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Unique Beachfront Summerhouse In A 9 Acre Nature Reserve near Gilleleje

Smidstrup Strand, Gilleleje, Denmark
  • Villa3013 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Beautiful 6 Bedroom + 2 Kids Bedrooms 4 Bathroom Home with Outstanding Sea Views

Situated on beautiful coastline at the heart of the ‘Danish Riviera’ with its white sand beaches, swimming, sailing and bicycling, our home is one of Denmark’s largest summer properties. The house is surrounded by a large maintained garden located within a beautiful wild protected nature reserve. Private paths lead directly to the beach, with its view across the Sound to Sweden. The night-life, restaurants, shopping and culture of Central Copenhagen are less than an hour's drive away.

The Main House features large entertaining and dining areas on the Ground Floor plus a large playroom and kids' TV area on the First Floor with a further four beds for children. Guests can enjoy privacy in their own annex with an additional breakfast kitchen. A further annex can be used for guests or staff.

• Main House featuring double Living Room – Playroom/Children’s Dormitory – Kitchen with Miele Appliances – Dining Room – Master Suite including En suite Bathroom and Study/Baby’s Room – Guest WC – Two further double bedrooms – Shower Room/WC – Utility Room with Miele Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer – HDTV with Blu-Ray/DVD Player – High-Speed Wireless Broadband – Sonos Music Server – Table Tennis – Bicycles – Beach Toys - Paddling Pool - Outdoor Shower.

• Guest Annex with double bedroom – children’s bedroom with bunk beds – kitchen/breakfast room – Shower Room/WC. Further Guest or Staff Annex with two single bedrooms – Shower Room/WC.

There are three bedrooms with double beds, suitable for couples. Our 'normal' occupancy would be four to six adults plus four to six children and possibly a nanny/housekeeper - for a total of up to 12 persons.



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Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018
About James

My brother and I are members of a Danish-British family living and working in London. We and our families spend several weeks each at our wonderful Danish summerhouse every summer - but there are plenty of other weeks which remain available.

James purchased this Villa in 1991

Why James chose Smidstrup Strand

Our family has owned this amazing home since 1991 and restored it extensively, most recently in 2012. We can enjoy all the delights of the beach scene, the local fishing villages and resort towns, bicycling around the neighbouring coastal villages, and cooking with amazing local produce, as well as spending time in and around down town Copenhagen - often all in the same day.

What makes this Villa unique

Our summerhouse enjoys beautiful sea views and to the best of our knowledge more wild natural land than any other summer house in the region. It is private and has plenty of space for children and guests to live comfortably. It is an outstandingly beautiful place, yet easily accessible from Scandinavia's largest city.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Sea view. Includes ensuite bathroom with Duravit fittings.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Upstairs. Shares shower room/WC with bedroom 3.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Upstairs. Can be configured as 1 super king size bed.
      • Guest Annex - Master Bedroom
        1 king, Shares bathroom with annex children's bedroom
      • Staff Annex - Large Bedroom
        1 twin/ single, Single bedroom with TV, usually used for staff.
      • Playroom / Dormitory
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Features two expanding sofabeds for up to four children
      • Staff Annex - Small Bedroom
        1 twin/ single, Small bedroom with one single bed.
      • Study / Infant's Room
        1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Study has travel cot for infant and Ilva sofa bed for 1/2.
      • Guest Annex - Children's Bedroom
        2 child bed, Bunk beds for 2 children.


        • 4 Bathrooms
        • Master Batrhoom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Luxury bathroom refurbished 2012 with Duravit fittings
        • Main House - Guest Bathroom
          toilet, shower, For Bedrooms 2 & 3
        • Guest Annex - Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Staff Annex - Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Small bathroom in staff annex
        • Outdoor shower
          outdoor shower, Outdoor hot & cold shower - nice after swimming in the sea!

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Near The Ocean
            • Rural
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Duvets and all linens provided.
                        • Fireplace
                          Working wood fireplace.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Electric heating throughout including underfloor heating in 3 bathrooms.
                        • Internet
                          High Speed Wireless Broadband in Main House only.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Garage
                          Not for cars - used as storage for bicycles etc.
                        • Living Room
                          Double living room. 2 large sofas seating up to 10 in total across coffee table. Further 3/4 seater sofa and 2 armchairs next to TV.
                        • Parking
                          Ample parking area for several cars.
                        • Telephone
                          For incoming calls only - please use your mobile.
                        • Towels Provided
                          All provided.
                        • Tumble Dryer
                          Miele Tumble Dryer. New in 2013.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Miele Washing Machine. New in 2013.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Eva Solo Coffee Maker.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Enough to serve food for a full house.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Miele dishwasher.
                            • Kitchen
                              White kitchen with good storage and cooking facilities.
                            • Microwave
                              A small and easy to use one.
                            • Oven
                              Miele Fan Oven, New in 2012.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Basic condiments and spices available.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Miele refrigerator/freezer. There is also a second large refrigerator in the basement which can be used to chill additional food and drinks.
                            • Stove
                              Miele Induction Hob, 4 Zones. New in 2012.
                            • Toaster
                              2-slice toaster.


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Several dining areas including the Dining Room. We very often eat outside - one large table overlooks the sea and another overlooks the garden.
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                      Blu-Ray/DVD player
                                    • Game Room
                                      Playroom with lots of space, kids toys, Apple Mac, 2 sofas, drawing table, coffee table. Sea view and balcony.
                                    • Games
                                      A selection of board games including Scrabble.
                                    • Music Library
                                      Sonos Music Streamer with 10,000+ plus songs - classical, jazz, pop and rock.
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Stereo
                                      Hi-Fi with Sonos Music Streamer.
                                    • Television
                                      Panasonic HDTV.
                                    • Toys
                                      Some kids toys in the playroom.
                                    • Video Library
                                      A selection of English language DVDs.


                                        • Balcony
                                          First floor balcony with outdoor furniture and stunning sea views.
                                        • Bicycles
                                          A selection of at least six adult and child-size bicycles.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Rear garden terrace with perfect breakfast/lunch table and chairs with cushions.. Electrically-operated sun-shade.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large garden with mown lawns; private nature reserve. Six teak sun loungers with mattresses. Occasional tables and umbrella. Drinks table and six chairs at end of garden. Sand-pit. Paddling pool.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber-style barbecue. It can also be nice to buy single-use barbecues and cook on the beach.
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Covered terrace overlooking the sea, featuring large extendable teak table and chairs with cushions. Ideal for afternoon and evening sun. Electrically operated sun-shade.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          2 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect summer vacation at the beach

                                                          Dr. Lehmann I.

                                                          We had a wonderful summer vacation at this beautiful beachfront house. The house is well-equipped as described by the owner. Everything was working very well. The adults and the were really happy. The house belongs really to the best ones we have rented within the last years! Thanks to the owner for the perfect service!

                                                          A wonderful experience

                                                          Gordon V.

                                                          Our family of eight was enchanted by the house and the beach. The house was charming and comfortable. We felt privacy without being isolated. There was plenty of room for everyone to lounge after an active day exploring the area. We took advatage of the well equipped kitchen for many of our meals. Listening to the waves come in whole failing asleep was special. We would highly recommend this house for a family or group.


                                                          Smidstrup Strand, Gilleleje, Denmark

                                                          Our home is situated on beautiful coastline at the heart of the 'Danish Riviera' with its beaches, fishing villages, swimming, sailing and bicycling. We are well-situated for many of Denmark's key attractions including Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Hamlet's Castle at Elsinore and the Viking Museum at Roskilde, as well as numerous royal palaces. The world-class restaurants, night-life and culture of Copenhagen are an hour's drive away.


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          5000 DKK Damage Deposit taken at time of booking. 2000 DKK Obligatory Cleaning charge taken at time of booking. Rent is inclusive of all reasonable utility charges except telephone calls (local only permitted)

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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                          Property # 1113785