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The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'

25 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Rental Home
The Mangroves, our little 'shack by the pond'. 'Kos', our home on the banks of the lagoon... 3 bed roomed cottage in Kosgoda, Sri Lanka; bordering the lagoon, 500m from the beach. Accommodation for 6 adults - one room with en suite bath. Living and dining room, self catering pantry with all amenities. Cook available. (Meals not included - provisions need to be supplied, cook's services included in rate) Wi-Fi on demand, TV, DVD player, Books and games, a kayak and boat for excursions on the lagoon, Barbecue stand....The Mangroves, our little 'shack by the pond'. 'Kos', our home on the banks of the lagoon... 3 bed roomed cottage in Kosgoda, Sri Lanka; bordering the lagoon, 500m from the beach. Accommodation for 6 adults - one room with en suite bath. Living and dining room, self catering pantry with all amenities. Cook available. (Meals not included - provisions need to be supplied, cook's services included in rate) Wi-Fi on demand, TV, DVD player, Books and games, a kayak and boat for excursions on the lagoon, Barbecue stand.More
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About the Owner
Sumudu D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
On arrival you will be met by our Man at Kos - Wasantha who lives on site (in separate accommodation) and is there to take care of you during your stay. Wasantha's duties cover preparing your meals if required, keeping the cottage tidy, your guide to what is in the area; your Man Friday. His culinary skills cover Sri Lankan meals, basic western dishes and a mean barbeque. Please note, meals are not covered in the cottage fee; if you choose to avail yourself of Wasantha's services you will either have to provide the required provisions or fund him to purchase the required items. His culinary services are included in the cottage rate.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 relaxing days at the Mangroves. Everything is designed to soothe and calm you. The breeze coming off the lagoon is refreshing; like a sip of ice tea on a hot day. The shade trees host a variety of birds that would put...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review - that your stay with us was a soothing and calm one is just what we hope our guests will experience! It was a pleasure to have you, Wasantha rated you highly and hopes we'll see more of you!...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018

We spent the last weekend at Kos with friends and family. It was everything we wanted and more. It's location location location and also Wasantha Wasantha Wasantha. Wasantha is the man at Kos and he is a star. From the start when we missed a...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for the great review - so glad that your stay with us was a good one, that you enjoyed our little shack. Will certainly let our Man@Kos know about this and we do hope we see you all again.

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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Our stay with Kos, the mangroves has been very good. The setting is next to lagoon and the atmosphere is very calm and quiet, away from the busy city traffic. The premises are clean and tidy. There was access to hot-water for having a shower,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you - that your stay with us was a good one is all that we want to hear. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

I stayed at Villa Kos for one month in July and as a solo woman traveller it is often difficult to locate the perfect place to stay but Villa Kos was just that!!!! The location is great overlooking the stunningly beautiful lagoon in an unspoilt...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

We are so glad that your stay with us was a good one - and yes, we have shared all this with our Man@Kos, Wasantha. Your stay with us was as pleasant, you were a wonderful guest to host and we are so glad that...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

The house is beautiful and spacious, with a beautiful view of the water. It was raining when we visited (as we expected), but we were perfectly content sitting on the verandah and relaxing. Wasantha was great! His cooking skills were great, and the boat excursion...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you - you were wonderful guests to have and that your stay was a good one, just what we love to hear. Thank you again, our doors are certainly open for you, anytime!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Private Yard
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Boat Available
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
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About the neighborhood
The Kosgoda Village is quiet, tranquil with an abundance of small fauna and flora in the area. Many of the people living there are either self employed in various activities such as carpentry, masonry and fishing or work in the hospitality industry in the many restaurants and hotels that characterise the Southern Province. The lagoon is quiet, no motor boats so far to break the tranquility of the area is ideal for birdwatching and boat rides towards the lagoons start point or to reach the beach.
How to get there
Two routes from either Colombo or Galle in the south - the 'Galle Road' which runs along the entire coast from Colombo to Galle, Matara and onwards to Hambantota or the Highway (E01). The 1st option is a leisurely 2 - 2.5 hour drive and the later no more than 2hrs from Colombo or less
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