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What makes this Apartment unique
the situation of the house and apartment in its quiet residential area and the roof windows sunlight that makes the apartment very bright
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No loud music, guests can not invite their own guests into the apartment.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful space with a challenge
The apartment is truly wonderful, and the view from the balcony superb. However, the 82 narrow, winding steps you need to climb carrying your luggage are a challenge. Visitors who have trouble with steps should not choose this lovely apartment, in spite of its merits.
Well worth the climb
We stayed for a week and very much enjoyed this well appointed apartment. Just like the photos, very clean, spacious and the terrace has a view that is great to come back to after a day of exploring. Our highest recommendation.
Ok place, but unpleasant host
Elleke (the host) has many rules to follow, which didn’t make our experience feel warm and welcoming.
The apartment is on the older side and feels more like a wing of the house the host lives in, as opposed to your own place. The host and her children live right below the unit and have access to it at all times, so there isn’t really a sense of privacy.
The bathroom is not in the actual unit, but is located outside of it in the hallway for all to access. It also has black mold starting to grow near the ventilation.
The unit, in general, is well kept but the dishwasher is broken, “private” sliding door is in bad shape and junk is piled in the halls of the building.
At one point in our stay someone opened the sliding door to “our” unit’s staircase and it got stuck. Elleke went into a fit of anger over it and was shouting obscenities about us, unaware that we were there. She assumed that we were responsible for the stuck door, which we weren’t. We felt unsafe and contemplated leaving for being accused of something we hadn’t done so violently.
We would never consider staying here again and warn others against a potentially displeasing experience.
The bathroom is on the same floor as the apartment and part of the apartment's space and definitely not for everyone to access.
Great stay in Amsterdam
Hosts are very helpful and the apartment is exactly as described. Would stay again.
The apartment was quite charming, comfortable and sunny, HOWEVER, my experience was less pleasant for a couple of reasons. 1) a friend of the owner was filling in for her and he was disdainful and condescending in his communications. Fortunately, he was not the person who greeted me in person. I was met by the very friendly and helpful housecleaner. 2) Upon arrival, there are several posted notices of how to behave in a neighborhood, stating it was a quiet neighborhood and how to be a good neighbor - don’t talk loud, don’t smoke, keep noise to a minimum. This reinforced the disdainful attitude of the owners helper. The part that was a problem, once I got past the ATTITUDE that travelers are disrespectful and rude, was that in my case, I was kept awake my first night past 2AM by the loud party of the owner’s son, including smoking and slamming the front door all night, along with loud music and loud talking. As a single woman, I didn’t feel safe in this party environment. The second night, I closed and locked the eye and hook latch on the door at the bottom of my flight of stairs. At 1:00 AM, I heard someone attempt to open the door twice. I had a hard time getting to sleep after that. As I mentioned, the apartment was nice, but the experience was not. That may be because the owner was not present. My advice to the owner is not rent her loft when she is not there, or to be more careful who she selects to look after her property in her absence. My advice to travelers is to ask whether the owner will be home during their stay. My communications with her were pleasant enough and I am willing to bet her son won’t have a loud party when she’s home, or mess with the door to the rented space.
3 night stay
Loved the apartment, but had a few minor issues. We new it was on top floor and had a lot of stairs. BUT -
when returning from nights out the first long very steep section is in total darkness which we both felt was quite dangerous.
we could only see one smoke alarm that was open with no batteries on our floor . If there was another working one we couldn't see it.
In the UK it is a legal requirement to have a fully working smoke alarm .
The apartment is really nice and apart from what I mentioned above would recommend it .
The area is a quiet and high end residential area where all the major museums and the classical music hall ("Concergebouw") are situated. At 5 mins. walking distance is our beautiful Vondelpark with live music in summertime and several options for food and drinks. Also at 5 mins. walking are numerous restaurants and bars and the famous P.C. Hooftstraat that is Amsterdams best known street for high end fashion stores.