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Nicely renovated old attached Haus, typical for Brussels from 1912. One patio and 3 balconies. 200m. Three floors, lots of light, for a maximum of 5 people. Separate reserved parking space in front of the house. City centre. 10 minutes to the Grand Place and 20 minutes to the European Quarter. Four tram lines and two bus lines. Park in 5 minutes walking distance. The house is located in a wide alley with lots of other nice old houses from the early 20th century.
Stayed here for three nights in October, one of the loveliest rentals we've booked over years of global travelling. A spacious three floor house that's full of quirky charm and character which is a mix of renovated classic and modern design (enhanced beautifully by the owner who has furnished it with perfect design flair).
Owner Arthur met us on arrival and was very welcoming indeed (had various maps and info to hand). The property was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and had everything you'd need for a relaxing stay.
Located in the Schaerbeek area of town, we found it ideal for travelling into town by using the tram service (55 and 32) just across the road from the property (though the house does have a parking space/driveway if needed but public transport is ideal).
Can't recommend this property enough (and congratulations to owner Arthur for making such a gorgeous property available). Ideal for couples (two couples would be very comfortable staying here).
We rented this apartment for five days for a business trip. Ideal for those working at NATO Headquarters since it is a 30 minute walk or a 10 minute tram ride.
The owner was very accommodating, responding quickly to queries, arranging payment and making sure we had everything we needed.
The apartment is very well situated in a quiet neighborhood with grocery stores around the corner (both convenience stores and a medium-sized Lidl). Though there are not many non-Arab/Turkish restaurants around (I live in Istanbul so I was looking to eat something else for a change), the tram station is right across the street and can take you downtown in less than 30 minutes.
The apartment is huge. Four floors (basement, main floor with a full equipped kitchen, huge dining room and office/living room). Second floor has one bedroom with balcony, fully equipped bathroom and a very large living room. Top floor has an extra bedroom. Apartment was very clean and had everything you could want.
Overall: one of the best apartments I’ve rented (over twenty in Europe).
Unfortunately unlike other reviewers I cannot praise this property. The house was clean and comfortable but had too many niggles and a warning if you stay, there is no one to ask or any information left about the property, the local area and Brussels itself.
In previous rentals there was a pack of basic information such as house rules, a local contact if needed, information for things like transport connections, local doctors, any sports and recreation facilities - I am sure we missed things that were only a street off the tram line. As an example, for a couple of nights we were surprised that there was only a net curtain at our bedroom window so we had to undress with the light out, a couple of days later when the weather was nice I went onto the small balcony and found a shutter plus controls - all outside and out of view. If you have not got similar kitchen equipment at home you will be guessing at what the knobs and buttons do. If we had wanted the heating on, I would not have had a clue.
I think the owner spends some time living there. You move in with all his belongings down to the wardrobe full of his clothes (no storage so I had to live out of my suitcase and a few empty drawers he has left). You will be using the old stained mugs he is happy using. The house has a number of peculiarities for instance the bath and shower have nowhere to put things like your soap or shampoo. He is saving energy by using timers on the corridor lights, not very safe when carrying something downstairs, the owner obviously does not drink tea, so no kettle. This is a property that he rents out when he is not there and has few allowances for the comfort of the visitor.
If you choose this accommodation, do your homework first. Find out about tram routes and fare options, where you will do any shopping and where you can dine out because there is no info in the house. One reason information would have been valuable is that if you are looking for a nice restaurant or bar, you will need to catch the tram into Brussels itself. It is no surprise that there were no tourist information leaflets or local tram and train maps in the house.
On the positive side, the house does have a number of good points. The house was clean and spacious. It is conveniently situated for travelling in to Brussels, about a 20 minute tram journey. There is also an off street car parking space free to use and some shops nearby that you can get bits from.
Wir waren im Juni 2010 eine Woche zu Gast in Brüssel und haben uns in unserem Ferienhaus sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet. Insbesondere das Esszimmer, das Wohnzimmer und das schöne Badezimmer laden zum Verweilen ein. Die Räume verfügen über viel Tageslicht. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten (z.B. frisches Baguette am Morgen) sind praktisch um die Ecke. Wir empfehlen dieses Feriendomizil gerne weiter.
Noch ein paar Tipps:
Die Straßenbahn-Haltestelle Verboekhoven ist in unmittelbarer Nähe. Mit der Linie 55 (Richtung Rogier) sind es nur wenige Minuten bis zum Gare du Nord/Noord Station.
Für Fahrten mit der Straßenbahn empfehlen wir die preisgünstige Karte für zehn Fahrten. Diese Karte ist zum Beispiel am Gare du Nord/Noord Station erhältlich. Innerhalb von einer Stunde kann man beliebig oft umsteigen; muss aber bei jeder Fahrt (auch beim Umsteigen) neu abstempeln.
Bei Fahrten mit dem Taxi sollten Sie sich die Adresse und den Stadtteil (Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek) gut merken. Hintergrund: nicht jeder Taxi-Fahrer verfügt über ausreichende Ortskenntnisse.
Bei herrlichem Sommerwetter empfiehlt sich ein Ausflug an die Nordsee: mit der Bahnlinie 50a von Gare du Nord/Noord Station nach Ostende/Oostende. Fahrtdauer: 1 Stunde und 20 Minuten. Am Wochenende sind die Fahrkarten günstiger! Senioren (65+) zahlen übrigens bei Bahnfahrten, aber auch bei vielen Eintrittskarten deutlich weniger.
Ein etwas ungewöhnlicher, aber durchaus machbarer Tagesflug führt nach London: mit dem Eurostar vom Bahnhof Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid nach St Pancras International. Fahrtdauer: 2 Stunden. Achtung: in Brüssel und in London jeweils mindestens (!) eine halbe Stunde vor Fahrtbeginn „einchecken“.
In May 2010 we went to this beautiful house in Brussel. It is a house we liked very much. The situation of the house is good, because you can take directly the plublic transport to the hart of Brussel. Also there several shops for food and drinks in the neighbourhood.
The house is really nice to stay. You find here enough space to stay here with the familly. Also the funiture is good and well decorated. And don't forget the badroom its wonderful. it has also a parkingplace in front of the house.
Wir haben uns bei eher niesligem Wetter im Dezember eine Woche Ferien in diesem attraktiven, charmanten und dank seiner hohen Räume auch überaus vornehmen Haus gegönnt. Nach unseren Streifzügen durch die Innenstadt und auch nach den Ausflügen nach Antwerpen, Brügge und Gent haben wir uns immer aufs Heimkommen gefreut. In der Nähe sind gute Lebensmittelgeschäfte. Die Verbindungen mit dem Tram sind sehr gut. Hervorzuheben ist das wunderschöne Badezimmer.
Peter & Nicole, Zürich
Four tram lines and two bus lines. Park in 5 minutes walking distance. The house is located in a wide alley with lots of other nice old houses from the early 20th century.
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