Familyhome with gorgeous lakeview

Familyhome with gorgeous lakeview


Sep 2018

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is available for points in June and August (check calendar for exact dates). Open to swapoffers for xmas holiday 2020 and summer 2021.

Our home was built in 2005 in a stunning scandinavian style, and is located on an Island in a lake in the suburbs of Utrecht (Houten). We are within walking distance from trainstation 'Houten Castellum', at 15 train minutes distance from the citycentre of Utrecht, and 35 minutes to the citycentre of Amsterdam. The house is very spacious (200 sqm.) light and sunny which we love, yet still very comfortable in the summer because of great shutters. The view of the lake is absolutely stunning, we love watching the sunrise and sunset from the house and are confident that you will love it too! In the summer you can swim directly in front of the kitchen, or walk 100 meters if you prefer a sandy citybeach. The terrace is equipped with a green egg BBQ.

Bikes are included of course!


Ruth's reviews

As a host (1)

More about us

  1. We are a family of five, our daughters are 6 and 3, our son is just a couple of months. We love spending time together and travel in the schoolholidays. We love to exchange tips about fun things to do and places to go.

  2. Nick is director of a company, Ruth has her own psychology practice.

  3. We leave our home tidy and clean for you and will treat your home with respect as well!

Swap availability

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Where is it?


We live in a beautiful suburban area with a nature feel to it, because of all the waterbirds and nature sounds around the lake. Its very childfriendly, lots of playgrounds in walking distance from the house. Houten has been rewarded with bike-city of the year (an international price) because of its great bikelane structure throughout the whole village. Our neighbours are lovely and would love to accomodate you during your stay. The view from the house is absolutely amazing and very calming.

Buzzy restaurants
In Houten you will find a few nice restaurants, but for more choice you will have to go to Utrecht. Reachable by foot and train within aproximately 20-25 minutes!
Cool bars
Also: go to Utrecht :) Many many awesome bars.
Cozy cafés
Yup, you guessed it.. UTRECHT!
Bit of culture
Go and view the lovely canals of Utrecht, and so much more!
Walks in the park
Go for a quick round around the lake or if you like a bit more challenge, go for a walk through the fields and pass soms dutch cows!
Spot of exercise
In the summer you can exercise by swimming in the lake, grab a bike and bike to Utrecht or to the forest, or go for a long eveningwalk..
Day tripping
Definitely visit Utrecht and Amsterdam while you're here.. But also national parc 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' is nearby and worth a visit!

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