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Swedish House, Hand Built in 1907 by Axel Sandstrom

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Peaceful! Surrounded by woods, babbling brook in the back. Tom Knapp photo.

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Last updated: 08/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bandon house description

This unique, quirky, happy old house has been decorated Swedish style in honor of the builder, Axel Sandstrom. Axel was a Swedish sailor who, in 1907, wrecked his ship on the Coquille River bar, swam ashore, and built this and several other homes, raising his family here. He signed up for the local coast guard and became a valued member of the community. His picture and a picture of the house when it was new hang in the dining room.

We have fenced in the front and back yards to contain your children and furry friends. Surrounded on three sides by alder and white cedar woods, the back yard is a great place to sit, relax, sunbathe and birdwatch. We're back from the ocean a couple of miles, so we're warmer and less foggy than the beach itself.

The beds are all very cozy, with high thread count sheets, so you have a good excuse for sleeping in! At the Swedish House, time has a way of becoming unimportant.

Keywords: House, bunkhouse, saltbox, Swedish

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            no pet deposit and no size/weight limit. We love doggies (cats are o.k., too)....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            toys and games are stocked in the house. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            please smoke outside...moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed

            ...moreless

          • Sunroom

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Queen is a cupboard bed with memory foam topper....moreless

          • King size beds (1) in an upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) in room with a twin bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) one downstairs, one in the double-bed room upstairs, Child Beds (1) toddler bed which can be moved to any room, Baby Cribs (1) portable pack-n-play with sheets...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Ensuite with king sized bed room...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Downstairs bathroom...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Starter packets of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, creamer, sugar...moreless

          • Dining:

            Please ask manager if you need the highchair....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            service for 8 people...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            everything you need!...moreless

          • Stove:

            flat glass burners...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            fluffy, white... ask manager for additional towels if you need them!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            sheets are on beds, and replacement sheets in underbed boxes....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            available... please ask manager to let you in laundry room :)...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric oil heaters in most rooms, wood stove downstairs....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            also available... please ask to be let into laundry room....moreless

          • Living Room:

            has couch, easy chair, and side chair, with cable t.v....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            room enough to turn a 30 foot rig...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            firewood and kindling provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            enough room for up to 12 cars...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            room for a dozen cars!...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We now have 4 historic homes in a row with beautiful grounds... perfect for wedding or family reunion events. Call me! Chris Alexander 541-404-1795...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Fenced yard for kids and doggies. May be muddy in winter....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    enclosed sunroom is nice on a rainy day! ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Several golf courses nearby...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        view of the Coquille River from upstairs...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Zoo
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Shelling
                      • Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Antiquing
                      • Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.5
                      from 21 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      august
                      Jul 31 - Aug 28, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $161 $197
                      Fri, Sat
                      labor day
                      Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $134 $216
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      september
                      Sep 5 - Sep 29, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $134 $163
                      Fri, Sat
                      early october
                      Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $144 $175
                      Fri, Sat
                      columbus day
                      Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $144 $192
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      late october
                      Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $144 $175
                      Fri, Sat
                      thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $156
                      december
                      Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $108 $132
                      Fri, Sat
                      christmas
                      Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $156

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • one-time cleaning $55
                      • Taxes Included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/11/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      North Bend
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 101
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Bullard's Beach State Park
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      McKee's Pub
                      180 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Willamette Pass
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Bandon Dunes Resort
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lots of good restaurants in town

                      Car: Recommended

                      Allow me to recommend a delightful day of activities in the Bandon area!

                      First, find some way to get out of bed and get dressed. I suggest tennis shoes or boots and a jacket with a hood.

                      Make the 5 minute drive into Old Town Bandon and have breakfast at the Minute Cafe, which is a local landmark from the 1930's. Locals eat here, and it has an old-timey flavor. While you're waiting for your hashbrowns and bacon, call Bandon Beach Riding Stables (541-347-3423) to make a sunset horseback ride reservation.

                      Done with breakfast? Enjoy an easterly stroll down the street, pop into the book store, the home dec stores, art gallery... but don't miss Coastal Mist Chocolates! They hand-make tiny, exotic, exquisite chocolates TO DIE FOR. I'm not even a chocoholic but I'm crazy about their confections!

                      You'll stroll east, past the Visitor Center. Stop in, sign the guest book, and get a map of Bullard's Beach State Park (you'll need it for later). Ask them what hours the lighthouse is open. And ask if the art glass place up the road is blowing glass today... it's so fun to watch!

                      Continue east, cross the highway to Brewed Awakenings and put in your order for box lunches to be retrieved at noon (I know you're full of bacon and chocolate right now, but that won't last long!).

                      You'll see the Bandon Historical Society on 101 a block away... they ask for a small entrance fee, but it's well worth it. You'll see amazing pictures of Bandon the way it was before the big fire in 1936, and lots of cool household artifacts, guns and military paraphernalia.

                      Stroll east past the quilt shop (let mom look for a minute), then pop into the new Face Rock Creamery for Seth's sourdough and a hunk of cheese for later.

                      It's noon... go back and get your box lunches and hop back in the car. You're off to Bullard's Beach State Park which is north of town across the Coquille River.

                      At the State Park, ask the ranger where the Bullard's family cemetery is (the trail isn't marked, but it's back by the dumping station... rangers don't always know exactly where it is, so here you have a chance for an adventure!).

                      There's a play structure for the kids in case they're still squirrelly from the museum visit. Head on out to the light house, which should be open from 11 to 5 on Fridays and weekend days. If you climb out on the jetty, remember that the ocean claims a tourist or two every year. If it looks scary, that's because it's dangerous.

                      By now you are hungry... get out your picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery :) Don't forget to look for Japanese tsunami debris in the driftwood piles. Even a common water bottle might have Japanese writing on it. None of it is radioactive.

                      Now is a good time for a nap back at the Swedish House, that's what I would do!

                      Up from your nap, have some coffee or tea and some of your bread and cheese, put on your WARM clothing, layers and hats and gloves if you have them. The beach is windy in the evening. Now it's time to check in at the Riding Stable, which is through town, make a right on 11th, almost to the end of the road, left on Beach Loop and go until you see the sign on the left. The horses are very pleasant, anyone can ride them!

                      After your awesome beach ride, I think you should go have chinese food in town at the Asian Garden on Hwy 101. The prices are great, platters are huge, and you can hear the cooks back in the kitchen speaking Mandarin (or Cantonese?).

                      Now you are exhausted and stuffed... go to bed and sweet dreams!

                      For a different day full of adventure in Bandon, look at the Norwegian House vrbo listing page!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About the owner: I am a 56 year old grandmother of 5 boys, interested in home renovation, gardening, decorating, knitting, sewing, and making things by hand. My great grandfather was a reindeer-herding Saami (Lapplander) and I'm also of regular Swedish, Irish, Norwegian, American Indian, Italian, and English descent.

                      Why the Owner Chose Bandon:
                      My favorite part about Bandon is the climate! The air is so fresh, almost never too hot or too cold. The people are friendly, there's plenty of nature, and of course, the beach walks!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I enjoy watching the morning sun filtering through the trees, the sounds of the birds, and the sound of the babbling creek just beyond the backyard fence. We've added a clothesline, not so much to dry sheets, but so we can watch them flap in the breeze!


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                      Speaks: french, swedish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Peaceful! Surrounded by woods, babbling brook in the back. Tom Knapp photo.

                        Peaceful! Surrounded by woods, babbling brook in the back. Tom Knapp photo.

                      • Another view of the king sized bed upstairs, also has ensuite bathroom.

                        Another view of the king sized bed upstairs, also has ensuite bathroom.

                      • Tiny kitchen but it works well. We've had 5 people cooking in here at once :)

                        Tiny kitchen but it works well. We've had 5 people cooking in here at once :)

                      • Cozy spot to read by the fire.

                        Cozy spot to read by the fire.

                      • Upstairs ensuite bathroom

                        Upstairs ensuite bathroom

                      • Dining room table has extra leafs and extra chairs are hanging on the wall :)

                        Dining room table has extra leafs and extra chairs are hanging on the wall :)

                      • Front hall view into woodstove room.

                        Front hall view into woodstove room.

                      • Wood walls, wood floor, cable t.v... very comfy.

                        Wood walls, wood floor, cable t.v... very comfy.

                      • The heart of the home, the woodstove room. Kindling and firewood are provided :)

                        The heart of the home, the woodstove room. Kindling and firewood are provided :)

                      • King bed with down comforter in duvet cover, high thread count sheets ...SO cozy

                        King bed with down comforter in duvet cover, high thread count sheets ...SO cozy

                      • Walk over to the dock and enjoy the sunset over the Coquille River!

                        Walk over to the dock and enjoy the sunset over the Coquille River!

                      • Back sunporch is a warm spot to hang out. Photo by Tom Knapp

                        Back sunporch is a warm spot to hang out. Photo by Tom Knapp

                      • My favorite room... you can hear the creek and see stars at night.

                        My favorite room... you can hear the creek and see stars at night.

                      • comfy livingroom for watching movies. Photo by Tom Knapp

                        comfy livingroom for watching movies. Photo by Tom Knapp

                      • King sized bed, up the stairs and make a right

                        King sized bed, up the stairs and make a right

                      • Little tiny downstairs bedroom... hear the creek and see the stars at night!

                        Little tiny downstairs bedroom... hear the creek and see the stars at night!

                      • Have you ever slept in a Swedish-style cupboard bed? Very snuggly!

                        Have you ever slept in a Swedish-style cupboard bed? Very snuggly!

                      • The southern exposure sunroom is a great place to read or paint.

                        The southern exposure sunroom is a great place to read or paint.

                      • Little hand painted Dalarna Horse shows you the way!

                        Little hand painted Dalarna Horse shows you the way!

                      • Another view of the bedroom downstaitrs... bathroom right next to it.

                        Another view of the bedroom downstaitrs... bathroom right next to it.

                      VRBO #250909

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

                      $108 - $216 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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