Cozy Little House in Prime Location
|地址||Boereglop, 8899CA Vlieland, 荷兰|
(for Dutch translation, see below)
- Self-sufficient traditional mini-house
- Perfect simple house for a week’s escape or summer holiday
- Nature lovers, bird watchers, dune-hoppers; shell finders welcome
- Plenty of character, back-in-time, relaxed and unique
- A garden with table and chairs
- No luxury, no frills, basic functionality, simple comforts
- Four free bikes
The doll-house (as our children call it) is best suited for a couple or a family or group of friends of three. The house was built at the end of the 19th century, furnished in the 1960’s and more recently in vintage style, and partially renovated in 2014.
Separate from the house is a 52-square-meter garden with a table and four bikes that can be used for free.
The house is very simple and perfect for a week’s escape or summer holiday (see special rates), either for a single traveler looking for calm, or for a couple, small group of friends or family without luxury expectations. Nature lovers and bird watchers, beach goers and dune –hoppers; mussel and shell finders are especially welcome!
The house is located in a side alley of the main street of Vlieland’s only village, Dorpstraat. It is within a four-minute walking distance from the harbor, two minutes from the supermarket, cafes and restaurants. It is also very close to the dunes and the forest and a three minute walk to Waddenzee.
Please expect NO LUXURY (no wi-fi, furniture is simple, expect some peeling paint here and there, old carpets) but basic modern functionalities (warm water, gas heater, gas cooking stove, coffee machine, television, DVD player, collection of books, videos and board games), and plenty of character, in one word, simple comforts. According to those who stayed in the house, the atmosphere is back-in-time, relaxed and unique (see pictures).
The house is NOT suitable for people who have difficulty with steep stairs (unfortunately the ladder leading upstairs is not easy for unaccompanied young children or people in wheel-chairs).
Orientation in the house:
The house is 27 square meters per floor (there are two floors).
The first floor contains mini-living room, mini-kitchen and mini-bathroom/toilet. The bathroom is to your right as you enter the house, another door next to it contains a small closet for the vacuum cleaner and mini-museum of Dutch newspapers from the 1930’s on the walls.
The second floor hosts three tiny bedrooms, two of them with double beds; one of them in need of renovation (therefore, staying with more than three people is not recommended).
The keys to the bikes can be found on the mantelpiece above the gas heater.
Photos of the house: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150847878411314.398905.542161313&type=3
Things to do: http://www.vlieland-info.nl/Enginfo.html
Getting there/orientation from Vlieland:
Reserve a boat in advance http://www.vlieland-info.nl/Enginfo.html
Pick up the key: please contact us for details
From the harbor, walk into the Dorpstraat (just follow the crowds, that’s where everybody goes), continue down the street for about 4 minutes, Boereglop (‘Farmer’s Alley) is to your right. Turn the first corner (opposite from the house ‘Susan’), continue down the paved path till you cannot go any further, our little white house is to your left and the garden is to your right, there’s number 1 at its green/red door.
The ground around the house is the neighbour’s premises, you cross it from house to the garden. If you want to sit outside, feel free to use our garden in the back (but of course there’s plenty of space as well in cafes on Doprstraat or in the dunes!).
Please note: sometimes the snack café neighbor moves his carts across the terrain.
Please be economical with water and electricity. The water supply on the island is an underground.
Wash can be done either by hand or in the paid launderette in the Yacht harbor.
The garbage bin is in our garden (black with a big silver 1 on it). The trash collection is Thursday morning. Please put the bin outside on the street next to the ‘Rabobank’ building (also on Boereglop) on Wednesday evening after 10 PM. If you want to save trees and support the local marching band, they collect used paper on Saturday morning on Dorpsstraat. The glass recycling container is opposite from the entrance to Spar, the supermarket. Bio-organic compost can be deposited in our garden.
Please remove the bedding sheets and put them in designated basket. Please leave the house in the state you would like to see it yourself when you enter (clean).
|Weekly rate for up to 3 guests||$ 502 US|
|超过3位住客的价格||$ 23 US 每晚每位住客加收|
Das kleine, schnuckelige Häuschen von Helen entspricht der Beschreibung. Hat man keine besonderen Ansprüche, fühlt man sich wohl.
Heerlijk uitgewaaid in Vlieland. Het huisje is precies zoals het in de aangeboden advertentie staat: niet luxe, het ademt nog de sfeer van lang geleden. Wij konden er onze draai goed in vinden. Voor ons was het eigenlijk alleen een slaapplek, omdat we overdag de natuur introkken. Als je van sober houdt, is het een leuk huisje.
the apartment is well located and in a quiet neighborhood.
everything is close ( supermarket, pub , Westerpark , center , ...).
The apartment is very nice and the decor is orginale and there live.
Eden and Engelbert are very friendly and available .
Is exactly what I wanted.
Wery nice. I had a great time there..
Such a friendly family! Had a very homely stay with Helen on such short notice.
The flat is in a queit area of Amsterdam and not so far from the central station.. And also it's very cute.. Helen is friendly and helpful.. When I'll go to Amsterdam, probably I could go there again
Helen was a great host and I enjoyed my stay in her house very much. She welcomed me very warmely and gave me good tips for my stay.
Thank you, Helen for the nice time!
Very recommendable place to stay! Great location, very nice room, very nice hosts! Thank you, Helen, for your hospitality!
Helen was a very helpful host, she showed me around despite my very later arrival. The room was exactly as described, plenty of towels provided. The bed was firm and comfortable.
Helen also provided a bike which was a fantastic way to travel around the city.
Helen and her family are perfect hosts!
Right from the beginning I felt very welcomed by these open-minded, friendly people!
The room is small, but no need at all to complain.
Lovely two nights!
It would be great to have drinks some day...:-)