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Lappeenranta, Finland

Our home. Now there are plants growing. Pond is close. You can see it from balcony.

Our home. Now there are plants growing. Pond is close. You can see it from balcony.

40km from our home you will find rare cows called "Ylämaan karja".

40km from our home you will find rare cows called "Ylämaan karja".

Our cherry and apple trees

Our cherry and apple trees

Our front terrace

Our front terrace

We have many camping possibilities in Lappeenranta. This one is from Sarviniemi.

We have many camping possibilities in Lappeenranta. This one is from Sarviniemi.

Birds on our yard.

Birds on our yard.

Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa

On beach road you can train with steps. 100 steps up. Good exercise.

On beach road you can train with steps. 100 steps up. Good exercise.

you can run/walk/cycle 10 km on beach road. You see lake Saimaa all the time. Not for cars. You can fill your bottles here.

you can run/walk/cycle 10 km on beach road. You see lake Saimaa all the time. Not for cars. You can fill your bottles here.

Beach road

Beach road

Beach road along lake Saimaa.

Beach road along lake Saimaa.

Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa

Beach road along lake Saimaa.

Beach road along lake Saimaa.

Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

At the harbour near city center

our lovely sauna. It is always warm and ready to go.

our lovely sauna. It is always warm and ready to go.

Vanhempien makuuhuone

Vanhempien makuuhuone

view from hall to kitchen

view from hall to kitchen

One of our bedrooms of children

One of our bedrooms of children

view from terrace to pond. Water is near. It is lovely place to relax.

view from terrace to pond. Water is near. It is lovely place to relax.

View from diningroom to livingroom

View from diningroom to livingroom

Our large and comfortable livingroom.

Our large and comfortable livingroom.

Our harbour

Our harbour

Huge sandcasttles in Lappeenranta.

Huge sandcasttles in Lappeenranta.

Our clean lake Saimaa. Beautiful area for hiking, swimming, canouing...

Our clean lake Saimaa. Beautiful area for hiking, swimming, canouing...

Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa

Evening swimming at lake Saimaa

Evening swimming at lake Saimaa

Relaxing time at lake Saimaa

Relaxing time at lake Saimaa

our harbour

our harbour

Lappee church in city. My husbend is working here.

Lappee church in city. My husbend is working here.

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We are going to Slovenia at summer 2024.

Friends,  

We live in east of Finland in Lappeenranta. Lappeenranta is green and beautiful city. There are 60 000 inhabitants here. City locates next to big and clean lake Saimaa. (Saimaa is 4th biggest lake in Europe. Beautiful, unique with islands and Saimaa seal. Water is clean). Along the lake you can go by ships to many cities. You can swim, raw, do canoing, sub-boarding, hiking, trail running etc. We have got little boat, which you can use. Also our car is in use.
There are lots of cultur and sports abilities in Lappeenranta. You can do subboarfing, canoing, cycling, walk in forest, trailrun, swim in clean lakes. Nearest gym is 2 km away from our home. There are 2 golf fields in Lappeenranta.
Summertime there is big sand casttle in harbour.  There is also nice familypark near harbour. You can play beach volleyball, swim, do canoing, try adventurepark etc. And next yo harbour you find our old fortress. There are museums and cafes.

Our home locates 7 km from centrum. It is peaceful area next to the pond. People are kind. There are children's parks near. Nearest lake to swim is 2 km away. Water is clean. Nearest shops and nurses locates 1 km away. Nature is beatiful and clean around our house. Trails start in 200m.

Our home is light and pretty. There are 4 bedrooms, livingroom, big kitchen, housekeeping room, 2 wc, and nice sauna and shower room. Outside there are 2 terraces. Garden is big. There is big ping pong table and childrens playthings.
We have got lots of games and legos to play with. You find 5 bikes here if you feel like cycling.
We like music. You find lots of instruments at our home. We have grand piano, piano, citars, drums, bass, bid and small kantele here.

Sant Pietersburg is about 200 km away. It is easy to travel by bus or by train there. Helsinki is in 2,5 hours away, Kuopio 3 hours, Savonlinna under 2 hours, Mikkeli in on hour.
Bus and train possibilities are good here. Trip to our capital city Helsinki, takes 2,5 hours by car and 2 hours be train. There is also small and comfortable airport 7 km from our home.

If you like to do sport, you can cycle, run and rollskate from our home to nice arounds. 2km away there is gym and 5,5km there is big gym (where I go), in which you can do so many things. (squash, tennis, badminton, aerobics, Less Mills, gym....). You can rent canoes or borrow our boat. Nearest Swimming hall is 8km from our home. You can try chuch boat at Wednesdays. It is great experience.

There is beautiful hiking and canoing places in Lappeenranta and near Lappeenranta. If you are interested, we tell you more.

There is two nice baths 35km away. Next to one of the baths there is great indoor activity park called Angry Birds park (it is finnish invention) for little and bigger children. Children like it a lot.

Finland is peaceful and beautiful country. Nature is clean and green at summer time. Finland is land of thousends of lakes. Because of the midnightsun our nights are light at summer. Come and try! :).

We take good care of our home and expect that you will do the same. We will take care of your home as it would be ours :).

in finnish:
Asumme Itä-Suomessa 60 000 asukkaan Lappeenrannassa. Kaupunki sijaitsee suuren Saimaa järven rannalla. Kaupungissa on tarjolla kulttuuria, urheilumahdollisuudet ovat myös hyvät. Venäjä sijaitsee n. 30 km kaupungista, joten matkustaminen sinne on helppoa. Helsinkiin on automatkaa 2,5 tuntia. 
Kotimme sijaitsee 7 km keskustasta. Asumme viihtyisässä lähiössä, lammen äärellä. Kotimme on melko uusi. Pihalta löytyvät keinut ja trampoliinit. Sisällä on avaraa ja viihtyisää. 
Kotonamme on paljon erilaisia pelejä, legoja, junarata, nerfpyssyjä jne. Läheltä löytyy leikkipuistoja.
Luonto on kotiamme lähellä. Lampi vieressä ja Saimaa järvi 2 km:n päässä. Siellä erittäin hyvät uimarannat ja puhdasta vettä.  Järvellä on pieni veneemme valmiina käyttöön. Lähikauppa on 1 km:n päässä. Ostoskeskukset löytyvät keskustasta 7 km:n päästä. Julkisilla yhteyksillä pääsee keskustaan, lisäksi auto on käytössä. 
Lappeenranta on kesäkaupunki. Tapahtumia on paljon. Satamasta löytyy mm. jätti hiekkalinna (2 miljoonaa kiloa hiekkaa). Satamasta löytyy myös seikkailupuisto kaikenikäisille. 
 
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Head priest of city's Lutherin church
  • teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 160 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • United Kingdom
  • Norway
  • Åland Islands
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Iceland
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Suomeksi

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Lappeenranta - 7 km

Lappeenranta is full of green forests and blue lakes. Biggest is lake Saimaa. You can swim, do canoing, hike etc there. Lake locates 2 km from us. You can travel to many cities from lake Saimaa. It is one of the biggest lakes in Finland.
Next to our home there is lovely pond. There is lots of trails to run and walk.
There is lots of cultural activities you can do here!

Nearest supermarkets are in 2 km. Centrum is 7 km from our home.

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Occupation

  • Head priest of city's Lutherin church
  • teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 14
  • Boy - Age: 18
  • Boy - Age: 20

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

There are five of us. My huspend is head priest of our Lutherin church and i work as a primary schoolteacher. Our three happy boys are 19, 17 and 12 years old.

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Lifestyle

We like to do things together. We like sport (Canoning, cyckling, swimming, badminton, gym, walking, slalom, skiing etc), music (we play the piano, drums, guitar, bass and sing in choir and we enjoy classical music) and theather. We love to see new countries and lifestyles.

We take good care of our home and will do same with your home.

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