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 cookery lesson, visited Unawantuna, took a bike ride and just simply chilled. The apartment itself has a living room (we rarely used except for keeping our cases here), bedroom, bathroom and kitchen but most importantly the terrace and deck outside right by the sea. Andree is a great host and helped us book or get around to many of our chosen activities as well as advising on eating places and securing us a dedicated tuk tuk driver. We had an amazing holiday. Would recommend!
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 leads to a small but usefully equipped kitchen which in turn leads to a terrace which sits just above a safe lovely rockpool upon which the Indian ocean waves crash down.
There is loads of outside space and you are in your own great secluded space for chilling out. Walk down the steps and into your own rockpool complete with traditional fishing pole. Spent 5 great nights here and aim to be back.
Andree was a great host. We loved our stay.
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 operator of this amazing apartment will see to your every need.
We had an amazing time here where we did nothing but enjoy our stay next to the beach! It is truly a private beach to yourself. Regretfully, the pictures online do not do this apartment any justice.
We arrived at the apartment to a fully stocked fridge. We opted for a daily clean up and change of linen and towels at a reasonable price. Wifi signal was great. Andree had a great booklet introducing the area and her recommendations to the things you can see, where to shop, best places to dine, and pretty much everything you may need and more for a wonderful stay at Podi Gedara.
The locals are very friendly and the neighbourhood was safe. I rented a car from Colombo Airport and the drive to Podi Gedara was pinpoint accurate on Google Maps.
My wife and I highly recommend you go for Podi Gedara. This is a five-star property and a hidden gem of a place. Andree is an amazing host who you will be friends with instantaneously. The south beaches of Sri Lanka are like nothing we've seen in our many travels.
Four thumbs up by Farah and Me.
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 apartment. Ground floor balcony also includes outdoor tub with sea views. The owner Andree is very informative and helpful about local activities and restaurants although you could be tempted to cook with a fully equipped kitchen and fresh fish to catch at your doorstep. Private, safe and a super comfortable bed ! Treat yourself and relax !
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 equipped well equipped with everything you may need. We had a lovely stay and will definitely go back whenever we need to go south again (Galle area)
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 amazing host ever, and will help you in anything you need.
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 information on places to eat and visit. Wijaya Beach Restaurant was a short tuk tuk ride away (a really nice driver called Nihal will be recommended to you who is very reasonable) this pace does delicious food.
You have your own patio area right next to the sea which is amazing. It made a change from staying in hotels.
Andree also owns a little boutique hotel with four bedrooms (Eka beach) down the road where we had breakfast a couple of days. This place seems lovely too- she obviously knows what she's doing.