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Large, Charming 1890s Flat, Veranda, Edge of Park in Central Oslo

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Apartement has afternoon sun and view to park

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Oslo apartment description

A RARE OPPURTUNITY: Light, pleasant and elegantly furnished Victorian apartment 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 nicely furnished apartment with many antiques, piano, paintings, sculptures etc. Central heating. Fireplace. WiFi/Internet and cable television. Approx 180 sqm, 2 large and one small bedroom (formerly maid’s room), 2 bathrooms (one ensuite to the master bedroom with tub/shower/bidét), large dining room and lounge with grand fireplace, large balcony facing the lovely St.Hans park (west). Bed linens and towels provided. Cosy old-fashioned kitchen with all modern equipment. Tea and coffee provided. Scullery. Separate laundry-room with dryer. Kitchen entrance and main entrance from the east side. Small garden (morning coffee at sunrise). Hardly any parking problems. The apartment is on a high level ground floor, 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
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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              • Two large bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom facing north, the other bedroom facing north and west. One small bedroom facing east (formely maid’s room) with wash basin. This bedroom also has an additional «loft» suitable for one or two children 6 and older. All rooms are very quiet....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Two bathrooms, one ensuite behind master bedroom with bathtub/shower, toilet, wash basin and bidet. Other bathroom with entrance from hall with wash basin, toilet and shower....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Extensive library of English, German and Norwegian fiction and non-fiction literature....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Piano
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Luxury
              • 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 12 people

              General

              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking On Street
              • Security System
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

              • Binoculars
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Small garden around the house....moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                A pleasant, fairly large veranda facing the quiet park (west) where you can take the sun all afternoon and evening....moreless

              • Tennis:

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

              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 20 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Autumn/Winter
                  Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  £168
                  £1,170 £4,000
                  Christmas/New Years
                  Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,400
                  Winter/Spring
                  Jan 9 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £168
                  £1,170 £4,000
                  Summer
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,170 £4,000
                  Autumn/Winter 2015
                  Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £168
                  £1,170 £4,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  There might be an additional fee if the party consists of more than 5 adult guests.

                  Please note that during JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS’ there is a MINIMUM ONE WEEK STAY. One third of the total rate is paid by bank transfer (you can easily do this yourself through your internet banking) at the point of booking, and two thirds six weeks before arrival


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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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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 below. 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 for wardrobe, old glass stained windows for kitchen cupboard among other things. These items do not contrast, but complement the apartment, so does the comprehensive library, consisting mainly of English books. One guest even complained that he couldn’t get himself out of the apartment enough because he got so engrossed in the books! But you don’t really have to go very far; on a sunny afternoon a stay on the veranda is total bliss... 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

                  • Apartement has afternoon sun and view to park

                    Apartement has afternoon sun and view to park

                  • Master bedroom w/ en suite bath, tub, bidét, wc

                    Master bedroom w/ en suite bath, tub, bidét, wc

                  • Plan apartment ca 180 sqm, veranda facing west

                    Plan apartment ca 180 sqm, veranda facing west

                  • Sitting room, entrance to veranda and dining room

                    Sitting room, entrance to veranda and dining room

                  • Large veranda facing west

                    Large veranda facing west

                  • View of dining room with park outside

                    View of dining room with park outside

                  • Afternoon view of park outside, winter

                    Afternoon view of park outside, winter

                  • Ground floor,view to quiet street and park

                    Ground floor,view to quiet street and park

                  • «Hunting Trophy» by Ola Enstad. Doors by Arneberg

                    «Hunting Trophy» by Ola Enstad. Doors by Arneberg

                  • View from the park during winter

                    View from the park during winter

                  • View from sitting room to dining room

                    View from sitting room to dining room

                  • Sculptures and lanterns in dining room

                    Sculptures and lanterns in dining room

                  • In winter you can ski right outside the house

                    In winter you can ski right outside the house

                  • Old fashioned kitchen with all modern appliances

                    Old fashioned kitchen with all modern appliances

                  • Sitting room / library with fireplace

                    Sitting room / library with fireplace

                  • Enjoy the park right outside the apartment

                    Enjoy the park right outside the apartment

                  • 2nd bedroom towards park and quiet street

                    2nd bedroom towards park and quiet street

                  • Ensuite bathroom: washbasin, toilet, bidét, tub

                    Ensuite bathroom: washbasin, toilet, bidét, tub

                  • Morning view of park outside, summer

                    Morning view of park outside, summer

                  • Watch out for Santa at Christmas-time!

                    Watch out for Santa at Christmas-time!

                  • It’s like turning the clock back walking in...

                    It’s like turning the clock back walking in...

                  • View of dining room

                    View of dining room

                  • Dining room; sitting room left, 2nd bedroom right

                    Dining room; sitting room left, 2nd bedroom right

                  • Sculpture of a Chinese, Hall

                    Sculpture of a Chinese, Hall

                  £167 - £200 per night (GBP)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
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