Green, city center, near public transport, calm, 3 rooms
Peacful and green place directly in front of smolny cathedral and gardens. We are renting a 50m² 3 rooms apartment, which was newly renovated not long time ago.
Peacful and green place directly in front of smolny cathedral and gardens. We are renting a 50m² 3 rooms apartment, which was newly renovated. For St. Petersburg - especially for the centre island it is rare to have such a green view and peacful and wonderful place without a lot of traffic including so many parks around. The area and the house is very secure as there are places like majors hall, smolny and others around. The apartment is in the last floor (5th or 4th depending how one is counting) and so always very light - but you have to walk up as the house is too small to have a lift (for St. Petersburg at the moment) - it is 4 or 5 stories. Once you are up you are above all trees and can enjoy the light and the view in the direction of Neva on the water reservoir and the yard with trees. There is also a playground in our yard including basketball facilities. We have a new small bath including a toilet, front room with closet, a living room with a kitchen and eating table, a balcony, a bigger sleeping room and a small one which we either use for working (there is a small working place) or for sleeping. There are 5 sleeping places (2+2+1) all with good and new mattresses! There are new wood floors beside in the front room and bath where we have stone tiles and a lot of new Ikea furniture what makes it quite relaxing and nice place for a St. Petersburg apaprtment. There is a lot of light but nearly no direct sun - so it is not hot in summer. You can park a car directly in the yard.
Our house is directly at Smolny Cathedral with a wonderful view on it from the front of our house. It is a very calm area (so less traffic then in other parts of the center island) where we always use to have some walk in Smolny garden in the evening - in smolny there is also majors hall. At the other side it is some steps to Taverichesky park which is a wonderful place directly in the city with water or a new skating place. Around Taverichesky there are University buildings, many embassies like the German and the Austrian Consulat and many other nice palais. Some steps from our house you find all the nesessary public transport going to the city (mostly we use busses as this is more relaxed - sometimes we use the subway/metro from Taverichesky). You will find 2 supermarkets and other shops just some steps away and around Taverichesky also nice restaurants and places to go to. In the city there are a lot of wonderful places which you can reach easily and of course there are the wonderful castles around (Gachina, Peterhof, Pushkin, ...) where you can partially go by boat or by bus or car/bus. We are normally living in Vienna/Austria but there is always somebody in St. Petersburg who will assist you in case you need something. Especially you can use a local mobile phone during the stay.
Interaction with Guests
in Russian, German or English - if needed there is always some help available
very calm and green - directly in front of the Smolny Cathedral and the majors hall - looking on a green yard and very close to the great parks of the center island and of course also nice restaurants and cafes
good connection to other parts of the city with the metro or with small or big busses
No smoking (beside in the stair case and on the balcony). No open fire in the apartment (no candles). Shoes have to be left in the front room as St. Petersburg is sometimes quite dusty and dirty. Pets only upon request.
Michael provided good information about the place, location and St. Petersburg from the beginning. We had a little problem getting the keys because of the arrangement with the lady (cleaning) who holds the key was not in the place. Except that, the place was great! Quiet, well furnished and makes you feel at home. Overall, a good experience for four days staying at the apartment. Highly recommend for those visitors who wants to stay at a safe, clean and quiet place.
I stayed one month in Michael's place and I can definitely recommend his apartment.
The flat is as described on the pictures, it is located on the last floor of a building just next to one of the best park of the city. Very quiet, bright, clean and well furnished apartment.
Michael was always very helpful from the very beginning of the booking process and provided a lot of information about the accommodation and neighborhood. Thanks Michael, hope to stay at your place again!
We had great vacation in St. Petersburg. Apartment is very comfortable and clean, also there was everything we need. Perfect location - nearby Smolny Cathedral, 20 minutes to Nevsky Prospekt. Michael is a very attentive host, his housekeeper is also very pleasant woman.
We had a lovely stay in this two bedroom apartment. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It is a short walk away from a supermarket and the lovely Tavricheskiy park. There are restaurants and bars not far from the park and also Chemyshevskaya metro.
Taxis back after hours were not too expensive.
Michael is an excellent host. He arrived for a taxi to bring us to/from the airport which was very helpful since we don't speak Russian.
Overall really loved St. Petersburg!
Great place, very clean and modern and Michael was an excellent host. Thank you for all your help.
Our stay in Micheal's apartment was great, everything is clean and functional. The apartment is also well located next to Smolny, in a safe and quiet area.
Moreover, micheal is a great host, he makes everything to have you entirely satisfied providing maps, good spots, restaurants...
The trip was perfect!!!
Very nice and comfortable apartment. The host is very friendly and helpful before and during the stay. We can recomment this apartment - especially when you are travelling with children. Thank you very much.
We are living in Vienna and renting also an apartment in St. Petersburg. My wife and me would be happy if we can share our love for the city with nice people who want to see some wonderful and interesting places. There is always somebody in St. Petersburg to help if support is needed!