Mandalay – an enchanting lakeside villa, Koggala [ID - 1506] Categories:
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Sanda Kirana is a beautiful four bedroom beach house facing south-west across the Indian Ocean. Designed by a leading Australian architect, website like this the property is accessed through a large garden area via steps leading up to the house. Impressive double doors open to reveal walled gardens and magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. The central feature is a large swimming pool. All the rooms are decorated with colonial furniture in traditional Sri Lankan style and boast high ceilings, white walls and cool tiled floors.¬† A covered veranda overlooks the garden at the front of the villa, which is dotted with coconut palms and gently slopes down to the beach. If the sea is too rough for swimming, Point de Galle’s excellent lagoons and beaches are just three minutes away by tuk-tuk.

There are four bedrooms, three double and one twin and a large cot is available for small children/babies if required. All beds are four-poster with fitted mosquito nets and are cooled by overhead fans. The master bedroom has a small private terrace where the sounds of the surf will help you drift off to sleep. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and bedroom two has an outside shower enclosed in its own garden area. The property also has a small library, CD player and satellite TV.

A large dining table is located between the swimming pool and water garden. This is the centre for formal meals and at night provides a beautifully lit area facing the beach. The Sanda Kirana Cook, Housekeeper (Assistant Cook), Gardner/Pool Attendant and Night Watcher will take care of your every need. Discuss your meal requirements with the Cook, who will serve you with fabulous curries and excellent western dishes. He will also shop for all your ingredients if you provide him with a float, keeping an account for your perusal. You will find it fun at least once to accompany him and visit the daily fish, fruit and vegetable markets yourself.

Low $450
High $550
Peak $750

For further information and bookings please email us at or give us a call at (+94) (0) 777 424 994


Mandalay is a magical, thumb
private villa set in lush greenery, overlooking the Koggala Lake. The old villa was recently renovated, wit some modifications by Geoffrey Bawa, the renowned Sri Lankan architect. This minimalist, stylish villa possesses a real feel of country living in harmonious surroundings – the open air dining pavilion overlooks the pool and the lake is a great place to sit with a sundowner.


The villa consisting of three double rooms, is built to a fully open concept, appreciating nature and solitude. The rooms are spacious and simple, yet charming and are furnished with antiques. The rooms have ceiling fans and plenty fresh breeze to keep you cool; as well as air-con in all the bedrooms. The master bedroom, which consists of the entire second storey, has a bathtub in the room but also has an open air bathroom adjoining. The balcony opening up to the master bedroom gives great views of the lake and the surrounding greenery. Once in a while you can spot a train on the hanging railway across the river.


Dining and common areas 
Enjoy a meal in the open dining area overlooking the lake. There are many places in the villa where you can enjoy a drink or simply relax and enjoy the views. Have a swim in your own private pool or enjoy the sunset and a boat ride in the lake. Staff at the villa consist of a room boy, a cook and a night watcher. The accomplished chef can create you delicious Sri Lankan delicacies and can also prepare a wide range of western dishes too…you decide!

There are plenty of things to do around the area – explore the local culture and history and take a walk around Galle Fort, a living World Heritage Site. A short tuk-tuk ride away is beautiful Unawatuna beach, which has many good restaurants and beach bars…or just make the most of Mandalay, enjoy a dip in the private pool or grab a book, settle down and enjoy the solitude.


February to November, for up to 3 nights $360, more than 3 nights $330.
December to January, for up to 3 nights $400, more than 3 nights $360.
For further information and bookings please email us at or give us a call at (+94) (0) 777 424 994

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