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We had a large group here to celebrate a birthday and I can't recommend it highly enough! The location is absolute perfection, being just across the water from Vaxholm, so you can enjoy a peaceful day at the home but easily access restaurants and shops with just a quick three-minute boat trip. And there are plenty of options for getting to Vaxholm, as the owner very kindly provides a small boat for your use during your stay, and there are ferry and taxi boat options, as well.
The house itself is a great setup, especially for large groups, as the multiple cabins provide plenty of sleeping capacity but also give everyone a chance to "get away" so to speak...it was nice to be able to peel off here and there to read a book by the sea in peaceful solitude while the rest of the group was playing a game in the main house. We also really enjoyed all the different seating areas outside -- they each kind of had a different vibe, and there was always a perfect place to sit and chat, depending on your mood!
The views from the house are nothing short of stunning. The fortress is lit up at night and is absolutely gorgeous, and the sunsets (such as they are in mid-June LOL) are breathtaking. We spent a LOT of time sitting on the decks just enjoying looking out at the sea and watching the show.
Aesthetically speaking, the house and the grounds are just lovely. The decor is very charming, and the gardens are just spectacular. The flowers were all in bloom while we were there and it was absolutely beautiful, and there were also lots of colorful container gardens on the various decks.
I would also recommend exploring the little island if you choose to rent this house, as there are no cars and lovely walking paths that take you all around. We saw so many beautiful homes and gorgeous gardens, and we even saw a baby deer!
I've just returned home and am already looking back on my time here as one of my favorite vacations ever. Of course, the people were a huge part of why I had such a great time, but this home provided the perfect setting for us and was EXACTLY what I wanted when I dreamed up this trip.