Charming apartment in the heart of trendy Sodermalm, Stockholm

Charming apartment in the heart of trendy Sodermalm, Stockholm

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

The apartment has two bedrooms, one large with a queen size bed (160*210cm), and a smaller with a single bed (a 10yrs old boy lives here normally, the bed is 210*80cm). Open plan kitchen and living room with a large dining table, sofa and TV. Bathroom with shower and washing machine. Large balcony outside the larger bedroom overlooking a nice green private backyard (shared with neighbours) with a small playground for kids and table and chairs for barbecue or eating dinner outside.

We have (wireless) internet access.

We have an XBOX ONE (11 year old want me to say he got Rocket League, Battlefront, Forza 6 and many more....)

We have Netflix and HBO (on the smart TV).

Our appartment is childfriendly. (We have two kids, 6 and 11 years old.)

If you visit google map ( http://maps.google.se/ ) and type "Blekingegatan 20, Stockholm", you will find our house and can look at our street and virtually walk around in the surroundings (click "street view").

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Kettil's reviews

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More about us

  1. We are a family of four. One of us is a teacher and researcher at the university (comparative literature) and one is working with marketing at Save the Children. Our kids - Hector and Fred - are 5 years and 10 years old.

    We have a great interest in food and cooking and spend a lot of time outdoors, we have a nice summerhouse outside Stockholm (which we share with our parents).

    We have made 5 exchanges since we joined this site march 2012:

    June 2012: Silba (an island in the Croatian archipelago, ID 50917)
    August 2012: Estoril outside Lisboa (ID 19641).
    New Year 2012/2013: Barcelona (ID 59234).
    Summer 2013 Normandy. A house at the coast.
    Summer 2014, Normandy. We exchanged with the neighbours to those we exchanged with 2013.

    We liked them all and everything with the exchanges worked out very well.

    Winter 2016/2017 we are looking for a week in south of Europe. Starting around 27-28 december 2016 and 1 week. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The centre of Stockholm is built on a number of islands connected by bridges so there is water “everywhere”, also in the inner city. Our island is called “Södermalm” and have around 100 000 citizens, if u follow the coastline by foot or bike it is 11 000 meters to get around.

Our house is built 1910 and we live on the 2nd floor of five. Our street is nice and quiet with a small wooden church 100 meters away. There is a grocery shop just outside the house and a decent pizzaplace. Five minutes away you will find many great coffeplaces (where u should drink ecological coffee and do ur status update on facebook) restaurants and bars and cool fashion, design and vintage boutiqes, farmers market/big grocery store, etc...

Its easy to bike around. We probably have two bikes you can borrow. Or there are citybikes in cycle stands all over town that you borrow for 3-4 hours and leave at any other stand, its like Euro 30 for whole summer and Euro 15 for 3 days. Stockholm is a bikefriendly town, the streets with heavy traffic normally have separate lanes for bikes.
http://www.citybikes.se/en/

In the wintertime Stockholm it is often snowy. The days are short, sun is up between 09-16. Swedes have holliday from around 22 december and for 2 weeks, then there is a lot to do in Stockholm. Outdoor life in winter: you can ice skate in the archipelago (last picture) and often you can walk on the ice between the islands in the city, which is fun and relaxing. Or you can take a walk to the nearest café and take a glögg (warm wine with sugar and spices).

WEATHER IN STOCKHOLM
If you arrive in the summertime (mid june-end of august) weather is nice and less hot then south of Europe (like late spring in South Europe). If its cloudy and rainy it can be around 15C, but its mostly sunny and between 20C and 30C. The nights are short in the summertime. Its dark around six hours, the sun arrives at around 4 in the morning.

In the winter, november-march, its around zero degrees or a bit below, sometimes snow, sometimes not.

IF YOU HAVE KIDS
There is a big playground for kids 500 meters away and the closest beach – which is mainly for kids – is 1500m away. You find a larger beach 3000 meters away (on an island in the centre of town, “Långholmen”). Other beaches can be reached with public transports. 500 meters away there is a public bath with both indoor and outdoor pools for kids and grownups.

The amusement park ( http://www.gronalund.com/en/ ) and the zoo ( http://www.skansen.se/en/ ) is 30 minutes away on an island just outside old town. Also, Junibacken (Astridlindgrenland) is very popular: http://www.junibacken.se/lang/english

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