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Steve Taylor

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english, Slovak

Self Contained Property In Quiet Rural Village close to Tatra Mountains & Poprad

6 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Poprad District holiday bungalow

Holiday Home in Strba, Poprad District, Tatra Mountains, Slovakia - Close To High Tatras, Low Tatras And Slovak Paradise

Completely renovated in 2009 to a high standard Chalet Maria provides comfortable, self catering accommodation for families or groups of up to 7. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge/diner bathroom, cloakroom and covered veranda. There is parking on the paved drive for 2-3 cars and a large grassed garden to the rear. Chalet Maria is situated in Strba, between the High and Low Tatra (Tatry) mountains, within the village are several small supermarkets, restaurants, take away pizza's, hardware store and 2 churches. The area is ideal for skiing, hill walking/mountaineering, fishing, cycling or just relaxing in one of the nearby thermal spas.

Aquacity in nearby Poprad provides plenty of flumes and swimming pools (one of the first carbon neutral water parks in Europe). Being more or less on the border of both the Spis and Liptov regions there are also many other tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping centres and activities within easy reach.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Taylor (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english, Slovak

About Steve Taylor

My wife Maria introduced me to her beautiful country in 2005, being someone who loves the outdoors and wild countryside I loved it straight away, so much so that we bought Chalet Maria in 2007 and married in Slovakia three years later.

We both live and work in the south of England where we enjoy looking after our cats, the garden and getting out to explore the countryside whenever we can.

But it's not just the peace and quiet we enjoy, we also love cinema, socialising, eating out, live gigs and theatre. Maria also sings in a local choir and I help to run the local cub pack, so it's a busy life that we lead!

Our holidays are also a mixture, we both like to explore and see the sights but also find the quiet places and countryside to relax in.

Just like Chalet Maria!

Steve Taylor purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Steve Taylor chose Slovakia

This part of Slovakia offers 3 national parks within 30 minutes drive, High Tatras, Low Tatras and Slovak Paradise.

Each of these has a different character and geology, but all are fiercely protected by their governing bodies, they are areas of amazing natural scenary, unspoilt by agriculture or over skiing.

This is why we opted for a property in Strba which itself is a very accessible location, it is close to the new east-west D1 motorway, main line railway and Poprad airport, so it is pretty easy to get to.

Strba is a small traditional village with all the necessities for a pleasant stay, waking up in the morning can be quite difficult because it is so quiet and peaceful!

Poprad is about 15 minutes away and offers all of the shopping & restaurant facilities you could need, including a huge Tesco's and plenty of walking/ski gear and souvenir shops plus a new shopping mall.

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveller reviews

Self Contained Property In Quiet Rural Village close to Tatra Mountains & Poprad
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

A fantastic place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend here with a group of keen hikers and we had a great time here. Chalet Maria was an ideal base for our hikes.

The house was very clean and perfectly equipped for a self-catering stay. My personal favourites in the house were the before/after images on the walls,

Hana was really helpful when we needed any assistance.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely place to stay..

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note to say thank you for letting your lovely chalet, we had a wonderful stay and loved Slovakia and there is so much more to see that we didn't get around to that return visits are definitely needed!

Hana was helpful and thoughtful, the fresh wild flowers on the table were much appreciated, as were the tips on where to visit. She had even checked with the restaurant that they had vegetarian food which was very kind. Chalet Maria is comfortable and well equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday.

We just loved the beautiful peace and tranquillity of the mountains and lakes and staying at Chalet Maria was a perfect base and we hope to return some time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ideal location for walking holiday in Slovakia

  • 4 of 5

We loved the bungalow that was situated in an ideal location for our walking holiday. The bungalow was well equipped and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed except a dishwasher. The rooms had been well modernised and it was lovely to live in a home as opposed to a holiday apartment. Hana, the housekeeper was lovely and could not have been more helpful. One minor comment is that although the double bed was very wide, it was also short, so at 5'11", my feet hung over the end, which was quite nice after a hard day's walking!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Nikki

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! So quiet, comfortable with everything we needed- even washing powder for the machine! The housekeeper Hannah was lovely and even offered to look after my poorly son so that myself and my daughter could go for a an evening ski! Easy access to the local ski slopes and so cheap! We went somewhere different everyday and in the evening enjoyed the geothermal spa just down the road in Poprad. Mountainous caves nearby and lakes and mountains everywhere. Visited Auswitchz iPoland too as we flew into Krakow and then hired a car. Best winter holiday I've had in a long time! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

The house was recently refurbished, it is well-equipped, clean, and comfortable. It's perfect for a large family or a smaller group. The housekeeper is kind and helpful. The place is absolutely worth its price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

schönes Häuschen mit guter Aussattung

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist gut zu erreichen, man kann viel unternehmen und ist gleich in der Nähe. Das Haus ist gut eingerichtet, mit allem was man benötigt. Die Hausdame Hana ist sehr nett und zuvorkommend, hat sich immer nach event. Problemen erkundigt.

Die Unterkunft kann von uns uneingeschränkt weiterempfohlen werden.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.5 Kilometres
Poprad
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Strba Zasatvka or Poprad
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
D1/E50
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Martek
Nearest Ski
13 Kilometres
Strbske Pleso
Car: recommended

Travel:

Poprad airport is about 15km and takes about 15 minutes on the motorway, there are direct flights from London (Luton) to Poprad.

Kosice Airport is about 146 km and takes just under 2 hours, this will improve as more of the motorway is completed.

Bratislava airport is about 300km and takes about 3 hours by car.

Krakow airport (Poland) is about 175km and takes about 2.5 hours by car.

Distances:

Within the village are several small supermarkets, restaurants, cafe, take away pizza, hardware store and 2 churches.

Poprad is the nearest large town and is 16km (12 miles) away and takes less than 20 minutes by car, there is a very large Tesco superstore on the Strba side of town for easy parking and shopping!

Further Details:

The area is ideal for skiing, hill walking/mountaineering, fishing, cycling or just relaxing in one of the nearby thermal spas, Aquacity in nearby Poprad provides plenty of flumes and swimming pools (one of the first carbon neutral water parks in Europe). Being more or less on the border of both the Spis and Liptov regions there are also many other tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping centres and activities.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Poprad District, Poland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 1
1 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$554
 
 
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$614
 
 
Winter 2
9 Jan 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$443
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$562
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$562
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
For small parties (2/3 people) a reduced rate can be agreed subject to availability/season and a minimum fee of 50 Euros.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Poprad District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Bathroom - large shower, wash hand basin with mirror unit (with electric shaver socket), heated towel rail, infra red heater and corner cupboard unit wc. ceramic tiled floor. Cloakroom - directly off hallway this provides a separate wc and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/7 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-very spacious 1 single, 1 double bed, large wardrobe, bedside drawer units. Bedroom 2-two single beds, large corner wardrobe, bedside unit. Both rooms have electric convector heating double glazed windows, wood effect laminate flooring.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Included in the price are: Clean bed linen, towels and tea towels. Electricity, heating and hot water. Logs for wood burning stove. An electric hairdryer is also provided for convenience. Outside: The property is entered via a large driveway/footpath, the drive can accommodate up to three cars behind lockable gates. To the rear of the house is a large, mostly lawned garden, we have planted some flowers, bulbs 4 fruit trees (one day we will make our own Slivovica!) and have inherited a large number of very productive black and red current bushes-please help yourselves! Alongside the driveway is a large traditionally built wooden barn and a smaller barn between this and the store room, this can be accessed by arrangement for additional storage for bicycles etc. A split level patio area adjoins the property, furniture and a charcoal burning BBQ are included to provide the perfect way to enjoy the Slovakian summer evenings. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath, hand and tea towels are provided on a weekly basis along with bedlinen. The house is thoroughly cleaned prior to occupation and on a weekly basis, additional cleaning can be arranged directly with our housekeeper if required. Other: Within the hallway a wooden unit provides coat hooks, mirror and some additional storage, a fully enclosed veranda runs along two outside walls providing useful space for storing wet gear such as walking boots, cagoules or skis.