2.5p apartment right next to a beautiful park

2.5p apartment right next to a beautiful park

Mara

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

We are a Swiss-Norwegian couple traveling a lot and prefer staying at private homes to staying at hotels. So we decided to list our space as a swap as well as rental possibility whenever we're on vacation.

Our apartment is in one of Oslo's best areas – an extremely peaceful area, right next to one of the nicest parks (St. Hanshaugen) from which you will have a view over the city and on clear days even over the fjord! In summer it will be filled with people playing kubb, sunbathing, and having BBQs.
The small neighborhood hosts one of the city's best and nicest coffee shops ("Java Café"), an organic food store ("Røtter"), a wonderful small shop with all kinds of delicacies ("Gutta på haugen" – means "the boys on the hill"), a bakery and many other small shops and restaurants. It is very close to everything else in the city (for instance hip Grünerløkka, shopping street Bogstadveien, the royal castle and its beautiful parks etc.)
Several public transport options are just a short walk away (buses 21, 34, 54 and 37 as well as Oslo's city bikes).

It's a 2.5 room apartment (60m2 / 646sq feet) on the 3rd floor, it's very bright and has a shared backyard. The apartment is tucked away from the street (you walk through the backyard of another house to get to the entrance), so it's very quiet. All rooms have wooden floors, high ceilings and stucco work and are thoughtfully decorated.
The bedroom has a 140x200cm bed (a bit less wide than an american queen bed) and there's a smaller double futon in the living room (120x200cm; that's 47.2x78.7in).
The bathroom has a big window, a bathtub, a sink and a washer, the toilet is separate (and small) just right next to the bathroom.
We use the kitchen to eat, so there's no dining table in the living room but there's a beautiful wooden one in the kitchen. If you like to prepare your own food there's a fridge with freezer, a ceramic cooker and an oven and we have all the kitchen utensils you'll need to prepare a good meal (we both love to cook :) ) Right now there's no dish washer but we hope to be able to change that soon.

We love living in this apartment and hope others will enjoy it too!

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More about us

  1. I'm Swiss and just moved to Oslo to live here with my Norwegian fiancé. We to travel to urban spaces as much as to secluded quiet areas.

  2. I enjoy exploring cities by bicycle. I practice Ashtanga Yoga and grew up doing classical ballet and contemporary dance.

  3. Behind almost every piece in our apartment is a story.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Tranen, Smalhans, Yaya's, Nighthawk diner
Cool bars
Bar Boka, Vulkan, Laundromat
Cozy cafés
Java Café, Liebling, Café Stensparken, Bistro Brocante, Åpent Bakeri, Litteraturhuset
Retail therapy
Bogstadveien
Bit of culture
Astrup Fearnley museum, the new opera house, Munch museum, viking museum on the museum island (Bygdøy)
Walks in the park
Right next to our apartment is one of Oslo's most beautiful parks – St.Hanshaugenparken. There are plenty more, like e.g., Frongnerparken, Stensparken, Tøyenparken, Idioten
Spot of exercise
Running in the parks, SUP, kajaking, or swimming in the fjord, skiing and cross-country skiing right outside the city center
Day tripping
In summer there are public transport boats going to the many small islands right in front of the city in the Oslofjord. They're a real heaven and wonderful to bathe, walk, hike, etc. In winter it's very easy to get outside the city for cross-country skiing trips (accessible by tram and train!)

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