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Last updated: 08/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Villa Lepolahti is located in the heart of the unique landscape of the Häme region in the land of a thousand lakes. We are a small family company and we are dedicated to offer you friendly and unique service. Our own home, the main farm house of the estate, is located 2 km from the villa.

The house is comfortably furnished and offers you all modern conveniences. The unspoiled Finnish nature begins at your doorstep.

Villa Lepolahti has its own waterfront, a row boat and a jetty by the lake of the large Vanajavesi Lake, known for its great fishing.

Near excellent road connections, and only an hour's drive away from the busiest airports and harbours in Southern Finland. Some traffic noise may be carried to the yard from the motorway nearby.

The well-equipped guest house is available 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.

Villa Lepolahti is a guest house that meets the most demanding tastes for luxorious living. It has the official best 5-star classification.

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

The floor area of the villa comprises ca. 149m2/176 m2. The foundations are of concrete but the building material is log. The villa has underfloor heating, and it is heated with an environment-friendly geothermal heating system.

On the first floor, there is a sauna with a wood-stove, a bathroom with a toilet, a living room with a fireplace, a bedroom with two beds + two extrabeds for children and a utility room. From the sauna and the living room there is a spectacular view to the lake. Firewood and wireless internet connection (Fifi) is included in the rent of the villa.

On the second floor, there are two bedrooms: the master bedroom is equipped with a double bed and the other bedroom with two single beds. There is a magnificent view to the lake from the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. In the living room there is a balcony and a door to the outdoor veranda. There are patio furniture and a gas grill on the veranda. The grill can only be used in the summertime (May-October). The veranda reaches onto a small sheltered cliff. There is a swing and a sandbox for children near the veranda.

Villa Lepolahti is located about 80 metres from the waterfront. There is also an old small cabin a few metres from the shore. The cabin is furnished and decorated in fisherman-style. There is also a fireplace in the cabin. The cabin can only be used in the summertime (May-October).

You are welcome to use the rowing boat, and life jackets can be found in the fisherman cabin. The shallow beach with a muddy/sandy bottom is comfortable for children to swim. There is a lawn yard with a flagstone path leading down to the small jetty. The yard is illuminated.

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

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

You and your family are warmly welcome !


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 149 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (it is possible to make them a double bed). Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds and 2 extra beds (extra beds sleeps 2 children)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Toilet 1: toilet

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  • Shower room 1: toilet, shower

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  • Sauna with a wood heated stove. Bathroom with shower and WC. Separate WC in upstairs....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 child.). Tents and caravans are not permitted on the guest house premises. The nearby motorway, about 1km 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. Outside: In the living room there is a balcony and a door to the outdoor veranda. There are patio furniture and a gas grill on the veranda. The grill can only be used in the summertime. The veranda reaches onto a small sheltered cliff. There is a swing and a sandbox for children near the veranda. Villa Lepolahti is located about 80 metres from the waterfront. There is also an old small cabin with a fireplace a few metres from the shore. The cabin is furnished and decorated in fisherman-style. The cabin can only be used in the summertime. The shallow beach with a muddy/sandy bottom. There is a lawn yard with a flagstone path leading down to the jetty. The yard is illuminated. Villa Lepolahti has the official best 5-star classification...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    On the first floor's living room with a fireplace, TV, Play Station 3. The room is decorated in hunting-style. On the second floors living room, there is a balcony and a door to the outdoor veranda....moreless

  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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 (30km) and SkiSappee (50km)....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 27, 2016
6 night min stay

$1,373
flat fee
New Year
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2017
8 night min stay

$1,936
flat fee
Summer season
Jun 10 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,801

Changeover Day: Saturday

Mid summer
Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2017
10 night min stay

$1,914
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225
$1,227

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Booking Notes:

Detailed booking notes are on our websites.

Changeover Day:

In the high season the changeover day is Saturday. Other times changeover days can be flexible.

Notes on prices:

Prices are for the property per week in euros.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

110 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Helsinki or Tampere
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Parola
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Helsinki
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Hattula golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Hämeenlinna
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
E 12
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Hämeenlinna
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Coast/Beach:

Own private shore.

Travel:

Helsinki-Vantaa airport 111km. Tampere-Pirkkala airport 75km. Railway station Hämeenlinna 16km (from Helsinki about every hour). Parola 8km (only a few trains/day).

Distances:

Villa Lepolahti is located near excellent road connections, and only an hour’s drive away from the busiest airports and harbours in Southern Finland. From the motorway it is only a 10 minute drive to Villa Lepolahti.

Hämeenlinna (16 km) 20 minute drive. Tampere (67 km) 45 minute drive. Helsinki (116 km) 65 minute drive. Lahti (90 km) 90 minute drive. Turku (169 km) two hours drive.

Further Details:

As the saying goes; Finland is a land of a thousand lakes. The beautiful lake Vanajavesi is known for excellent fishing. It is the 31st largest lake in Finland.

Lake Vanajavesi begins from the south side of the city of Hämeenlinna and ends in the city of Tampere. The surface area of the lake is 120 km2. There are almost a hundred islands on the lake. The deepest point of the lake is at 24 metres. At the widest, the lake is 20 km long and 15 km wide.

The Vanajavesi valley is one of the most beautiful Finnish landscapes. Especially the route from the lake to the city of Hämeenlinna is worth seeing. The size of the waterway provides excellent opportunities for boating and sailing.

We offer a motor boat for rent, Buster S with 20 hp motor (Honda).

Ridges, lakes, fields, forests, and marches are typical of the landscape in the Häme region. Kriipi’s island and the surrounding water areas are included in the Finnish Natura 2000 areas, network of nature protection areas.

The versatile cultural environment of the Vanajavesi valley has been formed during centuries. Due to its fertile surroundings, the Vanajavesi waterway has proven to be a favourable centre for inhabitation. The first farmers have inhabited this area as early as in the Iron Age. Many prosperous manor houses with fine parks have enriched the region since the Middle Ages. The oldest summer houses by the lake Vanajavesi were built in the 1800’s.

Here you can also observe a variety of water birds, such as ducks, terns, great crested grebes and swans. Deer, elks, and foxes are common in this area. At dusk, you can spot white-tailed deer moving near the cottages.

The guest houses are located next to the outdoor area Tenhola hills. On the Tenhola hills you can find exquisite hiking routes. There are many nice trails and paths, as old as the hills, that people from the region have used in the course of centuries. New trails have been made, too, but most of them follow the same routes that people have walked on for thousands of years, perhaps even more. Nowadays the trails in the Tenhola forest area are as wide as highways were in the Middle Ages.

In Finland, everybody has right to walk in a forest and pick berries and mushrooms (this is included in the statutory everyman’s rights). On the hills there are ideal possibilities for it. The berry season ranges from July to August, and mushrooms can be found from August to the end of October.

The large lake Vanajavesi provides excellent possibilities for fishing all year round.

The nearest city (16 km) Hämeenlinna is also located by the lake Vanajavesi. Hämeenlinna is the oldest town in the interior of Finland. In Hämeenlinna you can find, for example, the Aulanko nature reserve (there you can also find the nearest spa), the Häme Castle dating back to the Middle Ages, and various interesting museums.

There are also several golf clubs in and nearby Hämeenlinna. The nearest is the Hattula Golf, which is located only 10 km from the cottages.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

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:
Villa Lepolahti is a guest house that meets the most demanding tastes for luxorious living. All houses have the official best 5-star classification. Kriipi’s guest houses are located in the heart of the unique landscape of the Häme region in the middle of Southern Finland. The lake Vanajavesi is known for great fishing and it is one of the largest lakes in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. Kriipi’s island and the surrounding water areas are included in the Finnish Natura 2000 areas, network of nature protection areas. Vanajavesi begins from south side of Hämeenlinna town and finishes to Tampere town. Area of the lake is 120 km2. The lake has almost hundred islands. 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.


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