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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in Gumnut Beach House. Rose is friendly, helpful and down to earth. The beach house is located at the more peaceful and relaxed south cliff, away from the hassle of touristy shops at the north cliff. Restaurants and beach are easily accessible by foot or rickshaw. Perfect place to stay if you want to rent... More 

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Ex-pat Aussie Rose runs a great homestay a very short walk from the much quieter south cliff in Varkala. We had a very spacious room for a family of 4. It was spotlessly clean, airy and mosquito free during the 4 nights we were there. An "en-suite" balcony was a great place to read and relax away from the heat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

Such a clean, peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Host is incredible and very accommodating. A great escape from the hectic mainbeach in Varkala and offers much more privacy. A small kitchenette is available for use. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank saritaoriginalnature
Bangalore
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

Away from all the commercial "touristy" spaces, located close to the beautiful and ancient Janardhana Swamy temple and yet just 200 metres from the main beach. Run by Rose and her husband, I had almost all of my interactions with the very thoughtful and charming, Rose, an Australian who has made Varkala her home for very many years. The place... More 

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1 Thank Sha_Blore
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

The location on south cliff is perfect... Easily accessible to the quieter end of the beach and easy walk or ride into the main town. The guesthouse is spotless clean, the rooms extremely comfortable with fan and all windows covered by mosquito nets! The house also has a large communal kitchen that you can use to make tea coffees etc... More 

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2 Thank Megan D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2016

Gumnut is a beautiful green and pink house surrounded by plants on the quieter south cliff in Varkala. The rooms are comfortable, very clean and cool too, without air con- which I never use anyway. Mosquito nets over the windows give you a hassel free nights sleep. There is a large kitchen space with a fridge/kettle guests are welcome to... More 

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2 Thank bessyoga
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

The homestay is very clean, the rooms are big as well as the bathroom. it is very comfortable, quite and close to the beach and the restaurants. The owner is a lovely and helpful lady, who is caring for her customers. I could relax, enjoy Varkala and the surroundings. It is a place I could suggest to young, elders, family,... More 

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2 Thank sbirulina
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Rosi is a very friendly woman from Australia who made sure that we are well taken care of. We got water in the room and there was always fresh filtered water in the open door kitchen that is there for all guest to use. The internet work, don't forget it's still india :-). We loved the bed, since we enjoy... More 

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2 Thank rolandhey
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

Rose who owns and runs the homestay is really accommodating, friendly and helpful. Her home is exactly what we needed: comfortable, good value, less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and very very clean. We had a very large room with private bathroom and access to the guest kitchen, which is the perfect place to have breakfast and... More 

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2 Thank Kasia D
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

I had a lovely 3 days stay here. As a single woman I felt extremely safe and secure in this wonderful homestay. It had been recommended to me by some friends who had stayed there the year before. It is excellently located near to the beach and restaurants. The owner was very kind and welcoming.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful new homestay: 5 spacious rooms with fans and hot water, all attached bathrooms. 2 Minutes walk from main beach and restaurants. Kitchen has free tea, coffee and filtered water Close to Janardhana Swami temple. Budget accommodation. Lovely quiet area on South Cliff With free WiFi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Address: South Cliff Temple Road West | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $29 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for one with the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Sha_Blore, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the first floor have a large shared balcony and a light breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles bessyoga, May 13, 2016 | Read review
“Do ask for a room with a balcony if available. Great place to unwind with friends and family.”
 of 5 bubbles anand_sriraman, Jan 9, 2016 | Read review
“The music from a nearby temple which was having a festival was quite loud, although it only lasted a few days and did not stop me enjoying my stay. I would recommend earplugs if one is to travel at festival time.”
 of 5 bubbles H5169BEjanb, Apr 21, 2015 | Read review
“Two rooms avail on ground floor. One big family room up on the 3rd/top floor with big open balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Taylorliyue, Apr 21, 2015 | Read review
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