One of the most relaxing places - Saimre holiday home near Viljandi
Some holiday homes just feel more calming than others and when we visited the beautiful Saimre holiday house that is located right by a beautiful pond, both of us felt unusually relaxed.
The beautiful big windows directed at the pond, where you can observe the fish jumping out of the water every other minute, the cozy and spacious interior and a proper sound system for your favourite playlist made for the perfect athmosphere we all want in order to unwind.
Saimre holiday home next to the pond is located near Viljandi, Estonia – a mere 15-minute drive from the city center. The house was initially meant for personal use, but is now also available for guests.
The studio style house has one big room that is cleverly divided into smaller sections - an open kitchen with an island, a big dining table right by the big window, a lounge area with some couches and the TV and also a small corner with a chimney. And the corner to the right from the entrance has a nice double bed, so the house is meant for two people. On the terrace you will find a cool sitting area and a barbeque. You can access both the sauna and the pond from the terrace. Yes, the perfect layout for jumping into the pond straight from the sauna!
The sauna itself leads to a big and spacious shower room and from there you will find your way back to the kitchen again.
The pond is big and clean - perfect for swimming! And as we mentioned before - full of fish! In fact, as an additional service you can go fishing and the owner can smoke the fish for you. The smoke owen is right next to the pond. Perfect place for fish lovers! :) You will also find a picnic table right next to the house, where you can enjoy your smoked fish in the fresh air.
By the way, with all the questions you can turn to the owner: Taago +372 56572875
Since we got our vaccine the day before our visit, we sadly had to give up on the idea of having some sauna, but there will definitely be a next time! Saimre vacation home is surely one of those places that you should visit during all seasons - without a doubt beautiful during autumn and winter.
For those of you who prefer an active holiday there is a tennis court close to the house that you can rent out as an additional service as well.
By the tennis court there is the house of the hosts and a garden. Since it is a high season, we were recommended to go and fetch some vegetables if need be. Every time that I went to get some cucumber and herbs, a fluffy yellow cat would keep and eye on me and demonstrate his fluffy belly to me :)
Back to the house I mixed together a fresh summer salad while Ben was barbequeing on the terrace. What an easy way to cook!
Right before the sunset we noticed some dark clouds rolling in and were expecting a rain strom. What we got instead - a pink summer rain. The sky turned neon pink when the rain clouds rolled in front of the sunset. one of the most beautiful ones we have seen lately. Overall it seems to be that the best views in Estonia appear during the rainy weather.
On the last day of our vacation we decided to stroll around Viljandi. The Viljandi Folk festival was about to start during the following days so Viljandi was buzzing with life. We took a nice walk on the colorful main street towards the park and had a breakfast at the new lifestyle cafe Kodu kohvik.
We definitely recommend visiting this cafe since it's a lifestyle cafe meaning additionally to just having a nice meal, you will find all sorts of cool local products and everything you see in the cafe is for sale. Imagine - you're going for a quick coffee and will return with a new chair, lamp or a vase with a cool back story.
Saimre holiday home is a really cool destination during all seasons and also an awesome gift idea for those that love to fish! When was the last time you went fishing?
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Liis and Ben