Welcome to rent a cottage in the Finnish lake district

Spend your holiday in the peace of nature, by the lake, only an hour from Tampere and half an hour from Himos ski resort.
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How do you wish to spend your holiday?

Rent a cottage or villa where you will enjoy yourself

Fishing, mushroom picking and hiking? Sunbathing in the sun reading books and listening to birds singing? Or sauna, swimming and barbecue? What kind of cottage holiday do you like? Rent the cottage that pleases you the most and is perfect for your vacation party!

With Salkolahti holiday cottages, you can enjoy your holidays as you wish, relaxing at the cottage or hiking nearby. If you feel like popping up elsewhere, nearby are e.g. Himos and the sights of Tampere, Jämsä and Orivesi.

Rent a cottage in the winter near Himos ski resort

We have eleven cottages for rent, from a hideaway on our own island to idyllic granny cottages and traditional family cottages. One of the cottages is a high-quality log villa, which is a great base for visitors to Himos in both winter and summer. Himoksen kävijöille niin talvella kuin kesällä.

As a local family business, we are happy to answer all your questions and, if you wish, tell you more about the services and opportunities in the surrounding areas.

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Explore the cottages


This is what you have been looking for: a magnificent log villa and a beach sauna with great views of the lake! The villa for 6 people is furnished to a high standard and tastefully decorated.
The cottage has a furnished terrace and a lounge with a fireplace and a TV.


Kaunis, perinteinen hirsimökki ja uudempi saunatupa järven rannalla ovat ihan paras paikka viettää rentoa lomaa perheen tai ystävien kesken! Saunassa on mahtavaa löylytellä ja omalla rannalla ilo polskia. Kuistilla ja koivujen katveessa olevalla rantaterassilla on mukava paistatella päivää. Mökissä on sähkölämmitys ja juokseva vesi. 


Holidays in the wild, on your own private island - are you ready for this experience? The beautiful and quiet island is the perfect place to spend an ecological holiday right in the middle of nature. There are no other cottages on this private island.


Only 1 hour from Tampere and you are in a cozy cottage, by a blue lake! The freshly decorated cottage has a modern kitchen, shower and electric heating. You will get a good night’s sleep in the cottage, loft and the amazing, old salt shed.


A hideaway where you can be on your own peace, is a great way to retreat from the everyday life! The log-built sauna has its own private beach, and you can also go for fishing or rowing with the boat. In the private, sand-bottomed swimming area, you can enjoy a dip in the water while taking a sauna in the traditional sauna.


This authentic grandmother's cottage is a dream destination for a holiday by the lake, and only about an hour from Tampere. Enjoy your day in the yard or on the terrace, sauna or rowboat and admire the beautiful sunsets!


The cottage is located on a very quiet lake deep in the woods. This is the perfect place to go nature, hike, meditate, rest, bonga birds, mushroom, fish, berry pick or just explore the local countryside near Tampere.


Situated within a peaceful & beautiful pine forest on the shores of a blue lake, the cottage invites you to rest and get to know the Finnish nature and countryside. You can take a dip from your own dock and take a rowing boat to the lake. Pick berries, sauna and grill - they are the crown of a traditional Finnish holiday!


A comfortable cottage in the heart of nature, right on the shores of the peaceful Niemijärvi lake, is the perfect place to rest, fish, berry pick, mushroom pick, spot birds, hike and relax - or explore the countryside near Tampere.


A peaceful cottage in the heart of nature, on the shores of beautiful Lake Niemijärvi, is a great place to go for fishing, mushrooming and berry picking, as well as being in nature while resting, meditating and going on excursions.


A beautiful, azure cottage and a spacious, rocky beach entice you to spend a relaxing holiday. Be enchanted by the blue of the lake, soak up the sun on the pier and take a dip for a swim. Then pop in to row, taste the blueberries from the nearby forest and heat the sauna at the end of the day.


Read about our guests' experiences

Wow! What an absolutely perfect cottage experience. Sauna, swimming, barbecueing, fishing, foraging for mushrooms… Felt in touch with nature and felt amazing to disconnect here from the busy city life. Easy check in, clean cottage with heating with all the amenities you could think of and secluded for your own privacy. Could not have asked for a better experience! Thank you Mikko and Eija! ❤️

Heidi – Airbnb

This is a beautiful cabin at a perfect location. Serene and restful for us and a short break from a hectic holiday.

Richard – Airbnb

Very nice , comfortable cabin in the middle of the forest. Beautiful views, amazing nature just from the deck. Suitable for long stay – equipped kitchen, sauna, very good internet and phone coverage.

Nataly – Airbnb

We had a great time at your place. Mikko and Eija are super nice and made our days completely easy. Perfect spot to leave everything behind and just enjoy the nature.

Anna – Airbnb

Contact information

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040 120 2140
Koiviston Anttila 71, 35420 Talviainen