|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
'Have you ever slept in a Kaakberg? It is a typical building in this area, in the past used for hay. Country & Lake is an ideal place for your vacation in The Netherlands! Our house is beautiful located in the countryside at the IJsselmeerdijk very near Edam, an old 'cheese' town. We rent this property with lots of windows with open views into the countryside. Read the guestbook to learn from previous guests!
The house has a lot of space with three floors (living/diningroom and kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom with bathtub) and a view over the lake. Oak floors, beautiful designed, fine linens and most important: location, location, location!
You will have the use of the relaxing space with a sauna, and fitness equipment (Bowflex Power Pro ). Outside on the terrace is a (Sundance) Spa. You can also use one of the other terraces upstairs too to eat and relax. There's a place to park your car, the area is very safe. There's a laundryroom with washingmachine, dryer and possibilities to iron. In the same space there's a computer for the guests to use to pick up or write emails. Or you can work WiFi in your room. You will have your own free entrance.
It's a very beautiful place for writing, reading a good book (books available too in different languages!) and there are lots of opportunities to explore the countryside by foot, bicycle or boat. Besides Edam & A'dam there are a lot of interesting places nearby. You can also make daytrips to the Northsea & the bulbfields (April).
There is a little beach, over the dike where you can swim in the summer in the lake. The nearest public transportation is 3 miles (Edam), but we provide bikes for the guests.
See and read more on our website! And read the independent GUESTBOOK with experiences from travelers.
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
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.
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.
Danke, danke, danke! Ein traumhaftes Ambiente in wunderschöner Landschaft!
Vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft!
Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!
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!
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.
My stay at The Country&Lake The Kaakberg was unforgettable! The views from my top floor bedroom in the front were the Zuiderzee and in the rear the lush Dutch countryside of sheep and horses and cows! I loved the Finnish sauna . I loved Saskia and Onny's kind hospitality! A bike ride away you are in the cute old Dutch village of Edam and a short train ride away from Amsterdam. Highly recommend this super place!! Look forward to my next trip. This was aready our 2nd time here!
We were delighted with our stay at the farmhouse 'Kaakberg'....the setting could not be more ideal....immediately across the road is the beach and sea, a lovely farm spreads around in every direction, the village of Edam is an easy bike ride away. Edam is a lovely town with plenty of shopping, good restaurants and bars. We day tripped to places like the Keukenhof gardens and Haarlem but mostly we loved just relaxing in this beautifully equipped and decorated home. The sauna and spa were wonderful bonuses to come home to after a long day of touring....Saskia was a perfect host....friendly and knowledgeable. Two weeks later after staying in a variety of other locations all four of us still thought this was the best stay of our trip......
This journey was perfect. The house is gorgious. Édam is so lovely and We had a good plan to park for free the car in Amsterdam north where We took the free ferry. It was simply magic. We really appreciate this moment of confort, peace and beauty after a difficult year. Everything in the house has been conceived to have a confortable journey. The bedrooms are mervellous, the kitchen is so convenient, and the terrasses have nice point of view on the fields, the sea...
Country & Lake was the ideal place to spend a relaxed week in the countryside. With magical views over the Ijsselmeer and the farmlands and dykes around Edam, this haven is beautifully appointed and maintained with every necessary convenience. What a wonderful place to wake up in the morning! The position is very quiet, with only the gentle sounds of the birds and sheep to disturb your sleep. Walking and reading are natural pursuits here, but there are some good places to eat in nearby Edam, and it is a short bus ride to the centre of Amsterdam if you want to enjoy the bustle and stimulation of the city as well.
Saskia and Onny are brilliant hosts, thoughtful and welcoming, with excellent attention to all the details that make the difference in quality, and also giving guests the space to make their time their own. Their communication was excellent and all the necessary maps, brochures, tourist information and other details are provided, as well as good speed internet.
The space itself is both simple and luxurious. The private spa with sauna, hot tub and space for some yoga is great for unwinding whatever the weather, and the well-appointed kitchen/dining room has everything you need to make self-catering a breeze. The upstairs bedroom is spacious and welcoming with a most comfortable bed, and lovely linen, and of course the spectacular views in all directions! You won't want to close your curtains. The downstairs bedroom, with access to separate bathroom facilities is useful if you need to house a family rather than simply a couple.
I would certainly highly recommend this beautiful, well-maintained property to anyone wanting a quiet time out in the countryside, where they can feel pampered and special.
Top Thing to do in City:
* Canals by boat.
* Shopping and strolling..
* Theatre and concerts.
* Tours with a personal guide..
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Go to small Fisherman's places.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* 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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest|
Taxes are included.
This rate is for 4 persons, if you want to come with less contact the owner. If you want to sleep with more, the additional guestsare sleeping in 2 sofabeds in the living, 20$ per person per night. Pet fee is for 1 dog, if you want to bring more, please contact the owner.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.