HomeExchange.com™ - Listing #352061 - Idyllic house 10 min from the city centre of Stockholm. Looking for sun and beach summer 2013.
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Our house was built in 2000 and is a modern two floors wooden house. Downstairs one bedroom that sleeps two, but the second bed is a "pull-out". Bathroom with sauna, shower and washing machine. The large kitchen and living room takes up half the house, and we love this room. You can cook while spending time with family and friends at the same time. Just step outside to the deck and the BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Upstairs is master bedroom with new comfortable IKEA-beds (of course), two bedrooms (now for kids) - one with a double bed sofa and one with a single bed. Small "hall area" with sofa and large tv. And also a bathroom with shower and tub. Balcony that we hardly ever use - we have a large yard, perfect for kids or just relaxing.
Trångsund is an area that used to be small summer houses. 10 years ago, when we bought the land and built our house, it was very "country". It still is, but nowadays lots of houses with families with kids. Most people work in the city and commute. It is a very safe area and you can be safe at any time. Our kids go to/from school and friend's by themselves.
It has a store, a post office, a couple of restaurants, hair dresser, dry cleaner and library. More or less, all you need if you don't feel like going to the city. Farsta, 5 minutes by car, has a really good mall.
However, it is very easy to go either by car to Stockholm or commute. For about USD100 you can go anywhere for a month in the greater Stockholm area on a commuter card. You can hop on/off any bus, subway or train and go more or less 4 hours north/south. Stockholm is a very friendly city.
10 minutes walk to the lake (swimming or ice skating if good conditions), 15 minutes walk to the store, post office, etc and 10 minutes drive to a shopping mall. By car it is easy to drive to the city, but you can just as easy take the commuter train. Takes 15/20 minutes to the Central Station in the heart of the city (Stockholm). Good prices too.
Teenagers can take the bus/subway or communter train easily by themselves to shopping, movies etc.
It is a safe neighbourhood and area, so it is very suitable for both small children as well as curious teenageers.
Stockholm is a vibrant fun city all year round and can offer even more in the summer time depending on what you are interested in. We have loads of museums, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. In the winter you can ice skate, go sledding (we do not always have snow around Christmas though, but usually) or just enjoy the cold and fire place-friendly climate.
See more here: www.visitsweden.com.
Hear if from the American journalist Brendan Francis Newnam, writing for CNN, visiting Stockholm recently: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/09/08/newnam.stockholm.trip/index.html
The Stockholm archipelago offers both boat rides, cozy restaurants and swimming.
This is truly a great area for all ages. We have museums, amusement park, shopping, good food and lots of sightseeing. Great ferry (over nite) to Finland and good train connections to all parts of Sweden. Convenient, clean and reliable.
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We can usually exchange during school holidays - e.g. summer and Christmas.
We are flexible, but prefere USA and south of Europe for sumer 2013.
We are a happy-go-lucky bunch who likes to travel together. The greatest thing about exchanging is the opportunity to live "normal" lives, contrast to hotel-living, shop groceries at the local markets, saying "hello" to our temporary neighbours.
Dansk, English, Norsk, Svenska, English (UK)