City apartment with lovely private courtyard garden home swap
My apartment is on the ground floor of a typical Berlin period house of the 1920s. It`s in the "garden house" across a communal courtyard. This means it is extremely quiet - even though it`s less than 100 meters from one of the most bustling areas of Berlin, with restaurants, cafés, bars and shops all around.
The flat contains a bedroom with a double bed, and a living room with a fold-out sofa. Through the kitchen you enter a private garden which I have turned into my little city paradise. There`s an open deck with a table (my outdoor dining area whenever the weather permits it), another little seating area and a glorified shed which is my garden office. Open its doors and all you hear are the birds. The only downside is that my bathroom is very small.
More photos to come. Please be patient.
About the location
My flat is on the border between Berlin-Steglitz and Berlin-Friedenau, and less than a 100 metres from Schlossstraße, a vibrant shopping area.
Since it is in a side street, you get a feel for what Berliners call their "Kiez", i.e. the special flair of the individual Berlin neighbourhood. Steglitz is lively and very friendly yet not "loud"; it has lovely shops; cafés and galleries. There are an excellent Italian restaurant and a lovely Irish pub just 50 metres down the road, a lovely neighbourhood café to the other side. At least three shopping malls are in immediate walking distance, yet you would not assume this if you sit in my back garden!
Two cinemas are in parallel streets, a theatre also in walking distance, and the public transport system with a whole host of connections to everywhere in Berlin is two minutes on foot. And if you need a doctor or a pharmacy, they are also within reach on foot.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Rental Offered
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Washer / Drier
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF)
Property type: Apartment
Location type: City