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).
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 mobile app called (email hidden) 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.
Ülane is super charming. Her house is located in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Tallinn; Kalamaja - Full of typical wooden houses. She was very very attentive with us, she suggested us some nice restaurants and checked by sms if we needed something...
Her place is very welcoming and we really enjoyed to stay there.
We felt completely at home.
If you are thinking to visit Tallin, don´t hesitate! 100% Recommendable.
Super super super host.
A thousand thanks Ülane, sincerely one of the best airbnb places we have ever stayed.
Irene & Jero.
Ülane was very quick to reply and helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to stay at her beautiful apartment again. Clean, comfortable, done with very good taste - wouldn't change a thing there. The Kalamaja district is a bit outside the city centre, but has many trendy shops and restaurants. If you have visited Tallinn's old town many times before, then it's definately worth to stay in Kalamaja district instead.
Ulanen kanssa oli helppo sopia avainten vaihto, joka sujui todella helposti. Asunto oli yhtä ihana kuin ennenkin ja kaapissa odotti aamiaistarvikkeet. Olin asunnossa toistakertaa, joten paikka ja ympäristö olivat jo tuttuja. Halusin vuokrata asunnon toistamiseen koska asunto on niin ihanalla paikalla Kalamajassa tunelmallisessa puutalossa. Kaikki kivat ravintolat, baarit ja vanha kaupunki on kävelymatkan päässä. Suosittelen ehdottomasti tätä asuntoa Tallinan matkaajille, jos haluavat nähdä muutakin kuin perus turistien Tallinnan :)
Ülane is a really great host! She's got a special gift to fill everything with warmth and care. And so is her pretty, tidy, cozy house filled with lots of tiny nice things, great collection of books and even an acoustic guitar) When not hosting Ülane lives in the house herself and that's why you really feel it's a home, not just a flat to rent. The house is eco-friendly with lots of wooden things and soft furniture which really gives a special atmosphere to the place. Ülane took me from the airport by car, showed everything around the house and left all the fridge with lots of food and drinks for making my staying completely happy! She also gave me lots of tips where to go in Tallinn 'like a local' and provided me with maps and all the interesting info about the places. The house is relly close to the Old Town (15-20 minutes by foot) and situated in a wonderful wooden district which gives a special charm to it. Thanx again for great holidays!
We stayed for 3 nights at Ülane's beautiful apartment. The neighbourhood is very quiet and definitely within walking distance from the Old Town. Ülane is very welcoming host and she provided us with breakfast, map and plentiful of tips! Thank you! This is a place worth of recommending for other visitors!
Ülane has such a lovely home - a great place to stay for exploring the interesting neighborhood of Kalamaja. The Old Town is close, too. And Ülane is a such a nice and organized host! She provided some breakfast stuff + a handy map with tips for me. I´d recommend this place and come again.
Together with my girlfriend Ann we want to thank you Ülane for this unique opportunity to stay in your house.
It's not our first experience to stay somewhere abroad via AirBnB service, and and we'll definitely say that Ülane gives the guest the great chance to feel from the inner side how the modern Estonian people live in Tallinn's district Kalamaja.
Very cozy and warm atmosphere guaranteed.
The best choice for a couple to spend a romantic weekend in the quite wooden house district still not far from the very centre.
And of course, many thanks to Siim for being so kind to meet us and tell all the important details!
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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.