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Luxury penthouse with magnificent bay view by the Oslofjord

Bedrooms 2
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Modern Oslofjord waterfront property

A modern penthouse apartment on the waterfront with stunning sea views. The open plan living area is bright and airy with it's high ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows facing south, west and north. A large patio door further extends the living room out onto a 15 m² balcony overlooking the fjord and the adjacent marina.

The apartment is located on the 4th floor in one of eleven terraced buildings completed in November 2010. The area is secluded from traffic and other residential areas.

Skippered sailing trips can be arranged directly from the property. Contact owner for details and rates.

Museums and historical sights: Vestfold county includes a variety of great historical sights and museums including:

- Edvard Munch's House in Åsgårdstrand.

- Horten Automobile museum.

- The Norwegian Navy Museum in Horten.

- Preus museum of photography in Horten.

- Midgard Historical Centre in Horten.

- Borrehaugene National Park (Scandinavia's largest Viking graveyard) in Horten.

- Slottsfjellet (Scandinavia's largest ruin park) in Tønsberg.

Sailing and boating: A boat rental company is operating from the marina offering motor boats from 34' to 39' and a yet ski.

If you prefer a day of sailing and is not comfortable maneuvering big boats yourself, the owner can arrange skippered yacht sailing on a 37' sail boat directly from the marina. Inquiries must be made at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. Please contact owner for details and rates.

More Details

Steinar Nilsen or Riitta Pelli-Nilsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Steinar Nilsen or Riitta Pelli-Nilsen

I am a Norwegian engineer living in Oslo with my wife and teenage son. We all enjoy travelling and love to visit new places.

We have a beautiful holiday apartment in a fantastic location overlooking the Oslofjord. We bought this place in 2010 and occasionaly rent it out to visiting families when we are not using it ourselves.

My favourite leisure activity is sailing and we own a 37' cruiser which we use as often we can. The Oslofjord is perfect for sailing with its combination of open waters and passages protected by a huge number of beautiful islands.

I also enjoy skiing when it is too cold for sailing. Oslo is surrounded by hills and forests and is perfect for crosscountry skiing, but also have some decent areas for alpine skiing.

Steinar Nilsen or Riitta Pelli-Nilsen purchased this apartment in 2010


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sande i Vestfold in Holmestrand

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern, tiled bathroom with heated floor. Dimmable spotlights.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , High ceiling
  • 2 extra mattresses provided for additional guest(s)
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Pit
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
4th floor with elevator directly from parking garage.


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Luxury penthouse with magnificent bay view by the Oslofjord
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Holladay, Utah

Absolutely beautiful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I would just like to say how much I appreciate Steinar and Riitta for a wonderful experience in Norway. Your home is absolutely beautiful and everything about our stay was awesome! Steinar has been incredible with his communication style, making every questioned we had answered. His hospitality was so nice, and we truly appreciate you for making our trip so special. We definitely would like to come back and stay at your property! You are an example of how VRBO vacations should be. Thank you again for everything!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is in a delightful location on the edge of a fjord. The overall development is not complete and there are on-going building works but these were non-intrusive and did not spoil our stay. The flat was, in fact, very quiet and, if that's what visitors want, then it's fine. If they are looking for entertainment, etc, in the immediate vicinity, then they are at the wrong place! There is a Sports Bar (which we did not visit) and a very well-stocked supermarket. In better weather than we had, visitors could make use of the small man-made beach and, with courage, swim in the fjord! (it's VERY cold).

We were two couples and, in all honesty, the flat is not really suitable for two couples: there is only one 'family' bathroom (hence only one toilet) and the second bedroom is very small with no wardrobe, shelving or surfaces. Our friends had that room and they had to keep all their belongings, etc, in the under-bed drawers. It would be absolutely fine for a family unit of parents and up to 2 children, IF the children were small or of the same gender if older (i.e. they would be sharing the small room). Another thought would be to rearrange the beds in the smaller room so that a small cupboard and/or some short of shelf/surface could be fixed.

The open plan living and kitchen area is spacious and beautifully furnished and the whole place is spotlessly clean. The kitchen has every utensil you could dream of but would benefit from a small supply of tea towels - there was only one which we had to keep washing and drying throughout the week. We went to the small on-site supermarket to buy more but they didn't sell them. The flat would also benefit from a tumble dryer.

We would certainly go back as just one couple but not as two couples.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The water temperature in the bay is indeed a bit cold in May, but it heats quickly during the Summer months and one should expect temperatures around or even higher than 20 degrees C in July/August. It is a bit unfortunate with the ongoing construction works, however the builder is pretty considerate in making his best efforts not to disturb the other residents. In the end, the ongoing expansion will make the area even more attractive than it already is. The smaller bedroom is equipped with 4 large under-bed drawers intended for our guest's clothing. Unfortunately, we did not find space for a tumble dryer, but the apartment has a dryer-rack for the laundry.
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Great stay and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We chose the apartment because of its proximity to Holmestrand so we cannot comment on any particular activities nearby. However, the apartment was as described and has a great view to the fjord which is even more nicer if the sun shines which in October is unfortunately not very common. Steinar was very helpful in providing arrival and other useful information and check in/out was easy and comfortable. We would certainly stay again here – you have everything you need close by including a parking slot in the underground garage which is great. Just to note that there are constructions works nearby as the area of flats is apparently being expanded - it was not a Problem and we had no issues with noise or mud. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment and holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We found this an excellent apartment for combining a relaxed outdoor holiday in beautiful countryside with visits to Oslo’s cultural, dining and maritime scene.

Very well equipped, comfortable and attractively decorated on a nautical theme, we especially liked the large dining table – good for spreading out maps - kitchen area with plenty of room and cosy sofa by the window with stunning views of Sandebukta. Details such as a thermos flask, candles and outdoor rugs were appreciated. The apartment has good Wi- Fi access.

The Co-op supermarket is a few minutes’ drive away (or you can walk from the apartment on the footpaths) and has all basic requirements.

The area immediately around the apartment is ideal for rambling, picnicking and just watching the marina activities with easily accessible board walks, jetties, mini beaches and wooded headlands to explore. (Take a picnic to the flat rocks at the secluded end of the fjord) Above the fjord there are beautiful forest and lakeside walks near the village of Hof.

Holmestrand and Horton are fascinating ports with lots to see and do.

Sande has a good train service to Oslo as an alternative to driving in and the Ostbanehallen at Oslo station has great cafes and food shops. We took the ferry to Bygdoy where the highlight for us was going aboard polar ship Fram in the brilliant Fram Museum.

The process of booking our holiday was very straightforward and Steinar was always available via text and email, (thanks in particular for the live traffic tips when we were held up on the E18!), welcomed us to the apartment and gave us great info on local walks.

We would thoroughly recommend this apartment when visiting this lovely area of Norway and look forward to coming again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trip to apartment in Sande

  • 4 of 5

A good clean & compact apartment for self-catering, with a fantastic view of the bay. Recommended for local sightseeing & we were surprised how easy it was getting to Oslo & back again in an evening with the car.

On our short visit Steinar showed us kind hospitality, we were greeted upon our arrival & we shared good communication during the months prior to our arrival by phone & email who gave us good advise. The owners kindly let us use their Bikes - there are some fantastic scenic cycle routes from the doorstep but seen as this is Norway some parts were quite challenging with hills in places but it was worth it.

We recommend this place & it would be a pleasure to return.

Thank you to the Nilsen family.

With kindest Regards,



  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

very nice stay in a very nice appartement

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
113 Kilometres
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Seilet Sportsbar
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Sande Golfklubb (9 hole)
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
E18 Hanekleiva
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Seilet Sportsbar
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Local Beach
Car: recommended

This modern apartment is located in a new sea front development overlooking Sande Bay, a branch of the Oslofjord. Directly from the adjacent marina you have access to the fjord whether you would like to go fishing, sailing, swimming or just for a nice walk along the coastal path. Sande is a small community located North in the beautiful county of Vestfold. With it's central location, the coastal cities in Vestfold and the larger cities Drammen and Oslo are well in reach for a day trip or just a few hours of shopping or sightseeing.

Vestfold is well known for it's beautiful 980 km long coast line with more than 1000 islands making it an ideal destination for all kinds of water activities. The county is also known for it's viking heritage with the highest concentration of monumental burials in Viking Scandinavia. Vestfold's viking sites have recently been included on UNESCO's Tentative List intended for nomination as a World Heritage Site.

Other Activities: Ice fishing, sea kayaking, boat rental

Golf: Within 20 kms driving distance, you can choose between 3 golf courses: Skoger (18-hole, Jeremy Turner PAR 71), Solum (18-hole) and Sande (9-hole). They all accept guest players.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sande i Vestfold, Oslofjord

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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