Lakeview Villa, Koggala Lake
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Approved by the Sri Lankan Tourist Board. Ideal for family reunions, groups of friends or anyone wanting a relaxing getaway. The villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 20mins from Galle, but in total tranquillity, far away from the noise and crowds. Set in a 1.5 acre 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. A comprehensive set of photos taken by the owners is also available on request.
The villa is fully staffed 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 and when you like at a fraction of restaurant prices.
Completed in mid 2012 gaining a National Construction Association award, using antique 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 8-15m elevation over the lake and its cooling breeze.
Entering the property you have fantastic views across the infinity swimming pool to the lake and the extensive garden which surrounds the villa. The main living room has a comfortable sitting area with 3 large daybeds, cool polished cement flooring and grand staircase going up to the first floor. The fully equipped kitchen with 2 large fridges is accessed through an archway while the other end of the sitting room leads you to an air-conditioned cinema room with an LED HD projector which provides a 120inch screen, extensive hard drive film library and surround sound system with a DVD player. There is also a range of games and plenty of reading material. 4G WiFi is also included.
Panel doors open out from the kitchen and sitting room onto the 20m veranda which forms the main outdoor dining room and living area. The dining table comfortably seats 10 and the seating area has plenty of loungers, chairs and a large coffee table, all overlooking the 15m x 7m 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 four bedrooms have views of the lake and have large ensuite walk in shower rooms. Two are located upstairs, offering a panorama of the whole lake. The master bedroom (7.5 x 6 m) has wooden flooring re-laid from two antique houses, while bedroom two (5m x 4m) has a polished cement floor. Both rooms have 4 poster superking size (6ft wide) beds and overhead fans. 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.
The third bedroom (5 x 4 m) has its own veranda and sits alongside the pool. It has 2 single four poster beds that can be joined to form a superking size bed if required and ceiling fan.
The fourth bedroom (5 x 4 m) is situated garden side, offering a particularly private location closer to the lake and has a private veranda and seating, superking size four poster bed and ceiling fan.
All bedrooms have lockable wardrobes and there is a wall safe in the main bedroom.
Wheelchair access is possible to ground floor. Bed 3, Lounge, Kitchen, Cinema room, Dining area and Veranda are on a single level. All doors are doubles and the carport is linked to main house by a flat path.
The garden attracts a variety of colourful birds from kingfishers to a pair of peacocks which roost in one of the many trees. Monkeys and monitor lizards are regular visitors and a special attraction is the evening 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 long, sandy beach (around 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 a 20 minute 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Koggala Sea Plane Taxi 2 km, 1 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||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
All bedrooms have large 4 poster beds, overhead fans, lockable wadrobes, en-suites with walk-in showers and lake facing verandas or balcony.
The master bedroom is 7.5m x 6m and has wooden flooring and 2 wadrobes. Bed 2 is 5m x 4m. Bed 3 is 5 x 4m and is by the pool and has 2 single beds that can be joined to form a large bed if required. Bed 4 is also 5m x 4m and is in the garden, closer to the lake and offers complete privacy.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a large 5 ring oven and 2 large fridge/freezers.
The lounge is 12.5 x 6m with staircase to top floor and offers indoor seating with 3 daybeds.
5 x 4m air con cinema room - HD Projector, surround sound, DVD player, hard-drive film library, a range of games and a range of paperbacks.
7 x 6m covered, open air dining area with 10ft table and 10 chairs.
4G WiFi included
|Further details outdoors|
15 x 7m infinity slate lined swimming pool, with 3m waterfall from end of pool
12 x 6m grass sunterrace with 4 teak sunloungers and 8 sunbed cushions/mats
12 x 5m main veranda with a range of seating.
BBQ- try cooking, fuelled by coconut shells and cinnamon sticks.
Extensive garden, staff house, double car port and boat inlet with decking
Wheelchair access possible to ground floor - Bed 3, Lounge, Kitchen, Cinema room, Dining area and Veranda are on a single level. All doors are doubles. the carport is linked to main house by a flat path.
Smokers are welcome, but please don't smoke in the enclosed cinema room or in the bedrooms.
Airport transfers and local transport can be arranged
The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region
Ideal for those wanting a relaxing getaway. The villas tranquil setting can be enjoyed by itself or as a balance to the nearby beaches, sites of Galle and other local activates.
Set in a 1.5 acre plot, at the end of a finger of land extending into Koggala lake and accessed via a 200m track through cinnamon plantations, it offers the chance to escape the noise of traffic, surf and crowds and simply unwind by one of the best lake views on the Island.
The world heritage ancient Galle fort about a 20 minute drive away is a major attraction and is well worth a visit. Whale watching, diving & snorkeling, temples, beaches, wildlife safaris are all easily accessable
Arrive by sea plane from Colombo airport and land on Koggala lake in minutes or its currently a 2.5 to 3 hours road transfer, until the cross Colombo express way opens (due Nov 2013) which should reduce it to 2 hours.
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23 Sep 2014
"Large pool with a stunning view"
We stayed with friends for a week and had a great time. The web pictures looked good, but they don't do it justice. The villa has been built so that all areas and rooms face a truly stunning view… More
16 Aug 2014
"A Lovely Retreat"
Lakeview is a secluded and quiet getaway from everything. With a lovely pool and stunning view, it affords guest a private location whilst being a 20 minute drive from beaches and restaurants.
The villa chef is excellent and cooks wonderful Sri Lankan dishes and was as baking various treats. The garden is regularly visited by monkeys, monitor lizards and mongeese as well as a variety of birds.
The villa is comfortable without being pretentious and fussy. Housekeeping is basic, rooms are only cleaned every few days but the kitchen (along with shopping and cooking) is fully taken care of by the staff.
We loved our stay and relished the quiet privacy.
13 Aug 2014
Nous avons passé 15 jours en famille élargie (8 personnes) dans la villa. La maison est très spacieuse,très confortable, la piscine superbe, la vue extraordinaire (les levers du jour aux chants de… More
5 Jul 2014
"A dream that will last a lifetime"
There is a slight misgiving when reviews have raised expectations to such an extent that the reality will disappoint. This concern became more acute for us when the owners Lesley and Ken informed us t… More
21 Apr 2014
"Just what the doctor ordered"
Lake view is stunning! We stayed for 2 weeks and loved every minute. Bedrooms 3+4 are outside the main body of the house so if may feel like your splitting up if u have several children. The master be… More
6 Apr 2014
"Paradise, an extraordinary house in an extraordinary setting"
This villa is amazing, we spent five days there with our four children and had a fantastic time. The house itself is very large and open. You can tell a lot of care went into the design and layout.… More
1 Apr 2014
"Garden of Eden!"
We had a wonderful fortnight at Lakeview Villa and it was everything we hoped it would be and more. We were a party of 8 which included 3 small children who were constantly entertained by the pool, the wildlife and the cinema room! The house is amazingly spacious and comfortable and we had a very relaxing and harmonious time. Sonali and Lasantha are excellent hosts and the food that Sonali made for us each day was exceptional. The house is surrounded by nature, set in a landscaped tropical gardens with stunning views especially at sunset. It is slightly remote though this I think, is part of it's charm. It is still only a few k from some great surfing beaches and not too far from Galle! Truly a peaceful place! We'll be back!
30 Mar 2014
"If you are looking for something genuinely exceptional, look no further"
We had a perfect fortnight in February enjoying friendly relaxed hospitality in this lovely villa set in a pristine natural environment, but with every possible home comfort.The perfect temperatures f… More
15 Dec 2013
So often you go to a holiday place and find that the internet photos etc don't really do the place justice! Not so with Lakeview Villa! From the moment we arrived (7 adults in our family party) e… More
13 Aug 2013
"Pool with a view"
A beautiful villa with bags of character and style. The infinity pool is the centre of attention, it's big and has the most wonderful view over Koggala lake. The rooms are immaculate and the cook… More
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