$138 / night
Total guests, Nights

Podi Gedara Luxury Appartment – Home 4938356 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Podi Gedara Luxury Appartment – Home 4938356

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Podi Gedara is a beautiful, tropical, unique place. It is perfect for singles or couples. It consists of a luxurious one bedroom apartment located directly adjacent the sea with its own natural, safe swimming pool directly in front of it and beaches wrapping around on both sides. Many sections of the southern coast of Sri Lanka are too rough for safe swimming however the olympic size, natural pool located directly in front of Podi Gedara allows swimmers to swim and lap for most of the year. Snorkelling, beach fishing and surfing can also enjoyed directly in front of the apartment.

There are no residences on either side of the terrace and only one apartment above so it is completely private and undeveloped yet only a short distance to some of the best cafes and restaurants in the south. Two of these cafes and restaurants are within walking distance of Podi Gedara.

Daily Life at Podi Gedara

Podi Gedara is one of kind. It is rare to find a place where you can watch an azure blue kingfisher perched on a bough only two metres from the window, a stilt fisherman plying his bamboo rod or the surfers catching the break directly in front of the house. Podi Gedara's kitchen shutters open directly onto this scene and the large adjoining stone paved terrace provides you with the perfect setting where you can watch these wonderful events from the sunlounges,dining table or, alternatively, take a more active role and swim in the sea itself.

The coast in both directions of Podi Gedara offers exciting destination choices. Within half an hours drive you can head to Weligama

to see the hand painted fishing boats, roadside fish market or the unique stilt fishermen. Explore the many Buddhist temples

including Yatagala which is at least 2,000 years old and lies hidden amongst a granite boulder outcrop above the surrounding rice

paddies. Visit a coastal tea or cinnamon plantation and luxuriate with a decadent lunch overlooking the local winding river or surf

the popular breaks which are 'just down the road' from Podi Gedara.

If you are a 'foodie,' Podi Gedara is a great place to be as it is central to the best cafes and restaurants in the south. You can even walk along the beach from the apartment to several good cafes and restaurants but you will never take longer then 10 minutes by tuk tuk to get to any of the other good food /drinking options available in the region. Podi Gedara is the perfect base to explore the best assets of southern Sri Lanka. Our sister property, EKA is less than 2 kilometres down the road and we offer one of the best breakfast/brunches in town. So if you feel like a luscious breakfast or light lunch, just let us know or pop in.

Other sights and daily trips that we can assist you with include:

+ whale watching

+ visit to a tea or cinnamon plantation

+ organized bike rides through the paddy fields and hinterland

+ Sri Lankan cooking lessons

+ hiring motor scooters

+ tuk tuk hiring

+ van hires

+ surf locations

+ visit to the sea turtle hatchery

+ visit to historical gardens such as Geoffrey Bawa's

+ beach fishing

+ snorkeling

+ diving courses

+ spa treatments

+ massages

+ yoga lessons

+ Temple visits

+ Udawalawe National Park to see elephants in the wild

+ World Heritage, Singharaja Rainforest Reserve

(home to many smaller endemic animal species)

+ organizing your tour of the Island

You can experience all that Sri Lanka has to offer from Podi Gedara. Just let us know what interests you and ask us for our assistance. We can make any necessary bookings for you and organize all the details. Podi Gedara is a perfect base and our aim is give you one of the best holidays of your life.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking


Check in time: 14:30, Check out time: 11:30
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Andree K.
Calendar last updated:
22 Jun 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





11 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic accommodation close to Galle”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2018

We stayed for 11 days in March. This was the perfect base for our holiday on the Sri Lankan south coast. From here we saw Galle Fort, a tea plantation, a National Park (elephants in the wild), took a … More

“Great little beachside retreat”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2018

Situated about 5km south of unawatuma Podi Gedara feels pretty unpreposessing from the busy main road. But .......walk through the apartment and you go to a different world. The nice aircon bedroom l… More


Reviewed 21 Jan 2018

My wife and I stayed at the lovely apartment by the beach in September of last year for 10 nights. Words cannot describe how gorgeous this property is. It is reasonably priced and Andree the owner and… More

“Unique beach side apartment”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2017

Podi Gedera was an amazing retreat for a few nights of seaside living with many amenities. Easy access to beach and perfect 'natural' lap pool within the reef immediately in front of your ap… More


Reviewed 19 Aug 2017

The location is amazing, beach is on the doorstep. Closer to the sea you cannot get. We specifically enjoyed the terrace watching the ocean. Wonderful and caring host, Andree (the owner). Kitchen equi… More

“Paradise on Earth.”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2017

If you've never been in Paradise, this is your opportunity. An amazingly beautiful apartment in front of the Ocean, in one of the most beautiful scenarios of the South Coast. Andree, is the most… More

“Lovely relaxing stay with warm welcome.”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2017

We stayed at Podi Gedara recently having found it online. We arrived to a very warm welcome from the lovely Andree who lives above the apartment. She was really friendly and gave us loads of informati… More

“Charming selfcatering apartment near Galle”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2015

We stayed at Podi Gedera for 6 nights during March 2015. The apartment is absolutely beautiful and we loved every minute of our stay there. It had everything we needed -and more- with a lovely modern… More

“Magical Location”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2015

Podi Gedara is a delightful ground floor apartment located right on the waters edge. The apartment is tastefully furnished and well appointed to ensure a very comfortable and relaxing stay. A lovely s… More

“Beautiful Place to Relax and Unwind - Great Food Nearby”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2015

My wife and I just returned from spending five days at the wonderful Podi Gedara Apartment. Overall, we found Podi Gedara to be a wonderful spot to relax, unwind, and enjoy the quiet. The apartment … More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Andree (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Andree the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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You can also request a quote from Andree (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Andree (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Andree (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Andree (the owner) a message.

If Andree (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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