Sea Heart House

9.8/10 over 8 reviews from 1 source(s)

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Average rating of 9.8/10 over 8 reviews from 1 source(s)

Stayed: July 2017

ultimately inspiring

i’ve never believed in that old adage about falling in love at first site — but upon stepping foot in the Sea Heart House i must admit i was quite smitten. the house, serenely situated high atop a hill and deep inside of a verdant forest, affords discerning privacy whilst remaining a few steps away from everything that makes Sri Lanka culturally rich. standing on top of this unspoiled hillside i could feel my lungs thank me for every clean gulp of air. floating in the pool, watching the sun play hide and seek, i could feel my heart find a new rhythm. lounging on the couch watching Kogolla Lake endlessly change its hue, i felt my mind easing its grip on my soul. the bike rides up-and-down the village roads, squirreling through the forest, in-and-out of the rice patties, afforded me the most genuine local smiles i’ve witnessed this side of adulthood. the beautifully prepared meals, composed wholly from fruits, vegetables and fish found naturally a few meters away from the dinner table, finally satiated my hunger. at night, encompassed in the sounds of the forest, i slept like a babe in the woods. i do believe that i was in competition with my fearless four legged companions, as to who could be the most zen for the longest duration. i’d like to think i gave them a run for their money! for many visitors who venture to the Southern parts of Sri Lanka, oceanside dwelling is the default setting. however, i’d like to suggest that the road less traveled in this case, the one that will leave the dull roar behind, is headed up a hill, into a forest, and straight into your dreams.
Stayed: July 2017

Stayed: January 2018

Sea Heart House is straight out of the best of the glossy magazines (but without the prices).

Sea Heart House is straight out of the best of the glossy magazines (but without the prices). Everything about the house is beautifully designed and beautifully appointed and we felt very special to be staying there. The sheets and the towels were of top quality and my bed was set in the middle of the room which gave it a really special feel. The house and swimming pool are situated on the side of a small hill and so the views across Koggala Lake were superb: bring binoculars. All the staff were charming and delightful and always smiling and helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble and all meals were never less than delicious: beware of eating too much: we did!
Stayed: January 2018

Stayed: January 2018

What a wonderful place!

What a wonderful place this is, I can thoroughly recommend it as a perfect start to a Sri Lankan holiday. (We came by train from Colombo, but I think it only takes about 2.5 hours from the airport by car). It’s a fabulous place to chill out, eg in the infinity pool gazing out at Koggola Lake, becoming even more magical as the sun sets over the lake and the pool lights come on. I also loved getting up early and going for a walk - seeing and hearing some beautiful birds. The bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious, with great views. The staff very friendly and helpful (thank you Ranga – I loved your cooking!). If chilling out isn’t your thing then Galle is great to visit, there’s a fascinating tea plantation nearby and the beach isn’t far away.
Stayed: January 2018

Stayed: January 2018

What a stunning place !

I arrived feeling wretched following a nasty bout of flu in cold, dismal, dark London and the moment I got to Seaheart House my spirits lifted and I felt good as new again. In a matter of minutes I had dropped my bags in my lovely spacious room and was floating in that wonderful pool enjoying the glorious view. A little later we were served up the most delicious dinner by Ranga, the new cook (who speaks very good English and presents his excellent dishes with great flair!). After a night in a wonderfully comfortable bed, it was time for a quick turn in the gym before a delicious breakfast, then a little gentle yoga ! With the friendly helpful staff and great indoor/outdoor living, while it isn't easy to find, being a tad off the beaten track, it is such a lovely house to chill in that who wants to go anywhere else ?! -especially with a view like that ! But we did venture out: a lovely tour at the local tea plantation, dinner on the beach at Unawatuna and a visit to Galle... before with heavy hearts, the time came for us to leave.
Stayed: January 2018
Diane P
Diane P

Stayed: January 2017


Fantastic property. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Food was wonderful. Swimming pool was amazing. Location was a little challenging - quite hard to find. There are four bedrooms and only three bathrooms (rather than the four which were advertised) so some of the party need to be prepared to share a bathroom. That being said - the property has been built to a very high standard and is in a beautiful setting. We loved our stay there and would definitely recommend!
Stayed: January 2017


Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Swimming pool

Bedroom facilities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Twin bed
  • Double bed
  • Italian Bed Linen
  • Ceiling fans

Bathroom facilities

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower soap
  • Hand soaps
  • Shampoo
  • Bath towels
  • Pool towels

Dining facilities

  • Gas stove
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Rice cooker
  • Food processor
  • Pots and Pans
  • Water filter available
  • Separate traditional Sri Lankan kitchen

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Fitness room
  • Laundry
  • Bluetooth speaker available

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Hammock
  • BBQ
  • Two parasols


Sea Heart House is situated on the northern side of the Koggala Lake, in Sri Lanka. The lake is surrounded by small villages hidden in the trees with abundant wildlife. The House has peaceful and serene surroundings with a breathtaking view. A stay in the villa puts you in close proximity to the wildlife dotting the lake and the surrounding islands, one of which features a Buddhist temple that attracts throngs of visitors on full moon days, and another that houses a cinnamon plantation. The vacation villa is about 15 minutes from beautiful sandy beaches and 30 minutes from the historic Galle Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

- Welcome drink
- Free use of yoga pavilion
- Free use of gym and pool
- Chef services
- All taxes

Rates Exclude

- Food costs for all meals
- Rental of bikes and canoes
- Laundry services
- Driver
- Activities

Cancellation Policy

- Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away.
- 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.

Payment Terms

Deposit Payment
* To guarantee this booking in the first instance, you will be required to pay a deposit equivalent to 50% of the total rental due.

Balance payment
* Full balance is due at least 30 days prior to arrival

Last minute reservation
* In case of reservation within 30 days of arrival, full payment may be requested prior to arrival.

Kindly inform upon confirmation of your reservation, which form of payment would be preferred.

* Payments may be made by bank transfer.


Luxury at Koggala Lake with Spectacular Elevated Views.


Offering stunning lake views from each room, Sea Heart House is a luxury accommodation named after the magnificent and beautiful ancient vine 'Entada Gigas', which curls and winds its way through the trees at the entrance to the villa. Complete with a 14- meter infinity pool, a fitness centre and a tropical garden, this unique, architecturally designed home is an ideal retreat with a lovely atmosphere that affords discerning privacy whilst remaining a few steps away from the best of Sri Lanka’s natural and cultural attractions. A perfect fusion of exotic East and modern West, this environmentally-friendly home harvests rainwater and uses solar panels to heat water and contribute to electricity.

Sunela Jayewardene an award winning Sri Lankan architect was appointed as architect for this home which was built during 2013/2014. She has maximised and even fantasised with the location to create a romantic home with outstanding lake views from every room and a swimming pool which leaves you wondering where the pool ends and the lake begins.
The garden around the house has taken shape with the help of a Sri Lankan, Edwin Karunasena, a former gardener to one of Sri Lanka’s most colourful characters, Bevis Bawa. Further landscaping, including a natural jetty on the lake, has been completed by Rainforest Rescue.


All the four bedrooms of Sea Heart House are air-conditioned and offer Lake views. All beds are dressed in the crispest cotton sheets and canopied by soft mosquito nets. The superior double room features a double bed, a balcony and an ensuite fitted with all modern amenities and toiletries. The second bedroom is a lovely double room with balcony and an ensuite bathroom with hot water shower. The third bedroom is a double room with an adjacent bathroom with a hot water shower and the fourth bedroom is a twin room with an ensuite bathroom and hot water shower.

Living areas

The living area of Sea Heart House offers the best of indoor and outdoor living with the sitting room spilling over to the 14-metre infinity swimming pool and the dazzling lake beyond. The open plan and layout ensure you enjoy 360 degrees views during the day and the stunning sunset in the evenings. The dining room is furnished with a handsome table to seat eight and extends into the modern kitchen where you can try your hand at cooking or have the chef prepare sumptuous meals to tempt your palate. The living room downstairs is another favourite spot for social gatherings and soaking up the tranquillity of the stunning surroundings. Outdoors, the swimming pool is dotted with loungers while the gardens host bushy palms and tropical plants that invite the birds over. A Yoga pavilion, a Traditional Sri Lankan Kitchen and a growing vegetable garden are also within the grounds. There are 2 friendly dogs that run freely.