Studio, 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 2)
Charlotte van der Waals
- English, French, German, Dutch
What makes this Studio unique
Private little Studio next to a quiet garden with lots of flowers during summer. Private and quiet, with the benefits of the city-center just outside the door.
smoking is allowed outside on the terrace
baby cod is available
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A Bit Rough Around the Edges, but Perfect Location & Meets All Basic Needs
We loved our stay at Charlotte's garden house. It was a perfect location - within 15-25 minute walking distance of all major sites and right down the block from a major tram/train stop. It is located on a beautiful major canal and right behind an old canal house. The garden house meets all basic needs - it has a water heater, microwave, basic utensils, couch & double bed, dining table, and was comfortable for the two of us. Note: no hair dryer or basic shower essentials, like shampoo - so bring your own.
As others have mentioned, the bathroom is small (the shower is over the toilet and the space is very cramped). We encountered a few unexpected visitors (i.e. spiders, mosquitos, slug, garden cat) that made it feel more like camping than a luxurious stay. It was a bit complicated to use the 4 separate house keys to get in from the garden house through the canal house out to the street; some of the locks are finicky.
However - overall - we loved our stay and would do it again. Communication with Charlotte through the VRBO app was easy and seamless. Check-in and check-out was a breeze.
Quiet special home away from home
Just as described. A special place. Lovely garden. Quiet, close to everything but you feel like you are away in the country. Enjoyed climbing up to the loft bed!
Murray and Odette
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Charming canal house garden cottage
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay right on an Amsterdam canal. Very charming garden cottage studio. This stay gave us a wonderful feel for living in Amsterdam like a local. Charlotte was very helpful and we enjoyed our chances to chat. Beautiful spot to come back to relax after exploring the city!
Great home, shame about the neighbor
Charlottes’ home was a beautiful garden oasis in a prime location of the city-I spent a month there while attending the university(as a 48yr old mature student). I’ll go on to rave about the space but like to provide not just the great info so the review is accurate. A heads up to anyone who may want to talk in the outdoor space, or your suite while the sometimes back neighbor is in residence. He(the neighbor) was so fussed-banging hard on my window with a broom one night and yelling the ‘walls were paper’ while one friend was by, and then yelling at our study group of 4 as we sat with computers open on the garden table at 5pm working on a project. He was aggressive saying he didn’t want to hear us, came back to say he ‘hates tourists’ and trying to insult by saying ‘we must be american’ (we weren’t). We put on soft Italian music and he came back for another round of harassment. He called to complain on us(I videotaped the volume for Charlotte’s reference) and unfortunately her way of dealing with this bully was to say I should have appeased him, even though she knows he’s unreasonable:( My study mates were totally intimidated and were whispering after the encounter). While there, I endured an extremely loud late night party from behind, and several loud outdoor gatherings(at reasonable hours)to the side yards-but you’re in close quarters and it was expected. It was unsettling to be a single woman near to such an aggressive neighbor.
That aside, the cottage, which you access through the owners front door, down her interior hallway, out her back door and across the garden to your suite-was charming and equipped with basic needs. The bed was comfy(after I took one of the 3 mattress’s off-was too soft), pillows were great. The huge windows that open to the outside provide amazing contact with the charming garden. My overall stay was excellent, the home could not be better situated to grocery, laundry, shops, eating-and the garden in a city was an absolute bonus.
If booking, beware of the snarly neighbor and otherwise enjoy!
Exactly as pictured and described...
The garden studio was great...Central location ,quiet, clean and cozy...Well equip mini-kitchen..tiny bathroom but functional and lots of hot water for showers..Complicated set of 4 keys to enter and exit..Beautiful, flower filled garden..
Quiet and Comfortable
This studio is in an excellent location with coffee shops, groceries and public transportation right nearby. Amsterdam is certainly a pedestrian friendly city, but for convenience trams and a metro station are right nearby for longer excursions. Short walks to both the Bloemenmarkt and Albert Cuypstraat markets as well. The location is quiet and the garden house is very comfortable. Charlotte is a wonderful host.
On walking distance to all major activities: most museums, many shops, groceries (organic aswell), many restaurants, café's and all kinds of public transportation.