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SUPERB VILLA WITH POOL, CLOSE TO THE BEACH IN SRI LANKA

Graham Tomlins

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SUPERB VILLA WITH POOL, CLOSE TO THE BEACH IN SRI LANKA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Galle - Gin Ganga House

5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Large Villa for 10 people - 5 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms: Beach is just 3 minutes walk; Barbecue Hut by the Lake; 15 metre Swimming Pool; Spectacular Wildlife; Diving just 10 minutes away; Day tours available; 10 Seater van and tuk-tuk with driver; Staff to cook and serve; Tours available to the Elephant Orphanage, Kandy, Dambula, Widlife Safari and more. Turn off the main Colombo Road one kilometre before Galle and just 400 metres from the beach is Gin Ganga House, standing on two acres of lush land surrounded by the Gin Ganga River and Mahamodera Lake on three sides. There are spectacular views from Mahamodera Watte. Gaze across the lake and watch the Kingfisher zoom past with his latest catch on the Sea Eagle soar to meet its prey. Stroll around the garden full of exotica fruits like Mango, Paw Paw, Banana, Avocado and more.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Graham Tomlins (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Graham Tomlins

Born in Shropshire in 1948, I worked for a major bank for 25 years before starting my own business -Infomedia Services Limited. I am married to Tina who comes from Trinidad. We have three sons and five grandchildren who all love to visit Gin Ganga.

Graham Tomlins purchased this villa in 2003

Why Graham Tomlins chose Galle

In 2003 I decided to buy the property as we drove up the long drive. That speaks for itself and the photos do the rest. Ajith drove us to see the house and he and his family are still looking after it after so many years.

What makes this villa unique

Two acres of lush garden surrounded by water to three sides and so much wildlife that you can have a nature tour in you own garden. Eleven years later and we still love it. Top moment is to have a gin and tonic in the 40 foot pool and watch the monkeys - in the trees. You need never leave the house - but do because Sri Lanka has so much beauty and culture to offer.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p64577
+44 -7525236925
Galle Southern Province
5

FABULOUS HOLIDAY AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5 out of 5
The house, gardens and overall experience is already very well described in earlier reviews - spotlessly clean and inviting pool set in well maintained beautiful gardens with an incredible variety of flora and wildlife all around. A stunning assault on the senses! Monkeys provide frequent entertainment and no threat and I am missing the lovely birdsong. The first time we saw a water monitor was a little disconcerting but we soon realised they posed little threat too. The river and lake snaking around the gardens provide a stunning backdrop, at once there is constant amusement for the children, they would have been happy to spend every day at the house, and it is a place of stunning serenity at the same time. That said even a wander into Galle and to local shops, beaches and the Fort is entertaining, colourful and vibrant. Ajith caters for the longer trips perfectly as he knows everyone and everything about the island, so you don't need to arrange anything for yourself! Ajith, his wife Marli and son Banda live in the grounds of the property and they and the other staff are so kind and generous with their every attention to your needs - it truly is a perfect holiday - and gives one a new persepctive on the kindness of people. We (Mr, Mrs and 4 children: 14, 12, 10 and 6) have been holidaying in the med in the Summer for many years, and while there are obvious pleasures and the beaches can be calm like a pond, coming to Sri Lanka for the first time offered so much more of a rewarding experience. I was slightly concerned that we would find the heat difficult to deal with but actually after a day or two we found it more comfortable and pleasant than the scorching dry heat of the Med in high Summer. The ground is not burning hot and meither is the top of your head! The island is so lush and beautiful, clouds pass, the occasional shower - it all adds to the variey of the experience - it is quite a comfortable climate, The beaches are naturally beautiful and maybe not as much to do there as on European beaches but good fun for big waves and surf for a quick trip out, maybe join in a game of cricket. But as mentioned it was hard to get the kids away from Gin Ganga's pool and gardens - circket on the lawn there too and so much entertainment - intrepid expeditions across the bridge onto "monkey island", obstacle races around the gardens and the lovely property is beautiful and comfortable. Couldn't recommend Gin Ganga more unreservedly!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p64577
+44 -7525236925
Galle Southern Province
5

Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We spent 10 days at Gin Ganga House in February 2014. We were a family group of six adults, two four-year-olds and a two-year-old and every one of us had a superb time.

Gin Ganga House is in a really good location within walking distance of a local beach and a short tuk-tuk ride from the interesting city of Galle. The extensive grounds, swimming pool and house are all extremely well kept by the staff and provide an oasis of peace and tranquiliity away from the hustle and bustle of Sri Lankan cities.

Ajith, Marli and the rest of the team could not have been more helpful or friendly. They treated us all incredibly well providing great breakfasts, lunches and dinners when required and even attempted to teach us how to make rice and curry. The Sri Lankan breakfast was memorable and the barbecue we all had in the barbecue hut will also stay long in the memory.

Ajith was great at supplying local knowledge and taking us out on trips, We visited Bentota, watched whales at Marissa and spent time on Weligama and Unawatuna beaches.

We highly recommend a stay at Gin Ganga House and hope that we can return in the future.

Thank you Ajith and the team for such a great and memorable holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p64577
+44 -7525236925
Galle Southern Province
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for 8 days over Christmas at Gin Ganga and were wonderfully looked after by Ajith and his family. The house itself is very spacious and perfectly comfortable if a little outdated inside. However, that does not matter at all because it is set in the most fantastic garden with wildlife every where and surrounded on 3 sides by the river. Monkeys, monitor lizards, the odd harmless snake, mongooses, fruit bats, eagles all to be seen. Evening barbecues at the water's edge of delicious curries prepared from hand all add to a great holiday. It's location also is great because you are away from the hum of traffic that characterises most accommodation on this part of the coast.
The other key point is that Ajith and his family, and the owners, are very generous with their time & resources. No-one is looking to make additional profit along the way. Ajith will drive you to local beaches, Galle etc all included. You pay him for full-day outings which is more than fair. You also give him a float of cash and he will buy food at local prices and cook up delicious meals, and, surprisingly, the best potato chips I have had in ages.
A really great stay in a good, big house, in amazing gardens and hosted by the most charming and honest local family. Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p64577
+44 -7525236925
Galle Southern Province
Leicestershire
5

Serendipitous choice

  • 5 out of 5
There is little one can say about this villa that previous reviewers have not already said. Suffice to say that it is every bit as good as the reviews say. The two outstanding features (for us) were the staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble, which in our case,six adults and four children under four, must have been quite a lot of trouble !
The other outstanding thing was the food, whether `rice and curry` or the amazing barbeques. We have had many holidays in Sri Lanka at all levels from the Paradise Rd Tintagel to some pretty crummy guest houses, but we have never had such good curries. Inventive with a wide variety of raw materials, and we even had a cookery demo, so that we could try some of the recipes at home.
Any downside? Well, the pool tiles when wet are terribly slippy. Only a problem for small children or drunk adults, but care was needed. I can`t believe anybody would not enjoy their stay at Gin Ganga House.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p64577
+44 -7525236925
Galle Southern Province
London, UK
5

Paradise found

  • 5 out of 5
"I couldn't recommend Gin Ganga more highly.
It's a villa but it's also like your own private resort.
From the moment you wake up you are looked after by kind and considerate staff.
Due to the Iceland ash cloud our stay in April 2010 was extended from two weeks to four, and I couldn't think of a better place to be "stuck".
Ajith and his team make your holiday an easy pleasure; they cook and serve delicious meals, shop for your food each day at the local markets, drive you wherever you need to go, change your currency at rates reserved for locals, and bring you drinks by the poolside.
A special pleasure is the enormous garden brimming with wildlife. The property is so large we assumed it must be out in the countryside but in actual fact it's right in Galle, only minutes from the town centre.
The property is bordered on three sides by a bend in a big river just before it arrives at the sea, a truly stunning location.
We were slightly worried about letting our toddlers wander around too freely with so much water around but there are so many staff always keeping a watchful eye out that we quickly learned to relax.
Back in London we already miss Gin Ganga's food, staff, pool, monkeys, water monitors, mongoose, kingfishers and giant air-conditioned bedrooms.
If you're going to Galle, go to Gin Ganga. You will be glad you did.
  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p64577
+44 -7525236925
Galle Southern Province
London, UK
5

Paradise found

  • 5 out of 5
I couldn't recommend Gin Ganga more highly.
It's a villa but it's also like your own private resort.
From the moment you wake up you are looked after by kind and considerate staff.
Due to the Iceland ash cloud our stay in April 2010 was extended from two weeks to four, and I couldn't think of a better place to be "stuck".
Ajith and his team make your holiday an easy pleasure; they cook and serve delicious meals, shop for your food each day at the local markets, drive you wherever you need to go, change your currency at rates reserved for locals, and bring you drinks by the poolside.
A special pleasure is the enormous garden brimming with wildlife. The property is so large we assumed it must be out in the countryside but in actual fact it's right in Galle, only minutes from the town centre.
The property is bordered on three sides by a bend in a big river just before it arrives at the sea, a truly stunning location.
We were slightly worried about letting our toddlers wander around too freely with so much water around but there are so many staff always keeping a watchful eye out that we quickly learned to relax.
Back in London we already miss Gin Ganga's food, staff, pool, monkeys, water monitors, mongoose, kingfishers, giant air-conditioned bedrooms and booming tropical storms at the beginning of the monsoon season.
If you're going to Galle, go to Gin Ganga. You will be glad you did.
  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Colombo
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Lighthouse Hotel
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Galle
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Lighthouse Hotel
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Lighthouse Hotel

The property is 1 km from Galle, a fishing town famous from its Dutch Fort. Colombo and the airport are four hours away. The nearest beach is 400 metres from the house AND diving can be found 10 minutes away at Unawatuna Bay. Day trips to Bentota, the Turtle Sanctuary and to Yala National Park for safari drives. Overnight trips to Pinawalla Elephant orphanage, Kandy, Sigiriya and the Tea Plantations.

Other Activities: Seven World Heritage sites, Wildlife Safari and swimming with turtles

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Galle, Southern Province

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Sep - Oct 2014 OFFER!
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,400
£5,600
 
 
Nov - Dec 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,750
£7,000
 
 
Christmas 2014
13 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Jan - Mar 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,750
£7,000
 
 
Apr - May 2015
1 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,400
£5,600
 
 
Jun - Aug 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,750
£7,000
 
 
Sep - Oct 2015
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,400
£5,600
 
 
Nov - Dec 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,750
£7,000
 
 
Christmas 2015
14 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,750
£5,600
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes SPECIAL RATES FOR SMALLER PARTIES are available on application and start from £30 per person per night. Conditions apply. Rates include towels, linen, cooking, shopping, electricity, driver and security guard. The cost of food and drink is NOT included. Plan your meals in advance so that the shopping can be done! Staff can cook local or European dishes.
Payment may be made by Bank Transfer or Credit Card. 25% is payable on booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to commencement of the booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galle in Southern Province

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All have showers and are supplied with soap, towel and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with veranda
  • All Bedrooms have en suite bathroom, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Three have balconies - one has veranda.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Staff are available to prepare and serve meals. The cost of food and drink is NOT included but staff will also carry out the grocery shopping for you. You may choose to self cater in the European kitchen A 10 seater mini is available at the house for local trips to restaurants and beaches and tours by arrangement and payment locally with the driver. The large TV is a full HD 3D and a Blue Ray Player.

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