About this listing
1) If You query to stay in my home, please, introduce yourself in a request message, or fill the profile. A photo is also required (and that means Your normal photo, not the landscape's or pet's picture). I would appreciate getting to know whom I will be hosting.
2) The "House rules" are important – if You are not sure You will be able to observe the rules, I ask kindly better not to book my apartment.
3) I accept reservations only via airbnb system, so, please, no cash or other ways to pay.
4) I already offer a very good price for such quality apartment, so I am not tended to make discounts. Considering that this is not just a plastic flat made for rent, but a really beautiful house, created with attention and love. Such type apartments commonly costs twice more expensive, so the price I offer is already good and fair for what You will get.
The apartment is special and cozy, nicely designed, decorated with a personal charm and attention to a detail. It even took part in a number of advertisings – videos and photo shoots (You can see photos – the few last ones).
3 rooms, 67 square meters. Centrally located, just couple minutes to the Gedimino ave. (it's a main drag), Lukiskes square (former Lenin's square). The old part of the city is around 10-15 minutes of walk. All the comforts, dishwasher, washing machine, internet (cable and wireless access), lovely library, parking.
Best suited for 2 people, but easily can accommodate 3 and 4.
There is a boiler for hot water and shower is suited for two persons, and after there could be a need to wait around 15 minutes for another shower.
It is important to me not just to rent the place, but that You would really feel comfortable and nice in my apartment and generally in Vilnius. I always want to assist You and make You comfortable in any way I can.
Bedding and towels are provided.
Tea, coffee, etc. – also provided.
I am gay friendly and any colour, nationality, etc. people are welcome - You just have to be a nice person.
My place is family friendly, it is on the mezzanine floor (higher than first and lower than second floor), so not too many steps to climb.
The beds are pretty hard (one is hard another one little softer) – it is healthy and it is the most comfortable for me, but if You are used only to a soft bed and prefer one – I am letting You know.
Ideal check-in for me not in the morning, because I am very night person. So starting from 1 PM - is ideal, but of course, if needed, we will agree about earlier time. Check-out is possible even in the evening if other guests are not arriving same day.
Free parking is possible, but sometimes could be tricky.
A cat will stay only in the photo, but not in the apartment.
About me: I am a graphic designer and art director with wide fields of interests. Also I am animal rights activist, vegan.
P.S. In Vilnius we have very high quality and tasty water from the tap (one of best water in all over Europe cities), so I kindly ask my guests not to buy water in plastic bottles.
In general I am an environmentalist and I ask my guests to mind the environment as well: to recycle, to turn off electricity when it is useless, to boil the amount of water only what will be used, etc.
Remember – there's no planet B.
Interaction with Guests
If guests want, I will gladly meet for a cup of coffee, or show around.
Centrally located, just couple minutes to the Gedimino ave. (it's a main drag), Lukiskes square (former Lenin's square). The old part of the city is around 10-15 minutes of walk.
I am friendly, tolerant and respectful of other's privacy and property and I welcome guests who are the same.
In general: respect my home, be nice.
1) I am strict vegan and I ask kindly that meat/fish products won't be held in my house. Also smelly cheeses, onions, garlic, etc. should be held in the plastic boxes (You will find them in a refrigerator). I have sevenfold sensitive nose and I will genuinely appreciate Your understanding and respect my home.
2) Not to smoke inside!
3) If you will be using dishwasher, dishes should be rinsed before (not to put them with food remains).
4) Guests should keep the apartment neat and tidy while the stay.
I do not include cleaning lady's fee, but I have to receive back the apartment clean and neat (sure, You don't have to wash the floor, or wash the bedding - just in general good condition).
5) To open blinds every day is important, because the house is old and daylight has to get into the apartment constantly.
Thank You and I am ready to do all my best so You can enjoy the stay in my apartment. (:
Marija was an awesome hostess! We met at her beautiful apartment at the time agreed upon, she gave us a quick tour and directions for amenities and left us to explore Vilnius. We were so fortunate to have found her place, it's in a great New Town location and has everything you need for the perfect stay. The bed is SUPER comfy, Wifi excellent and kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make a full meal.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOSTING US! Vilnius is charming! So happy so see development and rehabbing of lots of old and beautiful buildings in Vilnius. We'd love to visit again!
Marija and I had good contact and she met us outside the apartment when we arrived. Short introduction to the flat, which is even more amazing in real life, and then we had the place for our own. It's located perfectly, close to communications, museums, shopping and the old town, yet aside in a lively and creative area.
The vegan chocolate we recieved as a gift in the introduction pack was the icing on the cake. I would love to come back here!
My sister booked this place for me, and my experience here was awesome! Marija was very welcoming (made us tea and left us with a few treats) and keeps her apartment beautifully decorated. She even followed up with me when she heard I had lost my passport! She can come across as a little strict/intense over the phone, but she really is very sweet and managed to coordinate back to back guests with furniture delivery in between! She is vegan, which I think is awesome, and gay-friendly, which is a huge plus for me! My friend and I felt very welcome there.
Marija has a gorgeous apartment. It's beautiful, close to the Old Town (approx 15 min walk), and very quiet and peaceful. The apartment is spacious, well decorated and elegant. Marija made us feel welcome, provided lots of information and advice and was prompt to respond to our questions. She also provided detailed maps to help us navigate our way to the apartment.
Останавливались у Марии в начале июля 2015. Сама хозяйка очень понравилась - отвечает быстро, очень гостеприимна. Приятно удивили свежие цветы на столе и печеньки с конфетами. На каждой кровати лежали милые конверты с картой, открыткой и шоколадом. С нами был ребенок - такому подарку очень обрадовался :)
Сама квартира полностью соответствует фотографиям, везде очень чисто и аккуратно. Кровати большие и удобные. Есть все необходимое - от стиральной машины, фена и чайника, до тостера, чая, кофе, льда и холодной воды в холодильнике. В ванной тоже все есть - и зубная паста, и шампунь, и кондиционер для волос.
Горячая вода - от бойлера, так что запас ее не бесконечен, но принять душ двоим взрослым хватает, а через 15 минут нагревается новая порция. Мы жили впятером (4 взрослых и 1 ребенок) и проблем с этим не было.
Квартира расположена на первом этаже, все окна выходят во внутренний дворик, так что в комнатах довольно прохладно. Для жаркого июля это было очень кстати, но в холодные сезоны, возможно, это стало бы минусом. Путешественникам, особенно с детьми, этот вопрос лучше уточнять у самой хозяйки, возможно отопление хорошо продумано.
Правила дома довольно строгие: нельзя приносить в дом мясо и рыбу, например; нужно все время следить за водой в ванной (если мыться под душем, она разбрызгивается вокруг отдельностоящей ванны, под ванной образуются лужи, которые нужно вытирать); нужно все время проветривать комнаты, чтобы они грелись и не сырели. Но все это - не потому, что хозяйка зануда, а потому что очень любит и бережет свою квартиру, и для гостей это - огромный плюс, потому что, повторюсь, в доме очень аккуратно, чисто и приятно, нет ощущения что квартиру отремонтировали и обставили, чтобы зарабатывать на ней деньги - все очень душевно и мило.
Great place, healthy atmosphere, awesome, lovely owner Marija - must visit everyone! I got inspiration for my book
We loved staying at Marija's apartment, which we found to be very clean, comfortable and stylish. Marija was really helpful and provided us with lots of information about what to see in Vilnius, where to eat and where to find groceries etc. I would definitely stay again if I were back in Vilnius!