A Project Manager originally from Helsinki - nowadays living and working in London.
Helsinki is one of of the contemporary design capitals of europe. Whether you like architecture, furniture, fabrics, glass or ceramics it doesn't disappoint. Krista's apartment is in what is known as the Design District which is packed with cool independent shops and galleries. (There is a useful map of the district you can pick up from the tourist office).
The apartment is in a beautiful period apartment overlooking a quiet street. The flat itself has a lovely quirky layout. The living room which is amazingly light and spacious (very, very high ceilings and lovely tall, tall windows) which she's elegantly and simply furnished with some mid century scandinavian design. The whole place features Krista's passion for music, so being similar obsessives we felt right at home. Krista was out of town during our visit but she supplied us with a great list of eating recommendations, several of which we got to try and loved. She also gave us her own personal take on the huge array of Helsinki design and vintage shops which was great and which put us in the right direction. All in all a really cool and individual city (and I'm not talking the temperature) and a suitably cool apartment to experience it from. Thanks again Krista!
Krista's place is beautiful, clean, and it's extremely conveniently located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki. We have no complaints, our stay was great and we'd consider staying here again.
L'appartement de Krista est très bien situé, dans un quartier très agréable et commerçant. Il est très spacieux, décoré avec beaucoup de goût. Une super expérience. Krista est très sympathique et vous donnera tous les renseignements que vous souhaitez et plein de bonnes adresses. Nous reviendrons sûrement.
Very nice and cosy flat full of wonderful vinyl records and nice pieces of furniture. Very well located, and Krista provides really good tips and advises. We had a marvelous stay and wish to come back again. I hope next time I'll be able to find the vinyl turntable :-)
Great apartment with wonderful living room in one of the best areas of helsinki - krista was a very helpful host with a great taste which gave us the feeling to be home in helsinki!
The flat is situated in a beautiful house in a picturesque district in Helsinki close to the historical centre. There is a commodious light living room with a very high ceiling, a cozy bedroom, a kitchen with all necessary facilities and a clean bathroom. The bedroom windows look out on a cozy yard and the living room ones open on to a quiet street. There is a working antique fireplace in the living room. Just below there is a shop and a cafe where you can have breakfast. Within 5-10 walking minutes there is a supermarket and several restaurants. We liked that cozy atmosphere, a warm living space and the air of an old Scandinavian town.
Krista was very attentive, kept in touch with us all the time and gave us a lot of useful advice about the city.
Krista and Yanni were wonderful guests. Followed all our guidelines beautifully, were tidy and respectful. We would welcome them back any day!
Krista and her partner were great guests. Very nice and polite and cool, and left the place tidy. We'd have them back anytime.
Krista was the perfect guest and we highly recommend her, she is very welcome back anytime :)
Krista is a fantastic guest and a lovely person. Kind, considerate and fun - highly recommend hosting her if you get the chance.
Claire and Will
Very nice guest Strongly recommended !
i was glad to host Krista, a respectfull an enthousiast person, hope she had a great time in Paris!