January is the month of resolutions, since many people all across the globe vow to get fit, or to become more successful and even simply happier. If you’re part of the resolution-making crowd, then you might be interested in learning a thing or two from the happiest country on earth, Finland.
Despite the harsh weather and the long, cold and dark winter months, Finnish people know exactly how to embrace their time spent indoors: by regularly frequenting saunas. Finland has an estimated 2 million saunas for its population of 5.3 million, which means that there’s a sauna for every three people in the country!
They think of saunas not as a luxury but rather a necessity, a warm place where they can relax and unwind after their demanding days. The health benefits of these steam baths are also important to note, greatly contributing to the overall wellbeing of the Scandinavian nation.
If you too have become interested in this fantastic experience, then you might want to take a look at this list of charming Canadian homes for sale offering access to welcoming saunas:
#1 3732 50A Avenue Crescent, Innisfail, Alberta, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, $279,900
If you thought that luxurious palaces with multi-million dollar price tags are the only ones boasting private steam baths, think again! This exceptional 4-bedroom, 4-bath home in the Innisfail real estate market of Alberta is proof that you don’t need to get heavily into debt just to enjoy access to such amenities. The detached house has quite a few interesting features, from the practical split level layout to the generous use of windows. The sauna is in the spacious basement, and it’s a new-looking wooden affair with two separate seating levels, so you and your family can enjoy some relaxing time out together.
#2 3014 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $399,900
Another fantastic property currently up for sale for less than half a million, this lovely 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in the Cathedral real estate market of Regina is set to impress. The detached house comes with interesting use of wooden elements throughout, which gives it an elegant and rather classic appeal. It is definitely an entertainer’s paradise, featuring an oversized living room, a bright sun room and a large games room in the basement. The latter boasts a wet bar, and ping pong and pool tables, as well as a modern hot tub located adjacent to the cozy private sauna.
#3 350 Monashee Road, Silver Star, British Columbia, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, $1,250,000
This elegant piece of Silver Star real estate can be found on one of the most sought-after locations in this trendy North Okanagan mountain resort. Situated right by the Silver Queen Chairlift, the evocatively-named 7-bedroom, 6-bath Eagle’s Nest provides unbeatable ski-in/ski-out opportunities. The previous owners of this gorgeous home probably knew all too well that there’s no better way to relax after a long day on the slopes than by jumping into a warm, steamy sauna. That’s probably why they’ve built rather a generous wooden one in their house! Besides the sauna, the inviting covered deck with a spacious hot tub at its heart will surely also serve as a favourite spot in this very attractive property.
#4 142 Lakeshore Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, $1,688,000
Next on our list is one of Saskatoon’s most desirable luxury homes, part of the prestigious Lakeview real estate market. This exceptional property will impress you from the first moment you step inside, with its unbelievable 6,775 square-foot interior that includes an open-concept main level with an abundance of windows overlooking well-maintained grounds and even a lake. The lower level entertainment area is equally impressive, boasting a games room, a wet bar, a home cinema, a wine cellar and a home office. The custom-built wooden sauna perfectly complements the fitness room located next door and could provide the perfect ending to your daily work-out routine.
#5 1841 Polloway Road, Thorold, Ontario, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, $2,295,000
Last but not least we have this extravagant example of Thorold real estate, the priciest property of our list. Complete with high-end finishes, cathedral ceilings, oversized windows, antique furniture and the newest appliances, even stepping into this home will make you feel like royalty. Besides its many extravagant features the home also boasts a handful of excellent leisure opportunities. Whether you like working out, swimming, playing pool or enjoying some relaxation time in the sauna, this home offers everything to its new residents—and much more!
As you can see, there’s a pretty wide selection of homes currently up for sale all across Canada that happen to feature, or have access to, inviting saunas. Which of these steam baths appeal to you most? Feel free to share your opinions with us in the comments section below and keep on browsing for more wonderful properties for sale in Canada.