Family home with stunning sea view in the heart of old Helsinki

Family home with stunning sea view in the heart of old Helsinki

Niina

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is spacious, full of light and comfortable. There are three bedrooms, one bathroom (with shower) and two toilets. Master bedroom has a 180cm wide double bed and a bed for a baby/toddler. Other bedrooms have a single beds (80cm and 100cm). In the living/dining room there's a sofa bed for two.
We live in the forth floor (with an elevator) and the view to the sea is magnificent. The Korkeasaari-zoo is in the island in front of us and with luck you can hear the lions roar.

There's a main road next to our home so there's some noise from the traffic.

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are a family of five. Nina 40, mother, is an entrepreneur who started a food store (See My Homepage) some years ago. One of her stores is situated only few blocks away in Mariankatu, so fresh croissants and Finnish salmon, among other delicacies can be found there. Ville 44, father, works in forest industry as a director with an international team. Elli 10 years plays the piano and loves to draw, Anton plays football and saxophone, Risto-baby (born in April) loves to eat and sleep.
    Our home is equipped with a computer, TV, iTV, PS2&3 with many games. We have toys for girls and boys, Lego, puzzles etc.

    Our summer home is situated one hour drive from the city so the weekends and the summer holiday is usually spent there. There we love to swim, go to sauna, renovate the old building and take care of the garden. Relaxing after the hectic city life.

    We enjoy historic surroundings, beautiful landscapes, good food and wine. In the wintertime we do skiing. Anton is a fan of snow boarding. In the dock opposite to our home we have a small day cruiser so if you are experienced with boats that can be of your use as well and you can explore the city by the sea.

    We have been travelling a lot, in the U.S., South-Africa, Cuba, Europe but are happy to all suggestions, short city breaks in Europe or longer stays in other continent.

    We used to live in an old wooden house in Porvoo, 50 km from Helsinki. We started to use home swap service back then and did it once. It was a good experience. The kids were really small then so the city break we had was a bit challenging but with the older kids it is so much easier to travel.

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Your neighbourhood

Our home is situated close to city center of Helsinki in the district called Kruununhaka. Senate square is within five minutes walk. No car needed as the public transportation (metro, tram, buses, ferry to Suomenlinna) works well.

We recommend the evening/morning walks by the seaside.

Here's a guide to 5 walking routes in the city area.
http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/sites/visithelsinki.fi/files/files/Esitteet/EN/kavellen_englanti2012_lores.pdf

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