Lokkero Holiday Cottage Lake Saimaa Mikkeli Finland

6 + 2 people

Lokkero is a sturdy log cabin on the shore of Lake Saimaa, Finland's largest lake, in Mikkeli. It is ideal for everyone who enjoys fishing and spending time in peaceful, natural surroundings. It is in a superb location on a slope on the side of Liiansaari island, near the open waters of Käenniemi and Himalansaari island. The large terraces have stunning views of Lake Saimaa all year round. Ringed Saimaa seals have also been seen in the area.

Environmentally friendly geothermal heating guarantees comfort in the modern cottage during the winter. A special feature of the cottage is the small wood-burning sauna, which is located in a separate building. It was built in the 1970s using wood reclaimed from an old hut and formerly belonged to Outi, the owner. Lokkero is only 500 metres from the Nuottakallio cottage so 16 people can be comfortably accommodated side-by-side. The cottage's rocky beach is superb for bigger swimmers. A sturdy set of steps lead to the shore. For visitors with restricted mobility, we recommend the Syväjärvi cottage. The cottage is suitable for visitors with allergies: pets are only allowed on Lake Saimaa in the fisherman's cabins.

"We spent a long time searching before we finally realised that the best place to catch fish was at the end of the pier!" - Visitors from Sweden



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Between midsummer week and the end of August, and at new year, the minimum rental period is one week. Changeover day is Saturday.

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The minimum rental period in the summer is one week. Arrival on Saturdays from 16:00 and departure on Saturdays before 12:00. If you are interested in renting the cottage for a shorter period, contact us at myynti@lomavakkara.fi or +358 44 243 2511. See our Instructions page for more information.

Facilities and surroundings

  • Location: Ristiina, Mikkeli. Yövesi, Saimaa. On the edge of Liiansaari island, towards the mainland
  • Plenty of space to accommodate 6 + 2 people: 2 bedrooms downstairs, 1 bedroom upstairs, sofa bed for 2 people in the living room
  • 117 m2, 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, living room, dining area, kitchen, 2 toilets, shower, electric sauna
  • Large decking areas upstairs and downstairs
  • Suitable for visitors with allergies (visitors with pets are welcome to stay at Fisherman's cabin I and II and in Vasikkahaka 
  • The cottage is heated with environmentally friendly geothermal heating
  • Built in 2006 using wood taken from the cottage's own forest
  • Plot: 2 hectares
  • Free use of a separate lakeside sauna – a small building made from wood reclaimed from an old hut
  • Grill hut with a fireplace
  • 200 m of shoreline, fairly steep rocky beach, steps leading to the beach (for visitors with restricted mobility, we recommend the Syväjärvi cottage) 
  • Parking spaces in front of the cottage

Fixtures and fittings

  • Shower, electric sauna in the cottage
  • Separate wood-burning sauna hut 60 m away
  • Fridge-freezer, electric stove, electric oven, microwave oven, toaster, coffee machine, composter for organic waste
  • Drinking water on tap, own well
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player
  • WiFi can be supplied upon request (small additional fee)
  • Fireplace, firewood
  • Vacuum cleaner, cleaning equipment, rubbish bags
  • Washing machine, clotheshorse
  • Rowing boat, pier, local fishing permits free of charge
  • Life jackets and cots can be supplied upon request at no extra charge
  • Bed linen, motorboat and personal fishing permits can be supplied upon request for an additional fee


  • For fishing enthusiasts, Lake Saimaa offers freshwater salmon, perch and pike. You can go fishing alone or with a guide. Enquire about fishing permits when you make your booking. Motorboats are available for an additional fee.
  • Canoes available i.e. from Suomenniemi Puolmatka 
  • The closest hiking trail, Orrainpolku (9.4 km), is 15 kilometres away
  • It is a short boat trip from the cottage to the Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Enquire about boat transportation.
  • For keen sauna-goers, there is a separate wood-burning sauna hut 60 m from the cottage
  • Berry and mushroom picking
  • Discover more activities in the local area >>


  • Neighbour 200 m
  • Hiking trail Orrainpolku 10 km
  • Illuminated cross-country skiing track 15 km
  • Shop 15 km
  • Restaurant 15 km
  • Pharmacy 15 km
  • Downhill ski slope 57 km Mikkeli
  • Airport 87 km Lappeenranta
  • Mikkeli 55 km
  • Lappeenranta 85 km
  • Helsinki 250 km

Instructions and Conditions

  • Between midsummer week and the end of August, and at new year, the minimum rental period is one week. Changeover day is Saturday.
  • Check-in from 4pm, departure by midday. You can clean the cottage yourself or leave the cleaning to us for an additional fee.
  • Further information about driving here, getting keys and other practical matters is provided along with the booking confirmation.
  • If anything is unclear, we will be happy to provide more information. Call us on +358 44 243 2511 or email us at myynti@lomavakkara.fi.
  • Read booking conditions

Other options for your holiday

For families, we recommend Syväjärvi (8+2 people) and Vasikkahaka (4+2), which are located 35 km from Mikkeli in the direction of Lappeenranta. The top destinations for fishing and lovers of large lakes are in Saimaa: Nuottakallio (4+4 people) on Liiansaari island in Mikkeli and Fisherman’s huts I and II (4+2 people) on the island of Lapinsalo in Savitaipale, 49 km from Lappeenranta.

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