“Thanks to this family to let us use their house and their car in this wonderful place in Finland nature. Our holidays was successful in this incredible house in the forest, just near the sea! The place is very quiet, you can see the archipelago all around the house. There is all you need in the house to spend great holidays. We can visit a lot of place in SW Finland, the house is located near Turku. At our return, we found our home in perfect condition. Thank you so much!”
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Where is it?
We live in a little village Velkua, 24 kilometers from Naantali and 42 kilometres from Turku. There is 260 villagers living here all year around, but much more at the summer time, when all people come to visit their summer cottages. There is about 250 islands in Velkua, but only 8 of these are inhabited. You don't need ferry to reach our home because of many bridges, but you need to have a car, because the bus connections are so poor.
We have two yellow ferries to reach two of the main islands and one boat (Ms Kivimo) the reach other inhabited islands. Ferries and boat Kivimo are free to use.
This is not busy place. If you seek good restaurants, busy nightlife and shopping this is NOT the right place. We have good restaurants but they are mainly in Turku and Naantali. If you seek place to rest, go walking, jogging or hiking a bit, swimming, reading or peaceful place for writing this is the place! You see The Baltic Sea 120 degrees out of windows and you won't see too much people around.
The distance to nearest airport (Turku) is 1 hour by car, 3 hours to airports of Helsinki-Vantaa and Pirkkala (Tampere). Norwegian is flying to Helsinki-Vantaa airport. There is good connection to reach Turku by train and buses from Helsinki and Tampere. The easiest and cheapist way to come here is normally to fly Helsinki.
Good place to visit nearby with kids:
Muumimaailma/Moomin world http://www.moominworld.fi
Most famous place for families to visit in Naantali. Lovely and well known characters of books of Tove Jansson are alive in this little magig world.
Flow park http://www.flowpark.fi/turku/?lang=en
Jukupark (Waterpark) http://www.jukupark.fi/Turku
Seikkailuopuisto http://seikkailupuisto.turku.fi/english Free activity park for kids. Suitable to have own picnic.
Old town of Naantali http://visitnaantalifinland.com/old-town (24km)
Best area to visit Naantali. http://visitnaantalifinland.com/old-town
Kultaranta http://visitnaantalifinland.com/kultaranta-garden. The summer residence of President of Finland.
Restaurants of Naantali http://visitnaantalifinland.com/naantali-restaurants
Archipelago trail for bikers http://archipelagotrail.visitturku.fi, http://www.saaristonrengastie.fi/en/content/archipelago-trail This is very famous biking area. You'll reach Sweden biking and hopping from island to un other by boat.
The river Aurajoki, Turku https://www.fingler.com/embed/123045?fullscreen=true#7 (42km)
Community village of Livonsaari http://yhteisokyla.net/english/livonsaaren-yhteisokyla-in-brief/ (7km)
We have some national parks in West Finland to visit and not so far away from our house. You’ll find all maps about national parks in this page www.outdoors.fi/en/nationalparks
National park of Kurjenrahka http://www.outdoors.fi/en/kurjenrahkanp
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