About this listing
Come experience a true city feeling during your stay and enjoy the scenic walks nearby.
Free bottled water included that comes from the famous Mt. Springs of Sofia. Enjoy a tempurpedic mattress in a renovated bldg. on 4th floor w/ lift!
My flat is located in the heart of beautiful Sofia, and at a perfect starting point for sightseeing around the city. You can reach the best Sofia tourists attractions (Church of St. Sophia, Roman Rotunda, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Russian Church, Sofia Synagogue, Ivan Vazov National Theatre, National Palace of Culture, etc.) on foot in ten minutes and enjoy a wonderful walk in the historic center, which is full of Bulgarian restaurants where you can have a traditional meal.
My place is located near the Mall of Sofia and Vitoshka Stre,et which is one of the most fashionable shopping streets with cafes and restaurants and closed off to vehicles. It is full of people walking the street and is my favorite place to hang out and people watch so I highly recommend it. My neighborhood is in the center of downtown Sofia and everything is in walking distance.
Experience a Cool pad in the center of Sofia with blazing fast hi speed internet. Free bottled spring water included from the famous Mt Springs of Sofia. In addition, enjoy the comfort of sleeping in a (website hidden) mattress! It is a Recently renovated apartment on the 4th floor with an elevator. One bedroom and a guest room and living room with couch that can accommodate up to 5 people. Open space dining room and kitchen with oven, fridge, dining table, fully furnished, plates, cups, cutlery, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower, large living room, main bedroom with a king bed, second attached bedroom with folding double bed, and a couch in the living room that can sleep one. There's a wardrobe, comfy sitting chairs, desk, cable TV, Wi-Fi, iron and ironing table. Bed linen and towels included. All rooms have windows! It is Quiet in the middle of a central vibrant neighborhood, with buses, trams, and a taxi station one minute walk from apartment.
It’s the perfect place to be and LGBT friendly !
Very fast internet and if you have computer problems I run an online travel company and someone from my office can assist with any computer problem you may have. There is a desk if you need to work or there is space at my office if you prefer an office environment to work out of which is at another building on the top floor and has a fantastic view of Sofia and Vitosha, our mountain.
I have a very sweet old lady that can come clean and cook daily for 4 Euro per hour.!
A/C and Heater....I have an expensive bicycle with chain and lock that can be included for an additional 10 Euro rental per day and I can have additional bikes included from my friend who owns a bike shop. There are some free Sofia biking tours that I can recommend.
I have a black SUV that can be rented with or without a driver at a very affordable price.
Interaction with Guests
I have a friend that is a part time tour guide that can show you around Sofia during the day and can take you to some of the best and exclusive clubs in Sofia. If I'm not there to greet you, my assistant will be glad to assist you in check-in and check-out process.
This is a lovely neighborhood to enjoy the center of Sofia. Very safe and Great views and monuments to walk around.
PRIME LOCATION! No car needed for those who stay here, you can get anywhere by foot or public transport.
Other Things to Note
"Бул. Македония 19А, Апартамент 21"
"Bulevard Makedonia 19A, apartment 21."
Zip Code: 1000
Smoking Allowed ONLY outside on Balcony.
John was easy to communicate with and very accommodating. The apartment's location is excellent and the flat itself is exactly as shown in the photos; spacious, clean and comfortable. I'll certainly steer friends who are visiting Sofia to his place.
The apartment is close to the city center and as shown in the pictures. It has all what you need and it's comfortable. John was very helpful even if we did not manage to meet him.
Short stay at John's.
Big , clean flat in the center of Sofia .
He organized everything .
Anthony is was great chatting with you and sorry we were not able to meet. I will be in Sofia this weekend if you are around let me know there is a 4th of July event with the US Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce if you are around and want to join i can get you some tickets.
A great accommodating host. We highly recommend him and it is 15 minutes from Republic Square.
We did not meet John but met his friend and cleaning lady who were both very friendly. The apartment was clean and big - everything you need. The location was good, walking distance to all sites. Overall, just how described in John's post.
Had a great stay at this apartment, good location and nice big spacious flat. The host was excellent, he communicated regularly and was really helpful with everything we needed. Would recommend and I hope to come back again.
The appartment is centrally located and well furnished. It is within walking distance of all the major sites and trendy areas. John and his assistant made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. I would recommend.
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About the Host, John
I am from Austin Texas and came to Bulgaria for the first time in 1995 and decided to open up an office in Sofia in 1996 and its been great and I love living in Sofia!!! I ride my bike 2-3 times a week to Kopitoto which is where the Antena is on Vitosha our beautiful mountain next to us. I highly recommend to go to Kopitoto on Vitosha and there is an amazing view of Sofia both day and Sofia by night is great! You can take a car, taxi or ride a bike only 22 kilometers from the center.
Summer of 2012 I rode my bike with 11 Bulgarians 55 days through 11 countries and over 3,000 kilometers from Sofia to London and arrived two days before the Olympics...it was fantastic! If you need to know the best clubs and restaurants and what to do in Sofia, I am the man! :) I am in the online travel business and run (website hidden). I am traveling often and liked the idea of AirBnB and the sharing community and a nice way to meet people. I love to travel and meet interesting people, cycling and training, science and space, the internet, ecology and the sharing community. I am very liberal and an environmentalist.
You can see a cool Hookem Horns video of me when I met George Bush in Sofia:
For more info on me you can see (website hidden)_pro
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Founded TravelStoreMaker in September 2000 and serve as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Launched CenTransit an online travel portal in 2010.
Founder and President of SKAL Bulgaria which is part of SKALorg the largest travel organization in the world with over 23,000 members in 90 countries. As a volunteer, was responsible for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign for (website hidden)-founded FaceToFace Bulgaria a non-profit foundation focused on the fight against forced prostitution and sex slavery.
Founded several entrepreneurial ventures in which I was also a principal. An early pioneer of the Internet, led the marketing and development of an Internet web-based travel reservation system that was the first of its kind launched in the summer of 1995. In 1996 founded and procured investment funds for INTRANSCO Inc., an e-commerce travel company. While with INTRANSCO, I spearheaded its development subsidiary located in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 1998, in parallel with the e-commerce travel initiative, I began Intransit Solutions, a Y2K Services and IT staffing division in order to take advantage of the technical resources in Bulgaria.
In my capacity as CEO, I grew the company from a one-person organization to over 100 while developing numerous software applications in Bulgaria at a fraction of the cost that they would have taken to develop in the United States.
I owned and operated several leisure travel agencies, founded and operated a sport agency representing professional athletes and sports teams, was a principal and general manager of a semi-professional soccer team, founded and operated a lawn maintenance and landscaping company, and founded and operated an import-export company. I have extensive experience in the information technology industry, international business, public relations, developing partnership/strategic relationships, and the travel industry.