Spacious family home near Amsterdam

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

The Space

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
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $498 /week
Monthly Price: $2135 /month
Security Deposit: $178
Cleaning Fee: $57
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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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
  • A casa é muito boa e confortável. Tem estacionamento livre e para quem estiver de carro é ótima.

    March 2014
  • We hebben samen met vrienden gelogeerd bij Lori in haar leuke huis. een hele leuke en rustige plek in een mooie omgeving. De Naarden-vesting is beslist de moeite waard en Naarden ligt ook heel dicht bij Amsterdam en andere leuke zaken.

    Al met al een leuke woning in een mooie omgeving voor een leuke prijs.

    March 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
  • Wij hebben genoten van een kort verblijf in Naarden in het leuke huis van Lori. De nabijheid van Amsterdam is een grote troef maar ook de oude watervesting die Naarden is, is een bezoek waard. Het huis zelf is leuk ingericht en biedt alle moderne comfort. Het was een prima stekje voor ons en onze drie kinderen. Lori heeft ons gastvrij en discreet ontvangen. Wij hebben er een fijne tijd gehad.

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

    October 2013
  • Das Haus von Lori war wunderbar, alles was man braucht war vorhanden. Es gab einen Supermarkt, einen Drogeriemarkt und eine Pizzeria in der direkten Umgebung,alles zu Fuß zu erreichen. Die Festung in Naarden ist einfach unglaublich, absolut sehenswert! Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit in Naarden. Dankeschön dafür.

    October 2013
  • Очень удобное расположение для посещения Амстердама. Оставляешь машину в начале города, дают 2 билета на трамвай в центр города. Это практическая сторона. А для души - квартира в Наардене, куда хочется вернуться вечером и выпить бокал вина. Милый городок, душевная обстановка, гостеприимство хозяйки Лори , все говорит о том, что вернемся еще раз!

    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
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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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