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Pretty Little House At The Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Kortenhoef, Nr. Hilversum (Lake District), Netherlands - Boating And Swimming Only 20 Mins From Amsterdam

The village of Kortenhoef is part of the authentic lake district, near the big city of Hilversum and also close to Amsterdam, Utrecht and Schiphol Airport. Very nice surroundings, ideal for biking and boating, with old little towns along the river Vecht..

The house is very cosy, with underfloor heating and all the necessary amenities. Included are 2 bikes and a little boat. A watersports centre with sailing boats for rent is nearby, so are a lot of nice waterfront restaurants. A friend of ours is offering roundflights with a private plane.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, dutch
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Christian

I am an ex advertising man, owner of an agency up to the mid nineties. Also a writer and poet. My wife is a professional artist, painter, with her own gallery (

Christian purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Christian chose Wijdemeren

This is our very comfortable guesthouse, which was built in 2008 and artistically styled by Willemine who is the artist (

The area is quiet, beautiful nature, ideal for water(sports) lovers, for hiking and cycling in nature reserves, but still near the big cities like Hilversum (6km), Utrecht and Amsterdam (20km).

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy. Terrace on the waterfront, swimming, fishing, use of a rowing boat with electrical outboard, use of bicycles. Comfortable house, central heating, underfloor heating.

"Hi Willemine & Chris,

We had a wonderful time in Holland mainly thanks to our fabulous lodgings, so very many thanks for renting Papageno to us for the week. It was lovely to wake up in such wonderful surroundings with the water lapping at our front door. The efforts and imagination you have put in to every detail made the whole week magical for us."

Anne & Ian

Dear Christian and Willemine,

We just wanted to say thank you for letting us book your lovely guesthouse in Kortenhoef. It is such a beautiful house and we had a great time!You have thought of everything from the bbq to the lovely kitchenware.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Willemine & Chris,

Back home after a lovely break, refreshed and ready to take on the world again. We had a wonderful time in Holland mainly thanks to our fabulous lodgings, so very many thanks for renting Papageno to us for the week. It was lovely to wake up in such wonderful surroundings with the water lapping at our front door. The efforts and imagination you have put in to every detail made the whole week magical for us. Amsterdam getting ready for Christmas was what we came to see but cycling along the dyke (or in my case wobbling), the walking round the nearby towns and villages and visiting the windmill, all combined to make this one of our most memorable holidays in a long time with memories we will treasure. So here's to you both and many thanks again. Seasons greetings.

Anne and Ian Drummond
Mar 2010
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Kortenhoef Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom with bath/ shower, washbasin, toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with two beds (double). Spare bed in couch in living room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Very nice interior, artful decorations since the owner is an artist. Outside: Garden, waterfront, terraces with furniture, barbecue etc. Boat in the boathouse next door. Utility Room: 2 Bicycles, boat with electric outboard, barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Cleaning/maid service 50 euros per week. Other: Bedroom upstairs with ensuite bathroom with bathtub. Beautiful view over the lake.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a fabulous setting and ideally situated for travelling around Holland - Holland is truly a wonderful place, clean and friendly, lovely beaches and the weather was great also almost everybody speaks English. The hosts are lovely and helpful and very friendly and it was great fun having use of the bikes and the especially the boat. The property was clean and well maintained and we would definitely recommend this property, we loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idylisch gelegenes romantisches Ferienhaus in der Nähe von Amsterdam

  • 4 of 5

Die Lage des Hauses war top.Man konnte sich allein in dem Garten am See schon erholen.Einziger Kleiner Wermutstropfen eine vielbefahrene

Hauptstrasse ca 150m vor dem Grundstück.

Das Ferienhaus war sauber und liebevoll eingerichtet.Besonders gefiel uns,daß zum Haus ein kleines Motorboot und Fahrräder gehörten.

Die Vermieter waren sehr nett.Besonders Frau Kellermann kümmerte sich sehr liebevoll um uns.

Dieses Urlaubsdomizil würden wir jederzeit weiterempfhlen.

Uns gefiel am besten die kleinen holländischen Städte und Dörfer,mit ihren hübschen Backsteinhäusern,den vielen Windmühlen,den Seen und Kanälen mit dem Fahrrad zu erkunden.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ottenhome Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Beaches not nearby, although there are many lakes for watersports and swimming.


30 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.


Old towns like Breukelen, Maarssen, Loenen nearby. Amsterdam 20 minutes.

Further Details:

Nice restaurants and shops nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.7

Booking Notes:
Booking by email, down payment is reservation.

Changeover Day: preferably Saturday
Rent per whole week, changeover preferred in weekend.

Notes on prices:
Price is rent per week in euros, excl 50 euros for cleaning, laundry, linen, towels etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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