The cottage is named after Aaret Vilkman, who together with her daughters' families were the longest-standing residents of VB 4.
VB 4 was probably built before the 1890s and was originally owned by the miller Pukkila. In the 1890s the house was rented to tailor Mikko Karhu (Rustholl Bear), whose wife was a relative of miller Pukkila. The Bears lived in the house until the early 1910s, when they moved out of Verla.
Aaret Vilkman moved into VB 4 after the Bears. Aaret and her daughter's families were the longest-standing residents of the building. Aaret died in 1941 and his wife in 1959. Their son Eino was killed in action in 1943. Daughter Saima lived in the house with her husband Erkki Stenberg in VB 4 until 1954.
Emma Nygren, a pensioner from the Kymi Company, the last occupant of the house, lived there for about ten years.
Repovalkea Oy is responsible for the reservation management and maintenance of the Verla cottages, which are owned and maintained by UPM-Kymmene Oyj. The sites are part of the World Heritage.
Type of cottage and yard
VB 4 Vilkman is a log cabin built before 1890. The cottage has a room, kitchen, hall and toilet and is ideal for 2 persons. Vilkman has been completely renovated in 2019.
Vilkman has a parking space for a car on the north wall and a small courtyard with a garden table and chairs on the south wall. Outdoor cooking can be done on the reservation platform on the beach about 100m downhill, which can be booked for private use.
The cottage is located on the hillside about 300m from the factory museum info. The cottage offers a magnificent view of the Verlala river and is accessible by car.
Location on Google map and photo from the road (Google Street View).
Equipment for 2 persons
Electric lighting and heating
Electric cooker and oven
cutlery and crockery for 2 persons
running water (cold/hot)
NOTE! Linen and towels are not included in the equipment/service. Please remember to bring your own.
Booking and use of the cottage
The cottage can only be booked online and the process starts by clicking on the Book button below the picture. If you wish to book multiple items, add more than one item to your basket and proceed to payment only when all the items you wish to book are in your basket.
The cottage is available to the tenant from 14:00 on the day of arrival until 12:00 on the day of departure. The tenant is not allowed to enter the cottage until the booking period starts.
Sauna 1 and sauna shift
Vilkman, Leivo, Seppä-Mäki and Verlan Uittotupa have a common sauna. Vilkman is located uphill from the sauna building. Accommodation includes 1 (one) sauna shift per day. Shifts are booked online in advance. For more information on how to book a sauna, please refer to the booking confirmation that will be sent to your e-mail address after booking.
Details of how to collect the key will be provided in the booking confirmation. The keys are located in a key box directly at the location. The tenant is responsible for the key throughout the entire period of the reservation. The key must be returned immediately at the end of the booking in the same key box from which it was collected. Any key not returned will be charged in accordance with the terms and conditions.
Cleaning, final cleaning and rubbish
The tenant is responsible for the cleanliness of the property, its grounds and any services connected with it. The cottage must be thoroughly cleaned after use in such a way that the next visitor to Verla will find it pleasant to stay there. Waste can be taken in a sealed plastic bag to the waste bin at the Society House or the museum.
Final cleaning can also be purchased as a service when booking a cottage. If the cottage is left uncleaned, the emergency cleaning fee will be charged at the current rate.
Pets are not allowed in this property.
Terms and conditions
The cottage owner is fully responsible for the entire cottage, including his/her friends. Please check the conditions before booking.