A large and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment with huge windows, street-side balcony, high ceiling and wooden floor. Un-renovated and furnished in the typical Berlin half vintage, half street-style. One half is for you, one half is for my home office, or if you want the whole pad, just ask, I am flexible. Details below, read on :) All humans are welcome here.
Your room in a large and comfortable Berlin style "Alt-Bau" apartment with a street-side balcony, high ceiling and wooden floor. One room sleeps 3 very comfortably, but the whole apartment can be negotiated for up to 5 if you ask nicely. My home office/living room is the other room, but I am happy to leave it to the right guests.
The photos show only one room, but there are two fully furnished 24 square metre double rooms with connecting French doors and balcony. One room has a double bed with a foam mattress, the other has a double spring mattress at floor level with a bed head.
The apartment is un-renovated and furnished in the typical Berlin half vintage half street-style. So you can expect the original architectural and ornamental interior style of the area, sporting a romantic amount of damage. The apartment is very cosy, a great place to curl up with a book and listen for not so distant sirens and Kreuzberg chaos. Or a perfect base from which to explore Berlin.
Wireless internet is patchy in our neighbourhood, but usually works and can be connected to all devices 24/7 at no extra cost. Dishwasher, gas cooking and heating, 2nd floor (there's no elevator, escalator or ramp), sunshine from 8am - 2pm in Summer, but the curtains will protect you if you want to sleep late. No sunshine in winter, but the room is ESE facing and gets plenty of light.
PETS & KIDS:
*This isn't an ideal space for very young children, from 8 or 9 is just fine, if you have younger ones, please ask me about your specific situation*
*Pets are welcome but I'll need to know a bit about them first*
Access all areas except for my office when I'm using it :)
Interaction with guests
I'm really happy to welcome you in my home and answer any questions to assist you with your Berlin adventure.
Though we're utterly surrounded with bars and clubs and restaurants, this apartment is a little home oasis in the Kreuzberg chaos. Thus, it's not the place for your after-party! You can hear the neighbours and the neighbours can hear you. (A little bit - you just have to be considerate about making noise in the stairs and walk gently late at night!!).
Absolutely do not bring unregistered guests into my home without permission.
When you're coming up the stairs the first time, please carry your luggage and don't talk loudly. Sound travels through the stairs and I try very hard not to disturb my lovely neighbours.
Quiet time in the building is from 10p.m. til 8a.m. Basic system to keep our house happy is turn the music down in the evenings and smoke on the balcony. To keep the neighbours happy: light feet!
It's illegal to download films and music through torrent/file-sharing software in Germany. If you have this software on your computer, make sure it is disabled BEFORE you connect to the internet at my place. The internet password is changed for each booking.
Smokers are welcome to use the balcony, it's a non-smoking indoors flat.
Kids over 7 or 8 are absolutely welcome!
Australian-born and raised, I've lived in Kreuzberg, the centre of my Berlin universe, for 10 years now and absolutely consider it home. The city is a mecca for creative and adventurous humans. I go to a concert, DJ set or live show *at least* once a week. We're so spoiled here!
I love riding my bike. Meeting for breakfast. I love work, friends, this wicked city which I still adore to explore. My desires are simple: a delicious meal, quiet moments in a busy day. To make my world a little more beautiful. All humans are welcome in my place.
Six years on Airbnb!