Sleeps 8. Serene, peaceful, ideal for families & couples. 1 km to the beach.
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 Koggala
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.
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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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.
Wonderful -- we can't say enough about this gem.
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 . . .
Quiet and peaceful atmosphere
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!
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.
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