1 to 2 double rooms to rent in a rare, beautiful, modern, bright, spacious (100m2) top floor apartment, with a quiet terrace and unobstructed views over the fjord. This is a gem of tranquility, peace and spaciousness. And just 5 minutes walk from Bryggen/Flybussen and the best of Bergen! Awesome value? Yes it is. I am a long term AirBnb host and keep prices low relative to the neighbourhood, despite providing a very high end space. Come and see for yourself!
This is a modern, bright, very large open plan top floor (4th floor*) apartment in the charming Sentrum neighbourhood of Skuteviken.
Currently there is one room available, a bright and comfortable double room, with unobstructed views over Sverresborg.
Occasionally other rooms are available - upon enquiry I can explain the bedrooms and bed options - please ask for more details!
The large and newly built terrace overlooks the ancient Sverresborg and is perfect for a sunny breakfast. The large window balcony overlooks Byfjorden and the island of Askøy.
The location is just 5 minutes walk from Bryggen and the Flybussen at Radisson Blu on Bryggen. If you have heavy bags, add on a few extra minutes.
*The 4th floor apartment (3rd floor in UK terminology) is accessed by 3 flights of stairs, NOT 4 flights as incorrectly reported by a previous guest. I always offer to help guests with their luggage.
The apartment is a newly renovated, beautifully designed and furnished top floor apartment (living room, dining room, etc.), with a new kitchen, new floors, new roof, new terrace, new everything almost! The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with either a double bed, a double air mattress, or a single guest bed. Ask about more options!
I can also provide a simple breakfast on request - tea, coffee, muesli with dried fruits and seeds, bread/toast, butter, jams, knekkebrod and fruit.
There is a shared bathroom/toilet, shared with me.
Accès des voyageurs
You are welcome to enjoy your bedroom, the open living/dining room and the kitchen (and bathroom!). The terrace is also available for sunbathing and dining - this space is a rare gem in this city!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I will be around during your stay but am usually out and about, and will leave you to enjoy the space as much as possible.
My main recommendation is to sit on the sofas and watch the evening sky as the sun sets.......
We are located on the top, 4th, floor of an old building with no elevator. That means 3 flights of stairs but NOT 4 flights as was incorrectly reported by a guest reviewer!
Also note that we share the bathroom, but it is just with me. I keep it clean as a priority!
For parking, there is no parking at the apartment building but there are 2 main options. One is at parking meter on Nye Sandviksveien. These are free during these hours Monday to Friday - (eleven pm to six am) and on Saturday from 1700, all day Sunday and public holidays, until 0800 Monday morning. They cost 22 NOK per hour (requiring coins) and have a 2 hour limit. Alternatively, the nearby food store Kiwi has a parking garage - Kiwi Birkebeinersenter which is open during store opening hours - Monday to Saturday 07:00 - 23:00 and Sunday 08:00 - 22:00. (URL HIDDEN)
Ours is a very relaxed and peaceful home and we wish to maintain it so.
The main rules are that there is absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere in the apartment - which also includes the balcony.
Also, it is a vegetarian space – with concessions to fish products on the condition that the space is cleaned appropriately. No meat or meat products here.
It shouldn't need to be stated, but following an experience with a recent guest, it is not acceptable to cook late into the night, for several hours, and not clean up.
In short, the apartment is an awesome space in which to live and I very much welcome you! - but it must be lived in with respect and left clean as when it was found.
No shoes in the apartment - it is the Scandinavian way - either leave them outside the main apartment door or on the mat inside the door. The floors are brand new, so absolutely no shoes.
Since the apartment is in the sloping roof and we are in the rainiest city in Europe (!!!), all windows must be closed when it rains and ensured closed before leaving the apartment.
And no pets!
I'm simply enjoying this beautiful city - come and enjoy it too! The nature is outstanding, the atmosphere is gentle and friendly, and the views are spectacular.
Life is pretty simple - music, dance, meditation, and some work too. Cooking vegetarian Indian food is a specialty - maybe you'll be lucky enough to turn up when I make one of my Indian Feasts in a Scandinavian Palace!
Life in my home is relaxed - much time is spent watching the sea, with unmatched views over the Bergen fjord, often dazzled by the evening setting sun... it is magical.
Maybe see you soon?