villa, Rovaniemi, 8+2 persons
The story of Villa Vasa
When we were planning to build Villa Vasa, we had many ideas for future guests. Before construction, we had opened our reindeer farm to tourists a couple of years ago. We wanted that when our reindeer farm guests come here to the middle of nature, they could be at peace and participate in the reindeer farm programs, enjoy nature, enjoy good company and be as much as possible with nature.
Did you know that the Finnish word “vasa” means a newborn or a reindeer less than a year old? We wanted our accommodation to be a natural part of Reindeer Farm Reindeer.
That is why we built Villa Vasa. Villa Vasa is built in a particularly scenic location by the lake. The building has large windows so you can enjoy the magnificent lake and forest view as much as possible. If you are lucky you can see Auroras dancing in the sky. The nearest inhabited house is our reindeer farm located 400 meters away. So you have a lot of privacy and peace. When you come here you will find that the area is very sparsely populated and a wilderness area.
In Villa Vasa's material choices, we wanted to make only high-quality choices so that the reindeer farm's programs and accommodation were both of high quality. We wanted Villa Vasa to have all the amenities and equipment to make it easy for anyone to come here and find all the necessary equipment.
We wanted the spaces large and spacious to make it comfortable for families or other groups to enjoy the company, the scenery and the fireplace. We wanted a large patio area to bring more space. And large windows so you can watch the sunrise and sunset. In mid-winter, of course, that is not possible because the sun does not rise at all. But even then, the reflection of light is great. Even then it is not dark.
We wanted high-quality interior materials and individual furniture as an appreciation for our guests. On the wall of the living room are ox horns (a male reindeer) that are over 80 years old and belonged to Jukka’s grandfather.
From the windows of the sauna inside Villa Vasa, you can admire the lake landscape and think about whether you dare to visit rolling in snow like Finnish people use to do.
Villa Vasa's main building material is certified and responsibly felled Finnish wood. The building is very energy efficient and warm over the year. The windows are triple glazed. The form of heating is an energy-efficient water-air heat pump. The building has automatic central heating. The lighting is implemented with LED technology. Firewood is a thinning tree from our own forest. There are recycling bins for waste. The premises have mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Therefore, the indoor air is fresh and yet energy efficient. Even in temperatures - 30-40 C it is always warm inside and in the Finnish way you can walk inside the houses with your socks or barefoot. Villa Vasa has underfloor heating and the floor is pleasantly warm. The fireplace is built to create an atmosphere and not so much for heating.
The water at Villa Vasa comes from a natural spring located on the farm’s land. The water is absolutely potable and the quality of the water is checked regularly.
Bed linen is naturally included in the accommodation. Villa Vasa has one bathroom / toilet and another separate toilet.
Downstairs are two bedrooms. Upstairs there is an attic area with two single beds and a sofa bed. A children's travel cot is also available free of charge.
About one kilometer away is a shed (covered fireplace) built for our guests (covered fireplace), which is for private use only. There are firewood, sausage sticks and other supplies. You can walk along the path to the shed both in summer and winter enjoying the peace of nature. There is no extra charge for using the shed and firewood.
There is a free sledge for downhill skiing. You can use ice fishing equipments for free, but you can also buy a guided fishing program if you wish. You also have access to traditional Finnish propellers (kicking sledges). You can book a guided private snowmobile, ice fishing or reindeer tour by contacting Katja by email. It is a good idea to book activities immediately after booking to make sure the program is available at the time you want.
Villa Vasa has a full kitchen with cooking utensils, so you can be sure to prepare breakfast or other dishes. Tableware is for 10 people. Please note that the nearest grocery store (small, very limited selection) is about 20 km away in Meltaus. There is another larger grocery store 35 km away. There is no public transport in the area. We recommend to buy all things in the center of Rovaniemi. You can book a ready-made catering service by contacting Katja by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The owners of Villa Vasa always welcome all guests and guide you to get started. Even during your stay, support is close by if needed.
|Location:|| Rovaniemi |
Suopajärventie 684, 97340 MELTAUS
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|Type of holiday home:||villa|
|Name of holiday home:||Villa Vasa|
|Number of bedrooms:||3|
|Number of beds:||8|
|Number of additional beds:||2|
|Features of the destination:||car necessary, suitable for children, terrace, fireplace|
|Pets allowed:||not allowed|
|Entertainment:||TV, Internet connection|
|Kitchen equipment:||refrigerator, dishwasher, cooking equipment, electric water heater, microwave oven, toaster, oven, coffee machine, stove, freezer, blender|
|Facilities and equipment:||WC, iron and ironing board, laundry machine, floor heating, shower|
|Car parking:||parking space, parking space with power outlet|
|Leisure-time activities:||fishing, picking mushrooms/berries, cross-country skiing, hiking, children activities, motor sledging, boating|
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