City center apartment (WIFI, sauna)

Apartment - Private room · Jakobi, Tartu, Tartu County 51006, Estonia

A main guest room in a centrally located apartment with all the main attractions a 5-15 minute walking distance away (the room is private in the sense that nobody else stays there and an extra wall can be added for privacy).

The Space

I offer accommodation in a large, roomy living room of a 3-room apartment in a newly built house. Perfect for two but can also accommodate a third person. The room has WIFI internet, a huge window, a fireplace (wood for the fireplace can be found on the balcony), a gym corner, a library of coffe table books ((website hidden)) and a collection of boardgames ((website hidden)). There is a terrace in front of the living room with a patch of lawn right next to it. I can also give you the key so can come and go as you wish.

The room doesn't have extra beds, but two comfortable mattresses plus a sofa are available. Although most guests have found them to be perfect, I can also provide a third and a fourth mattress for extra comfort. Pillows, blankets and towels are also available if asked for in advance. A temporary wall is also available that can be used to split the main room into smaller areas or to create additional privacy.

The bathroom has a washing machine, electric floor heating and a mini-sauna with a bathtub, a jacuzzy, a regular shower, a programmable massage shower and coloured LED lighting. In the kitchen the guests can use a roomy refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave oven, a toaster, a steamer, a water boiler and a ceramic stove with a programmable electric oven. Since the house is situated near the edge of a hill, the kitchen and its glass-walled balcony also offer a picturesque view of the city below.

A parking lot is available for your vehicle. Parking is free, access to the parking lot is protected by a gate with a keycode and the parking lot offers the best view in Tartu. If you wish, we can also make a separate arrangement for the use of my car, which you could use to tour the city or explore the countryside nearby. Same goes for my two bicycles, which is actually the preferred method of exploring Tartu if you want to go beyond just the centre.

The fenced and secure yard around the house is lit and although the house is situated almost in the middle of the city, it is away from noisy traffic and offers peace and quiet almost 24/7. The only sounds you will hear are the singing of birds and you it is even possible to meet squirrels and hedgehogs near the house.

All the important places in the centre of the town are just a 5-15 minute walking distance away from the house. The bus stop is 50 meters, pub Krooks 200 meters, the Tartu University main building 400 meters, pub Zavood 500 meters, the Town Hall square 800 meters and Emajõgi (the river) 900 meters away from the house. I'd be happy to show you the nightlife in Tartu, help you meet local people and can take you to almost any nightclub for free if you wish.

NB! Please note that this listing is for a living room of a three room apartment. It is private in the sense that there won't be anyone else sleeping in the room, the sleeping is in a hidden corner, a temporary wall can be used to create even more privacy and the guests can have the room all for themselves, but the doors of the two smaller rooms open into the living room and sometimes the smaller rooms might be occupied.

Please inquire about availability in advance!

Guest Access

The guests will have access to a gated parking lot with free parking (the code of the gate is 7531), the main guest room, the kitchen, the bathroom and the balcony. My own private bedroom will not be accessible if I am there myself. The other private bedroom will not be accessible since there is where my flatmate lives.

Interaction with Guests

I'd love to have a friendly chat about your plans when you arrive, give you some pointers and suggestions based on your plans and help you with some tourist brochures about Tartu and Estonia in general. If I have the time, I can also take you to some of the nearby pubs and cafes or get you into a few nightclubs.

The Neighborhood

Although the flat is a centrally located, it is a very nice, quiet and picturesque neighbourhood with lots of 100+ years old wooden houses everywhere (many of them protected as part of national heritage). Right next to the house is the only Catholic school in Tartu and across the street is the only Catholic church. Towards the centre, the beautiful university main building, the Town Hall and the Town Hall square are just a 5-10 minute walking distance away and the nearby Rüütli street comes alive with the most popular pubs and bars in Tartu during the night.

Getting around

All the main attractions are a 5-15 minute walking distance away, so you probably won't need any transport if you stay in the centre. I personally prefer a bicycle for my day-to-day business and since I have two, I can rent you one for cheap, so you can use it to extend your coverage. If you are interested in shopping, then the Lõunakeskus shopping centre is the biggest in Tartu and located a 15 minute bicycle ride way.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $92 /week
Monthly Price: $356 /month
Cleaning Fee: $7
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Simple and clean living room. Not private, but cheap. So choose what you prefer. Anyway it costs its price. Bathroom a little bit dirty, as was told in previous rates. On the other hand you can use the kitchen - it's great to save the money. Apartments situated close to the city center, that's also very good. My personal opinion - for one night it's definitely good.

    March 2014
  • It is really nice apartment in new building with huge space for different activity. Apartment is close to the city center and is located quiet place. It is nice and clean and has all amenities. We like to stay with Anton. He is polite, has many interesting books and table games.

    February 2014
  • Wonderful place in the city center. All the amenities. Anton very hospitable host. We enjoyed staying in Tartu.

    January 2014
  • I booked the room for my parents, mom said there were two slim mattresses on the floor, so they slept very poorly, they had no privacy as well. On the other hand, she said the place was clean and nice, host was polite, I guess my recommendation for the host would be to simply get better mattresses if bed is out of the question..

    July 2013
    Response from Anton:

    Thank you for the feedback! In addition to the two standard mattresses, I can provide two additional mattresses for more comfort. I have now added that option also to the listing descriptions.

  • From my friend Justin: Everything said in the previous reviews I can agree to: Communication was easy & friendly, though I never met Anton. Another airbnb surfer opened the door for me. The flat is very nice, though not overly clean. The mattress was quite thin but I slept good anyway. And again, 13 € is a little much for a cleaning fee considering we were 2 who both paid it, and I only stayed 2 nights.
    It would have been nice if he had vacuumed before… And some fresh well smelling towels… Other than that, it was a good stay. Thank you!

    July 2013
  • Anton is a nice host and he has a very nice place in green surroundings - and a super 'psychedelic' jacuzi - nice - relaxed although the mattresses could be a bit thicker ;-) Alex

    May 2013
  • Our stay in Tartu was overall an mediocre experience. The "private room" was in fact the living room, and definitely didn't give the privacy we'd expected. Linewise the bathroom was disappointing, since the sink, toilet and bath wasn't clean and felt quite dirty.The futon on the floor is about 5 cm thick, but actually provided a good nights sleep.

    The very "hi-tech" shower installation functioned as a steamroom/jacuzzi, and was surprisingly nice and relaxing.

    Anton was nice and helpful, and communication before and during our stay was good.

    November 2012
    Response from Anton:

    Jeroen & Catherine - this must be a mixup of some sort. I have two listings, one for my private bedroom for when I am not in Tartu and another for the main guest room. Your expectations seem to have been for the private bedroom, yet the listing you actually booked was for the main guest room, where it stated that "The two smaller rooms are usually occupied, but you can have the main guest room. I don't have extra beds but I can provide mattresses. If necessary, temporary screens can be used to split the main room into smaller areas or to create additional privacy." All this was exactly as described - you stayed in the main guest room, I provided mattresses and a temporary wall was also available. Neither was there anyone else in the room during the night, so you had it all to yourself. Other than me preparing breakfast in the kitchen in the morning (which is a separate room and not visible from the main room), I don't see how this could not have been the privacy you were expecting, unless you made the wrong booking and were expecting a private bedroom instead.

    As for the bathroom, I am sorry about that. I did clean the bathroom before your arrival but please understand that many of the listings here are for people's homes and places where they live, so it may not always be possible to keep everything in a hotel-like condition. If a hotel room could be cleaned and kept pristine until the next guest moved in, then at someone's home it would often be quite impossible to do the same. I will keep your comments in mind though and will try to improve things in the future. Thanks for staying!

  • Anton was fantastic host and the apartment was perfect for my stay in Tartu. I was able to be independent and go in and out as I pleased. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a comfortable apartment in Tartu.

    August 2012
  • Anton was very helpful with everything we needed, the place could not have been cleaner, tidier and more comfortable. The location is also absolutely perfect. A perfect stay.

    August 2012
  • Very nice host + my stay there was very pleasant, and the apartment is very near the town center.

    July 2012
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