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Villa Lula. Lake-side 4 bed with pool and staff. – Home 3166350 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Villa Lula. Lake-side 4 bed with pool and staff. – Home 3166350

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

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.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Climbing frame
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

THERE IS A NO SMOKING POLICY INSIDE THE VILLA.
YOU MAY SMOKE OUTSIDE VERANDAS, DINING AREA ASHTRAYS PROVIDED.
DOGS ARE NOT TO BE FED BY GUESTS OR INVITED INSIDE THE VILLA.
PARTIES ARE FORBIDDEN UNLESS AGREED BY OWNER/MANAGER IN ADVANCE.
NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE GROUNDS
NO OTHER GUESTS PERMITTED UNLESS STAYING AT VILLA
THIS IS OUR HOME PLEASE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT

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About the owner

James A.
Calendar last updated:
28 Oct 2018
Years listed:
10
Based in:
United States
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Very Good
4 reviews

Excellent
2
Very Good
1
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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“A very good base for our Sri Lankan holiday.”

Reviewed 26 Jan 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 bedroo… More

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“Disappointing”

Reviewed 7 Jan 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. … More

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“Serene, colonial style house and garden in a great position surrounded by wonderful wildlife and unspoilt beaches nearby”

Reviewed 23 Jan 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 … More

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“Luxurious and homely at the same time!”

Reviewed 15 Sep 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 eve… More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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