Bright and quiet home! Kreuzberg

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Fürbringerstraße, Berlin, Berlin 10961, Germany

The Space

"Penelopes Garden" is first of all a home away from home! Facing south, no opposite building, so lots of light! - No noise, sleep with open windows
True Kreuzberg with all of its flair, but yet close to Mitte! 3 minutes from 2 subway lines (6 and 7) !!
Linen, towels and wifi included !!
Free wireless internet access!
Beautifully situated in the 3. floor of an old Berlin style building, you get lots of atmosphere, high ceilings and wooden floors! Kitchen and bedroom face south, to a large open green space with a pretty garden. you can hear birds sing in the morning and have breakfast in the sun, - right in the center of Germanys capital city! The kitchen is fully equipped, bedroom has an oldfashioned wallwardrobe and you'll get a queensize bed. We prepared thick, dark purple curtains, so you sleep as long as you like! The livingroom facing the first yard is, again, very silent and roomy. you have a comfortable sofa, hifi, cds, books, tv and fast internet access. There is a newly renovated bathroom with terracotta tiles and a bathtub. in the entrance hall you'll find a closet with everything you need in facilities, like iron and -board, towels, linen, cleaning stuff, fan, and the washingmachine you find in the cellar..
Please notice: there is no microwave! -
It's nice here, and we'd like to share it with you!
You'll be 2 minutes away from the subway 7! Line 6 runs 5 minutes from the house! From both airports the subway takes 35 minutes to our door!
We're just 2 minutes away from:
Bergmannstrasse (a well known street representing the Kreuzberg-style of life), a great markethall, many restaurants of all kinds, cafes, clubs for dancing, cute little shops,
10 minutes from the Jewish Museum, the Landwehrkanal with green meadows and restaurant ships, public pool, American Library
15 minutes from Potsdamer Platz, Friedrichstrasse with its fancy shopping area !
2 major subway lines, bus M41 to central station,
bikes can be provided, 5,- a day.
It's perfect for 2, still fine with 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids!
(matress in the livingroom) - 3rd floor german counting!

Interaction with Guests

I often find time to have a coffee with my guests, - in case they enjoy that as well, - and i love to welcome them personally, so both sides have an idea with whom you "deal". I love the exchange with travellers, and their perspective of Berlin and Germany, and it has often been very amusing to sit and talk!

The Neighborhood

What's great here? - The lively atmosphere, the relaxed people, the beautiful green meadows along the canal, the markets, the cafes and bars and restaurants, the little shops, the easy way to live, that you will certainly feel immediately!

Getting around

Getting around is easy! - numerous buses, 2 major subway lines (U6 and U7), guarantee easy access to practically all of Berlin. - 35 minutes to both airports by bus and subway. Really convenient!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $498
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a lovely stay at Patricia's apartment! The apartment was fresh, very quiet and well situated near Bergmanstrasse and U-bahn. The support and recommendations on what to eat and experience from Berlin's cultural life from Patricia were very helpful for us and made us feel welcomed and at home.

    Before our visit we considered staying at a hotel, but we were very happy to choose this type of personalized accommodation which made us feel more like guests than customers. We really appreciated the conversation and coffee with Patricia and hope to return next time!

    We warmly recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit the lovely city of Berlin!

    December 2013
  • The stay at Sunny Penelope Garden has been great! Patricia was so nice and all the family is always ready to let you feel really confortable there!
    Position is perfect, near by the underground and Bergmanstrasse.
    We hope to come back really soon.

    July 2013
  • This apartment is clean and quiet and Patricia's hospitality was fantastic!!

    June 2013
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Thanks Derek! - You'll be always welcome back here!

  • Lovely apartment and fabulous hosts. Patricia, from her kindness in having pasta and a bottle of wine ready for me when I arrived for my dinner, to helping me with train reservations, telling me the best gift shop, printing tickets, directing me to a shoe discount outlet (!) and being just the most friendly and helpful host. She even gave me a shirt of her husbands to keep the sun off when I went on long bike rides! Let's see others match that! The apartment is large, sunny, great cross breeze and very quiet. I can't imagine staying anyplace else and feel so fortunate to have found this amazing place and hosts on Airbnb.

    June 2013
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Dear Gertchen, - it has been wonderful to have you here! and i would love to host you again, - that seems clear! But is there still anything in Berlin you haven't seen?? I hope so... and wait for you! - Patricia

  • Our stay at Patricia's apartment was great, although it ended on a somewhat unfortunate note.

    The apartment itself was lovely - spacious, clean and modern. Every space is large (the bedroom, kitchen, living space and bathroom) and there is plenty of light on either side of the accommodation.

    Patricia's instructions were very helpful - her tips for eating and shopping were well used, and the area itself is a perfect base to explore Berlin.

    As for the aforementioned "unfortunate note," we were saddened to receive a rather gruff email after our departure which I felt was overly aggressive. Based on Patricia's previous reviews, I think that it is mostly an unfortunate misunderstanding, however I didn't appreciate the accusatory tone and threats of making claims to AirBNB about things that were either totally unfounded, or nothing to do with us.

    We washed a bedsheet out of courtesy, and Patricia could not find where we had returned it. Instead of simply asking us where it was, Patricia lodged a 25 Euro claim and insinuated we had done away with it. In addition, Patricia accused us of damaging the leg of the Kitchen table and wanted an explanation. We were told that the only reason a claim was not being made against us was because there was no proof that we damaged it. As I explained to Patricia, we used the table for breakfast only and there was no way we could have caused the damage. The suggestion that we had stood on it or something was totally unfounded and pretty tasteless. Had we had anything to do with the damage, we are decent people and would've told her.

    Patricia was also upset by us not emptying the bin or sorting the recycling. We did this with the best intentions, because we were not sure about the recycling system in Berlin, plus we assumed the cleaning fee was in place to cover these things. To be clear, the bin was not overflowing or anything ridiculous - it was simply no emptied from the small bin - and the recycling was left in two plastic bags, ready to be sorted.

    As I said, the accommodation itself was lovely, however the communication after the stay left us with a decidedly sour taste in our mouths.

    January 2013
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Renting out my apartment for more than 4 years now, i can say, i happens very, very seldom that i run into difficulties with guests. and if, it was mostly due to a lack of conversation. as it is here. - When Karthryn returned the key, it would have been simply smart to tell me, that they have been washing the sheet and replacing it with another one. I just found a fresh sheet on the bed, the "old one" was disappeared. replacing it cost 25 euro, and that is what a deposit is there for. (I never used this before in those 4 years !) The kitchen table's leg has a tear. The table is new. there was only one couple that has used the apt. before. Still, i thought, i will repair the table, i didn't ask for any money. i found 4 bag of rubbish. 2 big ones with paper and boxes, 2 normal size with kitchen rubbish. it might be a cultural habbit, if one leaves or takes out the rubbish. i find it a bit rude to leave 4 bags. for the recycling: The bins are on the way out, and just open the lid tells what goes where. Or, again, one could ask. --- Over all i'd say some explaining words at the end of Kathryns and Eds stay would have cleared it all and done good to all of us. Kathryn and Ed are nice people, and i wish they'll have a beautiful, exciting honeymoon journey!

  • We had a great stay at Patricia's place! The apartment is wonderful, lots of space of 2 people and the location is perfect. Communication went perfectly and Patricia was very helpful!

    January 2013
  • The Appartment is wonderful- exactly what you want, to feel like being part of this wonderful place- BERLIN!!!! Dear Patricia, thank you for the well organized and lovely welcome! Take care- Karin

    August 2012
  • We loved Patricia's apartment: the large living room with the comfortable couch, the quiet gardens on both sides of the apartment, the tasteful decoration, plenty of closet space for storage, ample natural light from tall windows, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, fresh eggs, and other items for cooking. A wonderful electric pot for boiling tea water in seconds. We felt well cared for and in beautiful surroundings. Delightful! Oh, and most of all, we enjoyed meeting Patricia and her husband, Michael. Patricia kept in close contact with us during our stay with information about events and restaurants, and taught us how to use the German washing machine--not difficult, just different from US models we're used to. We hope to go back to Berlin soon and would love to stay in Patricia's apartment again.

    June 2012
  • Our stay at Patricia's place was great! Patricia and her sister were warm and nice. They were very happy to help us, and it was a pleasure to chat with them.
    It's great to walk into a place and discover pasta and sauce, as well as wine, spices and many other things waiting there for you. The place is fully equipped and it makes the stay much more comfortable.
    It's a 3 minutes walk from the apartment to the nearest U station, and a 5-10 minutes walk to the supermarket hall, so we had everything we need.
    The neighborhood is extremely quiet, but it's still close to Bergmanstrasse, where you can find bars and restaurants.
    We only found two disadvantages of the apartment: First, it's a 4th floor apartment with no elevator. Second, we ran out of hot water quite fast, and had to wait a bit for another person to shower.
    Nevertheless, the lovely Patricia and her sister makes up for those. We would defiantly recommend our friends to stay there at their trip to Berlin.

    Patricia, miki and Manuela, thanks again for your hospitality! We had a great time :-)
    Hadar & Sahar

    May 2012
  • -Great location that's 1 block away from the metro and shops just around the corner
    -The neighborhood bar across the street, Porx, is a little gem. Rough around the edges but sweet at the core
    -Apartment is nice and clean
    -The hosts are wonderful
    -Will stay there again

    May 2012
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Deutsch, English
School
University of the Arts, Saarbrücken
Work
director in theatre and opera
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I love my garden, living with my husband, my sister and the dog. I travelled much and have seen a lot, so it's now easy to stay here, specially since it is such a beautiful spot in Berlin! My husband is an architect and photographer and we did some mutual projects in the past. I have been working in theatre as actress and director, and now I have my own studio to work with singers and actors, and do some writing as often as i find time for it. I love music and dance and when ever the weather allows it you'll find me in my garden... There is also a back yard garden for our guests to use with! - My sister and i both take care of our guests, and we love preparing a homely place for you! so you shall have a good time here!
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