Your Private Amsterdam Garden House

Chalet - Private room · Vondelstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1054, Netherlands

The Space

You are welcome to make our modern garden house and all its facilities yours for a few days!

For city explorers with a love for peace and quiet. Taste the pleasant home atmosphere with an excellent bed right by the Vondelpark. A place so private and quiet, located so centrally, is hard to come by in Amsterdam.

Short version
Newly built, modern and cozy garden house in our backyard, decorated with love. New, large, quality boxspring bed with pillow top, roofwindows, double glazing, comfortable floor heating, wonderful en suite bathroom, private facilities, non-smoking.
Everything is there just for you to enjoy. Kitchen is not included, but Nespresso and tea / hot water are at your free disposal.
At the moment I don't serve the (supplementary) breakfast you read about in the reviews.
Check in is flexible, which means we can always arrange something regarding drop off of your luggage. Usually the garden house itself is ready around 14:00.
Check out is before 11 when we have new guests, otherwise you may sleep in a little longer, till noon. (You may always leave your things for the rest of the day, if necessary.)

Your private garden house
You reach the comfortable, natural and modern garden house through our home. Once in the garden, you are all by yourself. It is built in 2011, is made of wood and covered with Siberian larix. You will have the bedroom and an en suite bathroom all to yourself. Above the bed there's a large roof window that can be opened. Two pairs of garden doors with double glazing open to a veranda with glass roofing where you can sit and enjoy morning sun in Summer or smoke. From the terrace in front of the garden house you can keep an eye on the birds and plants or relax in the afternoon sun.

The main colours are white and green, in many shades. All walls and the roof are well isolated with sheep's wool and the bright bamboo floor is comfortably heated in winter and on cold days.
A nice antique wooden side table with two chairs is there for you sit at and catch up on your Dutch by reading our books. A stereoset with a CD player and radio is present as well and you can borrow some of our CD-s if you like.
A water cooker with plenty of tea and infusion bags and a Nespresso machine with capsules are at your free disposal. Surf the web via a wire or wifi.

Your extra large boxspring bed (2,10m x 1,80m!)
The bed is an extremely comfortable and extra long double bed made of two separate beds.* You will sleep under a large down duvet with fresh sheets and two quality pillows per person. Especially suitable for tall people, but short people will enjoy it too.
On request it is possible to make two single beds separately, with two duvets.

* There is one bed with a medium mattress, for people weighing 60 - 80 kilos / 132 -167 pounds and one with a more sturdy mattress for people weighing 80 - 100 kilos / 176 - 220 pounds.

Your private en suite bathroom
The crisp and separate bathroom features Spanish cement tiling on the floor (heated in winter) in six hues of green. On the wall in the shower and toilet you find 'witjes' (handshaped tiles in five shades of white). The water pressure is high and the faucet thermostatic, assuring you of a great shower under a roof window. Keramag design wash basin. Separate toilet space with design toilet and hand basin. Vintage lamps on the ceiling and vintage wallpaper on the doors add extra warmth to the clean design of the bathroom.
Includes towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, shower gel and a simple hairdryer.
There is a washing machine, detergent and ironing board with iron that can be used as well at no extra charge.

Your transportation and interesting sites in the neighbourhood
Trams are at walking distance (4 minutes) to take you anywhere in the city. There is hardly any traffic in our street which is on the west side next to the park. Yet, right behind the (email hidden)ly area with lots of affordable international restaurants and shops invites you over. Large and small supermarkets, two of which are bio organic, are very near.
Concertgebouw, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum are all within 15 minutes walking distance via the park or reachable by tram. If you would like to go to the Concertgebouw for a classical music concert, we can help you get tickets if you let us know in advance. The Leidseplein is also at 15 minutes from here by foot, as well as the wonderful modern music temples 'Melkweg' and 'Paradiso' and several cinemas. The city theater 'Stadsschouwburg' is located right at the head of the square.
The Vondelpark itself is a great place to visit for a stroll and is home to several cafés and lunch places.

We bought two chipcards for you to use in public transport. It is a lot cheaper than buying tickets for every trip. We ask a € 7,50 deposit per card, as that is their price, but upon return, you'll get it back! You will need to top/charge them yourself and we can show you where.
We can lend you umbrellas, city guidebooks, give you tips for areas, museums, shops and restaurants to visit.

Your safe place
The garden house has a lock so you can lock it if you feel so inclined, but as it is located in our back garden, which is surrounded by fences and neighbouring gardens it is a very safe and secluded place.

Your parking information
Parking is expensive in Amsterdam and fines are high. It's free on Sundays in our street and we can tip you where to park for only € 7,50 per 24 hours or even for free just outside the city ring (if you dare).

My friend and I hope to welcome you soon!
Did I miss anything? I'm sure. So please do ask if you need to know anything else.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $21
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Thank you Lucy! We had a lovely time at the garden house.

    March 2014
  • Very cosy, well decorated and comfortable spot in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas of Amsterdam. One i would remember for my next stay in Amsterdam. Lucy and her friend were very kind and welcoming hosts!

    December 2013
  • Lucy's garden house is the most perfect place to stay and Lucy is a perfect hostess . We loved our stay in Amsterdam. Our accommodation was warm , very comfortable , spacious and peaceful . The area where it is situated is beautiful with great restaurants, museums and a beautiful park nearby . Couldn't have been any better .

    November 2013
  • Een oase van rust, perfect gelegen in Amsterdam. Lucy en Johan zorgen voor een instant thuis-gevoel en geven een heleboel fijne tips. Het 'tuinhuis' is prachtig ingericht, met alles erop en eraan. Écht een aanrader, wij gaan zeker terug.

    November 2013
  • Heerlijk weekend gehad in stadsdeel Oud-West. Pal naast het Vondelpark, op loopafstand van het museumplein en met leuke winkels en eettentjes in de buurt. We hebben heerlijk geslapen op de puur Hollandse AVEK boxspring bedden en waren verbaasd hoe rustig een tuinhuis in Amsterdam kan zijn. Op de buurpoes na, die af en toe op het dak landde, was het heerlijk stil in ons prive-huisje. Lucy was heel behulpzaam en we hebben heerlijk ontbeten bij "Wilhelmina", op 5 min wandelen van de Vondelstraat.

    November 2013
  • Lucy's garden house was my very first airbnb experience. I was looking for a quiet, relaxing place to explore Amsterdam from, and the garden house was the perfect fit. Lucy and her partner made me feel so welcome, and the selection of guidebooks, along with Lucy's personal recommendations for restaurants and activities, were wonderfully helpful. The garden house is very personally and thoughtfully decorated, so much more charming than a hotel or hostel. Public transportation to the city center was just a few blocks away, and it was a quick walk to the Museumplein and the Vondelpark. Plus, plenty of neighborhood places for a good cup of coffee!

    October 2013
  • A great place to stay, for a couple, in Amsterdam !!!

    September 2013
  • Hôtes très accueillants, chambre coquette, emplacement très pratique pour visiter amsterdam.

    September 2013
  • My husband and I had a great stay at Lucy and Johan's garden house! They were very nice and accommodating -- from letting us drop our bags off before the room was ready so we didn't have to cart our luggage around to offering to lend us umbrellas when it was raining. The garden house was exactly as described, very private and clean. It was even thoughtfully stocked with plenty of guidebooks with recommendations and maps of the area. And the location, right across the street from Vondelpark, simply cannot be beat! If we ever find ourselves back in Amsterdam, we would love to stay here again!

    September 2013
  • wir hatten einen super tollen Aufenthalt bei Lucy, das Gartenhaus ist einmalig, sauber und obwohl man durch die Wohnung von Lucy muss, bleibt die Privatsphäre erhalten.Bei irgendwelchen Fragen war Lucy immer zur Stelle, schaute kurz im Internet nach und war sehr Hilfsbereit, wirklich eine tolle Gastgeberin. Ich würde jederzeit wieder bei Ihr absteigen

    August 2013
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Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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I'm a 47-year-old - young at heart - conceptual and portrait photographer, working in my studio and on location. I'm also a volunteer in palliative mental care at people's homes. I'm not religious, but I wouldn't mind being a buddha. I like... to look, listen, taste, feel; to eat good food (mostly vegetarian); a dry sense of humour; nature; sailing; relaxing; gardening; cooking; drinking wine; to be connected when with people (be it serious or in good humour). Best films: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain; As it is in heaven; Das Leben der Anderen; Im Lauf der Zeit; Brutti, Sporchi e cattivi; Memento; Pina; American Beauty; Monsters Inc. I live and will host you with my 54-year-old boyfriend Johan who is a management professional. He is not a buddhist and he likes soccer (a lot), Bach, Schubert, wine and singing.
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