Coconut Grove more than lived up to our expectations. It's a wonderful property, a great base for a holiday in south Sri Lanka.
The house is perfect for a large family. The bedrooms are all good sizes, with part outside bathrooms for three of them. The living area is good in the evenings and the dining areas, inside and out, are lovely.
Kumudu, the housekeeper, cooks amazing meals for you - definitely choose the Sri Lankan food options. All you pay for us the ingredients (which Kumudu shops for). On the first day, this will seem like a lot but this is only because she is buying all the basics for the week. For the whole week, for seven people, I think it cost us around £170 for the food (all breakfasts, most lunches and most dinners). Note that you need to sort your own alcohol - this is easy as there are wine shops in Galle as well as beer / spirits places nearby but it is worth filling up at duty free.
Kumudu will also do all your laundry whilst you are there so you don't need to pack for the whole time.
The pool is fantastic - easy to spend the whole day there, swimming and relaxing.
The immediate neighbourhood is quiet. There is a beach only five minutes walk away which is pretty, but the water clearly has strong currents so would take care with children.
It is not far from Fort Galle, Unawatuna etc. We also did the tour to the tea plantation, around 30 minutes away. For all of these, we hired a minibus (Eden Villas gave us a contact number) which was reasonably priced.
Eden Villas seemed good and responsive. We had one small issue soon after we arrived and they reacted quickly and professionally. My only small frustration with them (as with other villas in Sri Lanka) is they don't accept credit card payments which seems short-sighted to me.
Overall, a fantastic experience - really wonderful.