About this listing
A great studio in the central areal of Moscow suitable both for travellers and businessmen. It is fully equipped with all you might need and freshly renovated.
This grand attic is located in the fundamental building in one of the oldest Moscow avenues. The history of the building gets back to 1955 when erected for the Soviet Research Institute. In 2012 the Institute moved to another place and the empire-style building was renovated to become hi-end apartments.
You will be delighted with the 4,5 meter (15 feet) ceilings, thick walls, weighty oak doors and beautiful corridors. But most likely is that you will love that atmosphere of 1950-s in the avenue and inside the building.
Like my other listings this open-space apartment was build without any savings on work and materials: beautiful oak floors, ceramics from Italy and Spain, hand-made English red bricks and a gorgeous stove from France. You will also find all you need for the living: fresh towels and bed, big and comfortable pull-out sofa, a real bed on the upper level, additional bed for 1 person, teas, coffees etc. For security reasons the building is guarded 24/7 and has a reception desk inside.
It will take you 15 minutes to get to the Kremlin by trolley-bus if the traffic is low (my parents and grand parents did this for more than 50 years getting to work and back). Alternatively take a tube: it is only 7 minutes of walk and 3 stations (7-10 minutes) to find yourself in the heart of the historic centre.
Please look at the map with all the conveniences around to make sure that you will find everything within a 5-minute walk: nice restaurants, 24/7 supermarkets and bars.
To make you stay comfortable, please read the HOUSE RULES carefully before booking! I will be happy to answer any questions you have and see you in Moscow!
Interaction with Guests
It is very unlikely that you will see me often as soon as the property is "entire apartment". If you need my personal assistance or meeting with me, please let me know prior to your arrival.
Other Things to Note
The TV set installed in the flat receives the data from the small media station that is located beneath the screen. By your arrival the system will be set up for your comfort and checked by our cleaning lady.
Телевизор получает сигнал от ТВ-приставки, расположенной под ним. Каждый раз перед заселением гостей мы проверяем систему на работоспособность.
Please switch on the TV set (use the No 2, "Philips" remote control). Please switch on the media station with the remote control No 1 (make sure that the green button on the usb stick at the back of it is blinking). Now choose your channels using remote control No 1 and adjust the volume with the "Philips" remote control No 2.
Пожалуйста включите телевизор пультом управления с надписью "Philips" (на обратной стороне с 2). Включите ТВ-приставку пультом управления 1 (см обратную сторону пультов). Убедитесь, что зеленый огонек в воткнутой в ее заднюю сторону белой палочке мигает. Перключение каналов производится при помощи пульта управления 1, а регулирование громкости при помощи пульта 2 (с надписью "Philips")
In case you tried to choose the channels with the remote control No 2 or did any operations with the TV before reading this, please follow this simple instruction to fix the system:
Если до прочтения этой инструкции вы пытались переключать каналы с помощью пульта 2 или производили иные действия с системой, пожалуйста следуйте следующему алгоритму для настройки системы:
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Switch the media station with the remote control No 1 (see the back side). Make sure that the green led in the white stick on the back side of it is blinking.
Включите ТВ приставку пультом управления 1 (см обратную сторону пультов). Убедитесь, что зеленый огонек в воткнутой в ее заднюю сторону белой палочке мигает.
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Switch on the TV screen with the «Philips» remote control (No 2).
Включите телевизионную панель пультом управления с надписью «Philips» (2 на обратной стороне)
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Press the SOURCE button at the remote control No 2 and choose the HDMI Side by pressing OK button
Нажмите клавишу SOURCE на пульте управления 2, затем в открывшемся меню выберите HDMI Side и нажмите клавишу OK
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You can now switch the channels using the remote control No 1. If you start switching the channels using remote control No 2, please repeat the clause No 3.
Переключение каналов осуществляется пультом 1. Если вы переключите канал пультом 2, пожалуйста повторите п. 3 заново.
Dear guest, in the unlikely situation that you did any deep system changes resulting the system break down (apart from what is described above), we will have to invite a technician at your expense.
Уважаемые гости, если вы произвели серьезную перенастройку систему (например, стирание настроек оператора и т.д., а не указанное выше), в следствие чего телевидение перестало работать, мы будем вынуждены пригласить мастера и выставить вам счет за его приход через систему компенсации airbnb.
General rules. When leaving the apartment please make sure the windows are closed and the door is locked. I will appreciate you switching off the lights. Smoking is not allowed in the apartment. You are very welcome to smoke outside the building (both in the yard and in the street).
Visitors. Please provide your host with the list of the planned visitors 24 hours prior to the visit. I will need to put them in the security list which might take time.
Check-in. Your flat will be ready by 14:00. In case you are arriving early please inform me on the desired time. Early check-in is not guaranteed and fully depends on the people checking out before you. However I will do my best to let you in as early as I can.
Check-out. Is to be done by 12:00. Please let me know if you wish to stay longer. The positive decision is not guaranteed and fully depends on the people checking in after you.
Telephones. You will find a mobile phone in the room. It will help you to contact the host in case of emergency or in any other case. You are more than welcome to use it for the your local calls but please pop-up if you use it heavily. Your mobile number is: (phone number hidden)
Windows. The loft is equipped with the roof-top windows. It is very essential to close them completely each time you leave the apartment or during the rain. If the windows are not closed the water will flow into the room. I will show you the process of operating the windows during the check-in.
Window curtains. The VELUX windows curtains are relatively fragile. Please open and close the curtains as seldom as possible. If frequent operations needed use the hands, not the handle. Ask for the details during the check-in please.
Smoking. Smoking is allowed outside the flat only. You will find a take-away ashtray to smoke in the corridor area (stairs). Smoking in the room will need a deep chemical cleaning after your check-out at a cost of 5000 RUB (170 USD). Thanks for understanding!
Fireplace. You can use a fireplace if implicitly following the health and safety rules and have signed the related doc: (a) keep the window open during the burning and 2 hours after the fire is gone. This will keep the necessary amount of oxygen in the room. (b) remove all the items from the stove (like remote controls or any interior items) and in the radius of 2 meters around. Please mind that during snow or rain opening the windows is not possible. In this case I will ask you to refrain from using the stove. All the damages to the property or health during using the stove regardless of the reason is placed on the guest. Please let me know if you are plan to use the fireplace 24 hours prior to arrival. Thanks for understanding!
Invitation letters. The invitation letter to Russia is provided through numerous companies - you can easily find them in the internet. As a person I cannot provide a tourist invitation to you - it can be only done through a licensed LLC. Though I can help with the official invitation letter, I suggest that you apply to the specialists as I will have to invest double time and efforts to get it for you and will have to charge you even more than the companies do. Also if you stay over 7 nights in Russia you have to make the registration. It is NOT INCLUDED in the apartment rate and will require additional 50 USD per person. I will need the copy of your passport, your entry card (the piece of paper you filled in when entering Russia) and the copy of your visa.
Linen & towels. You will find fresh towels along the number of guests booked. The fresh linen is already tucked in. If you need the additional items of linen please contact me 24 hours prior to arrival. Please note that we plan the linen both for you and the future guests. Using the linen locked in the linen box is not welcomed without a 24-hour notice. If done, I will have to charge you an extra cost for the additional cleaning and quick linen delivery.
Events. We appreciate when people relax and try our best to keep the flats tidy and clean for your comfort. That is why we welcome no parties or big amount of friends (over 5 at a time). Some neighbours mind loud parties. I would ask you to be as quite as possible after 10 pm. The flat is not suitable for events.
Reception desk. The condo your are living in pretty much looks like a hotel. But it is not. Please contact the reception only in emergency. Please keep the keys alway with you and never leave them at the reception except for the late check ins or early check outs. You can always contact me to get the details.