Enjoy Berlin in a quiet, excellently equipped dream studio apartment with balcony in the idyllic surroundings of Prenzlauer Berg with lots of cosy cafés, restaurants and unique shops nearby. The only risk is wanting to stay…
You'd love the airy feeling of the studio, the high stucco ceilings, the big windows and the excellently equipped kitchen with oven/microwave, ceramic glass hob, hidden hood, dish washer, extra big fridge/deep freezer and snugly bench under the window where you can watch your partner cook for you ;). The bathroom is a highlight itself with lots of shelf space for your bits and pieces, an illuminated vanity mirror, luxurious old-style faucets and radiator. At daytime the queen sized wallbed is hidden behind a folding screen in the wall unit, nearly effortlessly you'll let it down and be surprised by its comfort and snugness including reading lamps. Watch the videos on wallbedking if you don't believe it! The balcony is small but the ideal place for breakfast in summer time or a romantic dinner al fresco.
From free WiFi internet access to speakers you may connect with your smartphone, from radio to cable TV, from hairdryer to flat iron and iron board, from vacuum cleaner to toaster, citrus juicer, coffee maker and food processor to a picnic basket you'll find everything that will make your stay comfortable and pleasurable. There is plenty of storage space for your belongings in the wall units, on shelves and in the walk-in closet in the vestibule - so you can easily keep the uncluttered atmosphere if you like. But in case you are missing something - just ask!
Interaction with Guests
I'll be glad to welcome you personally, have a drink with you and show you everything you'll need to know. You may contact me at day and night in case of urgent requests.
The brand-new refurbished apartment is situated on the second floor of a listed building in a tree-lined quiet street of the charming Bötzow-Viertel in Prenzlauer Berg, close to the Volkspark Friedrichshain and many relaxed restaurants, bars and cafés.
Probably you'll have a look at G. EARTH and check the neighbourhood with streetview - taken in 2009… In the last few years the Bötzow-Viertel changed immensely and is now one of the most sought after neighbourhoods particularly on the property market.
The tram stops just a block away and takes you to Alexanderplatz, the main transport hub, or to Hackescher Markt within a few minutes. Close by you'll find a bicycle rent station.
Other Things to Note
Guests staying at least one week will be provided with another set of bed linens and towels.
For guests staying at least 12 days a cleaning up and change of bed linens and towels is included without additional costs.
If guests are staying for a month or longer this service is weekly.
Guests coming by car should apply for a guest parking license for parking their car in the street. At day time they will find a parking lot nearly always in front of the house. Without a parking license they have to feed the parking meter (1 €/hour, 16 hours/day - free on Sundays). The fee for the license depends on the length of their stay (about 35 € for two weeks). The application for the license has to be made latest two weeks prior to arrival. I'll arrange everything so they'll find their license at arrival (to be paid cash immediately).
Standard check-in time is 2 p.m. or any other meeting time I agreed. If guests do not text or call me in case of delay, my maximum wait will be 30 minutes. After that guests have to arrange a new meeting time.
The apartment is in a quiet residential building and guests should take this into account, please. Parties and dinners with other people or overnight stays of non-registered persons are not allowed if not initially agreed upon.
Guests will find comfortable laundered house socks for their use or are asked to bring their own house shoes.
The apartment is strictly non-smoking but you can smoke on the balcony, of course.
In winter, the central heating should be turned down when you are absent for a couple of hours.
On request guests are provided with 2 keys for the central locking system of the house. In the very unlikely event of finding themselves locked out, I apply a charge of 50 € for coming over (to be paid cash immediately). If I cannot come in person, I will organize a locksmith service for you that will charge you directly.
Please note that in the event of a lost key the whole building has to be re-keyed for security reasons. According to the cost estimate guests will be charged for the loss.
In summer guests are kindly asked to water the plants on the balcony daily.
I expect that guests treat my apartment thoughtful and respectful. Please note that the moderate price paid for the check- out cleaning is intended for standard cleaning and launderette. This doesn't include washing plates, cleaning of the oven, or any other issue which would require extra time. I noticed that some guests are putting back cutlery, pots and pans etc. into the cabinets and drawers not as spotless as they found all the items. It is very time consuming to check every fork and pan and clean kitchen utensils again. I really appreciate if guests have an eye on that. Any additional hour will be charged to the guests at a standard rate of 15 €/hour.
I cannot be held responsible (and therefore no refund is payable) for any failure or interruption of services to the flat, including electricity, internet connection, plumbing and water, or any damage, disruption or noise caused as a result of repair works being carried out in another part of the property.
I have no strict responsibility for property, money, valuables, jewellery etc., which you leave in the flat. So please keep all valuables with you when going out. At least make photos of valuables in the apartment which could prove they were there in case of burglary.
Jag och min flickvän hade en mycket trevlig vecka i Berlin, mycket på grund av ett väldigt bra boende. Lägenheten är väldigt fin och ligger i ett mycket bra område, lugnt med mycket restauranger och butiker. Det är också nära till alla kommunikationer för att ta sig runt i staden.
We had a fantastic stay in Barbara's apartment. The apartment is very stylishly decorated, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for your stay in Berlin! The apartment is excellently located in a lovely neighbourhood with lots of nice cafes and restaurants and it is a very convenient base from which to explore Berlin. Barbara was a fantastic host and promptly replied to any messages or questions. We would love to stay at Barbara's apartment again when we are next in Berlin!
... barbara ist die perfekte gastgeberin. sie erwartete uns mit einem wunderschönen osternest, einem gekühlten weisswein und jeder menge tipps & tricks. die wohnung? top style. wie's name und bilder sagen. ambiente, ausstattung, sauberkeit - es stimmt einfach alles. das schmuckstück ist zentral und ruhig gelegen. cafés und kleine läden - gibt's alles ums eck ...
We were in Berlin for 3 days and Barbara's perfectly appointed apartment acted as our base camp. Easy access to the tram gives you a quick way to get to all corners of the city. However, the neighborhood, while charming is fairly sleepy and family oriented. Nonetheless, we loved the time we spent here and had every possible amenity one could hope for while traveling. Thank you so much for the incredible hospitality Barbara!
Der Aufenthalt in Barbaras Wohnung war rundum perfekt! Die Lage ist super zentral, es sind jede Menge Möglichkeiten zum Essen gehen/ Kaffee o.ä. in der Nähe!
Die Wohnung ist mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht, zudem ausgesprochen sauber und ordentlich. Gerne wieder!
We have had a really nice stay in your apartment. Very clean and nice. All equipment you need. So a perfect place for two :)
Die Unterkunft bei Barbara war einfach super. Wir haben das Wochenende sehr genossen. Schon die Ankunft war so herzlich, wir wurden mit einem Glas Wein freundlichst empfangen. Die Wohnung ist so toll und gemütlich eingerichtet, wir fühlten uns sehr wohl. Die Lage ist sehr praktisch. Tolle Kaffees in der Nähe. Besonders die Haussocken haben uns so gefallen. Wenn wir wieder einen Berlin-Trip machen, kommen wir gerne wieder. Barbara ist eine perfekte Gastgeberin.
Herzlichen Dank für alles :)
Hello! I am Barbara and as you may have noticed I love to design living spaces. As a photographer and journalist for lifestyle magazines I am interested in design, literature and cooking. I speak English, a little French, less Italian but found that communication is never a big problem as long as you trust in speaking gestures.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I am looking forward to welcoming you in my stylish and comfortable apartment. See you soon, Barbara