Isabel's place is just lovely. This apartment is really perfect to stay and explore in Berlin or the nature park nearby or just to be able to relax.
Everything you could need is there in the apartment: very comfortable orthopaedic beds, a kitchen with almost everything you could think to need within arms reach, a lovely bathroom and a nice sitting area for reading, playing games or watching the tv or listening to the radio. It is a really perfect place for a stay of a week or two. It has been recently remodeled so everything looks and feels brand new. I really enjoyed so many features of this apartment.
Isabel and Hanjo were very kind hosts and responded quickly to any need we had while there. I had originally planned to stay 1 month here and one month into the center of Berlin, but we liked it so much that we stayed and moved into the other larger apartment on the garden for the second month.
Everything is there, the only thing you will need to bring or buy if you come from another place is your own hairdryer.
The nature park is just up the street. There is a grocery store that also has a chinese food stand in front that is about 10 minute walk away. There is a book in the apartment with information about all of the things to do and see nearby. You can take a bus/tram into Potsdam very easily, also Berlin is about 30 minutes by public transportation.
Isabel and Hanjo were very kind to take us on a driving tour of Potsdam and showed us the place where the spies exchanged over the old Berlin wall. We also got to see "Carefree Castle" with them - Schloss Sanssouci and enjoyed one holiday meal with some of their friends living nearby.
All in all, it was a very lovely time. We were not in travel/exploration mode during this visit, but it is the perfect place to be able to explore Berlin while enjoying a quaint little town where you can walk to the store for fresh bread or to a restaurant to have a beer or meal. It is truly a perfect place to stay. I definitely recommend it and will plan to stay again in the future to be able to do more things in and around Berlin and Potsdam.
Thank you Isabel and Hanjo for a lovely stay. Your place there is very lovely. And you are very kind. We hope to see you again.