Nestori’s Cabin

A song got its story

Nestori’s Cabin is located on a sandy beach opening to the southwest in Lake Saimaa. The cabin consists of several small buildings and can be booked from May to October.

The cabin got its name from the fact that, in the 1950s and 60s, a man called Nestori Reponen had his sauna where the cabin’s sauna now stands. Once while heating the sauna, Nestori played his accordion on the steps and a ringed seal propped itself up on a nearby rock to listen.

A song was made of the occurrence, which is famous and well-loved in Finland. Nestori’s sauna burned down in 1969. Since then, a ringed seal has been seen near the cabin at least twice.

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  • available from May to October
  • 5 small buildings (total of 43 m2 + barbecue):
    • sitting room + kitchen (15 m2)
    • outbuilding with a double room (2 bedrooms) 2 x 8.5 m2
    • sauna, shower, dressing/washing room (11 m2)
    • 2 outhouses + shed + storage room
    • barbecue
  •  4 + 2 beds:
    • 1st bedroom: 2 beds
    • 2nd bedroom: wide bunk bed for four people
  • warm water in the kitchen and sauna
  • wood-burning sauna
  • private shallow beach, perfect for children
  • 2 piers, steps from swimming, buoy for mooring a boat
  • only neighbour 300 m away
  • expansive view over Lake Saimaa due southwest


  • electricity, radiators
  • fire place
  • refrigerator
  • gas stove and oven
  • dishwasher
  • coffee maker and electric kettle
  • mixer
  • tableware for ten
  • hairdryer
  • radio and CD player, tv, dvd
  • iron and ironing board
  • gas grill
  • 3 campfire spots
  • sausage roasting sticks
  • firewood
  • rowing boat
  • canoe
  • table for cleaning fish