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Frequently asked questions & General Information

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES for cottage are 4 pm (arrival) and 12 noon (departure), unless agreed otherwise.

KEYS to cottage are provided by the owner of the cottage (unless agreed otherwise). Please drive first to the check-in place of the cottage. This is the yellow mark on the map (shown on the cottage’s description web page) and the place the driving instructions take you to. From the check-in place you’ll be escorted to the cottage where you get the key. You’ll also get a presentation of the cottage. – Please note: At the end of your holiday, the cottage key is always to be returned to the owner, unless agreed otherwise.

If needed, you can reach Rock and Lake customer service at phone number +358 50 566 0905.

“CHILD CARE FACILITIES” of cottage means that the cottage’s beach and garden are well suited for children. The beach has a gentle slope and a firm, often sandy floor, sometimes with natural sand (see the cabin description). The gardens of the Kiviniemi, Tiilikka, Soukkio and Lempi cottages by Lake Soukkio are also equipped with sandboxes.

The cottages also have a high chair, children’s travel crib and quilt, potty and step stool. The Soukkio and Lempi cottages by Lake Soukkio are also equipped with baby gates at the top and bottom of the inside staircase.

STANDARD SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES of the holiday cottages include a microwave oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster and food mixer.

COTTAGES' EQUIPMENT varies from cottage to cottage, so please check the cottage description. Generally, however, each cottage has a starter set of toilet paper and kitchen paper, and the guests renting the cottage must purchase what they need during their stay themselves. The same applies to washing products. The firewood for the fireplace and sauna is included in the rent.

TERMS & CONDITIONS. Please read terms and conditions carefully.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to the Soukkio, Lempi, Tiilikka, Kiviniemi, Kotiranta, Saparoniemi, Viikarinkeidas and Kukkosaari cottages: First drive to the owners’ place (Taipaleentie 60, Luusniemi); from there, you will be escorted to the cottage and shown its facilities.

From the south: Drive towards Mikkeli (on Highway 5) and, right before Mikkeli, turn to Highway 13 (sign text: Jyväskylä). Follow Highway 13 for approximately 40 km until you reach Vuojalahti. Turn right, sign text: Luusniemi/Harjunmaa. Follow this road (Luusniementie) for approximately 10 km, until you see a sign to the left with the text Halkokumpu/Taipale. Turn left and follow this road (Taipaleentie) for 600 metres. You will see the Rock and Lake sign on the left. Drive into our yard (with a yellow main house) and from here we will escort you the resting way to your cottage.

From the north: Take Highway 13 from Kangasniemi for approximately 10 km towards Mikkeli until you reach Vuojalahti. Turn left, sign text: Luusniemi/Harjunmaa. Follow this road (Luusniementie) for approximately 10 km until you see a sign to the left with the text Halkokumpu/Taipale. Turn left and follow this road (Taipaleentie) for 600 metres. You will see the Rock and Lake sign on the left. Drive into our yard (with a yellow house) and we will escort you the rest of the way to your cottage.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to the Hiidenkivi, Kivipuro, Kivitasku cottages: First drive to the owners’ place (Hiidenniementie 474, Kutemajärvi); from there, you will be escorted to the cottages and shown its facilities.

From Kangasniemi: Follow Road 447 for approximately 13.5 km towards Pieksämäki. Turn right to Hiidenniementie Road, sign text: Luusniemi 24. Follow this road for approximately 4.5 km. Drive into our yard (with a yellow house). We will escort you the rest of the way to your cottage.

DRIVING INSTRUCTION to the Lomapuula cottage from Helsinki: Drive 185 km on road nr E75 from Helsinki towards Jyväskylä. By Joutsa turn to right to road nr 428. It says Kangasniemi on the sign. Drive 1,5 km and turn left to road nr 616 (towards Kangasniemi). Drive 25,5 km and turn right to Puulansalmentie. Drive 4,7 km and turn right to Hösänlahdentie. Drive 1,7 km and you see a postal box with the number 170. Turn left and drive into our yard. From here we show you the last way to the cottage.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to the Sirppilahti, Salmensuu, Mäntyrinne and Eemilin huvila cottages:

From Helsinki: Helsinki-Lahti-Heinola (road no 5). Pass by Heinola in direction of Mikkeli to LUSI. In Lusi turn onto road E75/4 in direction of Jyväskylä. Drive 55 km and turn right onto road no 428 from sign posts JOUTSA/PERTUNMAA. Drive 1,5 km and turn left onto road or 616 from sign post KANGASNIEMI and drive ca 20 km. Turn left from sign post OHENSALO and drive ca 10 km. Turn right from sign post VAVESAARI and drive 500 m to the owner's house, where you get the key and further information. Have a nice holiday!

From Lappeenranta direction: Lappeenranta-Mikkeli ( road no 13 ) and drive ahead towards Jyväskylä( road no 13). Drive this road 50 km to Kangasniemi. Turn left onto road no 616 by sign posts KANGASNIEMI and drive 1,7 km. Turn right by sign post JOUTSA/TOIVAKKA (road 616) and drive 2,9 km , drive straight Toivakantie (road 4421) 7,1 km (Don´t turn to Joutsa) Turn left by sign post OHENSALO and drive ca 7 km. Turn left by sign post VAVESAAREN TILA 1023 and drive ca 500 m to our house on the hill. You get the key and further information to cottage.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to Munaniemi and Lemmenkallio: From Helsinki: Drive towards city of LAHTI (road nr 4), pass Lahti and continue towards JYVÄSKYLÄ (road nr E75 / nr 4). Drive till Joutsa and turn right to KANGASNIEMI to road nr 428. Drive 1,5 km and turn left to road 616 (sign says KANGASNIEMI). Drive 40 km and you come to a T-junction. Turn left to road nr 4421 (not towards Kangasniemi) and drive 1 km. Turn right to Seppäläntie and drive appr 6,5 km and turn left to Tiiholantie. Drive 2 km and you come to a farm with the address Tiiholantie 545. There cottage owner Mr Matti Tulla or his adult child will meet you and escort to the cottage.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to the Mäkelänranta and Koivuranta cottages: First drive to the owners’ place (Lajunpohjantie 11, Luusniemi (Kangasniemi); from there, you will be escorted to the cottage and shown its facilities.

From the south: Drive towards Mikkeli (on Highway 5) and, right before Mikkeli, turn to Highway 13 (sign text: Jyväskylä). Follow Highway 13 for approximately 40 km until you reach Vuojalahti. Turn right, sign text: Luusniemi/Harjunmaa. Follow this road (Luusniementie) for approximately 10 km, until you see a small sign to the left with the text “Mäenkyläntie” (this is 100 m after bigger/blue Taipale/Halkokumpu sigh). Turn to this Mäenkyläntie and drive 2 km. Turn right and drive 2 km more. Turn right to Lajunpohjantie and drive 100 meters and you are at the owner's house. Come inside and we will escort you the rest of the way to your cottage.

From the north: Take Highway 13 from Kangasniemi for approximately 10 km towards Mikkeli until you reach Vuojalahti. Turn left, sign text: Luusniemi/Harjunmaa. Follow this road (Luusniementie) for approximately 10 km, until you see a small sign to the left with the text “Mäenkyläntie” (this is 100 m after bigger/blue Taipale/Halkokumpu sigh). Turn to this Mäenkyläntie and drive 2 km. Turn right and drive 2 km more. Turn right to Lajunpohjantie and drive 100 meters and you are at the owner's house. Come inside and we will escort you the rest of the way to your cottage.

WEATHER FORECAST. For local weather forecast, please check here: forecast.

FROM COTTAGES by Lake Soukkio, by Lake Puula and by other lakes the nearest shops, pharmacy, cash machine, post office, liquor store, etc. shops and services are in Kangasniemi village. From cottages by Lake Kyyvesi it is either Kangasniemi or Haukivuori. For detailed and more exact information, please see the map by the cottage’s own page.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, please call 112 (no country code, just 112) and tell slow and clearly who you are, what has happened, what sort of help is needed and where it is needed. Don’t stop the call before you are allowed to. Calling 112 is free and getting the first aid (also ambulance) is free for everybody staying in / visiting Finland.

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