Beautiful apartment in period house near EU office
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 2
Description from the owner
This is a beautiful apartment, spacious and bright, tastefully furnished, and with a sunny private terrace. During your stay you can enjoy free Wifi and cable TV.
The apartment is located in a residential neighbourhood at walking distance from the main EU offices, the city centre and public transport hubs. We are just behind some of Brussels' most famous Art Nouveau Squares and parks (Ambiorix, Marie Louise).
The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a period house (please note that there is no elevator). We (your hosts) live in the rest of the house, but the apartment is completely independent.
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Beautiful apartment in period house near EU office
Brussels, Flanders & Brussels, Belgium
Additional Location Information
Quite road in residential area.
500 mt from EU main offices (Pl. Schumann, Rue de la Loi)
400 mt from Art-Loi metro station, 200 mt from Maelbeek metro station
300 mt from beautiful parks in Brussels famous Art Nouveau squares.
Less that 1km from the Grand Place, Place du Sablon and other city centre attractions.
20 min from Airport, 10 min from Midi Railway Station.
Location Type Downtown
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 23, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|All other dates ||$130||$887||$3,276|
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $20 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Booking deposit (short term) | 20% of rent | The Booking Deposit is the payment of 20% of the rental fee at the moment of booking to confirm it, and it is normally not refundable.
- Cleaning fee | $55 per stay
- Damage deposit | $205
Additional notes from owner
The Booking deposit is nor refundable for stays of less than 1 week.
If the guest books a longer term stay and decides to cancel the agreement before the start date, the first payment is paid to the host in full.
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made fourteen (14) full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund.
If the guest cancels less than 14 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
- High Speed Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Parking [?]
- High Definition TV
- DVD Player
- Cable TV
- Terrace [?]
- Suitable for children - Ask
- 70 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
Preston Hollow, New York
Over the years I have rented several apartments while vacationing and this was by far the best. The kitchen and dining area were spacious and well stocked. The bed was very comfortable and most importantly it was sparking clean.
Christchurch New Zealand
Elena was very charming and helpful with suggestions about places to visit in Brussels. The apartment is beautiful,quiet,central and close to amenities. It is within walking distance of both the EU Centre and across the park lies the city centre. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
1. Beautiful apartment with adorable little back porch.
2. Quiet street, safe area, close to transport
3. Owners are very generous with information (good information) about services, and food to enjoy in Brussels. Also laid back, friendly.
4. Its clean!
5. Lots of light. Comfortable, spacious bathroom.
6. Super quick walk to metro (easy to use, and clean and calm), but also only a 15 minute walk to the touristy areas like the Grand Place.
1. I wish there were more cafes and patisseries right next to the unit. There are actually a lot, close by, but we didn't see them until our last day b/c they seem to be in the opposite direction from the metro. Once we did venture into the neighborhood though we realized how nice and cozy it is, and would have liked to have gotten to know it better.
2. Its a fourth floor walk up. I don't really think this is a con at all. No big deal what so ever. However I mention in case there is a person with injuries or something.
Response from elena - 04/25/2013
Thanks for your nice review!
Regarding the Cons I just wanted to correct your information:
a) the Apartment is NOT ON THE 4th FLOOR, but on the 2nd floor (for Europeans) or 3rd floor for Americans.
b) I will also make more evident how interesting our neighborhood can be. All the information and links are actually in the General Info paper that I send to all guests, but from your comments it seems worth to make it more obvious.
Brussels, our fav European city
Such a soft place to land!
This apartment is all and more as advertised. My husband and I couldn't have been more comfortable and Elena and Rehan attended quickly to any requests--they live on the ground level. I spent the first of 2 weeks on my own (came to Brussels to continue my French studies), and felt safe and relaxed to and fro in the neighborhood. The apartment is extremely soundproof, spacious, and so convenient to food shopping, bank access, restaurants, and public transport. I loved walking the nearby neighborhoods (Marie-Louise and amboirix Squares, etc.) replete with art Nouveau buildings, ponds, and quiet surroundings. We plan to return to Brussels next year, and hope to stay again at Elena and Rehan's place. One caveat--the apartment is located on what the U.S. would consider the 3rd level, requiring walking up two short flights of stairs. Great exercise for us but could be a problem for anyone with physical constraints.
Response from elena - 04/22/2013
Dear Linda and Jay,
It was an absolute pleasure having you staying in our apartment. It felt like family! And we are happy to have contributed to make your stay pleasant and Linda's French absolutely fluent.
It will be great to have you over again next year and any time you wish!
Take care and keep up with the good life!
Elena and Rehan
Oana & Remus
excellent value for money
We had a very good experience with this accommodation.
The flat is in a good location, clean and nicely decorated with quite a morden twist!The landlady was very nice and helpful!
All in all excellent value for money! Would recommend anytime!
Oana & Remus
Flaunden Village, England
Response from elena - 03/06/2013
Thank you and all the best to you and Nicholas! You have been great guests and you know that you are welcome any time.
And that's not to say we had little or no expectations. I reviewed about 20 different flats for our 5night stay in Brussels (after spending 10d in Paris) and I kept coming back to this one.
The location is ideal - a 10min walk max from metro; 5 min walk to the market; 15min walk to Brussels Park. We are runners so it was great to be between both Brussels Park and Cinquantenaire Park (location of the Belgian arc de Triomphe).
This flat has so many great features - safe neighbourhood, good heating in cold weather (even w beautiful, full height windows), a large washroom w/ full tub/shower, fully equipped kitchen and distinct, spacious living areas. Having a corner to hide your luggage and a chaise to have a drink is why we prefer flats over hotels. (We do not require room service "pampering" and Elena was as responsive as any concierge could have been.)
The amenities are also outstanding. WiFi, cable TV, washer/dryer...what more could you need?
This is a walk-up and there is no elevator but get over it. We had a large, fully packed suitcase and 2 other "carry-on" type bags each...sure we sweated getting them up but it's not impossible.
Bottom line: I honestly have nothing negative to say. It's a charming house and Elena is a wonderful host. I would recommend this flat to my mum. And for the price? Get outta here. It's very economical. The photos are accurate but what you don't get a real sense for is the volume of space. Enjoy!
Spacious apartment in a great location
This apartment is incredibly spacious and comfortable. The location is fantastic, particularly to the EU institutions. The metro is very close and easy to use to get anywhere you want to go. Thoroughly recommend.
Response from elena - 12/09/2012
Thank you Teresa!
it was a real pleasure meeting, and hosting, you. I hope the rest of your trip is as you wished.
Have great holidays, Merry Xmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2013 to you both!
P.S. may be the Eu will deserve a closer look again sometime in the future
:) See you then!
Great place to stay in Brussels
My husband and I like to stay in places that are off the beaten tourist path [ie. not the typical big city hotels] so we can get a truer sense of a city and its character. This apt. suits our taste in accommodation perfectly. The actual house has beautiful old european character [high ceilings and a lovely old wooden staircase on the way up to the apt, which is on the 2nd floor] and the apt is decorated with a combination vibe of cozy & slightly asian minimalist. It's really airy and spacious, and the light on a sunny day [if you're lucky enough to get one in Brussels!] is gorgeous.
It's in a central, yet quiet & residential part of town and it's also really close to convenient public transportation and sweet little cafes/restaurants/beer cellars.
The couple renting out the place lives on the ground floor and were really sweet and helpful, but you wouldn't really know they're there unless you need anything.
Definitely recommend this place to anyone and will definitely stay there again if/when I go back to Brussels!
cool flat, cool part of town, cool family
This is a really great place to stay - it is walking distance to Parliament etc, it's in a beautiful house, and is very modern and well supplied in all mod.cons.
The area is great - not only central, but also short walking distance to nicer, livelier, North african part of town with gr8 restaurants etc.
I have stayed here several times when coming to Brussels for professional reasons. The family that owns the place seem very nice - ready to point me in the right direction for stuff, etc. And they stay out of the way!
One of the best big-city stop-over's I've known