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Vacation Rental in Copenhagen: Charming Apartment in Cool Chistianshavn

apartment in copenhagen

Our apartment rental in Copenhagen was full of architectural charm, like a lofted area for the bed.

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.

ovegaden oven vandet

The exterior of the building where we stayed in Copenhagen, on Ovegaden Oven Vandet in the Christianshavn neighborhood.

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.

second bedroom copenhagen

There was a small second bedroom right off the main area of the sleeping loft. It was the perfect place for our toddler and his little travel crib. Checkout that cool semi-circular window…

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).

dining kitchen copenhagen

The large kitchen/dining area provided ample space for our toddler to play with all of the nice toys the apartment owners had provided.

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.

Christianshavn canal

The beautiful canal right outside our building — what a location!

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.

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3 Responses to Vacation Rental in Copenhagen: Charming Apartment in Cool Chistianshavn

  1. Tom @ Waegook Tom
    Twitter: waegook_tom
    August 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Now, I can’t comment on the whole travelling with a toddler business, but you’re right that it is nice to get out of hotels/hostels sometimes and live in a more homely environment. The apartment looks lovely, and I love that you have to go up the little steps to get to the bed. Super cute!

    p.s. I’d kill for a dryer. They’re non-existent in apartments here in Korea!
    Tom @ Waegook Tom recently posted..Seoul’s Grand Palaces: Part Two

    • Rentini Travel
      Twitter: rentinitravel
      August 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

      Agreed about getting out of hotels/hostels and feeling like you’re at home!

      Great post and sounds like a great experience overall, Liz!

  2. AnitaMac
    Twitter: wheretogoam
    August 22, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Looks great! I am with you on the need for an occasional touch of home – I just booked an apartment in Dubrovnik – looking forward to a little creature comforts on the road. Love being on the road – the mundane is never quite the same – can’t wait to hit the markets and do a little cooking while in town! Life is good in Croatia!
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