Central, $120/night, set up for a working traveller, direct from me

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Located in the historic core of Moscow, little disturbed by modern efforts to turn the city into one giant shopping mall and office building. The neighbourhood that took its current shape in 1880’s is defined by 2-3 story human-scale buildings and is nearly encircled by a loop the Moskva river.. Small narrow pedestrian-friendly streets. Lots of cafes and restaurants. Several stores, including a 24 hour store. Of all the central touristy areas Zamoskvorechye is definitely the cheapest.

One of the most valuable things about my apartment is its location. Here are a few random images of the immediate neighbourhood:

      

Second, it lacks this “typical rental unit” style. I make a point of spending a few days there myself to make sure it does not get that impersonal feel renal properties acquire unless then are professionally maintained but that would be a different price bracket altogether.

The apartment is set up like a home office, with unlimited high-speed internet and WiFi, a computer, a large quality monitor, a printer, a huge desk, and a comfortable chair.

Ideal for two but will sleep 3-4 if necessary.

The rate is $120/night, $700/week, $2000/month.  A small but NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required for a carved-in-stone reservation. Payment by cheque sent to London (Ontario, Canada), PayPal, bank transfer, or cash in Moscow.

 

HOLES IN THE SCHEDULE ARE HARD TO FILL.
YOUR  **NON-INSULTING** OFFER WILL BE ACCEPTED

Why so cheap? It is direct from me. No commissions. No redundant extras that add to the cost.  And I keep the rate low enough to allow myself to be picky. Or even prejudiced. Let me try to express my prejudice in a non-offensive way. I will rent only to those who come from cultures with deep-rooted respect for property. If you have revolutionaries, bandits, commies, people who tend to aggregate into crowds and burst into embassies, or even football fans among your friends, relatives, or close ancestors you cannot rent from me. There is no margin build into the price to cover large phone bills or replace broken mirrors, and my housekeeper does not appreciate having to clean excrements, as was the case last time I let in one of these  xxxxxxx barbarians, a descendant of narrow-eyed xxxxxx who rode their ugly little horses all the way to Breslau and Budapest where they finally got stopped by wet weather and heavily armored knights but instead of retreating back into Asian whence they came from they stayed in the Easter outskirts of Europe, raped Slav women, produced a generation of bastards, and finally formed that awful nation that is a menace to the civilized world and will, I’m afraid, bring it all to its ugly unglorious end. But this page is not here for me to share my view on how things came to be as disgusting as they are but to present my apartment in an appealing way. This paragraph that seems to have turned into a rant is merely to make a point that yes, I’m prejudiced – and earned the right to be that way – and I want decent respectable people only. And of mature age too please. Low price allows me tell undesirables off.

Total traveller support, from pre-trip advice to invitation to airport pickup and Moscow orientation etc. etc.

View from the window:


Large desk, computer, quality monitor that’s easy on your eyes, printer, unlimited high-speed internet and WiFi.. Anything and everything to provide you with comfortable work environment.

View onto the living room from the loft

Air conditioning is a must in brutal Moscow summers. This, plus tights windows, will keep noise and dust out too.

A loft is suitable for agile and sensible children. Please no drunks in the loft!


Bedroom with double bed


One corner of the living room has been set aside to serve as a kitchen. I knocked down walls around the kitchen because of my preference for one open space..


Vigilante babushkas roam the dark long halls of this old building that saw wars, revolutions, purges, decades of stagnation-era neglect, wild perestroika years, and has entered the 21st century under a threat of a wrecking ball awaiting it once one of the government/business/crime people decides to build yet another office or shopping center in its place.


Aerial or satellite photo of the area to show where you are in relation to touristic landmarks: Kremlin, Red Square, and the Tretyakov Art Gallery.


Another view of the living room


A view onto the neighbourhood from the common corridor.

This area of Moscow deserves a separate story which I’ll have for you soon. For now I will only say that no other part of the city has so many cafes and restaurants packed so densely. A glutton’s dream.  For the moment, while I don’t yet have a report from you, I will refer you to a Moscow News article on Zamoskvorechye. The story opens with a picture of a bridge that you see from the window and when you exit the building..

Write to paul_voytinsky@yahoo.com with a copy to manfriday@yandex.ru   I usually respond right away. If AND ONLY the matter is urgent call me at +7 985 217 3241.

What else? I may have failed to mentioned a full size washer/dryer and a backup hot water heater to keep you comfortable during an occasional hot water water outage.


The bathroom

If it is not available check other options. I’ll try to list   what’s free at the moment HERE.

Guest feedback is here and on my notice board.  You’ll find some of it on FlipKey too.

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Check the Availability schedule and write to paul_voytinsky@yahoo.com with a copy to manfriday@yandex.ru. If the matter is urgent or close to it call me at +7 985 217 3241.


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Central, $120/night, set up for a working traveller, direct from me — 3 Comments

  1. Hi Sir, I noticed your ad about the small flat for rent in Moscow center, I am looking for an affordable place to rent in Moscow in October while visiting my friends, and i was wondering if you can offer me a good deal for renting the place, as for me i’m currently studying my master’s degree at university in the UK and i’m originally from Cairo, Egypt. kindly reply back with the availability to my email, thank you

  2. A small correction. Not because you are Russian or anyone else but because members of certain groups don’t have a culture of responsibly using each other’s property. The last Russian to whom I rented shitted on the floor, then apparently used towels to wipe some of the stuff, broke the mirror, poured beer on the keyboard, telephone, and printer, and left me with a $500 telephone bill. I’m sure the situation will be much better in a few hundred years when the culture of landlord and tenant relationships gets established in this land. Small children cannot be left unattended. When it comes to renting, my compatriots are essentially wild teenagers. I understand your feelings. I’ve been in the same situation when renting a car but it was not difficult to explain that I am not the sort with whom the agency had trouble before. “Who needs your flee-infested hole” or calling me names as you did in your other comment just isn’t a way to get me to want to do anything for you.

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