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 which will carry up to 10 people. Supervised fishing trips or lake tours can be arranged. There is also a four man Zodiac with 4hp outboard and three Canadian inflatable Kayaks (each with 3 seats)
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 family, who have been with us for seven years, they have become part of our family. Their responsibilities include; cooking breakfast, cleaning, laundry, making beds, gardening, driving, babysitting and security.
Jagath’s son Niluka will assist and help with the running of the house, shopping, driving and making sure your stay is as pleasurable as possible. He 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 - fruit plates, smoothies, omelet’s or Sri Lankan breakfast curries, jam and toast, tea, coffee etc. His wife will cook traditional Sri Lankan food for lunch or dinner if you so wish. You will be required to pay for your own produce as you go, (this can be done by yourself at the local markets. or you can send one of the staff who will be happy to do this for you. (They will provide you with all the receipts) However there will 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 Doova" by Martin Wickramasinghe is well worth a visit.
Transport 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.TripAdvisor property ID 3166350...Read more
Left on 09/15/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 15, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
I stayed at Villa Lula this august for a week, with my young family and my parents and we all had a brilliant time. The grounds felt really safe and secluded with amazing views of the lake. We had everything we could need in the house, and were looked after really well by Jagath and his family. They cooked us great local food, and got us anything else we needed (best deals!). My parents loved being outside in the garden, the kids loved the pool- I am still feeling the benefits of the holiday weeks later.
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