Villa Solbacka – a paradise in the Stockholm archipelago
To rent only for two weeks per year
When you look for something extra then book Villa Solbacka at Stegesund – a unique house on a unique island in the Stockholm archipelago – here it is easy to feel part of nature’s ecosystem. And at the same time it is only an hour to the centre of Stockholm, by local ferry, bus or car.
The house has 12 rooms, 300 sqm, and is privately owned. There has been extensive reportages about the house in international interior magazines, as well as in Sweden’s most prestigious business and interior press. Exclusive. Classic. Beautiful.
Oak trees, several hundred years old, and a large beautiful garden surround Villa Solbacka. The Villa has magnificent sea views, lovely verandas and all original features are restores and well preserved. The interior design is stylish and also cozy, it is easy to feel at home!
About Villa Solbacka
A charming summer villa, built in 1914, in Jugend style. Total 12 rooms, 300 sqm.
Nice large country kitchen, two living rooms with fireplaces, a library, a dining room and two verandas, both with sea views. Upstairs you have 4 large bedrooms with 8 beds. You also fins a newly built, generous bathroom with washing machine and tumble dryer. Altogether the house offers 2 showers and 3 toilets.
Villa Solbacka is a home full of ideas and inspiration, decorated with interior knowledge. The Scandinavian interior style, spiced with jugend, original from when the house was built, is handled to a beautiful mix, but also functional and modern as today’s guests demand.
The sunlight glitter through the old oak trees and enhances the feeling of nature being present even indoors and gives each room its own magic.
You find fireplaces and Swedish tile stoves in nearly each room (as well as electric heating of course, but very rarely needed summertime) The kitchen is made for culinary adventure. Here you can cook together, or just hang out in comfortable armchairs. Kitchen table sits 10 persons.
The greenhouse, loved by everyone, is very romantic and special made of old windows, and has grape- and tomato plants. Also in the greenhouse there is room for 10 persons around the table – nice for a lunch, a drink or a late evening supper! Outside the greenhouse you find the kitchen garden with fresh herbs.
The garden is large, altogether 5000 sqm and you find roses, lavender, peonies as well as wild flowers of all kinds. For the children there is a beloved playhouse and swings of course.
Next to the jetty there is a sauna for you, and it is also where you moore the motorboat belonging to the house. The motorboat is handy for going shopping in Vaxholm or why not go fishing?
Finally, bicycles of different sizes are included in the rent.
The twin islands Stegesund and Hästholmen have several beautiful old wooden villas, most of them built in the beginning of last century, around 1910. The surroundings are tranquil, with bicycle paths, sloping meadows, bathing spots and forests. The islands gives a lovely summer feeling, with laziness and pleasure, just like for the families back in the beginning of 1900, when it all started.
The location of Stegesund is only an hour by local ferry to the centre of Stockholm with boats trafficking several times a day. It is easy to go to Stockholm and back in a day. To the small town, Vaxholm it is only a 10 min boat ride, with the local ferry or with your own boat
Tennis, as a guest at Villa Solbacka, you have free access to play on Sweden’s only working outdoor tennis court! Very exciting! The tennis court is the pride of the islanders and was originally built in 1904.
Vaxholm, the picturesque archipelago town, is only 10 minutes away, by local ferry, or taxi boat or go with you own boat, belonging to the house.
In Vaxholm you find grocery store, bakery, fresh vegetables at the town square, fish shop, nice restaurants, pharmacy, liquor store, health centre and other services.
Stockholm is close by. A short walk from the house there is regular ferries from the island to the centre of Stockholm, leaving several times of the day. The journey takes about an hour.
In Stockholm, do not miss the museum of the Vasa ship, Astrid Lindgren Saga World, the Old Town and why not, some scandinavian shopping.
Info & prices
Villa Solbacka is possible to rent for two weeks every year in August. During the rest of the year, Anna lives in the house with family and friends.
Price 3950 EUR/week.
Distances: Arlanda Airport 55 km, Stockholm 45 km
Included: Bed linen and towels. Small motorboat with outboard motor for fishing and for transport to Vaxholm (takes only 10 minutes) Bicycles. Sauna by the sea (book in advance).
Free access to the island’s pride, the tennis court on wood!
Cleaning is charged separately EUR 200
Due to allergies, pets are not allowed.
Mail Anna directly to find out if the house is available. It is also possible to book the house via AirBnB, but it is no problem to sign a contract and pay the owner direct. Whatever you prefer.
Kungsholm hamnplan 3B
mob +46 709 72 36 46
About Anna, contact & booking
Anna Klingspor, owner and landlady works professionally as management consultant, but has also a passionate interest in architecture and interior design. Anna is an associate partner at a design agency and is also chairman at a well-reputed architect company
Anna acquired Villa Solbacka many years ago, when newly graduated from University. Since then, the house has developed in line with the different stages of life. The playhouse and swings were added to the twins, who today are adults and about to form their own families.
During the years there has been many different sorts of celebrations in the house; wedding, birthday parties, christenings, Halloweens, Christmas’s etc. Anna used to have an extra house on the neighbouring island and is an experienced landlady since 2004. She has good references from guests from all over the world.
Mail Anna directly to find out if the house is available, or book via AirBnB.
“Solbacka is like a time capsule, the feeling is like in Ingmar Bergman’s film Fanny & Alexander, big lovely rooms with beautiful things wherever you look! Thank you for having us here. We will definitely return ”
“If I have to choose, I am in love with the garden with the old beautiful greenhouse, the perfect place to sit and read your book! Plus it was absolutely wonderful to pick my own blueberries in the woods! It wouldn’t be possible for us in Germany. If our children were to choose they would have lived in the playhouse ONLY – they just LOVED it! Plus the swings were also favourites!
A couple of times we took the local ferry to Stockholm for the day, which was surprisingly easy and a pleasant trip in just over an hour. ”
“The open sky, the sea and the friendly atmosphere of the house was just perfect for all of us as we gathered at Solbacka and Stegesund to celebrate my father’s 60th birthday together with his children and grandchildren. Solbacka was a perfect place: harmony stylish, luxurious but also cosy, familiar and easy to like”