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Fabulous property and Petra was a wonderful host. Peaceful location yet close to all amenities. Very central location for exploring The Netherlands. Property spotless and very well appointed with all facilities that could be needed. Hope to see you again next year
Had a wonderful stay
My friend and I had a wonderful stay in this great apartment. It was spotlessly clean, well insulated and comfortable. It was very well equipped with the exception of not having a hair dryer. Most vacation rentals I have stayed in have had hair dryers and this would make the equipment perfect. There is a field with alpacas that are fun to watch especially when they are herding the sheep around. There terrace outside is perfect on a warm day. The hostess was wonderful and helpful. The beds and furniture were comfy. There is a bus/train station in town that goes to many places so if you don't feel like driving into surrounding cities, you can take the train. Daily parking is about 6 euros at the station. The town of Alphen has everything you could need and is just minutes away while you are in the countryside. Highly recommended.
Thanks for this great review and the tip.
For now, guests can ask me for a hair dryer, I have one.
In the future I will buy a hair dryer for each apartment.
We spent a week at Maria's Lust in May, 2018. The owner, Petra Harting, was very helpful answering our questions before arrival and during our stay. The rental was quiet with views of the farm and countryside, although it was only a short distance from the city of Alphen aan den Rijn. Every evening the newborn lambs put on a show of running around the field - better than TV! Excellent rental.
Thank you for this nice review! Best regards, Petra
We loved our stay at this quiet farm! It was perfect for our family of 6.
The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds are comfortable and the property is beautiful. There’s even a trampoline and swings that the kids can play on. The location is great. We traveled all over Holland and nothing was ever too far away. I would definitely recommend this house.
Thank you! It was a pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves.
Great place, very well located.
Very peaceful country location yet with easy access to the N11 which meant trips to the coast such as Katwijk and visits to Gouda, Utrecht, Amersfoort and of course Amsterdam were straight forward. Cycling and walking can be direct from your front door and the "wildlife" namely Swans with signets, Coots, Alpacas, chickens and rabbits added to the interest. The property was spotless and included everything needed for self catering. We enjoyed our ten day stay very much and Petra was on hand to help if needed. She suggested a really good restaurant "The Old School" in Ter Aar in a nearby town. We hope to visit again and would definitely recommend this property to anyone.
Thank you for this nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Maria's Lust and you will be welcome to visit us again. Kind regards, Petra.
Thank you to Petra for its hospitality and house so clean, nice and well equipped.
We had a great stay in the quiet of the Dutch Nature. For us it was a pleasure to find all the farm animals after days in the touristic sites.
Thank you for your great words. It was nice to have you as our guests. Petra
Mary's Lust is on the outskirts of Alphen aan den Rijn, yet right in the country.
From the apartments and from the private terrace looks out over the fields. You can enjoy the view, the birds chirping, the frogs croak and unwind.
The area is ideal for walks and bike rides.
The archaeological theme park Archeon is a stone's throw from Mary's Lust and the bird park Avifauna is located in Alphen.
In the center of Alphen aan den Rijn, you can go shopping, to the movies or eating out at one of the many restaurants. The center can be reached in 10 minutes by bike and 5 minutes by car.
The unique location of Mary's Lust is the N11 motorway within easy reach. The N11 closes at Bodegraven to the A12 and near Leiden to the A4. This can easily explore the entire Green Heart, visiting major cities, to the beach or explore the rest of the Netherlands.