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.
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 ArchipelagoVaxholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is magical and extremely comfortablethe cottage is very unique comfortable and furnished with attention to detailthanks to two electrical outdoor heaters we could also stay there on chilly eveningswe had a very comfortable staythere is everything you need for a comfortable staythe space was super clean and comfortablethe cabin was spotlessly cleaneverything was fine and cleanthe little cottage was very clean and very well decoratedperfectly nice and clean and very true to history
Host:overall very helpful hostsshe is a very gracious and generous hostsophia is a very nice and sympathetic hostsofia was a great hostsophia is a lovely host and her space is fantasticRead more reviewsstunning location and housegood bike trail to vaxholm and walking trails close bythe house is very well located only few minute walk from grocery store public transportation and the seathis nicely decorated house is located in a lovely area close to the stockholm archipelagofantastic little place of your own near vaxholm
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 viewLidingö , Stockholm County, Sweden
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is well equipped for a small space as wellthe house is very well equipped and has everything for a very comfortable stay of two personsreally thoughtful details and very cleanthe place was spotlessly clean and had every conceivable amenitythe cabin is cosy and spotlessly clean in an idyllic settingevery room was well equipped and very cleanwe loved staying here the cabin was super nice clean and had everything we needed
Host:friendly and helpful hostlovely host with a great place:) excellent place with really nice hosts highly recommendedchristian was a wonderful host and went above and beyond to make sure we had what we neededchristian was the perfect hostRead more reviewsstorholmen is perfectly located; a short ferry ride and metro trip and you're in central stockholmexcellent location and property for breakaway from the city (even though short distance from central stockholm)amazing location nice tidy and comfortable fritidshuschris an his family live in a paradise close to stockholmchristian’s place is super cute and cozy
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
Top guest reviewsthe view from every room is amazingwe liked the jettie with the comfortable chairs and tablethe shower comes with an excellent viewthe cottage is great you feel directly comfortablethe cottage has a nice bedroom a living room looking out over the island and a kitchenit was extremely clean and we didn't even mind the dry toileteverything is so beautiful clean and organizedthe whole airbnb is very cleanthe house was really clean and in the kitchen we found everything we neededthe cabin was spotless and nicely done; it felt fresh and welcoming and private
Host:lovely and welcoming hoststhe owners are very supportivethe host was really nice and welcomingchristopher and annika are very helpful hostschristopher was very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsa fabulous locationit is an ideal place to relaxthe location is very special and beautifullocation in front of the see is greatrindö is a beautiful and peaceful island very close to the town of vaxholm and worth a visit
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 ExperiencesVaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsstayed with my sister and two children and we were comfortablethe bathroom floor had radiant heat which was a wonderful luxurya super cosy clean and peaceful space) the place was very clean and had good natural lightreally cute and clean and everything you need for your staythe cottage itself looks newly renovated and is very clean and neatgreat location clean and stylish cottage
Host:hosts were really great peoplejonas is an amazing hostjonas and his family are the most gracious hostsjonas is a superb hostjonas was a great hostRead more reviewsi would definitely recommand this great locationeasy access by bus and ferry to central stockholm and touring around the wider archipelago areawe loved the cozy cottage the location is great convenient very close to the boat dock from stockholmthis is a lovely cosy place in a great and central locationeven if it's not the summer season walking around is very exciting
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 archipelagoVaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsthe house and amenities were beautiful and has plenty of roomwe were also lucky to have amazing weather and access to their poolthe breakfast was made with lovewe had a comfortable bedroom large bathroom and lounge area to use upstairsthe breakfast was amazing really amazingthe house is beautiful clean and comfyand the room and bathroom were very cleanthe house is in a pure swedish style warm and elegant very clean and confortabletheir home is incredible and so clean and peacefullike my husband said “clean like a hospital” nice and relaxing and quiet
Host:katarina and anders were the perfect hoststhey were great hosts and their home was beautifulkatarina was a very generous host and we enjoyed staying with herkatarina and her husband anders were the best hosts everkatarina is one of the best hosts that i have ever encounteredRead more reviewseverything allright super breakfast stylish flat nice locationtaking the bus to vaxholm or stockholm is very easytheir house is beautiful and situated in such a peaceful locationgood location to discover the islands and spend time in stockholmthe house is amazing a beautiful location in the woods
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
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is quiet and lovely with a very comfortable bed and cozy ceramic fireplaceour favorite part was the table and chairs located outside of the cottagethe interior is very comfortablegreat modern bathroomit was an absolutely wonderful way to experience the stockholm archipelago that was easily accessible and comfortableit is clean and cozyit was clean and cosythe house was clean and there was everything we neededeverything was clean the hosts were nice plenty of spaceeverything is stylish clean cosy and the view is amazing
Host:annika & christopher were wonderful hostschristopher was very kind and hospitableannika and christopher are genuinely kind hostschristopher and annika are the perfect hosts and will help you keep everyone happyreally friendly and lovely hostsRead more reviewsperfect respite in easy distance from stockholm by boat and/or busbeautiful and extraordinarily scenic location so close to the cityabsolutely gorgeous place in a really beautiful locationvauxholm is close by and easy to get toa beautiful location with a lovely cabin in the woods and access to a private beach
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 skärgårdsparadisVaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsthere are some truly lovely spots on the island to swim and fantastic views and such a relaxed placethe yellow house had everything we needed and the bed was comfortableeverything was clean and freshthe house itself is very clean warm and comfortablethe house was nice clean and cozy; small but with everything neededthe accommodation is a little basic but clean and well presentedit is secluded and cosy but modern and clean too
Host:linda was a great host and she was always availablethe host linda was very friendly and helpfullinda and henrik are the best hosts you can immaginelinda and her husband henrik are wonderful hostsgreat very kind and helpful peopleRead more reviewsbeautiful location near to the water/jettycute and cozy place in the middle of the archipelagogreat location easy to get to from linda's instructionslinda's place was great perfectly sized and locatedgreat stay beautiful location and well setup studio
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
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 breakfastVaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
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 breakfastVaxholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
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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