Cocondo

Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
A Unique Hideaway on the Dutch Shoreline

Hidden in the dunes along the Dutch coast is a large network of abandoned bunkers. Part of the vast Atlantic Wall, built during World War II and considered invincible, they fell into disuse and eventual decay, frequented by vandals and at the mercy of the elements. 

This is one of them. A telephone bunker in Hoek van Holland, a coastal town near Rotterdam, it was constructed in 1943 from brick and reinforced concrete. Back then, it housed a switchboard that was manned by two German soldiers. Today, it has been transformed into a unique holiday home for two adults and two children.

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Under the dunes of a nature reserve called the Vinetaduin, there are about 60 of these old bunkers. The team behind this conversion plan to give them a new lease of life, creating beautiful vacation homes with minimal ecological footprints. Money raised from bookings is channelled back into the project, regenerating the ecology of the reserve and bringing new vitality to these unique structures.

This is the first of the converted bunkers, located to the north of the reserve, near the beach. It has been given a contemporary makeover, using as much circular material as possible. Traces of the original bunker are still visible, including the original brickwork, vaulted ceilings, and a remarkable metal interior door. The house has an underground bedroom for two adults, plus a box bed for one adult or two kids. If the kids don't feel like sharing, there is also an extra futon.

This vacation home rental in the Netherlands is a sustainable – and well camouflaged – coastal hideaway, perfect for a small family. An inspired gem.


AROUND

The area around the house, the Vinetaduin (part of the Hollandse Duinen National Park), is not officially open to the public but does receive a regular stream of visitors wanting to see the bunkers. 

However, there are plenty of other accessible attractions, including the Atlantikwall Museum, Bunker Bremen or Fort 1881, all of which are located inside WWII bunkers and tell the fascinating military history of this part of the world. 

The town Hoek van Holland is a unique cultural landscape, constantly shaped by the North Sea. Take a walk along the Noorderpier or the Zandmotor, a large artificial sandbank off the coast of Ter Heide. Explore the old Lighthouse, the Storm Surge Barrier, and the Staelduinse Bos (forest).

There are many great restaurants near this vacation home rental in the Netherlands, including the owners' favorites: Plstk, Pele’s Surfshack, Elements, de Pit and Dechi’s Beach, as well as the bistro at Hotel Amerika. The owners will provide a digital handbook with suggestions for activities.


LOCATION

Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands. Nearest airport: Antwerp Internation (56 miles).


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and summer for best weather.

 
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Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Cocondo - Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
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Cocondo - Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
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Cocondo - Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Cocondo - Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
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Cocondo - Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
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Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Spend the Night in a WWII Bunker

A telephone bunker built in 1943, this underground shelter was once manned by soldiers. Today, it has been transformed into a unique holiday home for two adults and two children.

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Overview Underground bedroom for two adults (1.90m high). Box bed for one adult or two children (190 x 134cm). In case the kids don’t want to share the box bed, there is extra futon. Terrace. Bathroom with shower and toilet.
Heating Electric, pellet stove
Kitchen Fully equipped, with tea and coffee
Shampoo Soap and shampoo are provided.
Wireless Internet Wifi
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 double, 1 box bed for 2 kids
Kitchen Fully equipped, with tea and coffee
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly There is a special box bed for children. If they don't like to sleep together there is also a extra futon.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 2:00PM Monday-Friday only
Check-Out 11:00AM
Cleaning €60
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due No security deposit required
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes It is not possible to check in on Saturdays or Sundays, due to housekeeping schedules. Self-check-in and check-out using the key safe. You will receive the code a week in advance. The bedroom is not suitable for people who are claustrophobic or disabled.

- The telephone bunker lies close to the public road, but parking near the bunker is not allowed. This is possible on the big parking spot nearby. - We expect you to use the bunker, interior and surrounding nature with care and respect. In case of damage you will be hold accountable for the costs. - Pets are unfortunately not welcome. - Open fires are strictly forbidden. - Smoking inside is not allowed. You can have a smoke outside, but please use an ashtray and don’t leave a trace. - It is not allowed to play amplified music outside. - Please respect our neighbors and their privacy. - The use of drugs is forbidden. - A maximum of 2 adults and 2 children are allowed to stay in the bunker. When this rule is broken we will refuse entrance without a refund. - Staying in the bunker and at the premises is at your own risk. We can not be held accountable for any cases of theft, damage, disease or physical injuries.

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