The berlin artist apartment
An art filled, two bedroom holiday apartment rental in Berlin's hip Friedrichshain district, in the former East Berlin. The apartment is situated in the heart of the famous Simon Dach Strasse, a vibrant tree-lined street filled with street cafes, restaurants and bars.
COMFORT AND COOL, CONTEMPORARY STYLE
The apartment sleeps five people. The first spacious bedroom has a king size bed and private lounge with 3 lounge chairs, HDTV with cable, and thick velvet curtains. The second light filled bedroom is smaller with single bed that pulls out to double. The living room has two generous sofas, with onesleeper sofa. There is a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, all appliances, and dining table for four. The large open plan living room has another HDTV with cable,system and oversized couch. The bathroom has a fullbath/shower. The apartment has a wifi internet connection. The apartment is situated on the 2nd floor.
IN THE HEART OF EAST SIDE of BERLIN
The Berlin Artist Apartment is situate on one of the most vibrant streets in Berlin, Simon Dach Strasse. The tree-lined street is filled full of sidewalk cafes, bars and restaurants. The apartment is situatedin a pre-war apartment building, is amazingly quiet considering the vibrancy of the area. Simon Dach Strasse is a popular spot with students, artists, young families as well as young Berliners. Simon Dach Strasse is in the heart Berlin's Friedrichshain district, east of Alexanderplatz. The Berlin Artist Apartment is located in Friedrichshain. Just 22 years ago, the district of Friedrichshain was locked behind the Berlin Wall, in the sprawling stretch of boroughs referred to ominously around the world simply as “the East”. Today, this part of East Berlin is the hottest places to live, work, shop and play. Drawn by cheap rents and an anything-goes atmosphere, the cool East Berlin neighbourhoods attract writers, artists and performers from around the world. Friedrichshain is one such suburb: it is edgy, raw, dynamically creative, and changing so rapidly the guidebooks can´t keep up. It is perhaps the last resort for Berlin's famous alternative subculture. The streets culture is colourful and vibrant: Left over artist squats merge with imposing monumental Stalin-era buildings. Late-nineteenth century apartment buildings, galleries, alternative bars, clubs and cafes permeate the streets.
The front of the apartment building has a liquor and convenience shop, a fantastic bakery, café and icecream shop. Nearby Boxhagener platz hosts the popular farmers market on Wednesday and Saturday, and the famous flea market on the Sunday. There are a range of supermarkets nearby.
Many more cultural, sporting and shopping options are also within walking or cycling distance. Not far from here is the "East Side Gallery", the largest remaining section of the wall, saved by artists who've turned it into a canvas for their work.
The artists' apartment is lucky enough to have Tram lines, bus routes, underground station (U-bahn – U5, U1) and overground station (S5,S7) are a five minute walk from the apartment, connection you to all of Berlin. Alexanderplatz is about five minutes by train or a 10 minute bike ride. Nearby public transport connections mean that favourites such as Berlin's TV tower, shopping in Hackescher Markt or the Reichstag and Brandenburg gate are 15 minutes away. The Berlin Artist Apartment is the perfect base to explore all Berlin has to offer.
Berlin is full of surprises: Its a dynamic, progressive city, and the local art scene reflects its unique history and colorful present. Get ready to be swept away by the quirks, and vibrancy: A mix of glamour and grit, mixed with top museums and galleries, grand opera and guerrilla clubs, gourmet temples and ethnic snack shacks. The Wall has fallen, and along with it, barriers to creativity and self-expression. Creative minds flock to Berlin, resulting in a city that’s in a constant state of flux, forever edgy and more than a little bit mad. The cool vibe; the vintage clothing shops, the kebab places, the great Asian restaurants, the hostels and the non-stop party scene. Berlin's architecture has a fascinating range, from the historical to high modernism, the gritty industrial sprawl, artists squats and more controversial post-modern projects.
Just near to the Artist Apartment, is the largest leftovers of the Wall, the East side gallery, a 1.3km section of the Berlin wall that is covered in artwork by 106 different artists. This memorial for freedom was painted in 1990 and it’s the largest outdoor gallery in the world. When it comes to partying, Berlin is more of a 48-hour than a 24-hour city, with weekends stretching well into weekdays. Near to the Berlin Artists Apartment is the Berghain/Panorama Bar, this former factory is the bedrock of European techno. Although hundreds of miles from any coastline, there is sun-seeking improvisation on every corner. Sandy Bars line the banks of the river Spree - and are a great place to lose a few hours. The Badeschiff is a swimming pool on the Spree, take a plunge, Get a drink from the bar as DJs enter to play out the evenings. Head to the lakes, the castles, the museums and the galleries. Berlin is a must.
In 2016 we won't be renting the Berlin Artist Apartment, but we are interested in doing houseswaps. Just get in touch!
Base rate shifts between 140-119 euros per night for two people (800 per week) 129 euros per night for three to four people (850 per week) 139 euros per night for five people (900 per week) Feel like a longer break in Berlin? Occasionally, over the winter months, we will take longer bookings, up to three months, please get in touch.
No parties, no loud noise after 9pm, No smoking, No shoes inside. No downloading movies.