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Charming, Affordable Flat by Edge of Quiet Park in Central Oslo

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Downstairs apartment has afternoon sun and view to park.

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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oslo apartment description

A RARE OPPURTUNITY: Pleasant modern 2 room downstairs apartment in beautiful building from 1897 located in very quiet area, right on top of the St.Hanshaugen Park (north-central) with direct views to this lovely park (no buildings opposite). From top of this park (3 mins. walk) you can view the Royal Palace, most of Oslo and the fjord. Fully equipped and furnished apartment. Under floor central heating. Wood burning stove. Air condition. WiFi/Internet. 50 sqm, 2 large rooms, both with sofa beds. One extra single bed can be provided. Bed linens and towels provided. One room has kitchen area, the other dining table. Comfortable modern bathroom with shower and toilet. Small garden (morning coffee at sunrise). Hardly any parking problems. This os a downstairs section of the owners’ apartment above and has its own entrance, with the park across the quiet one-way road. Good shops and cafés near by. This is central Oslo's highest point, located in Geitmyrsveien 31B, about 15-20 minutes walk to the city centre and 10 minutes walk to Oslo University Hospital. City maps provided in the apartment.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 50 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Single bed can be installed for 5th person when needed here....moreless

  • Two large bedrooms/sitting rooms with double sofa beds, one with kitchen/ensuite bathroom All rooms are very quiet. An additional single bed can be installed for a 5th person when needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bathroom with comfortable underfloor heating year round...moreless

  • Bathroom has wash basin, large shower and toilet.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    English, German and Norwegian fiction and non-fiction literature....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Budget
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking on street outside....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Nearest golf course at Bogstad 10 miles away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small garden around the house....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts at the Vigeland Sculpture park 2 miles away....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring
Jan 9 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£100
£600 £2,000
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

£700 £2,000
Autumn/Winter 2015
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
£100
£600 £2,000
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

£700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Oslo Airport Gardermoen
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Collett’s Café or Underwater Pub (opera Tues/Thurs
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Tjuvholmen; Colorline to Denmark and Germany
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Bogstad
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Oslo Central Station
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Ring 3 motorway
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Pascal, Schröder, SmalHans or Arte Pazza
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Holmenkollen, Frognerseteren
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Tjuvholmen Oslo Centre or Huk Bygdøy

Car: Not Necessary

From the park right outside the apartment one has a panoramic view of Oslo, the fjord, the Holmenkollen ski jump and the wooded hills surrounding the city. During winter there is only a short trip to an eldorado for cross country- snow board or down hill skiers.

During summer you can just hang out in the popular park (it has an open air café), enjoy numerous good restaurants (Collets Cafe, Arte Pazza, Pascal, SmalHans, Schröder or the unusual Underwater Pub, where you can enjoy live opera on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings), Alternatively you can walk to the city centre in 15 - 20 minutes.(Also bus no. 21 and 37). From the city centre (in front of the Town Hall) you can take a short ferry trip to the Viking Ships Museum, the Folk Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum at Bygdøy. Or go swimming in the new fashionable centre of town at Tjuvholmen or at Bygdøy’s popular beach Huk. Or you could go out to one of the islands for swimming or sightseeing. Oslo has many museums (Astrup Fearnley, Edvard Munch, National Gallery, Gustav Vigeland Park & Museum etc) in its centre. The city has quite a hectic nightlife with bars, music clubs and restaurants to cater for any taste. And during the summer there is only a few hours of darkness. Temperatures in summer vary between 16 to 22 but can reach 30 degrees centigrades. During winter temperatures vary between plus 4 to minus 15 centigrades.

Golf: The nearest golf course is situated at BOGSTAD, an estimated 7 km drive away (north west – Ankerveien 127). The Oslo Golf Club here is the oldest in Norway, established 1924 in an undulating parkland set on the banks of Lake Bogstad which borders the layout on two sides. The location is charming with generous fairways with some doglegs and plenty of trees which will only occasionally come into play after a wayward drive. The course was extensively renovated i 2009 by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates, which included fairway and green drainage works and improved playing surfaces.

Tel. 0047 225 10560. Booking in advance is advised.

Ski: SKIING and SNOWBOARDING in Tryvann – 5 km drive away north or direct tram. Tryvann Vinterpark has a ski market share of more than 60% in the Oslo area and is the sixth largest ski resort in Norway measured by lift ticket sales, hosting close to 220.000 visitors per season. Two modern quad chairs provide uplift and there's a well featured terrain park. The normal season stretches from the beginning of December to mid-April with most of the runs covered by snowmaking open for night skiing to 10pm most of the season. Tryvann has direct access to 14 individual pistes, served by 6 ski lifts, a capacity of 10,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour. Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate from November to April. Oslo airport within one hour’s drive, (or direct tram/airport express) so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Tryvann are perfectly feasible. All levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert, well-catered for. Highly rated by Snowboarders

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: I was born 1947, and trained as graphic designer in London, worked as designer, writer and film critic in Norway. Stayed with my family in Italy and South Africa for some years and then took early retirement. I am now enjoying traveling and working with real estate development. When this Oslo property is rented out, I myself usually stay in an other apartment above. This means I am seldom far away should you need any assistance.

Why the Owner Chose Oslo:
The house sits high on a hill overlooking a lovely park. I was always attracted to this house and area for many years. Then came the opportunity to purchase. When I bought the apartment more than 25 years ago, I immediately connected to it. I felt I was 'home'. It is always like that with homes; it’s either love at first sight or there is no connection at all. This apartment is a perfect shelter, a place where you can relax completely. You image you are in the country, yet you are in the middle of a city. My three sons have grown up here. Recently the facade went through a major restoration and most of the original details are in place. This apartment still has the original lay out, and although it has modern appliances throughout, it has hardly been altered since it was built in 1897. It is filled with lots of artefacts, prints, sculptures and antiques.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Through the years I have introduced some architectual salvage into the apartment; intarsia doors, among other things. These items do not contrast, but complement the apartment, so does the comprehensive video library, and films can be watched on a giant cinema screen. And in the morning you can bring your coffee with you out on the other side. In winter you can enjoy a drink in front of the roaring fire in the living room. I can never see myself giving this apartment up for another.


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Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian

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Photos

  • Downstairs apartment has afternoon sun and view to park.

    Downstairs apartment has afternoon sun and view to park.

  • In winter you can usually ski right outside the house.

    In winter you can usually ski right outside the house.

  • Through a little hall you reach the first of the two large rooms

    Through a little hall you reach the first of the two large rooms

  • The 1st room doubles as a dining room and bedroom. It also has a work area.

    The 1st room doubles as a dining room and bedroom. It also has a work area.

  • Sitting room has double sofabed plus extra single bed can be installed if needed

    Sitting room has double sofabed plus extra single bed can be installed if needed

  • Sitting room has kitchen area and access bathroom

    Sitting room has kitchen area and access bathroom

  • You will sleep very well downstairs!

    You will sleep very well downstairs!

  • Ancient Nordic god Thor with Hammer on the wall protects you against the Trolls

    Ancient Nordic god Thor with Hammer on the wall protects you against the Trolls

  • Modern bathroom with toilet, shower,  washbasin. Comfortable underfloor heating

    Modern bathroom with toilet, shower, washbasin. Comfortable underfloor heating

  • Modern bathroom with toilet, shower,  washbasin. Comfortable underfloor heating.

    Modern bathroom with toilet, shower, washbasin. Comfortable underfloor heating.

  • Afternoon view of park outside, winter.

    Afternoon view of park outside, winter.

  • View from the park during winter

    View from the park during winter

  • Downstairs flat below ground floor, view to quiet street and beautiful park.

    Downstairs flat below ground floor, view to quiet street and beautiful park.

  • Own entrance downstairs to hall and 2 large rooms with kitchen and bathroom.

    Own entrance downstairs to hall and 2 large rooms with kitchen and bathroom.

  • 1st room has dining table, work area and double sofa bed. 2nd room to the left.

    1st room has dining table, work area and double sofa bed. 2nd room to the left.

  • 1st bedroom has double sofabed but is also a dining room and work area.

    1st bedroom has double sofabed but is also a dining room and work area.

  • 2nd bedroom/sitting room has big cinema screen and projector for film viewing

    2nd bedroom/sitting room has big cinema screen and projector for film viewing

  • 2nd sitting room/bedroom looking through to first room.

    2nd sitting room/bedroom looking through to first room.

  • With wood burning stove, underfloor heating and aircon you’ll be comfortable!

    With wood burning stove, underfloor heating and aircon you’ll be comfortable!

  • Old intarsia doors are sculptures in their own right.

    Old intarsia doors are sculptures in their own right.

  • Modern bathroom with toilet, shower,  washbasin. Comfortable underfloor heating.

    Modern bathroom with toilet, shower, washbasin. Comfortable underfloor heating.

  • Enjoy lovely park right outside the apartment. From here you can see all of Oslo

    Enjoy lovely park right outside the apartment. From here you can see all of Oslo

  • Morning view of park outside, summer.

    Morning view of park outside, summer.

  • House on the hill: Central Oslo’s highest point – tranquil yet almost downtown.

    House on the hill: Central Oslo’s highest point – tranquil yet almost downtown.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/19/2015
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