About the property
- Farmhouse1582 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 living, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 6, with sauna
Did you ever sleep in a 'kaakberg'? This farmers house is our vacantion rental and is build like the old hay barns that are typical for our area.
It is a great place to stay for everyone who likes to be in the countryside and at the same time near Amsterdam. When you come home from a city trip you can relax in this quiet, breathtaking environment with all the luxury you wish for. The house has three floors: Ground floor with a hall, sauna room and a bed room for two persons. The first floor is the living with dining and kitchen (and the possibility for two more persons to sleep on sofa beds). The second floor is a bed room for 2 persons and a bathroom. The views are incredible everywhere, but on the second floor you have an open view over the lake.
There is a little beach, over the dike where you can sunbathe or swim in the lake in the summer. This is a very safe, quiet and beautiful place for a honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, for writing, for reading a good book. If you like to be more active: there are lots of opportunities to explore the countryside by foot, bicycle or by car. It is a great place for bird watching and if you like horses you can watch the neighbor training his horses at sunset. We offer a lot of amenities, such as bikes, a laundry room, sauna, outdoor spa and fast Internet at no extra costs.
You can read guest reviews and a special review of the VRBO Bear on the VRBO site.
The house is beautifully located in the countryside at the IJsselmeer dike very near Edam, an old 'cheese’ town. Amsterdam is 25 km away and easy to reach by bus from Edam or by car.
The house is suitable for 4 persons, but we have extra room for 2 more. Pets are welcome, but we have some small rules. Children under 5 are free if they sleep in the childrens beds we can provide (one for max. 5 and one for max. 3 .
We provide 4 bikes for the guests and there is possibility to rent more in Edam.
We live in the countryside which means there is no public transportation here. Within 3 miles there is a bus from Edam to the center of Amsterdam.
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- English, French, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Saskia Huisink-Janse
Mostly you will be in contact with me (Saskia), since my husband doesn't like computers at all. I live with my husband Onny in this house already more than 25 years. My husband is director and I am a playwright. The vacation rental is something we do beside this. We love to be in contact with people from all over the world and help them to explore the Netherlands. We love to travel ourselves too, as this picture shows,taken in 2009 in Sedona.
Saskia Huisink-Janse purchased this Farmhouse in 1988
Why Saskia Huisink-Janse chose Warder
We rent a part of our house since 1998, because our daughter flew out to live on her own and our theatre got a beautiful new house in Edam, so we could move the office and atelier. Our private house was suddenly large for the two of us, so we decided to do something more with it to be able to maintain this beautiful place where we live and to share it with other people.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Our house is situated in a beautiful, still quiet area in the Netherlands. It is build like the old hay barns (Kaakberg), typical for our area in North Holland, but with all the comfort you need. Near Amsterdam and next to the lake. If you like to be in the countryside, but you don't want to miss Amsterdam with its interesting musea, canals and architecture, come and stay here. If you want to find out that the Netherlands is a beautiful country and has a lot more interesting things to offer than marihuana and the red light district, please come to our place and we can tell you all about it.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing two weeks in the Country and Lake apartment - and we don't say that lightly since we travel with two small children (twin boys of 2 years old).... The actualy apartment, amentities and surroundings surpassed any expectations we had based on the descriptions on the Internet. The apartment is beautiful, clean, tastfully decorated (including beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers), and the view (typical Dutch) is magnificent. Many of the days we were there, we just stayed "home", with the kids playing in the big garden (including sandbox), and us, adults, enjoying the quiet and the view. Or we hopped over the dyke to play on the beach. Or we rode our bikes along the dyke to the quaint little town Edam. One of the days we went to Amsterdam to visit the zoo (Artis) and this was only a 40-minutes drive.
Saskia and Onny were wonderful hosts and they helped us make the apartment child-friendly (they had two cribs for us available, put up a gate on top of the stairs, and even lent us some toys for the boys!).
We were/are so pleased with our stay at the Country and Lake that we are considering coming back there for next year's vacation!
Great location, beautiful home!
Very beautiful three story home with views of the country side! We stayed here for a little over a week with two families of three each, which the home fit perfectly. The kitchen area is well equipped and allowed us to cook easily to save some money on food. Beds were comfortable and heaters allowed for us to control temperature. Spa and sauna were great places to relax after a day of walking the city. Would highly recommend. Hosts were very accommodating and accessible during stay.
Thank you Mary and company for your very nice review! Onny and Saskia
Saskia and Onny were the absolute best hosts and new found friends.
PERFECT place to stay near Amsterdam. Only 20 min into the city but with all the other local attractions, you won't go into town very often.
Thank you both for a great week.
Thank you Chuck and Julie, it was such a pleasure to host you. See you in Palm Springs in January!
Onny and Saskia
Schönes Haus mit tollen Ausblick
Das Haus ist sehr schön und liebevoll eingerichtet.Die Ausstattung ist gut und es fehlt an nichts, wobei nicht mehr alles ganz neu ist. Das obere Schlafzimmer mit dem Blick auf die weiten Felder mit Kühen, Pferden und Schafen auf der einen Seiten und mit Blick auf das Meer zu anderen Seite ist echt Super! Die Terrasse mit Garten und Whirlpool laden zum relaxen ein! Der Wohlfühlfaktor ist sehr hoch, das kann auch die eine oder andere Spinne nicht mindern. In der Umgebung kann man schöne Fahrradausflüge machen und das nahe gelegene Edam ist auch sehr nett mit guten Möglichkeiten Essen zu gehen oder einzukaufen. Auch Ausflüge nach Amsterdam oder auf die andere Küstenseite sind aufgrund der geringen Entfernung lohnenswert. Saskia und Onny sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir hatten sehr schöne, entspannende Tage und würden jederzeit wieder kommen!
Vielen Dank Fam. Bickl für die schöne review!
Wir haben noh eine Frage. haben Sie vielleicht ein Panasonic cameralader vergessen? Bitte schreiben Sie uns, dann kann ich es zurück schicken.
Wir, 3 Erwachsene (Ehepaar und Oma) und 3 kleinere Kinder, haben ein wundervolles verlängertes Wochenende am Markermeer verbracht. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigen könnte, es ist sauber und sehr stilvoll eingerichtet. Ankommen und wohlfühlen, den Blick über die Felder schweifen lassen und Tiere beobachten, ein gemütlicher Saunagang und die Entspannung setzt sofort ein. Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern ist überaus freundlich. Edam und Alkmaar sind tolle Ziele in der Nähe und einen Ausflug wert. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und allen ist der Abschied schwer gefallen. Vielen Dank.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Review! Wir wilkommen Sie gerne wieder, Saskia und Onny
The perfect getaway from the city
Enjoyed a lovely, quiet and snowy long weekend at the kaakberg with our twin babies. The house was perfectly comfortable and set up well for making meals, relaxing in the sauna & spa or just admiring the beautiful countryside views from every window.
Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, Onny and Saskia
The house is a typical 'Kaakberg' and is situated near Edam,15 miles from Amsterdam in the countrysid, next to the IJsselmeer (lake). The environment is beautiful and unspoiled, a quiet and safe area. Edam is a very charming little town, and there are lots of other old fisherman villages to explore. For museums, theatre and galleries you can go to Amsterdam. In the summer you can swim in the lake or go the the beach right at your doorstep. In the spring the tulip fields are nearby and Amsterdam is worthwhile to visit in all seasons of course. If you like a quiet, safe place where you can relax after day trips or simply stay 'at home' this is the place to be. Golf: Possibilities in Purmerend (7 miles)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Taxes are included. This rate is for 4 persons, if you want to come with less contact the owner. If you want to sleep with more, the additional guestsare sleeping in 2 sofabeds in the living, 20 euro per person per night. Pet fee is for 1 dog, if you want to bring more, please contact the owner.