This Designer House Is A Real Eye-catcher!
Kathy and Steve
- english, french, german, dutch
About Kathy and Steve
My name is Steve Boedt and I work as a fitness presenter all over the world. recently I moved to Barcelona for work and planning to stay there for a couple of years.
Kathy and Steve purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Kathy and Steve chose Assebroek
This property is designed by Architect Degeyter. A well known architect that has designed beautiful houses in Flanders in the 60's. This house has a lot of charm and is a real eye catcher. Big enough for a small family and small enough to have a cozy feeling and homey atmosphere. The house has been completely renovated in May 2016.
What makes this Villa unique
Even though you are still in Bruges, the house is located outside the city center and let's you enjoy the great benefits of a beautiful garden with a lounge corner. Also pets are allowed and have there own outside doghouse. Also free private parking in front of the house for 2 cars is a huge benefit in Bruges. If you wanna leave the car in front of the house, it is very safe and the bus stop is right in front of the house with busses every 15 min that take you downtown in 10 min.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awkward layout of home and misrepresentation of facilities
Positives: Very clean, well equipped kitchen and beautiful backyard, though unsafe for young children due to koi pond.
Negatives: Contrary to listing, this home does not allow you to use the washer and dryer nor the fireplace. Although it has three bedrooms, it is functional only for a single family with small children or two related adults as in order to use bathrooms, you must go through either one or two of the other bedrooms. The bathroom adjacent to Master Bedroom and second bedroom does not have toilet and therefore you must go through the third bedroom or downstairs for a toilet which is awkward and lacks privacy for those sleeping in other two bedrooms at night time. The one full bathroom is "en suite" and lacks a door i.e. only has a shower curtain separating the bedroom and bathroom, offering no auditory or olfactory privacy. Sheets on Master Bedroom bed does not fit the bed, resulting in curling mattress or not using the one provided sheet for that bed. No dishwasher machine soap, no towel or towel rack in downstairs bath, very poor lighting in downstairs bath. Inadequate hot water heater for a three bedroom/6 person house which required waiting 20-30 minutes between each person's shower. In total: this house is overpriced compared to other VRBO properties in this price range and dysfunctional in layout.
Brilliant Bruges Base
A special home with all the facilities you would expect. Very relaxing but only a short bus ride into the city centre. This home comes highly recommended.
In addition to Bruges we also visited Ypres and Ghent.
A lovely break and as for the waffles....
Uniquely different property.
We are a family of 4 with 2 grown up children. We all enjoyed staying in the house and feeding the fish was a real treat. The only downside is the unusual arrangement of bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom had one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in, but did not have access to a toilet, if you need to go in the night you either have to go downstairs or through another 2 bedrooms to use their ensuite, having said that we managed and it did not spoil our enjoyment of the property.
We visited Bruge, using the local bus service, we hired bikes and rode to a local village called Damme along the canal. We also had a days visit to Ghent a very beautiful city.
On the day we hired bikes we decided to drive into Bruge, we found it very easy and cheap to park at the railway station where you can also hire bikes from a shop located between the carpark and the station.
We had a great time and would definitely use the same property again.
Wonderful Place for Holiday with Family
The home of Kathy and Steve is fantastic! We were warmly greeted at the door and the positive feeling lasted the entire time in the city. The space is immaculately clean fully equipped with everything you need and in a beautiful area. Two spare bedrooms make it perfect for a family of 5 or two/three couples. Walking or biking into town is a snap. There is a grocery stores within a 5 minute walk, 2 minute drive. The outdoor seating area is a great place to rest after a walk from town or a 50km bike in the country before you head back out for the night. If an early am walk or bike is in your schedule, you can be in the countryside in 5 min. For our family, it was the perfect place to stay to enjoy the bucolic City of Bruge as well as pastoral country setting just outside. We highly recommend it to everyone. When we return to Belgium, we will stay here again.
Modern, minimalist and very comfortable. Every need catered for including a log fire. The gardens were a joy, its only sad that we needed a little more warmth outside to enjoy them to the full. The owners were welcoming and charming. Easy transport links with a bus stop outside to the centre and the railway station. We spent a day in Brussels, going by train and it was so easy. All in all a great week and this home comes highly recommended.
Very pleasant and comfortable house and nice owner ( Kathy) We had An unpleasant smell in the secundary Bathroom which was a shame. Bus stop in front of the house and good garden to bring a dog.
This house is the perfect holiday house if you want to enjoy the charms of Bruges and then retreat in your own comfort zone. Beautiful garden with outdoor shower and special area for dogs. Kidsfarm with playground and cafeteria within walking distance.