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South Point Cottage - 3 bedroom cottage with pool. Fully staffed including cook.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8. Serene, peaceful, ideal for families & couples. 1 km to the beach.

The Cottage sits on a breathtakingly beautiful location with spectacular views of the Koggala Lake and mountains. It’s exclusive, romantic and private. Absolutely peaceful and serene.

Ideal for a totally relaxed and peaceful holiday among nature. Typical writers’ hideout.

Staffed with a houseboy, caretaker and cook. A manager on call. The cottage can be taken on self-catering basis.

A two storied cottage consisting of 3 air conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms.

Master bedroom (with ceiling fans too) is on the 1st floor. The en suite spacious bathroom has large windows that offer stunning views of the waters outside. The expanse of the window provides a beautiful view of the lake. Two balconies face the lake and pool, respectively.

The upper floor has a sitting area with comfortable sofas and satellite TV.

The ground floor has 2 air conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Living and dining on the 3-sided verandah with breathtaking views of the Koggala Lake.

Casting and still water fishing possible from the pier stretching out over the lake. Fresh fish, shrimp and crabs may be purchased direct from canoes gliding past.

Sleeps 8.

An Ayurveda masseur will visit on request.

Yoga sessions too can be arranged if requested.

South Point Cottage is excellent for a totally relaxed holiday.

On availability, our guests are welcome to use the facilities of our 3 luxury beach villas which are 1 km away.

Staying at South Point Cottage is like staying in your own private holiday home.

Sri Lanka has 365 days of summer making South Point Cottage an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.

Unawatuna and Mirissa beaches, and the Galle Fort are 15 - 20 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Sonali
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Sonali

South Point Cottage is a family owned property 1 km from the Southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka.

An Ideal holiday home to escape from the city life we lead daily. (We also own 3 beach villas).

As Sri Lankans, we extend warmth and courtesy toward everyone we meet, and the staff at our villas is well trained to receive every guest in like manner.

As the owner of the properties, I ensure that every villa is clean, spotless and well maintained.

Once the booking is confirmed, a detailed newsletter is sent to the guests outlining all relevant information. Guests too can respond with their special requirements including any special occasion they would want to celebrate.

We can arrange the airport pick-up and we ensure the smooth arrival and departure of our guests.

On arrival at the villa, the manager and staff will welcome our guests.

I oversee the smooth running of the day to day operations, and I am contactable over the phone 24/7.

2 doctors are available to make house calls. Hospitals available in Galle. In case of an emergency, I will be there to assist our guests to channel doctors and check into hospital.

It is very important to me that our guests have a memorable stay at our villas - just let us know what you require.

Sonali purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sonali chose Sri Lanka

We found this to be the best of all the lake front properties offering an absolutely stunning view of the Koggala Lake.

The tranquillity of the location has to experienced to be believed. Totally cut off and peaceful, yet within 15 minutes one can be at the tourist beaches, cafes or take in the night life of the southern cities.

It is also a totally different 'world' from the lapping waves and sounds of the sea that our beach villas would otherwise enchant us with.

What makes this cottage unique

To be among nature, to enjoy the quietness and peaceful surroundings. To be able to meditate enjoying the stillness and watch the shooting stars. To watch the birds fly and fish leaping out when being chased by bigger fish. To appreciate and be in tune with nature. Watching fishermen practice the age-old methods of fishing while many varieties of birds fly by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

So many elements that combined to make this the perfect holiday. Cottage location is simply breathtaking....down a narrow shaded path to a stunning hide away, the garden with its wildlife.....monkeys, squirrels, parrots, lizzards and the 5ft long Iguana! The accommodation - comfortable, simple and stylish. The slow walks through the neighbouring lanes with tiny little back room shops. Boat trips on the lake, nearby beaches, stroles around old Galle, 3 young children loving every minute ....and with TV off!! Wonderfull Sri Lankan curries every evening. The best part was, however, the staff. Lallith, Sanka, Deapalla, Roshan, Gamani and Bupali were outstanding. Friendly, always helpful, caring and patient with the children. Saying goodbye was very sad but we will be back!!



Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.



Best wishes



Tim
Aug 2011
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Amenities

Koggala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - 1st floor has stunning views of the lake. - toilet , shower , Spacious with rainfall shower, his and her wash basins.
    Ground floor bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tiled and compact. Rainfall shower. Hot and cold water.
    Ground floor bathroom 1. - toilet , shower , Tilled and compact, rainfall shower, hot and cold water.
  • Master bedroom - Spacious bathroom with stunning view of the lake and trees - has his and her wash basins, rainfall shower. Hot cold water on tap. Water closet and bidet shower.. Shampoo, bath gel and soap provided.r We provide White bath towels and blue pool towel
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden room on the ground floor - 2 twin/ single , Has two single beds and one bunk bed. A/C, ceiling fan.
    Lake view room on the ground floor - 1 king , 2 double , A/C, ceiling fan.
    Master bedroom 1st floor has a private sitting area. - 1 king , A/C, ceiling fan, safe, balcony on two sides, satellite TV.
  • Master bedroom - Large en suite room, comfortable sofas, king size four poster bed with mosquito netting drapes, air conditioning, fans. TV and DVD player. 2 sides balcony has a fantastic views of Lake from bed and sitting areas attached large bathroom with a lovely view of the Koggala Lake. Ground Floor - Lake room - overlooks the koggala lake and pool. has 1 queen size bed with mosquito netting, air conditioning. Ceiling fan and attached bathroom. Garden room - overlooks looks the garden, has two single beds and one bunk bed with mosquito nets. Air conditioning and ceiling fan attached bathroom. .( can sleep 2 adults + 2 children) Standby Generator available in case of power failure
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free WIFI available. Meals - If you like to self cater, please email to check details. Special events such as birthdays and weddings can be arranged on request. Cultural shows, fireworks displays, garden laid with oil lamps, beautiful lighting, ayurvedic massages and yoga can be arranged at the villa.

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

South Point Cottage - 3 bedroom cottage with pool. Fully staffed including cook.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews
5

Tranquil perfection

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic fortnight at South Point Cottage. The cottage is on Koggala Lake. It is a 3 bedroom property (2 with fans, one with a/c). We travelled as a couple, so only used one room. We were met at our taxi, as you cannot drive up to cottage; it is a short walk- 2 mins max. Then you descend into paradise. The cottage is set in its own grounds, with a swimming pool, and a jetty.Loads of natural wood has been used throughout the cottage and terrace, it gives a lovely feel to the place. The bathroom is huge and has a rainfall shower, bliss.

The garden is well tended but natural which means lots of interesting wildlife paying a visit.

The biggest asset this place has is the staff. They make you feel so special. We had some fantastic conversations even with the language differences; we even had pictures of all the wildlife drawn for us! They made our last night so good with a guitarist playing and singing western and Sri Lankan songs.

Some of the highlights included:

Fishing from the jetty at dusk. Memorable.

Boat trip round the lake including Bat Island and a visit to a cinnamon stick maker.

Discovering all the wildlife.

The sleep. I have never slept so well, or so deeply.

Eating fresh coconuts, watching a man climb the incredibly tall trees with just a tiny rope for assistance.

The food, the chef is brilliant. Use the suggested menu as a guide, and leave it to him, we did not have any food that was less than great. Deep fried ice cream is a revelation!

Having a lovely safe driver, makes a real difference in SL.

Watching the local fishermen in their canoes, and buying a crab from one, and having it cooked for us.

Watching the seaplane take off every day. We used this to fly back to CMB as we could not face the long drive back pre long haul flight. It is around £40 per person, would recommend.

The cottage is in a small village, next to a Buddhist temple, with a small school. You really are off the beaten track; however you are well placed for exploring Galle Matara, Mirissa, tea plantation etc.

We spent so many happy days at this cottage, some days not leaving the grounds, it is so tranquil.

The South Point People also run an education building in the village, we had some lovely outfits made by the ladies there, very reasonable prices – (tip-take an item of clothing as a pattern).

Ayurvedic massages at the cottage, they were so relaxing.

I recommend this place to get away from it all, hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful -- we can't say enough about this gem.

  • 5 of 5

Our famliy of four (two young children) stayed at South Point Cottage in March 2011. From our first point of contact via email and telephone, the owner and staff of this rental were attentive and provided first class service. The cottage itself is beautiful, set right on the lake with a nice pool just off the veranda, surrounded by trees and animals and blooming flowers. It's just breath-taking -- but the true treat is the warm staff and spirit of hospitality. From the driver to the houseboys to the groundskeeper to the chef, we experienced nothing but excellent and discreet care. Our children were in heaven with all the attention and cried when they had to leave our new friends at the end of the week! Using the facilities at the seaside properties, a short walk away, was a nice touch as well. Our driver delivered us safely to our tours of the turtle hatchery, tea estate, spice garden, batik shop, blow hole, and Yala National Park. We were so well-taken care of, and the food was out of this world too! If you want a personal touch in an amazing setting full of lovely people for a VERY reasonable cost, rent South Point! We will be back . . .

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet and peaceful atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in South Point Cottage from 09th to 17th March 2011. This nice Cottage has a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere and is located at the Koggala Lake, 5 min drive to the sea.

Even if the lake is not good for swimming, you have a pool to refresh yourself.

However, we got the possibility to use the facilities (beach, terrace, pool…) of the nearby South Point Villa. Also at this villa we got a very warm welcome every time we were there, for instance delicious fresh made fruit juice.

To take full advantage of a relaxing stay in South Point Cottage you should book a chef. In this case you are able to have a great experience of fresh and home made delicious Sri Lankan meals and of a great hospitality. Try the Sri Lankan curry! This will lead to a table full with a lot of different and very tasteful dishes.

Everybody – owners, manager, chef and other staff – was doing the very best to make our stay as nice as any possible.

So we want to say: Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On availability the facilities of the beach properties and Farm Point can be used by our guests at South Point Cottage. Farm Point is on a 10 acre coconut, cinnamon, tea and fruit plantation. The rental includes cleaning staff. Guests who wish to self cater can rent the cottage without the services of a chef. We do our best to make it a memorable stay for our guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Kogala Domestic airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
kogala air force camp 9 hole golf course
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Kathula station
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Kathaluwa beach

1 km to the closest beach, 16 km to Galle city centre. 5 - 20 minutes to Unawatuna beach and Mirissa beach where there are many restaurants, bars and water sports. 2 km to a 5 star hotel for fine dinning, spas facilities and yoga

15 minutes to Hadunagoda tea factory, where tours of the factory and tea tasting of variety of teas possible. 15 minutes to the turtle hatchery.

3 -4 hours drive to Udawalawe Wild Life park where wild elephants can be seen.

With prior notice a yoga instructor for a private yoga classes.

Other Activities: kayaks, local canoes, paddle boats, boats available

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Rates & Availability

Koggala Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
for entire property
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
pay for 13 - stay 14
Jul 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
min stay 14 over xmas/NY
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 10 2018
10 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
10% added 28th Mar to 5th Ap
Jan 11 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
sea
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
for entire property
Jul 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
entire property
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 19 2019
10 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment - Sonali the owner of the property will ask guests to pay to the following bank only- Bank Name - Seylan Bank, Nawala Branch in Sri Lanka. The owners of this property do not have any bank accounts in any other country.

Now Homeaway.co.uk has the facilities where clients can via this website direct if they wish for their rental.


Minimum stay of 10 nights over Easter
Extra charge of USD 50 per night over Sinhalese New Year which falls on the 13th and 14th of April
Rental includes staff - caretaker + houseboy + cook. A manager on call.

On availability South Point Cottage guests are welcome to use the facilities of our beach villas

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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