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Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Villa
Situated majestically on a hill bathed in vegetation, Villa Pooja Kanda is a tranquil five-bedroom villa just ten minutes' inland from the beach at Habaraduwa on Sri Lanka's south coast, close to historic Galle. Wide verandas, cool wraparound balconies, arched doorways and lofty beamed ceilings characterise this serene Dutch-colonial style villa that's perfect for groups and families looking to connect and unwind. Villa Pooja Kanda's tranquility is further enhanced by a garden enlivened by birdsong, squirrels and inquisitive monkeys. The villa is fully staffed and comes with a swimming pool, an air-conditioned TV room and a fully equipped kitchen....Situated majestically on a hill bathed in vegetation, Villa Pooja Kanda is a tranquil five-bedroom villa just ten minutes' inland from the beach at Habaraduwa on Sri Lanka's south coast, close to historic Galle. Wide verandas, cool wraparound balconies, arched doorways and lofty beamed ceilings characterise this serene Dutch-colonial style villa that's perfect for groups and families looking to connect and unwind. Villa Pooja Kanda's tranquility is further enhanced by a garden enlivened by birdsong, squirrels and inquisitive monkeys. The villa is fully staffed and comes with a swimming pool, an air-conditioned TV room and a fully equipped kitchen.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
By booking this property, all guests agree that they have read the house rules and complete listing content. All requests (such as bedding arrangements, room assignments, airport transfers, meal requests, change in number of guests, change in stay dates, check in / check out times, etc) are subject for approval and may incur additional charge. Please note that events and parties are subject to approval and may incur applicable event fees and banjar fees to be paid directly prior to arrival.
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Elite Havens
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

We had a family re union & spent two amazing weeks there in Jan 2019. The Villa was better than expected & the staff was the icing on the cake. Nothing was too hard & they did everything with a smile. Loku the property manages...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Shane d
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Elite_Havens_eh, VR Owner at Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Dear Shane d, Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Pooja Kanda and that the staff took care of you well. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 25 December 2018

We stayed here for just two nights, and loved it. The villa is so spacious and there are several places to sit and enjoy either some quiet time, or each other’s company. There were nine of us in our group (two families) and we used...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank renaelh
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Elite_Havens_eh, VR Owner at Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Dear renaelh, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Pooja Kanda villa and the space that it provides your group as well as the staff who took care of you. We strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We stayed here for a week with friends and were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived to the minute we left. Nothing was too much trouble for the delightful team of staff, Chaminda, Sunil & Kumudu. Not to mention Chef Sunanda and his...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank janemuir61
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We've just returned from a 9 day trip to Pooja Kanda, and we absolutely loved it. High points - The location; just a five/ten minute tuk tuk ride to the beach, and a few shops, restaurants and an ATM. The villa itself is stunning, and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

A really lovely villa, great location, very very attentive staff and an excellent chef. All these were perfect!! Thank you to them all. The management live on the same plot of land but there is a clear separation between the dwellings and those closeness is...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank gm2002
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Management response:Responded 11 December 2017

Dear Guy, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us, and we sincerely apologize and sympathize with your concerns. Customer services is our top priority for our guests and your stay should not have been an exception. We would like...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely family reunion at Pooja Kanda. The staff were all really lovely and the chef was very accommodating with various requests for different dietary requirements (no dairy, no meat etc). The villa itself is in a peaceful location with monkeys in the...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank Cakes35
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed for 10 days out of season, late October...but no worries. If you want to see some of the real Sri Lanka, And stay in a place where you are warmly welcomed, where nothing is too much for any of the happy, friendly staff...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank GillsScotts
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Standing on top of the hill towering over its neighbours, Pooja Kanda truly is an impressive sight as you come up to the entrance! We were greeted by the Villa Manager Rob, an engaging chap with a long history in the region, who was more...More

Date of stay: October 2016
2  Thank timmyWtheoneandonly
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Pooja Kanda is precisely the villa experience I was hoping to have in Sri Lanka. The villa oozes a modern Sri Lankan colonial style. It fuses beautiful period details and traditional artwork with modern furniture and every comfort you need to relax in style. The...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank ActionAl
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were welcomed by the team of friendly staff who explained everything about the villa on arrival. The villa has a colonial style and look with an open verandah around the villa allowing the breeze to flow through the villa all day. The furnishings are...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Sara O
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Villa Pooja Kanda is located a few kilometres inland from the busy market town of Habaraduwa whose extensive sandy beach extends eastwards towards Koggala. The villa sits at the top of small rise around the base of which is a scattering of village homes. Aged trees and tropical plants characterise the large garden and provide respite for the many birds and wildlife that come to visit. The nearest beach is at Habaraduwa, however for the best swimming and for a wider range of facilities Dalawella and Unawatuna on the main road towards Galle are much better, especially for families with children.
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Car advised
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala

Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Pooja Kanda, 5BR, Habaraduwa-Koggala must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.