We (a family of 4 with 2 teenagers) had a wonderful time in Frank and Elke's house. It was beautifully decorated -- down to the trendy coat hangers in the coat closet -- and had plenty of room for our family. They are also great cooks and left us a delicious dinner. Even better than the beautiful house was its location. It was easy to drive or take the subway into down town Berlin, but the house itself is located in a wonderfully green neighborhood on the edge of town. It was also a short bike ride to several idyllic lakes for swimming or the large Grunewald forest for biking. Potsdam with its castle and museum are also close by. There is a grocery store with a wonderful bakery, beer gardens, and other places to eat nearby as well. There was something for everyone in our family here and we all had a great time. Danke!!
We had the most amazing time in Berlin and enjoyed a wonderful exchange. We loved the house and the local area, and found it very easy to get around as the transport links to the centre were very close and easy. We borrowed the bicycles and cycled down to the lake.....very beautiful and a side of Berlin that tourists dont often see. Overall we enjoyed a great exchange and everything was perfect, thank you so much and maybe we will do it again sometime!
Wonderful House! We had such a lovely exchange to this beautiful and practical house.....we felt very at home! The house is well positioned for the subway into central Berlin, and we used the bikes to get down to the station... a very short ride, but quiet and we could then pick up groceries in the best shop on the way home. The local area is very pretty with lots of lakes within an easy cycle ride....and some lovely cafe's and bars. The house just worked so well for us...great internet and a beautiful kitchen to cook in... and cosy and warm. Most evenings we stayed in and relaxed after a busy day exploring this wonderful city.....it was the perfect retreat.
Elke and Frank's comfortable house is a fantastic place to live in. It offers a lot of space with design furniture, a piano and a great modern kitchen. You can take your breakfast outside, under the trees because you live at the border of a wood. It takes you only five minutes by bike to a lake where you can swim. There is a subway station nearby but we always toke the bikes to go to the city centre, which is in fact a lovely ride under the lime-trees. Shops and restaurants are nearby. We had already several exchanges in Berlin, but this was certainly a top one. Brigitte and Hans.