About This Listing
Come to Magic Ravenwood! You must experience it to believe it. We take good care of you here. A Nature Preserve is right out the front door, and a 5 minute hike takes you to the top of Raven Mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Mälaren. Come&See!
We offer a large very private room, upstairs with it's own entrance, and a very comfortable bed for 2 persons including a generous breakfast!
If you are more than two, extra beds can be arranged for $30 per person.
Note that you will share our bathroom downstairs. Easy to grasp from the pictures.
Easy access to public transport that takes less than a half an hour to the center of Stockholm or 15 minutes by car - truly one of the world's most beautiful cities. I give Stockholm tours also which can be booked.
The house is nestled in the middle of a nature preserve with daily birdsong concerts as background music - Now beautiful spring is here. New spring birds are arriving daily in search of nuts and seeds. The Koltrast, Swedish for Blackbirds, are singing their beautiful melodies. Such an exciting time of year with the gentle unfolding of spring beauty all around. Ravenwood is already set up as a retreat and healing center.
Except for the breakfast which is included in the price, other meals can be arranged, as we are both really good cooks. Write me a message for those prices.
Easy hiking opportunities with hiking up Korpberget (Raven Mountain) with a huge panorama of Lake Mälaren.Local ski area Flottsbrobacken is nearby, 10 minutes, for day and night skiing and possible year round picnics. Easy bus transport to the ski/nature preserve area.
You can also book a Healing or Head and Neck Massage. Please share our amazing part of the earth with us.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much as you wish, but we know you are here to see Stockholm, and not us.
Our neighborhood is fantastic Mother Earth. We do not have any other houses around us, just a mountain and nature preserve.
Very easy, and described in the above notes.
Only that this is our home. We will go over a few things with you when you arrive, but we want you to respect our property, as we would respect yours. Check in and check out times are flexible, and can be arranged. We can always pick you up at the T (subway) to avoid the walk to our home, with your luggage.
We can cook for you, the price is 200 Swedish Kronor/per person/meal after breakfast. Children under 7 are 100 kr/per person/ meal after breakfast. We must however, know a little bit in advance. The washer and dryer is available for 100 Swedish Kronor/load.
Chere was readily available to communicate via sms & phone as we found our way to her. She also was more than willing to take us to and from the train station (at practically all hrs. though we chose to walk after 10 p.m. and felt completely safe to do so) which is only 10 min away on foot. She thought of everything including the subway pass cards so we wouldn't have to purchase them -- just our own tickets. The trip to the center of Stockholm is only about 20-25 min. giving you a chance to take a very nice break from busy city life when you return to her home. The neighbourhood is clean and quiet and her home and its surrounding come up as a total surprise on approach because it's like it's in the middle of a small forest on the edge of the water. An oasis of peace and a totally meditative space. Chere strikes the perfect balance between order and attention to detail and letting nature be (yours included) be it in her beautiful home and garden or at the table and all over the room which transpire with nudges to health and well being. Her breakfast sauteed potatoes (which she calls hashbrowns) have just the right crisp - had two servings very time ! -- and her homemade jams and apple cider are perfectly naturally sweet. She gave us only perfectly ripe fresh fruit. The room was clean with extra pillows and blankets and the bed gave just the right support. A light sleeper, the quiet surroundings and her "sleepy tea" had me sleep like a baby without even feeling myself get drowsy -- just slept really well. The view & lighting (both night and day) was enchanting. We actually did see two deer a meter away from our room and small birds came to visit us at the breakfast table; huge mellow cats observed us quietly from afar. The aroma of apples (you can practically pick off the branches reaching your balcony) and green nature surrounds her property. Make sure you make time to enjoy & explore the nature around her property. Both she and her husband Anders went out of their way to make sure we would achieve our goals for the day. Depending on yours and her time, very creative and resourceful Chere is a well of information and interesting conversations (She's a perfectly fluent bilingual Sweedish-English speaker). Our things to do away from her home creped in on our days so, should we be able to stay there another time we'd stay longer to enjoy the experience even more because it's not just about the place but about how Chere treats her hosts.. :)
Chere very friendly and alway smile, she is so nice to check with me how I arrival into stockholm and she go to centra train to pick us and send us to the station when we leave on the way to the station she still drive us to a old town of stockholm let us see more of Sweden, Thank you Chere,
her house about 10 mins walk from the subway, she send and pick us from the subway.
Chere so nice make us coffee and bread when we arrival, she also give us fruit from her garden, and we back from sightseeing she have bread for us in the room. thank you Chere.
The whole area of the house is very big, nice garden, breakfest at the garden is wonderful, her breakfest is so good we all enjoy it, she is a good cook, we took one of the dinner the food is good. we had a wonderful night.
The house is very quite, the other houses is far away. her house seround by nature so peaceful.
Chere is a super amazing host!!!! It IS the wisest choice I've ever made! Cozy room, delicate decoration, generous breakfast and, most importantly, BEST HOST ever!!! Both of them are very nice and helpful!! Feel like being home and living with my grandma;)))) Chere's place must be your best choice ever!!!
Chere's home is fantastic! We had the best of both worlds. Her home is a peaceful retreat from the buzzily city of Stockholm. Just 10mins walk from her doorstep is a reserve park with a wonderful view of a lake. We even spotted a deer! WIth the metro, it's only 25mins downtown. To top off, Chere even chauffeured us from metro station to her home everytime, even though it's only a 10 mins walk. By the way, if u have the Stockholm card/public transportation card for Stockholm city, the ride to her place is free as it is included. What can I say about the breakfast? Just heavenly. U have to come & try. We had our nice private room upstairs separated from the main part of the house. It's quite spacious even for 3 persons. And about Chere & Andes, u can't find a more hospitable, kind & gracious host. I highly recommend this place. It's really a home away from home. Thanks Chere & Andes, for making us a part of your family. We will always cherish fond memories of our stay.
We had a wonderful stay with Chere and Anders, the house is a haven away from the world, so peaceful and scenic. We wish we weren't half a world away so we could stay more often. Chere couldn't do enough for us, she was fabulous, I so enjoyed our chats. Brilliant ! After a busy touring schedule we picked the perfect place to recharge - the breakfasts are wonderful. Felt so pampered.
Chere is an extremely warm and welcoming host. Her place is next to a nature preserve with walking trails and she has a beautiful loggia in which to serve her wonderfully delicious breakfast. Everyone in our family found staying at Chere's place to be a charming and a restful break from our hectic touring schedule.
It was much more interesting than to stay at hotel. You could get a flavour of how people live in Sweden. What impressed us was care what we have got from Chere. She was picking us up at the train station even it was quite close to the house. Chere gave us great recommendations what to visit in Stockholm. Also helped us to reach certain destinations.
The biggest thing we loved was to have great Chere's breakfast in the garded surrounded by forest.
About the Host, Chere
A powerful, heart full "young" woman of many talents. This whole idea suits me perfectly. All of my talents come together and my partner Anders Lotsson and I are happy to have you stay at our completely unbelievable place. Feel the JOY!!
Chere enjoys art, music, calligraphy, reading (part of an English speaking book group here in Stockholm), exercises at Curves, and sings with Du kan sjunga gospel, a gospel choir under the direction of charismatic Gabriel Forss.
Also available are Stockholm tours, Head and Neck Massage, a Healing/Relaxing Session. and last but not least homemade gifts to take back home- art, wire work, calligraphy etc. Write for prices.