Only 30 minutes from vibrant and historic Stockholm lies this cute and cosy cottage, nestled in the locality of Karsta, Valentuna. This AirBnB featured gem is offered by super-hosts Jesper and Katrin, who are fantastic and warm people.
The cottage invites from the outside already with its traditional falun-red facade, surrounded by greenery and a little porch on the front. An outside patio allows you to grill or to view the amazing surroundings in the summer. When entering, a small corridor welcomes you in, with hooks on one side for jackets and such. To the left awaits a small, but clean bathroom with a shower (there is a little hole in the plastic wall, but it is well fixed-up). Even a washing machine is part of the facilities, perfect for longer stays. Even though the bathroom is not a luxury spa, it is definitely sufficient for a wonderful stay.
Leading away from the left of the corridor, a living space opens up and warmth envelopes you instantly. The house is quite old and the walls and floor are not entirely even, but that only adds to the cosy atmosphere of this location. The wonky kitchen emanates an inviting charm, and the old oven is a special perk, perfect to warm up when staying in the cold months. A small round table seats two and is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate breakfast before heading out. To cool your food, a large fridge is available, as well as all equipment needed for cooking, such as plates, cups, cutlery, etc.
Opposite the kitchen is a cushy sofa and a large coffee table where you can relax during the evenings after exploring the many beautiful villages and towns in the surroundings. A TV is also available, but shows only Swedish shows. Board games, candles and some flyers of surrounding sights lie in the shelves for entertainment or to set the mood.
The bedroom has a double bed, though it is very small (probably queen size?), but perfect for honeymooners who want to cuddle up. The pillows and blanket are very cosy and there are two bedside tables and lamps. Two wardrobes provide plenty of space for clothes and the suitcase. An iron and board are also available, if you want to do laundry. A door leads directly from the bedroom to the outdoor patio and the odd deer or badger might even run by if you're lucky enough to spot it.
If you're looking for a genuine and authentic Swedish experience, this tiny cottage is the perfect getaway. Tourist destinations like Vaxholm, Stockholm or Uppsala are only up to one hour away from here, and the area also is a beautiful place to take walks. So why not book it for your next stay in Sweden.
Does the accommodation have a parking spot?
Yes, just in front of the cottage, there is a parking spot for one car. It is not roofed and when driving in a few branches may graze the car, but that's the Swedish land life for you.
How does check-in at this accommodation work?
Self-check in is provided through a lock box on the side of the cottage. The hosts will give you the code, so you can check in any time you want and without any hassle.
Does the accommodation have a dishwasher?
Although the accommodation is well-equipped with an iron, ironing board and washing machine, it does not feature a dishwasher. Plates, glasses and cutlery, however, are provided.
Are towels provided by the accommodation?
Save some space in your suitcase and don't bring your own towels, as this accommodation provides a few fluffy ones on site.
Does the accommodation also have a crib?
Even though the cottage is very small, families can still enjoy quality time with the entire family. A Pack 'N' Play is provided on site for infants. However, bear in mind that the bedroom is limited in space. Capacity for extra beds is not available.
Writer. Editor. Blogger. YouTuber. Freelancer. Traveller. English fanatic.