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Lovely Apartment in the Heart of Riga's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Riga is the capital of Latvia, a small Baltic Sea nation that has been free from Soviet rule for 26 years. The Old Town is almost completely restored to its ravishing beauty of the 30's when its standard of living equaled Stockholm, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. It is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. This apartment is the personal residence of the president of an international Christian charity. He lives in it about 6 months per year. It's available to rent when he is not in Latvia.

It is about 100 years old, but fully renovated. It's in a large apartment building with an old, but functional elevator. The location is amazing, right in the middle of the Old Town. Look out the window and see the National Archives, Philharmonic Hall, Small Guild. Step out of the front door and you are in Dome Cathedral Square. There are countless restaurants, cafés, beer gardens, malls, antique stores, galleries, health spas, museums and places of historical interest. Street parking is not possible; public parking garage near by.


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Charles Kelley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Russian, Latvian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Charles Kelley

I am the President of an international faith based charity that focuses on Latvia. I live in Oregon and Riga. I am a Latvian-American, dual citizen. When I am not in Latvia for extended periods I sublet the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

My apartment is in an amazing location, in the heart of Old Riga.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vecrīga in Central District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • new toilet and shower, large mirror, blow dryer and curling iron available upon request. Washing machine in bathroom; clothes dryer in kitchen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a good double hide-a-bed sofa in the living room.
  • King size beds (1) Our king bed is 200x200 cm or 79 x 79 inches, Double Beds (1) Our double bed is 140x200 cm or 55 x 79 inches, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have 2 high quality thick and covered foam pads, dimensions of a single bed...to sleep a 7th and 8th person.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • water skiing
This is 4th floor apartment (about 700 square feet), Windows open over a cobble-stoned street toward a music guild where children and young people often rehearse for music and dance festivals.


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Lovely Apartment in the Heart of Riga's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Lovely, Perfectly Located, Spacious Old Town Riga Flat

  • 5 of 5

Dear Charlie,

Thank you so much for a lovely place to call home while we visited Riga for our first time. The location of the flat could not have been any better for us. We enjoyed the cafes, shopping, our close walk to the spa, church services, strolls through the snow on the cobblestone roads, and a night snuggled in watching Netflix! We can highly recommend the food and wine, too, at Monterosso restaurant nearby. Delicious!! Again, we appreciated you opening your home and showcasing your talent with painting (loved the art on the walls in the flat). We will definitely recommend you to friends headed this way in the future.

Warm Wishes,

Jamie and Karen

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location to visit Riga!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been very pleased with the location, everything right in the center of the old town, very cosy apartment with all you need.

They took great care of us and were very helpfull for anything we needed.

We definitly recommend the place, we were wondering about the comments from other guests about the elevator.. but 4th floor is not a big deal really, i mean you’ll be walking around and eating plenty in all the restaurants available around so little more exercise doesn’t matter.

Don’t hesitate to book it!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful 10 days in Riga.

  • 4 of 5

We are an older couple, who love travelling the world, but like to seek the comfort of an apartment. This apartment was perfectly situated, was comfortable and homely. Every amenity for a comfortable stay was provided. We were lucky enough to be staying post Christmas but during Russian Christmas so the Christmas Markets and celebrations were still going. It was truly a winter wonder land. The apartment is surrounded by restaurants and is walking distance to so much that is Riga. We just loved it. I would advise that the lift is unreliable so a degree of fitness is required to mount the steps to the fourth floor. We would highly recommend both the apartment and a visit to Riga.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you enjoyed your time in Riga and also in my apartment. You are always welcome again!
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Mount Airy, Maryland, USA


  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Riga at the end of November to adopt our sixth child and since we were going to be there for a month, we wanted to take advantage of our smaller group before our older children arrived. This apartment was simply perfect. There were four of us to start and the accommodations were more than perfect. The building itself is steeped in history and once you step out the front door of the building you are greeted with the sights and sounds of Old Town. We were there during Christmas Market and it was, as described, simply magical. On the unusually warm days, we could open the windows and hear the Christmas music wafting in from the street. Just out the door are souvenir shops, a Laima shop!, Stender's is literally out and to the left and a wonderful pankuka restaurant is steps away as well. What is exceptionally nice about this apartment is you often hear about Old Town being loud with revelry into the early morning hours. Not so with this apartment's configuration. We were able to sleep soundly every night we were there. I seriously became very sad to leave our "neighborhood" and move further out towards Center City. The apartment itself is wonderfully equipped with wifi, a french press coffee pot and really all the amenities you need for a very comfortable stay. Settle into one of the cozy chairs for reading and just enjoy Riga! Oh, and don't forget to appreciate the wonderful artwork throughout the apartment! I believe it's all original! ;-) Livu Square is a short walk away as is the House of Blackheads. What I particularly enjoyed is becoming a regular with the shopkeepers while we were there. We were fortunate to get to know many of the neighborhood folks, making it feel even more like home. Oh, and Double Coffee and Charley's Pizza are literally downstairs as well. I would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shelley, I am very happy that you and your family enjoyed staying in my apartment. When people feel at home there, in the middle of the 'magical' setting of Old Town, it is indeed a special thing. I want you to know you and yours are always welcome to stay here again. Warmly, Charles
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Maine, USA

Great Vecriga location!

  • 5 of 5

If you're interested in being centrally located in Riga's Old City, you can't do much better than this apartment conveniently located adjacent to Dome Square. It's well equipped and features lovely music floating in from a variety of musicians in the neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlie, I am glad that you enjoyed staying in my Old Town apartment. And I hope that the totality of your trip was fulfilling. I hope you will return to Latvia soon. If my apartment is available, you are welcome to use it again.
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Apartment in Old Riga

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable and cozy place to enjoy visiting with my sons. Everything we needed was within walking distance and easy to find. The choir practice nearby was an extra treat too!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Near Philharmonic Hall, Freedom Monument, Occupation Museum, Parliament, Palace & River; Many restaurants, Japanese, Russian, Irish, Italian, French, Arabic, Indian, Russian and Latvian BBQ. Numerous health and beauty spas.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vecrīga, Europe

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee - per stay £35.51

Minimum three nights. Special rates for families adopting Latvian children.
Use of wi-fi network is 4 USD per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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