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Country & Lake The Kaakberg 15 miles from Amsterdam

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 150 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Did you ever sleep in a 'kaakberg'? This farmers house is our vacantion rental and is build like the old hay barns that are typical for our area.

It is a great place to stay for everyone who likes to be in the countryside and at the same time near Amsterdam. When you come home from a city trip you can relax in this quiet, breathtaking environment with all the luxury you wish for.

The house has three floors: Ground floor with a hall, sauna room and a bed room for two persons. The first floor is the living with dining and kitchen (and the possibility for two more persons to sleep on sofa beds).

The second floor is a bed room for 2 persons and a bathroom. The views are incredible everywhere, but on the second floor you have an open view over the lake. There are stairs from the ground floor to the first floor and to the second floor.

There is a little beach, over the dike where you can sunbathe or swim in the lake in the summer. This is a very safe, quiet and beautiful place for a honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, for writing, for reading a good book.

If you like to be more active: there are lots of opportunities to explore the countryside by foot, bicycle or by car. It is a great place for bird watching and if you like horses you can watch the neighbor training his horses at sunset.

We offer a lot of amenities, such as bikes, a laundry room, sauna, outdoor spa and wifi Internet at no extra costs.

You can read guest reviews and a special review of the VRBO Bear on the VRBO site.

The house is beautifully located in the countryside at the IJsselmeer dike very near Edam, an old 'cheese’ town. Amsterdam is 25 km away and easy to reach by bus from Edam or by car.

The house is suitable for 4 persons, but we have extra room for 2 more. Pets are welcome, but we have some small rules. Children under 5 are free if they sleep in the childrens beds we can provide (one for max. 5 and one for max. 3 .

We provide 4 bikes for the guests and there is possibility to rent more in Edam.

We live in the countryside which means there is no public transportation here. Within 3 miles there is a bus from Edam to the center of Amsterdam.

Because we live in the countryside and near to the lake we do have sometimes, mostly in the summer, musquitos, but we have screens in front of the windows everwhere and can also provide musquito nets.

More Details

Owner
Saskia Huisink-Janse
Member since: 1997
Speaks english, french, german, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Saskia Huisink-Janse

Mostly you will be in contact with me (Saskia), since my husband doesn't like computers at all. I live with my husband Onny in this house already more than 25 years. My husband is director and I am a playwright. The vacation rental is something we do beside this. We love to be in contact with people from all over the world and help them to explore the Netherlands. We love to travel ourselves too, as this picture shows, taken in 2009 in Sedona.

Saskia Huisink-Janse purchased this farmhouse in 1988

Why Saskia Huisink-Janse chose Warder

We rent a part of our house since 1998, because our daughter flew out to live on her own and our theatre got a beautiful new house in Edam, so we could move the office and atelier. Our private house was suddenly large for the two of us, so we decided to do something more with it to be able to maintain this beautiful place where we live and to share it with other people.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our house is situated in a beautiful, still quiet area in the Netherlands. Near Amsterdam and next to the lake. If you like to be in the countryside, but you don't want to miss Amsterdam with its interesting musea, canals and architecture, come and stay here. If you want to find out that the Netherlands is a beautiful country and has a lot more interesting things to offer than marihuana and the red light district, please come to our place and we can tell you all about it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Danke, danke, danke! Ein traumhaftes Ambiente in wunderschöner Landschaft!

Vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft!

Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

Gruß
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Warder

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom upstairs - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , Wide wash tub 2 persons
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Shower in sauna room: toilet in hall, washtub in room
  • soap, shampoo, body lotion, conditioner. Hair dryer, towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 2 single bed , downstairs 2 x 90 x 210 Hästens
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Upstairs bed in European size 180 x 200 cm
    in any room - 1 child bed , 1 cot , Children Beds till about 4 years old and Camping bed baby
    Sofa beds in living - 2 sofa bed/futon , 2 sofa beds in the living room
  • The bedroom upstairs has view over the lake. If you rent with 2 persons you will pay less, if you only use 1 bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything you need is there in the house with lots of extra's at no costs. We have a private sauna room with a resting space, an outdoor spa. You can use the computer or use your own laptop with wireless. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer.Parking is available ( a car is recommended).

Reviews

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Country & Lake The Kaakberg 15 miles from Amsterdam
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 74 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Exceeding expectations....

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing two weeks in the Country and Lake apartment - and we don't say that lightly since we travel with two small children (twin boys of 2 years old).... The actualy apartment, amentities and surroundings surpassed any expectations we had based on the descriptions on the Internet. The apartment is beautiful, clean, tastfully decorated (including beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers), and the view (typical Dutch) is magnificent. Many of the days we were there, we just stayed "home", with the kids playing in the big garden (including sandbox), and us, adults, enjoying the quiet and the view. Or we hopped over the dyke to play on the beach. Or we rode our bikes along the dyke to the quaint little town Edam. One of the days we went to Amsterdam to visit the zoo (Artis) and this was only a 40-minutes drive.

Saskia and Onny were wonderful hosts and they helped us make the apartment child-friendly (they had two cribs for us available, put up a gate on top of the stairs, and even lent us some toys for the boys!).

We were/are so pleased with our stay at the Country and Lake that we are considering coming back there for next year's vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful three story home with views of the country side! We stayed here for a little over a week with two families of three each, which the home fit perfectly. The kitchen area is well equipped and allowed us to cook easily to save some money on food. Beds were comfortable and heaters allowed for us to control temperature. Spa and sauna were great places to relax after a day of walking the city. Would highly recommend. Hosts were very accommodating and accessible during stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary and company for your very nice review! Onny and Saskia
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5

Saskia and Onny were the absolute best hosts and new found friends.

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT place to stay near Amsterdam. Only 20 min into the city but with all the other local attractions, you won't go into town very often.

Thank you both for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chuck and Julie, it was such a pleasure to host you. See you in Palm Springs in January! Onny and Saskia
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4

Schönes Haus mit tollen Ausblick

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr schön und liebevoll eingerichtet.Die Ausstattung ist gut und es fehlt an nichts, wobei nicht mehr alles ganz neu ist. Das obere Schlafzimmer mit dem Blick auf die weiten Felder mit Kühen, Pferden und Schafen auf der einen Seiten und mit Blick auf das Meer zu anderen Seite ist echt Super! Die Terrasse mit Garten und Whirlpool laden zum relaxen ein! Der Wohlfühlfaktor ist sehr hoch, das kann auch die eine oder andere Spinne nicht mindern. In der Umgebung kann man schöne Fahrradausflüge machen und das nahe gelegene Edam ist auch sehr nett mit guten Möglichkeiten Essen zu gehen oder einzukaufen. Auch Ausflüge nach Amsterdam oder auf die andere Küstenseite sind aufgrund der geringen Entfernung lohnenswert. Saskia und Onny sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir hatten sehr schöne, entspannende Tage und würden jederzeit wieder kommen!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Fam. Bickl für die schöne review! Wir haben noh eine Frage. haben Sie vielleicht ein Panasonic cameralader vergessen? Bitte schreiben Sie uns, dann kann ich es zurück schicken.
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5

Erholsame Tage

  • 5 of 5

Wir, 3 Erwachsene (Ehepaar und Oma) und 3 kleinere Kinder, haben ein wundervolles verlängertes Wochenende am Markermeer verbracht. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigen könnte, es ist sauber und sehr stilvoll eingerichtet. Ankommen und wohlfühlen, den Blick über die Felder schweifen lassen und Tiere beobachten, ein gemütlicher Saunagang und die Entspannung setzt sofort ein. Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern ist überaus freundlich. Edam und Alkmaar sind tolle Ziele in der Nähe und einen Ausflug wert. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und allen ist der Abschied schwer gefallen. Vielen Dank.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Review! Wir wilkommen Sie gerne wieder, Saskia und Onny
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

The perfect getaway from the city

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely, quiet and snowy long weekend at the kaakberg with our twin babies. The house was perfectly comfortable and set up well for making meals, relaxing in the sauna & spa or just admiring the beautiful countryside views from every window.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, Onny and Saskia
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Edam
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Purmerend
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Edam
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Musea.

* Canals by boat.

* Shopping and strolling..

* Theatre and concerts.

* Tours with a personal guide..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Biking.

* Hiking.

* Walking.

* Go to small Fisherman's places.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Biking.

* Swimming.

* Walking.

* Go to Zuiderzee museum.

* Go to small fisherman's places.

Edam, 3 miles from here and all the small towns and villages along the lake.

Hiking, biking and swimming.

Amsterdam, 15 miles away, easy to access by bus from Edam.

The countryside!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse around the Warder

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$477
AU$2,864
AU$8,081
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$129.3
End cleaning AU$121.22
Pet Fee AU$24.24

Taxes are included.
This rate is for 4 persons, if you want to come with less contact the owner. If you want to sleep with more, the additional guestsare sleeping in 2 sofabeds in the living, 20$ per person per night. Pet fee is for 1 dog, if you want to bring more, please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • -1% refund if cancelled at least -1 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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