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Island House in the Baltic Sea

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Island House in the Baltic Sea

7 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath

The space

WINTER MONTHS
The house is on an island with no public transport to take you there. Hence depending on the sea ice the house may not be accessible at all between November and April.
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An atmospheric log cabin on one of the 40,000 islands off the South Western coast of Finland. A 4km motorboat ride from a marina (Kasnäs) which is a 2,5 hours drive from the centre of Helsinki or the Helsinki airport.

There's a twice daily bus connection from Helsinki and the airport to Kasnäs.

The island is about 1000 metres long and 600 metres wide and is shared between 7 holiday homes, none of whom is visible from the house.

There are no roads on the forested island and the only way of access is by boat (private or taxi) or by foot/ski's during the winter months when the sea is frozen over.

The house consists of a large living room/kitchen space, 3 bedrooms (one with a separate entrance, a washroom with a hot water heater and a sauna. There is no running water but the rain and sea water is sufficient for washing and the drinking water can be picked up in containers from the marina.

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Heating
Wifi
Kitchen

House Rules

Anyone renting this property must be a nature lover with an adventurous spirit.
An advanced knowledge of boating and good navigational/ map reading skills are necessary if the private motor boat is used as part of the rental.

Availability

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Mathias
August 2017
We spent a wonderfull week in the island in this very well thought house. It's a very cosy place both simple and elegant. The kids appreciated the many games indoor and outdoor too. The house and the sauna has large views on wild nature forest and the sea with beautifull sunris…
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Anu
July 2016
Tapio has a lovely summer house, especially suitable for all nature-lovers. Everything worked wonderfully, and Tapio was very helpful during our stay. Thank you!
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Adharanand
August 2013
This is a wonderful rustic hideaway. We spent an amazing three days here swimming in the sea, taking saunas and just feeling the peace and tranquility of the place. We didn't see a single other person for the three days. Our children loved it, too, with lots of toys and swings to…
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Ebele
May 2013
Dear Tapio, We had an amazing long weekend on Batskarat (see photo). We particularly liked the Buster M, the collection of National Geographics, the sauna and French Scrabble. We had no luck fishing unfortunately. The manual was a great help, we left the house and boat the …
Julia User Profile
Julia
July 2017
Wir haben eine ganz wunderbare Zeit in Tapios und Anjas Haus verbracht. Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet, wenn man die begrenzten Möglichkeiten auf einer "einsamen" Insel bedenkt. Von der Sauna aus hat man sogar einen Blick aufs Meer... Zu beachten gilt allerdings, dass die Ins…
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Stefanie
August 2015
Tapio ist ein wunderbarer Gastgeber, die Kommunikation war flink und freundlich, vor Ort alles hervorragend sortiert und sehr angenehm - everything superb! Vielen Dank dafür an Tapio samt Familie! Stefanie aus Berlin mit Familie

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