The apartment is situated on the two top floors of a 100 year old building, totally renovated in 2008. The standard is high with modern qualities, and the furniture and decor a mix between old and new to make it feel like home.
The master bedroom has a comfortable, 140 cm bed that accomodates two people.
On the first floor of the apartment you have: entrance, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, bedroom with double bed and a chaiselong, bathroom with shower and washer/dryer, and a large balcony with (possibilities of) morning and afternoon sun. Up the stairs to the loft you find the livingroom with a section for relaxing, one for working and one for eating. Not to forget the french balcony with an unusual view of Bergen.
Due to a steep staircase between the kitchen and the livingroom upstairs, the apartment is not suited for small children.
I am available for guests on Airbnb and mobile before and during your stay and will do my best to assist you and make the most of your visit.
If I am not travelling I will be staying at a a different address in Bergen during your stay.
The area of Sandviken gives you the best of what Bergen has to offer. Central, yet quiet and charming. You have access to all the sights and attractions of the centre, as well as different hiking possibilities in two of Bergen's seven mountains. There is a large, popular park 150 meters away. You'll find a grocery shop with fresh food, a drugstore, a 7-Eleven and a cosy café within 5 minutes (website hidden). The street view option usually shows a neighboring street, not mine.
The apartment is situated 7 minutes walk from the last stop of the Airport Express Coach at Bryggen. The nearest busstop with buses to the centre is 80 meters away, and there is one with buses going/connecting to most destinations 300 meters from the apartment.
A parking permit is necessary to park on the streets in the area. A guest parking permit costs NOK 100 per day and must be purchased in advance. Let me know if you want me to arrange this for you.
Bedlinen, towels, hairdryer, iron and ironboard provided, as well as basic toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, body lotion).
24h wireless internet access.
This apartment is my home, and I expect my guests to treat it as their own.
Respect the neighbours, no loud music or noise after 23:00.
Absolutely no smoking inside, use the balcony and an ashtray.
We spent two nights in Vanja's flat. It is very clean, tidy, comfortable and with stylish furniture. The position of the flat ist in a nice residencial area right behind brygge, very close to the downtown. She gave us useful informations to visit Bergen and answered our questions quickly.
We would recommend Vanja's penthouse without hesitation.
Vanja's penthouse is in a beautiful part of Bergen with lovely views. It is so quiet and peaceful in the area and so easy to reach the harbour and other parts on foot. The penthouse itself is gorgeous - beautifully designed and well equipped. We had a lovely time staying here, thanks so much Vanja! Although we did not meet Vanja personally, she was most excellent and responsive in her communication, gave us clear instructions and directions, organised parking permits and we always felt she was on hand should she need anything. It is a wonderful place to stay in Bergen and we will not hesitate coming back here or recommending it to others! Vanja gave us lots of ideas of things to do and see in Bergen and recommend some local restaurants/shops as well. We enjoyed exploring Bergen on foot and especially loved our time up Mount Ulriken - such gorgeous views of the city. We left just as the food festival was starting and that certainly looked delicious. We would recommend spending time in Bergen and getting the know the city, their is even more to it than meets the eye!
Vanja's place was beautiful, clean and cosy. Everything was provided for in the apartment and we had a comfortable stay there.
Very nice stay in Vanja's penthouse, The apartment was really nice, fully equipped and very comfortable.
It is located in a very beautiful neighborhood, quite near to the city center.
We had not the possibility to meet Vanja in person, but he always tried to help us and achieve that our stay were comfortable.
Although we did not meet Vanja we felt very much welcome .
Getting the keys for the apartment was no problem at all. Vanja is a very thoughtful host who had left good and clear instructions and a great deal of information for us tourists in beautiful and stunning Bergen.
She was also very generous with foods that we could help ourselves to. She had left bread, eggs, milk, juice etc. for us. We felt that Vanja really cared out us and that she wanted us to feel as comfortable as possible.
Vanja has a great apartment and was an excellent host. Her recommendation of dining at Cafe Bastant was spot on. Staying at her apartment ensured we felt like we lived in Bergen - if only for a few days. Thanks so much!
Dear Vanja. Thank you for the opportunity to live in the "heart" of Bergen, touch to the beauty of the mountains, the sky, the sea. This trip will forever remain in our memory and heart. We were very comfortable and cozy in your home. Wish you all the best in life and success in your career. With respect Irina, Olga
I am a Norwegian girl now living in my home city of Bergen, working in an NGO.
Have lived in five other countries and love travelling, cooking, photography, animals and floating in the sea.