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Sophia Hoekstra

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Exclusive location in an oasis of tranquillity in Hoorn (near Amsterdam).

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Binnenstad Hoorn holiday villa

Ideal for families, businessmen or tourists looking for calmness, luxury and comfort

Our romantic chapel is located in a completely renovated Neo-gothic chapel, dating back from the 19th century. Tenants have the exclusive use of it. The amazing, completely furnished and very bright living room has a view on a modern, architect-drawn garden. Besides this, you will also enjoy the use of a completely equipped Old-Dutch kitchen. On the first floor you will find 2 guest rooms, hosting 2 people each. The common bathroom boasts a whirlpool, separate shower cabins and a washbasin. There is also a washing machine with tumble dryer at disposal. A garden breakfast is always a joy in case of nice weather! We would me most pleased to provide you with a romantic diner in the chapel. In general, high quality and modest luxury set the tone in our tranquil domain.

Being a guest in here is a pure delight: you can enjoy all of the above a mere 5 minutes walk away from the harbour with its ships, little bars and restaurants.

Bookings start from 2 nights at least. If you want to rent both rooms (4 people), the price is of € 100 per room and per night (so the total price would be of € 200 per night). If you are booking only one room, the price is of € 150 per night. Included in rent are: the exclusive use of the chapel, a free private parking space and breakfast.

Bedroom 1

The chapel is for exclusive use (booking start from at least 2 nights). Booking both bedrooms the total price is of € 200 per night. Renting just one bedroom the price is of € 150 per night. Bathroom (inclusive whirlpool) is shared by both bedrooms.

The bathroom provides a whirlpool, bathtub, shower, washbasin and toilet.

This is a supreme residence for romantics, peace seekers and businessmen.

Smoking is not allowed in the chapel.

Facilities: dining room, living room with television and Wi-Fi and a kitchen provided with all equipment needed.

Wonderful, architect-sketched garden with terrace and seats. Lockable bicycle storage.

Bicycle rental.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sophia Hoekstra (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

About Sophia Hoekstra

I am an old hand in the business, with many years of experience in international tourism and hotels. I love to help composing entertaining excursions and it is with great pleasure that I will tell you all about art and museum visits!

Sophia Hoekstra purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sophia Hoekstra chose Hoorn

This remarkably beautiful chapel finds itself on a unique location, close to both city centre and harbour. However surrounded by little restaurants and stores at walking distance, the residence proves an oasis of peace. This truly is ‘relaxing in an exclusive setting’. As the chapel disposes of all comfort, you will feel at home immediately.

What makes this villa unique

As a tenant you will have exclusive use of the whole chapel, located in the immediate surroundings of Amsterdam and Haarlem. By car and/or train the airport is only 40 minutes away. Car parking space is available. The stunning chapel garden is a real oasis of peace, yet at walking distance from the harbour with its yachts and sailing boats and only 100 meters away from shopping streets. You will hardly find anything more romantic than this. Meanwhile you will be able to recharge your batteries, as guests keep telling us they sleep phenomenally well in our beds… they keep coming back for them! The chapel has a cosy kitchen. Nevertheless, star restaurant Lucas Rive and restaurants Van de Kroft, Hendrickje Stoffels and De Hoofdtoren are a mere 5 minutes walk away.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveller reviews

Exclusive location in an oasis of tranquillity in Hoorn (near Amsterdam).
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews
4

Great location, unique accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Hoorn was lovely and the accommodation is in a peaceful location close to the main sights and shopping area. The chapel is a beautiful building and a very unusual place to stay. It was clean and well looked after with good facilities. The open sided stairs were a little tricky for our small children but the large garden space is wonderful for kids, even with a small sandpit and bikes to play with. Having the owners live across the garden made it a bit less private, although they were very friendly, and it was a shame that we didn't have full use of the garden on our main day there as they were using it for a family party.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful property - photos cannot do justice to beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time. Accurate listing, clean, well furnished.

The property is well located in very picturesque area and close to all activities. Sophia made sure we had everything we needed and especially helped with one year old. Hope to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your review ; you were a beautiful and nice family. best regards from Hoorn, Sophia.
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Northallerton
5

An unique house in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week in this amazing house in the lovely city of Hoorn. Sophia was a wonderful host full of great ideas for places to visits and things to do around the area.

The house is a converted chapel in a very peaceful area of the town with a large garden area to the rear in which you can relax in peace. The house itself has everything you need for your stay and Sophia even included a bottle of wine on arrival. Close by is the harbour and marina where you'll find a few restaurants and bars or alternatively the centre of Hoorn itself has an excellent choice of restaurants all within a very short walking distance.

We'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to visit this lovely city.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Superb location just minutes from great restaurants, beautiful harbour and only 30 minutes from Amsterdam on the train. Why would anyone not want to stay in Hoorn? Our hosts were always there if you wanted them to assist with anything, but never intrusive. Thank you Sophia for a wonderful week and an escape from city life, whilst within a major town.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for this nice comment about your stay with us. Sophia
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Munich, Germany
5

Traumhafte Unterkunft!

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft war wunderschön, alles sehr liebevoll zurecht gemacht, ruhig und trotzdem im Zentrum von Hoorn gelegen. Die Vermieterin war sehr zuvorkommend und hat uns viele Tipps zu Unternehmungen gegeben. Sehr zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hartelijk dank voor uw recensie. Wij zijn weer blij te lezen dat ook U een fijne tijd bij ons in Villakapel Alewijn heeft gehad.Wij doen altijd ons best om het onze gasten zo veel mogelijk naar het zin te maken.
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It was just as described - excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The Chapel is a lovely little getaway right in the heart of old Hoorn. Very comfortable and well provided, clean and well maintained. Sophia was a most helpful and supportive host. Excellent place for local visits in Noord Holland and the the main cities; Amsterdam. The Hague etc. I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dank voor deze reactie. Fijn dat dit gelukt is want ik hoor wel vaker van gasten dat ze iets willen plaatsen maar dat het gewoon niet lukt en ik weet ook niet hoe ik het moet doen. Het systeem doet het blijkbaar dan gewoon niet.
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Map

Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rode Steen
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Grashaven Harbour
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Westwoud
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Hoorn railway station: 1 km
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A2 (4 km)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Lucas Rive
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Juliana Park
Car: not necessary

Hoorn, medieval city in the centre of West-Friesland. This town provides organised bike rides and bike routes, bicycle rental, museums, a famous cheese market, an art fair, Park Theatre ‘Schouwburg’, art galleries and a cinema. Several golf courses are to be found in the near surroundings. There is also a sports centre with both indoor and outdoor tennis. Visiting Amsterdam is easy by train: it takes only 30 minutes to the Amsterdam Central Station. Further activities in Hoorn: star restaurants, culinary masterpieces, bars and shopping streets. You can take the museum piece steam train between the towns of Hoorn and Medemblik, while the water offers regattas, sailing trips and competitions. In the month of April and May tulip fields are flourishing and the vast Afsluitdijk (Closure Dike) is a mere 25 minutes drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Binnenstad Hoorn, Netherlands

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A$216
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$36 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

aankomst na 14.00 of in overleg. Vertrek voor 11.00 . In principe is de kapel voor prive gebruik ..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Binnenstad Hoorn, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Also washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bathroom shared by both bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Lovely, large double bed. Two bed quilts possible.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Two beds, can be joined to a double bed.
  • Both bedrooms on the 1st floor are reachable via stairs. Luxurious mattresses and bed quilts guarantee a wonderful sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing