Comfi Cottage; Relax, Hike & Bike@Amsterdam Beach


Entire guest house hosted by Roland

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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At the world’s largest Sealock is situated - very CENTRAL - your detached heated Comfort Cottage with lots of Privacy, SPACIOUS new BATHROOM, Kitchenette, BOXSPRING BED (& the CHOISE is yours: 1 Large Duvet or 2x 1-person). PRIVATE Entry - Parking - Orchard (seats & Hammock). Free Coffee/Tea; incl. FINAL CLEANING!

Haarlem- and Amsterdam center only 15 - 25 (car)minutes; 320 meters from SEA; 2 km from BEACH, DUNES & FOREST; shops & 10 restaurants within 750 meters; Bus stop at a 2 minutes walk

The space
Including FINAL CLEANING according to the WHO Covid-19 PROTOCOL and Tourist Tax!

VERY SPECIAL: PRIVATE use to an area of ​​over 356 m2.
As guest of our Beach Cottage - with garden - you have PRIVATE use and PRIVATE access to an area of ​​over 356 m2 (more than half a football field). So much SPACE is really VERY SPECIAL in the Amsterdam metropolitan area; AND in today's society extra fine and comfi!

The entire ground floor LOFT with everything in and around it - including the spacious modern Bathroom plus the entire Kitchenette inventory is at your disposal.
You also may consider as yours: the large natural and lush Orchard garden with various idyllic seats, plus the Intimate little Terrace in front of the Cottage.

You can park your car in the private driveway and your bike - out of sight - in the lockable bicycle shed. Your E-bike can be charged via an outside socket.

The LOFT is decorated with a wink to the 1920ties - when our house was built for the Locks Superintendent - but furnished with all the comfort and demands of today!
Such as: UNDERFLOOR HEATING; highspeed WiFi - TV via streaming; Smoke- and Carbon monoxide DETECTORS; BLUSH-device; FIRST AID KIT etc.

The Cottage interior has - not alone, or just like that - GREEN accents. We also try to deal with energy and the environment in an ECO way, such as the reuse of glass bottles for milk and juices, your new organic cotton towels and bath towels, bed linen, the vintage enamel, LED lamps, the separation of waste, flowers and fruit from our own garden and more ... We appreciate it very much if you help us with this?!

Discover and experience the Raw Beauty of IJmuiden(says it's slogan). Lean back, have a fresh seafood dinner and ENJOY - just a 8 minutes stroll from your Cottage - the unobstructed - breathtaking stunning North sea SUNSETS!

Enjoy from your lazy rocking chair, the passing boats, yachts, enormous cruiseships, historical threemasters, rowing sea cadets, Pilot boats and whatever can float - on the way to - or coming from - the Marine locks.

All rosy from HEALTHY SEA AIR you'll have a GOODNIGHT SLEEP in your King size BOXSPRING BED (2-pers.) at the rooftop high (3.80 m.) sleeping corner, with bedside tables and reading lamps. The possible Third guest sleeps at a comfi, good quality (1-pers.) foldable bed.

The two high wardrobes provide plenty of closet space (hanging and laying). Warm plaids for in- and outdoor use are hanging on the deco Ladder, plus loan-eco-shopping bags!
In addition to the small house library (with books and leaflets about nearby nature or surrounding sights) you will also find maps, 3D puzzle, board games, magazines, an INFO BINDER (in four languages) with tips and routes to explore the beautiful and interesting surroundings by bike, on foot or by car.

In the KITCHENETTE you are able to cook your own breakfast or small meal, therefore equipped with: refrigerator, kettle, double Induction hob, combi oven-microwave, coffee maker, toaster, glasses, 3-pers. special DutchDesign crockery (plates, cups, bowls, egg cups) and cutlery. Further all needed kitchen utensils, like: chopping boards, kitchen cloths, tea lights and three dustbins (we SEPARATE OUR WASTE in IJmuiden).

The - for Dutch understandings - spacious and modern BATHROOM ensuite (4.10 x 2.10 meter) is equipped with lovely extra warm UNDERFLOOR HEATING, a towel radiator for luxury warm towels, floating toilet, walk-in shower with thermostat tap and Hand Shower. In the bathroom furniture (with lots of storage space), you'll find piles of comfi TOWELS and bath mats, hairdryer and soap. Further more: a drying rack (+pegs), iron +board, first aid kit, laundry basket and more...

EXTRA little things:
* As a gesture of hospitality - after your long journey - you will find at arrival, in addition to the free coffee, tea, sugar and fresh milk - a WELCOME DRINK, such as a Dutch beer or a bottle of 'World wine', fruit juice and some pieces of North Holland (Gouda) cheese and something of local sweetness;
* On request - in advance - you can choose for TWO 1-person duvets instead of the 2-person doona;
* Upon arrival, the bed is made with firm pillows. If you prefer a softer pillow, you can exchange it yourself or use it as an extra!
* Besides piles of Small and Large towels, we provide per guest one luxury ultra soft Egyptian cotton XL BATH TOWEL!
* In the Bathroom 'emergency' basket: shampoo, toothpicks, cotton pads, hankies, view sanitary pads, a tube hypo allergenic cream (for all purposes), toothbrush and toothpaste.
* For our younger guests - we offer - a large box of toys (such as wooden railroad tracks, Duplo, Lego, puzzles or a toddlers wooden walking bike / scooter, ball, beach shovel, small bucket etc.);
* Do you like to play a game outside? You can re-call your youthful heart with the Original French 'Jeux de Boulles' or a vintage English 'Croquet game'. All available upon request;
* In the Cottage you will find, besides books, some board games and 3D-puzzles (ask for more);
* There are Warm Terrace-plaids, for colder evenings (plus an umbrella for the 'inveterate' smoker);
* RIPE Orchard FRUIT PICKING is ALLOWED; apples, plums, cherries, pears, redcurrents and blackberries!
* You have private access to the largest part (25 meter deep and 16 meter wide) of our front (orchard) yard - with lots of privacy - behind the natural windwall;
* At dry wheather you can relax in the lovely 'La Siesta' Family HAMMOCK in the orchard;
* If you are traveling solo, the use of an original Dutch 'Granny' bicycle is included!

Wondering what PRECAUTIONS we are taking - at this time of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19 pandemic) - for your SAFE and CARE-free stay?

First of all, it is good to know that we place high priority on your (and our own) health; for your SAFE and CARE-free stay!
Our strict version of the WHO & AirBnb Corona Cleaning Protocol, starts already with your Booking (sometimes days, weeks or even months before your arrival)!
We block - immediately after your reservation, in advance - one night - before your arrival and one night - after your departure - on our Booking Calendar, so that we can always air the Cottage for at least 28 hours!

We strictly adhere to the 1,5 METER DISTANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE and other rules that are in line with social abstinence. But of course you can always contact us via WhatsApp, E-mail or telephone.

With us, the FINAL Cleaning is always INCLUDED; just right at this moment! Despite the significantly higher costs, related to the COVID-19 Cleaning PROTOCOL recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), this will remain the case (without price increases). After all, your and our own health are too Precious and Priceless!

We always hung - by default - for airing your duvets and pillows for a few hours in the sun (UV irradiation is an supplemental disinfectant) and wind. Ofcourse we will continue to do this quite now!
Your Bed and Bath linens plus all decorative pillows and bedspread / blanket are washed as hot as possible and there after not touched anymore by us, with bare hands.

The natural stone floor (the largest collection point of breath-ejection droplets and therefore potential virus residues) is vacuumed after 8 hours, then wet-mopped with a special cleaning product. This dirty water is then sucked up with a strong liquid vacuum cleaner.

After finishing our usual - much praised - further serious and thorough cleaning, we start working with approved disinfectants!
We DISINFECT - ALL contact surfaces and touch points (like the kitchen counter and Keys, Door and cabinet handles, Light switches, Chairs, Remote control, Toilet, Faucets, Coffee maker etc.) extra, a few hours before your arrival!
The above also applies to our Terrace furniture.

In addition to disinfection soap, we also provide a Hygiene package, with a.o. disposable gloves, mouth mask and offer you the CONTACTLESS Check-in option.

In short, in these uncertain hard times, we do everything we can - to make your stay with us - as safe and relaxed as possible. So you can ENJOY optimally and get a GREAT BREATH of FRESH AIR at SEA, on the Piers or in the Dunes and Clear Your Head!

The 300 meter WIDE Kennemerstrand, the widest and most beautiful BEACH in Europe - and still enlarging - flows seamlessly into the 3800 hectares of beautiful and varied expanse of DUNES and COASTAL FORESTS of the South Kennemerland National Park. With SO MUCH SPACE it's here SO SIMPLE to stick to the 1.5 METER DISTANCE RULE!

From the Cottage it is about a THREE to TEN minutes walk to various SHOPS, café-bars, Fish & Chips, theater, Coffeeshops, good (fish) RESTAURANTS and terraces with Harbor or Sea view.
At the moment (due to Covid-19 lockdown), all shops have reopened here. Some Café's and Restaurants do have an issue counter to hand over snacks / food. Many also keep on to deliver contactless meals, to eat at home! You will find an overview in our Information folder on site.

Our Cottage fits people with a disability and is "Wheelchair Friendly". In addition to the extra wide front door with a low threshold (1.5 cm), equipped with a threshold aid, the bathroom has a 'Roll-in' shower with a stable freestanding shower Seat, Grab rails, easy to use Thermo tap and an extra mirror at wheelchair hight. Pets are not allowed, exception made for your Assistance Dog.

On behalf of guests with allergies, the Cottage is HYPOALLERGENIC, including all Duvets, Pillows, Bed(s) and Linen.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

IJmuiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

The Cottage is nearby FOUR BEACHES; the nicest of the Dutch coast! Three of the extraordinarily wide beaches have pavilions that are open all year round (due to the Covid-19 pandemy, under restrictions). All Beaches have plenty of space to laze, wind down and for challenging, adventurous wind and water sports. Mind: Doing is tough, but watching is just as fun!

At 2km from the Cottage (by foot and Water-Taxi): 'Beach NOORDPIER' with 3 beach pavilions for lounging and plenty of space for GOLF-, WIND- and KITESURFING (material for rent, also lessons).

At 3.4 km the 'Kleine Strand' (Small Beach) with shallow water, on the Pierewaaierspad (with snack booth), behind the beach sheds, where seals are sometimes sunbathing.

At 3.5 km 'Beach IJMUIDEN aan ZEE' also called 'Kennemerstrand' (and Amsterdam Beach), the widest and most beautiful of EUROPE, with boulevard, marina-harbour, trampoline center and 5 beach pavilions. The 300 meters wide beach here is especially popular with WIND- and KITESURFERS, KITERS and FLYBOARDERS. It also has the Blue Flag, the international rating for the cleanest and safest beaches.

On 3.9km 'Beach IJMUIDERSLAG' with 2 beach pavilions and a wind- and water sports center (also material for rent and workshops)! Here you will also find the quietest beach, with only the sound of the surf and a stray seagull. In addition, a lot of space suitable for BLOKARTEN and KITEBUGGING.

At only 2.5 km distance of the Cottage you 'll find the SOUTH KENNEMERLAND NATIONAL PARK of 3.800 Hectares, which is a remarkable and stunning expanse of dunes and coastal forests, situated in between the North sea coast and the city of Haarlem, from Zandvoort up to IJmuiden.
At this most northern entry - called 'HEERENDUINEN' - in IJmuiden, you can find the beginning of the beautyful savely Bike track, which allows you to cycle - through the entire National Park - all the way up to Bloemendaal aan Zee or even Zandvoort, with its world famous RACE TRACK.

At National Park entry MIDDEN-HERENDUIN (at 3.5 km from the Cottage) you can find other interesting WW II remaindings; like at the forest edge, the anti TANK WALL and TANK CANAL, where you can spot the blue Kingfisher in winter. The former Nazi-German bunkers are occupied by Bats.

At National Park entry 'DUIN en KRUIDBERG' in Santpoort Noord (at 5.3km from the Cottage) starts the 14km long MOST BEAUTIFUL WALKING ROUTE; a trip from the forested inner dunes, out to the sea. At one CIRCULAIR track you meet all different habitats of the National Park!

With YOUR COTTAGE you are assured of the very most unique and most central base in the Amsterdam metropolitan area and Kennemerland (the area between Alkmaar and Haarlem)!
The North Sea Canal is the only waterway that connects the North Sea, via IJmuiden, to Amsterdam! So all SEA ships, including the iconic sailing heritage, from all over the world - have to pass the SEA LOCKS right in front of YOUR DOOR.

IJmuiden - also called 'Amsterdam Beach' - is completely framed through Europe's widest beaches and the North sea; in addition to the beautiful coastal Dune and Forest area of the National Park, the wide North Sea Canal with its locks complex, the real Dutch landscape of polders and polders ditches in Spaarnwoude plus the splendor of centuries-old country estates and castles!

The Cottage is also situated in a unique location in Old-IJmuiden, a place of raw beauty. Closeby the tough sea fishing ports with countless fishing boats, yachts and ships. Opposite the fascinating Sea Locks Complex called 'the Port of Amsterdam', at the end of the North Sea Canal - behind which, the view on the North Sea is different every day, even every hour (!) Influenced by the tides Ebb and Flood - FOUR times a changing seawater level per day, with an average difference of 170 cm!

The Cottage is also alongside the interesting Heritage walk, equipped with signs and QR codes.
At 400 meter our street ends at the Sluisplein: with the WaterTaxi, Cruise- and Rescue boat, the Ferry to Newcastle (UK) and the 'Kop van de Haven' ('Head of the Harbour') from where you've a STUNNING WIDE VIEW over the harbour entry, the lighthouse, piers and the North sea with its lovely amazing SUNSETS, and every once in a while a gigantic ship passes by on the horizon.

IJmuiden’s raw beauty shines in all weather. In fact, a storm rolling in actually makes it extra special!

Hosted by Roland

  1. Joined in July 2018
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I like to travel, discouver other cultures, get in touch with locals and do a lot of sight-seeing and preferably off the beaten track. Not the sights where everybody with a Lonely Planet in his pocket is cuing up! Only then will you find the unexpected; the gems and the little presents, that makes each journey unforgettable! After my 40-year career in the hospitality branche - owner of our family business: Hotel, café, restaurant Boulevard5 - at the most beautiful spot, quite on the North Sea coast, with 180 degrees unlimited Sea View, I was able - end 2015 - to transfer our beautiful company to one of our daughters (4th generation) and her husband. We then traveled around the globe, but I missed the hospitality (in particular interesting and cheerful people) and decided to let more people enjoy our “new” most beautiful spot on the Dutch coast and the fascinating Locks complex. This is how our comfortable guesthouse was created; the Beach Cottage! Perhaps a second - very SPECIAL - guest room will be added. Recently, an (unknown) underground WWII Nazi BUNKER was discovered in our yard, which we want to reduce to the sober crew space it once was. Here - not the Cottage comfort - but the EXPERIENCE of the B&B (BED&BUNKER), will be central!
I like to travel, discouver other cultures, get in touch with locals and do a lot of sight-seeing and preferably off the beaten track. Not the sights where everybody with a Lonely…

During your stay

We should like to welcome you personally to meet, shake hands and show you around. At this moment of Corona crisis, we adhere to the 1,5 METER DISTANCE between people and don't shake hands. Nevertheless, we will greet you - quite just now - with a big smile, so that you know that you are most welcome and we are happy to - in an alternative way - familiarize you with your Cottage. CONTACTLESS CHECK-IN is an option. But you can always contact us via WhatsApp, E-mail or telephone!

Want to know where to go? We like to inform you well and can tell a lot about all kind of special sights, routes etc. DEPENDING of YOUR WISHES, in Short or in the Extended version! We like a chat, but its up to you!
If there are any other questions, we like to answer them as good as possible or fix a problem (don't hesitate to ask or mention asap)!

In the Cottage you'll find our personally compiled INFORMATION binder with lots of tips (like nearby good restaurants, nice shops), must see sights, attractions, hike & bike tracks and (sportive) activities; next to that you'll find books and leaflets about the beautiful surrounding region and the Amsterdam metropolitan area, its wildlife and (historical) sights.
We should like to welcome you personally to meet, shake hands and show you around. At this moment of Corona crisis, we adhere to the 1,5 METER DISTANCE between people and don't sha…

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Check-in: 16:00 - 00:00
Check out: 12:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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