This cottage is a little dream and an idyllic place in paradise. Even the cottage itself is quite small the whole premise has a lot of space, huge terrace and relaxing areas directly at the water front (the pictures reflect the situation quite well). Here you can spend an infinite amount of time and relax. The welcoming of the owners was warm. The service during our stay was exceptional. You will not miss a thing. As Oslo is very expensive it is highly reccomended to use the Weber barbecue. We did not want to leave but eventually had to.
We stayed for three nights in January. Where to start with this house? The location is perfect. Only a 15 minute bus ride from Oslo Central train station, the house is located directly next to a bus stop. Upon entering, you must walk down a few steps to reach the house and the first thing you notice is the view.... Wow. The pictures here don't do it justice.
The house itself is incredibly cosy and warm, with a kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom downstairs, and then two further bedrooms upstairs in the loft. The living area has a portable speaker, TV with a few channels and Netflix (if you have an account you can log in) and lots of seating around the table. The kitchen has all the accessories you need to fend for yourself during your stay. The bathroom is perfect, and the shower is powerful and lovely and warm! The bedroom downstairs has two bunk beds which are incredibly comfortable.
Upstairs (via a vertical ladder attached to the wall - not recommend for children or perhaps less agile people) there are two double bedrooms with great views via the skylights. FYI there is no door between the two bedrooms, and you must access the second by going through the first.
The house also came with extra spare socks to keep you warm, very much appreciated after a day out walking in the snow!
I did take a dip into the water, it was so clear but incredibly cold, I'm sure this would be amazing for a swim in the summer, not so much in freezing temperatures!
Overall if I were to stay in Oslo I would definitely visit here again, I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
Truls and Kare were very warm and helpful, Kare even provided us the info for where we could buy one of the decorations we loved in her house!
Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Visited in April with two teenagers who wanted a break with a difference. The location is perfect, you're far enough away from the centre of Oslo to feel remote and peaceful yet a short bus ride away from the centre to visit all the city has to offer. Public transport was punctual and efficient so didn't need to worry about a hire car. The cabin itself was well equipped and the owners helpful and available in case of need. It was a joy to come back after each day's sightseeing, to relax with the sound of the waves and watch the sunset. Would recommend to anyone visiting Oslo, who enjoys more space and independance than hotel rooms can offer.
Although we unfortunately never actually met the hosts, they were happy to accommodate in any way they could! The house was quirky and the views were absolutely amazing! Really made our trip! Thank you Truls and Kare! Will be back in the summer :0)