About this listing
Spacious, 1 BR, 60m² + Living/Dining Room + Kitchen + Full Bathtub, on a quiet street in Friedrichshain. Close to Boxhaganer Plz, trendy bars, the U / S-Bahns /2 trams. No smoking or pets - sorry. Please contact me for weekly/monthly pricing options.
1990s renovated East Berlin flat, is minimal with simple artwork, basic 2nd hand furniture, and a spacious bedroom with a kingsize bed. Nice light in most of the apartment all day, good energy, and manages a cozy feeling. Full bathtub. I feel an excellent value. (Let me know what you think.)
Tons of conveniences: All you could really need within 1-5 blocks walking distance.
WIFI - yes.
Dish + Clothes Washer / Dryer available. Please feel free to use them, but at your own risk. If they're not functioning when i leave the apartment, i will not list them as available and so far, they've worked great for me. However, I don't guarantee that they will work without a hitch. I also can't be available to take care of repairing them during your stay in case of a problem. They are only a few years old, and I have had no problems with them, but you never know. :)
2 blocks from Boxhaganer Platz in Friedrichshain, U-bahn on the corner, S-Bahn 10 minute walk or 1 stop on the Ubahn.
PERFECT FOR 2, but ACCOMMODATES 3 comfortably: King bed + single air mattress in living room.
EASY CLIMB: 1 floor up / 2nd floor.
Everywhere (whole apartment) except for one room for our storage. You would have access to 60sqm.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes in person, but normally via Skype and email. In emergencies someone with a key can come to provide help.
Friedrichshain is one of Berlin's great neighborhoods. Like most of Berlin, you could wander the streets for days and not discover all the shops, cafes, record stores, book stores, clubs and restaurants. I love living here! Not to mention higher and higher end cocktails, boutiques and coffee shops continuously emerging alongside the good old standbyes.
Kinzigstrasse is a fairly quiet street, and acts as a bridge between the fast-paced Frankfurter Allee, where you can find almost anything you need, and the cozy neighborhood streets of Friedrichshain where you'll find Boxhaganer Platz and the growing number of great coffee shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques.
For transportation, I recommend walking/public, scooter, car share rentals, or bicycle. We don't have bikes available, but there are lots of rental possibilities and bike shops within a few blocks of the apartment.
Trains/Trams: 3 types of trains - S and U-Bahns, as well as 2 trams are available within 1-10 minutes walk from our apartment. Very convenient.
Line 5 U-bahn (Brown Line / Samariter Str.): is on the corner (less than a minute to get to). Alexander platz is about 5 quick stops on the Ubahn. Frankfurter Tor (major hub for getting to P-berg and K-berg) is 1 stop away on the Ubahn, or a 10-15 minute walk through Friedrichshain.
East/West bound Tram on Boxhaganer Str.: is at the end of our street also - which is one way to go East bound toward Kopenick or to Frankfurter Tor.
Frankfurter Allee S-Bahn: is a 10 minute walk or one stop Eastbound on the Ubahn.
North/South Tram (M10): into P-Berg and X-berg, is caught at the Frankfurter Tor. (1 stop Westbound on the U5)
Deutsche Bahn (German trains / high speed trains): trains can be caught from the Hauptbahnhof, and can be reached a variety of ways via public transport including, via S-bahn, from Ostbahnhof.
In addition to traditional bike rental or ownership, the city provides really convenient, automated bike rental stations all over Berlin with hourly/daily/monthly rental charges (maybe weekly too). One of these locations located in the park area at the end of Kinzigstr. This is about a 2 block walk to the end of the street.
There's a taxi stand 2 blocks South (end of Kinzig toward Boxhagener Plz.). in front of the Gold Hotel. Also, check out the amazing app!!, "MyTaxi". Incredibly fast / convenient taxi service straight to your door.
Drive Yourself Car Shares:
Car2Go (Daimler Smart Cars), Deutsche Bahn Car Sharing (Electric cars), DriveNow (BMW), etc. all let you drive yourself around town with hourly rental rates and easy pick up / drop off locations - usually just park them legally on the street and you're finished. If you have your own rental car, there is street parking but it's not free.
Other Things to Note
The co-owners of this apartment have a policy not to rent to anyone without Airbnb reviews and history. If you have no reviews yet, please understand that your reservation request may be declined.
The value of this apartment and its location cannot be overstated. While not a luxurious apartment, it is quiet, cozy, comfortable, very East Berlin and "German," and one of the more convenient spots you could ask for in the city. It is easy to get to, and convenient for getting to the most popular areas of Berlin in 15 minutes by car and 25-45 minutes via bike or public transport.
THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING: Sorry and thanks for understanding. There is no flexibility on this. If it does smell like smoke after a rental, a significantly larger cleaning fee (100 Euros) will be applied, and owners will seek to have this amount deducted from the security deposit. This is a firm policy.
QUIET RULES COMMON IN BERLIN: Unfortunately this is a biggie in this city though probably less so in squatter buildings or primarily artist buildings in Kreuzberg, etc. Just be sensitive to the noise you make - music, talking loudly, yelling, stomping around on the floor - especially between 9pm-7am.
NO PETS: I love pets! but in this case, no pets are allowed - sorry (and thanks for understanding)! We have allergies in the household so it translates to misery on our end.
Clothes Washer/Dryer Machine - Please feel free to use it but at your own risk. I don't guarantee that it will work however, or that anyone could fix it during your stay in case of a problem. And if something happens while water is still inside, you probably won't be able to open the door without professional help. So please be kind to it.
After booking you will receive access to more detailed information about Wifi, keys, things not to do with the wash machine, etc.
About the Host, Jette
My friends recently nicknamed me Freestyle. Why? Maybe because i tend toward reexamining and retelling - toward new skills and levels of skill and the exploration of various perspectives. I am moved by great story telling, the lives of creators, and that crossroads where passion, intellect and skill meet. At the moment i work for myself. I'm a professional singer / songwriter, amateur photographer, writer/content creator, and digital marketing/branding consultant for small businesses. Currently i'm pretty mobile, and spending time in both Europe and the US.