Our home is situated on the beautiful west coast of Finland, in the countryside surrounding the small town of Jakobstad. The house is a comfortable modern-style, bright and spacious 3-floor home, built mainly by ourselves during 2007-2010.
1st floor: Entrance, 2 bedrooms, small office, bathroom including shower, bath tub, separate toilet, washer and a genuine Finnish wood heated sauna.
2nd floor: Spacious and comfortable living room with large LCD TV, DVD, audio system and fireplace. Good size kitchen with 'normal' equipment; fridge, freezer, oven, electrical stove, dishwasher, coffee maker and toaster. Large dining area, seats 8. Toilet.
The house may be set up to sleep 5-6 people. It has central underfloor heating, wooden floors. Especially the living room and dining area on the 2nd floor provide beautiful views of the typical Ostrobothnian landscape. Two computers free of use featuring 2,0Mbit connection and WiFi. Outdoor furniture seats 6. Coal-heated barbecue available. Experience the bright nights of the Nordic summer!
2-car garage including our car free of use (seats 5), bicycles for adults and small children.
Small village 10 mins from the town of Jakobstad. Within easy driving distance of the towns of Karleby (25 mins), Seinäjoki (70 mins) and Vasa (60 mins), from where you have easy ferry access to Sweden (4 hrs). Nearest airports (25 mins) are Kokkola-Pietarsaari and Vaasa (60 mins) by car.
Railroad station within walking distance (1,5 km), will take you e.g. to Helsinki within 4-5 hours. The village has its own small grocery store 1,5 km away. Larger supermarkets with easy parking available in Jakobstad. The sea (Gulf of Bothnia) with beautiful beaches about 15 mins away. 2 golf courses within reach. Different attractions available, e.g. Powerpark (30 mins) including various activities, the Mika Salo circuit, amusement park and restaurants.
Friendly neighbours. Unspoiled nature just around the corner.
We are a Swedish-speaking Finnish married couple of age 35 and 33 with daughters aged 5 and 1, working as a corporate buyer and a chief of social services.
2015 would be our third home exchange. We take good care of our home and would treat yours with the same respect.
We are open to all offers for 2015, although Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy or Spain would be of special interest.