About This Listing
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An apartment with two bedrooms with double beds, a child's room with full size bed and two beds in the living room. Close to the center and all necessities but in a quiet, beautiful seaside location in a friendly neighborhood. Windows and a balcony open to the sea.
The apartment is mostly as it was when it was built in the 50's - charming but a little worn. A small shop/cafe downstairs.
A good place for kids - kids' room, toys, a big playground nearby etc.
Spacious kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, bathtub/shower, mobile internet.
Interaction with Guests
I might be away (we'll be in the countryside most of the summer) but will arrange so that you will get the key.
Close to everything but surprisingly quiet and close to nature.
20 minutes by foot or tram 2 from the centre (railway station), less by bus. You can borrow my bike (a basic city bike). Close to Helsinki's most popular beach and Sibelius Park and Monument.
Leave the place as you found it. Don't disturb the neighbors.
We are a family of five. Our three kids loved playing with the dollhouse and legos and other toys provided. There is a decent view of the water, with gorgeous sunsets if the weather permits. The host provided lots of detailed information in a binder. We read all of it and found it quite helpful. It was not hard to get in or to get around the city from this apartment. The apartment is ideal for a family with young children. My wife and I slept in separate beds because the bigger beds were not quite big enough for the two of us. We bought groceries and cooked meals and found what needed in the kitchen for cooking. Apartment was very clean, tidy, and the host was clear in his expectations of guests.
Thank you very much, Aarni, for your hospitality! We had great time in Helsinki. The flat has amazing for summer time location - just 5 min from the beach! The folder with useful info has answers to all questions) highly recommended to all travelers with kids - the flat is full of toys !
I actually haven't been to Aarni's apartment - I organized a short vacation for my parents and their friends, and they seem to really love it. They had a really good rest staying there and came back refreshed.
My mom even said she would happily live there forever, she has always wanted to be able to look at the sea out of her window.
Nice basic apartment with a Nice view.
Easy to communicate with the host.
Easy to arrange pickup of the key, while the host was not there when we arrived.
Great that we could leave linen and towels unwashed because we should catch an early plane.
Aarni was very nice to let us come quite early in the day and meet us at the flat.We were four adults and two children, and there was plenty of space for all of us. The apartment is very family friendly and my toddler loved the train set and the duplo blocks. Everything we needed was at the flat and easy to find (extra sheets and towels). The flat is beautiful and cozy with a beautiful view and in a great location. There is even a nice kids park just about a block away. It was perfect for us!
About the Host, Aarni
A theatre/performance artist and illustrator mostly traveling to art events. I live in Helsinki with my daughter and rent out our flat while we're in the countryside for the summer.