We, my two friends and I, had a wonderful stay at Sergey's apartment in Moscow, for almost two weeks in late August. His apartment is just perfect and in fact we could not dream of a better one!
The location is absolutely ideal, in a very pleasant neighborhood of the center of Moscow. The lively pedestrian street downstairs was covered with beautiful roses giving a lovely and happy atmosphere to the area.
A large part of the city center is at walking distance including the Kremlin and the Tretyakov gallery. And from the apartment four metro lines can conveniently be used: lines 6 and 8 are literally at the bottom of the building with station Tretyakovskaya, line 2 is also very near at station Novokuznetskaya, and line 9 is no more than 10 minutes walk from the apartment with station Polyanka. In my opinion the location cannot be beaten!
There are many restaurants in the pedestrian street downstairs, and also a "minimarket" open 24/24.
With regards to the apartment of Sergey, it was just perfect for us as well: vast with high ceilings, nicely decorated, with the charm of being in a building built a century ago, however with all modern comfort and appliances such as air conditioning. The close view from the kitchen and dining room on the beautiful St Clement's church and its warm red, white, blue and golden colors is impressive.
We were also pleasantly surprised that Sergey proposed us a transfer from the airport with his driver for a reasonable fee, and since his driver was finally not available he came himself and offered us in his car a fascinating guided tour of the center of Moscow, with his own comments full of very interesting historical facts about the beautiful Russian capital.
As a conclusion I want to say thank you Sergey! We had a magic time at your apartment and even felt like Muscovites, and lucky ones! :))