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Only 600 m from 13km sandy beach,courses in languages, yoga in the low season

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 sleeping rooms, 6 persons, shower, toilet, 2 balconies, garden


Feel at home in this typical Swedish summer house which reminds you of Astrid Lindgren: 170 square metres on 2 floors, big living-room with library (satelite television), 4 sleeping rooms (2 with balcony, one to the garden), big and completely equipped kitchen with oven, dish-sink, dishwashing machine, refridgerador with freezer, microwave, toaster, coffe machine etc. Washing machine. Heating elements in the rooms, shower, toilet. A big garden with old trees, grass to play and barbecue, garden furniture, basketball etc.


The 13 km long sandy beach has the 'blue flag' which means a good water quality. Safe for children. Nice sand dunes.


The house is in the top situation of Mellbystrand, 300m from the restaurants, shop, fitness centre, massage, tennis court, jogging path (2,4 and 6km), hiking and biking on special ways, fishing in the river or lakes.

Big shopping centre in 3km, barbecue spot on the river, gokart, steamboat on the river, downhill, windsurfing, kitesurfing, laserdome, canoo, Swedens biggest shopping centre, elg park, open air museum, flight-museum, railway-museum, bowling, tropikarium, motorboat hiring, golf and tennis. You get a detailed information before you arrive.

Before the middle of june and after the middle of august you can book an ACTIVE HOLIDAY WITH LANGUAGES OR YOGA:

LANGUAGE COURSES (English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Italian or German) in general language or business language, Swedish for nurses and doctors, tecnical English), private lessons or mini group.

YOGA CLASSES with meditation and mantras.



Further courses:


You order your personal program and the date when you want to come.


You plan to emmigrate to Sweden? I look for a job, house, school, nursery and all you need to settle here.

More information about the courses: tel.0046-430-25830 0046-76-8186230

Hiking- or Biking Holidays: Hiking-Holidays: You like to go biking and that´s what you can do in Halland during 9 months. Discover the so-called Hallandsleden (a 380 km long hiking path where you follow the signs) along Halland´s coast. On the way you come to huts and fire-places where you can prepare your food. When you have seen Hallandsleden, you can continue with Skåneleden, which is in the nearby province Skåne. That´s the part of Sweden where Nils Holgersson started his travel. You choose how far you want to hike, for instance from Hovs Hallar to Torekov 10 km, from Båstad to Torekov 23 km). Biking-Holidays: You prefer go biking? Then go along Ginstleden (total length 200 km), which takes you all along the coast from Laholm nearly up to Gothemburg, where you can discover a lot about Swedish nature and visit at the same time the towns Halmstad, Falkenberg and Varberg.

Hunting or Fishing Holidays: Hunting-Holidays: You were always dreaming about going hunting in Sweden? Every year, thousands of Swedish people go hunting. Take part in this event.

Fishing Holidays: You love to go fishing and some day you want to get as much salmon that you can take some fishes home? Halland is the right place for that. Here fishing is so common that you won´t stand alone at the river, but can exchange your fishing experiences with a lots of Swedish fishermen.

At Mellbystrand and its surroundings you can fish in 3 rivers (the nearest one at a distance of 3 km), 3 lakes or on the sea.

When you book a course, you can book accomodation in a single- or double-room.

More Details

Monika Hornig
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Monika Hornig

I was only 10 years when I passed my first vacation on this place because my parents bought this summer-house. Many wonderful vacations followed. The gorgeous beach, many leisure possibilities, big dimensions, nature all around made me move here in 2005 in order to start my language and yoga school.

Monika Hornig purchased this house in 1971

Why Monika Hornig chose Laholm Municipality

My guests say this house is 'typical swedish'. There is so much space, big living rooms. The big garden invites the children for playing and the wild rabbits can pass by as well.

What makes this house unique

Even if the house is situated in the centre of Mellbystrand, it´s very quiet and in some minutes you reach the beach by foot. In case it´s windy, enjoy the sun in the dunes or in the garden.

In the house you find everything you need.


Laholm Municipality House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • shower - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ground floor, garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , fupper floor, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , upper floor, balcony
  • You can even book a 7th or 8th person (then all the rooms are double rooms), paying 100 euros extra per person and week.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is funished with typical Swedish furniture. The shower is built in a big wardrobe in the living-room because the architecture of the house didn´t permit another place in order to build a whole bathroom. On the lot there is another house which is rented out at certain times when the owner is not there herself. But as the lot is 1400 square meters, very generous and green and each house got its own garden furniture and equipment and there are 3 parking lots on the lot, you won´t see this as a problem. Usually the guests are happy to have another family next door they can talk to and exchange their experiences with and maybe the children play basketball together in the garden or football on the football court 300 m away. You even have the possibility to rent both houses at the same time in order to make holidays with your relatives or friends (place for 9 persons totally).


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Only 600 m from 13km sandy beach,courses in languages, yoga in the low season
average rating of 4.2352943 based on 18 reviews
Oxfordshire England

Could have been better

  • 1 of 5

The house though in a lovely location was disappointing. We have two young children and the description of the house detailed a washing machine. As this was one of our requirements we were rather shocked by Monika informing us when we arrived that yes she did have a washing machine but it was not working and was not plumbed in. She also informed us that the house does have a kettle but she had given it to some other holiday makers who were staying in a cottage in the garden of the house. The coffee maker which she suggested we use instead did not work we then discovered and had to be held manually the whole time the water was coming through.

The shower is in the middle of the sitting room and dining room meaning that you have to enter and exit the shower in full view of the other guests staying with you. We were with some friends and you just had to laugh about it.

The advice also describes that there are 4 bikes available, we only ever found one.

The worst thing however about the house was the dirt. The crockery in the kitchen cupboards were very sticky and dirty, the pots and pans were dirty and some stuff was mouldy. There were also silver fish alive in the cupboards (a horrible insect). One of the double beds had two mattresses on them which did not fit the bed and therefore you ended up with a big lump running down the middle of the bed and the double sheets did not fit which Monika had advised us to bring. The mattress was covered in sand and crumbs and the floors were filthy.

There was no little bar of soap in the toilet and no towels. There were mo tea towels provided though we did find some stuff in a cupboard in the sitting room though again these did not look clean.

There were no instructions regarding how to contact a doctor or where the nearest hospital was or what to do in the event of an emergency. I also cannot recall that there were any smoke detectors.

We were disappointed with the house and will not be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The washing machine didn´t work that day, but the guests got the offer that my neighbour would do their washings anytime. They were only asking if there was a kettle, but as they arrived with 4 hours delay the shops were closed, but my neighbour would have bought one if they would have said they really need it. She would have changed the coffemachine if they would have told her, because I was not there any more the next morning. I gave them an introduction of 40 minutes, but they were not asking for a hospitals adress. The bikes are not included in the rental, must be ordered and paid extra. I explaned the guests before arrival which kind of sheets they need and they should have known that towels and tea towels are not included in my house (but they could have got some if they forgot them and would have asked for them)
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Schweden Flair und tolle Dünen

  • 5 of 5

Da kommt Schweden Flair auf! Das gelbe Holzhaus sieht absolut so toll aus wie auf den Bildern. Es hat absoluten Erholungscharakter und wir haben uns wunderbar wohl gefühlt, wenngleich es iInnen an der ein oder anderen Stelle etwas in die Jahre gekommen ist. Es ist sehr gemütlich und alles da, was man braucht. Küche super ausgestattet, wunderbar romantischer Garten, in dem man toll grillen kann, die Kinder haben die Hängematte geliebt, wir den ersten Kaffee hinterm Haus in der Sonne. Waschmaschine ist da - super! Das ganze Haus ist sehr hell, man hat ganz viel Sonnenlicht. Der Weg zu den wundervollen Dünen durch eine super hübsche Sommerhaussiedlung keine 10 Minuten zu Fuß. Es gibt im Haus viel Kartenmaterial, wo man sich über die Umgebung gut informieren kann zusätzlich zum sehr schnellen W-Lan. Deutsches Fernsehen ist auch da. Und die Dusche im Wohnzimmer mag Geschmackssache sein - für die Kinder und uns Große aber ein Highlight und super Spaßfaktor. Auf jeden Fall eine sehr empfehlenswerte Unterkunft mit einer sehr netten Vermieterin.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie Raum! Ich freue mich, dass es Ihnen bei uns so gut gefallen hat und freue mich, Sie mal wieder begrüssen zu dürfen!
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Nah am Strand!

  • 4 of 5

Schönes Haus mit Pippi-Langstrumpf- Flair. Ruhig gelegen und strandnah.

Die Dusche befindet sich wie angegeben im Wohnzimmer, was mit kleinen Kindern schwierig werden kann. Als Erwachsene fanden wir es nicht problematisch.

Wer gut essen gehen möchte, sollte das Restaurant des Strandhotellet besuchen. Direkt um die Ecke gelegen!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Fam. Malsbenden! Ich freue mich, dass es Ihnen in meinem Haus so gut gefallen hat. Muss aber berichtigen, dass in der Dusche viele Kleinkinderinder gebadet wurden und sich keine der Mamas darüber beschwert hat, weil die Dusche das normale Mass einer Duschwanne hat:) und dass gerade Kinder diese Dusche "lustig" finden, weil sie daheim vielleicht eine normale Duschkabine haben:)
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Herrlicher Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Wir wollten unseren beiden Kindern(10+12 Jahre) gerne Schweden zeigen. Was hätte uns da Besseres passieren können, als in diesem Haus von Monika zu landen! Es liegt herrlich ruhig, hat einen schönen Garten u. das Meer liegt auch so nah! Das Haus ist extrem gemütlich u. sauber! Monika gab uns gute Ausflugstipps!

Wir fühlten uns alle sehr wohl u. werden sicher wiederkommen!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ich habe den Urlaub in diesem typisch schwedischen Haus sehr genossen. Der Zustand des Hauses war sauber und gepflegt. Ich habe es geliebt, in meinem Schlafzimmer morgens aufzuwachen und erstmal auf den Balkon zu gehen und den Ausblick auf die anderen schwedischen Häuser zu werfen. Da ich mit Halbpension gebucht hatte, hat Monika immer sehr leckere und abwechslungsreiche Speisen für mich zubereitet. Auch hatte sie viele, sehr gute Tipps für mich, was ich in der Umgebung so machen könnte. Das Haus liegt zudem sehr nah zu einem sehr schönen Strand, so dass ich nach meinen Ausflügen oft noch ein Bad im Meer genommen habe. Die Lage des Hauses ist sehr ruhig, so dass man wirklich vom Alltag abschalten konnte. Ich würde immer wieder kommen!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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leider keine gute Erfahrung gemacht

  • 2 of 5

Das Haus selber ist sehr schön und befindet sich in einer guten Lage. Es ist auch schön groß und durch die vielen Fenster sehr hell und freundlich.

Leider wurde unsere Urlaubsfreude durch einige unerfreuliche Punkte deutlich getrübt. Die Sauberkeit ließ sehr zu wünschen übrig. Unsere Vormieter haben sich offenbar nicht besonders angestrengt und nachdem es keine Abnahme oder Kontrolle durch die Vermieterin gab, haben wir als Nachmieter die Suppe ausbaden dürfen. Ein stinkender Kühlschrank, eine muffelnde Geschirrspülmaschine, eine stinkende und schmutzige Toilette, Haare und Zahnpasta an der Wand zeugen nicht von großer Sauberkeitsliebe. Viele Mängel kann man aber nicht nur den unmittelbaren Vormietern anlasten. Dem Haus fehlt eine ordentliche Grundreinigung. Dicker Staub in den Matratzen, schmuddeliges Geschirr, ein verstopfter Staubsauger u.Ä. hat sich wohl über einen längeren Zeitraum angesammelt.

Erheblicher Mäusekot unter der Spüle wies auf einen unerwünschten Mitbewohner hin. Von der Vermieterin war außer dem Hinweis, dass wir eine Mäusefalle kaufen sollen, keine Hilfe zu erhalten. So sind wir halt losgezogen und haben auch dieses Problem gelöst (…).

In der Beschreibung wird ein Bad erwähnt. Es gibt aber keines. Es gibt lediglich wie auch richtig beschrieben, eine Dusche in einer Ecke im Wohn-/Esszimmer. Man steigt also nach dem Duschen vor allen Leuten direkt in das Wohn-/Esszimmer um sich dort zumindest ein Badetuch zu angeln. Aufgrund der Situation finden sich zwischen Dusche und der angrenzenden Küche auch Silberfische.

Die Toilette verfügt über kein Fenster und auch über keinen Ventilator. Zum Lüften soll man die Toilettentüre und ggf. die Haustüre offen lassen.

Als wir nach diesem Urlaub um eine finanzielle Entschädigung für unsere Bemühungen baten, wurde das von der Vermieterin abgelehnt mit der Begründung „das hätten wir früher reklamieren müssen“. Große Klasse.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hätte der Mieter bei Einzug mit diesen Punkten bei mir reklamiert, hätte ich ihm an demselben Tag oder spätestens am Tag der Abreise eine Putzfrau geschickt. Ich habe dem Mieter bereits erklärt dass immer vor Beginn der Sommersaison das Haus gründlich von einer Putzfrau gereinigt wird und dass auch 98% meiner deutschen Gäste eine zuverlässige Endreinigung durchführen. Die Maus ist offenbar bei den Vormietern durch den Keller ins Haus gelangt, weil diese das Fliegengitter im Fenster gelöst haben - so etwas kann im Normalfall in jedem Haus passieren. Die Dusche ist kein Bad, sondern genau wie im Inserat beschrieben. Da in meinem Haus immer Familien Urlaub machen, hat sich daran noch keiner gestört, genauso wenig wie an einem fehlenden Ventilator in der Toilette, die grösser ist als manche andere. Der Mieter forderte 25% der Miete zurück, und weil es nicht angemessen war, bot ich ihm ein Gespräch am Telefon an, das er jedoch ablehnte.
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Pay and play
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
13 km long sandy beach
Car: not necessary

Mellbystrand is called 'the Swedish bathtub', because the gulf stream is passing this bay and the water of the sea is always warmer here than in other regions. The house is situated in a typical quarter of summer houses, which were built already 100 years ago, when tourism in Mellbystrand started and the tourists came from all over the country, by train to Laholm where they took the horse cab to come to the beach. The little houses close to the beach are witnesses from this time and maybe this makes the flair why many Swedish people from all over the country come to pass their summer holidays here each year as well. You won't forget this holiday and you will always come back to this place.

Other Activities: Jogging-trails (2,4 or 6km) in the forest 400 meters away

Golf: Golf-Holidays: You cannot find as many golf courses anywhere as you find in Halland. Swedish people are famous for playing golf and that´s why they dedicate their time at it nearly all the year around. There is a pay and play golf court in 3 km distance, further golf court (18 and 9-hole) at a distance of 8 km, 9- hole or 36-hole at a distance of 10 km.

Ski: Ski holidays in Halland: Even in wintertime we have a lot to offer. The nearby mountain Hallandsåsen is a big skiing area with several lifts and a snowboard-area. Go ice-skating. Enjoy the international people in the restaurant or make i picnic in the big hut with a lots of other families. You will even meet many Danish people skiing here.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Anreise: Samstag 14 Uhr
Abreise: Samstag 12 Uhr

Es entstehen keine Nebenkosten, in den Mietpreisen sind Kosten für Wasser, Elektrizität, Müllabfuhr und Brennholz inklusive.

Mieten Sie ein Zimmer mit Halbpension (420 Euro pro Woche und Person im Doppelzimmer, 100 Euro EZ-Zuschlag), denn der Sommer in Schweden ist viel länger als Sie vielleicht meinen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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