|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The apartment is on Bolshaya Morskaya ulitsa (the same street as Faberge & Nabokov lived on) located in the very centre of central Saint Petersburg. It is the best location within the Golden Triangle, that is the area bounded by the Neva river & the Fontanka canal, it is the heart of the old city & contains most of the museums. The apartment is available for short term or long term rentals. It was completely renovated in 2008, new floors, new ceilings, walls re-plastered, new room layout. There are two bathrooms, one is ensuite. Every room has air conditioning. The apartment is on the second floor (immediately above the ground floor), it is 50 metres from Nevsky prospekt, 150 metres from palace square & the Hermitage, it is very central! It has 2 sofa beds one in the living room & one in the sitting room, so could sleep up to 8.
History of the House Jako: In the middle of the XVIII century the land on the which the house was built was occupied by a temporary palace of Empress Elizabeth. After dismantling of the palace there were the royal kitchens and the Throne Hall. The Throne Hall was then given to sculptor E. Falcone for work on the monument to Peter the Great also know as the 'Bronze Horseman'.
Falcone moved here in 1766 & he rebuilt the building which housed the former palace kitchen. He set up a scaffold for his work in the yard. In 1773, Falcone was visited by his friend the french philosopher Diderot, he stayed in the house until 1778, when he returned to France.
After the departure of the French the site housed a warehouse of marble for the construction of a number of buildings which gave rise to the naming of the laneway at the side of the bulding: Kirpichny (brick) lane. In 1801 the site owned by a merchant, the Prussian consul in St. Petersburg, when a residential two-storey house was built. In 1822 his heirs divied the land in two, the side adjacent to the Bolshaya Morskaya Street in 1836 was sold to architect Paul Jaco who designed many historical buildings in St. Petesburg.
In the years 1837-1838 Jaco built the current four-story building. Iron girders were used in the construction of first floor windows - an innovation in the local civil engineering. In 1842 Faberge started his business with the openning of a workshop in the basement. During the 1860s Chief Marshal Count Ivan M. Tolstoy lived in hosue Jaco, who had been former Senator and Minister of Posts and Telegraphs, a member of the State Council. Jaco house remained in the his family until 1917.
In the 1930s the kirpichny (brick) lane end of the house become the 'House of Artists', or an artists commune.
This apt is very convenient to get to attractions. Plenty of places to eat and buy small amounts of groceries. Comes with washing machine!! Close to shopping at Nevsky Prospekt. Close to metro even though we never used it. We walked everywhere. The building has an elevator so you won't have to carry your bags upstairs. Peter is very helpful with info and delivered on all his promises. No noise from the McDonald's downstairs!
Everything went well. Very professional service. The flat is fantastic, brand new and central. We much appreciated the quality of the details and the taste of the furniture. The deposit was paid back quickly and without difficulty. The contact before, during and after was excellent. Really to be recommended!
Great apartment ;exceptional situation aT st pétérsbourg ;clean in détails ;well equipped and maintained ...both owners and manager Provide excellent customer service ;You will find wathever you need ..we recommend it actively.we had enjoyed our stay .thanks to Peter ;Yana and Tatiana .our white nights were very satisfactory.
We had a wonderful stay in the apartment in St. Petersburg during the White Nights. The location is perfect and the wide window sills in the kitchen and living room are great for people watching. Everything was within footsteps of the apartment, including the ATM, groceries, and of course the Hermitage. The apartment is spotless and well provisioned. The Wifi was a big plus, as was the complementary Chrome Book on the desk in the living room. We were 7 adults so we used the fold-outs in the living room and kitchen. Everyone was comfortable. We would definitely come back or recommend it to friends!
This is a great apartment in a great location, only a block off Nevsky Prospekt. There are two bedrooms and two showers (one bath). There is also a couch that pulls out into a bed. In our bath/shower there was always hot water, though in the other, hot water was a little spotty. It has new appliances: stove, washer, microwave. New parquet floors (take you shoes off like all Russians do). Tatyana is very knowledgeable and helpful, though her English is spotty. I speak Russian so that was not a problem. If there is a criticism, it would be that the the place could use a couple of coffee tables in front of the two couches. All in all I highly recommend this as a place to stay in St. Petersburg.
we want to express our great satisfaction with the apartment. It's location and amenities are terrific
- we loved the location- very near the Hermitage and walking distance from everything we wanted to see. A 20-25 minute walk straight down Nevksy from the train station.
- excellent condition, extremely clean, and equipped with everything you will need, including dishwasher and clothes washer, Wifi. Even a computer, printer and local cell phone!
- filtered water system was great as Lonely Planet recommends against drinking tap water
- the owners (Peter and Yana) were great and very responsive throughout the entire process from booking to staying to damage deposit refund
- some street noise (people and traffic) throughout the night because it is so central and a 2nd floor. Hard to avoid unless staying well out of the core and away from major roads, which even then is no guarantee. No noise at all from adjacent apartments.
- lots of restaurants of all price ranges nearby, plus lots of stores where it was easy to buy the basics for breakfast and other meals
- Hermitage tip: buy the 2 day pass online and in advance (not available at the Hermitage). Not much more than a 1 day and you will want the extra time.
- we have friends visiting St P next year and have recommended the try to book Peter and Yana's place
Tsentralny (central) District
St. Petersburg is a large city of 5 million people. When visiting the most desirable location to stay in is the Tsentralny (central) District. This is where the 'living museum' is located, this is the old city which where most of the Museums, Palaces & Theaters are located. You can walk to the Hermitage & Russian museums, take a boat trip on the canal, enjoy Nevsky prospect for it shopping & people watching.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$35 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$354|
The booking deposit also functions as the damage protection fee. It it is normally treated separately to the rental fee & returned after departure. The rental fee is preferred on arrival in cash, otherwise it is payable electronically in full before arrival.