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The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'

The view from the front door at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'
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The view from the front door at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'
The view of the cottage from the water.
The view from the side of the cottage!
View from the front in the evening
The veranda!
The cottage at night.
Art on the wall
Our little collection of books.
The Master Bedroom
Th 2nd Bedroom - with a 'Tibetan' double bed.
#3 - two single beds
The Master Bedroom shower
The shared bathroom.
The 'waterspout' shower - emulating the 'pii le', a traditional roadside bathing spot!
The 'Zen' Kermit
The 'Yellow Banana' ready to be taken out!
Out on the lagoon, heading East.
Shisha Pipes for a quiet evening.
The best place for an afternoon snooze!
Part of the 'fleet'.
The five man row boat
One of our roaming neighbours.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern Province
The Mangroves, our little 'shack by the pond'. 'Kos', our home on the banks of the lagoon...

3 bed roomed cottage in Kosgoda, Sri Lanka; bordering the lagoon, 500m from the beach.

Accommodation for 6 adults - one room with en suite bath. Living and dining room, self catering pantry with all amenities. Cook available. (Meals not included - provisions need to be supplied, cook's services included in rate)

Wi-Fi on demand, TV, DVD player, Books and games, a kayak and boat for excursions on the lagoon, Barbecue stand.
Listing #HL1296665
About the Owner
Sumudu D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
On arrival you will be met by our Man at Kos - Wasantha who lives on site (in separate accommodation) and is there to take care of you during your stay. Wasantha's duties cover preparing your meals if required, keeping the cottage tidy, your guide to what is in the area; your Man Friday. His culinary skills cover Sri Lankan meals, basic western dishes and a mean barbeque. Please note, meals are not covered in the cottage fee; if you choose to avail yourself of Wasantha's services you will either have to provide the required provisions or fund him to purchase the required items. His culinary services are included in the cottage rate.
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This waterfront villa comes complete with with kayaks and life vests and was the perfect location for a restful few days - in fact this was our favourite in our tour of Sri Lanka. The owner has a real gem in the resident caretaker/cook -...More

Thank bayley202
Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Our thanks - that your stay was a good one is just what we want to hear, that it was a highlight of your stay in Sri Lanka warms the cockles of our heart! Have past on your comments to the Man@Kos, who's tickled pink...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We stayed at KOS with our family of 3 kids. the surroundings was bliss. it rained the both nights we stayed there. just the break we were wanting from the hustle and bustle of city life. Our food was managed by the caretaker Vasantha. he...More

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Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you - you were wonderful guests to have and that your stay was a good one is just what we want you to have. Thank you again and we wish you all the very best in the new year to come!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This will be my favourite place in Galle , it's amazing , I would recommend this place for anyone and hope to visit again soon.

Thank Dinushi P
Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for the great review - that you had a good stay is what we want to hear. Do please return again soon!

  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    2 Kings
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About the neighbourhood
The Kosgoda Village is quiet, tranquil with an abundance of small fauna and flora in the area. Many of the people living there are either self employed in various activities such as carpentry, masonry and fishing or work in the hospitality industry in the many restaurants and hotels that characterise the Southern Province.

The lagoon is quiet, no motor boats so far to break the tranquility of the area is ideal for birdwatching and boat rides towards the lagoons start point or to reach the beach.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo International: 118.0 km
Railway: Kosgoda Railway Station: 0.5 km
Two routes from either Colombo or Galle in the south - the 'Galle Road' which runs along the entire coast from Colombo to Galle, Matara and onwards to Hambantota or the Highway (E01). The 1st option is a leisurely 2 - 2.5 hour drive and the later no more than 2hrs from Colombo or less
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
Nearby cities
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