The apartment can accommodate four adults (a 160 cm double bed in the bedroom and a 160 cm sofa bed in the living room) as well as a baby under four years old (foldable bed).
Your companion is welcome. On the condition that he does not annoy the neighbors in any way. Very concerned about the cleanliness of the apartment, I nevertheless plan a special cleaning after the stay of a small animal. It is therefore necessary to provide a supplement of 20 euros.
The building in which the apartment is located is located on the dike (without cars) and entry and exit are via the dike. The apartment itself does not have a sea view but instead benefits from a sunny terrace and a wide view of De Haan (Le Coq in French).
There are two swimming pools. The one for adults (15m X 8m) is heated to 29°C and the one for children (6m X 4m) is heated to 31°C. The swimming pool is strictly reserved for the occupants of the building. Its access is free. It is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Wednesday mornings (temporarily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. as part of covid prevention).
Parking is free and unlimited throughout De Haan (except 4 streets or street sections where it is free but in the blue zone). Covered parking is reserved for apartment tenants: it is located at the foot of the elevator.
There are two bike and ‘cuistax’ rental companies at De Haan. But two adult bikes are available free of charge to apartment tenants
The reimbursement of the guarantee, (after deduction of the costs of water, heating and electricity consumption) is made by bank transfer within 10 days of the stay.
The apartment is accessed by an elevator (door width = 68.5 cm, cabin depth = 80 cm). There is a 13 cm step at the entrance to the building on the dike side but there is a stepless access through the garage. The toilet measures 59 cm X 100 cm.
The apartment is equipped with an ADSL line, which can be accessed through a secured WIFI
De Haan has many excellent restaurants. There is something for all budgets. Here are a few for which you will find more information on specialized sites. Please note: many restaurants close their kitchens at 9 p.m. if it is not already at 8 p.m.! For the later ones I recommend ‘Villa Julia’. For gourmets ‘Le Kok sur mer’.
You will find a whole series of Take Away formulas on specialized sites. For pizzas I recommend ‘Piano-Piano’ (Excellent!) and for sushi ‘Arata Sushi’ (Excellent! located in Blankenberge but delivers De Haan quite late in the evening).
They are numerous such as, for example, games on the beach or at La Potinière, mini-golf, sailing school, etc. Adults will also find their pleasure with sailing, sand yachting, skateboarding, and also tennis, golf or horseback riding.
You will find in the apartment a whole series of documentation relating to activities in the surrounding area. The De Haan tourist office is located in the center of the village next to the tram stop. I also recommend the Belgian Coast site (https://www.belgiancoast.co.uk/en )
You will find everything that corresponds to usual needs (bakery, butcher, fishmonger, caterer, Delhaize, Aldi and Smatch supermarkets as well as hairdressers, beauticians or even several fashion or beach items stores). A much wider choice is possible in Ostend (13 km) or Blankenberge (9 km) or Knokke-Le Zoute (22 km) or Bruges (17 km). For your breakfast, you can buy your bread rolls at the foot of the building (La Coquisserie).
The TV is HD and equipped with a DVD player. It has all the channels available on Proximus ( https://www.proximus.be/en/id_cr_tvchannels/personal/pickx-tv-and-options/proximus-pickx-tv-options/tv-channels.html ). Movies can also be rented there.
Yes, the apartment is also available for rent on Booking.com, TripAdvisor and Atraveo.
The prices on these sites are slightly more expensive than on this site here.
TripAdvisor reference: https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g641826-d8656814-Silverbeachd2_Appartement_De_Haan_au_Coq-De_Haan_West_Flanders_Province.html
The apartment is very well equipped. To better prepare your stay, you can consult and download here the list of everything you will find on site:
Arrival is at 4:00 p.m. and the apartment must be vacated by 11:00 a.m. The time interval is necessary for cleaning and preparing the apartment. In some cases (if the apartment is not rented the previous night or the following night) an earlier arrival or later departure are possible but can only be confirmed 24 hours in advance.
I ask you to have emptied the trash and put the contents of the dishwasher away. The housekeeper will take care of cleaning the apartment thoroughly.
The apartment is equipped with a washing machine and a dryer as well as an iron and a drying rack for the terrace.
The oven that equips the apartment is a combination oven: conventional oven and microwave oven.
You will have the choice between a classic coffee maker (be sure to bring filters and ground coffee) and a Nespresso percolator (capsules are at your disposal).
Program the Leopoldplein in your GPS. It is a semi-pedestrianized square. You will get there after crossing the Knokke-Ostend state road. Take a right and access another small square at the foot of Silver Beach (large brown L-shaped building). The entrance to the garage is at the very beginning of the building.
The bed(s) will be made on arrival and towels will be available in the bathroom. Two beach or pool towels are also available in the apartment.