Myself and my husband are looking to rent an apartment in Berlin from the 1st of April for 4-6 months. We are both writers looking for a quiet working break in Berlin. We are reliable, quiet, non-smokers that supply references, deposit etc.
Unfortunately we have had a terrible time finding anything. We put an ad on Craigslist and nearly got pulled in by a scammer who used a stolen passport as identification. Then we found a lovely apartment, only to have the deal fall through at the last minute. We have tried all the usual websites - http://www.immobilienscout24.de/, http://www.studenten-wg.de/ etc.
I think the particular difficulty we are having is that we are based in Dublin in Ireland and have only ein bisschen Deutsch. And also the fact that we cannot commit to longer than 6 months.
Does anyone know how I could get in contact with any of the university noticeboards, as this arrangement may suit Erasmus students or travelling lecturers? Or if you have any other suggestions, all advice would be very welcome, as at this stage we are getting quite disheartened.