I stayed in the apartment for a month from May to June 2013. As other guests have mentioned, the apartment is very spacious and comfortable and within easy walking distance of the main sights. Natalya is a very helpful, courteous local representative of the owner Edward. It is on the 3rd floor without a lift but is fine if you are able-bodied. Highlights of my stay were the Graduation Performance of the Vaganova Ballet Academy held at the Mariinsky theatre and a performance of 'The Nutcracker' at the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Having seen Leningrad many years ago in winter it was strange not seeing St Petersburg in the dark - the White Nights are fascinating and the boat ride on the canals is an experience not to be missed. Maybe there is no ideal time to visit St Petersburg - you need to choose either the romance of the snow in winter or the perpetual daylight in late spring/summer. In any case, this apartment is ideal and St Petersburg exerts an exotic fascination on her visitors!