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Villa 81 | Koggala | 5 Bedrooms

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Villa Description

5 bedroom Luxury Villa overlooking the Koggala Lake, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Located on the Eastern shore of the lake, it offers spectacular views of the sunset across the lake. 5 en-suite double bedrooms can accommodate 10 guests. 20-metre infinity pool with a large deck, Pool table, Beaches of Habaraduwa, Ahangama, Weligama, and Unawatuna are nearby. Koggala beach is a 10-minute drive.

PRICES: From US$ 837.75 to  US$ 1452.1 per night (Guidance Price only) – 2021/22 & 2023

  • Service Charge & VAT included in the price.
  • the villa is currently rented out on a long term basis until end of January, Prices are available for 2022/23

Prices also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & Euros (€) | Check below for seasonal rates or contact us for availability.

This is a 5-bedroom luxury villa that boasts a sublime situation on Koggala lake. Influenced by modern vernacular and designed by one of Sri Lanka’s leading architects, Villa 81 sleeps 10 very comfortably. Equipped with a 20-meter infinity pool, hammocks, sunbeds, and a pool table, you are unlikely to want to leave. However, this villa’s prime location means you are also near to the South Coast’s best beaches, surf breaks, and a plethora of wonderful local activities. In the early morning hours, you can see fishermen on their wooden canoes row back to the adjacent jetty with their catch of the night whilst the monks in the Buddhist monastery on the opposite shore chant their morning prayers. The villa comes fully staffed with an excellent chef, a housekeeper, an assistant housekeeper, a caretaker, a gardener and 24-hour security services.

What’s inside this Luxury villa rental in Koggala Lake near Galle?

Boat arrive Luxury villa rental in Koggala Lake near Galle

On continuing into this contemporary, linear built, teak cladded Luxury villa in Koggala Lake you discover a grown-up elegance in the interior with a considered and consistent colour palate which is used throughout. On your left, you arrive into a vast space with phenomenal views to your right, over the pool and across the lake. This open plan ground floor room accommodates an adjoining dining area and sitting room. The main villa has four beautiful, spacious and seemingly identical en suite bedrooms, themed by Temple, Tea, Elephant and Cinnamon, all overlooking the captivating lake. 


Walking up the Pineapple and Frangipani-lined walkway, you arrive at this mightily impressive property and see the staggeringly beautiful and expansive view of Koggala Lake.

  • Time from airport: 1 hr 40
  • The famous beaches of the South coast – Habaraduwa, Ahangama, Weligama, and Unawatuna – are all nearby, with Koggala beach an easy 10-minute drive from the villa. 

Drone House pool Serendipity Villa Koggala Lake


5 ensuite bedroom villa in Koggala Lake can accommodate 10 Guests

Ensuite double bedroom Serendipity Villa

This Villa is a five-bedroom property. The main villa has Five bedrooms: Each air-conditioned, with a four-post bed and a large bathroom overlooking the lake and with an outside shower. Two of the rooms are interconnecting, making it ideal for families with children.

All four impressive en suite bathrooms boast a covered outdoor shower, indoor bathtub, and two sinks, as well as its own private tropical garden.

bath tub

A shared open viewing terrace runs along the length of the bedrooms, adorned with wicker seating so you can enjoy and marvel at the phenomenal lakes-cape from a different level.

viewing terrace

4 of the bedrooms are on the first floor of the main house with a balcony that runs the length of the house. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open, a 4 poster king-size bed, a writing table, and a build-in sofa that could be used for a child. Each attached bathroom is indoor/outdoor.

double ensuite master bedroom

Bedroom 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Master suites – 2 interconnecting)

King size four-poster bed with mosquito net, AC, ceiling fan, floor to ceiling doors opening onto private terrace revealing garden & lake views, en suite bathroom with outdoor shower & indoor bathtub.

outdoor shower

Bedroom 5 (Garden suite)

Garden suite villa Serendipity

The 5th bedroom suite is in a stand-alone garden villa that also contains the library and pool table. A separate air-conditioned Garden Suite provides great space and privacy and houses a four-poster bed fitted with mosquito net, en suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, sitting room with Satellite TV, and a pool table.  This is the ideal spot to retreat to, read a book, play pool, watch DVDs or work through emails on the long office desk. There is also a covered outdoor sofa seat set into the lower front wall which allows for an impressive unspoilt view of the main villa, pool, and lake.

Garden Suite


Dining outdoors by pool Serendipity Villa The Villa’s chef specialises in Sri Lankan cuisine but also caters to Western preferences. His curries are very popular, so is his seafood sourced from the lake and the sea. The chef uses fresh produce from the nearby markets or the villa’s own garden. The kitchen is flexible as to mealtimes. Alcoholic beverages are not provided but staff can purchase alcohol on behalf of guests. Chef is capable of western and local dishes and payment is on an ‘ingredients only’ basis + transport. For more information on how it works, read more about Villa Meal Policy in Sri Lanka.

  • Staff: Chef and House Staff, including gardener, pool attendant, and night security.
  • Meal Plan: Pay for ingredients + transport to get them.


The ever-inviting infinity pool has three levels so you can sit, swim or wallow, as you please. The large tropical garden is adorned with hammocks, swaying palms, pink Bougainvillea, the popular Heliconia plants, and Frangipani trees.  There are 4 sunbeds and a multitude of space and options to sit or recline in.  

Pool and Deck

A boat ride and fishing trip can be organized at the villa. 

Ample games are available, plasma TV with DVD player and a library of recent movies, a pool table in the Garden Suite, and a large library of books in English, French, and German.


The villa comes fully staffed with an excellent chef, 2 x housekeepers, a gardener/pool attendant, and 24-hour security.


Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.

  • Stunning lake views
  • Situated on the Eastern shore of Koggala Lake
  • Modern architecture
  • 5 double bedrooms (4 in the main house, 1 garden villa)
  • Air-conditioned sitting room
  • 20 metre infinity pool with large deck
  • Large tropical garden and pond
  • Pool table
  • BBQ
  • Satellite TV/ WIFI
  • Private boat for lake tours – pay for fuel


What about a lake wedding in Sri Lanka?

This Villa is suitable for small events, celebrations, and weddings. The Lake villa can accommodate up to 100 guests. Contact us for more information and rates.


Updated Prices for 2021/22

Please note: RATE on the title listing is ‘FROM’. Please check below for the prices by season and exact dates. If you cannot see the period you are looking for, please contact us

PRICES: From US$ 837.75 to  US$ 1452.1 per night (Guidance Price only) – 2021/22

Dates Rates (US$)
1st May – 30th Jun 837.75
1st Jul – 31st Aug 837.75
1st Sep – 30th Nov 837.75
1st Dec – 13th Dec 837.75
14th Dec – 7th Jan 2022 1452.1
8th Jan 2022 – 29th Jan 837.75
30th Jan – 6th Feb 837.75
7th Feb – 12th April 837.75
13th Apr – 23rd Apr 837.75
24th April – 30th April 837.75

Event Fee: USD 2000 (max 100 pax)

Information:  December Change Over 28th/29th

Christmas/New year Bookings: Change over must be 28th/29th December. (Only 7 or 14 nights will be accepted during the peak season)

Minimum Stay:

  • Peak (Xmas & NY): 7 Nights or 14 nights only.
  • High, Mid, Low: 2/3 Nights

Meals: Pay for ingredients + transport to get them.

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 Guests 

PRICING & SERVICE OPTIONS – Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.

  • Villa only rates. 
  • Service Charge and VAT included in the published villa rates.
  • Please send us an email to check rates over Christmas and New Year, or Chinese New Year and Easter.
  • Prices may change based on the time of your booking, arrival date, and length of stay. Whilst every effort is made to keep rates current, they are subject to change from time to time. If there is a rate change you will be informed before a booking is confirmed. Confirmed booking rates will not change.
  • Security deposit: Upon arrival at the villa you may be required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit, if applicable, will be returned to you prior to departure or as agreed less any extra charges or costs for accidental damage to the property.


  • Usual Check-in after 2.00 pm and Check out – Before 11.00 am
  • Late check-outs up to 6.00 pm may incur a half day charge, after 6.00 pm a full day may be charged.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate other check-in/out times but will depend on availability.


Subjected to Villa in Sri Lanka full rental Terms and Conditions.


“Wow!!! what a great villa” – Date of stay: February 2020

“This Luxury villa is simply stunning. It’s huge. Each bedroom is the size of an Amsterdam apartment, The pool is wide enough to do laps. And the best thing is the view. Perfect sunsets on Koggala lake, with hundreds of bats flying over. Monkeys and all kinds of birds visiting all day. And perfect surf beaches nearby. The team made our stay unforgettable. Himal arranged everything for us, tuk-tuks, trips, and even a dog for our daughter to play with 🙂 The villa rental/management company has a concierge service so you don’t have to worry or think about anything. Back again next year.”

“The most stunning Villa in all of Southern Sri Lanka!” – Date of stay: January 2020

“We stayed at this Villa for 4 days in January 2020. Celebrated my daughter’s first birthday there. We had the most amazing time thanks to the brilliant staff at the villa. Himal and his team took great care of us. The villa itself is stunning and beautifully maintained. We had planned on going and checking out many of the nearby tourist attractions but barely went out of the villa as it was so beautiful and relaxing. I didn’t miss the beach at all thanks to the beautiful and serene Koggalla lake. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, but I doubt you would be spending much time in there thanks to the very comfortable living room downstairs. We spent much of our time by the pool.

The best part about the villa is the Chef. Chef Asanka cooked us some delicious local food and we abandoned all our plans to go eat out as the food at home was way better than any restaurant food. Special props to Chamith, who was ever-present and helpful. He served us excellent tea/coffee and always had a smile on his face. Himal the house manager made us some great cocktails! I would totally recommend this gem of a Villa to anyone who is looking for a relaxing vacation with some excellent food & stunning sunsets. I cant wait to go back again soon!”

“Nothing short of Extraordinary” – Date of stay: December 2019

“If you’re looking for a villa nearby Galle – look no more. Book it before it’s unavailable! We were five couples that spent New Year’s Eve in the villa (7 nights in total). My first concern when booking was that it was not located on the beach. Not to worry! The location is much better. The Koggala lake scenery is much prettier and you are only a 5-minute drive from the closest beach. It felt wonderful being surrounded by the “Sri Lanka” jungle without any neighbours in eyesight.

My second concern was the distance to Galle. In my opinion, there is no good reason to have a villa close to Galle. A drive to Galle is only 40 min ($10) away and we spent as much time travelling east towards Marissa and Weligama. The Villa is therefore located close to every place we wanted to experience.

In addition, the staff is amazing! We could not have asked for a better house Manager in Himal. There was not a single request he couldn’t help us with. The Villa chef, Asanka, served us the Sri Lankan of the highest quality. We ended up eating in more days than we had planned because his dinners were better than what any restaurant could offer (+ cheap. You only pay for the ingredients). I am still dreaming of his morning smoothies…

The villa is stunning. The pictures don’t do the place justice. The rooms are beautiful and the outdoor area is perfect for socializing. The mix of modern design and older beautiful furnitures works perfect. If I were to build my dream home, this is what it would look like!

I looked at 50+ homes before we ended up with this lake Villa in Sri . I could not have been more happy with my selection. My only regret was that I didn’t book the villa for longer.

Some final tips: We ordered wine in advance. Wine is expensive in Sri Lanka (European prices) as it’s imported into the country. If you would like wine I suggest to do the same. Additionally, we bought beers prior to arriving the villa. beer is cheap, but due to local rules it is difficult for the staff to buy it on your behalf. Alochol was probably the only food/beverage we acquired on our own. Living in Sri Lanka is very cheap compared to Europe, so do not hesitate spending most of your budget on a beautiful villa like this Villa. I believe we spent around 300 euro per person for 10 days, and that includes transportation, restaurant etc. Thanks to all the staff in the villa, and to Stephanie for attending all the details prior to our arrival. We really hope to come back in the near future!



Rates per night
Price per night: From $ 838 to US$ 1452
Minimum no of nights: 3
Sleeping Situation
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Villa Details
Property Status: Verified
Property ID: 7645
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Check-in Hour: After 2:00 pm
Check-Out Hour: By 10 am
Late Check-in: On Request only
Optional Services: On Request only
Outdoor Facilities: Pool, Garden , 10 mins to Galle fort and Beach
Cancellation: Refer to rental Terms and Conditions
Villa Features
Air Conditioning
Baby Cot on request
Ceiling Fan
Dining Table
Family/Kid Friendly
Free Parking on Premises
Fully Staffed
Gardener/General Maintenance
Other Features
High Chair on request
I-pod dock
In-House Chef/Cook
Laundry (extra cost)
Mobile Telephone coverage
Mosquito net
Nanny (extra cost)
Smoking Allowed (outdoor)
Suitable for Events
Sun Beds
Swimming Pool
Wireless Internet
Yoga Lesson (extra cost)


January 2022
February 2022
From $ 838 to US$ 1452 per night

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