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Luxury 'Kaakberg' in the countryside near Amsterdam

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,582 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 living, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 6, with sauna

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 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 fast 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 years old).

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:
16 October, 2017

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 Zeevang

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. It is build like the old hay barns (Kaakberg), typical for our area in North Holland, but with all the comfort you need.

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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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Edam
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Purmerend
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Edam
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
on the spot
Car: recommended

The house is a typical 'Kaakberg' and is situated near Edam,15 miles from Amsterdam in the countrysid, next to the IJsselmeer (lake). The environment is beautiful and unspoiled, a quiet and safe area. Edam is a very charming little town, and there are lots of other old fisherman villages to explore. For museums, theatre and galleries you can go to Amsterdam. In the summer you can swim in the lake or go the the beach right at your doorstep. In the spring the tulip fields are nearby and Amsterdam is worthwhile to visit in all seasons of course. If you like a quiet, safe place where you can relax after day trips or simply stay 'at home' this is the place to be.

Golf: Possibilities in Purmerend (7 miles)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Warder in Zeevang

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1582 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bedroom upstairs is connected to a small open bathroom with a bathtub with shower, 2 washtubs and a toilet. There is another oilet downstairs. As well as a sauna room with another shower and a sauna with resting space. The bedroom downstairs has a washtub and and can use the shower in the sauna room. The sauna room is private as well as the Sundance Spa outside on the terrace a few steps from the sauna resting space. There is also some fitness equipment
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom second floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 180 x 200 cm boxspring
    Bedroom ground floor - 2 Single Bed , 90 x 210 both Hästens boxsprings
    Livingroom - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 110 x 195 and 70 x 195
  • The bedroom on second floor is beautiful, has a lot of space and has windows with views on 4 sides on the countryside or the lake. On the ground floor two seperate beds rthat can be placed together too. On the first floor in the living are two sofa beds. We have two baby/ children beds available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All the amenities as well as use of internet facilities are included in the rental. We accept credit cards via Homeaway and Paypal (Paypal + 4%)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury 'Kaakberg' in the countryside near Amsterdam
average rating of 4.888889 based on 70 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: Jul 1, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Review! Wir wilkommen Sie gerne wieder, Saskia und Onny
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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: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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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5

My stay last June at "Country and Lake The Kaakber

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Warder, Markermeer

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£775
for 3 nights
From
£235
£1,479
£2,831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£830
for 3 nights
From
£253
£1,593
£3,751
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£775
for 3 nights
From
£235
£1,479
£2,831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£830
for 3 nights
From
£253
£1,593
£3,751
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£830
for 3 nights
From
£253
£1,593
£3,751
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

End cleaning £71.45
Pet Fee £13.4
Tax Rate 3.0%

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 euro per person per night. Pet fee is for 1 dog, if you want to bring more, please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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