Baker’s cottage, Star cottage, Mami&Majuri and Sauna-aitta
Attention! It is extremely important to announce if you arrive after 4p.m if you book one of these accommodations. You can let us know via telephone or email.
Have you dreamt of staying overnight in a fairy-tale idyllic courtyard in Porvoo near by the river? Now you have the chance! We rent Baker’s cottage on summer seasons (May-September) and the whole December.
This renovated 65m² Baker’s cottage for four persons is located in a cosy and pleasant courtyard by the Porvoo river.
On the first floor there is fully equipped open kitchen where you can cook breakfast for example, livingroom, toilet/shower and in the upstairs there is a big open room with a double bed and two single beds size of 2x80cm and a crib. There is also small balcony where you can enjoy the beautiful view.
Price: 175€/night (2 pers.) 195€/night (3-4 pers.) (VAT 10%)
The price includes bedclothes, towels, free wi-fi, internet-TV and the final cleaning. The breakfast is not included in the price but if you want to enjoy a breakfast you can book it while checking in for 5€ (VAT 14%)
Brief history of the Baker’s cottage
Porvoo was founded in the 14th century. All since that until the 19th century Porvoo was an important port. Consequently there has been warehouses along the river all since the middle ages. In 1760 there was a big fire which destroyed almost all of Porvoo, including all these warehouses. The rebuilding of the town started immediately after that by the merchants who were keen to restart their shipping businesses. In this building plot the main building facing the street was built in 1762-65 , while the other houses, including this, were built successively after that. This house was built in 1810. Originally, the house was rebuilt as a warehouse . However, as Finland from 1809 became part of Russia, the prerequisites for running import and export business gradually disappeared. Therefore, in 1850 a paint factory moved into the house and it was modified for that purpose. But then in 1900 the entire property (all houses in this building plot) were sold to a hardware merchant, who decided once again to change the uses of the old warehouse. Now this half of the house was rebuilt to a home with a small bakery, while the other half (along the river) was built to a public bath and sauna house. Until 1962 the sauna was in frequent use by Porvoo’s citizens. In many years the bakery was managed by a woman as a part-time business, while she also took care of the heating of the sauna and the bath waters. From 1980 the Baker’s cottage has been out of use until it finally, in 2015-2016 was renovated to be used as a self catered holiday apartment.
Star cottage (Jokikatu 8)
Star cottage is located in a lovely courtyard in the heart of the old town of Porvoo. This cute pink house looks like it is straight from the fairy-tale. In Star cottage there is a fully equipped bright and modern kitchen and dining table. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer. Apartment has a separate bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, TV, 2x toilet and shower. Pets are not allowed.
In spring 2019 there opened a new restaurant called Ranta-Aitta in the courtyard.
Price: 195€/night (2 pers.)
Mami&Majuri (Kirkkokatu 5)
Bright and tidy apartment by the charming Kirkkokatu. Apartment is located to the side of a peaceful courtyard. Fully equipped kitchen, bedroom/livingroom with a double bed and sofa-bed, TV, toilet and shower. Pets are not allowed.
This apartment is only a walking distance away from Porvoo Cathedral and old town, where all the restaurants, cafees and shops are!
Price: 165€/night (2 pers.)
Sauna-aitta (Jokikatu 24)
Romantic accomodation for two persons just by the river in a lovely cobblestone courtyard. A big livingroom/bedroom with a double bed, with a view to a idyllic countyard. Upstairs you have also a living space, TV, mini kitchen and toilet. Pets are not allowed.
From the inside you have the straight access to a dock where you can enjoy Old town’s atmosphere. The location is the greatest, straight from the gate you can go to the City hall’s lively summer market-place.
Price: 175€/night (2 pers.)
Bookable in May-September
Checking in is possible from 1 p.m at Ida-Maria (Välikatu 10) and checking out not later than 12 p.m. The staff is present in the daytime from morning to afternoon.
If you arrive after 4p.m, please let us know via telephone or email.
Phone number: +358 45 8512345