Dream House in the Stockholm Archipelago surrounded by pristine Scandinavian landscape and only 30 min from downtown Stockholm.
Don't miss out on a fantastic experience to live on an island in the archipelago in the midst of the Baltic Sea, always close to the water, surrounded by forest, and still only 30 min away from the city of Stockholm!
Ingarö is one of 30 000 islands of the world´s largest archipelago at Stockholm's doorstep. Parts of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" with Daniel Craig were filmed in this area. You will be three minutes away from the pier, a small sandy beach, and the Baltic Sea, plus you would have a hu...ge veranda with a grill.
The house is tastefully designed and has been featured in several interior design magazines. For many it is very "Swedish", for others it could be a house in Maine and Martha's vineyard. It is equipped with a washer, dryer, internet, cable TV, dishwasher, freezer, open fire place and a huge kitchen.
We want you to feel just as home as we do in our house! So during summer/spring and fall you can borrow all swim-gear and beach stuff as well as life vests and our small open boat by the pier. There are great trails for running and hiking surrounding the house. You can fish from the pier or the boat and you can use our bikes and helmets and bike pretty much everywhere.
In wintertime you can borrow our Christmas decorations and light up the house with the Christmas spirit and why don't you use our ice skates and skate on the nearby fresh water lake? We also have a newly built sauna and guesthouse that you can use. There are fireplaces both on the outside deck and inside the main house, as well as in the guest house for those cozy winter evenings.
HOW TO GET THERE
It is really easy to get to the house from both airports in Stockholm. If you arrive at Skavsta, just take the highway all the way to the exit Ingarö from where continue on a local road for the last 15 minutes (approx 1,5 hour in total for this car ride).
If you arrive at Arlanda the ride from the airport will take approximately an hour. You also use the highway all the way to exit Ingarö and then continue on a local road for the last 15 minutes. There is also public transportation to the island and a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. It only takes about 30 minutes to go from the house directly to downtown Stockholm.Read more
Dream House in the Stockholm Archipelago Stockholm, Maine
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There is a fabulous bakery and lots of stores featuring renowned porcelain in Gustavsberg, just a 15 min car ride away. Once there you can get all your shopping done at the shopping centers which has everything you could need. If you want to go further out in the archipelago you can catch a steamboat by Ingarö church in the summer and go out on a day tour to the famous retreat called Sandhamn in the outskirts of the archipelago.
Close to Downtown Stockholm
It is very convenient to get from our house to the center of Stockholm. Just take local bus 430 X which stops within a 5 min walk of our house and goes directly to the Old Town in Stockholm. Depending on when you go the bus ride takes between 30 min (day time) and 55 min (evenings and weekends).
When you arrive in the city center you can stroll in the area and enjoy the preserved historic center of Stockholm, known as Gamla Stan ("Old Town"). You can take the ferry directly over to the island of Djurgården ("Game Park") where you will find the famous Wasa museum, wonderful parks in the middle of the city as well as popular venues such as the open-air museum Skansen and Prince Eugene's Waldemarsudde. Or take a 10 min walk and you will be right in downtown Stockholm in the middle of the shopping district!
Location Type Away from it all, Lake, Ocean
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We had a wonderful stay at Pete and Helena's summer home! It is a beautiful home stocked with everything you need. Comfortable beds! We slept so well! Could be because it is so quiet and peaceful.
We enjoyed the brand new sauna, although we could not enjoy the bed or bathroom because it was not completed. So six of us fit in the three bedrooms in the main house. We only had one shower, but made it work with six of us!
Overall we had a fabulous time in Stockholm! Thank you for opening your home to us! It truly is a beautiful, comfortable home!
Left on 01/17/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Katrina
The title for this place really does sum up the place. We went out on Boxing Day till after New Year Day and it was a real winter-wonderland with the coziest, most functional & picturesque home slapped right bang in the middle of the forest (almost like a scene that you have read/heard as a child, from one of the fairy-tale stories). It is really so very peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle.
The people are very friendly. It is so easy to get to, from airport to visiting Stockholm. The supermarkets are nearby, if you ever need something. We bought enough ingredients to make home-made Nutella cookies to raspberry muffins and even Steak & Guinness Pie; and all next to the wood-burning fire, it is really home sweet home. We would play one of their games every evening with music playing in the background or even watch one of their numerous Dvds that they have stored.
Helena Stahl who welcomed us at the house speaks more languages than I have fingers on one hand, so communication would not be a problem there. She had a hand-book on standby, if you want to get know a little bit more about the home, family or the surrounding.
For example, we did not know that a herd of deer would bark like dogs and yes, we would see them daily through the kitchen window some morning or evening before the sun set! What could be more idyllic than that. The only real downside is that we didn't get to see a proper flurry of snow although, the snow was already there waiting for us knee-deep and the lake had turned into (the most beautiful baby blue) ice, it was more than enough for us. (And oh, Helena even had sledges out, waiting for us to have fun on it!)
And if that's not enough, then they are building a sauna right next to their home. We would definitely come back during the summer months and swim in one of the lakes nearby, along with picnic in hand. I have been waiting for years to visit Sweden, and I already can't wait to go back.
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