Our 180 sq meter home + 35 sq meter terrace in SO36 has 3 double bedrooms, 3 terraces & 3 bikes. Bright and sunny, it is 2 minutes from Berlin's best market, close to public transport (U1/U8/Bus), nightlife, east side gallery, the river & more.
Our home is in the center of the famous Kreuzberg 36. We have lovely large terraces facing both south and north (with a view of the TV tower) where you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. If you aren't out in the city, you should really be hanging out on a terrace. There is also Markthalle IV within a minute away, which has the best market in Berlin, a fantastic bakery, and Street Food Thursdays.
This is our home, so if you need something, we probably have it. The apartment features many windows, hard wood floors and wide, open spaces with lots of natural light. There are three bedrooms for larger groups, featuring two beds and one air mattress (all double), and the sofa pulls out to accommodate up to two more people in the living room.
Our terraces are filled with plants, from flowers to vegetables to herbs and lettuce. We have a grill if you fancy grilling outside (you can buy award winning sausage across the street at Markthalle IX from "The Sausage Man" or meat from Kumpel & Keule for a really easy grill party), and there is also a small fridge for beer on the terrace and a hammock.
We can accommodate up to four couples, or 8 people. Up to six people can be accommodated in our three bedrooms, plus another 2 in the living room. The apartment is very quiet. There are 2 separate bathrooms, each with a shower. We have a nice open kitchen and large dining room table (and a dishwasher). We provide coffee (mokka or french press, plus an electric coffee grinder) and teas, and there is a lovely baker just across the street.
There is an elevator and then 1/2 flight of stairs to walk up in order to access the apartment.
-3 bikes + bike locks
-2 showers (can be used simultaneously without hot water issues)
-Full-size bathtub (fits 1 or 2)
-Three terraces, including one 35 square meter
-Fastest internet available
-Home movie theater (projector and screen) & movie collection
-Berlin guide books
-Our personal (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map with our favorite bars & restaurants
We will provide you with fresh sheets, covers, towels, washcloths, etc. Our showers are generally stocked with soap, shampoo and conditioner.
We also live in the apartment, but we rent it out when we are away visiting family. We will give you the keys or arrange for you to pick them up somewhere nearby and leave you to enjoy your vacation. We will give you the number of friends nearby who can help you in case of an emergency.
We just love our apartment so much. Our neighborhood is amazing, and we hope you enjoy it, too!
Smoking outside on terrace only.
Please respect our neighbors and don't be too loud.
Please don't break our things. But if you do, please just tell us.
I'm Tally and I am an American polyglot living in Berlin working in academia and doing a PhD in neurolinguistics. I work in a research lab using brain imaging techniques to study the neurology of language processing and comprehension, and I teach BA students in German Studies about linguistics. Apart from languages, I love cooking (baking bread has been my latest obsession), traveling (especially if it is transcontinental), reading (I even have my own book club! though I secretly mostly read sci-fi), good music (from Arcade Fire to Led Zeppelin), robots (thank you, Assimov) and nice people. I've been in Berlin since 2008, starting in Prenzlauer Berg, then I spent a few years in Friedrichshain, and then Kreuzberg before moving to Neukölln. If you let me stay in your home, I promise to handle it with care, and if you stay in mine, please do the same!
My boyfriend is from France (Brittany) and works in IT. He really loves German beer (especially beer from northern Bavaria), cooking and eating delicious food, Terry Pratchett, reggae music, and traveling with his awesome girlfriend.