Central, quiet, mature residential development best suited to work or sporting visits, gigs, workshops or cultural/romantic trips. No parking. No hen/stag parties out of respect for my neighbours and the peaceful spirit of my home. No companion animals, rules of the development, sorry :-( LGBT-friendly.
Shoes off, vegetarian-only, well-equipped kitchen with juicer, blender etc. Lovely large balcony with bistro table/chairs facing landscaped Japanese garden. Large wet room with toiletries provided. Comfortable latex mattress with proper pillow for a good night's sleep (my least favourite thing about almost every Airbnb is the terrible pillows so I ensure you have a decent pillow).
Coffee, tea, seasonings, oil provided for cooking. There are many medium and small-sized supermarkets just minutes away and several are open until 23:00 in case you arrive late and need to buy some basics.
Despite being a studio flat I have a home gym with an olympic bar and weights, Powerblocks, kettlebells, foam rollers etc, use at your own risk and try not to destroy my floor :-)
One of my guests recommends bring a sleeping mask. My blinds are not functional and I use light white curtains to maximise the light, it means that mornings can be a bit bright, enjoy especially if you feel SAD in Winter.
No meat or fish in my home. As I am a vegan my home is by default Kosher and Muslim-friendly.
Sorry for all the rules, I am really not that authoritarian. On the plus side I don't expect you to clean anything, washing the dishes you use would be nice though.
Otherwise please relax and enjoy my little city oasis.
The apartment is yours for the duration of the stay.
Interaction with guests
Depends on availability. I will always do my best to meet you and explain the apartment. It has a few quirks as all apartments do and I want to make sure you are comfortable.
Other things to note
I have a self check-in option if I am traveling, this is a 24-hr Keynest location in the city centre. Please don't lose the fob, it's very expensive and the security deposit is mainly to cover that loss.
I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know of your arrival time as soon as you are able. This is my home and I need to make arrangements to stay elsewhere if I am in the city. Thank you.
I may have availability outside the calendar depending on my schedule. I am reasonably flexible with check-in or out times, normally I am happy for you to have a leisurely departure and leave between 12:00 and 15:00.
Just as a note, the concierge of my building is not obliged to help anyone who is not a resident so any problems need to dealt with my me directly.
If you want to stay around the Christmas period contact me for a better deal.
- No shoes in the house, slippers provided
- Quiet hours after 10 pm
- no meat or fish
Rochelle/ born and raised in South Africa/ Netherlands-EU citizen/current resident in Manchester, UK/ working in online education at the University of Manchester/ traveller and host/ lover of comfortable pillows traveling with Batuhan/ Istanbulite/ Economics student/ lover of the gym and sneaky afternoon naps.