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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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; 12 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.


Owner
Graham Tomlins
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2017

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • 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 12 seater air conditioned minibus is available for airport transfers, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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5

Outstandingly beautiful gardens and colonial large villa with lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are what made this villa so special. It's so hard to read a book though.. as there are eyes everywhere... every tree there's a monkey looking at you - across the lawn land monitors skittle around... water monitors by the river edge saunter to the water after basking in the trees the birds wow so colourful. There were snakes palm squirrels and geckos too. The villa was very nice .. the rooms all large and well looked after. Internet and English tv was challenging as the monkeys kept damaging the lines lol but we didn't need it. The staff were lovely very helpful. Arranged all local trips and safaris at a fraction of the price quoted on line!

Thanks for such a memorable holiday.

Anna Dave Jake & Zoe

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful plac for all the family to get together. The gardens are delightful, full of birds and other wildlife. Very peaceful and we were very well looked after

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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5

Fantastic house and lovely staff

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 (7 adults and 3 children between 6-12 years

old). The house was absolutely lovely and exceeded all of our expectations. The staff was nothing less than fantastic with their incredible service mindedness and friendly appearance. We let Ajith cook for us on most evenings and the meals were great. The BBQ was particularly great as well as having it outside in the garden. There wasn´t a thing we asked Ajith and the staff for or about that he failed to answer or deliver. I can totally recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 adults and 2 children ages 4 & 2. The warmth of the welcome the staff gave us could not have been more genuine and they were fantastic throughout. The house and pool were spotless and the catering simply superb. I would unreservedly recommend Gin Ganga for its facilities, location and outstanding service. The location particularly merits mention for its river front location and super wildlife: birds especially but also monitor lizards, Langur monkeys and charming little chipmunks.

Trips to Bentota Turtle sanctuary, Mirissa whale watching, Unawatuna beach and Galle fort/town were all great.

A wonderful holiday facilitated by a very efficient manager and wonderfully friendly staff.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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5

A special place

  • 5 of 5

The photos give a very accurate impression of the house and gardens - it really is beautiful. A wonderful secluded location but close to beach, town and other activities in the area. Ajith, Mali and the team at the house are warm, generous and unstintingly helpful - we wanted for nothing. Ajith is also a fantastic guide to the rest of the island - you can safely put any travel arrangements in his hands. I can't recommend Gin Ganga highly enough - it's a truly special place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
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5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

5 adults seeking a little rest after touring the hill country.

GinGanga was exactly as " described on the tin" and exceeded expectations on every level.

Pre - arrival the correspondence with both Julie from GT villas and Graham the owner, was both prompt and professional with all queries answered.

We intend to return to Sri-Lanka for the third time this year very shortly, and would consider spending part of our trip back in Gin Ganga.

It satisfied us all on every level, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the house and the staff.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Colombo
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Galle
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Southern Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Mahamodera Beach
Car: not necessary

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Galle, 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
 
Winter Holiday
23 Dec 2017 - 9 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 5 nights
From
£400
£2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£2,100
£8,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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, staff 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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