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!
Bicycles, parking, 150m to grocery store, 400m to the sea and just around the corner is the nature reserve
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.
Thank you for a wonderful stay, for making us feel so welcome and especially for the coffee! The "house by the sea" is really beautiful and just what we were looking for. Also very conveniently located just a short distance from the village shop. It was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely family too - hope to see you again one day!
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.