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.
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.
Housekeeper was helpful and friendly. Location was perfect and convenient. Directions to apt. were adequate but adding street names would have been even more helpful.
Disadvantages: there were no interior windows, which may be ordinary for the layout of the buildings in Brussels, but out of the ordinary for New Yorkers. Fans in interior were very noisy. Ventilation was adequate though. Only one bedroom, not two as advertised. The second sleeping area was not private and so, to my definition, not really a "room". I had to walk past the sleeper in bed #2 bed to get to the bathroom. Overall, well pleased. Thank you.
we were met perfectly on time and our host was pleasant and welcoming and showed us around the apartment
OK - first of all it is really in the center of Brussels. I was few times in Belgium and if you like as me to drink coffee with a croissant or waffle in the morning - this is the place for you. You will be happy to find how close to you it is. The apartment is just like you can see on photos. It is clean and very well equipped. Ludmila is a great and warm person and with pleasure I listened of her Russian language which I learned in my youth. I'm strongly recommend this place for every person who like to feel a heart of Brussels. Great host, great place. And don't forget to buy a wine of Trente. Red one. For the late evening.
Located in a great part of town near bars and restaurants. The apartment however was a bit run down. It was fine for the price.
La estadía en Bruselas fue espectacular, Trente se preocupo por contactarnos y nos ofreció mucha ayuda. El apartamento esta cerca de la plaza central, hay muy buenos restaurantes y bares alrededor. Recomendaría mucho este apartamento.
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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.
Life is a summation of your dreams. If it doesn't flow, then let it go.
This is the place where it all started over a 100 years ago. Neuhaus invented the praline, and all the rest is history. go also to the Grand Sablon if you like chocolates.Galerie de la Reine City of Brussels Brussels 1000
One of Brussels main tourist attraction and also a vibrant shopping place. Large glazed gallerias home to numerous lucury shops, cafes and restaurants.Galerie de la Reine City of Brussels Brussels 1000
If you love pasta ... no better place to be. Homemade, fresh and family run restaurant. Small place, better call and make reservation.Rue de la Montagne City of Brussels Brussels 1000
This is one of the classic bistros: small, in the centre of Brussels, unusual and very pleasant. The menu is unconventional, the quality of the food very good indeed. Service is efficient.Galerie des Princes Brussels Brussels 1000
About the only restaurant we would recommend in this restaurant street. Be aware of the tourist traps in the other ones; Ideal for mussels and frits. Pricy but good.Beenhouwersstraat City of Brussels 1000
A 3 minute walk to the station. Be aware, t is an undergrouns station, so you dont see trains from the street.Centraal Station City of Brussels Brussel Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 1000
The most beautifull square in the world. Most of the time there is a light and laser show in the evening worht seeing.Brussels Brussels 1000
The biggest supermarket in the neighbourhood.Brussels Bruxelles 1000
Basically unkown to the public, this library houses the largest and most important collection of coins and medallions in the world.Boulevard de l'Empereur City of Brussels 1000
The most dissapointing tourist attraction of the world. But hey, it is around the corner, so go there and have a picture taken in front of it.Stoofstraat Brussel Brussel Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 1000
Movie theatrePlace De Brouckère Bruxelles Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt 1000
The best sandwichplace in town. Ideal for quick lunch or breakfast. Delicious pastries. Very reasonable prices.Bld de l'Empereur City of Brussels Brussels 1000
If you like to know more about the royal family and Belgian histoy, this is the place to go. During summer months you can combine it with a visit of the Royal Palace just next to it.Place des Palais City of Brussels Brussels 1000
If you like fish, this is on of the best in Brussels. Try the solettes, croquetes au crevettes or the tarbot. 20 minutes walk or take taxi.Sint-Katelijneplein City of Brussels 1000
The most wonderfull art gallery in Brussels (being modest??). Open on saterday and sunday. Come in and say hello to Trente, Filip or Isabelle. Open on saterday and sunday afternoon.Rue Lebeau Brussels Brussels 1000
the seafood is fresh, the price is cheap, the quality great! If you are looking for a good value meal, whre yuostand amongst the fishmonogers and eat your food, then go there!Rue Sainte-Catherine Brussels 1000
Idal for plat du jour at lunchtime or a la carte for dinner. good ambiance and delicious food and salads.Rue Lebeau City of Brussels Brussels 1000
Opened in 2012 and founded by dr Guy Martens, houses one of the biggest and amazing private art collections in the world. Dont leave without visiting this place.Rue Sainte-Anne City of Brussels Brussels 1000
Take out the whole day if you like art. It is big. Check there website for current exhibitions.Rue de la Régence City of Brussels Brussels 1000
The world biggest collection of surrealistic art in the worldjust around the corner of the apartment. Ceci nest pas un guidebook.Rue Royale Bruxelles Bruxelles 1000
This place is in the cellar and has good food and extensive winelist. One of the best in Brussels. best to make reservation a couple of days before.Rue des Pigeons City of Brussels Brussels 1000
This beautifull square houses all the major chocolate shops. On the side streets you will find the most important art and antique dealers.Place du Grand Sablon Brussels Brussels 1000
One of the best restaurants in town. Pricy but worth it.Place du Grand Sablon Brussels Brussels 1000
If you look for the best of Belgian fashion, this is your street.
One of the best restaurants in Belgium, 2 star Michelin. Best to reserve long time before you come.Place Rouppe Brussels 1000
Daily biomarket wher farmers and producers sell directly to the public. Diffiicult to find, go into a garagedoor to come inside the courtyard of les ateliers du tanneurs.Huidevettersstraat Brussels 1000
On a sunny day prepare a picnic and go to this hidden treasure parc. You iwll think you are in the country side. There is also a resto here, ideal for outdoors lunch.Egmontpark City of Brussels Brussels 1000
Walk to the Sablon, take Rue Haute to vossenplein (fleamarket) and come back to the sablon via Rue Blaes. Here are most of the antique, deco and brocante shops.Rue Haute City of Brussels Brussels 1000
The major high end fashion shops are on this street : Gucci, Dior, Cartier, Armani, Versace, etc.. On the other side of the street (5oison dOr) you will find the malls with the more reasonable shopsBld de Waterloo City of Brussels Brussels 1000
There is a daily flea market on this square, though most of the tourist acitivity is on saterday and sunday morning till noon.Place du Jeu de Balle Bruxelles Bruxelles 1000
You will think you are in marrakech onthe market when visiting. have Marocan pancake breakfast at the stand wher they sell olives, nuts and dried fruits, next ot the fishstand. Delicious!!Rue du Midi Brussels Brussels 1060
My favorite museum. The Art Nouveau architect lived here. Take the tram or taxi to get there,Rue Américaine Saint-Gilles Brussel Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 1060
Visiting Brussels without seeing the Atomium is like going to Paris and not see the Eiffeltower.Square de l'Atomium City of Brussels 1020
One of the most amazing museums to visit. An amazing collection of african art, a view on the colonial 19th century Africa. Take the tram to Tervuren, beautifull ride.Chaussée de Louvain Tervuren 3080