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Lakeview Villa, Koggala Lake, Galle

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15m x 7m non-slip slate pool with rock face waterfall at infinity edge and shallow steps for kids.
Dining on the veranda. Furniture is all handmade from recycled jakwood.
Koggala beach and local style boat
1 of 6915m x 7m non-slip slate pool with rock face waterfall at infinity edge and shallow steps for kids.
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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Ideal for those wanting a relaxing getaway, the villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 30 minutes from Galle, but in total tranquillity, far away from the noise and crowds. It is accessed via a 200m track through the cinnamon plantations which are the only neighbours. There are 4 staff: Sonali (Cook/ housekeeper) and her husband, Lasantha, who looks after the house and swimming pool, Raja the gardener and Saman, the nightwatchman. Sonali speaks excellent English and will ensure you have a wonderful time. She is an exceptional cook, who has published her own cookbook and will prepare all your meals and shop for you, if you wish. All dietary requirements and preferences can be catered for. Meals are n...Ideal for those wanting a relaxing getaway, the villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 30 minutes from Galle, but in total tranquillity, far away from the noise and crowds. It is accessed via a 200m track through the cinnamon plantations which are the only neighbours. There are 4 staff: Sonali (Cook/ housekeeper) and her husband, Lasantha, who looks after the house and swimming pool, Raja the gardener and Saman, the nightwatchman. Sonali speaks excellent English and will ensure you have a wonderful time. She is an exceptional cook, who has published her own cookbook and will prepare all your meals and shop for you, if you wish. All dietary requirements and preferences can be catered for. Meals are not included in the rental price, but the only additional cost is for the ingredients and transport. Try a seafood BBQ on the sun terrace, fuelled by coconut shells. Sonali and Lasantha will also be happy to offer the following services at additional cost: Cookery lessons Birthday and other bespoke celebration cakes Fireworks Babysitting Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: SLTDASQABUN00410More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please do not bring any non guests into the villa without prior agreement. Please respect the laws and customs of Sri Lanka. The villa is in a very quiet and peaceful area, so please keep noise to a sensible level, particularly late at night.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Ken M
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

If you want serenity, calm and relaxation then this is the very place to visit. The villa is truly amazing and has every facility imaginable. We travelled with 3 teenagers and the views, pool and abundance of wildlife kept them amused. Sonali the resident chef...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Tamgray24
Reviewed 7 March 2019

A beautiful house and gardens in a tranquil location with lots of wildlife to enjoy whilst swimming in the pool. If the villa is available I would highly recommend booking it now for an unforgettable stay, it was certainly one of the highlights of our...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank huangdi
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Reviewed 24 February 2019

This villa is amazing. Cannot wait to go back. You really have no idea when driving up the lane what you are going to see. The place is gorgeous and the infinity pool is huge. The housekeeper Sonali also doubles up as a cook and...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank caitlinsdad35
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Lakeview really is such a special place to stay. We had incredible hospitality given to us by all, but especially Sonali and Lesanthe, who were so welcoming (Praema always had a smile and a hug for us too), 5star food cooked by Sonali (plus a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 14 April 2018

What an amazing villa. It's not often that the reality is so much better than photos, but Koggala Lake view villa is stunning. The hosts are welcoming- nothing is too much trouble. We had a relaxing holiday surrounded by wildlife - one of my favourite...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Rachel D
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Garage
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The area provides plenty to do, whatever the length of your stay. Take a boat trip on the lake, or visit the numerous beaches, where you can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkelling, diving, watersports, etc. Within 10- 40 minutes from the villa you can go whalewatching, do yoga, a canoe or cycling tour, visit Galle Fort, Koggala Lake, spice gardens, temples, tea plantation, turtle hatchery, get close up with elephants, etc. Further afield are the national parks at Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja and many more, but if all that sounds too strenuous, just curl up in a hammock with a book, have a massage or watch the wildlife from the balcony. .
Getting around
Transport, either by tuk tuk or minivan, is easily arranged on request. Please note that access to the property is via a narrow, unmade road/ track with cinnamon plantations on each side. A long, narrow 12 seater minivan can get up the track, but nothing larger. In the event of any problems we will bring guests and luggage the final part of the journey by tuktuk.
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