Hirsniemen Jänis
cottage, Repovesi - Verla, Kouvola, 2+2 persons

The Hirsniemi cabins named after animals bring their guests into true forest life on the shore of a sandy lake. In this beautiful landscape you can have a break with your family or with a bigger party divided into separate cabins. 

The reservations and maintenance of the Verla cottages and cabins is managed by Repovalkea Oy. The cottages and cabins are owned and operated by UPM-Kymmene Oyj. The destinations are part of the World Heritage Site.

The cabin type, the yard and the beach

A recently renovated, 25-square-meter cabin for 3-4 people with an open main room and a kitchenette. The yard is mainly pine forest.

The Jänis cabin has its own sandy, wooded beach with a path leading to it. The beach shore itself is covered by typical pine forest vegetation (shrubs and big pine trees)


The four cabins of Hirsniemi are located about half a kilometer from the Mill Museum on a quiet peninsula. The cabins are accessible by car.

Each cabin is individually marked on the peninsula itself, but finding the right intersection in the museum area requires attention. 

You can find the location of Hirsniemi on Google maps and a picture of the intersection on Google Street View.

Cabin equipment

  • equipped for 4 people
  • electricity
  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • hot plates
  • coffee maker
  • cutlery and tableware for 4 people
  • bunk beds (including mattresses, blankets and pillows)
  • running water
  • composting dry toilet

Note: Bed linen and towels are not included. Remember to bring your own.

Reservation and use

The cottage can only be booked online and the reservation process begins by clicking the “Reserve” button under the main image. If you'd like to book more than one cottage at a time, go to checkout once all of them have been added to your shopping cart. 
The cottage is at your disposal from 15 o’clock on the day of arrival to 11 o’clock on the day of departure. You may go to the cottage only during the reservation period.

The sauna and sauna shifts

The Hirsniemi cottages share a lakeside sauna and Jänis is the closest cabin to it. One sauna bathing shift per day is included in the reservation. You may book your shift online in advance. 

A more detailed presentation of the sauna and the booking of shifts: Sauna of Hirsniemi

Tip: The Arkko cottage has its own wood-heated lakeside sauna. 


Further details on how to pick up the keys are provided in the booking confirmation. The keys are in a key box at the cottage.  A valid PIN code for the key box will be sent via a text message to the number provided by the customer during the reservation process up to two hours before the start of the rental period.
The customer is responsible for the key throughout the time of reservation. The key must be returned at the end of the reservation to the same key box from where it was received. Compensation for a non-returned key is charged as per the terms.

Cleanliness, final cleaning and waste.

The customer is responsible for the cleanliness of the rental property, its yard and related services. The cottage must be carefully cleaned after use so that it’s nice and ready for the next guest to arrive to Verla. Biodegradable waste can go into the dry toilet and mixed waste can be disposed of in a sealed plastic bag in the waste container by the road leading to the Hirsniemi peninsula.

The final cleaning can also be purchased as a service at the time of the booking. If the property is left uncleaned, full cleaning costs will be charged to the customer (see terms).


House-trained dogs are allowed in the cottage. The owner must make sure the beds are properly protected if the dog likes to sleep on the bed. During the final cleaning special attention must be paid to the cleaning of the bedding and the rugs to get the dog hairs out as thoroughly as possible. 

Dogs must always be kept on a leash when outdoors. If dogs relieve themselves in the yard, the waste must be picked up and moved further into the forest and out of sight and people’s feet. 

Please specify the dog breed and size when making the booking. Remember also to check the terms for pets before booking. 

If you would like more peace and quiet for your dog, the Saukko cottage is the furthest in the forest.


The customer making the reservation is fully responsible for the entire cottage and also for their friends. Please check out the terms before booking: Terms.

Basic information

Location: Kouvola
Verlantie 287, 47850 VERLA

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Type of holiday home: cottage
Name of holiday home: Hirsniemen Jänis
Living area: 25 m²
Number of bedrooms: 1
Number of beds: 2
Number of additional beds: 2
Year renovated: 2014
Features of the destination: car necessary, suitable for children
Sauna: sauna on shore
Rental number: 280347


Pets allowed: allowed
Additional information: The sauna turns are booked separately
Type of beach: lake
Description of beach: A shallow and sandy lakeshore beach about 30 meters away. There is a path to the shore from the hut.
Kitchen equipment: cooking equipment, coffee machine, electric water heater, microwave oven, stove, refrigerator
Description of materials and equipment: kitchenette
Tableware: tableware for 4 persons
Facilities and equipment: outhouse
Outdoor facilities: barbeque
Car parking: parking space
Leisure-time activities: children activities, sightseeing, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, diving, picking mushrooms/berries, biking
More information on leisure-time activities: The Verla cottages and cabins are a part of the World Heritage Site Verla, which shows wonderfully the history of forestry industry in Finland. Additionally, one of the most popular national parks in Southern Finland, the Repovesi national park, is about a 30-minute drive away.

The destination is rented out by

Tervarumpu / Repovalkea Oy
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Niittymäentie 13
46110 Tuohikotti
Tel. 0400 718 248
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