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Lakefront Bungalow with pool near Yala

4.97(38)SuperhostMahasenpura, Sri Lanka
Entire bungalow hosted by Kristin And Maduranga
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Set on the tranquil shores of Yoda Lake, this unique property sits in a prime location near Yala and Bundala National Parks. Wild Lotus Yala offers a full service experience with a dedicated team and private chef to make your stay as relaxing and care-free as possible.

Our team can organize many 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 authentic Sri Lankan experience.

The space
Wild Lotus Yala consists of one villa and one bungalow with shared access to the two acre grounds and swimming pool.

Lovingly designed with close attention to detail, the bungalow maximizes access to the outdoors to create a peaceful, relaxed environment for all to enjoy.

The bungalow has one huge bedroom that sleeps 4, an open plan kitchen/lounge and its own private wraparound veranda with a private al fresco dining area.

The bedroom is equipped with A/C, ceiling fan and an en suite with a large custom made soaking tub and beautiful tropical outdoor showers.

Our staff will be available at your service 24/7 to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Whether it's organizing a jeep safari, laundry service or an evening bonfire on the villa grounds, we can take care it for you.

Guest access
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 are keen to try to catch a fish or two.

Four mountain bikes are available free of charge which you can use to explore the village/rice paddy in the surrounding area.

We also 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.

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.

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!

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, 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.

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 only accept cash payments at the villa. If you have a large group or long stay and would prefer to pay by card please message me well in advance and so I can make arrangements to bill you through Airbnb upon checkout.
Set on the tranquil shores of Yoda Lake, this unique property sits in a prime location near Yala and Bundala National Parks. Wild Lotus Yala offers a full service experience with a dedicated team and private chef to make your stay as relaxing and care-free as possible.

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

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 double bed

Amenities

High chair
Wifi
Air conditioning
Babysitter recommendations
Pool
Crib
Kitchen
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 38 reviews

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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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Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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