Room Near NATO & EU Institutions

House - Private room · Avenue Charles Gilisquet, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium
Anne
Your host, Anne
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The Space

This 1934-built art-deco-style row house on the border of Schaerbeek/Evere in Brussels was extensively renovated to the highest standards in 2009. It is now state-of-the-art “low emission”, with a controlled ventilation system, new insulation throughout, triple-glazed windows, recycled rain water for toilets and washing machine, solar panels for hot water and a new heating system.

Fully-furnished spacious front bedroom on first floor, overlooking the street, with 140cm-wide double bed and large bay window. Room contains new flat screen TV (Belgacom internet digital TV) on TV stand on wheels, DVD player, as well as 1m wide tall mirrored wardrobe, wide solid oak desk built into bay window space, roller blinds on window, computer chair, chest of drawers, night table, bedside lamp, rug on oak parquet floor.

New bathroom with bathtub, separate spacious shower and glass roof plus separate toilet on same floor shared with one, sometimes two, other persons. Bedding, sheets and towels provided.

Shared use of ground floor living area with new Scavolini Italian kitchen including Miele appliances. Living room with three large sofas and large digital flat screen TV plus DVD player, stereo and iPhone/iPod docking station.

A garage may sometimes be available for an extra fee.

House is served by a bus (No. 64) outside the door that goes to Maalbeek (European Commission & Council), Place Luxembourg/European Parliament, Trone, Porte de Namur.

A second bus (No. 65) goes to NATO in 10 minutes, or to Madou/Gare Central.

The house is also served by tram No. 7 (Meiser, Montgomery metro, ULB, VUB, Heysel).

10 minutes to Brussels National Airport by car. 20-30 mins to the airport by (website hidden) South Charleroi Airport is about an hour away by car.

Two minutes walk to Park Josephat.

Person should be dog-tolerant as sometimes a dog is in residence.

Rent includes:

•Internet connection (via wireless or cable) in room and shared areas, and cable TV or internet TV connection in bedroom
•All electricity, water and heating
•Weekly cleaning of room and bathroom + common areas by a cleaner + reasonable amount of ironing
•Changing of bed sheets every fortnight
•Access to house fixed phone line (you pay for the calls you make)
•Shared use of laundry in basement with new Miele washing machine and Siemens dryer as well as considerable hanging space. Shared use of small walled garden.

Short-term, medium-term and long-term tenants considered.

Prefer a mature, professional, quiet person.

Not prepared to rent this room to a couple for a longer period, although for shorter stays it may be possible to rent to a couple.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $322 /week
Monthly Price: $911 /month
Security Deposit: $280
Cleaning Fee: $42
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • I had a wonderful time at Anne’s place. The whole house is newly renovated and looks even better than what you see on the pictures. The kitchen has every appliance you can think of! The house is also very clean since the cleaning lady comes twice a week.
    Anne was a very friendly host. She picked me up from the train station and always gave me useful tips about life in Brussels. And Julio the dog is simply adorable!
    There are two bus stations (64 and 65) right in front of the house and the tram nr. 7 also stops close-by.
    I highly recommend this place. Staying here is even better than staying at a hotel!

    February 2014
  • Lovely space, super clean, large room, plenty of storage. This room/house is exactly as advertized and has everything you need for a comfortable, problem free stay in Brussels. Well-connected to transport and also has a washer/dryer and cleaning service! I am so happy with my choice. Anne has been more than accommodating, friendly and flexible. My initial inquiries about the room were answered very quickly and she offered a ton of advice that was very needed without even being asked. She even offered to have me picked up at the airport and helped with setting up a Belgian phone number and transport card (called a MOBIB) -- which saved me so much time and money. The house is currently populated by other working professionals all 30-45 years old so I have plenty of privacy and have not had to deal with loud partying etc which I am very thankful for. The neighborhood is safe and clean and there is a large park just steps away that I have really enjoyed visiting. There is a huge Carrefour supermarket 15 min walk away (or 2 stops by bus) that has nearly everything you can think of (including electronics, clothes, shoes, groceries, household items) and is reasonably priced. There is a night market on the corner. The room has worked out so well for the past month that I have decided to extend my stay!

    August 2013
  • A really great room: very light, bright, and spacious, with plenty of space to store your things etc, and an absolutely fantastic bathroom. It's a 10 minute bus into the city centre, or a very pleasant 30 minute walk. It's also right next to Parc Josaphat, which is lovely for a walk in the sunshine. Anne's house is beautiful and has a very welcoming feel (plus Julio the dog, always happy to see you!), and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a place in Brussels.

    June 2013
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I'm an Australian/Belgian lawyer who has lived in Belgium since 1993, mid 40s, passion for travel and meeting people from different cultures. For the room in the apartment in Rockdale, in Sydney, you will be hosted by my nephew Samson and his partner Leila, both students.
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