Well equipped private lakeside villa in beautiful quiet nature in Kuusamo, Lapland. For romantic getaways or get-together of family and friends. Experience magical Northern Lights and midnight sun from your bed. Get a blissful feeling in a traditional Finnish lakeside sauna.
3 double beds (for 6), air mattresses (2)
Only 15-20 min drive to great destinations: magnificient Oulanka National Park, Karhunkierros trail, Ruka Ski Resort, husky safaris.
Grocery shop, gas station 5km
PEACE AND QUIET, STILL CLOSE TO SERVICES
Villa Aurelia is located in Kuusamo, in the scenery of Lapland's wilderness. The villa is located by a small lake near Oulanka National Park. The area is very peaceful and quiet. Most likely you won't meet anyone nearby, but you may meet for example reindeer and waterfowl. With no traffic or street lights nearby, enjoy the breathtaking sky full of stars and the Milky Way galaxy, and if you are lucky, also unforgettable Northern Lights.
The nearest, very small village (Käylä) is 5 km away, where you will find a grocery store, a gas station, and in the summer, rafting and fishing services. Other activities (see below) and services (restaurants, supermarkets, Ruka / Kuusamo center) are only 15-30 min. ride.
EASY TO ARRIVE
You will need a car to arrive and easily enjoy all the natural attractions and activities in the area. You can rent a car from airports.
The nearest airport is Kuusamo Airport (KAO), which is about a half-hour drive away. Other options: Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) ca. 2,5 hours, and Oulu Airport (OUL) ca. 3 hours.
Roads in Finland are well maintained all year round. Driving on the snowy roads of winter is rather easy and safe but you need to drive very carefully. Also watch out for reindeer that wander the roads of the area all year round.
A beautiful suite upstairs includes a romantic master bedroom and balcony with amazing view towards northern lights, as well as lounge area, dressing area and a desk for laptop. During autumn and winter, if you're lucky, you may witness northern lights and in the summer time you can admire the midnight sun above the lake. The mattress in the main bedroom bed adapts to the body and gives you a restful sleep.
Downstairs there are two bedrooms. One of them (pianoroom) has open window wall towards living room. The window wall can be closed with a curtain.
There are curtains and eye masks in every bedroom so you can sleep well also in bright summer nights.
Sheets and towels are included in the price.
Double bed widths: upstairs master bedroom 160 cm queen-size bed, downstairs bedroom 140 cm bed and in the piano room a narrow 120 cm bed, length 200cm. 2 air mattresses as additional beds, width 70 cm, length 190 cm.
The main house is 40 meters away and the sauna building is 15 meters away from the lake.
The floor plans of the main house and the lakeside sauna can be found in the pictures of the announcement!
The kitchen is fully equipped with e.g. dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, cooking facilities, coffee brewer, French press coffee maker, water boiler, toaster, dinnerware, etc. Table is for 6, also additional chairs.
The main house has air conditioning and heating/cooling and fireplace. Free Wi-Fi. With smart-Tv you may access your own media accounts e.g. Netflix, Viaplay, HBO etc. There is a carport for one car, heating electricity available also for additional cars.
In the bathroom there is a shower corner and hot tub and also a washer-dryer machine.
Children set e.g. high chair, dinnerware, bib, potty, bed, etc.
LAKESIDE SAUNA AND BEACH WITH ROWING BOAT AND CAMPFIRE
Sauna is in a separate lakeside building. The lakeside sauna is a traditional Finnish sauna which is heated with firewood. In the sauna there is no shower, only cold water comes from the tap and the cold water is heated with a water cauldron with firewood, wash basins and water ladles are used for bathing. During bathing, in a traditional Finnish way, you may go out for a swim in the lake (in winter in a hole the ice!), roll in the snow or just have fresh air and drink on the veranda.
The water of the villa and the lakeside sauna comes from own well.
The water of the lake is crystal clear. The ground of the lake is rocky, softer sand on the beach. Rowing boat with electric motor.
On the lakeside campfire place you may grill with open fire. Also an electric barbecue and electric smoke oven available.
A LOT TO DO
At the villa you can enjoy total peace and quiet, sauna, lyrical moments on rowing boat trips as well as fishing. In the nearby forests you can collect northern superfood berries and mushrooms in the late summer and autumn. Directly on the other side of our lake there is Ronttivaara Hill, where you can take a walk and admire the idyllic views. In the winter you can also walk or ski traditionally without pre-made trails on the ice of the lake. We have snowshoes and poles (for 2 people), sleds, and indoor and outdoor toys and games.
Within a short drive (15-30 min) there are plenty of excursion spots of the stunning Oulanka National Park trails (Kiutaköngäs, Small bear, Ristikallio, Konttainen, Valtavaara trails), Käylänkoski rapids, husky safaris, reindeer safaris, snowmobile safaris, horse riding, bear watching, fat tyre biking, and at Ruka ski resort a wide variety of ski slopes and restaurants. Also a popular photography destination Riisitunturi National Park as well as Holiday Club spa, and the Salla Ski Resort with Ice Restaurant and activity services are only ca. 30-40 min drive away.
I give tips for local activity service providers and I can also help with reservations if needed.
Check out the pictures of the announcement for a map of the area with activities and services in the area!
On the other side of the villa there is a little forest strip and behind it there is very rarely used summer cottage. On the other side of the villa there is a small meadow and forest strip, and behind it there is a house. Area is very peaceful and quiet. The nearest village Käylä is 5 km away.
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