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Lakeview Villa, 4 Bed Villa On Koggala Lake. Great Views. Private Pool. Chef.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8. Stunning view across Koggala lake. Peaceful. Great wildlife. 4G wifi

Ideal for family reunions, groups of friends or anyone wanting a relaxing getaway. The villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful and peaceful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 25mins from Galle, Set in a 1.5 acre tropical garden, at the end of a finger of land extending into the lake, it is accessed via a 200m single track through the cinnamon plantations which are the only neighbours.

The villa has 4 staff and our villa manageress, Sonali, speaks excellent English and will ensure you have a wonderful time. She is also an exceptional cook 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, so you can eat and drink what ever you like.

Completed in mid 2012 gaining a National Construction Association award, using antique flooring, doors and windows, the villa is a mix of traditional charm and modern comforts, laid out to maximise the glorious views across the lake. The villa was designed to be naturally ventilated, benefiting from a 35-50ft elevation over the lake and its cooling breeze. However, to give additional choice, the two downstairs bedrooms now have aircon as well as fans.

Entering the property you have fantastic views across the 50ft infinity swimming pool to the lake and the extensive garden which surrounds the villa. The main living room (40ft x 20ft) has a comfortable sitting area with 3 large daybeds, cool polished cement flooring and a grand staircase. The fully equipped kitchen with 5 ring oven and 2 large fridges is accessed through an archway while the other end of the sitting room leads you to an aircon cinema /games room with 49in TV screen, hard drive film (1000+) and plenty of reading material. 4G WiFi with up to 5Gbs/day usage is also included.

Panel doors open out from the kitchen and sitting room onto the 65ft veranda which forms the main outdoor dining room and living area. The dining table comfortably seats 10 and the living area has plenty of loungers, chairs and a large coffee table, all overlooking the 50ft x 22ft infinity pool. All outdoor floor surfaces (including the inviting pale green slate of the pool) have been chosen for comfort and are non-slip under your bare feet.

All bedrooms have views of the lake, large ensuite walk in shower rooms, lockable wardrobes and both ceiling and floorstanding fans. Two are located upstairs, offering a panorama of the whole lake. The master bedroom (25ft x 20ft) has wooden flooring re-laid from two antique houses, a 4 poster superking (6ft wide) bed and a wall safe, while bedroom two (16ft x 13ft) has a polished cement floor and two large single 4 poster beds. They share a vast balcony with built in seating to either end and a wooden balconied central area with wooden loungers which forms the perfect spot to relax and take in your beautiful surroundings. Upstairs balcony doors and windows may be left open at night, allowing you to wake up to the glorious morning light on the lake.

The third bedroom (16ft x 13ft), with 4 poster superking bed, has its own veranda and sits alongside the pool. The fourth bedroom (16ft x 13ft) is situated gardenside, offering a particularly private location closer to the lake with private veranda and seating, with superking size four poster bed. In addition to fans, both these bedrooms now have aircon.

A toddler bed and high chair are also available.

Wheelchair access is possible to the ground floor. Bed 3, Lounge, Kitchen, TV room, Dining area and Veranda are on a single level. All doors are wide and the carport is linked to main house by a flat path.

The garden attracts a variety of colourful birds from kingfishers to peacocks, with birdwatching guests reporting sighting over 50 varieties. Monkeys and monitor lizards are regular visitors and a special attraction is the dusk fly-past of hundreds of fruit bats, as they circle the lake on their nightly flight to the inland jungle to feed. On a clear night the lack of light pollution makes stargazing a must.

Chill by the lake and call out to the local fishermen for their catch of prawns, fish and crab and have Sonali prepare them for you. Walk down the cinnamon track and along the road to the sandy beach (around 20-25 minutes), stopping to chat with the local schoolchildren. If you can tear yourself away from the villa, the World Heritage site Galle fort is about 25 mins drive away and makes an enjoyable day out. Whale watching, diving & snorkelling, temples, wildlife safaris, beaches, shopping and restaurants are all easily accessible and transport will be arranged on request.

More Details

Owner
Ken & Lesley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Koggala on the Southern Province

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(1 traveller review)

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Lakeview Villa, 4 Bed Villa On Koggala Lake. Great Views. Private Pool. Chef.
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Tranquillity!

  • 5 of 5

We spent several days at Lakeview Villa enjoying the peace and tranquillity before heading to Far Horizons on the coast.

The villa, more of a colonial mansion, sits on the shores of the large and impressive lake at Koggala. The villa contains every creature comfort that you could ask for. It starts with the wow factor of the infinity pool overlooking the lake as soon as you walk through the front door and just gets better.

Four large en-suite bedrooms, all with stunning views and a multitude of places to sit, relax and unwind making the property ideal for those wanting to get away from it all. There’s even a cinema room, very popular with the children.

Lesley was there to welcome us; she was great during the booking, and she left us with Sonali and Lasantha who take complete care of you, Sonali’s cooking is something else, just amazing.

We loved our time at Lakeview and would love to visit again, for longer next time. I would highly recommend a stay at Lakeview for utter peace & quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Koggala, Sri Lanka

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
 
High
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£295
£1,900
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,600
 
 
Peak
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 7 nights
£3,750
 
 
High
7 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£2,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Deposit payments are non- refundable. 50% of balance is refundable up to 14 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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