About this listing
Unique cozy old house by the sea in Edvard Much's village Åsgårdstrand. Originally built 1870, extended and modernized the last 10 years. Modernized kitchen, new oak floor in kitchen and living room.
Nice holiday space in summer months, ideal retreat for solitude and work in colder months. Need a retreat to work on a book or a thesis? This is the place!
The house has two floors:
1st floor: Small living room, master bedroom (sleeps 2), bathroom with shower, kitchen, and kitchen extension. 1 additional room kept for owner's storage.
2nd floor: Living room with large glass wall, small bedroom (sleeps 1,5), small living room which can be used as bedroom for 2, toilet, working desk, veranda with 2 adirondacks.
Maximum inhabitants: 5
Garden with 3 levels:
- Lower (grass), 2 apple trees
- Middle with outside dining table, barbecue, stone terrace with afternoon sun
- Upper (grass) with 2 adirondacks, sea view.
Quiet neighborhood, VERY quiet in winter.
Hotel, cafe, art galleries, supermarkets nearby.
Nice area for walks, bicycling, fishing, golf, kayaking
Åsgårdstrand is a small town with less than 3000 inhabitants. Larger towns Tønsberg and Horten 15 minutes away, less than 2 hours to Oslo with bus/train, 1+ hour by car. Close to airports Torp (TRF) and Rygge (RYG), train to Oslo main airport Gardermoen (OSL), 2 hours.
Electrical heating. SInce the house is old, some rooms lack proper insulation, and in extreme cold weather is not economical to fully heat. Living room upstairs and downstairs and bathroom OK, other rooms will be cold when below -5C in winter (January-mid March).
Wireless internet/broadband installed.
The house can be rented for longer periods during fall/winter/spring. For long-term rental (more than 1 month in period of September-April) base price will be lower (in winter down to USD 1000/month), but electricity bill will be paid by tenant directly based on metered consumption, and a separate deposit of up to 250 € will be required.
In summer (mid May-August) the house can only be rented on a weekly basis, and at a higher weekly price (USD (phone number hidden))
The whole house and garden, except 1 room downstairs used for owner's storage
Interaction with Guests
As much or little as you want
Very cozy, quiet. The old part of Åsgårdstrand is protected by special rules to keep the original style in the quarter.
Bus connection to Tønsberg (30 min) and Skoppum (15 min) with train connection to Oslo and OSL airport, and southward to Sandefjord and TRG airport. Ferry from Horten to Moss and connection to RYG airport.
Other Things to Note
The house is old, and parts of it will be cold mid-winter. Additional heating is possible, but will affect the electricity bill.
All rooms with water must be kept well above zero centigrade temperature at all times to avoid frozen pipes in winter
Garden should be maintained by tenant
When dishwasher not in use, water must be shut off
Note that the hot water from taps and shower is extremely hot, take care with children
Do not place metal objects on kitchen bench
Electricity paid separately based on metering for rental over 1 week, except summer months
Lovely house with at a great location if you enjoy quiet and relaxing surroundings. Nice base to discover the Oslofjord and all that is has to offer. The house offers plenty of space and a garden that always has a spot of sun or shadow.
My stay in the Erling home was pleasant and comfortable. I enjoyed the beautiful sunrise views by the sea from his terrace and the peace and calm of this small town where Edward Munch lived in. I recommend this home as a winter retreat for anyone wishing to work on a project that needs concentration and quiet. It has been the perfect location to work on my software project allowing me also to have some friends joining me for short periods of vacation. Åsgårdstrand summer is also lively and pleasant, definitely one of the most beautiful places in Vestfold with sailing and sea lovers opportunities. Further, Erling advices helped me to enjoy in full the beauties of this place and to manage properly the cold Norwegian winter.
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