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IF Villa 5 bedroom south facing beach on a lagoon with cook

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Just as Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem ‘If’ inspires, so its namesake soothes; as soon as you walk along the tropical garden path and through the front door, soak in the generous surroundings and take your first glimpse at the beautiful turquoise sea that it so fortunately overlooks, you are immediately put at ease.

The soft sandy beach is directly accessible from the villa and is one of the island’s finest; typically deserted, it’s washed by a sea that’s superb for swimming in as it’s protected by an offshore coral reef.

The elegant design of IF was inspired by sketches of beautiful Dutch colonial buildings in Barbara Sansoni’s classic book Viharas and Verandas of Ceylon and was the first to be built on this stretch of coastline more than 40 years ago. The interior design echoes the villa’s simplistic build and suitably equips it with only the most essential furnishings, many of which are strikingly beautiful Dutch period antiques.

There are 5 queen sized bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom which can comfortably sleep 10 people. Luxury comes in the form of space in the large garden, the huge living room and the handful of places where company or quietude can delightfully be found; the cushion-topped sofa on the ocean terrace is without a doubt one of Sri Lanka’s most splendid spots for savouring sensational sundowners beside the sea.

The breezy wide verandah surrounding the living area is the ideal spot to enjoy your meals. Our chef is capable of Sri Lankan & European dishes created with the fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood of Sri Lanka. It is some of the best you will eat anywhere in the world.

IF can be sociable or serene, depending upon the occasion. A favourite with families, children will adore the villa’s spacious grounds and the lagoon-like sea that can be swum in year-round while serenity seekers will adore its privacy and seclusion.

However the villa’s location in Talpe means a generous selection of shops, restaurants and attractions are easily accessible IF you can be prised from your sun bed to step outdoors or just to snorkel amongst the tropical fish in the coral lagoon at your doorstep.


Dining and Living Area
Surrounding Area
Cleanliness and Safety
Child Friendly
Dedicated Parking Space
Ocean View
Off Street Parking
On the Ocean
Private Entrance
Water View




Standard rates
Daily: $900
From: 01 May 2024
To: 30 Nov 2024
Daily: $550
From: 01 Dec 2024
To: 16 Dec 2024
Daily: $650
From: 17 Dec 2024
To: 07 Jan 2025
Daily: $900
From: 08 Jan 2025
To: 30 Apr 2025
Daily: $750



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