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About Us

Gumnut Beach House Home-stay is certified by the Kerala Government, Department of Tourism We have the classification - 'Gold House'. For a genuine home from home experience we welcome you to stay with us at Gumnut You will find us on South Cliff only two minutes walk from Papanasham Beach and Natural Springs We are located at the back side of the Janardhana Swamy Temple."Your hosts are Rosemary and Radhakrishnan. Rosemary is an Australian living in Varkala for more than 10 years with her husband Radhakrishnan who was born and has grown up right here in Varkala."

Places Near by

Gumnut Beach House is easily reached - find us on South Cliff 2 mins. walk from the beach.

  • The nearest airport

    The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (50 km, 1 hr 15 min drive from Varkala).

  • The nearest railway station

    Almost all the passing trains stop at Varkala.Here you can get a rickshaw or taxi to Gumnut (2 kms/10 mins drive)

  • Bus Stand

    There are direct buses from Trivandrum City to Varkala Temple Junction. Efficient, government run, air conditioned, low floored buses run from Stand 19 at Trivandrum's brand new (2014) bus terminal opposite the train station. These buses take about 2 hours to reach Varkala

  • By Car

    Varkala is linked by state and national highways to all the major cities in Kerala and the rest of India.

  • Papanasham Beach and Natural Springs

    Papanasham beach also known as Varkala beach is a beach along the Lakshadweep Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. Varkala beach is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.

  • Janardhana Swamy Temple - Temple Junction

    The famous Sree Janardhana Swami Temple is situated near the Beach. This 2000 year old Temple is also known as Varkala Temple. Janardhana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu the deity is found in standing position facing towards the east.

  • North Cliff, Varkala

    Here you will find 100's of restaurants and shops.

  • Varkala Town - Maithanam

    The town of Varkala called Maithanam is about 2 km inland, located near to the train station, and can be reached via auto rickshaw, taxi or bus. Here you can shop with the locals and eat at the many bakeries and local restaurants.

  • Sivagiri Mutt

    Sivagiri Mutt the Samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru is situated in Varkala town and hence has become a place of pilgrimage. A festival is held here on 31st December every year.

  • Golden Island

    Ponnumthuruthu Island is situated about 12 km south of Varkala. You can board a country boat from Nedunganda and take a tour through the backwaters for about 30 minutes to reach Ponnumthuruthu. Ponnumthuruthu, the name literally means Golden Island.

Our Reviews


Complimentary high speed WiFi from early AM to 11 PM

Laundry washed and ironed - 1 day service

Personalized help for all your travel and sightseeing requirements

We can arrange rickshaws and taxis for taking to surf destinations

We have a guest kitchen with fridge, kettle and toaster etc. to make your own simple eats Guests can help themselves to complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water at any time.
Five spacious rooms, clean and comfortable - 3 double rooms and 2 family rooms
Our double rooms have two large single beds that can be joined to make one king size bed
Our large family rooms can accommodate four persons
All rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water
All rooms are fan cooled - (no air con or TV)
Verandas have sea or garden views
Mosquito net on all windows and doors for your protection
All wood and bamboo furnishings with hand-loom cotton bed-sheets and towels
Check-in time is 2 pm / Check-out time is 11 am
Minimum stay 2 nights

Contact Us

Gumnut Beach House Homestay
South Cliff
Temple Road - West
Kerala State
Indian 695141

Bookings only through Email or direct
Contact Rose for rates and availability
We prefer PayPal for overseas deposit / Bank transfer inside India
Email :
Mobile: +91 9745775420 , +91 9745444153