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“Lovely house, lovely host”
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Summer house in rear garden
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Negombo, Western Province

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familyPab...
Salisbury, UK
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely house, lovely host”
Reviewed April 12, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This is a well presented , well equipped 3 bedroom house with a great private pool alongside it. The owner lives next door, is attentive and informative without being intrusive, and helps out with things like transport and restaurant recommendations.
The house is a good 10 minute tuk-tuk drive from the main beach and town areas, situated on a residential road on the edge of town. There are a few small shops within a a short walk for ice creams and small amounts of vegetables. There are larger supermarkets a short drive away.(Arpico/Cargills).
The area is relatively peaceful, with a small amount of road noise, and the airport, a 15 minute drive away did not impinge on our stay.
Fantatstic value, great host, well worth a stay at the beginning or end of your trip to Sri Lanka.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Distance to beach/shops (but not a real issue).
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
A great family to have as guests, very friendly and chatty and thoroughly appreciative of everything that that was done for them. It would be a pleasure to have them stay with us again in the future.
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alun1955
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC”
Reviewed March 25, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Our hosts Geoff and Sammy were most helpful in organising transport for us, making suggestions on places to visit, and were the masters of discretion ensuring we had the privacy we desired, although living just next door.

Wow, the pool is much better than in the photo's, a real gem. Apart from a few days exploring, we spent most of our month in Sri Lanka in and around their pool. In all our travels over the years, this must be the biggest pool we have ever had in a private villa. the water was also lovely and warm and meticulously cleaned by Geoff each morning.

The villa is situated in the outskirts of Negombo, but there is a good supermarket by St. Sebastian's Church, just a 20 minute walk away. For the bigger shopping trip Geoff can organise a reasonably priced tuktuk to take you to the Arpico supermarket and back, selling many European lines, as well as wine, beer and spirits. The nearest bus stops into Negombo, are a good mile walk away, but with tuktuks being fairy cheap they are a good alternative to those who are less adventurous.

Thank you Geoff and Sammy for a fantastic holiday.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Mar 2016
Alun and Fay stayed with us for just on a month and they were a pleasure to have as guests, very independent, very private but very appreciative of everything that was done for them, both Sammy and myself would be delighted to have them stay with us again.
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wetravela...
RAK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely villa”
Reviewed March 21, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Had a wonderful three week stay here. Geoff and Sammy were great hosts - helpful and friendly. Brilliant pool. Villa is comfortable, clean and well equipped, containing everything that you could need. Excellent location as a starting point for trips around Sri Lanka. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

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Liked best: Enormous swimming pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Mar 2016
Brian and Linda were excellent guests, very friendly, very chatty and very appreciative of everything that was done for them, they really enjoyed the house and pool but also took full advantage of the opportunity to travel around the country, it would be a pleasure to have them stay with us again.
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420Lorrai...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Villa”
Reviewed September 26, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What a Villa.. What a Pool..What a Country ..A Big Big Thank you To Geoff and Sammy for giving us the pleasure of renting this wonderful villa for 3 weeks. We have been coming to Sri Lanka for many years now and never had anything better. Cant get a nicer Couple than Geoff and Sammy always there when you need them. We cant rate this Villa highly enough and would recommend it for any length of stay you certainly wont be dissapointed

Lorraine and Mary xx

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Sep 2015
Hi Mary & Lorraine, Wow !!!!, did you make us feel proud or what, as I said to you at the airport you ladies were a pleasure to look after, come back soon please.

Geoff & Sammy
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jaapniet
jaapniet
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great relaxing place”
Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Spent first 4 nights in Sri Lanka here with wife and kids. It is a great place with a BIG pool. Owner lives next door and will help you with places to visit, transport, etc.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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zazouonto...
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“My Sri Lankan home :O)”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in February 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Hi there! I stayed at the Coconut Garden for 5 weeks (10 days with my partner & the last 2 weeks with my parents), so 4 adults in total. Geoff picked us up at the airport, which was truly appreciated, especially visiting Sri Lanka for the first time. He is a great host and is always there when you need him. Having been at the bungalow by myself for over a week, I felt very secure. The bungalow is well looked after, offers everything you need and is thus well equipped. The outside shower is amazing!! After having been out on tours for a few days, you would treasure coming back to a nice, comfortable, tidy and very clean place. Negombo is also a good location for a starting point for excursions no matter where around the island. The bungalow is approx. 5-10 minutes away from Negombo city by tuktuk. The four of us loved our stay and will surely recommend this warm-hearted home to everyone who plans a trip to Sri Lanka. We will definitely come back again. It is the perfect place to stay at, so don't think twice - it is a choice you will certainly not regret :O).

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
8 Jun 2015
Hi Guys, WOW !!! Thank you so much for the brilliant review, as we told you before you left,it was a pleasure to have you stay with us, you were all so easy going and relaxed it felt like having family to stay. Come back soon please.
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thaki
Heerlen
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excelent stay”
Reviewed May 25, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Dear Geoffery,
We stayed at coconut garden in april 2015 for a week. Geoffery met us at the airport & drove us to the house. When we arrived no rush to go to the super market. Every thing is provided. water , milk, fruit juice , fresh fruits , tea , coffee etc...
Many thanks to Geoffery for giving the opportinuty to stay in this beautiful house with a amazing swimming pool.
The house perfectly kept with a well stocked kitchen for your own cooking.
We highly recommended this house & will happily go there again. Thanks Geoffery for a grate holiday . I love your swimming pool.
greetings,
Vilashini , Marcel , Raymond & Ruwan
The Netherlands, Landgraaf

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Liked best: swimming pool
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 May 2015
Hi Guys, From Sammy and myself, thank you so much for a lovely review, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us and a real pleasure to have met you , you made our job so easy, once again, thanks for the superb review. Look forward to your next visit and hopefully it will be for a bit longer,
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