There is a special atmosphere on Fanø. Already on the ferry ride you forget everyday life and are ready for new impressions. When you enter the old skipper house, Villa Beta, the feeling of intense quietness and peacefulness is present. You relax here, only 50 meters from the main street and 50 meters from The Wadden Sea. Fanø has fantastic dining places and a unique nature.
The Betahuset - 350 m2 - was gently restored in 2017 fully respecting the history of the house, however with a modern and contemporary decoration. The house has been approved to reside and accommodate 50 persons – it has 9 rooms with 20 beds as well as 20 folding mattresses, preferably for children.
The house is well insulated and with district heating in all rooms. All regulatory requirements in respect of fire safety are fulfilled, and there is proper access for everybody on the ground floor.
Decoration and expression
The decoration is founded on the typical Nordic housing style being: light and airy with subdued colours, soft textiles, warm metals, lots of wood and of course Swedish wallpapers in a mix of flowers and stripes.
Every bedroom has its own expression – and you quickly find your own favourite and oasis.
In general, the house is full of fine details that will inspire everybody.
Moreover, the style in the house is enhanced by the sea view which you can enjoy from the big windows and from the big wooden terrace.
The Betahuset is a house in which it is nice to come-together, however, the big rooms equally give you a chance to be yourself.
The Betahuset was erected by Søren Abrahamsen, shipbuilder. The house is one of many buildings on Fanø worthwhile preserving and is a classic temple house which - due to the high front - gives an almost 100% floor space utilization on the 1st floor.
Søren Abrahamsen’s shipyard became the biggest and most important shipyard in the long history of ship building on Fanø and contributed to place Fanø and Denmark on the map as a leading shipping nation. The shipyard built schooners, galeases, everters, brigs, bark ships and yachts. Because ships with iron hulls out-competed the wooden ships in the beginning of 1900, Søren Abrahamsen relocated his activities to Esbjerg. However the ship yard was sold and up till 1948 built approximately 36 wooden cutters, mainly for skippers in Esbjerg. Please read more about the ship yards and maritime history of Fanø at My Fanø