Breakfast in the sun, anyone?View of terrace from the living room
Maja's Hideaway, deep in private fairytale woods
Maja's Hideaway, deep in private fairytale woods
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Maja's Hideaway is set deep in our large private forest.
Handmade out of many reclaimed materials by Jaap, and personally designed to blend into the glorious high trees by Lucinda, with 10.5m metres of glass so you can watch the animals pass by from the sofa. The terrace is a morning sun trap for a great yoga and meditation session followed by breakfast to the birdsong chorus. Perfect for a couple (plus baby in cot) or 2 friends. Time for a nature fix with all the comforts you wish for?

The space

Maja's Hideaway lies deep in our forest, offering a totally unique nature experience in the Veluwe. From the comfort of your king sized bed, or whilst sipping wine on the Chesterfield sofa, you can gaze at the forest trees towering above you, both day and night. If you are lucky the deer might even wander past. It is built on an existing old steel frame, which 'supported' a completely delapidated old caravan with a tree through the middle of it, 15 year old milk bottles and a pair of clogs. We designed Maja's Hideaway to melt into the forest, to be part of this beautiful environment, so you can fully experience the nature whilst enjoying quirky luxury. Jaap built this place from scratch with the help of his eldest son, Maarten (21), thus: Ma-Ja's Hideaway. Jaap spent months working alongside our two younger sons, Rafi (5) and Archie (3) teaching them seriously useful skills: sawing, screwdriver work, plastering, plumbing, painting. I made the coffee and tactfully pointed out what still needed some more work :) Jaap and his sons made Maja's Hideaway from as many reclaimed materials as we could get hold of: the glass, windows, doors, wooden floor, kitchen, sofa, dining table/ desk, chairs, bed frame, lamps, poof, curtains, kitchenware. We restored it all with love and put it to work again. We aim to offer luxury and convenience. All basic foodstuffs are provided in the fully fitted kitchen so you just bring your meals, fresh food, and drinks. The bed will be made up ready, towels sitting ready for you. There's wifi, but no television: it's far too romantic for that. There's a travel cot with a good extra mattress, protector and sheet, that can just fit down the side of the main bed. This means one baby can stay. Should you want to bring a child older than 2 years old, please look to booking the Gingerbread Huis instead as it's fully equipped for kids and toddlers. Maja's Hideaway is a romantic spot, to stop, and take some you-time. For that reason there are meditation cushions, and a yoga mat, as the terrace is perfectly positioned to soak up the morning sun for your sun salutations followed by breakfast.

Guest access

6000m2 private forest (shared with guests of Gingerbread Huis)
Bikes in the bike shed (also shared)

Interaction with guests

I'm always available online. My caretaker lives 5 minutes cycle ride away and is on hand to help you, in person, if necessary.

Other things to note

You use the driveway of the Gingerbread Huis, a drive left behind the bike shed, around the back into the forest where you can park about 10 metres from Maja's Hideaway.


Cleaning Fee $64 NZD
Security Deposit $507 NZD
Weekend Price $211 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 6PM - 11PM
Check out by 1PM
Self check-in with lockbox

- No fires in the forest
- No smoking in the Hideaway
- No muddy shoes in the Hideaway please

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - The driveway, forest, & bikes are shared with our other property, Gingerbread Huis, which is also for rent so guests or our family might be around.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

9 Reviews

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Daan User Profile
October 2017
A great spot to spend some time in quiet and nature.

Tiara User Profile
September 2017
What a magical stay! I am super relaxted after 3 nights stay. Perfect cabin in the woods with a lovely hot shower and best bedroom view ever.

Marijn User Profile
September 2017
This is an amazing location, you really feel your in the middle of the woods, with nice walks, and yet only a small drive to restaurants and shops. Still some small stuff needed to be for the check in but all in all an easy experience. The house had everything you would need, nice hot shower, central heating, comfy bed, pots and pans etc. Highly recommend for a small getaway!

Caren User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful, wonderful stay in Maja's hideaway. The surroundings are just fantastic, a totally unique nature experience in the Veluwe. The first thing we did when we woke up in the morning was open the curtains and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Everything is present and the hideaway is fully equipped to spend a great time. Because you are really in the woods it is convenient to bring breakfast items. We will definitely come back again. Maja's hide away is highly recommended if you want a laid-back time

Magdalena User Profile
August 2017
The Airbnb was exactly as described - actually even better! This is perfect for a weekend break in the woods and I can only recommend it to everyone! Make sure to grab enough food before since the next Albert Heijn is 15-20 min away! Anyhow I would definitely stay here again!

Mark User Profile
July 2017
The place is really relaxing. The cabin is hidden in the woods but cities are really nearby. We enjoyed our time at the woods!

Pia User Profile
October 2017
Ein unbeschreiblich schöner Ort um sich mal fernab vom Alltag zu entspannen. In der Umgebung kann man schöne Ausflüge unternehmen. Wir kommen wieder!

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in December 2013
Lucinda User Profile

I spent many years working for Medecins sans Frontieres both in the field and laterly in HQ, Amsterdam. I have two young sons, and it is because of them that we searched for the perfect place for our city kids to experience the freedom to explore nature, build dens, and get right mucky in the woods..
We wanted fresh air, rosy cheeks, good appetites, evenings to ourselves, and full nights sleeps...and to share it with our friends, and now our guests.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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