The house is situated in a community called Täby. Its calm, clean and super nice area. Its easy to take the bus and subway to downtown Stockholm. The bus stop is close by. If we make a car exchange you easily reach all nice surroundings of Stockholm and other nice parts of Sweden. (The car could be swapped if we agree on that) One of many nice places nearby that you reach by car or bus is for example Vaxholm 20 minutes away. There you can jump on a ferry that will either bring you in to the downtown Stockholm through the gorgeous archipelago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_archipelago
There are like 24 000 islands in our beautiful archipelago so it is plenty to see. Either you rent a sailing boat, kayak or travel with the ferries, http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/visitor/archipelago-traffic/destinations-and-day-trips/ .
Then there are bigger ferries, like cruise ships you easily reach Helsinki in Finland or Turku in Finland or Tallinn in Este or Riga in Latvia from downtown Stockholm.
Things to do in Stockholm could be http://travelphotodiscovery.com/top-20-things-to-do-in-stockholm/ and with kids http://travel-with-my-kids.com/portfolio/stockholm-with-kids
There are of course many other nice interesting places and things to do in Stockholm and its surroundings and or in other parts of Sweden. Just let us know what you are interested in and we support you and find it for you.
If you are interested in Swedish history you have come to the right area. Täby Kyrkby, close by, is full of ancient remaining’s from the Viking era. It is super easy to take our bikes, on very nice bike paths, to visit Viking graves or rune stones. In Täby Kyrkby there are also a super nice hotel and restaurant that has magnificent lunches. Take the bike for a nice treat at Såstaholm. http://sastaholm.se/in-english/
If you want to, there is a little lake near by the house, 5 minutes’ walk away. There is a bike path and walk/run trail around the lake(6km). You can bring your own pick nick or visit a Kaffestuga for coffee and homemade cakes during August. There is also two different beaches in walking distance from the house. Ängsholmsbadet and Skavlöten. Nearby the house you will find a grocery store and in Täby Centrum nice restaurants and stores.
OUR SUMMER HOUSE, RENGSJÖ Hälsingland
Here is the place that takes you away from the city pulse. Total silence and a big spacious garden with the hills of Hälsingland at the horizon. The house is situated in a small village called Rengsjö. 3 h drive from Täby. You could use our car (if agreed) or go by train or bus. The house has nice neighbors and it is at the same time really close to nature. Just a short walk through the woods you will find a spring lake called Skidtjärn. Its super clean and there is a little beach so you can swim in water clean and fresh as drinking water.
In walking distance from the cottage there is:
-Cows to pet
-A goat farm to visit and nice homemade goat cheese to buy
-A big forest to walk in and pick berries from
-Cultural events at the local café, 10 min. biking distance from our cottage. (Bikes are included ) http://glosbolagret.se/
-Nice lakes where to fish. Fishing gear to lend at the cottage. Just remember to buy a "fishing ticket" at the local grocery store.
Some of many good and nice activities you could check out, at a short distance from the cottage is
-A traditional linen factory to visit, http://www.vaxbolin.se/?lang=en
-An old mill and a really nice restaurant at Växbo krog to visit, http://vaxbokrog.se/english.php
-The world heritage "Hälsingegårdar". http://www.regiongavleborg.se/en/Halsingegardar/
Also visit Freluga for a really special concert, Swedish style, bring your pick nick and own chair, chairs to lend at the cottage:
https://www.facebook.com/frelugatradgardsscen/ ....we could help you book tickets if you´d like.