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Listing # 136265

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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Light filled spacious luxury apartment in the heart of Europe in Brussels

I am planning to spend Christmas and New Years in my old home Manhattan and am looking for a home swap with someone responsible for my spacious and light-filled luxury apartment in the heart of Europe, in Brussels. I am looking for a studio or one bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Alternatively, I would also consider renting out without a swap. Dates are flexible.

My apartment is located in the trendy Chatelain district of Brussels which basically means that many restaurants, bars and cafes as well as Brussel's traditional Christmas market with its mussles and escargots will be only a stone throw away from you as will be Paris (80 minutes by train), Amsterdam (110 minutes by train) or Cologne (90 train minutes), historical beauties such as Brugge or Ghent or Antwerp are also close (30 minutes). You'll spend the holiday season at Europe's heart in a wonderful apartment.

My two bedroom apartment with a bathroom and separate guest bathroom, generous living space with modern open kitchen and spacious terrace accommodates up to 4 persons. It is equipped with a king size bed in the master bedroom, a single bed in the second bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room.

A French Bakery and French cheese and wine shop is located in the entrance level of the apartment building and will provide you with fresh croissants, baguettes and other French gourmet foods. At the same time the building is surrounded by several very good grocery stores, organic food shops and delis and some of the nicest brunch places, trendiest restaurants, cafes and bars of Brussels are just opposite the apartment or in its immediate vicinity. So is the famous Chatelain market, one of the top to-go places of Brussels' natives for outdoor dine and fine wines on Wednesdays (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Bois de Cambre with Cambre Abbey, one of Brussels' biggest parks with a beautiful historical Abbey is also nearby.

The apartment is wheelchair accessible as it is in a brand new elevator building that was built in 2018. It is secured by a modern video intercom. And even though it is in the heart of Brussels, my space is very calm as it is facing the a backyard with our huge private parking lot, with a view high above Brussels, as my place is located on the 7th floor.

My apartment has hardwood floors, a fully equipped modern kitchen with all appliances (dishwasher, fridge and freezer, microwave modern oven and induction stove as well as a washing machine, fully automated Italian coffee machine with coffee grinder and wifi).

There's also a secured parking space available if needed.

No pets are allowed, non-smoking apartment.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
915 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Wednesday, July 1, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Elsene
Postal Code - State or Province Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country Belgium
Neighborhood Keywords Chatelain
Closest University Free University Brussels
University nearby University of Leuven

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020

Rental Price:

EUR 800 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Depending on number of persons.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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