Charming spacious villa in Finland by the seashore only 5 min. to beach

Charming spacious villa in Finland by the seashore only 5 min. to beach


Feb 2011

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is an architecturally designed detached house in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Rauma on the West Coast of Finland. The bedrooms and toilets are all on the ground floor. The high-ceilinged living/dining room, the open plan kitchen and familyroom as well the sauna & shower room are on a slightly higher level (up 4 steps), but still on the ground floor.

The well-equipped kitchen has underfloor heating, as does the family room and shower. Adding to the comfortable living are the air source
heat pump and a lovely fireplace in the family room.

Our house is available for you the whole year around, even during the winter time,but the best months to come to Finland are from MAY to SEPTEMBER (or if you like snow: from January to March:=)!). WE PREFER to travel abroad in April and March or in September and October, because we do not want to be away from our summerhouse(=our second home) during the beautiful,warm and sunny summer time in Finland!
So,we are open to the possibility of non simultaneous exchange!


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  1. We are a recently retired couple. My name is Marita, 65 years and my husband is Altti 72 years old. We love travelling around (in March/April or September and October, we prefer long holidays,minim.2-4 weeks and now we have time for that! We love bicycling and taking long nice walks every day, too.
    We have two daughters, both happily married, and we are grandparents to a lovely Frida-Amanda, now two years old. She is keeping us busy!They are not travelling with us.

    We made our first exchange summer 2011 in Spain and it was a big success! We are pleased to share this house, we love, with you.

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Where is it?


Rauma is a picturesque seaside town (approx.40 000 inhab.)with plenty of history.
The old town centre ("Old Rauma") is the largest unified historical wooden town in the Nordic Countries and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! There are 600 buildings,mainly dated from the 18th and 19th century and nearly 200 shops!

Our house is located approx. 3 km (1,9 miles)from the market square in the heart of Old Rauma, and it´s just a stone´s throw away (300 meters/
328 yards)from the sea. There is even a small clean beach approx.500 m
(547 yd) away from our house. We have nice and friendly neighbours,who can help you under your stay, if needed.

In Rauma you can get by without a car as pretty much everything is located within a walking distance or a leisure bike-away.There is plenty to see in the idyllic Old Rauma,where people still live,work and trade.There are 600 buildings,mainly from the 18th and 19th century,along the narrow winding streets of the old town centre-and nearly 200 shops.

PLACES of INTEREST: the Church of Holy Cross(built in the late 15th
century as the church of the former Franciscan monastery).The Rauma Museum (operates in the Old Town Hall dating from 1776) and Art Museum and Rauma Maritime Museum.

And you do not want to miss the opportunity to explore the beautiful Rauma archipelago with its 300 islands.Hop onto a water bus and take a cruise to visit e.g. the Kylmäpihlaja Lighthouse Island or Kuuskajaskari Island Fortification.

Rauma is also famous for its lace,and the "Rauma Lace Week" is organised every July. Lace and Handicrafts are still the central focus of the event,but there are also all kinds of things to do for both young and old.

Other events include "Rauma Blues" in July and the "Blue Sea Film Festival"and "Rauma Festivo Chamber music festival" both in August.

The city of TURKU (approx.90km/56 miles,an hour´s drive from Rauma)is the European Capital of Culture 2011. And in NAANTALI, near Turku, is for children the popular theme park MOOMINWORLD located.

PORI(approx.52km/32 miles) to the north of Rauma is the home of PORI JAZZ,one of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe, held every year in July. In 2011 the headline artist was ELTON JOHN!!

And Finland´s capital HELSINKI, with its many attractions, is under 3 hour´s drive away.

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