Wonderful calm city apartment directly at the parks of Smolny cathedral

Wonderful calm city apartment directly at the parks of Smolny cathedral

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Peacful and green place directly in front of smolny cathedral and gardens. We have a small 46m² 3 rooms apartment, which was newly renovated in 2006. We use it as a second home. For St. Petersburg - especially for the centre island it is rare to have such a green view and peacful place without a lot of traffic including so many parks around. The area and the house is very secure as there are places like majors hall and others around. The apartment is in the last floor and so always very light - but you have to walk up as the house is too small to have a lift (for St. Petersburg at the moment) - it is 4 stories. Once you are up you are above all trees and can enjoy the view in the direction of Neva on the water reservoir and the yard with trees. There is also a playground in our yard including basketball facilities. We have a new small bath including a toilet, front room with closet, a living room with a kitchen and eating table, a balcony, a bigger sleeping room and a small one which we either use for working (there is a small working place or for sleeping. At the moment there are beside a baby bed 3 sleeping places but we will put one more inside. There are new wood floors beside in the front room and bath where we have stone tiles and a lot of new Ikea furniture what makes it quite nice place for a St. Petersburg apaprtment. There is a lot of light but nearly no direct sun - so it is not hot in summer. You can park a car directly in the yard.

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  1. We are a family of 7: Michael and Lia are the parents with 3 daugthers (10, 6 and still not 1 years) ;) and 2 sons (8 + 4 years) - in our house there may stay a dog or we might need to take it with us - it is used to take care on the big garden and very used to small children and very shy - normally when we go somewhere either someone is staying at our house or we are taking her with us - it s a small border collie mixture - but very quiet and not sleeping a lot in her corner but mostly she is outside - We have a company which is developing business software. We love art and old things as well as sport and travelling. We are very used to travel a lot as we also have a second home in the centre of St. Petersburg/Russia (which you can also go to if you like). We are very careful with our home (although the kids tend to make a disorder from time to time) and will always take a lot of care with any place we go to - no matter whether it is a hotel or your home!

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We are directly at Smolny Cathedral with a wonderful view on it from the front of our house. It is a very calm area (so less traffic) where we always use to have some walk in Smolny garden in the evening - in smolny there is also majors hall. At the other side it is some steps to Taverichesky park which is a wonderful place directly in the city with water or a new skating place. Around Taverichesky there are University buildings, many embassies like the German and the Austrian Consulat and many other nice palais. Some steps from our house you find all the nesessary public transport going to the city (mostly we use busses as this is more relaxed - sometimes we use the subway/metro from Taverichesky). You will find 2 supermarkets and other shops just some steps away and around Taverichesky also nice restaurants and places to go to. In the city there are a lot of wonderful places which you can reach easily and of course there are the wonderful castles around (Gachina, Peterhof, Pushkin, ...) where you can partially go by boat or by bus or car. We are normally living in Vienna but have some parts of our family and friends also in St. Petersburg so there will be always somebody who can assist you in case you need something.

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