Skye House is a grand boutique fun family villa, only 10km from the historic Galle Fort. There are four luxury en-suite suites, plus a child’s bunk room. Seconds from the luscious L-shaped pool adjoining the house you walk out through swaying coconut trees and onto the spectacular, super soft sand of Habaraduwa beach. The clever and generous design of the house boasts an extensive and very accommodating range of living space. Courtesy of the open plan sitting room, poolside games room, various adjoining balconies and terraces, everyone has the option to retreat to their own peaceful corner or share the ample communal areas together. A team of six staff of Skye House will cater to your every need, as well as challenge guests to a game of beach cricket!
Arriving through large wooden gates, you are instantly greeted by two lion fountains and a fantastic purple lotus pond. On your left, French doors lead you into the immaculate and well-equipped kitchen. Marbled stone worktops, whitewashed walls and stripy breakfast stools, make this a very striking and inviting breakfast or children’s dining area. Stepping stones across a small lawn lead to the en-suite poolside games room, complete with TV/DVD Player/WIFI, table football and pool table. Elegant glass doors open out onto the stylish sundeck, equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas overlooking the infinity terrazzo tiled pool. The Pond Room terrace, situated immediately on the right as you enter the property has twin beds and an en-suite with shower. Above the twin, up the wooden stairway, is a children’s bunk room with six beds and a cot. Head south along the decking, elevated over the inner courtyard pond below to an alluring wicker sofa with a sensational sea view. This balcony continues through to the veranda that stretches for the entirety and either side are the two main bedrooms both with inviting ocean views. Head south along the decking, elevated over the inner courtyard pond below to an alluring wicker sofa with a sensational sea view. This balcony continues through to the veranda that stretches for the entirety and either side are the two main bedrooms both with inviting ocean views.The Master Suite is on the right; four poster bed, lovely antique furniture and a Narnia inspired wardrobe. The spacious en-suite bathroom has twin sinks, a Victorian bath, that when lying down you can see out to sea,and separate shower. The other bedroom on this level is another magnificent room with garden, pool and ocean views. It comes with a king-size sleigh bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.
Below these two suites is the large living/dining space, with French doors opening out to the garden, indoor courtyard and infinity pool. The long wooden table seating up to 14 is at one end whilst at the other are two sofas and a blue daybed. A small study leads off the living space with a desk and WI-FI access. Accessed via the inner courtyard, opposite the Pond room, is the Garden Suite, with a king-sized bed and en-suite, with shower and French glass windows that lead out to the garden. A unique Jungle Gym of Skye House is discreetly situated to the side of the house, guided by two turquoise antique shutters that stylishly accent the crisp white wall. The immaculate lawn, laid across the back of the house shares the spectacular sea view. Hosted by palm trees, a volleyball net awaits, perhaps followed by an afternoon snooze in the hammock and an evening stroll along the beach. Whether ‘active’ or ‘relaxing’, Skye House has all that could be desired for the perfect holiday.
Bedrooms and Living Areas at Villa Skye House
Two-storey Skye House comprises a series of interconnecting buildings designed to maximise the flow of air and space. All bedrooms are air conditioned and have private ensuite bathrooms with showers.
The main entrance takes you into a courtyard edged by a lily pond. To the right is the twin-bedded Pond Room and a timber staircase leading to the first floor. To the left is a breezy open-plan whitewashed kitchen with a centre island and slim breakfast table for eight.
Beyond the kitchen is a huge and inviting fan-cooled living and dining room with wide folding doors onto a deep veranda furnished with sunbeds and sphere chairs. Here you can sink into deeply cushioned sofas or sit at the 10-person dining table (which overlooks the pool) for a formal meal. Next to the living room, and sharing the same sweeping veranda, is the Garden Suite, replete with a king-size four-poster bed.
On the first floor of the house is a timber landing where there’s a table tennis table and cupboard with bats, balls and yoga mats. Directly opposite the stairs (fitted with a stair gate) is a kids’ bunk room with three sets of bunk beds and a baby cot. From the landing, a timber galley leads towards two spacious suites encircled by a balcony, both of which have cosy armchairs and breath-taking sea views. The Master Suite has a super king-size four-poster bed and a large bathroom with a freestanding tub whilst the Guest Suite has a king-size sleigh bed and southerly coastal views.
To the side of the house, a terrace topped with sunbeds edges the pool, behind which a freestanding pavilion is home to daybeds, a satellite TV and DVD player and a bathroom with shower. Tucked to the opposite side of the house is a kids’ playground with swings, monkey bars and a pirates’ cabin.
Service and Facilities
Bedroom 1: Master Suite: 1st Floor. King size 4 poster bed. Ensuite bathroom with tub. Air con. Overhead fan. French windows leading to south facing balcony with sea views.
Bedroom 2: Master Suite 2: 1st Floor. King size sleigh bed. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Air con. Overhead fan. French windows leading onto south facing balcony with sea views.
Bedroom 3: Children’s bunk room: 1st Floor. 6 bunk beds. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Air con. Overhead fan.
Bedroom 4: Guest twin: Ground floor. Twin beds – 6ft 8in by 3ft 6in. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower. French windows leading onto terrace overlooking inner courtyard pond.
Bedroom 5: Guest double: Ground floor. King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower. French windows leading onto terrace and garden.
Open plan sitting and dining room: Ground floor. 40 ft by 21ft. Sofas and armchair. 10ft by the 3.6ft dining table with 12 chairs. Overhead fans. Views over garden, pool, and inner courtyard pond.
TV / Games room: TV/ DVD. Table tennis table. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower.
Study: 8ft by 9ft with desk. Air con. Views over the garden.
Kitchen: 25ft by 18ft. Fully equipped. Breakfast bar with 8 stools.
Pool: Approx. 36ft by 42ft with steps and shallow end.
Playground: 2 swings; monkey bars, rope ladder; pirate hut
House Staff: Chef, Butler, Steward, Room boys, Gardener/pool attendant, Security.
Welcome drink and cool towel for all arrival times
Internet connection capable
*Rates are subject to 9.2% service charge, taxes, etc. Please note the above rates are valid for 2018 – 2019. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date.