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Studio with Gate of Dawn view


2 guests

Studio

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

Studio

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

A cozy studio of ca. 50m2 opposite the ancient town gate of Vilnius. Newly furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and an artistic touch. Located in 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Old Town, train/bus station, open market and supermarket.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £13
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: £30 / night

Description

The space

When furnishing our apartment, many people advised us to buy cheap, "good-enough-for-guests" furniture and equipment. Well, we didn't. We created this place for our own well-being during our stays in Vilnius - without a TV set, but with new appliances, a personal touch and an oriental carpet, too.
The bathroom was designed by artist Antanas Pužauskas, who also created the interiour of many Lithuanian public spaces. The furniture is either Made in Lithuania or antique, or both.
We are happy to make our cozy and convenient space available for you while we're away. Please treat it like your own.

Guest access

The house is safe with a modern digital code lock. Our studio is one of six apartments on the top floor. You will be provided with a magnetic key to access the front door, and of course the apartment key. The inner courtyard is not available for parking.

Interaction with guests

With any questions, don't hesitate to contact me or our local friend Daiva, who is fluent in English and German and happy to help. She will also provide you with the keys. Please let us know beforehand when to expect you, so Daiva can plan accordingly.

The neighbourhood

The studio is situated right opposite the Gate of Dawn, the entrance to the Old Town. You can eat out at one of the numerous restaurants and cafés, or do your own shopping at the daily farmers' market (350m), a supermarket (300m) or the weekly organic market (800m).
Take a walk along the remnants of the city wall, which will take you past the old fortifications into the vibrant artistic neighbourhood Užupis, home to an alternative lifestyle with nice eateries and shops.
In the evening, try music club "Tamsta" or go for a degustation in the nearby beer bar "Senasis Radijas".

Getting around

The house is also located conveniently close to the train/bus station (800m) and airport (5km) of Vilnius. While parking in front of the house can be difficult, free parking is available within a short walking distance. Various bus stops are also close to the house (350m).
Taxis are more expensive if hailed in the street. We recommend ordering a taxi to the address. The taxi company will tell you the colour and brand of the car to look out for, and the time it will take to arrive. Some drivers will wait for you at the gate next to the house, instead of the entrance door.
You are welcome to use the rechargeable electronic ticket for public transport in Vilnius, "vilniečio kortelė". The ticket, and instructions, can be found in the kitchen table drawer.

Other things to note

Vilnius offers 1001 places to party. Our apartment is not one of them. It is the perfect place for a relaxing stay and as a starting point to explore Vilnius. To avoid distraction we decided against a TV set, but you are welcome to use the stereo set and high-speed WiFi.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

Smoking or open fire are not allowed in the house or apartment, so please: no tobacco, no candles.
In the kitchen you will find some basic staples such as tea and coffee, pasta and some spices. Feel free to refill what you use up.
We also provide some wine and beer for a small charge.
We encourage waste separation, and general respect towards the environment. Also, we appreciate your respect for the neighbours.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews


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Alexander User Profile
January 2017
If you would like to know my opinion of Saskia's place I would say only one word: ideal. Perfect location, cozy, comfortable and smart designed flat are the main things of staying here. I have no any doubts about choosing the best place for staying in Vilnius:)
Saskia User Profile
Response from Saskia:
Hi Alexander, thanks for the kind words - glad you liked it! You're both welcome anytime.
January 2017

Dmytro User Profile
November 2016
A great studio in the downtown. Very comfortabla. Would like to stay there for a longer time :) A great music compilation on the local iPod. A lot of great jazz, which fits the flat.

Matthias User Profile
October 2016
Very warming welcome and easy communication beforehand. The flats is as beautiful as described and everything works perfectly. Everytime again.

John User Profile
July 2016
We had a wonderful stay in Saskia's apartment. Everything was very clean and neat. The apartment was very comfortable. Our communication was excellent, and as Saskia was out of town, we were received by her friend, who was very friendly and gracious. The location is great, just outside the one remaining city gate leading to the historic city center, and only about 10 minutes walk from the train station and bus depot. It could hardly have been better. She even let us use her washing machine. I heartily recommend Saskia's place to anyone visiting the beautiful, too often overlooked city of Vilnius!

Marius User Profile
May 2016
The host canceled this reservation 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Amir User Profile
March 2016
We've had a wonderful experience in Saskia's flat. Everything is perfect and the attention to detail shows the great level of care that has been put into this. From the choice of books to kitchen utensils. I highly recommend this to whomever appreciates quality and staying in a place that has a good vibe to it. Logistically very convenient as it is 10 mins walk to/from train station and it is in front of the Gates of Dawn which is the main gateway to experience the city by foot.
Saskia User Profile
Response from Saskia:
Thank you, Amir - we appreciate your care for the space, and your lovely entry in the guestbook too. Welcome back any time!
March 2016

Amanda User Profile
January 2016
Stylish, warm apartment with everything you could possibly need in an excellent location. We absolutely loved being essentially in the centre of Vilnius. Upon arrival, there was a plumbing issue (which was no one's fault; just one of those things)... Saskia and her friend Daiva (who checked us in) did all they could to solve the problem, checking us in to a lovely hotel very close to the apartment for the first two nights of our stay... Once in the apartment, everything was great!

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Maastricht, Netherlands · Joined in September 2011
Saskia User Profile

I come originally from Northern Germany, and have lived in different European countries with my family (husband and two children).
I'm not on the Book of Faces, and don't smoke (but I have other flaws). I try to limit my ecological footprint.
I like pets, but will be thankful to your cat for keeping its distance from my room during my stay, because I am slightly allergic.
My hobbies are postcrossing, gardening, choir singing, and my own holiday home in Vilnius (Lithuania).

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