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Right on the water within the city of Oslo

Bedrooms 1
Space 290 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Right on the fjord, 12 minutes from the centre

- Beach house within the city of Oslo

- Located right on the water

- Excellent opportunities for swimming, diving and fishing from the property

- Only 12 minutes by bus from Oslo city centre

- Uniquely attractive place to stay in all seasons

Welcome to stay in our fantastic waterfront fjord cottage! It is located within the city limits of Oslo, and it is a truly rare kind of property in the city landscape. You will be staying right on the water (literally only a couple of metres away) and the property has a long shoreline with excellent opportunities for swimming, diving, kayaking, and boating. Uniquely attractive place to stay in all seasons!

The property is located only 12 minutes by bus away from the centre of Oslo, and there are frequent bus departures from just outside the property from early morning to late evening.


The charming outdoor area has 180 degrees of stunning views of the fiord and its islands.

There is an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, an outdoor hot-water shower, a heat lamp, a dining area, reclining chairs and much more.

There is a boat and a kayak available for rent.


The fjord cottage was built at a time when the City of Oslo still permitted construction right on the water. Such construction is no longer allowed, rendering this a particularly rare and unique property.

The interior has later been re-designed by architect Andreas Tingulstad. While the fjord cottage is not very large, the design strives to make the most out of every cubic millimeter.

The interior is modern, has specially designed furniture, and is well lit with lighting from Expo Nova. A combined heat pump and air conditioning unit ensures comfortable indoor temperatures around the year.

The kitchen has a Miele induction cooktop, an oven, a micro­wave oven, a dish­washer, refrigerator and freezer, a coffee machine, knives, china, and glassware.

In the living room, there is a Sony flatscreen integrated into the wall. The dining area (which can actually seat up to 10 persons) has a panoramic alcove with an 180 degree view of the Oslo fjord, including its islands and the buildings of downtown Oslo. The dining table can be lowered and converted into a romantic double bed for two adults.

The bathroom features Bisazza mosaic, sandblasted glass and Philippe Stark interior design.


There are several opportunities for your sleeping arrangements.

First, there is a bedroom with four bunk beds (and spacious sliding-door storage under the lower beds).

Second, there is a mezzanine sleeping loft which sleeps up to four people in two comfortable double beds. The loft is perched above the living area and is accessed by a ladder. Each bed features an overhead ceiling window which offers the opportunity to fall asleep right under the stars.

Third, the dining area can be converted into a double bed and then offers the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views also while you fall sleep and wake up.

There are light-proof roller blinds on every window. Used in conjunction with the air conditioning, it makes it easy to regulate both light and temperature even in the middle of summer.

The fjord cottage is ideal for couples, families and groups of up to four or five friends. It can technically sleep up to eight people, but the sleeping arrangements become intimate if there are that many guests.


While this property is a heavenly place to spend time by the sea in the warmer part of the year, it is a uniquely attractive place to stay in all seasons. The immediate vicinity to the water provides for stunning views in all kinds of weather. Some winters, the fiord is covered by ice thick enough to allow skating, skiing, ski sailing and kite snowboarding. The combination of heated floors and the powerful heat pump ensures comfortable indoor temperature all winter long.


Guests have access to our beautiful garden, and to the fantastic swimming, diving and fishing opportunities that are available from the property.

As mentioned above, guests may also rent a kayak or boat from us. (In the interest of safety, rental presupposes that you have previous experience with kayaking or boating.)

More Details

Truls and Kåre
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian, Swahili
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017


Nordstrand Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 290 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • - 4 twin/ single
    Sleeping loft - 2 double
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place and hosts. We especially enjoyed the outdoor space and the interior had everything you could need. Swimming off the dock and grilling out made our stay in Oslo a highlight of our trip. We couldn't recommend the location more.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The property is just as beautiful as it looks right on the water.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little cottage right on the water. It's such a beautiful view that it's hard to pull yourself away. The bus stop is right across the street, making for easy access to all the sights. You may even be greeted by their cat. If you get a chance, make sure to have the breakfast. It was delicious, and Truls was very kind and welcoming. Our only disappointment was that the bed under the widows was not working. Our son enjoyed the loft, though, with the view of the sky. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting Oslo.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a more beautiful location to stay! Incredible! Public transport just outside door - easy to get to and fro Oslo. Truls and Kare were so nice and helpful. If you are headed to Oslo, would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique paradise 💕

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place in an amazing setting. Total uniqueness and tranquility. Great location to Oslo and easy to get to and from the airport. Hosts were very helpful and gave us all the information we needed. Very Clean accommodation with a quirky feel. Will be returning 100% !! Thank you x

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Absolutely awesome villa in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Being Australian we wanted Oslo for the cold, and we got it. Fantastic. The cottage is well appointed and has every thing one could want. We cooked in a few nights because Oslo is expensive to eat out and the cottage was perfect for this. You will be hard pressed to find a better position and outlook for holiday accommodation. The cottage is not cheap, but definitely worth it. It snowed all night our last night and we woke to a pristine snow covered landscape. We had great enjoyment making a snowman on the end of the jetty as a present to Truls and Kåre :)

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Cosy Cottage in Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Oslo and Kåre and Truls were perfect hosts and made our visit so easy and enjoyable.

The property was very clean and well maintained and was cleverly designed to squeeze use out of every space. The location on the fjord was amazing and the views at sunrise and sunset were breathtaking. It was so relaxing to be able to hear the sea as we rested in the warmth of the cottage and watched the waves breaking on the shore.

The property is a short bus ride into Oslo town centre and with the bus stop right outside the gate it made travelling into town very simple. Our stay was fairly short, but we managed to squeeze in quite a bit of sightseeing.

The kitchen was compact, but well equipped, and we cooked breakfast and dinner for our family of four very comfortably each day.

I would definitely recommend this great quality property to anyone who would like to visit this region of Norway and who would like to see a bit more than just Oslo city centre.

Thank you Kåre and Truls for a fantastic holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $62.09
Additional Guest Fee $62.09 per person per night
Damage Deposit $179.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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