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Cosy Cottage, 2 Bed, 2 Bathroom Opposite Kabalana Beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Koggala - JASMIN COTTAGE

Cosy Cottage, 2 Bed, 2 Bathroom Opposite Kabalana Beach

Relax at our cute 2 Bed, 2 Bath Jasmin Cottage, with its colonial style veranda and colourfully decorated rooms. It is perfect for a family of 4 . Positioned across the road 15m from Kabalana beach and "The Rock" which has the best A frame surf break.

The house belonged to Sri Lanka's most famous writer, our Sri Lankan Shakespeare, Martin Wickramasinghe. He wrote novels about life in Sri Lanka exploring themes of applied modern knowledge in natural and social sciences, literature and linguistics.

Jasmin Cottage is a serene space that immediately makes you feel at home.The cottage does not have a sea view but looks out onto a large garden full of coconut trees and birds. There are 2 air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, hot water and fans. One room has a double bed and the 2nd room has 2 single beds. I love to sit on the daybed outside on our veranda and watch the birds in the garden and the palm trees swaying in the wind. There is a fully functional kitchen to cook in or just make a cup of tea. In the evening relax with a good book or watch a movie on the 32 inch LCD TV and DVD player, we have a range of the latest movies for you. The cottage is child friendly and there are painting things, model clay, crayons, etc. plus the garden for kids to play ball or badminton in. My friend brings her 3 year old and we go to the beach in the morning, he plays with his toys in the sand outside Cafe Ceylon house, draws or plays ball.

Guest Access

You can rent the entire cottage or rent one bedroom. If you book for just 2 people you will get the use of one bedroom, private bathroom and rest of the house. If you would like to use 2 rooms for the two of you, please let me know and there will be an additional charge for this.

Cafe Ceylon is our amazing wild seafood fusion restaurant and the Australian Chef is my husband.

Interaction with Guests

Check in is at 2pm. If you want an early check in please contact me as I can see if this is possible. The key can be collected from the security guard at Café Ceylon, next door to the cottage. We give you everything you would get in a hotel but with the added home touches which come with love and care. Towels and bed sheets will be changed every 4th day. Someone will clean the garden but the whole place will be cleaned when you leave. Please do your own washing up. Treat our home as you would your own.

The Neighbourhood

The cottage is easy to find as it is between 133km and 134km Galle Rd. The beach opposite the cottage is lovely for body boarding, learning to surf and serious surfing. As I mentioned before you are really lucky to have Cafe Ceylon on your doorstep for delicious, fresh wild seafood, oysters, lobster prawns and lagoon crabs all fresh from Koggola lake.

Getting around

Jasmin Cottage is 10mins away from the nearest railway station Habaraduwa and 30mins from Galle Fort and Town. Galle Fort is 16th century Dutch Fort.

Other Things to Note

Please note there are occasional water and power cuts which we have no control over. Please be patient and remember you are in a developing country. There is a little local train which runs at the back of the cottage, the last train is at 7.30pm and the first one at 6.30am. I sleep like a log in Jasmin Cottage and this sound does not bother me, but if you think you will be disturbed by the noise please do not book our cottage.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Fiona Raymond
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2016

About Fiona Raymond

I was born in the beauty Island of Sri Lanka, also called Serendipity which means happy coincidence. I left as a child and grew up in London, UK until about 9 years ago when I returned to my home. My husband German who had been living in Australian had just moved to Sri Lanka when we met. We got married on the beach opposite Jasmine Cottage in 2012. It remains a very special place for us.

Why Fiona Raymond chose Southern Province

Jasmine Cottage is our weekend retreat from Colombo. We love it because it is a few metres from the beach but not on the beach so you do not get all the stickiness and damp feeling that comes from staying on the beach. It is also next door to the best restaurant on the South Coast, Café Ceylon which serves wild seafood and salads fresh from the garden. Try the Lagoon lobster prawn. They are wild prawns caught in the local Koggola Lagoon and they grow to the size of a Lobster. They are chargrilled to perfection and taste juicy and sweet.

What makes this cottage unique

Opposite Kabalana Beach where you can surf at The Rock. Next door to the best restaurant on the Southern coast Café Ceylon.

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Location

Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
Bandaranaike international airport, Colombo
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Cafe Ceylon
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Koggola Airforce Base, Koggola
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Habaraduwa Train Station
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Southern Highway, Galle Exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Cafe Ceylon
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Kabalana Beach
Car: not necessary

The cottage is on the landside of the Galle Road, 15m from Kabalana Beach where you can surf at 'The Rock'. There is also a coral reef and stilt fisherman and surf school on the beach. I love body boarding an hour before sunset. Watching the sky change from blue to orange whilst catching the most amazing waves.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Koggala, Southern Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
October 2016
26 Oct 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£67
for 2 nights
From
£30
£217
£952
 
 
December 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£127
for 2 nights
From
£60
 
 
January 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£137
for 2 nights
From
£65
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£47
for 1 night
From
£40
£287
£1,207
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Koggala, Sri Lanka

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bathroom next door to bedroom 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This room is en-suite, has a/c and a mosquito net
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This room has a private bathroom, a/c and mosquito nets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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