Unique private island with tiny house + Bell tent

Island hosted by Marcel

  1. 7 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Rented during school holidays only per week. Price does not include the use of a (grocery)boat (max. 6 people), this can be rented separately for €25 per day and we settle with a Tikkie.
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Think of your own private island. Only reachable by boat, with a kilometer view over the lakes and where you wake up in the morning from ducks and the murmur of the wind. Plenty of privacy, you are in the middle of nature and you imagine yourself in Scandinavia. And that in the Randstad!

The space
Island Life has a tiny house and a bell tent. The cottage is about 30m2. There is a kitchen block with large, double sink, running drinking water from the tap (available until mid-October, then drinking water from jerry cans until early April), a fridge and gas stove. The kitchen window overlooks the water and the boats passing by.

The kitchen table (a rugged, original bedside table) is 1.80x0.90 and can accommodate six people. A seventh person may be upside down. Relax for a while? You can do that on the sofa, which is a sofa bed. Here two (smaller) children or 1 adult can sleep. The bench is 1.20 wide. Is the rainy weather? Then the two silver storage boxes offer a solution. These are full of... games! From Risk to Rummicub. From Robinson Island to maps. There is something for everyone!

Both at the front and back there are French doors. At the back, they border a terrace, where a fireplace and a jetty wooden sofa with table provide a cozy, sheltered seating area. Here you can quickly get out of the wind, hidden behind the trees and shrubs and see the rippling water in between. A lovely place.

Through the living room you enter the bedroom, where there is a double bed with storage space underneath. The bed overlooks the island and lakes. Never before did you wake up with such a unique view! You can hang your clothes on the original wooden hanger, which is attached to the ceiling with leather tires.

Through the bedroom you enter the bathroom. The ceiling is not high, but the bathroom is quite spacious and features a hot shower, a toilet (which is very durable, flushed with water from the lakes) and a designer sink with cold and hot running water.

There is also a stylish bell tent on the island. This is nicely decorated with a wooden floor and two (air)beds. If desired, two air beds can be added, making the tent suitable for four people. The tent is beautifully decorated and is very comfortable, also in terms of temperature. It is made to stay in Scandivany for four seasons (but in winter we take it away and the island is only suitable for smaller groups). But the most beautiful thing is still the view. If you wake up in the morning, all you have to do is open the zipper and feel like you're dreaming... You look far over the lakes for miles. You'll see black swans swimming around, an awning that sprays out to let them dry, and muds that quietly explore the lake. In the distance there is a sailboat, a fisherman sails by slowly. Here, life is beautiful.

At the bell tent, there is a terrace with comfortable lounge sofas and a fire bowl. In the evening, you can fully enjoy here. Sitting by the fire possibly under a warm blanket, and roasting marshmallows. Then the best stories come out!

At Island Life, there are all kinds of things to do. From chopping wood to fishing, swimming to feeding the ducks, staring over the water to souping (sups are available for rent in Vinkeveen, if you don't have one or can borrow one yourself) For the children, there are marshmallows to roast, and it is even possible to bake pancakes or puff popcorn over the campfire! In addition, we have a grocery boat (€25 per day) for you to rent, in which you can sit with max. 6 adults. A fun way to explore the area! Do you want to make an ultra comfortable boat trip over the lakes? Then you can rent a slipper (with soft cushions) at different ports in the neighborhood. We are happy to advise you.

There are several seats. A dining table with sofas by the cottage, one on the evening sun side of the island, a lounge set on the head of the island and a scaffolding wooden garden bench on the back terrace. The island measures almost 400m2. Because it is completely free, there is a lot of privacy and you can even swim around it.

Island Life in Vinkeveen is unique, stylishly decorated, full of comforts and offers adventure and unforgettable experiences at the same time.
Ibiza meets Scandinavia. Come and experience it!

What this place offers

Lake view
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard
Fire pit
Dedicated workspace: table

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Where you’ll be

Vinkeveen, Utrecht, Netherlands

Vinkeveen is a cozy village with many restaurants, shops and things to do. The Vinkeveense Plassen are beautiful. You can sail, soup, sail, swim or... just relax on the island. Amsterdam and Utrecht are close by.

Hosted by Marcel

  1. Joined in July 2016
  • 5 Reviews
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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