This is not an average rental cottage. We have built a modern holiday home on the land where our family has been living for centuries. Now our house is open for rental for part of the year.
We are situated in the midst of the most beautiful lake area. Our house looks over Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The national monument of Sulkava Hill Fort is just 1 km away by boat, offering caves and stunning vistas.
In the main building there are two bedrooms with double beds (total 4 persons). Additionally 4 other persons can be accommodated on comfortable couches in the living room, or in the warm season alternatively also in two huts about 50-100 meters away. The huts are very basic and have no amenities. The main building has an electric sauna that is included in the rent. We also offer the option to experience a traditional Finnish smoke sauna (additional cost 30 Euro).
Our house is about 40-50 meters from the shore, elevated about 15 meters above the lake. The straight route to the shore includes some stairs, but there is also an alternative longer route without stairs. Our beach has sand bottom, so it is perfect for swimming and especially for small children.
Sulkava village is 15 minutes away by car. The nearest neighbor lives about 400 meters away.
There are plenty of berries and mushrooms. Fishing is also good (national fishing permit 12 Euro/week). There are also some smaller lakes in a walking distance from our house.
Rather than being one big lake, Saimaa is actually a network of lakes and islands. A rowing boat is included in the rent and we also offer a small outboard motor for an additional cost of 50 Euro per week. You could adventure for days and weeks, and travel to a distance of 100 km or more.
- Please take off your shoes inside the house. (This is a tradition that we Finns share with the Japanese ;)
I enjoy AirBnB both as a host and as a guest. I like traveling and meeting people around the world. At the same time I take delight in welcoming people to visit our family home in the Finnish lake area.