On our premises, we have a genuine village bakery house from the 18th century.
Modern standard in a country style atmosphere, with a bathroom, kitchen and sleeping loft for two. Private entrance and a veranda for evening dinners in the sun
The cabin is situated about 400 meters from the sea, and nearby good hiking tracks, beaches and the Vaxholm harbour.
You can borrow our bikes in the summer and cross country skiis in the winter. At times, the sea gets deep frozen allowing skating.
Other attractions are the historical views in the vaxholm city center, the canoe rental place just 500m from the house, or the ferries taking you either OUT exploring the archipelago or IN to Stockholm city , in just 1 hour.
The house is located in the Village of Ytterby, on a charming island called Resarö.
Vaxholm is often referred to as the "port to the Stockholm archipelago" with 23 000 island to explore. The name Vaxholm comes from Vaxholm Castle, which was constructed in 1549 on an islet with this name on the inlet to Stockholm, for defense purposes, by King Gustav Vasa. The town of Vaxholm was established in 1558, when King Gustav Vasa bought some farms from Count Per Brahe (the elder). The designated coat of arms reminds of the fortifications as well as shipping industry.
In the 1880s, it became a popular spa town, and many wooded summer houses were built by people from Stockholm.
It was not until 1912 that it allowed houses to be built from materials other than wood, giving the town a distinctive appearance.
Check out the vaxholm website for events, video tours etc
Only 50 minutes from Stockholm Airport by car
Public bus transport is located only 150 meters from the house. To reach Stockholm downtown takes 45 minutes and to Vaxholm only 15 minutes. With the Waxholm ferry boats it will take one hour.
Ferries to Vaxholm harbour or Ytterby brygga on Resarö with waxholmsbolaget, waxholmsbolaget se/visitor/archipelago-traffic/plan-trip/
Bus itinerary to Ytterby (bus 670 or 680), sl se/en/Visitor/Plan-your-journey/
Come visit us!
We had a great time at Sofia's house, which is really cosy and beautifully decorated. It is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend! The location is very convenient with public transportation to and from Stockholm and Vaxholm every 20 minutes, and the house sits in a quiet and charming little village on the sea where you can find a supermarket and a pizzeria. The house itself is also very charming, beautifully decorated, clean and with all the comfort one would need (and apparently even more if needed as Sofia and her family live a few meters away from the house)! It definitely feels like home! Sofia was a very attentive and helpful host before and throughout our stay, and gave us valuable hints on where to go for a walk or for a nice dinner. We would definitely recommend this house, and are indeed contemplating a new stay in the summer!
We were staying one week at Sofia's cosy house in the Archipelago of Stockholm. It was a pleasure to stay at her place, the house is beautiful situated near Vaxholm. We'd recommend renting a car to discover the surroundings. The place is very calm and the house itself is very clean, pretty and picturesque. Also the kitchen is very well equipped. We had everything we needed and it couldn't be better.
A wonderful and charming cottage even for a swede who is familiar with these little red cottages. The cottage is situated in beautiful surroundings and is very cozy to live in during the winter. My traveling companion from France loved this place and she would like to go back here even in the summer. I can do nothing but highly recommend the cottage and Sofia as host for those who want to stay cozy and see the best of Sweden.
We loved our stay in Vaxholm! My husband and I visited in December and Sofia's cabin could not have been more charming. The family were incredibly welcoming and helpful, genuinely happy to help out with any information we needed to give us a more enjoyable stay. We wish all Airbnb properties were as well-run and beautiful as this one, and we'd recommend it to anyone.
The cottage could not be more charming and peaceful and we really enjoyed our stay - in fact we wished we could've stayed longer! We had everything we needed and the location was conveniently close to the supermarket and bus stop. If you stay here be sure to take the ferry into Stockholm!
The hosts were very nice and provided us with a highchair and a travel cot for our young son. And even though the cottage is near their house it still felt completely private - especially the lovely back deck.
Ein wunderschönes kleines Ferienhaus! Wir haben den Aufenthalt hier sehr genossen. Das ehemalige Bäckerhaus aus dem 18. Jahrhundert ist unglaublich liebe- und geschmackvoll renoviert und eingerichtet. Alles ist sehr sauber und gepflegt. Es gibt einen hübschen Garten und bei schönem Wetter kann man auf der sonnigen Veranda sitzen. Wenn die Nächte kühl werden, kann man den alten Bäckerofen einheizen, der eine sehr gemütliche Wärme im ganzen Haus verströmt.
Sofia ist eine ausgesprochen herzliche Gastgeberin, steht jederzeit für Fragen zur Verfügung und hat uns sogar ein sehr leckeres Frühstück für den ersten Tag vorbereitet.
Man kann dieses aussergewöhnliche Häuschen wirklich nur loben! Die einzige Einschränkung müsste man allerdings für gross gewachsene Menschen machen. Da die Decken sehr niedrig sind, dürfte es ab einer Grösse von 1,80m wohl etwas unangenehm sein, sich in diesem Puppenhaus zu bewegen.
What a wonderful little house - exactly what we wanted! It's just as nice and comfortable as the pictures show. What the pictures can't show is the low ceiling in some areas and the low doorways. This only added to the charm of the house, as well as a few bumps on my head. :) The house is private and quiet, but at the same time close to a supermarket and bus station - very convenient! Sofia and Christer were very gracious and welcoming hosts, always ready to help out in any way. Thank you for a great week!