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Anne van Beek-Rehder

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

Spacious ground floor apt near Amsterdam Forest, free WiFi, 2 free bikes

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Amsterdam City - 'Best of Both Worlds'

Perfect apt for easy access to central Amsterdam, but quieter restful nights..

'Best of Both Worlds' - close to nature (Amsterdam Forest park just around the corner), but also direct bus access to Museum District & central Amsterdam, in just 20 minutes (bus stop right near the house). Your ideal home away from home if you want a quiet night's sleep, but easy public transport to all tourist attractions (or use our 2 free bikes!). Ideal for business travellers for quick access to ZuidAs int'l business district, Amstelveen, and also connections to Rai congress center.

If you are arriving by car: FREE PARKING in the next block (Amstelveen)! Just find a parking space and you can safely leave your car there day and night. Parking within Amsterdam is expensive, so the direct busses and free bikes are a real plus. A perfect get-away, in any season - check out our discount fall and winter rates.

Ground floor apt with own private front entrance, hallway with storage closet, roomy living room with dining table, comfortable chairs and sofas, flat screen TV, original artwork on the wall.

Free use of Internet (WiFi).

Kitchen with all mod cons (fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, induction cooker, all kitchen utensils and crockery. Washing machine for your clothes. A welcome package with edibles is provided for your first snacks and breakfast.

Newly renovated bathroom with full bath and shower, toilet, sink, hairdryer en toiletries.

Quiet bedroom in the back, double bed, large closet and clothes storage, ironing board, drying rack, alarm clock/radio. If 2 people travelling together wish separate beds, this can be arranged, but use of the apartment is for 1 to 2 persons only.

Central heating, ventilation fan.

Small terrace garden with bistro set where you can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. 2 bicycles are available for your use.

I will meet you at the apartment and do the check-in, show you all you need to know about the apartment, and at the end of your stay I will meet you for the check-out.

You have all the privacy you want, with a separate front door, but my husband and I live in the rest of the house (the 2 floors above the ground floor apartment) and I work from home, so I am usually available to give you any advice needed about the apartment or the neighborhood, or to provide tips about what to do and see in Amsterdam. Just give me a call om my mobile phone.

I speak English, Dutch, German and French, and will be happy to help you in any way.

Enjoy your stay at 'Best of Both Worlds!', Guest Apartment 1090.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne van Beek-Rehder (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

About Anne van Beek-Rehder

Hello, I'm Anne! I was born in the USA, but have enjoyed living in Amsterdam for the past 39 years. My husband and I have traveled extensively in the past - US, north Africa, the Himalaya area, and much of Europe, and now enjoy our many interests here at home - art, music, languages, other cultures & philosophies, the art of horsemanship, and meaningful studies ----and I especially enjoy making our guests feel at home! Our guest apartment is the ground floor of our house, and has a private separate entrance onto the street, and everything to make your feel at home, in the 'Best of Both Worlds' - Nature at your doorstep, and Culture within easy access. I believe that both are needed, for an optimal quality of life. I will be happy to provide you with any help, tips, etc. that you may need, for a wonderful stay. Enjoy!

Anne van Beek-Rehder purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Anne van Beek-Rehder chose Amsterdam City

When my husband and I got married, we were living in the center of Amsterdam in a narrow street, and we were looking for a place in a greener neighborhood, where we could raise a child in a safe environment and still be in Amsterdam with all its interesting facilities and cultural offerings. Being so close to the Amsterdam Forest proved to be a wonderful choice. My family has enjoyed walking, cycling, horseback riding and picnics and so much more here, for many years. In the fall, the colors are beautiful, and you can enjoy a brisk walk in clean air; in winter, an unspoiled wonderland if it snows, and we have skated on the rowing course when it froze. And all this just right around the corner from our house, and from the ground floor which we now rent out as 'Best of Both Worlds' - come visit, and you'll see why!

What makes this apartment unique

All the above reasons made us choose this property for our home, and now the ground floor is for the enjoyment of our guests. We have loved living here for more than 30 years, and appreciate the broad views over the Forest from our spacious balconies op the top floor; you can hear the songs of many kinds of birds, because of the nearness of the Forest, and the sunsets from our upstairs views are fantastic. So many amenities are within reach - supermarket (Aldi) within walking distance (5 min), a fantastic pub/cafe just down the street (Anno 1890), and great takeaways (Chinese, Indonesian) and restaurants right in the neighborhood, just a few minutes walk from the apartment. By bike you can reach a larger supermarkt (Jumbo) and all sorts of shops, in 5 minutes. Or take a leisurely walk to these shops (12 minutes). We have 2 bicycles in the back terrace/garden, free for the use of our guests. You can ride the frequent busses (every 8 to 10 min.) into the center of Amsterdam - the museum quarter is just 15 min. away. So enjoy all the benefits of 'the Best of Both Worlds' and see why we love living here!

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious ground floor apt near Amsterdam Forest, free WiFi, 2 free bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

One of the best apartments we have stayed in

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this apartment any justice at all, the owner is so generous and very kind and there was milk eggs bread and cheese and home made jam as well as all the condiments you could need for cooking on arrival which was great after a 6am flight and being very hungry it was much needed, there is also an aldi store a short walk away to stock up, the park that is behind the apartment is huge and beautiful and even tho it was very cold only 5 degrees we still got the bikes that are provided out that are in the lovely little garden and made the most of it, it is a 20-25 minute journey by bus/car to the centre but that was fine for us, lthere is a bar a few doors down that is open til 3am at weekends and 12 weeknights and the food there is so good, there is a cupboard full of towels and fresh linen aswel which is great if you have little baggage allowance, you could not wish for more from an apartment and this will be the only place we will stay when returning to Amsterdam and we cannot wait for our next visit, thankyou for having us Ann x

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leanne and Dave, Thank you for your very generous and informative review. It really highlights the facilities and plus-points of both the apartment and the surrounding neighbourhood, and gives prospective guests a good idea of the benefits of staying at 'Best of Both Worlds'. You were fine guests, and left the apartment in perfect condition. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay so much, and you are of course welcome to come back again for another visit! So - until the next time, Cordially, Anne
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5

Lovely house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located very conveniently in Amsterdam, very close to Amstelveen. Bus stops are very close, as is the Amsterdamse Bos. The hostess Anne is friendly and efficient. She left us a vase of roses, and lots of fresh food. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Will, for your fine review. I'm glad you both enjoyed your stay in the apartment, and the facilities and conveniences of the neighbourhood, and you are certainly welcome back if you're coming to Europe in the future. Cordially, Anne
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5

This really IS the best of both worlds!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a home base while he travelled Europe for work for 2 weeks. This was the perfect place! The apartment is in a safe neighborhood, with conveniences of public transportation (bus and metro), grocery stores, some shops and restaurants, and even nature at Amsterdamse Bos.

The apartment was more spacious than I expected and had everything we needed. The bedroom is away from the street making it very quiet. My husband worked from "home" a few days and WiFi was always very good. It's a well maintained, comfortable, and clean apartment.

Anne, the owner, is friendly and very attentive to email questions and responsive to problems. She provided a helpful packet of bus times, nearby restaurants, etc.

Having bikes was wonderful! Like locals, we rode to the metro station and restaurants, and loved to ride around the beautiful Bos. The bus and metro are easy ways to reach the city center without driving. Both can take you to the best sights in 20-30 minutes.

Overall, we throughly enjoyed our time in Amsterdam, much of it was due to our home away from home! We recommend this apartment for anyone wanting to live like a local just outside of downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear April, Thank you so much for your excellent and detailed review. It makes it very clear to potential guests just what is on offer in our apartment 'Best of Both Worlds', as well as the conveniences of the location and neighbourhood. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and you would certainly be welcome to stay here again on another trip to Amsterdam. Warm greetings, Anne
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5

Sehr gemütliche Wohnung, die keine Wünsche offen lässt

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung ist modern eingerichtet und die Küche bietet alles was man zum Kochen braucht. Besonders toll fand ich das moderne Bad! Etwas doof ist, dass das Schlafzimmer nur über eine Treppe erreichbar ist, was aber auch kein Thema ist, wenn man nicht gehbehindert ist. Anne, die Vermieterin, ist sehr nett und hat so manchen guten Tipp parat! Alles in allem kann ich diese Appartement nur empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Bianca u. Alex, Vielen Dank für ihren warme Empfehlung meine Gastapartement! I'm glad you had such a good stay, and enjoyed all the conveniences of the apartment. The 3 shallow steps down to the bedroom are indeed no problem, especially since the sofa-bed (2-pers) in the living room can be used if necessary. I appreciate all your compliments, and you are certainly welcome again on your next visit to Holland! Herzliche Grüsse, Anne
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Great location for exploring the city

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay her. Supplies were provided as promised, which was great after a long days driving for the UK. The apartment is well appointed, and lends itself to being a convenient base for discovering the west of the city, by bike or bus.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mark & Simone, Thank you for your fine review - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! You left the apartment in perfect condition, and are welcome back for a return visit in the future. Best regards, Anne
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Beautiful, spacious apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic apartment! The photos do not do this apartment full justice. It is very spacious, light and airy. It is beautifully furnished and very comfy. The owner is extremely welcoming and gave us some starter supplies including some delicious fresh cakes. Coffee, tea etc are also provided. The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked full meals. It's great to have use of the bikes and to have so much green space so close. Very handy and quick to get into the centre of Amsterdam and wonderful to retreat back to the relaxed atmosphere of the apartment and it's surroundings. I would highly recommend this apartment - don't hesitate to book it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests Thank you so much for your great review! It was a pleasure meeting you, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the apartment and your experience of the neighbourhood, as well as our fantastic city Amsterdam. I would be happy to have you stay here again on your next trip to Amsterdam, and your family or friends are certainly welcome as well. Warm greetings from Amsterdam, Anne
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Location

Nearest Beach
15 Miles
in summer, 'city beaches' in 15 min. Sea beach:
Car: not necessary

If you love nature: a must-see, as a break from the busy tourist attractions of central Amsterdam, is the beautiful Amsterdam Forest park, just steps away from the apartment. By foot or by bike, a green paradise (or in the autumn, enjoy the fall colours!). Loads of active and less-active possibilities and special attractions. Stables and riding schools in the area, kayaking or canoeing on the waterways, or visit the Goat Farm for home-made goat's cheese and ice cream! Information on the Amsterdam Forest is available in the apartment.

For lovers of modern art: not just the museums of Amsterdam are easily reached, but also the art offerings of Amstelveen: a quick bike ride or bus ride (10-12 minutes) in the opposite direction will bring you to the famous Cobra Museum (modern art: permanent collection of the famous Cobra movement, and various changing exhibitions of prominent modern artists), and several minutes walk further to the Van der Togt Museum, a hidden jewel of modern art (various guest exhibitions of renowned national and international artists, and fabulous permanent collection of modern glass, sculpture, bronze and paintings).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in South Amsterdam, Amsterdam City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Spring/Summer 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£256
for 3 nights
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£85
£590
£2,206
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£533
£2,126
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £133

No extremely last-minute bookings. Please make your confirmed booking at least 48 hours - and preferably one week - before your estimated hour of arrival at the apartment.
Check-in 2 pm, check-out 11am.
Apartment is suitable for 2 persons only.
Free bicycles provided, with combination lock.
We prefer travelers over 28 years of age.
No pets. Smoking only in the garden; ashtrays are provided. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Amsterdam City in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New chic bathroom, totally renovated. Full bath with shower, toilet, washbasin, towels and toiletries provided, and hair dryer. Radiator/drying rack. Underfloor heating in winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Quiet separate bedroom in back; double bed, night tables, clock radio/alarm clock; chairs, spacious closet w/ clothes hangers, shelves, storage, with iron & ironing board and drying rack. Soft rugs. If separate beds are needed, this can be arranged. But occupancy is for 2 persons only.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
I will be happy to provide any information or tips necessary, to help make your stay the most enjoyable possible! We live in the 2 floors above the ground floor guest apartment, and I work from home, so I am available by phone for your questions, or can come down for a chat, to help you out in any way. Just call me on my cell phone. Normal check-in and check-out times: check-in - 14.00 (2 pm), check-out (11.00 am). Extremely early or late deviations from these times are possible, but may mean a small cash fee; just let me know your planned arrival and departure times. Looking forward to meeting you...Enjoy your stay!

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