About This Listing
Enjoy a real local vibe of Tallinn by staying at my little loft apartment! The place has an eco-friendly interior appropriate to the wooden houses of Kalamaja district, complete with many recycled and vintage items and a bohemian vibe.
Since the loft floor is a new addition to an old house built early 20th century I designed it using environment-friendly materials, including repurposed wood, natural plaster and clay paint on walls, tadelakt in the bathroom etc.
It has one bedroom with a double bed, a joint toilet & bathroom with an open shower and a living room with an open kitchen. Several roof windows let in a lot of natural light (when it's not the nordic winter).
I leave a light self-service breakfast for all my guests, which consists of coffee and tea, eggs, bacon and tomatoes, muesli and yoghurt as well as a selection of fruits.
If you are looking for an empty apartment that is only used as a rental property, you are in the wrong place. This is a real home with real things. My kitchen with all the dishes and equipment is at your service for cooking. There is wireless internet available in the apartment like appropriate to an Estonian home and speakers for music.
Interaction with Guests
When I am in town, I'll be happy to show around some of the less discovered sides of Tallinn, but if I am travelling or out of town, you are welcome to ask me for any advice constantly via sms or Airbnb messaging.
The surrounding Kalamaja area is a hip district with lots of creative and fun things going on. It is a perfect mix of colourful wooden houses, industrial buildings from the beginning of the 20th century, soviet remnants and plenty of art and alternative culture. There's many places not to miss – download a Like A Local Guide for more truly local discoveries in Tallinn.
My house is a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute bus ride from all the main attractions of the Old Town. The best public transport is bus number 3 that runs from various stops close to the Old Town, such as Mere pst or Linnahall. My stop is Kungla which is at the end of my block (also Kungla).
Other Things to Note
This flat is my first real home and I only rent it out for weekends, occasionally also for longer when I am travelling, but when I am not hosting I actually live there, so the place is filled with the usual personal items you'll find in someone's home. I wouldn't recommend my apartment to someone with small children because of the many small things they could swallow.
In general I am very flexible, but I expect my guests not to smoke anywhere in the house, bring along pets or party too hard that they break something.
Uläne est venue nous chercher à l'aéroport pour nous indiquer la route en voiture vers son appartement, et nous a donné toutes les informations sur sa ville et les pays baltes. L'appartement est très agréable, ensoleillé et très calme situé à 20 mn à pied du centre ville.
Merci encore Uläne pour votre accueil
Ülane's loft was perfect for us as we came for a concert and the venue was right around the corner, so we felt quite at home in "our" part of the city. The neighborhood is quiet and quaint and the place itself very pleasant and cosy. It was wonderful to have this retreat after a long day of exploring Tallinn, so much better than a hotel room could possibly be. Good beds, warm water, plenty of food in the fridge, we felt more than welcome, and the only thing we regretted was that Ülane was out of town during our stay and we couldn't meet her in person.
Asunto ylitti odotukset: viihtyvyyden lisäksi se oli yllättävän tilava ja sijainti on mitä mainioin. Saimme hyviä vinkkejä matkakohteista ja ruokapaikoista. Ülane oli erittäin vieraanvarainen ja häneen oli helppo saada yhteyttä, hän vastasi kysymyksin nopeasti. Täällä majoittuisi mielellään uudestaan.
Ülane is a very very very great host! :) Her house is situated in a wonderful wooden district which gives a special atmosphere. It's really close to the Old Town (15-20 minutes by foot) and to the big "Rimi" shop where you can find everything for comfortable living. It was a big surprise that she provided guests with breakfast, map and plentiful of tips! It was only the pleasure to stay here on the weekend because this place is very sunny, bright and clean. It was a pleasure to stay there on a rainy day, make breakfast, read some books about travelling and dream. Thank you, Ülane, for a wounderful
holidays! Hope see you again)
Die Wohnung von Ülane ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Bilder im Internet entsprechen voll und ganz der Beschreibung! Der Kontakt zu Ülane war freundlich und unkompliziert und wir fühlten uns sehr willkommen. Die Lage können wir nur empfehlen, eine schöne Wohngegend mit kleinen Holzhäusern, die momentan im Kommen ist, so dass fussläufig auch schöne Restaurants und Shops erreichbar sind. Auch die Innenstadt ist schnell erreichbar, wer es schneller möchte, ist gut angebunden mit den öffentlichen Verkehrtsmitteln. Alles super!
Though the location is kind of distant from the historical centre, it is still within the walkable range. I love the atmosphere that the room gave me. And it was extraordinary quite even in the daytime.
Ülane's loft apartment was perfect for our weekend away in Tallinn. It was nice to stay in Kalamaja too & see a bit more of the city other than the Old Town. The walk to the Old Town was around 15 minutes but there's also a bus & taxis are cheap in Estonia. The apartment is really close to the Seaplane harbour & museum, which is worth a visit. It's also close to Telliskivi creative centre which has nice bars & restaurants, as well as artsy shops. Ülane made us feel very welcome when we arrived, gave us a map and some great tips on where to eat out and what to see. We had a great stay! Aitäh Ülane!
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About the Host, Ülane
I am a founder of several travel-related businesses and a passionate traveller with friends scattered around the world. I host people in my own home when I am away on weekends, which I tend to do a lot with my family living 2 hours from Tallinn and lots of friends around the world.
I have been to more than 40 countries and couldn't travel without meeting locals everywhere I go. When at home I run culinary experiments in my kitchen, hunt for second-hand & vintage treasures or discover Tallinn's many wonderful restaurants.
I own an alternative tour company Tallinn Traveller Tours that is top rated on TripAdvisor as well as recommended by Lonely Planet and Rick Steves, publish city maps in the Baltics and Helsinki, as well as develop a travel app called Like A Local. So giving travellers a better and more local impression of places is not only my passion, but also my work.
Once an architecture wonder, now an amazing interactive museum with everything about ships and boats. See the exhibition inside or enjoy the walk on the pier with plenty of things to see.Tallinn 10415
This is a tiny bakery selling fresh bread, pastry, cookies and cake. They also serve coffee on the spot, but its often crowded and hot inside, so its better to buy your bread and enjoy it elsewhere.Jahu Tallinn Harjumaa 10415
The ever-popular bohemian neighbourhood bar that serves beer and funky house drinks. Old soviet furniture complete with a collection of vinyl records that guests are welcome to play.Soo Tallinn Harjumaa 10411
Initially built as a naval fortress this eerie building was used as a prison since 1920s, housing a lot of political prisoners during the soviet times and is now open to visitors.
A charming little creperie with good coffee, various sweet and savoury pancakes, salads and soups. They recently opened a pizzeria next door as well.Kopli Tallinn Harju County 10412
Rimi is the closest semi-decent grocery store to my house. It has all the basics, but nothing fancy like fresh coriander.
A creative complex that has become the heart of Kalamaja, featuring various bars and restaurants, lifestyle, design and vintage shops as well as offices for many creative companies.Telliskivi Tallinn 10412