About this listing
Charming old cabin with modern skylight extension close to great beaches and wild nature. Situated in quiet area. Also its only 90 km to Copenhagen. Great for friends and kids or just a couples who wants to get away and have some peace.
The Alhambra Summer House is from 1975.
Its very charming, practical and private.
Its situated only 1 hour from Copenhagen and has a beautiful sandy beach only 10 minutes away on foot.
Alhambra is a perfect place for kids or a small group of friends who wants to experience the beautiful area of Odsherred, that has nature protected rolling hills, forrest and meadows, as well as unspoiled deserted beaches with clear water and children friendly depths. Perfect for long walks in an area that constantly changes scenery. Fishing is great to. (Mind you - you will need to buy a permit from the post office or at the internet).
Alhambra is consisting of a main house with a charming bedroom (1 double bed, a single bed plus an extra madras just in case - and a round window), a living room with a red fold out sleeping sofa (for 2 persons) extended out to a spacious high ceiling living/dining room with a huge sofa and access to new terrace just finished 9. May 2014. There is a skylight and you can watch the starts at night.
In the old house there is a little indoor kitchen with oven and electric cooking plates, but in the season the outdoor kitchen is so lovely so you might not need it.
There is a new fire oven in the living room - you can use it but have to buy your own firewood which is available nearby.
Connecting to the side building, there is a lovely covered and well functioning outdoor kitchen, with hot water and gas cookers. Its a really great place to cook (or even do the dishes in the evening sun) and the oven fits in the kitchen for more ambitious cooking. There is also a BBQ's available.
The kitchen area connects to a big wooden terrace and the side building, where there is another small cozy bedroom with a double bed and a very modern bathroom with a nice shower and heating in the floor - if needed out of season.
The garden is 1200m2.
I keep it a bit on the wild side since it resonates better with the area. In the back are currants and black currants, raspberries and rhubarbs for your pleasure in the season.
There is a hammock with room for two, that fits between two of the big trees in the front of the house. You can take a nap in it, or have a glass of wine with your partner!. The house has plenty pillows and warm wraps for the evenings, when you want to sit outside and enjoy the nordic light.
There is an organic farm in Ordrup close by (400 m) and a good supermarket. You will find smaller grill bars, two restaurants ('The Blue Goat' - local danish pub food and a thai place) and an ice cream shop. The area is very safe and there is other houses near by. It was opened up for summerhouses in 1967..
About 5 km away is one of Denmarks oldest castles, Dragsholm Slot - now made in to a culinary retreat. Has two restaurants and serves the new modern Nordic Kitchen. Enjoy walks in a huge herb garden and a very nice park to.
Alhambra has a bike (hopefully soon two :).
Easy to get to with public transportation from Copenhagen. Trains and 1 bus (about 2 hours). And a little walk. With a car its 1 hour (95 km).
Please notice: You will have to bring sheets, kitchen towels and bathing towels. Also please note that check in/out time is at noon (12.00) unless we make another arrangements. and you are responsible for cleaning the house your self before departure so the next guests are happy.
Come visit, you will not regret!
All the best
Everything except private stuff we lock away
Interaction with Guests
Very rarely since I am in Copenhagen - but I am alway available on the mail and phone!
Great nature, peaceful sandy beaches and fantastic vegetables in the area - plus a great restaurant closeby at Dragsholm Castle
Train and bus or taxi from Faarevejle Stationsby
Other Things to Note
Children loves it.
Please consider neighbors and take good care of my house. Also leave it clean for the next guests.
Smokin allowed outside if the cigarette buds are not thrown in the grass.
Unser zweiter Besuch in Katinkas wundervollem Sommerhaus. Ein toller neuer lichtdurchfluteter Anbau macht den Aufenthalt noch perfekter, speziell für das abendliche Essen oder für Regentage. Der beste Ort um zu entspannen und die Seele baumeln zu lassen. Sehr zu empfehlen.
Katinka's summerhouse was every bit as idyllic as we'd hoped and great for a family. We especially enjoyed cooking in the outdoor kitchen, while our son loved the garden. There's a lovely walk to the local beach through the woods, and the sea was clear and shallow and surprisingly warm! In all, the perfect place to come and relax.
We spent a perfect week in this lovely spot and wouldn't have changed a thing.
Katinka's summer house is simple but full of attention to detail, vintage charm and character. It's also really well equipped.
The location is really peaceful and quiet and despite being close to other summer houses, feels like your own secret place, surrounded by a pretty but wild garden and lots of nature - from butterflies to red deer.
It's also close to the sea front (with hardly anyone around) and a lovely bike ride along the coast is Dragsholm Slot where we had a great lunch.
If you want total relaxation, to cook outside, read books and go for walks with lots of pretty scenery, this is the place to be.
This is a beautiful summer house just an hour from copenhagen. The beaches and supermarket are nearby. The garden is big and nicely layed out. We really enjoyed the evening sun in the hammock. If you love to cook like we do then this is the place to be. The kitchen is very well equipped. The kitchen outside is wonderfull to cook in. The bedrooms are great and the shower is just right. Its very handy that there is wifi in and around the house. The bikes are handy to get around the neighbourhood. Its a great area for running, but watch out and don`t get lost. Its about a half an hours drive to roskilde the best viking museum we have been too. We would recommend this house if you would like to relax and take it easy.
Very cosy summerhouse with a marvelous garden and a superb well equipped outdoor kitchen. Nice beaches in the surrounding. A gorgeous place to settle back and relax.
Our stay was really wonderful. The house is super cute and fully equipped. The owner has very good taste and attention to detail. The bathroom is very modern, clean, and well done. The 2 kitchens have everything you need. Living room and bedrooms are very comfortably furnished.
There are many small farms and food destinations within 5-20 minutes drive, and a nice super market just down the road. We cooked every meal at the house with ease and used many things found in the garden.
I highly recommend it.
WONDERFUL vacation home, with great atmosphere and very well located between nature, small villages and towns for shopping, cafees etc. within walking distance of grocery shop and with small charming strawberry, patotoe and other season vegetables "shops" along the roads of the area. Great and child friendly beaches nearby and lots of nature to explore. We visited museums and had a great time eating Family dinners cooked in the 'outdoor' kitchen. Great experience.
About the Host, Katinka
I'm a danish Art Director from Copenhagen.
My house is a little charming gem in a super nice area. Great for a couple with young kids and perfect for a few friends.
It has no TV, but a nice CD player, radio and wireless internet.
But the charm is the house, the nature and the great beaches. Very children friendly and very peaceful.
Also its quite close to lovely Copenhagen.
If you need help I speak english, a bit german and some french (and swedish! :).
I can help with any advice and recommendation on Copenhagen as well.
Come visit :) and enjoy the nordic light of one of Denmarks most beautiful areas.