Charming house on the old harbor
Hosted by Melanie
Melanie is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Lovely house (70 m2) in between city centre and railway station, both are 5 minutes walking. The house is on a quiet street, around the corner are nice restaurants and the old harbor. Fully equipped kitchen, study and balcony overlooking gardens.

The space

Beautiful spacious house with separate kitchen and study on the ground floor; a large living room with bathroom on the first floor. The living room is split level with a sleeping area (double matrass) on the mezzanine. Washing machine available in the bathroom. The house is close to Leiden railway station (5 minutes walk), Leiden city centre (5 minutes walk). Leiden University, LUMC (University hospital) and the Bio and Sciency park are only 10 minutes walking. The house has a balcony overlooking gardens and it's lovely to sit there in the morning with a nice cup of coffee. The Hague, Amsterdam and other major cities (Rotterdam, Utrecht) as well as the sea are very close (short direct trips on the train). Schiphol airport is only 15 minutes by train.
There is a gym within 15 minutes walk of the house and plenty of restaurants and supermarket around the corner. You will have the entire house for yourself and a cleaner comes in every other week.
I'll do all I can to make your stay here comfortable, and help you get the most out of it.
Please no smokers, and only single occupancy.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire house as I won't be around while you are there. The house is particularly suitable for a single person and for expats or professionals looking for a longer stay; I have reduced rates for monthly stays and prioritize bookings for a duration of 2 to 3 months.

Interaction with guests

I won't be there but am only an email or phone call away and respond within a couple of hours!

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Cleaning Fee $85 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No party people but looking for responsible no smoking guests who take good care of my house and are considerate of the neighbors. Occasional overnight guests are ok, as long as you let me know.


Safety features
First aid kit

21 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Graham User Profile
February 2017
Nice basic house - spacious for one bed and central - train station 7 min walk. One thing to note the bed is on a platform and accessed by at ladder (solid but some people may find access a challenge). Handle missing off oven but everything else is in good condition.

Elise User Profile
December 2016
The location of this place could not be better! The train station with a supermarket and the town center are both within a five minute walk. There are many nice restaurants and cafes within two blocks from the house. It is also well located to the university campuses, if that's the reason you are coming to Leiden. Yet, the house is just off the "action" so it is in a quiet and safe area. Seeing the masts of housing boats from the bed is a nice bonus. I stayed here for several months and can recommend it for longer term guests as well because the house and kitchen are well equipped. I also liked the furnishings, especially the nice 1930s vibe together with the spacious and light living area upstairs. Melanie is a very friendly host and it was easy to communicate her because she always replied very promptly to any questions I may have.

Enrique User Profile
May 2016
I had a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) conversation with Melanie before going to Leiden, and she was friendly and helpful. She left everything ready for my stay, including food for the first dinner/breakfast. When I arrived I felt soon at home. The location of the house is perfect (close both to the station and the center of the town) and very quiet, even if it is near a night life area. The house is, I would say, typically Dutch, and it really has charm. Great library, all the needed domestic appliances, an a beautiful living room perfect for reading, working or just doing nothing.

Katie User Profile
December 2015
Melanie was an excellent host- she was very helpful and provided a lot of information about leiden. She was always accessible during my stay. The apartment is fantastic! Perfect location in Leiden. Short walk to the train station and city center. The apartment is very large and comfortable!! Beautiful high cieling and a great patio. Full kitchen that is open and well equipped. Wonderful place to stay if you plan to live in the area temporarily. I spent about 4 months here and really loved it!! Highly recommended for visiting students! Really enjoyed my stay!

Sean User Profile
March 2015
I was very happy with my stay at Melanie's House. It is very central, close to the shops and train station. I have no problem in recommending it.

Ainhoa User Profile
December 2014
Melanie ha sido una anfitriona estupenda. Siempre estuvo atenta antes de mi llegada explicandome todo lo necesario concerniente a la casa. El dia q llegue tenia incluso un detalle de bienvenida( chocolate y una botella de vino)

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Leiden, NetherlandsJoined in August 2012
Melanie User Profile

Hi! I am Melanie from the Netherlands, passionate about education (have a Phd in Educational Sciences), cycling, coworking, nice movies, hiking, theatre and good healthy food. Have traveled a lot for work and (some) pleasure, love to meet new people and be part of their daily lives. I'm a responsible quiet guest and hope to host people in my house in Leiden who are also responsible and mindful of my house and my neighbors when I'm not there. always happy to help out and give suggestions for guests who want to explore Leiden or need help to navigate Leiden and the Netherlands. Get in touch!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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