Our home is a renovated 1880 thatched roof farmhouse. The new-build guest house in the same style features a home office and combination exercise/laundry room on the ground floor, and a complete apartment above. It's where our friends and family stay when our guest rooms are full. Like them, you will have exclusive use of our small but very cozy nature lover's idyll, excluding the office space. There is ample free parking. It is conveniently JUST off the highway but quite peaceful!
Our snug little apartment has everything you will need for your stay. There is a microwave, kettle, toaster, oven, induction cooktop, coffee maker, and refrigerator. The kitchen is equipped with all basic equipment. You will find coffee, tea, spices, condiments, and we provide a plant-based continental breakfast. The apartment is open plan, or loft-like in that it is one large room of 65 square meters (around 700 square feet), with the bed on one side and the kitchen on the other, with the bathroom (with shower) in between. There is a large closet and drawers for your use, and a flat-screen television and Bose CD player/radio. The downstairs utility/exercise room has a treadmill, stationary bike and rowing machine for your use. There are also a few free weights. It's a small-ish space, but we love the view of the outdoors from the windows! We have many books in English and Dutch, both novels and those dedicated to travel or art/culture in the Netherlands. Extras you will find are board and card games, and a variety of CDs. If we are at home and know your preferences we'd love to tailor some of those to your liking to make your stay more enjoyable!
The only caveat we have is the stairs are typical Dutch ones (ask anyone about the variety of problematic Dutch staircases!) with no hand rail. For 99% of people it is no problem, but anyone with serious mobility or balance issues may not like them (see photo). Also see below regarding farms and horse stables in the area.
We do ask that there is absolutely no smoking in the building, but guest are welcome to smoke outside.
Our parking area is quite large, and if you have a caravan, R.V., or trailer with a boat we can probably accommodate you!
Bring your kayak or canoe and put it in the water just across the street at our small dock, which is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a drink while watching the water, the ducks, the occasional boat, or the rowers who are usually active on weekend mornings.
This is a place for travellers, bird-watchers, couples, singletons, novel writers, studying students (our friend did six weeks of study for his pilot's license here!), hedgehog peepers, ramblers, cyclists, boat lovers, photographers, artists, kayakers, and anyone who wants a calm home away from home in Holland. It, unfortunately, is NOT a place for parties, guests-of-guests, hard drugs, and excess drinking or noise. This is our home and it and our neighbours should be respected.
Having gotten that out of the way, we are looking forward to hosting you and helping you have the best stay you can while you're here!
Guest access: Guests have their own kitchen, wifi, flat screen television, Bose CD player/radio, washer and dryer, workout space, free parking, and use of bicycles. There is a large home office downstairs which will not be in use when we have guests, so you will have privacy inside during your stay.
The kitchen in the guesthouse is mainly for visitors, so not much food is stored there. There are coffees, teas, spices, and condiments. We provide basic plant-based breakfast items. There is an oven, induction cooktop, kettle, toaster, coffeemaker and basic kitchen equipment.
Other things to note
Despite being right off the highway we live in a somewhat "country" setting, surrounded on two sides by fields. Depending on the time of year, there are cows that pass directly behind the property, and you may see horses, sheep, goats, and any other sort of farm animals (a camel and alpaca on the other side of our canal spring to mind) in the fields adjacent or in many places nearby (as is the case in any part of rural Holland). The animals that will make everyone happy, I assume, are the birds and hedgehogs we feed and enjoy visits from!
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Check In: Flexible check in time
Property type: House
Room Type: Entire Place
Kitchen Type: Vegan
Type not specified: 1
Laundry – washer
Free parking on premises
Wifi / Internet
Large salad bowls
Essentials (towels, sheets, soap, toilet paper and pillows)
Not suitable for companion animals
Smoking inside is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to smoke outside. No extra guests, parties, hard drugs, or excess noise is allowed. Our home and neighbours must be respected.
Netherlands . Joined in September 2019
Hi! I'm Amy, an American, and my partner Marty is Dutch. We both follow a vegan diet. For me it was after decades of vegetarianism, and for Marty it was after around 18 years of being 99% vegetarian at home and an omni outside. We've spent the last eight months making foodie trips abroad and researching restaurants and products in the Netherlands. It's been an exciting time for us, and we'd love to share our local knowledge with you! We're strictly vegan, but not judgemental with vegetarians, as that would be more than a bit hypocritical! We understand that people are in different places in that respect.
Amy's property is located in Naarden, Noord-Holland, NL
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