Household "Branki".Household "Branki" - the family house.
Livonian homestead "Branki" - Summerhouse
Hosted by Igors
Igors is the host.
10 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
10 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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"Branki" is a set of several houses owned by our family. Each has unique setting, history and style, varied types of rooms and amenities. We welcome you to get "back to basics", experience great food and hospitality in the middle of the countryside.

Our other listings are accessible through my profile.

The space

Three traditional Livonian households, built before 1900s.
"Branki" household has 2 buildings - a Family Home and a Summerhouse; household "Stūrīši" which is both a museum and a guesthouse; household "Mežmaļi".

This is a listing for the Summerhouse. With this booking you are renting the entire house.
The Summerhouse of "Branki" has a 1st floor double bedroom with access to the guest kitchen, shower and a large, truly unique living room. The 2nd floor double bedroom suite covers the entire floor with a private living room, TV and balcony - option to add more beds.


PRICING: To ensure privacy and seclusion for our guests, Summerhouse is always rented as the entire suite, hence, the price is the same for 1 to 3 people staying in the property. We will amend the quote for you to reflect the pricing as below:

For 1 to 3 persons staying with breakfast (3 nights)
€320
and then for additional guests/nights with breakfast (nightly, per person)
Adult: €38
Child: €15

If we have free spaces, we are happy to take on guests who wish to stay for 1-2 nights.
The price is €50 with breakfast (nightly, per person).


Lunch and evening meals can be ordered in advance.
A traditional firewood heated sauna (hot rocks and steam) is available for hire to all guests who stay at least 3 nights.


THE HOUSES AND THE ROOMS - our other listings are accessible through my profile

→ The Summerhouse of "Branki" has a 1st floor double bedroom with access to the guest kitchen, shower and a large, truly unique living room. Additionally, there is a 2nd floor double bedroom suite covering the entire floor with a private living room, TV and balcony - option to add more beds.

→ The Home of "Branki" has a 2nd floor double bedroom with a private kitchen, shower and balcony. (our other listings are accessible through my profile)

→ The household and museum "Stūrīši" has 2 options: 1) stay in a charming attic bedroom for one or two guests; 2) stay in the traditional beds of Latvians and Livonians (max 2 adults and 1 child). Option to add more beds. (our other listings are accessible through my profile)

→ The household "Mežmaļi" has capability to be flexible with bed arrangements and sleep up to 10 people. Completely private house with kitchen, porch, garden full of fruits and berries.

The family of "Branki" also provides excursions, guided tours and information about the local points of interest. If ordered in advance, large groups can have a meal here - up to 160 people in the summer.

Guest access

Guests have keys to their house/room and homeowners have someone always present to mind the houses. Guests can only access their rooms & the outside territory. You can ask to visit the museum "Stūrīši" if it's not occupied by other guests.

Interaction with guests

The hosts speak Latvian and Russian fluently. Don't worry if you don't know these - we have mastered the art of hand-gesturing and appropriate keywords for your understanding.
The AirBnB account is managed by an English, Latvian & Russian speaker.

If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, please let us know well in advance. If you wish to order lunch or evening meals, please do so at least week in advance for specific requests or the night before for "chefs choice"! Please note that we rely on local farmers and their stock - if you expect certain cuisine every day, order in advance. All of our food is bought from great, hardworking farmers - supplying fresh meat, dairy products, locally-grown vegetables, individually crafted local foods (Sklandrausis, for example), berries, mushrooms and when the sea has the right conditions our village fishermen sell finger-licking good fresh fish.

Our family cook is a certified chef with over 25 years experience in making truly remarkable, tasty foods be they traditional, international or original. You must try the wonders he can do in a proper countryside kitchen!

Other things to note

"Branki" has been in our family for generations. Our guesthouse business started spontaneously 8 years ago. You are a guest in a beautiful countryside location. Come to us when you need to get away, re-set, relax. When you need someone to feed you well! Summerhouse feel all the way.
We have made our best effort to supply our visitors with the best options and amenities, however countryside has its limitations, which is why we ask you to respect the nature of the location.

"Branki" is in well-kept, great location, away from the modern society and filled to the brim with rich history, tradition and mix of cultures. We can also provide you information to learn about the local village, history and points of interest. The charm of the village Mazirbe is retained by its rural location and its location in the protected zone of Slitere National Park as well as several UNESCO world heritage sites.

We have hosted weddings, yoga retreats, seen visits from prominent people in Latvian political, artistic and business scenes. If you have a special request or idea for an event, let us know and we will see what we can do. For all special events our family dresses up to showcase our hand-crafted traditional clothing of Livonians from 13th and 19th centuries.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Shampoo
Washer

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 sofa beds, 1 couch
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Check in time is flexible

Respect for the surroundings and various items in the households is a must! All houses and items are of historical and personal significance to our family.

Very serious note: These houses and things have endured various wars, political disagreements, the horrors of Soviet Union and the subsequent deportations and many other tests of time. We have built them up, we have worked hard to fix the old houses and not to lose the important traditional and historical elements, which are so easy to forget in the current modern world.

Please respect that and be nice to our homes and the things we love.

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

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Kaija User Profile
September 2017
Igors is a wonderful chef, so be prepared to eat a lot of delicious food. Also, he and his family know a lot about the area and its history - they have deep roots there. Take the time to talk with them. You won't regret it.

Andrew User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful and peaceful few (EMAIL HIDDEN)munication before the trip was excellent, we had many questions about the place! The area was perfect. A few minutes walk to the beach which we had to ourselves. If you want to have a few days cut off from business then this place is perfect. The food and hospitality was very friendly but not overbearing. The accommodation was clean and unique in design.

Jente Marit User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Martina User Profile
August 2016
Starting with the reception at the bus stop in the late evening, after a 4 hours trip from Riga to Mazirbe, all our stay at Branki was a pleasure. The first three nights we were staying in a room in the main house, changing afterwards to the summer guest house with its unique furniture, including an open fire. During the whole time we were hosted by the family to the best. Delicious and tasty food, prepared by Igors, as well as useful tips for the beaches and a guided tour to the nearby villages by the owners. A private sauna in the house made the stay even more enjoyable.

Juris User Profile
July 2016
Our stay at "Branki" was fantastic. The hosts were very kind. They are really paying attention to hospitality. We got a 2nd floor in the family house. The room was tidy and the bed was very comfortable. Nice extra of the 2nd floor is a balcony. The house is located close the sea, so you can enjoy sunset by the sea. The breakfast.. well, I think it was the best breakfast I've ever had in guest houses/hotels. In general, I would really recommend this place if you want to disconnect from the world and enjoy Latvian/Livonian countryside hospitality. Also, don't forget to ask the hosts to show you the museum and share some stories about artifacts they collected over the years and people who visited this place.

Maria User Profile
July 2016
Igor and his whole family were there to welcome us. They made us feel at home by cooking wonderful meals and by lighting the fire in the fireplace in the evening so that we felt warm and cozy.

Domitille User Profile
July 2016
Our favorite place! Perfect house for relaxing and chilling. And the food is awesome. You should definitively taste Igor's food. Igor's family was very sweet. You will love this place.

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Igors User Profile
Family cook, designer, entrepreneur - I care about an authentic feel and taking care to add the right details and make our house a rare and unforgettable experience. I like to combine the best and the most interesting elements of various historical ages while retaining the tradit…
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