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Charles Kelley

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, German, Russian, Latvian

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

20 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Vecrīga - Kelley's Old Riga Apartment

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 24 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.

EVERY YEAR THOUSANDS OF EUROPEAN TOURISTS DECLARE THAT RIGA IS EUROPE'S BEST KEPT SECRET. Come and see why.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Charles Kelley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, German, Russian, Latvian

Reviews

4.7
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Apartment in the Heart of Riga's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
Mount Airy, Maryland, USA
5

Magical...

  • 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: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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
5

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: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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California
4

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: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California, USA
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Old Riga! Walking distance from shopping, dining and most tourist sites and close to bus and tram stops for further destinations. Clean apartment with all needed amenities and the comfort of home. Would stay here every time if available!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Amy. I am very pleased that you all enjoyed staying in my Riga flat. More importantly, I hope that the purpose of your trip was accomplished. You are welcome to come again!
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Old Bridge, NJ
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, clean cozy apartment, plenty of room!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location Location Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Riga for the first time was only enhanced by the apartment in Old Riga. The sounds from the music guild wafted in the open windows in the evening, some evenings street musicians could be heard just below. It was blissful. The location was fantastic with neighbor bakery just around the corner and lattes just out the front door. Of course the french press in the kitchen was handy for homebrew coffee. The apartment was comfortable and felt like home not a hotel which is what we really wanted. Vineta the apartment manager was an angel and off course our kids were enthralled with the old fashioned lift. The bathtub was great! I could soak up to my neck in Latvian bath salts after long days of walking the beautiful city of Riga. Thanks Chuck for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vecrīga, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
From
£64
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee - per stay £30

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

50% deposit required to reserve the apartment. Option 1 - payment in USD or euros can be transferred to the owners account in Latvia; Option 2 - check can be mailed in USD to the US. Specifics provided as needed. The balance can be paid via transfer or cash upon arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vecrīga in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • new toilet, bidet, large bathtub with shower, large mirror, blow dryer and curling iron available upon request.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
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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