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New Cozy Cottage: Clean, Safe, Secluded Retreat

SuperhostLitochky, Kyiv Oblast, Ucraina
Intero cottage affittato da Chad
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This new cottage is perfect country quarantine retreat; luxury appliances, HD TV, fast Wifi & cozy beds, local handiwork & antiques. Central fireplace of pre-Revolutionary bricks, terrace & grill, master bedroom with private shower/toilet, private guest room, fully equipped kitchen, heated floors and hot showers. Groceries, river and forest are 15 min walk away. Free parking, security, staples; guide available. Kayak, bikes, zipline, archery, volleyball, pool, sauna, bar nearby.

Lo spazio
Everything inside is handmade by locals from local material, including the table, chairs, bed, doors and shelving. The floors on the first floor are heated and the fixtures (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, etc) are new and modern. All of the decorations -- including the antique single bed, samovar and wall clock -- were purchased from our neighbors.

The second floor has a king sized bed and an open layout (perfect for a couple with a child to sleep near them on one of the floor mattresses or foldout beds). Also on the second floor is a large bathroom with shower and toilet, and a window looking out over the terrace.

On the first floor is a small guest room with a single bed for one. There is room here for another floor mattress so two could share this space, but all mattresses are singles. The guest room adjoins the main living area with access to a ground floor bathroom with shower. Photos show the layout with and without the floor mattresses.

Please look carefully at the sleeping arrangements. There are only spaces on beds for three people. There are also two floor mattresses and one fold out bed. The space is perfect for two couples (if one is willing to sleep on a cozy floor mattress on a heated floor) or a couple with three kids. It's also great for a group of five who are looking to save money and aren't concerned about sleeping on the floor mattresses (see photos). However, please note this is a small cottage and so it's not really recommended for more than four adults (although technically it's possible).

The ground floor is an open space dominated by a beautiful central indoor fireplace place made from bricks saved from the 19th century "pech" (oven) that was originally on the site. There is also a table for eight and space for two floor single floor mattresses for people to sleep on.

The terrace is large and perfect for big lunches (invite friends for a picnic!). Next to the huge oak table that seats 16 is a handmade fireplace grill and an area for food preparation with running water (in summer) and a window that provides access to the indoor kitchen.

A few steps away is a big fire pit and the barn, which has bicycles and more.

Accesso per gli ospiti
The entire cottage and the property is all yours - no other guests although you may see the groundkeeper tending flowers during the week. There is a door code to enter. When you leave, you must also press the code and lock the door. Sometimes it takes a little push.

Our Ukrainian and Russian-speaking groundskeeper will also meet you to answer any questions and show you how to use the fireplace, etc. if you wish.

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For out of town guests we set up a group WhatsApp in English (or Russian) so you have two English-speaking assistants, my driver, and our guide at your fingertips. Drivers and guides are available for an extra modest fee. We can meet you at the airport, make a stop for you to buy groceries or get cash, and then deliver you to our front door and make sure you're connected to WiFi and any questions are answered. Translators, transportation, and guides are not included in the price, but the rates are reasonable.

No shoes inside the house please - use slippers or socks on our heated floors, otherwise, the dirt can accumulate quickly and ruin your stay. Before your arrival the floors will have been scrubbed clean, so feel free to walk inside barefoot or in socks.

There is still some work materials on the site (we are preparing to build a guest house in summer), and it will eventually be an artist retreat.

- Aside from a small grocery and hardware store about a 15 minute walk away, there is not much to do in the village except walk and chat with the friendly neighbors selling fresh veggies. However, 20 minutes away is a huge sports complex with restaurant, bar, huge pool, kayaks, bike rental, ziplines, volleyball and much much more. We work with them to help our guests who want more outdoor activities.

- Without a car, you would be able only to enjoy the cottage or take a walk to the river or forest. We are in a tiny village. We have a driver available for $100/day (12 hours) -- he can take you everywhere, even into Kyiv for sightseeing and then back to the cottage at night.

- For stays longer than a few days, a car is really necessary to be able to explore the surrounding area (or our driver). You can take an Uber there from the airport or from Kiev, but there is no Uber in the village. So to get home I have a driver who will take you for $50 (or you can call a taxi). If you are adventurous, you can also take a small bus to and from Kiev, it stops not far from our house and costs under $5.

- This is a small village and my home is for guests to enjoy the quiet and fresh air of the countryside, cozy nights by the fire, picnics and dinners on the terrace. Loud, late night parties are not acceptable and will lead to security coming by. Five friends sitting around a campfire and talking until late into the night is encouraged, but no fireworks or loud singing/carousing. Also note that the adjacent pond is not ours so please do not go outside our fence and respect the privacy of our neighbors. Thank you!

- The house has a maximum occupancy of five people, but in certain cases, if you want to invite a few more guests during the day for a big outdoor lunch on the terrace, please ask.

- We have a 50 meter new fresh water pump and the water has been certified as 100% safe and healthy to drink. However, since it is from a natural source, it has lots of minerals and at times a smell of iron. This comes and goes, but should dissipate. I personally enjoy the water's flavor now, but of course, you can always buy bottled water and the next door store.

- The language of the area is Ukrainian, although I get by with Russian. No one speaks English, so be prepared to use your google translate app on your phone or hire one of our guides.

Please help me by being flexible and providing me private feedback so that I can improve the place as a dream dacha.
This new cottage is perfect country quarantine retreat; luxury appliances, HD TV, fast Wifi & cozy beds, local handiwork & antiques. Central fireplace of pre-Revolutionary bricks, terrace & grill, master bedro…

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1 letto king size, 1 letto basso
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1 letto singolo, 1 letto basso
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Cucina
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Parcheggio gratuito incluso
Zona lavoro computer-friendly
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Litochky, Kyiv Oblast, Ucraina

We are in the village of Letochki, 1 hour north of Kyiv. There are two small shops that sell groceries and one hardware store in the village center. They sell all necessaries, but close at 8pm and if you want anything exotic or a wider selection of marinated meats, best to buy it at one of the Novus megamarkets in Brovary or the Mini-Market near Rozhni.

This is the perfect location for relaxing on the patio, walks in nature (river to the west, fields and forest to the east), bbq, or to use as a base to explore nearby villages. There is nothing of note in the village, but several interesting things to see by car (we can arrange a driver for a fee), listed in our guidebook.

If you want to go kayaking, fishing, swimming in a pool, ziplining, visit a "bar", or many other outdoor activities, we recommend Avanturist: http://avanturist.kiev.ua/photo-gallery/
We are in the village of Letochki, 1 hour north of Kyiv. There are two small shops that sell groceries and one hardware store in the village center. They sell all necessaries, but close at 8pm and if you want a…

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I live in Boston and Kyiv and work as a documentary filmmaker in the former Soviet countries. I love books, history, and film. My DVD collection is heavy on classics (complete Kurosawa), lots of Jeeves & Wooster, and some other odds and ends including my own feature doc, The Russian Woodpecker. In Boston, my more than 2000 books span most of history, philosophy, art, science, and biography. In Ukraine, I've built a dacha by hand with lots of love and local materials (except for the hi-end European appliances). I love sharing these homes with people from around the world!
I live in Boston and Kyiv and work as a documentary filmmaker in the former Soviet countries. I love books, history, and film. My DVD collection is heavy on classics (complete Kuro…
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I am rarely in the village (I live in Kyiv), but I have a groundskeeper and housekeeper who live next door to watch over the property (they only speak Russian & Ukrainian!) who can handle any emergencies. Otherwise, my English speaking staff and I will available to answer any questions through the AirBNB messaging system or WhatsApp/Viber.

We have a translator, personal driver, and guide available for additional reasonable fees.
I am rarely in the village (I live in Kyiv), but I have a groundskeeper and housekeeper who live next door to watch over the property (they only speak Russian & Ukrainian!) who can…
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