The Retreat Osieczany
Bill and Ewa invite you to stay at our lovely Polish house, don't take our word for how beautiful it is please check 10 years of our reviews below they say it all. We designed the house for our own use and live in it ourselves every year for a month so it is not bland and empty but comfortable and full of character. We or our Polish, English speaking father in law meet you on arrival and live two miles away and are available if needed, Some rentals have little support, everyone has commented on how nothing is too much trouble. Its good to know for example if you do need to see a doctor for some reason we can get you or your children straight there, translate and get the medication. We have our own family and understand that occasionally you need support fast.
Also our location is noted by everyone, we are rural with beautiful views but 30mins to Krakow 5 mins to Myslenice and close to access the rafts to Slovakia, the salt mines and all the main attractions in this part of Poland.
There is so much to do in this part of Poland, most comment two weeks is not enough time and we have regular returning visitors to our properties from all over the world. Krakow with the largest square in Europe, its castle, the Jewish quarter are a must for a couple of days. the rafting between Poland and Slovakia is breathtaking and not dangerous, Polish mountain men in traditional clothes punt you down river for two hours between the high mountains.
The salt mine with its endless carved chambers and underground carved church and museum is everyones favourite. Zakopane with its high mountains and James Bond cable car to the summit, the restaurants mountain men and summer walking or winter skiing. Aushwitz and Berken are an hour away sobering but most agree a life changing experience to visit. the local town of Myslenice is very much a Polish town where you will not be charged tourist prices like Krakow. A top restaurant comes to roughly ten pounds a head for a good steak and a couple of pints or glasses of wine or of course polish vodka. A taxi to Myslenice is 5 pounds if you want to leave your car behind.
There is a new ski slope a mile from the house and plenty of other slopes within an hours drive, we are having more guests each winter for the ski season as the prices for passes and good ski equipment hire are fantastically low still . A great place to get your kids taught by English speaking instructors, our children learnt snowboarding and skiing at a local slope 15 minutes away at 10 pounds for one hour including instructor and hire of equipment. Please e mail us via villarenters to ask any questions about the area or house, we can arrange pretty much anything for you , bike hire, horse riding, white water rafting, mountain climbing, ski instruction etc. regards Bill
This property has outstanding panoramic views of the mountains and hills.Built to the English/Polish owners specification Large balconys on two of the bedrooms an outdoor patio entertaining area via french windows from the dining room. Large grass garden and big garage with plenty of room for other parking inside the gates. It was built in 04 and has underfloor heating on the tiles in the living and dining room and kitchen and both bathrooms. All other rooms are wooden polished floor with gas central heating and radiators. The master bedroom has a four poster bed. Big corner bath and shower in large main bathroom. Feature hand made wooden stairs to second floor.