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.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez Lori.
La maison est jolie, suffisamment spacieuse pour nous 5, très bien organisée et équipée (les éléments de cuisine se trouvent très facilement).
La salle de bains avec grande cabine de douche et baignoire est un plus.
Seuls les escaliers (abrupts) ne conviendront pas aux personnes à mobilité réduite.
L'abri de jardin est assez grand pour stocker nos vélos en sécurité.
Places de stationnement gratuites dans la rue et très bien indiquées.
Quartier résidentiel très calme et petit supermarché à 3 minutes à pieds.
Naarden est très bien située pour des visites aux alentours.
Lori nous a laissé des instructions très claires et détaillées (en Anglais) et a été disponible par courriel pendant notre séjour pour répondre à nos interrogations.
Nous recommandons ce logement notamment pour les familles avec enfants. Aire de jeux juste derrière la maison.
Lori's house is very beautiful and comfortable. We found the house clean and tidy and we enjoyed our stay. Lori was very kind and left detailed instructions. We highly recommend staying in her accomodation
It was a great time to stay at Lori's how's!!!
The house was clean and fully equipped.
The location is superb - 30-40 minutes from most popular sites to visit in North Netherlands.
We recommend this host to everyone.
Thank you very much.
We had a lovely time in Holland staying at Lori's home. We booked much in advance and Lori was always quick to answer any questions and queries. Naarden is a great little town, very much worth a visit, especially Naarden Vesting and the Weegschaal Museum. It is very close to basically everything in Holland, we drove to Belgium and Germany and It was a perfect place to rest after long days of sightseeing. The home was well organized with everything you could possibly need in a nice quiet neighborhood with all the stores you may need close by. A "warme bakker" a supermarket, fish store a butcher and even a hairdresser.
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.
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.
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.