About this listing
One of the most centrally located apartments in the historic center of Brussels. Only 300 meters from the Grand'Place, Central Station and The Grand Sablon.
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'Your home away from home .... and more'
Situated on the ground floor in a pedestrian street, this special two bedroom apartment is conveniently located in the heart of Brussels historic area in a 16th century house.
The apartment has a spacious living and dining area in the front with open fully equipped kitchen, in the back a large bathroom with a bathtub and shower. In the middle there is a small bedroom with a matrimonial bed and another very small extra bedroom with a single bed. The sofa bed in the living room turns into a double bed. If you are light sleeper, this sofa bed is not for you, as it is on the side of the street and some noise might disturb your rest. The light comes in from the front side windows giving to the street. In the bedrooms and bathroom there is NO direct light coming in. It has been decorated by art and antique dealers and is perfect for those who like to travel in style and luxury.
There is a washer and dryer, a microwave, dish washer and everything to make for a pleasant stay.
Ideal for those who like to discover Belgian beers as there is a small specialized beer shop only few steps away. The district is lively with restaurants and bars. Just a three minute walk from Central station to the apartment. You are nearby all public transportation (metro Central Station) and parking (indoor public parking 'Grande Place', approx 15 euro a day). Footsteps away from all the excitement-restaurants, cafes, movie theater, the opera house, Bozar (art museum), instrument museum, shopping, chocolate and beer museum, the Grand Place and the Grand Sablon (art and antique galleries), chocolate shops and fashion shops Louise, Dansaert, Rue Neuve), the Marolles with its daily flea market, The Magritte Museum, the new Erotic museum and so much more to be discovered.
The area is known for its seafood restaurants and Jeanneke Pis : a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, which forms a counterpoint in gender terms to the city's trademark Manneken Pis at the Grand Place.
Don't forget to go to the Midi Market every Sunday morning to pick up your fresh fruits and veggies. Supermarkets are close by. Everything Brussels has to offer is at your finger tips and just a (cobble) stone throw away.
There is a covered parking (interparking Grand'Place) only 100 meters away from the apartment. Bus stop 50 meters. Central station 600 mtrs. Metro Central Station 600 mtrs.
Other Things to Note
***NORMAL CHECK IN is from 13 till 19 hrs.
***LATE CHECK IN before 23 hrs is possible with a little extra fee of 15 euro. If you need to check in after 23 hrs, the fee is 45 euro. This fee is asked as a small contribution towards the metro and/or taxi our housekeeper has to take to come from her home, leave her family and social activities outside her working hours and come and meet you at your convenience. It is to be paid directly to her in cash.
*** EARLY CHECK IN before 13 hrs is possible if there are no guests leaving the same day.
***NORMAL CHECK OUT is before 10 o'clock.
*** EARLY CHECK OUT is no problem and can be arranged with the housekeeper.
***LATE CHECK OUT no later than 14 hrs is only possible if there are no other guests coming in the same day into the apartment.
IMPORTANT NOTES AND FAQ :
*** The apartment is named after a famous Belgian painter, James ENSOR. Please mention this name in EVERY conversation with me.
*** The bedrooms are on the back of the apartment, so they are quiet. The sofa bed is on the street side and may be noisy.
*** The apartment is on the ground floor of the house. There are two steps to go to the bathroom, so it is not convenient for guest with mobility problems.
*** There is a washer and dryer in the apartemnt free of charge. Bring/buy your own products.
*** I have written an extensive GUIDEBOOK with reviews of all our favorite shops, museums, bars, restaurants, groceries, taxi stops, etc. There will be a printed version at your disposal in the apartment. It will help you to get around in the neighborhood and Brussels. On demand I can send you a copy of it by email before your arrival so you can prepare your stay better.
*** There is WIFI internet connection included in the price.
*** NO pets, NO smoking, NO parties.
*** No third party allowed in the apartment without prior notice and consent.
*** There is NO air-conditioning in the apartment.
*** Also available for long term rentals, ask for special rates and conditions.
*** We prefer to communicate in English or Dutch, but if you like you can write to us in Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian, French and German.
*** For every communication use the Airbnbsite. I check it every day. I DO NOT check my other emails on a daily base, so please don’t write to my other account!!!!
*** The apartment is NOT a PARTY apartment. We ask our guest to respect the tranquility of the other inhabitants. If you disrespecting this we will ask you to leave immediately without refund.
*** You are renting a private apartment, NOT a hotel room, so daily cleaning and breakfast are NOT included in the price. However our housekeeper is available for you and is charged at an hourly rate.
*** When leaving the apartment we expect you to leave it in a properly state. Any damage or extra cleaning will be deducted from your guarantee.
*** We use eco-friendly products for cleaning and washing.
*** Thank you for reading till the end …. and enjoy your stay.
Out of my entire Europe trip, this has got to be my favorite apartment. The design of the apartment is very classy and it is very roomy. Totally sufficient for 5 adults. The apartment is well maintained and clean with all equipment intact and working well.
The location is very convenient and near food place and attractions.
The housekeeper, Lumilla is friendly and helpful, who is always there for us.
The only downside is, the wifi was disrupted due to construction work at the main road, which is not within the control of the host.
Great apartment. A little noisy if you are staying in the living room but not too bad. Big bathroom and kitchen is very nice. The only issue that we had is Internet connection. Other than that everything is great! Thank you!
The perfect little pied a terre for a quick few days in Brussels. The flat was as advertised, with walking directions provided from the moment you step off the train. The location couldn't be better, just steps from everything that central Brussels has to offer. As for amenities, sheets, towels, comfortable pillows and even coffee was available right from the start. Great experience overall, and will certainly book again when am next in Brussels.
The apartment was very clean and spacious. There was lots of room for my husband, myself and our 2 year old. The main double bed was comfortable and our son had no problem sleeping on the bed in the second bedroom. You can hear street noise from people walking by, but for the most part the apartment is quite and we didn't find it to be a problem. The location is great with lots of shops, restaurants and grocery stores nearby. There are a lot tourist driven restaurants in the area, but Trente gives some great dinning suggestions and lots of other information for your stay in Brussels.
We were met promptly and given a very brief tour of the apartment. The location is great, and only steps to shops, restaurants and the main square. Like previous guests have stated, there is a lot of noise from the street. This wasn't a problem for us at all because we brought ear plugs. Although it may have been stated in the description, be aware that in order to use the bathroom, someone must walk through the front bedroom. This was slightly awkward, as my mom was traveling with me and my husband and occasionally needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. However, that did not effect our wonderful time in Brussels! I would definitely stay here again and was very happy with my choice to stay in this great flat in a great location!!
It was a nice experience. Really well located in a comercial area. Trente was helpful with us. I recommend it.
Trente and her team were helpful in accommodating and resolving a miscommunication on our part related to the number of people staying and we appreciate that. Overall, the apartment was adequate and having the washer and dryer was a big plus. We did, however, note a strong smell of cigarette smoke upon arrival and the shower was a bit cold.
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About the Host, Trente
We are a small international team and our main goal is to make your stay in one of our properties a memorable experience.
I (Trente) am an African American-Canadian fashion designer, model and writer and have lived and worked in New York, Paris,Tokyo, Karachi and Montreal before coming Brussels almost 20 years ago. I know the city very well and am happy to share with you all its wonderful hidden secrets. I have prepared an exclusive guidebook that will be available in your apartment on the best shops, resto's, sight seeings and museums. On request I can email it to you so you can prepare your stay better. I am currently writing a book on meditation, healing and anti-aging.
With my Belgian husband, Filip, who is an interior designer, art and antique dealer and wine maker, I share my time between living in nature on the Etna volcano Island of Sicily and the city of Brussels. I gladly invite you to come and have a look at our art gallery in Brussels or to taste our own produced biological Etna wine and olive oil 'Terre di Trente' .
Our Russian housekeeper, Ludmila, moved to Brussels more than 20 years ago and will be happy to welcome you and give all the information you need to make your stay a unique experience. She speaks French and Russian and she will smile a lot if you communicate in any other language. She prides herself that the apartments are the 'cleanest places in Brussels city'.
Together we are at your service to create your home ... away from home.
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