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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Gumnut Guest House was very clean and Rose was very helpful with what to do & see in Kerela. House is close to the beach and not far from Nirth Cliff where all the markets are. Rooms and ensuite clean, we stayed in the family room and there was plenty of room for the kids and a great balcony to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I certainly recommend Gumnut - it was a very comfortable stay. Having a kitchen/ fridge was very helpful. It was very clean, with good storage. Wifi was pretty good. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay there again for sure.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I arrived in Varkala in March with my family and we made Gumnut Beach House our base. It is a lovely clean home with good kitchen amenities and very spacious rooms, all with ensuites,I stayed in a downstairs room which was kept quite cool with a fan,considering the weather was very hot. Rose the owner was very kind and helpful... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I spent two lovely nights in Gumnut. This homestay is located on the south cliff of Varkala, the quieter side. Walk downhill to the beach takes 5-7mins. I usually take a nice walk on the beach when heading to north cliff. Will take a good 25mins walk. The rooms are very tidy and clean, mosquito nets covering all the windows,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The place is walking distance to the beach and to eating places (and right next to Surf&Soul which is what I came to join) . The owner, Rose, is very helpful or can also leave you to your own device if needs be :-). There is a fridge available for you to keep your food or make yourself a breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed a whole month at Gumnut and we loved it! Rose is a fantastic host! The only downside is that the nearby temple will play loud music at 6 in the morning but that's mostly during festival season in February.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

As previously mentioned by others Rose is a tremendous host. She is ver welcoming and kind. We felt very well looked after! We stayed in the top family room which for us has to be our best room so far on our travels. Very spacious and has 4 comfy beds. The room also had a massive terrace with nice views.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I stayed at the Gumnut Beach House form 26/12 to 31/12/2014. I was in Varkala to surf but ended up doing a lot more. The Gumnut House is a great place to stay. Clean rooms and house, hot water, nice roof top and kitchen, free fresh papaya, and close to the beach. Other house guests were very friendly also, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived exhausted at 5.30 am from UK to be met by Rose who took care of us all (5) for the next 6 days. So much so we left our son behind who was unwell and she cared for him and he was able to join us a few days later. Rose has a great relationship with Soul and... More 

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Province of Cuneo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been in Gumnut homestay for four nights with my wife and my 10 years old son. We really had a good time. The room are very spacious and very clean, the building is new and it is on the south cliff in a very quiet place. It takes 5 minutes to reach the beach by walk. Rose, the owner,... More 

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