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“Perfect escape on the lake”
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Pool with a view
Rear of villa at twilight
Pool and lake viewed from balcony
Sunset over pool
Lounge
Pool & sun terrace
Master bedroom
Reflections on the lake
Master bedroom dressing table
Honeymoon greeting
Balcony view
View across balcony
View from master bedroom ensuite
Master bedroom shower
Pool shower
Sunrise- its worth getting up!
Sunterrace plants
Front of villa
Monkeys by the pool
Bedroom two ensuite
Lower garden and jetty
Master bedroom
TV/games room
Lower garden
Kitchen
Veranda seating
Local transport
Dining area
Front steps
Hammock by the pool
Garden swings
Balcony side view
Bedroom 3 ensuite
Right hand side of garden
Sunterrace greenery
Sunset from balcony
Letting off steam!
Front of house
Lower garden in front of the pool
Garden room ensuite
The garden room
Peacock on the gate post
Antique chest
Kingfisher in action
Rear of villa
Side of house viewed from garden
Garden
Koggala beach
Villa from the lake
Bed 2
Bed 3
Bed 3 mirror
Wall Lizard
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Koggala, Galle District, Southern Province

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creckerma...
1 review
“Perfect escape on the lake”
Reviewed October 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We spent only 3 nights at Lakeview villa but wish we had stayed longer as it was like living in paradise. It is a beautiful setting and house that had everything we needed. The view was amazing and we loved spotting the wildlife around the villa. Such a relaxing stay particularily because of Sonali and Lasantha's exceptional cooking and outstanding, friendly service.

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PGVS
Stockholm
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12 reviews
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“What a hideaway!”
Reviewed October 11, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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If you want a place were you could relax and enjoy the Sri Lankan nature - this is the place. The house has an atmosphere that is difficult to find and create unless you have the right eye for it. The owners have managed to create a unique place that is difficult not to like. We loved the house and the setting next to the Koggala Lake. The pool is great and the breeze in the evening is refreshing. The food is super and sometimes also very exiting. I have already booked the villa for the next time. A fantastic stay, friendly and service minded owners and superb staff. Peter

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Liked best: The position of the house and the interior design
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Toby M
1 review
“Amazing villa, wonderful host and great food.”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I stayed here with my partner for 4 nights and had a fantastic time.

The villa is lovely, very well designed, spacious & tasteful with a superb view out over the lake. The house keeper, Sonali, is a wonderful cook and very friendly. Her and her husband organised some transport and masseuse for us while we were there. The gardener was also very friendly pointing out lots of wildlife when ever they appeared.

I highly recommend this villa and would definitely return.

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Liked best: View from the balcony and pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful villa in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We recently had a two week stay in Sri Lanka with our 4 kids and spent the last 4 days at this villa.
It was fantastic. The villa is set in lovely grounds on the shores of Lake Koggala.
It comes with wonderful, warm and friendly staff, Sonali and Lasantha, who cooked all the meals ( the best we had during our Sri Lanka trip ) as well as arranging any trips out as required. In addition the bedrooms, pool and living spaces were lovely.
All in all a relaxing peaceful place to kick back and enjoy the beauty of Sri Lanka.
Couldn't recommend it more highly.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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SEKOTN
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“Peaceful and beautiful villa with gorgeous food and great staff...”
Reviewed August 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed and can highly recommend this beautifully situated, spacious and unique villa located on a spur overlooking the expanse of Koggala Lake.

With spacious rooms and a delightful infinity pool, this was an ideal retreat for two families (four teenage children) to take some quiet days of rest and relaxation. Occasional (non-intrusive) visits from monkeys, a water monitor, fruit bats and kingfishers (amongst other birds) added moments of excitement and tropical fun.

Sonali and Lasantha looked after us very well from dawn to dusk, providing amazing food including local dishes tailored to our tastes and highly rated western dishes for some of the more picky eaters amongst the teens. Spaghetti Bolognese highly recommended in particular! Baked fish also a winner amongst the adults!

They also offered a choice of options for excursions, and the snakes are an adventure and the turtle hatchery is a winner too.

All in all an amazing holiday location tucked away in total privacy and an ideal get-away. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Amazing staff and opportunity for peace and quiet
Liked least: Occassional insect visits less popular than the other wildlife!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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sek99
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Luxury stay with a view”
Reviewed May 6, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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This was a beautiful villa, ideally situated with views one cannot tire of over the lake. The accommodation is superb, very comfortable, and for an extended family party, was ideal as the bedrooms provide enough privacy and the villa is so spacious that there is plenty of room to have some alone time.
Fantastic communication with Lesley and Ken prior to our visit. The reviews talk of Sonali's cooking and hospitality which we very much concur with, it was splendid. She takes account of what you like with a very direct style - which we loved - she knows how to please. All the staff were fantastic but obviously Sonali's unique manner, cooking talent and friendly approach is the USP of this villa. Of course Ken and Lesley's attention to detail in the design of this villa is also fantastic and makes for a thoroughly comfortable stay.
We loved the location, the proximity to beaches, Mirissa was our favourite if you want a day out on the beach and obviously a trip to Galle is essential, truly gorgeous.
I recommend this villa very highly for families of all ages - we were 1.5 years to 60 years and it worked really well and the perfect finish to our Sri Lanka holiday.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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