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Elegance, Comfort & Space (110 Sqm) In the best street Of Prenzlauerberg

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Beautiful apartment (110 m2) in Kollwitz Strasse, the heart of Prenzlauer Berg - it doesn't get better! Inside you find elegant decoration & comfort, high ceilings and space, outside you find the cafés and restaurants, cobble stones and parks (and the famous market on Saturdays). Public transport is 5 minutes away (Tram M2 at Prenzlauer Allee and S7 at Senefelderplatz).

It's where I live and work (I'm a writer), when I'm not doing so in Amsterdam, my other home.

There are two bedrooms. One with a large double and a single in the study/guest room. I set up a fourth bed in the guest room (a real bed, no air/stretcher!), that can be attached to the single if needed. Of course linnen and towels are provided.

Also available: a well filled library in many languages, soap & conditioner, a well equipped kitchen (as said, this is not some rental apartment).

I have been a VRBO-host since 2012 -with pleasure, and a lot of good reviews!- in Amsterdam, before in 2015 I partly moved to Berlin.

My place is not fit for party people, I'm afraid! I'm a quiet person, respecting my neighbors, and I like guests to do the same!

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Mark Schalekamp
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Mark Schalekamp


I'm a writer and journalist. I am a Dutchman, who lives in Amsterdam to Berlin. I am a VRBO-host there, since 2011, with pleasure!

I I like sports, music, traveling and meeting my friends.

I love this apartment, and I'm sure you'll love it too!



Mark Schalekamp purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Mark Schalekamp chose Prenzlauer Berg

Location, location, location... You can't beat the Kollwitzstrasse. It is spacious (110 m2), elegant and comfortable.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Elegance, Comfort & Space (110 Sqm) In the best street Of Prenzlauerberg
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

The apartment is very elegant, light, and extremely comfortable, great neighbourhood and location.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We spent Christmas at Mark's apartment and had a really great stay. It is in a fabulous neighbourhood, lovely cafes, bars and shops all close by and a street market on Christmas Eve while we were there. The apartment is spacious, bright and tasteful with lovely high ceilings and being on the second floor, it was very quiet, never heard a neighbour or any street noise. There is so much to see and do in Berlin and we found this apartment to be in great location, close to metro and tram stops to visit all the sites. Mark was attentive and helpful and we can thoroughly recommend his lovely apartment as a great place to stay to enjoy all that Berlin has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant, charming, generous and real

  • 5 of 5

Berlin itself is such a rewarding spot. We barely scraped the surface of fascinating places, museums and galleries to see but it felt like we hardly stopped walking from one wonder to the next. As there were such a lot of absorbing and stimulating (and sometimes chastening) experiences, we really appreciated having a beautiful 'home' waiting for us in the evenings, where we could relax, snuggle down, draw a bath, light candles and cook supper. Well, tbf that's just what we like to do - and there's a great supermarket on the other side of the road - but if you aren't a fan of cooking then you will probably love the zillions of cafes and restaurants in the area. All tastes, budgets and styles catered for. Anyway, this apartment is in a wonderful bit of the city (think Greenwich Village; bookshops, organic greengrocers, cafes and parks. But post-Eastern Bloc so artier and edgier). It was either 30 minutes walking or 6 minutes on the tram into the transport hub at Alexanderplatz. I loved the high ceilings, the light, the simple-but-beautiful furniture, the well-equipped kitchen, the warmth and the view over the trees in the street outside. And when I eventually found it I also loved the lift (don't be like me and forget to ask Mark for directions!). All in all, I'd go back like a shot. Thank you very much Mark, I hope that one day we'll get back to Berlin and see all the interesting things that I missed first time round. In the meantime though, it's a very happy memory and one I recommend thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location in a Great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 weeks in this apartment, and it was perfect. All the rooms are generously sized with all modern conveniences, including a dryer--both for clothes and hair--wood floors, high ceilings. Furnishings are modest but more than adequate. The building is well-tended with an elevator. But the best thing about the apartment is the neighborhood with an abundance of interesting shops, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and Saturdays there is a large farmer´s market right there on the Kollwitz Str. where you can get fresh pasta, truffles, excellent cheese, meat, fish, produce, etc. This is my idea of city living at its best. Of course, there is excellent public transportation quite close, bus, tram and subway, and you are only a few stops away from Alexanderplatz, which connects to the whole system. We were disturbed twice by rather loud music late in the night, but that is a price we gladly paid for being in this lively, energetic neighborhood. The Wifi was completely reliable and fast throughout our stay, and Mark was most attentive to every question I had. I would be delighted to stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Spacious bright apartment in a great location!

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

Mark's apartment in Prenzlauer Berg is in a perfect location to enjoy neighborhood restaurants and shops. It is great if you are there on a Saturday; the farmer's market that morning is right out your door! It is convenient to transportation. The ceilings are high, the windows large and the floors beautiful. You have a feeling of spaciousness and light. There are some things he could improve, however. It was clean, but not perfectly ready for our arrival. The wastebasket in the bathroom was full and there were dead flowers left behind. There was a lot of old food in the kitchen. Maybe this is a plus for some people, but to us it seemed unappealing. The second bedroom lacks any storage or hanging space for clothing. The second bed in that room is better for a child than an adult.

These details may seem nitpicky because we enjoyed our stay in Mark's apartment immensely. He was very responsive to any emails in preparation to our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The food that was left wasn't old, but good food left by me on purpose for the guests to use. I also leave oil, butter, salt, coffee, tea, pasta etc: basics that guests don't have to buy. And there is a cupboard in the guest room, but no you can't hang clothes in that one, then you'd have to share the one in the main bedroom... The 4th bed is 80cm wide, which is only slightly less than normal (which is 90cm).
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West Vancouver, Canada

Lovely apartment and a most approachable host

  • 5 of 5

Mark is lovely. He is prompt in his replies and always available. The apartment is in a stimulating and delightful neighbourhood. The apartment is simply furnished and it's easy to enjoy. It might perhaps be good to improve the stall on the shower in the bathroom, but otherwise everything is great. There's a grocery store across the street, an organic store a few minutes further near the metro, lovely restaurants nearby, great atmosphere in the streets around and about. This is a really lovely place to base your time in Berlin. It's a classic, high-ceilinged, quiet space in a vibrant (but never noisy) locale.Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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I was visiting Berlin for five days with my parents, and we decided to look for an apartment. We were lucky to find Mark's place. The apartment itself is lovely - sky high ceilings, wooden floors, tons of light, a little terrace. Unexpected perks included a washer/dryer and elevator. The neighborhood was equally wonderful - green, quiet, hip and filled to the brim with cafes and restaurants. We didn't even have to venture off Mark's street to find a delicious breakfast at a different spot each day. Trams and underground were all conveniently close by. Finally, Mark was a very attentive host, promptly answering any questions we had and checking in to make sure everything was alright. We would stay at his place again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
There are many in my street!
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
U-Bahn Senefelder Platz
Nearest Restaurant


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kollwitzkiez, Berlin

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £34

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kollwitzkiez in Pankow (Prenzlauer Berg, Weißensee)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath, shower and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are two bedrooms. One with a large double and a single in the study/guest room. I set up a fourth bed in the guest room (a real bed, no air/stretcher!), that can be attached to the single if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • swimming

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Portable wifi hotspot

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