Spacious family home near Amsterdam

House - Entire home/apt · Jan Houtmanstraat, Naarden, North Holland 1411, Netherlands

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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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $499 /week
Monthly Price: $2137 /month
Security Deposit: $178
Cleaning Fee: $57
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • My dad and his wife stayed at Lori's place for two weeks this spring. They loved the house and the locations is awesome! The place was very clean and well appointed. My dad's new wife had not been back to Naarden for almost 20 years and they hope to go back. They definitely hope to stay at Lori's again sometime soon!

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing stay in Lori's home and could not have asked for a better host!!! The house is impeccable and provided everything we needed and more! The kitchen is very well equipped and is quite large with high end appliances. The living room is spacious and offers a comfortable area for relaxing after a day exploring the amazing city. Our children had the time of their life with the array of toys available and loved their first time sleeping in bunk beds =) The bathroom is fabulous, very spacious and bright and we especially appreciated the extra large, fluffy towels!! The neighborhood is absolutely ideal and a quaint place tucked away perfectly. Everything you could need is withing a 5-10 minute walk including a splendid bakery and a perfectly stocked grocery store! Lori is a superb host and we were very humble to her for offering some great literature about everything a tourist wants to know! It is quite obvious that she truly cares about her guests and had a few treats waiting for us upon arrival - including the most scrumptious honey cookies which were a big hit for our young children!! The time we spent in Amsterdam are memories that will stay with us forever and we are ever grateful for Lori and her remarkable home for helping to make this a vacation of a lifetime!!!

    January 2014
  • Me and my friends had a very nice stay in Lori's Home. The house was just perfect and well equiped. It was a nice quiet neighborhood close to Amsterdam and Naarden Vesting. It was our first time using airbnb and it could't have been any better. Communication went smoothly and we felt really welcome. Highly recommended.

    November 2013
  • The house is very comfortable, well suited for a family with children, and Lori is a helpful host. Warmly recommended.

    October 2013
  • We had wonderful 5 night stay in Lori DiVito' Spacious home near Amsterdam ,with our 3 children ,and warmly recommend you to be hosted there also.The home was big,fully equipped, nice and clean.The apartment is a ground floor and has a little backyard (website hidden) the local center you can find very good supermarket,a bakery,cosmetics shop ,a hair dresser and even a fishing shop..
    The nearby area is quite and beautiful and you can have nice walks,including the Naarden Vesty! Parking is free and available and driving out to trips is easy due to quick access to the A1 autostrada. Getting to Amsterdam was easy by leaving the car in the railway station of the nearby(and also beautiful) town of Weesp and using the train (you have to prepare coins for the automatic ticket machine).We hope that we'll have the opportunity to come again.Alon & Ariella.

    September 2013
  • We had a very nice stay. The house is spacious, clean, and well equipped. Everything worked well, the hostess had given us all needed information and we felt really welcome. The house is located in a quiet children friendly area, with a playground for small children 50 meters from the house, and one for bigger kids just around the corner. Shopping within 3 minutes walk from the house. The historical part of Naarden (10 min walk from the house) is really nice! Clean, quiet, historical atmosphere, nice cafes and restaurants, and with beautiful surroundings. We can certainly recommend a stay in Loris house!

    July 2013
  • We had a great stay for our visit to Amsterdam! Lori's lovely home was very comfortable for our family of five. It is located in a nice and interesting area with many options for groceries and restaurants. Also, our children really enjoyed the nearby playgrounds. We did not have a car and it was no problem to either take a taxi or walk to the train station (about 30 min.). Lori was very helpful when we were making our plans and has a manual for the house with all the information that we needed about the area and for getting around. Lori was very concerned that everything went smoothly with our stay and flexible for our arrival and departure. We hope to visit again one day!

    July 2013
  • It was simply perfect! I can't speak good enough of this place! Lori was a great host, the house is amazing and has absolutely everything you need for a great stay! There is a house guide prepared by Lori with all the details you might need to know: from taxi numbers to how to use the Dutch washing machine. We were a group of 5 and it was extremely comfortable. Naarden is such a nice town that I feel I could move there! And getting to Amsterdam is really easy, you can either go to the Naarden-Bussum station, a 5-minute drive from the house (but with paid parking lot) or to Weesp, a 15-minute drive but on the direction of Amsterdam, with free parking. And then in less than 20 min the train leaves you in the center of Amsterdam, to enjoy this amazing city! We had a great time and I highly recommend Lori and her house. Perfect!

    Just one advice about the train: be sure to have plenty of Euro coins at least for your first train ride (about 3,10€ per person if you leave from Weesp, 4,50€ if you leave from Naarden) as those stations do not accept international credit cards and will only take coins. Then you'll be able to buy your other tickets in Amsterdam Central Station with your credit card.

    May 2013
  • Lori great host. In her house, we felt like at home. House with a spacious living room and a real hi-fi. The kitchen has all the necessary things for cooking. Has small but cozy garden. It was very convenient to explore Amsterdam and the surrounding area by car with a small child.

    May 2013
  • Great location and place to stay. Convenient to Amsterdam, especially if you have a car for the drive to the local park and ride. Walking distance from the Naarden-Vesting, an old fortress city with a collection of nice places to stroll, but not overly touristy. The house was great, with a good kitchen/living space and a comfortable bed in the master bedroom. There was also a nearby kids playground. We'd definitely stay again.

    April 2013
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Livermore High School, San Francisco State University, Webster University, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
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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.
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