Beautiful Roof Garden Penthouse in the very heart of Brussels.

Home exchange
Bourse, Brussels, Belgium
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


  • Superb location
  • Close to gay bars
  • Private roof garden
  • Contemporary design

Our apartment is on the third and fourth floor of a state of the art building from the beginning of the 19th century which was completely transformed in 2011. The building has a green inner court with a well maintained green wall. The apartment has a generous lounge with dining area and an open-plan kitchen. There is one double bedroom with en-suite, and on the lower floor a large study/guest room with its own bathroom and a small laundry room. The apartment has an area of 110 square meters in total. The kitchen has all the modern-day equipments with ceramic hob, wooden surfaces, Illy espresso machine, dishwasher and other appliances. The apartment is fully furnished with contemporary design items and a state of the art TV set with cable to receive BBC, Channel 4, CNN and many other channels in a variety of languages. Most rooms have some original ancient beams exposed. The lounge and both bedrooms overlook the street, while the kitchen and dining area overlook the courtyard. The dining area gives access to a lovely and large terrace. Wi-Fi broadband Internet throughout.

The apartment is conveniently located in the very heart of Brussels. Everything is within walking distance: we are less than a 5 minute walk to the Grand Place. On our street and in the area there is a vast selection of restaurants and independent shops and a supermarket located 2-3 minutes away. The nearest Metro station is within 2 minutes walk. Rue du Marché au Charbon, which is the gay centre of Brussels, is a 5 minutes walk away.


Interested in

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Weekend exchange
  • Open to suggestions

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Open to offers
Preferred duration Open to offers
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Location: Nearest gay scene is 5 mins walk away
City, Central, Quiet
Features/amenities: Elevator / Lift, Ensuite Bathroom(s), Patio / Deck, Privacy, Terrace, Hairdryer(s) available, Iron/ironing board available, Total Luxury
Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, Radio, Satellite or Cable, Stereo System, Plasma / LCD TV, Video
Internet access: WiFi available, WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Cycling, Fitness Centre / Gym, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Historical Sites, Nightlife, Park(s), Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums, Swimming
Miscellaneous: Bicycle(s) available, No Children, No Pets, Smoke-Free Zone


Reviews from other users

Wow - we had a great weekend in Brussels! Firstly, the location of Vincenzo & Gianluca's flat is hard to beat - a few minutes walk from the main square in a lively neighbourhood with bars & restaurants. Secondly, their flat is very comfortable and boasts an amazing roof terrace. Thirdly, we were positively surprised by a city that is full of gems to explore & knows how to have fun! It was great swapping with Vincenzo & Gianluca - they were friendly, relaxed and reliable exchange partners. They made us feel very welcome in their home and left a ton of tips and literature on Brussels and Belgium. And they took great care of our place. Thanks Vinc & Gianluca - let's swap again in the near future!

Phil stayed in Jul 2012

AMAZING PLACE!!! Wow - I don't even know where to start! I had an amazing time in Brussels and staying at Vincenzo & Gianluca's beautiful apartment really made my experience unforgettable. Located at the very center of Brussels, this apartment is the perfect place to explore Brussels. Just steps away from the beautiful Grand Place and in a lively neighborhood with wonderful bars and restaurants.
The actual apartment is a dream home, a very modern penthouse that has been decorated exquisitely. And with an amazing roof terrace to enjoy the few moments when the sun shines in Brussels.
Vincenzo and Gianluca were extremely kind to offer me the possibility to stay in their guest room, as they couldn't arrange a swap at the time, and the experience couldn't have been better. They really are wonderful hosts, very friendly, polite and relaxed, and they made me feel completely at home while also giving me total privacy and independence (the guest room is in the lower level and I also had my own private bathroom in the lower level so it was like having my own apartment). I can't thank you enough and I hope you guys can come and visit sometime.

Franc Sandoval stayed in Jul 2012

We had a lovely stay at Vincenzo and Gianluca's gorgeous, stylish very central apartment. Although October, we managed to be outside on the lovely roof terrace a few times.
Best of all, we spent a happy evening together before they headed off to London to stay at our place. They were just as perfect as guests as hosts!
Danny & Everton

Danny Hearty stayed in Oct 2012

What a wonderful weekend in the dark days before Christmas. The apartment of Gianluca and Vincenzo is spot on, everything perfectly clean and in the best location you could wish for. Thanks guys and see you may be next year.

Erwin Heenk stayed in Dec 2012

Fantastic hosts. Fantastic home. Fantastic city. Vincenzo and Gianluca are lovely, generous, knowledgeable and well-travelled. So kind, considerate and accomodating. We look forward to seeing you in Nova Scotia someday soon! Calum and Larry.

Larry Wilson stayed in Aug 2013

A lovely luxury house with great design and with all the contemporary facilities available. Very modern, cosy and tidy. Perfect location and perfect hosts. We are already good friends and we will come back for sure!

Rafael stayed in Dec 2013

It's a nice walk from the Central Station through the streets of Brussels until we can see Exchange. So close to it all lies flat. Major's surprise when we go into the yard and meets the first green plants. An even greater surprise when we go into the apartment and finds peace and a lovely terrace with many green plants.
Right in the center and yet in the middle of a garden. The apartment is centrally located for a great holiday in Brussels with all the facilitates you need . An opportunity we would like to come back to..
Jens and Jytte Copenhagen

Jens stayed in Jun 2014

Just spectacular ! The flat is really gorgeous, very functional, nicely decorated with Gianluca' s wonderful artistic touch. Not too mention that being very central this is a must when visiting brussels.
We enjoyed our stay and appreciated the kindness and help they provided with guides and indications for restaurants and places to visit during our house swap.
Besides that, and probably the most important we had the opportunity to meet Gianluca and Vincenzo, who are really very nice chaps and we already looking forward to meeting them again in Marseille next summer and also hopefully in Rome and maybe Brussels again in the future.

M Lopez stayed in May 2014

I stayed at Vincenzo and Gianluca's apartment for 3 nights and had a great time catching up with friends in Brussels whilst staying in their amazing home.
The location is perfect for sightseeing and hitting local restaurants.
The apartment is well-furnished and I slept very well in their top floor room with ensuite and a great shower!
I met Vincenzo to swap keys however Gianluca and I passed each other somewhere under the English Channel I suppose as he headed to my place in London.
I'm sure we will meet again in the future for another swap.

Barry stayed in Oct 2014

We had a great weekend in Brussels staying at Gianluca's and Vincenzo's beautiful, modern apartment, the building was nicely done as wel, l and right in the center, so on walking distance to pretty much everything. We met them at their house before they headed off to our place in Amsterdam. The exchange worked out great, Brussel is so close yet you feel in a completely different country. Hope to do it again sometime -- WIm & Anibal

Wim stayed in Jun 2015

We had a wonderful long weekend at Gianluca and Vincenzo rooftop apartment.
Their place was very pleasant, stylish and clean and location wise you can not ask for a better place to explore the city. Unfortunately we didn't have the chance to meet our great hosts but communication before and during the swap went really smoothly.
Thanks guys.
Juda &Ger

Juda Amrany stayed in Aug 2016

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