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Unique, charming townhouse by river in central Oslo– sleeps 2 to 10 - Unit 3305290 The Whole Townhouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,571 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Unit 3305290 The Whole Townhouse

The whole house over 3 floors – that is the townhouse. Kitchen and dining room, 4 bedrooms plus large sofabed in the lounge – and 2 extra bunk beds in the conservatory – which also have a small kitchen. A little garden to relax – this is really unique quiet oasis in the middle of the pulsating arts district of Oslo.

About the property

Grünerlykken Gjestgiveri

The townhouse consists of three levels with ground floor which opening up to a small garden through a conservatory. It is situated in Grünerløkka – Oslo’s «hipster» area dominated by numerious cafés, bars, restaurants, art galleries and music venues. Yet the townhouse is a secluded, quiet spot with its own small garden in the middle of all this. Easily reached from Oslo Central Train Station and Bus Terminal with frequent services to Oslo airport Gardermoen, Oslo Rygge Airport and Torp Airport Sandefjord. Suitable for a couple, a couple with kids or larger parties consisting of 6 persons or more: (maximum sleeping capacity is 10 persons in winter – 12 in summer, when 2 kids can sleep in bunk beds in the conservatory. A detailed info-folder on the apartment and its surroundings will be forwarded you when you make an enquiry.

Morten PR Russell Wedén
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Morten PR Russell Wedén

Trained in London and worked as a graphic designer, film critic and editor. Settled in Oslo with partner and 4 children. Through HomeAway we run 2 rental places in Oslo apart from this one listed here (property 452128 in St.Hanshaugen and property 1729502 also in Grünerløka and one in Malta (property 413710 – Senglea, Grand Harbour). Through 5 years we have only pleasant experiences with our guests.

Morten PR Russell Wedén purchased this house in 1982

Why Morten PR Russell Wedén chose Oslo

The apartment is situated on its own ground floor of the building which dates from 1870, situated at Upper and Cross (Øvre gate and Korsgata between music venue «Blå» along the Akerselva river and bespoke restaurant «KAMAI» (japanese) and «Markveien Mat & Vinhus» and «Dr.Kneipp» in a very quiet yet central area at the lower southwest corner of Grünerløkka. You will also find the art gallery and wine bar «Syng» 50 metres away – perfect outdoor area for sunny days by the riverside. From here a variety of shops, supermarket, «Wine Monopoly», cafés and restaurants are only 2 minutes walk away. Make sure you visit the popular «Mathallen» (Food Hall). There are 3 parks close by, and for recreational purposes a pleasant walk along the Akerselva river is recommended. In the weekends there are both market days and music venues at «Blå» (Blue). The New York Times recently included the walk along the river here in its «Top Ten Streets of European Cities» contest.

What makes this house unique

The Botanical Gardens and The Edvard Munch Museum is well within walking distance (to the east), so is the Oslo Town Hall (to the west) with Akershus Castle and fashionable Aker Brygge (where you can even swim). From here small ferries whisk you out to numerous idyllic islands in the fjord and of course to the Bygdøy peninsula with its Kontiki -, Fram-, Viking Ships- and Folk Museums. But apart from these attractions, there is hardly any reason at all to leave Grünerløkka. You’ll find everything here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write and say "thanks!" for allowing us to stay in your

home recently. Lovely, spacious and perfect for our family. I hope

we left the home in proper shape (aside from dirty towels/linens, and

extra groceries!). We will certainly recommend it to others on

vrbo.com and will definitely return to your property again!

Thanks and have a good evening!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sentrum in East Norway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1571 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom has shower enclosure, wc, wash basin. Washing machine and tumble dryer is also installed. Underfloor heating year round. Second floor bathroom has shower enclosure, wc, wash basin. Underfloor heating year round.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large double sofa bed
  • Ground floor double bedroom has also sitting area in front of wood burning stove, small writing desk. Windows on two sides (east/west). Access to conservatory with 2 bunk beds that can be used during summer. 1st floor bedrom with single bed. 2nd floor bedroom with single bed 2nd floor bedroom with double bed, writing desk and sitting area in front of open fireplace. Windows on two sides (east/west). In addition there is a double sofa bed in the dining/living room, suitable for two persons.
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A comprehensive info-folder on the property with detailed architectual plans, more photos of the apartment and its surroundings will be forwarded you to your personal e-mail when you make an enquiry.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Highly, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, kids and I stayed in this great property last summer. It's in a very quiet, walkable neighborhood, close to many attractions and to downtown, yet convenient to wonderful local shopping/eateries within blocks of our front door. Very spacious and clean. Especially loved the kitchen as we cooked many breakfasts and a few evening meals. We'd definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderfull stay at Oslo

  • 5 of 5

The street where is the apartment is very quiet, full night assured but the apartment is also close to both the center of Oslo (ten minute walk, 5 minutes by tram) and central Grünerloekka, with shops, bars, restaurants available.

It's great to be close to the river Akerselva that lends itself to a delightful walk on foot along its shores (with waterfalls that make us think that we are in the mountains, not in a capital city!).

The apartment is comfortable and practical, and it is delightful to spend the evening with a nice wood fire in the furnace of the old bakery. And the owner, Morten is concerned about the welfare of its tenants and ready to troubleshoot when problems. I recommend strongly without reservation

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations for my large family group.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip to Oslo with a group of 9 people. This was my first rental through VRBO type of service. I was a little nervous, but I had no reason to be. Morton was prompt in his communication and the transaction went through completely perfect. The accommodations were comfortable and fit all 9 of us which was the biggest challenge for me. The location was perfect and close to public transportation as well as a very charming part of town. Morton met my party there and acquainted them with the local area. We loved our stay here. We did some cooking in the home and found it very easy and comfortable. We would stay here again if the need arises.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental through VRBO but what a great experience. Morten helped us with everything. Location was perfect. Truly able to walk almost everywhere we wanted to go. Outside garden area was small but perfect for our group of 7. Would highly recommend this location. Facility is in an older building but very pleasant

Local rules regarding recycling took some getting used to but Morten made it easier. Originally thought we would eat in more but only used the kitchen for one meal and it was perfect. Will definitely stay here in the future when we return

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am continually trying to upgrade the townhouse with improvements and am happy with your feedback. You are most welcome back!
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Charming indeed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this truly charming townhouse for 3 nights. Oslo was the first stop of our 2 weeks Scandinavian vacation. First impressions do matter, as the saying goes, and we were just so impressed with the warm hospitality of Russell, the owner, who was waiting for us at the flat, as he had promised in his email. After some pleasantries, which was reassuring, he accompanied us to a street, one block away, to show us where we can eat. Immediately, we felt like, as he has written in the description, being in Notting Hill, England, a place my wife loved. We felt that just in this street alone, we can already have a feel of Oslo and find what we needed.

The apartment is perfect of us - 3 couples, each couple comfortably occupying one level each of the 3 storey apartment. The kitchen is strategically located in the middle level, where we gathered for late snacks or breakfast. And there were two full bath rooms, so we had no "waiting time".

It was unfortunate that we came in at the beginning of Autumn, so we were not able to use the garden patio, but it was a beauty in itself.

The apartment is centrally located and, Russell is right, "walk-able" to the "must see" sites of Oslo. We usually followed the path along the river to Karl Johans Gate, the main pedestrian promenade which majestically leads to the Palace. Russell also gave us direction, again walking distance, to our church. Speaking of Russell, I must say that he is the best attraction of Oslo and the main reason other guests should rent his apartment. He is very helpful and, living close to the apartment, he can rush in for immediate assistance, like when we had question with the washing machine - which was a simple operation, really, but we just are used to "instructions for dummies" (being citizens of the great country). When we needed two cabs, Russell came to call for us. If you find other apartments competitive, Russell should tip the balance in favor of this one.

We really had a great time in Oslo. We stayed in a beautiful and comfortable apartment, located in a very trendy area and close to every site any tourist would want to see, and we met a wonderful Oslogutt.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, clean and in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Wenn stayed a week in this nice old townhouse with a cute little backyard.

The house is very comfortable and with the old stairs and the old oven it's very charming.

We had great support from the owner so it was easy to figure out how to explore Oslo.

The house is great for a trip to the City Center or to the harbour. (20min walk)

With the Tram (5min walk) you can go everywhere in Oslo and Around.

Even if you stay in the house it's comfortable for dark and cold nights with friends on oder warm oven with good but expensive beer.

A great house for everyone.

Any time again :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These young guests were in fact 19 persons in all, and as one group staying in both the whole townhouse (13) and in the old bakery (6) at the same time. The two units of the property are combined by a small courtyard which opens up to a garden in summer.
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The Viking Ship Museum
Oslo Opera House (Den norske Opera & Ballett AS)
Nobel Peace Center
Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsparken)
Oslo Town Hall
Akershus Fortress
Aker Brygge
Fram Museum
Oslo Opera House (Den norske Opera & Ballett AS)
The National Theatre
Tjuvholmen Icon Building
Oslo Fjord
Lille Herbern
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
Engebret Cafe
Norsk Teknisk Museum
Dr. Kneipp's Wine Bar
"Just around the corner from the Townhouse! Try also Markveien Mat & Vinhus next door."
Godt Brod Grunerlokka
Hotel Continental
"Serves Japanes style dishes. Got raving reviews in the local press. Prices fairly reasonable..."


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