About This Listing
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. Travertin nature stone wall for the bathroom. 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 etc,. 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 I'm 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.
Information on local transport – U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams and buses.
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German Railways, incl. online schedule; for English version see "International Guests"
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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
Should you be checking in quite late in the evening, the apartment is at the back of the building. Pulling suitcases can be quite noisy. If possible, try carrying your suitcases instead of pulling your suitcases. This way, our neighbors will be much happier :)).
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.
Please note: a new rule on non -Business travelers. 5% city tax applicable on the rental amount payable on arrival.
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!
Beschreibung genau wie angegeben. Sehr schöne Wohnung in einer schönen Ecke von Berlin. Kontakt war unkompliziert und schnell! Gerne wieder!
Everything was just perfect! Thank you!
Alles war wunderbar. Schöne Wohnung und toller Standort. Toll mit 2 neuen Bädern. Alles sehr gepflegt und sauber.
Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Zora & Thomas
Confortevole appartamento in un quartiere che offre comodi servizi di ogni genere. Mezzi pubblici a 5 min.
L'appartamento é dotato di ogni accessorio necessario ad una permanenza anche lunga.
Lo consiglio vivamente!
Asunto vastasi täysin meidän odotuksia, siisti, valoisa ja hyvin hiljainen. Varustetaso oli myöskin hyvä. Asuttiin kun kotonamme. Kaksi kylpyhuonetta oli hyvä asia, meitä oli neljä aikuista ja 1½ vuoden ikäinen lapsi. Vuokranantaja oli järjestänyt meille sekä lastensängyn että syöttötuolin. Naapuristo mukavine pienine ravintoloineen oli rauhallinen ja mukava. Kaikki palvelut lähellä ja myöskin hyvät kulkuyhteydet. Wlan toimi moitteettomasti. Menemme varmasti uudestaan!
Thank you Camilla. I am very pleased to hear that all is well at the apartment. I love this apartment and I wanted to make it more comfortable for my guests. I am pleased with the final result; despite the renovation was a real challenged.
You are a super guest yourself. Welcome anytime!
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.
Hi Pok Hay,
I have to say, that I never expected such delay especially with a professional renovation company here in Germany. The entire apartment was promised to complete in 6 weeks, starting work on the 12th of January. It ended up with 10 weeks to finally handover despite me being there in person chasing for the completion. The owner even promised that I should be there to stay in my own apartment on my return from Edinburgh on the 2nd of March. I had to find alternative accommodation. It was disastrous. I had grey hair trying to source your last minute accommodation. The promises were never kept by the builder. That was the reason why last minute I had to find you an alternative place. City tax was a recent levy on non-business travelers. I was made aware of it only when the alternative accommodation provider asked for such payment. Should you coming this way to Berlin on your next visit, do let me know. I shall be happy to offer you some special offer.
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About the Host, Terri/Yin
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.
Located at Lettestrasse No2. A small cozy cafe' serves excellent coffee at all times
Directly opposite the apartment - 2 grocers stores and supermarket and ATM machines. Whole lots of eateries also found on this street.