Ultimate freedom in waterfront living!
When you arrive at this luxurious thatched villa on Vinkeveense Plassen Lake, you will immediately feel embraced by a sense of tranquility. The exquisite location, a mere stone's throw from Amsterdam and within biking distance of Abcoude, allows you to enjoy both the beautiful natural setting as well as Amsterdam's city life. The property is in equally favorable location relative to Utrecht, Hilversum and Schiphol Airport.
The formidable location means that you can use all the amenities of two village centers. Vinkeveen of course. with its wonderful terraces and boutique shops, but even closer is the ever-vibrant center of Abcoude, with a large diversity of stores, delightful restaurants, a train station, various sport clubs, an 18-hole golf course and a wide selection of (elementary-)schools. Amsterdam Zuid-Oost and the Zuid-As are within biking distance!
The villa, originally built in 1933, was fully remodeled and updated in 2002.
The home accommodates six bedrooms, an office, a spacious two-car garage, a long driveway with space for multiple cars, a jetty, boathouse and a heated swimming pool with surrounding terrace. The layout makes this an ideal family home. Enter the approximately 1.513sqm grounds via the driveway via a remote-controlled electric gate. A private bridge accesses to the leased island at the rear. The spacious driveway with access to the garage, offers more than enough parking space for multiple cars.
The layout of the villa is as follows:
The path leads to the beautiful entrance of the home. The hall, with a stunning natural stone floor, features a coat area, modern guest restroom with a washbasin and the meter cupboard. On one side of the hall you can access the office and on the other, the living room. The living room faces the garden and has large windows, offering a view of the pool and terrace. The seating area is situated around the cozy fireplace. In 2016 the fireplace was re-installed and fitted with a heat circulation system that is used to heat living room. This guarantees a comfortable and warm atmosphere in the living room. A lovely bright dining room/kitchen with two glass folding partition walls allow daylight to stream in as well as presenting a panoramic view of the garden. The dining room accesses the beautiful kitchen/ lounge with a chef's island fitted with 1½ sinks, a Quooker and a dishwasher. The kitchen island offers sufficient cupboard- and working space. The spacious wall unit is fitted with a range of appliances. This includes a 6-burner stove, range hood, microwave, a Miele steam oven and “normal” Imperial oven in addition to a refrigerator and freezer. French doors from the kitchen lead to the front of the home and the driveway. The kitchen and the dining room are fitted with underfloor heating.
The kitchen diner/dining room is connected to the second living room with a panoramic view of the garden. The basement, which is accessible from this living room, features a large open space and three separate rooms, one of which is used as a utility room and holds the central heating system. There is also a stair cupboard on this level.
The second living room also leads to the indoor two-car garage, with the fittings for the laundry machine and dryer and ample storage space. The living room also accesses a portico to the beautiful garden with swimming pool and marvelous terrace. The perfect sheltered spot to enjoy a view of the pool, and the day's first sunrays.
The spacious master bedroom is located at the rear and features a walk-in closet. The luxury private master bathroom connects directly to the master bedroom and is fully tiled, features a large window with a door, presenting a view of Vinkeveense Plassen Lake. The bathroom is fitted with a luxury bathtub, a large walk-in shower with a glass wall, a double vanity and mirror, decorative radiator and a wall-mounted toilet. The walk-in closet is fitted with wardrobes to both sides. French doors from the bedroom access a small terrace that overlooks garden and water.
The double-landing staircase leads up to the open gallery with two wings. The main house at the front has a large bedroom with a Juliette balcony. This offers a vast view over the pool, garden and Vinkeveense Plassen Lake. This room is currently used as a gym and has a separate shower. Off the landing are an extra restroom and storage area.
At the rear are four spacious bedrooms, all fitted with Velux skylights with Luxaflex blinds. The second bathroom is located in-between these bedrooms and is fitted with a steam shower cabin, a bathtub, vanity and fourth toilet. The bedrooms have extraordinary glass panes at the top of the inner walls for extra light from the gallery.
The garden is beautifully landscaped and low-maintenance. The garden's real eye-catcher is the large, heated pool. It is well integrated with the terrace. The magnificent boathouse is strategically located at the side of the lot. Your boat will always be dry and ready for a scenic tour on the lake. Garden equipment can be stored in the wooden shed. Here you will also find the technical installations for the pool.
The extraordinary lot has immediate access to the Vinkeveense Noordplas Lake and there is room to dock several boats. The villa includes a portion of an island (approximately 1.551sqm). This island belongs exclusively to the lot and features a large lawn, jetties and a deck from where you can dive into the lake. Like all other islands on the lake, the island is leased from the Waterschap (water authorities) for an annual amount of 1,260 euro.
The villa is easily accessible and the A2 highway offers excellent connectivity to Amsterdam (15 minutes) and Utrecht (20 minutes). The house is also in an ideal location relative to Schiphol Airport, via A2-A9-A4 highways and the provincial road N201.