Enjoy the open atmosphere of our beautiful apartment, with sunlight from all sides, natural oak floors, north and south facing terraces, and a fully equipped open kitchen.
This newly built loft-style apartment atop a classic Altbau (pre-war) building just 100 meters east of the former Berlin Wall has been designed in a unique style with beautiful wide natural oak floors in all rooms, natural stone tiles in the bathroom and natural light flooding the open living space, dining and kitchen area 360º.
90 square meters (970 sq ft).
2 bedrooms, one king-size organic coconut double mattress on tatami frame and one queen-size traditional double bed.
2 balconies, one facing north with charcoal grill and dining table, and one facing south with sunbed and a panoramic city view including the TV Tower. This side gets very warm on sunny days, great for sun-bathing and growing mediterranean vegetables in summer despite our continental weather.
Our kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, Nespresso, Aeropress coffee press with Hario hand grinder (for you coffeephiles), temperature-adjustable water kettle, all wares and more tools than you'll need.
Bathroom equipped with separate shower and tub, hair dryer, and washing machine.
Large screen, high-contrast plasma HDTV (great for movies), with AppleTV and Blu-Ray/DVD library (no cable TV, but can sync computer or Apple device directly to TV). Ultra high-speed wireless internet.
We keep our apartment green with a number of plants inside and outside the apartment, and we kindly ask you to kindly treat them, perhaps watering them occasionally during your stay.
All in all, it's a great place to hang out in and return to after a long day or night exploring Berlin.
You can use the entire apartment. Please note that while the entire apartment is yours during your stay, normally we live in this apartment -- it is not a guest apartment and ask that you care for it like your own home. The closets, drawers, and shelves won't be empty, but we'll leave space for you to put up your things during your stay. We ask that you respect our private belongings. Smoking is permitted outside on either balcony and don't touch the piano without our explicit permission.
We only rent out the apartment while we're out of town, so you won't see much of us.
Plants: We have some plants indoors and outdoors and we kindly ask our guests to water them occasionally during their stay. The indoor plants only need water about once a week, but during the summer season the outdoor ones need water twice a week and up to every day when it's really hot and dry. This might take 5-10 minutes of your time but that would definitely be something I need you to agree to if you want to stay here, since they are my babies. In summer you are welcome to eat the vegetables that grow. Typically you’ll find a variety of heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, cucumbers, and chiles.
Smoking: please step outside
Piano: Please don't touch unless you ask. Don't place anything on it either (like food, drinks, stuff).
Cleaning: please leave the place as you find it. There is an obligatory cleaning fee of 50€ per stay.
While the entire apartment is yours during your stay, normally we live in this apartment -- it is not a guest apartment and ask that you care for it like your own home. We have good relations with our friendly, tolerant neighbors. We would like ask you to be considerate concerning noise. We have never had any problems with our neighbors and we would very much like to keep it this way. In general, just behave like reasonable people do in an apartment building. No loud parties please. We ask you keep voices and music down from 11pm-7am.
Guests are responsible for general cleanliness of the apartment. We won't take out your garbage or clean up during your stay. After you leave, there will be a professional cleaning but that doesn't mean it's ok to leave a huge mess. There may be additional surcharges if cleaning required is higher than the normal charge. We'd appreciate it if you just kept it like you should at your own home. Or maybe like your aunt's house when you visit once a year, just reasonably clean.
Guests are asked to take care of the apartment like their own. Don't move around furniture or take it outside.
Guests may not place any food, drink, or objects on the piano. We ask they not play the piano without permission. If they do, we ask they wash hands before touching the keyboard.
Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment, or in the stairwell or other public areas of the building.
Guests who intentionally or accidentally damage the property will have to reimburse the host the full amount of the occurred damage.
Guests should naturally take care of their personal things and valuables left in the accommodation. We've never had any incidences with theft and the area in general is extremely safe. But it's still a city. We can help you to the best of our ability, but won't be responsible for any of your losses.