About the property
- House2798 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
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:
Green room: 1 double bed + 1 couch (1 adult or 2 children)
Rose room: 1 double bed + 1 couch (1 adult or 2 children)
Violet room: 1 double bed
Yellow room: 1 double bed + 6 single beds (en-suite)
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 “Kirzacina” (the lizard) still purls near Kekava 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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- English, Russian, Latvian, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Alfred Ulmanis
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
Why Alfred Ulmanis chose Baldone
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I hesitate to write a positive review, as it will make more people want to come to this astonishing place. Baldone forest retreat is one of the best places we have ever stayed: it allows one to commune with nature at its best, to send time in a deeply relaxing environment. We went on walks, played energetic games of cone wars (like the hunger games, only less deadly) with the kids, sat in the sauna and ate lots of meat. Baldone itself is quiet, but has a perfectly reasonable shop; the house is exceptional - better than the photos suggest, and the photos are great - it is sizeable, warm, comfortable and fun. We will be returning as soon as we can.
Spacious modern house for big families or friends
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.
Very pleasant house, clean and spacious.
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.
Great for a Couple a Family or a Family Reunion
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.
Great New Year holiday
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.
Perfect Christmas holidays in Latvia
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.
Discover Baldone: https://youtu.be/TSBD7VsPh9s 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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