About This Listing
Modern open plan 3 bedroom apartment located in a charming neighbourhood close to Gamla Uppsala. Breakfast muesli included and 2 bicycles to explore the city. Additional double bedroom available on request, which allows a guest party of 4 people.
Available from end of March 2014!
Located in a quiet residential area just 2,8 km from central Uppsala, I will be able to provide you with your own private bedroom for 2 people. There is also an additional bedroom available on request holding a double bed (180 cm), should there be 4 people in total wishing to stay in the apartment.
This modern 3 bedroom modern apartment (88 square meters) is on the second floor, with stairs leading directly into the apartment from the outside (no lift) and consists of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private WC room, bathroom with shower, lounge/TV area – and with that I trust that you will have everything you need in order to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Please note - since you will be sharing the apartment with me, you should count on having me around – the more the merrier, but I won’t get in your way!
• Private bedroom 1 : has 2 single twin beds ( 90 cm each).
• The additional bedroom has a 180 cm double bed available on request with the additional fee for the 2 additional guests.
•Linen and towels are included.
•Access to private toilet (WC)
•Access to bathroom and shower which will be shared with me.
•Availability of a shelf in the fridge/freezer for your own groceries if needed
•Kitchen utensils available to use freely.
•Ironing board available.
•Complimentary Tea/Coffee and a delicious Muesli mix available for breakfast to get you going!
•Your food and beverages can be enjoyed out on the terrace or at the inside dining table.
•Free high speed wireless internet (wi-fi)
•Feel free to watch a movie in the living room on Netflix or what can be found on our 10 local Swedish television stations
•Guest car park available at a nominal fee (parking meter)
•Availability of 2 bicycles so that you can get in and out of town in 10 minutes.
Interaction with Guests
As I will be living in the apartment whilst you are there, I will do my best to make your stay not only enjoyable, but hopefully also on a personal level as opposed to your regular hotel stay. If I'm not around, I can be reached either directly on my mobile/cell phone or by email which I check regularly.
What's great about the neighbourhood are the immediate surroundings with trail walks which leads directly into the forrest. . The apartment block consists of 4 apartments (2 at the bottom and 2 on top) and mine is on top ☺ . Your bedroom window faces a small forest which is simply a pleasure waking up to. 5 min walk (500 m) to the local supermarket and pharmacy and bus stop which takes you directly into the city centre in 10 minutes. Nearby, you will find Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) where the 3 large “royal mounds or barrows” (Kungshögarna) can be seen. According to ancient mythology and folklore, this would be the buriel ground of the three gods Thor, Odin and Frej. You can reach Gamla Uppsala either by foot (35 min) or bicycle or simply by taking a 5 min bus ride.
Uppsala is a university town with plenty of students and the main use of transport is by bicycle, with bicycle lanes everywhere. There is a bicycle lane which you can follow all the way from my place right into the center of Uppsala. It only takes 10 minutes by bicycle to reach the center. Therefore I have 2 bicycles available which you can use. Usage of the bicycles has been much appreciated with previous guests, and I even recommend that you use them, as you are able to see so much more of the city and it's surroundings.
You can also get into the city centre, by catching the local bus (nr 2) which takes approx 10 minutes or walk it in 30 min. Getting here from the airport, can either be done by taking a taxi ( I recommend Taxi Kurir or Taxi 100 000)which usually costs around 500 SEK or you can take the train ( around 120 SEK) into Uppsala and then take a short taxi ride (150 SEK) or even take the number 2 bus (30 SEK) close to Uppsala central station. I would recommend taking the taxi from Uppsala Central Station to my place for convenience sake.
If you are planning on spending the day in Stockholm, then you can catch the train which leaves every hour from the early morning to late night. The train ride is 40 minutes and costs 84 SEK ( March 2014). I know my way around Stockholm, since I work there, so I can give you some tips on where to go, should you join me on the ride in to work.
Other Things to Note
Food and beverages can be enjoyed out on the balcony or inside dining table.
No partying and excessive use of alcohol permitted. Please respect other guests and neighbours. Loud noises after 2200 due to flat policy are not allowed.
No pets allowed
No smoking allowed indoors. Smoking is permitted outside on the balcony.
Private bedroom 2: Additional spacious double bedroom available when a total of 4 guests book.
Carlos was quick to answer all questions prior to my arrival, and gave great advice on how to find his place. His neighborhood is quiet and felt very safe. The apartment was extremely clean and cozy, and tastefully decorated. Carlos went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and felt welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carlos as a host for any visitor.
Great stay, great host as ever, there are many reasons why we keep coming back to Carlos' place
This is a beautiful home in a suburban community, with easy access to grocery stores and public transportation. If Gamla Uppsala is on your itinerary, this is an excellent choice; Carlos lent me his bike and it was an easy 20 minutes through forests to get there. It was also easy to get down town. Carlos is an affable, courteous host who will let you try his home made soup if you ask :-) He has great stories and is knowledgable about the community. I highly recommend this location.
Carlos is a perfect host, his service and advice are precise and helpful, both in preparing, during our stay and even afterwards. Carlos is welcoming and thoughtful, he will make you feel happy.
The apartment is very comfortable and feels like home. My son especially enjoyed the sound system and huge TV-screen (Netflix)
and the gorgeous sofa.
Carlos' kitchen is well equipped and clean.
The living room is light and has plenty of room. You feel like staying indoors ;-)
The neighborhood is calm and Swedish: relaxed, spacious, safe and clean.
Carlos provided us with good bicycles to discover Upssala (a bicycle-friendly town).
We enjoyed our stay in Sweden, and Carlos and his apartment contributed largely to that! Thanks Carlos!
Second time at Carlos´ place and identical optimal airbnb-experience:
great service, impeccable coordination, spotless, convenient and comfortable place. We´re loking forward to the next time Carlos. Highly recommended.
About the Host, Carlos
I'll describe myself as an easy-going adventurer with a restless soul. Way happier when I'm busy out and about. In my 40 years, I've managed to tick off a few boxes when it comes to travelling, but many more to go. Born and raised in Cape Town,South Africa and moved to Uppsala, Sweden in 1999. As a kid, skateboarding, surfing and generally being outdoors was no 1 priority and that hasn't changed too much. I still skate with my kids and instead of surfing, I snowboard at every given opportunity. Music is another passion of mine - I've yet to find something else that can motivate me more when I need it. Thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and AirBnB seems to be the gateway of owning my very own bed and breakfast in Stellenbosch,South African 15 years from today, March 2014.
Hope to see you soon! I will be able to advise on things to see and do, both in Uppsala and Stockholm. I speak fluent Swedish, English, Afrikaans and so-so Portuguese.
Motto: Healthy body, Healthy mind!