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Rock and Lake

Cottages & Outdoors

Get your own
piece of tranquility
in Finland

finnish lakeland

Pets allowed
+ - 3 days flexible search

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. When the Coronavirus causes restrictions on travel, we can turn the reservation into a gift card. The gift card will be available until the end of the following year.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to the Soukkio, Lempi, Tiilikka, Kiviniemi, Kotiranta, Saparoniemi, Viikarinkeidas, Tervapääsky, Pääskynpesä and Honkasaari cottages: Before the holiday we will send you arrival instructions by e-mail.

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 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 : 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. Turn into the cottage yard at the yellow milk dock, and drive to the end of the road.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to Jänisniemi and Jänissaari cottages: From the south: Drive towards Mikkeli (on Highway 5) and just before Mikkeli turn to Highway 13 (sign text: Jyväskylä). Follow Highway 13 for approximately 48 km until you reach Vaimosniemi. Turn left at the sign: Vaimosniemi. Drive this Vaimosniementie for 8 km until there is a mailbox group on the left with postcode 800. Turn left and drive up the hill and you are in our yard. Drive into our yard (with a yellow main house). From here we show you the last way to the cottage. From the south: Take Highway 13 from Kangasniemi for approximately 2 km towards Mikkeli until you reach Vaimosniemi. Turn right, sig text: Vaimosniemi. Drive this Vaimosniementie for 8 km until there is a mailbox group on the left with postcode 800. Turn left and drive up the hill and you are in our yard. Drive into our yard (with a yellow main house). From here we show you the last way to the cottage.

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

REVIEWS AND BLOG POSTS about Rock and Lake cottages and activities, please, read here: reviews.

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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