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?
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.
6000m2 private forest (shared with guests of Gingerbread Huis)
Bikes in the bike shed (also shared)
Interakcija s gostima
I'm always available online. My caretaker lives 5 minutes cycle ride away and is on hand to help you, in person, if necessary.
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.
- No fires in the forest
- No smoking in the Hideaway
- No muddy shoes in the Hideaway please
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.