SUPERB VILLA WITH POOL, CLOSE TO THE BEACH IN SRI LANKA

Graham Tomlins

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SUPERB VILLA WITH POOL, CLOSE TO THE BEACH IN SRI LANKA

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5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Large Villa for 10 people - 5 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms: Beach is just 3 minutes walk; Barbecue Hut by the Lake; 15 metre Swimming Pool; Spectacular Wildlife; Diving just 10 minutes away; Day tours available; 10 Seater van and tuk-tuk with driver; Staff to cook and serve; Tours available to the Elephant Orphanage, Kandy, Dambula, Widlife Safari and more. Turn off the main Colombo Road one kilometre before Galle and just 400 metres from the beach is Gin Ganga House, standing on two acres of lush land surrounded by the Gin Ganga River and Mahamodera Lake on three sides. There are spectacular views from Mahamodera Watte. Gaze across the lake and watch the Kingfisher zoom past with his latest catch on the Sea Eagle soar to meet its prey. Stroll around the garden full of exotica fruits like Mango, Paw Paw, Banana, Avocado and more.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed

Graham Tomlins

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64577
+44 (0)1604 498904
Galle Southern Province
5

FANTASTIC FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days at Gin Ganga House in February 2014. We were a family group of six adults, two four-year-olds and a two-year-old and every one of us had a superb time.

Gin Ganga House is in a really good location within walking distance of a local beach and a short tuk-tuk ride from the interesting city of Galle. The extensive grounds, swimming pool and house are all extremely well kept by the staff and provide an oasis of peace and tranquiliity away from the hustle and bustle of Sri Lankan cities.

Ajith, Marli and the rest of the team could not have been more helpful or friendly. They treated us all incredibly well providing great breakfasts, lunches and dinners when required and even attempted to teach us how to make rice and curry. The Sri Lankan breakfast was memorable and the barbecue we all had in the barbecue hut will also stay long in the memory.

Ajith was great at supplying local knowledge and taking us out on trips, We visited Bentota, watched whales at Marissa and spent time on Weligama and Unawatuna beaches.

We highly recommend a stay at Gin Ganga House and hope that we can return in the future.

Thank you Ajith and the team for such a great and memorable holiday.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64577
+44 (0)1604 498904
Galle Southern Province
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 8 days over Christmas at Gin Ganga and were wonderfully looked after by Ajith and his family. The house itself is very spacious and perfectly comfortable if a little outdated inside. However, that does not matter at all because it is set in the most fantastic garden with wildlife every where and surrounded on 3 sides by the river. Monkeys, monitor lizards, the odd harmless snake, mongooses, fruit bats, eagles all to be seen. Evening barbecues at the water's edge of delicious curries prepared from hand all add to a great holiday. It's location also is great because you are away from the hum of traffic that characterises most accommodation on this part of the coast.
The other key point is that Ajith and his family, and the owners, are very generous with their time & resources. No-one is looking to make additional profit along the way. Ajith will drive you to local beaches, Galle etc all included. You pay him for full-day outings which is more than fair. You also give him a float of cash and he will buy food at local prices and cook up delicious meals, and, surprisingly, the best potato chips I have had in ages.
A really great stay in a good, big house, in amazing gardens and hosted by the most charming and honest local family. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
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+44 (0)1604 498904
Galle Southern Province
Leicestershire
5

SERENDIPITOUS CHOICE

  • 5 of 5
There is little one can say about this villa that previous reviewers have not already said. Suffice to say that it is every bit as good as the reviews say. The two outstanding features (for us) were the staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble, which in our case,six adults and four children under four, must have been quite a lot of trouble !
The other outstanding thing was the food, whether `rice and curry` or the amazing barbeques. We have had many holidays in Sri Lanka at all levels from the Paradise Rd Tintagel to some pretty crummy guest houses, but we have never had such good curries. Inventive with a wide variety of raw materials, and we even had a cookery demo, so that we could try some of the recipes at home.
Any downside? Well, the pool tiles when wet are terribly slippy. Only a problem for small children or drunk adults, but care was needed. I can`t believe anybody would not enjoy their stay at Gin Ganga House.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64577
+44 (0)1604 498904
Galle Southern Province
London, UK
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
"I couldn't recommend Gin Ganga more highly.
It's a villa but it's also like your own private resort.
From the moment you wake up you are looked after by kind and considerate staff.
Due to the Iceland ash cloud our stay in April 2010 was extended from two weeks to four, and I couldn't think of a better place to be "stuck".
Ajith and his team make your holiday an easy pleasure; they cook and serve delicious meals, shop for your food each day at the local markets, drive you wherever you need to go, change your currency at rates reserved for locals, and bring you drinks by the poolside.
A special pleasure is the enormous garden brimming with wildlife. The property is so large we assumed it must be out in the countryside but in actual fact it's right in Galle, only minutes from the town centre.
The property is bordered on three sides by a bend in a big river just before it arrives at the sea, a truly stunning location.
We were slightly worried about letting our toddlers wander around too freely with so much water around but there are so many staff always keeping a watchful eye out that we quickly learned to relax.
Back in London we already miss Gin Ganga's food, staff, pool, monkeys, water monitors, mongoose, kingfishers and giant air-conditioned bedrooms.
If you're going to Galle, go to Gin Ganga. You will be glad you did.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64577
+44 (0)1604 498904
Galle Southern Province
London, UK
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
I couldn't recommend Gin Ganga more highly.
It's a villa but it's also like your own private resort.
From the moment you wake up you are looked after by kind and considerate staff.
Due to the Iceland ash cloud our stay in April 2010 was extended from two weeks to four, and I couldn't think of a better place to be "stuck".
Ajith and his team make your holiday an easy pleasure; they cook and serve delicious meals, shop for your food each day at the local markets, drive you wherever you need to go, change your currency at rates reserved for locals, and bring you drinks by the poolside.
A special pleasure is the enormous garden brimming with wildlife. The property is so large we assumed it must be out in the countryside but in actual fact it's right in Galle, only minutes from the town centre.
The property is bordered on three sides by a bend in a big river just before it arrives at the sea, a truly stunning location.
We were slightly worried about letting our toddlers wander around too freely with so much water around but there are so many staff always keeping a watchful eye out that we quickly learned to relax.
Back in London we already miss Gin Ganga's food, staff, pool, monkeys, water monitors, mongoose, kingfishers, giant air-conditioned bedrooms and booming tropical storms at the beginning of the monsoon season.
If you're going to Galle, go to Gin Ganga. You will be glad you did.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Villa with pool, close to the beach in Sri Lanka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64577
+44 (0)1604 498904
Galle Southern Province
Sheffield
5

OUR WEDDING AT GIN GANGA WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • 5 of 5
My wife, Liza, and I stayed here and got married in the grounds during March 2010. The owner Grahm was kind enough to allow us to do this and the house manager Ajith prepared most of the day for us in advance (with a little help from our friend who lives in Colombo).

We stayed for a week with four other couples including my parents. During the whole stay the staff were truly outstanding, Ajith and his family and friends made sure we were safe, stuffed with excellent local food cooked at cost price, showed and informed is about all the flora and fauna on the "estate" (which my mum particualry enjoyed), ferried us about to the liquor stores, Galle fort, Welligama beach (an hour or so south but well worth a visit for the unbelievable quiet but beautiful beach) and the beach at Unawatuna. Ajith even insisted on picking us up from the Lighthouse Hotel (also a must) after a meal even though he knew it would be after midnight.

The house itself is magnifcent, with large ensuite bathrooms in each of the well air-conditioned rooms. The atrium and dining area has a real touch of colonial times! The gardens are as well kept and clean as the house and pool. The pool is great and big enough for a game of 5 - side water polo!

Our wedding day itself was perfect Ajith and my friends decorated the garden with bows, candles and baloons and set-up a traditiona lwedding chair covered in flowers, after the ceremony with a lcoal registrar Ajith organised decoreated Tuk-Tuks (guests) and a traditonal ox and cart (bride and groom) to take us to the beach for champagne and photos. We came back to a local band (poor quailty Western covers, but great fun!) and a 4 course Seafood banquet with prawns bigger than lobsters and a whole host of other delactables! After some dancing and fun woth the local band we had some fireworks, well when i say some we paid about £200 for a show that must have lasted half and hour and must have been heard in Colombo!! The rockets made your chest wobble and the Roman candles were a storey high! Ajith was even happy on the odd evening to cater for another two couples who were in Sri Lanka for our wedding but staying at a smaller villa.

Ajith picked up my mum and dad (both late fifties) from the airport and immediately made them feel comfortable in a country that is very different to anything else they had experienced having never left Europe. And for that alone i am eternally grateful.

Thanks Ajith & co. for a perfect wedding week
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Colombo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Galle
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
beach
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres

The property is 1 km from Galle, a fishing town famous from its Dutch Fort. Colombo and the airport are four hours away. The nearest beach is 400 metres from the house AND diving can be found 10 minutes away at Unawatuna Bay. Day trips to Bentota, the Turtle Sanctuary and to Yala National Park for safari drives. Overnight trips to Pinawalla Elephant orphanage, Kandy, Sigiriya and the Tea Plantations.

Other Activities: Seven World Heritage sites, Wildlife Safari and swimming with turtles

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Availability & Rates

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Galle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June - December 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Dec 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
£2,000
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 7 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
 
 
January - December 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Dec 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
£2,000
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 6 2015 - Jan 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Payment may be made by Bank Transfer or Credit Card. 25% is payable on booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to commencement of the booking.
Notes SPECIAL RATES FOR SMALLER PARTIES are available on application and start from £30 per person per night. Conditions apply. Rates include towels, linen, cooking, shopping, electricity, driver and security guard. The cost of food and drink is NOT included. Plan your meals in advance so that the shopping can be done! Staff can cook local or European dishes.
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Amenities

Galle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 m²
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • All have showers and are supplied with soap, towel and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , with veranda
  • All Bedrooms have en suite bathroom, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Three have balconies - one has veranda.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Car Optional
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Staff are available to prepare and serve meals. The cost of food and drink is NOT included but staff will also carry out the grocery shopping for you. You may choose to self cater in the European kitchen A 10 seater mini is available at the house for local trips to restaurants and beaches and tours by arrangement and payment locally with the driver. The large TV is a full HD 3D and a Blue Ray Player.
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