About this listing
This cute and cosy house is located right the historical center of Schoonhoven, a nice river side town close to mayor cities such as Gouda, Utrecht and Rotterdam. The house is very comfortable and has all necessary amenities.
My house is my base when I am not traveling. I really enjoy my time there and I like to bring the in the atmosphere from my travels.
The house is situated in a quiet street in the historical centre of Schoonhoven.
The house is rented out on a self catering basis, but there is a very well-equipped kitchen and the price is including use of basic products to cook your meal such as olive oil, vinegar, rice, pasta, broth, spices, etc.
On the ground floor, you will find a cosy living room, a brand new kitchen and a luxurious bathroom. Please feel free to read my books, most are in Dutch but you will find some in English and I have some in Portuguese as well.
The kitchen is very well-equipped. There is an oven and dishwasher, but also all other kitchen tools such as a blender, a juicer, a tajine and a pasta maker. Basics such as oil, vinegar and spices are included, so all is provided if you love to cook during your stay.
On the first floor you will find the master bedroom, the second bathroom and the home-office.
On the second floor you will find a bright and spacious attic. This is the second bedroom but can also be used to relax, read or meditate.
On the 1st floor you will find the entrance to the roof terrace. In Summer this is very Sunny, but even in winter I like to sit there for a coffee break. And in the evenings you can enjoy a glass of wine and look at the stars.
And on the ground floor I have a backyard, painted in bright Mexican colors, another nice area to enjoy a cup of coffee.
The river and the ferry are just a few hundred meters from my house, very enjoyable to go there on a hot day.
I rent out the whole house when I am traveling myself, so you'll have all spaces for yourself.
Interaction with Guests
Since I am traveling myself, I won't be able to meet you in person, but I am available for questions. There is always one of my friends available as a local contact during your stay.
It is a quiet street in the historical centre of Schoonhoven, also know as the Silver Town because of the many gold and silversmiths and jewelry stores in town. Shops, restaurants and bars are close by. Schoonhoven is in the middle of the "green heart" and is relatively close to nice sites and cities worth visiting. The famous windmills of Kinderdijk are about 20 kilometers away, and Gouda (famous for the cheese) is only 15 kilometers away. The area is lovely for cycling. I provide a guidebook with information on the bars, restaurants and things to see and do in the area.
The public transport is good, there are direct buses to Rotterdam, Gouda and Utrecht. Amsterdam is one hour away by car, 1,5 by bus and train. There is a ferry a few hundred meters which will take you across the river where you can take a bus to Gorinchem.
Other Things to Note
There is no housekeeping during short stays. For long term rentals (more than 2 weeks) housekeeping is included at an extra cost of 25 euro a week. I provide bed linen and towels that are for guest use only.
Since this is my house I expect you to respect my belongings. Although I normally live in the house my personal belongings (such as clothing) are stored away. You can use the closet space to store your clothing if you wish.
My bookcase is filled with books. Please feel free to read and please put them back where you found them. My house is non-smoking, but you are welcome to some on the patio and on the terrace on the first floor!
The most important and one & only rule: enjoy yourselves!
My name is Angelique Slob, I am from a small town in The Netherlands. I have been working as a self-employed HR manager since 2007. During this period I studied Sociology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and I tried to travel as much as I could. I love going reading, traveling, riding my motorbike, cooking and spending time with my friends.