Boat & Bikes

Many of you have inquiried for a boat to rent during your stay at Lillan. Now you can!

At the end of the Strandvägen, in the beginning of Gropshagsvägen, you’ll find this sweet little boat to go explore the nearby archipelago. Ask for keys preferably before you start your stay at Lillan ☀️

These excellent bikes can be found by Ruukin Sauna. They belong to Carfield chain so you can rent the bikes from one station and leave them to another. Handy, don’t you think? Also available in children sizes!

Wonderful way to explore Kimito Islands. Did you know you can take a bike to a ferry here for free?

And as you have a bike renting time, don’t miss Ruukin sauna, it’s wonderful food, sauna or ice cream that is so delicious words are not enough ❤ Or taste the great coffees Kyösti serves you. My favourite is Latte Macchiato, how about yours?

Ps. If you want to take your toddlers to a bike ride, you can! Just contact Ville Laitinen / NaturEffect and he’ll rent you this convertible 🙂 Or book directly from here.

Your Favourite View to a Postcard!

In Lillan there are always postcards to send your greetings from Lillan ❤ The old ones are running out. It’s time to order new ones.

Which one is your favourite?

Pick one and send your answer.
You can win a free weekend at Lillan!

One available two-nights will be lotted among those who have filled in their contact info.

Choose your favourite and send your answer!
Good luck ❤

Star Gazing

I’ve already told you about possibility to see Northern Lights at Kimito Islands. They are always a bit luck dependent – you might see them or then you might not, mostly depending on the mood of the Sun and it’s activity.

But one thing that’s for sure are the stars. Not so common a thing to see in a big city or thickly populated country. But here, they are like every night, unless it’s very cloudy. Best to be seen when it’s darker season, that is autumn or winter.

You can just step outside from the door when the sun has gone down. But to make most of it, you can go to the beach. There, above the sea, there are no lights to disturb the perfect star gazing experience.

Do you want to see Milky Way? To spot your own Wish Upon a Star?

Welcome to stay at Lillan and take your own Star Tour!

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#Finland #Archipelago #LillanHousing #VisitLillan #VisitKimitoon #StarGazing

#旅行 #旅游 友達 さま #여행

Open Doors at Lillan

At the September Open Sunday 10th of September 2017 there is also an Open Doors happening at Dalsbruk. There are several old houses with their personal names attending, telling their part of Dalsbruk’s history for some centuries.

Old houses all have their own stories. Present owners are there to tell what they know and maybe even to hear more about the history of the houses.

And the names of the houses at Dalsbruk, then. Not were houses known by their location but by their names. In Sibirien (Siberia) it was almost always quite cold since it is located on a high bank by the sea. And Kärringslänktan (Hags’ yearning) there used to live the factory’s men still without wife and family.

The event was inspired by the book “Från Honolulu till Sibirien”, collected by the Dalsbruk village union.

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I’ll take this book with me to the Open Doors at Lillan.

Lillan will attend, of course. It is one of the oldest houses still left in Dalsbruk. About its name I’ve already told in this post.

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Picture of Lillan from 1920’s from the book

Other houses to attend and see are

Marmorpalatset (2 apartments and garden)
Nybyggningen (2 apartments)
Övre Kajlins (1 apartment + garden)
Stenkakola garden
Worker’s apartments in Bruksmuseums area

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Link to the event (in Facebook) here. Event is arranged by Saariston Kulttuuriseurue – Skärgårdens Kultursällskap.

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Why do I ask?


You book your stay at Lillan. All goes well. Then, all of a sudden, you get an email from me with abysmal list of questions. How many of you will be coming? Adults, children? Doubles, singles? Ages, genders? Your estimated time of arrival? Your other wishes or questions about your stay?

What is this? Am I just infinitely nosy? Nope. I’m asking all these questions to serve you better.

I re-organize the furniture, especially beds, always according to the guests arriving. Every bed is somewhat convertible: upstairs bedroom beds flex from 100 to 180 centimeters. Double beds can be turned into single beds. Et cetera. You wouldn’t believe what a furniture jive I have before your stay. (Sorry if I’m sweaty.)

There is a cradle (to the downstairs bedroom) and a crib (to upstairs bedroom or master bedroom). Plus two extra beds to be placed where ever there is a need.

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I want to match all the linen accordingly so the preparations for your stay start, on my behalf, way before you arrive to Lillan.

I appreciate you informing as precise time of arrival as possible because I come personally to welcome you to Lillan. Since I don’t live there I have to make some preparations to be able to match my timetable with yours. And yes, I still want you to be able to come when it suites you best – no fixed o’clock.

I ask for your wishes about services, events, to-dos and to-sees to get all ready for your visit to be as successful as possible. Most of the services require something preliminary to be all set when you arrive.

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I want you to rest easy and enjoy your stay at Lillan. That’s why I ask ❤

 

Guides and guests


Service and visit guides now available at Lillan (thank you for the hint Sanna P.!) along with the post cards you can send your greetings from Lillan.



Had the honor to welcome again a lovely group to Lillan. We had real fun getting to know a bit. Thank you Merritt & Co, here’s to your honour 😀 (Picture is a link.)

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(There’s first time for everything – never before had sung in front of newly arrived guests 😂)

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Meringues – not sea shells – from Rosala Handelsbod

Rowing Boat

Now even possibility to hire a lovely rowing boat to explore nearby archipelago, to go fishing or just enjoy wonderful sea and let its waves rock you gently. 

Ask for more info – the boat will be at the shore in front of Lillan by request. Safety wests in Lillan for various sizes.

NB: Over 18 years old, you need a state managed fisheries permit even for one rod fishing. For more info, fees etc visit here.

An idyllic vacation place, she wrote

I had a lovely family as guests at Lillan some weekend ago.

Kiitos, oli kiva kokemus!
(Thank you, it was a nice experience!)

Wrote the mother of the family to me as they were driving back home.

But what a blog post she wrote after their stay! Wow, they really had enjoyed full. Both Lillan and all the wonderful things to do, see and enjoy here.

They had admired the smell of ancient girders at Lillan and indulged sunny breakfast at the terrace, enjoying flowers and the sun glimmering sea.

The family had eaten at Portside, one of the restaurants I recommended on a post some days ago. The children had enjoyed fullest the Kasnäs beach, Rosala viking centre and the ferry trips there and back.

The family had even tried canoeing at the nearby lake, given the keys and coordinates for the canoes by lovely and lively Maria Pick at the Rosala Handelsbod quite neighbour to Lillan.
At the end of her blog the mother writes:

Ehdottomasti joskus uudestaan. Kiitos Lillan ja aurinkoinen Kemiönsaari!
(Definitely worth visiting again. Thank you Lillan and sunny Kimito Islands!)

Thank you, wonderful Family A.! You are most welcome to stay at Lillan again!

Where to eat?

At Dalsbruk, Kimitoön and Archipelago there are lots of places to eat full meal or to have a snack, salty or sweet. Very close to Lillan and then a bit further. There are few more than listed here but these mentioned below I’ve tested myself and can warmly recommend. Would also love to hear your comments and feedback of them – how did they serve you and your loved ones?

All links go to their Facebook -pages, where you can find more info.

 

Less than 500 meters from Lillan

Cafées
Holmbergs Fisk & Café
Ruukin sauna

Pubs
Skippers

Restaurants
Strandhotellet
Portside

Less than 10 kilometers from Lillan

Café Vivan at Söderlångvik mansion

More than 10 kilometers but still definitely worth a visit

Örö

Bengtskär

Farmors Café

Krogen Eugenia

Rosala Viking Centre

Kasnäs Paviljong

Café Adèle

Bon appétit! If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to ask.

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Event calendar updated

Markets, movies, shows, happenings. Already 497 events and more pouring in. A lot to do and a lot to see here at Kimito Islands, go and check yourself! Which are your favourites?