Nostalgic Summer House Near Lake

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Ängsjövägen, Svensboda, Bergshamra 76010, Sweden
Lotta & Drew

Cozy Swedish country cabin with big garden, 3-4 minutes walk to lake with child friendly swimming dock. Close to forest walks. 45 minutes drive from Stockholm. Sauna, fire place, fully equipped kitchen.

The standard is simple with no indoor plumbing

Your host, Lotta & Drew
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Cozy Swedish country cabin with big garden, 3-4 minutes walk to lake with child friendly swimming dock. Close to forest walks. 45 minutes drive from Stockholm. Sauna, fire place, fully equipped kitchen.

The standard is simple with no indoor plumbing

The Space

MInimum stay is 3 nights, but recommended 1 week in the summer to really get to know the place.

Very cute and picturesque summer house about 45 minute drive north of Stockholm. 2 minutes walk to lake and swimming spot. Very close to forest walking path, Roslagsleden.

Big garden, 2900 sqm (0,7 acre). Lawn for games and an area with more trees that shield against the neighbouring houses.

House 1: Built -64. 36 sqm. Living room with working fire place, dining table for 4-5 and comfy big couch that can turn into a double bed. Alcove with two bunk beds (4 beds). Kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, water boiler and big fridge and freezer, but no running water. Big veranda - open but under roof with heaters. Great for days that are either too sunny or too rainy.

House 2: Built -80. 42 sqm. Big bedroom with double bed. Dry drop toilet. Sauna + washing room but without running water except for cold water from hose outside. Also a room for storage and tools - good for craft work...

This place is great (email hidden)ere is an electric pump with cold water and hose in the garden. Water is not for drinking but for doing dishes, rinsing vegetables, showering etc. I do the dishes outside at an outdoor sink. I also use the sauna and cold water hose for "showering", or when weather permits I just go to the lake. It's wonderfully nostalgic and quite common in Swedish summer houses. But it might not be for people who are looking for easy comforts.

I keep drinking water in a few 10 liter containers in the kitchen. Filling them once lasts for more than a week if the pump water is used for washing hands and dishes etc. Sometimes I can have them filled before your arrival but not always.

Food shop is 7 km (4,5 miles) away. Bus stop is 5 km (3 miles) away with bus straight to Stockholm city. Åkersberga with big shops/supermarkets is 20 km (12 miles) away and on the way if you come from Stockholm. Norrtälje, a very cute picturesque summer town, is 20 km away. Archipelago is 5 km away - there are some public traffic boats that leave from Östanå Färjeläge.

This is a non-insulated summer house and recommended for rentals April-October. Heating is done with fire place and electric heaters. If you arrive late in the evening on a cold day the first night might be quite cold, but there are of course blankets.

If you come in September-October my favorite past time is forest walks and mushroom picking (autumn chanterelles) or just hanging in and around the house, cooking, playing board games, relaxing etc. Some people rent this house in order to get work done, like writing on a book. It is perfect for that. It is possible to buy a 1 week mobile surf stick for about 200-300 SEK in Stockholm or Åkersberga. Telia, Halebop and 3 Networks have worked well enough for internet in the house. Last time I tried Comviq/Tele 2 it was a bit slow (but that was back in 2012).

If someone wants to rent longer (like several weeks in the summer and some weekends during spring or (email hidden) is possible. If you are the type who likes to fix things and tend to the garden for example, we can definitely come to an agreement.

Sheets and towels are not included. Since it's hard to take care of the laundry when I am not there I prefer if you bring your own bed linens. If that is not possible they can be rented for 75 SEK for a single set and 100 SEK for doubles ($10-15). Bath towels for 30 SEK.

There is no cleaning fee but you have to leave the place as you found it, which means do your dishes and put away, wipe down all counters, sink and tables, take out trash, sweep or vacuum clean the floors and fold blankets used. All electricity has to be turned off, especially sauna and heaters. If this is not complied with part of the deposit will be kept to cover costs of cleaning and extra electricity bill.

Unfortunately I do not allow pets as some future guests might be allergic.

Getting around

I do recommend coming here by car. It is possible to take the bus from Stockholm and walk 5 km but you need to bring with you food and sometimes drinking water or you'll have to get that in the supermarket 7 km away, so it gets difficult without a car.

At the moment I have no bikes there for you to borrow.

Coming straight from Arlanda Airport is difficult with public transport (2-3 buses via Norrtälje, and then walk 5 km) and expensive with taxi (no fixed price).

In order to find my place on (website hidden) Maps put in "Svensboda, Norrtälje, Sweden".

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 6
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a wonderful stay in the house! We had everything we needed and Lotta had organised everything in an excellent manor. We would stay there any time again!!

    June 2014
  • Hello,
    I think evrything has been already said: nice place, exactly as described, all informations available.
    Lotta answered every time quickly and precisely.
    So nothing else to say than: this is a place I strongly recommend it!


    November 2013
  • This was an all in all great experience! Lotta has been very informative, generous and kind and the house lived up to all expectations. We had a wonderful stay here during a couple of rainy days in mid-september and i would gladly recommend going here. Thank you Lotta!

    September 2013
  • Totally wonderful experience. We loved our escape to the swedish countryside. The area is beautiful, calm and just enough adventures to be had in 4 days with relaxing included too. The cabin is magical in a down to earth and back to basics way which we loved. The lake is very close and very nice for swimming. Lotta is very helpful and great for giving tips and the cabin is well instructed throughout and very well equiped. I really hope we get to visit this part of the world again and stay at Lotta and Drews place.

    August 2013
  • Lotta (email hidden)e replied to our emails within hours (sometimes minutes) and provided us with a lot of information about the house. She even looked up bus and train connections for us. All in all, we had a great time in her house and enjoyed to communicate with her.

    July 2012
  • The cottage fits the description perfectly and is great for a few days out of town. Plenty of information and tips were available from Lotta.

    July 2012
  • I rented Lotta's house, for a few days in september and it was an amazing experience. The house is well situated, in a calm and beautifull environnement. I felt very well and peacefull in this place. You can find wonderfull landscape a few km around, and take bath in the sea. The house is very well equiped, it is (email hidden) that you live there. Lotta is a very good host, friendly and very efficient. As a summary, this was one of the best place I've ever been in my life (I'm 37 years old and I travel a lot) !
    If you are ready for a quite rustic expérience, I definitely recommend you this propertie which has plenty of charm and a lot of opportunities.

    September 2011
  • We hade det jätte rolig hos Lotta!!
    Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt in Lottas Ferienhaus, bzw. Ferienanlage, da es sich ja um ein grosses Grundstück mit zwei Häusern darauf handelt.
    Dank Lottas guter Beschreibung zu dem Haus haben wir den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.
    Der nahe Badesee mit kinderfreundlicher Badestelle wurde jeden Morgen ausgiebig genutzt.
    Wir überlegen jetzt schon, ob wir nächsten Jahr dieses Ferienhaus wieder buchen, grosses Lob von uns!

    July 2011
  • We stayed at Lotta's summer house for a long weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. The nearby lake was warm, even in June! Lotta's place has everything you need and we were really comfortable! Lotta made it easy for us and although she was in New York at the time, she (email hidden) via email.

    Our stay was such a nice break from living in a busy city. We did find it nice to have a rental car to get around- there are some cute smaller towns nearby that are nice to check out.

    Lotta- Thank you for all of your tips and of course for opening up your summer house to us!

    June 2011
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Lotta is originally from Sweden, Drew grew up in Florida and California. Now we both live in New York City, in the wonderful East Village, since several years back. We are both avid world travellers, so we know pretty well what visitors are looking for in a place to stay. Since we live in the area where we rent we know a lot of the local spots and will gladly share our favorite picks with you. We started off with two AirBnB accounts but have now joined forces! That is why some of our reviews talk about Drews place and some about Lottas. When you contact us you will get a very quick response from Lotta. She is the star emailer! If you decide to book with us you will (when he can) be met by a smiling Drew. He takes a joy in making sure our guests settle in okay. We think we make a pretty good team and so far our guests agree with us. And we intend to keep it that way.
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