We had the most amazing time in Markus’ place. It is equipped so well with everything you need and is a great size! Everything is so comfortable and lovely. The hot tub was amazing and the view is absolutely spectacular. The landscape was covered in snow while we were there which made for the most fantastic Christmas! Our friends are already asked where we stayed and we hope to be back soon!!
Very peaceful location, lots of lovely walks from the house, several beaches (mostly small, but deserted) within easy walking distance. Water temperature as expected but crystal clear waters, very good for swimming. The house is in a lovely setting, with granite boulders literally rising out of the decking. It is surrounded by trees but still has a sunny aspect. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and answered any questions we had quickly. The town itself is an interesting mixture - the port area stands alone and is charming in its own way. The boat to Sandhamn is a nice, easy day excursion (and in fact we went twice). There is a more modern part south of the main road which seems a little out of character with the area, north of the main road however is the village proper and it oozes charm as you wander its quiet streets. The jewel is of course the bakery - the baked goods themselves are nice, but it is the lunches I went back for more often. Very reasonably priced by any standard and delicious. One thing to note is that the ICE in town is quite expensive and not that well stocked, by supermarket standards. It was our first pit stop and is absolutely fine for day to day groceries but we found it preferable to buy provisions near Gustavsberg where the selection is vast, prices cheaper and quality good (there is also a Systembolaget there which is the closest to the house).