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Ishq Talpe


Welcome to Ishq Talpe, a wonderful 5-bedroom beachfront villa located near Galle in Sri Lanka.

This home offers an incredible beachfront vacation in one of the most spectacular vacations on the island. Experience an authentic island experience while also enjoying the comfort and luxury of your private home. There is nothing more you can wish for than what is provided at Ishq Talpe. The home boasts a contemporary yet comfortable design, allowing you to relax in the lap of luxury.

Ishq Talpe is a family-owned, informal and bespoke luxury villa set in a remarkable location on the quiet coastline of Talpe. The villa takes its name from the Arabic word for love and passion. This beautiful 5-bedroom villa first came to life in the 1990s, a part of the original fabric of the island’s first luxury villas designed by renowned architect, the late Bruce Fell-Smith. Today, the villa is a wonderful fusion of a love for clean design with oceanic hues and brings together all the comforts of a boutique hotel with the privacy and exclusivity of a private villa. What more could you ask for.

At Ishq Talpe you can expect characteristics of colonial Dutch heritage, high ceilings, airy spaces in bedrooms and common areas, large king-sized beds for deep slumbers, and low-slung chairs by the courtyard pool for sunbathing. Spend your days lounging by your wonderful private pool before heading to the beach or into the Indian Ocean for a refreshing dip.

If you wish you can enjoy a therapeutic evening massage on the lawn before enjoying a lazy swim in your pool. This is the perfect location for watching the unmatched sunsets of Sri Lanka.

Meals at Ishq Talpe feature fabulous Sri Lankan and international cuisine highlighting fresh seafood and locally grown produce, whilst the well-stocked games and movie room is an ideal hangout for families and children. There is something for all members of your group to enjoy during your stay. You will never have to leave the comfort of your private villa if you do not wish as everything is provided for you here.

Exceptional Villas’ wonderful and dedicated concierge service will be on hand from the minute you have booked your luxury vacation to assist with all details small and large to ensure an exceptional trip to Sri Lanka. Reservations, excursions, and activities can all be taken care of by the concierge team to ensure all details of your vacation are managed seamlessly.

Bedroom 1: Garden Suite – Our Garden Suite is equipped with a king-size bed, an additional single bed, a veranda, and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower.
Bedroom 2: Garden Family Suite - The Garden Family Suite consists of a king-size bed, veranda, ensuite bathroom with rain shower and a connecting room with three single beds.
Bedroom 3: Garden Suite - Similar to Bedroom 1, this room is equipped with a king-size bed, veranda and en-suite bathroom with a rain shower
Bedroom 4: Ocean Suite - The spacious Ocean Suite comes with a king-size bed, private jacuzzi, ensuite bathroom with rain shower, and a large veranda with direct access onto the garden and views of the ocean.
Bedroom 5: Master Suite - Located on the first floor, our indulgent Master Suite is arranged around a beautiful king size bed, an adjoining sitting area with a TV, and overlooks the pool and the gorgeous Indian Ocean. The room has a large ensuite bathroom with a rain shower.

• Air-conditioning
• Fan
• Safety deposit box
• Torch
• Toiletries
• Hairdryer
• Bathrobes
• Wi-Fi connectivity
• iPad
• Bose Speakers

The villa can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests (including children). Two baby cots are available on request. The bedding configuration in each room cannot be changed. There are no extra beds available at the villa. The villa is available for exclusive use only.

• 12m pool with a wraparound veranda
• Lawn with hammock and sunbeds
• 24-hour on-site staff assistance
• Doctor on call
• Refrigerator
• Iron and ironing board
• Complimentary luggage storage
• Outsourced laundry service (chargeable)
• Entertainment room & library
• PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch
• Board games and card games
• Netflix and Apple TV
• Bose sound system
• Unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi
• Universal wall sockets
• Private functions

The villa has nine dedicated staff led by Villa Host, Manjula, and includes chefs and villa attendants. An outsourced security guard will also be present on site.

Bed and Breakfast included. Upgrades to BB+ Basis and HB are also available at additional cost. Enquire NOW for details. Lunch and Dinner will be served from the villa’s à la carte menu and charged
accordingly. Access to the villa’s fully equipped kitchen is strictly limited to the villa team. Outside food is strictly not permitted.

Our menus offer an array of options from Sri Lankan to International cuisine featuring fresh fish and seafood. All dietary requirements can be catered to - including gluten and vegan meals - and our in-house chefs are flexible with creating dishes off the menu. Pork is not offered at the villa.

BBQs can be arranged in the garden overlooking the ocean and will be charged separately. Packed or picnic meals can be provided to guests when venturing out during the day. The villa does not have a liquor license. Guests are encouraged to bring their own liquor which the team will be happy to chill and serve. There will be no corkage fee.

Contact the Exceptional Villas concierge to arrange all menus prior to arrival to ensure a fantastic vacation while at Ishq Talpe.

Check in time - 1400Hrs
Check out time - 1100Hrs
For early check-ins requiring immediate access to the villa, we recommend booking a night prior to the arrival date for guaranteed access. Similarly, for late checkouts, booking an additional night would guarantee access. Early check-ins after 0700Hrs will be charged 50% of the nightly rate and before 0700Hrs will be charged a full night. Late checkouts until 1800Hrs will be charged
50% of the nightly rate and after 1800Hrs will be charged a full night. If the booking party does not wish to book additional nights, we would be glad to store their luggage until their departure.

Talpe is a wonderful coastal town on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka and is in close proximity to UNESCO Galle Dutch Fort. Ishq Talpe sits on a quaint stretch of beach, with an active coral reef that can be explored during the season. Sea turtles congregate to feast in front of the villa in the early hours of the morning and evening, an incredible sight to witness.

Between November to April, a hundred-meter walk along the beach on either side of the villa offers natural pools for swimming. The best swimmable beach in the area is Wijaya beach, a 4-minute drive (1.2km) from the villa. For surfing enthusiasts, the closest surf breaks include Unawatuna (10-minute drive; 4km), Kabalana(15-minute drive; 9km), Dewata (15-minute drive; 6km)and Weligama (30-minute drive; 20km).

Inland Talpe is as diverse as its rich waters and will take you through tea plantations, paddy cultivations, villages, lakes, local markets, and ancient temples. The area also has an interesting selection of bars, restaurants, and cafes for you and your guests to choose from. You will be absolutely spoilt for choice.

Nearest Train Station
• Talpe Railway Station – 700m (2-minute drive)
• Galle Railway Station – 10km (25-minute drive)

Nearest International Airport:
• Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) - 160km (2.15-hour drive)
• Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRI) - 115km (1.45-hour drive)

Nearest Domestic Airport:
• Koggala Airport (KCT) - 5.5km (10-minute drive) for chartered or scheduled flights

Nearest Port:
• Galle Harbour – 7km (16-minute drive)

• Hosted walking tour of UNESCO Galle Fort
• Exclusive marine mammal-watching experience
• Guided cycling trails through paddy fields & lakes
• Hosted village tour on bikes & boat
• Hosted cinnamon plantation tour
• Hosted UNESCO Galle Fort treasure hunt
• Exclusive sunset cruise
• Hosted trek through Kanneliya Rainforest
• Hosted a traditional village cooking experience
• Hosted a traditional mask-making experience

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.


Talpe, Sri Lanka
Nearest airport Koggala Air Force Base
Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)
5.2 km
160 km
Nearest train station Talpe Railway Station 700 meters
Nearest beach Beachfront 50 meters
Nearest restaurant The Runcible Spoon Restaurant 350 meters


  • Bedroom(s): 5 ( Sleeps 14 )
    5 King
  • Bathroom(s): 6
    8 Showers, 11 Wash basins, 6 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Electricity, Gated Entrance, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Terrace, Security, Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Breakfast included, Iron and Board, Luxury Finishes, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Beach Access, Beach Front, Ocean Front, Outdoor Shower, Parking, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool
  • Services: Breakfast included, Butler Service, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Final Cleaning, Fully Staffed, Laundry extra, Linen provided, Towels provided


Availability is on a request basis - please Enquire


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 1,550 $ 10,850 1 Nights -
15-Apr-2024 - 30-Apr-2024 $ 1,550 $ 10,850 1 Nights -

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 14
    • Bedroom(s): 5
    • Bathroom(s): 6
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Beach Front, Family, Fully Staffed, Ocean Front, Sea Views, Walk to Beach