Villa Mandalay Sri Lanka is a lovely family villa in Galle, set on the banks of the lovely Koggala Lake, that draws its architectural influence from the late great Geoffrey Bawa. There is an abundance of life on the lake with local fisherman in dug-out canoes and tropical bird life; including the magnificent crested Kingfisher. The expansive garden filled with deck chairs and loungers and lakeside pavilion stretches out from the 12-meter pool.
An open-faced pavilion, set at a right angle to the main house, overlooking the pool is where most of the lounging, dining and view appreciating happens. The cooling stone floor, whirring overhead fans, and refreshing breeze from Koga Lake make a perfect retreat from the afternoon sun. Furnished with a large sofa, antique dining table, enough chairs for a good dinner party and enough space for a good pool party, it’s an ideal space to ‘relax and enjoy’. Next door to the comfortable alcove is the first bedroom. Grand double doors open out onto the garden, allowing you to enjoy the view of the lake from the antique four-poster bed. The room is dressed in fine Sri Lankan antiques and fabrics. Behind another rather impressive door is the outdoor bathroom and shower – letting you get o natural with nature. At the other side of the house is the second en-suite bedroom, furnished with two four-poster single beds and decorated with intricate wall hangings. Its neighbor is the super cozy snug room with a fantastic L-shaped sofa best suited to kicking back and watching the television or reading a good book. From the snug, stairs lead up to the master suite. Encompassing the entire first floor is the master suite. Light and cool lake breezes flood the space from floor to ceiling shutters running the length of the room – allowing you to adjust the light and breeze accordingly. The other bedrooms enjoy four-poster beds but this, being the master, boasts a grand four pillared bed! Adding to the opulence is a Victorian slipper bathtub, large desk, walk-in wardrobe and chic washroom. If all this wasn’t enough, there’s a small balcony festooned with Tibetan prayer flags and a life-size [statue], overlooking the garden just for you.
The Garden offers plenty of lounging opportunities, with sun loungers by the pool, a comfy ambalama on the Koggala shores and a teak pontoon in the water – it can be decked with all sorts of cushions for some lakeside loafing… you’re spoiled for choice. Villa Mandalay Sri Lanka setting is stunning and the villa is set up to fully appreciate it. The joy of Mandalay is the balance of fun and tranquillity that gives the VIlla Mandalay Sri Lanka a fantastic atmosphere. As soon as you enter the gate a smile emerges and it takes a long time for it to fade after you leave. As it says above the mirror in the pavilion; ‘Relax & Enjoy’.
Service and Facilities
Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom: Occupying entire first floor. King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower and tub.
Private terrace with seating and lake views.
Bedroom 2: Guest double: Ground floor. King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite Indoor /outdoor bathroom.
Bedroom 3: Guest twin: Ground floor. Two single beds. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower. French doors to garden.
Sitting room: Sat TV/ DVD. L shape sofa. French doors that open fully to garden and pool.
Dining pavilion: Open-sided facing pool, garden and lake. Teak dining table with 10 chairs.
Pool: In front of dining pavilion.
Meditation pagoda: Shaded timber platform with roof overlooking lake.
Lakeside pontoon: Timber structure built into lake for relaxation.
Beaches: 10 mins to tropical beaches and surf break.
Safety deposit box
Staff: Cook, housemaid, gardener, security.
Internet connection capable
*Rates are subject to 11.7% service charge, taxes, etc. Please note the above rates are valid for 2018 – 2019. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date.
01 May – 30 Jun
01 Sep – 30 Nov
01 Jul – 31 Aug
01 Dec – 15 Dec
11 Jan – 31 Jan
11 Feb – 19 Apr
28 Apr – 30 Apr