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The Perfect Hideaway

Kouvola, Finland
Entire chalet hosted by Tiia
8 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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Experience true Luxury: living in the pure Finnish nature! No electricity, running water, internet, tv... Only lake waves and sun beams, breeze in the tree tops, birds singing, forest animals big and tiny... and you and your loved ones together.

The space
A traditional summer cottage in the beautyful Finnish countryside. The mainbuilding is sound on a rock, right above a lake. The terrace reaches upon waterfront.

The mainbuilding has a small kitchen and a living room. There is a queen size bed and two sofabeds for two, totalling possible guest beds for 6 in the main livingroom/bedroom. In the main building is also the traditional Finnish sauna, which heats on wood. The terrace is heading to west, so that the beautiful sunsets can be seen from the main building. (Did you know that the sun goes down just for few hours during the Finnish summer?)

In another building is a summer kitchen with a grill and awesome scenery to the lake and a forest. This has been, at least for our family, the best place to start and end the day. In our third building there is a bedroom for 3 and the toilet.

We also have a small rowing boat and two ladies bikes for our guests to use freely. The lake has many delicious fish to be caught! The forest behind the cottage has as much great, healthy berries and mushrooms as one can collect, for example Finnish blueberries (smaller that the regular ones but classified in Finland as "Superfood"), rasberries, forest strawberries and ligonberries.

The main building has a dock which leads to the deepening of the lake bottom, so that it is safe to jump to the water. At the beginning of the dock are stairs to the shallow lake front, so that the lakefront is safe for nons-swimmers as well.

The cottage has no electricity and no warm water, but bathing is easy in the sauna, where one can carry water from the lake, and heat the lake water on the sauna stove. The lake water is clear and clean, but we recommend to get drinking water from the village shop, abt. 1 km away from the cottage. (also accessible with the rowing boat) We have a refrigerator which uses liquid gas.

Kouvola city centre is about 25 km from the cottage, the city centre has lots of shopping opportunities and a popular amusement park. Also the closest railwaystation is in the city centre.

The cottage has a private road to it shared with just one neighbour, so the place is really "hidden".

Welcome to explore the great Finnish summer and the nature at its best!

Other things to note
A few things to note about the cottage...
*Please note that since we don't have running water at the Perfect Hideaway, you need to bring your own drinking water with you. The easiest way is to buy the first canister full at the village shop and then ask the staff to refill it once you have emptied that.

*You are asked to bring your own bed linen and towels with you, they are not included to the cottage rent. In case you don't feel comfortable with bringing your own with you, you can rent a linen and towel package from us for 7 €/person.

*In case you would like to rent SUP boards to better explore the surrounding lake, we are happy to rent those for you! For 20 €/night or 50 €/weekend you get a SUP boards at the village shop, floating wests and a few route suggestions.
Experience true Luxury: living in the pure Finnish nature! No electricity, running water, internet, tv... Only lake waves and sun beams, breeze in the tree tops, birds singing, forest animals big and tiny... and you and your loved ones together.

The space
A traditional summer cottage in the beautyful Finnish countryside. The mainbuilding is sound on a rock, right above a lake. The terrace reaches upon waterfront.

The mainbuilding has a small kitchen and a living room. There is a queen size bed and two sofabeds for two, totalling possible guest beds for 6 in the main livingroom/bedroom. In the main building is also the traditional Finnish sauna, which heats on wood. The terrace is heading to west, so that the beautiful sunsets can be seen from the main building. (Did you know that the sun goes down just for few hours during the Finnish summer?)

In another building is a summer kitchen with a grill and awesome scenery to the lake and a forest. This has been, at least for our family, the best place to start and end the day. In our third building there is a bedroom for 3 and the toilet.

We also have a small rowing boat and two ladies bikes for our guests to use freely. The lake has many d…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Hosted by Tiia

Joined in June 2012
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Hi! My name is Tiia and I have had the honor of hosting great Airbnb-guests all over the world since 2012. I host three unique places to spend memorable moments in Jaala, Kouvola. At the moment my sister Anne is co-hosting with me and I love her to the moon and back for helping me out. I'm keen on sustainable countryside living and I spend time thinking of new ways on how to improve our home and cottages so that our guests and we burden nature as little as possible. We live here in clean air with beautiful clear lakes, green forests and delicate wildlife all of which I respect and love! I like to think we live quite ecologically but of course there is always room for improvement... In the heart of our village is a small bar and a shop about 1 km away from our home. It´s a great place and the shopkeeper is really helpful! I like to meet all our guests at the village shop to ensure a perfect start for a holiday. Kouvola city centre with lots of shopping opportunities and the railway station is about 35 km from us. I love this place, and would love to introduce it to others as well!
Hi! My name is Tiia and I have had the honor of hosting great Airbnb-guests all over the world since 2012. I host three unique places to spend memorable moments in Jaala, Kouvola.…
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During your stay
In case you would like to hear more about our hidden gems for sightseeing, I'm happy to tell you more!

We want to welcome you personally so that you will get the best start to your holiday. Once you have a confirmed reservation and know your arrival time, we will arrange a meeting at our village shop "Hartolan Puoti & Baari", address Mäntyharjuntie (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Kouvola. This location is easy to find and we'll go together from there, since the cottage is, well, hidden. Then we have an opportunity to tell you more about the cottage and how things work.

For security reasons our family is at your reach 24/7 during your stay but will give you your privacy to enjoy the wilderness. We live quite near the Perfect Hideaway so we are there to help you in case you need us. We also recommend our village shop for advice on the local information, the staff is really friendly and happy to help you as well!
In case you would like to hear more about our hidden gems for sightseeing, I'm happy to tell you more!

We want to welcome you personally so that you will get the best s…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm