About this listing
60 sq meters newly renovated apartment with balcony in the trendy Punavuori neighborhood.
60 sq meters fully renovated apartment with balcony in the trendy Punavuori neighborhood. Bathroom renovation and walls painted in May 2015.
A small walk to the hippest restaurants and bars in the city, boutique stores, design museum and less than a 10 minute walk to Kaivopuisto Park and the sea ( there is small beach/swimming possibility on summer). Coffee shop, bakery, grocery store and little kiosk in the corner. Hip restaurants located on our door steps (e.g. try Lundberg, Hoku, Sandro Eira or Suomi cafe). One of the oldest inside markets "Hietalahden kauppahalli" in Helsinki is 10 min walking distance (organic & local food, oyster bar, local soup kitchen etc; summer months outside flea market).
The apartment has a large bedroom with a king size bed and a large sofa in the living room that could accommodate 1 additional person. We have an air bed (twin) for additional guest, however, max amount of people we could accommodate is four. Apartment was fully renovated in 2011, bathroom renovated again in 2015.
Fixed price: No extra fees for weekends, or late arrival.
Some of the amenities include:
High Speed Internet
Towels and Bed Linens
Flat screen TV
information on Helsinki with city maps
Fully equipped Kitchen:
Dishes & cooking utensils
Olive oil & spices, salt, sugar
Tee and coffee
Check-in time at noon and check-out at 11 am, however, if it is possible we can be flexible about arrival and departure times (with no extra cost). Please ask ahead of time if you need early/late arrival or departure times.
Train-station and city center are 20 minutes walking but you can take tram 3B 2 blocks from the apartment and be there in half the time. Ferries to Stockholm (Silja Line) and Estonia (e.g. Linda Line) are only few tram stops from the apartment. Helsinki is great city to bike or just explore the city by walking.
**Please send us a message to inquire about availability before booking the apartment. We'd like to know your plans in the city as well as your expected times of arrival and departure. If you would like to rent our place for longer term (3 weeks - up to 1 year) we are willing to discuss about the price and terms.
Airbnb is not a hotel service, but a new way of experiencing cities through people. So when inquiring, please tell us something interesting about yourself. In return, we are happy to share our knowledge of cafes, bars, restaurants, bike rentals, famous several public saunas in the city, sights and other places of interest in Helsinki which we're sure you'll get to love.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy, although not currently living Finland, happy to share our knowledge about places to go and see. Katri's mom is helping guest with keys and other arrangements while we are away.
This suburb is dubbed ‘the design district’ of Helsinki as it’s where you’ll find all the cool little boutiquey stores offering both the big and the small names in Finnish, Nordic and continental design. Apartment is located only 10 minutes from sea shore.
Walking distance to the center (10-15 minutes); conveniently located just a 5 minutes walk from nearest tram.
Only public parking available with a hour cost during week before 7 pm until morning. Parking is free on weekends.
Airport bus arrives to the train station which is located by walking around 20 minutes from the apartment, otherwise you could also take a tram 3 B direction to Eira that takes you 5 minutes from the apartment. Taxis run with meter and approximate cost from the airport to the city is 40 Euros.
- Like the Finns do, NO shoes inside the apt.
- Smoking allowed ONLY in balcony.
- Be clean and careful of the furniture and appliances. If stains or damages requires dry cleaning that exceeds amount of security deposit a guest is liable of paying the additional costs.
- Leave the apartment clean as it was when you arrived (clean dishes, take trashes out etc)
- If you use dishwasher or washing machine, please use instructions and leave water valve off position after washing.
- We welcome families with babies/ kids and small pets.
We had a perfect stay at Tomas & Katri's apartment, which is exactly as in the photos. The apartment is stylish and very cosy, clean and centric. Tomas & Katri were so welcoming, they even left us some maps and architectural guides of Helsinki because they knew we were architects.
This is definately the place to stay if you want to have an authentic experience at the trendy Design District neighbourhood.
Katri and her Appartement should get the golden AIRBNB Medal! Everything was just perfect: the location of the appartment: quiete, but very central, great places for coffee, food and shoppig around; the appartement is perfectly equipped and BEAUTIFUL (some scandinavians definately have THE feeling for design :) - everything in high quality available. Katri and her mum have been more than helpful and reylable. We even felt spoiled... we cannot think of anything which could have been better.
We definately want to go back there!
We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment was just as described, but even better the bed was the most comfortable we had ever slept in. Ever! The bathroom was lovely and the kitchen worked really well. We were thoroughly delighted. The apartment was in an excellent location, we walked everywhere - up into and across Helsinki, and along the seashore/harbour. There was a lovely coffee shop just on the corner, and a restaurant just across the road, plus lots of other bars and restaurants very very nearby, and shops too. It was very quiet. We didn't see Tomas and Katri who were away, but received a warm welcome from Arja who was also helpful when we were needed a bit of extra help with calling our cab to the airport. Highly recommended and thank you very much.
We had a fantastic week long stay at Tomas and Katri's home. Communication before our stay was great. Katri's mother Arja met us at the apartment and gave us a warm welcome plus some snacks and beer and fresh flowers - it was a lovely start.
The apartment is well equipped and comfortable with a fantastic bathroom with loads of room to put your toiletries. The real bar of soap left for us was also a plus (thank you Arja). We also really appreciated the ample bedroom wardrobe space as it meant we could unpack and not live out of bags for the week we were there.
Lots of tourist brochures, maps and information left for us also helped us get right into things!
The apartment is in a great location in the Design District with easy public transport (we used trams) but you can also walk to many places.
We can definitely recommend staying in Tomas and Katri's home. It made our Helsinki experience memorable.
This was an ideal Airbnb experience. The apartment is very comfortable, very cleanly decorated, and was spotless on my arrival. It’s well-located near a bunch of really nice parks and an easy 15-20 minute walk to the city center.
The renovated bathroom is well-designed with a walk-in shower and a rainshower showerhead.
Arja left all sorts of things that made arriving and getting settled very easy: good coffee and a French press, some local beer in the refrigerator, a cabinet full of cooking supplies, good olive oil, good soap in the bathroom, city guides, etc. It truly felt like staying at a generous friend’s apartment. The bed was very comfortable and the back balcony looks out at a sort of inner courtyard with trees and a seagull or two.
There was some construction in the building and next door while I was there but it was fine. I would very happily return.
Fantastic host. Very quick in replying to messages and wonderful flat. Excellent condition of flat and in a very trendy neighbourhood.
Really beautiful apartment in a nice location. It´s defenitly a great place to stay. The apartment was really clean and exactly like it is described. I'd definitely recommend this place and its hosts!
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About the Host, Tomas & Katri
Hello and welcome to our profile!
We're Tomas and Katri. We both love to travel and discover new places and believe Airbnb is a great way to experience a city through the eyes of a local.
As Airbnb hosts, we've had the pleasure to meet tons of people from different parts of the globe, and are very happy to call some of them friends these days. We are happy to share with you our knowledge of places of interest, recommendations and tips in the city, which for sure you'll get to love.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home and we hope you will enjoy your stay.