Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Weligama, Sri Lanka - Updated 2024

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Weligama, or the ‘Sandy Village’, gives you the best of both worlds- luxurious resorts and a surf town with locals cheering you. This south Sri Lankan fishing town attracts many surfers from around the world, while epicures travel long distances to savor delicious fresh fish cooked in just-snapped coconut milk or battered and fried in make-shift restaurant-like establishments along the shore. The beaches at Weligama are perfect for novice surfers, with mild waves lifting you up and supporting your boards. To complement the experience, locals make and sell their best fish recipes on the shore, perfect for an after-surf or just an evening snack. Though the beaches here crowded, sometimes even a little dirty, there are several coves you can discover yourself and maybe catch a wave or two. For a luxurious experience, there are several star restaurants and some big names bringing out the best of the sandy village. Renting a scooter to cruise along the coast, catching the beautiful sunset views and snacking on fresh seafood and surfing all day is our top to-do picks for Weligama. We have the best of Weligama’s Airbnb vacation rentals on this list, and some suggestions to enjoy this little surf town in the best possible way. Check them out below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 17, 2024.

1. Silvas Surf Home (from USD 17)

The De Silva family’s rustic home is a welcoming and comfortable place minutes away from the beach, hosted by weekly barbeque enthusiasts. If you’re looking to live the Sri Lankan way, simple luxuries, good food and surfing all day, this is the place to book. The private room is equipped with an air conditioner, but you are sure to enjoy the hammock on the patio and the common area that can accommodate a party of five. The host also whips up a delicious breakfast every morning, the perfect meal to help you gear up for a day of adventure.

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Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
13.58 km (8.5 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
perfectly clean and comfortable stay
small bedroom and bathroom clean
our room was clean and the bed very comfortable
room was nice and clean
the bed- and bathroom are small but clean
amazing host very helpful and friendly people
the da silvas were amazing hosts a very caring and kind family
his dad was very helpful too
gimhan and his family were great hosts
the silvas where the greatest hosts we had in sri lanka
the house itself is really cute and only a few minutes' walk from the beach
it is also ideal to visit mirissa and galle by bus
great location and great people thanks guys
the location was great and the barbecue was lovely
the surf point is about 12min walk and is wonderful for beginners like myself
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2. Beach villa with private pool (from USD 198)

A two-bedroom villa with the ocean as your backyard, a blue pool, a sandy shore as your seating options, could it possibly get better? Actually, yes! The air-conditioned villa comes with all luxuries, a beautiful kitchen, ample light and fresh air lighting up the ambiance, while also giving you all the peace and tranquility to make your holiday a unique cowabunga experience. You can get surfing lessons in your backyard and head to the surfer-fave Pelena beach to catch the waves. Just make sure you get back to the villa before sunset, to grill some fish, sip some chardonnay and enjoy the views of the tangerine skies and experience the warm Weligama air with your folks.

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Weligama, SP, Sri Lanka
16.26 km (10.2 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the amenities were extremely stylish and so comfortable
the a/c’s in the bedrooms were a welcoming blast of cool air after enjoying the beach & pool
the facilities are as described and are just stunning
breakfast delivery was beyond appreciated every morning & complimentary local tuk tuk rides were helpful
the home is newly built with an amazing pool and a gorgeous private view of the beach
house is clean and comfortable
the rooms are clean and tidy
the house is very beautiful and clean
it’s clean safe and has everything you need
it really is as good as the photos suggest great facilities clean and sparkling
hosts are just amazing people
the hosts gave excellent service and they are really friendly
the hosts are very helpful and available
the staff were very helpful at all times
they were very attentive helpful & eager to make our stay a pleasant one
the location is perfect
amazing location at the beach
at a perfect location near many good restaurants
the house is located offside the tourist life but central on the best place at weligama beach
the location is undoubtedly the best in weligama - private yet convenient
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3. Sana guesthouse (from USD 30)

The two-bedroom guesthouse is located in the city center, has wifi, is air-conditioned and is quite luxurious for its price! For a true Weligama experience, this is just the spot to be. Amazing hosts, brilliant local food and minutes away from prominent beaches, the best surfing spots and secret coves. (hint, hint!) Airbnbers have also said amazing things about the hospitable host and his dedication to make your visit to Sri Lanka a very memorable one.

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Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
13.46 km (8.4 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
72 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck/terrace is great to have breakfast or a drink
highly recommended this place has great a/c and fans also but i did not use a/c much
both rooms had an a/c unit which made for a comfortable sleep after being outside all day
the apartment is super clean with all amenities & air conditioning
the ac and fans give you the option to cool the rooms to your liking
its spotlessly clean well furnished with lots of thoughtful touches
the rooms and rest of the apartment were very clean and tidy
very clean house and a beautiful and plentiful breakfast prepared every morning
the apartment is very clean and well accomodated with a/c
the place is super clean and close to all the locations which one could travel to
host is excellent guy
sanat is a wonderful host
host was very very friendly
great host and beautiful property
sana is an amazing host
the location was really good - walking distance to weligama beach
the location is great if you like surfing
location is handy for weligama town and beach and also to the nicer beaches further west
the apartment is very nice - located both close to the beach as well as weligama center
clean and comfortable with a great location near the surf beach fish market and town center
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4. Orcheeda Holiday Inn (from USD 16)

A beautiful one-bedroom house with a green garden and a lovely host! Orcheeda holiday Inn is located only located 750 meters (820 yards) from the Weligama Bay Surf point and five minutes to the amazing Mirissa Beach. Airbnbers swear by the great hospitability and the host’s suggestion for good food and a good time!

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Weligama, Sri Lanka
14.51 km (9.1 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
41 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room had a mosquito net and a comfortable bed
wifi is also good- even on the bed thank you for the great time
it is fantastic value for money comfortable bed basic kitchen and nice bathroom
really really sparklingly clean
host very helpful always
the host is genuinely caring and very considerate
owner was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay
easy to communicate with the host and great advice was given when needed
the hosts are super super friendly and helped us with our questions about weligama
good location close to beach and city
a nice walking distance from the town centre and the beach
location is central and the option of having a scooter on sight is great
10 min walk to the beach and some really nice restos even closer :)
we went to beach and shopping easily by walking
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5. Hemamali Gardens (from USD 10)

A cute little cottage nestled in the traditional Sri Lankan village, the one bedroom guest house is close to some of the best, unspoiled beaches in the region. Perfect if you and your loved one are looking for a getaway for you to spend the day in your own little nook, ride down to sandy beaches and swim in the warm, blue water. Although there is no kitchen here, you will have good access to authentic Sri Lankan meals all day! Just ask the locals for suggestions!

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Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
15.12 km (9.4 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
17 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
nice clean simple place in between welligamma and marisa
the hosting family was very nice and the place comfortable clean and safe
value for money and friendly host
great host maduka and his family were very friendly and helpful
madukas place was great he was a great host and helped us out wherever we needed
maduka and his family were very nice and helpful we would definitely recommend this place :-)
hemmimala gardens has a great location
it is super close to the beach (very pretty with few people there)
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6. Peaceful studio apartment near beach (from USD 20)

As the name describes it, the studio is located in a tranquil and quiet residential area, five minutes away from the popular surfing and tourist beach of Weligama. The host family’s apartment is also located in the same complex and, as peace lovers themselves, will make sure you have a relaxing holiday. And, like all Sri Lankans, as we have learned so far, the hosts’ main mission is to make sure you experience and enjoy everything Weligama has to offer!

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Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
13.52 km (8.4 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
29 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no need for ac because sealing fan will keep place cool during night
place was clean and private
the place was very clean and spacious
his place is basic accommodation but clean and charming
the property itself was sparkling clean
the host is also a great surf instructor if you need lessons
larihu was an amazing host
sashi was a great host and went well out of his way to show us around and help out
first lahiru was an amazing host i got help with everything i needed
lahiru was an awesome host and helped with any request
it's in a good location
location is really peaceful and just short tuk tuk ride away from weligama and midigama
i highly recommend this place close to the busy beach but far enough away to be relaxing
close to the beach and in a charming sri lankan neighborhood
super safe and quiet neighbourhood
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7. Aurea Villa (from USD 12)

The villa-turned-hotel has eight spacious bedrooms, excellent facilities and is located in the vicinity of Weligama’s best beaches. Each room comes with a king bed, lots of space to organize your luggage and of course, wifi! You’ll also be treated to breakfast, but head to the beach or even the city center for some fish meals, Stringhoppers, and delicious coconut curry!

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Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
13.28 km (8.3 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
65 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 9 Beds 2 Guests 8 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's no ac but the fan is more than enough
we didn’t have airco but the fan did its work
the breakfast was tasty and prepared with love
the breakfast which is included variated every day and was also customized to special wishes like vegan food
overall the place looks modern and great the breakfast was delicious i highly recommend this place
clean and simple rooms
very clean room
room was clean & comfortable
the room is very clean and nice
the room we had was super clean and comfy nothing to complain about
host and family are very kind
the host also was nice and friendly
hosts can help with anything you want like scooter rental / tuk tuk
very nice warm and friendly owners that made us descide to stay longer at their house
also the two employees at the villa were really friendly and helpful
this place is located in awesome area near welligama beach
very nice place near the beach
great location close to mirissa for whale watching but also close to jungle beach
really lovely place so close to beach and great restaurants
would definitely come back to this place
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8. Weligama Sky Home

Among the denizens of Weligama, the three-bedroom house lets you live like an islander during your long stay in the sunny village, eating like one and surfing like one! The simple home can accommodate seven travelers and is located in a quiet area but still accessible to shops and restaurants. While you’re there, interact with the locals and make some new friends!

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Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
13.47 km (8.4 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
34 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room was equipped with a fan
the second floor has enough sleeping places for 8 people it would be probably comfortable up to 6
the place was very clean and nicely equiped
the house is beautiful and clean
place was clean and rooms are big
it is a clean bright modern large house
the place is perfect clean and tidy
the owner is helpful
host was very helpfull and kind
the host was friendly and try to help us
thank you for being so kind and welcoming~
gunawardana and his family were very helpful and polite
a five minute walk to an amazing part of the beach
lovely family and a lovely place to stay right near the beach
this place was fantastic close to town and the beach and nicely looked after
many many thanks for letting us stay in this gorgeous place
we spent a great time therebeach breaks only 2 min walk family very kind
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9. The Classic

Minutes away from a great surfing spot, this apartment is great if you’re looking for something more urban and comfortable. The room comes with a double bed, a kitchen with a stove and a fridge, and of course, is air-conditioned. Away from the hustle and bustle of the fishing town, it’s a great place to come retire after a long day of cruising the waves and practicing your surf moves. If you’re wondering, it’s still close to restaurants and the hosts are always there to guide you to the best in town. Perfect if you are a backpacker and on a budget, it is simple, comfortable and nice to your wallet!

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14.72 km (9.2 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
28 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 3 Guests

10. The Classic hostel

A classy, three-bedroom, white-walled and tastefully decorated hostel, this is a luxurious spot if you’re traveling to meet people and retire at the end of the day comfortably. Away from the main road and thus the noise, the hostel is 200 meters (218 yards) from ‘a great surfing spot’, the host says. Well, I guess that builds the suspense! Surfers, click away, book away!

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14.6 km (9.1 mi) from Sea Turtle Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Private room 5 Beds 6 Guests

A beautiful destination

Welcoming and friendly hosts, delicious fish and fruits, lots of undiscovered beach coves waiting for your arrival - these are Weligama’s promises. The ‘Sandy Village’ like the Sri Lankans call it in their native tongue, is known for its fisheries business, but trust us, there is nothing fishy about this little town. Just beauty, culture and more beauty, every degree you turn your head.

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