New Renovation!!!! This flat will have a complete makeover completion approx middle of Feb 2015!!! Start booking as from Mid Feb 2015 - 2 bathrooms 2 bedrooms 94sqmeters - now will be fantastic even for 8 pax!!! hurray! Tkx for all the support!
NEW!!!! This flat just had a new face lift! 2 brand new bathrooms, 1 of which is en-suite. New nature stone (Travertine) bathroom wall tiles. Rugged Marble floor tiles. New pictures of the renovated flat will be out soon!
Morning sun shines into the kitchen and lounge area. South facing. Located at the back building (hinter-hof). Therefore really quiet at night. Located on the 2nd floor, (not suited for disabled persons).
Living space 94 sqm, 2 spacious bedrooms, Bedroom 1 with Double bed en-suite with bath. Bedroom 2 with 2 x 3/4 single beds and a Karlstadt double sofabed. Open plan lounge with huge Double Sofa Bed. Dinning room leading to the kitchen with open plan. Sleeps up to 8 persons maximum.
All rooms are fully equipped. Towels and linen are all provided.
Full free WIFI. Towels and Linen included in the price. Fully equipped kitchen, Smart TV with DVD 3 D and Blue-Ray player. Radio. Ipod station. Washing machine and dryer. Baby cot. High Chair.
There will be items such as spices and oil, washing detergent ect,. available for your emergency use. Do replace what you have used - much appreciated.
There is a piano. This is a lovely Yamaha U1 upright piano with Silent system built in. To enable silence system, simply suppressed the middle pedal to the left. Enjoy playing, but please remember to use the silent system for after 10pm.
Interaction with Guests
Ms Elva is taking care of the apartment while we are away. She will look after all your needs and checking you in and out. Inform Elva well in advanced should you require special or need additional towels or extra pillows .....
Vibes and full of lovely cafes and bistros and boutiques with hand crafted items and Specialty food stores. I particularly like the little cafe just right of the apartment downstairs. The park right at the front of the apartment is great for summer picnic and people spotting. A fantastic children's playground. Pleasant start with a nice cup of coffee and some quiche, or full breakfast with variety of cheese selections.
Bike rental is available at the square of Helmholtz. Central, lively, yet quiet at night! The apartment is located Directly at Helmholtzplatz, lush green park right in the middle of Berlin – wonderful atmosphere. Cultural highlights of the Eastern part of Berlin. The most trendy area of the eastern part of Berlin. Individual boutiques offering Berliner designers fashion, art galleries, theatre, cafes, restaurants, bistros. Fresh bakeries. On weekends, the streets are lined with Eco, bio green market stalls offering fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables and lovely cakes selections, fresh directly from the farm. Antiquated shops passed down from generations! Endless walking pleasure to discover this place and its surrounding areas. The largest and the most popular flea-market - Mauerpark is only 10 minutes walking distance away.
Public transport is fantastic all within walking distance. Parking Disc is available for use for parking on the streets in the surrounding area (advise - in Berlin, having a car is more of a burden than convenience. If you can help it, use public transportation, I promise you will appreciate the city even more).
Getting to the airport simply via public transport or taxi cost only approx. 22 euros to Tegel (TXL) airport. To Schonefeld (SFX) airport, simply take the S-Bahn at Prenslauer Allee S-Bahn station, S9 - straight to the airport.
Superb 24 hours public transport. Only 3 U-Bahn stations from Alexanderplatz. U-2, M2, M10, S-Bahn stops at either Schonehauser Allee or Prenzlauer Allee; and Metro Bus connect to this area. 15 minutes bicycle ride to the Mitte.
Other Things to Note
Strictly no smoking in the apartment and no pets please! WIFI code provided on checking in. You are welcome to leave your books to share with other guests and leftovers can be specified to leave behind for new guests or for Elva to take with.
Do email us immediately should you left some items behind which you wish us to send it back. Postage at own cost.
Strictly NO SMOKING! There may be a cleaning charge if we need to air the apartment and washed down due to residue of smoke found in the apartment.
Should you check in late at night, please try to carry your suitcase to avoid the rather loud echo at night on wheels. We have babies in the block and mothers are not very pleased.....
No pets please as we wish to allow persons with allergies a clean and fresh apartment as promised.
Do please replace all items used in the kitchen or cleaning so that we are not run out of emergency essentials - which I am sure you appreciate that when you needed them without having to run out to get some basic convenience :-)). However should there be no such emergency items available for your use, do inform me immediately and I shall do my best to replenish the items if possible.
Enjoy this lovely apartment as you would at home!
Unfortunately, I cannot review this apartment as we did not end up staying in it - renovation work was not completed in time, which I was only told about on the day we were due to arrive. That said, Terri arranged for us to stay in the same block, in the flat above, which was just about spacious enough for seven of us, but had very dated decor - the water was only lukewarm in the one bathroom we had (we would have had two in Terri's flat), and there was only two bedrooms (not three as per Terri's flat). Building work from the apartment below woke us quite early on the Saturday morning.
The location of the apartment was good - plenty of local amenities around, with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, and the U-bahn a 5-10 min walk away. There's a great cafe over the park that has amazing fresh croissants - great for breakfast!
There is a 25 euro city tax that needs to be paid upon arrival at the apartment - it's not a big deal, but again, I was only told on the day.
As we arrived late in the evening, we took a taxi to the apartment, which cost about 50-55 euro from Schoenefeld airport for seven of us (about 30 minutes)...we took the train back on our return, which cost less than 6 euro (we went via Alexanderplatz for some touristy things, and also because we could leave our luggage there for 4 euro).
Terri and Elva were quick at responding to any queries, which was always appreciated, but it's a shame we didn't stay in the flat advertised.
The reservation was canceled 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Super appart très agréable et au calme. Le quartier est très vivant avec beaucoup de boutiques et de restaurants aux alentours. Super séjour et super accueil ! Au top !!
Elva greeted us promptly and when we had some minor issues, she immediately responded (as did the host). The place is spacious and looks pretty much as it is in the photos. The location is very quiet and in a fun area. Helmholtzplatz is very colorful, but it's a safe neighborhood with cute cafes and shops nearby. Public transportation is within easy walking distance.
Thank you June, It was a pleasure to host you. I hope your time with your family is an enjoyable one. Should you return the next time, you will find the entire place will be renovated. The new renovation will have 2 bathrooms to make guests stay more comfortable.
I wish you a wonderful New Year ahead.
L'appartement était très bien, nous étions 7 : 3 dans la grande chambre (malheureusement, le canapé lit était cassé), 2 dans la deuxième chambre et 2 dans le salon (sur le canapé lit - pas de chauffeuse dispo comme on pourrait le penser).
Petit regret, les 3 radiateurs de la salle à manger ne fonctionnaient pas.
L'appart est idéal pour 7, le quartier est très sympa avec pas mal de restos et de bars dans le coin.
D'ailleurs juste en bas de l'appart, une super boulangerie propose d'excellente pâtisserie (cheesecake maracuja notamment à 1,90€ la part !!!)
Nous ne sommes pas loin du centre.
Les hôtes sont très accueillants.
Avis très positif
La descripción del anuncio era muy correcta, la casa es lo que ves en las fotos, y efectivamente la casa es así. Es cómoda y está en muy buena zona, muy agradable la verdad. Hay un café justo debajo que la hace muy convenience y muchos restaurantes alrededor, también geniales. Está muy cerca del tranvía y del metro, lo que le hace también muy cómoda. Sin embargo hay algunas cosas que deben ser mejoradas, una y fundamental la limpieza, aunque en general no estaba muy mal había cosas como los sofás camas y las sábanas de las camas supletorias que no deben estar así, la verdad. Nos las encontramos en lugar de dobladas, hechas un ovillo encima del cubre camas...muy mala impresión, y los sofás necesitan un buen pase de aspiradora. Y dos el baño, es muy muy antiguo, y está un poquito regular, una pequeña reforma no vendría mal. Pero en fin, la casa está bien ubicada, y como vas para conocer Berlín y no estar en la casa, pues hemos estado a gusto.
Helmholtzplatz very spacious for our family of 5, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Apartment in a great location for exploring Berlin, from all age perspective - excellent restaurants nearby, plus trains/buses easy walking distance & bike hire on Letterstrasse. Elva welcomed us and responded quickly to any queries. We would definitely rebook for a return visit. Flis and family.
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I live and work in Windhoek, Namibia. I am a part-time Yoga Instructor. I enjoy travelling to exotic destinations when time permits. My all time favourite book: The Hobbit - must read. Life motto - One Life - live it well. I bought this property to have a base in Europe. I have chosen Berlin because it is vibrant, full of energy, very individual, still embrace a rather hedonistic approach to life considering it is one of the main capital cities of Europe. The sub-culture, the art-scene- poor but sexy, a village feel yet with all the fantastic facilities that a city can offer. Most of all, Berlin changes its face with every moving second, yet, Berlin remains Berlin deep at heart. Where better place than the heart of the former Eastern Part of Berlin, Prenslauerberg? East West fusion manifests itself when you least expect. Mostly subtle but from time to time, as plain as the nose on one's face. The sub-culture is usually only perceivable after a fair stay in Berlin.