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Half of a beautiful log house in country side

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

My house has been a village school until 1960´s. I´ve lived here for 33 years. My ex husband who passed away in December 2017 has decorated the house and built the furniture in Charles Rennie MacKintosh style. He was also a guitar builder and rewarded airbrush artist.

The house has two apartments. I'm renting the other side that has just been renovated, fully equipped kitchen, small and pretty bathroom with a shower, big bedroom with 55" flat screen TV, huge living room with lots of instruments: piano, guitars and basses, banjo etc. All furniture and lamps are unique and self made.

The house has a big, beautiful garden, a grilling place where guests can have a barbecue, wood heated sauna for guests to use, and a small swimming pond.

I have also Eijalandia, where I usually live with my husband Lamin when we have guests in the main house.

My daughter Anna and her boyfriend Esko are now living in the other apartment. The guests have their own entrance and peace in their own side of the house.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german, swedish, finnish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About The Owner

I´ve worked most of my life with Nokia, Nokia Networks and Microsoft as executive assistant. I'm planning to retire next Autumn.

I'm married to Lamin Sonko. He´s from the Gambia.

I love to do all kind of handicrafts and gardening. I used to do silver work also.

The Owner purchased this house in 1980

Why The Owner chose Helsinki

We bought this old village school to have a lot of space and to make the house look unique and our own.

What makes this house unique

There is a forest next to the house where the guests can go for a walk. Fresh air and beautiful country side. Swimming pond in the yard. Wood heated sauna that guests can use. Grilling place where the guests can cook. Guests are free to use the yard as much as they want.


Helsinki House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Ask if you have a big group of people coming.
  • We have one bedroom with double bed. In the large living room we can arrange beds for several people but they will all then share the same room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna


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Half of a beautiful log house in country side
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Hervorragend! Einfach top!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus steht in sehr malerischen Gegend. Das Haus befindet sich ca 70 km von Helsinki entfernt (ca 1 Stunde Autofahrt)

Im Haus ist genug Platz für alle. Sehr stilvoll eingerichtet und sauber. Küche bietet alle notwendige und auch mehr Utensilien.

Die Gastgeberin ist freundlich, warmherzig, fröhlich und aufmerksam.

Man kann im Garten grillen. Nach Sauna gibt es nach Wunsch eine Abkühlung im eigenen Teich oder aber auch Regenwasser.

Wi-fi funktioniert einwandfrei. Es gibt aber keinen Fernseher bzw keinen Empfang. Aber wenn man wirklich abschalten mag, hier ist das ideale Ort.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.