Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Little gems for families within walking distance from the apartment

The apartment is 10-15 min from the old town and "center" but to be honest the center is amazingly beautiful and when you have been there too many times its just boring, touristy and expensive. The real gems of Prague according to us is within this area and at other parts of Prague - quite different from how its advertised.

Holesovice is a special place - like no other in the world. Its rough, its modern, its quirky and there is a lot of fun and unusual things. Eating out is unbeatable for Prague. We have tried so many food places around here - but end up saving the taste buds for when we are back in our part of town because its been disappointing too many times when you get used to the good food here.

Holesovice is urban, slightly messy but its great for kids and quite charming. You would have no idea you can find white water canoeing, ice skating, and climbing here, as well as stunning castles and gardens and even crocodiles.

Below on the map you can see our best picks that is within walking distance, for families.

If its bad weather or raining - try visit the DOX modern art museum where they have interactive things for kids, or the Crocodile zoo. On a really dull day you can play video games and be inspired by new technology at Alza, you can also have some coffee and buy some bitcoin in the atm there.

If its a sunny summer day, go for a stroll in Stromovka park, why not swim in the ponds there or at the beach at cisarsky ostrov?

If its a pretty day why not go for a whole day outing? Head to the Troja castle, you can walk through the park and take the "free" boat to the other side. If you have a lot of time, why not stroll around in the beautiful botanical gardens that has a lot to offer for families, or the zoo? But the zoo is quite big, so its a good idea to get a year card if you are here long term!

Do you fancy nature and sports? You can walk to the canoe place on one of the peninsulas and paddle on the river, you have a lot of sports options in the direct neighbourhood or at vystaviste, you can go for a run in the troja forest.

Do you want to meet other worldschooling families and enjoy activities with others? Go on a Prague worldschooling meet-up or suggest a meet-up.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Now on Flatio

We have just listed our apartment on Flatio and already have two booking requests!

Flatio is like airbnb but for longer term rental, not just a short weekend, its for a few weeks and maybe up to a year long rentals.

There are the common payment options and also bitcoin, which we are glad that they are offering (since our personal belief is that this is the future and fair way of storing value and do transactions).

The apartment is located in a residential really nice area with plenty of cool things to do, 10-15 min from the centre. Its comfortable for a family of 5-8 people.

You can see our apartment listed ON THIS LINK.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Handy information

Here is a small guide to good places to know about in the area:


Albert is 5 minutes from the apartment. Turn right and right again on "maniny" street. Walk until you see a big white brewery building, Albert is in the cellar.

There are two Billa's near the apartment. The biggest on is in Delnicka street. (turn right and walk all the way).

There are small supermarkets everywhere around where you can buy your basics.

We order Tesco online all the time. Delivery is almost free and you can order in English. Its the easiest way to do shopping here we think. Order here https://nakup.itesco.cz/groceries/en-GB

Food out and about and take aways:

Our kids favourite at the moment is Restaurace Baterka where they have Mexican chicken quesadillas. Its a typical czech pub place with decent food. Turn left on Delnicka and walk a few minutes until you see it on the corner.

Two good options for a nice evening meal is "Pet penez" (a cellar restaurant with the best goulash) and "Holesovicka Kozlovna" that is a typical brewery restaurant.

For a luxury breakfast try "La bottega" which is on the next street. (go straight and turn right on the parallell street)

The market is about a 5 minute walk from the apartment (turn right on Delnicka, Turn left on Komunardu street and you will see Alza, a big electronics shop, turn right there and walk all the way until you see the market. In hall 22 you will find a huge vegetable market and around there are plenty of places to have cheap vietnamese food.

For more good options have a look at our family food guide on http://pragueworldschooling.blogspot.cz/2017/02/family-food-guide-for-holesovice-in.html

SIM CARDS and Internet on the go:

The best place to get sim cards from is Alza which is a big electronic shop near the apartment. You can order online here https://www.alza.cz/EN/vodafone-nemoezene-calls-and-sms-to-vodafone-numbers-500-megabytes-of-data-d4249673.htm?o=5 and collect there.

Tram tickets:

For tickets you can go to any "Potraviny" (small supermarket) and ask for jizdenky. It costs 24 kc right now for 30 minutes. If you need a monthly card or longer you need to get a litacka which you can refill at the metro stations. Get it here: https://www.litacka.cz/

Post office:

Turn right and walk a few minutes on Delnicka street. Avoid around lunch time (huge queues)


There is a handy printing place on the same street. Turn right and walk on delnicka a few minutes. Its near the paper shop "papernictvi" where you can buy office and art supplies.


On the street behind the apartment is the police.


There are a couple of big hospitals. The one with a clinic for foreigners is called "Nemocnice motol". The best way to get there is to take an uber.

English speaking out patient clinic:

Near the apartment is a great little private clinic where the staff speaks english. Its near Albert supermarket. https://www.atodamedical.cz/

If you need a dentist or specialist there are a couple of options in the area for instance there is an english speaking dentist place here http://topdentclinic.com/

Kids activities in the area:

Have a look at our other blog www.pragueworldschooling.cz and the post "http://pragueworldschooling.blogspot.cz/2017/02/awesome-things-for-kids-in-holesovice.html"

Work places:

Our favourite places to get work done is Alza, the electronic shop, it has many computer plugs and fast internet. If you like a place with blipping sounds and white light where you dont get bothered go here.

Paralelnipolis, the bitcoin cafe has a great coworking space. It is very close to the apartment, turn right and you will see a black building. You can also work in the cafe and there are quite a few usual doing it. This is really interesting place. You can only pay in litecoin and bitcoin. They have chess and some quirky stuff and events so its a nice place to hang out with your kids too. My 7 year old loves going there to play chess. Its unique and the only place like this of its kind.

Vnitroblock, its a "hidden" place on delnicka. Turn right and cross komunardu street. you will see a passage way with a small print of "vnitroblock". This is where the foreign hipsters "work" online. Its also a funky artsy cafe where entrepreneurs sells their things and they have events and dance studio, cinema and some other interesting things. https://www.facebook.com/vnitroblock/

Cafe liberal: A place with high speed internet where you can work all day without being chucked out. https://www.facebook.com/kavarnaliberal/

For more see www.familyapartmentprague.com

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Updates to Maniny apartment and availability

We have updated the maniny apartment with a cosy "house" bed. The kids room now has 3 90x200cm beds, so its good for adults too of course :)

The Maniny apartment is almost fully booked until summer, the only availability we have is october 12-december 11.

However, we are looking for a long term tenant to rent our other apartment "Brewery", so that we can travel for 5-6 months this winter. This is the apartment that we live in, it is also very comfortable and in a great location as well. If you have a house to swap we will be interested too depending on where and what its like.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Plan for summer in Prague

Early spring, summer and xmas is the busiest seasons in Prague. Spring here is lovely and starts in March, its already flowering everywhere. Xmas is wonderful with so many lights in the darkness and decorations everywhere, summer is the favourite part.

It can be really quite warm but still pleasant. There are many activities such as tornaments, outdoor  festivals, cool outdoors swimming pools and parks with events and the amazing vibe in this fairy tale city. 

No wonder our worldschooling apartment "Maniny" is rented out already from march-july. 

I would like to hint that if you are coming to Prague for this summer and early autumn its good to be out in time as the great places gets booked quickly. 

Have a look at our airbnb ad here for booking or just send us an email if you want to book through the website.

From november-may 2017/2018 we are looking to rent out our other "Brewery" apartment as we are travelling so for this period of time we can offer a good price or a house swap if its in a location that we are going to for the whole period - please email us to find out more.

Friday, 3 March 2017

The brewery flat available to rent April 5-26th special offer

This is the other flat that we have renovated completely and that we live in when we are in Prague. It is located near the old brewery, where you will find the tram stop U Pruhonu, and many nice restaurants and shops. The nearest restaurant is our favourite in Prague, it is called Avion58 and serves such delicious meals and beers.

We are renting out this flat in april from the 5-26th so we will offer a special deal to the family that wants to rent it for exactly that time period. There have been a few changes since we photographed it, the kids room have one more kids bed and there is new double bed sofa in the lounge. We will remove some of our personal items to make space for yours.

There is a long balcony, where you are welcome to plant things in the window boxes that doesnt have anything growing. There are also bikes that you can use and two kids scooters.

Most of the apartment has been renovated in september 2016. The kitchen and all the white goods are brand new. You have a proper juicer and mixer and all kitchen supplies you could dream of. This apartment is VERY easy to maintain and keep clean. If you need, we can offer a cleaning service for 800 czk, which can be weekly or once or twice. If you dont fancy cooking or leaving the apartment to eat out we can really recommend the online service www.damejidlo.cz where you can order food like delicious curries (masala or curry house is best) and pizzas. The easiest way to get your groceries is to sign up on Tesco.cz and order online (in english or czech), the delivery is so cheap its really worth having someone else doing it for you. Otherwise we shop in Albert which is 100 meters from us, they were rubbish when we moved here, but the shop has been reorganized and they have really good veg and healthy things now.

For staying for that time period it is 1200 euros for 3 weeks. For that time period we give 25% off which is 900 euros for the whole period. No extra fees.

This apartment is perfect for 2 adults and 2-3 children.

If you would like to book please send us an email. It will be blocked in the calendar if it has been booked. Since yesterday when i listed our flats we had 3 bookings for 2 months, so if you would like to book this one for this time dont wait with it.