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'Romance on the Canal' a quiet luxury flat 3 min. walk to center Bruge

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom ,1 queen sofabed, 1 full bathroom, 1 halfbath, sleeps 4 max

'Romance on the Canal' is a one bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a very quiet listed 1850 building. It is located just in front of one of the larger canals in Bruge. Walk out the door and feed the serene looking swans that live just at the bridge, a 1 minute walk, that leads to the special Artists Quarter and the central square, just a 5 minute walk, if you are not sidetracked by the many art galeries and interesting boutiques along the way.

The apartment is an open plan that surrounds a central patio. The kitchen, hall and bedroom all open with sliding glass doors to the patio area. There is a comfortable queen size sofa bed in the living area. The queen bedroom is very cozy! There is one full bathroom with a tub and shower off the bedroom and one half bathroom closer to the living area.

The kitchen is totally equipped with all appliances, large and small, all dinnerware,and picnic supplies. The decor is of high standard.

A Carrefour Express market is just on the other side of the canal, 3 minutes walk. We provide a rolling shopping caddie and canvas eco-friendly bags. Parking can be found easily at Biekorf parking lot. You can unload in front of the apartment and your gps can direct you to the parking. Very close and less than 15eu per day.

There is a pharmacie just across the bridge , 1 minute.

More Details

Property Manager
Dawne Leturcq-Whatley
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Dawne Leturcq-Whatley chose Brugge

As with my property in Montreal, I knew it was mine the moment I walked in. It is just that special feeling.

To my surprise, the listing agent did not even mention it was directly on a major canal in Bruges, the Venice of the North.

Big outdoor terrace was a plus for gardening!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Firstly, thank you Dawne for making the booking so easy and pleasant. It really was a pleasure to talk to you on the phone prior to our arrival and you really did make everything very easy. The apartment is stunning and the location perfect for a holiday in Brugge. You are close enough to the center Markt for a leisurely stroll in and far enough to be out of the crowds.

The furnishings are beautiful and to be honest, although the pictures on the internet are lovely, they really don't do it justice. It has everything you could possibly want for on holidays and much more.

We stayed 2 nights (3 people) and there was plenty of room. I would highly recommend this apartment and hope to be back one day.
Aug 2012
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Brugge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


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'Romance on the Canal' a quiet luxury flat 3 min. walk to center Bruge
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 35 reviews

Nice apartment in good location

  • 4 of 5

Good location for walking into the city and only 30 mins walk to the train station. The apartment was pretty and matched the photos as advertised. As traditional Brits we were a little disappointed that no tea or coffee had been provided as with other self catering properties we have rented with Home and Away, but that was a minor matter. Communication with the owner could have been a little better; we had to request entry details and didn’t get a response from two messages we sent regarding check in and leaving luggage.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious and open for our 4 member family. It was minutes away from the town center, the windmills and right on a picturesque canal, but far enough away from he tourist center to be peaceful. The small grocery store across the canal allowed for us to have some meals in. The apartment is clean and on the bottom floor. The courtyard was perfect for morning coffee. My only suggestion is if you are using the hide a bed, take the mattress off the frame. The mattress is comfortable but the frame is not. My children were most impressed by the strong wifi signal, the best in any of the hotels we stayed at in Belgium or the Netherlands.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Hope to have you back sometime. Cheers, Dawne
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  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievably nice stay in Bruges, thanks in no small part to Dawne's beautiful apartment. it was cozy and very nicely decorated, but also roomy enough to spread out a bit. The location was perfect for us to walk all around the areas we wanted to see, with some very nice dining options very close-by. We sincerely hope we can return to Bruges one day, and will certainly stay at this place if it is available.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ramstein Germany

Poor Service, Great Location

  • 3 of 5

I have booked several homes for my family with VRBO and this is the first experience where I could not reach the owners and had to call VRBO once we arrived at our destination. After sitting outside in our car not knowing if we needed to either drive back to our home 5 hours away or find another place in Brugge, VRBO customer service was able to reach the owner and forwarded the call with the owner on the line who then advised us on how to enter the apartment. She never apologized or even acknowledged she did not make contact with me before or arrival or return my emails or phone calls. For the review on the apartment itself, it is lovely and in a perfect location. The property manager called the apartment on our next to last day to ask us to put out the trash... then let us know where to find the wifi information and things to do around the area. She then advised the owner tried to call us (at their apartment) the next day after we arrived but could not reach us... I am not sure why the owner would call their apartment and not my cell phone. The entire customer service was poor with this property and even though the location is perfect, I would not stay again. However - we had an AMAZING time in Brugge - we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grapevine, TX

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is our first visit to Brugge....we loved the town and the apartment was wonderful! Great location....nicely finished out and washer & dryer were a bonus. Would recommend to anyone! Thanks Dawne

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much...enjoy the rest of your trip. Smiles, Dawne
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Seattle, WA

The perfect apartment in Bruges

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this property look enticing but it's even better when you're here. The location is excellent - 10 minute walk to the center of town - and it's lovely to be on a canal. A grocery store is just across the canal. The decor of the apartment is beautiful and we especially enjoyed the art work. The central outdoor patio is a terrific bonus for any time of day or evening and the apartment is a delightful place to take a break from being a tourist. I cannot imagine a better place to stay in Bruges!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks sooo much for appreciating my gem in Bruges. Hope to see you in Montreal at some time. Also,a super,cultural, historic city, Cheers, Dawne
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
La Terasse
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
De Haan, Knokke-Heist,Ostende
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee $50

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner. European clients pay in Euros with accurate rate conversion.

No paypal unless owner sends an invoice

Extra fee per night applies for each person occupying the apartment over 5 years of age.

Check-in after 3pm.

Check-out between 9-10am or by agreement with owner for late check-out.

Cleaning fee of 45 euros for 2 persons staying to be paid to concierge, Rita Vernotte, at some time during your stay. 55euros for over 2 adults or children over 8 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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