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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This newly renovated, fully-equipped 3-bed and 2-bath apartment on the 1st floor(2nd floor US) of a historical neo-gothic building just around the corner from the Charles Bridge is for up to 8 guests, and at the same time caters to a smaller, more demanding group or family that wants to have Old World style but in a modern, functioning flat. There are three connecting rooms: the master bedroom with king-size bed(180 cm wide), the living room/sitting room with fireplace(bio-ethynol means real flames but no smoke), cable TV, and a large pull-out sofa, and then the large bedroom with two king-size beds. These rooms all have their own entry/exit doors, so privacy is not a problem. The large master bathroom has a tub/shower, toilet, his and her vanity sinks, and a washer and dryer concealed behind a decorative side panel. The second smaller bath if also fully equipped, with a small sink, shower, and toilet, and both have heated floors. Complementary WiFi works throughout the flat. The fully-equipped kitchen is perfect for making large meals, or even just for a coffee and small breakfast in the morning. Iron and ironing board, all towels and washcloths, and extra bedding are of course provided. Smoking is not permitted in the flat, but we have a small balcony which is perfect for that.

We think that you will appreciate the level of detail that Mark & Mirka put into the flat, from the choice of linens for the beds and selection of furnishings (we have two art nouveau chairs in the kitchen) to the extensive restoration of the ceiling décor and the matching chandeliers. We have really focused on trying to preserve and enhance as many elements from the original construction as possible.

More Details

Owner
Mark Grein
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Czech
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Mark Grein

Mark Grein is originally from the U.S., but on a chance trip to Europe back in the nineties, he was enchanted by the magical allure of Prague and decided to set up shop here, right in the middle of central Europe not long after the Velvet Revolution. He and his wife Mirka are filmmakers, but decided to try their hand at renovation when they bought this beauty in the heart of the Old Town last year. They did much of the renovation work themselves, especially in restoring the original ceiling stucco decoration, spending many hours up on a ladder covered in wet plaster and paint.

Mark Grein purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Mark Grein chose Old Town

We knew we had something special when we first set eyes on this diamond-in-the-rough. All of the doors in this residential building have wooden entrance doors or portals that are decorative pieces unto themselves. One inside the flat, we saw that the elaborate but faded ceiling decorations were just screaming to be restored, and the original owner had left many of the original details in this old place, such as doors, door handles, parquet floors, windows(including original glass in some of the windows-- look closely and you'll see the tell-tale 'waviness' in some of the panes). The layout was perfect--- three connected rooms, but all with their own entrances/exits, a large and separate kitchen, along with a small balcony. Located on the 1st floor of a neo-gothic buliding just around the corner from the famous Charles Bridge in the heart of the Old Town, but on a side pedestrian street, it just felt like the right place. We think you'll agree :)

What makes this apartment unique

As with all properties, 'genus loci' is the most important thing, and this flat has got it in large amounts. It is the perfect place to begin and end a walking tour of the beautiful city, and the quaint street has many great cafes, fantastic wine bars and restaurants, and even though it's close to the famous bridge, it's managed to hang to a lot of its local character.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Prague 1

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please keep in mind that this is a residential building for normal Czech families, so act accordingly. Especially keep your voices down in hallway.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Small bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has small sink
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also with his and hers vanity
  • Both bathrooms have heated tile floors-- perfect for during the cold winters
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , comfortable pullout bed that sleeps two
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , EU Grand King (180 cm x 200 cm)
    Large Bedroom - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , EU King (160 cm x 200 cm)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
5

Great flat, in great location. Very charming, old world details, and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Great, will stay here again next time we're in Prague!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you all enjoyed yourselves at The Karolíne. Next time come for a longer stay-- take care!
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Canada
5

Well equipped apartment, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The location was perfect, right by the river and Old Town, so we were able to walk most places. It was easy to sneak home for a toes-up in the afternoon, and then head out again after a quick rest. The apartment itself is decorated beautifully, and is bright with lots of windows. It is quiet, with no noise heard at night. We appreciated that along with the washer there is a clothes dryer, not often found in European rentals. We also appreciated the welcome nibbles offered at checkin, as we were hungry from our train trip! We would definitely stay here again when we return to Prague, and highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia
5

Gorgeous property in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in this apartment. Everything was perfect. The apartment was immaculate. Despite being in an historic building, the bathrooms were renovated and updated to modern standards. The beds were comfy, ample fans were provided, the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need, Detergent was provided, etc. Mark offered to arrange a cab from the airport, and our check in was as smooth as possible. We were given a map and lots of tips about things to see and do. Overall, this was a perfect stay. I would highly recommend to anyone and I will definitely stay again when I return to Prague.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stay here! You won’t regret it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in the perfect, central location! The girl who checked us in gave us a wonderful overview of things to do and see and places to eat. The owner arranged for a ride to and from airport. So helpful! We highly recommend this apartment for your stay in this beautiful city!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura, and we're so pleased that The Karoline worked for you and your group for your Prague stay. Come back to visit us soon :)
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California
5

Beautiful, Comfortable, and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A great location for our visit in Prague. We were greeted by Klara with a yummy surprise and a beautiful apartment.

Mark made it easy from the moment we greeted our driver to the day we left. Prague is really looks like a fairytale setting. The list of restaurants were great and recommending Marketa's tours was the cherry on the cake. We were well taken care of by Tereza on our tours. She is soooo knowledgable. It was too short of a stay but one my family will never forget. The foliage was amazing with Cherry Trees blossoming everywhere, as well as apple and pear trees. Weather outstanding! Loved our stay! Thank you for everything.

Sincerely,

The Randalls

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janice. Yes, you got lucky with the weather, summer came a bit earlier than usual, and it's true--- being here when the cherry trees are blossoming is really special. We're so glad that we could contribute to the success of your Prague trip, come back to visit us soon. Thanks, and take care! Mark
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5

Great location, great hosts, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Mark made it very easy to book our stay and arranged an airport pick-up for us. The apartment was stocked with wine, beer, orange juice, milk, cheese, bread, etc. upon our arrival It was great to have some basics in the apartment during our stay. The apartment was beautiful and in a good location, walkable to everything. Klara meet us at check in and gave us a good overview of the city and recommendations to nearby restaurants. Our party of five was very comfortable in the apartment. It was nice to have the second bathroom and shower, even if it was very small. We left a smalll ring behind. Mark let us know that we left it right away and agreed to ship it back to the us. I highly recommend the apartment for a family or small group traveling together.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us--- come back soon!
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Vaclav Havel international airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Standard Cafe
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Main train station(Hlavni nadrazi)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Rainer Maria Rilke
Nearest Beach
824 Kilometres
Piran
Car: not necessary

We are located just a few minutes walk from the famous Charles Bridge on a quaint, historical street filled with cozy cafes, great wine bars, and tasty restaurants. We are in the heart of the Old Town, so it is the perfect base to go sight-seeing in one of the most beautiful towns in Europe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Prague

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season Spring/Summer 2018
15 Mar 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
From
£200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season Fall/Winter 2018
15 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£283
for 2 nights
From
£134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season Winter 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
From
£200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's 2018/19
27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,129
for 5 nights
From
£223
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season Winter/Spring 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£283
for 2 nights
From
£134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

For more than 4 guests £16.03

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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