Steps to become a Lillaneer

As a guest of Lillan, you rank as Lillaneer. You are entitled to

  • Hear the latest news, changes and greetings from Lillan
  • Have special benefits only for Lillaneers
  • Discount of 10% to your future visits at Lillan.

If you treat Lillan exceptionally nicely and are an exemplary guest, you might become a VIP Lillaneer. As a VIP Lillaneer you

  • Get all the benefits mentioned above
  • You have a possibility to pre-book before other guests
  • You have more flexible arrival and departure times
  • Other benefits designed specially for VIP Lillaneers.

Became a guest some other way than via Lillan homepage? To list you as a Lillaneer I need your email adress. Please send it here:

You are very welcome to Lillan – again and again!

Sparkling clean

In the house rules of Lillan it says: “Clean carefully after you – Lillan was sparkling clean when you arrived. Or buy after cleaning.” Well. Cleaning is quite a delicate, opinion-arousing matter so here is my hopefully diplomatic enough answer to many questions I’ve received about this sparkliness thingie.

If there is something not-that-sparkling when you arrive, please let me know. I personally do my best to ensure everything is tidy, neat and sparkling clean. But due to my non-robot nature, I may have missed a spot. I’d love to be noticed in such a case to be able to serve you better.

We all have different concepts for levels of cleanliness and tidiness. I totally accept this. But I myself want to ensure a certain, sparkly level at Lillan and check everything. Tableware, linen and other paraphernalia. I ensure the tidiness and cleanliness. To have it all as welcoming as possible.

Remember: it’s totally ok to buy the after cleaning! Please, inform me about it beforehand if only possible. This way I can reserve more time for me to do proper cleanse. Most of the guests buying the after cleaning do still some of the tidying themselves – I’ll charge only the time spent on my work so it pays off.

In general guests say they want to clean after themselves. If it takes me abnormally long time to clean after you, id est, there is A LOT of mess or if it’s clear you haven’t even tried to clean after you, I might add to the final invoice some charge about the cleaning even if you haven’t ordered after cleaning.

There are also some hectic changes between guests: you leave at AM, next guests arrive at PM. I have not much time to operate there so I try to prepare most of needed things beforehand. Thus, I am truly thankful and respect your effort if and when you help me with this.

As a Lillan guest you rank as a Lillaneer. According to how you treat Lillan, you might rank as a VIP Lillaneer. Obviously, as VIP, you get VIP benefits ❤

One of the guests (nowadays a VIP one) asked me for the cleaning instructions of Lillan. We spoke them through and all went more than well, excellent even. The guest also gave exalting feedback of their stay so obviously the discussion did not lower her assessment of their holiday, quite vice versa.

So, for your avail, here are some general guidelines:


If something breaks, please do tell me asap. Then I have the possibility to try to replace it before next guests arrive.

If you keep fire in the fireplace, clean the ashes the next day. The ash bin is in the bathroom closet. You can empty the ashes to the compost behind the woodshed (be sure the ashes not to be even warm.) And I appreciate also you telling me how many bunches of firewood you’ve used I can ensure next guests have also their share.

Clean the dishes. The dishwasher is small but efficient: use the intensive wash program and only half of the washing tablet (washer uses so little water that it doesn’t wash so well if there is a whole tablet). Put the tableware back to their places when they are ready. Handwash at least the wooden accessories. Dishwash soap is in the white pump dispenser by the sink, kitchen towels in the sink closet.

Take the linen away from the beds. (I’ll set new sets for the next guests anyway, no matter how neatly you would have made the beds.) Collect them all in one pile with the used towels. (There is a laundry basket above the washing machine, behind slide mirror doors in the second bedroom downstairs.) Please check also the bed, blankets and pillows for stains.

Shake the carpets and rugs outside. Vacuum-clean the house. There comes quite amazingly much dust even at one night’s stay, especially if there are many of you. The vacuum-cleaner and the feather duster are behind the light-blue curtain in the first bedroom downstairs. Nota bene: the vacuum cleaner has no dust bag but a container you can empty when you are ready.

Wipe tables and other surfaces, also tiles. Dust or wet-wipe depending the need. There are cleaning cloths in the kitchen sink closet. If you see a spot, clean it. If there comes a stain on the carpet, try to clean it. If you can’t get it clean, place the carpet on the laundry pile – do not just turn it over. (Oh boy have I seen all sorts of solutions.)

There is a general washing soap (liquid pine soft soap), toilet cleaning cloths as well as a pail in the bathroom closet and the toilet brush next to the seat.

Empty the trash bins in the kitchen and in the bathroom into the big trash container near the post box by the driveway.

This all, and a lot more, I check (and do) before your arrival to ensure you have sparkling and tidy Lillan welcoming you for a wonderful holiday ❤

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!

House rules


Updated the house rules layout. Please read through carefully ❤

Guest feedback

Easter is over and easter guests have left Lillan. But listen how wonderful feedback Lillan got:

“..meillä oli aivan ihanaa! Upea talo, ihana piha, kiva kylä. Harmillisen kylmää oli mutta sehän on pukeutumiskysymys. Olemme erittäin tyytyväisiä lomaan. ..ihana paikka ja haaveilen jo palaavani joku päivä ja suosittelen muillekin.”

Loosely translated: “we had just marvellous time! Amazing house, wonderful garden, nice village. Annoyingly cold but that’s only matter of proper clothing. We are very pleased with vacation. Lovely place and I’m already dreaming of return and I do recommend others as well.”

I’m so happy to get this kind of a feedback! It gives me sense of being on a right track since I want Lillan guests, Lillaneers, to really, wholeheartedly, enjoy their vacation at Lillan. And to return ❤

PS. The coldness mentioned was outside Lillan – there came snow even though at this time of year spring should already be quite warm. In Lillan they had nice, warm and cozy. Guests had even used fireplaces to indulge themselves.

Discount for Lillaneers

Did you know that as a Lillaneer you get a discount of 10 percent of rental fees? (Lillaneer = someone who has already visited Lillan.) That is, You are welcome as a guest – again ❤


Midsummer at Lillan

I got a message from the Midsummer Lillaneers. Feedback and pictures for free use😊

“Heippa, kirjoitin vielä kiitokset Lillanin seinälle, mutta näköjään kuvien liittäminen ei onnistunut. Tässä muutama, saa käyttää vapaasti jos haluat 😊 Ihastuimme kovasti Lillaniin ja suosittelemme sitä varmasti kaikille!”

Thank you and welcome again❤️