About this listing
This spacious, rustic, cosy house is well situated. lose to shops, bus and beach (1 km). Go kayaking in the most beautiful archipelago in the world or visit the rock carvings at Vitlycke, UNESCO World Heritage. Kayaks and wood-fired outdoor tub are included.
Spacious, rustic and cozy log house well situated in quiet Grönemad just outside Grebbestad center in Bohuslän, West Sweden. No fancy luxury. Its ruff and, sometimes, a bit worn out.
Here you can glide silently through the water in a kayak, camp on deserted beaches and enjoy the midnight sun early in the summer, spot seals and stargaze. During off-season you can go lobster fishing, eat oysters, walk by the sea, sit by the fire and enjoy the stargazer view in the outdoor hot tub a quiet cold night.
Frankly, this place is the perfect love nest.
It´s 10 min walk to the sea (1 km) = a few minutes by bike and the same distance to the center. The house is quite private located in the area. Natural plot with lots of raspberry plants and outdoor hot tub. Grebbestad is famous for its delicious oysters. We also recommend you to try the shrimps, crayfish, crabs and lobster.
Shops, restaurants (Telegrafen and the fishing boat Donalda are the best ones), café, grocery stores, cinema, fish shop, liquor store (Systembolaget), etc. are open all year around in Grebbestad centre (1 km from the house).
if you like scuba diving there are a couple of dealers around Grebbestad. Look up "Dyk-Leif" in Hamburgsund. A great place for scuba diving is Väderöarna (Weather Islands).
There are lots of things to see along the coast. Some nice places are Fjällbacka, Smögen, Vitlycke rock carvings - only 7 km from the house (UNESCO World Heritage), Väderöarna and Kosterhavet National Park. You can reach Oslo by train in about 4 hours, Stockholm in 5-6 hours and Göteborg in 2,5 hour (everything is quicker with a car). There are connections between Göteborg and Grebbestad that makes it quite easy to go here by train and bus.
It is nice to come here in the autumn to go on lobster safari with "Everts Sjöbod". In september Grebbestad celebrates "The Oyster Day". The outdoor tub is best to use when its cold outside.
The house has three small bedrooms (for 5 persons) with five real beds and three extra matresses plus a large sofa for extra guests. The social areas are quit large. Two toilets and one shower. Glass doors leading out to a sunny patio with outdoor furnitures. Fireplace and guitar. On the mountain/hill at the backside of the house there is a beautiful wood fired outdoor hot tub with a amazing stargazer view. Its great to sit there in the night, eating oysters and drinking something good. It takes about two hours to warm up the water since its fire wooded. Fully equipped kitchen but no dish washer. Grills in two different sizes and a hammock to hang out on the patio. Four sun beds.
We have two kayaks with rudder you can use (Prijon Seyak and Seabird) and two small wagons for walking the kayaks to the sea by foot (1 km). If you have a roof rack you can take them on that, with a cloth in between. Kayaks can also be rented at the Kayak Centre in Grebbestad or at Grönemad beach at Skärgårdsidyllen. We have 4-5 bicycles of various sizes and conditions you can use.
We seek an environmentally friendly way of living. You need to recycle and compost all food left overs, paper, plastic etc in this house. The house is mostly built from recycled materials, which adds to its charm but also gives it a patina and makes it slightly rough and rustic. Bed linens and towels are included but I am grateful if you wash them on the quick programe in the washing machine before you check out. OBS! You need to do a basic cleaning before checking out. If you dont want to clean yourself you can buy the cleaning for 100 euro.
Since we live in Gothenburg, 160 km south Grebbestad, we have engage a local woman who meets you at the house.
The house and its surrounding. Two kayaks. Outdoor equipment. Bicycles. Water. Electricity. Wifi.
Interaction with Guests
The contact will mostly be through email. Its not often we have the possibility to meet you at the house since we live 160 km south Grebbestad, so instead we have made an arrangement with a local woman who will meet you by the house and give you the key and help you with questions etc. She also runs a kayak rent out.
Grebbestad is well situated on the west coast of Bohuslän. Its very popular during summer and it is famous for its delicious oysters. There is a beautiful archipelago by the coast.
The house is well situated on a small hill. Its a "wild" and rough building plot with some cultivation boxes and raspberries. We use the house as a getaway so you will see our stuff. Anyway, we try to make it as tidy as possible regarding to the possibilities of storage places!
Its easy to get here with public transportations. It takes about 2,5 hours from Gothenburg. Change to bus in Tanumshede/Tanum. Walking distance from Grebbestad bus station or Grebbestad church (10-15 min).
Of course you will be able to see a lot moore of the coastal line if you have a car. The public transportations are rather poor but there are bus lines going along the coast. Look up Västtrafik on the web.
Other Things to Note
Book this house it if you seek something close to nature, rustique and cosy. Its NOT a fancy, luxury house. Some things a a bit worn out.
Please be careful. Do not forget to clean the house before you leave since its not included in the price. I would like you to wash the bed linens and towels, if you have time, in the washing machine and hang up to dry before you leave. Please read in the binding about how to use the outdoor tub. Important since it can break if it is used in a wrong way.