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3 bedroom luxury Cottage with pool. Fully staffed including cook. beach 1 km

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


About the property

Sleeps 8. Serene, peaceful, Ideal for families & Couples. Children welcome.

The Cottage is on a breathtaking beautiful location with spectacular views of lake and mountains is exclusive, romantic and private. Absolutely peaceful and serene.

Ideal for a totally relaxed and peaceful holiday among nature

Fantastic as a writers hideout.

Ideal for couples, families friends. Children welcome.

Fully staffed and equipped.

3 air conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms.Living and dining on spacious verandahs. Large modern well equipped kitchen.

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

Sleeps 8..

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

Staff - Caretaker, Houseboy, Cook, and a Manager on Call available. Staff will be at the cottage at 6 am and leave after the last guests go to sleep. night watcher available

Can be taken on Self Catering basis - Please email to check how this applies.

The following services can be arranged at your request at a time convenient to you - An Ayurveda messier , she will be using herbal oils for the massages,

A yoga instructor, it is advisable to take a yoga class in the mornings,

An art instructor. ( If you like to take art classes it would be advisable you bring your own paints or necessary items can be purchased in Galle).

South Point Cottage is excellent for a totally relaxed holiday. On availability our guests are welcome to use the facilities of South Point Villa, South Point Abbey and Peacock Point. ****

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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2017

About Sonali

South Point Properties are owned by a Sri Lankan family and was built as their holiday homes in Galle. The villas are run by the owner Sonali who lives in Colombo. There is a team of efficient staff who mange the properties and the owners are hands on and in contact touch with the staff to ensure the villas are run smoothly. During the weekends the owner and her family come to Galle and stay in one of their 6 properties.

Sonali purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sonali chose Southern Province

The spectacular view of the Koggala lake and for the tranquility of the location. Totally cut of and peaceful yet within 15 minutes one can be at the tourist beaches, cafes and night light.

What makes this cottage unique

For being cut off and away from the hassle and busy life of the city.

To be among nature, to enjoy the quietness and peaceful surrounding. 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 nature.

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

Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Koggala, Sri Lanka

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet shower
    Lake view - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet shower
    Garden room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet shower
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lake view - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Garden room - 2 Single Bed , + one bunk bed
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable 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
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Staff - The rental includes the caretaker , cook + houseboy. A Manager on call. FREE WIFI - available. Children - cots and high chairs available. Meals - If you like to self cater, please email to check details. Paddle boats,canoes and a motor boat available. Oil for the engine must be be provided.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 . . .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
for entire property
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
pay for 13 - stay 14
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
min stay 14 over xmas/NY
19 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
10% added 28th Mar to 5th Ap
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
for entire property
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
entire property
16 Dec 2018 - 19 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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