The SpaceThe main building, dating back to year 2006, is a very modern and fully equipped villa designed by the famous Finnish designer Pekka Helin. When completed, the unique villa project was displayed in a prominent national magazine in a multi-page story.
The villa is mostly used privately, but due to relatively low usage and very high maintenance, we have (summer 2016 onwards) decided to rent out a few weeks during the year. The limited availability also means, that the exact dates may in some cases be accommodated to you specific needs.
The main building (138m2) is located on a headland hilltop with 180 degrees lake view. It has 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining / living room, 2 bathrooms and one shower. The large dining table is located under large glass construction (part of the roof and the wall facing the lake), thus providing a unique dining experience. The villa is surrounded by large (100m2) roofed terrance, where you can dine and/or play games even during a rainy day.
The building has electric heating (including floor heating in all spaces). Both houses have a fireplace which will make your stay cosier during the cold time of the year. The fireplace in the main building also opens up to the roofed terrace, and is commonly used for atmosphere when eg. having dinner outside during the summer.
The sauna building (approx. 25m2) is a separate, more traditional Finnish (Honkarakenne) log house. Besides the wood-heated sauna and shower, there is a small living room with sofa, fireplace and semi-equipped kitchen. The loft with three beds is accessed via recently re-constructed solid staircase with handrails, but may still be unaccessible for people with physical disabilities.
The is also a barbecue hut (charcoal only) for all-year-round use with terrace right above the lake. There are two piers, one facing the morning sun and the other (larger one) capturing the sunset. You can explore the lake by rowing boat or canoe.
There are total 10 beds, 7 of them in the 3 bedrooms of the main building, and 3 in the loft of the sauna building:
Bedroom 1 (“the yellow room”) has a large, on-site constructed queen-size bunk bed, with an additional pull-out bed. Optimal (and fun!) for 5 kids or 3 adults.
Bedroom 2 (“the princess room”) has two separate beds. All the furniture is originally from an old Swedish manor house.
Bedroom 3 (“the master bedroom”) has a double bed (can be separated easily) and WC/shower.
Sauna loft has 2 normal-sized beds and 1 king-sized floor mattress. Guest AccessThis is our second home that we use all-year around, but you have access to all spaces (except one closet for some more personal belongings). Everything you will find in the villa is there for your use, so make yourselves at home but please respect the private nature of the villa. The NeighborhoodThe estate is very private, and you probably won’t see or hear our neighbours. Don't be surprised if there's a deer in the garden when you wake up - there are plenty of them around! The area provides many outdoors activities, like golfing, fishing, canoeing, horse-back riding, nature paths etc. There’s is an apple farm nearby with cider production and a decent restaurant. The golf course in Lohja has a club house restaurant, which is open during the golf season. Catering can also be arranged, subject to availability. Other than that, the closest restaurants, grocery shops and other services are in Lohja (approx. 20 min drive). Getting AroundPublic transport is not the best option for getting around here, we do recommend warmly that you come by car - having the freedom to move around will certainly improve your stay. We Have a few bikes in the garage for you to use.
N.B. Winter conditions may require a 4WD car, as the final 2km road has a few very steep hills and descents that can be icy during the winter. Other Things to NoteSeveral table games and lots of toys available on demand. The mobile phone coverage in the area is good. There’s no internet in the villa, but 4G WI-FI can be arranged for a small additional charge.
The air-conditioning is not the same as in hotels generally. The air is circulated and disposed electronically, but the cooling (or additional heating) of the house is done by a separate machine on the kitchen wall. This means in practice that the bedrooms can get fairly warm during summer heat. There are several movable ventilators available.