We love our flat, which we’ve spent a lot of time renovating and decorating just the way we want it. We’re there as often as we can get over from London but when we’re not, it’s available as a perfect base for visitors to Prenzlauer Berg and Berlin.
The flat is in a beautiful late 19th Century Altbau whose exterior we fell in love with when we first saw it. Our friend, an interiors journalist and stylist (see the "yourhomeislovely" blog), helped us renovate it in what we think is the perfect mix of Berlin “Ostalgia” and a laid back modern style. We have all the amenities you could want including a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, induction electric hob and cooker, but we hope you also enjoy the quirkier finds from our many trips to the local flohmarkts in Mauerpark and Arkonaplatz. The flat is lovely and warm in winter thanks to the building’s communal central heating, and in summer there is an outside balcony with tables and chairs where you can relax in the Berlin sun!
Transport links are fantastic. Eberswalder Strasse U-Bahn is 3 minutes walk, with the U2 connecting to Alexanderplatz in 3 stops. The M10 and M1 trams also run from outside the station and there’s a taxi rank around the corner from where you can get to Tegel Airport in about 20 minutes. We’re right opposite the beautiful Kulturbrauerei which offers everything from a large supermarket (REWE) for all your grocery essentials, to an art house cinema, 2 theatre groups, a dance company, music gig venues, bars and clubs. Kastanienallee and Oderberger Strasse with all their great independent design shops and cafés are a stones throw away. Sredzkistrasse across the road has some of our favourite cafés and restaurants. We’ll provide you with a full list of our favourite recommendations of things to see and do in the area. We hope you find the time to explore it; it really is wonderful!
Bert, a friend of ours (who helped us with a lot of the hard work, decorating and renovating the flat, and so knows it even better than we do!), will be your contact in Berlin. He lives around the corner and will be there for the simple stuff like handing over the keys, orientating you around the flat, answering any questions you may have, and dealing with any problems should they arise. He’s also been a local resident for many years and is a great source of information on many subjects, especially the hottest art exhibitions in Berlin.
Please enjoy the apartment as if it's your own, but please treat it with the same respect. Please don't smoke when in the apartment. We would prefer if you could leave the place clean as we also use it when we're in Berlin, and would really appreciate if you could not party too much and not party late. The rest of the residents in the block are my neighbours, some of whom are elderly, and they appreciate getting a good sleep! Please don't use the internet access to download anything illegally as this is monitored and penalised extremely harshly by the German authorities!
Une semaine passée dans cette ville extraordinaire, l'appartement est tout à fait conforme aux photos: trésor joliment décoré, trés propre, fonctionnel et vraiment bien situé pour tous départs de visite de la ville.beaucoup de plaisir à regagner ce petit nid douillet aprés de grandes journées! Le quartier quant à lui est plein de charme et de vie. Nous avons été accueilli par Bert qui est fort sympathique , très arrangeant pour le Check out et qui est là pour vous guider pour vos sorties (bars, restos, expos..) Un grand merci, prêts à revenir!
Alun's flart was really nine! The bed was super comfortable and is was super clean. The apartment is at the back of an aparment block which makes it nice an quit.
Perfect location for when you want to be in Mitte, you can walk to many good places.
Would highly recomend to stay here!
Great place! Exactly as you see in the pictures. Wonderful furniture,i loved it. What i really loved more is the neighboorhood in which we went around discovering so cute streets,bars,unusual shops and where we felt real berliner. So well connected but is also easy to walk to reach many sites. We love to walk so we did a lot. From Tegel airport you arrive by train and bus in no more than 20/30 minutes! Welcome was perfect. We received many tips about what to see around and best places where to eat or drink a coffee (also before coming by email my questions have been fully answered). Warm! And this is very important if you want have a stay in Berlin during the winter. You can also regulate by yourself the temperature. Kitchen is fully equipped,we liked to have a breakfast at home before to go around and around. Perfect and fast communication also by phone during the stay. Really appreciated. If i will be in Berlin again i would definitely choose it,no doubt!
We felt very welcome. Can't imagine a better host, flat and location. A place we will certainly return to whenever back in Berlin and would recommend to family and friends.
We appreciated Alun and Bert's personal tips a lot.
Thank you for the flexibility in check in and out time.
The apartment was a fantastic base for our time in Berlin. It is very spacious, and in a lovely suburb. Quick walk to the train. Bert was great and met us on our arrival. The recommendations from both Bert and Alun were helpful, to make the most of our time in the apartment.
The welcome was very friendly and helpful. The flat is as it is described, very cosy and comfortable, with good heating and double glazing. Most of what you need was provided.
The neighbourhood is great if you like strolling around, with many cafés, restaurants, shops. Good public transport.
Hi I'm Alun. My partner Sham and I live in London but love Berlin and spend as much time there as we can. I work in media advisory/investment and luckily that gives me excuses to spend time working in Berlin as well. Our biggest passion is music...so London and Berlin are perfect places to spend time! We're airbnb users ourselves so love to welcome you to our place.