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FI0598

Suomussalmi, Finland

Our house from the back yard.

Our house from the back yard.

A living room

A living room

The Kitchen.....

The Kitchen.....

A traditional Finnish wood heated sauna in our back yard.

A traditional Finnish wood heated sauna in our back yard.

Our house from yhe back yard.

Our house from yhe back yard.

A dining room.

A dining room.

Our house from the back yard. A living room The Kitchen..... A traditional Finnish wood heated sauna in our back yard. Our house from yhe back yard. A dining room.
Bronze

Member since

2008


Open for exchange

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Nice quiet place by the lake!

Our home is by the lake in a quiet area just 3 km from the town’s services. The closest beach for swimming is only 200 m away, but you can also swim in our own "beach", if you don´t mind that sand is missing. In our family children usually want to go to the “real” beach, but parents go swimming to our own shore. There is a rowing boat and a few kayaks that you can go to the lake with. You find life jackets and our fishing equipment can be used. On the back yard you can have your dinner on a big terrace and cook it in outdoors in the barbecue. In the summer time we spent most of days on our back yard. It is safe and quiet for the kids. There is a lot of space for children to play around and a big wooden deck to enjoy the sunny days. From back yard you find also a play house and a big trampoline for children. There are many games, balls and toys you can play with.  In the forest behind the house you find a place where you can make a camp fire, pick berries or climb in the trees. The 50 m forest zone between the yard and the lake is a good safety area to keep the children away from the water. About 20 km nice trails in the forests begin 50 m from the house. We have 3 adult bikes and 4 children bikes, and more can be arranged.
 

The house is spacious and suitable for big families. Even two families can easily stay here. The house has got three floors, but you can see from the floor to another. We have got four bedrooms, a living room, a small TV-room/bedroom in downstairs and a kitchen. There are beds for 10 people and summertime there is also a nice extra room in the garage building with a double bed in it. In the upstairs´ play room there is double bed or two single beds. In parent’s bedroom there is a 180 cm wide double bed. In downstairs there are single beds in both girls’ rooms and 120 cm bed in TV-room. In play room there are Legos and other toys for kids to play with. In downstairs TV-room and in living room you can watch TV or DVDs. From the kitchen you find all you need for preparing food. The food can also be cooked in the barbecue outdoors. There are two fire places in the house. In outdoor sauna building there is a wood heated sauna and a small fire place in the dressing room. You find an electric heated sauna from the house and it can be easily heated. Traditional Finnish sauna on the back yard takes a little bit more time but it´s sure worth it. Here you can have a good run around the lakes, after that have a traditional Finnish sauna and a refreshing swim with no one disturbing in an “own” lake. A cold beer after sauna in total quietness and the midnight sun makes it perfect. 

In winter time you will have the quietness and darkness with northern lights sometimes. You can easily go downhill skiing (50 km) or cross-country skiing (100 m) and ice fishing is possible in 100 meters. Walks on the ice of quiet lake are nice. You can enjoy the sauna and swimming in the snow. And if you like, you can visit the Santa Claus in Rovaniemi.

You find nice hiking trails and skiing tracks right behind the house. There are also many other nice hiking areas close to us (we will leave you maps for them). We are surrounded by many lakes and you can go swimming any of them if you find a nice place and you feel like it. Most trails are also suitable for mountain biking. Downhill skiing is about 45 minutes away. From the downtown Suomussalmi (3km) you find a few grocery stores, some clothing stores and restaurants and a sports store. In downtown there are three tennis courts and a spa. From Suomussalmi you also find an outdoor and indoor theatre. Bigger cities Kajaani (100 km and 30 000 people), Oulu (200 km and 200 000 people) and Rovaniemi (300 km and 60 000 people) can easily be visited by car and they offer you more chances for shopping and culture, in Rovaniemi you can also visit the Santa Claus.

Car exchange is possible with us. We have a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso with 7 seats or Volvo V70. Car exchange is recommended, because the public transport in Finland isn´t that good outside of big cities. By car you can easily reach many cities and National parks (Hossa 100 km, Oulanka 170 km, Hiidenportti 140 km). Also there are many nice places here in Suomussalmi, but you need a car for many of them.

Please be welcome to contact us. In our home you can stay as it would be yours and we will take good care of yours.
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teacher
  • School social worker

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
  • Living Area: 150 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Bicycles: 7

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Sveitsi
  • Alankomaat
  • Tanska
  • Eurooppa
  • Islanti

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Suomeksi

Occupation

  • Teacher
  • School social worker

Children

  • Boy - Age: 9
  • Girl - Age: 12
  • Girl - Age: 14

Pets

  • We do not have pets.