These accommodations were perfect for my family of five including my three children. This sizable three bedroom rental was impeccably clean upon arrival and we were thrilled with the location as well as with the view.
This unit is located on the side of a hill overlooking the Oslo Fjord and Wolf island with distant views of the City of Oslo, the Ski jump and the harbor. One could (and did) spend quite a bit of time relaxing while watching the boats sail by and one can't help but notice the cruise ships arriving and departing. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and it is just a few minutes from the train which can have you in the city of Oslo in eight or ten minutes.
Having had great weather we were able to take a personal survey of many of the local beaches. We were please to find that one of the best beaches around Oslo was just a five minute walk down the hill from the house. This was perfect for our family and we took advantage of it on many occasions including early morning swims, mid day picnics as well as late night swimming. The beach/park has a concession which sells light food, ice cream and drinks. Some of our favorite pictures from our time in Norway were taken at this beach. It is also a Great place to watch the sunset. We often followed up our time at the beach with a dip in the hot tub which is located in the yard just outside the apartment.
There is also a vast array of exercise ( Running, walking and biking ) paths just minutes from the unit and there is ample parking for at least one car.
Vidar, the owner, is extremely nice. He is also extremely knowledgeable regarding all of the local attractions. We had several questions and he was always happy to help us out or even offer his advice.
In all, our trip to Norway was nothing short of magical. Our time in Oslo was nothing short of perfect and the accommodations and location of Vidar's place enabled us to experience all that Oslo had to offer and get the absolute most out of our time there while being in a spacious, comfortable and clean environment. This, we have found, is absolutely essential when traveling with the children.
I have already started looking at flights to return to Norway and Oslo. I will most certainly stay at Vidar's place.