About this listing
Double room on the top floor of a typical Brussels house. Private bathroom. Quiet street and apartment, friendly and well located area, well served by public transport.
Room with a double bed (1.40m x 2m) and private bathroom, on the top floor (3rd floor by stairs) of a typical Brussels house built in 1901 in the charming Art Nouveau district of Saint-Gilles in Brussels.
A third place is potentially available on a mezzanine under the roof but I must warn that it is on the same open space than my office which is one floor below and where I often work (see pictures). Additionally, it is only accessible by narrow sloping stairs and therefore it is not recommended for aged or clumsy people.
Clean sheets and towels are provided.
You have access to the kitchen and dining room if you want to prepare your breakfast and meals because breakfast is not provided.
We also share the living room and the balcony (when it does not rain...) with you and if you feel inspired you can play the piano.
Interaction with Guests
I am often present in the apartment. Every two weeks my children (10 and 13-year old) are with me at home.
Nice neighborhood with a lot of "Art Nouveau" houses from the end of 19th century.
Saint-Gilles is quite central in Brussels. It became pretty lively and trendy in recent years with many bars and restaurants but the street where I live is very quiet with few passing cars.
There is nearby parks for children and joggers and a climbing gym two blocks away.
In summary: a quiet and bright apartment in a lively neighborhood.
The place is well served by public transport. It is 10 minutes from the Brussels-Midi south railway station or 20 minutes walking (1.6km).
There is also the possibility to rent a "Villo" bike (search for "Villo Brussels" on the web).
Other Things to Note
On vacation if I am not at home I can arrange with a friend to welcome you at my place.
You can enter and exit at any time paying attention to the sleep of the other inhabitants
Avoid noise and showers after 23h.
Mutual trust is the basis of a good amity.
The room and bathroom will be clean on arrival and should be left reasonably clean on departure.
Clean and convenient! And this was good in the guest room are separated. And close to the metro and tram.
Everything is good!
Thanks to Ivan, it was a very pleasant stay. Lovely space with 2 roof lights and good neighborhood!
Très bon accueil dans la maison particulière ; on entre progressivement dans l'intimité du cadre familial en toute confiance, et tout ouverture, dans un respect mutuel. Des discussions, des échanges de vues sur différents aspects, prêt d'un livre important...
Nous gardons un excellent souvenir à la fois de la chaleur de l'accueil dans le simplicité. La chambre est tout en haut de l'immeuble, en soupente, avec des baies ouvrantes dans le toit, qui nous permet de découvrir certains aspects de la ville.
En conclusion, séjour attachant dans un lieu attachant avec un hôte qui garde la bonne distance mais qui attentif à nos demandes éventuelles.
Ivan was a great host and we had a great time staying at his place. He was helpful, courteous, friendly and easy to talk to. Plus, his apartment is in a great locale which can easily access many parts of the city. Overall a great stay and we would definitely like to stay here again the next time in Brussels!
Ivan's place was great just as described it's clean n luminous and makes for a ideal place. Ivan was very helpful in suggesting some nice places not very far that helped to get an original Brussels !! Highly recommend this place.
Ivan nos recibió muy bien y nos regaló buenos tips de lugares para ir a comer cerca, la habitación tiene muy buena ventilación y es una gran ayuda tener el metro Horta a solo 3 minutos caminando.
El barrio es muy seguro y tiene todo lo ideal para poderte sentir cómodo. ¡Gracias!
Cosy room & bath at the top floor, quiet, fully equipped, nice neighborhood, very helpful host. Unfortunately few opportunities from both sides to interact, next time! Absolutely recommended
Accogliente e confortevole stanza con bagno privato all'ultimo piano, in zona comoda, e Ivan è un host molto disponibile. Raccomandato sicuramente!