If you're a backpacker by heart, you'll like my home and the neighborhood. Definitely take a (email hidden) book section. Ask any advice you might need to make your stay in Tallinn memorable, and I'm more than happy to tell you all I know :)
My place comes with a cosy feeling and total privacy, you have the flat all to yourself. The apartment is available for rent all year and the calendar is updated generally two months ahead.
Kalamaja, located next to the medieval Old Town of Tallinn (do read a recent NYT article on the district, gives you a great insight!), is considered as the most bohemian area in Tallinn where the houses are wooden, streets are quiet and all around you see actors, musicians and folks like that. Be sure to check out the guidebook I've put together, too! It lists all the best spots around Kalamaja.
My home is in the heart of Kalamaja, only 10 minutes walk from the Old Town. 2nd floor, toilet and bathroom separately. One bedroom, one living room. Fully equipped kitchen, high-speed wireless internet. Parking in front of the house (free). Please note that as this is my own place which I give for you while away - and I often am - it comes as is, don't expect a hotel room nor service :) Most suitable for backpackers, solo travelers and traveling couples. 420ers, welcome ;)
If you're visiting during a warmer time of the year I very much recommend renting a bike (can safely be kept in house) since the area is in the centre and offers great sightseeing (Old Town, Culture Kilometer by the sea, Kalamaja Park, Pirita, Kadriorg etc).
Make yourselves feel like at home. Seriously :)
Interaction with Guests
As little as you wish, as much as you need :) I'm really easy going. At times it might happen that I can't meet you but I've got these situations covered as you can also see from reviews.
I'm so biased. Everything. It's got a special thing.
Yes. You can walk everywhere in the center, but you can also take tram or a bus (5 min walk from stops).
My home is pet friendly. Cleaning is taken care of for no extra fee, more on less I go on "leave as found" and trust.
You can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beer/wine at the back yard, highly recommended. Just be mindful with noise, please.
Квартира очень удобная и комфортная. Местоположение для нас оказалось оптимальным -очень тихий район,при этом близко (10 мин) магазин,рынок и вокзал от которого еще 5 минут и Старый город. Близко остановка трамвая и сравнительно нелдалеко -порт.
It is very cozy and warm apartment. We spent excellent vacation in Tallinn. Thx to Lisette and her hospitality.
Наша поездка прошла великолепно! И во многом благодаря Лис и ее чудной квартире. Она очень удобно расположена возле жд вокзала и старого города, поэтому все наши перемещения по году были пешими. Сама квартира очень уютная и в ней есть все необходимое. Хозяйка очень радушная и гостеприимная, огромное ей спасибо за новогоднюю сказку!
We spent a month at Lisette's place in Kalamaja and were very happy with our experience. Lisette was traveling during this time so I personally did not see her, but the key transfer was nevertheless convenient and hassle-free. The neighborhood is excellent to explore both the old and upcoming parts of Tallinn. It is close to the sea and train station, walkable to the old city, and has some great local restaurants. The apartment itself was homely and comfortable, with a cosy bedroom, a decently equipped kitchen, TV (quite a few English channels!), and internet. We missed having a washer in the building/at home. Towards the end of our stay the house was quite cool in the morning. But these are minor gripes. Overall, we really enjoyed our time and definitely recommend Lisette's apartment!
Very nice apartment in a lovely area of town. Everything you need for a good time in Tallinn.
We had a wonderful time in Tallinn and really enjoyed staying in the apartment of Lisette. It was really clean, cosy decorated and good location and a nice welcome from the host.
We really enjoyed our two nights at Lisettes place and we felt very comfortable in her bohemian apartment. Unfortunately we didn't meet Lisette but the communication via text message was perfect and she gave us some recommandation and information about Tallinn. Due to its perfect location the apartment is ideal to explore the city: It is very close to a hip artists' area - Tallinns' old town and the sea is in walking distance, too. If we will ever come to Tallinn again, we will definitely contact Lisette first!