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Comfortable apartment with beautiful view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,108 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Feel at home in St Petersburg in our nicely decorated and comfortable apartment with a magnificent view at the Fontanka river.

We get many questions about the distance to the main attractions of the city. The apartment is situated in de West part of the city centre, so not in the very centre. St Petersburg is a large and widely planned city: wherever you will stay you won't be able to see the whole city, even if you stay a couple of weeks. In our opinion visiting a city (or any place in general) becomes much more interesting by not following the main crowd but allow yourself some side walks. In this respect the location of the apartment is absolutely perfect: it gives you a unique opportunity to explore St Petersburg, the atmosphere of the 'real' city-live but still with the main attractions on a walking distance.

The apartment offers a splendid corner view over the Fontanka river. With decorating the apartment with antique as well as modern furniture we tried to create a pleasant and homely atmosphere which distinguishes our apartment from the average. With assistance of our good acquaintance Andrei, who speaks English and Dutch, we can offer several services such as visa invitations and registrations, taxi transfers and personal guiding tours. In the summertime you can take a tour in a small boat departing just opposite the house.

Please visit our web site for further information.

More Details

Eltjo Thijs
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, russian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2018

About Eltjo Thijs

We are a Russian-Dutch couple living in Amsterdam. In 2001 we bought this apartment to stay connected with St Petersburg and to have the possibility of visiting our family in our own place. Also the idea of sharing the apartment trough short time renting we found attractive, as we like to travel ourselves and are used to rent similar accommodations.

Eltjo Thijs purchased this apartment in 2001


Kolomna District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1108 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Comfortable apartment with beautiful view
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Great accomodations for St. Petersburg

  • 5 of 5

Huge apartment with plenty of furnishings and Kitchen items. Beautiful view of the channel and plenty of light. This apartment had everything the too of us needed, Father and Daughter. Easily accommodates 4 people. 24hr grocery and liquor store close by. Try the nearby Beer House Staff pub, friendly people and open until 6 am everyday. The metro stop is a long walk, we never used the metro, either walked to Central St Petersburg, or took Uber which was inexpensive. Good information sheet from the owner, helped us significantly. Julia was there to welcome us, and see us off, she was very helpful. Be advised, no elevator with 3 long flights of stairs to get to apartment. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really nice apartment with an excellent view

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice apartment. We were a family of thee who stayed for eight nights, and the apartment created an excellent base for our visit to St. Petersburg. The apartment is located in a residential neighborhood a bit outside the beaten tourist tracks, which we found to be nice. We took the tram, the metro or a taxi or walked. That worked very well for us, and we did not get it wrong once in spite we do not speak Russian.

The apartment is recently tastefully renovated with modern appliances including an excellent wifi connection. The apartment is light with high ceilings and with a beautiful view over the Fontanka Canal. We stayed during the white nights and that added an extra special dimension to the stay and to the view from the apartment at night.

The owner was excellent. He had organized our pick up from the airport with a stop over at a large supermarket so we could stock up on our way to the apartment. He had also organized an excellent guide for us with whom we had three fine tours in and around St. Petersburg where we saw and learned a lot, not only about history, art and culture but also about modern day St. Petersburg.

It was an excellent stay and we will not hesitate to recommend the apartment to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunny spacious flat with views over canal

  • 4 of 5

The entrance to the apartment and the main stairwell reminded us very much of old Edinburgh flats – stone stairwell with pairs of flats at each level. The apartment itself, was large, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The ‘meet and greet team’ were charming. They spoke English and were able to explain many local matters to us.

The location close to a bus stop gave easy access into the centre of the city or to the Metro. There were several small local shops nearby and the people in them were most helpful to us. The owner’s agent met us from a hotel near the airport, and took us back at the end of our stay. The charge for transport was reasonable, and included bringing our cases up and downstairs.

The kitchen was modern and well provided with gas oven and hob, double sink and electric fridge/freezer. There was also a dishwasher (which we did not use) and an efficient washing machine and internal drying area (which we did use). The salon/dining room was open-plan from the kitchen and contained comfortable armchairs and sofa, coffee table and adequate numbers of dining chairs. There was a splendid ‘Art Nouveau’ (‘Modern’) cabinet (used for crockery and fine glasses) which I would happily have had in my own home.

The main bedroom was very large and the wardrobe space was excellent. The ‘king size’ bed was just that – spacious, but just a touch hard for us. (an old couple). The twin bedroom at the back was smaller, but we found the beds more than adequate. The bathroom was excellent- everything worked – bath, shower, wash-basin and WC. The hot water was hot, and the shower pressure was good. The central heating was warm, quiet and effective.

A friend’s son who works in St Petersberg, visited us there and remarked that compared to other flats he knew it was excellent and that we had “done very well.”

Jo & Brian (elderly English couple mid 70’s)

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days in St. Petersburg and we had a great time there. The house was perfect. It was clean & comfortable. Although it isn't closed to the centre, this gave us the possibility to walk and "taste" the town from different points of view. If you feel a voyager and not a tourist this house is perfect for you!!!!! We also thank Eltjo and his partente for having been so helpful & nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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prima plek om te zijn

  • 5 of 5

een mooi appartement die van alle gemakken is voorzien. Ontvangst was geweldig.

Een goede uitvalbasis om Sint Petersburg te bezoeken.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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schöne Wohnung, alles wie beschrieben :)

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine wunderbare Woche in Sankt Petersburg und die Wohnung hatte ihren Anteil daran. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten waren zu Fuß erreichbar (nach 2 Tagen sind wir auf Straßenbahn und Metro umgestiegen(die Füße!)Nach vielen gelaufenen Kilometern war es jeden Abend wie ein echtes "nach Hause kommen". Man kann kochen- muss aber nicht: viele schöne Restaurants bieten Essen für jeden Geldbeutel. Der Transfer-Service vom und zum Flughafen hat ganz wunderbar geklappt und auch die Schlüsselübergabe. Der Vermieter hat uns in regem e-mail- Kontakt gut betreut und vorbereitet. Ich empfehle die Wohnung gern weiter.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Ines, froh zu hören daß ihr euch richtig zu Hause gefühlt hat!
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Schoonmaakkosten $58.89
Refundable damage deposit $353.36

Voor alle kosten, zoals bed en handlinnen, schoonmaak, energie, wifi enz. is er een vergoeding van 25 Euro per persoon. NB deze kosten zijn nog niet verwerkt in de HomeAway calculatie.

There is a fixed charge of 25 Euro a person for the hand- and bed linen, cleaning, energy etc. for the whole renting period. Please note: these cost are not yet calculated in the HomeAway price!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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