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Log Cottages by the Large Lake

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-9 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottages near Helsinki, South Finland - Easy To Reach Location In Southern Finland. An Hour Drive From Helsinki, Only 25 Meters To The Shore

Kriipi's cottages are located in the municipality of Hattula, beside of Kriipi's nature reserve and Tenhola hills. There are two cottages Kaisla and Lumme. These well-equipped cottages are available for all-year living and located near good road connections. Cottages are similar but they are mirror images of each other. Cottages have the official best classification. Both cottages are comfortably furnished and offers all modern convenience for you to feel like home. The unspoiled Finnish nature begins at your doorstep.

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Each house has its own waterfront, a row boat and a jetty by the lake of the large Vanajavesi Lake, known for its great fishing. The beautiful lake is rich in fish Vanajavesi, which is one of the largest lakes in the country of a thousands lakes. Area of the lake is 120 km2. The lake has almost hundred islands. Vanajavesi valley is one of most beautiful Finnish national views. The central location of the cottages enables a wide range of leisure activities all year round.

In the winter, after refreshing outdoor activities you can enjoy the warmth of your own sauna. When the weather freezes, you can curl up next to the cosy fireplace and enjoy the beautiful winter landscape.
In the spring, you can observe the nature springing into the life and becoming greener day by day. In the spring and all through the summer, the days will get longer and longer, and in mid-summer the sun will not go down at all.
In the autumn, you can pick berries and mushrooms in the nearby forest (in Finland berry and mushroom picking is included in the so-called everyman's rights). The autumn is also one of the best fishing seasons.

After you have been to the villa's original wood-stove sauna by the lake, and perhaps even taken a dip in the lake or rolled in the snow, you will understand why Finns love the sauna experience so dearly.

Each house has a wireless internet connection (Fifi).

The cottages are also suitable those with allergies; therefore pets are not allowed and smoking is not allowed inside the cottages.

The number of people using the cottage must not exceed the number of sleeping places (6 adults +2 children).

We strive to only use ecological and environment-friendly solutions in recycling and the energy efficiency of the guest houses.

You and your family are warmly welcome.

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Speaks: english, finnish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2


  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+2 (2 Bedrooms) 6 adults+ 2 children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Loft with 2 single beds and sofa bed (sleeps 2 children)....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1: shower


  • Sauna with a wood heated stove. Bathroom with shower. Separate wc, washer, drying cabinet, iron, hairdryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Notes on accommodation: Suitable for children and families. The cottages are also suitable for allergic persons; therefore pets are not allowed and smoking is not allowed inside the cottages. The number of people using the cottage must not exceed the number of sleeping places (6 adults +2 children). Tents and caravans are not permitted on the guest house premises. The nearby motorway, about 1 km may cause some traffic noise (depending of wind) on the yard of the villas. To make sure the cottage is clean when you arrive, we always charge for a final clean-up. We offer a free internet connection (WLAN) to our guests. Outside: Cottages are located about 25 meters from the shore. A flagstone path leading to the jetty. The yard has lighting. The view is to the northwest, straight to the large lake. By the lake there is a camp fireplace. A gas barbecue on terrace, is in use in the summertime only. The beach is shallow with a muddy/sandy bottom. There is a swing and a sandbox for children in the yard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: To make sure that the cottage is clean when you arrive, we always charge for a final clean-up. 60,-/weekend. 100,-/week or longer period. Linen set. 15 euros / person, incl.bed linen and towels. You can also bring your own linen. ...moreless


  • Television


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Dining area with big table and chairs to seat 8. Living room with 5 seater sofa, fireplace, Plasma TV, DVD player, PlayStation2 (and some games), coffee table....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Electric stove, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer, microwave oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, beater, toaster, full set of crockery and cutlery, pots, pans etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Golf:

    There are several golf-clubs in surrounding country of Hämeenlinna. Nearest is Hattula-golf, which is located only 10 km from cottages....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    In the winter, you can go to cross-country skiing on the Tenhola hills or skate on the ice of the lake. The nearest downhill ski centres are Kalpalinna (30 km) and SkiSappee (50 km)....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 9 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Mid summer
Jun 22 - Jun 30, 2017
9 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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Booking Notes:

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Changeover Day:

In the high season the changeover day is Friday.

Other times changeover days can be flexible.

Notes on prices:

Prices are for the property per week in euros.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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110 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Helsinki or Tampere
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Hattula golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
E 12
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Own private shore.


Helsinki-Vantaa airport 111 km.

Tampere-Pirkkala airport 75 km.

Railway station Hämeenlinna 16 km (from Helsinki about every hour). Parola 8 km (only a few trains/day).


Cottages are located near good road connections. From the motorway, there is only 10 minutes drive to our cottages.

Hämeenlinna (16 km) 20 minutes drive.

Tampere (67 km) 45 minutes drive.

Helsinki (116 km) 65 minutes drive.

Lahti (90 km) 90 minutes drive.

Turku (169 km) two hours drive.

Further Details:

Finland is a safe country! The central location of cottages enables a wide range of leisure activities all year round. Cottages are located near Tenhola hills. On Tenhola hills you can find a fine hiking routes. On the hills there are an ideal possibilities for picking berries and mushrooms.

The large lake enables good possibilities for fishing all-around year. Surface area of the lake is almost 120 km2, so it's good possibility to get every fishermen's dream the big one from the lake. Vanajavesi valley is one of most beautiful Finnish national views.Large waters give a good possibility for boat trips. There is possibility to rent a motor boat Buster S with 20 hp motor (Honda). More information about lake and fishing on our websites.

Cottages are located near good road connections, so it is perfect place to spend a holiday and to see biggest towns in southern Finland. It is only 10 minutes drive from the motorway to cottages. Nearest shops, banks, pharmacy etc. in Parola about 7 km.


Owner info

About the owner: We are Erja and Arto Laine, farmers from the municipality of Hattula which is located in the middle of south Finland. We have three adult children. Our own home, the main farm house of the estate, is located 2 km from the cottages. We are a small family company and we are dedicated to offer you friendly and unique service. We are looking forward to having you as our guest in our cottages as well as in Finland.

Why the Owner Chose Hämeenlinna, Finland:
Arto’s family have had this farm since the late 1800's, and we have continued farming since 1994. The cottage called Kaisla (Bulrush) was completed in the spring of 2007, and another one, called Lumme (Waterlily), by the end of the same year. The versatile culture environment in the Vanajavesi valley was formed during centuries. Due to its fertile surroundings, the Vanajavesi waterway has provided a favourable place for inhabitation. The first farmers lived in this area as early as in the Iron Age. There has been a prosperous manor house culture with fine parks since the Middle Ages. The oldest cottages by lake Vanajavesi were built in the 1800’s.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Ridges, lakes, fields, forests and marshes are typical of the landscape. As the phrase goes; Finland is the land of a thousands lakes. The beautiful Lake Vanajavesi is 31st largest lake. Kriipi’s island and the surrounding water area included in the Finnish Natura 2000 network of nature protection areas. Here you can also observe a variety of birds, such as ducks, terns, great crested grebes and swans. Deer, elks and foxes are common in this area. At dusk, there are tailed deer moving near the cottages. After you have been in an original wood stove sauna and swum in the lake or rolled in the snow, you’ll understand why Finns love the sauna.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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