Instructions to Skitunäs guests



Skitunäs villa is best for 10-12 people and the basic rental price includes accommodation for up to 12 people. At Skitunäs villa we also have some spare mattresses on the loft and there are two large sofas in the living room that can also accommodate people if needed. When the number of guests exceeds 12 people, an additional 25 euros will be charged per extra person per day.

Accommodation and living spaces Kitchen facilities
  • A warm cottage for all-year use 110 m2
  • 3 x bedrooms + a sleeping alcove above sauna
  • A mezzanine with beds and a pool-table
  • A livingroom with a fireplace
  • Pillows and duvets in beds
  • Bed linen and towels 15 €/person
  • sauna
  • 2 x toilet
  • Cutlery and dishes x 16
  • Wine glasses
  • Owen and microwave oven
  • A full size fridge-freezer
  • Coffee maker and a kettle
  • Toaster


All tenants must fill in a passenger registration form. You can find instructions and passenger registration forms from the cottage living room, usually from below the television. When you leave, please leave passenger registration forms on the dining table. If you want, you can also print the registration form from this link (Matkustajailmoitus ) and send it scanned to us at asiakaspalvelu@kotteria.com


  • There is a wireless internet at the cottage (3G/4G)
  • Sometimes there are electricity outages at Skitunäs villa due to a storm. If a power failure occurs, the WiFi device might loose connection to the network. In this case turn off the devices for about 5 minutes, and then turn it on again to establish a connection. The password is not needed. The WiFi device can be found in the kitchen overhead cabinet.
  • You can monitor the electricity distribution situation on KSOY Häiriönetti/Faultnet, which operates in real time.  In the Online service, you also see in detail the fault information affecting your own electricity metering point. You can report power cuts to KSOY energy at +3585 7780 222


  • In order to save energy while the villa has no quests, we drop the room temperatures to 10 degrees. There is a heating control switch in the entrance hall. This switch adjusts the room temperature and also the boiler heating, so please switch on to “at home” position (kotona) upon arrival in order to heat the cottage. Please switch to “not home” (poissa) position when you leave.
  • At the cottage we also have a air source heat pump in the living-room. When arriving to the villa during a cool season please turn on the device and adjust the room temperature to +21 degrees. The air source heat pump heats when a sun-symbol is selected from the remote control MODE functions. When leaving the cottage (in wintertime) please adjust the air conditioned back to +16 degrees.
  • You can use the air-conditioner in the summertime to cool down the room temperature if needed. But please never cool the room temperature with the air conditioning device when you have fire in the fireplace.
  • In the toilet that is located by the entrance hall by the bedroom there is an exhaust fan with a motion detector. The fan will turn on automatically when someone enters the toilet and the fan will be turned off automatically after some time.


  • The kitchen has a dishwasher and a washing machine. Before using the machines please open the washing machine taps, so that the machines gets water in. The washing machine “pyykinpesukoneen hana” water supply is opened at the bottom of the kitchen tap. Please close the tap after use.
  • The toilet in the shower room has a special toilet seat with a ripping pump. All toilet waters are ripped and pumped to a tank with an electrical pump. Please note that it is not allowed to throw anything else to the toilet bin than human waste. Plastic and for example sanitary napkins will break the waste pump system.
  • In emergencies, water supply can be closed down from the water pump switch “vesipumpun katkaisin” that is located near the kitchen window outside the cottage.
  • If water does not run, it is possible that the incoming water pipe has frozen. In that case turn the water pipe heating on from the switch located on the long kitchen wall outside the building. Switch is next to the electrical cabinet
  • If the cold water is warm/hot for a while when you start running the water from the tap, it is possible that the water pipe heating is left on. In that case turn the heating on from the switch located on the long kitchen wall outside the building. Switch is next to the electrical cabinet
  • The Skitunäs villa has a drilled borehole well which was tested on 14.8.2019. According to the analysis, 5 / 100ml of coliform bacteria were found in the water. The limit for coliform bacteria in domestic water is 100 / 100ml, but the limit for rental cottages is 0 / 100ml. The radon content of 480 Bq / l also exceeded the quality recommendation for rental properties (300 Bq / l for rental properties, 1000 Bq / l for households). In the previous test in 13.12.2016 the water was also found to contain too much fluoride and manganese compared to the quality recommendation. According to results, the water is not suitable for drinking water at rental cottages. In accommodation business the water is suitable for washing, dishwashing and cleaning water.
    If you wish, you can bring the drinking water with you for your stay. For the test result please see the (PDF)Vesinäyte 082019 and Vesi122016.


  • Smoking inside the cottage is strictly prohibited. Please place fag-ends in ashtrays and finally into the trash-bin.
  • There are at least two smoke detectors in the cottage. If the smoke detector battery runs out, the detector will keep beep-sound at short intervals. In this case please replace the battery. Spare batteries can be found in living-room cupboard. If you can not find a new battery, please leave the smoke detector on the table.
  • The cottage has at least one fire extinguisher. There is also a fire extinguishing blanket in the kitchen. Please check the location of fire-fighting equipment immediately upon arrival at the cottage
  • The living room fireplace does not have a damper. In sauna the damper is above the stove. Please pull the damper open before setting the fire to the stove. In order to improve the burning process and to allow enough air in, please remember to empty the ashes from the stove and from the fireplace.
  • Do not close the stove flue damper too soon after using the stove in order to avoid carbon monoxide hazard. When the embers begin to wane and blue flames can no longer be seen, you can close the damper a little. Only after the embers have completely burned out, the damper can be closed completely.
  • After using the fireplaces in sauna and in the living room please empty the ashes into the aluminium bucket which is by sauna door. If this bucket is full, please empty it into the forest. Please also carry firewood to sauna and to the front of the fireplace after use.


  • Tere is a gas grill at the cottage terrace. In the warehouse there is a spare gas bottle. Please inform us if you take a spare gas bottle in use, so we know to bring a new bottle for the next guests.
  • In the yard there is a log-wood barbecue hut with open fire place. The hut has only small windows and dusky atmosphere. There are reindeer skins on the benches so the hut is also ideal for wintertime use.
  • By the sea there is a separate barbecue terrace with a fireplace. If you want to use charcoal in this fireplace, please bring your own barbecue coals.


  • At Skitunäs villa there is waste container for mixed waste and a separate container for bottles and for cans. Please pack your waste tightly, the waste container will be emptied once a week and sometimes twise a month depending on the season. Also please close the container lid carefully to avoid animals from getting into the container.
  • If possible, recycle your paper, glass, metal and cardboard packages to save the nature. The closest recycling station for paper, cardboard, glass and metal packages is found at the Pyhtää ABC parking lot behind the ABC building. There is another recycling station in the Prisma parking lot in Kotka. The address is Hakamäentie 1. The recycling station is only 19 kilometers from the cottage, only about 15 minutes by the car.


  • At Skitunäs villa we have a stereo TV with HDMI and Scart connection.
  • At the villa we also have a dvd palyer and a radio.


  • Dishwasher detergent and hand dish-washing detergent can be found in the kitchen and in the dressing room cupboard and drawers.
  • Liquid soap for washing hands can be found in the toilet and in the dressing room cupboard and drawers.
  • Laundry detergent, shower soap and shampoo might be available. Other customers often leave detergents, but unfortunately we can not guarantee the availability.
  • In the dressing room drawers we have spare light bulbs, clothes pegs and a mousetrap.
  • Toilet paper and kitchen towels can be found in the toilet and in the kitchen and sometimes also on the loft shelf. If you come with a larger group for a longer period of time, please take some extra papers with you in case there is not enough paper in the cottage.


  • At Skitunäs villa we have ultrasound mouse repellent devices attached in the power sockets from autumn to spring . Man does not hear them, but dogs or cats may be disturbed by them. If you remove the device from use during your stay, please connect devices before you leave.
  • In the dressing room drawers or in the warehouse we also have some mouse traps available


  • It is possible to rent a baby cot to the cottage. Please ask for the cot upon booking so that we can deliver it to the cottage. For the delivery of the baby cot there will be an extra charge of € 30.


  • Croquet game
  • Petanque
  • Billiards
  • Darts


  • Follow the cleaning instructions and clean the cottage. If you ordered one of our cleaning services from us (basic cleaning or full cleaning), make sure that you have organized the cottage according to the instructions. More info about cleaning at the attached cleaning services link.
  • Take the garbage to the garbage bin.
  • Wash the gas grill and clean the barbecue areas. Empty the ashes from campfire sites to the ash bucket
  • Tidy the yard
  • Check the boat mooring (summertime).
  • Turn off the lights, close the windows, lock the doors and leave the keys in their original locations.
  • Turn the temperature switch in the entrance hall to “not home” position (poissa)


We want to keep the cottage clean and in impeccable condition. If you notice any defects or you have suggestions for improvement, please contact us. You can call or email us at asiakaspalvelu@kotteria.com

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