About this listing
Plzeň! Lonely Planet Top 10 in 2014 and European Capital of Culture in 2015! Welcome to the World Capital of Beer! We are just minutes away from everything that makes this city great - and it's more than what's in the glass, it's what's in the heart.
We welcome you to our beautiful studio apartment right next door to our home! The flat comes equipped with a full bath - with whirlpool - full kitchen, plenty of closet space and access to our lovely terrace! The apartment is used as a home office occasionally and as a place for in-laws and friends to sleep-over, thus the bed also folds into a couch.
We reside in the lovely quarter of Plzen known as Slovany, the most popular part of the city for living. We are exactly between two tram line less than 150 meters away, as well as a trolley bus stop. The public transport will have you in the center in 3 minutes, but walking is just 10 minutes on a beautiful day and the main train station is exactly 8 minutes by foot. And if you arrive by car, there is plenty of free street parking all around...
There are three supermarkets, a shopping mall, and the largest swimming pool (indoor/outdoor) in the city only a few minutes on foot from our front door. We can recommend a few restaurants very near our home - or any in the city - as well as some of the best pubs in the country!
We also have a folding baby-bed should you need one and we are, of course, very kid friendly! Toys, blankets, stuffed animals, inflatable kiddie pool, even a little training potty if your kids - or you - haven't perfected that art!
My wife has lived in Slovany all of her life, and I first came to Plzen from Los Angeles in 2004. We love to share the city we call home and because our apartment is right next door, you can look forward to the personal introduction that makes every new place feel so familiar and fun!
You will have full, private access to the flat and can share our lovely terrace any time you like. The grill is standing by waiting to be fired up, and the outdoor seating is a lovely way to enjoy the morning. Coffee, tea and snacks are always provided, as well as a few cold beers in the fridge. Candles and the jacuzzi bathtub are standing by as well if you're in the mood to relax.
Interaction with Guests
For us, Airbnb means "Air Bed 'n Beer" - and you can usually count on me to enjoy the second one with you! Our guests are welcomed as family and friend - we will always be here to greet you!
Slovany is one of the most favorite quarters in Plzeň - supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and bars all within 3 minutes walk. But since we are less than 15 minutes to the city center on foot, or 5 minutes by tram - you'll probably spend most of your time there!
Two tram lines stop near our door, as does one of the many trolley buses criss-crossing the city. Or catch the Dragon Boat as they head down the river...but you'll have to ask me about that one!
Other Things to Note
We are so proud that Plzen will be the 2015 European Capital of Culture...and is now listed in Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014!
We welcome our guests as new friends, and hope you will treat our home as you would your own. It is traditional in Czech homes to remove your shoes inside the home - we like to keep it that way as well. We ask that you do not smoke except on the terrace, that you limit loud music after 9pm, and that you enjoy the free beer in the fridge!