We have a beautiful apartment a tram ride away from the centre of Helsinki and right by the sea. The flat is located in the trendy but calm Arabia area with the glass factory and art university behind us. We have a gorgeous sea view, that is visible to the living room and kitchen and you can enjoy it also from the balcony. Right next door is also the old mill and rapids of Vanhakaupunki and vast forest areas and archipelago connected by bridges and footpaths for exploring of nature and walking by the sea.
The flat is only one bedroom and about 54 m2 and works perfectly for a single traveler or a couple. However, there are two sofas and one of them opens up as a sofa bed in case you want to fit more people. There is an open kitchen, and large windows which makes the space very light and airy. There is one big bathroom with shower and a small private sauna (a bigger sauna on the roof of the building can be rented with 20e). Wireless internet throughout the flat.
The tram to Helsinki centre leaves 100 meters from the flat and bus connections are also very good. Helsinki is a wonderful summer city especially, with loads of cultural events, concerts and the best that Nordic nature has to offer. Also train ride to visit St Petersburg is only 4 hours and a boat to Estonia only 1 hour.
We are a young couple, we met while studying together in Oxford, England. Merit is Finnish, 27 years old and works with environmental and human rights issues. Matthew is 25 years old, British and has moved to Finland and is currently working in the development sector. We both love to travel and meet new people from all walks of life. Matt speaks English and some Finnish, Merit speaks Finnish, English, French, German and Swedish. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.