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Cute flat in the Design District

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Heli

Cute flat in the Design District

3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

A lovely apartment in the Design District, only three tram stops from the Railway Station. Bars, boutiques, 24/7 grocery store and clubs all near.

One of the best locations, take the word from the rewievs!

Wifi, yes!

This is my home, not a hotel so it will look like a home with personality. It's also a home of my two dogs and there will be some dog hair although I keep the flat very clean.

Please go through all the info so that there shouldn't be any surprises when you arrive,

Amenities

Elevator
Wifi
Kitchen
Iron
Shampoo
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events

Availability

35 Reviews

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Assia User Profile
Assia
June 2017
We had a very good stay at Heli's! She was a very attentive, available and friendly host. She made sure we had everything we needed, and even accomodated specific extra requests. Her appartment has a prime location, close to many restaurants, boutiques and walking distance to maj…
Jackie User Profile
Jackie
January 2016
Heli was a great host! She was easy to contact right from the beginning and quickly answered any questions we had. Her place was just as she has described in the listing (super cute) and very clean. It's location is perfect (close to lots of cute shops and restaurants, the city c…
Hannah User Profile
Hannah
July 2018
Heli’s place was fantastic! The appartment is in a great location with lots of local restaurants and cafes and a supermarket and walking distance of all the main attractions in Helsinki! Had a great stay!
Ellen User Profile
Ellen
May 2018
This place was lovely and a great location! Only a ten minute walk from city center and lots of cute shops and restaurants right on the same street. It looks exactly as the pictures and we really enjoyed staying there! Heli was a great host, very flexible and kind. I really rec…
Nicole User Profile
Nicole
June 2017
Heli has the most gorgeous apartment! Beautifully decorated and absolutely charming. Transport was very easy with tram stops nearby, but to be honest I found everything very walkable in the city. The perfect base from which to sightsee the incredible Helsinki.
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Christian
June 2017
Had a really nice stay at Heli's place. It is a lovely place and really good located. Everything was as described and also Heli descried everything for me when we exchanged the keys. If you are planing to travel to Helsinki and looking for a nice central place to stay I can only…
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Lucas
May 2017
I come to say about my lodging at Heli's house, at first she can not receive me at the time I would arrive, or provide me with another option to get the keys, heli was very quick for my reception, just pointing a few things in the house and already Leaving in a hurry, Heli left m…
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Response from Heli:
I feel very sorry for Lucas that he had had a bad experience being a guest in my home. Yet, all things he complains about in his review were informed on my listing: that I have dogs, that there will be dog hair and dog smell, and that checking in time is negotiable. In this light it is sure Lucas didn't read the text in my listing. I also told him to contact me during his stay if he needed anything, for example towels, he didn't. He apparentely didn't read the house rules since it says on my listing that the cleaning fee only covers doing laundry and vacuum cleaning. There was stearin and coffee on the floor, on the wall, on the table and on the table cloth. The table cloth is ruined. He says I complained about him leaving the cleaning water stand in a bucket, I appreciate his effort to clean up but it was unfortunately really no help at all compared to the condition in which he left the rest of the apartment. He smoked inside although it was strictly forbidden in the house rules and I also mentioned about it when we met. He told me afterwads that he did it only because I didn't gave a balcony. I guess everybody understands that if the rule is "no smoking", a missing balcony us not an excuse to break the rule. He had also taken my food which was not a big deal but also not allowed by the house rules. It seemed that there had been a party which was also forbidden in the house rules. He had left a bottle of alkyl nitrites in the fridge. He says I'm asking him to pay 300€ for a pot, that is not what I have asked. The 300€ is for burned induction stove, which I couldn't get clean (a new similar stove would cost 1300€), eight hours of extra cleaning: washing all home textiles for the cigarette smell, getting the stearin and coffee stains off floors and walls, cleanin the stove, cleaning the pot, cleaning the oven, three broken kitchen items, and the cigarette smell is stuck in the wooden surfaces so that I have to rent an ozone purifier to get rid of it, only the last one will already cost 300€. I feel sorry that Lucas thinks that I'm only after money. I think the problem is that he didn't read the text and the house rules on my listing, didn't understand when I said him face to face in English that he is not allowed to smoke and not allowed to party in the flat, he did mention he didn't know English too well. I guess Lucas didn't understand that this was my home, not a hotel room were the space and things have no emotional value. Or if he read and ynderstood the rules he just didn't care to follow them. I feel very sad after Lucas's visit, he didn't respect my home.
May 2017

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Helsinki, FinlandJoined in October 2013
Heli User Profile
35 Reviews
I am a Finnish academic media worker and writer with two wonderful dogs. I love to travel and meet new people to learn from other cultures. I love all kinds of animals, too. If I rent my place to you I'll be an easy-going landlady. If you take me for a tenant I'll be neat a…
Languages: English, Suomi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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