We had the good fortune to find this brand-new apartment available when staying in Weligama for a 10 day stretch this March. It is the upper floor of a yet unfinished house, but don't let that deter you. Although it is a little further from the beach, it is ideal if you want to stay long-term, as the kitchen, fridge, and washer (!) are indispensable! It can comfortably sleep six, has a nice balcony with a view of the temple, and is in a quiet neighbourhood. The main selling feature however, is the family who owns the property. Pradeep and his wife were unbelievably accommodating. Absolutely anything we needed was taken care of for us. They were very generous with their time, even though they have two small children, and careers. Pradeep is a forward-thinking environmentalist firmly rooted in family and tradition. If you are curious about anything Sri Lankan, Pradeep is your man! His knowledge of plants is extensive, and he will explain any aspect of Sr Lankan culture to you. As we were obviously interested and appreciative of Sri Lankan food, Pradeep's wife cooked us two wonderful meals, even showing me how to make string hoppers, veggie curry, and pol sambal! We had a wonderful time, and were very happy to have been able to find such a good home away from home. Highly recommended.