Coconut Grove

9.5/10 over 4 reviews from 1 source(s)

Asia villas / Sri Lanka / Koggala Lake and surroundings / Ahangama

4 4 8

from

USD 484

per night

Latest reviews

Average rating of 9.5/10 over 4 reviews from 1 source(s)
10/10
tripadvisor
eggiesabroad
eggiesabroad

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family

Wonderful chill-out base for Sri Lanka trip

Coconut Grove more than lived up to our expectations. It's a wonderful property, a great base for a holiday in south Sri Lanka. The house is perfect for a large family. The bedrooms are all good sizes, with part outside bathrooms for three of them. The living area is good in the evenings and the dining areas, inside and out, are lovely. Kumudu, the housekeeper, cooks amazing meals for you - definitely choose the Sri Lankan food options. All you pay for us the ingredients (which Kumudu shops for). On the first day, this will seem like a lot but this is only because she is buying all the basics for the week. For the whole week, for seven people, I think it cost us around £170 for the food (all breakfasts, most lunches and most dinners). Note that you need to sort your own alcohol - this is easy as there are wine shops in Galle as well as beer / spirits places nearby but it is worth filling up at duty free. Kumudu will also do all your laundry whilst you are there so you don't need to pack for the whole time. The pool is fantastic - easy to spend the whole day there, swimming and relaxing. The immediate neighbourhood is quiet. There is a beach only five minutes walk away which is pretty, but the water clearly has strong currents so would take care with children. It is not far from Fort Galle, Unawatuna etc. We also did the tour to the tea plantation, around 30 minutes away. For all of these, we hired a minibus (Eden Villas gave us a contact number) which was reasonably priced. Eden Villas seemed good and responsive. We had one small issue soon after we arrived and they reacted quickly and professionally. My only small frustration with them (as with other villas in Sri Lanka) is they don't accept credit card payments which seems short-sighted to me. Overall, a fantastic experience - really wonderful.
Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
10/10
tripadvisor
A FlipKey verified reviewer
A FlipKey verified reviewer

Stayed: April 2014

Amazing

Can't recall better holidays. The 3-hour drive from the airport is well worth the relaxation. Sea turtles just a 2-minute walk, all sorts of birds, squirrels, and lizards passing by to say hello in the garden, and sleeping to the sound of the sea. Endless fun in the private pool and on the beach. Out fishing with local fishermen is definitely an experience. Home service was perfect. The food's spice level adjusted to suit all residents. Can't imagine anything could be further done to make this anymore perfect.
Stayed: April 2014
10/10
tripadvisor
keentraveller2013928
keentraveller2013928

Stayed: December 2017

Wonderful stay, delicious curries, extremely memorable!

Our whole family brought in the new year (2018) at this beautiful villa, which is about a five minute walk from the nearest beach and very close to Ahangama Town. From start to finish, we had an extremely memorable stay. The villa staff, especially Kumudu, did everything they could to ensure we were happy and very well fed. Kumudu was more than happy to cook any Sri Lanka dish for us, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Her food was delicious (especially the prawn curry and coconut sambol!) and we often joined her on her trips to the fish market, to chose that evening's meal. The villa also has a BBQ area, which you can use - the gardener is more than happy to help set it up and clean it out the following day. The pool and surrounding gardens are beautiful and very well kept. Monkeys swing from the palm trees in the morning and evenings, which is always lovely to watch. We also spotted iguanas and mongoose in the garden, along with amazing butterflies. The rooms are lovely - three have wonderful outdoor bathrooms and one has a perfectly nice indoor bathroom. The communal areas are great and have lots of games, a TV and three very comfy sofas! The villa is a short tuk tuk ride to many beautiful beaches; Weligama, Kabalana, Mirissa and Unawatuna. It is also only a 30-40 minute tuk tuk ride to Galle Fort, which is great for an afternoon walking around the historical fort. Overall, we can't really fault our stay at Coconut Grove - it was the perfect place for a family holiday and one we will never forget.
Stayed: December 2017
8/10
tripadvisor
Tammy R
Tammy R

Stayed: February 2018

Lovely family stay at Coconut Grove

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Coconut Grove. We were an extended family of 7 adults and 2 children (ages 8 & 3.5 years) and the house was a good fit for us. Location wise – it was great. Although we didn’t necessarily need to explore Ahangama itself, we were very easily able to get about to Unawatuna, Thalpe, Galle and also down to Niwella (Dickwella area). House – the house has 4 double bedrooms, with some larger than the others but all comfortable. The living space was lovely and comfortable and was a good spot to rest and relax in. Pool – this was great and probably the highlight of the property. The two kids were in the pool as much as possible. The pool was well maintained, the perfect temperature and just a lovely spot to chill out and have fun in. Staff - Kumudu, the housekeeper and cook, was very lovely and would assist us as much as possible, whether it be ordering a tuk-tuk, preparing / assisting with meals, providing us with local info, etc. She is a very kind lady who was caring to the kids and looked after us very well. Kumudu's assistant and the gardener were also very polite and just got on with maintaining the house & garden without being intrusive in anyway.
Stayed: February 2018

Facilities

Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Security
Maid
Chef
Swimming pool
Internet/Wifi

Bedroom facilities

  • Baby cot
  • Air Condition
  • iPod dock
  • King Size bed

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Telephone

Dining facilities

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling Fans
  • TV
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system with iPod adaptor
  • Book library

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • BBQ / Bar area
  • Gazebo or pergola

Location

Coconut Grove is located about 2 kms from the fishing village of Ahangama, about 30 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle. This beautiful traditional country house has been thoughtfully restored to add some modern touches. While the villa is not set on the beach, the fabulous beaches are within easy distance, with a frequent supply of tuk tuks to ferry you around.

Rates

Include all taxes - No booking fees

Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
Low Season 1 Sep 2018
30 Nov 2018
4 Bedroom USD 483 3 nights
Mid Season 1 Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018
4 Bedroom USD 559 3 nights
Peak Season 16 Dec 2018
10 Jan 2019
4 Bedroom USD 966 7 nights
Mid Season 11 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
4 Bedroom USD 559 3 nights
Peak Season 1 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019
4 Bedroom USD 966 7 nights
Mid Season 11 Feb 2019
19 Apr 2019
4 Bedroom USD 559 3 nights
Peak Season 20 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019
4 Bedroom USD 966 7 nights
Mid Season 28 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
4 Bedroom USD 559 3 nights

Rates Include

* Taxes
* Services, Staff
* Electricity, mains water
* Basic cleaning and garden supplies

Rates Exclude

* Telephone costs
* Provisioning costs
* Transportation
* Extra services (nannies, drivers, therapists, tour and event organization)

Cancellation Policy

* For cancellations more than 60 days before the arrival date 80% of the total rental amount, minus a USD 150 administration fee, will be refunded.
* For cancellations and/or amendments 30 - 60 days before the arrival date, 50% of the final booking amount, minus USD 150 in administration fees, will be refunded.
* For cancellations 1 - 29 days before the arrival date and for no -shows, no refund will be made.
* During peak periods, 30 days will be added to all cancellation periods.
* A refund may be offered, if the Villa is re-let for the same duration and at the same rates.
* Any amendments that reduce the total rental amount will be treated as a partial cancellation and may be subject to the cancellation fees stated above.
* Any amendments that involve the booking of another property altogether, will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and the creation of a new one.
* In the unlikely event a villa booking is cancelled by the owner, the owner will attempt to secure a booking in an alternative property of the same standard, at the same rates. If this is not possible, a full refund will be made.

Payment Terms

* Prices quoted are in US Dollars, are listed by the Villa Owners and are subject to change without prior notice. However, once a deposit or payment has been received, the prices will not be amended for the dates of the rental.
* All payments are to be made in US dollars unless an exchange rate for other currencies has been agreed on prior to the payment being made.
* Bookings more than 30 days before the date of arrival will require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking. The full payment must be received 30 days (60 days if peak period) before the date of arrival. No reminder will be sent and failure to pay on time may result in a loss of the booking.
* Bookings made within 30 days of the date (60 days if peak period) of arrival, will require full payment.
* Once the deposit or payment has been received, a final booking confirmation will be sent.
* A security deposit equivalent of one night rent will be payable in US Dollars, in cash, on arrival at the villa. This deposit will be used against any damages or charges incurred during the stay. The difference or full amount will be returned in USD on the day of departure. If the charges cannot be determined at the time of departure, the Owner is entitled to withhold a reasonable estimate from your security deposit and will return any balance as soon as the actual cost has been determined.

Description

Beautiful villa near fabulous beaches

Coconut Grove is a 4-bedroom country house with a polished terrazo floor that reflects the light at all angles. Fitted with all modern additions, the villa offers guests the perfect opportunity to experience life in an authentic Sri Lankan village. Whether you are traveling as a family or as a group of friends, you will find the villa ideal for a little off the beaten track holiday. Both inside and outside the house offer plenty of cosy places to relax, socialize and entertain.

Coconut Grove has four bedrooms, all of which are air-conditioned and have ensuite bathrooms. The two bedrooms to the front of the house have smaller double beds and are perfect for children. The master bedroom is fitted with a kingsize four poster bed with mosquito net and a garden view. The ensuite semi-outdoor bathroom has twin basins and twin showers. The second bedroom also hosts a king size four poster bed and overlooks the garden. The ensuite bathroom has a single shower. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have double four poster beds with semi-outdoor bathroom, double shower and a mini garden.

Coconut Grove also boasts a large, spacious living room with high ceiling and comfy sofas. In the fully-fitted kitchen you can try your hands at preparing your favourite dishes or enjoy the meals prepared by the inhouse cook. The formal dining room can seat 10. The villa also has a rear courtyard with partly open roof and fish pond. Outdoors, the main highlight is the large, shimmering pool which is infinity edge at one end. There is also a cosy pavilion overlooking the garden and pool. Guests also have the advantage of enjoying their meals in the open-sided dining pavilion. The villa is serviced by a cook, room girl, gardener and night watchman for the convenience and safety of their guests.

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