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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

South Cliff Temple Road West | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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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shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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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2 Thank Ruth D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We had a nice stay over here. It is situated at in a quiet street. You can walk to the cliff with all the shops and restaurant, but also walk very easy to the south cliff quiet beaches. So for us it was a good spot.Good value for money.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Booked on a suggestion from nearby Soul & Surf (even though we didn't surf) and based on positive reviews. Rosemary was very helpful from the start and kindly organised a taxi from TRV airport which was great (even if hot and longer than I imagined - 70mins). On arriving late in the evening Rosemary was kind enough to walk me... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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: $16 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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