Pink Street House
About the home
GARDEN VIEW Apartment - WiFi CONNECTION - for all-seasons holidays but mainly ideal from spring to autumn. For a romantic, relaxing, walking, sightseeing, hiking, cycling, skiing, business and visiting other areas, with easy trips to Prague. For two to four adults over 20 years - or adults with children from 4 yrs but not suitable for babies and toddlers.
NB - no backpacking groups of teenagers, hen or stag parties will be accepted.
Two-bedroom retro apartment on raised ground floor - see two-tier pricing structure for two to four people.
It can be rented by a couple on a budget holiday with a double bedroom only.
Or as a two-bedroom apartment with a lounge/diner and a larger twin/double second bedroom, normally for three or four people, or two adults and three children. The whole two-bedroom apartment has new gas central heating which also provides the hot water.
A - "budget for two" renting - entrance hall, kitchen/diner, bathroom, double bedroom (English double bed) with a sitting area, HD TV and DVD - see pictures. The kitchen has all mod cons and a gas cooker with an oven. It is equipped with plentiful china, crockery, cutlery, saucepans and other cooking utensils suitable up to four people.
OR a B - "group of three to four adults / or two adults and up to three children" renting - entrance hall, kitchen/diner, bathroom, double bedroom (double bed) as above - PLUS a spacious retro lounge with a settee, dinner table for four and large twin/double bedroom, with an extra foldaway bed for a third child - see pictures.
You are of course able to rent the complete apartment with two double bedrooms just for two people only - as you wish!
Warm weather holidays - late springs and summers are lovely in North Bohemia.
OUTSIDE SPACE - lockable large garden - Alpine flower garden with fruit shrubs, lawn and a private lower rustic courtyard with garden furniture for summer. The garden is still full of beads glistening in the sunshine, discarded as faulty. These are from the 30 or so years when the resident families used work as home workers and make costume jewellery for the Jablonec region companies.
SKIING - you can access Severak Mountain in Tanvald (Northern Hill) skiing centre for the more advanced skier from our local train station, which is just round the corner. It will take about 30 minutes to get to the Severak resort. For less adventurous skiers you can get to other resorts via the local town bus service (advice will be given) where you will find a Ski school and gentler slopes.
The house stands in a quiet road called Ruzova ulice (Pink Street) with large villas and similar style old traditional properties, on the edge of Jablonec nad Nisou. Check the internet for more details about the town, the area and the costume jewellery industry connection.
Ideal place for visiting Prague if you have hired a car, accessed on a good E-road, distance approx. 110 kms. You can park all day just outside Prague in Cerny Most, where you will find a huge car park (Black Bridge) and use the tube from there.
There are also cheap WiFi equipped modern coaches to and from Prague, they run hourly all day. The return ticket is approx. 6 Gbp (180 Czk), and within 2 hrs of leaving our house, you will be in the centre of Prague. You can easily book it on the internet under idos.cz buses.
Other areas of interest are the Unesco Geopark - the Bohemian Paradise near the town of Turnov - about 30 mins drive away, Jizera & Giant Mountain resorts, situated within an hour's drive (or coach drive) near the Polish border. And many spas, castles, drinking chalets and interesting towns. Bohemia has been frequently used as a backdrop in many international films due to the variety of both architecture and countryside.
Our Pink Street House was built in 1897 by a glass manufacturer, Konrad Weberlich. It stands on a hill on the edge of Art Nouveau & Art Déco town Jablonec nad Nisou, near the University and Skiing Championship town of Liberec. Liberec is the Regional city for Jablonec.
From your apartment you will look out a the pine-covered Jizera mountains (Jizera is a river), JIZERKY in Czech. A regular small local train (round the corner) goes to the university town of Liberec and / or directly to the Jizera mountain skiing resort near Tanvald, called Severak.
Main Bus station is a 15 to 20-minute walk into the town /or a short town bus / or a taxi ride. All town buses and coaches are cheap in the Czech Rep., are regular and frequent. The taxi ride will cost you approx. £2 - 60 Kc per journey to the bus station. Taxi contact numbers will be provided.
From the bus station you can reach two more skiing resorts BEDRICHOV and HRABETICE-SEVERAK (Northern Hill) within half an hour.
For spring / summer / autumn holidays - Mushroom picking is a Czech national sport in August and September. Pink Street House stands some 10-minutes from the pine forests for your walks. You cannot get lost easily if you follow the official tourist paths through the hills. They are marked with coloured markers and name places to get from A to B and C, etc. This is to enable you to plan your tourist trips to the nearest place of interest - almost always ending with a pub restaurant in the hills.
You can take a stroll of around 25 minutes to the centre of the attractive town of JABLONEC NAD NISOU, where you will find an elegant shopping centre, several restaurants. Further by the man-made lake reservoir is a sports centre and an indoor swimming pool. In the centre are three unique squares above each other, starting from the bottom of a steep hill - with the Lower, the Middle (called Mirove - Peace) and the Top Square.
An English-language Glass Manufacture and Costume Jewellery Museum is in the Lower Square and really worth a visit.
A new Mr.&Mrs. Sheybal Arts Centre has opened in an old vicarage, after an extensive 2-year renovation. It stands above an international Hotel Merkur, opposite the Church of St. Ann's. Both the church and the Centre were renovated with the help of the EU sponsorship. Above the church of St. Ann's is a charming small hotel / restaurant called Zlaty Lev / Golden Lion, with excellent food, low prices and pleasant service. Next is a CSOB bank for all your needs.
On the edge of the town is a large man-made lake called PREHRADA / the Dam or Reservoir - for summer swimming. There are several unusual churches, large 1920's renovated villas which are often architectual protected gems. The view from the Top Square (or you can climb the Town Hall tower in the Middle / Peace Square if you feel energetic) onto the surrounding mountains with their unique Tower Restaurants is really wonderful.
Within half an hour's drive you will reach the Jizera mountains resorts. And within an hour's drive the Giant mountains / Krkonose resorts on the Polish border. There you will find excellent skiing resorts which are also ideal tourist resorts from spring to autumn for hiking, cycling, walking and generally healthy holidays.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Prehrada / man-made Dam , 3km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The house is situated about a 10-minute walk from the pine woods and a 25-minute walk from town centre. The town of Jablonec nad Nisou sits in a valley, surrounded by mountains and lakes. It has been the centre of glass, costume jewellery, chandeliers, buttons and Christmas decorations industry for two centuries.
Jablonec is an interesting town for lovers or students of building design and architecture. It has a rich cultural, art and political history.
Small local food stores are within a 10-minute walk and there are larger supermarkets in the town, 20-minute walk from the house or a short town bus journey. Information will be provided.
There is a charming lake for recreation with ducks and a Spa Wellness Centre only a 5-minute walk from the house.
A large man-made lake in Mseno, a suburb of Jablonec, for swimming lies in a picturesque setting, some 10-minute drive, a short town bus journey Nos. 2 and 16 - or a 30-minute walk. It is the largest and most northern man-made 100-year old dam, with a spectacular Art Deco bridge. It is surrounded by woods for walking, a sports centre with an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and grassed areas for sunbathing. It is very popular with holiday makers especially in hot summers.
Opposite the Dam across the road is a large Tesco supermarket and a Sports / Fitness Centre with a restaurant, and an Indoor Pool. On the edge of the Dam are tennis courts called V Brizkach / In the Birch Trees.
Sorry: But not really suitable for children under 5 yrs, severely handicapped people or wheelchair users, due to the granite stairs and uneven ground in the garden.
Further details outdoors:
The Jablonec Town Hall Information Centre, on Mirove namesti (Peace Square) in the centre of the town, is a good source of information. The staff speak English and other languages. They will provide you with a lot of tourist information leaflets and advice - free of charge.
Restaurants - plenty of restaurants, from Pizzerias to elegant restaurants, and mountain resort tower restaurants. Most have menus in English. Further information will be supplied when you book.
Jablonec Theatre - no shows during July and August. But worth a visit during other times. It has been beautifully restored to it's original splendour of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy around 1900.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT - very good, buses, trams, reasonably priced taxi service, and local train to LIBEREC and to the mountain regions.
CENTRAL BUS STATION - 15 / 20 minutes walk from the house. A local town taxi numbers will be supplied to you to get from Pink Street House to the Bus Station (Autobusove Nadrazi) with your luggage. The taxi cost is about 2 Gbp - 60 Kc, the distance about 1.6 kms / 1 mile. You can walk it, subject to your luggage weight - but it is uphill to the house.
TOWN TAXI SERVICE - efficient. Telephone contact will provided. Unlike in Prague, the Jablonec taxi prices are still reasonable.
RENT-A-CAR and TAXI COLLECTION FROM PRAGUE /or AIRPORT - subject to your budget - we can recommend a caring private local firm for all your needs. They will collect you from / or drive you to the Prague Airport or your hotel. They will loan you a car in an excellent condition, at competitive rates, cheaper than from Prague.
Prague Airport / Prague City collection to Pink Street House in Jablonec - approx. 2,000 Czk - 67 Gbp for one journey.
Parking space for several cars is outside the house by the main gate.
Large alpine-style flower and lawn garden - with private seating in a rustic lower courtyard.
Strictly NO SMOKING in the apartment or in the corridor. You may only smoke by an open window in the covered entrance porch, please open the window or the main door.
The apartment is accessed by several granite steps to reach the raised ground floor, equivalent to 1st floor. The granite stone was used in the 19th Century building similar to the Scottish granite-built houses.
As is customary in the Czech Republic, please take off your shoes in the entrance hall of the apartment and change into slippers (some are provided or bring your own) to keep the apartment clean.
The rent includes electricity, gas, water, cleaning, bedlinen and towel washing after your departure. For stays of 3 or more weeks, two sets of bedlinen and towels will be provided for you to wash them yourself in the washing machine.
MINIMUM PAID STAY 5 NIGHTS
15 % DISCOUNT FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY - we can negotiate a better rate for longer stay than 4 weeks.
15 % DISCOUNT for two to four people from 4 weeks' stay - we can negotiate a better rate for longer stay.
Are higher due to the high cost of gas, water and electricity.
Only reasonable usage of utilites will be considered, any excessive usage will be deducted from your Refundable damage deposit.
We include a generous allowance but please switch off any lights when not in use, turn down the gas central heating via the thermostat in the bathroom when going out, and do not waste water - it is metered in the Czech Republic.
The Bohemia / North Bohemia/Liberec region
You have been to Prague and enjoyed your visit! So here is your chance to visit a new region! Make JABLONEC NAD NISOU your base to visit PRAGUE and other beautiful surrounding regions, BOHEMIAN PARADISE (Cesky Raj) Geopark, JIZERA and GIANT MOUNTAINS (Jizerky & Krkonose), mountain observation tower restaurants, castles.
You can be in the centre of Prague within 2 hours door-to-door.
Express coaches leave for Prague every hour from the Jablonec Bus Station, which is only a 15 mins walk away. The bus journey takes 1 hr 10 mins to Cerny Most Metro (Black Bridge Underground station). They also run frequently from Cerny Most Metro to Jablonec into the evening. You will then reach the Prague Centre in about 15 mins by the underground.
BY CAR - you can leave your hire car in the Cerny Most Park-and-Ride all day car park and explore Prague by public transport which is cheaply priced. The drive will take around one hour from the Pink Street house to the Cerny Most Car Park on a good E-Motorway.
SKIING - JIZERA MOUNTAINS / JIZERKY - a local train goes twice an hour from a Railway Stop, 5 mins from Pink Street House, directly to the TANVALDSKY SPICAK (Tanvald Pointed Hill) skiing resort, and back again. The train tickets are cheap, under 1 Gbp per person, the journey takes 30 minutes. All resorts have a Skiing School in English or German if required, and skiing equipment hire shop.
Other skiing resorts, 20 mins by a local bus, in the JIZERA MOUNTAINS are: BEDRICHOV (Henry's Place), HRABETICE-SEVERAK (Northern Hill).
On the Polish border, less than an hour by coach, is HARRACHOV, a sophisticated skiing resort, in the GIANT MOUNTAINS / KRKONOSE for the more advanced skiers.
The town of JABLONEC NAD NISOU (on the river NISA) lies in the NORTH BOHEMIA, some 110 kms north of Prague.
THE CLIMATE: Cold winters with snow and frost, ideal for skiing is January to March, followed by dramatic and wonderful springs. In March and early April the snow starts to melt, May tends to be a lovely month in North Bohemia. Followed by usually hot summers from June to mid-September. Colourful autumns, often with showers. Cold, winter spells and showers often start in October and November. Snow usually starts in earnest from December and stays for good till February or March.
The Jablonec Nad Nisou area
Biking, Boating, Cinema, Fishing, Gym, Hiking, Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Restaurants, Shopping, Skiing, Snowboarding, Tennis, Theatre, Water Sports and Rental, Zoo/Wildlife Park, Photography, Video filming, Nature watch, Architecture history, Museums.
This is an ideal holiday for two adults over 18, or a parent and a child over 6 yrs, who like exploring other parts of the Czech Republic, are adventurous, independent, open-minded, like nature, skiing, hiking and walking.
There are several beautiful castles within a short driving distance of the Jablonec region "JABLONECKO" as it is called in Czech (information will be provided).
Jablonec is surrounded by mountain resorts and centres which have Observation Tower restaurants and Ski lodges. In the winter they offer excellent skiing facilities and ski schools. In the spring to autumn seasons they welcome visitors of all ages for walks, magnificient views, clean mountain air and relaxation.
JABLONEC - the Museum of Glass and Costume Jewellery, Town Hall, Churches, spectacular Art Nouveu Theatre, Post Office opposite, Petrin Tower Restaurant, Olympic-size Sports Stadium, the most northern picturesque man-made Dam Reservoir / Lake in Europe. The whole town is a mixture of architecturally interesting buildings. These have been or are being renovated at a rapid speed and often with the help of EU funding.
Surrounding mountains, cottages and lakes make a lovely day trip. Ideal for hikers, bikers, or go further out by car, train or coach. Two spectacular Dams - Na Sousi (On the Sous) or Josefuv Dul (Josef's Dell) near Jablonec resemble Canadian lakes. The surrounding woods are full of edible mushrooms in August & September.
So drive to your location, park the car and spend time walking, exploring and visiting these wonderful places. You will probably end your trip in a cosy restaurant, guesthouse or cafe.
The North Bohemian area is a paradise for photographers and video film makers. As a family we have made some wonderful films and taken hundreds of photographs over many years. We have captured the ever changing seasons, nature, animals, architecture and people of North Bohemia. JABLONECKO will soon be included in the UNESCO Geopark as an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, and will join up with the near-by Bohemian Paradise around the town of TURNOV.
BOHEMIAN PARADISE - Geopark protected by UNESCO, around the town of TURNOV, 30 minutes drive from Jablonec towards Prague. Turnov jewellery-garnets workshop , museum of precious stones, spectacular SYCHROV Castle, Trosky / Medieval Ruins, several other castles, beautiful area of hills, rock formations and woods.
LIBEREC / a University town, the home town of Ferdinand Porsche, the car designer. Regional Museum, Shopping centre Babylon, ZOO, Botanical Gardens, on the outskirts in Hanychov is the Jested Mountain, with an unusual design observation tower restaurant. It can be accessed by cable car.
HARRACHOV in the GIANT (KRKONOSE) MOUNTAINS - only 45 minutes drive from the house is a major Skiing and Hiking resort on the Polish border.
BEDRICHOV, near LIBEREC, about 30 minutes drive from the house is a beautiful skiing and hiking resort in the JIZERA MOUNTAINS (JIZERA is a local river) with cottages and hotels.
HRABETICE - SEVERAK (Northern Hill), TANVALD - SPICAK (Pointed Hill) - in the JIZERA MOUNTAINS - are smaller skiing resorts with ski schools.
TANVALD - SPICAK is the nearest small resort to our house by a train, and has a Ski School for beginners.
How to get there
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Art-Nouveu Town JABLONEC NAD NISOU (on the river Nisa) , around 1.5 hrs by car from Prague, 110 kms, near the Polish border - in the picturesque North Bohemia, near the University town LIBEREC.
Mountain View Apartment on the 1st floor and from May we have a new, Garden View Retro designed Apartment, two bedrooms, on the raised ground floor (photos and details will be supplied on request). It can be rented by two or four adults at two different rates. Situated in a 1897 German-built house, overlooking pine forests and mountains.
JABLONEC NAD NISOU is easily accessible from north of Prague - Cerny Most Tube Station (Black Bridge) by express coaches several times a day. The cost is subsidised, 160 Cz Kc (about 5 Gbp) for a return journey. The journey takes 1hr 10 mins. Pink Street House is then a 15 minute walk or a short taxi ride. But most times we can arrange your initial collection and departure with your luggage by our housekeeper Alice in her car.
We can also recommend a reasonably-priced Jablonec-based Taxi and Car hire Company. They will collect you from Prague and deliver you to the Prague airport after your holiday in comfort. The cost is around 2,000 Czk (about 70 Gbp for each journey.) They will provide you with a reasonably-priced Car hire facilities from their Jablonec centre. Information will be supplied when you Enquire / Book. Alternatively there is a Prague Airport Car Hire Centre Europa Car. And we recommend you hire or bring a sat nav with you.
A car is recommended to explore this beautiful area of North Bohemia - but not necessary due to the efficient, low cost public transport.
Activities near Jablonec Nad Nisou
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 Jan 2012
After staying here for a a short few days in 2011, when we wanted to visit Jablonec again in 2011, we did not hesitate. The Pink Street House was to be once again going to be our home away from home. A lovely studio with all the facilities you could need, even for a longer stay. A great garden with a pear tree, shaded seating, lots of flowers and butterflies which is a great way to relax. Another one of the great benefits of this place, is the very friendly owner, who was very helpful in answering all our questions about the area.
Jablonec Nad Nisou is the heart of the Bohemian glass, bead and jewelry industry. Walking through town, and visiting the surrounding area is like travelling through a jewel box.
19 Sep 2011
The house was in a great location for mountain walks and exploring. The local buses and trains were brilliant, easy to travel anywhere and very reasonably priced. The house was very cosy and in a nice location. There was plenty to do with a bit of planning and an active imagination of seeking things out. Would recommend the house to anyone wanting an adventure holiday or a relaxing sightseeing break. The house owner is very accommodating with offering information and answering any questions. I can't recommend this house highly enough for a visit and think it is a lovely way to see this pretty part of the country.
23 Aug 2011
This is small flat in Jablonec. The flat is well appointed; a bedroom, a living room with a small kitchen and a private bathroom in the mezzanine.
Jablonec is not the prettiest town in the Czech Republic, but the mountains around are very nice. Very close to the flat there's a train station with connections to Liberec and to the mountains.
The owners are very attentive and reply quickly to questions/queries.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|WINTER 2013||26 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 115||£ 18||£ 18||4 Nights|
|SPRING 2013||30 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 95||£ 16||£ 16||4 Nights|
|SUMMER 2013||1 Jun 13||21 Sep 13||£ 100||£ 17||£ 17||4 Nights|
|Winter 2013/14||21 Sep 13||29 Mar 14||£ 115||£ 18||£ 18||4 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|WINTER 2013||26 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 200||£ 34||£ 34||4 Nights|
|SPRING 2013||30 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 185||£ 32||£ 32||4 Nights|
|SUMMER 2013||1 Jun 13||21 Sep 13||£ 190||£ 33||£ 33||4 Nights|
|Winter 2013/14||21 Sep 13||29 Mar 14||£ 200||£ 34||£ 34||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
BOOKING CONDITIONS: Minimum Stay is 4 nights at the above rates. A full week is considered to be 6 or 7 nights.
15 % DISCOUNT FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY. For longer lets we shall negotiate a better rate from 4 weeks' stay.
LONGER LETS for two to four people - 15 % DISCOUNT from 4 weeks's stay. We are always ready to negotiate a good rate for a longer stay.
You must pay your Bank charges in your own country.
TO SECURE BOOKING: 25% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit - the balance 8 weeks before holiday. For any stay less than 8 weeks away, the full rent is due upon booking.
All holidays have to be fully paid up before the starting date.
REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSITS:
Half the apartment - 100 Gbp for 1 week / 150 Gbp for 2 weeks / 200 Gbp for 3 to 4 weeks stays - usually given to the Supervisor on arrival
Complete apartment - 150 Gbp for 1 week / 200 Gbp for 2 weeks / 250 Gbp for 3 to 4 weeks stays - usually given to the Supervisor on arrival
Subject to the Supervisor's satisfactory report - returned immediately before your departure, after the examination of the apartment by the Supervisor. Or if the Supervisor is not present at the time of leaving, we shall return it within a week after your holiday, subject to her satisfactory report.Enquire now
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