houseliving room
House Viola, sleeps 6, lakeview living in Småland
Hosted by Simone
Simone is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
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My place is in a great location to explore nature, family attractions (Astrid Lindgrens värld and High Chaparal) and furniture makers in Småland. You’ll love my place because of the cosiness. My place is good for couples, business travellers, and families with kids.

The space

House Viola overlooks the leafy Emån river lock damm and its fountain.
Its peaceful lake front location makes it a great place to relax and enjoy the Swedish countryside.
Only 10 minutes walk to local lake for outdoor swimming.

Sleeps 6 persons.
3 double bedrooms, main living room, second smaller TV room, kitchen fully equipped, bathroom with bathtub, shower and washing machine.
Fast wifi.
Large private garden with BBQ area.
Lake front location with great view over small lake Emån river lock damm.
House Viola is good for couples, business travellers and families on holiday, and is 40 minutes drive to Jönköping if you want to visit the ELMIA trade show.
House Viola is located in Bodafors, a village in beautiful Småland, an area abound with lakes and deep forests with pine and spruce christmas trees and traditional Swedish wildlife moose and deer, blue berries, cranberries and wild mushrooms.
Bodafors village is surrounded by picturesque farmland landscapes typical for Småland, with open fields, moss covered stone walls, grazing cows and horses and red cottages.

House Viola was built approx. 1905 and has been restored to blend traditional features with modern comforts.

Please note that many original features, incl in some places the original paint has been preserved as they belong to the history of the house. Parts of the house (kitchen and bathroom) are completely new, and other parts of the house are more rustic in keeping with Swedish houses built around that time. Some windows and door frames have the original paint as this is the design we have chosen for our house.

If you enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a traditional house and value historical building and interior features and a large and private garden - you will be in seventh heaven in House Viola.

3 double bedrooms, sleeps 6 persons (2 in double bed 160 cm wide, 3 in single beds 90 cm wide, 1 in sofa bed 60 cm wide).
Highchair, baby bath and cot for families with small children.
Main living room and second smaller TV room provide additional space for your stay - both have comfy sofas.
Kitchen fully equipped with 2 fridges, microwave, oven, toaster, kettle and washing machine with tumble dryer. Separate freezer in hallway.
Bathroom with bath tub, shower, toilet and sink.
Heating by air heat pump.
Cable TV from Canal Digital (Familjepaketet, approx 71 channels).
Wireless internet.
House Viola has a mature and private garden.
BBQ area perfect for dinners with family and friends in the long Swedish summer nights.

Wireless Internet
Air conditioning

Extra people $33 NZD / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $174 NZD
Security Deposit $434 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Wishing you a pleasant stay with us.
This is a lovely property..treat it nicely as you would treat your own.

No loud parties as this is a quiet neighborhood and we wish to maintain friendly relations with our neighbors.
Strictly no hen dos or stag parties.
Fireworks are not permitted to be used or brought onto the premises.
The guest agrees not to act in any way that would cause disturbance to the residents in neighbouring properties. Between 10pm and 10am noise must be kept to a minimum to not cause disturbance to local residents. Please ensure not to disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor use the premises for any immoral or unlawful purposes.
Should a complaint be received you may be asked to leave. All monies paid will then be forfeited.

Strictly no smoking allowed anywhere in the house. Smoking is allowed in the garden - please place all cigarette butts in ashtrays provided. Please note that if a guest smokes in the house, we will need to have the property professionally super cleaned at the expense of the guest.

No pets:
No pets allowed anywhere in the house or in the garden.

No casual visitors:
We would request that you do not bring casual visitors to the premises unless they have booked to stay with us.

off-street parking in our drive for two vehicles. Please do not park in the street by the house or in front of our neighbours houses. Please be considerate to our neighbours when parking to ensure our neighbours are not inconvenienced.

Décor and finishings in the house:
As stated in our ad House Viola was built approx. 1905 and has been restored to blend traditional features with modern comforts. Please note that many original features, incl in some places the original paint has been preserved as they belong to the history of the house. Parts of the house (kitchen and bathroom) are completely new, and other parts of the house are more rustic in keeping with Swedish houses built around that time. Some windows and door frames have the original paint as this is the design we have chosen for our house.

Waste management, recycling and minimization:
Recycling in Sweden is done by bringing your glass bottles, plastics, metal cans, cardboard and paper to a local recycling site. There is a recycling (Atervinning) site located in Karsasvagen, Bodafors (below the bridge crossing the railway).
Your co-operation to minimize and manage waste is most appreciated.
Our bin is only emptied by the council every 14 days so we ask all guests not to overfill the bin or leave us with any waste bags which do not fit into the bin.
Also -never leave waste bags inside the house or anywhere in our garden as foxes in our area will pull the bags open and strew your rubbish all over.

Arrival, departure and keys:
Check-in time: after 4pm
Check-out time: before 10 am
All keys must be left where they were collected (in keysafe or under mat) on departure. Failure to do so will incur a charge for replacements.
No shoes in the house, please bring and wear slippers.

Children are always welcome and the property is family friendly. However, children should be closely monitored and not left alone in the property, especially near windows and stairs on the upper floor of the property. Please ensure that proper control is exercised over children and never allow them to jump in beds or sofas. If children are likely to wet the bed, please bring and place a water repellant mat or special mattress protector.

Fire safety:
No candles or burning matters may be used in the house.
No disconnecting / removing / tampering with the smoke alarms please - they are there for your safety.

Cutlery and inventory:
If you move items (cutlery, plates, pots, pans etc), please return them to their original position at the end of your stay to make inventory taking easy for our property manager so we can return your security deposit in a timely manner.
(Inventory sheets are available in all kitchen cupboards and drawers to make it easy for our guests to return kitchen items where they belong.)

No moving of furniture:
All rooms are carefully furnished to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us - please refrain from moving large furniture to avoid unnecessary damage to floors, walls and furniture.

Oven / Cooker:
Please clean the oven / cooker after each use to avoid the build up of burnt food. Our cleaner has a lot to do in a short time and just can't physically manage a full professional oven clean between changeovers.

A BBQ is provided for your use during the summer months only. If you wish to use this could you please empty the ash and leave the grill tray in a reasonably clean condition before you leave for the benefit of the next guests. Apologies if the previous guests have not extended this courtesy to you but as our cleaner has a lot to do in a short time and just can't physically manage this as well between changeovers this is one job we respectfully ask guests to undertake themselves.

Complaints procedure:
Any problems, please contact us as soon as possible in order to give the us the opportunity to remedy the cause of the complaint. If you fail to notify us of a complaint immediately or do not notify us until after your departure, then no liability for any subsequent claim will be accepted.

In this Agreement, the following terms are defined as:
- the Owner: Simone Claesson accommodation provider of House Viola
- Lead Guest: the person entering into the agreement with Simone Claesson to rent House Viola
- Occupant(s): all other persons accompanying the Lead Guest
- Visitor(s): all non-resident persons invited into the property by the Lead Guest. No casual Visitors are allowed on the premises (day or night), only those booked to stay with us are allowed.
- Agent(s): other persons appointed by the Owner to act on their behalf
This Agreement is made on the basis that the house is to be occupied by the Lead Guest and other Occupants for a holiday of a specified period. The Lead Guest must be over 21 years of age, and will have responsibility for the house and must have the authority to ensure that all Occupants observe these House Rules.
The Lead Guest or other Occupants under license have the right to occupy the house for the purpose of a holiday only for the period stipulated and are not protected tenancies under the Rent Acts. It is not permissible to assign, let, part with possession of the accommodation, nor allow any casual visitors to occupy the accommodation. This occupancy license is granted by the Owner to the Lead Guest and other Occupants for the Holiday Period and is not intended to create the relationship of landlord and tenant. The Lead Guest and other Occupants shall not be entitled to a new tenancy, or to any assured tenancy or any statutory protection under the Housing Act 1988 or other statutory security of tenure now or upon termination of this Agreement.
If casual Visitors are found to be staying in the property the Owner reserves the right to terminate the holiday and all members of the guest party will be asked to leave immediately. The Owner will have no further responsibility to them. No refunds will be made and the Owner will not pay any compensation, expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.
The Owner undertakes to provide a furnished holiday let; the total contracted remuneration includes the provision of accommodation and use of facilities as described, the provision, use and laundering of towels and bed linen, the supply of utilities (water, electricity, broadband and wi-fi), and an end-of stay cleaning. Additionally, there is one off-street parking space for a single vehicle.

The Lead Guest and all Occupants are required to maintain the house and its contents in a clean and tidy condition.

Non-smoking and no pets:
The Lead Guest accepts there are strictly no pets and no smoking allowed in the property. If Occupants admit a pet or smoke in the property, the security deposit will be forfeited and in addition further cleaning charges will apply.

Bed Linen:
All mattress covers, fitted sheets, duvets, duvet covers, pillows, pillow protectors, pillow cases, towels and tea towels are provided for the duration of your stay. Under no circumstances will Lead Guests and other Occupants be allowed to sleep in beds without adequate bed linen.
Childreńs waterproof under-sheets are also available and stored in the accommodation for your use; there is a charge for the cleaning of stained mattresses.

Wi-Fi/ Broadband:
The accommodation is cabled for broadband, a Wi-Fi/ Ethernet hub is installed to access the internet. This service is provided free of charge; it is a domestic service and not a business service; the Owner accepts no responsibility or makes any guarantees to the availability or the speed of the service. Lead Guests who require a guaranteed business service should make their own arrangements for internet access.

Personal/Cancellation Insurance Cover/Liability:
The Lead Guest and other Occupants are strongly advised to arrange insurance cover against personal loss and cancellations, the use of the holiday accommodation is at the Guests risk and no liability will be accepted by the Owner for injury to Lead Guest, other Occupants, Visitors, loss or damage of belongings.
Your insurance company or broker will be pleased to advise you. The Owner does not provide insurance cover for Guests personal belongings or money.

The Lead Guest shall be liable for any loss, costs, expenses or claims arising from any damage caused to the house and/or its contents by the deliberate or negligent act or omission of themselves or any Occupant or Visitor.

The Lead Guest will be held responsible for all breakages and damage that occur during your stay, such incidents must be reported as soon as possible to the Owner in writing via email. Compensation will be charged against your security deposit, in such cases where the security deposit is insufficient to cover all the compensation, we will issue an invoice for the additional amount. The Lead Guest will be expected to pay this invoice within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in legal proceedings. If you break items such as crockery and glasses you can leave the inventory replacement value in the holiday property when you leave. The inventory is checked at each changeover and any omissions noted before the property is released to occupancy

The purpose of the property rental is holiday use only and the Lead Guest and other Occupants are not permitted to conduct any business, trade or profession (other than the maintenance of business communications by telephone, post or electronic means) from the premises.

The Lead Guest and other Occupants are required to apply normal security precautions for the prevention of theft or burglary, including locking all doors and securing all windows when the property is unoccupied and the securing of doors whilst occupants are asleep to prevent entry by an intruder.

Bad Behaviour:
If the Owner or any other person in authority is of the reasonable opinion that the Lead Guest or any Occupant is behaving in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger or upset to any other person or damage to property, we will be entitled to terminate the holiday of the person(s) concerned. The person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service and the Owner will have no further responsibility to them. No refunds will be made and the Owner will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.

Right of Entry:
The Lead Guest shall allow the Owner or his Agents entry to the house for all reasonable purposes. The Owner has a right to enter the property at any reasonable time to effect urgent essential repairs to the property or the fixtures and fittings of the property and this right extends to any trades person or maintenance worker appointed by the Owner. In an emergency where the safety or security of the premises or the occupants is endangered, or serious damage to the property would ensue if an emergency repair were not carried out, this right may be exercised at any time of the day or night. The Owner will endevour, so far as practicable in the circumstances, to make the best possible arrangements for the continued comfort of the Lead Guest and the Occupants, the keep the Lead Guest informed about the progress of the work, and to carry out the work at a time convenient to the client where this can be arranged. The Owner may enter the premises at any reasonable time to carry out an inspection or for other purposes.

No electrical appliances (other than radios, mobile telephones, portable computers, and other small consumer electronic devices) may be brought into the premises.

Complaints and Liability:
In the event that the Lead Guest or Occupant has a complaint about any aspect of the premises or the service provided they must immediately bring this to the attention of the Owner in writing via email in order to give the Owner the opportunity to remedy the cause of the complaint. Failure to notify the Owner of a complaint immediately or not notifying the Owner until after departure will not give the Owner the opportunity to remedy the cause of the complaint and will affect your rights under this Agreement. All such complaints should include all relevant information, failure to do so will affect the ability of the Owner to investigate the complaint and will affect your rights under this Agreement. If the Lead Guest and Occupants vacate the property prematurely as a result of any alleged dissatisfaction, or makes any claim upon return home from the property, and has not followed this procedure, then no liability for any subsequent claim will be accepted or correspondence entered into. Under no circumstances will the Owner's liability exceed the rental paid for the property.

Public Utilities:
The Owner takes no responsibility for the failure of public utilities including suppliers of electricity, gas, broad band, digital TV or water / sewerage services, whether planned or not. The Owner takes no responsibility for the level of service provision offered by any of the public utility suppliers. The Owner does not guarantee the uptime or speed of service of the Broadband Installation.

TV channels:
TV channels are provided for the enjoyment of our guests; this is provided free of charge. The Owner cannot guarantee the performance or availability of these TV channels at any time.

Third Party Acts and Omissions:
The Owner does not accept any responsibility or liability for acts or omissions of third parties, which may prevent or disrupt a booking. It may be possible that certain facilities or features may not be available on occasions due to circumstances beyond the Owner's control for which the Owner accepts no liability.
In addition, no liability can be accepted by the Owner for any injury, loss or damage to the Lead Guest or Occupants arising out of or in connection with the use of the house.

Description and Overall Standard:
The information and descriptions supplied, whether in writing, verbally or in our listing, are believed to be accurate and are offered in good faith. The Owner endeavours to ensure accuracy, but whilst every care is taken to ensure that all information regarding the property is accurate, there may still be errors or omissions. The Owner reserves the right to change or modify decoration or furnishings (including fixtures, fittings or equipment) provided as necessary, though will endeavour to maintain the overall standard described in the listing. Accordingly, the Lead Guest will have no case for recompense in the event that decoration, furnishings or equipment varies from that described between the time of booking and commencement of the let.

The Owner will not be liable for breakdown of any equipment, nor for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to persons or property which the Lead Guest or other Occupants may suffer, except where such failure renders the apartment uninhabitable (eg total electrical failure, or failure of the boiler resulting in lost of heating/hot water). The Owner will make every endeavour to repair or replace equipment that fails during the period of let, but cannot guarantee this can be achieved.

Security Deposit/Guest Obligations:
The Lead Guest agrees to provide a security deposit, which may be retained, in whole or in part, to meet the cost of breakages, other damage, missing equipment or other fittings or facilities or extra charges for non-compliance with the obligations detailed below. The security deposit is fully refundable provided all house rules have been complied with and the following provisions are met:
- all keys are left where they were collected, ie in key safe or under mat and the house is left locked
- the number of Occupants booked and paid for has not been exceeded at any time during the stay
- no casual visitors have been staying at the property at any time
- no damage has been done to the property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear
- no linens have been lost or damaged
- all dishes and kitchen utensils and appliances have been left clean
- no debris, rubbish and discards has been left in the house nor overfilling the waste bin or recycling bin.
- no charges are incurred due to illegal activity during the stay
- no early arrival or late departure
- the Lead Guest or any Occupant has not been evicted by the Owner (or Agent representing the Owner) or the local law enforcement
If, because of actions or omissions by the Lead Guest or other Occupants, the Owner is unable to meet his obligations with respect to subsequent guests, the Owner reserves the right to recover other losses from the Lead Guest.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

1 Review

Eva Strøm User Profile
July 2017
Vi blev meget skuffede, da vi kom ind i huset. Til prisen havde vi ikke forventet et meget slidt og dårligt vedligeholdt hus. Vi synes, at billederne på nettet snyder lidt. Vi manglede også en reel stue - der var ikke hyggeligt. Rengøringen var mangelfuld, men det kan selvfølgelig være svært at rengøre, når det hele er meget slidt. På 1. salen "hang" loftet, og der var en fugtig lugt. Men værtinden virkede sød og rar, da vi talte med hende i telefonen.
Simone User Profile
Response from Simone:
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We value your feedback and are keen to have happy guests who enjoy their stay in our beloved house. We take cleaning very seriously and have employed a new cleaner and reviewed cleaning procedures. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful location with the view of the lake and our large garden with BBQ area but it is a shame you missed the opportunity to have a BBQ considering the weather was lovely during your stay. But we are happy that you enjoyed the free unlimited wifi and cable TV (71 channels). We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed our 3 good-sized bedrooms with comfy beds and the top quality bed linen and towels. As you noticed, our kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery and with new kitchen appliances (the coffee maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, top quality cooker and fridges are all less than 12 months old). And our bathroom is brand new with great supply and pressure of hot water. Most of our guests are content with their stay with us. We are sad to hear that you disapprove of our choice of interior design but as you noticed when making the booking - our ad states that we are proud to have restored our holiday home (built approx. 1905) to blend original features with the modern comforts mentioned above. As you noticed during your stay - the original paint has been preserved in some places while other parts of the house such as the living room, kitchen and bathroom have been recently decorated in traditional Swedish 1900s style but with modern functionality and comfy sofas. The restoration of the house continues to be even better 2018 to ensure our future guests also have a great stay. Once again - thank you for taking the time to review our house.
July 2017

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Hi my name is Simone. I look forward to hosting new guests and meeting new people.

Languages: English, Français, Svenska
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