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Wild Lotus VIlla

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
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Nestled on the shores of Yoda Lake, Wild Lotus Villa is a two acre oasis of laid back tranquility and a paradise for nature lovers. Our modern and relaxed villa is an ideal base to explore Yala, Udawalawe and Bundala National parks. The property consists of one stand-alone villa (comfortably sleeps 9) and one bungalow (sleeps 3) that can be booked together or separately. The Villa: High ceilings and french doors in all rooms ensure a constant cooling air flow throughout the villa while maximizing access to the outdoors. Contemporary design using local materials and craftspeople create a peaceful, relaxed environment. The villa consists of three bedrooms (all ensuite with bathtubs and gorgeous outdoor rain showers), an open plan seating area/kitchenette and a poolside outdoor dining area ...Nestled on the shores of Yoda Lake, Wild Lotus Villa is a two acre oasis of laid back tranquility and a paradise for nature lovers. Our modern and relaxed villa is an ideal base to explore Yala, Udawalawe and Bundala National parks. The property consists of one stand-alone villa (comfortably sleeps 9) and one bungalow (sleeps 3) that can be booked together or separately. The Villa: High ceilings and french doors in all rooms ensure a constant cooling air flow throughout the villa while maximizing access to the outdoors. Contemporary design using local materials and craftspeople create a peaceful, relaxed environment. The villa consists of three bedrooms (all ensuite with bathtubs and gorgeous outdoor rain showers), an open plan seating area/kitchenette and a poolside outdoor dining area with a large teak table that seats 12. Numerous baby/toddler items are available upon request. Garden/Poolside Master Suite (ground floor): Consists of one king sized bed and one daybed that can be converted into a single bed upon request, ceiling fan and A/C, lockable teak closet, huge luxury bathroom with outdoor rain shower with a custom made pebble accent wall and stand alone deep soaking tub. Double Room (upstairs): Consists of one king sized bed and one daybed that can be converted into a single bed upon request, ceiling fan and A/C, luxurious bathroom with outdoor shower and bathtub, lockable teak closet and large French doors that open to a veranda with stunning views of the lake and Buddhist temple. Bunk Room (upstairs): Perfect for children or the young at heart. Consists of five bunk beds (four of which have individual lookout windows and reading lights), an open closet, ceiling fan and A/C, large bathroom with stunning outdoor shower and bathtub and large French doors that open to a veranda with stunning views of the lake and Buddhist temple. All guests will have access to our entire two acre garden that features a large pool that is surrounded by large shade giving trees. The pool has multiple seating/playing areas at various water depths to provide for maximum relaxation and fun for all ages. We also have a small pond that is full of fish, turtles and frogs and is a magnet for small birds. Tropical fruits grown on the property include: coconuts, jackfruit, bananas, oranges, guava, custard apple, lemons, mangoes, rose apple and pomegranate. Activities: we have two mountain bikes (one with a baby seat) on which you can use to explore the village/rice paddy area, we also have one small kayak for lake/pond use and a 10 foot diameter trampoline for a sunset bounce. During your stay you will be well looked after by our staff by who live in the nearby village. They will be there to do all the cleaning and washing-up daily and an on site cook is happy to prepare meals to your taste. We also have laundry facilities available. You are also welcome to buy groceries and cook your own basic meals in the mini kitchen (stove top, microwave oven and small fridge). At least one member of staff will be on site 24/7 to look after the property after sunset. 1) At Wild Lotus Villa we’re committed to conservation. The natural beauty of the Sri Lankan wilderness makes us especially conscious of our commitment to sustainability. In accordance with our beliefs, Wild Lotus Villa provides the following: -Locally sourced fruits and vegetables (organic when possible) -Solar powered water heaters -Complimentary reverse osmosis purified water served in glass bottles -Naturally cooling clay tile roof to minimize the need for air conditioning -Ceiling fans in all spaces -Energy efficient “inverter” air cons in bedrooms for those that require it 2) The villa is located in a remote area with an array of wildlife. This includes an array of wild insects, including mosquitoes, butterflies, beetles etc. Remember to bring mosquito repellent. All the doors and windows in the house are screened, and making mosquito nets unnecessary if you are vigilant about keeping the screen doors closed. 3) Wild Lotus Villa is a bird watcher's paradise. Here are just a few of the birds that we’ve seen on the property and in the shallows of the lake on the property’s edge: paradise flycatcher, indian pond heron, black headed ibis, little egret, grey heron, open billed stork, painted stork, lesser whistling duck, brahminy kite, peacock, water hen, black winged stilt, great thicknee, yellow wattled lapwing, red wattled lapwing, green imperial pigeon, black necked oriel, rose ringed parakeet, asian koel, green bee eater, white throated kingfisher, stork billed kingfisher, pied kingfisher, indian roller, oriental maggie-robin, brown capped babbler, Loten’s sunbird, black hooded oriel, tricolored munia, baya weaver, indian pitta. We are happy to lend our binoculars and bird book to guests.More
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Maduranga M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In April, I stayed in the bungalow as a 68-year-old, female, solo traveler. It was beautiful and the staff was beyond excellent. The bungalow was extremely comfortable and had everything I needed. I birdwatched every morning sitting at the breakfast table on the porch. I...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank chriso60
safarimadu, VR Owner at Wild Lotus VIlla, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Christine, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your review of Wild Lotus. It was truly a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see again one day in Sri Lanka. Kristin and Madu

Reviewed 10 March 2019

We loved staying here, it was our favourite in Sri Lanka. It’s out of the way, away from the rest of the tourists but close to yala and Bundala national parks. The staff are very welcoming and accomodating. The pool is excellent, especially after a...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank 949sasham
safarimadu, VR Owner at Wild Lotus VIlla, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2019

Dear Sasha, we are thrilled that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us. All the best to you and we hope to see visit us again the next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 7 March 2019

...Wow! We are in love with this spot. The house is large and open and very clean and modern. The staff are wonderful and are so happy to please. The food was absolutely delicious and presented down to the smallest detail. Bonfires were lit nightly...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Penticton_BC
safarimadu, VR Owner at Wild Lotus VIlla, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2019

Thanks Jeanette and Dwight for the wonderful review, I will certainly share it with our team. Wishing you both all the best and hope to see you again when you come back to Sri Lanka! - Kristin and Madu

Reviewed 24 February 2019

On arriving at the Wild Lotus we were a little worried about how remote it is but our reservations soon disappeared. The staff are wonderful. Soon after our arrival we went on a bird watching 'safari' with Kristin's father around his local neighbourhood. We barely...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Ruth C
safarimadu, VR Owner at Wild Lotus VIlla, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2019

Thanks so much for you wonderful review Ruth, I will certainly pass it onto our team. All the best to you and your husband and we hope to see you again in Sri Lanka one day!

Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Hey Kristin, thank you so much for taking care of me and my wife , we had such a good time and our room was beautiful. We loved the outdoor shower setup especially - frogs included! Sudu and Jayantha took good care of us and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Samuel G
Roving773593, VR Owner at Wild Lotus VIlla, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks so much for your kind review, we are thrilled that you loved your stay. We hope to see you both again in Sri Lanka one day!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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