Friendly calm 2room flat top floor, sidestreet, next to beautiful Stadtpark Steglitz. Near southwest city.
One 140cm, one 90cm bed.
Well equiped kitchen integrated in living room. Washing machine. Ideal for mid- to long time visitors. 50K internet.
The flat is my home sweet home and as such pretty dear to me. I live in the flat 1/2 of the year so it´s an alive place. I´d like to have guests who like caring for their home. The place fits well for two people if you are a couple. 52 sqm warm, friendly and cosy is what people say.
The flat will be fully yours, as you can see in the pictures. The cleaning money (or part of it) I´d love to pay you back, please see the House Rules for details.
Общение с гостями
Because of the long time rental, there will be some details to clear in advance. For the rest of the time you can reach me on my mobile phone. About once a week I am anyway closeby, in case something is needed.
Другие важные подробности
Please no pets and no smoking. There is no balcony.
More will follow ...
Bitte Nicht-Raucher und keine Haustiere.
Da ich bisher nur englischsprachige Gäste hatte, sind einige der Infos leider noch nicht auf Deutsch vorhanden.
I wrote a very detailed "house care" text and I´m still looking for a space to add a pdf here at Airbnb. For now the text is copied in here:
Stindestrasse 33, D-12167 Berlin, flat of P. Ola Jannhov
I wish you a wonderfully and lovely stay.
The flat is my home sweet home and as such pretty dear to me. I´d like to have guest who like caring for their home. So to make sure that we also part in good manners in a few weeks or months, these house rules are to support you with mine and German standards.
No smoking and no pets.
German house building leaves houses being quite airtight so that any moist from cooking (or actually just from our human out breath) is enough to create mold / fungi. With the colder outside temperature this typically happens around the windows.
So daily airing out is essential. Just open the window in the bead room for five or ten minutes in the morning. And for ten minutes after having had a shower or bath. Then please close the windows fully (just as important, especially in the winter – you don´t want to know what extra heating costs are produced with just a few hours of an open window). This is less problematic in the warm part of the year (~May to and including September).
The tilted-window-position (German “kipp”) is great in the summertime when you are in the flat. Not for the winter (heating costs). Please close them fully when you are out.
Locking the front door
Due to burglary protection and insurance rules, you have to fully lock the front door to the flat when out. Please turn the key fully (two times).
Laundry washing machine
Open the water tap and turn the electrical switch. Choose a program according to your needs, see special instructions for the washing machine. After the washing is done, pleaset take a sponge and wipe the water away that stays in the rubber ring inside the door of the machine. Leave the door open for some hours to dry out. Leave the drawer like thing open (where the detergent goes in). All easy basic maintenance to keep a washing machine lasting safe for long time.
Close the water tap !
Some special cares
Due to the age of the house and that a lot of piping and drainage are old.
Please leave the sieve in the drain so that no hairs go down the drain (a mixture of hairs and soap clogs the drain in a very very very hard to reach place).
My standards of cleanliness might be above average and I expect to get the flat back in the order and cleanliness you´ll find it in when you arrive.
The following has proven to work to keep a good standard up (based on the assumption that you do a bit of daily cleaning up after taking a shower, using the toilet, cooking, eating, washing up etc. Else you would of course need to do more cleaning when you actually do clean).
Vacuum clean the whole flat, clean the bathroom sink and the toilet (it quickly gets brown). Do a basic kitchen cleaning incl. stove/oven.
Thorough kitchen cleaning of the sink and surfaces. The cornered window in the summer time (dead bugs!). Furthermore the bathroom; shower/bathtub and sink, including the water-taps to get the limescale deposits off.
“Deep” vacuum cleaning, meaning corners, under furniture and such. Then wet clean all floors.
Every two months:
Defrost the fridge (empty it, pull the electrical plug and wipe of the melted ice) and clean the inside of the fridge. Laundry the bathroom carpets.
I have put on a fairly high end cleaning charge that I´d be very happy to refund (fully or partly). This end cleaning is intended to make it easier for you when you leave – we all know that when packing and moving out, one doesn’t always have the time for a thorough end cleaning. So these € XX.- are to cover the last regular weekly / fortnightly cleaning. For the rest of the time the cleaning is your responsibility as above.
If anything is broken, most of the things are from IKEA and there is an IKEA just 10 minutes away with car. So please replace the broken stuff yourself. If you can not, simply report it to me right away. Then we can settle it directly financially and the deposit through Airbnb can be refunded fully. That is most likely the smoothest for both you and me.
Party or generally loud
It´s a quiet living area with sensitive neighbors. And it is a building that carries sound all around. If you know yourself to be loud, having music or the telly running late into night with the volume up, or if you like to have many guests coming around for a drink and a party ... sorry, then this flat is not suitable.
I suppose all countries and cultures have their own issues where people are extra sensitive. The Germans are clearly picky with garbage.
Plastic & metal
In the backyard there are six or seven different containers for these various things. Make sure to get instructed by me or a neighbor in case you don´t really know. Also please don’t leave stuff in the staircase of the house for longer (30 min is probably ok, but not half a day or longer).
Hi, I´m swedish born coach / trainer, former DJ. I live in the flat for about half of the year. I like to care for my things so I also like guests who are caring. I see the place as great for maybe a student, if you are in Berlin for the FU (Freie Universität) on some academic programm or working in the hospital closeby for some time.