Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Vaxholm, Sweden - Updated 2021

airbnb Vaxholm, Sweden

Vaxholm is known as the “doorway to Roslagen” and is a hub for travel to most of the islands in the Swedish archipelago. The 70 islands can be explored by travelling on foot. The islands are home to charming restaurants, shops and relaxing cafes which serve aromatic coffee. Once there, take the ferry that goes to the tiny island of Vaxholm, home to a significant 17th-century citadel also known as Vaxholm Castle (Vaxholms Kastell in Swedish). The Citadel plays a key role in military history, something that history buffs will be keen to explore.

Vaxholm is often referred to as the “port to the Stockholm archipelago” with 23 000 islands to explore. The name Vaxholm comes from Vaxholm Castle, which was constructed in 1549 on an islet with this name on the inlet to Stockholm, for defence purposes, by King Gustav Vasa. The town of Vaxholm was established in 1558 when King Gustav Vasa bought some farms from Count Per Brahe (the elder). The designated coat of arms reminds of the fortifications as well as the shipping industry. Interested in visiting Vaxholm? Here are the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals for your selection.

1. House in the Stockholm Archipelago (from USD 147)

This beautify country-style house in the Village of Ytterby, on a charming island called Resarö, is not just a house; it’s a refurbished 18th-century bakery! Guests will love this beautiful accommodation for two. There is an attached kitchen, and an outdoors veranda spacious enough to accommodate your dining needs. The cabin is just 400 metres (1312 feet) from the sea, with good hiking tracks nearby as well. The harbour is also nearby. In the summer, guests can lease bicycles, and in winders, try cross-country skiing! Ferries ply the coastline for tourists to travel to and fro. Wifi and an indoor fireplace make for a cosy stay.

House in the Stockholm Archipelago
Vaxholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
198 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is magical and extremely comfortable
the cottage is very unique comfortable and furnished with attention to detail
thanks to two electrical outdoor heaters we could also stay there on chilly evenings
we had a very comfortable stay
there is everything you need for a comfortable stay
the space was super clean and comfortable
the cabin was spotlessly clean
everything was fine and clean
the little cottage was very clean and very well decorated
perfectly nice and clean and very true to history
overall very helpful hosts
she is a very gracious and generous host
sophia is a very nice and sympathetic host
sofia was a great host
sophia is a lovely host and her space is fantastic
stunning location and house
good bike trail to vaxholm and walking trails close by
the house is very well located only few minute walk from grocery store public transportation and the sea
this nicely decorated house is located in a lovely area close to the stockholm archipelago
fantastic little place of your own near vaxholm
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2. Charming bungalow with sea view (from USD 95)

This cheerful-looking bungalow that can accommodate two is just renovated and surrounded by a lush garden with a table. Perfect for outdoor dining! The restaurant nearby has all your dining needs covered. The house is located just half an hour from Stockholm, and 60 meters (196.9 feet) to the sea by walking. In the summer, the island is perfect for sea sports as it turns into a car-free zone. The ferries from the island travel all year round, even in Winter. The host is able to provide two kayaks for rental with life vests. Guests should note that travelling to the island is by ferry, and so cars must be parked elsewhere. An attached kitchen, Wifi, and an indoor fireplace make for a cosy stay.

Charming bungalow with sea view
Lidingö , Stockholm County, Sweden
196 reviews
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well equipped for a small space as well
the house is very well equipped and has everything for a very comfortable stay of two persons
really thoughtful details and very clean
the place was spotlessly clean and had every conceivable amenity
the cabin is cosy and spotlessly clean in an idyllic setting
every room was well equipped and very clean
we loved staying here the cabin was super nice clean and had everything we needed
friendly and helpful host
lovely host with a great place
:) excellent place with really nice hosts highly recommended
christian was a wonderful host and went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed
christian was the perfect host
storholmen is perfectly located; a short ferry ride and metro trip and you're in central stockholm
excellent location and property for breakaway from the city (even though short distance from central stockholm)
amazing location nice tidy and comfortable fritidshus
chris an his family live in a paradise close to stockholm
christian’s place is super cute and cozy
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3. Strandstugan a sea-front cottage (from USD 113)

This seafront cottage is located next to an oak forest, perfect for leisurely walks. Located on the south coast of Rindo island, visitors can have fun in summer activities such as fishing, kayaking, or perhaps walk along the hiking trails. You can drive to this cottage, and other amenities such as Wifi, kitchen, TV and heating makes for a great stay.

Seafront cottage - "Strandstugan"
Vaxholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
179 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from every room is amazing
we liked the jettie with the comfortable chairs and table
the shower comes with an excellent view
the cottage is great you feel directly comfortable
the cottage has a nice bedroom a living room looking out over the island and a kitchen
it was extremely clean and we didn't even mind the dry toilet
everything is so beautiful clean and organized
the whole airbnb is very clean
the house was really clean and in the kitchen we found everything we needed
the cabin was spotless and nicely done; it felt fresh and welcoming and private
lovely and welcoming hosts
the owners are very supportive
the host was really nice and welcoming
christopher and annika are very helpful hosts
christopher was very friendly and helpful
a fabulous location
it is an ideal place to relax
the location is very special and beautiful
location in front of the see is great
rindö is a beautiful and peaceful island very close to the town of vaxholm and worth a visit
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4. A fisherman's cottage near the sea (from USD 166)

Located conveniently in the centre of the city, if you stay here, you’re just a 100 metres (328 feet) away from harbour, restaurants, and transport amenities. It can cosily fit two, and you’ll have a great view of the sea from the sunny patio. The open kitchen with a working wood stove is great for meals, and you’ll also have laundry facilities as well. Just three minutes to shops, with ferries and buses located nearby, this one takes the cake for best location! Topping it off with an indoor fireplace and Wifi, and you’ll be cosily placed for winter.

Vaxholm Seaview Cottage and Experiences
Vaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
121 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stayed with my sister and two children and we were comfortable
the bathroom floor had radiant heat which was a wonderful luxury
a super cosy clean and peaceful space
) the place was very clean and had good natural light
really cute and clean and everything you need for your stay
the cottage itself looks newly renovated and is very clean and neat
great location clean and stylish cottage
hosts were really great people
jonas is an amazing host
jonas and his family are the most gracious hosts
jonas is a superb host
jonas was a great host
i would definitely recommand this great location
easy access by bus and ferry to central stockholm and touring around the wider archipelago area
we loved the cozy cottage the location is great convenient very close to the boat dock from stockholm
this is a lovely cosy place in a great and central location
even if it's not the summer season walking around is very exciting
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5. Bed and breakfast in Resarö, Vaxholm (from USD 101)

This homely bed and breakfast hostel is just a 35-minute drive to Stockholm City and a few minutes away from Vaxholm. With three beds and two bedrooms, you can fit your entire family in here with extra space for more. Wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, patios and balconies with astounding views of the sea are just some of the pluses. As the name suggests, breakfast is included in the price. You share the living area with the host, so you’ll definitely have some local company!

B&B in Stockholm archipelago
Vaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
108 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house and amenities were beautiful and has plenty of room
we were also lucky to have amazing weather and access to their pool
the breakfast was made with love
we had a comfortable bedroom large bathroom and lounge area to use upstairs
the breakfast was amazing really amazing
the house is beautiful clean and comfy
and the room and bathroom were very clean
the house is in a pure swedish style warm and elegant very clean and confortable
their home is incredible and so clean and peaceful
like my husband said “clean like a hospital” nice and relaxing and quiet
katarina and anders were the perfect hosts
they were great hosts and their home was beautiful
katarina was a very generous host and we enjoyed staying with her
katarina and her husband anders were the best hosts ever
katarina is one of the best hosts that i have ever encountered
everything allright super breakfast stylish flat nice location
taking the bus to vaxholm or stockholm is very easy
their house is beautiful and situated in such a peaceful location
good location to discover the islands and spend time in stockholm
the house is amazing a beautiful location in the woods
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6. Utsiksten a beachfront charm (from USD 113)

This beautiful property stands on a seafront estate bordering an oak forest. Perfect for short-term accommodation, the beach is just 100 metres (328 feet) away, with a built-in dock. The cottage is able to accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can access a private beach and dock area, a rowboat and rent bicycles. In the winter, relax by the functional ceramic fireplace, or cook in the fully equipped kitchen that has a functional wood stove, electric stove and oven, and refrigerator/freezer. The newly renovated bathroom comes equipped with heated flooring and a washer.

Seafront cottage - "Utsikten"
Vaxholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
126 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is quiet and lovely with a very comfortable bed and cozy ceramic fireplace
our favorite part was the table and chairs located outside of the cottage
the interior is very comfortable
great modern bathroom
it was an absolutely wonderful way to experience the stockholm archipelago that was easily accessible and comfortable
it is clean and cozy
it was clean and cosy
the house was clean and there was everything we needed
everything was clean the hosts were nice plenty of space
everything is stylish clean cosy and the view is amazing
annika & christopher were wonderful hosts
christopher was very kind and hospitable
annika and christopher are genuinely kind hosts
christopher and annika are the perfect hosts and will help you keep everyone happy
really friendly and lovely hosts
perfect respite in easy distance from stockholm by boat and/or bus
beautiful and extraordinarily scenic location so close to the city
absolutely gorgeous place in a really beautiful location
vauxholm is close by and easy to get to
a beautiful location with a lovely cabin in the woods and access to a private beach
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7. Small cottage in paradise (from USD 101)

This all-white cottage will soothe your weary soul, whether you are travelling with your loved ones or just here for a retreat. The cottage has a cherry garden for guests to pick their fruits and it comes with a kitchen. Guests can sit on the porch in the summer and relax. It accommodates four, with an extra sofa bed for more guests. There is a parking lot next to the building, and amenities such as hair dryer, central heating and the essentials are provided.

Liten stuga i skärgårdsparadis
Vaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
75 reviews
Entire guesthouse 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are some truly lovely spots on the island to swim and fantastic views and such a relaxed place
the yellow house had everything we needed and the bed was comfortable
everything was clean and fresh
the house itself is very clean warm and comfortable
the house was nice clean and cozy; small but with everything needed
the accommodation is a little basic but clean and well presented
it is secluded and cosy but modern and clean too
linda was a great host and she was always available
the host linda was very friendly and helpful
linda and henrik are the best hosts you can immagine
linda and her husband henrik are wonderful hosts
great very kind and helpful people
beautiful location near to the water/jetty
cute and cozy place in the middle of the archipelago
great location easy to get to from linda's instructions
linda's place was great perfectly sized and located
great stay beautiful location and well setup studio
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8. Charming, new seafront cottage

Spend your vacation in this modern cottage that is just a stone’s throw away from the beach. It fits two persons and there is also an attached kitchen that has been newly renovated. You’re 20 minutes away from Stockholm by car if you need anything, otherwise, pop by the owner’s place which is just next door. Amenities like air conditioning, heating, and washer will make your stay a pleasant one. There is also Wifi and free parking.

Charming new built house by the sea
29 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds

9. Twin room with breakfast

With lovely, seafront views from the top, this room that can fit two guests and could be your perfect honeymoon stay. Canoes and bicycles are available for rental for those who want to explore the private beach. There is also free coffee and tea in the kitchen daily, and breakfast is also provided. There are Wifi and cable TV facilities inside the room, but guests are also welcome to lounge in the living room to chat with the host. A barbecue on the terrace is also available for summertime grilling.

Twin room with breakfast
Vaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
34 reviews
Private room in villa 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

10. Private room with breakfast

If you are looking for a room to cosy up with your romantic partner, then this comfortable double bed in a newly renovated room will appeal to you. You’ll be high up above a hill, and you can look out to stunning views from your balcony. Free Wifi, canoes, bicycles and breakfast is included in the price, which is perfect for couples looking to just get away from it all. The TV room has international TV channels.

Double room with breakfast
Vaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
36 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Visit Vaxholm, Sweden for a peaceful retreat

Not quite your modern, bustling city and yet still up to date enough, this Scandinavian city is just what you need if you are looking for the perfect ideal of ‘hygge’. Hygge is the Scandinavian concept of happiness, which centres on less technology, more bonding time with friends and family, more cosy touches to your furniture, rugs and throw pillows…and you get the idea. Cycling with friends, hiking peacefully in the mountains, or canoeing with a partner, these are activities you can do at the island. The TV is not available in every house because, well, hygge! If this appeals to you, then choose from the selected Airbnb vacation homes now to start your holiday.

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