Our holiday paradise is situated 45 km from downtown Helsinki, at the Porkkala peninsula. It opens towards the open seas, has 160 meters seashore towards south, west and north. The fantastic open views bring a lot of south-western winds which guarantee that mosquitoes are not frequent visitors in this place.
All the buildings are brand new stone constructions. The wood heated sauna is 20 meters from the sea, seating comfortably 8 people. In the same building a fully equipped kitchen caters for 10 people, either on the terrace or inside, by the fireside. The two separate guest houses have three bedrooms, which have beds for six people and a a bunk bed for 1-2. The beach house can additionally sleep 3 people on the couch. The equipment include a big refrigerator, oven, induction stove, big Weber gaz grill, washing machine for dishes, 10 MB Internet (LAN and WLAN), hot and cold water, three eco-toilets, four showers, Bluetooth Tivoli radio. A small sailing/rowing boat and fishing equipment can be used.
Our paradise is free from TV, stereos, game consoles and karaoke equipment.
There is a big grass area on the property for games, a play boat for children and huge rocks for fishing and sunbathing.
The closest neighbours are on an island 200 meters away, but you are not likely to bump into many people here. However, birds, deers and rabbits are frequently seen. Porkkala is a popular place for admiring the bird migrations in spring and autumn.
The Porkkala peninsula hiking areas are very close by, and during summer time there is a small grocery shop and restaurant a short walking distance away.
Within a 20-minute-drive from the house there is a resort with a golf course in the summer, downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter and horse riding stables. There is a spa 30 minutes by car from the residence.
A car is needed. There is also a bus stop 1 km away, but the bus works on during school days.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) 60 km, Nearest railway: Kirkkonummen asema 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Kirkkonummi is an idyllic municipality on the south coast of Finland, 20 km west of Helsinki. On a sightseeing tour, the visitor will encounter the cultural traditions of Kirkkonummi, which are represented by a medieval greystone church, museums of local history and culture, the lush surroundings of the Hvitträsk manor house, built by architects in the National Romantic style as their studio home, and Porkkala's museum pieces and countryside haunts dating back to the time when it was leased to the Russians in 1944-1956.
Interesting examples of church architecture worth seeing, in addition to the medieval greystone church, are the Merikappeli (sea chapel) built at Upinniemi in 1965, and the wooden church of Haapajärvi completed in 1823. Another interesting destination is the Orthodox church of the Pokrova monastic community at Jorvas.
Activities for every taste
So close, yet so different. For nature enthusiasts, Kirkkonummi has some enchanting trails in the Lake Meiko Nature Reserve and Nuuksio National Park, and also in the archipelago scenery of Porkkala, which is a favourite of bird-watchers. The pleasant little guest harbour at Porkkala is at the service of visiting boaters and sailors.
Those after adventure tourism in Kirkkonummi will be satisfied throughout the year: canoeing, surf fishing, dog driving and maybe some rock-climbing. As soon as the first snow falls, the downhill ski slopes of Peuramaa attract skiers of all ages. For horse enthusiasts, Kirkkonummi offers several stables, and the Kirkkonummi Golf Centre is at the disposal of visiting golfers.