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Beautiful apartment with a view of the river

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Recently renovated,light and airy apartment on the second floor.

This apartment is in the centre of historical Krakow , the exceptional location by the river makes staying here a real pleaure.It has been recently renovated and the decorative style is simple and fresh.

It is ideal for 2 but sleeps maximum 4, using the divans in the sitting room and dining room.

There is one double bedroom with a brass bed and a lovely view of a monastery garden,

The spacious dining room and sitting room are separated by large double doors and have original oak parquet floors.

The kitchen and the bathroom are off the central hallway. There is under-floor heating beneath the black and white tiles.

The kitchen has a fridge with freezer compartment, half-size dishwasher, half-size washing machine, double sink, ceramic induction hotplate and Dualit mini-oven/grill. The kitchen is well equipped for four.

The bathroom has a shower, heated towel rail, toilet and marble-topped sink.

Culture in Krakow: Krakow is wonderful city for music and festivals, including Jazz, Independendent Film, Photography, Folk Music, Jewish Culture and Contemporary Music. The apartment is well situated for the Philharmonic Hall and the bars of Kazimierz where you will find Klesmer concerts. There are six independent cinemas within walking distance, English language films are shown with subtitles and there are regular showings of classic Polish films with English subtitles.

Delicious Food: Krakow has an amazing range of good restaurants but what I most enjoy is going to the Old Market and finding what is in season , for instance Polish Asparagus in April and an extraordinary range of mushrooms in October. There are always stalls of sheep cheeses, homemade butter and farm-yard eggs.

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca Meitlis
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Rebecca Meitlis

I came to Krakow to visit where my father was born and I fell in love with it!

Rebecca Meitlis purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Rebecca Meitlis chose Krakow

When I found this aprtment I knew it would be a wonderful place to stay and explore Krakow and the surrounding hills and mountains. I also go there to find a peaceful place to work when I have some writing to do.

What makes this apartment unique

It is a very special location, surrounded by greenery and the river yet in walking distance of all that is wonderful in Krakow


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stradom in Podgórze

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The tiled floor is underheated , the sink has a lovely marble surround and the shower cabinet is made of glass with a frosted panel.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Antique Brass Bedstead
    sitting room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , single divan bed with storage
    dining room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , single divan bed with storage
  • The bedroom is at the back of the building, so it is very quiet with its view over the monastery garden . You might be woken by the church bells or the fresh smells of bread and pastries from the very good local bakery! There are two single divan beds, one in the dining room and the other in the sitting room which have storage underneath so you can put away the bedding during the day.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
This is a very peaceful flat considering it is so near the heart of a very active city. Perfect for a city retreat with great cafe's and restaurants, daily markets and lots to do if you feel like it. The apartment is on the second floor.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Beautiful apartment with a view of the river
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful apartment in perfect location for Krakow centre

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The apartment is spacious and elegant and has everything needed for your stay. Rebecca is lovely and she responds to messages immediately, you can tell that she wants guests to enjoy their stay. When we arrived the apartment was warm and inviting with fresh flowers in the lounge & bedroom. We would definitely return and we recommend it to others. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again!
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A pearl

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment, the view to the river makes for an relaxing start and end of each day. The apartment is in easy walking distance to the centre of Krakow.

The description of the apartment was 100% correct and the information and advice received from Rebecca was fantastic.

There are so many things to do in and around the city, that I would strongly recommend a visit, although it would be an idea to read up on the history of Krakow. This will help with planning your activities.

Thank you Rebecca.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review ! And if anyone arrives without having read the history I've left some books around that they might find intersting.
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Berkeley, CA

comfortable, attractive apartment by the river in great location for sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for us, in a lovely location by the river, and walking distance to each of the many sights/sites we visited. It was larger than we needed (we're a couple), but we appreciated the spaciousness though we rarely used the living room. It could easily accommodate 4 people, with one day bed in the dining room and another in the living room. Rebecca was helpful to us during the booking phase, and the information she provided on the apt., local markets and restaurants, and transportation was useful. We would definitely rent Rebecca's apartment again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You wold be very welcome to visit again! Rebecca
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Perfect place to stay in Krakow

  • 5 of 5

The flat is perfect for visiting Krakow - central, full of light, overlooking the park and river, well equipped and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming haven in Krakow

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious, clean, tastefully appointed flat very near the castle. It is sparsely decorated but has everything 2 people would need -- lots of seating actually. It has very large windows with transoms that let in extra light. It was cold when we were in Krakow, but we were warm in the flat. The bed and bedding are really comfortable. (Note that the bed is a double though.) I didn't need the iron or hairdryer, but if you do, look under the bed! The bathroom is cleverly designed with mirrors surrounding the sink so you can be close enough to put on makeup and also see the back or your hair. I loved waking up to the view of the castle and walking out to the dining room to look out on the river and observe how warmly the passersby were dressed. The location is scenic and safe. There are 2 very good spots for reading -- in bed and in the livingroom -- excellent lighting in both places. The kitchen is really cute. We didn't use it much, but it was good to have it. I thought having a washing machine would be a plus, but I decided not to try to figure out how to use it. We don't drink tea, but I noticed that there is a drawer of it! It's a short walk from the flat to the main square, where there are many restaurants, and it is also convenient to Kazimierz. We have 2 recommendations for restaurants closer than the square. We had one of our best meals at Pod Baranem, which has a lovely atmosphere, excellent food, and helpful waiters. We also had breakfast a few times at City Lunch next to Hotel Senacki. City Lunch doesn't get good reviews for lunch, but we loved the breakfast. I cannot say enough good things about Discover Krakow for tours and airport transportation. They can serve as your concierge if you are nervous about not having the services provided by a hotel. Rebecca was a wonderful host -- very helpful and responsive to my questions. I recommend this flat very highly and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, lovely to know you enjoyed the views and reading places, just the sort of thing I do when I'm there! Do come back!
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Elegant, spacious apartment in a great position

  • 5 of 5

Everything the other reviewers say is true! You arrive at a 1920's apartment block with graffiti on the walls but once inside everything is calm and stylish - above all no clutter. From the sitting room windows you look onto a park and the river. From the bedroom window you have a cluster of church buildings and greenery. It's quiet yet the excitement of the castle gates and the bottom of Grodska St. is only 5 minutes walk away. In the other direction lies the intoxicating buzz of Kasimierz, packed with cafes and restaurants. We'll definitely be back and will stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay sounds like you really got the essence of Krakow!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Balice International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated at the foot of Wawel Castle with a view across the River Vistula in the front and the Bernadynska Monastery garden at the back, the apartment, in ul. Smocza is perfectly situated for short stays in Krakow (ul. Smocza means Dragon Street, as the castle was built over a Dragon’s den!) It is a 15-minute walk from the Main Square and 10 minutes from Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter. There are paths for walking and cycling along the riverbanks and pleasure boats run in the summer. Krakow is just as wonderful in the winter especially if it has snowed, the Christmas lights stay up until early February making the evenings even more magical. In October/early November the Planty is golden with autumn leaves.

Other Activities: Lots of Music , Jazz, Classical & klesmer


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stradom, Malopolskie & Carpathian Mountains

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Security deposit £150. This needs to be paid to reserve a booking and will be returned in full at the end of the stay if the apartment and contents are clean and in good order and the keys returned. If there is any damage the replacement or repair costs will be deducted from the deposit.

Arrangements can be made to be met at the airport and for basic groceries to be bought in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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