• Accommodates
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Size
    30 m²
  • Floor No.
    1
  • Kitchen
  • Towels
  • Family/child friendly
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Lockable room
Property summary
Address Jan Olphert Vaillantlaan, 1086 XZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Property type Apartment
Property ID 4SNNZPTN
Barbara
Property listed by
Barbara
This property is managed by Barbara. Barbara will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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Acceptance rate 100%
Response time A few hours
Calendar updated Yesterday
Description
Description
This comfortable, private apartment is situated on the first floor of a unique eco family house, featuring walls of straw bales finished with earth plaster. It is located in IJburg; a residential area build on islands of reclaimed land, famous for its innovative architecture.

The apartment is on the first floor; it has a private bathroom, with toilet, sink and shower, decorated with unique mosaics. It has a sitting area, and a kitchenette to make coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. It has a large, comfortable double bed and a large wardrobe.

The centre of Amsterdam is very easily accessible; our accommodation is 2 minutes walk from the tram stops with regular trams (every 5 minutes) to Amsterdam central station (12 minutes ride).
House rules
No smoking.
No pets.
Children sleeping facilities on request.
Map
Conditions
Prices
Weekly rate $ 498 US
Monthly rate $ 1895 US
Details
Check-in after 4 PM
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Free Cancellation
Availability
31
Available for check–in
31
Unavailable
Reviews of this property
March 2015
10 Excellent

Tolle umgebung.super park Möglichkeit.
Das Zimmer ist sehr sauber.man hat einen eigenen wasserkocher mit verschiedenen tee sorten und eine Kaffeemaschine ist auch da.
Es ist zwar etwas sehr hellhörig aber mich hat es nicht gestört.
Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und es stehen sehr viele touristenbroschüren etc zur verfügung.
Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen :)
Es war eine tolle Zeit und eine sehr super Unterkunft

March 2015
10 Excellent

Sehr gute Unterkunft bei sehr freundlichen Vermietern. Wir sind mit dem Fahrrad jeweils in die Innenstadt gefahren. Das ging problemlos.

February 2015
8 Very good

Verrassend leuk ingericht. Prima ligging. OV en winkel dichtbij. Leuke restaurantjes in de buurt. Barbara en Dave hebben enorm veel informatie klaar gelegd zodat we meteen eropuit konden. We hebben een heerlijk weekend gehad.

February 2015
10 Excellent

Eine wunderbare Unterkunft bei sehr weltoffenen und Interessiert Leuten. Eine gute Wahl, wenn man nicht nur das touristische Amsterdam mitbekommen möchte. Genügend Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants rundherum...man kann lange Spaziergänge über die Inseln (Iberg) machen... Sehr tolles Zimmer mit allem was man braucht. und bei Ankunft wird man mit Prosecco im Kühlschrank begrüsst (-: Danke Dave, Barbara und den 2 Jungs

December 2014
8 Very good

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, Dave war immer freundlich und hilfsbereit, wir kommen gerne wieder.

November 2014
10 Excellent

die kleine Ferienwohnung ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, wunderschöner Ort zum erholen vom Grosstadttrubel! Die Gastfreundschaft ist super, sehr unkompliziert! Die Verkehrsanbindung optimal!

October 2014
6

Stayed at the House of straw for a weekend in October 2014. Apartment is comfortable in a eco-friendly way. Very comfortable bed, nice bathroom with good shower and a sink with beautiful mozaic. We would have liked to have more contact with the owners to talk about the house as it is very special. We didn't get to see owner Dave and owner Barbara was a little busy.

Practical info:
- situated in a quiet residential street. Hardly any traffic, so nice for sleeping like a baby.
- one side of the bed has 2 electrical sockets to charge your phone during the night
- apartment is on 1st floor and can only be reached by stairs (no wheelchair access)
- bed is elevated (2 steps up from the rest of the apartment)
- on the landing outside the door of the apartment, overlooking the owners kitchen, are a sofa, tv, refrigerator, combi-microwave/oven and books for your use. The owners reach their bedrooms by walking across this landing.
- inside the apartment are the bedroom with towels, sink (with washing up liquid, soap, cutlery, plates and bowls, nespresso machine (and coffee capsules), electric kettle (and teabags), kitchen towels), two wicker chairs, a small table and a wardrobe. The bathroom has a shower, sink (with soap) and a toilet (very high, not easy to sit on for smaller persons). No shampoo or bodywash available.
- the owners own hairdryer can be borrowed

What we didn't like:
For a visit to Amsterdam centre the House of straw of too much out of the centre for us. For instance: journey to The Dam including walk (4 mins) to the tramstop, ride to Central Station and transferring trams takes just under 30 mins. The Steiger-island where the House of straw is located only has a fruit-vegetable shop, takeaway shushi and a cafe/small theater.

Would we recommend? Yes, because it is comfortable and special.
Would we come back? No, because of the distance to the centre and there are many other accommodations to explore in Amsterdam.

October 2014
10 Excellent

Really good apartment, we really enjoyed to stay there. The bed is really comfortable, and the apartment is good equipped and really clean! Connection to the city centre is really good. Barbara and Dave are really friendly and they help everywhere where they can. If we return to Amsterdam, we will definitely stay at this apartment again! I will recommend to our friends for sure!

October 2014
10 Excellent

Apartment conform to the description, very comfortable, well connected with public transport. Good communication with the owner, I recommend everyone to stay in the apartment of Barbara.

October 2014
10 Excellent

Babara und Dave sind super Gastgeber. Uns hat ein kühles Heineken und eine Flasche Prosecco im Kühlschrank begrüßt :). Das Zimmer ist liebevoll eingerichtet und zahlreiche Flyer über Amsterdam & Bahnverkehr lagen aus. Alles ist super sauber und in der kleinen Küchenzeile gab es super lecken Tee. Babara und Dave sind sehr kommunikativ und sehr an ihren Gästen interessiert. Dave spricht zudem auch super Deutsch und kann einiges über die Bauweise des Hauses erzählen, was sehr interessant war. Amsterdam ist eine tolle Stadt und wer nah (ca.15 min mit der Straßenbahn) und trotzdem ruhig wohnen möchte und zudem noch tolle Gastgeber haben möchte, ist bei Babara und Dave super aufgehoben. Wir kommen bei unserer nächsten Amsterdam Tour sehr gerne wieder.

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