The Bolteløkka Residence

oslo, norway
4 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
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€200 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This joy-filled, design-led family home in one of Oslo’s most family-friendly neighborhoods (think: Park Slope) has jogging paths and lovely shopping streets just minutes away. Convenient for the city’s key sights and facilities, it’s an easy way to experience the Scandinavian way of life. The local café/bakery makes the morning stroll a good experience and there are food shops in walking distance. Entertainment such as cinemas, museums, sports activities are close by also. The family also own a beautiful, partly wooden, retro motorboat from the 1960s for sunny days and swims in the Oslo archipelago - available on request. The national treasure Vigelandsparken (Oslo’s central park with sculptures) is just a 15-minute walk away, with green fields, a large playground for small kids, tennis courts and an outdoor water sports facility. The large woods surrounding Oslo are a 15-minute tram ride away, with hiking trails for all ages and levels. Even with a stroller or with bikes, there are endless paths to follow.

Why Kids Love it

The apartment is designed with kids in mind, and includes a bright open floor space in the attic with day bed, tv screen and gymnastics rings hanging from the exposed beams. The large dining table is a great gathering place in the large communal room that also includes a sofa group, stereo and an open kitchen. The room is the hub of the family life. The 2 adjoining children’s bedrooms are spacious and cool havens for retreating for reading or solitude. One has access to a 32 sqf/3 sqm balcony with seating, a small barbecue and lots of fresh air and green leaves. Kids toys and games reflect the older children who live here, but there are still an abundance of cuddly and toys for younger kids around. There are mini scooters and bicycles for several ages also. The kids love the proximity to local parks, 200 m/650 ft away, with ice cream stalls, pizza restaurants, several playgrounds suited for different ages, soccer, training and basketball areas. A full scale athletics arena is nearby and often open to the general public.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. There are ungated stairs not suitable for crawling babies/toddlers - the hosts can arrange stair gates on request. Crib, toddler bed, high chair and even strollers can be provided on request. The apartment has private parking in the back yard, and bicycles can be borrowed free of charge. High speed WiFi connection covers the whole apartment. The main living space includes a TV with Apple TV, Netflix, HBO Nordic and lots of international and Norwegian TV channels. The lower level living space has a stereo, fireplace and piano while the kitchen includes a gas oven top and a Rancilio espresso machine with coffee grinder. Oslo's fjord and beaches are easy to access. In the city harbour, there are brand new salt water swimming/bathing facilities, and there are also small ferries that take your family to one of the many quiet islands in the city basin.

About the Location

The apartment is in the Park Slope of Oslo, Bolteløkka, a small village of 19th century apartment blocks and even older wooden villas. It is very near the city centre, but surrounded by green areas and quiet streets, and food shops, bakeries, cafés and transport nearby. The city centre with its museums, shops, galleries and waterfront, is only a few stops on the blue tram (you can walk the 2.5 km/1.5 miles distance to the harbor in less than half an hour.) Oslo’s many lakes are both safe and convenient to swim and bathe in for all ages. At Tryvann, near the national ski jump arena (with an exhilarating zip line going down the jump arena), there are also a tree climbing centre and slopes for off road bicycling. A 10-minute bus ride away, the city’s brand new indoor and outdoor skateboard arena is good for releasing all that surplus energy. Oslo airport is a 50-minute drive away. Car rental useful.

Accommodation Details

The apartment is the top floor and attic of a 4-story building dating to 1895. It includes a large open plan space with kitchen, dining table and bench, plus adjoining lounge area. Bedroom 1 has a single bed, bedroom 2 has a queensize bed and private balcony with barbecue and both bedrooms share a bathroom with tub and toilet. The top floor has an open living space with daybed, TV and a small office desk. It can work as a third bedroom. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and adjoining bathroom with bathtub and walk in shower. The top floor also has a toilet with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Style Notes

Modern family fun. This is an apartment that is fully lived in and not just for decoration. Filled up with bits and pieces the family has inherited, found in odd places and hung up for the fun or magic, collecting items with a personal story, it has a lovely atmosphere. Large windows make it bright, lovely wooden floors and a sparkling fireplace that makes it cosy on a winter’s night when Oslo's roofs can be watched covered in snow. We love the color and vibrancy of this fun home, the great location with so much to do nearby with active kids, and the bold and charming decor.

  • 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
Bedding
SLEEPS 12
1 king
2 queen
1 sofa bed (single)
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
1 toddler bed
1 air bed
Crib
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Medium
Mimi C.
Member since June 08, 2016

1 review

Chris L.
Visited in July 2018
We very much enjoyed staying in Mimi and Per's apartment. It is in a great family area, but so close to the centre, with trams that run every 5 minutes. A car really isnt necessary.The apartment is both very comfortable and a bit quirky, with lots of personal touches. It was brilliant to have a well stocked kitchen so we could cook properly as that is so rare with a holiday let. And they were both very concerned to answer all our questions and make our holiday a great experience. Thoroughly recommended.

Oslo, Norway

Viking ships and ski jumps

Likeable Oslo is a blend of challenging modern skyscrapers and historic buildings, set at the head of a fjord with woodlands and parks within the city making it feel anything but built up and crowded. Canoe in Nordmarka forest, cruise the fjord, go cross country skiing on long trails through the woods or marvel at original Viking ships and Munch paintings in the city’s majestic museums. Try the rollercoasters at Tusenfryd Amusement Park or find out what it’s like to be a ski jumper at the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, perched on a hill overlooking the city.