About this listing
A beautiful converted loft in Vesterbro, Copenhagen's hippest hood. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, the water and great public transport. Ideal for couples or young family.
Our flat is a 130m² loft flat, with wooden floors, white walls and all the other obligatory Scandinavian things, rounded off with a nice English touch (this means pointless objects scattered here and there). It can sleep 4 adults, and one child (please note the children's bed will fit a child up to 20kg).
There is one 'real' bedroom, and the yoga room which is made in to a bedroom with mattress on the floor (please see photos).
It is our home, unlike some of the flats on Airbnb which are only rented out and not lived in, so we expect it to be treated as a home, and not as a hotel. This also means we won't rent out to just anyone - unfortunately this isn't the flat for you if you're 6 young friends out to party.
It has a balcony that comes off the kitchen, which gets sun until about 4pm in the summer and when that’s gone, you can just mosey up the stairs to the rooftop terrace which, although shared, is practically private as no one else can be bothered to hike all the way up to the top of the building (there is no lift). The views are spectacular, so spectacular in fact that we held our wedding reception up there. There is a big gas BBQ up there which can be used by anyone in the building, just make sure you clean it after.
It has all the things you’d want; dishwasher, washing machine, gas oven, TV, stereo, wifi (100 mb), Netflix, DVD, etc.
Interaction with Guests
I like to interact with our guests a lot, whether it be through Airbnb, social networks or text message.
Because the flat is our home, we might ask to become friends on a social network in order to get a better idea of you. This of course depends on how much of an idea you give us in the first place, so please be detailed in your description of who you are :) We're not trying to spy on you, we just want to feel secure in who we rent to.
The flat is situated in Vesterbro, which is one of the 6 main districts of Copenhagen. The area is made up of 30-somethings and young families, making it a youthful yet not too youthful area. There are enough bars, restaurants and cafés to make you sick, not to mention the proximity to parks and an open harbour pool (Copenhagen’s harbour water is so clean you can swim in it).
There is a yoga studio about 3 minutes walk from us, and a CrossFit centre a 5 minute walk, or there are superb runs to be run around the water.
The flat is in an old hotel at the end of a dead-end street, which means no through traffic. At one end of the street is an ‘s-train’ station (underground/overground light railway) which takes you all over Copenhagen, and a bus stop. At the other end is a huge dual carriage way which was closed off many years ago, so only a smattering of cars use it. The central reservation has been turned into a kind of park with basketball courts, ping-pong tables, a children’s play area, and lots of grass where you can sit, eat pizza and drink beers until the cows come home.
It’s about 10 minutes walk to the main train station (the airport is 10 minutes train ride from there), and 15 minutes to the City Hall, and to the main shopping street.
Copenhagen is of course a wonderful, wonderful city. There’s even a song about it that goes something like that. Full of beautiful design, architecture and people, and with a café culture to make Parisians green with envy, it’s a city for all kinds of people. I’ve always thought of it as London stuffed into a town. It has the vibe of a much larger city, but is cosy enough to make you feel like you know it all.
There is an s-tog (s-train) station at the end of the street, and a bus stop there too. Both take you pretty much everywhere.
Other Things to Note
London and Berlin are just 90 minutes away by plane (and cheap too, what with EasyJet, Norwegian and Air Berlin), and Sweden is just a 30 minute train ride away.
No smoking indoors! You can go out on the balcony for that. If you have a pet, that's fine, just bear in mind it's 11 flights of stairs and no lift!