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“Beautiful Quiet Countryside Stay”
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Our (white) house and wooden Kaakberg
The Kaakberg front
Outdoor spa (Sundance Caprio)
Spa in the snow
Beach 50 meters away.
View on the lake
Sitting area Bed room downstairs
Bedroom downstairs
Kitchen
Kitchen Kaakberg
first floor living
Living
Living
Second floor bedroom
Bath room upstairs
Sauna
Sauna resting space
Private Sauna
Biking along the dike
View on the lake
Garden and terrace
Neighbors Horses
Bowflex work out
View backside
Your entrance Kaakberg
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Warder, North Holland Province

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Yvette_Ha...
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Quiet Countryside Stay”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Country & Lake was the ideal place to spend a relaxed week in the countryside. With magical views over the Ijsselmeer and the farmlands and dykes around Edam, this haven is beautifully appointed and maintained with every necessary convenience. What a wonderful place to wake up in the morning! The position is very quiet, with only the gentle sounds of the birds and sheep to disturb your sleep. Walking and reading are natural pursuits here, but there are some good places to eat in nearby Edam, and it is a short bus ride to the centre of Amsterdam if you want to enjoy the bustle and stimulation of the city as well.

Saskia and Onny are brilliant hosts, thoughtful and welcoming, with excellent attention to all the details that make the difference in quality, and also giving guests the space to make their time their own. Their communication was excellent and all the necessary maps, brochures, tourist information and other details are provided, as well as good speed internet.

The space itself is both simple and luxurious. The private spa with sauna, hot tub and space for some yoga is great for unwinding whatever the weather, and the well-appointed kitchen/dining room has everything you need to make self-catering a breeze. The upstairs bedroom is spacious and welcoming with a most comfortable bed, and lovely linen, and of course the spectacular views in all directions! You won't want to close your curtains. The downstairs bedroom, with access to separate bathroom facilities is useful if you need to house a family rather than simply a couple.

I would certainly highly recommend this beautiful, well-maintained property to anyone wanting a quiet time out in the countryside, where they can feel pampered and special.

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Liked best: The beautiful views from the bedroom
Liked least: Taking my too large suitcase up to the third storey level!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Simon S
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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“Beautiful quiet rural retreat with easy access to Amsterdam. Perfect.”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

The Kaakberg is a beautifully appointed quiet home across the road from the historic dike of Ijsselmeer, and looking onto fields of sheep and cattle. The nearby town of Edam is just half an hour by bus to Amsterdam, and so one can elect to enjoy the attractions of the city or stay home to relax. A perfect place for a creative retreat. Highly recommended.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 24, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Liked best: The home and gardens
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jenni F
Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT location, clean with all the conveniences!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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For the past 12 years, we have travelled every year and have rented a house in some part of Europe. Country & Lake is by far the BEST rental we have stayed in. There is no doubt that we will be back next year.My husband and I spent the first week in April in the 3-level barn-house. The views are stunning. The view from the living room area (2nd floor) overlooks the wetlands (green-green fields), which we found to be incredibly peaceful and relaxing to watch. We loved to see the ducks, geese and other interesting birds flying around, feeding (and nesting, apparently) in the field. The farmer next door has horses, a pony and sheep, which hang-out in right in front of the huge picturesque windows. There were lambs this time of the year and it was really entertaining to watch them run around (they reminded us of puppies; following one another, tearing back-and-forth). The view from the master bedroom on the 3rd floor overlooked the Lake, which offered a whole different perspective and reminded us of how inventive the Dutch have been, managing the sea! The lower level offers a sauna and a really wonderful spa-type room, which I really enjoyed sitting in late afternoon, when the sun streamed in. In addition to the gorgeous views, we enjoyed watching the children bicycling to school every morning and the enthusiastic cyclists who used the country road, also visible from the 2nd floor living room area.
The house has ALL the conveniences and was spectacularly clean and comfortable. Onny and Saskia are warm hosts (and Fred, their cat), always ready to help.
The area is charming and there is a lot to explore; the local stores, supermarkets, bakeries and general feel is very rural. Oh, and the very narrow bridges can prove quite challenging by car (it helps to have mirrors that retract), although there were other routes to avoid the village bridges.
While the property is secluded (which we look for in a property), it was easy to be in the throng of community and navigate the small towns. It was very easy to get into Amsterdam by car (although I understand that transportation by bus is also very easy to manage). After our week at Country & Lake, we boarded a 10 day Viking River Cruise with stops in The Netherlands and Belgium. The cruise was truly wonderful, but my husband and I both agree: if we were to do it over, we would have preferred to spend our 2 and 1/2 week vacation staying-put, in Warden at THIS property.
Thanks, Saskia and Onny!

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Liked best: Location and cleanliness
Liked least: Stairs - we were not used to stairs in a house
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Surrey
Reviewed August 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. From 2014 we have added a seperate second bedroom, downstairs.
So four adults can sleep now very comfortable. There are still two sofa beds if you want to come with two more people.
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WideEyedT...
Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Stunning place with views of lake and fields”
Reviewed July 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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If you have ever wanted to try life in a tower, stay here. The third floor bedroom has windows on all four sides with fantastic views and lots of clean breezes rushing through. The high ceiling makes it even airer.
From the second floor, you can enjoy vistas of horses and cows and canals. This is big sky country with clouds racing overhead and green fields below. A neighboring farmer trains horses. The kitchen and living room are on this level, so we did most of our living here. The kitchen is fine for stovetop cooking, but the oven seems microwave.
Ground floor has a private bathroom that was much appreciated as well as a sauna that leads to a patio with a hot tub. One fine night, we had dinner on the patio.
To sum up, this place has many positives. The setting and nice architecture, as mentioned before. Also, the owners are genial and interesting, directors of a local theatre group. They picked us up at the Edam bus station and provided us with a bit of starter food which was helpful. We got around on bikes which they provided. We purchased most of our food in Edam at the local small shops. One evening when we were out on the patio, we had some conversations (in English). Otherwise, they were either at work or invisible. If you want proximity to Amsterdam, it is a twenty minute bus ride from Edam.
Drawbacks: My husband did not like the bathroom that joined the bedroom because it didn't feel private enough. He used the first floor bathoom.I didn't mind, and liked the big bathtub. This place has lots of stairs, as do most places in Holland. If stairs are a problem, stay away. If you rent the extra apt, as we did for our friend who was traveling with us, it is older and does not have the light, airy feeling. She spent most of her time in the nicer apt with us. Finally, it rained and stormed most days of our visit in late June. I think it was abnormal, but maybe this part of Holland has terrible weather. Hard to say.

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Liked best: WatchIng the horses from our windows
Liked least: My husband had trouble with the bathroom on the third floor, as it had no real door. There was a fiRst floor bath that was more private, though.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2012
Thank you for your nice review. The joined bath room in the second bedroom was kept open to see the architecture of the kaakberg roof, which is beautiful to see. We can understand it is not so private, but that was the choice. From 2014 we have added a seperate second bedroom, downstairs. So four adults can sleep now very comfortable. There are still two sofa beds if you want to come with two more people, The other apartment is not rented out anymore.
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SERUs
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“One of our favorite rentals anywhere in the world”
Reviewed September 3, 2011 for a stay in June 2010
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people found this review helpful

We've been renting houses when on vacation for six years or so, and Country and Lake remains one of our all time favorites. The home is extremely comfortable. The views of the surrounding countryside are wonderful. It was peaceful and relaxing, yet still easy to get to places like Edam, Hoorn and Amsterdam. We cycled on many of the days and Country and Lake's location relative to the cycling routes was great. Saskia and Onny are wonderful hosts. Highly, highly recommend.

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Liked best: Beautiful views of unique scenery from all sides
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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