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Windmill close to Amsterdam, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, view

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Space 160 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms with double beds, bathroom, living room and kitchen in a true Windmill!

Visit Amsterdam while staying in the countryside, 3 km from city limit and 20 min by train to Amsterdam central station, in a real windmill. A stylish living room, country kitchen and three bedrooms with lush beds, a great view and great authentic / chic style. Total freedom as you rent the entire mill. Romantic and family friendly.

Car rental if you wish. Closest neighbor is at 100 meters away: all privacy with garden, free parking, and a river to swim in!


Owner
Maarten
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german, dutch
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Abcoude, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 large double bed
    - 1 double bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot
    - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • All three bedrooms are equipped with luxury box spring double beds, the master bedroom is huge: it takes the entire 2nd floor and high ceiling with notes feels like a royal treat in a spartan windmill.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Windmill close to Amsterdam, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, view
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a once in a lifetime experience! It’s a perfect blend of essential modern conveniences without losing the appeal of the original 1874 windmill. Surrounded by lush pastures, we enjoyed watching the sheep (they like apples) and pheasants as well as nesting storks across the canal. We chose the option to rent the car and took several scenic drives on the narrow winding country roads along the canal, discovering windmills, quaint towns and even castles. It definitely exceeded our expectations and are considering making this a twice in a lifetime experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bernadine! Maarten
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Relaxing stay in wonderful, unique place and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at the windmill for a week in April. We didn't know exactly what to expect. A spectacular bonus greeted us on arrival: Maarten and a friend had the windmill going full tilt when we arrived. It's a fascinating, spectacular sight, outside and inside (where you see a huge milled timber rotating in the center of the upstairs bedroom, and more of the workings on view behind a cabinet door in the living room). But even without that display, the experience of staying here was totally wonderful. The windows from the living room and kitchen gave a nice view out to the lovely surrounding fields and sky with a quality of light that seems distinct to this landscape. We would see a few sheep appear each morning and retreat each evening. The kitchen was fully equipped and artfully designed in a small galley-like space. (From the kitchen window we could watch the shaggy sheep and their lambs move through the field like enormous brown caterpillars.) Up a steep stairway was a landing and two nice bedrooms, and up a steeper stairway was the third and largest bedroom that took up the entire third floor of the hexagon. It's rustic, but very comfortable, well-designed and beautiful. It was good to have bikes available to ride along the adjacent river and nearby canal. The town of Abcoude is just a 10 minute bike ride or a 20 minute walk. The train ride from Abcoude to Amsterdam is short and easy. We rented a car from Maarten and drove to Utrecht, Keukenhof, and Otterlo - each an easy drive from the mill. There are a couple of nice lunch spots in easy walking distance, one of which (at the old train station-turned-hotel) offers early dinner. It was great to walk or bike along the river and watch and hear birds, ducks, herons, storks (roosting on a platform in the next field), sheep and cows, and the lone billygoat guarding a neighbor's patch of waterfront.

Maarten was very kind, helpful, informative and interesting. We saw him the afternoon we arrived. We didn't see him again after he shut down the windmill that evening, but he was always available if we had a question.

We would love to return to this idyllic spot.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, unique home!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 3 other women came to Amsterdam for a girl's trip and started with two nights in the windmill. It was unforgettable! The area was quiet, relaxing and beautiful during our stay in late March. We walked into the village (little bit of a walk but very doable) to grocery shop and eat. We also used the 4 bikes from the windmill! The bed and bedding was SO comfortable. The stairs are very steep but there are plenty of handrails and ropes to keep yourself steady. We really enjoyed the space and would highly recommend a stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy beds, wonderful hospitality, lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later than expected after our flight had been delayed 22 hours. Maarten greeted us so warmly. We felt like he had been a longtime friend. That night, we sunk into our incredibly comfortable beds and slept well. We loved staying at the Mill House with lovely views, a charming town and everything we needed. The history behind the Windmill is also so interesting. We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay here. Thank you Maarten for your great communication and warm hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Maarten
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Maynard, MA
5

Once in a lifetime opportunity

  • 5 of 5

It was such a treat to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a visit to Abcoude and Maarten's wonderful windmill. We travelled a lot through the region by car, so staying just outside of Amsterdam made it a lot easier to get out and on the road. The unit is a short bike ride to the center of town and the train station, and wonderfully situated with canals and biking activity on one side, and expansive farm land and a view of the town center on the other. Everything inside is just fascinating, and Maarten was a wonderful host. We remained in contact during our stay, and he helped us with a lot of questions about the area. The rental description is accurate and is not a good option for the mobility challenged or where small children might go unsupervised. All furnishings are very comfortable, and the unit is stocked with everything you would need to be comfortable during your stay. Our only regret was that we travelled to all the wonderful and quaint towns around the region and didn't spend more time relaxing at the windmill.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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5

Authentic Dutch

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. We were there on National Monument Day and Maarten showed us how the mill was run and operated. Thank you Maarten you were a great host.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
schiphol amsterdam
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
De Eendracht
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
port of Amsterdam
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Golfcoarse
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
abcoude trainstation
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A2 Amsterdam- Utrecht
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
zandvoort
Car: recommended

Most guests enjoy visiting Amsterdam during the day and relaxing around the mill after. Watch the river, the land and embrace the simple beauty of country life. To stay in an authentique and operational mill is simply unique.

Mondrian's painting of this mill is in the National Museum!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Abcoude, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$413
From
A$481
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$413
From
A$481
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
autum 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$433
From
A$502
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$41 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$378
From
A$481
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$48 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$516
From
A$543
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$48 per night, per additional guest
 
spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$433
From
A$481
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$54 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$447
From
A$502
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$54 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$378
From
A$447
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$48 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning per stay A$109.31
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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