Poland / GdaÅ„sk
Spacious Two-Bedroom Apartment In Gdansk (PL)
Our apartment (90m2) is on a second floor of a very well maintained hundred-year house (1911). It's modern in style, sunny, spacious and very comfortable to live in.
We live here with our two kids, so the flat is well prepared to host a family with children.
There are two separate bedrooms (1 king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) and 2 single bunk beds (for the kids but their size is regular: 90 x 200 cm).
Our apartment is clean and well-equipped (dishwasher, washing machine, fast broadband (120Mb/s) internet connection, smart TV with netflix w/ good stereo). Also, if you enjoy playing music you can use our Hagstrom electric guitar. Car exchange could also be arranged for simultaneous swaps.
Our apartment is centrally located within easy reach of GdaÅ„sk's Old Town, with sandy beaches nearby, and many other tourist attractions. We live in a residential part of GdaÅ„sk (Wrzeszcz - we know it's zillion consonants that it hardly looks like a word). Lots of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés are within walking distance.
At the same time, if you walk some 300 meters, you will enter a perfect place for hikes - a dense forest, where we sometimes meet a deer!
The sandy beach of Gdansk is 5 km away (10 min ride). If you have not heard about the Polish Riviera before, you should see this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKAHTrXCsmk
Gdansk is a Hanzeatic city with rich but turbulent history. Founded in 10th century, it was well-known for its tolerance for mixture of cultures and religions. GdaÅ„sk had very strong links with the Netherlands, and even now you can notice the resemblance of some elements of the architecture in the Old Town to Amsterdam. Todays, Gdansk is a lively city with around half a million of inhabitants and around two million of tourists visiting every year.
Gdansk is the place where the 2nd World War started and where the fall of Communism has also taken its start - it is the hometown of Lech Walesa and the cradle of Solidarity movement. There's lots to do in Tricity (Gdansk and surrounding two smaller towns of Sopot & Gdynia).
We will offer insiders' tips on how to avoid tourist traps & where to go with kids, which are the best restaurants, where to find secluded beaches and visit best museums in town.
We are Michal (Psychology Prof. at our local University) and Maria (English teacher and Psychology lecturer at the same Uni). We are in our late thirties and we have two well-behaved children: Nina (9) who loves to read and climb boulders and Adam (6,5) who loves to play chess and ride his bike. They get along together really well.
So far they have been really keen on visiting foreign countries and experiencing cultural differences first-hand.
This year (2017) we swapped homes with great people from Berlin and Seville and last year we did a home swap for the first time that gave us an amazing opportunity to live in Tokyo for a while. This has been so far really great experience and we promise that we treat your home with the care and respect, as we know you will do with ours.
We are now looking for a possible apartment exchanges for 7-30 days in June-September 2018.
Ideally, we would hope not only to swap places, but also exchange tips regarding what kind of tours/attractions/places that you think we should enjoy in your hometown. Of course we will reciprocate the recommendations and guide you to tons of places to see and do within or just outside of Gdansk (i.e. did you know that largest preserved brick castle in Europe is just an hour away from Gdansk? Google "Malbork castle"). You can also visit Kaszuby (about 1 hour drive from GdaÅ„sk), which is a lake district (over 700 of them) with its own language, cuisine and breathtaking forests and valleys.
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|Property||Wooded Urban Apartment|
|Sleeps||5 (2 Bedrooms)|
|Airport||GdaÅ„sk Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa Airport (gdn) (7 km)|
When & Where
|Dates not specified|
|Travellers||4 (2 Adults, 2 Children)|
|Languages||English / French|