Welcome in Ghent! Elected by Lonely Planet as one of the most suprising cities in the world. Come and have a taste of it yourself.
By renting this apartment you're making an excellent choice. It' s on a unique spot in town, next to an historical abbey, the first settlement in the city ever. At your doorstep you'll enter a park which leads you to Portus Ganda, a charming inner city port. That includes an historical swimming pool. What you'll enjoy most is walking from here alongside the water to other parts of the city. At the watersides of Ghent where the locals enjoy strolling and jogging around, happiness is not far away
:-) From this part of town, where you'll be living it's only five minutes to the monumental city center.
The apartment is in a new house, built in 2010. We decorated it in style because we live there every now and then. It's 85m2, with a lofty feel. The kitchen has got everything a foodie can dream off: coffee machine with fresh beans, modern cutlery, dishwasher, blender, toaster and so on.There 's internet, a laptop, a big Loewe TV with blu-ray dvd for the best film & music experience, a comfortable king size bed (boxspring), washer & dryer for your clothes, a combi shower & bath for a relaxing time. Ghent offers you a lot of reasons to be out and our apartment will be the perfect extension of your "wauw"-experience! The apartment is 100% for your private use only, so you'll have all privacy.
It' a hot spot neighbourhood with a popular restaurant (locals hope it won't turn touristic :-) just around the corner. Also a few nice bars at the waterside. Supermarkets, butchers, bakeries and grocery stores are nearby. There are alle easily reachable by foot or you can use the bike we're providing.
You'll be 5 minutes away from a trainstation (Ghent Dampoort). Let us know if you're coming by train/car/...we'll send you the directions how to best reach the apartment.
We like to help you with advices to have an authentic stay in Ghent & Belgium. Official city guides are provided as well as our own with the good adresses appreciated by locals. Do's and dont's about Ghent our other destinations that are within an hour (Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, ...) don't hesitate to ask!
Don' t bring towels/sheets because we're happy to provide them.
Because we're new on this site and start to rent out our appartment from april 2013 we'll have very interesting deals, check it out! .
I loved this flat so much when I stayed in August, that I returned for a week in February. Geert is a really kind host, recommending lots of great local places, and the flat is beautifully designed and very well-stocked. It's within walking distance of the city centre, but is in a non-touristy neighbourhood. Ghent has got some great tourist sites, but if you want to go beyond that and really get to know this lovely city, then this is the perfect apartment. I'm already wondering when to book my third visit. . . .
Heerlijk verblijf! Het appartement is piekfijn in orde, knap en erg comfortabel ingericht, het is rustig gelegen en makkelijk bereikbaar. Geert gaf ons een warm onthaal met vele prettige details en zijn uitleg gidste ons in een paar minuten door culinair Gent: al zijn tips bleken meer dan de moeite. Een adres om te onthouden en naar terug te keren!
We had a wonderful stay. The apartment is fully equipped and is ideally situated close to the train station, but in a quiet neighbourhood with a wide view on the park. Look at the pictures and you will have to agree: Geert has a great taste for interior design. He gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home in a instant. He shared his favourite restaurants with us and supplied us with numerous suggestions, some of which came in quite handy. A stay to remember and most definitely a place to return to!
My review of Geert's amazing apartment in Gent essentially echos what other guests have said: the apartment is wonderful, the location can't be beat, and the host is the best you'll find. :D
The pics provided on the site are accurate in displaying the layout of the apartment, as well as the beautiful surrounding area. Geert's place provides a spacious and open feel, with a smart layout and efficient use of space. It's modern without being cold. The floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light and a lovely view of the park/gardens across the street. The apartment was spotless and clean on arrival, generously and thoughtfully appointed. As other guests have mentioned, Geert stocks the fridge/kitchen with some goodies for you to enjoy after traveling. Such a nice treat!
The highlights of the apt for us: the super comfortable bed, nice bathtub/bathroom, open and stocked kitchen with excellent coffee machine, toaster, etc.
The apt is very close to the Gent-Dampoort train station, and a 15min walk from the city center. The neighborhood is quiet and safe.
Geert is also one of the nicest, most helpful, and considerate hosts you could ever want. He's prompt and thorough with his communication, very friendly and warm. I got caught in a bind at the train station and he was able to come pick me up! Very kind of him and on short notice too! His love for the area and Gent shows in his attitude, the art in the apartment, and all the helpful guides he provides.
I've only been home for less than a week but look forward to planning my next trip to Gent! If in need of accommodation, I hope I get to stay at Geert's wonderful apartment again. :)
We strongly recommend this appartment, it's full equiped, with all you can need and very new. It's very close from the Dampoort Station and from the city center.
Geert was really nice with us, he picked us up from the train station to his appartment, was very helpful with all the trains we needed to take and give us useful information about Ghent and Bruges.
Choose this place for a lovely holidays.
Hi, Geert are very gentile, kind in each single details, make me very comfortable, always very gentile in ask me during the stay if I'm ok or if I need something, I was very impress with him availability and amazing taste in that flat, elegant and modern, amazing kitchen, machine coffee is very nice! And was very lovely when I arrive with a Welcome, a little food in the frizzer, chocolate and drinks! I have very good stay at Geert, and all positives points, thank you so much, for your attention and care!
I want back!
We hebben een heerlijk weekend gehad in het huis van Geert. Hij reageert super snel op mail, is mega behulpzaam. Ontvangst was heel fijn en hartelijk. We voelden ons gelijk thuis. Het huisje zit op een top lokatie. Echt een aanrader. Ik ga zeker terug naar Gent en zal dan absoluut weer bij Geert proberen te verblijven.
Geert est vraiment très gentil et son appartement moderne et super bien placé, juste à côté le centre historique de Gand et la (website hidden) nous a donné toutes les informations nécessaires. L' appartement a tous les conforts.Merci pour tout.
Geert is very kind and the appartment really modern and near the historic center of Ghent and the train station.He gave us tips about Ghent. The appartment has all the comforts for a wonderful stay.
We stayed in Geert's place for 2 nights in December. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Geert, as he was away for the weekend himself. He did leave us with a kind welcome note, food, fresh towels and clear instructions/guides on using his (equipment in) the appartment! The appartment itself was very clean, well stocked and well equipped (we were even allowed to use his personal laptop during our stay). Furthermore Geert sent us some nice tips on Ghent by SMS message, which was a nice personal touch, despite the distance.
We very much recommend staying in Geert's place if you are looking for a fully equipped, nicely decorated place to stay at less than 10 minutes walking from Ghen't city center!
Our stay in Ghent was excellent. Geert was so accomodating for us, an excellent host and giving us lots of information on anything we needed. The apartment is spotlessly clean, very well equipped (utensils, herbs, spices, drinks, food, wifi, reading/music material, local info, strong shower, fresh coffee to start the day!) and a great comfortable bed! It really is great that Geert has a few bits in the fridge when you get there it makes it so much easier if you decide to dine in/cook in the apartment. The apartment is easy to get to from Ghent Dampoort station, only a few minutes walk and the centre is also on your doorstep. We would highly recommend this place to anyone. Thanks again Geert :)
Just back from a wonderful weekend in Ghent. Apartment is fabulous and comes with everything you could possibly need. Geert is a wonderful host and goes above and beyond the call of duty. I would not hesitate to recommend Geert, the apartment and Ghent for a wonderful break