Located on the shores of Lake Santara in southern Finland sits Mökki. With its water views and thick forest setting, this cottage makes for the perfect Finnish weekend getaway.
The Mökki (Finnish for "small cottage by the lake") is a modern spin on the simple and small lakeside huts that dot the Karelia region. The house is composed of the main house and a sauna which are connected by a spacious terrace.
With its black colour, it seems to fuse with the surroundings and when the shutters are closed it has a barn-like character, while interiors are a deliberate contrast with blonde spruce walls and floors. The floors, walls and ceilings are made of wood, but its minimalist interior design lends the house a modern look and feel throughout.
The Mökki has 2 double beds, which comfortably fit up to 4 guests. Both the main house and the sauna are equipped with wood stoves and heaters to keep you nice and toasty through the long winter. The house has a wi-fi connection, running water and electricity. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a washing machine, dishwasher, fully-equipped cooking facilities and refrigerator.
About 25 meters from the house is the lake with a swimming pontoon with a cute, little, attached rowing boat that is available for excursions and fishing on the lake.
Featured in Archdaily in December 2017
The minimum rental period is 3 nights / 4 days
This holiday home can be found in a secluded spot in the unspoiled countryside of the Finnish region of Karelia sitting quietly on the edge of lake Santara. In winter, guests can enjoy ice fishing, ice skating and cross country snowshoeing followed by a steam session in the cabin’s private sauna, with panoramic views over the lake.
The nearest town to the cottage is Savitaipale (18 km away) which is around a 2 and half hour drive from Finland's capital city, Helsinki. If you don't have access to a car you can take public transport most of the way to the cabin.
From Helsinki take the number 3 or 5 train to Lappeenranta. This will take around 2-hours. From there you'll need to change to the Tilausliikenne Pekki Ky bus line in the direction of Savitaipale. This will take around 1-hour. The total journey, including transfers, takes around 3.5 hours.
Address: Savitaipale, South Karelia, FinlandView larger map