Serene Retreat in Vintage Mountain House
Hosted by Mars
Mars is the host.Mars is a superhost.
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Villa Hampel, a big vintage farm house in the Izera Mountains in south-western Poland, is pleased to offer an XXL upper-floor barn space with a fireplace. Own entrance, spacious living room (64 m2) with mountain views, sleeping room, bathroom with shower, terrace. Quiet village on edge of a vast mountain forest. Miles of walking, running, trekking, cycling, and bushcrafting terrain: ca. 1000 square km with virtually no human settlement - Góry Izerskie (Jizerske Hory, Isergebirge).

The space

Your space is a converted upper floor (ca. 100 m2 altogether) of a stone-brick-and-wood barn built in 1932 and includes own access through terrace door, a spacious living room (64 m2, max. height 5.5 m) with fireplace and mountain views, a sleeping room (14 m2) with double bed, mezzanine with views, bathroom (toilet, bidet, washbasin, shower), library (lots of books in English, a collection of German books on regional themes, a collection of archival maps), refrigerator.

Arts-and-crafts-minded individuals, nature lovers, mountain trekkers, astronomy fans as well as artists and creative personalities are particularly welcome!

It's a great place for a weekend outing or vacation, but if you have a creative project to work on, you'll find here all the peace, quiet, energy and inspiration that you might possibly need.

Guest access

House, garden, dojo, gallery/club room.

You'll be in a separate part of the house, with your own entrance, though you can also enter through the main front door.

There is no possibility of cooking in your space, but we are happy to share our kitchen with you. Please use it after 9 AM and not later than 9 PM - thank you.

Towels, soap, shower gel etc. are included.

Interaction with guests

Guide around the area, suggest trips and attractions, lend maps.

Other things to note

Thank you for ecological consideration in using water, electricity, internet etc.

Please bear in mind that this is a mountain house and conditions may be harsher than in the city.

Internet connection is wireless and not very fast - good for web browsing, but not for downloading movies.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Extra people $49 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $17 NZD
Weekly Discount: 19%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 2PM

Absolutely no smoking in the house please.

Use of kitchen is from 9 AM - 9 PM.

Quiet time after 10 PM please.

Please don't let the cats/dogs in.

Please don't take our dogs for a walk without letting us know first.

If you lock the back door and go out, please don't take the key with you - leave it in the agreed place.

Thank you!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
October 2017
This is a one of a kind place to stay. The house is just awesome and I rarely experienced better hosts than Marcin and Matylda. So much to discover in the area and you can only hope for some rainy days to enjoy the place itself. I warmly recommend to go there for a long weekend or one or two weeks, no matter the season. I'll be back soon and will enjoy a wonderful area, a thoughtfully decorated place and the encounter of friendly and interesting people !!!

Anne User Profile
September 2017
My stay in Marcin and Mathildas house was a wonderful experience. Its a special place what is perfect for spending some time in retreat and to make some nice nature trips. Marcin and Matilda are very friendly and helpful hosts and I felt warmly welcomed in there house. The space, where I stayed, was very cozy and had a special charisma. I would be happy to come again!

James User Profile
August 2017
Mars and Mathilda made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. They shared food with us and also some choice pieces of local knowledge that helped us get the most out of the picturesque surroundings. We came to escape the city and relax in nature and this is exactly what we found. The loft gave us lots of room to stretch out, it is a wonderful space. The library was the first thing to catch our attention, we spent a good 10 minutes flicking through the vast array of books before we even put our bags down. We return to the city refreshed from the location and inspired by our hosts.

Lena User Profile
August 2017
Staying in Mars's and Matilda's house was like a dream! A beautiful vintage house up to the green mountains! It was like it came out from the fairytales! Very big and comfortable, very calm and very very clean! it 's the perfect choice if you want to forget the life in town and get relaxed! Mars and his wife Matilda were so opened and kind! We felt like we were their friends! We will never forget the perfect dessert Matilda made for us with blackberries she picked up from the forest! We 'll also never forget the delicious fruit they gave us every morning! It was an unforgettable stay! We are so glad we found this place and especially these wonderful people!.. Mars and Matilda thank you for all!!

Mathias User Profile
July 2017
Mars and Matylda are perfect hosts to their dreamlike old farmhouse in this beautiful landscape. Their food is local, healthy and yummy. They can give you insider tips to explore the region. The room is a huge and cosy attic loft where you could also enjoy your time if it is raining outside. This part of Silesia is a wild fairy tale land which is perfect if you are seeking some quite times far away from anything loud and stressfull. We stayed there for the second time and I would always come back!

Pedro User Profile
June 2017
If you want to escape from the stressful and rush life of the city, this IS THE place!! We never had such a pleasant and fulfilling experience in a Airbnb before. Mars family is ever so kind and warm and made us feel completely welcome and like we were at home. Sharing a breakfast and a piece of history at their table, it's something that for sure will makes us comeback. Thank you Matylda, Mars and the girls!!

Benjamin User Profile
April 2017
Everything as expected if not better. Highly recommendable for a couple of days of hanging out and enjoying the nature. Very nice and helpful hosts.

Jelenia Góra, PolandJoined in March 2014
Mars User ProfileMars is a superhost.

Family-run mountain-based artist studio/gallery/workshop space. Marcin is a translator, photographer, blogger; Matylda makes dolls, puppets, costumes, amulets, assemblages, drawings etc. A family of five, each of our kids born in a different place, we spent seven years living in the countryside in eastern and north-eastern Poland before settling here in 2009. We have 4 cats and 2 dogs. The house has 5 levels, about 30 doors and 50 windows, 5 fireplaces, and definitely has a soul.

As a bonus, there's a dojo with a tatami downstairs (4 x 12 m, 3 m high), with its own fireplace, used for aikido but suitable also for yoga, tai chi, qi gong, zazen etc.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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