Enjoy Berlin in a quiet, excellently equipped dream studio apartment with balcony in the idyllic surroundings of Prenzlauer Berg with lots of cosy cafés, restaurants and unique shops nearby. The only risk is wanting to stay …
Standard check-in time is 2 p.m. or any other meeting time I agreed. If guests do not text or call me in case of delay, my maximum wait will be 30 minutes. After that guests have to arrange a new meeting time. For coming over again I charge 20 € (to be paid cash on check-in).
The apartment is in a quiet residential building and guests should take this into account, please. Parties and dinners with other people or overnight stays of non-registered persons are not allowed if not initially agreed upon.
Guests will find comfortable laundered house socks for their use or are asked to bring their own house shoes. Please, do not wear street shoes in the apartment, especially no sneakers. Street shoes should be left in the apartment, not at the door mat.
The apartment is strictly non-smoking but you can smoke on the balcony, of course.
PLEASE BE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUS. After one year of letting the flat on Airbnb I learned that the consumption of energy in my apartment is three times higher than the average of all other apartments in this house. Please be smart and
_do NOT open the windows above the radiators.
_For airing the apartment open the balcony doors widely for about 10 minutes at least 3 to 5 times daily. During this time the thermostats should be on "0".
_Leave the thermostats the rest of the time between 2 and 3. This way the room temperature will reach at least 21 ˚ Celsius/ 70 ˚ Fahrenheit which is regarded as the optimum for living rooms. Turning it higher just makes the run-through of hot water faster and increases the energy consumption but won't lead to a higher room temperature.
Please, do not move the dining table, the side tables in the window corners and the sofa. The side tables are glued to the floor for better stability. Moving around heavy furniture leads to deep scratches in the floor.
The automatic ventilation in the bathroom reacts automatically on humidity. So please switch off the lights always when you leave the bathroom.
On request guests are provided with 2 keys for the central locking system of the house. In the very unlikely event of finding themselves locked out, I apply a charge of 30 € for coming over (to be paid cash immediately). If I cannot come in person, I will organize a locksmith service for you that will charge you directly.
Please note that in the event of a lost key the whole building has to be re-keyed for security reasons. According to the cost estimate guests will be charged for the loss.
In summer guests are kindly asked to water the plants on the balcony daily.
I expect that guests treat my apartment thoughtfully and carefully. Please note that the moderate price paid for the check- out cleaning is intended for standard cleaning (3 hours) and launderette. This doesn't include cleaning of the oven or any other issue which would require extra time. Any additional hour will be charged to the guests at a standard rate of 15 €/hour.
If you spend just a few days in my apartment, I ask you kindly NOT to start the dishwasher. Just put your dirty dishes - roughly wiped - into the machine.
I cannot be held responsible (and therefore no refund is payable) for any failure or interruption of services to the flat, including electricity, internet connection, plumbing and water, or any damage, disruption or noise caused as a result of repair works being carried out in another part of the property.
I have no strict responsibility for property, money, valuables, jewellery etc., which you leave in the flat. So please keep all valuables with you when going out. At least make photos of valuables in the apartment which could prove they were there in case of burglary.
Hello! I am Barbara and as you may have noticed I love to design living spaces. As a photographer and journalist for lifestyle magazines I am interested in design, literature and cooking. I speak English, a little French, less Italian but found that communication is never a big problem as long as you trust in speaking gestures.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I am looking forward to welcoming you in my stylish and comfortable apartment. See you soon, Barbara