The Gilleleje Residence

gilleleje, copenhagen
5 bedroom - 1 bath
(8 reviews)
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$460 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This lovely pair of beach houses on the Danish Riviera is close enough to Copenhagen for a day trip (it’s 50km away) and is surrounded by gardens with a beach 500m away. The set up is great for a family or two, or a family with an au pair or grandparents, with space to sleep 6 in one house and 4 in the other. Nearby attractions include boat trips to Sweden in summer, music festivals, cycling trails, golf, fishing villages, castles and the modern art gallery Louisiana.

Why Kids Love it

This is a wonderful vacation area for kids with beautiful sandy beaches nearby. You can play knights and princesses at Frederiksborg Castle, a real fairytale castle. There is a great garden and lots of outdoor space. Fishing, climbing in a high-rope parks, farm trips to take a ride in a tractor, on a pony or help feed the pigs are just a few local activities. Tivoli Astrid Lindgren’s World is approximately 5 hours from Munkerup and Legoland is around 4 hours away.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. In a very safe and quiet area. No traffic, parking available at the property. No pets allowed, no smoking allowed. Supermarket, small shops, restaurants, cafes and ice-shop all within 2 km. Bike rental possible in Gilleleje. The bunk bed has a rail at the top; there are a few steps from the deck outside but otherwise the 1-story properties are very child friendly and ideal for kids of all ages. Car hire is essential in this area.

About the Location

The residence is 500m from the beach in a quiet and safe area in Munkerup. It is on the Danish Riviera, known for its lovely white sand beaches, beautiful nature and relaxed atmosphere. Nearby attractions including Helsingor, Gilleleje, and Hornbæk, one of the best beaches in Denmark. It is 2 km to Dronningmølle beach - both among the many child-friendly beaches nearby. Copenhagen is 50km (30-40min drive) away and Legoland is a 4-hour drive.

Accommodation Details

Two separate houses with large wooden decks. The main house was renovated in 2015 with a new kitchen and bathroom; the second house was newly built in 2015. There are 5 bedrooms (3 in the main house, 2 in the other house), an open kitchen, dining space and living room. There is a great garden for playing and a Weber grill plus comfortable outdoor seating areas for each cabin.

Style Notes

Cozy and relaxing beach house style and atmosphere. Nordic colors and design. A mix of new more modern furniture, and vintage items found in flea markets. Open, friendly spaces with white-covered armchairs, plenty of pine and large windows with views of the gardens and the forests. The bathrooms are simple and monochrome with tiles; we love the outdoor spaces and the lounge area.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 king
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Jael Q.
Member since May 19, 2015

Gilleleje, Copenhagen

Crab racing and quiet beaches

Under an hour from central Copenhagen by car, this pretty seaside town has long sandy beaches, a fun fisherman's themed playground (complete with crab racing track) and cafés lining the quay selling fish and chips. Rent a bike and cycle quiet lanes, play on the beach and swim in the clear water, or browse the shops for beach toys and interior design treats.

8 reviews

Brittany B.
Visited in December 2019
We stayed on Jael's properties over Christmas with our extended family - including a 5 year old, and a toddler. Though we were in the "off season" we still very much enjoyed the surrounding area including the beach, local restaurants, towns, etc. We also traveled into Copenhagen twice which was quite easy on the train. The house had everything we needed for cooking for a large group. There were plenty of linens for the bathrooms and bedrooms, and we appreciated the snacks, coffee, etc. that was left for us. Jael was a very responsive host. We had a slight issue on checkin finding the very well-hidden key, and with the Wifi subscription, but both were fixed with a few text messages, no problem at all. There was a note from a previous person about the safety of the wood stove. Happy to say that we had no concerns with our toddler, as they had fitted that area with a small gate to keep away curious hands. The stove warmed the place pretty quickly even on the chilliest days, though we did need bundle up for bed. We'd love to make it back to enjoy the warm, sunny weather and the bbq!
huma q.
Visited in August 2019
Our second stay in this pretty little summerhouse. We had a fantastic time; such a comfortable, simple and thoughtful place to come back to after days spent exploring. Thank you, Jael.
huma q.
Visited in August 2018
What can I say! It's been a few weeks since we came back from this beautiful place, and we are still talking about it now. Jael's summerhouse is a haven of calm. Simple, thoughtful and peaceful. Our little boys loved running around the garden and playing under the garden shower. We loved having the option of two decks to sit out on, one in the studio, one on the main house. The area is delightful - Munkeruphus with its beautiful descent to the beach being a must to visit for anyone who comes. We also enjoyed plenty of day trips and lazy days just strolling through Gilleleje's little high street and heading to the beach there too. This was everything we needed to unwind. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a family holiday off the beaten track and yet still feels easy to do too. Thank you!
keren m.
Visited in July 2017
We (family of 4; kids were 5 & 2) had an absolutely brilliant time staying at Jael's house. It is small but really nicely designed (and my wife is an interior designer so very choosy on these things!) with a lovely little garden. It is in a super peaceful area and a close drive/long walk to some absolutely stunning (and largely empty beaches). We loved that it felt really off the beaten track but in no way isolated. Jael was super helpful - responded immediately to any queries we had - but really everything was so easy and well set up that we didn't need her. I would strongly recommend
Amy M.
Visited in August 2016
We loved our second stay at Jael's beach house. Jael, left lovely treats for us and the kids and we love the beaches and towns nearby. Another delightful stay!
Laura M.
Visited in August 2016
We had a fabulous weeks staying at The Gilleleje Residence. Its a lovely house with a great garden for kids to run about in. It also has a summer house for any extra guests. The local area is really lovely, with gorgeous beaches nearby and the local village of Gilleleje has an interesting fishing port with some nice shops and cafes along the high street. There are super markets nearby, a laundrette and other interesting villages and towns to visit also. Copenhagen was easy to get to with a car. The host, Jael, was friendly, helpful and easy to contact to ask any questions. We would definetly come back, Denmark is a great place with lovely people.
Amy M.
Visited in June 2016
Jael's house and garden is a real oasis in the most beautiful part of the world and a stunning retreat only a short drive from Copenhagen. Jael was so quick and kind in answering countless questions and offered everything we needed to make our stay really easy. We felt immediately welcome and at home especially with the wonderful basket of food; a delicious bottle of wine for the adults and ice lollies for the kids. The house is beautifully and simply furnished making family life really relaxed. Everything had been through of, we all loved the netflix and apple tv, toys and games and the outside shower was a real hit with our boys. A real haven.
navid m.
Visited in April 2016
so much fun at the gilleleje house. the owner (jael) is such a nice person and really made us feel at home. the house is very clean and was just completely remodeled. also- there are so many beautiful areas to check out nearby. we had a blast and can't wait to come back!