This apartment is a newly renovated and tastefully one-roomer in Stockholms most popular neighbourhood, 30 meters from Sankt Eriksplan metro station
Birkastan is the best part of Vasastan, which is the most popular part of the Stockholm to live. It's beautiful with houses from the early 1900's, a wonderful park (Vasaparken) nearby, calm but with a pulse in the same time. Both Rörstrandsgatan and Sankt Eriksgatan have a lot of good restaurants, cafés and bars, just (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) them and you will find a lot.
Only a 10-15 minute walk from the busy areas around the central station, 20 minute walk from the old town. Everything is much quicker with the metro of course.
The metro is just outside the gate to my building. From there you can take the subway's green line basically anywhere in Stockholm. Also buses are going 24/7 to Sankt Eriksplan only 100 meters away.
There is a parking garage in my building as well, literally next to the entrance to the building.
Welcome to my home!
In Stockholm it’s very common that apartment owners like me are having guests through Airbnb. However, it is very important that my guests are following the house rules, keeping everything nice and tidy, and do not disturb any neighbour.
1. In old houses like this it is very easy to disturb the neighbours with loud music or bass frequencies, if you walk with shoes indoors etc (please don't do that). I have very nice neighbours but we have to avoid to disturb them, I’m very keen on having a good and respectful relationship with everyone in the building. House rules for noises like vacuum cleaner, louder music and similar sound levels is from 8PM in the morning until 9PM. One can of course talk with normal voice before/after those hours, one just don't have to shout or sing out loud.. :)
2. I have fixed the floors in the flat last year, and they are covered with a matt varnish. Though it is not completely water tight so the wooden planks quickly absorb any liquid on it. This means that if you drop anything on the floor, please wipe it off as soon as you can - especially if it’s something with colour like red wine etc. Same thing with the cooking bench in the kitchen, its covered with a varnish but make sure its wiped off after you’ve done the dishes or cooked anything (though there are some great restaurants and bars just down the street that I recommend) :).
3. You can use candlelights (in the white locker) and place them in the green bottles, you just have to cut off a bit of the candles in the bottom with a knife to make them fit. Important: do not place candles in the shelves, they will make burn-marks on the upper shelves. And of course, always be careful with fire and smoke :). The fire-alarm is in the ceiling in the hallway.
4. All the furniture in the whole apartment/studio is either design or second hand pearls, so Im very happy if you treat them very gently and carefully. All the white areas (table, shelves, coffee table etc) is pretty sensitive for marks from knifes etc. Please be careful with those things. Same thing with all the drinking glasses and porcelain, it’s either design or second hand that is not manufactured anymore so please handle them carefully.
5. The plants have been fairly watered before you checked in. The plats with big leaves (monstera) should get a couple of decilitres of water once every week, but the ones with smaller leaves could get a hint of water every third day or so. The plant in the bathroom never needs any water.
6. There is no code for the gate, you have to use the black plate that comes with the keys. If you are having a guest, I don’t want it to be more than 2 persons there. Always keep the door to the apartment locked. When you are not in the apartment, always use both of the locks (there is a bigger key for the upper security lock).
7. It's an art to sleep on the sleeping loft. Just remember one thing: always mind your head! The latter up to the loft is made so that you can move it around and hang it anywhere on the bed. When you make the bed or take off the linen, this is by far the easiest way to make it work; stand on the latter and move it around the bed so that you can reach anywhere you want.
Don't worry about that the bed would fall down. It can carry at least 600 kilograms.
8. No smoking in the apartment. Not in the big window either.
Also, of course I don't want any illegal substances brought into my home. Swedes drink a lot of alcohol but weed is illegal.
9. Let me know if anything breaks or if there is anything you need. I will leave all of my things, I know exactly where they are and if it turns out that anything is lost when I get back, of course I will get back to you about this.
And in general: I’ve really put down an enormous amount of work, time, effort, spirit and money on renovating and furnishing this studio/apartment. It’s my dream flat and dream home. I would be so happy if you could treat it with as much love and care as possible, I really want to be sure it's in good hands and that I find it in the same state as when I left it. Welcome, enjoy my home and enjoy Stockholm!
If there is anything you think about or have questions about - don't hesitate to send me an SMS/imessage or give me a call. I always carry my phone and I'm very keen that you will have a good visit.