About This Listing
Designer's own flat with great interior, newly renovated, in what many say is the perfect location in the Old Town, but by Kazimierz. Great Wawel views, WIFI, cosy all year round, sleeping 4 (double bed + db sofabed) Genuine character and quality.
My calendar is updated every day so you may 'Instant Book' with confidence. :)
A whole apartment sleeping 4, with wifi, by the Wawel castle in the Old Town, with a retro/ 1950s restored interior.
What's included? Basically just bring yourselves, and food and drink. The bed/s are made (according to number staying) with 100% cotton linen, towels & teatowels provided, fresh dishcloth every time (and washing up liquid, and liquid soap, and first few toilet rolls). No extra charges after arrival, utilities are included. The kitchen is well equipped. All you need is to relax, open the balconette doors with your drink of choice, and admire your amazing view over the rooftops!
Lie in bed and watch the sun rise over the Wawel castle at my newly-restored apartment in Kraków Old Town. When you stay in Kraków you want to be in the Old Town, near to Kazimierz (the bohemian Jewish quarter where all the best bars and restaurants are), and within a short walk of the Rynek (main market square) and the Royal Wawel castle complex. This stylish apartment provides the perfect central location where all the sights are easily walkable, and you won't even need to use the (excellent, and cheap) public transport.
After viewing nearly 60 different flats I bought this one for myself as it had the best views I'd seen in any Kraków flat, and despite being very central was extremely peaceful. Friends who visit when I'm here always comment how tranquil the location is, as they're surprised with it being so central. You can sleep at night with the French doors open to the view and you'll hear no traffic noise....though you will hear the trumpeteer at the Mariacki church on the main square every hour.
I've completely renovated the flat in a 1950s style with original and reproduction furnishings, design and papers. A new oak parquet has been laid throughout, there is gas central heating, free WIFI, a new kitchen and bathroom. Mattress is the top of the range as I know how important it is to get a good night's sleep.
Lounge with French doors/ 'Juliette' balcony to Old Town view. Traditional stove. New quality double sofabed.
Bedroom with French doors/ 'Juliette' balcony to Wawel view
Outside - communal garden, on-street parking (metered on weekdays). If you look to the right you can see the tower of the Mariacki church on the main square. New kingsize bed with great quality mattress and 100% cotton bedlinen
Kitchen - newly built with double sink, fridge (small freezer compartment), oven, induction hob, kettle, toaster
Shower-room - good shower, toilet
On-street parking (metered on weekdays, a c12 minute walk to area with free on-street parking)
Wawel castle - 4 minute walk
Kazimierz (Jewish quarter where best restaurants and bars are - 4 minute walk
Rynek (Main Square) - 8 minute walk
Tram/ bus stop (Gertrudy/Starowislna) - 3 minute walk
Note the apartment is on the 4th floor accessed by stairs, not lift.
What makes this apartment unique is that it has great views, the perfect location mid Old Town/ Kazimierz and it was renovated as a private residence - good quality - not as tourist let.
If you've got kids you might like to visit the following:
Aquapark - (website hidden)
Zoo - (website hidden)
Schindlers Museum (website hidden)
Wieliczka Salt Mine - (website hidden)
Auschwitz (if you want them to see it - some parents do) (website hidden)
Wawel castle and dragon's cave - (website hidden)
Park Blonia and Park Jordana - big open parks with play parks in the centre
Dinolandia - (website hidden)
Miniatureworld - http://(email hidden)/lang,pl - I was there just this weekend - great!
Inwald Castle - Medieval world - (website hidden) - I was there last weekend!
A day in the mountains - buses every hour - (website hidden)
A complete apartment with kitchen and bathroom. On-street parking. Communal garden at rear.
Interaction with Guests
Very little, though if you like I can often meet for a coffee. Keys collected from a keysafe (code when you pay) so late arrival is OK. Local housekeeper and property manager.
I lived in this apartment and I chose it for being on the best street for me - very very quiet but Old Town location but also on the edge nearest to Kazimierz (so near the best bars and food).
There are many bus stops and tram stops near but frankly you are SO central here that you can walk everywhere you might want in just a few minutes.
Other Things to Note
Fourth floor -no lift.
No smoking allowed inside (or on balcony as balcony is flush) thanks. There is a communal garden if you are a smoker.
If you bring a pet please do not allow them on the bed or the furniture - thanks for being a responsible pet owner.
Greg's apartment was excellent. It was very uniquely decorated and comfortable for the two of us. Castle view as described! Location was outstanding and we walked everywhere. Our first trip to Krakow was amazing and Greg's apartment added to our positive experience.
Greg's apartment is in a wonderful location - perfect for Jewish district (great bars, cafes and Schindlers factory) but also the main squre. Comfortable for 3-4 people with plenty of linen and a hairdryer so good for group of girls. Really clean and super cute kitchen.
One tip is remember to book your ticket to Alschwitz in advance - don't just show up as you might need to spend a lot of time on buses like we did :/
Definitely recommend this listing!!
Unfortunately a pilot strike meant we didn't make it to stay at Greg's. We had been looking forward to it a lot and Greg had been great to deal with. Especially as our booking had been very last minute. He answered all messages quickly and was friendly. Hopefully we will meet him sometime!
Greg's flat was perfect for my weekend getaway with my husband. It is located in between Old Town and the Jewish Quarter - so both places are a short stroll away. It was a warm and cozy place to come back to after touring around and we enjoyed the castle view. Greg was easy to communicate with and made checking in and out very easy. We had problems with the wifi the first day (not Gregs fault) and he sorted it all out by the time we were home from our afternoon tour. This is a perfect flat for a traveling couple and I hope that I can visit again. Thanks!
It was a nice house in a perfect location，near the old town.The room is tidy and warm.Greg is very kind and help me a lot！
The apartment is even cooler in real life! Great location close to all. Didn't get a chance to meet Greg but his correspondence was polite, informative, and prompt. Highly recommend!
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About the Host, Greg
I'm an architectural historian and founder of travel company Under the Thatch - I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays.
I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales, and have written several books and TV series on architecture in the UK. I live my partner and our dogs in Donegal, Ireland, though we're also often in Andalucia, Malopolska in Poland, and West Wales.
I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.