“We had a great stay in the very well equipped apartment from Carla, everything was very clean and with much love furnished. We felt at home from the very beginning. Conversation with Carla was easy and she was a very quick responder, helpful and respectful. We could use her bicycles and explore Utrecht, having great fun. We enjoyed the sunny mornings and afternoons on the lovely balcony with all the plants, what an enjoyable place! We’d love to come again, it was a great pleasure for us. Bridget, Andrew and Sonja from Switzerland”
Carla's reviewsAs a host (6)
“We spent 3 weeks in Carla’s lovely apartment in Utrecht in August 2018. It’s a very Dutch apartment, very well decorated, comfy and sunny with a nice terrace. It’s perfect for a couple or even for two couples if you want to use the 2 studios. A supermarket is just downstairs, so it’s very convenient also. The most pleasant part is the area , called Lombok, very friendly, quiet, multi-culti with local people and students. You’ll find there a lot of very good and affordable restaurants just close, and with the bicycles you’re at 5 minutes from the touristic center. The only problem might be that its very expensive to park just in front of the house, you have to move your car in Oog in All Park, at 10 minutes (3 with the bicycles). Utrecht definitely worth the visit, it’s much more authentic than Amsterdam, you’re not gonna see bunches of tourist looking for booze or for pot, no buses, no selfie sticks. Everybody use a bike, so it’s peaceful and quiet. We must add that Carla is a perfect exchanger, very reliable with a very good communication, and of course we found our place in Nice spotless and tidy. So we highly recommend this exchange. Michel and Gabrielle Nice (France)”
“We had a wonderful week in Utrecht staying in Carla’ home. The home was very comfortable with everything we needed. We were able to use Carla’s two bikes and this enabled us to do many fabulous bike rides along the canal cycle ways and into the surrounding countryside to visit the smaller villages and towns nearby. The home is perfectly situated just a fifteen minute walk from the central rail station and just a few more minutes into the historical centre of Utrecht. Utrecht is a beautiful city to explore on foot or by bike. Carla’s home is very convenient to a local supermarket, shops, cafes and restaurants. We thoroughly recommend Carla’s home for an exchange. Wayne and Annette. ”
“The house is very cosy and close for the city center . Carla is a awesome Host!! Five star”
“We stayed at Carlas studio for few days in late February 2019. We had a great time in Utrecht, the studio was perfect for us , we couldn't rate this exchange more highly. Carla are very generous and kind host and was most helpful during the short process. We agreed to do the exchange few months in advance and from day one we where absolutely sure that this would be a great experience. The studio has everything we needed, very well equipped in every way, also it´s super cozy. The location is brilliant, too in a walking distance from the Utrecht center. The local area in Lambok is also very interesting to experience. We used the two bikes and we are most thankful for that, it´s super easy to use the bikes in this area. When we where back home our house was very clean and in the absolutely same condition as we left it few days before. Thank you so much for a great exchange. Asmundur and Svanhvit from Iceland”
“We spend a wonderful week in Carla’s home. It’s a stylish apartment, full of art and books and music, very comfortable. Carla lent us two bikes , so we visited Utrecht easily. Excellent restaurants and pubs and museums. Don’t go to crowed Amsterdam, Utrecht is much more charming!”
Where is it?
Lombok is an upcoming area near the central station with some great food shops, coffee bars, restaurants and hidden spots. A bit like the former Pijp in Amsterdam or Queens in NY this is one of the multi-cultural areas that develop rapidly into a bohemian neighborhood. You can walk to the apartment in 10 minutes from the station when you take the entrance at the Jaarbeurs. Also by car it's easy to reach. The Jaarbeurs is on 5 minutes walking distance.
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