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Lovely Luxury Farmhouse 'Kaakberg' in the Countryside Near Amsterdam

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Farmhouse Kaakberg, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bath, 2 Sofa beds (Sleeps 4-6)

'Have you ever slept in a Kaakberg? It is a typical building in this area, in the past used for hay. Country & Lake is an ideal place for your vacation in The Netherlands! Our house is beautiful located in the countryside at the IJsselmeerdijk very near Edam, an old 'cheese' town. We rent this property with lots of windows with open views into the countryside. Read the guestbook to learn from previous guests!

The house has a lot of space with three floors (living/diningroom and kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom with bathtub) and a view over the lake. Oak floors, beautiful designed, fine linens and most important: location, location, location!

You will have the use of the relaxing space with a sauna, and fitness equipment (Bowflex Power Pro ). Outside on the terrace is a (Sundance) Spa. You can also use one of the other terraces upstairs too to eat and relax. There's a place to park your car, the area is very safe. There's a laundryroom with washingmachine, dryer and possibilities to iron. In the same space there's a computer for the guests to use to pick up or write emails. Or you can work WiFi in your room. You will have your own free entrance.

It's a very beautiful place for writing, reading a good book (books available too in different languages!) and there are lots of opportunities to explore the countryside by foot, bicycle or boat. Besides Edam & A'dam there are a lot of interesting places nearby. You can also make daytrips to the Northsea & the bulbfields (April).

There is a little beach, over the dike where you can swim in the summer in the lake. The nearest public transportation is 3 miles (Edam), but we provide bikes for the guests.

See and read more on our website! And read the independent GUESTBOOK with experiences from travelers.

Keywords: Vacation House Farm House

More Details

Owner
Saskia Huisink-Janse
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Saskia Huisink-Janse

Mostly you will be in contact with me (Saskia), since my husband doesn't like computers at all. I live with my husband Onny in this house already more than 23 years. My husband is director and I am the playwright. The vacation rental is something we do beside this. We love to be in contact with people from all over the world and help them to explore the Netherlands. We love to travel ourselves too, as this picture shows, taken in 2009 in Sedona.

Saskia Huisink-Janse purchased this farmhouse in 1988

Why Saskia Huisink-Janse chose Netherlands

We rent a part of our house since 1998, because our daughter flew out to live on her own and our theatre got a beautiful new house in Edam, so we could move the office and atelier. Our private house was suddenly large for the two of us, so we decided to do something more with it to be able to maintain this beautiful place where we live and to share it with other people.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our house is situated in a beautiful, still quiet area in the Netherlands. Near Amsterdam and next to the lake. If you like to be in the countryside, but you don't want to miss Amsterdam with its interesting musea, canals and architecture, come and stay here. If you want to find out that the Netherlands is a beautiful country and has a lot more interesting things to offer than marihuana and the red light district, please come to our place and we can tell you all about it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Danke, danke, danke! Ein traumhaftes Ambiente in wunderschöner Landschaft!

Vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft!

Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

Gruß
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Warder Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , wash tub wide
    Bathroom/ sauna room - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , toilet in hall, wash tub in room. Outdoor shower sunmmer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Upstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 180 x 200 cm
    Bedroom downstairs - 2 twin/ single , 2 x 90 x 210 cm, can be put together
    Sofa beds - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) 180 x 200 cm upstairs 2 x 90 x 210 Downstairs Child Beds (1) till about 4 years old, Camping bed (1), till about two years old, plus linens, etc. 2 sofa beds in the living room 111 x 194 cm, 70 x 190
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Books & Magazines, Spa, Fitness, Laundry room, Hair dryer, 2 bikes for the guests, Fast Internet Access(WiFi), amenities like soap, shower and bath gel, body lotion and tissues.

Reviews

Enjoying the morning and improving weather on the deck at Country and Lake

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 7, 2005

This bear couldn’t believe what a nice find Country and Lake was! Located just outside the charming village of Edam, Country and Lake sits across the street from the beach and is surrounded by open farms. The friendly hosts write and direct plays in nearby Edam and are becoming well known around the world. They have been to Sundance by invitation of Robert Redford himself and have taken their work to Broadway and many other major cities around the US, Caribbean, and Europe. You will want to schedule plenty of time to get to know them better. Both apartments are very nice. This bear and his friends loved them both, and felt right at home in the open surroundings. All possible amenities are offered, and then some, such as the use of bikes – the preferred mode of transportation for many Hollanders. Nearby Edam is a real jewel. It's that little quaint European village you always dreamed of but maybe never found. Edam celebrates 650 years 'City Rights' in 2007. There will be festivities all over then. Today it appears to have lost none of its original charm. Well known for the cheese it exports, Edam is a place to get lost in for several relaxing days. Parking is easy in Edam, or use the bikes and be there just about as quickly. You can catch a nice bus at Edam and find yourself in Amsterdam in less than half an hour. It’s so easy, and you can transfer to the trams and quickly make your way anywhere in Amsterdam, such as the Van Gogh Museum. If you fly into Amsterdam and rent a car, you’ll find the drive to Country and Lake short and easy. Country and Lake is a great place to stay in Holland. You’ll feel welcome and right at home, can relax in the quiet surroundings, and yet spend all the time in Amsterdam or touring the surrounding countryside you want. Signed, VRBO Bear

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Lovely Luxury Farmhouse 'Kaakberg' in the Countryside Near Amsterdam
average rating of 4.887097 based on 69 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Exceeding expectations....

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing two weeks in the Country and Lake apartment - and we don't say that lightly since we travel with two small children (twin boys of 2 years old).... The actualy apartment, amentities and surroundings surpassed any expectations we had based on the descriptions on the Internet. The apartment is beautiful, clean, tastfully decorated (including beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers), and the view (typical Dutch) is magnificent. Many of the days we were there, we just stayed "home", with the kids playing in the big garden (including sandbox), and us, adults, enjoying the quiet and the view. Or we hopped over the dyke to play on the beach. Or we rode our bikes along the dyke to the quaint little town Edam. One of the days we went to Amsterdam to visit the zoo (Artis) and this was only a 40-minutes drive.

Saskia and Onny were wonderful hosts and they helped us make the apartment child-friendly (they had two cribs for us available, put up a gate on top of the stairs, and even lent us some toys for the boys!).

We were/are so pleased with our stay at the Country and Lake that we are considering coming back there for next year's vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Saskia and Onny were the absolute best hosts and new found friends.

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT place to stay near Amsterdam. Only 20 min into the city but with all the other local attractions, you won't go into town very often.

Thank you both for a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chuck and Julie, it was such a pleasure to host you. See you in Palm Springs in January! Onny and Saskia
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Schönes Haus mit tollen Ausblick

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr schön und liebevoll eingerichtet.Die Ausstattung ist gut und es fehlt an nichts, wobei nicht mehr alles ganz neu ist. Das obere Schlafzimmer mit dem Blick auf die weiten Felder mit Kühen, Pferden und Schafen auf der einen Seiten und mit Blick auf das Meer zu anderen Seite ist echt Super! Die Terrasse mit Garten und Whirlpool laden zum relaxen ein! Der Wohlfühlfaktor ist sehr hoch, das kann auch die eine oder andere Spinne nicht mindern. In der Umgebung kann man schöne Fahrradausflüge machen und das nahe gelegene Edam ist auch sehr nett mit guten Möglichkeiten Essen zu gehen oder einzukaufen. Auch Ausflüge nach Amsterdam oder auf die andere Küstenseite sind aufgrund der geringen Entfernung lohnenswert. Saskia und Onny sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir hatten sehr schöne, entspannende Tage und würden jederzeit wieder kommen!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Fam. Bickl für die schöne review! Wir haben noh eine Frage. haben Sie vielleicht ein Panasonic cameralader vergessen? Bitte schreiben Sie uns, dann kann ich es zurück schicken.
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5

Erholsame Tage

  • 5 of 5

Wir, 3 Erwachsene (Ehepaar und Oma) und 3 kleinere Kinder, haben ein wundervolles verlängertes Wochenende am Markermeer verbracht. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigen könnte, es ist sauber und sehr stilvoll eingerichtet. Ankommen und wohlfühlen, den Blick über die Felder schweifen lassen und Tiere beobachten, ein gemütlicher Saunagang und die Entspannung setzt sofort ein. Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern ist überaus freundlich. Edam und Alkmaar sind tolle Ziele in der Nähe und einen Ausflug wert. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und allen ist der Abschied schwer gefallen. Vielen Dank.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Review! Wir wilkommen Sie gerne wieder, Saskia und Onny
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5

The perfect getaway from the city

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely, quiet and snowy long weekend at the kaakberg with our twin babies. The house was perfectly comfortable and set up well for making meals, relaxing in the sauna & spa or just admiring the beautiful countryside views from every window.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, Onny and Saskia
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5

My stay last June at "Country and Lake The Kaakber

  • 5 of 5

My stay at The Country&Lake The Kaakberg was unforgettable! The views from my top floor bedroom in the front were the Zuiderzee and in the rear the lush Dutch countryside of sheep and horses and cows! I loved the Finnish sauna . I loved Saskia and Onny's kind hospitality! A bike ride away you are in the cute old Dutch village of Edam and a short train ride away from Amsterdam. Highly recommend this super place!! Look forward to my next trip. This was aready our 2nd time here!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Schiphol
Nearest Point of Interest
Amsterdam
Nearest Point of Interest
Edam
Nearest Point of Interest
North Holland 'polders
Nearest Point of Interest
Old 'fishermans
Nearest Point of Interest
Bulb fields
Nearest Point of Interest
North Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Wind mills
Car: recommended

'Bulbfields', 'windmills'

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185.32
Additional Guest Fee $23.91 per person per night
Pet Fee $17.93

Tax included.
This rate is for 4 persons, if you want to come with less contact the owner. If you want to sleep with more, we have the possibilty of additional guests in 2 sofabeds in the living, costs are 20$ per person per night. Pet fee is for 1 dog, if you want to bring more, please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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