SLEEP IN A LAKESIDE COTTAGE NEAR HELSINKI
Villa Paratiisi (in English Villa Paradise) is located deep in the forest by the lake next to Nuuksio National Park. In the villa there are 2 rooms (2+3) and in cottages 4 rooms (2+2+2+3), altogether 14 beds. During summertime we hire villa always together with cottages, wintertime you can hire only villa for a smaller group. Please watch our video of Villa Paratiisi to find out what it looks like and come to sleep in our lakeside cottage near Helsinki. We are situated less than 40 km from Helsinki airport and Helsinki city center. You will find us in Google maps.
WINTER TIME SPECIALTY: ICE SWIMMING!
During winter season when the lake is frozen we make a hole next to the dock which allows you to test out ice swimming. Afterwards you will feel like reborn so be brave to test it out!
PRICES AND SERVICES
May to September, Christmas and New Year:
Villa with cottages, maximum 12 people
First night 880 €, next nights 580 €
Extra room: first night 100 €, next 80 €/night
October to April:
Villa, maximum 5+1 people
First night 480 €, next nights 200 €
Cleaning 100 €
Extra rooms in cottages (for 2+2+2+3 persons): first night 80€/nigh, next 40€/night
Special location for overnight:
Lean-to shelter for 4 persons by the lake next to the cottage.
Extra services: Bedclothes 15 €/person, and towels 5 €/person and hot water tub 240 €. The rowing boat belongs to the rental, in addition you can hire during summer season kayaks, canoes and SUP-boards and during winter season snowshoes and kicksleds.
Online shop: Sunday to Monday night in a cottage with Sauna and dinner, prize 225 €/person, minimum 2 people. Other days by request.
COTTAGE BY THE LAKE
Villa Paratiisi cottage was built in 1961 as a hunting lodge and it has been fully renovated during 2017. The cottage and water are warmed by geothermal heating and our pump station takes care of all waste water. We do our best to minimize environmental stress by for example recycling.
The living room of the cottage has 2 tables, one for 12 people and another for 8 people, which can also be connected as one big table. A wood-heated fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere and brings warmth to the living room. Most of our furniture (chairs, sofa and cupboard) are bought second-hand and they are old traditional Finnish furnitures. If they are not recycled, they are handmade in Finland (eg. tables).
Our cottage has excellently room and all the equipments to prepare food both inside and outside. In the inside kitchen there is a gas stove, an electric oven, a microwave oven, a big refrigerator and a dishwasher. There is also a coffee machine, water cooker and tableware for 20 people e.g. wine and champagne glasses. In the outside kitchen there is a fireplace and campfire to prepare food on the open fire, and fridge for drinks.
In a main building there is one bedrooms for 2 people and one for 4 people with one upper bed. There is one toilet next to the bedroom and another in the shower room. The other 4 rooms are in 2 cottages which are next to the main building. In the cottages there are 3 double rooms and one room for 3 people. Altogether we have beds for 14+1 (upper bed) persons. The beds may be moved beside each others as one bed. Please, ask for additional sleeping possibilities in a lean-to shelter and Tensile tree tent..
Our wood-heated sauna has room for 7 people on the upper seat, and up to 5 people on the lower level. In the sauna department there are 2 showers, a toilet and a room to change clothes. From the sauna it is a very short distance to the lake and the hot tub is even closer. During winter season we have also the possibility of ice-swimming – it is worth testing out!
TERRACE AND HOT WATER TUB
On the terrace of our sauna there is room for 25 people to sit by the table under the roof. Next to the terrace there is also a campfire with seats around. The wood heated hot water tub is for 7 people – or maybe you can fit more! It´s wonderful place to relax also in the winter time. We have the evening sun on the terrace until 10 pm during summer time.
SLEEP IN THE WOODS
If you want to experience something different, you should overnight in our Woodland: Lean-to shelter or Tensile-tent. Close to the cottage and next to the lake we have our lean-to, a traditional Finnish shelter to stay overnight. In this lean-to there is room for 4 people to sleep in sleeping bags. Another option is to sleep between trees, at your request we can mount a Tentsile- tree tent in the woods or by the lake – which ever you prefer.
IN THE WOODS
In the woods we have our Lapplander´s hut with two campfires one inside and the other outside the hut. Next to the hut we have our old traditional wooden house we renamed it as “the Bear-hut” where we organize folklore programs about the bear mythology. Near the cottage there are well marked trails for hiking and during winter time for also cross-country skiing.
Landscape was something entirely new, beautiful. It was something like spiritual time. Without any noise, just the nature. Listen the stories from traditions was really nice. The respect of animals and the forest was really great.
I felt in love with this place. Wild, nature, plants, open kitchen, Finnish way of life. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for letting us discover such a magical place.
– Haaga-Helia, Paul Bocuse master program, international students