sunny rooftop apartment, sleeps 2-4

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Helmstraat, Antwerp, Flemish Region 2140, Belgium

Centrally located two-bedroom penthouse near local transportation, shops and central station.
Large terrace overlooking the city. Superb views from the Antwerp skyline.

The Space

We just purchased this nice penthouse on the 8th floor smack in the centre of Antwerp.

It has a spacious living/dining room with comfy sofabed, cable TV, docking station, wifi ...

From the two bedrooms (one with a brandnew double bed , the other with a single bed) you have a beautiful view of the Antwerp skyline, MAS, cathedral, harbour....

In the bathroom you will also find a handy washer/dryer.

You can eat out in the neighbourhood or cook you own meals in the modern fully equipped kitchen.( gas stove, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, Senseo coffee maker etc.)
In the kitchen you will also find basic food stuff such as coffee, tea, sugar, spices, etc.

Everything is fully appointed - we even throw in the towels!

You can have breakfast, dinner or a drink on the large terrace looking out over the city.

Popular hangouts ( artsy and alternative scene) are all within walking distance ( 't Laar, cafe Mombasa, resto Miro, ...)

Shops, train station, zoo, cinema, restaurants and public transport are around the corner, perfect for a weekend or midweek exploring the city.

There is parking space available in the street or in a commercial parking lot nearby.

Why not discover Antwerp and its surroundings by bike ?
Pick up one of the Velokes (the popular bike rental system) at the nearby Central Station.

The apartment is a few blocks from the central station. Here you can get direct train connections to Brussels & Ghent (40 mins), Bruges, Amsterdam (2 hrs), Paris (2 hrs 40 minutes) ….

There is plenty of tourist information/maps in the apartment to ensure you have a wonderful time exploring Antwerp.

Please note that this apartment is on the roof of the building. This means that you have an elevator to the 7th floor and you have to walk 14 stairs to the 8th floor.

We provide free internet
No pets - no smoking please

Guest Access

Lovely terrace and splendid views of Antwerp.

Interaction with Guests

I meet you in the lobby of the building and show you around in the apartment. There is plenty of tourist info available but I am pleased to answer any questions you might have.
There are free maps of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges...

The Neighborhood

It is a mixed cultural neighborhood. A lot of young people moved in, providing a new vibe. New restaurants, cafes, shops pop up all the time.

Getting around

The place is easily accessible by car. Tram and bus stop around the corner . The railway station is 10 minutes walk. That is also the place where the airport bus stops.
Tram 10 stops near the apartment and takes you all the way to the river Scheldt, the old part of the town.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $925 /week
Monthly Price: $1708 /month
Cleaning Fee: $43
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Het is een heerlijk appartement in een sfeervolle multiculti wijk. Dicht bij het station en het centrum. Alles wat je nodig hebt is aanwezig. Goede bedden mooi uitzicht. Een heerlijke uitvalbasis met twee kinderen om de fijne stad Antwerpen te bezoeken. Els is een prettige gastvrouw die kordaat tekst en uitleg geeft over het gebruik van het appartement en ook nog tips heeft voor bezoekjes in de stad. Als ik dan toch een minpunt moet noemen is dat de machinekamer van de lift. Deze bevind zich bijna naast de grote slaapkamer van het appartement waardoor je als je niet heel vast slaapt, bij het eerste liftgebruik in de ochtend wakker bent. Er zijn wel plannen om de lift te verbeteren. Verder echt een prima plek.

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 29 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • This was a great flat! Really liked the roof terrace (we were lucky with the weather), and Els was very helpful with tips & suggestions.

    The experience added to a fun & hassle free weekend!

    October 2013
    Els
    Response from Els:

    Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome back to further explore Antwerp.

    October 2013
  • Great location central to most city interests. Bright, pleasant apartment, being on the top floor with nice rooftop terrace and views.

    August 2013
  • Els is a really considerate host and very good teacher:She prepared toys for our baby. And when we were transporting the luggage downstairs, she kindly helped me to look after the baby, and taught her dutch song which was quite an interesting and moving moment in our memory. The apartment is in a mixed community, which you could feel different cultures' beauty. The Islam bread store called Rome…(in the corner)sell a kind of delicious big pie which tasted like Chinese pie. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby and we walked to the railway station easily. ELS prepared a lot of materials and maps can help u to reach everywhere in the city. Anyway, it's a good place to live. Thank you ELS!

    August 2013
  • The apartment was everything we expected. Comfortable, fully equipped and in close proximity to the central station that made it easy to find, especially at night. Els and here husband were caring hosts that made sure all our requirements were met. Also the balcony overlooking the city is beautiful. I certainly recommend this place.

    July 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay in the "Sunny Roof Apartment" very much.
    It is quite comfortable and on walking distance from the museums, shopping centres and the old city of Antwerp.
    Public transportation and supermarket are just around the corner.
    When friends will intend to visit Antwerp we will certainly recommend this apartment.

    June 2013
  • Els is a really good host and we really enjoyed our stay. Communication was easy, and they are really flexible in move in and move out terms. The apartment has a really nice view, the flat itself is not new, but the furniture and the beds are great. Strongly recommended in a price/quality ratio in Antwerp!

    June 2013
  • We had a very enjoyable stay at this apartment! It was very comfortable and offers stunning views. Also, our host, Els, was incredibly welcoming and very helpful.

    May 2013
  • The apartment is basically in the center of the town. It has great location 15 minutes away from the train station. Els was waiting for us there. The apartment was lovely. The only negative thing was that we could hear the elevator all the time. It wasn't a problem for me, because I sleep deep most of the time.

    November 2012
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I studied languages and cultural anthropology and am currently teaching Dutch to teenage migrant children in Antwerp. I also play the violoncello. We travel a lot and spent some years abroad (NZ, USA) before returning to Antwerp. We know what we missed in our temporary lodgings, That's why we try to make our apartment a home away from home for you.
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