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Pool with a view
Rear of villa at twilight
Pool and lake viewed from balcony
Sunset over pool
Lounge
Pool & sun terrace
Master bedroom
Reflections on the lake
Master bedroom dressing table
Honeymoon greeting
Balcony view
View across balcony
View from master bedroom ensuite
Master bedroom shower
Pool shower
Sunrise- its worth getting up!
Sunterrace plants
Front of villa
Monkeys by the pool
Bedroom two ensuite
Lower garden and jetty
Master bedroom
TV/games room
Lower garden
Kitchen
Veranda seating
Local transport
Dining area
Front steps
Hammock by the pool
Garden swings
Balcony side view
Bedroom 3 ensuite
Right hand side of garden
Sunterrace greenery
Sunset from balcony
Letting off steam!
Front of house
Lower garden in front of the pool
Garden room ensuite
The garden room
Peacock on the gate post
Antique chest
Kingfisher in action
Rear of villa
Side of house viewed from garden
Garden
Koggala beach
Villa from the lake
Bed 2
Bed 3
Bed 3 mirror
Wall Lizard
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Koggala, Galle District, Southern Province

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SEF201474...
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Best holiday ever!”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Lakeview villa completely surpassed our expectations. The location is sublime, overlooking a huge lake where solo fishermen row for their catch in outrigger canoes. The villa is carefully designed to offer natural ventilation, spacious living, privacy, and amazing views. The staff at the villa are friendly, obliging, and discreet. Sonali, the housekeeper, is very capable and most accommodating to guests' needs.
We went for a holiday of a lifetime, to give our children an experience of a different culture; we got all that and so much more.
There are so many places to visit in the world, but we definitely want to return to Lakeview Villa.

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Liked best: Location/views
Liked least: Storm blinds.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Travelling group: Young Children
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Paula1912...
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 5 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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I cannot think of a place that my husband and I have stayed where we felt so at home.
The villa is beautiful. Sonali and Lasantha that run it for Ken and Lesley are a wonderful couple who made our holiday as much as the surroundings. If you want to relax and re-charge your batteries and want truly pampering then this is the place for you. We had spent four days travelling around and we arrived early evening to paradise. Ken and Lesley were there to meet us and took us through the rooms. We woke up each morning to a wonderful view of the lake, hearing the monkeys and the birds serenading us. Sonali cooked us a wonderful breakfast on our first day then went through with us what food we liked and how spicy we liked it then went off to shop for the rest of our stay. We spent a total of 8 days in the villa and Lasantha took us to Galle one day. We ate in the Fortress Hotel one night and he took us. You just pay him like a taxi. As there were only two of us we fitted nicely in his four seater van. They arranged Whale watching for us. This is an early get up leaving at 5.30am and we saw seven blue whales. An amazing experience. Sea is quite rough though so you might need motion sickness tablets for that!! The food that was cooked for us by Sonali was fantastic. Much cheaper than eating out and much better from our experience of the Fortress. Each night the bats would come past and you never tired of the wonderful view across the lake. Raja the gardener took my husband night fishing for prawns and they caught quite a few which we enjoyed for lunch one day and they were so sweet. I can honestly say this was a wonderful holiday. No corners have been cut in this wonderful property. The infinity pool was fantastic and we spent a lot of our days lazing around it. We would love to come back one day. I miss being woken up by the monkeys and birds in the lush tropical garden. Thank you Sonali and Lasantha for an amazing holiday and thank you Ken and Lesley for letting us stay in your wonderful home.

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Liked best: Unwinding around the pool and the wonderful food cooked for us
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mickeycfi...
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Made in Heaven”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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One of the most beautiful places on Earth. So tranquil yet bustling with nature. I spent two weeks with my family and we had the time of our lives. The Villa itself is Amazing, so spacious, comfortable, clean, the pool is heavenly....the perfect size, temperature and depth, the showers were hot with open air windows, the bedrooms were huge the location on the lake with not a single hotel or other villa in sight all this with the most perfect hosts ever they cook everything from traditional Sri Lankan to Pancakes & beyond. Along with her husband they organised all Tuk-Tuks and agreed fixed prices, they booked Whale watching & Yala Safari, they even set off fireworks nightly for the kids all included in the price. We will definitely return it was ......... HEAVEN.

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Liked best: The wildlife in the Garden
Liked least: Having to Leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Liked best: The people we met and how easy it was to be there
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 1 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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