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“The best birthday vacation!”
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Tranquil setting across infinity pool to lake beyond
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Tranquil setting across infinity pool to lake beyond
Chill by the pool
View from the sitting room.  At night you can hear the sea...
One of the bedrooms
One of the open- air showers
View to the lake
Peace and quiet in the courtyard
Through the front door into the peace and seclusion of the courtyard beyond
Use our tuk tuk for short trips
Ask the fisherman for fish, prawns and crab from the lake
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Habaraduwa, Galle District, Southern Province

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KMTDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best birthday vacation!”
Reviewed 20 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We booked The Lake House for 6 nights to celebrate my husband's birthday. The stay was absolutely amazing. Ranga and the guys were so friendly and they did a fantastic job. We and our guests loved every minute.

The birthday BBQ was a wonderful event, with the food, drinks, cake and fireworks all making it a very special day. All of our meals were delicious with lovely fresh ingredients. The house was kept immaculate, our laundry was always done to a high standard, and any extra requests we had were met.

Not only did Ranga help those of us who were staying at the Lake House, he was also so helpful to many of our friends staying at other accommodation- organising them transport, meals etc. In general it was a wonderful stay, we will be back.

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Excursion...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pure escapism on Koggala Lake”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Just returned from a wonderful week here. The view of the lake from the house is breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful. The house itself is in a modern but very local style. It's very spacious and the whole living area is entirely open to the elements.

Although not air-conditioned, the design of the house is very clever as there is always a wonderful breeze running through the living area and bedrooms. I used the ceiling fan at night but half the time I only used it in its lowest setting.

The staff were excellent. Special note goes to the youngest boy who was so smiley and played brilliantly with the kids. The cook's food was the best we tasted in Sri Lanka. It would have been helpful if the staff spoke more English but it wasn't really a problem.

We had 4 young kids - aged 2, 4 and 6. There was loads of space for them to run around. However we had to keep a close eye on them due to the lake at the bottom of the garden, lots of ledges and sheer edges, steep stairs and a slippery floor when it gets wet. The pool is gated but when gated it cuts off the garden. In any event our kids found an alternative route to the pool around the side of the house. None of this impacted our stay and our kids had a fabulous time. But it is something to be aware of if you're concerned about safety.

Gina was incredibly helpful prior to our stay and sent us loads of information on the house and the general area. We would definitely stay again and will recommend the villa to our friends and family.

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David L
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pure Paradise”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This is an exceptionally lovely property set in a tranquil position, set back from the lake, with views to die for. Beautifully presented and spotless, the rooms are a delight to behold all with showers, some outdoors. Staff and food are beyond reproach and the house manager can organise anything required including outside of the immediate house. The Lake House comes highly recommended and if a large party there is more than sufficient space not to feel at all cramped!
ONE NOT TO BE MISSED.

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Shrewsbur...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The most fantastic birthday celebration...”
Reviewed 26 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We went here for a few days to celebrate a milestone birthday. The celebration was spectacular. The garden which borders the lake was lit with candles - a heart in the middle had our table inside. We feasted on lobster and champagne and then had a fireworks display. We had brought a cake which we shared with the staff. It was completely amazing.
The rest of the stay too was exceptional in spite of a lot of cloud!
I cannot recommend this house enough. And the owner could not have been more helpful. A totally wonderful experience.

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Liked best: The comfort and attention to detail.
Liked least: The arrangements for purchasing meals.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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FamilyDub...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Fantastic Oasis”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We loved the Lake House - with two young kids it was the perfect escape with wonderful views, calm and peaceful sounds of birds and other animals and fantastic food and staff. Would highly recommend it - much nicer even than the pictures. Close enough to beaches and great to be on the lake and have beaches close as well.

Travelling group: Young Children
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TheBarlow...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“We don't want to go home!”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What an amazing find! We have had such a relaxing stay in such a wonderful setting. Waking up to the view of the lake each morning has been a luxury in itself. Perfectly located for any of the beaches with just a short tuktuk ride away. The boat ride on the lake organised by the amazingly helpful, kind and attentive staff, was so tranquil. Definitely better to take the rustic catamaran than one of the motorised boats! The 'putting of feet' in with a load of fish was quite an experience! Wildlife was abundant with monitors, kingfishers and the odd monkey to name a few. Sadly we didn't get to see the 5 metre croc! The food was excellent and our every needs catered for. For the chef, Chatoora (hope I have spelt that correctly!) nothing was too much trouble and our children think he should be on Masterchef! Our only complaints would be that we wished we had booked 2 weeks not just 1! And the photos do not do it justice!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Paris148
Cambridge
1 review
“A Fantastic retreat”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A marvellous tranquil spot within easy reach of all the local tourist attractions.
An extremely comfortable house in a beautiful location with fabulous staff and the most delicious food prepared by Chatura the chef aided admirably by the houseman Dikman and his houseboy Bartu over seen by the manager Ranga for whom no request was beyond his reach to organise. The property was imaculate ,the pool always perfect .I was thouroughly spoilt.

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