About this listing
A charming townhouse, with all modern conveniences, right in the centre of historical old town Haarlem. Complete with Wifi, a projector screen and a private courtyard and with quick and easy access to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Zandvoort beach.
Bright and cosy lounge area (with projector screen to connect to your laptop to easily watch movies and a stereo to connect your music player)
Located in the centre of old town Haarlem and within walking distance to everything this lovely city has to offer, is this quaint 150-200 year-old townhouse that is fully-equipped with modern conveniences to allow you to appreciate it's old-style charm in comfort.
The entire house is available to you when you select this property and it can accommodate up to 4 people. Please ensure that you book for the correct amount of guests for the booking as we have additional charges after 2 guests.
Downstairs is an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, which have French doors that open out onto a lovely little garden courtyard, complete with a BBQ. In the lounge area, there is an electrical fireplace which adds a charming ambiance and a projector screen with surround sound on which you can easily stream movies, etc, directly from your laptop.
In addition to the upstairs queen-sized bedroom, we have recently added a comfortable double sofabed in the adjacent alcove. (Please ensure that you request the use of this in your booking).
You can also make use of all the amenities provided, including central heating, electrical fireplace, a fully-equipped modern kitchen, dishwasher, WiFi, stereo system, projector screen and laptop, a washing machine, dryer and the BBQ. We also provide towels and linen.
Paid parking is available in the carpark directly next door. Free parking is also available within a quick 5 minute walk.
The train station is located on the other side of the city centre and is a 10-15 minute walk or quick bus ride.
Interaction with Guests
We are travelers ourselves and we know how difficult communication can be in a foreign country and that transport delays can occur. For this reason, we have a locked keybox check-in system that will allow you to arrive at a time that suits you (within our advised times), without needing to stay in contact with your arrival time.
You can find all the information you need in a guidebook in the house and on our page on Facey we will email you a link to. (You can find this using our property name).
We are always available to answer any questions or concerns via email and mobile.
Haarlem is a beautiful cobble-stoned city, 15 minutes by train from the centre of Amsterdam (with trains leaving every 10-15 minutes) and with a direct connection to Schiphol airport. The popular beach village of Zandvoort is also only 15 minutes by train from the city centre and Haarlem is very central for day trips throughout the Netherlands with excellent road and train systems and extensive bicycle routes.
Haarlem, the provinical capital of North Holland, is located on the banks of the Spaarne river and is a relaxed city, full of picturesque canals, a maze of narrow medieval streets, hidden gardens, quality restaurants and many of the best dutch museums.
A one minute walk from the house will lead you to ‘Kleine Houtstraat’, a pretty boutique shopping street voted to be the best in The Netherlands many times.
The city also boasts many great restaurants and bars and this historical beer brewing centre has a lively culture and active nightlife.
Haarlem is perfect for a romantic getaway as well as partygoers and makes an excellent base for visitors to Amsterdam and other surrounding areas, as well as being a great destination in itself, with everything you could want at your doorstep.
Buses and trains are just a short walk from the house. The neighbourhood is quiet and Haarlem is a safe city to walk at night time. Bicycles are also available to hire within the city, however the house is very central and accessible to the city by foot.
Other Things to Note
Please ensure you book for any extra guests, as we have additional charges for more than 2 guests. We have additional costs and cleaning times, so we appreciate your honesty and fairness.
Sorry, we cannot accept any four-legged family members (pets).
Please be aware if booking with children or elderly people, that we have very steep traditional dutch stairs that may prove a mobility issue. Please see the photographs as a reference.
First and foremost, we hope you enjoy your stay. You should find some complimentary beer, juice and traditional dutch sweets waiting for you on arrival. Please also help yourself to anything else you find in the fridge and cupboards, as well as leave behind anything you can't take with you. We promote minimising waste.
Please wash your dishes before you leave.
If you move the furniture please return it to it's original position before your departure.
We encourage you to be environmentally conscious and try to minimise your energy usage. Please turn off lights and turn down the heater (around 10degrees) when you leave the property and go to bed. Also, please use the quick cycle programs for the washing machine and dishwasher, where possible.
Please refrain from smoking inside, the backyard is accessible and partially covered for those who wish to smoke.
We understand accidents can happen. If something breaks during your stay, please let us know so we can repair it for future guests. Also, if you spill something, we would appreciate you doing your utmost to clean it so that it does not stain.
Please contact us if you have any concerns/questions during your stay.
Rudy and Bea
Bright and sunny loft-style bedroom (with comfortable couch that becomes optional second bed in the adjacent alcove)
We had a wonderful week at Rudy´s and Bea´s house! It´s the perfect spot to start lots of day trips in this region of Holland and to explore Haarlem afterwards in the evening. It was 100% clean and well maintained. The kitchen is much better equipped than expectable for a vacation house. The stairs are steep as described but no problem for kids of 3 and 5 years. When we had a problem with a alarm going off one day, Rudy and Bea responded via FB and helped us righaway. All other questions can be looked up in a guest guide and post-its spread all over the house. The luxury point of the place is the beamer with a screen for the home cinema experience. We can recommend this house in every aspect! Thanks, Rudy and Bea!!!
Kleine, liebevolle mit allem nötige eingerichtete Wohnung im alten Stadtteil von Haarlem. Wir haben uns sofort sehr wohl gefühlt und konnten gut entspannen. Der kleinen Garten war ebenfalls sehr einladend. Wir haben in Charming House nichts vermisst.
We were very pleased with our accommodations at Charming House in Haarlem. Rudy and Bea did a great job preparing us for our visit there. They responded promptly to any questions we asked on line and provided us with detailed instructions on locating their home, using appliances, finding our way around the neighborhood. The suggestion regarding key storage was so simple and reliable. We very much enjoyed the area around Charming House. We walked to dinner in the neighborhood and found wonderful places to eat. We rented bikes one day and biked to the ocean. We highly recommend staying at Charming House. Martha and Jim
My husband and I stayed in the cottage for the month of April. The quaint space is maximised over two floors, and was comfortable and well-equipped with everything necessary for a long-term stay. The location is very quiet, and situated within walking distance to the main streets for shopping. Rudy & Bea provided clear and detailed instructions and tips throughout the house to ensure guests were well informed on any questions about the house. Their Facebook page was a great resource, and they were quick to respond with any questions. Overall, a relaxing and cozy stay, both for work and leisure.
Wij hebben een heel leuk lang weekend gehad in het huisje van Rudy & Bea! De locatie is super, heel dicht bij het centrum maar heerlijk rustig. Alles wat je nodig hebt is aanwezig, inclusief lekkere dropjes en een koud drankje in de koelkast :) een aanrader als je Haarlem wilt verkennen!
The Charming House experience was good from the start, with quick response and information.
Rudy and Bea's home is very cozy, warm and clean. It also has a garden, which this time due to the cold weather we couldnt make the most of it.
On arrival they welcome you with drinks, which is a plus :) and all instructions of how things work in the house are clearly explained.
Haarlem was a discovery for us and would recommend to stay there is you are planning to visit Amsterdam as its only 15 min by train. Coming back to this charming house in charming Haarlem after a long day in Amsterdam makes a big difference. In terms of parking, there is free parking just 5 minute walk from the house.
In summary, highly recommended
About the Host, Rudy & Bea
Rudy is from The Netherlands and Bea is from Australia. Therefore, travelling has become a way of life for us in order to stay together and be a part of each other's families. Together, we travel the world, trying to experience and appreciate this world for all its wonders and wonderful inhabitants. Thankfully, Airbnb helps us to cover the mortgage payments and facilitate this lifestyle.