FOREST GETAWAY 30KM FROM RIGA

Alfred Ulmanis

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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FOREST GETAWAY 30KM FROM RIGA

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A modern house with sauna & wooden bath located in a forest near town Baldone.

The house is located in a beautiful forest near the center of town Baldone.

The house has 4 bedrooms:

Yellow Room En-suite has 6 single beds and a double bed.

Rose Room, Green Room and Violet Room are double rooms with an optional extra bed in each room. These rooms share a bathroom.

The house has fully automatic gas heating system and additional wooden fireplace for a cozy atmosphere.

The house also has a large Sauna and Heated wooden outdoor bath that's perfect for stargazing in snowy winter nights.

Baldone is best known for its natural resources – healing mud and underground mineral water, which have facilitated the development of resort recreation and medical facilities here throughout the centuries. Historically Baldone has been the largest sulphur and climate resort in the Russian Empire and a resort of national importance of the Soviet Union.

Natural resources, the healing power of which has made Baldone known even outside national borders, can still be found in the territory of Baldone municipality. Although mud extraction fields are not open to public, Baldone sulphur spring “?irzaci?a” (the lizard) still purls near ?ekavi?a river in the territory of Baldone Lilac park. Here You can taste the sulphur water, whose miraculous healing powers have brought countless vacationers to Baldone throughout the centuries.

The territory of Baldone municipality holds several noteworthy objects of architecture - hunting castle of Baltic head forester panne Mickevich, better known as the “White castle” and park, Mercendarbe manor, which used to belong to the former owners of Baldone health resort - Von Liven family with the linden ally, as well as Baldone Lutheran church, built in the beginning of 19th century, which, according to a legend, was once connected to Mercendarbe manor by a secret underground tunnel.

Baldone municipality is surrounded by small hills. The highest one “Riekstukalns” is the home of a unique object - 12th biggest observatory in Europe with the Schmidt telescope, which is one of the largest telescopes of its kind in the world. In one of the hollows of another hill “Vanagkalns” an open-air stage for summer concerts and dances has been built.

In winter time Baldone is a place for winter sports activities. Two skiing bases are based almost near each other – “Riekstu kalns” and “Mežkalni”. Therefore Baldone is one of the places in Latvia with the biggest number of snowboard, slalom and cross-country skiing trails.

The story about Baldone municipality could go on and on - telling You about its natural treasures and memorial sites up to some modern sports and recreation facilities. However, better come and see for Yourself!

*-Information taken from the Baldone official web-page

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
This house is amazing! Everything we needed and more! Alfreds was so helpful in every way possible. We only wished we could have stayed longer!
Jul 2012
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Alfred Ulmanis

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I'm from Riga and have lived there all my life. I've studied civil engineering and worked as a road designer. However my true interest lies in philosophy and sustainable lifestyle.

My hobbies are photography, reading and triathlon.

We manage this house together with my mother Zane. She makes sure that everything is fully prepared for worry-free and comfortable holidays.

Alfred Ulmanis purchased this house in 2008

We inherited the land from my great-grandfather, who bought the property in 1938 when Baldone was a famous health resort and SPA.

The construction of the house was completed in 2008. It is built mainly from ecological materials. The interior and exterior of the house is fully designed by the family itself and represents what family values.

Mighty pines all around, moss covered forest floor, air so fresh that it makes one dizzy and never-ending choir of birds in the summer. You will hear woodpecker drumming, maybe neighbor's cat will visit you, now and then a car will pass by. In winter a fox might visit you, and if you're lucky, a doe will look in the window. But civilization is nearby - Baldone town center is just 20min walk from the house.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Forest Getaway 30km from Riga
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Russia, St-Petersburg
5

SPACIOUS MODERN HOUSE FOR BIG FAMILIES OR FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
The description of the house is truthful, and I think the house is even better, as its location within the borders of a small town, but at the same time in the forest makes staying in it very pleasant.
House is cleane, well maintained, Zane (the owner) answered all the questions very fast and was very helpful in all issues.
We have rented different houses in different countries for our vacations for several years already, and would like to note especially the owner's attitude - very caring, but at the same respecting our privacy - this is an extemely appriciated combination.
Riga is close, 30 minutes drive, those who wish can go there easily.
Sauna and hot tub gave us a lot of relax and enjoyment, also the sauna services provided in separate sauna by professional sauna attendants is highly recommended.
Fresh air, forest walks, tranquillity - we found here what we were looking for.
We plan to come back ourselves and definetely recommend this house for families with kids, friends.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Forest Getaway 30km from Riga
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4

VERY PLEASANT HOUSE, CLEAN AND SPACIOUS.

  • 4 of 5
I would certainly recommend this house. It had everything we needed and the owner was very helpful.
Just a tip for the owner: maybe leave a leaflet on how to get the tv/dvd player/music installation working.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

GREAT FOR A COUPLE A FAMILY OR A FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
I just want to say that after a short stay as a Couple, I was inspired to return for a higher quality experience in this spacious, earthy and also modern Home to enjoy it even more for a Family Reunion.
You can keep it simple here or you can add more and more on to the whole experience.
I particularly like the way the open Kitchen flows on into all other living areas so that all parts of the living can interact with each other.
There is also plenty of quiet spaces to get away for as long as you wanted to.
A walk to town was just the right distance to get outside no matter the weather.
And Im pretty sure there are bicycles available to get the wind in your hair.
Hopefully next time.
I thought the prices here were better compared to a similar place we were considering which had less to offer and was also a similar distance to Riga.
I found Alfreds very helpful when we were getting the TV and DVD player to work all of it was done on the phone!
Oh Yes as the other reviews stated it is clean as in its photos and easy to maintain.
I dont think I will need to look for a better place to stay again after this one,so I highly reccomend it.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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5

GREAT NEW YEAR HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Everything was just perfect, the house is exactly as on photo even better. There was nothing that could be indicated as negative.
The owner was really friendly and ready to help.

House is located in the middle of the forest, we even saw a deer some morning from the window while were having the breakfast.

Really good place to stay for those who is looking for a quiet and comfortable place.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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5

PERFECT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS IN LATVIA

  • 5 of 5
We have spent a great week .
The house is just perfect, with everything you need and even more.
The owners are very very nice, making everything to make your trip as best as possible.

I highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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5

ERHOLSAMER FAMILIENURLAUB

  • 5 of 5
Lieber Alfred ,
vielen Dank für den angenehmen Aufenthalt in Deinem Haus:-)schon die Abwicklung der Buchung war sehr unkompliziert und angenehm.
Unsere Erwartungen wurden dann noch übertroffen. Das Haus ist wirklich komplett ausgestattet, die Aufteilung der Schlafzimmer und Bäder war für uns mit 6 Personen optimal.Es war unser erster Familienurlaub mit unseren erwachsenen Kindern(nun 20- 26 Jahre alt)
Das Haus liegt wunderbar ruhig im Wald. Wir konnten gleich hinterm Haus Pfifferlinge,Blaubeeren,Himmbeeren und Walderdbeeren sammeln. Die Tiere waren nah am Haus, egal ob Rehbock, Schwarzspecht oder Eichelhäher..
Angenehm finden wir auch, dass keine versteckten Kosten wegen Energieverbrauch entstehen und die Bettwäsche und Handtücher und Endreinigung inclusive sind.
Riga ist mit dem PKW ca 40 min (Zentrum)entfernt. Wir liebten den Einkauf in den Markthallen. Auch fuhren unsere Kinder mit dem Bus von Baldone nach Riga . Kein Problem, wenn man sich auf dem Busbahnhof in Riga durchgefragt hat.
Wir haben viel gesehen:
-Riga
-Kudiga
Sigukda
Cesis
Turaida
Gauja Nationalpark
Jurmala
Balta Kappa
Im Haus wurde die Tischtennisplatte genutzt. Wir haben die Sauna und den Hot-Pot genutzt.
Vielen Dank für die Hilfe nachdem das Internet nach einem Gewitter ausgefallen war und Danke, dass wir etwas länger bleiben durften, weil Stenaline unsere Fähre gecanncellt hatte.
Lediglich die nur 2 Gaskochfelder und den Minibackofen fand ich persönlich etwas zu gering dimensioniert für ein Haus, das an große Gruppen vermietet wird. Ich habe es mit dem Kochen für 6 Personen hinbekommen, es erforderte aber etwas Logistik
Aber jeder sieht es sicherlich anders- es kocht ja nicht jederi m Urlaub :-) Und in der Beschreibung war die Küchenausstattung auch so angegeben.
Ich kann dieses Haus nur empfehlen!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Riga International Airport (RIX)
Nearest Ferry
36 Kilometres
Riga Passenger Port
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Salaspils
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
E67
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Jurmala
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Riekstukalns
Nearest Golf
39 Kilometres
Viesturi Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is located in a forest but only 1500m from the center of town Baldone (supermarket, cafe, pharmacy, church etc). There are two ski resorts (Riekstukalns and Mežkalni) located about 7km from the house. You are able to see Riga from the top of the skiing hill.

The road that goes by the house has local importance so it's properly cleared from the snow in winters.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer HS
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
€95
€575
€1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€70
From
€90
Fri,Sat,Sun
€490
€1,740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

To make a booking we require a ~25% deposit. The rest of the amount can be paid upon arrival.

We accept PayPal (can be paid by bank card too) and cash payments.
Notes Additional services:
Sauna - 25 EUR*
Heated wooden bath - 30 EUR*
Heated wooden bath and sauna - 40 EUR*
*- for guests staying 4 nights or more 1x (2-3h) heated wooden bath and sauna is for FREE
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Amenities

Latvia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Yellow BR - toilet , shower
    Bathroom Hall 1-st - toilet , shower
    Bathroom Hall Ground - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Yellow Bedroom - 1 double , 6 twin/ single , en-suite
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Rose Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Purple Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • forests
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ski lift privileges
  • mountain biking
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