Kotka, Finland


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Bungalow with a large garden on a river in Kotka, Finland

We are open to offers for summer 2019. Our house is located in a green, peaceful suburb on the river. It was built in 2008 and it has all the modern conveniences including air-conditioning. We have a large garden and a patio with outdoor cooking facilities and a hot tub. There are three bedrooms, living room, TV room, two toilets, a shower room, sauna and kitchen/dining area.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 7 Exchanges made


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Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 157 m2
  • Total Area: 180 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Eurooppa
  • Croatia
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Helsinki - 130 km

  • shopping Grocery (3.0 km)
  • beach Nearest beach (3.0 km)
  • forest Forest (1.0 km)
  • boating Sapokka Marina (10.1 km)
  • sea The Baltic Sea (11.5 km)
  • golfing Golf course (15.4 km)

The river Kymi is in the backyard of our house offering canoeing, boating and fishing opportunities.
Kotka (population 55000) is a city by the Baltic Sea, famous for its parks. It is very safe to spend a vacation here. The weather in summer is usually very nice, temperature between 20-30 degrees Celsius. There is also a beautiful archipelago which can be reached by scheduled boat services.
Nearby there is a sport center where you can try wind tunnel flying, indoor surfing and climbing in a rope park.


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  • We do not have children.


  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Our family: Henri (53) and Kaisa (54) and our son Juho (25) who might travel with us. If you are interested in having a holiday in a city by the sea and river, do not hesitate to contact us, we will reply to all offers. We have had seven exchanges so far (Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Iceland and France).


We live on a river, so you can go canoeing straight from the backyard. There are plenty of opportunities for various outdoor activities like hiking in the forests of national parks, golf, shooting rapids, cycling, swimming etc. You live in a city, yet close to nature. The easiest way to move around is by car or bike. The capital city Helsinki is within easy reach by car (1,5 hours) or bus. There are also convenient package tours arranged from Kotka to Tallinn (Estonia) and Vyborg and St Petersburg (Russia).