The Rue Vanderlinden Residence

brussels, belgium
4 bedroom - 2 bath
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€207 - €236 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

A recently renovated 4-bedroom house in the heart of Brussels, with a play room, private garden and lots of space for the family. It sleeps 8. The host family has 3 young children, so they’ve made every effort to create a family-friendly environment throughout. Dedicated kids rooms and a play room will keep little ones happy, while parents will enjoy the quiet garden and the stylish living spaces downstairs - perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing in the city.

Why Kids Love it

With 3 wonderful boys under the age of 10, the house is full of toys and books to play with, as well as nooks and crannies for children to enjoy. The play room is full of Legos, Playmobil, Brio trains, board games, and French and Polish books for younger guests to discover. The large garden is also equipped with toys and sports equipment, including a wooden house with a slide. For family days out, kids will love a trip to the Train Museum (15 minutes’ walk) which is great for kids of all ages but always good to book in advance. You’ll also find a lovely park with good ice creams and 2 playgrounds within walking distance (Parc Josaphat).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 night. Safety notes: there is a small, closed-off and non-swimmable pool at the end of the garden. There are lots of stairs, and no stair gates. The house has fast wifi, an electric cargo bike, an electric family longtail and kids bicycles for guests to use during their stay. The host’s English-speaking cleaning lady comes every Monday and Thursday. The laundry facilities are located in the cellar.

About the Location

The house is located in a multicultural and friendly neighborhood of Schaerbeek. There are many bakeries, supermarkets and other amenities literally around the corner so car hire is not essential. The historic center of Brussels is a 30-minute walk or a 15-minute journey by tram or bus (travel stops are only 150m from the house). It’s also well situated for day trips outside of Brussels, with Gare du Nord Train Station just 10 minutes away by tram or bus (or a 20-minute walk). Brussels airport is around half an hour away by train or car.

Accommodation Details

The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, set over 3 floors. Ground floor: open space comprising of playroom (with a piano), living room and large kitchen (with gas hobs), toilet, terrace and a 120 sqm garden full of flowers, a slide and a small wood cabin for kids to play in. First floor: a primary bedroom with a kingsize bed, overlooking the garden (without neighbors!), a kids bedroom (2 single beds and 1 toddler bed), a bathroom (with a walk-in shower) and toilet. Second floor: a study with a fold-out Simmons double mattress, a kids bedroom (with a toddler bed) and a bathroom with a large bathtub. The playroom is located on the mezzanine floor.

Style Notes

Old meets new. The host has maintained lots of original elements from the 19th century building structure, while updating the space with more contemporary furnishings throughout. Most of the furniture is a mix of old, antique items blended with more modern built-in cabinetry. We love the chunky countertop on the kitchen island, the stripped wooden floors and the striking black window frames.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
2 toddler bed
Yannick H.
Member since February 15, 2015
Father of 3 boys (6, 3 and 1.5 YO), living in Brussels with my Polish wife. Both working for the EU. Love traveling

Brussels, Belgium

Chocolates and a child detective

Medieval buildings, superstar chocolatiers and stellar museums mingle with the gray-suited politicians of the European Parliament in Belgium’s capital. Don’t miss the TinTin trail – Herge’s boy detective has a museum dedicated to him just outside the city - or the Atomium, once named Europe’s most bizarre building, for a bird’s eye view of the city.