About This Listing
A bungalow with 30 m2 indoor, an outside area under roof, and a garden with a table for summer dinners. The house is recently refurbished in a light scandinavian style.
Best for 1-2 persons. If you have a small kid it will also work.
You are also welcome to relax, read and swim from our jetty.
You are also welcome to relax, read and swim from our jetty.
There are two old but functional kayaks with splash covers and safety-vests that you are welcome to borrow.
If we are around we are happy to meet you and take a cup or coffee if you would like and give you ideas where to go and what to do.
We are about 150 people living permanently on the island of Storholmen and we have lots of other friends that stay for part time of the year. Really a place to relax for yourself or together with a great friend.
It´s a small island with some nice walking to explore the small houses and gardens and the mystery castle. Summer months june-september it´s nice to take a swim in the water. From end april to end october the fishing around the island is good for pike, perch and pikeperch.
Most of our guest prefer to just relax for the first days and then they are of to discover.
Stockholm - the Capital of Scandinavia, is on most of our guests agenda. Activities, museums, shops or the scandinavian cuisine. Old city or more relaxed Södermalm, roof walking, the Vasamuseum or Skansen are top visited attractions for our guests.
The archipelogo. By kayak, rent a boat (motor or sailing) or take the archipelago ferris, really a world class experience. In summertime a stop in the archipelago hub Vaxholm is a popular day excursion.
Lidingö has some great forest and is the home of the worlds largest cross-country run Lidingöloppet. Easy access with 5 minutes ferry or boat ride. There are some museums such as the MIllesgården worth a trip if your into bronze sculptures. Some people enjoy walking Lidingö just to check out old an new architecture.
Bogesund is our little wilder forrest 5 minutes to the east with boat or ferry. A nature reserve with trails, old oaks and castles. We spend a lot of time at Bogesund for chantarelles, flower watching as well as cross country running or mountain biking.
If you are looking for water activities kayaking around our Island is pretty good. The fishing is also of good quality in the waters nearby.
If you are in for any other swedish experience we are quite good on them. I do some work with tourism experiences and might have some good ideas for you.
If you get of from Arlanda Airport. Take the Flybuss (cheapest) or Arlanda Train (fastest) to Stockholm Centralstation. From Skavsta Airpoirt take the flybys to Centralstation and if you land at Bromma Airport get a flybuss or take a cab to central station. If you arrive by train you probably also will get of at the Central station.
From the Centralstation you take the red subway to Ropsten or a cab.
From Ropsten just under the bridge going to Lidingö you get on the ferry to Storholmen. It takes 25-30 minutes and departs 6 times a day from the 16th of April to Christmas. Best is to get of at Storholmen Norra.
Note. If you take a cab use Taxi Stockholm (phone number hidden), safest and best price.
If you arrive later than 17:30 check with us and we´ll help you find a good travel plan
If you come by boat or kajak we have a jetty. (about 4 m depth)
If you come by car, you can park at Lidingö (Mor Annas Brygga) We´ll provide you with our parking permit.
Summertime (Ice free season, mid april-december)
To get to and from the island, easiest is to take the ferry from Ropsten or Mor Annas Brygga. Other options are to go with us or our neighbors to Mor Annas Brygga at Lidingö or book a boat taxi with Lotta´s Boat. During spring 2015 it might be a bit restricted walking on the island due to a make over of the local water system, But hopefully they will be done in may already.
The Storholmen ferry goes between Storholmen - Lidingö - Ropsten about 6 times a day. Make sure to check the latest timetable because they do change 4 times a year. This is the easiest way to get around.
Wintertime (Ice season, january- mid april)
A cap of ice is normally surrounding the island so that we can go anywhere, as long as you have the right tools, friends and knowledge. It is ice walking times. Get or borrow icesticks, try a swedish kick or get a lift with us on the snowmobile. Possible sometimes also to book a transport by Lotta and Milan with their hovercraft.
The connections to Vaxholm is possible but it´s about 1 1/2 h by public transport or 30 min by private boat or boat taxi. Or a nice 10 km walk or cycle ride through the forests and open fields of Bogesund the Naturereserve.
Our restaurant Storholmen Sjökrog offers local basic and good cuisine and drinks. Offseason open fridays - sundays, high season all weak. That´s where you´ll meat the locals and get to know the secrets of the island.
Note that we live on an island and you can´t get here by car. The car can be either parked at Ropsten or at the Mor Annas Brygga or somewhere else. if you park at Mor Annas Brygga we can provide you with a parkingcard.
We don´t have a store on the island. If you like to stock up before arriving we recomend COOP at central station in Stockholm. If you arrive by car or prefer to take a cab there are some nice shops at Lidingö Centrum.
Not much rules, but we do appreciate that smoking is done outside.
We stayed in the Åberg's perfect cabin for a week, and it was a wonderful escape. They're a sweet and very active family, and Christian made sure we were comfortable, providing a cot and highchair for our 8-month old.
The cabin was just perfect for our little family, we really enjoyed meals at the dining table looking out over the gorgeous view and evenings playing cards and watching the fire after the sun set. It was a pretty special week!
We think it would be amazing to stay during the summer as there would be lots to do on the island: swimming, relaxing on the porch etc. The ferry to Stockholm costs 60SEK pp each way so you don't want to head in every day! To find the ferry port from Ropsten, walk through the car park and take the steps down to the river under the bridge. It's not well-signposted!
We loved our stay in Storholmen and would certainly return if we got the chance in future.
I had a lovely time in the bungalow! Christian and his family are very welcoming; wonderful hosts! All very cozy, clean, comfortable... I want to go back!
A friend and I just wanted a weekend to shut off from the world and what a perfect place to do so! Christian and his family are so welcoming and are the perfect hosts giving us access to the kayaks and they saved the day when we forgot to buy wine in Stockholm, there was some already waiting in the fridge!!
We stayed on the Island our whole trip but with the perfect weather we were never bored. Walking, kayaking, eating and playing cards!
I made a short film on our trip, if you want to see the place first hand
We enjoyed one of our most wonderful holidays at Christian's gorgeous little cottage. The photos really accurately show what the place looks like (including the beautiful Swedish design within) and how warm and welcoming it is. Christian and his family are incredibly kind and generous hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area. We enjoyed our stay so much that we really wished we had booked for longer (and our two year old was so sad to leave she cried during the entire boat trip back to Stockholm!) This was truly a memorable trip. Thank you!
Christian and Johanna have created the perfect place to stay. We arrived to find a wonderful bungalow that was clean, well-presented, and had everything we needed.
We spent a week on this small island and the bungalow made a great base to relax on the terrace during the day or into the late evening, or to head out to the surrounding islands. We made use of the kayaks and the boat during our stay, which are worth a try (if you have the skills already). We hopped across to the neighbouring islands to explore the forest, and to Vaxholm town and loved getting out onto the water. The local restaurant is also worth a trip for a night off from cooking. The steak and wine was lovely.
We stayed towards the end of summer, but would head back during the winter with the water frozen over and the opportunity to explore an iced-over archipelago (and use the great fire again!).
Christian, Johanna, and the family, are great hosts and made us feel welcome throughout our stay (and helped out with a replacement plug converter when ours broke). Their place comes highly recommended. And has set our expectations high for future AirBnB's.
About the Host, Christian
This is where you will land with the ferry. 50 m away from your bungalow.
Annika, native from the island, have re-opened the restaurant and is serving great basic cuisine with drinks. In the off seasons restaurant is mainly open fridays and saturdays. Go local!
Sandbeach where you can go swimming or picknick in the day/evening. Possible to rent a sauna if you prefer rough swedish way, wood fired, candles and jump in the lake. No electricity, no shower.
Here you can park your car on the guest parking and take the ferry over to Storholmen or lift with a boat.
Great walks, trail running, chantarell picking, mountain biking. Starting spot for excursions to Vaxholm(10km). All in a in a nature reserve. Can be reached by ferry, kayak or boat.
18 holes of high standard, driving range and a restaurant. Normally easy to get green fee access.
Local Grocery store with basic supplies.
Closest shopping center. Groceries, restaurants, takeaway, clothing, hitch etc.
From here you can take the Ferry to Stoholmen and the Subway to Stockholm and other public transports. Time tables vary.
Best relaxing and city nature walking area in Stockholm. Including some of Stockholms best visiting attractions such as Vasamuseum, Skansen and Gröna Lund.