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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

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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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    5 of 5 stars
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Dongen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Varkala early in the morning. Our primarily plan was to surf for two weeks and we didn't know what to expect. The moment we met Rose at Gumnut we knew we were in good hands and that everything will be fine! After a long journey we felt immediately at home. Travelling with my 13.5 years old daughter... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a lovely time spent at Gumnut this time last year we decided to stay there again this year. This is such a lovely homestay with large spacious rooms, we had the upstairs bedroom this year, an enormous room with huge private balcony & lovely attached bathroom. Rose & her husband Radha are such wonderful hosts & very kind people.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really loved this place! It operates somewhere between a guesthouse and a homestay, so you could have as much privacy as you wanted, but as I was travelling alone i left my door open while I was in and popped into the kitchen for a chat occasionally etc. Rose was very kind and helpful on giving advice about Varkala... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The guest house was very comfortable, and Rose was amazing. She brought in fresh papaya from the trees growing in the yard every day to eat. Loved it. Gumnut is not far from stunning cliffs overlooking the ocean, and a short walk to the beach and restaurants. It is also very reasonably priced.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

very neat and clean... Rose was lovely... beautiful place, right next to the cliff (walking distance to the beach)...clean big room with a nice terrace...clean kitchen, accessible, highly recommended !!!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I just stayed in this beachhouse for 2 weeks. Its a perfect base for solo or groups of friends travelling. Really big rooms (Rose will add extra mattresses), clean bathrooms, excellent kitchen and filtered water available! It is right next to the beach, with the surf break below if banks are OK. If not Rose, will help you sort out... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Gumnut is one of the best places I've stayed in. Rose is a lovely lady who keeps the place tip top; so clean that it's so refreshing to be there and to come back to. Really well located, away from all the hub-bub but right near the quieter spot on the beach. The rooms were excellent, spacious; all the necessary... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was recommended Gumnut by a friend, and it certainly did not disappoint. Owned by Rosemary and her husband, it's a great homestay about 5 mins walk from Varkala's bustling Temple Junction as well as the seafront. The rooms are spacious, clean and it pretty much feels like being at home. Rosemary is super helpful, going above and beyond the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

From the moment we arrived at Gumnut Beach Homestay, Rosemary understood that we needed medical help because of our deep hacking cough and head colds. Rosemary escorted us to the Varkala Missions Hospital, took us straight into casualty and interpreted to the staff that we really needed a Doctor and proper treatment. This was only the start of Rosemary's ongoing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were recommended this accommodation by a couple of Australians we met in Alleppey and we decided to go for word of mouth rather than our guidebook for a change. This is a very modern house built in the local style. So modern, in fact, that the painters were just finishing off as we arrived. We hadn't booked in advance... More

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Address: Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Gumnut Beach House Homestay Varkala, Kerala

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