Vakantiehuis Valkealammi ★★★★
The owners are as beautiful as the vacation home they are offering. We are from the U.S.A. and had no idea what to expect when we arrived. We were warmly greeted by the son and made to feel right at home. XXX came over to collect the keys and laundry as we were leaving… she too, was warm and friendly, I liked her very much. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you could need at a vacation home. The sauna/shower is beautifully constructed and accommodates a large number of people. Make sure you request towels and sheets. We did a lot of day trips from this location. The best day trips were to Turku for lunch and a visit to the Turku Handicraft museum. XXX We also drove out into the Turku archipelagos via Kaarina. We would have driven the Archipelago Loop but we didn't have a current ferry schedule. Many car ferries are free. My husband enjoyed going to the Finnish Tank Museum in Parola, near Hameenlinna. We also visited The Spy Museum and had lunch in Tampere. We hiked the national parks briefly. We used two grocery stores in Hameenlinna. XXX, XXX and XXX. Both are open until 9pm. Beer is sold in some grocery stores, but if you want wine or spirits, you need to find a state liquor store. We found a liquor store at the mall in Hameenlinna. I would strongly urge you to look carefully for pay stations anywhere you park. Paying a parking violation is a huge hassle many banks don't accept cash if you don't have an account with the bank. In Helsinki we were number 181 in line to speak with a teller to pay our fine… we gave up and asked our auto rental agent to handle it for us. I wish we could have spent more then a week at Vacation House Valkealammi. I loved the wood stove, the warm heated floors, outdoor cooking area, watching the moonrise over the lake, listening to the sounds of nature and basking in the fresh clean air. Hiking around the area I saw many species of birds, ducks, butterflies(6) plus deer and moose. This is a great vacation home… don't hesitate!
Havde en dejlig weekend i hytten, dejlig at kombinere sauna og sø-badning. Hyggelige omgivelser til en lille tur. Venlig udlejer.