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(9 customer reviews)

From US $1,100 /night

Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka – 6 Bedrooms

JH Villa is a dream villa in Sri Lanka: historic colonial estate with a 15-metre pool, lush gardens and five-minute walk to the beach.

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JH Villa Overview

If you’re looking for the ultimate Sri Lankan experience, JH Villa is the perfect choice. This colonial Portuguese estate has been lovingly restored into a lavish six-bedroom villa with a 15-metre pool surrounded by lush gardens. You can reach the beach in a five-minute stroll and guests enjoy access to a private beach house. To make the most of your time in Sri Lanka, the villa sits just 10 kilometres from the UNESCO protected Galle Fort.

Sleeps: 12 guests (14 max)


  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Nespresso machine
  • Private pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe
  • iPod dock
  • Baby cot
  • Baby highchair


  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Fruit basket on arrival
  • Villa manager
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards


  • Children under 2yrs free
  • Extra bed child USD $20 per night
  • Extra bed adult USD $30 per night
  • Set menu lunch or dinner USD $23 per person
  • Priced menu available
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa services
Last Minute Discount

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Early Bird Discount

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JH Villa Living

JH Villa offers the best of Sri Lanka in one fell swoop. What was once a Portuguese colonial estate has been transformed into a modern villa which maintains the estate’s historic charm and integrity. The gardens are an event onto themselves with palm trees, water features, orchids and bird song surrounding a sparkling private pool.

Living Room

The villa is centred around the living room, which is cooled by ceiling fans. The room features white sofas and cool tiled floors and the doorways feature beautiful wooden carvings.

Dining Room

The living room extends to the formal dining area, where a dining table sits overlooking a beautiful lily pond. The fully-equipped kitchen includes a double fridge, freezer, wine cooled, stove and oven.

Garden & Pool

The villa’s lush gardens include water features, orchids and vast lawns. The centre piece is the 15-metre pool, which is surrounded by 12 sun beds and six parasols. There’s an open-plan pavilion which works as an alfresco dining room and is a great spot for practicing yoga. The villa sits within a five-minute walk of the beach where guests have access to a private beach house. The house features a sitting area, kitchen and guest bathroom with great views of the ocean. The beach itself has white sands and offers great swimming conditions.


JH Villa Bedrooms

JH Villa has six bedrooms, each one named after a precious gem stone. Five rooms feature king-sized beds. The sixth room comes with two single beds which can also be set up as a king-sized bed if needed.

Bedroom 1

The Ruby bedroom is located in the main house and features a king-sized four-poster bed. The room opens to a large furnished veranda. The room comes with a TV, safety box, mini fridge and a Nespresso machine. The ensuite bathroom features a shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 2
JH Villa Spacious Bedroom | Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka

The Jade room is also located in the main building. This room is fitted with a king-sized bed, satellite TV, mini fridge and a Nespresso machine. The room opens to a large veranda and features an ensuite bathroom with a shower. This room can sleep one extra guest on a sofa bed at an extra charge.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 3

The Emerald room also occupies the main house and offers access to a spacious veranda. The room is fitted with a king-sized four-poster bed, mini fridge, in-room safe, Nespresso machine and an ensuite with a shower, free standing bathtub and dual vanities.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Bedroom 4
JH Villa Guest Bedroom with Terrace | Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka

The Topaz room is located in a separate garden bungalow with a private veranda. This room also has its own open-plan living area with a kitchen and dining area. The bedroom features a king bed, mini fridge, in-room safe, Nespresso machine and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 5

The Sapphire room features a king-sized four-poster bed and an adjoining living room with a single bed/sofa. The bedroom features a Nespresso machine, mini fridge, satellite TV and an in-room safe. The beautiful ensuite bathroom is furnished with double basins, a shower and a bathtub. This room can sleep one extra guest on a sofa bed at an extra charge.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Bedroom 6

The Amethyst room offers flexibility as it comes with two single beds which can also be set up as a king bed if needed. The room also includes coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe and an ensuite bathroom fitted with a shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed or 2 Singles
Bathroom (Shower)


JH Villa Layout

JH Villa is centred around the spacious living and dining room, with doors opening to the villa’s main entrance. The villa features six bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. The villa has a 15-metre long swimming pool. Guests also have access to JH Beach House; an exclusive beach bungalow located a five-minute walk from the villa.


JH Villa Staff

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

Villa Manager

JH 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 24 hours per day to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.


The 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. There is a three-course set menu each day for lunch or dinner costing USD $23 per person per meal. Guests have a choice of two starters and two main courses and dessert. There is also an à la carte all-day dining menu. We can also organise a beautiful lunch at JH Beach House, prepared by our chef (booking in advance advised). The chef and his team are flexible – if you let us know of any special requirements pre-arrival, we will be happy to accommodate you.


It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.



JH Villa is located in Habaraduwa on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The villa sits within a five-minute walk of a great swimming beach where guests also have access to a private beach house – JH Beach House. The villa is located just 10 kilometres from the UNESCO protected Galle Fort and you can reach the famous Handunugoda Tea Estate in a 25-minute drive.



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Need to Know

  • Minimum stay: Low Season: 2 nights, High Season: 2 nights, Peak Season: 5 nights
  • Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
  • We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
  • 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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9 reviews for JH VILLA

  1. Avatar for Devy


    I like ambience of JH Villa. I feel this is the perfect place for relax. I enjoyed lunch time here, The food was excellent, the staff served us very well. Tranquil place, I would recommend this place to everyone.

  2. Avatar for Uberd


    A Wonderful Villa

    So glad we found this Villa.

    We booked in here at the last minute after finding our original booked accommodation simply unacceptable.

    The rooms are beautifully presented with quality furniture and fittings.

    The pool area is fantastic and it is a five minute walk to the beach if you want a change of scenery.

    This is not a hotel but truly a Villa. Only six rooms and staff there to help with whatever you need

    Sammy the head chef, yes there are two staff there to prepare you meals if you want, is a very good chef. The food was magnificent and Sammy catered specifically for my wife’s allergy to sulphites and vinegars.

    As it is a Villa, there is no bar, but some drinks available. We bought some beers down the street and put them in the kitchen fridge.

    This is five star accommodation that is well worth the experience.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2019
    Stayed in March 2019

  3. Avatar for Sjeshaw


    Stunning Boutique Hotel

    We had the extraordinary good fortune to have booked a 2 night stay at JH Villa at the end of our 11 night Sri Lankan holiday. Without a doubt, this is one of the nicest boutique hotels we have ever stayed in, in all our years of travel. The decor is beautiful, beds extremely comfortable, staff are attentive and unassuming and the pool area is simply remarkable. It feels like the owners have thought of every single small detail in this property. The beach is just a short stroll away and access is easy at the JH Beach House. The food is excellent, from pastas to keep our kids happy to authentic Sri Lankan curries. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2019
    Stayed in February 2019

  4. Avatar for Anna Phoebe

    Anna Phoebe

    An Absolute Haven. It Exceeded Every Possible Expectation and was an Unforgettable Stay!

    JH Villa is an extraordinary, special place. My boyfriend and I had a truly unforgettable stay here. It is the most exquisitely beautiful oasis and the high expectations I had were completely exceeded. The tranquil grounds are the perfect spot to relax with only the sounds of the monkeys and plethora of other tropical wildlife for company. The rooms are exquisitely appointed and I don’t know where to begin in praising the staff for their incredibly warm welcome and for looking after us so attentively. We could not have been better catered for – Sammi’s meals were just outstanding and the warmth and friendliness of all of the staff will stay with us always. We can’t wait to return!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed December 2018
    Stayed in December 2018

  5. Avatar for Helen W

    Helen W


    Wonderful place. It is a gorgeous building with beautiful gardens and pool. Chef cooks delicious food and everyone looks after you so well. And if you can year yourself away, the beach (with a private beach house) is 5 mins walk away and the fun of Galle fort isn’t far in a tuk tuk.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed November 2018
    Stayed in November 2018

  6. Avatar for Effeisirap


    Beautiful Time in Sri Lanka

    Spent the most beautiful time in Sri Lanka in the fantastic JH Villa surrounded by the most luxurious garden. The snacks at the pool at sunset prepared by the cooks were absolutely divine and it was hard to leave the place for a tuk tuk ride to Galle Fort. Back home all the Staff and Manager made the most to create an exclusive atmosphere of well being and kindness.

    I will surely come back to enjoy also the Beach House and the catch of the day from the fisherman’s nearby.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed October 2018
    Stayed in September 2018

  7. Avatar for Soljohnsrud



    What can I say- this is better than a 5* hotel. We have traveled a lot, so know What we are talking about!:)

    We stayed for 5 days, but could easily stay longer.

    The property are so well kept, lovely surroundings with peacocks, monkey and lovely garden. The swimmingpool are superb.

    The villa it self is lovely- we stayed in the Jade room. Spacious, lovely interior and very clean (all days)

    The chef are so good- we love food, and this is one of the best food experience we have had. Did so much to please our pallets, from breakfast, lunch to Dinner. Fresh and perfect flavours.

    The other staff is also very good and did everything to make this a perfect vacation. Gave us excellent service. Plyed with our children (age 1,5 and 3,5 years old). The the dogs are the sweetest. The manager himself guided us in Galle.:)

    The Villa has its own beach house – that was lovely. Unfortunately the waves was to big for us because of the kids. But they drive us to Wijaya beach, wich is protected with the reef. We could also swim with turtles:)

    We want to come back and would recomend it to everybody.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed July 2018
    Stayed in July 2018

  8. Avatar for Flashy56


    “Absolutely stunning”

    We stayed at this magical villa for just 3 nights but wish we could have stayed longer . It is set in 3 acres of immaculately tended gardens, the pool is spectacular , and the villa itself is beautifully designed. The bathrooms are very light and bright and each room has a wonderful verandah to sit and relax. The highlights are the lovely staff who make you feel completely spoilt.

    It really feels like a very luxurious friends house 2 lovely well behaved dogs who accompany you everywhere..! We only had dinner once , but it was lovely , delicious homemade curry and really nice wine All this , and just a short walk to the beach ! It is a very special place and would highly recommend it, Can’t wait to return.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2018
    Stayed in March 2018

  9. Avatar for Fiona L

    Fiona L

    “Unforgettable stay at JH Villa!”

    What a fabulous stay we have had at JH Villa! The house is splendid and surrounded by the most wonderful lush gardens. Waking up to the sound of birds (and monkeys), spotting peacocks, watching monkeys swinging around the beautiful mango and jackfruit trees – and you’re 5 mins away from the beach!!!

    The staff were lovely – warm and hospitable – the kind of hospitality you only get in Sri Lanka. Our little 2 yr old could not get enough of the verandas, the pool cabanas, Togo the lovely lab and what he called “running in the jungle!” It’s evident this place has been carefully restored by an amazing owner who has invested more than just money and time.

    A fantastic place – and we will definitely be back! A big thank you to Mr Warne and his team for making our stay special. Keep up the good work!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in December 2017, Traveled With Family

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