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Kimbulagala Watte villa Koggala

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

glorious holiday villa

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Kimbulagalawatta.A traditional Sri Lankan style villa on Kogalla Lake.

The villa has a large living area with modern open plan kitchen with breakfast bar. There is a separate breakfast table in the house as well. Kimbulagala Watta offers masses of space with cool polished stone floors throughout. The sitting room is furnished with comfortable sofa's facing towards the doors opening onto the wraparound verandah, overlooking the swimming pool and Kogalla lake beyond.

The large master bedroom offers spectacular lake views. The double room and twin bedroom both have doors opening onto the side verandah offering garden views. All three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, high ceiling fans and are furnished with a mix of Sri Lankan antiques and modern comfy furniture.There is a baby cot available for those traveling with a little one.

Deep cool verandahs surrounding the house offer gorgeous views of the Kogalla Lake. The main outside dining area is the perfect spot for a little al-fresco dining, either with a view of the lake or hidden away behind bamboo blinds.

Dive off Crocodile Rock into the eight ft deep infinity pool or just relax in a hammock or sun lounger. Kimbulagala Watta offers many lovely spots to chill, overlooking the Kogalla Lake. There is a grassed terrace all along the front of the property with picknic table and sun loungers. Manicured gardens all around the villa with a nice lawn at the front of the house.

Call out to local fishermen for fresh daily catch of prawns or crab and ask your cook to prepare them for you. During your stay you will be looked after by the staff. Your cleaning and cooking will be done for you and the house has 24-hour security on site. The villa is located a 5 minute drive away from the beaches of Kogalla and lies approximately 15 km South of the Dutch Fort in Galle.

The staff or the villa manager can assist you with all your transport needs, from luxury van's to the typical Sri Lankan tuk tuk's.

The villa has WIFI internet.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Habaraduwa 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Koggala Sea Plane, Nearest railway: Galle Station 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property
General Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

During your stay you will be looked after by the staff. Your cleaning and cooking will be done for you and the house has 24-hour security on site. The villa is located a 5 minute drive away from the beaches of Kogalla and lies approximately 15 km South of the Dutch Fort in Galle.

The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region

Galle is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Sri Lanka, with its world heritage ancient Fort and lovely beaches stretching further south all the way to Tangalle. Kogalla lake is about 15 minutes drive south of Galle Fort and only minutes away from the great beaches of Talpe and Habaraduwa.


Galle fort is a major attraction and well worth a visit to stroll around the old streets, shopping or simply to relax on the ramparts, there are great cycle tours and canoe trips in the area, and world famous beaches are on your doorstep.

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11 Feb 2014



This was by far the best place we stayed on our trip to Sri Lanka - it offered seclusion, peace, and stunning views over the lake. It was an amazing experience to sit outside at dusk and watch the sun… More

7 Feb 2014


"A beautiful place to be"

My favourite spot is sitting on the veranda catching a cool breeze off the lake with a good book - which the house has plenty! Not only is the house comfortable, clean and relaxing the home cooked fo… More

7 Feb 2014


"Wonderful villa in a perfect location"

Kimbulagala Watte ("Crocodile Rock" in English) is really beautiful, it's on a hill overlooking a lagoon so there's always a breeze. The house is very spacious, fantastic master be… More

4 Feb 2014



After a long journey which involved a connecting flight at Mumbai airport (I would recommend going direct if you can) we arrived at what has to be one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. To… More

3 Feb 2014


"Gorgeous! A picture perfect holiday - cannot wait to go back!"

What an amazing two weeks! My friends and I arrived at the airport in Colombo and were immediately greeted by a driver who brought us directly to the house, where we were greeted with refreshing cocon… More

3 Feb 2014


"Birds and monkeys"

Fantastic location,totally private.with a breeze from the lake never sticky hot.Magic infinity pool.Charming staff.Great for beach/Galle. Diet defeating food. Best for me, however, was the huge variet… More

30 Jan 2014


"Absolute paradise!"

I arrived and was immediately offered a refreshing drink of coconut water and our entire stay in this beautiful house continued in the same way, with delicious home-made curries, tuk-tuks organised an… More

29 Jan 2014


"FANTASTIC - I want to go back tomorrow!!!"

I stayed in Kibulagala Watte last August and had the most AMAZING time! The weather was fantastic, the house was incredible and the friendly staff were very welcoming!I was in a group of five people a… More

29 Jan 2014


"Idyllic Villa - The Perfect Getaway"

Stayed for two weeks with a group of friends. The villa is immaculate, the staff friendly and welcoming. The food was brilliant, from morning breakfasts of fruit and egg hoppers through to local seaf… More

24 Jan 2014


"Beautiful Villa in a fantastic location - we have already booked to go back next year!"

We had the holiday of a lifetime - the house is beautiful and the staff so friendly. There is lost to see and do in the local area and the local beaches are out of this world. You are guranteed to hav… More

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