its the enitre top floor with gothic windows , on the corner the towerroom with jacuziits the enitre top floor with gothic windows , on the corner the towerroom with jacuzi


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Imagine living in a castle right in the city center of Antwerp, Belgium.
125years ago this was build as a children's hospital and is now turned in a beautiful site conveniently located in between the Central Station and Berchem Station.

The space

Imagine living in a castle right in the city center of Antwerp, Belgium.
125years ago this was build as a children's hospital and is now turned in a beautiful site conveniently located in between the Central Station and Berchem Station.

THE PLACE:
Original Gothic shaped windows and tastefully renovated rooms, hints of Asian touches, designers marble floor, stuffed with original paintings from Cisco's hand.
Private elevator from garage or hall straight into the apartment for maximum privacy and security.

LED lights will set the mood right for a romantic evening and modern appliances such as sensor light switches and dimmed lights as well as coded entry passes are all part of this luxurious get-away.

A modern black & red kitchen with American refrigerator, microwave and induction cooking plates. Senseo coffeemaker.
A cozy earth colored living room including a dining table, a comfy sofa with a large screen HDTV with full cable, multi CD player and surround system.
A large warm gas fireplace is at hand.

A huge window opens up like a harmonica to bring the sunshine in and enjoy a huge terrace with lounge area and a large wooden dining table . Cushions are available to turn it into a comfortable sitting area. (summer only)

A master bedroom with en-suite balcony, allowing to open up a huge window and enjoy a comfortable lazy Sunday morning.
Enjoy a shiatsu massage in the automated chair.
Seperate toilet and led rainshower room in the hallway, for the use of the master bedroom.

At last the most spectacular part of the apartment : the private Wellness/Spa : a large relaxing room featuring a huge Buddha on the wall and a chesterfield edged comfortable queensized bed. A large windowed Sauna allowing 3persons lying down or up to 5 seated.
An automated massage chair giving you a great shiatsu massage all over your back and legs. A multifunctional shower, including full massage shower experience. A huge round Jacuzzi tub with Rain shower in the round Tower room.
Separate toilet.
Set the music and arrange the LED lights as to your liking and start enjoying a true moment of relaxation.
there even is a bluetooth ceiling speaker/lamp to listen to your favorite music streamed from your cellphone or other device.

the wellness area also has its own fridge.

THE AREA:
Right around the corner you can rent City bikes to discover the city. Or take the convenient trams or buses that will lead you anywhere : the City center (3km), the Docks (4km), Antwerp Sportpaleis (6km), the Diamond Center (1km), Central Station (2,5km).
Make sure to visit the Fashion Museum, Diamond Museum, Art Museum, the famous MAS and so many other exhibitions.
Go to the waterfront at the 'Kaaien' , cross the 'Schelde' for a stunning view on the city. Have dinner at the Waalse or Vlaamse Kaai, make a stroll in the Antiques area, or have brunch near the Flea Market on Sundays.

Berchem is only a short stroll away, with it's famous area of grand houses that will make you dream and a trendy area called Zurenborg where artists and designers hang out for dinner & drinks.

Of course you will taste the Belgian Chocolates and the real Antwerpse Handjes (cookies).

Antwerp is the home of Fashion & Gastronomy. Nowhere in Belgium you will find more restaurants catering all tastes you can imagine. And if you wanna shop till you drop, this is the place to be. Not only does Antwerp has the most spacious outdoor shopping street (going from Central Station to the Main Market Square), but we have several smaller shops of World's famous Antwerp designers. A true bliss !

But maybe you will come for Business, Antwerp is one of the largest Ports, it has THE largest Diamond business worldwide, and as mentioned before it has a worldwide position in Fashion.

Enough said, now it's up to you to come and see for yourself. Contact me for more information, I will be most happy to answer to your questions and help you with your stay.

PRACTICAL:
minimum stay is 2nights.
free WIFI
free basic set of towel and use of bathsoap.
no smoking anywhere inside. however it is allowed on the terrace.

up to 4+1 persons allowed, no additional guests/invitees allowed.
private underground garage at your disposal for one car.
no parties or entertaining allowed.

you can use some basic kitchen ingredients.
freely use the Gaggia espresso machine which is filled with coffee beans.
a bakery and a supermarket is just around the corner.

use of kitchen is allowed, however everything must be left as you found it, all dishes and cupboards clean, dishwasher emptied.

i would appreciate if you introduce yourself and give a little info on your days you will spend in Antwerp. please note i will always require the airbnb verification to be completed before booking. looking forward to host you ;-)

Guest access

You will get a full tour of the entire apartment on arrival and will get all the info you may need during your stay. From there on, you enjoy your stay as you see fit.

Interaction with guests

You will get a full tour of the entire apartment on arrival.

Other things to note

please note if you wish to bring babies or pets you need to request this ahead before booking.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $46
Security Deposit: $634
Weekly Discount: 29%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 8PM

1 separate master bedroom (kingbed) and 1 bedroom (queenbed) in the wellness area.

total capacity is 4+1 persons

basic set of towels is available, as is shower/bath gel. bring your own to make your stay more comfortable or ask for possibilities if you want me to cater for it.

if you are celebrating something and want a surprise on arrival, ask for possibilities.

please note that the sauna is maximum 5 persons , jacuzzi is max 3persons.

it is not allowed to host parties or to invite other people then the guests listed and paid for.

free WIFI throughout

no smoking anywhere inside.

private underground garage at your disposal.


you can use some basic kitchen ingredients and you can freely use the coffee machine.
a bakery and a supermarket is just around the corner.

use of kitchen is allowed, however everything must be left as you found it, all dishes and cupboards clean and dishwasher emptied.

the fee for cleaning is a basic fee for the linen and general cleanliness. if you leave the appt in a mess, or if you break the non-smoking policy, or leave dishes etc you will be billed later through your deposit. minimum extra fee will be 25€.

the place is tastefully decorated and we ask you to respect it so the owner and your fellow guests can still appreciate it the way you will.
in case of any incident we kindly ask you to report it on the spot so we can attend to it.

please make sure to have the full verification done by airbnb prior booking, it speeds up the reservation process.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews


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Michael User Profile
April 2017
All good with excellent communication from the host

Mark User Profile
August 2016
I had a wonderful stay. Francis was very receptive to requests and always gave advanced notice when he needed to visit the apartment. Everything needed during the stay was at the apartment. The location is wonderful with a bicycle rental 1 block away and plenty of markets, food stores and restaurants within 5 minute walk. There is also a park near by and the De Koninck brewery too. Francis was a great host. He checked in with me during the stay to ensure all was going well. I hope to stay here again if I am in Antwerp again and the apartment is available.

Frederiek User Profile
August 2014
Francis' place is great. Add the beautiful Antwerpand you get a nice mix of a wellness bubble and an energetic, historic city. Everything was taken care of and clean, and the castle looks exactly like the photographs. The jazucci, sauna, balcony and steam cabin are a good combo together. It is realy nice to sit on the balcony after the sauna, and drink a Belgian beer :) I hope you will enjoy the stay as much as we did. Thank you Francis

Jeroen User Profile
July 2014
The reservation was canceled 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Natalie User Profile
June 2014
We had an incredible time and were so grateful for the abode and effort Francis and Linda out into making our stay wonderful! It was perfect!

Jari User Profile
June 2014
The appartment was very clean and according to all expectations with regards to equipment. Also, we got a very nice tour with all necessary information by Linda. The only downside (major one) was the fact that the sauna stopped operating after 5 minutes of use the first evening due to a fuse. This was however fixed by Linda the day after once we contacted her. Seeing this is a known fact, the host should provide access to the fuse box. On the whole we had a very nice experience there. :-)
Francis User Profile
Response from Francis:
Hi Jari, great to read you had a fantastic weekend at my place. Unfortunately for security reasons we can not give access to the fuse box, I believe you understand this. However as you wrote we do everything to explain thoroughly how to use every equipment in the house. There is even a written recap should you forget. As well as a sign on the control unit itself. I know it can be very tempting to taste the forbidden fruit, but then you need to face possible disconnection. Luckily we are always at hand to restore it. Hope to see you again soon Jari, take care ;-)
June 2014

Julie-Ann User Profile
May 2014
The purpose of our visit was not as tourists, but my colleague and I were working close by - we are environmental and health and safety auditors. The apartment is quirky and nicely decorated and provides an excellent location. The road is very quiet, and it is in a nice area. The wiring of the lights was a little complex, with some switches not working or others turning off lights in another room. The wizardry of all the electronics is however imaginative. The lady who welcomed us was very friendly and explained everything to us - including the rules of the apartment (not to use the washing machine; not to turn the sauna on when other equipment was operational etc.). We rent many apartments as we audit across the EU - and this is a lovely example, but best suited to families / couples as there is only one bathroom accessed through the area with the sofa bed/sauna.

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Antwerpen, Belgium · Joined in April 2012
Francis User Profile

I am a Sales Manager with broad international experiences in various industries such as F&B, Wellness, Tourism, Finance.
I love to travel and discover.
I am also a shiatsu therapist, massage therapist, reconnection healer.

I love to do Yoga & meditation and open to learn more about boudism, thai and indian culture.
I am also an artist, painting abstract work with lively colours on large canvas.
You will find my canvas on the wall or artwork on the marbled floor in bathroom and hall.

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