We LOVE our apartment! our kitchen is "homemade" and if you are into Attachment Parenting you can sleep with your kids in a bed that is 6metres large. If not, there is a Futon in the neighbour room. A room that we use for working, playing, guests..
Our place is perfect, when you have kids, we have a playground in the yard, huge trees in front of the house - and still every room is light, because we live in the third floor! BUT WE HAVE NO ELEVATOR! our appartment is typical Berlin 1900 style, we have constructed a lot ourselves - it is not a clean or chic appartment, if you look for a hotel room, you will be disappointed. But if you are looking for a place where you can chill with your family, where your kids find toys that they can play with, where you don't need to be stressed all the time that your kids might ruin the chic leather sofa or scratch the table - here is your place! there are a lot of wonderful parcs nearby, an organic supermarket, and: child-friendly cafés with indoor-playgrounds! We write that we have 5 beds. This is the number we offer for the whole family, so two grown ups and three kids. or - if you take your aunt with you - three grown ups and two kids. it is NOT for 5 grown ups and even more kids... (sorry, but we had some misunderstandings....)
Apart from our appartment you can use the yard and so the playground.
Either a friend or me personally will take care of the guests, there will always be someone in reach if you have questions
We are actually living where the wall stood before 1989. There is a stroll ("The Mauerspaziergang") where you can follow the line of the ancient wall.
The parking space situation in general in Berlin is not so easy. We do not have a car ourselves. Our neighbours do and they seem to find a parking place every evening, but I cannot tell how long it takes them to find it.
We are surrounded by trees and we love it! But we have guests... spiders... and dust is coming easily in our appartment, even if we clean up very carefully before we leave.. This is our private place, so there is a lot of our private stuff. we still appreciate the idea to make it easier for families to make a holiday in Berlin. Your children can play with all the toys they find in the house. we cannot make our appartment seem as if we did not live here during the year - I write this because we had some misunderstandings in the past.
It's a very friendly and open house, with lots of children. So you would be asked not to listen to loud music at night.