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Merta 5 Persons, Lapinlahti
From €88.00 / d
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Jokiniemen Matkailuinfo@jokiniemenmatkailu.fi+358 (0)400 811 266Company id:1193426-3Merchant terms

The Merta cottage is a cosy 3-bedroom cottage that is well-suited for a small family. Built in the 1970s, the cottage has since seen further development and facelifting but has always retained the most important thing, the peace of nature. The separate wood-heated sauna offers wonderful heat that is lovely to balance out with a dip into the refreshing Lake Onkivesi. The Merta cottage accommodates up to 5 persons.

Please note that the reservation calendar automatically considers the different minimum lengths of stay that are valid at given times: generally one week in June-August and 2 nights at other times.



  • 3 bedrooms (Bedroom 1: one box-spring double bed, 140 x 200 cm; Bedroom 2: box-spring twin beds, each 80 x 200 cm; Bedroom 3: one box-spring bed, 90 x 200 cm).

  • Blankets and pillows. Use of bedlinen and towels is always included in the total price of reservation which varies somewhat depending on the number of guests.

  • The living space features a dining table for five, sofa, armchair, TV, stove-type fireplace (firewood included in the price).

  • The kitchenette is equipped with a refrigerator w/freezer compartment, electric oven, microwave oven, coffeemaker, electric kettle. Also available is a selection of cookware and tableware as well as dishwashing liquid and a dish brush.

  • WC/shower

  • Hallway

  • Terrace with a terrace set facing the lake

  • Electric heating

  • Tap water is potable


  • The cottage’s private shoreline some 20 metres away.

  • A relatively shallow sandy shore with a jetty

  • Portable charcoal grill (charcoal not included)

  • If you want to cook on open fire, bring your own pots and pans – the dishes in the cottage are not suited for cooking on open fire and may not be used for that purpose.

  • Outdoor fireplace, bench seats or log stools around the fireplace

  • The nearest cottages to Merta are the Ankkuri cottage (130 m away) in one direction and the Turo cottage (150 m away) in another direction.

A sauna out on the yard

  • Wood-heated, the firewood included in the price

  • A hot water tank on the stove, plus running cold water

  • Large water bucket, water basins and scoop, sauna pail and ladle

  • The sauna is situated about 10 metres from the shore

  • In addition to bringing your own food and drink with you, also remember to bring the following:

  • Personal hygiene supplies, toilet paper, flashlight, matches, spices and condiments, charcoal for the grill, mosquito coils. These are not included in our provision.

Keys, arrival and key handback

Upon your arrival, please check in at the reception, address Jokiniementie 62, 71910 Alapitkä (Lapinlahti). You will get the key to the cottage and instructions on how to get there. The earliest check-in time is 4.00 pm on your arrival date, and the key is to be handed back by 12 noon on your departure date.

Tidiness, after stay cleaning and waste

The guest renting the cottage is responsible for the tidiness of the rented premises during his/her stay. A more thorough after stay cleaning by the staff is included in the price, but please see to the following before checking out: Wash any dirty dishes, empty the waste bins, clear out any ashes from the fireplace and sauna stove firebox as well as their ash boxes and from the grill, separate the bedlinen from the blankets and pillows and replace any furniture you have moved. On the terrace, there’s a metal bucket for the ashes. If travelling with a pet, clean up any droppings near the cottage and remove any loose hair from the furniture.

We hope that you have the energy to sort your waste while at Jokiniemi. Put all recyclable waste materials (glass, metal, plastic, cardboard) in the designated containers by the woodshed. You will also find a mixed waste container there. Papers and combustible waste (not including materials lined with aluminium or containing metal) can be burned in the sauna stove. For biowaste, there is a designated composter by the tennis court on the way to the reception.


Pets are allowed in the cottage for extra charge 20,00 €/pet/stay. Guests travelling with pets must ensure that no loose hair is left on the furniture before they check out. The easiest solution to this is to cover the furniture appropriately upon arrival.

If your dog relieves itself in the vicinity of the cottage, it is your responsibility to clean up any droppings and take them to the forest to decompose there. Also ensure that your pet stays at your party’s cottage – any nesting birds should not be disturbed, and the neighbouring guests may not be dog people.

Reservations and related inquiries, maintenance and upkeep

To make inquiries about reservations, use of the accommodation or the maintenance and upkeep of our facilities, please contact us using the following information:

Jokiniemen Matkailu / Marita
p. +358 400 811 266