Great month in Berlin!
My wife and I rented the apartment for the whole month of July. Dealing with the owner was delightful. He went out of his way always to make sure we would be comfortable and always answered our e-mails immediately. We had fears that a top floor apartment would be hot in the summer, but it was incredibly airy with good cross ventilation. The kitchen was great for my wife who loves to cook, and nothing could be nicer than dinner out on the terrace watching the sunset. The neighborhood is very quiet and friendly. We got to know the local merchants and cafe owners well. The greatest thing was the (mostly) organic market on Thursdays and Saturdays on the Kollwitzplatz, a ten minute walk away. Three tram stops away from the Alexanderplatz, but a different world with young families living in beautifully restored old buildings. I got up early every day to loll in the huge bathtub with a book before my wife woke up. Great wifi internet. Comfortable bed. Since it was an apartment where someone actually lived, there were lots of interesting books, movies on DVD, music CD's etc. On the plane home, we were already homesick for the apartment and the neighborhood, remembering the great times we had there. We want to go back again.
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