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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$43 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||6:00 AM|
|Check Out:||11:00 PM|
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.
Very nice appartment, very clean appartment...the building looks old on the outside, but you will have a pleasant surprise on the inside. The tenant provided with more than enough information not only about the appartment but also about st Petersburg itself. The cleaning lady provides you with the keys but does unfortunately not speak English, but she is very friendly and you can manage explaining with your hands.
The only minus point I have is that we arrived during the white nights, and there was no possibility to completely darken the rooms...because of that we could not sleep. It would be a good matter in invest in simple shades that can darken the appartment.
Our stay at Michael's apartment was great. It was a very functional and nice flat. Everything in the house was so orderly, nice and cosy. The kitchen was very well equipped. The bed linens were all clean. The location was also very nice. We really felt at home.
Michael was very helpful from beginning to end. He furnished us with every necessary bit of information before and during our stay.
I would recommend Michael's flat to anyone who would like to stay at St. Petersburg.
Very nice apartment, clean with nice Ikea design, calm environment. Fast internet. Kitchen well furnished for the good cooker, nice wine glass.
Owner available if necessary and useful.
excellent host, very attentive to every detail, clear instructions, helpful advice and very congenial attitude. location is very safe, quiet and fairly central