House in the Stockholm Archipelago

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Bygårdsvägen, Vaxholm, Stockholm County 18594, Sweden

The Space

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $962 /week
Security Deposit: $158
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Fantastic! Already telling all our friends here in the States if they should ever travel to Stockholm, it is worth venturing outside the city center to stay here. Everything about this place was idyllic. Beyond the wonderful cottage itself, the easy public transportation, the walking paths in the nearby woods, the easy route to Vaxholm all made it the perfect place to stay. The cottage itself was delightful, very clean and had everything you would need. We were sad to leave! Sofia is a wonderful host who made us feel very welcome and gave us great insight into the area and the house. This place was amazing!

    March 2014
  • Just spent a weekend at the Old Bakery and enjoyed every minute we were there. Sofia couldn't have been more helpful, she came up with suggestions of places to go and even helped us sort out the timetable for ferries to Grinda. The accommodation is a beautifully decorated and comfortable quaint little cottage with everything you need to make a meal and even barbeque if the weather permits.
    Although The cottage is in the back garden it is private and has its own pathway down to the road.
    The public transport is easy to use and very efficient with little waiting around, either by bus or ferry. The cottage is very near the bus stop in the village and also near a well stocked supermarket.
    The Island was lovely to cycle or walk around with beautiful wooden houses.
    We loved the novelty of sleeping in the loft on a very comfortable bed.
    I would highly recommend booking this little gem.

    September 2012
  • Absolutely recommended!!!! :)

    Sofia and her husband are very, very nice people and nice hosts! They helped us with a lot of recommendations, giving information regarding transport, places to visit, providing us with bicycles, allowing also a late check-out... and much more!
    The cabin is lovely, cozy and special. It has everything you need even barbecue, terrace and garden, it's clean comfortable and peaceful.
    We visit Sweden each year, and in my opinion the archipelago is probably the most beautiful part of Sweden... It's the 3rd time we visit the islands and never enjoyed like our days in this house.
    Well located to visit the archipelago, near the sea, supermarket and bus. I recommend you to arrive by public ferry, it is a special trip.
    A perfect destination/house for a relaxing holidays.

    We felt in love with this special little house.
    We'll come back for sure!!

    Thanks for all Sofia :)

    August 2012
  • We stayed here for two nights in mid-August and had a great experience in this well-equipped, clean, and characteristic house. The ceilings and door posts are low, so watch your head! The porch on the back of the house is nice and private with infra-heating for cool nights.

    Sofia and her husband welcomed us, gave tips on local attractions, and where extremely helpful in offering us a ride, late check-out, and lending us bikes. We certainly appreciated our stay here and would recommend it to others!

    August 2012
  • We’ve spend 9 days in Sofia’s lovely house, and it was really beyond our expectations ! Sofia is a really nice person, always here to give you a help or tips on the activities in the Archipelago. We had a whole bunch of documentation to read on the kitchen table when we arrived, and we really had a lovely time in this charming area. By foot or with Sofia’s bikes, you can go to the beach, go for a ride around the island, have a walk in the wood, rent some canoes for a great little trip on the Baltic… And if you fancy to explore the Archipelago a bit more, bus station is really close, you can go to Vaxholm, a real center point where all the ferries are going to those incredible islands. Make sure that your ferry is one of those hundred years old steam boats, and your trip will be a total heaven ! We went to Sandhamn, with its large white sand beaches, or more close, Grinda, a green paradise, but you have a lot of other choices.
    The house was as well a fantastic experience. In this old typical red wood swedish house which was the oven of the village a long time ago, Sofia just gave a very nice cosy and chic look, with gorgeous vintage furnitures. You’ll find everything you need, even a barbecue (it’s a Weber !) on the lovely outside terrace. The first floor under the roof sleeping area is really calm and confortable. And if you want to stay at home, kitchen is fully equiped, supermarket really close from home, and after lunch, you can enjoy some relaxing time, reading on one of her very cool summer seats. Anyone should go and spend some time there, it’s really a fantastic destination for holidays !

    August 2012
  • We visited the archipelago for 2 days in August and loved staying at this house. It was perfectly clean, very comfortable, and well-located on Resaro. The house has a great private back deck, and is within walking distance to a little marina, hiking trails, and grocery store. Sofia and her husband were really gracious hosts - they were very warm and welcoming, and helped us with directions and anything we needed to know about the island. I would definitely recommend staying here, it was a great experience!

    August 2012
  • Well, this was quite an incredible place to stay! We caught the ferry from Stockholm - possibly the most picturesque public transport journey I've ever taken. The house used to be the bakery for the village, and is full of old baking sieves, brass weights etc. very peaceful and private, we lazed very happily for two days. Sofia was a very welcoming host who went out of her way to help us get our bearings and recommend things to do.

    August 2012
  • We had a great stay in this little cabin. The cabin is small but very well set up with all the necessary ammenities and a lovely garden. It has a great feel and we had a very relaxing stay with many trips to the sea which is a just a short walk from the cabin. We would absolutely recommend a visit.

    July 2012
  • Stayed at this beautiful house over a nice long weekend in July. Everyting was arranged very well. The house has a very special atmosphere and Sofia is a very good host and I can highly recommend this place to others. The house has everything you need and is in a perfect location to explore both stockholm and the archipelageo.

    July 2012
  • Really lovely cottage, very cosy. The perfect getaway for relaxing. Sofia was friendly and helpful, and the house easy to get to from Stockholm. Highly recommended.

    December 2013
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