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Villa Lora - Cottage, villa
Villa Lora – is a unique historic villa located on the island of Helsinki archipelago. The villa was built in 1909-1910 and reconstructed twice (in 2000 and 2011-2012.). The villa is located on the Magsholmen island, two minutes drive away from Karhusaari harbour. There are 15 villas on this beautiful island (total area of the island is about 20 hectares). The first houses were built on the island in the late 19th century - early 20th century mostly by Swedish bourgeois families and aristocracy. Villas, as well as Villa Lora, were built for living, but mostly used as vacation homes, as they are in the vicinity of Helsinki city centre. The distance from the mainland (marina) - only 500 meters (2 minutes by boat in summer /spring/fall and snowmobiling and sleigh in winter).
The villa is located just 20 minutes drive away from the centre of Helsinki and 20 minutes drive from the airport. Transfer from the marina to and from the villa (when check in/out) is included into the booking price. Regular transfer, lease of fishing boats, food delivery and any kind of catering can be arranged for an extra fee (please, make a request in advance). You can also rent a rowing boat, jet ski and snowmobile in winter.
The villa’s territory is 0.5 ha. It is located directly on the waterfront. Villa Lora consists of the main building (150 m2 and 100 meters of terraces), the coast sauna (30 m) with an utility room and a place for grill on the shore. There are two large piers (one - for the boats - two large boats can be moored at the same time) and a pier for a sauna + swimming. The whole territory of the villa has wooden decks with rails connecting all the buildings on the site and the beach. The distance to the water: from the villa - 15 meters from the waterfront sauna - 3 meters.
Villa Lora – is a classy villa of 1900-1910 architecture. The villa was fully renovated in 20011-2012, but the architecture of the building is fully preserved (villa is an architectural landmark and is protected by the state). Interior decoration, antique decor, furniture style fully correspond to the time of the construction. The villa has electric heating, air conditioning, a modern sewage system and water supply, the luxurious fireplace in the living room and etc. The villa has a room temperature, the humidity and the comfort of a modern city apartment or a hotel.
On the ground floor there is a terrace / dining room (with a stunning sea view), living room with a fireplace, sofas, armchairs and a double foldout sofa bed, a kitchen and a bathroom. On the second floor of the villa there are three bedrooms (a master bedroom with a double bed and a balcony, a bedroom - with a double bed and a sofa bed for two people and a single bedroom). All the bedrooms are with sea views. On the second floor there is also a shower room with a balcony. 7 People can be comfortably accommodated in this villa (suitable for a big family with children or for two families).
Kitchen utensils: an old furnace, a ceramic/electric oven, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, 2 refrigerators (one with a deep freeze compartment), a toaster, an electric kettle, kitchen tools, a set of crockery and cutlery, tableware for any kind of fine dining.
Terraces of the villa (120m2) are equipped with furniture and a gas grill. Having breakfast and lunch outside, enjoying fresh sea air and a magnificent view will be unforgettable.
Firewood for the fireplace and a stove is included into the booking fee. There are 2 TVs, a DVD player, a game console, and WIFI internet connection.
Sauna building: classic wooden Finnish sauna (year of construction - 2010, renovated - 2012), which gives an idea of the old original Finnish sauna on the beach, with modern toilet, shower and a view to the water. There is a room with a fireplace and a view of the sea, a bathroom, a shower room and a steam room in the sauna building. The sauna is connected by wooden deck with the villa and with a pier for swimming (in winter - in the ice hole at the end of the pier and in the summer - just in the sea). Average water temperature (good weather) in this part of the archipelago is about 21-24 degrees C.
Small but very comfortable shallow sandy beach is suitable even for small children. The sun is on the beach side almost the whole day. On the upper part of the territory there is a trampoline for the kids.
There are numerous activities available in the area (less than 20 min drive):
-All year round Fishing: Helsinki archipelago is famous for its clear waters and the ability to catch almost any type of freshwater fish. You can fish from the pier or from the boat. It is possible to organize a fishing safari with professional guides and all necessary equipment.
-Nature: Sipoonkorpi National Park
-Horse-riding: many Horse riding stables as Savijärvi Manor, Husö, Syrenbacka: http://huso.net/etusivu/.
-Golf: Aurinkolahti Golf, Kullo Golf, Golf Talma, Nevas Golf
-Skiing: Talma Ski Centre (snowboard, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow-golf): http://www.talmaski.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=en
-Mönkijä park – ATV safaries: http://www.monkijapark.fi/en/
-Swimming/gym: Aurinkolahti swimming-and water park
-Museums: Sipoo Old Church (1300 century) New Church (1885) and Sibbesgården. It is possible to arrange different types of excursions
-National park Sipoo: http://www.outdoors.fi/destinations/nationalparks/sipoonkorpi/Pages/Default.aspx
-Hotel Haikko Manor (SPA, golf, restaurant) is located in the middle of a beautiful park by the sea. Hotel Haikko Manor provides sunny service, genuine manor house ambience, fantastic archipelago and pampering spa treatments for adult taste.
-Vast shopping options – several big shopping centres (for example Itäkeskus) are located within 10 minutes drive.
-Savijärvi manor: http://www.savijarvigard.com/english.asp.
ASK AN OFFER (Villa can also be rented for long time rental 2 - 12 months).
Additional pictures are in a ""Virtual Tour" section.
Minimum booking period in the high season (New Year, Christmas, summer) - 1 week. For the shorter booking period, please, make a separate request. Time of arrival: 16.00, time of departure: 12.00. Mandatory final cleaning for extra cost. Bed linen are included into the rental price. Towels and internet - for an extra fee. Smoking is prohibited. In case you would like to bring a pet with you – please, make a separate request. Customers should pay 500 € deposit on the day of the arrival and it will be returned if everything is fine on the day of the departure. The villa is located on the island. Distance from the mainland (the harbor) - 500 meters (2 minutes drive by boat in summer / spring / fall and snowmobiling and sleigh in winter). Transfer to the villa upon arrival and departure is included into the rental price. It is possible to arrange food delivery, any kind of catering, boat rental, transfers and etc. Please, make your requests in advance.
THE VILLA WILL BE RENTED OUT ONLY FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN - NOT FOR ANY KIND OF PARTY / MEETINGS