Our appartment of 100m2 on the first floor of the building is situated on the beautiful site of the Old Veterinary school of Brussels. Big windows all around let lots of light in, great view, a terrace in the summer, great for kids to play.
At 7 minutes walk from the South station, and 20 min walk to the Grand Place, the appartment is situated in a parc, hardly any traffic, therefore great for kids, and quiet.The appartment is entirely renovated with ecological materials. In the summer there is a private terrace and the rest of the parc to enjoy. The ancient features of the appartment with wooden doors, moldings on the 4m high ceiling and a marble mantelpiece in the master bedroom have been kept and restored.
Most walls have been insulated and with the underfloor heating and a wood stove give a very pleasant indoor climate. The ceiling in the guest room still needs to be insulated as it has directly a piece of roof above it. Until then we provide in the (website hidden) extra stove and blankets.
On the site live mostly expats from all over the world, so any language goes...
Depending on us being here or away you have either a bed and couch in one of the rooms for 1 (exceptionally 2) persons or access to the whole appartment for 3 to max 5 persons, including the living, kitchen, master bedroom, office/guest room and the children's room. There is also a separate toilet room and a bathroom that has a shower, 2 lavabos and another toilet.
If not otherwise indicated, in the next months we can host 1-2 persons, only during holiday season we will make the whole appartment available.
Please note: The bathroom is the only room that is not entirely finished, (e.g the door is currently still a curtain and the second level of the bathroom where a bathtub will come one day, is not finished yet).
Generally we (couple with a child of 5,5 years) love to interact with our guests, invite them for dinner, show them around. When we are not here we will provide you with all necessary information for an enjoyable stay in Brussels. Also we speak English, German, French, Italian, Dutch and some Spanish.
The neighbourhood is a special one, with this park area in the middle of a mainly old and new immigrant neighbourhood with a growing influx of young brussels couples as housing prices are still affordable. The area used to be the top address of Brussels 100 years ago. That's why you find the most beautiful art deco houses in this area. A mediterranean atmosphere in the neighbourhood provides for lots of little shops and makes it easy to talk to the people in the bakery, fruitshop, butcher, fish shop, pharmacy etc, all friendly and with good prices. The other side of the coin is some disorder on the streets.
The Brussels South station with Eurostar, Thalys, ICE high speed trains from all over Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt), Metro station, lots of busses and trams. It is currently possible to park on our site next to the building.
Wow, what a nice stay! I was completely overwhelmed! The house is just an absolute bijou and the family so extremely nice!
Very central (close by Midi Station), an oasis in middle of town.
In the family I just met friends!
Thank you so much, Bettina and Collin, and Max as well!
If you enjoy a quiet, scenic, family-safe place to stay that is within a 10 minute, leisurely walk to the Midi Station/Metro, you should stay with Bettina.
Bettina is an extremely thoughtful, kind, and organized person. She and her family are very welcoming. When coming to stay with her, she was away for the check-in; however, she made sure to have a very kind set of neighbors help me get situated. Her neighbors and Bettina herself all helped me have a very informed and wonderful stay. I also had a lovely conversation with her and her husband regarding everything from American politics to interesting plants native to Brussels! Everyone was so kind and welcoming.
Her home is a bit far from where most tour groups will pick you up, so be wary of that if you're looking to do tours. It's a 15 minute brisk walk to the nearest place I could find that the tour groups would pick me up.
Your room is in an office space with a great view of the courtyard for the veterinary school. Both the buildings and the land itself is gorgeous. The room is very neatly kept and she cleans very thoroughly. If you like to spread out your belongings, prepare to find the appropriate amount of space. The room is well furnished for being an office (but fitted with a very comfortable single bed right next to a lovely view through some giant windows).
If you have any trouble, Bettina is very good about suggestions or helping when she can. As I said before, she and her family are very kind.
As a side note not related to Bettina, go to Delirium if you go to Belgium! You'll be very well pleased with the beer selection (over 3000 supposedly) and meet some of the best bartenders in the world.
Everything was perfect. Lovely hosts! Will stay there again next time around ;-)
Very nice people. Excellent room. Absolute recommender
The place is just 10 min walk to the station zuid. The room is clean and nice. Please pay attention that the bathroom is not fully furnished as mentioned by the host, but that is not an issue at all. I liked my stay here. Bettina and her husband talk really nice !
Hello, I was 5 days in the Bettina house. My room was really good (a bed, a sofa, a big table and with a lot of natural light). I love this house because it's placed in a nice area in Brussels and your are near from de Gara Du Midi and with it you are in some minutes in the city center. The house has a big terrace and garden. All family is really friendly and they are made me fell like in my house, helping me in all things. Thanks!!
Bettina's house is located very near to the train station, perfect to go to from airport and perfect for going to go city centre as well. The house had lots of modern/unique furniture that really amazed me. she is very green living as well. I had learned lots of useful knowledge from her as well. Highly recommended for everyone.
I had a great overnight stay at Bettina and Collin's flat. The bedroom is comfortable, the whole flat is very cool and the area around, a former veterinary school, quite interesting and unique. Bettina and Collin are laid back and let you live your own life, while ready to share an interesting conversation as well. I had a great time at breakfast with them, with plenty of food for body and soul :)
I had my car, so for those who drive, central Brussels is about 10 minutes away, really quick to go there.
Bettina and Colin are really nice and interesting people. Their apartment is very nice and the room is spacious. It's a good location, close to Midi.
I recommend staying with them - they are generous and helpful and fun to talk with.
My experience at Bettina's was absolutely positive: she was kind and helpful in any possible way! She provided lots of blankets for the night and arranged a solution for an early check-in. Beside that she is a really cool person. A great host, I truly recommend her!
Bettina è simpaticissima e vi troverete sicuramente bene a casa sua. Assolutamente consigliata!
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