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A perfect place to relax in heart of the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A spacious, three bedroom apartment in the heart of the Jewish Quarter.

Our apartment, 'Katarzyny' ('Katherine') is in a quiet cobbled street in the vibrant Jewish quarter of Kazimierz. It is on the third (top) floor of a 100-yr old block built by an eminent Jewish architect. 68 shallow steps lead to the flat, with no lift, but we find the exercise useful after a Polish meal! It is a large (100sq m) open-plan apartment, spacious, light and airy, with beautiful old beams and a wooden floor throughout - the perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day. There is also a balcony, big enough to sit out on.

Owned by an artist and a photographer, with many features reflecting this, there is a very large living area with two comfortable sofas, two desks, a dining area for 6-8 people and a well-equipped kitchen with good quality pots and pans. 3 bedrooms lead off the main area, comfortably sleeping 6 people. There is a table tennis set, classic games and some art materials. The flat is close to numerous restaurants, bars and Krakow's best bakery; we will happily send our own recommendations to you if you wish.

More Details

Owner
Jo Coles
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Krakow
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Kralow Glowny
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Podstolice
Car: not necessary

Krakow, the primary tourist destination in Poland and a centre of academic, cultural and artistic life, is a beautiful medieval city boasting many world-class attractions. Our apartment is on a quiet cobbled street in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, close to historic squares, churches and synagogues, evocative candle-lit bars and excellent (and varied) restaurants. You can visit numerous independent shops and the daily flea market, discover locations used by Steven Spieberg in 'Schindler's List', or cross the Vistula river via the new footbridge to the impressive Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK), the Historical and WW2 Museums and Schindler's factory. Also on the doorstep are the wonderful Ethnographic Museum, the moving Galicia Jewish Centre and the child-friendly Science and Transport Museum. Historic Wavel Castle is a ten-minute walk away, the Old Town and spectacular main square a further five, although both can also be reached by a leisurely stroll along the river.

Ski: There are many places to ski near Krakow, some of which you can get to using public transport. The nearest are Podstolice (15km), Spytkowice (40km) Polczakowka (65km) and many more slopes and villages in the stunning Tatra mountains, including the main centre of Zakopane (100km). The apartment includes two wooden sledges! In the summer season the Tatras are a wonderful place to walk and hike.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kazimierz in Podgórze

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is simple and functional and has underfloor heating. A hair dryer and towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom is simply decorated and has a collection of objects form Poland and the surrounding countries. it is a relaxing room with a king-size bed and an armchair. All the bedrooms are clean with white linen and white walls. Each has a bedside table and lamps and plenty of places to put clothes and belongings.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The kitchen is fully functional and has a set of good quality pots and pans and a good range of utensils suitable for cooking a good meal. There is an iPod dock. There are two sledges for the snowy season. There is no lift and the apartment is on the third floor.

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A perfect place to relax in heart of the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Located in the jewish Quarter and only 15-20 minutes walk to the Old Town we felt it was ideally situated. The apartment is so very well equipped, you will want for nothing! We were a group of six and never felt over crowded, great shower in a large well lit bathroom. It may be worth mentioning the stairs, quite a climb to the top floor but certainly helped us work of the enormous amounts of food eaten. Jo provided us with extremely helpful information which was invaluable and saved so much time and money. The jewish quarter is most certainly cheaper to eat and drink than the more popular Old Town but the food every where is excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and spacious flat

  • 5 of 5

This area of Krakow is probably the most interesting area to stay in full of history and atmosphere. it is close to the river, full of good restaurants and small gift shops and near some architecturally interesting churches.

The flat itself is on the top floor and large with 3 double bedrooms and outside space. All the arrangements worked perfectly. The newer area of the town to the north is close by and we spent most of the time walking everywhere but the occasional taxi was cheap as were the restaurants. Great market where I bought a bag in the main square.

Much better value than many similar flats we've stayed in across cities in Europe.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely flat in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here - light, roomy apartment in the most interesting part of fabulous Krakow. Well equipped and charmingly furnished. Couldn't be better!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Really nice appartment, good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice stay in the appartment. It's well located in the Kazimierz district of Krakau. A great area to go to one of the nice bars and restaurants at night. It's also a couple of minutes walk to Wawel Hill and the old town.

The appartment was really nice. It had everything we needed, and a real plus was the nice balcony where we had the sun almost the entire day.

When coming to Krakau, I would certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very nice restplace in Krakow

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Katarzyny voor one week with our family of 6 (two parents and 4 adult children). The appartment is as wonderful as the description at the side. Enough space for everyone and a good place to rest during our busy days in beautiful Krakow. It was clean and we found all we needed. The location in Krakow was also very good, we walked almost everything! The reception by the local manager was very friendly and helpful. We will recommend this appartment absolutely sure to friends and everyone who reads this. Honestly we hope to get back once more by ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, stylish apartment in Kazimierz

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two adults, two children, 8/10) stayed here in June of 2015. We were extremely pleased with the apartment. Jo was very accessible via e-mail, and we were met as promised at the apartment upon our arrival. The place is beautifully decorated; pay particular notice to the wonderful photographs on the walls, the work of one of the co-owners. The owners have provided helpful guidebooks for guests' use, along with many maps of not only Krakow, but the surrounding area. The apartment is on a quiet street, a stone's throw from Jewish Kazimierz and the now-hopping Podgorze area across the Vistula. Grocery store, fruit stand, and bakery are a one-minute walk away. I highly recommend this place, and plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Summer season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
£540
 
 
Standard season
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£480
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
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£115
 
 
Standard
3 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£480
 
 
Spring
9 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£510
 
 
Summer
1 May 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£480
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 in good order and the keys returned. If there is any damage the replacement or repair costs will be deducted from the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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