|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
* New addition for summer 2017; additional bedrooms; one in the main house, one in the new basement with lots of bunk beds, game room in basement with a 9x5 billiard table, etc, a new great room with walls of french doors enjoying the lake views, two more bathrooms, more deck, etc.. Pictures of new additions will be posted asap.
Huvila Finlandia is a lovely Scandinavian style lakefront home and a perfect location for a family vacation. Sitting on top of a small hill, it offers wonderful views of the lake. An acre of manicured lawns, private sandy bottom beach, 2 piers (with lounge area) for relaxing and/or docking boats, a floating raft and a huge water trampoline (great for all ages) for guests private use. This house is ideal for large families who want their own waterfront with a large yard for kids without danger of road between house and lake!
Lounging on the pier, guests can enjoy the fun 'wake boarding show' that goes by. The beach between the two piers is ideal for little ones to play in the water, sandy bottom, shallow and very gradually deepening towards the end of the piers. At the beach, a beach house with living room and extra bedroom/changing room, refrigerator and comfortable lounge area for waterside relaxing.
Large deck by the main house over looking the lake and beautiful views around with dining area, gas grill and fire pit with plenty of seating around. Night time star gazing at its best. Beautiful scenery. Tranquility.
Huvila Finlandia is a charming, Scandinavian style lake house, providing all the necessities for a relaxing getaway. There is a fireplace and a wood burning stove in the house, for cozy evenings. Kitchen is fully equipped and ready for family dinner parties. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area offers a perfect place for the whole family to be together. There is plenty of table space for a large group. Inside 3 tables seat up to 20+ people. Stereo, tv, dvd for entertainment. Cable TV and WiFi ! There will be there newly built great room with lots of space.
The design is clean, fresh and cheerful. New cathedral ceilings. Off white ceramic tile floors and wooden floors through out for clean low allergen environment. Pretty china and glass cabinet full of wine glasses waiting for the vacation to start....
Special events, parties and weddings by written agreement.
Huvila Finlandia is situated in the middle of the Powers Lake, on Jefferson Island. Couple of minutes walk to the bar/restaurant Annex, where live music and fun evenings take place. On the lake the social scene is busy, there is the wonderful and popular 'rock bar' - a shallow area in the middle of the lake where boats anchor and people mingle and have fun (volley ball and cook outs in the middle of the lake). The 4th of July fireworks on this lake are impressive, the Powers Lake Yacht Club even host a Venetian Carnival - a must see - as pontoon boats get dressed up and parade around the lake competing for a winner! Sailing school for children, regattas, dinner parties, ladies tennis, all part of the Powers Lake Yach Club activities.
Lots of festivals nearby! To mention few: Country Thunder Concert (mins away), Alpine Valley summer concerts and Lake Geneva has events through out summer...
Guests may bring their own boats and dock at Huvila Finlandia's pier. Boats can be rented nearby on the lake. Ask for the info.
Any extra guests, events, parties, pets, etc, to be discussed with management with an agreement made in writing prior to booking.
NOTE: While there is a "Book it" button on the listing, we strongly recommend that you contact us first via phone or the "Send e-mail" button. We want all the guests to love their stay, so we would like the opportunity to answer all your questions and make sure it is the best fit for your party, before you make any monetary commitments.
We'd strongly suggest this well kept home to anyone considering a summer retreat with their family. We were in charge of selecting a place for two other families to join us and thus the selection needed to live up to its billing. When the other families saw the home, boat house, piers and water trampoline we knew we had hit a home run by the expressions on their faces. The main living area is large enough for hanging around the house however the deck, fire pit and gas grill were more to our liking each evening. If you have a boat or jet skis you'll appreciate the option of two piers secluded in the bay. We plan on visiting again in 2010... it's that good.
P.S. this review was copied and transferred from an expired listing
My family is from the midwest, and I live in San Francisco with my husband and four children. I wanted to have my children get to know their cousins (whom they barely see) that live in Chicago, so I booked this vacation home for our fall family celebration.
This house was ideal for us. While the grown ups were relaxing on the pier, watching the swans swim by (never seen a family of swans before), the kids would be fishing, swimming, swinging in the swings, or jumping on the huge water trampoline in front of us. The huge deck with a great view, was a wonderful place to have our cook outs even with a fire in a firepit.
The place looks nice on the website, but when we first arrived, I was blown away by how clean, greatly decorated and well accommodated for the house was. This house is a true deam lake home. Our kids loved the kids room, it gave the cousins a chance to spend a lot of time together. The early fall was lovely and now we plan to return during winter to ice skate on the lake. Thank you so much for giving my family a chance at a beautiful and affordable vacation.
Our family from Finland had the best trip the USA, visiting relatives and touring around the States. Our favorite part of the trip was our family reunion on Powers Lake, WI, at Huvila Finlandia! This charming lake home was wonderful. Ideal for us so that the relatives who have not been to Finland for longest time, could feel the relaxing scandinavian atmosphere similar to our vacation homes back in the old country. Here at Huvila Finlandia we enjoyed lakeside living to the best. Grilling, swimming, boating, fishing, bar hopping, and managed a few rounds of golf even. What a great little gem we found, just wanted to share with anyone looking for a great family getaway!
This is a spacious, immaculate and very comfortable place to stay. This property is ideal for bringing multiple families or groups of kids - there was one bunk bed room that slept all the girls we brought (6 of them between 12 and 15) and a separate house down by the lake that slept the older teenagers. The kids had a blast and it is perfectly set up for everything - from the trampoline on the lake and the diving stage, to boating, to the BBQ and making S'mores at night by the firepit. The place was perfectly equipped and the owner could not do enough to make sure we were situated and comfortable, she was very helpful. Extremely relaxing weekend, fantastic accommodation and great views of the lake from the deck and the dock. Easy walk to local pub. We'll be back!
Our family has been coming to this home about once a summer for the last 8 years, and we always have a great time. The sandy shoreline beach is perfect for children to splash around and swim. Trampoline and dock are ideal for older kids and adults to relax during the day. Every night we make a fire and roat s'mores, drink cocktails, and reminisce about our day. The recent renovations to the house make this place even more enjoyable, it looks just like the pictures, very open and bright. With Lake Geneva so close there is always lots to do. Great resturants, Apple picking, golfing and shopping are all with in 20 min. 5 min to Twin Lakes for groceries, resturants, ski show and paddleboard rentals. We love or trips here. Big thanks to Helena and her staff for maintaining and sharing this great property.
This location is perfect for friends and family to gather together. I've been many times and always look forward to going back. It's clean, decorated in Scandinavian design and welcoming. We've had large group meals in the open living/dining area, roasted marshmallows in the firepits on the spacious back deck, enjoyed the sunset while watching the kids play badminton on the back lawn. The boathouse is habitable with a fridge, sleeping accommodations and even a hand-bricked Finnish sauna. The kids spent many hours in the lake and jumping on the water trampoline. It's close to Lake Geneva and there's access to many restaurants that offer the traditional Friday night fish fry. It's offers everything it promises and is the ideal location for a Midwestern lake vacation!
The spectacular Powers Lake is located 1 hour between Chicago and Milwaukee, minutes from the legendary resort town of Lake Geneva and antiquing town of Richmond. 30 mins to Six Flags Great America Amusement Park and Gurnee Outlet Mall. There are many great golf courses and country clubs, public beaches, nature parks, festivals, lake cruises, boat rentals, shopping, restaurants, bars, night clubs, cinemas, petting zoos, horse races, , spas, country fairs, hot air ballooning, monster truck races, hunting clubs, etc, nearby. Also near are ski mountains Wilmot and Alpine Valley (summer concerts) and the famous Grand Geneva Resort, for summer and winter activities, including special a snowboarding mountain and an enormous indoor water park. Sailing, water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, leisure boating, tennis, horseback riding, biking, four wheeling, snowmobiling, windsurfing, hiking, x-country skiing, skating, swimming, etc.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£565|
No pets allowed. On very specific situations, with the agreement and written authorization from the management, some small pet may be allowed, extra fees may apply. Any extra guests, events, parties, etc, must also be pre-authorized and planned with the management, extra fees may apply.