Holiday in Finland at a cottage or villa

If you are interested in experiencing the pure Finland, you have to get out of the city. That is why we Finns head to the countryside to the cottages to spend out winter and summer holidays. In the summer the cottages and villas are an oasis of relaxation, including sauna, swimming and rowing boats. The winter brings its own activities such as skiing, skating, ice-swimming, and of course hot outdoor tub– all in the beautiful background of a blanket of snow and ice.

Rental villas and cottages in Southern Finland

Seashore, sauna and a wooden cottage, that is something we offer to our customers visiting Kymenlaakso. Suomen Kotteria rents high-quality villas and cottages in Kymenlaakso Kotka and Pyhtää, only about an hour’s drive from Helsinki. Rental villas and cottages are located in the Southern Finland and they are suitable retreat places for families and friends. The cottages offer accommodation for 5-15 people, depending on the cottage. Struka villa and Kivikoski cottage are located about 50 meters from each other and can they be booked together. In this case they can accommodate up to 20 people.

Sauna, fireplace and rowing boats

All Kotteria villas and cottages have high standard facilities. All of the rental villas and cottages have a wood-burning fireplace, a sauna, barbecue grills, and a rowing boat available. At Struka and Kivikoski cottages we also have a wood-heated hot outdoor tub available for rent.

Four waterfront cottages to choose from

Skitunäs seaside villa is located in Pyhtää on the sea front in a beautiful wooded grassy plot. The villa has 3 bedrooms, a sleeping alcove above sauna and a loft with beds and a pool-table. Accommodation for 10-12 people. On the yard there is a barbecue hut and a seaside terrace with a fireplace.

Struka riverside villa is located in Pyhtää by a river and the cottage is surrounded by a beautiful garden and grassy grounds. The villa has 3 bedrooms and a sleeping alcove for 4 people above sauna. There is also a loft with a pool table and beds. Accommodation for 12-16 people. On the yard there is a barbecue hut and a hot outdoor pool for rent.

Kivikoski cottage is located in Pyhtää, next to Struka villa. Kivikoski cottage consists of two separate cottages, each with a bedroom and a toilet. The cottages accommodate a total of 5-7 people in two bedrooms, on two small lofts and in a living room. On the yard there is an amazing glass-framed sauna and a hot outdoor tub available for rent.

Rantakari cottage is located by a sea in Kotka. The Rantakari holiday home accommodates a total of 7 people in one bedroom and on the spacious loft. Amazing sea-views from the glazed terrace.

Check-in and keys to the cottages

The check in is in the afternoon, normally at 16:00. The check out is at noon at 12:00. If you want to arrive at a destination earlier than usual, or leave it later than normal, this may be possible with a special permit. Unfortunately, however, such requests are often impossible in the high season when the cottages and villas are constantly busy and the cleaning has to be done between reservations. If you have special requests, please contact our customer service.

You can get the keys from the key box with a pin-code. The key code and detailed instructions on key delivery will be sent after booking by e-mail as a separate booking confirmation.

Cottages for year-round holidays

At our rental cottages you can spend holidays throughout the whole year, even in winter. Skiing, ice-fishing and many winter activities in Kymenlaakso are easily accessible from the rental cottages. In the autumn, you may want to collect mushrooms and berries to bring back home. Enjoy sauna and dip yourself into the cool sea and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace! In the summer and on sunny autumn days it is nice to go rowing and enjoy evenings by a fire.

Final cleaning and bed linen are extra services

The rental rates for villas and cottages do not include additional services such as final cleaning, bed linen and towels and hot tub rentals. Please note that all linen at the cottages are generally single bed sheets. If wanted  you can bring your own linen and towels to the cottage.

If you want to do the final cleaning yourself, please follow the given instructions carefully and clean the cottage according to instructions. Please be prepared to spend a few hours for the cleaning; larger villas generally take about 3 hours to clean and for smaller cottages about 2 hours is usually enough. Before starting your holiday, be sure to read the cleaning instructions carefully so you know what level of cleaning we require. Cleaning equipment and detergents can be found in rental properties.

Have a look at additional services well in advance before your stay. To ensure availability, we hope that you will order the additional services in advance. For example, arranging a cleaning service at a short time may sometimes be challenging.

Pets are welcome to our cottages

You can bring your pet to our cottages, if your pet is well behaved and fully house-trained. There is an extra charge of 10 euros per pet per day for bringing your pet.

Please mention any pets in your party at the time of your booking. If you will bring a pet with you, it is important that you ensure that the pet does not cause any damage in the cottage and that all pet waste is adequately removed from the cottage grounds.

Cottages and villas are located by the pure Finnish nature

All the Kotteria villas and cottages are located by the nature. Forests and nature is close and you are free to pick berries and mushrooms and to wander in the nature. In Finland, everyone has the right to freely roam the forests, countryside, lakes and rivers by foot, skis, boat or bicycle. Everyone can also pick as many wild berries and mushrooms as they like. This concept is called ‘Everyman’s Rights’.

At our cottages, you can also to try your luck with fishing. If you are between 18 and 64 years old and plan to fish in Finland with anything other than a hook and line, you must pay the national fisheries management fee. Information about the fishing management fee in English can be found at, where you can also pay for the fee.

If you travel by car, we recommend you to visit some of the Kymenlaakso nature pars and nature sites in the area.

Valkmusa National Park is located approximately 12 kilometres from National Road 7 (E18) on main road 3562 north from Siltakylä. The marsh environment of the national park is exceptionally representative in terms of Southern Finland.

Imperial Fishing lodge in Kotka is located By the River Kymijoki, at Langinkoski near Kotka. This fishing lodge is the only building owned by the Russian Czar that has been preserved outside the Russian borders. At Langinkoski you can nowadays visit the museum, go fly-fishing and enjoy the magnificent nature in peace.