When you visit a city as cool as Copenhagen, it’s only natural that you fantasize about living there. And when you rent an apartment for a few days in a cool residential area like we did, you can come as close to that fantasy as possible without making a big life change.
We really enjoyed our three nights in July in a charming two-bedroom apartment in an historic building in Christianshavn, a hip neighborhood with canals (right outside our door), cobblestone streets (again, right outside our door) and the famous Christiana Freetown (several blocks away). The location was truly ideal, a quiet setting where we could walk absolutely everywhere we wanted to go: Tivoli, Rosenborg Castle, etc. Until it was time to head to the airport, we didn’t set foot in any kind of vehicle with the exception of a boat for a canal tour.
With the arrival of our son (who’s now 20 months, my husband and I have come to prefer apartments over hotel rooms, as we need a kitchen and a separate sleeping space so we’re not trapped in quiet darkness the moment the toddler falls asleep. We’ve always been picky about accommodation, and we’ve only gotten more so now. Not only does the apartment have to be pet-free (allergies), smoke-free (a tall order in Europe!), and have WiFi, now it has to be child-friendly and not too many flights of stairs if the building doesn’t have an elevator (as most older buildings don’t).
Thankfully, Apartment in Copenhagen, a local short-term furnished apartment rental agency whose Danish owners first cut their teeth in the vacation rental market with luxe properties in France, had just the perfect place for us! They met and exceeded our expectations with this charming two-bedroom rental.
We loved the decor of the apartment — the famous Danish design was evident in the tasteful furnishings and artwork. It was full of character but not at the expense of comfort or modernization.
The best feature of the apartment? Well, that would have to be the washer and dryer! I’m from New York City, where having a washer and dryer is a luxury. But I barely appreciated its function (beyond status symbol) until I had a baby. What a relief it was to do some laundry in Copenhagen, as we were at the end of our trip and also at the end of our clothing supply.
OK, maybe I would have rather been at that bar that played live music just down the block instead of doing laundry, but that’s the reality of traveling with a toddler. But hey, it’s still more exciting to be doing laundry in Copenhagen after a full day of sightseeing than it is to be doing laundry at home after a day of the usual routine. That’s how I feel about traveling in general — even if you’re doing something mundane, it’s still more exciting than doing it at home.
And if you feel at home while you travel, as I did at this chic apartment in Copenhagen, then so much the better. The owners of Apartment in Copenhagen also run Apartment in X, so check it out if you’re searching for a high-quality rental in Cannes, Helsinki, London, Nice, Oslo, Stockholm or Warsaw.
Comped But Never Compromised: I received a complimentary stay from Apartment in Copenhagen, but I am free to write whatever I want.