When necessary the rescue station can host larger crowds.You can always open the doors to let the sun shine in.
Vilsandi Rescue Station
Vilsandi Rescue Station
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Vilsandi Rescue Station has without doubt one of the most astonishing views a house can possibly have. As a former but now renovated rescue station it sits right next to the sea offering some real sleep-next-to-the-sea experience.

The space

Vilsandi rescue station was built in 1874 to house a rescue team and a lifeboat. During its active years more than 40 men and a dog were rescued by the brave men of the station.
The boat took its last trip to Sweden to save locals from the Soviet regime.

In 2012 the house was renovated and declared as a national monument. It has been adapted to offer accommodation during spring-autumn season.

Guest access

Guests staying at Vilsandi Rescue Station will have access to all the amenities the house has to offer i.e. bathroom, kitchen and slip.

Interaction with guests

We are always ready to guide you through your stay in Vilsandi.

Other things to note

Vilsandi Rescue Station is situated in Vilsandi National Park.

Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

You need to comply to general rules of Vilsandi National Park.


4 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
August 2017
This was a truly amazing place, beautifully restored building and super friendly and helpful host. It is simply fantastic! What made the stay even more special though, was the care and attention that goes with it, which go well beyond what is expected. Its 3 km from the port to the house - its not mentioned in any description I read, but what a great surprise to find we had a car at our disposal for our stay. It not only made the trip to the house very easy but also exploring a bit more of the island.  The effort made by Edgar to explain things and do all he could to help was way beyond what you might expect. The lifeboat house is a truly unique and extraordinarily special place to stay, surrounded on all sides by beautiful, raw nature. The thought, care and attention to detail in the service accompanying our stay will ensure that the memories of  Vilsandi and the Lifeboat house will burn very bright for years to come, and that we will certainly be coming back. (Just one little piece of advice - the ferry to the island is small, so make sure you call up and book a place well in advance). Once again, thank you !

Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.
August 2017
Fantastic place! You'll never sleep closer to sea. All you'll see is see, sand, birds (and a lighthouse). Beds comfortable, kitchen well equipped.

Birgit User Profile
July 2016
Wonderful secluded place by the sea. Host really helpful with transport info and provides a lift from the boat to the house. Kitchen has all the basic ingredients and more. You can make nice and easy walks on the island, enjoy flowers, watch birds, swim or simply relax by the sound of the sea and the sunsets.

Karel User Profile
May 2016
A genuine jewel. Rare are places with such intensity. The price is a bit high but you get a unique experience for it. Very well functional while respecting the history of the boathouse. Good kitchen, shower and (preferably) external toilet. Touching story of the island and its current inhabitants. Attrocities committed by the Soviets are in a perfect contradiction with the splendid nature. Warm welcome and smooth communication, including practicalities such as transfer to Vilsandi (no cars allowed, few line boats). Many thanks for the magic moments we have spent in the rescue station, contemplating the birds, following the sun and thinking about Estonia.

Tallinn, EstoniaJoined in April 2015
Edgar User Profile
I like travelling and whenever possible I prefer to do it with a backpack. I see myself as an independent adventurer who loves meeting people on the way.
Languages: English, Français, Suomi, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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