Every day is a holiday
A wonderful villa at the water’s edge, a boat parked at your front door, peaceful natural surroundings... all just fifteen minutes from the heart of Amsterdam. For real.
Who wouldn’t love to wake up every day and open the curtains to a magnificent view over the lakes? The sun piercing the rising mist and casting sparkles over the water so it glitters like a starry sky, twittering birds darting across the surface, a boat venturing out onto the lake, and the Vinkeveen church spire visible in the distance. For anyone fond of water, nature and a comfortable lifestyle, this rustic, thatched villa with boathouse on the east bank of the Vinkeveense Plassen is a dream come true.
But the thing that makes this villa truly unique is its location – surrounded by natural wetlands, yet just 15 minutes from Amsterdam. The on-ramp to the A2 highway is mere minutes away, which means the country’s capital and the rest of the Netherlands are at the tip of your fingers, figuratively speaking. When you get into your car in the Zuidas financial district after a long, tiring day, it’s a great feeling to know that within a quarter of an hour you’ll be sitting at the water’s edge with a glass of wine in your hand. The bustle of the Randstad will seem very far away indeed.
A unique place
Or perhaps you’ll step straight into your boat from the hardwood jetty and head out onto the lake – it’s hard to imagine a nicer end to the day! This unique place will give you the feeling of being on a permanent holiday: canoeing, sailing, swimming, or just relaxing and daydreaming as you enjoy the view over the soothing water. This is an essential feature of this villa in terms of enjoyable living, and its value is hard to express in financial terms. And it’s absolutely not the only thing this spacious country home has to offer.
The plot of approximately 4,000 m2 includes a generously sized forecourt with space for several cars, terraces, a separate boathouse, an elegant landscaped garden down to the water’s edge, and several jetties. And the icing on the cake is the drawbridge that offers access to the private island behind the villa. There you can enjoy a sun-drenched stretch of lawn, and walk to the end of the long headland to enjoy the enchanting experience of being surrounded by water. Opposite the entrance to the villa is a private plot of land with at least 20 parking spaces – very handy when you’re hosting a party with a lot of guests.
The villa was built in 2007 and comprises 546 m² net living space (838 m² gross) spread over three floors and a very comfortable basement. There are nine rooms in total, including six bedrooms with four bathrooms.
On the ground floor, you enter the spacious hall with attractive staircase and then pass through into an ample living room with beautiful natural stone floor, open fireplace (gas), patio doors opening onto the terrace, and a panoramic view over the lakes. The adjoining country-style kitchen features a solid Boretti stove and Gaggenau appliances, including a built-in coffee machine. Patio doors here, too, lead out to the marvellous terrace. The separate study exudes the atmosphere of an English-style library, with a wooden wall cabinet in warm tones.
First & second floor
Upstairs, an extremely commodious hall with its own balcony leads to three bedrooms, including a studio apartment with a bed/sitting room, attractive bathroom and a balcony. The luxurious master suite with open fireplace, air conditioning and balcony, comprises a bedroom, pleasant bathroom and a custom dressing room. The second floor houses a fourth bedroom that also gives the impression of a studio apartment, with its sitting area and bathroom.
The basement is divided into two sections: a large garage (with charging point) housing at least five cars and accessible by a heated ramp, and a living and relaxation area. This latter accommodates a gym with a sauna, shower and toilet, a congenial café with a bar, billiard table and seating, a climate-controlled wine cellar, and lockable access to the garage. The boathouse features an electric door, sufficient space for several vessels, and plenty of storage space. The wooden sun deck with whirlpool next to the boathouse is completely secluded.
There are a number of excellent restaurants and lounges within walking distance from the villa, such as the famous Harbour Club Vinkeveen and Villa Lokeend. Charming villages such as Loenen aan de Vecht, Vinkeveen, Vreeland and Baambrugge are just ten minutes away by car. For people who love water, serenity and a welcoming atmosphere, this warm, luxurious home situated on the lake’s edge under Dutch skies in peaceful surroundings is simply perfect. All your lifestyle dreams come true, just fifteen minutes by car from both Utrecht and Amsterdam.
• Living area approx. 546 m2
• Construction year 2007
• Three floors and a very comfortable basement
• Nine rooms in total, including six bedrooms with four bathrooms
• Separate boathouse
• Private island accessible by a bridge from the garden
• Indoor garage for six cars, with electric doors and heated driveway