We rent out our lovely art nouveau triplex conveniently located 200 meters from Brussels Midi Station, in the bohemian district of St Gilles.
The apartment is super bright, spacious and peaceful, with a sunny terrace overlooking Brussels' roofs and gardens. It is composed by a large fully-equipped kitchen and a fantastic living-room with an original wooden staircase. A mezzanine with a cosy reading corner overhangs the living-room.
We offer three bedrooms to our guests. Two can fit two people and the other can accommodate a single person (no window). All of them are nicely decorated with vintage furniture and designer items. The beds are very comfy with fresh bed linen (website hidden) Gilles is a multi-kulti residential neighbourhood with many art nouveau houses. Many artists live in the area which is packed with lively bars and restaurants that offer diverse cuisines and a large variety of Belgian beers. At the nearby daily market one can buy fresh groceries or just stop by for an aperitif.
Public transport offer around the apartment is plentiful. Midi station is a stone's throw away, as well as two metro lines and four tramway connections, which make it handy to reach any part of town. On foot you can get to the main city attractions in less than 20 minutes (Grand Place, Marolles district and flea market, Avenue Louise, etc.).
*We also rent separate bedrooms in our apartment. Look for: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1304603
Access to the building
Always lock the apartment door when you leave
After 8pm lock the building main door
On your last day leave the keys in the black shopping trolley in the corridor
In the kitchen you will find three bins with different colour bags. Sort waste as follow:
White: residual waste
Yellow: paper and cardboard
Blue: cans, plastic bottles, milk cartons
If the water keeps running for no reason, flush again and it should be fine
There is toilet paper in the toilet cupboard
Only use the washbasin in the toilet for washing your hands (otherwise it blocks up)
The lights must be turned on if you want to plug an electric appliance
Bedroom on the second floor
Use the small remote control in the bedroom wall to open or close the blinds
All cleaning products are in the kitchen under the sink (including soap for the dishwasher)
You can find an iron and ironing board in the storeroom in the top floor
Water the plants every two days if we are not home, thank you!
Contact: Sandra (phone number hidden) – Laurent (phone number hidden)
The apartment was great! It was exactly as it showed in the photos, a bit large for just the 2 of us, but very cozy and comfortable. Having breakfast at the terrace with the surrounding vegetation of the court was really nice. As our hosts were away we had the apartment for ourselves. The location is pretty handy if you arrive at Midi Station, though one depends on public transportation to get to the most interesting spots in the city.
Super friendly hosts - very easy going - lots of tourist info and local recommendations. Apartment spotless and v comfortable and .. Tasteful ( lots of interesting reading matter). Comfortable bed, dream kitchen, hot shower, charming balconies.
Area vibrant rather than chic - very much like where I live in London. Liked it a lot - not touristy in the slightest and near enough to everything on foot . Safe and friendly
As AirBnB newbies this was an amazing intro - could not recommend highly enough.
L'appartement est très beau et décoré avec beaucoup de goût tout en restant très chaleureux. La terrasse est un ++ pour prendre l'apéro ou le petit déjeuner. Tout est très confortable avec 3 vraies chambres. Bien équipé. Fenestration splendide et cuisine remarquable. Très propre. Le quartier Saint-Gilles est en pleine essor, il y a donc des cafés, restos, etc... très sympathiques (Café du peuple, Porteuse d'eau) et des secteurs beaucoup moins intéressants. Bien penser à son itinéraire de marche. Il faut prendre le métro/tram pour aller au centre ville ou visiter les principaux quartiers centraux (Gare du midi, qq minutes de marche). Avec de jeunes enfants nous étions un peu excentrés. Merci à Sandra pour nous avoir donner la chance d'habiter chez eux, c'est un très bel endroit rénové avec beaucoup d'amour.
Sandra and Laurent's apartment was the perfect place to spend a lovely long summer weekend. The rooms are bright thanks to the big windows and the furnishings and decorations are very stylish. After a long day exploring the city - the city centre is a 25 minute-walk away - the two balconies with a view offered the perfect way to relax. The big kitchen is open and fully equipped but with all the restaurants in the area - Sandra left us a list with recommendation - we didn't really use it a lot. Sandra herself is a lovely open person. The whole communication and handing over of the key was very straight forward.
We had a wonderful stay in Sandra's fantastic apartment. It is a beautiful, wonderfully-decorated space, very true to the photographs. It is also in a very convenient location for Midi Station, just a few minutes walk. Sandra was very responsive and helpful, and we greatly appreciated her hospitality.
Nous avons séjourné 4 jours dans ce triplex et nous avons tout simplement adoré. L'appartement est magnifique et spacieux, tout est à disposition, il y a deux magnifiques terrasses, bref tout pour plaire et pour passer un séjour des plus agréable entre copines. La gare du midi se situe à 5min à pied de l'appartement, le centre ville à 15min à pied. Tout est à proximité. Nous avons été très bien accueilli. Concernant la réservation, Sandra a répondu très rapidement à mes demandes, elle a été juste formidable. De plus, l'appartement correspond tout à fait aux photos. Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans ce triplex.
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We are a multilingual couple living in Brussels. Sandra is Portuguese and Laurent is Belgian. We have a baby boy named Arthur, who sleeps very well at night, so no worries!
We both work in communications. As a journalist and blogger, Laurent writes mostly about urban issues, mobility and architecture. Sandra works with European cities on environmental projects.
Travelling is one of our great passions. We've been on great trips to Asia and South-America and hope to discover Africa in the near future. We often take breaks to go on city trips in Europe and we love staying in Airbnb apartments.
From bahaian moqueca over chikken tikka masala to japanese noodle soup, great food from all corners of the world is another interest. We sometimes make nice experiments in our kitchen!
Whenever we find the time we try to see a good movie or go to a concert. Favorites include The National, Arcade Fire, The XX, Beach House, Radiohead, Deus, Leonard Cohen...
Sandra is very much into crafting: she likes sewing, knitting, renewing old furniture... Laurent is the intellectual of the house: he reads a lot and has always the answer to one's question.
We recently moved into our new home in Brussels which has plenty of space to host travelers. Sandra also rents out her lovely apartment in Lisbon together with her mum, Maria. Both places are very bright, nicely decorated and in central locations.