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SE13876

Kalmar, Sweden

Our house in the end of the street

Our house in the end of the street

Backside terrace with morning and midday sun

Backside terrace with morning and midday sun

Retreat under the apple tree, perfect for afternoon resting

Retreat under the apple tree, perfect for afternoon resting

Tongue of land with Öland in the horizon

Tongue of land with Öland in the horizon

Our closest public beach in southern bay, 250 m walk from home

Our closest public beach in southern bay, 250 m walk from home

Sailingclub 5 km away

Sailingclub 5 km away

Our house in the end of the street Backside terrace with morning and midday sun Retreat under the apple tree, perfect for afternoon resting Tongue of land with Öland in the horizon Our closest public beach in southern bay, 250 m walk from home Sailingclub 5 km away
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Member since

2013


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 21, 2019 - January 11, 2020 2 weeks
February 15, 2020 - February 23, 2020 1 weeks
June 20, 2020 - August 16, 2020 3 weeks

Spacious house by the seaside in Kalmar, south of Sweden.

A quiet location 100 m from the sea, yet close to Kalmar city. Quiet area with friendly and helpful neighbours. Wonderful nature and recreation areas right outside the door.
The 200 m2 villa has 3 bedrooms. Two of them on the groundfloor; the master bedroom with a doublebed and a smaller bedrooms with a single bed 1,20 cm. On the upper floor is one spacious bedroom with either a single bed or a double bed, upon request. There is a make-up bedsofa for two persons in the big middle room. That makes  five + two beds for grown ups. The house is not suitable for very small children because of the steep open stairs.

The garden is facing south with almost complete privacy. You will have wonderful summer mornings on the terrace with only the birds accompanying you after your early morning swim. Ours is the last villa on the cape with a wonderful oakslope down to the tongue of land which point east and towards the sunrise over the island of Öland.

Here are very good oportunities for nature experiences like kayaking, sailing, golfing, biking or hiking. We live on the edge of a big nature recreation area with forrests and sea. Kalmars golf course is situated 1,5 km from our house and holds two 18-hole courses. There are two nice public beaches around the corner and fantastic long sandy beaches on the big island of Öland, where you will get after 20 minutes -  two hours by car, depending on which of the many beaches you choose. Other activities are about 5 km away.

Our wishes & dreams:
We would love long weekend-exchanges all year in Europe, up to one week.
We love skiing, non.simultaneous exchange with a ski-resort would be great.
For the summer we are dreaming of visiting realtives in Australia, so Australia and/or New Zeeland would be great.
My daughter is dreaming about New York :)

We have made four enjoyable exchanges so far, three in Sweden, and one combined in Paris and Normandy. We would love to visit European cities like London, Rome, Venice, mediterranian areas and skiing is always interesting. We are open to most suggestions.

We  welcome you to our place for a varied and active vaccation if that is your wish, or a relaxing joyful retreat if that is what you are looking for.
We take good care our house, and we will care for your house and property as if it was our own.
Best regards from all of us
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinarian

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • USA
  • Mexico

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Kalmar Öland Airport - 9 km

  • beach Beach (0.8 km)
  • golfing Golf Course and restaurant (7.7 km)
  • shopping Foodstore, library, pizzeria (4.0 km)

The city of Kalmar has 48.000 inhabitants. The earliest relics in Kalmar are from the vikings, and many battles with different kings has taken place in and around the castle of Kalmar which has a history that goes back 800 years.The oldest parts of the city is situated arond Kalmar Castle while the newer parts are built on a central island. The university with it´s students make Kalmar City a vivid city with many activities and happenings. For example every August we host an internaional Triathlon.

There is a guest harbor and you can go canalboat for sightseeing. We strongly recommend a kayaking trip through the canals of Kalmar City and thorugh the moat of Kalmar Castle . 
www.kalmar.com/en/

The island of Öland is a great tourist attracrion with fabulous fine sandy beaches on the east and more stone-beaches on the west side. It hosts a special nature with step-like appearance.
www.olandsturist.se/en

How to get here: There is a small airport in Kalmar 9 km from our house, with direct flights from Stockholm with SAS and BRA (www.flygbra.se) and from Berlin with Sparrow Aviation. An alternative is to go by train from Copenhagen airport (Kastrup). The train from Kastrup takes around three hours, and from the airport or from the trainstation to the house it will take you 10 minutes by car. There is also an airport in Växjö, 124 km from our house. From Växjö Airport there are direct flights from Berlin and Alicante (www.smalandairport.se).

Occupation

  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinarian

Children

  • Boy - Age: 21
  • Girl - Age: 18

Pets

  • Pussla the Toy poodle

Lifestyle

We live in the middle of nature, on the end of a cape 100 meters from the sea. There are forrests with footpaths nearby and nice bicycle paths both to Kalmar City and out in the nature. The area is a big touristic area during summer, and the big island of Öland have got georgious sandy beaches and is a big summer-retreat in Sweden.
You will easily get to the golfcourse that is situated 1,5 km away or 10 minutes by bike.
www.kalmargk.se

There is a kayak-club and a sailingclub 5 km from the house. By bike it will take you 20 minutes. Bigger boats can be anchored in our northern bay.
www.kalmarkanotklubb.se
www.kajakkalmarsund.se  
www.skkaparen.org/new/content/news2.asp

We have a small Toyota Yaris car that we will be happy to lend you. There are 4 bikes for grown ups and a rowing-boat.

In case you would like a trip to Stockholm for a day or two there is a direct flight that will take you from Kalmar to Stockholm Bromma Airport in 50 minutes.  Bromma Airport is situatie in Stockholm CIty. From there it is 20 minuter by bus to central Stockholm.
www.flygbra.se

 You can reach Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, in around three hours by train.

References

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