This cozy home for rent in Otrobanda is a real example of traditional downtown living in the charming Rif Area. It is part of the ‘Vier-Stegen-Plan’, which was the first major restoration project in the small downtown alleys in the early nineties.
This two story unit in the complex is very comfortable as it can be accessed both from the front and the back. It only shares one downstairs wall with a neighbor.
As you approach the house, the first thing you notice is its small front porch. This narrow strip works as a barrier to the street. In the late afternoon this is a great place to sit and chat with the neighbors passing by. Inside, a wide L-shaped corridor connects the stairs, living room, kitchen and backdoor to the private garden. This corridor is wide enough to create a study corner or reading nook.
The large living room with beautiful wooden floors overlooks the private walled garden terrace. The terrace has a few large planters and can be turned into a wonderful little oasis in the middle of town. There is a also covered space for a washing machine and a separated area that can be used to hang laundry.
When you go up the stairs you enter into the bedroom. This room also has beautiful hardwood floors and shuttered windows on three sides. This makes this light and airy room feel almost like a tower room. The views over the roofs of Otrobanda are amazing on all sides.
The downstairs kitchen and bathroom are in good condition. The kitchen is painted in a traditional red and has a traditional double-hung door to the outside.