About this listing
Peaceful and cosy doublebedroom in lovely old neighbourhood between the Vigelandspark and Royal Castle park, central Oslo.
Our appartment is situated in a lovely old neighbourhood not far from the Vigelandspark, the Royal Castle park and Karl Johans gate.
The peaceful double bedroom is facing the quiet backyard and is equipped with a 160 cm, comfortable double bed with down spreads.
You accsess to the shared bathroom directly from your room.
Towels and bedlinen are included in the price.
We have two wonderful cats, but they don´t enter your room.
If you like to bring your pc/mac there is a wireless connection in your room with a password.
There are a total of 11 appartments in the building, and nice neighbours.
The neighbourhood is very sympathetic, with a mix of cafees, galleries, clothing stores and restaurants. The Vigelands sculpture park is five minutes away by foot. You can walk to the impressive Astrup Fearnley galleri located in Tjuvholmen, a very interesting modern part of the city, with living spaces, outdoor swimming, and the THIEF SPA if you would like to treat yourself to some extra joy. You can even make a beautiful walk to the magic Operahouse from here, most of the way along the water.
There are several supermarkets nearby, and a nice vegetable store just around the corner.
The Vigelandspark is perfect for it´s beautiful sculptures. You can make a picknick or go swimming during the season in their impressive outdoor pool.
I am a filmmaker and have a homeoffice most of the time, so
I´m around to give advice and help.
You also have accsess to our fully equiped, shared kitchen. I have cleared space for you in the fridge. We have a gas stove, and lots of pots and pans, and you help yourself to spices and oils. Tea and coffee is available without any extra costs. The kitchen is cosy and perfect for cooking and dining. During spring, summer and fall season, you can have your breakfast outside in the backyard, or grill dinner on a warm summer night.
Interaction with Guests
Communication is a very important thing for us, so I make sure we have a good dialogue and plan according to your schedule, to make your arrival pleasant.
We love hosting people from all parts of the world and are curious about your Oslo plans, but we also deeply respect your privacy.
We don´t get in the way of your planning, unless you ask us to.
If you need advise, it´s a great pleasure for us to share the spots that make us love our wonderful city. I try to always have a map ready for you.
We respect if you´d like privacy in the kitchen, as long as we plan a little.
We enjoy the cultural exchange and stories that travel through our life, and the fact that you choose our accomodation, enriches our lives immensly.
You are very welcome to our home.
Our neighbourhod is lovely and quiet. There are lots of old trees, beautiful architecture and nice cafes. You are five minutes walk away from The Vigelands sculpture park. The Royal Castle and the lovely park around that is five minutes away. In the morning, you should try out our wonderful breakfast cafe ÅPENT BAKERI. They have a wonderful sourdough bread, freshly made jam, a great atmosphere inside, and open at 7.30. In the summertime they have the nicest outdoor space, under the flower trees. You could have a morning and night swim in Tjuvholmen outdoor bath. There is also the Thief Spa, and it´s a lovely place to hang out and contemplate. Parks and waterfrontbenches among the beautiful living space. Also the gallery Astrup Fearnley has a great collection of contemporary arts, and impressive architecture. Olivia restaurant, on the waterfront at sunset is also adorable. The Italian icecream-shop, a must.
The Litterature house is within walking distance, a great space with a bookstore, a great cafe and restaurant, free wifi and international papers. And they host very interesting seminars in english.
In Frognerveien there are all kinds of really nice restaurants, Sushi, Indian, Italian Pizzeria, so if you like to just strall around you don´t need to go far.
There are night clubs and the Champagneira at Solli place, only four minutes away. Tjuvholmen and Aker brygge also have several nice restaurants and bars pluss it´s a lovely place to hang out at night, especially in the summertime when everyone is outside enjoying the sun that does not set until midnight.
In the wintertime we have our wooden stove that keeps the house cosy and wrm, always lots of candlelight, and it´s really pretty to walk our neighbourhood, also at night.
You can bring skies and go to Holmenkollen to ski downhill or crosscountry. They also rent skies.
There is a beautiful skating ring in Frognerparken, and they also rent skates.
It´s easy to acsess most parts of the city by foot. Or else there are buses and trams two minutes away in all direction. Also commuterboats for the islands that makes it possible to go for picknicks on one of the nearby islands. A real treat. You get 24 hour bus and tram passes for 90,- (website hidden). Also if you arrive at the airport Oslo-Gardermoen, get the local train ticket inside at the NSB automat before entering any local train direction Oslo, and get off in Nationaltheatre. That cost 90,- (website hidden) one way, and from Nationaltheatre it´s a ten minute walk through our lovely neighbourhood to our door, whih also saves you the tramticket from the central station.
We have inner-city bike accsess, not far from our house, and you can get a tourist pass at Ruter store for 60,- (website hidden). Oslo is a great bike city.
Other Things to Note
I have a home office, so I´m around most of the time, and can answer questions and have a offe break if you´d like to have a chat.
In your room room, you can enjoy full privacy and we deeply respect that.
You are not allowed to bring not registered guests to our room, or to party there.
You accsess the bathroom through your own door, so please remember to unlock the door when you´re finished.
We don´t accept smoking in the room, but it´s easy to acssess the backyard where it´s permitted to smoke.
After midnight we expect it to be quiet, but we don´t mind at all if you come home late, as long as you are quiet.
Our living room is not a shared space, included in the price.
You are free to drink coffe and tea, and to use our oils and spices when you cook.
We don´t mind to have guests in the kitchen while we eat, but we respect if you would like private meals as long as it is planned.
Since we have cats, we cannot allow pets.
Thx Mona for this impressive Oslo Trip.i enjoyed the stay at her home .the location is great and everything is just awesome . I will come back :)
Mona was absolutely one of the most fascinating and authentic women I have met in my life - let alone as an airbnb host. First the space. It is beautiful - warm soft bed with beautiful decor that made me feel cosy and the direct door to the shared bathroom was wonderful . The neighborhood was lovely - secure, safe and easily accessible from any part of the city . I had never been to Oslo so Mona drew me a simple map that allowed me to see everything I wanted in one day. Her daughter Louisa was beautiful inside and out - she was a joy to meet! Mona and I had conversations that were surprisingly candid and human. I look forward to my next stay ! This is a perfect spot for anyone , but I would especially recommend it for solo women travelers of any age! Feel very fortunate if Mona's place is available - you won't regret your decision.
Mona was the absolute best host. She gave us clear instructions on how to get to her place which was very easy. She knows all about the city and gave us a map with notes on where to spend our 4 days in Oslo. She made us feel very welcome and excited about our trip. I personally did not expect Oslo to be full of surprises (art-wise, music-wise) but with a perfect host like Mona, the city truly shines. :)
The room was perfect for me and my husband. The bed was cozy and the size was just right. The apartment itself is the type you would want to have if you were to live in Oslo. It is very central and is in a classic building. I wish we had more time to catch Mona to talk to her more than we were able, but we were all so busy going out and about. Perhaps next time! :)
Mona hat sich hervorragend um mich gekümmert. Sie ist eine liebenswerte und zuvorkommende Gastgeberin. Das Zimmer ist sehr hübsch, die Gegend sicher und sehr schön sowie gut mit Öffentlichen zu erreichen. Die Beschreibung war übereinstimmend.
We really enjoyed our stay with Mona and her wonderful daughter. Very nice and interesting people. They were both superb hosts spending a lot of time making sure that we saw the best sights and areas in town. I'm somewhat familiar with their area in Oslo but I hadn't been there for 10+ years. They made sure we saw the new stuff that had cropped up since our last visit. Most things we wanted to see were within easy walking distance but Mona has all the tram details which helped us immensely. They also were very helpful with getting us back to the airport by train for our trip home.
We even spent one evening watching the Norwegian local election results which I found very interesting. They patiently helped with the translations since my Norwegian is pretty rusty.
The room is very nice and the bed is excellent. We would gladly stay with Mona again next time we're in Oslo.
Mona and her daughter is very kind.
They recommend me some tourist attractions and restaurants. The room is cozy and comfortable. Also the house is at good location, it's easy to get everywhere.
They make me feel like staying at home. So it's a nice experience to stay at their home.
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About the Host, Mona Johanne
I am a filmmaker, running the production company Freedom From Fear, since 1984. I write and direct feature films for cinema, shorts, documentaries and music videos.
My daughter and I live in the appartment and this is our HOME. We have two beautiful cats and a hectic schedule. We love people, good food, music, traveling, and know the value of staying with local people to get the most out of visiting a new city. We would love to make your Oslo stay a wonderful experience.
You are very welcome to try out our room, our comfortable bed and a lovely neighbourhood.