Villa near Helsinki, Lake Vanajavesi, Southern Finland - Easy-To-Reach Location Etc. From Helsinki, The Lake Known For Great Fishing, Southern Finland
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 !
Top Traveller Review
Highest rating possible on every level for this outstanding property!
About the Owner
About Erja Laine
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.
Erja Laine purchased this villa in 2012
Why Erja Laine chose 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.
(3 traveller reviews)
Highest rating possible on every level for this outstanding property!
Everything about this rental was top notch: the interaction with the owner, the location, the natural beauty of Lake Vanajavesi, and the quality and coziness of the home itself. We used this rental for a family reunion of 5 adults, and when we found it online it looked perfect for our needs, but as lovely as the photos are they simply do not do it justice, as the home and the setting are even more beautiful than the photos suggest. We rowed on the lake, took saunas in the wood-fired sauna, did barbeques on the gas grill on the terrace, and found absolute serenity here. An excellent grocery store (K market) is just ten minutes away where we found everything we needed, and the highly-rated Linna Golf Club was easy to get on, great fun to play, and is only a 30 minute drive away. If you are looking for an outstanding home for peace, relaxation, and natural beauty on a lovely lake in Finland, look no further.
Stunning villa and location
This villa is simply amazing. Furnished and equipped to the highest standard and with the most stunning views across the lake. It is brilliantly designed with enough space for everybody .. yet areas for family togetherness too. This was a holiday that we really did not want to end.
Nestled by the lake, the villa has a perfect location. We were treated to glorious sunsets across the water. The villa comes with a rowing boat for added fun and the chance to explore the nearby island. We didn't book the optional electric outboard motor ... but next time we will for more long range exploration.
We soon found our way around the area and it was easy to pop out in the car to the local shop for supplies. The villa was a good base for exploring the wider region too. We even jumped on a train at nearby Toijala to visit Turku .. If you haven't explored Helsinki the train is a good option for going there too. Book in advance online for amazingly cheap rail fares compared to the UK .. the teenagers went for free on an already discounted adult ticket!
It was an easy drive from Helsinki Airport .. and we were able to pick up supplies along the way from the large supermarket at Hämeenlinna. (an advance look at Google Street View made this first piece of navigation very easy)
Communication with the owners ahead of the holiday was excellent and we were warmly welcomed on the day.
We hope to return to this villa in the future and if you are considering visiting Finland then we can recommend it to you.
Spectacular Finnish Lake house
My family rented his luxury house on Lake Vanajavesi for the month of July. The location was perfect, great views of the lake at all hours of the day and night!... Fully equipped household meant we came with very little luggage and all our needs were met. The sauna, every night, was the highlight of the day, ending with a swim in the lake. We rowed every day out the islands and barbecued on the terrace. It was calm, perfect for bird watching; we kayaked and explored the area on bike and by foot. My grandmother came from Finland and much of what she talked about as the best of the Finnish character and landscape was here. I highly recommend this location to those exploring roots or wishing the ideal Finnish lake experience.. Not to be forgotten... Our hosts anticipated our every need and make living here as seamless as possible. Wonderful!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Own private shore.
Helsinki-Vantaa airport 111km. Tampere-Pirkkala airport 75km. Railway station Hämeenlinna 16km (from Helsinki about every hour). Parola 8km (only a few trains/day).
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
10 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
10 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
31 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Detailed booking notes are on our websites.
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.
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Games
Pool / Spa
- Sauna ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- pier fishing
- 149 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Sauna with a wood heated stove. Bathroom with shower and WC. Separate WC in upstairs.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 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).
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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