About this listing
Our (real) home is available in the centre of Amsterdam when we are travelling. Walking distance to all tourist attractions but in a quiet and safe corner. It is very cosy, has a great energy and wonderful surroundings. We are glad to welcome you!
In the spirit of shared economy, we share our real home. It has our positive, loving vibes. It is also in the centre but in a quiet area. Our apartment is in the second floor of a stylish old-Amsterdam building. It is located in a very cool neighborhood full with restaurants, cafes, and very close to parks, street markets, museums, university, botanical garden, local brewery, Amstel river... where you can enjoy the daily routine of the city (which has much more to offer than the typical highlights) and feel as a real Amsterdammer (inhabitant of Amsterdam).
- A livingroom with a super cloud couch that will just trap you for a sweet nap and a TV just to kill a couple of neurons.
- An open kitchen with fridge, microwave/oven, air extractor, blender, toaster, and coffee machine. Feel free to use everything in there, normally we will have basic stuff like sugar salt and oil for you. However the supermarket is around the corner. Breakfast will taste even better in our made-with-our-bare-hands wooden table and chairs
- A master bedroom with a huge built in closet.
- A luminous big studio/guest room/second bedroom. It has a big Japanese (100% organic cotton) double futon, and an extra single one, both on the floor. In the bookshelf you will find our LIVING LIBRARY. If you see a book you like in a language you speak, just take it and read it. If you finish it, just put it back. If not, feel free to take it home with you. In the same way if you finished your own book during your staying, maybe you can leave it in the shelf for future guests.
- Bathroom with bathtub, towel heater and a cool frog to put your toothbrush.
Interaction with Guests
In the apartment you have total independence. However during the booking and arrival, we keep a close contact with guest in order to provide anything they might need. Upon arrival we welcome you and deliver the keys. If you need anything, we are always reachable, but you are totally independent in the apartment.
It is located in a very cool neighborhood full with restaurants, cafes, and very close to parks, street markets, museums, university, botanical garden, local brewery, Amstel river... where you can enjoy the daily routine of the city (which has much more to offer than the typical highlights) and feel as a real Amsterdammer (inhabitant of Amsterdam).
It is a few meters from Weesperplein station (Metro 51, 53, 54 and Tram 7 and 10). But you can also walk or bike everywhere, since the apartment is in the center Amsterdam.
The best way to get to the apartment from the airport is by train to Central Station. There are trains every 20 minutes. At the Central Station take de metro departing from there (any metro departing will do it) to metro station Weesperplein, that is 3 stations from Central. In Weesperplein walk along the Sarphatistraat towards the East and there you go! Check the address in (website hidden) maps for a better idea.
Other Things to Note
As the name indicates, it is ideal for couples (1 or 2), families or small groups (up to 5).
There are two double beds, one single mattress (and for special cases the super cloud couch would work too). In general we expect emphatic caring and sensible guests that treat this love nest for what it is... our home.
In general we are really cool people but the spirit of Carlos' lovely grandma (Chichi) is also very protective and nags a lot! You will find pictures of Chichi, the Nagging Granny (CNG) in those places where you need to pay attention to something special.
Please don´t smoke in the apartment, not even at the windows. Lately we had to implement a 100€ fine for smoking. Sorry :(
Please bear in mind that this is a residential building, be quiet in the common areas and be nice to our neighbours. You can party a lot in Amsterdam, but, please, not in the apartment. Keep safety at all costs, regarding fire, open windows and doors, water leakages etc.
Chichi is a rocker, not a smoker...Sadly, again, we don't smoke inside the apartment, so you will have to go for a walk! We also have a nice wooden floor, so please take your shoes off inside the apartment and avoid dragging your wheeled luggage. Additionally keep loudness to a level that is manageable by our neighbours, they are really nice people. Oh, and please don´t smoke in the apartment, not even at the windows.
In general just be your (nice) self, leave things how you found them and try the place for what it is... our home.
In case you need to check-in after 9 PM, we want to inform you that we charge you an extra amount of 20€ to pay cash by arrival. Please understand that we are traveling and we have to pay a person to come to receive you and show you around, at late hours on his pijamas : ) after 11 PM we charge 40€. Thanks for your understanding.
Did we mention that is a smoke free apartment? Well please don´t smoke, not even at the windows.
Cuando llegamos a la puerta del apartamento nos estaban esperando. Fuimos recibidos con amabilidad y cercanía. Nos enseñaron la casa y sus particularidades, mostrándonos una total disposición para solucionar cualquier problema que se pudiera presentar durante la estancia. Además de alguna interesante recomendación para movernos por la ciudad y los alrededores.
La casa es realmente como aparece en las fotos, encantadora. Su situación en la ciudad es inmejorable, combinado un ambiente decadente con las comodidades de un hogar.
El equipamiento es adecuado y suficiente. Quizá echamos en falta algún utensilio de cocina, aunque nada que no fuera imprescindible.
A menos de cien metros hay un supermercado AyH donde puedes encontrar absolutamente de todo. Y lo mejor, a 10 minutos andando de casi cualquier punto del centro de la ciudad. Con paradas de tranvía enfrente de casa y el metro a 100 metros.
Volveríamos a alojarnos aquí.
Nous nous associons aux commentaires des visiteurs précédents : nous avons passé une Belle semaine dans l'appartement de Patri et Carlos. Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Maria qui s'est inquiétée de nos besoins durant le séjour. Elle nous a transmis des informations utiles (location de vélos, transfert vers l'aéroport)
L'appartement est bien situé, agréable et fonctionnel. La petite chambre qui donne sur la rue est un peu bruyante mais rien de vraiment dérangeant...
Nous conseillons de louer des vélos pour le séjour, c'est un moyen agréable et très efficace pour se déplacer. Dans la Sarphatistraat, direction Est, après le carrefour, on trouve une très bonne boulangerie pour le pain du matin.
The apartment is nice and located in a convenient location, which is very near metro station. The description is exactly the same, the owner is very nice and responsive, we had a good time staying in their apartment in AMS!
Staying here was great. The apartment was in a nice residential area close to some good restaurants, tram stops, the metro, cycle hire and within walking distance of the city centre. Contact with the hosts was quick easy and super friendly and we had everything we needed in this spacious apartment. We really enjoyed our selves. Thank you.
Had a fantastic stay in Patri and Carlos' lovely apartment just south of the city centre.
After a warm welcome and tour of the flat from Maria, we were all set to explore the city. The apartment is only a 15 minute walk from Dam Square so ideal for nipping into the hub of the city but also has everything your need nearby - a supermarket sits on the next block and there are a couple fab cafe/pubs on the same block (Cafe Noir was a favourite!).
Wifi was provided which made it far easier to plan our day, and the nearby zoo and botanical gardens were firm favourites.
Overall, a fabulous base for an Amsterdam stay, we'll no doubt be back again soon!
We loved staying at Patri and Carlos' apartment. The apartment was very easy to find and was located in a great place. We were close to everything that was happening downtown Amstadam and it was so easy to get there with public transportation.
Maria met us and gave us the key. She was great to work with. She communicated often with us before our trip and meet us on time. She was very pleasant and we enjoyed meeting her. She was very helpful in giving us information about the apartment and the surrounding area.
The apartment was just like the pictures and we were very happy with the accommodations. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was very roomy. It was a treat to see the old steep narrow Dutch stairway and it gave us a good workout every morning and night coming in and out of the apartment. Would love to come back to Amsterdam and spend some more time. Would defintely want to stay here again. We loved the Dutch people and the spring flowers were so amazing.
We had a great time in Amsterdam. We were welcomed by Maria who gave us a tour of the flat and gave us good advices for visiting. We were 5 and we all fitted in the apartment without any problems.
Trams and metro are really close which was great for visiting, a little bit less good for the tram noise but it was manageable. The beds were ok for 3 nights (futon may be hard for some people).
Thanks Maria for the good adress for bier and pizzeria, we loved them!
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About the Host, Patri And Carlos
Young, happy, intercultural couple living in Amsterdam. Carlos is working as a scientist and Patri as an editor. We read, like wine, practice meditation, yoga and running. We enjoy multicultural environments, are very open and love to meet new people from around the world. We take good care of our plants and our guests, and so far we have no kids and no pets.
We will be traveling some times so we would like to introduce P&C friends. In our profile pictures you will see Maria, Luciano and Ana, who will take care of welcoming you in our LoveNest whenever we are away. They are very lovely people you will see.