About this listing
Small but confortable room, perfect for a student. You can of course use the other rooms of the apartment, incl. the kitchen.
This room is just big enough for one person. It has a bed, an armchair, a desk and its chair. Wifi is working fine. As the room is on the street side, moderate noise can be heard.
The house itself is made of two separate apartments. The ground floor is hired, but the rest of the house (from the first flight of stairs to the roof) is the apartment that hosts you.
If you want to see more pictures of the apartment, you can also have a look at my other listing. When one of my two listings is hired, the other is made as unavailable, and vice versa.
As I stay frequently in my partner's house in the countryside, you then have all the apartment for you.
Please note that this listing is not the best for visitors who come by car as the parking places are scarce and expensive.
The bathroom is to be shared with me and my family (we are just 2 most of the time). This means we have to coordinate morning showers; that has not been a problem so far. Bed sheets, bath towels and hairdryer are provided.
Interaction with Guests
I like to welcome guests personally, and after that I try to let them have a maximal privacy in all the shared rooms.
The neighborhood is popular, cosmopolite and residential. This is not a fashionable area, but I try to make a difference with the quality of the welcoming!
A small grocery on the corner of the street, opened all days except on Thuesdays, can provide you with some "emergency food".
10 min by taxi from Central Station (8 EUR)
5 min villo station (shared bicycle)
5 min busstop "Steurs" from bus 61 (from the Nord Station, direction "Montgomery")
5 min busstop "Bossuet" from bus 59
10 min busstop "Saint-Josse" from bus 29 (from the Central Station, direction "Hof ten Berg")
10 min busstop "Saint-Josse" from bus 63 (from the Central Station, direction "Cimetière de Bruxelles")
10 min Metro Station "Madou" and "Botanique" (lines 2 and 6)
Free (but not easy) parking from 6p.m. to 9a.m. on weekdays, free during the weekend. Expensive during daytime, ask us to show you where to leave your car at a 15 min walk from the apartment.
The front door has to be locked withe the key (it is rather old and sometimes do not close properly if not keylocked).
No pet, no smoking, preferably no shoes inside.
Thank you to avoid to talk too loud when being in the entry hall to avoid disturbing the people living on the ground floor, and not to forget to switch off the staircase lights (no timer).
Breakfast is NOT included, but you have free access to the kitchen (we leave at 7:50a.m.). Home bread, cereals, yaourt, tea, expresso machine, fruits, eggs from our "happy chickens in the countryside". If you take a breakfast, your participation is free, but we suggest it to be between 1 and 4 eur, depending on your appetite.
No need to wash your dishes, just put them in the wash disher.
In the kitchen, please put in the recycling basket the waste that can be sorted: • Cardboard, paper • Cans, aluminium, plastic bottles, beverage cardboard • Glass
And do not hesitate to tell us your wishes, we like to "pamper" our guests!
Carine is a wonderful host. She prepared everything perfectly so I could be satisfied. Thanks for great stay!
Carine's home was very comfortable, and she was very helpful. She provided a map of the centre of Brussels, and a list of places to eat, drink and visit. I even got to taste a real Belgian waffle while at her house! She is a very warm and generous host. I would not hesitate to stay at her place again.
Really kind, helpful host!
Although she couldn't be at home when I went to her place, she prepared everything for me to stay comfortable. She explained how to pick up the key and how to use the house in detail on her message. Moreover, when my flight was delayed and I had a trouble, she replied to my message so quickly and helped me very well.
I'm sure she is a wonderful host:)
Carine was a very kind and welcoming host. We had a glass of wine and a chat upon arrival, where she made a nice, thorough introduction to the city and the neighbourhood.
The room that you have is simple and just suited my demands. I would book it again, if it should come to that.
I had a wonderful time in Carine's apartment/room! Such a great location and space. Everything was well-kept and communication was effortless. Thanks for a great stay! I will highly recommend Carine´s place for all kind of staying!
Carine est accueillante, généreuse et discrète. Je vous recommande fortement cet endroit. Même si l'appartement n'est pas dans le centre de Bruxelles, vous pouvez vous y rendre en 25 minutes à pieds et découvrir Bruxelles à votre rythme. Ce fut une expérience très agréable pour moi!
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About the Host, Carine
I am an experienced "home exchanger" (more than 20 exchanges all over Europe) and like to make people feel "at home" in my house.
I like good food and good wine, walking in the nature, flea markets, design, typography.
My motto could be "always look at the bright side of life".
You will most probably meet my joungest son Virgile (he loves monsters, he speaks Dutch and French), maybe my other son Jonas (fan of the Barca, able to make you mint tea the marocan way), or my partner Ronald (he lives in the countryside, that's the reason why I am seldom at home in Brussels)