Ivory House

9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

4 4 8



per night

Pool overlooking the paddy fields
Prasana serving drinks by the pool
View of the house from the swimming pool
Our paddy field
The front veranda
Dining on the veranda
Rice and curry with a paddy view
Living area
Fresh fruit breakfast
The master bedroom
Master bedroom details
Master bedroom bath tub
Our second bedroom
Bathroom with outdoor shower
Details in bedroom number three
Bedroom number three
Outdoor shower

Latest reviews

Average rating of 9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
kylie r
kylie r

Stayed: July 2018

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
Stayed: July 2018
Rebecca L
Rebecca L

Stayed: February 2018

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!
Stayed: February 2018

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.

Stayed: December 2017

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.
Stayed: December 2017

Stayed: November 2017

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.
Stayed: November 2017


Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Swimming pool

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • Air conditioning
  • iPod dock
  • King Size bed

Bathroom facilities

  • Bath tub
  • Rain shower
  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Telephone

Dining facilities

  • Gas stove
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Nespresso coffee machine

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Sound system
  • Book/Magazine library

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • BBQ / Bar area
  • Gazebo or pergola


The Ivory House is located about a 10 minutes drive from the beautiful coastal area of the historical town of Galle. Perched on an elevated area and overlooking a rural paddy field, the Ivory House is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens. The villa is about 116 kms from Colombo and can be reached via the Southern Railway and the Colombo-Galle main coastal road. Air taxi services are available from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake to Koggala.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

* Tropical Breakfast
* Staff
* Electricity, mains water
* Basic cleaning and garden supplies

Rates Exclude

* Chef (Rs. 2,500 per meal per adult and 5 - 12 year old 1,250; below 5 years for free)
* Telephone
* Provisioning costs
* Taxes & Services
* Transportation
* Extra services (nannies, drivers, therapists, tour)

Cancellation Policy

* For cancellations more than 60 days before the arrival date 80% of the total rental amount, minus a USD 150 administration fee, will be refunded.
* For cancellations and/or amendments 30 - 60 days before the arrival date, 50% of the final booking amount, minus USD 150 in administration fees, will be refunded.
* For cancellations 1 - 29 days before the arrival date and for no -shows, no refund will be made.
* During peak periods, 30 days will be added to all cancellation periods.
* A refund may be offered, if the Villa is re-let for the same duration and at the same rates.
* Any amendments that reduce the total rental amount will be treated as a partial cancellation and may be subject to the cancellation fees stated above.
* Any amendments that involve the booking of another property altogether, will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and the creation of a new one.
* In the unlikely event a villa booking is cancelled by the owner, the owner will attempt to secure a booking in an alternative property of the same standard, at the same rates. If this is not possible, a full refund will be made.

These cancellation terms apply for regular booking periods, but may be subject to change for peak or high seasons and will be communicated to you in all booking details.

Payment Terms

* Prices quoted are in US Dollars, are listed by the Villa Owners and are subject to change without prior notice. However, once a deposit or payment has been received, the prices will not be amended for the dates of the rental.
* All payments are to be made in US dollars unless an exchange rate for other currencies has been agreed on prior to the payment being made.
* Bookings more than 30 days before the date of arrival will require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking. The full payment must be received 30 days (60 days if peak period) before the date of arrival. No reminder will be sent and failure to pay on time may result in a loss of the booking.
* Bookings made within 30 days of the date (60 days if peak period) of arrival, will require full payment.
* Once the deposit or payment has been received, a final booking confirmation will be sent.
* A security deposit equivalent of one night rent will be payable in US Dollars, in cash, on arrival at the villa. This deposit will be used against any damages or charges incurred during the stay. The difference or full amount will be returned in USD on the day of departure. If the charges cannot be determined at the time of departure, the Owner is entitled to withhold a reasonable estimate from your security deposit and will return any balance as soon as the actual cost has been determined.


A modern take on the Dutch colonial period

Located a few kms away from the historic Galle, Ivory House is a 4 bedroom house that takes inspiration from the Dutch colonial period and delivers a simple, modern contemporary aesthetic fusion of East and West. It is designed to take maximum advantage of the views over the rice paddies and the cooling breezes off the valley. All bedrooms consist of an overhead fan and an en-suite bathroom with shower facilities. The villa also has a large sitting area and indoor/outdoor dining and an outdoor 20m pool.

Ivory House consists of 2 master suites and 2 double bedrooms all of which are very spacious and air-conditioned. The 2 master suites feature a 4 poster bed while the 2 double rooms are fitted with a sleigh bed and outdoor showers. One of the master suites also includes a bathtub while there are French windows that lead out to the veranda and the paddy fields beyond.

The large living room at the Ivory House is comfortably fitted with an overhead fan, sofa and arm chairs, satellite television, DVD player and Wi-Fi connectivity. Large French windows from the living area lead out to the veranda. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and there is a large dining table where you can enjoy your meals. You can also savour your meals out on the veranda. The villa also has a 20 metre infinity edge swimming pool while you can laze around all day enjoying the sun. A house boy, room lady, chef and gardener are available around the clock for the guests' convenience.