Skip to content
Romantic apartment + Balcony along the canal
Romantic apartment + Balcony along the canal
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Our home with balcony is situated in the center of Utrecht. The apartment is placed on the first floor which creates an amazing view of the canal (Singel) that flows alongside the house. The place is perfect for a couple on a romantic vacation.

The space

Our home is situated in the city center of the historic Utrecht. The apartment is placed on the first floor which creates an amazing view of the canal (Singel) that flows alongside the house.

The place is perfect for a couple on a romantic vacation. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay within the surroundings of the city. You walk to all the bars, shops and restaurants in minutes. You don't need any public transportation. Everything is in walking distance and you can rent a bike at the Central Station (10 minute walk).

We normally live in this apartment, but we travel a lot. We would love for you to stay there while we are away. It's nice for the apartment and for you;)

The space is about 50 m2. Just big enough for two persons or a couple with a young child. Everything you need is there. It's a recently renovated historic house.

We have wifi, a balcony and a woodburner/firestove, dishwasher, espressomachine, bean grinder, oven, blender, toaster, music installation with mini-jack connection and sometimes the beamer will be available for movies. We do not own a TV, but we have a big screen to connect to your own laptop that we can arrange for you. Let us know when you reserve your stay.

We love to host all kinds of people form all cultures, religions and are LGBT friendly. If you like a peaceful place in the middle of the city, this place is perfect for you!

If your plan for your trip is to get drunk and party, this is not the place for you. We hope you find a better suited place.

Guest access


You will have your own front door with a lock on the apartment. You enter the toilet and shower from the hall, you will be the only one using those. The shower is minimalist, but clean and functions perfectly! You share the hallway with a befriended couple that lives in the apartment on the second floor. They only use the hallway to go upstairs. Most guests don't see them during their stay and otherwise have a nice acquaintance with Clement and his girlfriend Daphne.

The living and sleeping room are separated with old wooden ensuite (sliding) doors. There is a queen bed.

We have a fire stove. Let us know beforehand if you want wood to use this. We ask our guest to leave the doors of the stove closed, to keep burning wood from falling on the floor.

We can arrange towels, sheets and organic shampoo and shower gel if needed.

Interaction with guests

We will be out of the country most of the time. But will make sure everything is communicated before we leave. We'll make sure to leave the home welcoming and clean, and expect the same of you. Our family and friends live close by and can help with spontaneous needs and handing over the key when we are not there.

Other things to note

Lauren is an organic caterer and Tessa loves food! If you have any questions about best places to go, feel free to ask.

Feel free to ask us everything else about touristic information, the house and surroundings!

Indoor fireplace
Wireless Internet
Cleaning Fee $53 NZD
Security Deposit $177 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $177 NZD / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 11AM

Smoking is not allowed inside, but you can use your private covert backyard balcony.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise - We live in the middle of the city. Some outside noise during weekends is normal.
Some spaces are shared - hallway, washing machine room
Safety features
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

36 Reviews

Check In
John User Profile
August 2017
Tesla Lauren's apartment is well situated to central Utrecht and has a wonderful outlook on a beautiful canal. We would definitely stay there again given the opportunity.

Brittany User Profile
August 2017
If you are staying in Utrecht this is the perfect spot and I would most definitely recommend it! I was fortunate enough to stay in Tessa's place for a few weeks and I couldn't have asked for a more light and open space so close to everything I could need in town. Shops, cafes, museums and restaurants are all within walking or biking distance and there is even an Albert Heijn on the corner. Although you are in city centre the canal side location also makes you feel like you are a world away. A lovely space and lovely people!

Çağrı User Profile
June 2017
Warm welcome, good communication and above all, beautiful place! Very close to almost everything in Utrecht, tranquil, compact, full with beautiful plants and energy. Definitely recommended.

Casey User Profile
May 2017
This place was quite lovely. We really enjoyed our stay here. It's even prettier than the pictures. And Utrecht is a beautiful place. We would love to come back someday.

Leslie User Profile
April 2017
Tessa and Lauren's place was just as I hoped it would be, clean, well appointed and well situated within Utrecht. They were super nice and helpful hosts. It's a reasonable walk from the train station, the Store is just around the corner, and everything else is not far away. The bathrooms are literally right outside the apartment and the hallway is basically all yours so that wasn't an issue at all, in fact it was kinda nice not having it in the apartment. The bonus for me was a having nice espresso machine and a record player with some of my favorites!!!! It truly felt like our home away from home for the time we were there and I would absolutely recommend this place.

Jenn User Profile
April 2017
This canalside apartment has everything we needed for our four-day stay. Very roomy and comfortable, with beautiful light pouring in through the glorious windows. Tessa and Lauren made our late arrival easy.

Kévin User Profile
October 2016
Tessa and Lauren appartement is so nice and comfortable ! I really suggest travelers to spend some days there.

Utrecht, NetherlandsJoined in September 2014
Tessa & Lauren User Profile

Hi, I am Tessa. I live together with my boyfriend Lauren in the city center of the historic Utrecht. But we love nature and open space, so we travel a lot!

We are both entrepeneurs. Lauren has a vegetarian and organic catering company and I have my own practice for Lifetherapy. We both work at home. Next to working with my clients, I educate therapists at the institute for energetic Lifetherapy: School of Life. I also work with groups of young adults at my own company Generation Intuition.

We use our ground floor as a shared workspace (De Creatie Ruimte) and we rent it out as an Airbnb apartment in weekends and vacation periods.

We love to host for people around the world and to see them enjoying the beautiful city of Utrecht.

We recently ( september 2017) became parents to a beautiful boy named Eliah. We are looking forward to traveling the world with him.

Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Tessa & Lauren’s place.
Tessa & Lauren
Lauren and Cédric help host.

The neighbourhood

Similar listings