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About us

Om oss

Our journey to a B&B

This B&B is owned and run by  Sandra and Hanna Olivegren, mother and daughter. We bought the property in 2023 and took over from the previous owners Helen and Niclas Melander, who had been running Villa Akvarellen B&B since 2012. Our vision is to continue running is as a B&B but also to use this beautiful place as an artist residence as well as a workshop and meeting place. Both Sandra and Hanna have worked for many years in the cultural sector, Sandra as a business manager and producer in film and music and Hanna as a singer and composer. We want it to become a place for creation and learning and a place where you can find peace and enjoy the proximity of the ocean.

About the house

The house was built in 1931, and was run from the beginning as a retirement home right up to the early 90s. When the business was closed, the property was sold to the Gerlesborg School of Art which has used the house as studios for its students & course participants. In the summer of 2011, the school sold the property to us. We live in a separate house on the same property and rent both room & conference space for those who wish this. Of course, you can rent the entire house if you want to be alone for a party, family reunion or perhaps a wedding in a coastal environment.


The goal of the renovation has been to maintain the older style of the property & the rooms, but with a personal touch on the environment.

Villa Akvarellen
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