Optimal flat for two adults - as well as for family with up to two children.
A light-filled, comfy and modern studio apartment with a sea view, private Sauna, glazed balcony and parking possibility.
View to the fortress of Suomenlinna. Watch cruise ships sailing by daily while having breakfast. 2 real beds à 90 cm, a fold out Sofa-bed 128 cm wide, baby bed and some pieces of Finnish Design furniture and other utensils.
Within 10-15 min walking you`ll find shopping streets Aleksanterinkatu and Esplanadi, leading to department store Stockmann. Market place & Farmer's market Kauppatori. Antiquities,Tourist Info, Sightseeing boats, Hop-on Hop-off buses, Night LifeMichelin Star restaurants Town Hall, University of Helsinki, Presidential palace, the Dome and the greek-orthodox Uspenskij Cathredal.
Within 100 meters you will find:
- Tram No 4 (intervals 5 - 12 minutes)
- Grocery store, open daily until 11 pm (7-23, su 10-23)
- Ferry to Suomenlinna week days, Unesco World Treasure and most popular picnic place for locals.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 500 meters:
- Bike rental
- Finnish Jugend (art nouveau) building area
- Hole in the ice for winter swimming
- Ships for Tallinn and Stockholm (Viking Line terminal)
Linda Line to Tallin at 1500 meters.
International Airport 22 kms, about 30 minutes by car.
On the shore line of Helsinki, a delightful escape. A Finnish home for two adults - as well as for family with up to two young children, staying temporarily.
A light-filled, comfy and seren, modern and classic Finnish studio with a great sea view, private Sauna, glazed balcony and parking possibility - all in safe area.
View to the fortress of Suomenlinna. Watch the pale vintery sunrise or the magic light of the summer nights - and cruise ships sailing by daily, while you are having breakfast sitting on Finnish Design chairs (AD 1934), by Alvar Aalto. The size of the flat is 34,5 square meters.
Includes bed linen, towels, Fair Trade coffee & tea, free WiFi, dishwasher, washer, detergents, hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner, iron, ironing board, microwave, espresso & coffeemaker, Bamix for making smoothies, toaster, flat screen TV and Internet radio. If you wish to have access to Air-conditioning or Baby bed and Baby bath, just let me know. A range of basic spices are ready to use in the kitchen for your cooking.
Would you like to try typical local foods?
You can pre-order Finnish breakfast in the fridge to a non-profit price of totally 15 € for two persons for 2 mornings, and be sure you do have the same bread for breakfast as most Finns:) .
You will have the entire flat, including the sauna, for your private use.
Check my folder for WiFi codes and other useful information.
No smoking, pets or parties. Keep flat clean and noise level moderate:)
Running late? I need to know.
Feel free to ask for what you wish; More towels? Air Conditioner? Baby bed?
And, when possible & Fee agreed:
Your private numbered parking spot? Laundry service? Laundry drying? Personal guiding tour by car? Local meal with next door neighbours (= host)? Might be able to help you!
Interaction with guests
I will meet you personally when you arrive (or my co-host and husband Kaj if I'm at work) to give you the keys and some useful operational tips as well as to answer your questions.
I'll be available to help you throughout your stay via e-mail via Airbnb. I'll be happy to help you personally with any questions that might arise.
Other things to note
My favorite restaurants, cafés and cosy small museums are listed in my separate Guidebook on my site and in my folder, as well. Enjoy!
Running late? I appreciate punctual meeting time, please contact me so we can agree on new meeting time if you run late..
Keep flat clean and noise level moderate:)
Please inform me asap If you lack something or can't use... I'll fix that.
Keep both doors shut to stairs but kitchen door open when cooking.
Please, feel free to ask for what you wish; More towels? Air Conditioner? Baby bath? And for additional pay on agreement: Private parking spot? Dryer? Laundry service? Local breakfast or other meals? Other local services?
Might be able to help you:)
Next door neighbor, living here at this waterfront condo with my husband & co-host Kaj, since 1982 and loving it! I work in public broadcasting since 33 years, now semi retired. I frequently enjoy theater, seminars, and concerts - also in my personal favorite place to travel; Stockholm. Other favorite activities of mine are cooking, my book circle. In summer I spend time at our "mökki" lake cabin, - i.e. more or less one big sauna - swimming, cooking in the fireplace, reading and gathering bilberries, mushrooms and peace of mind in the forest. Swedish is my mothers tongue and the minority Official Language of Finland. I have an Authorized Translators degree of Finnish-Swedish, I'm fluent also English and understand German, Norwegian and some Danish.
My guideline in hosting is to offer such an accommodation as I myself wish for: delightful, central and yet seren, comfy and well equipped - also with the smallest necessities like tape, pen and post its and - of course: wonderfully clean.