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Lovely Luxury Farmhouse 'Kaakberg' in the Countryside Near Amsterdam

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


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)

Did you ever sleep in a 'kaakberg'? This farmers house is our vacantion rental and is build like the old hay barns that are typical for our area.

It is a great place to stay for everyone who likes to be in the countryside and at the same time near Amsterdam. When you come home from a city trip you can relax in this quiet, breathtaking environment with all the luxury you wish for.

The house has three floors: Ground floor with a hall, sauna room and a bed room for two persons. The first floor is the living with dining and kitchen (and the possibility for two more persons to sleep on sofa beds). The second floor is a bed room for 2 persons and a bathroom. The views are incredible everywhere, but on the second floor you have an open view over the lake. There are stairs from the ground floor to the first floor and to the second floor.

There is a little beach, over the dike where you can sunbathe or swim in the lake in the summer.

This is a very safe, quiet and beautiful place for a honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, for writing, for reading a good book. If you like to be more active: there are lots of opportunities to explore the countryside by foot, bicycle or by car.

It is a great place for bird watching and if you like horses you can watch the neighbor training his horses at sunset. We offer a lot of amenities, such as bikes, a laundry room, sauna, outdoor spa and wifi Internet at no extra costs.

You can read guest reviews and a special review of the VRBO Bear on the VRBO site (it is from the time we still had two places for rent.

The house is beautifully located in the countryside at the IJsselmeer dike very near Edam, an old 'cheese’ town. Amsterdam is 25 km away and easy to reach by bus from Edam or by car.

The house is suitable for 4 persons, but we have extra room for 2 more. Pets are welcome, but we have some small rules.

Children under 5 are free if they sleep in the childrens beds (one baby bed and one toddlers) we can provide (one for max. 3 and one for max. 4 ).

We provide 4 bikes for the guests and there is possibility to rent more in Edam.

We live in the countryside which means there is no public transportation here. Within 3 miles there is a bus from Edam to the center of Amsterdam.

Because we live in the countryside and near to the lake we do have sometimes, mostly in the summer, musquitos, but we have screens in front of the windows everwhere and can also provide musquito nets.

More Details

Saskia Huisink-Janse
Member since: 1997
Premier Partner

The manager of this property consistently provides great experiences for their guests.

Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2019

About Saskia Huisink-Janse

Mostly you will be in contact with me (Saskia) 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 Warder

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.


Warder Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pet fee 15 euro. We do have a friedly cat and chickens. The neighbor has animals too. Dogs must be well educated and clean when entering the house.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
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.


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

'Bulbfields', 'windmills'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $84.76
Additional Guest Fee $22.6 per person per night
Pet Fee $16.95

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.