Quiet, comfortable 2-room apartment in the center of the Eastern part of the city - in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg.
Around the apartment:
The location is superb - close-by you will find the Mauerpark - a park where you can observe all different kinds of interesting people - tanning, playing bouls, relaxing, barbecuing and looking at the stars at night. On sunday (during the summer months) you can visit the famous Mauerpark karaoke and the Mauerpark flea-market (all year round) which offers old furniture, little design objects from Berlin artists and a variety of culinary specialties.
The apartment is surrounded by really nice restaurants - revolving around Gleimstrasse and Kopenhagener Str. As a highlight i can definitely recommend the American burger and steak restautant "Bird" which is so popular that you should make a reservation in advance if you don't want to wait for a table until 11pm.
Food shopping can be done in the bakery next door, in my favorite winery in Kopenhagener Str. and of course in a number of supermarkets - both discount (Netto, Aldi) and premium (Kaisers, Edeka). A beverage store is also available.
Shopping for other than food is best be done in Schoenhauser Allee Arkaden which is also in walking distance.
The S- and U-Bahn station Schoenhauser Allee is 6 mins away by foot. From there you can be at Alexanderplatz in only 7 mins.
Hackesche Hoefe with its nice restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities with the big brands is best reached by Tram M1 in about 8 mins.
The U2 takes you to Potsdamer Platz and the WWII memorial next to Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag in about 15 mins.
The place has two rooms - a bedroom and a living room with balcony. 2 persons can use the bedroom and up to two persons could sleep comfortably on the living-room sofa. It is very calm at night and the window in the bedroom is equipped with a light-proof double-curtain do ensure you get a good night's sleep (of course, bed linen and towels are included)!
In the morning you can enjoy a nice breakfast on the balcony with fresh coffee from the original Italian espresso maker. (If you are not sure how to use it there is also a coffee pad machine at your disposal.)
The living room is equipped with wifi for your computer and smart phones and of course also to connect your devices to the home entertainment system (TV, Blueray, Apple TV). You can connect both your iPhone (AirPlay) and Android phones (DLNA streaming) to the entertainment system to enjoy your own music, videos and photos. Also, you can charge your iPhone and Android phone with the charger on the night stand in the bedroom. MacBook charger is available, too!
The apartment has completely been remodeled in 2009, the kitchen has been done in 2011. All rooms are very well maintained and in excellent condition.
If you arrive by car parking fees in front of the apartment are €15 per DAY but you can park a 10 min. walk from the apartment for free please ask me about this if you are interested.
Berlin is a city that is best discovered by bike. If you are interested in renting a bicycle, please let me know. I can make you a special deal for your stay.
IMPORTANT - unfortunately the Berlin Senate passed a law lately saying bookings made after 31.12.2013 will have an additional 5 % city tax. This goes to all bookings make in Berlin - hotels, hostels and vacation apartments, airbnb still doesn't have a system for this and so the payment must be in cash upon arrival.
The apartment is located in a quiet house. As much as you will enjoy the silence when you are asleep - as much will the other people in the house appreciate it as well. Please close the windows towards the yard by 10 if you are playing music - and talk with moderate volume on the balcony.
The place is non-smoking. Please use the balcony if you want to light up a cigarette - the flowers will appreciate if you don't leave the butt with them.
Apple TV and AirPlay are just two technical features that are offered in the flat. Feel free to make good use of them but please try not to change any settings that will prevent other guests from enjoying them as much as you will.
When using the espresso maker or other parts of the kitchen, please leave them in a clean state. There is a dish-washer at your disposal.
Late Check-in fee after 22:00 - 20 Eur to be paid upon arrival
And last but not least: Enjoy yourself/ves in the apartment. If there is anything at all I can help you with - please let me know. I mean it! :)
We had a very nice stay at Rouven's place. It was extremely tidy and clean and even bigger than it lookes like from the pictures. However, upon arrival we were told that the shower was leaking a bit and nothing could be done about it at the time. Since we were a party of four this created a flood wave on a daily basis. Additionally to this, the shower curtain was quite dirty and stained at the bottom. The rest of the place was in very good shape. We had no problems finding parking outside and the S-Bahn is only 5-10 min walk from the place. If the bathroom is sorted, I would stay again.
We stayed for a week with our son over Christmas Holiday. The apartment is exactly as you see in photos. Everything we needed! There was enough room for the three of us, plenty of storage for us to unpack into. I do wish we had brought another plug converter for outlets. (there is one, however we had lots of technology to charge) Great location, very safe no worries when walking to and from the train (definitely suggest buying Berlin welcome card at the U-Bahn). Grocery store around the corner had everything we needed. Great restaurant suggestions The Bird (American burgers) and Onkel Ho(Vietnamese) were favorites for us and they are very close. Apartment was very clean and comfortable, wifi worked great. Communication with Rouven was excellent before the trip and during the trip!
Sehr gut gelegene, ruhige und schöne Wohnung mit moderner Küche und Waschmaschine (wenn man sie braucht). Perfekt für Familie mit Kindern. Nette Umgebung mit prima Restaurants. Toll für Kurztrip, ausgezeichnete Betreuung durch Gastgeber, pünktlich und prompter Kontakt.
Lejligheden er super og med en perfekt afstand til centrum. Den er smuk og pæn indrettet og ligger i roligt kvarter, nul støj. Absolut en lejlighed vi vil vælge igen næsten gang vi besøger Berlin. Nøgle til lejligheden fik vi som aftalt samt en fin gennemgang af den af værten.
Eine schöne Wohnung in einem gepflegten Hinterhaus in einer ruhigen und doch zentralen Lage. Die Küche ist super ausgestattet, das Bad fällt allerdings etwas ab gegen den Rest. Die Kommunikation lief schnell und reibungslos. Unsere Betten waren bereits gemacht als wir ankamen. Das Bett im Schlafzimmer war sehr bequem, die Ausziehcouch weniger. Für wenige Tage aber ausreichend. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen.
We stayed at the apartment for 4 nights, and absolutely loved it. The apartment is fully equipped and really had everything we needed for our stay. The only thing that bothered us was walking from the station to the apartment at night. It is a 10 minute walk which at day is fine but at night not that great. Rouven was really helpful overall before arriving and during the trip. Would definitely recommend it !!!
Nice apartment, had a good time despite the cold weather and would stay again
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Hey there, I'm living in Berlin for a while now, after traveling and living in different countries before.. since i don't travel much as before i'm glad to meet you as my guests, i find that meeting new people from around the world is a the best way to learn something new about the world :), i'll be happy if you contact me. Cheers.