About this listing
A friendly cozy apartment in the heart of Berlin. Well suited for 1 or 2 people who want to cook for themselves.
****NOTE: For those who have checked this listing before, the construction is over!!! Yay and wahoo!!****
This is a very sweet studio apartment in Friedrichshain. On the first floor above the street, hardwood floors (i refinished them 3 years ago when I moved in), balcony, cute, small but fully-equipped kitchen.
***THE BALCONY IS FINISHED! For those who might have stayed here before, the seemingly endless construction is OVER: the balcony has been redone and the building repainted. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)!***
Your stay includes linens (towels and bedding) and use of a hairdryer, speaker set that you can plug a laptop or mp3 player, plants, and an amazing neighborhood.
I'd love to give the apartment to people who not only need an affordable place to stay in Berlin, but will really enjoy the neighborhood and this beautiful place to live. :) Close to U-Bahn station Samariter Strasse, Boxhagener Platz with attached Flea Market on the weekends, and lots of bars, restaurants, and funky goodness (check out the neighborhood Guidebook!)
I have dust and mold allergies: No built-in carpets and washable curtains make for an allergy-friendly experience, and we clean with natural products (mostly baking soda and vinegar). However, it's an old building and not dust-free! There is no smoking inside, but the balcony is an easy solution for that.
newly renovated kitchen/bathroom with shower and washing machine
queen-sized bed on a custom-made built-in sleeping platform
beautiful wood floors.
parking in the neighborhood is NOT free, and it's hard to find a spot! sorry! that's life in the big city i guess...
no smoking except on the balcony!
bathroom with shower +
drying rack for clothes
speakers that can be hooked up to a computer or mp3 player
stove-top espresso maker and french press
Interaction with Guests
available for questions but i don't live there while you're there.
it's a great combination of cafes, bars, parks and peace and quiet!
Close to U5 Station Samariter Str. and S42 Station Frankfurterallee.
Other Things to Note
Please don't come expecting "the hotel look"- this apartment is lived in, cozy, clean and comfortable. Not everything is spotless or brand-new- for example, it could use a fresh coat of paint. If that sounds fine for you, be welcome! If you are looking for a commercially-run holiday apartment, please look elsewhere!
Check-in (Key exchange) very flexible, generally anytime between 6 am and midnight is fine, sometimes later.
if you break anything by accident, tell me and we'll find a solution.
you can read my books, watch dvds etc as long as you take care of everything.
please check the plants and if they're desperately dry, water them!
please leave the apartment as you found it.
I'm a very free spirit with an organized life. Sometimes it's a blissful combination, sometimes it's more like a box of angry cats. I teach kids and adults yoga and dance, and I'm a freelancer, so I am very much able to structure my time as I wish, which makes me very happy. I like to take LONG trips, especially when I'm going far away (next stop: bali!) to really soak in the new place I'm going to. I also love the enforced quiet and reflection that comes with traveling alone, the test of any friendship or relationship that comes with traveling together.
I've been subletting my place ever since I moved in in 2008, and I've met some pretty amazing people. I think my apartment absorbs some of the energy of everyone who visits, and I love to host interesting people. I think it makes my home more alive.