47 m² / 2 Rooms / up to 4 Persons / very quiet apartment on the ground floor / 2 Single beds, 1 comfortable sofa-bed (160 cm wide)
Apartment offers: High Speed Internet, TV, DVD, HIFI, Washing Machine, Dishwasher
This apartment is truly unique.
It is located very centrally on the border between the fashionable districts of Mitte and Friedrichshain. The Alexanderplatz is an easy 15 minutes’ walk or two U-Bahn stations away.
The building, a renovated Washhouse of the most magnificent building on the famous Karl Marx Allee (Block C-Sued), is situated on a huge park-like estate.
The lush garden is shielded from the hustle and bustle of the city by the surrounding architecture and with its large old trees provides a uniquely idyllic retreat after an exciting day in the city.
The building has been designed as a low-energy building and constructed according to the highest ecological standards. Premium quality materials and details, such as solid oak flooring, oak windows with triple glazing and clay plastered interior walls provide a healthy living environment and a comfortable atmosphere.
This loft-like apartment is generously furnished (LED flat-screen TV, DVD player, HIFi etc.), comes with a fully equipped modern kitchen, a bedroom for two persons and a spacious living room with a top of the range German-made sofabed that converts into a very comfortable bed for two (160 cm wide and 200 cm long). The bedroom can be completely separated from the rest of the apartment by a large sliding-door. The ceiling height is a generous 3,50 m.
The interior furniture and fittings, have been carefully selected with a view to providing a healthy living environment.
Towels, linen and extra large comforters (220 x 150 cm each) are provided.
The bathroom contains a flush-to-floor shower, WC and washbasin.
Washing mashines and dryers are available in the building.
Parking your car is easy, as the apartment disposes of its own parking space on the premises.
Public transport can be reached by foot via the Ostbahnhof train station and the Straussberger Platz U-Bahn station (both approx. 400 m from the building).
The Ostbahnhof train station gives easy access to the German high speed rail net, the Berlin S-Bahn system as well as both Berlin airports.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$26 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$1858 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I recommend this apartment as a short-term rental ONLY!
1) The apartment is beautiful and looks exactly as pictured. The kitchen is well-equipped (although there is no microwave).
2) The place is well-located between a major S-bahn and a U-bahn station (although closer to the U-bahn), both of which are walking distance and have quick connections to the city center.
3) It is a great place if you plan to get up early, be out all day and want a quiet place to lay your head at night for about a week (I would not recommend for much longer, see below).
4) Also, quiet hours are observed (10pm-7am). You are almost guaranteed a good night's sleep if this time frame happens to be your bedtime.
The NOT so positive:
1) Upon arrival I was shown the damages to the unit that renters before had caused. (This point is important later)
2) While a building with balconies was shown in the picture, this apartment has no access to a balcony or patio. To be clear, you are renting an apartment and the right to use the washer/dryer, parking lot and front lawn. The side and back yards are off limits for privacy reasons.
3) I stayed for about one month. I do NOT recommend this rental as a long-term rental for the following reasons:
a) Despite there being no house rules at the time of my rental, the owners HIGHLY discourage gatherings in the unit (small OR large). A reason cited was the damage caused to the unit by OTHERS who rented from them in the past. For someone who stays in Berlin alone for about a month, this is very isolating and lonely! I'm NOT a party person, but inviting friends over for a nice, small gathering (for eating and talking with every intention to end before 10pm, in accordance with quiet hours) is something I would have enjoyed and is one reason I spent so much money to have a place by myself. The apartment has eight places to sit (not including the bed) and plenty of floor space for standing. This restriction made the place feel uncomfortable for a long-term stay.
b) Upon arrival, I was told that towels are changed once a week and linens are changed once every two weeks. However, there was no schedule to do this. I had to call or write an e-mail to make an appointment to get this done. Sometimes reaching someone was a hassle.
c) Cleaning supplies were locked away!
d) A family lives in the building. Around 8:30 on weekday mornings, I could hear the children in the hallway.
e) There is a playground and a school very close by. It can be very noisy during the morning and daytime during school hours.
f) The wait times for the washers can be long because the family that lives in the building does laundry frequently.
g) There was no full-length mirror in the apartment.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Gerrit and Arnd's apartment. The building itself is extraordinary: totally unique in appearance, set back from the street, and surrounded by plenty of green space.
The apartment was spacious, clean and exceptionally well-designed - and the bathroom was by far the best of anywhere we've stayed!
All in all, a fantastic trip!
Great apartment, cosy and bright, it looks the same in real that in the pictures. Quiet and well located you will enjoy to reach all the best areas around with the U 5 min walking.
Wonderful apartment with ideal location. Very quiet, yet located within a few steps of major street (Karl Marx Allee). Easy walk to Berlin Ostbahnhof and U-bahn stop. Gerrit and Arnd were very responsive and professional and quite helpful with my many questions. I look forward to staying here again when I return to Berlin.
Great place to stay! Comfortable, bright, trendy and fully equipped apartment with very high "Berlin style" ceilings which make it seem huge. Located in a nice and quiet neighborhood, close to Alexanderplatz and closer to Strausberger Platz metro station and Berlin Ostbahnhof train station. Gerrit is very kind and helpful providing us with all the information. We will recommend this place to our friends without hesitation.
The apartment is roomy, and modern. Kitchen is very functional. Washer and dryer are in the building and easy to use. The East Train Station (Ostbahnhof) is about half a mile away with links everywhere. Arnd lives in the same building and was very responsive to our queries.
I would go back.
I stayed in this amazing apartment for two nights. The design is very new, modern and clean. I didn't meet Arnd, as he was away from Berlin. When I called him, he was also very helpful. And Gerrit, who is Arnd's brother, welcomed me and he was a very friendly host. Although we didn't talk that much on the first day as it was very late, but we had a little chat on the last day. A nice person to talk with.
The villa is actually surrounded by some tall apartment buildings, so it's super quiet for the rest! Huge parking space as well! They have many different types of apartments for you within one big villa, which they also live inside. A great place for long and short stays. Please check their website: (website hidden). You can find all the information there.
Definitely recommend people to go there. If I visit Berlin again, I will come back here for sure!
I had a great stay at the loft-apartment in gardenhouse, and would definitely come back next time I am in Berlin.
The photos and descriptions were 100% accurate - it really is a designer apartment with top-of-the-line fittings and furnishings (and the sofa-bed is as comfortable as a normal double bed). The apartment is only 5 minutes walk from the two nearest train stops, and a short walk to Alexanderplatz. And whenever I asked for anything extra, Gerrit was really helpful.
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone.
Great Flat ! Modern , clean ,comfortable & very spacious close to Berlin Ostbahnhof & Strausberger Platz . Internet is fast and reliable.
I have stayed 1 month in November 2012 and would definitely come back !! Arnd has been very helpful .
Perfect apartment - clean, modern, spacious, well-equipped, perfectly located and reasonably priced. Would 100% rebook.