'Bastin 20' is a recently rebuild house, with 3 floors and two bedrooms in loft style.
On the ground floor there's a living room, a kitchen, a dining room and a small city garden. All in open spaces connected to each other. Except from the garden, of course. On the first floor there's a bathroom, a separate douche, a WC, loads of cupboards and a big sleeping room. Also here: in open spaces connected to each other. Except from the WC, of course. On the top floor, there's another sleeping room. A 30 square meters window (two floors high) at the back of the house gives beautiful light every moment of the day.
The house is very well equipped. First of all there is the beautiful fully equipped kitchen (with a fridge and a freezer (Bosch), with a dishwasher, an oven, and a gas cooker (all Miele). In the cupboards a lot of other stuff: a blender (Kenwood), a kitchen robot (Kitchen aid) , a vacuum cleaner (Dyson), a hand vacuum (Philips), etc. All herbs and kitchen basics are there for you. And: cups, plates, cutlery and glasses for 4 people. In the living room there's a flatscreen (Sony Bravia) with digital tv. On the first floor there's a washing machine and a dryer (both Miele).
There's free WI-FI everywhere!
★★★★★ The apartment is in a great location and spotless. The beds are extremely comfortable. Neil, France.
★★★★★ When we got there, we thought that the house is like ones we see usually in movies. Traian, Germany
★★★★★ Very comfortable beds, a fantastic kitchen with top of the line appliances, great heating system... truly a wonderful place to stay for our family of four. - George, Spain
★★★★★ The flat is newly renovated and looks like it came from a magazine. Highly, highly recommended!! - Leslie, Los Angeles
★★★★★ Everything was nice and clean, and there were clear instructions where to find things and how to use the various appliances. We would definately try to book again if our path returns to Leuven. Jill, France
★★★★★ Very nice house with beautiful interior. The big bathtub is great! Tau, Germany
★★★★★ Highly recommend, you get the best of being in a quiet street but also very close to the beautiful centre of Leuven.
Alles bestens. Der Kontakt mit dem Besitzer war sehr unkompliziert und schnell, die Schlüsselübergabe problemlos, die Wohnung schön und wie beschrieben.Ruhige Nachbarschaft trotz Nähe zur "Ring", gute Erreichbarkeit per Bus und Fahrrad, große Wohnung. Nur das WLAN etwas langsam.
Highly recommended. Beautiful and comfortabele house. Bart was really helpful.
Het appartement zag er heel netjes en schoon uit, precies zoals op de foto's. De bedden waren goed, de keuken was van alle gemakken en gadgets (zoals de kitchenaid, tosti-apparaat en een blender) voorzien en ook de douche en het bad zijn heel fijn en ruim.
Wanneer je met twee stellen dit appartement huurt, moet je rekening houden met het gebrek aan privacy, aangezien alle ruimtes open zijn. Als je met vrienden gaat, hoeft dit natuurlijk geen probleem te zijn. Door het loft-idee oogt het appartement extra ruimtelijk.
De supermarkten en de parkeerplaats waren vlakbij.
el apartamento es grande (en realidad es una especie de duplex) y está excelentemente equipado. No le falta de nada, nos pareció muy cómodo.
Está relativamente céntrico, unos 10-15 minutos andando tranquilamente al centro en una zona muy tranquila. Tiene un Aldi casi al lado y un Carrefour muy cerca; hay paradas de bus urbano también muy cerca, pero en realidad no hacen falta porque el centro de la ciudad está muy próximo.
Si volvemos a Lovaina por varios días intentaríamos alojarnos de nuevo en este apartamento.
El único punto negativo son las comisiones que cobra airbnb, que me parecen excesivas.
Although I never met Bart in person, the entire arrangement was just superb. The place felt like a private 5-star hotel and the amenities couldn't be better. I stayed at Bastin20 a full week, and the location was perfect! The place was very quiet, and frankly large for just one person. Bart was extremely helpful and communication via Airbnb messaging was flawless. The whole place was extremely clean and decorated nicely. There is a free parking lot just a 3-minute walk, but your best chances of getting a space is likely mid-day or on weekends. Since I didn't need to use my rental car daily I found a spot on the 3rd day and just left the car there.
I didn't find the grocery store next door Aldi to be as nice as Carrefour about a 5 min walk away. A tip for those with early flights to BRU, gas stations don't open usually until after 7a and unless you have a local card they won't take US (especially non-chip) credit cards. The really nice thing was there's Total gas station that's right on the corner and I filled up the day before and was able to drive to Zaventem w/o the fuel gauge moving.
I really enjoyed my stay and would hope that Bastin20 will be available on my next trip to Leuven!
We stayed for four nights here, and were made very welcome indeed. Although we did not have the opportunity to meet the owner, it wasn't necessary as he made all the relevant arrangements by email and stayed in touch with us. The property is perfectly situated fairly near to the ring road around Leuven, and in easy walking distance from the free public car park nearby. One can unload luggage by parking right outside the house, but then the car needs to be moved. There are regular buses into the town centre or around the ring road to the railway station. Walking into town takes about 15-20 minutes. Bikes can be hired from the station. The botanical gardens are only a 10 minute walk away. We found the whole situation ideal for us. There is an Aldi just behind the house and a larger Carrefour fairly nearby. The house is fantastic, with comfortable beds and some really excellent features, such as the expansive, modern bath, huge shower and super kitchen equipment. The whole house has been beautifully refurbished in a modern style, with plenty of light. There are many thoughtful touches, with most needs provided for. Everything was very clean and the TV and wifi worked well, with BBC1 and BBC2 available. We slept well, as the road outside is very quiet. We would definitely stay here again. We loved it.
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