Our summerhouse is situated on a small island, Oroe, in Isefjorden. The house sits almost at the end of a gravel road, on a bluff and has direct access to the fjord from the house. Oroe is about 1,5 hour’s drive from Copenhagen, and 1 hour from Roskilde.
The house was built in 1963 by our parents, and was taken over by us, in 2015. We have been carefully renovating it since then, but attempt to keep the original 1960’s retro ambience, with its charms and shortcomings. There is no spa, no air-condition and no TV installed – we are fans of old-fashioned summer house activities such as reading, playing games, ball or cards and know how difficult it can be, to get down to them when a TV takes up the space. Be prepared for a 60’s kitchen and bathroom.
The house consists of the house itself, with a living room with dining area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, and an additional building with a bedroom facing East. There are electrical heaters in the rooms, and an open fire place in the living room. We have a shed with firewood available outside.
Between the buildings, you have the ‘breakfast patio’. Towards West, directly outside the living room, you find the other patio, perfect for lunch and dinner, and from where you enjoy the sunset and the beautiful view over the fjord. This patio has not yet been renovated, and is a bit uneven at places, but functions fine.
The beach is extremely child-friendly with a long patch of shallow water. If you walk out a bit further, you will find it perfect for swimming or fishing. To get to the beach directly from the house, you must descend a rather steep bluff. It is possible however, to get to the beach by going back to the main road and the camping ground, which has beach access and also operates a small kiosk during the summer.
You get to Oroe by one of the two ferries: One sails from (4300) Holbaek, a lovely provincial town with plenty of shopping opportunities, museums and cafes, approximately every 2 hours. The other, a small cable ferry, sails from Hammer Bakke near (4050) Skibby, every 20 minutes from 06.00 to 24.00. The latter accepts cash only. Be aware, that it may be cheaper to buy a ticket coupon on the cable ferry if you plan to come that way several times.
The island offers you peace and quiet, it has a supermarket, a church and a few places to eat out. You can rent bikes at the Ø-kontor. Read more about the island here: (URL HIDDEN)
Normally one of us, or a family member, will welcome you at the house. In case you experience any problems during your stay, we'll be available.
- Orø is a small, quiet island, we expect you to be likevise.
- Bring your own towels for beach visits.
- To get direct access to the fjord from the house, you need to climb down a rather steep slope. If this poses a problem, you can also get to the beach from the main road.