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Villa Lula. Lake-side 4 bed with pool and staff.

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Description from the owner. The Villa and Location---Totally refurbished stunning lake side Villa set in 1/2 an acre with outstanding lake views, located in the very pretty, safe and peaceful village of Elalba. Less than 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Koggala Beach and the world renowned 5 star Fortress Hotel & Spa, 10 minutes to Koggala sea plane airport,15 minutes to the new highway and 20 minutes to the historic Galle Fort. The main house offers three fully air conditioned bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms including walk in closet/wardrobes and the third bedroom with a separate bathroom. Large bespoke kitchen with breakfast bar area and separate utility room, open- plan dining area and wrap round 10ft verandas. There is a lounge where you can relax and watch the world go by on t...Description from the owner. The Villa and Location---Totally refurbished stunning lake side Villa set in 1/2 an acre with outstanding lake views, located in the very pretty, safe and peaceful village of Elalba. Less than 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Koggala Beach and the world renowned 5 star Fortress Hotel & Spa, 10 minutes to Koggala sea plane airport,15 minutes to the new highway and 20 minutes to the historic Galle Fort. The main house offers three fully air conditioned bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms including walk in closet/wardrobes and the third bedroom with a separate bathroom. Large bespoke kitchen with breakfast bar area and separate utility room, open- plan dining area and wrap round 10ft verandas. There is a lounge where you can relax and watch the world go by on the lake, read or play one of our many board games. A Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are included. The second building houses the 4th guest bedroom and en suite bathroom although this room has no A/C it has a ceiling fan and is very comfy The land is split level, with the house elevated and the garden on the lower level, here you will find a 40ft swimming pool and lake-side frontage. There is large teak jetty (a perfect spot to watch the wildlife and local fishermen) where the boat is moored. Supervised fishing trips or lake tours can be arranged. The garden is completely walled, giving it total privacy. It is mainly lawn but has many mature trees including; breadfruit, mango, avocado and of course coconut palms. The construction of the house has been overseen and project managed by the British owners, using only the finest quality, locally sourced materials. It is fully furnished with solid traditional furniture. The property has the benefit of 3 phase electricity supply, government mains water supply, a large fresh water well plus solar and electric water heaters. The staff consists of Jagath and his wife Tillani, who have been with us for nine years, they have become part of our family. Their responsibilities include; cooking breakfast, cleaning, laundry, making beds, gardening, driving, babysitting and security. Jagath’s will assist and help with the running of the house, shopping, driving and making sure your stay is as pleasurable as possible. Tim can arrange for many activities, places to go and things to see. There is a 3 wheeler Tuk Tuk which can carry 4 people and is great for nipping around. However, we can arrange for a rental car, with or without driver, at a very reasonable rate. Jagath and his wife will make any type of breakfast you wish which is fully included - fruit plates, smoothies, omelet’s or Sri Lankan breakfast curries, jam and toast, tea, coffee etc. His wife Tillani can also prepare and cook amazing traditional Sri Lankan food for lunch or dinner if you so wish. You will be required to pay an additional cost for this wich will be arranged through Tim, If you require something a bit more special then Tim can arrange for a Chef to be on site again at an additional cost, there will of corse be tea, milk, bread, sugar etc when you arrive. Koggala Lake is a salt water lake and is famous for it's delicacies such as; prawns, crabs, oysters, clams and many other species of fish, these may be purchased directly from the passing fishermen ( YUM YUM ) The ‘Magical Mystical Island’ (directly opposite the jetty) referred to in the famous novel 'Madol Doowa' by Martin Wickramasinghe is well worth a visit. Transport to and from the airport can be arranged for you to be picked up on arrival, or you can take the sea plane which is a 30 minute flight which lands on Koggala lake,10mins away from the villa. More
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James A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed January 26, 2015

A great setting on Lake Koggala Villa Lula is well suited for a family or small group. The main bedroom is spacious and incorporates guest lounge. The second room has en-suite whilst the third bedroom in the main house is a little smaller with bathroom...More

Date of stay: December 2014
1  Thank David A
Reviewed January 7, 2015

6 of us shared the villa whilst in Sri Lanka celebrating friends 30th wedding anniversary. The staff were fantastic and the food was sensational- it was wonderful in terms of the people and service. Unfortunately the wifi was not available the entire time, the water...More

Date of stay: January 2015
1  Thank UndaraUAE
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We have spent one of our most enjoyable family holidays at Villa Lula. The house is secluded, spacious and stylish and is superbly sited with a great outlook over the garden, pool and lake. We were constantly entertained by the most exotic wildlife, waking to...More

Date of stay: December 2013
3  Thank JMonroF
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

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Date of stay: August 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Balcony
Boat Available
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Does this vacation rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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