The entrance to the home leads to a lovely veranda. An iron grill that can be closed if so desired for added security without hindering the air flow.The veranda overlooks the front garden. Ideal place to read a book or relax with your morning tea/coffee or sip a cool drink.
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Ayubūvan. Welcome to our well-loved Wijesinghe Home.

Built in the 1950s, this home has been lovingly restored to its original wooden features and rejuvenated ancestral furniture.

This listing is for the entire house which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 washrooms, Kitchen, living room, dining area, veranda, and access to atrium.

There is a caretaker living on site.

Ideal for tourists as well as research students and business travelers.
See my other listings to rent out individual rooms

The space

Ayubūvan. Welcome to our well-loved Wijesinghe Home.

Air conditioning is available in each room for an additional charge of 7 USD per day per room, currently only 1st and 2nd room have AC. So for all rooms would be an additional 14 USD per day.

Built in the 1950s, this home has been lovingly restored to its original wooden features and rejuvenated ancestral furniture. The Wijesinghe Home brought up three generations of our family. It was designed and crafted by our grandmother, a wonderful feat at that time in Sri Lanka's history.

This is a traditional home and will provide a typical Sri Lankan living experience with modern amenities.

This listing is for the entire house.

Wijesinghe House has for its hosts an elderly couple – Uncle Shelton and Aunty Kusum polite and helpful to a fault.

This is an ideal place not only for tourists but also for longer term research students and business travelers as it is located in a quiet and safe residential area with easy access and close proximity to businesses, government institutions and the Colombo and Jayawardana Pura universities and medical faculties

Uncle Shelton is well read and well informed and would be a source of knowledge on research materials.

Guest access

Private Rooms available in seperate listings
There are 3 rooms available. Room #3 has an ensuite washroom, Room #2 and #1 shares a common modern washroom. The washrooms are equipped with hot water showers. All the rooms contains a double bed (with mosquito nets), ceiling fan, drawers and access to a modern washroom. The rooms comfortably fits two adults and towels/linens are provided. Soap and shampoo are also provided.

The common living area, veranda, dining area, kitchen and court yard are all for guest enjoyment. Throughout the house, internet (wifi) is available and guests are welcome to use the washer and TV (cable).

Guests are welcome to cook their meals in the modernly fitted kitchen (gas stove, fridge and microwave). By request, wholesome and traditional Sri Lankan meals can be arranged.

Traditional Sri Lankan breakfast, tea and coffee are included with the room price.

Interaction with guests

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our Aunt and Uncle, two English teachers who reside on the opposite side of the court yard. They would be more than happy to meet over cups of Best Sri Lankan Tea and good conversations. There is also a live in caretaker on site.

If you like, you are also welcome to sit in on one of their English classes to meet the local children (they would love to say hello and practice their English!).

For your airport travel, we are happy to arrange transport to and from the airport. On arrival, you will receive information on best three-wheelers (and typical rates), traditional Sri Lankan recipes, best restaurants and local tips.

Other things to note

A caretaker resides in the house, and the host lives across the courtyard.
Traditional breakfast and air conditioning facilities are available for and additional fee.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 119
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is flexible

Love, laugh and respect.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Ganeema User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful place to stay, I felt like it was a home away from home, surrounded by warm, kind and caring people! The house us very spacious, clean and comfortable with all the necessary facilities to make you feel it is not just a house to stay but a home to come to. I will use it again if I need to.

Smriti User Profile
February 2017
This was our first ever AirBnB experience and we could not have asked for anything better than this. The beauty, comfort, neatness and homeliness of the accommodation, the open, airy spaces, the hospitality and warmth of the hosts, Uncle Shelton, Aunty Kusum and the caretaker Pethi, the enriching conversations with Uncle, and not to forget, the yummy food prepared by Aunty and Pethi - all of these did not just enhance our stay, but were the highlights of our trip. The smallest of our requests were well-taken care of by the hosts, and we truly felt at home. Leaving for home was not so pleasant, as we felt we were going away from family. We are going to cherish this experience for a very long time. We look forward to future trips to Sri Lanka to stay here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

David User Profile
January 2017
Great place to stay

Martynas User Profile
January 2017
Great 3 bedrooms house. The center is easily reached by Uber or Tuk-tuks in 30 minutes. Late in the enening can appear mosquitos that are common in Sri Lanka, but beds have nets and no problem during the night. The house was a bit difficult to find for Uber drivers, so ask for the map before coming. The owners of the house are very friendly and helpful, we appreciated them very much.

Charitha User Profile
January 2017
Nice house with access to any part of colombo within 30 minutes.

Charitha User Profile
December 2016
Nice spacious house which can accomodate 6 guests in Rajagiriya. Guests can reach anywhere in colombo on Uber or tuk tuks within Rs500 range (USD 3) and very centralized. Also there is an Italian restaurant (Rocco's) which you can reach by foot within 3 minutes. They serve some serious pizza's and Pasta's. House has a full function kitchen and Laundry which was great. There is a caretaker who visits early morning and open up the doors windows etc and she kept the place clean and tidy. We were here in two occasions on the same month and it was a great house to stay.

Yoosuf User Profile
November 2016
Even though I didn't meet Mr. Srian personally, his Aunt and Uncle were very welcoming, warm and friendly. Felt like home. The location is awesome, very quiet and peaceful. I would recommend this listing for whoever comes to Sri Lanka.
Srian User Profile
Response from Srian:
Thank you for the great review, glad you enjoyed your stay Yoosuf!
November 2016

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Calgary, CanadaJoined in May 2014
Srian User Profile

Lived in Calgary the past 10 years on and off, work in IT for a neat e-learning company.
In spare time enjoy wood-working, cycling, reading and board games.

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