Danish holiday homes and holiday cottages [1]

Are you ready for a typically Danish holiday experience? There are around 40,000 holiday homes for rent in Denmark. They tend to be located in picturesque areas, often near inland water or the coast and are decorated with individual, Danish style. They are an extremely popular holiday form amongst Danes.

Types of holiday home 

An average Danish holiday home (known as summer houses in Denmark) will have four to six beds, but you will also find larger holiday cottages, especially along Denmark’s west coast, that can accommodate up to 12 people. Holiday homes are spread throughout the country but there are some well-known summer house areas, namely North Jutland [2], the West Coast, [3] the islands of Rømø and Fanø, eastern Funen [4], Falster and Bornholm [5].

Practical information

You normally rent holiday cottages for a week, with Saturday being the typical changeover day. Outside of the high season, it’s possible to rent holiday cottages in Denmark for shorter periods of time. Holiday homes are always fully equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, pillows and duvets but you normally need to bring your own bed linen.

Holiday cottage prices

For a modern, furnished house with shower and toilet, hot and cold water, refrigerator and two to three bedrooms with room for four to six people, you can expect to pay around 3,500kr for a week in the high season. Prices vary slightly depending on region.

Additional facilities

For a house in a particularly attractive area and/or with special facilities such as dishwasher, washing machine, working fireplace, sauna etc., you can expect to pay around 5,000kr per week in the high season. You can normally pay to have the summer house cleaned at the end of your stay.

Luxury summer houses

You can also rent luxury summer houses in Denmark, with top-of-the-range facilities such as swimming pools, jacuzzis, satellite TV and extra beds. Prices will start from around 11,500kr in the high season. You may be able to find deals on these types of holiday home off peak season.

Booking holiday homes

Here, you can book holiday houses in Denmark on Bornholm [6] and Funen [7], and in East Jutland [8],North Jutland [9]North Zealand [10]South Jutland [11]South Zealand [12]West Jutland [13]West Zealand [14] and Copenhagen [15]. Most holiday homes in Denmark are privately owned and you can also rent them through a tourist office or agency [16]

Further reading

See more on Destinations in Denmark [17].

Read more about Family holidays in Denmark [18].

Read more about Cycling in Denmark [19].

Read more about Natural adventures [20].

Read more about Danish food [21].