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Enchanting antique cottage in the Polish forest

SuperhostPonikiew, małopolskie, Poland
Entire cottage hosted by Damian And Miriam
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Traditional wooden cottage with modern conveniences nestled in the enchanting southern Polish forest.

The space
Guests looking for complete privacy are invited to stay in this entire house where you can come and go at your leisure. Set at the end of a secluded village in the forest, the wooden cottage exudes old Poland country charm. The perfect artist's retreat.

The ground floor has a spacious living room, dining room, bathroom with bath, kitchen and cloakroom. Upstairs are two closed bedrooms and one open-space bedroom. All three bedrooms have a double bed.

Wake to the sound of a horse-drawn cart as woodsmen pass by on their way up into the forest, to the gentle bubbling stream across the road and woodpeckers tapping on trees.

In winter it’s a snow-covered wonderland, in spring the landscape comes alive, in summer the forest is ripe with wild strawberries and blueberries, and in autumn the trees become a rich tapestry of reds and browns.

Krakow is one-hour's drive from Ponikiew, and a 15-minute drive will take you to the nearest town of Wadowice - the birthplace of Pope John Paul II.

Ski slopes in Rzyki and Zawoja are each 30-minutes' drive from the house. Closer to home, it is eight minutes to Lake Mucharz by car, and the house is just a stone's throw from the starting point of the two-hour hiking trail that takes you to the peak of Leskowiec - the highest point in Beskid Maly.

The Wieliczka Salt Mines, Zakopane Highlands, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Slovakian Oravice hot springs are all day trips.

Enjoy the opportunity to experience the rare, rustic seclusion of life in a Polish village where time stands still.

Guest access
The whole house and garden is available exclusively to guests.

Other things to note
IMPORTANT Guests must know how to light a fire because all heating and hot water relies on energy generated from a fireplace. Firewood is provided and you will receive instructions on how to operate the heating system that should be followed carefully.

The staircase is steep so please take extra care when using it. Please wear shoes with grip or bare feet to avoid slipping.

The garden has a natural rock staircase so please be careful with your footing.

Watch for cars when you cross the road outside the property. Please keep the gate locked.
Traditional wooden cottage with modern conveniences nestled in the enchanting southern Polish forest.

The space
Guests looking for complete privacy are invited to stay in this entire house where you can come and go at your leisure. Set at the end of a secluded village in the forest, the wooden cottage exudes old Poland country charm. The perfect artist's retreat.

The ground floor has a spacious living room, dining room, bathroom with bath, kitchen and cloakroom. Upstairs are two closed bedrooms and one open-space bedroom. All three bedrooms have a double bed.

Wake to the sound…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Wifi
Kitchen
Essentials
Washer
Heating
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Ponikiew, małopolskie, Poland

There is a small shop 10-minutes' walk from the house and plenty of forest to explore.

Hosted by Damian And Miriam

Joined in December 2018
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Our names are Damian and Miriam. Damian is from Poland's south and Miriam is Australian, but we met in Kathmandu. We loved living in Ponikiew for two years before we moved to Australia. We visit Poland regularly but want to share our beautiful forest cottage with the Airbnb community for the times we are not there. Our Ponikiew house is decorated with keepsakes from our travels in South Asia, Europe, South America and Australia, and we hope you will love staying there as much as we do. Our friends and family live nearby so are able to assist if you run into any troubles or need information. Damian's native language is Polish so Polish speakers should call the number ending in 991. Miriam's native language is English so English speakers should call the number ending in 163.
Our names are Damian and Miriam. Damian is from Poland's south and Miriam is Australian, but we met in Kathmandu. We loved living in Ponikiew for two years before we moved to Austr…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm