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, muesli and yoghurt, eggs, bacon and tomatoes (or sandwich stuff) 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 that I leave only for weekends, normally I just live there. 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. Also, it's right outside of paid parking area, so it's great for people travelling by car.
However, it's not for everyone. Houses here are mostly about 80-100 years old and each has its own quirks – so if you want perfection and like everything brand new you probably shouldn't stay in Kalamaja. For those that are into the atmosphere there are many places not to miss if you're looking for a real local experience – 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 (check my calendar for details), 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 or break.
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.