Bruges has got us to fall in love completely for those two short days we spent there in May last year, so that it became clear enough – we had to come back. But the splendid family Egmond Hotel in old town coasts 115 EUR per day (including amazing breakfast). Is it possible to find anything cheaper? Yes, it’s possible, as it turned out! In this caseyou should live in a rented accommodation in Bruges, not in a hotel.
We were lucky to see a great variety of such accommodations during our first walks there – from tiny houses to nearly palaces.
Having a little raid in the Internet, my navigator (ma chere) quickly has found the site www.belvilla.com and our future house in Bruges there. If you speak English a little bit (or some of another nine languages presented at the site) and have some credit card – it’s not difficult at all to rent an accommodation for a week. You will have a choice there: to pay for the whole period or make a short prepayment at the beginning and pay the balance in three months.
Here is our Bruges accommodation – small yellow Zoe’s Cottage at Rolweg 37.
The minimum rental period is one week, and then – as you wish and depending on the free dates.
One week costs 470 EUR. It appeared to be much more cheaper than at any other decent hotel in the old part of Bruges. (Later, at parting, the hostess gave me her calling card with her personal e-mail address in the event if I wish to rent this house for the next time. And it seems to me that in this case the cost is going to be even lower).
Upon your arrival the hosts will take a cash deposit from you at the rate of 200 EUR, they will deduct light and gas charges (there is boiler for hot water) out of it and you’ll get the balance back on your account after departure (you should have the details of bank account in order it could be possible to carry out the money transfer). We have paid about 30 EUR for gas and light there for the period of six days.
That is all about financial matters, next goes the sheer romantic.
We were promised to live in antique accommodation – that’s correct, the house appeared to be really age-old. Everything inside looked age-old, but carefully repaired. There were pictures of grandma and grandpa of the present house-owner Fabien on the walls. There was also a gas chimney.
In addition there were all the modern conveniences.
We were promised to have a wonderful view from the window – we got it undoubtedly. Here is a tower of Jerusalem Church. You are sitting on the first floor at a table, drinking your morning coffee and see all THIS!
At night, when you go to bed in your bedroom on the second floor of your house in Bruges, going to sleep after long walk through antique paved streets, all THIS is saying good night to you!
And if you suddenly awake at night you will hear THIS… Read more