The front terrace, the closest you can get to a private beach. It's 8m wide.The front view is unique: the windows are 8m wide with a wide open frontal sea view. That's more than double the average width.
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Very quiet, ideal for a couple to relax. PENTHOUSE with 8m frontal sea view, very large terraces and private parking. Front TERRACE 28 M2 FRONTAL SEA VIEW. Full size bed (180x200), home cinema and five loungers. Lots of light and amazing views. PRIVATE PARKING, no stress. Use of SAUNA & TWO BICYCLES included.

The space

Our small but cozy penthouse at the Belgian Coast has frontal sea view and a panoramic view towards the Belgian inland.

THE CLOSEST YOU CAN GET TO A PRIVATE BEACH

There is a frontal terrace with direct sea view (32m²) and a back terrace with view on the green polders (28m²). Even with mild sun, the back terrace is the perfect place to relax and get a nice tan.

Afterwards, enjoy the SAUNA and the SWIMMING POOL in the residence. Both are free to use. Relaxed? Enjoy a movie on our HOME CINEMA or enjoy some great music. Sleep with only the sound of the wind and the waves.

PRIVATE PARKING SPOT

No parking stress: free private parking (number 12) at the back of the building is included.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Our penthouse studio is located in Middelkerke (not Ostend, despite AirBnb putting our listing quite high in the Ostend search results).

We've bought the place for it's privacy, the amazing views and because it's conveniently located between the much trendier cities Nieuwpoort and Ostend. The residence is in the more quiet part of Middelkerke, the centre is within 800m. This area is rarely overcrowded.

Middelkerke offers a casino, a few great restaurants and a wide range of pubs. However, if you're mainly looking for the latest and greatest in nightlife during your stay, you'll need to take a 15 min drive.

SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA AND BASIC GYM

Our place is great for all seasons.

The building has a public swimming pool, two saunas, a basic gym and a room with billiards and football tables. Ideal to relax in the evening or during less sunny days.

Expect sea, beach and sun (if you're lucky) in the cosy Belgian Beach town Middelkerke.

HOME CINEMA

We have a unique 58" (that is 147cm) ultra widescreen television with plenty of Blu Ray series available for your entertainment. To make the experience complete, two high quality Dynaudio XEO sound speakers complete the experience. You'll hear music as never before!

Bring your own movies on DVD or Blu Ray and enjoy.

BICYCLES AVAILABLE

We have two bicycles available for use. They are safely stored in a box within 400m from the apartment. These are cruiser bicycles - Sparta Bullet Blackline - ideal for discovering the area at a quiet pace.

TRAM STOP

There's a tram stop within 80 meters that brings you to Ostend in less than 15 minutes, from where you can visit any place in Belgium. Bruges is less than 45 minutes away, on a bright day you can even see the towers!

We're at the 10th floor, there's an elevator to the 9th floor and one last stairs to reach the apartment. Perfect privacy!

BED LINEN AND BATH TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED

Kitchen towels are available and included in the price. We ask you to bring your own bed linen and bath towels however.
There is of course a blanket (duvet), two pillows and a mattress protector.
However, we ask you to bring a fitted sheet, pillow cases and a duvet cov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN))

FREE WIFI

It's the 21st century, of course there's wifi ;-)

CONCIERGE IN THE RESIDENCE

There's a concierge who lives in the residence. Normally, you won't need her, but in case of emergency there's always someone available for help.

YOU WILL LIKE OUR SPACE IF:

* You're looking for a good place to stay at sea during autumn and winter (sauna, home cinema... )
* You're a couple who's looking for privacy and quiet (you'll only hear the sea and the wind)
* You don't mind the somewhat outdated interior, especially the old bathroom and the broadloom carpet
* You like the sea, but don't want to compromise on the comfort of home when renting a space (full size bed, large tv, privacy, parking, room to move...)
* You enjoy views, light and fresh air
* You don't mind taking the last stairs (around 15 steps)
* You like the concept of having everything in one room

OUR SPACE IS LESS IDEAL IF:

* You prefer a fully renovated apartment and don't like old bathrooms: we're aware that our curtains, carpet and paint will never win a design price ;-)
* You're looking for the most trendy city and the hippest bars at the Belgian Coast
* You want a dish washer: we haven't been able to find a way to fit one in yet.
* Kids and babies are welcome, but please note that there's no separate room to sleep, no children's bed and the audio equipment is not really child proof (audio speakers are loose on the stands). If you bring a travel bed, they'll have a great time though!
* You have difficulties taking stairs

KEY EXCHANGE AND PRACTICAL DETAILS

As soon as your reservation is confirmed, we'll send you all the details about the key exchange, bicycles, access to the building etc...

MORE QUESTIONS?

We're on AirBnb as hosts since June 2015, so we're still learning. Please ask any questions you might have.

We really hope you'll have a great time!

Guest access

To find your parking spot, enter the following address in your GPS:

Leopoldlaan (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Middelkerke
België

If you don't have a GPS:
* coming from Bruges, take the E40 direction Veurne / De Panne / Nieuwpoort
* take exit Middelkerke
* drive until you reach the city centre (approx. 3-4km)
* drive straight on until you see the sea and the tram tracks
* turn left (behind the buildings, the sea should be on your right) and follow the tracks
* keep following the tracks until you see a water tower in the distance (update: water tower is currently in the process of being converted into some kind of watchtower viewpoint)
* at a certain point, you'll see a big red sign "Spar Supermarket"
* drive another 60m and you have arrived

You'll see residence "Helix". You can park on n° 12. This is a private parking, you can't use other parking spots. Because the parking spots are somewhat narrow, we recommend to position your car in such a way that you can easily get out (the parking spots are narrow, but long).

There's a back entrance, a brown door on the right which you'll be able to use once you have the keys.

The actual address is: Residentie Helix, Zeedijk (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Middelkerke. There are free parking spots at the front of the building in the Zeedijk (mind that your car will be sandy), at the back of the residence across the tram tracks. If everything is full, there's always place further down the Zeedijk which will cost €1/hr or €5/day.

Interaction with guests

There's a concierge in the building, a rather exceptional luxury these days.

We live within an hour from the studio, but Sofie and myself are always available in case of help.

Detailed explanations are also available in the appartment.

Other things to note

The penthouse is perfect for two people. It is probably less ideal for bringing kids (no children's bed and no separate room to sleep), for people who have limited mobility (due to the last stairs to reach the apartment) or for a couple that's looking for the trendiest nightlife (15 min drive required).

The place is clean, but not renovated: we're aware that our curtains, carpet and paint will never win a design price ;-)


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

To make sure your expectations are right:

If you don't mind our somewhat outdated interior, you'll have a great time.

The vast majority of our guests give their stay a five star rating. The four star ratings we've received come from guests who like the view and accommodation, but were hoping for a more renovated studio. We're saving to renovate the place, but aren't there yet. Thank you for taking his into account before you make a reservation.

There's a limit of 2GB/day on the Wifi which is operated by the residence.

Please no smoking and no pets.

Respectful handling of the home cinema is very much appreciated.


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Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Ellouise User Profile
September 2017
We loved it

Christian User Profile
September 2017
Lovely studio with a fantastic seaview

Dennis User Profile
September 2017
Was exactly as described . Fantastic view over the complete beach. Had some great evenings on the balcony. Thanks. We will recommend it.

Matthieu User Profile
August 2017
We spent a very good time here. The appartment is wonderfull with a nice decoration and an incredible view on the sea. We got all the informations to enjoy the place, and to practice the different activities.

Bastiaan User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Dries Appartement. Its very nice and everything was good. The communication with Dries and Sophie was excellent and they Made everything possible so we could enjoy our holidays. Thanks a lot !

Corinna User Profile
May 2017
Our holiday in Middelkerke was fabulous! It´s the perfect place to stay in Belgien. Unfortunately we didn´t met Dies ans Sofie because we had to left in the morning to avoiding the traffic but they welcomes us with presents and decorated the flat so we felt at home since the first minutes . The communication was great and they cared alot. We felt very comfortable in the house...the view is awesome!! The place itself is exactly as the photographs shows. It is perfect for a visit in Brügge and other towns. The Coast-Train can be reach in seconds but while you stay in the flat you will not hear it. So if you´re looking for a perfect place wich is idyllic however near to the spot I highly recommended this Air BnB. We definitely will book it again if we are in the area. Thanks a lot, Dries and Sofie!

Catherine User Profile
May 2017
Great view of the sea. Good location close to town and close to Ypres and surrounding sites of interest. Easy check in. Great communication by hosts.

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Dries User Profile

I'm living in Waregem, West-Flanders with my wife Sofie and our miniature dachshund Brownie. In my professional life, I was active as a strategy consultant in digital marketing before founding Pawshake, an international online platform to book a caretaker for pets.

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