Self catering rental with private garden and great barbeque possibilities
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House and garden with WIFI internet!
The bungalow in Alkmaar is suitable for four or five persons. It has a very large private garden and garage. Because of the southerly orientated garden, sun is available all day. The trees make sure that any shadow places are available as well. Luxury bathroom with thermocrane shower and bathtub. Also luxury toilet.
The bungalow has an open plan kitchen with a refrigerator, 4-pit stove, dishwasher, freezer, coffeemaker, watercooker and a microwave; Living room: colour TV with satellite and DVD player, a radio. We have luxury garden furniture, a picknick table. Our garden has a keramic bbq which gives you the opportunity to cook your dinner outside.
The parent bedroom with two 90/200 separate luxurious box-springs.
A second bedroom with two 90/200 separate luxurious box-springs.
The third bedroom has one box spring. We will make up the beds for you, which makes you feel at home as soon as you enter our nice cottage. As our cottage is completely made of wood, you really feel that you live in the countryside, with only 30 minutes to Amsterdam by car.
Towel are available, please confirm this at confirmation
**cleaning costs: € 50,-
** Tourist/Kurtaxes € 2,95 PPPD
Towels € 4,50 per package(for 1 person)
Bicycle rent at the house € 25,- per bicycle per stay
Top Traveller Review
Fantastic and cozy
About the Owner
About Martin and Marja Smit
We are Martin & Marja Smit and we own this private property for more than 20 years already. We have lived in this house for 13 years ourselves and our two kids were born here. We share lots of good memories in our own home and hope you will have a great stay in our house!
Martin and Marja Smit purchased this cottage in 1990
Why Martin and Marja Smit chose Heart of North Holland
If you are looking for a pleasant stay at the countryside and want to explore cities as Haarlem, Leiden, Amsterdam and Gouda, but also nice touristic areas as Volendam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen our house is perfectly situated. In only 15 minutes by car you can find the nice sandy beaches of Egmond and Bergen.
What makes this cottage unique
Large private garden
Nice fishing spots at the property
Dutch cows and sheeps just at your door
(21 traveller reviews)
Fantastic and cozy
We spent some awesome time in this gem. Lots of room, generous kitchen stuff. We were only 3 persons but would come back with also 5 if not even 6 people and be ok. Cozy is one word, and feeling at home certainly another that comes to mind when thinking back on our stay here. Hope it will be available the next time we visit the Netherlands. Thanks Martin for the help with the key :). Hope to see you soon again.
Very nice house. Great location. Recommended.
Lovely house. clean and tidy. As described in the advert. Nice location just outside Alkmaar and only 30mins from Amsterdam. Lots of things for the children to do close by. Will definitely like to go again.
Having just arrived after a long trip from Australia we were delighted with our accomodation at the bungalow. It was very spacious and comfortable. We loved the location away from noise etc, yet only 5 minutes from shops, restaurants etc. We initially had some difficulyies with the heating system and the TV, but Martin soon showed us how to work them and we were fine after that. Similarly the instuctions for the washing Machine were not in English, but we eventually figured out how to work it. The Bungalow is well siuated to explore northern Holland, and we spent our time well, and still missed a lot of attractions in our 2 weeks there.As well as visiting relatives nearby and my wifes birthplace in Haarlem, we enjoyed Enkhuizen, Edam, Alkmaar itsel, Zaanse schans, and several restaurants in Alkmaar and De Gouden Karper.
Overall the property was as described and as previous reviewers have stated, it is comfortable, not flashy and over the top. It was very clean when we arrived (and hopefully when we left), and martin was most helpful at all stages of preplanning, booking and during our stay.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone .
Wonderful wooden lodge in North Holland
We had 3 nights staying in this lovely wooden lodge. It was very well equipped and was very warm and comfortable and was a 5 minute drive into Alkmaar and also very close to lots of other lovely places (Edam, Volendam). There is a really interesting windmill museum just along the road. We would have hired bikes but we stayed during the coldest Easter for 40 years so with 3 young children decided not to, but it is of course a perfect cycling country. We will be recommending it to friends.
Perfect Family Holiday Bungalow
Property was as described, not fancy but very comfortable, and clean. This bungalow has everything a family needs, including a TV, wifi, dishwasher and washing machine. Located a short distance outside of town, yet everything is very accessible. Highways, public transit, shopping etc are all very nearby. The owner was very helpful and responded promptly to all my queries prior to arrival. Owner also arranged bike rentals our whole family.
The property is spacious and ideally situated for visiting some wonderful towns and villages in this area of Holland. Alkmaar is a real suprise, with great architecture, wonderful cafes and the cheesemarket on Fridays is a must for all lovers of cheese,
Volemdam was a recent location for one of the 'Hairy Bikers'cookery shows and is a hidden treasure that is less than 30km away and should not be missed!
From the Owner
“If you are looking for a pleasant stay at the countryside and want to explore cities as Haarlem, Leiden, Amsterdam and Gouda, but also nice touristic areas as Volendam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen our house is perfectly situated. In only 15 minutes by car you can find the nice sandy beaches of Egmond and Bergen.”
Activity and Interests
- 10 minutes drive of Centre of Alkmaar
- Cheesemarket of Alkmaar only 10 minutes drive
- Broekerveiling, Broek op Langedijk
- Windmills of Schermerhorn 5 minutes drive
- Graft De Rijp 10 kilometres
- Egmond aan Zee en Bergen aan Zee, beach 15 km
- 35 minutes drive from Amsterdam
- 40 kilometres from Zandvoort
- Golf resort nearby
- Marken and Volendam only 30 minutes by car
- Texel island about 45 minutes by car
- Zaanse Schans about 30 minutes by car
- Easy transport from cottage to Amsterdam
- Amsterdam with Rijksmuseum, Van Goghmuseum and Red light district
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Other Activities: motorboat hiring
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
25 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£65|
|Stay tax||€3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.|
We accept payment by Paypal
We accept payment by banktransfer and by PayPal. PayPal charges are 4%, which will be added to the rental price. We ask for a deposit of 25% after confirmation of booking
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“Large private garden Nice fishing spots at the property Dutch cows and sheeps just at your door”
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games for Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- recreation centre
- water parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 80 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
- Large in room cupboard
- Child's Swing
- 4 garden chairs
- 2 deck chairs
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Our private cottage has facilities, like games and books. The house has a satellite decoder with 23 channels, such as Discovery Channel, Nat. Geographic, MTV, TMF, CNN, Eurosport, Disney Channel, Private Spice, Nickelodeon.