$75 / night
Total guests, Nights

Mairela Retreat Cottage – Home 3375333 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Mairela Retreat Cottage – Home 3375333

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Ask about children
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Mairela Retreat Cottage offers cosy lakeside accommodation in the midst of the Finnish forest, set in stunningly beautiful surroundings, the cottage offers comfortable accommodation for up to 4 persons.

There is a lakeside woodburning sauna, a fresh water well providing the water and an outside bio-toilet. There is a rowing boat for use on the lake and many forest tracks for walking.

The cottage is especially suitable for back to nature holidays, quiet relaxation, as well as being a wonderful place for enhancing creativity and inspiration.

Walking, writing, painting, meditation and deep relaxation are very well supported by the Mairela retreat atmosphere.

Holistic healing holidays and ad hoc treatments of Reiki are also available at the cottage.

The cottage is equipped for a self catering holiday and half board accommodation is also available.

There is electric heating in the cottage as well as a beautiful soapstone fire for those who prefer a real fire. The soapstone fire is an ecologically efficient heat source, part of the sustainable ethos of Mairela Retreat.

The gardens are mainly raised organic beds growing organic herbs and vegetables both for food and herbal preparations. The surrounding forests are also rich in medicinal plants and organic mushrooms and berries.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath


  • Shared garden
  • Boat available
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Sara G.
Calendar last updated:
30 Jul 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
11 reviews

Very Good

“Healing Heaven!”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2017

-I wasn't sure what to expect from my healing holiday at Mairela Holistic Retreat and I certainly would never have expected to gain so much just from hanging around with Sara (the owner and heale… More

Response from the owner One of my favourite things is when guests discover the magic that really is here in the lakes, forest and rocks. It's a wonderful feeling to share, so thank you for the opportunity of sharing this part of your journey

“Peace Love and Happiness”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2017

Absolute gorgeous forest backdrop with an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Sara is the perfect host and extremely attentive to her guests needs. Grill House, Sauna, hiking, and more all await … More

Response from the owner Looking forward to your return visit xx

“A perfect getaway!”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2017

I had the most fantastic week at Mairela. It really is set in the most beautiful location, in the middle of the forest, right next to the lake. It was so easy to relax there, it's so peaceful. I … More

Response from the owner Can't wait to see you again xxx

“Perfect place to enjoy Finnish nature, landscape and Silence”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2016

We were welcomed by the lovely Sara in this wonderful cottage, she was really helpful and provided everything and all information we needed. The cottage was really cozy and you feel at home in a few s… More

Response from the owner Thank you guys, it really was my absolute pleasure to host such lovely people who appreciate what is here. Welcome back anytime!

“Marvellous Place for Recreation and Recovery”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2016

Mairela is the perfect place to escape daily routine and remember what life really is about. Enjoy the silence, the lake, the forest, the lovely garden, the sauna, water from the well, fire after wood… More

Response from the owner Thank you guys, I really enjoyed hosting you both! Welcome back anytime!


Reviewed 12 Aug 2016

Un peu à l'écart de la "ville" dans un cadre très sympa. Le cottage est très bien (avec une petite cuisine, une cheminée, de quoi écouter de la… More

Response from the owner Je vous remercie, il était très agréable d'avoir votre famille de rester ici I hope my google French is ok!! :)


Reviewed 31 Jul 2016

Mairela is a little piece of heaven on earth. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday modern living and truly engage and immerse yourself in nature, Mairela is the place. The magical… More

Response from the owner It was my pleasure to host you, come back soon!

“Like a dream came true for us”

Reviewed 24 May 2016

Simply amazing place and just like heaven, if you would like to experience the beautiful Finnish nature at a lakeside cottage in a breathtaking setting, with wood burning sauna, water from the well, e… More

Response from the owner It was my absolute pleasure to host such a wonderful couple and I really hope that you make it back here some day!

“Wonderful place”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

Booked through Air BnB and already written an AirBnB review. Writing a tripadvisor one as I feel the current rating is an unfair representation of the place! :) Sara was a lovely host, very accommoda… More

Response from the owner Thanks guys, it's always nice to see how pleasantly surprised folk can be about getting back to nature, mastering fire lighting and just enjoying the natural aspects of life! Really hope to see you all again some day, very welcome back anytime!

“Not all it's cracked up to be.”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2015

I stayed here for two purposes: silence and Reiki healing. The silence was good in such a remote setting. I had 1 Reiki session and withdrew from the other 14 I'd arranged. Sara talked at me for … More

Response from the owner Although this traducement has no relevance to the property listing I shall answer the points. You booked an individual healing holiday which encompasses 15 hours of one on one sessions, hardly a partner for silence and certainly not reiki healing. On the first session I explained why I didn't use forms and why that wasn't relevant, I also explained why I used my own experiences to give examples of the spiritual aspects we covered. This would be the part where you weren't listening or paying attention. I then began a very simple exercise where you close your eyes, feet flat on the floor and begin to notice your body whilst I assist you to do so. You didn't ever really take this seriously and after 20 minutes you stopped the session, said it wasn't working for you and left. Next day you came and said that you didn't want to do any more work with me. I had rearranged my care work and my voluntary work, and busted a gut getting the refurbished kitchen ready for you, plus rejecting other enquiries, so when YOU decide to stop coming to sessions I don't think a refund is required. You accepted that at the time, so what has changed since? You didn't “discover” that I didn't do the 3rd year at the UK school of Energy Healing, I told you that and my website clearly states that I studied “for some time” at the school. If you want certificates then I have them for 4 levels of Reiki, Meditation, Traditional Yoga Massage, Foot Reflexology, Business Law, Business Administration, Tax Law, Accounting, Information Systems, A level Maths and Biology, 8 O levels and a 50 yards swimming certificate! My qualifications are my successful return to health from stage 3 ovarian cancer after a life expectancy of 17%, dealing with acute depression since my teenage years, dealing with self harm, overcoming an abusive 7 year relationship, successfully navigating a 4 year stalker, nursing my soul mate through his cancer until he died in my arms after only 1 year and 3 days. If you had wanted a silent journey to and from the airport why did you specifically ask me to collect you? If you wanted silence in the car why didn't you just say so?!! If you wanted silence in the car why didn't you sit in the back? If you wanted silence why didn't you take the bus? If you wanted silence why didn't you take a taxi? It's not rocket science!!! Generally, and by that I mean everyone except for you, appreciates getting to know a little bit about the person they are staying with, places of interest along the way and an introduction to life in Finland. In my 13 years of running these holistic retreats and holidays I had never met anyone who refused to even shake my hand at the airport.....that is until you came. When I dropped you off at the airport and wished you luck with your new job you got my name completely wrong! The entire essence of your traducement reflects the very ill that you came to see me about. A classic case of anosognosia?

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