I am an American designer, returned to Russia several years ago and renovated an 1881 apartment that occupies an entire 1st floor of a 4 story building 800 meters from Nevsky Prospect. You will have the entire place to yourself. Stay here for business or pleasure and enjoy its floor plan with a spacious entry hall and living room, separate dining/cabinet, kitchen up three steps, 2 bedrooms and second WC. Parking behind automated gates for an additional fee.
You will be staying in the entire apartment that occupies an entire floor. With only 3 more flats in this part of the building you will feel very privileged. Unique layout with dining room/cabinet leads to a kitchen through an archway with 3 steps. High ceilings with all original gypsum, hardwood floors, old oak doors and wooden windows make the space airy and breathable in hottest weather. All 6 windows face gated yard, that has no greenery, but no people or playing children either. There is a a triple glass soundproof window in the bedroom for complete silence. I have lived for 20 years in California, traveled the world and know what we all need when we travel. You will find everything: from tea/sugar, pasta, cooking oil, corkscrew and utensils to shampoos, first aid kit, laser printer hook up, high speed unlimited WiFi. All new appliances, washer/dryer, 42" Panasonic plasma with HDMI/USB hook up. Modern fridge with ice cubes ready for you to relax and have a drink.
Take a bubble bath in a new cast iron tub or just use second 1.5 bath in the other end of a long apartment, near the bedroom. There is a super comfortable KING size bed with orthopedic matress and tempur-pedic (memory foam) padding in the bedroom and new DOUBLE bed fold out sofa in the living room. The two rooms are far apart and TWO COUPLES or two parties of friends may stay very comfortably, using different toilets at night. Additional inflatable double bed in the living room (maybe for a teenager) can be arranged.
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I locked up my stuff in one bedroom, but you can use the rest of the space - about 60 square meters: bedroom, spacious living, separate dining room, kitchen. I left my decor and library to your enjoyment and count on your integrity not to break or remove anything.
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We have ample parking behind automated gates operated from your phone. I will need to pay people who will program your access, so please let me know in advance. I meticulously clean the space with professional cleaning company, steam cleaner, prof vacuum. My helper and I hand mop and wipe every inch of the space floor to ceiling. The floors, windows and doors are original or older, so there is some wear and tear that I prefer to new laminated floors and plastic windows. I renovated the space without any artificial materials, used high quality paint and oak trim to preserve the spirit of XIX century. However, it is a center of Saint Petersburg and the place does get dusty overnight.
Please note the checkout time. It sets a window for thorough cleaning and other preparations done by a hired trusted person who lives across the street. Please do not put her under pressure of having to mop in front of you! If you desperate for different time, please contact in advance to see what we can do.
I will gladly help you with almost any request. My helper will meet and greet you and clean after you (she can also help you with cleaning and other chores for a long stay). I will be available by phone in Russian/English/French and will gladly share my knowledge of enjoying Saint Petersburg and Russia.
Russian American moved from California back to my native town to build a country house where I spend summers. Fluent English, will assist over the phone and may arrange a pick-up.