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!
Sofia's little house is a beautiful place to stay, very cosy. Everything is there, even a bottle of Prosecco awaited us for a welcome. We used the grill in the garden to prepare some great salmon. The best thing for us were two trekking bikes that were there to use for guests and we made intensive use of them. Sofia is a wonderful person and together with her husband they gave us great tips where to go by bike and with the ships. So we did the Sandhamn tour by boat but also bike trips to nearby islands and to wonderful cafes nearby. I would say if one likes riding the bike you do not even need a rental car. We also got a special tip for a wonderful special restaurant called Husmor Lisa from Sofia, just 5 minutes away from the house. We passed it first when it was closed. But then we learned that it is very good regional food. Lisa is a great host, it takes time but to listen to all to her stories is just great. So all in all we loved our stay at Sofia's house so much that I am sure we will come back some day.
My daughter and I spent 10 days in Sofia’s sweet and cozy cottage, which definitely made our first visit in Sweden a unique experience. The house itself is well equipped and looks exactly as shown in the pictures above. As we had wonderful weather during our whole stay we spent most of the time on the beautiful terrace. Thanks to two electrical outdoor heaters we could also stay there on chilly evenings.
Stockholm and also Vaxholm are worth to visit. The latter is a small beautiful town, which could serve as motif for a picture book. If you are visiting Vaxholm don’t miss Café Hembygdsgarden, a wonderful place next to the sea where you can find tons of different homemade cakes. Our highlights in Stockholm were Skansen, an open-air museum which shows the way of life in different parts of Sweden before the Industrial Revolution, the Vasa-Museum, the market hall and the old town. Both, Stockholm and Vaxholm, can be reached by bus, just take the bus to Engarn and then either take the bus to Stockholm or Vaxholm. Tickets can only be purchased in the ICA supermarket, which is located just next to the bus stop. Unfortunately they didn’t sell one-way tickets when we where there. Therefore we decided to use the App “SL-biljetter” (iOS) on our smartphones to purchase our tickets, which works quiet well. The only disadvantage is that you get a time frame of 75 minutes until your ticket expires, which can be a problem if the public transportation is delayed.
Sofia herself is a great host who tries her best to help her guests and who can give you some good advices for day-trips. Even though the cottage is located in the families garden it is very calm and peaceful and you have a lot of privacy.
We had a wonderful time in Sofia’s house. Thank you for everything!
Sofia is a great host and the house is just as cosy and nice as described. Thanks to the provided bikes, we were able to visit places like the shores of Överby and Bogesund. Additionally, we often went to Vaxholm by bike from where we had access to boats to Stockholm or the archipelago. All in all it's a great place to get around and to discover the beautiful area around Stockholm/Vaxholm and we have spent a great and relaxing week.
We had a wonderful time at Sofia's house on the Island of Resarö. It is very easy to go there from Stockhom using the bus. Once there you can easily go to Vaxholm with the bus or using the bikes Sofia Kindly lends. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated and there ´s everything you could wish for. The terrace is so pleasant and nice as well. The grocery shop not far from the house was very convenient as well! Tak Sofia!
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.
Sofia was a great host. She made us feel very welcome and provided everything we needed including toys for our 2 year old! The house was cute and we liked the deck area at the back. It was easy to access the archipelago and stockholm from the nearby bus stop.
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!
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!