Inside the most unconventional Airbnb Apartment in Skopje, Macedonia
OK, I have only tried one. But I am still convinced that this Airbnb is still one of the best, If not the best. Prior to my solo travel to Macedonia , I wanted to try the Airbnb services so I searched their database and I was very impressed with the range of properties they had in their database. However, the one that stood out to me was the one Maksim and his mum was managing. This is my kind of living space, very unconventional, spacious but cosy. I was staying in there alone but it could easily fit about 6 people, even though they allow a maximum of 4 people at everyone time. Upon arrival, Ami was waiting for me at the entrance of the flat. We walked through a narrow backdoor alley and climbed all the way to the top to get to thus amazing loft style flat.
It looks exactly as advertised. It was sparkling clean too. The décor were just my type , everything looked carefully picked and served a purpose in the design. Ami mentioned that her friend designed the space, Boy! Does she have a unique taste or what?! What I loved the most was the use of alternative furniture.
This wasn’t a modern apartment with shiny leather sofas and marble floors. It had more of a modern meets bohemia vibe. Comfortable cushions covered with carefully handpicked sofa covers, each one oozing of character.
I also love how the lighting in this place is orchestrated. Use of lamps in strategic places that also adds to the beauty of this apartment. Like this huge bow floor lamp in the dining area.
Fully equipped bar-style open plan Kitchen
I am a big fan of alternative home styling and so I fell in love with the ‘staircase ‘loft style sleeping space. It had a large double bed, some baskets for essentials like towels and night wear, and 2 bedside lamps, because what else do you really need in your sleeping space?
The second bedroom (the one I stayed in), is also very cosy. Small bedroom, with a Chest of drawers, some vintage style curtains and of course double glazed windows to block out the sound of the street when you sleep at night. I also love the used of lighting in this space. There are enough windows for your dose of natural daylight and fresh air.
The apartment also features a library full of books, this would have been even more amazing if i understood Macedonian!
Lamps, candles and indoor plants placed in strategic places to make you feel well at home.
The bathroom is a traditional Macedonia shower bathroom with running hot and cold water.
The balcony is also perfect for those warm summer days. I spent a couple of hours here just relaxing with cold soft drinks with a nice blend of a Macedonian music radio station and the voice of the street playing in the background.
This flat is also perfect for commuting into the main city square, old Turkish bazaar and a bus/taxi ride away from Mount Vodno. So there you have it! My review of what the best ( in my opinion) Airbnb in Skopje. Oh, did I mention this only cost me £31 per night, with service charges. Divine!