£80 / night£556 / week
About the home
Villa Kathaluwa - is a warm, elegant and comfortable old Dutch house which has been carefully restored retaining its gracious charm of a bygone era.
The walls built of coral and limestone by master craftsmen almost two centuries ago remain intact. Tastefully furnished with comfortable classical furniture. An elegant yet informal home. Ideal for couples, families with even little children which lots of outdoor and indoor pay areas for kids. In this villa can sleep 5 adults with two air conditioned main bedrooms.
FREE unlimited wireless internet services available. This 200+ years Old Dutch house has 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large dining room, large living room with a bar, study and pantry, and an antique kitchen. The house has recently been renovated and decorated to suit today's needs.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Kathaluwa Beach, 400m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 400m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Staffed Property, Boat available for guest use|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Tennis court on site, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
- Washing machine is available at the property but if you need laundry service, it's available on request.
- Baby sitter is available on request but you have to request the service 24 hours before when you need the service.
- Villa will be cleaned daily.
Further details outdoors:
Fitness room is available with the Gym ball and practice golf net available for our guest use. Also for kids we have large trampoline available from March 2012.
We have a visiting doctor service available for our guests on request, a doctor will visit the villa and you will have to pay directly to the doctor. This is only a service we provide and we just co-ordinate the doctors and this service is sometimes very useful specially when you are travelling with kids.
In Villa Kathaluwa we have a private tennis court limited only for our guests and this house contains outdoor BBQ hut with capacity to seat 10 people, large in house open living space facing to each bead rooms, large relaxing garden, Practice golf net with cubs and balls available for our guests to use.
Vegetable garden and in-house balcony as a kids play area and outside kids pay area with a Trampoline and sand pit. This villa also contains a Study room with a library, Large garden for relaxation and privacy, Separate outdoor room for traditional Ayurvedic treatments, Vegetable garden at the back of the house, Large trees in the garden (Coconut, King Coconut, Mango, Jackfruit, etc) which makes a heaven to read a book and enjoy the quite village wind, Large garden wall around the property which provide maximum privacy, Store room and staff accommodation area. FREE unlimited Wireless internet, Antique baby cot is available to use if required and Outdoor/indoor pay areas for kids.
We welcome tenants, who would willing to rent this ancient Dutch house for long term rent and contact us to check availability. If anyone want to take over the current site and want to build/upgrade the way you want as a long term tenant, that’s also possible with long term lease agreement. We welcome investors/tenant inspections and please contact us for appointments and more information.
The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region
In the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate, cooled by ocean winds. It is a country rich in beauty, culture and history and many visitors return time after time.
Southern Sri Lanka boasts some of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka, offering the ideal holiday destination for families, adventure travellers, or culture-vultures, alike. The region not only has exceptional diving, surfing, windsurfing, and para sailing, but also whale and dolphin watching, turtle farms, bird watching and a rich supply of spas, yoga centres and ayurvedic treatments.
After you enjoyed the sand and warm sea, head inland to explore the hilly landscape, covered in tea plantations and ancient cities.?The island is home to all manner of wildlife - there are numerous species of birds and you may even spot the odd elephant or leopard! But above all it is the warmth of the Sri Lankan people.
Southern Coast region in Sri Lanka is also rich in culture. The southern coastal city of Galle boasts a huge fort whose entire area is an UNESCO World heritage site. Built by the Portuguese, enlarged by the Dutch, and finally taken over by British invaders the fort is a preserved honeycomb of living history. Some of the professionals and merchants that reside here have family histories spanning 300 years. Galle was trading centre for the lucrative spice trade of the East Indies and the huge warehouses for storing cinnamon are just as they were.
Cricket lovers can enjoy test matches and an array of first-class matches at Galle International Stadium, just outside the ramparts and just 15 minutes drive from Kathaluwa Villa.
The Koggala / Kathaluwa area
Kathaluwa Villa is 15 minutes drive past the UNESCO declared heritage city of Galle. 15 minutes from the turtle hatchery and tea factory where white tea is manufactured.
15 to 20 minutes to Mirissa where whales and dolphin watching excursions can be arranged.During the season a surfing centres available close by.The location is excellent for surfing, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.
Plenty of boats available to go out to sea or to cruise around Koggala Lake. You will get a complimentary boat ride to cruise around Koggala lake and cinnamon plantation visit in the Koggala lake and you can rent the our Villa boat per US$ 10 per day.
5 minutes to up market dining. 3 hours drive from the wild life parks.
How to get there
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Airport pick up and drop off can be arrange on request and 7 seat Luxury van with adjustable seats and air conditioning available. The coach will be kept standby for our guests during their stay at Kathaluwa Villa. You pay only if you use the vehicle and you can book the vehicle from the villa and based on availability.
Easy travel from villa to Galle and and other tourist attractions by local taxi's and luxury vehicles and arrangements can be made upon request.
Sri Lankan Airlines now operate a daily domestic flight to Koggala. From the Koggala Domestic airport it is a 5 to 10 minutes drive to Kathaluwa Villa.
Activities near Koggala
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
10 May 2013
We spend one week in the villa. It was absolutely great. The staff is more then friendly and willing to help with all sorts off things. For example; We knew there was not a pool. The owner helped to... more
24 Jan 2013
We stayed here for 4 nights after arriving in Sri Lanka. The house is on a big plot of land, with the owner's house across the road. It's about 2 minutes walk from the main road that... more
20 Dec 2012
We had a lovely stay here, travelling with our young baby and a friend. We used two of the bedrooms and both were big, clean, air conditioned and tastefully decorated, with even dimmer switches for the bedside lights. The bathrooms are open-air and really stylish (although the pebbled shower floor is a bit uncomfortable on the feet and the ladies both said they never got quite enough hot water for a full shower). The house itself has bags of history, has a great open space design, beautiful and big gardens, and is, again, very tastefully decorated. There's easily enough room for a big group to stay there very comfortably. One of the few negatives about the house is there is some noise from the neighbouring houses in the evening, and a little from the railway track, but it was really nothing compared to the average noise around a property in any town in Sri Lanka.
We were met with a friendly welcome from Thilina, the property manager, who showed us round and told us about the history of the house - it has belonged to his family for generations. We also had lovely service from Madureh, the "butler". He is available as little or as much as you want him to be.
We ate dinner in the villa each night and the food was delicious. We can especially recommend the pol rotti and the pork curry. We brought some of our own food for breakfast and snacks but from what we experienced it would actually be hard to fully self cater at the villa and perhaps the assumption is that you would not want to anyway.
We liked having Laura, the house dog, around but the owners are very sensitive to the fact that not everyone likes dogs and will make sure she is not in the house if you don't want her to be.
We didn't go to any of the restaurants locally but the villa is about 20 minutes drive from Unawatuna and about half an hour from Galle Fort.
Overall a lovely, relaxing stay and we hope Villa Kathaluwa thrives.
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|Prices for group size 5|
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|Weekly Rate||6 Oct 12||31 Jan 14||$ 840||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
To confirm reservation a 30% deposit is required.
During high season 50% of the deposit is required.
Balance 4 to 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Our daily rate is US $120 per day for the whole villa if you use one suite room but use of both suite rooms will be US $80 extra per day.Enquire now
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