About this listing
Welcome to the center of Helsinki! Our second home is ideal for couples and solo travellers looking for an easy, clean and calm place with proper kitchen, lots of light, nice rooftop views and cosy feeling thanks to some finnish design masterpieces.
The apartment comes with a sleeping alcove in the living room, a kitchen, bathroom and a small walk-in wardrobe. We have a nice new double bed (140cm / 55" wide, not yet photographed), and for more bed space there's also a thick air mattress available. Living room's got TV and DVD and the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking a delicious dinner for yourselves. Wireless internet, hairdryer, washing machine and an iron for your clothes are available, and we will provide you with clean sheets and towels. A spacious elevator takes even your bulkier luggage right up to the top floor.
The neighborhood is very close to the center, only 5-10 minute walk away, but still very calm in the daytime and quiet in the night time. The Tallinn ferry traffic operates from the nearby south harbor which means the seaside is very near by. Walks towards both directions the Hietaniemi cemetary or Kaivopuisto park are both recommended to enjoy the sea views.
In our building there is a friendly little corner cafe and a no-nonsense finnish cuisine restaurant, popular amongst the locals and foreigners alike. Across the street you find a convenience store, but couple blocks away there is a better selection super market. In the same direction with the super market, Hietalahti market hall offers delicacies and a good bunch of restaurants/cafes, and during the summer months there's an outdoor flea market.
The tram number 9 is the easiest to move between the central railway station (-> airport) and ours, but number 6 also takes you there. Otherwise walking or biking (we've got two, just ask for them) is highly recommended as the distances are really short in the central area.
Please take shoes off inside the apartment.
Smoking is allowed on the balcony (within the staircase) or outside the building.
Please respect the neighbors by turning the volume down after 11pm.
Please do not invite strangers from bar to the apartment.
Please leave the apartment tidy as it was on your arrival.
Enjoy your stay! :)
We fully recommend Timo and Iida's apartment. It is cozy, clean and very well equipped. The flat is located in a quiet neighborhood and you only need three minutes to the next tram station. From there it is only a few stations to the inner city. The contact to Timo was very pleasant and helpful. A highlight is the city guide: Every guest wrote his own experiences about Helsinki in a book. So you get some usefull tips for your stay.
Such a beautiful and lovely apartment in a great central location. We had a very smooth communication with the host as well. We highly recommend Timo & Iida's house if you would like to make your helsinki trip wonderful :) We would love to stay there again!
Je recommande l'appartement de Timo. Il est très bien situé. Il y a juste en face un magasin alimentaire ouvert jusqu'à minuit.Les transports sont très facile. L'appartement est fourni avec tous les ustensiles utiles pour la cuisine ainsi que linges et draps. Possibilité d'avoir un matelas supplémentaire très confortable. J'ai profité un maximum du vélo fourni. Les pistes cyclables sont un régal.
L'accueil est très chaleureux. Timo était là à mon arrivée et à mon départ. Il donne de bons conseils. Un classeur est prévu avec la documentation des choses à visiter à Helsinki. Merci Timo pour ton accueil.
Peut être à bientôt pour une nouvelle Gymnaestrada
This apartmet was wonderful. Nice and quiet. I was there four days and never saw another person, and only barely heard the neighbor once. Close to two tram lines. Grocery store right across the street, and market only a couple blocks away. Good hints for places to go and places to eat in the manual. Overall a very nice experience. I highly recommend this apartment and would stay here again if I return to Helsinki. Good communications with Timo and Iida.''
Although Timo/lida weren't able to meet us they made sure that a friend (Lauri) could meet us and let us into the apartment. Any questions were quickly answered. The apartment is beautiful and really well equipped - a real home away from home, and a great base for our short stay in Helsinki.
The listing description was accurate. The flat had sufficient space, was clean and exceptionally quiet. It was well located - just a short walk from the center of Helsinki with trams available as well. Timo answered all our questions promptly. There are many restaurants within a few minutes walk.
Had an excellent visit, bright and very quiet apartment, easy check in, good communication. Liked the elevator and convection range! Very close to the 6/9 tram lines which provide easy access to the rest of downtown. Mini-grocery across the street for essentials (though check out Stockmann downtown for a better selection of gourmet food). Bring eyeshades for summer visits which helps with the "white nights". Would stay here again no question.
About the Host, Timo & Iida
Hi! We're Timo & Iida, IT entrepreneur and writer from Helsinki, Finland. We wanted to try out Airbnb as we ourselves are frequent travellers but also eager to offer nice and personal travelling experiences for others.
In our everyday lives we enjoy basic things; cooking, watching tv, reading, taking long walks or in winter time skiing in the park, hanging out with friends, checking out flea markets, planning our next travels...