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!
House was easy to access by public transit from central Stockholm - arrived in under an hour. Space was cozy and very quaint - it's an old building so tall folks might need watch their head in a couple spots. Hosts went above beyond, even securing us a new set of bikes to use. A lovely place to spend a couple quiet days. Would recommend!
We had a really nice and relaxing stay in the house. Sofia and her husband was really helpful and friendly. Very nice surroundings and easy to get there by car. Close to Vaxholm were the ferries come and go. Thanks!
After a busy 2 weeks in Norway & Sweden, a stay in the cottage was just the ticket. It was clean, cozy and just a few steps from a grocery store and hiking/biking trails.
Our hosts were great and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. There are bikes on the property to borrow and we took them in to Vaxholm for the day which was only 7 km away.
Anyways, good place and highly recommend.
We really liked our stay in Sofias house. The house is beautifully equipped, cozy and has all you need to feel at home. There is no difference to the pictures from the ad. Very convenient, there is a supermarket close-by and a bus stop from where you can explore the neighborhood.
Sofia was a perfect host, she was very helpful with directions etc. (Very easy to get to the cottage even though it's a bit outside of Stockholm!)
The house was very cozy, especially the sleeping loft. It had the original Swedish charm, and came with all the essentials you could possibly need.
Watch out if you're tall though, you might hit your head in the doorways :)
I would definitely recommend this listing for anyone who wants to get away for a weekend just to chill!
Sofia and her family made us feel very at home. She was very helpful and sat down with us to make sure we could find everything we needed. She is a very gracious and generous host.
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!