Modern, comfortable two-room apartment in one of best locations in Prague

Modern, comfortable two-room apartment in one of best locations in Prague

12 Reviews

Leon

Last logged in

Today

First joined

November 2013

  • This is a super-member. They're experienced home exchangers or the fastest responders.


Join free today to request an exchange

Begin your two-week free trial to contact members

Start a discussion

Begin a conversation with this member to organise an exchange

Propose exchange dates (optional)


Write a personal message

Not available

Not available

Added to shortlist

This home is in your shortlist. To access your shortlist click the icon in the navigation

Add to shortlist

This home is not yet in your shortlist

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms
Translate this listing into your language

Our home

I offer a cosy, modern apartment in Prague-Letna, one of the Czech capital's most sought-after residential areas. The apartment is situated in a modern house with an elevator, an underground garage, and central heating built in 2005. It is located on the second floor and has a floor area of 62 square meters, of which 5.5 square meters is a sunny balcony. Even though located in a lively neighborhood, the apartment is quiet. The tenants are a mix of Czech professionals and foreign-born businessmen and diplomats, which testifies to the attractiveness of the neighborhood.

My apartment is situated in the heart of the picturesque and trendy Letna district, on a beautiful tree-lined street that connects two of Prague's biggest and most beautiful parks: Letna and Stromovka. While the Letna Park offers breathtaking views of the city, the Vltava river, and its bridges, the huge Stromovka park, set up in the year 1268 as royal hunting grounds, is ideal for relaxation, feeding ducks, playing with children on its many playgrounds, jogging, cycling, inline-skating, or playing tennis (Martina Navratilova or Ivan Lendl used to play there).

Letna is the district of diplomatic missions and villas, yet only 15 minutes walk (or 3 tram stops) from the old historic center of Prague. The Old Town Square, the elegant Parizska Street, the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, the Charles Bridge, the Lesser Quarter, the Prague Castle (Hradcany), and the city's other landmarks are all within easy reach. The central Letna Square tram stop (tram numbers 1, 8, 12, 25, 26) is a mere 100 meters (one-minute walk) from my apartment. Two subway (metro) lines (A and C) are a couple of tram stops away and will take you wherever you need to go in Prague.

The apartment consists of:

One bedroom with a double bed, a chest of drawers, book shelves, and a desk with a laptop computer (connected to high-speed internet) and a printer/scanner.

A living room with a separate dining area, a sofa that can be easily converted into a double bed, and a TV/video corner. In addition to Czech and Slovak channels, my cable TV provider UPC provides some German-language channels (3 SAT, ZDF, ARD) and major international news channels (CNN, BBC World, Deutsche Welle, France24, Euronews, and Russia Today).

A fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, stove with oven, refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven, boiling water cattle, toaster, Nespresso coffee maker, etc.

Bathroom with bathtub, separate shower, wash basin, toilet bowl, and washing machine.

Entrance hall with a large wardrobe, coat rack, and a chest of drawers

Separate walk-in wardrobe with shelves and space for hanging clothes.

Balcony with a table and two chairs.

Except for the kitchen, the bathroom, and the balcony, which have tile floors, there are wooden floors throughout. The apartment is being cleaned regularly by a very thorough cleaning lady. There is an ample supply of bed linen, towels, etc in the chest of drawers in the bedroom and in the walk-in wardrobe. I have prepared a “user’s manual” for the apartment, which I will forward to all home exchange partners, along with information about neighborhood amenities. My nephew and my sister, who both have keys from the apartment, live nearby and handing over the keys is thus easy.

Property features

12 Reviews

Who we are

  1. I, Leon (64), am a native of Prague and speak Czech, German, and English, as well as some Russian and Hebrew. I have lived in Vienna, Austria, for more than 45 years now and Vienna remains my main home. The apartment in Prague is thus my secondary residence and, as such, it is available most of the year, practically any time. This also means that the exchange need not be simultaneous.

    Recently retired after 35 years of government service, I finally have the time to get to know the world. My Austrian wife (56) and my two children (29, 32) are all working and would thus accompany me only on some of my trips. I like the idea of sharing homes as it provides a unique opportunity to learn and experience how people in other countries live and how other cities operate. I also like the philosophy behind (or, rather, implied in) the project because Home Exchange allows (and, in fact, encourages) people of various cultures and backgrounds to get to know one another and each others ways of life (at least on a limited scale). Home exchange is a typical example of a win-win scenario showing that people profit from cooperating and sharing resources, especially across borders. I am firmly convinced that if everyone, and mankind as a whole, pursued this philosophy, the world would be a much better place. The basic premise behind Home Exchange is that people are essentially good and well-meaning and that, if you show trust in other people, they will trust you in return. This alone is a profound learning experience, from which all exchangers can only benefit.

    As a proud native of Prague, I want as many people as possible to discover this great city and believe that my apartment and my neighborhood provide an ideal base for this. At the same time, for longer-term visitors, Prague is an ideal place from which to explore nearby great cities such as Brno, Trebic, Telc, Slavonice, Cesky Krumlov, or Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, Bratislava in Slovakia, Budapest in Hungary, Vienna or Salzburg in Austria, and Munich, Nuremberg, Dresden, or Berlin in Germany. All these cities can be reached easily by car, train, or bus within a few hours from Prague, often for as little as 25 euros or less.

Our availability

White
Open to offers
Green
Available
Red
Not Available

Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

The location at Prague-Letna cannot be beaten for the choice of bakeries, delicatessen, and other specialty shops as well as for its high-quality yet inexpensive cafes, pubs and restaurants. Countless Czech and other Central European, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, Indian, American, vegan, vegetarian, and other eateries, many of them takeout places, are within a radius of several blocks.

A well-stocked supermarket of the Austrian Billa chain is 100 meters away. The Holesovice market, Prague’s biggest, where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables directly from growers, is also within walking distance.

Other attractions in the very close vicinity (one tram stop away) include the Sparta Prague soccer stadium and the Prague Tipsport Ice-Hockey Arena, which host many international soccer and ice-hockey matches, as well as concerts. “My” district of Prague-Letna also boasts five theaters (including the Pyramid Theater, widely known among Prague residents for its acclaimed productions of musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar or Les Misérables), the fantastic Kino Oko art-house cinema, great art galleries (including Veletrzni Palace, a beautiful functionalist building dating from the 1920’s that houses the Czech National Gallery’s very rich collections of 20th and 21st centuries art, including Alfons Mucha's famous Slav Epic), and the awesome National Technical Museum, which is one of the best museums of its kind in the world.

Other exchanges that may interest you