About this listing
Private double room in easily reachable neighbourhood (commune of Etterbeek), in direct link with city centre, close to Flagey and EU institutions. Semi-private kitchenette and shower room, separate WC, shared with other room occupant only. Big adorable protective dog named Ziggy (Stardust).
My house is located close to both the trendy neighbourhood of Flagey (commune of Ixelles) and at walking distance from the EU premises. Reaching the city centre and its hip Dansaert/Saint-Géry neighbourhood is very easy, it’s a 8-min walk to the metro station Merode, from there on you have a 15-min journey. I regularly attend concerts in the Ancienne Belgique and leave home 30 minutes before the official start hour.
I have two rooms available for guests in my house. This one is the large room, spacious and offering a relaxing corner. It is also possible to sleep in three in this room, an extra matrass to put on the floor is available.
I have been an Airbnb host two years long, upmost enjoying the experience and the friendships that grew out of it. The house is now reshaped so that the second floor is an independent unit offering a kitchen and a bathroom, I hope guests will appreciate the plus pleasance gained. I provide all comfort (bed linen, towels, basic bathroom utilities, wifi, privacy, any kind of irregular hours accepted, etc.) and am happy to answer your questions about my home and/or Brussels. Feel free to contact me!, I am looking forward to the hosting stuff for two weeks before switching back to short-term rental.
My big adorable dog will protect you and your belongings once I have welcomed you. Ziggy (Stardust) is impressive by size and presence but a true loving and caretaking dog he is. The dog is not allowed upstairs; only if there is storm he might want to shelter on the first level, where the sound is less echoing. But I will always be there to welcome you and sleep with him on the ground floor (from which I can close the doors to any other house access) on your first night stay.
Guest access to second floor consisting in the 2 bedrooms, the shared kitchenette & shower room, and a separate toilet.
Interaction with guests
I fluently speak French, Dutch and English, and manage some Italian. English is spoken to the dog. Dutch to my daughters. French with most of the friends.
I will be happy to answer your requests beforehand, feel free to contact me. On site, I can guide you to the place you have to reach, and maybe even walk with you.
Other things to note
I have been living in my house for 17 years, I have two daughters, aged 16 and 13, who sometimes pop in, but don’t live in the house on a regular basis.
The dog is not going upstairs, he is not admitted in the bathroom and the sleeping rooms; only if there is storm or fireworks he might want to shelter on the first level, where the sound is less echoing. But I will always be there to welcome you and sleep with him on the ground floor (from which I can close the doors to any other house access).
If you don't mind, since I re-painted the stairs lately, I'd rather have no shoes on the floors. Slippers at your disposal.