Amazing, secluded retreat home by the Oslofjord

Amazing, secluded retreat home by the Oslofjord


Sep 2017

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 14
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We are a family of six, with two grown boys who still travel with us sometimes, and two girls age 9 and 16. We have more points than we can use at this point, and we are still very cautious travelers due to the pandemic - but we are open to the occasional unique swap. Great Britain is not in our immediate travel plans.

This magical vacation home is situated on the car-free island Brønnøya, just 30 minutes drive west of Oslo. It has stunning views of the sea and is completely secluded with a big wooden lot around it. Here, you can truly wind down with birds and butterflies, deers and squirrels.

The island is like a sanctuary with great trails for running, hiking and biking. The child-friendly beach is only a three minute walk from the cabin, and the whole island is magical to explore with no cars allowed and a friendly bohemian vibe among the residents.

The cabin itself is beautifully done by a local architect, with a beautiful combination of kitchen and living room, and different living zones which ensures that the cabin fits up to two families comfortably. There are several terraces on the lot, and a big outdoor gazebo. The cabin is winter isolated and Brønnøya is an amazing place to vacation all year round, with Oslo and more urban excursions just a short drive away.

It must be noted that the cabin is a 15-20 minute walk from the parking lot. We have an electrical bike with a wagon you can use so you don´t have to carry the luggage the whole way.


Therese's reviews

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More about us

  1. We are a family of six with two grown boys of 25 and two daughters, age 15 and 8. We love to travel the world together and sometimes we are still lucky enough to get the grown boys to travel with us.

  2. Ketil works as an entrepreneur and Therese is a writer, artist and yogi. But most of all, we love sharing experiences.

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Where is it?


Brønnøya is an amazing place for hiking, running, biking and swimming. In the winter time, there is a bridge connection the cabin to the mainland, in the summer there is a manually operated cable ferry (takes 3-4 minutes). The parking is close to the ferry/bridge and by car you can get to Oslo in 25-30 minutes. There is also a cozy ferry which runs between May and September - it goes directly between the beach closest to the cabin and Sandvika, a great place for dining and shopping. Family activities like beautiful beaches, Norway´s largest trampoline park and two different aqua parks, are all a short drive away.

Buzzy restaurants
Cool bars
Prammen Sandvika
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
Bit of culture
Walks in the park
Spot of exercise
Run around Brønnøya
Day tripping

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