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The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'

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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern Province
The Mangroves, our little 'shack by the pond'. 'Kos', our home on the banks of the lagoon...

3 bed roomed cottage in Kosgoda, Sri Lanka; bordering the lagoon, 500m from the beach.

Accommodation for 6 adults - one room with en suite bath. Living and dining room, self catering pantry with all amenities. Cook available. (Meals not included - provisions need to be supplied, cook's services included in rate)

Wi-Fi on demand, TV, DVD player, Books and games, a kayak and boat for excursions on the lagoon, Barbecue stand.
Listing #HL1296665
About the Owner
Sumudu D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
On arrival you will be met by our Man at Kos - Wasantha who lives on site (in separate accommodation) and is there to take care of you during your stay. Wasantha's duties cover preparing your meals if required, keeping the cottage tidy, your guide to what is in the area; your Man Friday. His culinary skills cover Sri Lankan meals, basic western dishes and a mean barbeque. Please note, meals are not covered in the cottage fee; if you choose to avail yourself of Wasantha's services you will either have to provide the required provisions or fund him to purchase the required items. His culinary services are included in the cottage rate.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Villa Kos for one month in July and as a solo woman traveller it is often difficult to locate the perfect place to stay but Villa Kos was just that!!!! The location is great overlooking the stunningly beautiful lagoon in an unspoilt...More

Thank Tanya M
Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad that your stay with us was a good one - and yes, we have shared all this with our Man@Kos, Wasantha. Your stay with us was as pleasant, you were a wonderful guest to host and we are so glad that...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

The house is beautiful and spacious, with a beautiful view of the water. It was raining when we visited (as we expected), but we were perfectly content sitting on the verandah and relaxing. Wasantha was great! His cooking skills were great, and the boat excursion...More

Thank SaheliW
Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you - you were wonderful guests to have and that your stay was a good one, just what we love to hear. Thank you again, our doors are certainly open for you, anytime!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This waterfront villa comes complete with with kayaks and life vests and was the perfect location for a restful few days - in fact this was our favourite in our tour of Sri Lanka. The owner has a real gem in the resident caretaker/cook -...More

Thank bayley202
Maximuslk, VR Owner at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos', responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Our thanks - that your stay was a good one is just what we want to hear, that it was a highlight of your stay in Sri Lanka warms the cockles of our heart! Have past on your comments to the Man@Kos, who's tickled pink...More

  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Queens
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
The Kosgoda Village is quiet, tranquil with an abundance of small fauna and flora in the area. Many of the people living there are either self employed in various activities such as carpentry, masonry and fishing or work in the hospitality industry in the many restaurants and hotels that characterise the Southern Province.

The lagoon is quiet, no motor boats so far to break the tranquility of the area is ideal for birdwatching and boat rides towards the lagoons start point or to reach the beach.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo International: 118.0 km
Railway: Kosgoda Railway Station: 0.5 km
Two routes from either Colombo or Galle in the south - the 'Galle Road' which runs along the entire coast from Colombo to Galle, Matara and onwards to Hambantota or the Highway (E01). The 1st option is a leisurely 2 - 2.5 hour drive and the later no more than 2hrs from Colombo or less
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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