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New lakefront safari villa with pool near Yala

SuperhostMahasenpura, Sri Lanka
Entire villa hosted by Kristin And Maduranga
11 guests3 bedrooms9 beds3 baths
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Set on the tranquil shores of Yoda Lake, this stunning 3 bedroom villa sits in a prime location near Yala National Park. Wild Lotus offers a full service experience with a dedicated team and private chef to make your holiday as relaxing and carefree as possible.

Our team can organize activities in the area including safaris, boat trips, jungle temple visits and more.

Wild Lotus is a one-of-a-kind getaway for those looking for an unique Sri Lankan experience.

The space
Lovingly designed with close attention to detail, our villa maximizes access to the outdoors to create a natural and relaxed environment for all to enjoy.

This listing is for the 3 bedroom villa which comfortably sleeps 8 people but can accommodate 11. The villa has an open plan lounge area/kitchenette, an al fresco dining area and an upper balcony with sweeping lake views.

All bedrooms are equipped with A/C, ceiling fans and are en suite with large custom made soaking tubs and beautiful tropical outdoor showers.

We have a thoughtfully crafted menu and guests can order meals family style (one set menu to be shared among the group) or use the kitchenette to prepare their own meals as needed. Staff is available at your service 24/7. Whether it's a jeep safari, laundry service or an evening bonfire on the villa grounds, we can arrange it for you.

Guest access
Guests will have exclusive use of the villa and shared access to the two acre grounds and large swimming pool with bungalow guests (if any).

Looking for exclusive use of the whole property for just your group? The listing is here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27181599

We have a small pond that is full of fish, turtles and frogs and is a magnet for small birds. Our staff will be happy to lend you a traditional bamboo fishing pole if you want to try to catch a few fish.

Four mountain bikes are available free of charge which you can use to explore the local village and rice paddies all around us.

We have a four story water tower on site with an observation deck at the top- perfect for taking in 360 degree views of the lake, mountains and rice paddies.

For the kids: 10 foot wide trampoline, toddler toy basket, baby cot and high chair are available on request. There are also water buffalo herds, cows and pigs a three minute walk away.

Organic tropical fruits grown on the property include: coconuts, jackfruit, bananas, oranges, guava, custard apple, lemons, mangoes, rose apple and pomegranate. Chances are our chef is using some of our homegrown fruit in your welcome drink!

Three sweet and friendly dogs live at the property and a motley crew of free range hens that provide our cook with fresh eggs. If animals aren't your thing, let the staff know and they can put them away for your visit.

Other things to note
SUSTAINABILITY: 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 minimize our environmental impact. In accordance with our beliefs, Wild Lotus Villa provides the following:

-Locally sourced fruits and vegetables
-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
-Free range chickens that provide our chef with tasty organic eggs

WILDLIFE: The villa is located in a remote tropical area with an array of wildlife. This includes an array of wild insects, including mosquitoes, flies, beetles etc. Please remember to bring mosquito repellent. All the doors and windows in the house are screened, making mosquito nets unnecessary if you are careful about keeping the screen doors closed at all times.

BIRDING: 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 fellow "bird nerds."

Please note that we charge a 3% surcharge on all credit card transactions.
Set on the tranquil shores of Yoda Lake, this stunning 3 bedroom villa sits in a prime location near Yala National Park. Wild Lotus offers a full service experience with a dedicated team and private chef to make your holiday as relaxing and carefree as possible.

Our team can organize activities in the area including safaris, boat trips, jungle temple visits and more.

Wild Lotus is a one-of-a-ki…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 4 single beds

Amenities

Air conditioning
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Washer
Breakfast
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Iron
Pool
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Mahasenpura, Sri Lanka

Our villa is on the outskirts of an authentic rural Sri Lankan village near Yala National Park. Our neighbors herd water buffalo in the shallows of the lake that borders our property, it is a sight to behold in the mornings and evenings. We are very much off the beaten track but a grocery store and a few restaurants are about 10 minutes away.
Our villa is on the outskirts of an authentic rural Sri Lankan village near Yala National Park. Our neighbors herd water buffalo in the shallows of the lake that borders our property, it is a sight to behold i…

Hosted by Kristin And Maduranga

Joined in May 2012
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Yala holds a special place in our hearts as it is where we first met on safari back in 2007. Over a decade, two children and a few properties (all labors of love!) later, we are thrilled to be able to share our love of Sri Lanka's famous hospitality and natural beauty with our guests.
Yala holds a special place in our hearts as it is where we first met on safari back in 2007. Over a decade, two children and a few properties (all labors of love!) later, we are th…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
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