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Ljusterö holiday paradise in the Stockholm Archipelago, 1 hour from Stockholm

Österåker Ö, Sweden
  • House2690 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, with sauna, pier, rowing boat and bikes

Kalix Hus is a big, family-friendly house, wonderfully situated by the sea. It faces south, has beautiful views and its own pier. Rental includes the separate guest house and this is a perfect spot for 2 families planning a holiday together. Originally built in 1750 in Kalix, in the north of Sweden, the main house was rebuilt on Ljusterö 15 years ago, with all modern comforts - the best of old and new. The deck is a fabulous suntrap. A large garden sweeps down in front of the house and there is a forest behind. An old-fashioned fence encloses the whole property, useful when there are small children and dogs. Downstairs in the main house there are two large entertaining rooms, an open fireplace and a well-equipped kitchen and a lavatory. Upstairs there is a large main bedroom, a big bathroom with a shower and washing machine, an open area and a huge bedroom which children love to pile into and share! The little house sleeps 4 in two rooms and has its own bathroom and kitchen.

The owners of Kalix Hus are English. When they lived in Stockholm they visited the house most weekends, always finding it painful to leave on a Sunday evening. Now they live back in the UK, they miss it terribly and visit whenever possible, which sadly isn't often. It is a special place, and everyone who visits has a wonderful time. We hope you do too.


Yvonne Skanlert Werner

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, swedish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double, 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Beds can be moved around to suit requirements. There are also 4 sets of screens to divide the big bedroom up for more privacy if required.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Main house
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Little House
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, Main House
      • Bathroom 4
        shower, In sauna hut

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Rural
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Boat
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        life jackets, oars
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Sauna


                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • forests
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • groceries
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming


                                                                  • Please do not smoke inside the house. The water comes from wells on site and is safe to drink, but you may prefer to buy bottled water as the well water can taste a little different.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    3 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    It really is paradise

                                                                    H E.

                                                                    There are not enough superlatives to explain how wonderful our holiday was at Kalix Hus. The minute you set off on the ferry trip over to Ljusterö, you know you are going somewhere special. The beautiful house, set in a gorgeous garden, is super equipped to provide 5 star comfort without losing its friendly and relaxed ambience. Happy evening meals around the table in front of the fire are a must! The tranquil setting only adds to the sense of well being and utter calmness that oozes from the property the moment you step out of the car. The dock and rowing boat add an extra dimension. Lazy lunches looking out over the crystal clear Baltic and fun in and on the water followed by a warming sauna were truly healing. Lovely walks and bike trails are on the doorstep, where we spotted Red Deer, red squirrels and numerous birds, not to mention the sky at night filled with more stars than we've ever seen due to no light pollution. All this and only an hour's drive from beautiful Stockholm! Thank you to Katherine for always being available, her great advice and help which made our holiday perfect! We would and will go back in a heart beat!

                                                                    Wonderful peaceful retreat

                                                                    Rachel G.

                                                                    We had a wondefully relaxing week at Kalix Hus. This was our first holiday in Sweden and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is in the most beautiful setting wtih wonderful views and a real sense of tranquility. We enjoyed taking trips out in the rowing boat and braver members of the group enjoyed swimming and the sauna. The owners were very generous with giving advice before we set off which made us feel welcome before we even arrived. Our little boy loved the space and the toys and books provided in the house. We cooked and ate at home and enjoyed an excellent Thai takeaway on the last night.


                                                                    jens g.

                                                                    We spend a week at Kalix Hus in July 2012 and will definitely return. The house is absolutely beautiful, perfectly equipped and extremely well looked after. All household appliances are Miele - that says a lot about the owners and their standards of quality. Also, everything inside and outside has been done with lots of attention to any little detail you might come to think of. Lots of space, lots of garden, and a beautiful jetty of which you can jump straight into the baltic sea. Katherine, the owner and Yvonne, the wonderful lady looking after the property on Ljustero are both great, always available when you need them and did everything to make our holiday perfect. We will be back!


                                                                    Österåker Ö, Sweden

                                                                    Kalix Hus is our little bit of paradise on the east coast of the beautiful island of Ljusterö. Overlooking the Baltic Sea and only one hour's drive from central Stockholm. We feel there is a perfect balance here. There is that wonderful feeling that you have escaped all the stresses of the world and have arrived in the middle of the Stockholm Archipelago - but modern conveniences are close by! There is an excellent grocery store 7 minutes away by car - between Kalix Hus and the ferry - which stocks anything you might need. There is also a post office, hair salon and gift shop at Ljusterö Square. The town of Åkersberga is only half an hour's drive away for more extensive shopping activities. If you can bring yourself to leave the area around the house, there is our 'secret' beach (don't tell anyone) just 5 minutes cycle down the lane, or a lovely 15 minutes walk. Berries and mushrooms can be found in the forest behind the house. A nature reserve on the adjoining island of Lagnö is a delight for a change of scenery and a picnic on the rocks. There is a golf course about 5 minutes drive away and a marina where you can rent boats. Of course all the delights of Stockholm are only an hour away. If you would like to take a more leisurely, scenic trip into Stockholm, you can take the Waxholmsbolaget boat from Linanäs pier on the western side of the island to Strömkajen in Stockholm. SL bus number 626 also goes to Ljusterö from Danderyd, on the Stockholm metro line.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee

                                                                    The rental rate includes use of all equipment listed (sauna, bikes, rowing boat) linen and bath towels, electricity and wood. Cleaning is also included in the rental rate. Please ask about staying for less than a week. This may be possible outside peak periods.

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                                                                    For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                    Property # 898124ha