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 kitchen is equipped with everything one might need, and the supermarket just 100 meters awayhighlights include the fire, the incredible kitchen, how quiet it was all the time and the amazing bedroom in the loft, definitely one of the coolest bedroomsthe house is beautifully equipped, cozy and has all you need to feel at homethe space was super clean and comfortablewe especially enjoyed spending the evenings in front of the fireplacethe cottage was sparkling clean and charmingly decoratedthe cottage was very nicely decorated, clean and cosy, definitely a place to recommendeverything was fine and cleanthe little cottage was very clean and very well decoratedthe cabin itself is a dream! it was clean, spacious, and a completely unique space
Host:sophia is a very nice and sympathetic hostsofia was very helpfull and the gave some good advicessofia was very friendly and helpful and had some nice recomendations for ussofia was a perfect host, she was very helpful with directions etcsofia was a great host, very helpfulRead more reviewsvery close to stockholm as well by bus or ferrythe cabin is only 2min walk away from a supermarket and the bus stop of the bus to vaxholmthe area itself is also beautifulsweet little cabin near vaxholmso beautiful ! the location is very convenient, because the little house is within walking distance to the only supermarket and the adjacent bus stop on resaroe
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
Top guest reviewsthe view is stunningthe bed was comfyincredibly comfortable bed, decent shower, good kitchenit was everything we expected it to be and morethe kitchen was very well equippedit was clean, comfortable, and had amazing water viewseverything was cleaned and tidychristian, his lovely wife and neighbors were welcoming and very pleasant to communicate withthe house was very easy to get to, by ferry, was very clean, and chris and johanna were so sweet and accommodatingthe ferry was easy to use, and the staff were very friendly
Host:when we arrived, i must say i felt even more in love with everythinghe was also flexible with our timingsfriendly and helpful hostdo not hesitate to consider this idyllic homechristian was a great host - meeting us from the ferry and helping us settle inRead more reviewsstorholmen is a really beautiful island with a nice neighborhoodstorholmen is a lovely island only 30 minutes from stockholm by boatlovely location, beautiful cabinit's a beautiful journey and well worth itfor everything we have experienced *****
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.
StrandstuganVaxholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Top guest reviewswonderful piece of paradisein the kitchen was everything we needed for cookingthe view from the cottage is spectacularso quiet and beautiful place in front of the sea ! cosy like homecosy and comfortable inside, with a large decking area by the sea that you won't want to leavethe cottage was exactly as described and perfect for our needsit was extremely clean and we didn't even mind the dry toileteverything is so beautiful, clean and organizedthe house of annika and christopher is very pretty and cosywe were there in october, and the heaters kept us nicely warm
Host:lovely and welcoming hosts!kind and friendly hostsjohn and nikkichristopher was friendly, helpful and all round a good hostchristopher was a great host, being very helpful and flexibleRead more reviewsthis cottage is little slice of perfectionperfect getaway from stockholm in authentic country housethe little cottage is totally charmingit was easy to buy our food in a supermarket not far away from the house and also in vaxholmwe enjoyed exploring the island by bikes and loved the sauna/ boat
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 reviewscosy, comfortable, small, and provided with all you needthe deck almost doubled the space with a view of the car ferries and islands beyondthe house is like the picturesloved the view and the fantastic archipelagothe cottage is really cosy and charming with a nice view on the harbor) the place was very clean and had good natural lightit must be the nicest accomodation that you can find on vaxholm with its terrace and the view over the sea and it was absolutely cleangreat location, clean and stylish cottagereally cute and clean and everything you need for your staythe spots around are some of the most beautiful and clean i have ever seen
Host:the owner met us and told us everything, showed maps of the areaour host actually met us when the ferry came in and walked us to the cottage just up the hilljonas answered emails immediately and gave good recommendations for activitiesjonas and elisabeth were very welcoming and gave us some nice tips for hiking trails in the areagreat host and fabulous cottageRead more reviewswe loved the cozy cottage! the location is great, convenient, very close to the boat dock from stockholmthe grocery store is just around the corner and there are several restaurants serving tasty food around the other cornergood service and perfect locationeverything is close by including the supermarketa great break from city life
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 reviewsroom is confortable, bathroom huge, living room terribly spaciousthe decor and styling of the home was beautifulwe had a comfortable bedroom, large bathroom and lounge area to use upstairsthe room they provide is very comfortablethe bed was good as wellthe funny thing is, most of the time we're outside to see vaxholm and stockholmthe house is beautiful, clean and comfyeverything there is so delighfully decorated and perfectly clean, this is with no doubt a trully authentic swedish experienceit is very cleantheir house is lovely, very tasteful and spacious
Host:we had an amazing time with katarina and anders! they are great hosts, made everything very comfortable for us and have a lovely housewe ate with them a delicious homemade diner and a big breakfast! they gave us some useful advices and help! they picked us up and brought us back to public transportationvery friendly and proffthey were great hosts and their home was beautifulthey were both incredibly kind and friendly and we instantly felt welcomeRead more reviewsthe house is located on a quiet rural islandtaking the bus to vaxholm or stockholm is very easythe house is beautiful inside and out, in a very quiet and peaceful area but with easy access to vaxholmalthough it does take two buses to get into vaxholm, the journey is an easy onethe walk to and fro their house is about 10 mins and the busses are very efficient making it easy to get around
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 landscape and the view is greatoften in the evening we sat on the stony hill in front of the house and enjoyed the scenic view onto the watersthe weather didnt allow much use of the boatthe wooden fireplace is the best thing to have during new year holidaysthe weather was amazing and the water was cold, but refreshingthe house was clean and there was everything we neededfantastic place and christopher were very helpfuleverything was clean, the hosts were nice, plenty of spacethe cabin was exactly as described and did in fact exceeded our expectations - it was bright, modern and well equippedit is clean and cozy
Host:very nice hostsreally friendly and lovely hostsonly the best recommendations for future guestshe was also very helpful with answering any questions that we had and making sure we had suitable bikes to usecozy home with personal touches that made us feel very welcomeRead more reviewswow, wow, wowperfect respite in easy distance from stockholm by boat and/or buslovely cottage in a really stunning location in the stockholm archipelagoeasy to reach from stockholm by boat and a short walkwe traveled by ferry from stockholm and bus from vaxholm to the cottage
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 reviewsthe stuga is small but there was everything you need, a good kitchen, showerrent og pent, og raske tilbakemeldinger fra vertinnen linda :-)bed is quite bigfurniture simple and practical but in need for replacement (especially chairs)our 2 years old little boy) and to give us the feeling of spaceeverything was clean and freshwow, what a fantastic experience! the cottage (stuga) was charming, clean, and functional, and linda was an outstanding hostthe house was nice, clean and cozy; small, but with everything neededthe location in ytterby (in vaxholm) was perfect for our stay
Host:very helpful and flexible ownersvery friendly hoststhe host linda was very friendly and helpfulthe communication with linda was perfect, she answered always immediately and helped us with everythinglinda welcomed us very friendly and she answered very fast to my messagesRead more reviewswe particularly enjoyed pizza in the local restaurant and cherries from the tree in the gardenthere is also a grocery market nearby and a kayak rental center within walking distancethe garden is beautiful, there is a very well stocked store 10mins walk awaythe area is beautifulonly a few steps to the sea and supermarket nearby
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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