Unique home, with breathtaking view, only 10 minutes from Oslo centre

Unique home, with breathtaking view, only 10 minutes from Oslo centre

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is probably one of the nicest - and best located apartment - in a huge villa- in the Oslofjord area.
Our upscale apartment - located in a huge private house, consisting of 5 individual apartments with private entrances - was just remodeled and is very comfortable, open and spacious. It sits literally on the Oslo fjord, and only a few steps to a small local beach, where we love to start the morning with a refreshing swim.

The living room, dining room and kitchen have an open solution, to enable us to enjoy the beautiful and spectacular view from all over this main floor. The room is only divided by a big fireplace that can be seen from most places.
Our family loves cooking, and socializing with family and friends, so the large, modern kitchen has all the modern equipment that you will need; steam oven, huge electrical oven and gas top for cooking. Our dining table sits easily 12 persons, but is just as comfortable and convenient for 2.

We have a well equipped home-theatre, built-in TV and speakers in all rooms.
When entering the bathroom, you get a spa feeling! The room has heated floors, bathtub and a walk-in double shower, also with a fantastic view. We are sure you will enjoy this special bathroom!

The master bedroom – has a king size adjustable bed,a flatscreen TV and an entrance to a terrace, also with a great view to the fjord.
The terrace is well equipped with a dining table, sun deck chairs and a gas grill.
In addition to the terrace, we have a small private garden, overlooking the fjord, fully furnished.
Upstairs is 2 bedrooms, in addition to a loft livingroom.
We have 3 kayaks, 3 bicycles, golf equipments, fishing gear and other toys you may enjoy.

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Who we are

  1. We are a family of 4. Eva (52) is a sales and marketing manager in a travel insurance company, Espen (54) is semi retired. We have two great sons. Thomas, our youngest is 16. He is living and travelling with us, while Erik who is 27, lives with his fiancé in their own apartment in the center of Oslo.

    We all love outdoor activities like skiing (both cross country and downhill), off-road biking, hiking, golf and tennis.
    Another major interest is travelling. We love exploring new countries and cultures. And in 2006-2008 we made a dream come true, by cruising in our sailing yacht in the Caribbean and Central America. Unforgettable adventure. Interested, see www.sy-athena.piczo.com

    This is our primary home, but we also have a second home up in the mountain that you may use. This is a big (140 m2), comfortable chalet, 2 1/2 - 3 hours drive from home- also with a spectacular view – of the Hardangervidda. The chalet has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sauna etc. We will be listing our second home separately later.

    If you not are interested in simultaneous exchange during the summertime, may be you would like travelling during the winter and go skiing? There are great cross country tracks just outside the door and also downhill possibilities!

    We are very neat and careful people and promise to take excellent care of your home, and expect the same in return. We have done one very successful exchange before, and are looking forward to another one.
    We would love to go to a warm, sunny place on - or near the beach!

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Where is it?

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Our home is situated at Snarøya, a quiet, safe and very popular residential area, only 10 minutes by car - and 25 minutes by bike to the city center of Oslo.
The house is only a few steps to the beach. During summer time, there are a lot of activities on the fjord; swimming, windsurfing, kiting, waterskiing, and people who just are having a great time out in their boats.

The Fornebu Park, which is within 10 minutes walking, is an excellent area for biking and hiking on trails among cultivated ponds, playgrounds for children, skateboard ramps, tower for bird watching etc.
There are also many nice walks along the coastline or in the residential areas in our small peninsula.

The local grocery shop is only a few minutes away, and we also have 2 good local restaurants in the neighborhood. There are several shopping malls 5 - 10 minutes away by car, and if you want to get into Oslo, and you prefer public transport, the buses leave every 10 minutes.
And our capital has a lot to offer! You can visit famous museums, like the Viking ship and Munch Museum, great restaurants, do some shopping or you can just walk about to enjoy the café or street life.

What else? Did you know that in Oslo in July, the sunrise is about 4 o'clock in the morning and sunset is at around 11 pm, so the sun only dips below the horizon, and it really does not get dark?

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