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Claudine OLeary

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

100% Great Reviews - Beautiful Boutique Style Oasis in Residential Heart of City

42 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

This beautiful and light ‘boutique style’ apartment is situated in the leafy Plantage area which is in the heart of the city of Amsterdam.

It has been completely renovated and lovingly furnished. The spacious apartment has high original ornamental ceilings, a display fireplace and 3 large windows on the North and South side.

The kitchen is like everything else in the apartment – simple, beautiful and high quality and is fully equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer/dryer, SMEG hob/oven and granite worktops.

The bathroom includes a large walk-in shower with double basin vanity unit. The bedroom has an original ornamental ceiling, king-sized bed, built-in wardrobes and two large original doors that close the bedroom and bathroom from the open-plan living/kitchen space. The WC/toilet is located separately to the bathroom.

Each piece of furniture has been chosen to create a beautiful and relaxing home. The apartment also has high-speed wireless internet, and a 32-inch Samsung flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod speaker base.

This first-floor apartment is located very close to the Amsterdam Business School on a leafy and charming street in a quiet residential part of the city.

Within 1-3 mins you can walk to various local cafes, restaurants, bakery, supermarket, book store, Kriterion (arty) movie house, Oosterpark (lovely green park), multiple canals, Artis Zoo and the metro/tram.

Take a 10-15 min (beautiful and safe) walk, and you are out of the calm and tranquility and into the buzzing ‘hub’ of the more crowded, busy, exciting and ‘touristy’ part of the city.

If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet, relaxing well loved ‘home’ to stay in which is right in the heart of the city to enjoy while you explore the canals, museums, shops, parks, restaurants and culture of Amsterdam, then this apartment is the perfect choice.

If you are looking for nightlife and partying – then this apartment nor its location will be suitable for you.

QUICK FACTS

• First floor (no lift)

• Max. number of guests is 2

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Washer/dryer

• High-speed wireless internet

• 32 inch Flat-screen TV / DVD

• En-suite ‘spa’ bathroom

• Strictly NO-SMOKING

• 2 Mins walk to the nearest tram

• Central, quiet and safe

CHECK-IN PROCEDURE

My great friend Kate that lives on the next street will meet you in person on arrival at the apartment to take you through the check-in process.

This will include welcoming you to the apartment, showing you around, explaining how everything works, giving you the keys, finalising payment for your stay and also answering any questions you might have or help you might need on booking tickets, travel arrangements, things to do and places to see - any questions, suggestions, advice or help you might need to make the most out of your stay in Amsterdam.

Kate is also available throughout your stay to answer any questions, provide suggestions and to generally be on hand should be need help or advice with anything from finding the right restaurant, renting bikes, buying gifts to take home etc.

If you would like to book my apartment, please email me ASAP.

To make a booking, I will need the names of both guests and your home address. Once these details are provided I will email you a simple rental agreement. Once you have read, signed and emailed back this agreement, together with a copy of the photo page from your passport - you are officially booked in.

No payment or deposit is needed upfront. I'm trusting that if you sign and return the rental agreement that you definitely want the apartment and will be there at the agreed check-in date and time. This method has worked very well so far with other guests.

It's a very beautiful apartment and I am sure will make a lovely base for your stay in Amsterdam.

BOOKING CONDITIONS:

• This is a strictly no-smoking (of any kind) apartment.

• A 3-night minimum stay applies.

• Longer-term bookings are also available.

Keywords: Apartment, Quiet, First Floor, Original Features, Light, Safe, Jewish Quarter, Amsterdam Business School

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claudine OLeary (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Claudine OLeary

Hello! I am now spending much more time in the UK and so have decided to share my beautiful Amsterdam 'Roets' apartment with others who are looking for a wonderful and calm oasis to stay while enjoying the many charms of central Amsterdam.

Claudine OLeary purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Claudine OLeary chose Amsterdam

I LOVE the Plantage area of Central Amsterdam. It's green and leafy, charming, full of restaurants and local cafes. It's very safe, very quiet and provides a very local and authentic Amsterdam.

It's the old Jewish quarter and is steeped in history. The location is BEAUTIFUL. In the heart of the city and yet away from the tourists and crowds.

I bought in this area because I have great friends closeby and I love the mix of people and how quiet it is even though in the heart of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

This area of Amsterdam is incredibly beautiful. Quiet, relaxed, residential, friendly, safe and full of culture, museums, canals and the Amsterdam University.

Locals sitting outside in the sunshine in cafe terraces, children playing, students at the University and locals going about their daily lives.

Reviews

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based on 42 traveler reviews

100% Great Reviews - Beautiful Boutique Style Oasis in Residential Heart of City
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Excellent home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. The apartment was exactly as advertised! It was beautifully decorated and had all the amenities that we needed (and more). The location was wonderful. It was far enough away from the extremely busy Centrum but close enough to walk in to the Centrum if we wanted. We walked our entire trip so had no need for the tram but if you did not want to walk the tram was right there. There was plenty to see and do in the local area including museums, the Carre Theater, the Waterlooplein Market, the Artis Zoo etc. There were many great restaurants close by and if you wanted to eat in the apartment, a grocery story was right around the corner. Claudine and Kate and Yury were extremely helpful. We even had help with our bags to get up the narrow stairwell! Having some cold drinks to enjoy in the fridge and having coffee for our use (regular and decaf) was a really nice touch! I would definitely recommend this apartment and if in Amsterdam again would definitely return to the Roet!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights and were totally happy with every aspect of the apartment and location. We spent our days exploring the city by foot - so many things to see and do close by. The kitchen is very nicely appointed, the bed comfortable, the shower glorious and it was a real benefit to have a washer and dryer on site. Claudine and Kate make renting this apartment very easy - a delight to deal with! I will be recommending this apartment to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice Apartment & People

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and it was delightful. The apartment is well furnished and convenient to the Trams to get around the city. There are several restaurants around and we liked the Italian restaurant just two doors down. It's across from the University and a short walk to several museums (Hermitage, Jewish, Resistance and a bit further to the Maritime). We contacted Claudine who started us off and once done, we were sent to Kate who manages the property. She was great, meeting us when we arrived and checking us out when we were leaving. She also arranged a car (Jaguar) to the airport The entire visit was exceptional! As noted by several previously, there is a rather steep and narrow stairwell to navigate to the 1st floor (one story above street level) but except for our luggage, this posed no problem and both of us are over 60!. I would recommend this apartment to all.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A gem in all respects

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for six nights at this property in Amsterdam; we would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends. The apartment is a spacious one bedroom with comfortable places to sit in the living room, a very well equipped kitchen, very comfortable king size bed and great toilet and washroom. Internet was fast and reliable and it was a pleasure to have a washer-dryer that we could use since we had already been travelling for a week. We really appreciated the detailed handbook that contained instructions on all the appliances! The apartment is very bright and the windows open for fresh air. While the bedroom faces on the street there is very little traffic so no concern about noise. The living room and kitchen look out over various back gardens. Kate, who is the local contact was very flexible - our train was delayed three hours due to the security alert in Belgium that week. We were in touch by email and she was very understanding. Kate also checked us out at the end and arranged a taxi to the airport. We walked everywhere in Amsterdam and it was lovely to come home at the end of the day to our own space, very slightly outside the busy city centre. There is a very convenient grocery store a block away an we actually ate in most nights. Had a great fondue the last evening in the restaurant that is immediately to the left of the front door when facing it. The apartment is on the first floor (second floor to North Americans). The stairs are very steep so anyone with a mobility impairment may not manage these well. With that exception I am confident anyone would be happy here.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Would Stay Again in a Heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific week long stay here in August. The apartment was exactly as promised, in perfect & spotless condition, light & airy, no noise or electronics issues. Totally comfortable bed and great shower. Loved the area as well, just out of the way of the tourist congested areas. The whole transaction from when initiated with Claudine to concluded with Kate was exceptional! As noted by someone else previously, the one set of straight up stairs to the apartment are a bit steep. This was not a problem for us 60 year olds, but might possibly be for folks with stair climbing/knee issues.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I recently stayed in this beautiful apartment for 5 days, and I can vouch for all the superlatives which one finds in these reviews. It was a very comfortable apartment, well-stocked and convenient to all that Amsterdam offers. The booking details were easily worked out with Ms. O'Leary, and the arrival and departure details were perfectly coordinated by Kate, including a 5 AM taxi pick up. I have stayed in other VRBO rentals, and this was easily the nicest. The photos are perfectly representative of the actual apartment, and the neighborhood is every bit as lovely and quiet as promised. Looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Schipol Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

In the Plantage Area of Amsterdam - 'the most beautiful and green neighbourhood' - Just a few mins walk to Jewish Museum, Hermitage Museum, Holocaust Museum, Botanical Gardens, Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam Music Theatre, Artis Royal Zoo, the Portuguese Synagogue, National Maritime Museum and multiple other museums. Plus 2 mins walk to nearest metro and trams, 2 mins from our local (artsy, small and very cosy) Kryterion Movie Theatre, 2 mins to the local supermarket, 5 mins walk to the lovely green Oosterpark and also the famous Carre theatre house plus multiple, local (and really good quality and good value) local cafes and restaurants...High speed Wi-Fi throughout...English language TV channels...video entry phone... very quiet and safe residential area...bike rental few mins walk... absolutely beautiful and peaceful apartment for your stay in Amsterdam.

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Grachtengordel Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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Payment is due in cash on arrival in Euros please. If you choose, you can also pay by bank transfer anytime prior to arrival. Longer term stays may require payment in advance. Please ask for details - Many Thanks

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Amenities

Grachtengordel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa like bathroom which is en-suite to the bedroom. The WC/toilet is situated separately to the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Beautiful extremely comfortable huge king-size bed with brown suede headboard.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Much loved 'T cafe' is next door serving great breakfasts and lunches every day of the week, Beans & Bagels café is also 3 doors down, 'El Torino' restaurant - the local Turkish/Italian restaurent for excellent local dinners is also a few doors down and serving great food at great prices, Bike rental nearby, metro is few mins walk, artsy cinema seconds away, supermarket seconds away, theatre seconds away, Zoo seconds away

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