About this listing
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 bikes in the summer (new bought in May 2015) 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!
Bicycles, parking, 150m to grocery store and the local restaurant, 400m to the sea and just around the corner is the nature reserve
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy interacting with our guests, helping you with whatever you need or ask for. Challenge us!
We got such a warm welcome from Sofia. She helped us in with our luggage (a mountain of it!) and showed us around her perfect little cabin, which would be our home for the next 5 nights.
We learned all about the history of the old baking house and soon settled in, reading the information pack that Sofia had thoughtfully put together.
I liked that even though we were next to the main house we felt completely private, even having our own entrance without having to bother our hosts.
Having just cycled the archipelago we had a fair bit of washing but Sofia kindly let us use her machine, which we were truly grateful for.
Resaro is a great base for exploring the region, my husband went out running a few times, using routes that Sofia told him about and I went off on a few walks around the island looking at the beautiful houses in the neighbourhood (and secretly planning a move to Sweden as I loved it so much!). We explored further, using our hire car, into Vaxholm and onto other islands. It was all a breeze, made all the more special by returning to our little home at the end of our adventurous days.
We didn't get much sun but when we did we sat out on the deck in the back garden, a private little oasis complete with table, chairs and sun bed (there was also some heat lamps to pop on if it got a bit chilly).
I also managed to cook up some lovely meals on the 2 ring hob and enjoyed the best and freshest of food that Sweden has to offer. The conveniently placed little supermarket ensured that we didn't want for anything.
By the way, take Sofia's advice and go to the bakery in Vaxholm - amazing!
So to summarise, book Sofia's cabin. It's cute, cosy and so very perfectly Swedish.
We had a fantastic time at Sofia’s lovely cottage. The cottage is very unique, comfortable and furnished with attention to detail.
We stayed 6 nights with our 2 years old son. Sofia kindly provided us with further equipment, e.g. a baby bed, a high chair, toys and a bicycle incl. baby seat and helmet. We could even use the family’s new trampoline which was great fun for our son. Sofia was really welcoming and very hospitable and we took advantage of her useful recommendations.
The location of the cottage and its surrounding is very pleasant and convenient. Not least thanks to the proximity to Stockholm and Vaxholm you are able to adventure both a great city and great nature. We can surely recommend the cottage for a small family like us!
Great experience! :) very cozy little house (you instantly feel at home) in a nice, quiet area, but close to vaxholm - takes 20-30 minutes on the bikes that we borrowed from Sofia. Everything was clean and we had everything that we needed - and more, such as bicycles, berry bushes, bbq etc :)
Only thing is that if you are tall you might get a few bumps on your head due to low ceiling ;)
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. Everything was perfect and Sofia was a great host. Can absolutely recommend to stay there. Thank you for everything Sofia.
We very much enjoyed the house, the neighbourghood and the hospitality of the owners. This nicely decorated house is located in a lovely area close to the Stockholm Archipelago.
The house was beautifull, and the lady of the house was the perfect host.
We stayed 4 nights with our litte son of 1,5 years old. Sofia provided us with a baby bed, a high chair ànd a bicycle seat for our son. She and her husband were really welcoming and helpfull at any time.
I would recommend the old bakery for wintertime for 2 persons, and for summertime - when you can also 'live' on the nicely arranged porch with idyllic view from the top of the hill, which makes the house really bigger - for small families like ours.
The location is perfect: in a quite town near a supermarket, and close to Vaxholm, the 'starting point' for exploring the archipelago. We went swimming on Resarö itself, and on Eriksonvagen nearby. That was really one of the most amazing little beaches I saw. Besides that, a boat trip to Grinda was another of our highlights.
Check-in and -out were flexible, which was also a pro! To recommend!
We enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous bakery house very much. You can discover a lot of lovely details and the interior is just beautiful. We felt very much at home and that made our stay a pleasure even though the weather was sometimes rainy.
For everyone leaving by bus: You cannot purchase a ticket on the bus so get it before at the grocery store ICA.
About the Host, Sofia
I am Sofia, I love to travel and to meet other cultures in doing so. In 2007 me and my husband Christer moved from downtown Stockholm to the Island of Resarö, one of many archipelago Islands in the Stockholm area. We enjoy very much taking care of out guests in the bakery house, Its like travelling too, and we hope you will have a unique visit at our place!