 contribution
Perfect Galle getaway
My family and I just spent 5 nights at The Ivory House and it was absolutely perfect. Located a short tuk tuk away from all our daytime activities- cycling through paddy fields, surfing at the beaches, shopping at Galle Fort. But when you’re in the Villa you feel a million miles away from anything. Stunning architecture and design, beautiful gardens, the best pool ever, and an extraordinary team of staff- manager, chef etc. Sunil and Pradeep are absolute professionals who looked after our every need. Three very happy boys, and two very relaxed and happy parents. A must
Visited July 2018
Written July 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Dear Kylie Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy the inland beauty of this magical island and that our team at Ivory House looked after you so well. I know they really enjoyed your stay and so please do come back soon. Best regards Jack
Written August 6, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RPL Hong Kong
RPL Hong Kong
5 contributions
Perfect holiday in the jungle!
We had a lovely week long stay at Ivory House in late February, we were a group of 4 adults and one 2.5 year old. The villa itself is lovely, it is a renovated Dutch Colonial house with 4 large bedrooms. The villa interiors are contemporary and very comfortable. The villa surrounds are beautiful; if you are a nature lover you will love this villa! The monkeys in the trees behind the villa kept us entertained each day with their antics! And the variety of birds and other wildlife brought much wonderment. Sunil and his team at Ivory House are fantastic and the food is top notch. Having stayed in a number of villas in and around Galle I can confidently recommend Ivory House to anyone considering a jungle escape!
Visited February 2018
Written March 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Dear Rebecca Many thanks for your review and the time it took you. Thank you. It was a pleasure having you to stay and hopefully we can welcome you back soon. Best wishes Jack
Written April 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jrose677
jrose677
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
Perfect House
Situated 30 min tuk tuk ride from Galle Town. A tastefully decorated and comfortable house. With superb staff, nothing was to much trouble, and a chef who had worked in embassies around the world. Super food, and great supporting staff.
Visited December 2017
Written February 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for your kind review. Hopefully it will not be long before we can welcome you back. Best regards Jack
Written March 4, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catharine R
Catharine R
17 contributions
Stunning property, outstanding Sri Lankan hospitality
Spent a wonderful 10 days over Christmas at Ivory House. The property is not only stylish and supremely comfortable, it's extremely well-appointed for adults and children alike. The place is managed by an incredible in-house team of staff and the villa management company, whose concierge service did an excellent job organising our transfers, activities, nanny service etc; they even ordered wine so that it was chilling for us at the house when we arrived at the start of our holiday. The villa is located conveniently for trips via tuk tuk to Galle, the beach plus there are other attractions and lovely restaurants all within easy reach. Alternatively, it's a lovely spot just to relax for days on end, either by the pool under the palm trees or on the verandah, overlooking the rice paddy fields. As much as we loved Ivory House, I have to give a special mention to the in-house team of staff who welcomed us so warmly and provided the best in Sri Lankan hospitality. The villa was kept immaculate throughout our stay, laundry service was included and we were lucky to be served the most delicious food prepared by the in-house chef. Both Sri Lankan and international dishes were offered and we enjoyed every single meal. The top-notch service was all provided with genuine smiles and, as a result, we felt at home right away and were extremely sorry when our holiday came to an end. Thank you Ivory House - we'll definitely be back.
Visited December 2017
Written January 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you for your very kind review. I am so glad you had such a great time and that you enjoyed staying with us so much. It was lovely having you so please do come back. Regards Jack
Written January 6, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SULU2014
SULU2014
7 contributions
Family holiday
Ivory House is a beautiful house off the beaten track near Galle. The house is furnished and decorated to a very high and stylish standard. The staff are amazing. Helpful and patient with our little tribe of toddlers and producing the most wonderful meals and level of service to provide a memorable and special holiday for a family celebration. Within a tuk tuk ride of Galle this is the perfect place to stay.
Visited November 2017
Written December 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for kind review. All of us are so glad you were able to enjoy Ivory House and our lovely staff. They really enjoyed having you to stay and hope you will come back soon...as do I. Best regards Jack
Written January 6, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sinead B
Sinead B
10 contributions
Incredible in every way!
The Ivory Villa was spectacularly beautiful, located in lush green landscape away from the hustle and bustle of the beach roads. The layout and design of the villa has been very well considered and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The decor is modern and clean, allowing the natural setting to be the hero. As most guests have mentioned, the service was outstanding and the food was incredible! Don't miss out on the egg hoppers (I am definitely taking this recipe home). It was a tranquil paradise, and I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a jewel in the jungle.
Visited July 2017
Written July 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Dear Sinead Thank you for taking the time to write this review and also for your kind words. Let us know how you get on with making hoppers....and if you need a reminder then of course it would be a pleasure to host you again.. best regards Jack
Written July 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 25

What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace

Availability
S
M
T
W
T
F
S

September 2023

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

October 2023

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Map

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


About this property

First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.

If the owner has provided contact information, you may contact him or her directly. If not, you can contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner

You can send another message via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to check if the property is still available. If the owner has listed a phone number, you can also call to follow up. send inquiries to other properties. If you still don't hear from the owner, Tripadvisor recommends that you send inquiries to other properties.

If the owner approves your stay, he or she will let you know which forms of payment are accepted. This owner does not currently accept payments via the Tripadvisor inbox. You can ask him or her to sign up; payments made via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox are covered by our Payment Protection.

If you would like payment protection, ask the owner to sign up to accept online payments on Tripadvisor. Payments made via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox are covered by our Payment Protection.


Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Earn extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Manage booking easily
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to checkout, even while you’re on the go.
Be trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.

This property is affiliated with   /img2/vacationrentals/brand_refresh/FK_Supplier_Logo.png   All bookings are direct with the owner
Property #FKN2223156510

Frequently Asked Questions about Ivory House - Max 8 pax

Ivory House - Max 8 pax is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Ivory House - Max 8 pax has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Ivory House - Max 8 pax has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Ivory House - Max 8 pax must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.

Ivory House - Max 8 pax Has DVD Player and Internet Access - UPDATED 2023 - Tripadvisor - Galle Vacation Rental