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Interesting Tallinn information with photos of different sightseeing spots and other places we at Best Apartments recommend.

Tallinn Christmas Market

Tallinn Christmas Market 2018/2019

“Tallinn Christmas Market (EstonianTallinna Jõuluturg) is a Christmas market held every year in TallinnEstonia. The modern Christmas market was founded in 1997[1] and it is open from the last week of November to the first week of January the following year. Founded by Paul Oberschneider, the market brings tourists from all over the world to Tallinn[2]. This is due to the Julian calendar according to which, the Christmas Day of the Russian Orthodox Church is on 7 January.[3]

This is traditionally held on the old Town Hall Square. At the heart of trading is the most important Christmas tree in Estonia,[4]surrounded by Christmas cabins/stands that sells handcrafts, hot wine and souvenirs[5] to about 200,000 visitors every year.” – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallinn_Christmas_Market

Tallinn, Estonia: a very Baltic Christmas

For an authentic Christmas market, Tallinn is hard to beat. But it’s not the only reason to go… read more from https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/dec/10/tallinn-estonia-a-very-baltic-christmas-market

and the official Tallinn Christmas website http://christmasmarket.ee/en/

Tallinn Christmas Market

Following tradition, the Tallinn Christmas Market will open its stage and sales kiosks this year in order to make it possible for us to enjoy the Christmas spirited fairy tale land as long as possible. In the Town Hall Square, there is already erected a fluffy Christmas tree, the symbol of Christmas, which for the first time in the world was erected right here in 1441. The Tallinn Christmas Market delights everyone with its coziness, historical location, half a century old buildings and long traditions. In recent years, the Tallinn Christmas Market has become increasingly visible in the foreign media; it has a number of times been elected as one of the best in the tens of thousands of Christmas markets. ….. read more from http://christmasmarket.ee/en/

Spacious 1 bedroom Tallinn apartment rental at Poordi 3 building near the port

Spacious  one bdrm. apartment rental with beautiful rooms, comfortable beds and bathtub. The apartment rental is located between the port and the Old Town of Tallinn and the address is Poordi 3 ,City Centre 10151

Tallinn apartment rental living room with TV

Tallinn apartment rental living room with TV

Couch at Tallinn apartment rental at Poordi 3

Couch and a table at Tallinn apartment rental at Poordi 3

Living room at Tallinn apartment rental

Spacious living room at Tallinn apartment rental

Kitchenette at Tallinn apartment rental at Poordi

Kitchenette at Tallinn apartment rental at Poordi 3

This apartment rental has one bedroom with comfortable queen size double bed and spacious living room with very comfortable fold away couch for 2. The apartment has also a very spacious bathroom with a bathtub and washing machine.
If you are coming with a car you can comfortably park it in the underground garage.

Bathroom at Tallinn apartment rental

Bathroom at Tallinn apartment rental

Bathroom at Tallinn vacation rental at Poordi 3

Bathroom at Tallinn vacation rental at Poordi 3

Дом Достоевского в Таллинне

Дом Достоевского в Таллине – Uus 10

Следующая квартира находится в том же историческом здании

Вы можете арендовать эту квартиру, нажав эту ссылку

Tallinn Old Town apartment with parking,balcony & bathtub

Информация об этом историческом здании с соответствующими ссылками на источники.

“В середине прошлого века на улице Уус, в доме №10, который в народе называли «инженерным», поскольку в нем проживали служащие Ревельской инженерной команды, жил старший брат писателя – Михаил Достоевский. Именно к нему трижды приезжал погостить Федор Михайлович: в 1842, 1845 и 1846 годах.

Поездки в эстонский Ревель оставили след в творчестве Достоевского. Как утверждают литературоведы, изучавшие его творческое наследие, в его записных тетрадках было много заметок и набросков к повестям, где местом действия был этот потрясающе красивый город, оказавший на молодого писателя такое большое влияние.”

http://gobaltia.ru/location/dom-gde-zhil-dostoevskiy

 

“Федор Михайлович посещал Свято-Олайскую церковь (Олевисте) и службы с воскресными нравоучениями сурового и властного проповедника Гуна. В этом человеке и увидели впоследствии ревельские старожилы прообраз «Великого Инквизитора», выведенного писателем в его самом фундаментальном романе «Братья Карамазовы».”

http://baltija.eu/news/read/20707

 

“На самого Фёдора Михайловича город произвел двойственное впечатление: Ревель ему понравился, а вот некоторые его жители вызвали у писателя не самые лучшие чувства, во многом благодаря «кастовому духу и ханжеству». На доме, в котором останавливался Достоевский в Таллине, сегодня установлена мемориальная доска. Кроме того, в парке возле Центра Русской Культуры установлен памятник классику русской литературы.”

https://triptoestonia.com/tallinn/staryj-gorod/dom-dostoevskogo/

 

 

 

THE BEST AREA TO STAY IN TALLINN, ESTONIA

The best area to stay in Tallinn, Estonia

That is a quite popular search term in Google so I decided to give an answer and in order to do so you need to answer those questions:

1.Are you just visiting Tallinn for a short period or you are moving to Tallinn?

2.Are you traveling alone or with family and kids?

3.Do you need to use a car while in Tallinn or prefer to walk and do not plan to go to long trips in the surrounding area?

 

If you are coming for a short trip and do not plan to use a car then Tallinn Old Town and Tallinn City center areas are perfect for you as all the sightseeing spots are nearby and for the ones that are a bit further you can use the Hop on- Hop off buses.

In Tallinn Old Town be prepared for:

  • Uneven street surfaces as cobbled streets and narrow passages
  • Most buildings will not have an elevator the ones that have might be old and narrow one which will be adventure to ride 
  • On lower floors, there might be occasional smell from the pipes as they are quite old and expensive to change
  • Apartments on some streets might get bit more noise during the weekends due to the fact that nightclubs and bars are located in the Old Town
  • Parking spots are rare and very expensive

 

In the Tallinn City Center you can expect:

  • Modern new buildings and apartments
  • Elevators and no smell from pipes
  • Bit longer walks to the Old Town sightseeing spots
  • You can even find a parking spot in a garage
  • More family friendly situations (fewer bars, elevators, better infrastructure)

Best Apartments PLC is the biggest apartment rental agency in Tallinn and we have a suitable apartment for everyone www.bestapartments.ee/tallinn/

If you plan to move to Tallinn for a longer period there are a lot more areas to choose from and you will have to answer another set of questions: Apartment or house? Budget ? Distance from the city center? Need parking? New or old building?

Tallinn vacation rental in Old Town

What you need to know before getting into a vacation rental property management ?

 

1  Cleaning.  (this will make or break your vacation rental management company)

Think about logistics of people and supply in a realistic way as it is very easy to schedule and an impossible amount of cleanings per person and unrealistic delivery schedules for the towels and linen.

Real-time checklist which cleaning ladies have to fill and notify about broken or missing items (look for smartphone-based software solutions).

You have to have a quality control system and check the cleaning quality as without that mechanism the quality will inevitably go down. The cleaning ladies are your front line personnel and you have to have a direct contact and confidence in them.

 

2 Repairs and reacting to events within the apartments.

 

Think how you will prioritise the events which will occur as you will have limited resources also who pays for what (Example: If a 10-year-old washing machine breaks should your rental customer pay or the owner ? ). Have a system how to determine the responsible party for each event, which events need immediate attention and which ones can be scheduled. Try avoiding young local crowd who stay for 1 night and most likely will arrange a “social event”. There are different property management software and better use one to stay organised.

 

3 Manuals and information for your customers

Try to make the experience as easy for your customers as possible and think about:

Internet access, washing machine instructions, tv instructions, heating, check in check out, terms etc. The more information you have the better. More photos and videos the better as people don’t read nowadays. Videos don’t have to be fancy but useful take a peek at  Best Apartments YouTube channel

 

4 Public relations with your neighbours and community.

Try not to upset your neighbours and have a system to detect a noise and disturbances within the properties BEFORE  your neighbours. Think of ways how not attract the wrong customers which will save you a lot of hassle later on.

 

5 Check-in and check-out procedures and key delivery

Key management system to track and deliver keys the following questions need to be answered:

  • How you deliver keys? Do you meet at the apartments or at your office? Can you deliver keys at night? Do you have a self-check-in option as key terminal, lockbox or electronic locks? Check in and check out times and policies for late check-outs?
Short term apartment rental in Tallinn Old Town

What you need to know about the real estate brokerage services in Tallinn, Estonia .

There is a simple answer Estonia is a small country and Tallinn is a minute capital so the real estate market is small. The real estate experience is also limited to less than 20 years of independence and only one real estate market crash (2008-2009):

If you would like to rent or sell your property you will contact a real estate company who will provide you with a real estate agent. How has the service worked so far:

Real estate agent gets between 50 and 70 % of the total brokerage fee and the rest goes to the real estate company. The brokerage fee for property sale is between 2-4 % the brokerage fee for finding a tenant is equal to a 1-month rental fee. For that price the agent will:

  • Post your advert to the 2 main websites in Estonia City24 and kv.ee
  • Maybe they will make professional photos or make some good ones themselves
  • Show your property to some potential clients
  • all real estate agencies will tell you that they have a waiting list of potential buyers but the will buy below market prices if they exist at all

That is it. They might have some contract samples, but they most likely are outdated and not compliant with the latest changes in the law.

Why ?

Little competition and a growing market. The demand has been greater than the real estate offerings on the market. In recent years global franchises as Remax have flourished in Tallinn but that has not pushed the prices down but given a better leverage against the real estate companies in favor of the real estate agents.

Some of the real estate agents will be inclined to offer you a quick cash offer below market price and resell the property for a big profit.

Property staging and decoration for sale is in its infancy. The real estate agencies rely more on real estate development projects where they build and sell new buildings than on the real estate brokerage service.

What is the future of real estate brokerage service in Tallinn?

Global real estate franchises like ReMax have entered the market and as the competition gets tougher the biggest and most efficient companies will increase the quality of service. Big corporations as AirBnB will get a bigger share of the most lucrative medium term tenant finding market (1-4 months) .

Best apartments PLC is the most innovative company in the real estate market in Tallinn which combines the most profitable parts: short-term rental + medium term rental. We strive for quality for our renter and profitability for our owners.

Our brokerage service includes a thorough cleaning of your property professional photos by the best real estate photographer and professional representation.