About this listing
Charming renovated apartment in the European district. Flemish style, oak floor… 20 minutes walk to the centre, 7 minutes to the 'Bruxelles Midi train station, less than 3 minutes walk to the metro station Madou. Enjoy Brussels!
Flat screen tv, Ipod dock station in this cosy room / Ecran plat, station iPod dans ce coin salon
Welcome, Welkom, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue,
أهلاً و سهلاً , 환영합니다, 歡迎光臨, ようこそ!
Close to the European Institutions, the 'Park Royal', the 'Palais Royal', about a 15 minute walk away from the historic center, a metro station 'Madou' from which you can go within seven minutes to the 'Gare centrale' and the 'Gare du Midi'.
This calm and bright apartment is situated in a typical 'Maison de Maître', which means a typical 19th century townhouse in Brussels with high ceilings. An experienced architect renovated this apartment with a trendy Flemish touch.
When entering the apartment you will find a hall, a toilet and a bathroom with a shower (typical Belgian black stone on the floor and stained glasses).
The fully equipped kitchen in is a bright main room (22 sqm). There is a bedroom with a real bed and a cozy tv-room with a sofa bed. This room is perfect for relaxing on the sofa, working, listening to music or watching tv (DVD player available). Within a minute this room can also be turned up into an extra bedroom thanks to the sofa bed.
In these rooms there is a wooden floor (oak) and two dubble-glazed windows with curtains.
The kitchen contains everything you need for catering: fridge, deep freezer, gas cooker, sink, a coffee machine (coffee and tea at your disposal), microwave, traditional oven, a dishwasher and all kind of basic kitchen ware and utensils.
The bed has been carefully selected to be extra comfortable: good innerspring mattress completed with a duvet (adaptable thickness), a mattress topper and two kinds of pillows to match perfectly with your sleeping wishes.
The bathroom contains a shower and a sink (old stained glasses on the walls).The toilet is separated from the bathroom (but in the apartment!).
The location of the flat is very convenient for travelers, businessmen or a group of four guests.
The South Station ('Gare du Midi') and the Central Station ('Gare Centrale') are easy to reach thanks the underground (within 7 minutes).
It is very close to Place Madou and 5 minutes walk from both Arts - Loi and Madou metro stops. These two metro stations connect you to all lines (1/5 and 2/6) which can take you to pretty much any location in the city.
From Bruxelles Midi train station, there are shuttles to the airports (Brussels National Airport and Brussels South - Charleroi Airport).
It's also an excellent starting point to discover Brussels or the surrounding of Brussels (via underground, train, tram or bus) as well as the European District.
The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament are 5 minutes walk away. There's even an automatic bike rental station there!
There's an alarm system in the apartment.
My calendar is always up to date. If the apartment is available, you can book it instantly! Please feel free to contact me if you've any further question or special inquiries.
I'd like to make you love our city and enjoy it! I hope to see you soon in Brussels!
I've an other apartment (with garden, terrace, up to 13 guests (website hidden)).
Fully equipped kitchen, Wifi, tv and dvd player, fresh towels, bed linens, shower gel, toothpaste, hairdryer…
Coffee pads and tea bags. Feel home!
The entire apartment is for you.
If you need a washer and / or a dryer. Feel free to ask me!
Interaction with Guests
I'll do my best to host you and make you feel home.
I always try to make some Belgian waffles as I'm sure you want to taste them… ;-)
During your stay, you can always contact me via Airbnb, whatsap or viber. I want your stay in Brussels to be unforgettable!
The apartment is situated in a district which is really convenient to tourists who want to discover the city, expatriates who works in Brussels, trainees, people who 'll attend a meeting in Brussels.
Less than 5 minutes walk to the European Institutions. 20 minutes to the Grand Place. 300 meters to the metro station Madou.
•Safe, residential location within only a 1 kilometre circle of the landmark EU Headquarters at Schuman (see map).
•Easy walking distance to all European Union Institutions, Embassies, Representational Offices and the A-Z of public and private sector companies working around the European Union at the Heart of Europe;
•Similar walking distance access to excellent transport links within Brussels (central metro line, multiple bus options, handy night-bus, and tram see transport map).
•There are even two taxi ranks nearby and if you want to walk, the City Centre’s Grande Place is less than 20 minutes away;
•Profit also from on-your-doorstep access to the free No 21 bus for EU stagiaires/trainees and EU officials. (It has 5 services per hour circling the European Commission, Parliament and Council, for example, making popping to and from work or home for lunch in bad weather or when feeling lazy so, so easy);
As I've just told you, the apartment is easy to reach but if you've a car, you'll find easily lots of parking places nearby.
Other Things to Note
Baby cot and baby sitting available upon request. Just ask me before arriving to Brussels!
If you want to check in later, no problem. We can manage a solution. The check out is at 10:00 but if the next guests arrive later, you can check out later depending on the next check in time. You can store your luggages in my house.
-> NO PARTIES
-> LOCK THE ENTRANCE DOOR OF THE HOUSE and THE DOOR TO THE APARTMENT while leaving the house and the apartment.
-> DO NOT PLAY LOUD MUSIC
-> DON'T SHOUT IN THE STAIRCASE
-> DON'T LET THE DOORS SLAM
->DO NOT SMOKE IN THE APARTMENT or IN THE STAIRCASE or at the windows. If I, the cleaning lady or neighbors notice you (or someone of your group) has smoked in the apartment, it means you accept loosing your security deposit.
-> RESPECT THE PLACE AND THE NEIGHBORS
-> YOU'LL GET TWO KEYS. IF THE KEYS ARE LOST, YOU'LL BE CHARGED (TO MAKE 6 NEW ONES AND TO CHANGE THE LOCKERS).
-> IF YOU USE ANY OBJECT IN THE APARTMENT, PUT IT BACK WHERE IT WAS AFTER HAVING USED IT.
-> 1 towel / guest / stay (extra towel = 5€)
-> bed sheets provided (extra bed sheets: 10€. It's to avoid guests using all the bed sheets during a short stay).
-> If you damage something, please contact me as soon as you can. Otherwise, if I find any damaged or broken object(s), or stolen objects after your stay, I consider it has been broken / damaged by you or by someone of your group.
-> You're responsible for your group / family.
Don't be scared about the house rules! I don't want problems anymore. All these rules might seem you 'logic' but not to everyone...
Flat screen tv, Ipod dock station in this cosy room / Ecran plat, station iPod dans ce coin salon
Had a great quick stay at Jo's place! I was in town for Tomorrowland and needed a place to stay for a night before the festival. The apartment was spacious and extremely comfortable. The bathroom and living areas were very well appointed and (website hidden) made me feel extremely welcome and had provided a number of suggestions for dinner and activities. The neighborhood was very quiet but still only a 15-20 minute walk to the Grand Place.
Well Jo was the perfect host! He provided us with amazing instructions and recommendations for the area. He was readily available at all times and was very reachable. I would say he has been my favorite host on airbnb so far!!
As far as the flat went it was absolutely spectacular! The space was amazing, open, and airy. Exactly like the pictures :) the decor was modern and comfortable. The bed was absolutely one of the best beds I have ever slept on, so blissful. I also looovvved how the sheets and towels smelled and felt fresh out of the dryer. You can tell he puts the extra effort to clean the apartment completely. And lastly, out favorite part was the waffles that we're sitting on the table waiting for us, they were so yummy!
I would highly recommend anyone coming to Brussels to stay!
It's true we make lots of efforts for our guests to let them feel home away with some waffles, some information about Brussels, a comfy bed, fresh towels and sheets. When we travel, we also like feeling welcome as we do for all our guests! That's quite normal!
Glad to read you enjoyed your short stay in Brussels...
Rien à redire on se sent comme en famille... Antoine est un amour et c est le genre de personne qu on ne peut qu apprécier ... jo était hospitalisé pendant notre séjour mais s est quand même donné la peine depuis sa chambre d hôpital pour savoir si tout se passait bien...
Concernant l appartement il est exactement comme sur les photos et son emplacement est super aucun problème pour se déplacer vers les points touristiques... Je conseille vivement cette adresse et il fort probable que j y retourne si je refait une halte à Bruxelles!!!!!
Joffrey made us feel very welcome and he was really helpful with tips and ideas on places for us to visit during our stay in Brussels. We especially loved the Sablon district for cafes and chocolate shops and Maison Antoine for the best frites (thank you Joffrey!). The apartment was exactly as described and in a lovely, quiet residential area that was no more than a 20 minute walk to the Grand Place. There was a fantastic bakery and cheese shop only 5 minutes walk away from the apartment and the metro station was 2 minutes walk away. We had a great time in Brussels and thanks again to Antoine and Joffrey for being great hosts :-)
This apartment was beautiful. Lovely high ceilings with large windows you can open to let in a nice breeze. Nice quiet neighbourhood, easy to find, really clean bathroom and kitchen. It was a very smooth stay here in this (website hidden) was very helpful in taking time out of his day to come meet us and explain places to go and restaurants to eat at. He was fully prepared with printed out information for us. The building is very secure which I appreciate when staying in new cities. I would definitely stay here again. The bed was very comfortable. The only thing I would ask for in a kettle. It was inconvenient having to boil water in a saucepan every time we wanted a tea of coffee. Other than that it was perfect :)
Antoine was a great host! Although we did not get to meet him, his cleaning lady greeted us and showed us the apartment.
Antoine was EXTREMELY prompt. Anything we needed, he responded to. He provided a ton of material to help our stay. He definitely added to our trip. I think if we wouldn't have booked with Antoine, the trip would not have been such a success.
Thanks so much! It was a lovely place to stay in Brussels. Convenient, clean, spacious, hot showers :-) , thanks Again!
The apartment is amazing and so beautiful! very well equipped - it has anything you need for a wonderful vacation. It is just 20 minutes walk to the city centre and 10 minutes walk from the north train station.
Antoine is a wonderful host, very communicative and helped us with everything we needed, thank you!
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About the Host, Jo
I'm a friendly man with a very positive outlook on life.
I am an endlessly curious. I love to experience the world with eyes wide open. I never stop exploring, discovering and evolving.
Life to me is a storybook full of fascinating tales. I amass information 'on the hoof' and very little passes me by.
I always keep my mind active. I am quite refined, well educated and I like to remain totally classless. This makes it easy for me to get on with just about any sort of person. I am thought-provoking and even quite deep on occasions.
I get involved in other exciting things which keep me busy too, such as reading books, newspaper and cultural magazines, photography, video editing, theatre, music, fitness and movies.
I strongly believe a very clean, secure, welcoming feel, and comfortable house is of paramount importance to travellers who don't want to break their bank account!
I have been travelling on my own since the age of 14!
When you stay at my place I will make you feel a member of my family as my life's golden rule is to treat others as you wish to be treated!
I am always on an adventure. Enjoy hearing about people's travels and life styles. It stands to good reason why you would enjoy staying in my home: it is a warm and caring place.
I look forward to meeting you and show the true Belgian hospitality with a Belgian fries taste!