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(15 customer reviews)

From US $1,250 US $1,000 /night

Talpe, Sri Lanka – 4 Bedrooms

Ishq Villa is a magnificent beachfront villa blending chic boutique style with colonial grandeur, offering sumptuous villa bliss.

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Ishq Villa is an incredibly stylish white villa set right on the beach on Sri Lanka’s gorgeous southern coastline. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Fell-Smith, the villa is one of Sri Lanka’s original luxury villas built on the island in the 1990s. Today, Ishq Villa offers an exquisite blend of streamlined modern design and lush beachside views, complemented by impeccable five-star service. The villa’s rates are inclusive children’s activities, walking tours and unlimited movie and music downloads and streaming. The only worry will be choosing between a dip in the pool and a frolic in the waves of the Indian Ocean waiting right on your doorstep.


  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Private jacuzzi
  • Satellite TV
  • Apple TV
  • Netflix
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe
  • Baby cot
  • High chair


  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Villa manager
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards
  • Tour to Galle Fort
  • Cycling tours
  • Local tour and trek
  • Unlimited movie and music streaming
  • Laundry service


  • Extra bed (not allowed)
  • Priced menu available
  • Spa services

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Ishq Villa Living

Ishq Villa takes its name from the Persian word for love and indeed, it’s hard not to fall head over heels for this beachfront retreat. The architecture takes cues from Sri Lanka’s colonial Dutch heritage, with a white colour palette and modern furnishings working beautifully against the blue ocean backdrop.

Living Room

Ishq Villa’s living areas are located on the ground floor close to the pool. Grab a seat on the white arm chairs and enjoy unobstructed views overlooking the pool and the ocean waiting beyond.

Dining Room

Ishq Villa’s dining table is located on the opposite side of the pool. The generous wooden table can seat up to 14 guests. There is a second round dining table close by, with an adjoining bar counter. The villa also includes a well-equipped gourmet kitchen.

Media Room

Ishq Villa’s media room includes a 60-inch flatscreen TV with Apple TV, Netflix, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Garden & Pool

Ishq Villa is built in a U-shape to surround the villa’s private courtyard swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by a shaded veranda with comfortable lounge seating and there are plenty of spots in the sun for those looking to perfect their tan. Ishq Villa is a beachfront villa where a few steps from the pool bring you to the Indian Ocean. Ishq Villa also has an ocean view Jacuzzi.


Ishq Villa Bedrooms

Ishq Villa has four bedrooms. Two rooms have king-sized beds. One room has one king-sized bed and one singe bed. The fourth room is a family room with three single beds and one king-sized bed. All bedrooms have an iPad and Bose speakers. Ishq Villa can sleep a maximum of 12 guests.

Bedroom 1

The first bedroom has a king-sized bed and one single bed. The ensuite bathroom has an indoor and outdoor shower.

3 Guests
1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 2

The second bedroom is the family room and includes three single beds and one king-sized bed. The ensuite bathroom has an indoor and outdoor shower.

5 Guests
1 King Bed + 3 Single Beds
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 3

The third bedroom has a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 4

The fourth bedroom has a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)


Ishq Villa Layout

Ishq Villa is a four-bedroom villa built in a U-shape around the villa’s private swimming pool. The villa includes fluid living areas adjacent to the pool and four bedrooms furnished with a king-sized bed. One bedroom also includes three single beds, making it ideal for families. Ishq Villa has an absolute beachfront position.


Ishq Villa Staff

Your stay in Ishq Villa is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Ishq Villa’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.

Villa Manager

Ishq Villa’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.


You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.


Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.


Ishq Villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements. The villa has a priced a la carte menu available. The chef is also happy to talk to the guests and take on any special requests for items outside of the menu which are then costed and priced for the guest. Ishq Villa can also cater to special menus such as a seafood BBQs which are tailored and priced according to the guests’ requests.

Spa Therapists

Professional spa therapists will visit the villa on request to provide a range of spa treatments in the villa.


Ishq Villa includes night time security.


Ishq Villa Location

Ishq Villa is in Talpe, Sri Lanka. The villa has an absolute beachfront position. The villa is located about 20 minutes from the UNESCO protected Galle Fort, which offers a great selection of restaurants and quaint boutiques. The gorgeous Unawatuna Beach is just seven minutes away by car. Ishq Villa is located about two hours from the airport in Colombo.


Ishq Villa Bookings

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Need to Know

  • Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 4 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
  • Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
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  • A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
  • Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • Check-in time: 2pm – check-out time: 12pm
  • Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
  • Payment can be settled by credit card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex)
  • Payment can be settled by bank transfer in your preferred currency (AUD / EUR / GBP / JPY / NZD / SGD / USD)
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15 reviews for ISHQ VILLA

  1. Avatar for John b

    John b

    Simply Unforgettable

    What an unforgettable week spent in the company of Manjula, our generous host, and his dedicated team. A villa that oozes charm from its spacious living area, fabulous suites to the breathtaking seascape and plentiful lounging areas around the pool.

    Picking up immediately on our love of food, we were treated to a constant bowlful of surprises! A visit to the market and a cookery class with Manjula and two fabulous chefs allowed us to learn the basics, understand how and what to serve during a Sri Lankan feast. The conversations with Manjula and chef about food and ingredients is a memory that will stick with me forever.

    The team looked after us being there as and when which left us time to do what we wanted when we wanted. Manjula also organized a trip to a tea plantation and nearby Galle. The elephant safari was accompanied by a picnic prepared for by the villa us to enjoy after an early start.

    The location allows access to short excursions up and down the coast and can be done in a tuk-tuk, train or with a guide. We were here for one week and we managed to visit outside, but equally to take advantage of the pool and beach walks.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed September 2019
    Stayed in September 2019

  2. Avatar for Trail09255103465


    Gracious Host, Delicious Food, Amazing Stay

    A once in a lifetime week! Manjula is a super host – he’s lovely, interesting, and helped us with every random query about Sri Lanka (and food). We had 7 nights, and the pool, the beach, the rooms, the hammock with crashing waves – everything was perfect. The team was so lovely and always had big smiles and very attentive (but they left us alone when they saw that we were happy to make our own coffee) We asked for Sri Lankan meals and breakfast, and it was unbelievably delicious, and they obviously had such joy in feeding us, the love came through what we ate. The two chefs also gave us a cooking lesson (after a trip to the Wednesday market with Manjula to pick up vegetables, especially ones we’d never tried) and we had such an appreciation for what they were making. I have a cumin allergy, which they had no problem catering for because everything was made fresh. We surprised ourselves by eating mostly vegetarian – there was always chicken or fish on the table, but the veg dishes were so interesting and tasty that we focused on them. Amazing, amazing, unforgettable week. Thank you Manjula and team.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed September 2019
    Stayed in September 2019

  3. Avatar for Getaway22962524441


    Priceless Foodie

    Let the chef cook local food for you for dinner. Wow. They should have a cookbook. We took a cooking class with them after we attended the local market to get some unique foods. Aside from this the place is fully outstanding but what tips the scales is the staff. Never before have we felt so gracefully hosted. Appreciating them was a gift for us. This place could be one you have to apply to stay at.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed September 2019
    Stayed in September 2019

  4. Avatar for Deeps_RH


    Best Part of Our Holiday in Sri Lanka!

    Ishq ticks all the (holiday) boxes. Manjula is a fantastic host – attentive, kind, interesting, accommodating and extremely gracious. The staff are lovely and hard working and the villa itself is extraordinary! I wouldn’t hesitate to book yourself or your family or group of friends a week here to get away from the world…you won’t regret it.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed May 2019
    Stayed in April 2019

  5. Avatar for StephanJC


    Luxurious and Relaxing

    Our group of 9 had a wonderful 5 day stay at this villa as a Christmas retreat before we headed to Yala National Park.

    The staff were fantastic: friendly, helpful, discrete and attentive.

    Food was delicious and the chef happily catered for the 3 Vegans amongst us. Nothing was a bother and no request went unfilled.

    The Villa itself was immaculate and luxurious. A great pool and gardens and surrounds were inviting and useable.

    We cannot more highly recommend the Villa and its staff.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed December 2018
    Stayed in December 2018

  6. Avatar for Arjun S

    Arjun S

    Gorgeous Villa, Outstanding Service

    Ishq villa is located right on the sea shore and has a breathtaking view of the sea. The villa is beautiful and is furnished very tastefully. The rooms are large, with high ceilings and immaculately clean. Our bathroom was large (it had 3 showers, including an open air one).

    The pool is located in the centre of the villa, which made it really convenient to keep an eye on our kids, while the adults hung out. The sea near the villa is blue and the water is crystal clear.

    The service staff were very attentive and made our stay very pleasant. The in-house chefs cooked custom meals for us, and did a fabulous job. The adults stuck mainly to Sri Lankan food (sambols, curries, appams, string hoppers), while the kids ate pizzas and pastas. The service staff were lead by Manjule, who did an outstanding job of making sure our entire party was comfortable.

    In summary, if you’re looking for a beautiful villa to hang out with friends and family, while eating yummy food I highly recommend Ishq villa.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed November 2018
    Stayed in November 2018

  7. Avatar for Roving586873


    Breathtaking Escape

    Ishq is spectacular – beautifully designed and decorated, taking into consideration all the comforts of home and more. There are so many thoughtful additions and considerations, from the beautifully maintained infinity pool to the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispensers in each shower stall (inside and out).

    The openness of the villa design is breathtaking, and keeping the beautifully crafted old doors to the bedrooms and within the bedrooms adds so much to the overall appearance. The vaulted ceilings in the rooms adds a magnificent touch.

    We long to be back for the serenity, the escape and the simplicity of the town, the morning and evening walks we enjoyed along the beach and the few stray dogs that accompanied us. The weather was gorgeous, and just laying on the comfortable deck chairs under the coconut trees and on the hammock seems such a dream away as summer comes to an end.

    Needless to say, the staff topped off the wonderful stay we enjoyed at Ishq. Manjula and his staff were always gentle and respectful, and Chef was great. They obliged us so much – thank you!!

    We would strongly recommend Ishq villa to anyone who visits Sri Lanka!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed September 2018
    Stayed in August 2018

  8. Avatar for Samniverse


    Beautiful Beachfront Villa – Thoughtful Design / Good Food / Wonderful Staff

    We stayed at Ishq as a family of four in the low/shoulder season of August. The photographs are faithful to the beautiful design and feel of the villa. It is a clean, peaceful and airy space that did not feel too large for us, even though the villa can hold up to 12 guests comfortably.

    Manjula, who heads up the villa’s staff, was terrific. His capability, good humour, courtesy and willingness to go the extra mile – quite literally, when he took my sister and me on a long bike ride through the nearby mangroves and paddy fields – made our stay. The staff were very diligent, making sure the large, well-appointed rooms were tidy at all times, the laundry was done, and the towels (both bathroom and poolside) were frequently changed.

    It is not easy to maintain a house like Ishq in a tropical climate, and we often admired how thoughtful the design was as a whole – from the details and materials to the structural elements and use of space. (My father, an architect, says it’s one of the best homes he has seen!)

    The food was also very good. The chef easily accommodated vegetarian, gluten-free and healthy meal requests but also served delicious dinners of Sri Lankan curries, chili crab (a must) and a wonderful fresh apple crumble.

    The weather in August is mild with swiftly passing thunderstorms and lots of breeze. We were never too hot and had a couple of lovely sunny days. The beachfront location is great for watching the pole fishermen in the morning and the dramatic surf – though the sea is not swimmable and the beach is a little too narrow and steeply sloped for walking.

    One unfortunate thing about the villa’s location is its proximity to two wedding halls, which for us meant three days and one late night of very loud dance music. We were happy to tolerate it at first, being sympathetic that it was somebody’s “big day”, but I’m afraid it did affect our overall fantastic experience at Ishq. Having said that, I would not hesitate to return or to recommend this villa to anyone.

    Thank you Manjula & team for a perfect summer holiday in Sri Lanka.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2018
    Stayed in August 2018

  9. Avatar for Heba7179



    The villa was magical I went with a group of 12 friends “ all girls “ who really enjoyed the stay.. professional staff , An amazing chief , the villa was beyond my expectations , the rooms were clean all Day, The Staff were very helpful & honest , the security guy made us feel safe, the swimming pool was really beautiful.. I celebrated my birthday there and it was the best birthday ever .. this villa is highly recommended.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2018
    Stayed in July 2018

  10. Avatar for SajaniPathirane


    Paradise Found

    From the moment you step in, a staff member eagerly awaiting to “welcome you home” everything at Ishq Villa is literally perfect! I can’t emphasise on it enough to be honest.

    The view & interior of the space at Ishq Villa is absolutely breathtaking. It’s your best escape from reality where it’s both peaceful & serene. Very well thought out with every little detail looked into! With your own private beach, fully equipped rooms with an outdoor shower – jacuzzi + Bluetooth bose speakers in each room & the surrounding space where you can freely listen to your own playlist from any corner at the Villa!

    Absolutely loved the food, service & ambience! The Staff at Ishq Villa were extremely kind & always ready to help whenever in need of assistance which was one of their best traits!

    Overall it was an amazing experience & I can’t wait till next time. Thanks again to the wonderful team at Ishq Villa for making our stay worthwhile!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed July 2018
    Stayed in July 2018

  11. Avatar for Mahoshadi P

    Mahoshadi P


    I just returned home from my stay at Ishq villa and i am finding it difficult to adapt to reality!

    This place is absolute magic! The villa is breathtakingly beautiful, the rooms are so clean, all rooms are fully equipped with every single utility you can think of and need. It also has every facility covered – the pool, private beach, gym, tv room (equipped with anything and everything)! Moving on to the food, it is our of this world! Even the most simplest thing like boiled veggies taste bloody fantastic!

    Lastly, the hospitality is so welcoming and warm! The group of 8 men, were so efficient, helpful ,kind and all rounders! Every single penny spent is worth it! 100% recommendation and you can pack light because they got you covered in every possible way! I LOVED my stay and hope to be back soon!

    Keep up the great work!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed July 2018
    Stayed in July 2018

  12. Avatar for Arnold S

    Arnold S


    I stayed at this beautiful villa last year. As soon as you enter the villa you forget about everything around. Just the ambience is so homely. The rooms are so spacious. The food is delicious. The staff is so friendly and helpful. They are ever ready to take care of you.

    Don’t forget the TV room equipped with a PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii, Netflix, Apple TV and so many more games. The villa is ideal for couples, families and for a group of friends. You just don’t feel like leaving this beautiful home.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in November 2017

  13. Avatar for Faziafaris21



    The villa was located in a really calm spot. The service was great and the staff were very hospitable and friendly. We really enjoyed the pool and the food was delicious.

    Can’t wait to come again!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

  14. Avatar for Linda M

    Linda M

    “A place to go back to!”

    I had the most amazing 3 days in Ishq during my Sri Lankan trip due to many factors! Simply the experience that I could wake up with a direct view on the ocean straight from my bed each morning… We were also enjoying hearty breakfasts by the sea consisting of beautifully prepared local dishes.

    The staff did their best during our whole stay to make us super-comfortable and happy. I particularly enjoyed the outdoor shower, the mini-golf, the stunning sunset and the food. There are also many touristic spots to visit next door in Galle, too!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in December 2017

  15. Avatar for Nika P

    Nika P

    “Perfect Villa”

    Wow, best villa ever! Stayed there for 3 nights and what a truly amazing stay it was. It is brand new – opened in November 2017. The complete renovation was lead by one of the first students of Jeffrey Bauer, so every detail is carefully chosen. The ocean front view is really fantastic. It has 4 large bedrooms and is ideal for extended families of grown ups of friends gatherings.

    The villa is rented out as a whole, so even if you are just 2, you will have full privacy. It has multiple entertainment areas, we especially liked the gaming room, where you can play board games, read a book from the library collection, watch series on Netflix on Apple TV or have fun with Playstation, Nintendo WII. It’s the best equipped villa I’ve seen in terms of the sound system, as Bose speakers are all over the place, whereas each room has its own iPad to switch between songs easily.

    There was some construction work done in the next building (should be supposedly finished within a couple of weeks) but we really didn’t mind. The food was great – we only had breakfast included, but chose to stay in in the retreat to have delicious lunch and dinner.

    The manager is a former gourmet chef and can make your wishes come true. The staff was very helpful and nice. The beach is wild so you don’t have good access straight from the villa, you have to take 3 min walk. Overall highly recommend it – might also be a great place to have a small wedding.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

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