About This Listing
If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the expensive hotel prices in Amsterdam or are looking for short stay family accomodation, this is the perfect house for you.
The house is an ideal base for exploring Amsterdam and surrounding areas and accommodates a family of 4 or 5 easily. The house has been recently renovated, tastefully decorated and equipped with modern appliances. It is located in Naarden, a charming, historic, fortress village, shaped like a 6-point star. The house has a newly renovated, modern, open kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and “American” refrigerator. The dining area and living room are spacious and open up to the garden, a perfect spot for enjoying the late summer evenings. There are two bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom with a separate shower and a tub. You also have access to a washer and dryer. There are two other rooms that are locked and unavailable.
The house is comfortably furnished and includes:
- smart tv, stereo
- sofa, reclining chair and dining table for 6-8 persons
- two bedrooms - one with a double bed and one with a double bed and single bunk bed
- free wireless internet access
- full kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, large oven
- washing machine and dryer
- and bicycles upon request!
The house is close to Amsterdam (20 km), Hilversum (10 km), Utrecht (30 km), Schiphol Airport (30 km), all easily accessible by train from the Naarden-Bussum train station, which is a 15-minute walk or 5 minute bike ride. Trains leave to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Hilversum and Schiphol every 15 minutes. The house is also conveniently located close to highway A1 and there is plenty of free parking in front of the house. The central location and access to main highways makes it an ideal starting point to almost every destination in the Netherlands.
The charming center of Naarden Vesting has excellent restaurants and is a 10-minute walk or (less than) 5 minute bike ride from the house. Naarden also has wonderful access to beautiful cycling and hiking trails through some of the most beautiful nature areas close to Amsterdam and is a great area for outdoor sports. There is a beach on the lake, 5 minutes from the house and the immediate area offers sailing, tennis, golf, soccer, sport club, and a swimming pool all within very close proximity. For more information about Naarden Vesting, visit (website hidden) or (website hidden). Both are available in English.
There are local shops within a 2 minute walk, including a supermarket, butcher and baker, etc. There is a weekly farmers market on Saturdays in Naarden Vesting and a larger shopping center in neighboring town of Bussum. There is plenty of free parking in front of the house.
Guests have access to my whole house except for two bedrooms that are locked. The kitchen, living room, 1 1/2 bathrooms and two bedrooms are fully accessible. The house is fully occupied by the guests. There is also a washer and dryer.
No smoking in house or garden.
No pets allowed.
Complete house rules available once reservation is accepted.
Please respect my home, belongings and neighbors.
The house is as nice as described, perfectly equipped (kitchen and washing machine/tumbler), spacious and cosy, all in nice design. It is all very clean and neat. The neighborhood is calm, green and a bakery and supermarket in walking distance. The old part of Naarden is close by and an attraction on his own with nice streets, shops and a market on Saturdays. We found a warm welcome letter on our arrival and a booklet with various recommendations and helpful information compiled by Lori. The spot is ideal to explore a big part of The Netherlands by train and by car. We can really recommend this house for a family.
The house was perectly clean and Lori made it all for us to feel like home.
Nous ne pouvons que recommander la maison de Lori, spécialement pour une famille avec jeunes enfants et voiture. Supermarché à proxilité immédiate, environnement sûr et point de chute parfait pour visiter Amsterdam mais aussi Leiden, Keukenhof, Haarlem, les villages de IJmeer...Bref, parfait. Maison très, très bien équipée, calme.
It's hard to imagine a more perfect AirBnB experience than staying in Lori's beautiful house in Naarden. The neighbourhood itself is wonderful - so quiet and peaceful yet with all amenities close by, and with the old town of Naarden Vesting just a short walk away. The house itself feels like 'home' and has everything a guest could possibly want, all of it immaculately maintained and some of it simply sensational - starting with the great central heating and the fridge of everyone's dreams, but extending to all the other appliances as well. And Lori herself is such a great host, always responding to e-mails immediately and in our case, recommending an incredible local bike shop who salvaged our trip after our bikes has been destroyed on the flight over. We were very sad to leave such a lovely place in such a friendly and conveniently-located town, and intend to return as soon as possible. Thanks Lori.
Lori was a very accommodating host. She left explicit instructions on how to make ourselves comfortable in her home. Her house is clean and comfortable. Our two little girls really enjoyed playing with her children's toys and reading their books. The location in Naarden provided for a very unique experience. Amsterdam was also not far away by car. we would definitely stay here again if visiting Amsterdam.
We truly enjoyed staying at Lori's house! It was in a nice little town and a very quiet area. We didn't spend too much time there as we were exploring all day long. We did walk to the train station on the first day but it took us over 30 minutes and we are fast paced walkers. So the next day we chose to drive to Weesp and take the train from there with a cheaper fare per person and free parking! If we were to visit the Netherlands again we would enjoy staying at Lori's house again! The stairs in her house are no joke though! I fear falling down stairs so it was definitely interesting with the steep winding staircases! (Didn't fall though so that's a plus) I would def recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay near amsterdam!
About the Host, Lori
Originally from SF Bay Area, I'm American and have lived and worked in the Netherlands for the last 20 years. I work at a university in Amsterdam and travel a lot. Naarden is a terrific place. I've lived here for the past 15 years. Close to Amsterdam but far enough away to relax. I hope to be able to host you if you plan to visit the Amsterdam area.
Chic furniture store with a cafe in a very historic building.Kooltjesbuurt Naarden Vesting 1411 RZ
This is a cosy, traditional eetcafe in the heart of Naarden. It has good food at a good price. Reservations are a must.Cattenhagestraat naarden vesting 1411 CT
Neighborhood grocery store. Its the smallest Albert Heijn in the Netherlands.Marktstraat Naarden 1411 CX
A recreation area nearby the house. There is a beach, nice view of the lake and it is easy to get to on the bike.Naarderbos NH 1411
The bigger Albert Heijn in Naarden. Higher quality supermarket than the Plus close to the house.Amersfoortsestraatweg Naarden 1411 HB
Trains to Amsterdam, Schiphol, Utrecht You can also rent bicyles here. (phone number hidden) (website hidden)Stationsweg Bussum 1404 AN
Train station in Weesp. Convenient if traveling with car. There is free parking at this station.Weesp NH 1382
Just a great city to explore. For public transport information, go to: (website hidden)Amsterdam NH
Love the Van Gogh museumPaulus Potterstraat Amsterdam 1071 CX