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I loved everything else! Place, host, kitchen, clean, nice, peaceful. Superb!
Noise-isolation between upstairs and downstairs bedroom was bad. Only few finish tv-channels available (via Areena).

Comfortable, clean cottage in a great location. Children well taken care of 😊
The large rocks on the beach made bathing difficult

We had a very nice stay at Ilmajärvi cottage. The cottage, which is in a perfect condition and has all the necessary amenities, is located in an idyllic spot near the lake. Our host was also very helpful and friendly. We will definitely come again.

High quality lakeside cottage
Very cozy, clean and well equipped cottage, beautiful scenery. The awesome mushroom and berry fields started right in the yard.

Stones near pier are not good for swimming

It was amazing!! +Location: Who likes remote lonely place, shall come here. +Owner: super friendly, helped immediately with questions, uncomplicated +Cottage: super equipped with all you need. Fully furniture with all u need, e.g. sauna+ cool sauna heads ;-), BBQ hut + terrace direct at lake, (Wiking ;-)) boat, lonely Lake w/ Islands for Berry +mushroom picking, equipped kitchen, tv+DVD, fireplace inside cottage+ fire wood etc. +family friendly: Darts, basketball, sandbox, trampoline, children’s sleeping room w/ Boys etc. +The Condition of the cottage and it’s surroundings are excellent. This is also reflected in the perfectionism how the fire wood is stacked in the wood hut as well in the road signs of the cottage. –> easy to find. +the pictures of the cottage cannot reflect the beauty of that cottage+ location –> you have to experience by yourself.

Great place for a relaxing vacation. Cottage is just like described. Sauna works very well! Lake is nice for fishing. Cottage had no running water, like told, but that was not a problem. There is spring close by with a car. View to the lake is very beautiful. Owner is easy to get hold of if there would be any problems.

Nice cottage with a well equipped kitchen. The sofas turn nicely into double beds. Sauna is in the same building, toilet is a few meters away in the backyard. Pros: Close to the road, quick easy drive Quiet neighbors Cottage is very close to the water (a few meters away) Own grill house with a roof (convenient when it rains) Awesome sunsets The cottage has its own boat

Everything went well, we liked it, everything is at hand, sunsets are great.

Thanks to Kirill for the rest from our family of 4 people. Cozy cottage with wonderful views of the big lake. Silence, peace, order. Comfortable sleeping places. There is absolutely everything necessary for a comfortable rest. A special thank you for the many interesting activities: board games, basketball ring, bicycles and much more. The owner is constantly in touch. Our holiday succeeded in glory!

I really liked the rest. Insanely beautiful nature, comfortable accommodation in the house, where there is everything necessary. What I really liked was the absolute silence around. For three days spent, the impressions are very good. Thanks to the owner of the cottage, who was always in touch. Be sure to return to you again!!!!!

spending our holidays in cottage Ilmajärvi from 13.8-16.8.20, were very lucky with the weather. It was warm and we were able to enjoy all the charms of nature. We ate blueberries, collected a lot of mushrooms and cooked fried fries with chanterelles, mushroom sauce and mushroom soup. And in final we caught a pike of 1.5 kg, which was already cooked and eaten at home. Every day in this place was a pleasure, the view straight from home is chic 😍

The owner is friendly and has always been in touch if there were questions.

We all enjoyed the rest!

Relaxed in august at Simpelejärvi lake for two days, very beautiful nature, the perfect place to relax with the whole family from the city bustle!

Our family consists of five people, mother, dad and three children! The most important was where the children will sleep, but it was not a problem, on the second floor there is a separate room for children, just 3 bedrooms, two regular beds for 7 and 3-year-old children just, comfortable and nice to sleep! Well, for a young child of a year, there is a cot! Everyone was accommodated without problems, even two sleeping places remained! Fresh air, forest, mushrooms, berries, just to relax from the city bustle! Fishing, grilling, just what you need for rest! Our family really liked it, next year we will come again!

I would say that we had a great weekend. We have never had the experience of using a fireplace. Although it took us a lot of time to study how to make a fire, the fireplace finally warmed the whole cottage and made us feel warm and cozy. Moreover, I really like those glass cups and the entire tableware display cabinet, which is useful and gorgeous. When it comes to outside the house, I feel that we have privately owned the entire forest and lake, which is very quiet and relaxing. The equipment of the barbecue house is also very complete. The benches on the pier are great for taking pictures! In short, a house with a magical appearance will not disappoint visitors!   —

Chloe & Li  9th/Nov/2020

I really liked the rest. Insanely beautiful nature, comfortable accommodation in the house, where there is everything necessary. What I really liked was the absolute silence around. For three days spent, the impressions are very good. Thanks to the owner of the cottage, who was always in touch. Be sure to return to you again!!!!!

A completely fabulous place! And it’s not only in a beautiful location – a view of the lake🥰 – it’s feebaack! (Kirill helped us in every detail). The house itself is wonderful: everything is very clean, pretty, made with love. The bedrooms are clean and comfortable. Just wonderful. (The only disadvantage is that you need to take your own bed linen and towels) and in general the most positive impressions of such a holiday! Even for children everything is provided, 🌿
Well, isn’t it beautiful? ❤️ want to get here in summer

Thank you for renting the cottage 👍 Absolutely a wonderful place and I would recommend it. The cottage is all In good condition and water reserved👍

Thank you very much. We have a wonderful time here and this cottage and area are great.
November 2020

We spent New Year at Ilmajarvi cottage. The cottage was wonderful and cozy, and the courtyard was really beautiful. We enjoyed ourselves very well. Everything worked brilliantly, and Kirill was a great host. He was constantly accessible and helped with everything if there was a need. Besides, he’s really friendly. There was really good room in the cottage, and the place was wonderful anyway. We would have enjoyed much longer. I’m sure we’ll rent the cottage again. Thank you very much Kirill.

We spent a new year at the Ilmajarvi cottage. The cottage was wonderful and cozy, and the courtyard was really beautiful. We enjoyed ourselves very well. Everything worked brilliantly, and Kirill was a great host. He was constantly accessible and helped with everything if there was a need. Besides, he’s really friendly. There was really good room in the cottage, and the place was wonderful anyway. We would have enjoyed much longer. I’m sure we’ll rent the cottage again. Thank you very much, Kirill.

Can we book already?:)) have been at your place, will come to your new cottage with pleasure.

Excellent rest. Quiet, cosy and very atmospheric. There is a sense of complete unity with nature. Excellent owners!! We’ll come for sure again.

Everything is excellent 🔥. Place, house, territory, lake, fishing, owner). For all 100%! Have been there several times, different times of the year. As soon as the borders are open I ‘ll definitely come again.

We look forward to coming to your cottage for fishing!

Have been in your house in August. Memorable stay, fishing. Children look forward to coming to your cosy house! 👍👍👍

Very fishy lake, we’ve got a cabin there

Great place, have been there a few times. There are all conditions both for “vegetable” rest and for active. There’s a big pier on the shore of the lake to gather at the table by a large company, or if the weather is spoiled – in a large grill house. Convenient location from the border. You can drive within a few hours from Saint Petersburg,  the border is not the busiest and sometimes you can pass it in 15 minutes. On the side of the Russian border, there is not bad duty-free shop with alcohol, and rights on the Finnish side good supermarkets (Disas works even on weekends). Highly recommend!

Amazing place, always happy to come with a family. Relax alone with nature, without noisy neighbors. All-day you can walk and enjoy the forest, sail on the lake. You can see forest inhabitants who are not very afraid of people because they do not know them. In the evening it is so good to eat grilled fish, sitting on the shore of the lake and watching the indescribable beauty of sunsets! In autumn so much thrill for berries and mushroom lovers, wood gifts are in huge abundance.

Great family holiday! We look forward to return to your cosy house! 😍👍👍👍

Прекрасный отдых у озера в котедже, красивая природа, рыбалка. 👍👍👍

Природа, тихое и спокойное место, хороший отдых от города, можно отлично порыбачить 🐟 🙂

We look forward to visiting your house! Wonderful quiet place. Mushrooms, berries, fishing. Visited you with our children. We wait the time to come to you again 👍👍👍😍 Incomparable feelings watching little squirrels emptying the feeders  🤗🤗🤗

You will enjoy a lot having rest in this little paradise! I recommend to all!!! You will be satisfied!!! Such welcoming and friendly owners still to search! Thank for the rest!!!

Great cottage with all amenities right on the shore of the beautiful lake Ilmajarvi. There’s a pleasant and very cosy interior inside. The owner sends very convenient instructions, obtaining key and information at the highest level. I advise you to visit the website as well, it has a lot of useful information. Hotly recommend to tourists!!!

Good cottage, in a stunning and calm place. Everything is as it should be. A strong recommendation

Nature, silence, comfort, fishing, it’s wonderful in summer and you can have a great holiday in winter. We like it very much.

Cozy cottage with great lake views! We've been in the cottage with 4 adults, 
a 10 year old boy and a baby. There was plenty of space and there was plenty 
to do for everyone. As a parent, I am very pleased that in the cottage we found
a travel cot, highchair, potty and toys as well as outside the sandbox and
various swings. My family enjoyed swimming, fishing and jumping on the trampoline.
The cottage really has all the amenities. The kitchen is well equipped and 
the grill house has a variety of barbecue facilities. The price also included 
WiFi, which our family did not test, because the good weather pulled us out and 
there was nothing to cook inside. Communicating with the owner went really easily and
effortlessly on what's app. Kirill advised us on the best fishing spots and gave tips
though and where. Definitely will come again! Maybe already in the fall, in the
berry and mushroom time. Thank you!

Rating   9,0

+Quite location, good sauna

-outside toilet

We liked literally everything. We did not look for defects, but they did not appear. We were surprised by the designed configuration of the house. There ‘s really EVERYTHING out there. The most important thing is that there are absolute silence and tranquility. We liked very the wooden style of the house, separate building for a barbecue, illumination of the territory. Overall, it feels like you ‘re in a winter tale. we were lucky with the snow.

The sauna only warmed up to 90, we, as sauna lovers, wanted a little more. But that ‘s not critical.

Great location, the house is in a secluded area. There was no one around, apparently a few kilometres away. There’s a lot of places to walk. If there was more snow this year, it would be fabulous at all. Surprised that such a quiet place is only 30 kilometres from the border. The house is equipped with everything necessary for life. Large fridge with freezer, dishwasher with drying, energy-saving fireplace, electric sauna, stove with oven. There’s a nice terrace on the shore with a grill house, but it was not used because it was cold and lazy:)
Overall everything was very good. To the ideal, there is a lack of heating of floors in the bathroom and tambour.

Lake, wood, silence, comfort, sauna, chimney. You can walk on beautiful forest paths, feed squirrels, fishing and admire the lake and the nature

rested 2 days, from Sat to Sun Excellent location, close to the border. And a great forest !! Were in many places, then here is the best. There are no windbreaks, there are lowlands and elevations, walking is easy and pleasant. There should be a lot of mushrooms in the season. We were on September 07-08, they were just beginning. Beautiful lake. The owner went to the meeting and we were able to check in earlier, and all the time we were in touch.

Stunning cozy home with very comfortable facilities. We rested in five in January, plenty of space. The lake was perfect for ice skating, an unforgettable experience. Not far from the border. Very helpful host, always in touch. Thank you, Cyril! Hopefully I will be able to return here again.

Lovely house, wonderful place!

Great house. We felt at home. Very comfortable, quiet. All you need to eat. Will definitely be back in the summer. Recommended. Cyril was always in touch.

Great place, incredibly quiet and beautiful. It was in January 2019, a winter fairy tale 🙂 The house is very cozy, beautifully decorated, everything you need is there and it works perfectly. I really liked how the stove keeps heat, you can safely stop drowning in the evening and it will be warm for another whole day 🙂 it was -20 outside.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to relax in a cozy house located in a picturesque place. Any little thing here is perfectly thought out and organized with love. The lake, pines, mushrooms – I did not want to leave.

Liked the location, nature, lake, amenities

A very nice, well-equipped cottage. the location was perfect and the host was very helpful

Good afternoon. I wanted to leave a review about the rest in IImajarvi Cottage. We rested for 5 days, from August 26 to 30. Insanely beautiful nature, very comfortable accommodation, the house has everything you need and even much more. All appliances, a sauna are at guests’ disposal, everything works, everywhere is very clean. There is a veranda where you can sit perfectly for breakfast or dinner. If the weather permits, literally on the pier, on the lake, there is another large table at which you can sit with the company. Many thanks to the owner for the constant communication, everything can be asked in the process) Near the house a large number of mushrooms and berries. Great stay !!!

Wonderful cottage, large terraces and beautiful scenery, children also taken into consideration, there is a trampoline, swings etc, the rowing boat too!

Lovely home, friendly host

A cozy house. Quiet place. Everything you need in the kitchen, including granulated sugar, salt, tea.

Everything is very clean and tidy. Thanks to Cyril for the constant feedback. There are a lot of squirrels who are not afraid and run straight onto the porch, the child was simply delighted. From the infrastructure around the cottage, I also want to note the trampoline, from which almost everyone enjoyed

We want to sincerely thank the owner for a wonderful stay. Everything is clean, neat and very atmospheric)

Great location. The view from the windows of the lake and forest. Silence. As already said: only squirrels and tits. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owner quickly responds to all questions (there were not many). In winter, a great place to relax. Thanks Cyril

Gorgeous nature, a place, an excellent cottage for 10 s +, absolutely everything is provided for comfort in the house, and Wi-Fi and TV in Russian are just a song. Do not read the reviews of morons, they give bad ratings to them and to Rublevka longing.Ideal for norms. families with children and a dog.

They lived in late October / early November. What I really liked was the absolute silence! Nobody around, only birds and squirrels! Nice solid cottage, great fireplace, own pier, nature. From Imatra 40 minutes. The house is cozy and warm, all the dishes are, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and so on. we were 3 adults and 2 children + a dog, there was enough space for everyone. TV with a bunch of Russian channels, smart wi-fi. Vobschem I recommend!

Beautiful lake, nature, silence. And a very cozy cottage with a well-equipped area – a pier, benches, a grill house. Everything is done with taste, neatly inscribed in the landscape. It can be seen how much labor and care has been invested in home improvement, maintaining comfort, cleanliness, and order. We had a wonderful rest in the company of tits, squirrels, ceramic fish collections and magnificent northern nature!

A wonderful place, a pleasant atmospheric house, all the amenities that were declared are present in full, my husband and I had a great time) We caught a few fish, but we had enough to try, ate mushrooms, took them home, slept, went boating. The house is small, but functional, the instruction is literally for all amenities, very simple. I definitely recommend it!

A beautiful place, a cozy, interesting house for true connoisseurs of fishing, all the amenities, we spent a week with pleasure. In the yard there are darts and a basketball hoop, a super-cute grill house and a fireplace in it, a boat. In bad weather and in the evenings you can comfortably sit in front of the TV or play dominoes, there is Russian satellite TV, very fast Internet. Friendly, caring owner!

Loved the place. House, lake, garden furniture, pier, playground. Very comfortable and relaxed. Convenient check-in system, which allows not to negotiate with the owner for the exact time, which compares favorably with many other private houses. They took a dog with them on vacation, it’s good that the owner allows.

Great place to stay away from the city. You can go fishing for lovers of this type of recreation, in principle, all the conditions including a boat. And you can just relax by the fireplace, go to the sauna and even swim in the lake, if desired. Thanks to the owner for communication .. always answers all questions and helps.

I liked literally everything. Easy to get, the keys in a small safe on the door with the code that the owner sent before arrival, along with all the instructions and tips. If you are with children, then in general it’s super, a trampoline, a sandbox, a swing, a basketball backboard, etc., children will have something to do. In the kitchen there is enough, there is salt, sugar, vegetable oil. We really want to come back here for a week with my grandchildren, we highly recommend :))))))

Great place for a family vacation! Nature, beauty and silence – complete relaxation from the bustle of the city! Very friendly host Cyril, was always in touch and at any time was ready to answer all questions and solve any problems (if any)! Thanks for the rest! Will definitely come again!

Great stay away from the busy city. That’s it, just drive in and live. Enjoy the nature.

Cyril, thank you so much for the rest. Comfortable, clean, comfortable cottage. We felt at home 🙂 A very beautiful lake, squirrels and titmouse add a special touch.

Wonderful place. Ideal for lovers of peace and nature. The house is excellent – a fireplace, a sauna, a cozy living room, a barbecue house by the lake – everything corresponded to the photo and description, and even more. Many thanks to the owner of the cottage, Kirill, for a great place to relax and for comprehensive instructions. Everything is very comfortable and relaxed. We will be happy to return in the summer.

Cleanliness, the availability of everything necessary for a good stay, privacy.

 I have no comments, only positive emotions. I want to say: Come with children, parents with friends and see for yourself, touch the beautiful! The owner of the house entrusted us with a little more than usually we get in other cottages. THANKS him a lot THANKS! Let’s try to keep this trust.

Rested on the weekend. March 8 . Cyril is always in touch. Quickly answers all questions. I wrote everything in advance and in detail – how to get into the house, how to get to the house. Excellent fireplace – it keeps the heat really for 48 hours. The house has all the conditions for a comfortable stay. For a small child provided a cot, a chair for feeding, a potty. The house is warm. A lot of board games. Nature is a fairy tale. Got a complete Relax.

Great place for a good rest! The house inside is cozy, better than in the photo. Everything is there for a comfortable stay. Picturesque forest, large lake, spacious area. Prompt help on any issues. We enjoyed our stay very much, we advise everyone!

Wonderful location for a quiet family vacation. Nearby is only a forest and a lake. We celebrated the New Year as in the lands of Santa Claus – waist-deep snow, trees like in a fairy tale, silence and fluffy snow. If you carefully read all the instructions compiled by the owner, then there should be no problems with living in the house (heating, sauna, hot water, television). Kirill answered questions very quickly (the wife in the house is excellent). A great desire to return to this place also in the summer). Thank you for a comfortable stay.

Not far from the border, but at the same time at a pleasant distance from civilization. Pleasant cozy comfortable atmosphere of the cottage. Equipped playground. Great barbecue house. Your own lake shore.

The most important plus is 4 hours on the road from home. Beautiful nature, silence around. Birds and squirrels – do not be too lazy to buy food in the store and for days will enjoy a personal menagerie. Comfortable light boat. Good internet. An important attribute for many is a TV with a huge number of Russian channels. Most likely we will return.

A cozy house on the lake with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Everything is thought out to the smallest detail, it seems to me that this is a house where there is absolutely everything for outdoor recreation and even more. This is the case when the owner thought about everything for you)) The nature around is gorgeous. For those who need a moral reload, the possibility of fishing and boat rides on the boat, barbecue, a trip to the forest or the opportunity to spend a cozy evening with your family at a batch of Russian lotto – here you are! And there is also a bathhouse, the possibility of renting bicycles, and it seems to me these more and more I would have continued for a long time. Thanks to the owner of the house, Kirill, for creating such a place, I now know that oases may not necessarily be in warm countries, an oasis is a state of mind that we have reached with family and friends while relaxing in this wonderful place …

Lovely house in the woods on the lake for a secluded holiday. A thorough approach is felt throughout. For the entire time of rest there was a feeling of home comfort. Everything is thought out to the smallest detail: matches, sugar, salt, sponges, rags, mosquito repellents, butter in the sauna and superb bamboo brooms. The kitchen is equipped with everything necessary, there is a dishwasher, washing machine. Large isolated area. Trampoline for children, darts and basketball hoop. There is also a pier, a house grill and a boat, life jackets. The house was quickly found on the application where it is indicated on the map. TV with tricolor TV – respectively, the mass of Russian channels. Wonderful fireplace – after heating it kept warm for a long time. We also have to pay tribute to the owner – Cyril, who was always in touch and quickly connected if necessary.

טבע, שקט,רוגע. אגם מאוד יפה ליד הבית, יש סירה. בית גריל מאוד מעניין ונוח לכל מזג אוויר. אפילו מזג אוויר שיחק לטובתנו, היה 12-15 מעלות במהלך החופשה שלנו שבעיניי פשוט מתנה אחרי החום הישראלי. בגדול אהבנו הכל

Nature, quiet, calm. Very nice lake near the house, there is a boat. A very interesting and comfortable grill for any weather. Even weather played in our favor, it was 12-15 degrees during our vacation, which in my opinion is simply a gift after the Israeli heat. We really loved everything

Thanks to the owner Kirill for a wonderful house and a wonderful vacation! We lived a week in early February (two adults and a child of 7 years old) – the house is very comfortable, clean, it stands in a great location in the forest. Everything is like in a fairy tale. We were lucky with the weather, it was freezing, first -3C, then -16C .. the house was equally warm and comfortable. The child jumped in snowdrifts and sledded in the snow down the path to the lake. From the kitchen from the window you can admire the beauty of nature, the view is wonderful! Tits are jumping outside the window, very COZY, especially during breakfast. Squirrels came running at the end of the rest – the first days there was heavy snowfall, and they were apparently hiding. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay, dishes, appliances and even board games. Great sauna! The beds are very comfortable, the pillows are also (which is equally important) and the comforters are comfortable. The batteries are very warm in all rooms. They heated the stove / fireplace, for comfort :), it warms up very quickly. The house is located at the end of a branch of a forest road, around no one .. it feels like this is a magical place and nature is entirely in your property. We went to large supermarkets for groceries, 30 minutes on the beautiful road. Near two water parks, in the same place. There was a lot of snow, it was falling daily in large quantities, but the snowplow cleaned everything wonderfully – the service is at its best. Most of all I liked to relax at home and walk around the forest paths and admire nature. At night, the sky is strewn with stars. I really wanted to stay there for a longer time, and indeed do not leave anywhere 🙂 Be sure to return in the summer! (The owner is always in touch, thank you!) / Beautiful place and a wonderful house. Highly recommended if you want to feel at home.

The apartments had everything necessary for a comfortable stay of 6 people. Convenient kitchen with a kettle, electric stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher. in the cupboards there was coffee, cocoa, tea, various spices, oils, cutlery in large quantities, various shovels, ladles, pots, pans, openers, a corkscrew and similar things useful for living. Everything fit perfectly at the table, enough chairs. Comfortable bedrooms and beds, a chic view in the morning from the windows. There are no complaints to the bathroom, everything is clean, there was a supply of everything there needed (there were even personal hygiene products for girls). The sauna corresponded to the description, it was heated to 90 degrees in 1.5-2 hours, in the 6th it would be problematic to steam, but for the three most, there was also scented sauna oil and disposable bedding. The fireplace warmed up beautifully and quickly, the house was warm on two floors, no one was cold (if you suddenly like a lot of heat, the temperature of the radiators is regulated). It is worth noting the excellent location of the cottage, around silence and tranquility, around the forest and a large lake. We also really liked the grill house, there is everything you need for frying and a little more. Be sure to recommend a boat ride on the lake, an unforgettable experience, you can explore the forest around and enjoy the scenery. We were very lucky and upon arrival, a little snow fell and everything looked doubly beautiful. Nearby there is a playground, although we all have been with the company for 20 years, this did not stop us from swinging on the rock =) If you travel with small children, then the cottage has a small cot for the baby. Very easy access to the house by code and everything that is there.

The cabin was clean, well equipped and in a great location. The contact with the renter worked great! A separate beach sauna would be good!

Very nice cottage. Location was just as promised. As we spent our family christmas there, it was like wonderland! Snow and nature.