3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 5+2 (fold out sofa)
- english, swedish
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Wonderful house with a beautiful view
Really enjoyed staying in this wonderful house overlooking the water. Sitting at the boathouse and kayaking is a very relaxing experience.
The title is correct. Total dream house.
Very clean, well equipped and charming house with an amazing view in the quintessential Swedish village. Loved every moment here and will absolutely come back.
Lovely place next to the sea
We went there with our Bookclub on our yearly secret trip. The house is even more beautiful in real then the photos show. The surroundings are pitoresq and typical swedish westcoast ! The house is big and well equipped,we didnt miss anything. So our trip matched our expectations more then well!
Amazing Taste of Swedish West Coast Lifestyle
The house is one of the biggest in the village of Stocken and it arguably boasts the best location. The photos are accurate, but the real thing is definitely much better. There is no risk of any "didn't meet expectations" experience. We were four adults and one two-year old. We found the house very spacious. In fact, it felt bigger than the listed 170sqm. The entire house was clean and well maintained.
Both the dining room (see the photo with the inside table) and the living room have several big windows. You can enjoy the amazing views regardless of weather conditions. The windows in the living room are child-proof. The owner has good taste - the house is simply decorated, but with style. Again, if you have kids, you don't have to worry about them breaking things. The kitchen has a big fridge and a spacious pantry. It is fully and well-equipped. The owner must enjoy cooking. I was pleasantly surprised the knives actually were sharp. The stove top is induction, but it works remarkably well. The BBQ grill is gas. If you prefer charcoal, Weber and smaller portable grills are available at supermarkets. Two washing machines and dryers are proof that the owner put thought into making every aspect of guests' stay pleasant, comfortable, as well as practical.
For seafood lovers, the fish shop is a short walk from the house. It is best to go there when it opens, as it is popular and the best produce will sell quickly. There are a couple of nice child friendly bathing spots nearby, where you will find many kids trying to spot and catch crab. Some parents also get into this. Even though most houses in Stocken are occupied by vacationers, this little village is not a tourist trap. There is a big camping site, but it is located just before one enters the village proper. This house served as a perfect base for making day trips to other interesting places in the region.
If you want to experience the essence of Swedish West Coast lifestyle, there is no need to look further.
Amazing place to stay on Sweden's West coast.
The house in Stocken was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. We felt comfortable and "at home" during our stay. The home was spacious but cozy, cheerful and inviting, charming beach house decor accented with fun local art. Sitting in the living room enjoying the view of the bay at day's end, watching the light fade over the coastal landscape was peace giving. Clean and well equipped. Double washers and dryers were added convenience. The managing couple, Hanna and Jan, were so friendly, gracious and cute. The fish market was just a short walk down the hill, where we bought some of the best fish we had in all our trip in Sweden. Yummy. We took some sea kayak lessons from Orust Kayak one sunny day, it was a great experience. If we ever get back near Stocken, we would want to stay here again.
Wonderful home, wonderful location
Staying in this inviting and comfortable home overlooking stunning views along the west coast of Sweden was one of our best vacation home rental experiences ever.
From our initial inquiry to booking to final checkout, dealing with both the owner and caretaker was a pleasure. The owner loves this home and the location and is eager for her guests to do the same. The home is warm and inviting with personal touches that makes it feel more like staying at a friend’s house rather than in an impersonal vacation rental. As for the views from almost anywhere inside, they are fantastic. We loved watching the ever-changing panorama of water, color, clouds, and light just outside our windows, as well as the antics of swans, geese, gulls, and other water fowl nesting in the rocks and along the water.
The weather was chilly and blustery during our stay, so we did not get to use the kayaks or take a dip in the water by the boathouse. But, we did explore much of this magical part of Sweden. We visited almost every little village on Orust and Tjorn, ventured to Lysekil and hiked the Stangehuvud rocks, strolled the Standpromenaden in Uddevalla to Gustafsberg and back, and enjoyed an afternnon in Pilane Sculpture Park. A highlight of our week was a visit to the Nordic Watercolor Museum in Skarhamn. If you are interested in art and watercolor in particular, this gallery by the sea is not to be missed. We also enjoyed two wonderfully prepared dinners at its restaurant overlooking the water.
The other highlight of our week was Orust Fisk, just down the street from the house and open on weekends during our stay. A selection of it’s fish, seafood, and veggies, provided us with two scrumptious dinners and several lunches, which were easy to prepare in the well equipped kitchen.
If you are looking for the perfect place to experience the wonders of the west coast of Sweden, I would highly recommend this house perched on the rocks in Stocken.
Orust Golf club is just a few minutes away. Mini golf, bar/ restaurant and minimart is walking distance (5 min).
(The mini golf, bar/restaurant, minimart and fish store are closed during the winter season.)
Stocken is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Gothenburg, one of Sweden's largest cities with an abundance of things to do; museums, Liseberg (fun fair park), Consert halls and Botanical gardens.