About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
8 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Villa Äspskär is a large archipelago house built in traditional style in 1875 with modern, trendy interiors in (Ralph Lauren, New England). Exclusive seafront location with private beach, sauna, private jetty and heated swimming pool. Large open space kitchen area and living room. Sleeps 16 people, with accomodations in main house, and in two sea lodges by the seafront. In total 4 double bedrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and three small bedrooms with bunkbeds.
Situated on Arholma Island at the very end of the famous Stockholm Archipelago by the open sea. Arholma is a cultural heritage island with a preserved old fishing village environment. There are no cars on the island which makes it ideal for those who appreciate the sound of the sea and sea eagles roaming the sky, as well as children. The property is situated on a cape which is accessible either by boat or through a walking/bicycle trail through a nature reserve (10 minute walk to the main road). The main road on the island leads to a food and convenience store, two restaurants and a café and ice-cream kiosk. The island of Arholma is reachable by two means of public transport from central Stockholm, ferry and bus.
Transport directly to the private jetty of the house can be arranged.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, german, swedish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Martin's place is perfect. Stylish, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend.
We were a party of four adults and six kids under 10 and we spent a week in Villa Espskär in August. It was a huge success with our kids already bugging us to go back. The place is really well equipped with every summer-house activity you can imagine. The house is great; comfortable, well laid out and very cool but our experience was really all about the outdoors. We got great weather (by our standards; we're Irish!) so our days were spent swimming, boating, fishing and exploring the island on bikes. There's a great BBQ and outdoor eating spaces. We had a small medical emergency and the neighbours - Caj and Inger - were a big help getting me to and from the ER in Norrtalje. They are a lovely couple and we spent a lot of time hanging out with them and their grandkids came over to play.
Although we summer abroad, renting houses in groups every year, we hadn't been to Sweden and some were nervous about how remote Arholma is. However, that's the charm of the place. No cars on the roads, one small but incredibly stocked shop and the simple pleasures of island life meant we had a really memorable stay. If you want a bustling party island with lots of tourist traps, don't come to Arholma. If you want a relaxed, outdoorsy, back to nature experience where the kids don't even look for their devices, go to Martin's place. It's very special.
Pleasure to have James Murphy and family and friends as our guests! Thanks for taking such good care of the place we love so much. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the things that make Arholma a unique place in the world! Hope to see you back soon again !!