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Forest Getaway 30km from Riga

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The house is located in a beautiful forest near the center of town Baldone.

The house has 4 bedrooms:
Green room: 1 double bed + 1 couch (1 adult or 2 children)
Rose room: 1 double bed + 1 couch (1 adult or 2 children)
Violet room: 1 double bed
Yellow room: 1 double bed + 6 single beds (en-suite)

The house has fully automatic gas heating system and additional wooden fireplace for a cozy atmosphere.

The house also has a large Sauna and Heated wooden outdoor bath that's perfect for stargazing in snowy winter nights.


Baldone is best known for its natural resources – healing mud and underground mineral water, which have facilitated the development of resort recreation and medical facilities here throughout the centuries. Historically Baldone has been the largest sulphur and climate resort in the Russian Empire and a resort of national importance of the Soviet Union.

Natural resources, the healing power of which has made Baldone known even outside national borders, can still be found in the territory of Baldone municipality. Although mud extraction fields are not open to public, Baldone sulphur spring “?irzaci?a” (the lizard) still purls near ?ekavi?a river in the territory of Baldone Lilac park. Here You can taste the sulphur water, whose miraculous healing powers have brought countless vacationers to Baldone throughout the centuries.

The territory of Baldone municipality holds several noteworthy objects of architecture - hunting castle of Baltic head forester panne Mickevich, better known as the “White castle” and park, Mercendarbe manor, which used to belong to the former owners of Baldone health resort - Von Liven family with the linden ally, as well as Baldone Lutheran church, built in the beginning of 19th century, which, according to a legend, was once connected to Mercendarbe manor by a secret underground tunnel.


Baldone municipality is surrounded by small hills. The highest one “Riekstukalns” is the home of a unique object - 12th biggest observatory in Europe with the Schmidt telescope, which is one of the largest telescopes of its kind in the world. In one of the hollows of another hill “Vanagkalns” an open-air stage for summer concerts and dances has been built.

In winter time Baldone is a place for winter sports activities. Two skiing bases are based almost near each other – “Riekstu kalns” and “Mežkalni”. Therefore Baldone is one of the places in Latvia with the biggest number of snowboard, slalom and cross-country skiing trails.

The story about Baldone municipality could go on and on - telling You about its natural treasures and memorial sites up to some modern sports and recreation facilities. However, better come and see for Yourself!

*-Information taken from the Baldone official web-page

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Property Type

  • House
  • 260 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski Lift Privileges

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€85 €98
Fri, Sat, Sun
€550 €1,950

Rates are based on 6 guests; add €4 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
€70 €90
Fri, Sat, Sun
€490 €1,740

Rates are based on 8 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Additional services:

Sauna - 25 EUR*

Heated wooden bath - 30 EUR*

Heated wooden bath and sauna - 40 EUR*

*- for guests staying 4 nights or more 1x (2-3h) heated wooden bath and sauna is for FREE

To make a booking we require a ~25% deposit. The rest of the amount can be paid upon arrival.

We accept bank transfers and cash payments.


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Riga International Airport (RIX)
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
36 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Riga Passenger Port
39 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Viesturi Golf Club
26 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Salaspils
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
E67
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Riekstukalns
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Jurmala

Car: Recommended

The house is located in a forest but only 1500m from the center of town Baldone (supermarket, cafe, pharmacy, church etc). There are two ski resorts (Riekstukalns and Mežkalni) located about 7km from the house. You are able to see Riga from the top of the skiing hill.

The road that goes by the house has local importance so it's properly cleared from the snow in winters.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I'm from Riga and have lived there all my life. I've studied civil engineering and worked as a road designer. However my true interest lies in philosophy and sustainable lifestyle. My hobbies are photography, reading and triathlon. We manage this house together with my mother Zane. She makes sure that everything is fully prepared for worry-free and comfortable holidays.

Why the Owner Chose Riga:
We inherited the land from my great-grandfather, who bought the property in 1938 when Baldone was a famous health resort and SPA. The construction of the house was completed in 2008. It is built mainly from ecological materials. The interior and exterior of the house is fully designed by the family itself and represents what family values.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mighty pines all around, moss covered forest floor, air so fresh that it makes one dizzy and never-ending choir of birds in the summer. You will hear woodpecker drumming, maybe neighbor's cat will visit you, now and then a car will pass by. In winter a fox might visit you, and if you're lucky, a doe will look in the window. But civilization is nearby - Baldone town center is just 20min walk from the house.


Contact us

Speaks: english, russian, Latvian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Dining/Common room

    Dining/Common room

  • Rose bedroom

    Rose bedroom

  • Private bathroom (Yellow bedroom)

    Private bathroom (Yellow bedroom)

  • Green bedroom

    Green bedroom

  • Yellow bedroom

    Yellow bedroom

  • Each bedroom is lockable

    Each bedroom is lockable

  • First floor lounge

    First floor lounge

  • Stairs to the first floor

    Stairs to the first floor

  • First floor with a massage chair

    First floor with a massage chair

  • First Snow in October 2012

    First Snow in October 2012

  • Kitchen corner

    Kitchen corner

  • Violet bedroom

    Violet bedroom

  • Green bedroom

    Green bedroom

  • Yellow bedroom

    Yellow bedroom

  • Private bathroom (Yellow bedroom)

    Private bathroom (Yellow bedroom)

  • Hot wooden bath

    Hot wooden bath

  • Lounge

    Lounge

  • Stairs to the first floor

    Stairs to the first floor

  • Sauna

    Sauna

  • Just a visitor.

    Just a visitor.

  • On a rainy summer's day

    On a rainy summer's day

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Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, russian, Latvian
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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