Less than half an hour from the airport, this cozy flat is a great base for exploring Helsinki. Besides the great location, it is beatifully furnished in Scandinavian style and has all the amenities you need for a short or a long stay. Welcome!
This beautiful flat, furnished in Scandinavian style, is ideal for a single person or a couple. There is a living space with a dining area and a hammock, and a separate bedroom with a comfortable bed (140 cm wide).
There's a good selection of kitchen utensils and tableware, which you can use freely.
Coffee, tea, spices, flour etc are on the house. If you run out of something, just replace it. Other amenities include:
- clean towels and bed linen
- dish washer
- hair dryer
- HD TV
- washing machine
- bicycle and longboard
Coming from the airport: Take bus 615 from the airport to Vallilan kirjasto (Vallila library). Get off the bus and walk 50 metres - you're on my doorstep. I or my personal assistant (my brother) will come and let you in.
Coming from the center: The the subway to Sörnäinen, and it's a five minute walk from the subway station.
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually traveling when I'm letting my place, in which case I may be slow in answering your messages. My brother will take care of all the practicalities while I'm away.
I'm happy to give you some travel tips and share all my favourite spots in Helsinki with you.
Welcome to the cool capital Helsinki, you'll love it!
Kallio is a former industrial/blue collar workers' area that has become very popular among the creative crowd during recent years (Kallio was just featured as one of the "Most hipster neighbourhoods in the world" by Skycanner, (website hidden)) . There is always something going on and it features some of the best bars in Helsinki (I'll tell you which). Vallila is located right next to Kallio but it is considerably more quiet and has the cutest wooden houses, also known as 'Wood Vallila'. Saying that, the flat is just a couple of minutes' walk away from the subway, bus and tram stops, which means that you're no more than ten minutes away from Helsinki city center.
There is the magnificent Helsinki coffee roastery just around the corner, a supermarket (open until 11 pm), bars, cafes, restaurants and parks. I'm happy to give you some tips on where to eat, drink and do, just let me know what you're interested in.
My apartment is located close to all the bars in Kallio, subway (Sörnäinen), tram (lines 1,7,6,8) and buses, but the house itself is super quiet. Also the airport bus (615) stops right in front of the house, which is pretty convenient if you need to go to/from the airport.
You can also lend my longboard and bike, which are another great way to move about.
- Feel free to use any food and spices you may find. If you run out of something, please replace it.
- No smoking indoors (you can smoke on the balcony/outside)
- No pets unless otherwise agreed.
- Relax and enjoy! :)
Communication was quick and smooth, home was cosy and clean, Aku even left towels for us. Situated in a good neighbourhood, there's a grocery store and tram stop in front of the house. Recommended host!
I had such a great time at Aku's place. No matter where I wanted to go (airport, city, appointments) the right bus / tram station was nearby. From the very beginning I felt like at home. The appartment is lovingly furnished and very clean. The communication with Aku and her brother was prompt and reliable. Thanks for hosting me.
We spent two wonderful autumn days in Aku's flat - it was just as cute as in pictures. I especially liked the wooden floors, the beautiful light and the amazing book/magazine selection. Aku had left a nice greeting for us and we took her long board out for a spin, which was a lot of fun.
The situation of the flat, in my opinion, is ideal. Kallio's bars are only a few minutes away but Vallila offers a bit more space and quietness.
Very nice and cosy apartment. Very good situation and near the center of the town. It was a pleasure to stay after visiting the town.
We had a great time in Helsinki. Aku herself and her flat made it very easy for us to enjoy the city. Aku's a very charming and informative host and her beautiful flat (it is really cozy!) is very close to a lot of cafés, restaurants and bars. The city centre and the main sights can be easily reached by public transport or bicycle.
Aku is very friendly and helpful. Communication was excellent and Aku came over to show us around the appartment and give us some great tips for the neighbourhood. The appartment is super -- very clean, light and stylish with all comforts, and ideally located with a bus to the airport just across the street. Why, I could live there indefinetely! I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again -- highly recommended.
Aku was easy to communicate with and generous with her hospitality. The place was clean with all the amenities that we needed and more. She also has great taste, so the place is cozy and stylish. The location is very convenient, seconds from the tram stop. I highly recommend it.