The Old Lady at the Sea

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

9 9 22



per night

Latest reviews

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

Stayed: August 2018

We couldnt have wished for a better place to host our wedding

If you are ever looking for a place to gather all your friends and family in one place The Old Lady will be the best choice. We booked the whole place for 5 nights and we had the most amazing time. When my husband and I were looking for villa, we wanted to find a place that could fit all of our guests, have enough space for everyone and cater a wedding. It wasnt easy, and when we saw The Old Lady villa we thought it was perfect. However, when we actually arrived at the place it was beyond our expectations. First of all, we were worried about putting 18 people in one place for 5 night. But the villa is so spacious that no one is on each others way. Some guests were at the pool, some at the gazebo, some at the beach and some in dining area. So it never felt crowded. Second of all, as soon as we arrived Siri the manager told us to feel like home and they made sure we felt that way. Staff were incredible. So sweet, genuine and helpful. All you have to do is pick your menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it was always ready and set by the time that was agreed. Food was really really delicious. And it was never restricted to one cuisine. Chef can cook pretty much anything you request. One of our guests has strict GF diet and she always got separate food prepared for her. Also, special meals were prepped for my 8 yrs old niece too. It was very rare when food got wasted, as sometimes we just warmed up few leftovers for lunch. Besides, we could always walk in the kitchen and make sandwiches, snacks etc. So convenient. Wim, the owner of the villa was always in touch with us if we had questions regarding the wedding organisation. On the actual wedding way, all of the staff were incredible at helping to run things smoothly. I couldnt have wished for a better place to celebrate our wedding with family and friends. It was a great start to our holiday in Sri Lanka. Thanks for everything! Regards, Assyl
Stayed: August 2018

Stayed: July 2018

Fantastic location! Fabulous services!

We were a group of 12 friends + 1 infant. The villa has the best possible location, right on the beach. The sound of the ocean is amazing. There are baby crabs all over. You have your own coconut trees inside the property. The pool is very well maintained, and you can swimm 24 hours a day if you want. You can swimm also in the ocean in the days when the waves are calmer. The staff is fantastic and the manager Siri will do everything to make you feel confortable. The cook is amazing, we had the best meals at the best prices. The cuisine concept is super. You only pay for the groceries at the market prices. They arranged airport transfer and excursions for us. We didn't had to do anything, they take care of all the logistics. We stayed 10 days and we felt like kings in paradise.You can be as noisy as you want, you can stay all night to listen to the ocean, or you can party all night. It is the absolute freedom. We will go back for sure. Thank you The Old Lady At The Sea and thank you, beautiful Sri Lanka!
Stayed: July 2018

Stayed: April 2018

The Old Lady Sure Did Treat Us Well...

A holiday that was spent well with my friends wchich included 2 infants and 10 adults. From the time of reservation to the time of departure it was an absolute pleasant experience. Service excellence was indeed in the DNA of the management & the staff at the villa. Incredibly polite and extremely attentive staff that helps you with every need. A place that all of us enjoyed to the fullest with a soulful Sri Lankan menu that was made to order. The old lady... you really did treat us well & will see you soon with a bigger crowd
Stayed: April 2018

Stayed: January 2018

Fantastic 10 night stay at The Old Lady

We stayed here for 10 nights with my parents, wife and little boy, Ted. The villla is situated in Boossa, around 10 minutes from Galle, and 15 minutes to Hikkaduwa. We got the bus to Galle and Hikkaduwa which is a very cheap way of travelling at 10 pence per person and a great experience! But if you don’t want to take the bus, you can get the villas driver or a tuk tuk. On other days we visited the tea plantation (Virgin White Tea) which was fantastic and also unawatuna, whale watching in Mirissa and we also had a safari in Yala which accomodation at The coconut garden hotel, a lovely hotel in a banana plantation, 15 minutes from Yala. All the above was booked by the villas manager, the very friendly and effecient Siri! He booked the driver, who was also an excellent guide and took us to many places on route to our destinations. Every night bar one we ate at the villa, the wonderful food cooked by Yosante, the chef who not only cooked us wonderful sri lankan food, she also cooked our little boy some pasta and chippy chips every night and pancakes in the morning. The highlight of the villa though, was the resident dog, Puwli who our little boy fell in love with. It was so cute and he was so sad to leave him. We won’t forget Puwli. The owner Wim was unbelievable in all communication when booking the villa and also messaged during our stay to make sure everything was ok. He genuinely wanted to make sure everything was covered. I also need to mention Bara Beach, where we went for cocktails pretty much every night, which is a two minute stroll along the beach. it’s a wonderful atmosphere which a happy hour 5.30-6.30 every night. The owner is a lovely guy and they have a great atmosphere especially around sunset. The staff we had looking after us made the trip so memorable and everyone from the manager to the cook, the pool boy, the security guards were so helpful. i even managed to play cricket with them a few times!
Stayed: January 2018
Hayley M
Hayley M

Stayed: December 2017

The old lady at the sea

A group of 18 of us stayed at the villa for two weeks December 2017. We were of mixed ages from 8 to 67. The villa accommodated all of us with plenty of space and an excellent pool. The staff were truly amazing and looked after our every whim, nothing was too much. The staff are discreet yet always on hand and always with a smile. The manager came everyday and organised amazing trips from safaris to train rides to climbing Adams peak. The drivers were knowledgable and always on time ensuring we got the most out of our trip. Truly lovely place and highly recommended. The cook made amazing food although I’m not sure we made the most of her skills and a tasting menu would be something to consider for future visitors. A washing machine would of been handy but we managed without. All in all a lovely place and fantastic memories made. Thank you for making our first visit to Sri Lanka one to remember and we will be back!
Stayed: December 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
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Sound system
  • Baby cot
  • Day bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bunk Bed
  • Twin bed
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Single bed
  • Bed Linen
  • Extra bed
  • Hangers
  • Ceiling fans

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Bath tub
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Separate toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Double sink
  • Towels
  • Universal shaver plug
  • Walk-in shower & Lavabo

Business facilities

  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Laptop friendly

Dining facilities

  • Electric stove
  • Gas stove
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Full crockery set
  • Juicer
  • Full cutlery utensil kit
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Rice cooker
  • Wine cooler
  • Water cooler
  • Food processor
  • Pots and Pans
  • Oven grill
  • Waste disposal
  • Cutlery, Glasses and Plates provided within the villa

Living facilities

  • Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Music System
  • Satelite TV and Court Yard

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • BBQ / Bar area
  • Gazebo or pergola
  • Hammock
  • Surveillance monitoring
  • Garage
  • Garden furniture
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor shower
  • Direct access to the beach , summer hut and veranda

Accessibility facilities

  • Home step free access
  • Bathroom on groundfloor
  • Bedroom on groundfloor
  • Toilet on groundfloor
  • Walkin shower
  • Single-level home
  • Wide doorway clearance
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Easy access to frontdoor
  • Disabled parking spot
  • Common space step free access
  • Common space wide doorway clearance

Child friendly facilities

  • Anti slip bath math
  • Baby nightlight
  • Babysitting
  • Booster seat
  • Changing table
  • Bed guards
  • Fireplace guards
  • Table corners guards
  • Highchair
  • Indoor baby toys
  • Kids club
  • Plastic crockery
  • Room darkening shades
  • Children toys
  • Pool fence
  • Kids pool

Entertainment facilities

  • Board games
  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Satelite TV
  • Stereo system
  • TV

Safety facilities

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fenced perimeter
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Garden enclosed
  • Safety guard
  • Security / Alarm system
  • Smoke detector


- 7 km Galle: Dutch Fort
- 1 km from villa Gintota : Silk Factory
- 5 km Dodanduwa : Temple
- 7 km Hikkaduwa : Sports
- 10 km Unawatuna : Beach


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

* max. 22 persons, 9 rooms
20 guests Low Seas. EUR 572 / High Seas. EUR 792 / Peak Season EUR 1232
22 guests Low Seas. EUR 580/ High Seas EUR 822/ Peak Seas. EUR 1306
* Rates include Government tax and services
* High-Speed Internet
* Maid & Guest Management Service
* Extra beds for children up to 3 years without any charge
* Parking service

Rates Exclude

* Child policy:
- under 12 years of age: half price
- under 3 y.o for free
* Less than 3 nights: extra charge of 10%
* Grocery shopping
* Excursions and airport transfer can be arranged upon request
* Events can be organized upon request
* Airport-Shuttle
* Continental Breakfast
* Shopper

Cancellation Policy

If a booking is cancelled 60 days before arrival the amount paid is fully refundable

If a booking is cancelled 30 days before arrival, the amount paid will be only 50% refunded

Payment Terms

1. A deposit payment of 25% of the total due will be required upon the confirmation of a reservation
2. The balance payment is due no later than 30 days prior to arrival through a bank transfer


Ideal for large groups and families

The beach villa - for rent - in Sri Lanka - at the south coast near Galle - has direct access to a deserted sandy beach.
The villa is a reconstruction of a 300 years old Dutch house.

Unique cuisine concept
All food and drinks can be bought at the market, local shop or supermarket and all meals are prepared and served by the staff.
We can do the shopping and for this, we charge only a small delivery cost.

Private driver
All kinds of excursions are possible. You can make arrangements about this such as discovering this tropical island in a private car with English-speaking driver - who is also your guide.

The beauty of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is characterized by its breathtakingly beautiful nature with tropical forests, mountains, waterfalls, nature reserves, large inland lakes, unspoiled beaches, palms, tea plantations, elephants, the inconceivable blue colour and the turbulent surf of the Indian Ocean and an extremely friendly population.

Tropical Climate
The southern coast belt is a lovely place to stay. From November till April the ocean becomes calm, the sky blue and in evening time wonderful sunsets. May, June and July are the hottest months of the year with most in the evening tropical rains what is then very refreshing.