About this listing
The house is located in the Unesco Heritage neighborhood of Mangalem. It's the only house with a proper balcony in the neighborhood from which you have amazing views of Mt. Tomorr, the hills around, the river and a bit of Gorica. The house has 3 rooms, from which one is a bedroom, and two sitting areas. The bedroom is small and has 2 single beds. There is a sofa that turns into a double bed in the living room. The house was recently renovated with new ceilings, fresh paint, and new furniture. Please respect the furniture as they are brand new (sitting rooms furniture), the wooden floors, especially in the balcony as it's also brand new, and the neighborhood.
The kitchen has up to date appliances (fridge and stove). There is one bathroom attached to the balcony. The house has a lot of character and is perfect for couples or families who wish to spend a few days in Berat. The wireless internet has recently been updated and works inside and outside in the balcony.
I don't live in Albania, but my brother takes great care of the house as he lives nearby. Upon confirmation of reservation you will receive more information about Berat and what we have to offer during your stay.
The house is located up Mangalem hill. Due to it being part of Unesco Heritage, cars are not allowed inside the neighborhood. The walk up the house is a very good exercise :)
Other Things to Note
The bathroom is quite small. Due to limited space the shower has no curtain and gets the floor really wet. Please be careful. The tiles might get slippery. There is a flight of stairs to walk up when entering the main gate.
Please don't smoke inside the house. You can smoke outside in the balcony.
Most of the furniture is brand new, so please don't ruin it.
Please take your shoes off at the bottom of the stairs. The house has hardwood floors and rugs.
Please turn OFF the air conditioning and heaters when you leave the house and turn them back on when you come back. Appliances like that break down easily in Albania when left on for an extended period of time.
Last but not least, please understand that if the house is booked back to back, please adhere to the check in/check out policy.
I loved Kristis apartment in the historic center of Berat, especially the big terrace with the wonderful view. The recommendations she sent us in advance helped a lot finding our way, and her brother Dorian gave us a warm welcome. Unfortunately, we only had the chance to spend one night, hope to be back one day!
We had a great, eventhough it was short time in Berat.
Kristi her brother, Dorian who takes cares for the house picked us up (300lek), so that was geat. He also helpen us with planning where to go next. The place is realy great a must stay if you are in Berat!!
For anyone staying in Berat, I highly recommend Kristi and her brother Dorian's museum house. They both were very helpful and communicative regarding directions and recommendations on what to do and see in Berat. It's a beautifully restored, historic home and a comfortable place to stay. I had an great stay and would definitely choose their place again! Also, the wine from their family vineyard is excellent;)
Kristi's place is really cosy and welcoming.
You cannot go by car to the house so if you have heavy luggages, you must carry them.
The view is beautiful and it is really quiet.
Nice stay in Berat. Thank you Kristi!
Kristi's place is just perfection to discover Berat. The view from the terrace is "a couper le souffle" as we said in France. Her brother Dorian is a charming host, totally responsive. Thank you again to both for this court but wonderful experience !
The place is wonderfully located, I guess this must be the best location in Berat. Loved the terras and the homemade wine! Kristi was really good in communicating so everything went smoothly. Her brother (and father) where the people helping us out locally and we've enjoyed ourselves enormously with them. A trip to the waterfall (you can ask Kristi's brother to bring you there) is a must do if you have the time ! All in all a perfect stay surrounded by lovely people!
The appartment was amazing! It has the best view over the city and a really good terrace. Clean, really spacious and right in the city centre. The host is really helpful, we had a really good time in Berat.