The Lake House Koggala

4 5 10



per night


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

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • King Size bed
  • Twin bed
  • Double bed
  • Bed Linen

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Rain shower
  • En-suite bathroom

Dining facilities

  • Electric stove
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Pots and Pans

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling fans
  • Music System

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • ping pong
  • massage room


The Lake House is a private, architect-designed, contemporary and sustainable villa on Koggala Lake, near the historic town of Galle in Southern Sri Lanka. A tranquil and picturesque home minutes from the hustle and bustle of Galle, within hearing distance of the Indian Ocean and accessible to many tourist attractions nearby. Watch the fisherman drift by, eat crab and prawns from the lake, find delight in the tropical garden and take life at a slower pace.

The Lake House is about 2 hours from Columbo international airport. We will arrange for a car to meet you at the airport. The cost is usually about $100 each way. Alternatively, you can fly by seaplane and land on the lake. This is available through SriLankan airways and costs approximately $100 per person.

Columbo international airport is served by direct flights from the UK, the Middle East, India and Singapore.
Sri Lankan airways flies direct from London to Columbo.
Qatar Airways and Emirates also fly to Columbo with a connection in the Middle East. Jet Airways flies with a stop in India.
British Airways flies to Columbo with a short stop in the Maldives.

We can advise you on the alternatives if you prefer.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

*include all taxes
*include breakfast

Rates Exclude

*tips for the staff (cook, gardener, night security, house boy, table steward, tuc tuc driver), typically 5-10% of the rental
*massages - can be arranged for any type of massage in the massage room at the villa

Cancellation Policy

Standard and Peak Seasons:
30 days or more before arrival date:
All Payments are forfeited but credited for 9 month from the date of the cancellation confirmation by the management reservation department. The credit value can be used by the client or anyone on their behalf for any reservation, during any period upon availability and solely for the villa initially reserved.
Within 30 days of arrival date:
All rental payments are forfeited. A full or partial refund is solely applicable in the event that The Management secures another reservation covering partially or fully the initial cancelled reservation.

Christmas and New Year Period:
For any cancellation after the deposit and/or balance payment, all payments are forfeited and a full or partial refund is solely applicable in the event that The Management secures another reservation covering partially or fully the initial and cancelled reservation.
The above cancellation charges also apply if The Management cancels the booking due to non-payment of the balance. If the dates of the booking require to be changed or amended, this may be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and cancellation charges may apply.
Any change to the original reservation is subject to the approval of The Management.

Payment Terms

A 50% Deposit is required to confirm a booking.
Full balance is due at least 30 days prior to arrival.


Private sustainable villa on a peaceful lakeside

The Lake House is located near Galle in southern Sri Lanka is one of the prettiest and most popular destinations in Sri Lanka. The pace of life is different, the food is good and the people are delightful. The coast is relatively unspoiled and Galle Fort has been carefully protected to maintain its historic buildings and atmosphere. For those interested in wildlife, Yala national park is not too far away with plenty of game: elephant and leopard in particular. But, even if you just stay at the Lake House, all manner of wildlife will cross your path from giant porcupine to monitor lizards, and the monkeys swing through the trees next to the house.

The Lake House is fully staffed with a great cook - who will cook Sri Lankan or European food - three house boys, night security, tuk tuk driver and gardener.

There are 4 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, 3 of which have outdoor showers. A further twin bedded room with en suite bathroom is available on request. There is a very large open plan dining, sitting and games area which overlooks the pool and the lake. The swimming pool is ideal for exercise and leisure and has an area for sitting and sunbathing around it. There is a massage room and table tennis. Tuk tuks can be easily hired and a car and driver can also be rented, either for the whole stay or for individual excursions.
There is a Bose music system - you can plug in your ipod or your computer. The house has Wi-Fi throughout.

The house will accommodate 2 or 8 people: either feels entirely comfortable. Sometimes we can accommodate 10. A further twin bedded room with en suite bathroom can also be available on request. The spacious sitting room and dining room is open with views over the swimming pool and lake beyond.

The Lake House is a contemporary home built using Sri Lankan craftsmen and materials. It has been designed to be as energy efficient and low-impact as possible and uses the natural breeze from the sea and lake to cool the house, supplemented with ceiling fans, rather than air conditioning. THIS WORKS! Water is heated using solar power - and so is some of the outdoor lighting.

The rates include a breakfast of fruit, toast, eggs, tea and coffee.

The house comes with an excellent cook who will prepare European or Sri Lankan dishes at your request. We do not charge a menu price for food but, instead, you simply pay the cost of the ingredients - our cook will give you the receipts. As a general guide, however, the cost varies between $5 (e.g. light lunch dish) and $15 per person for a main course (e.g.for crab or prawns) and $2-$4 for a starter or pudding. There is a menu of things to choose from (with prices) and, if you would prefer to have an alternative, our cook will let you know the approximate cost in advance.