This is just an ideal summer vacation. Imagine yourself in a private bungalow on the pond, sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine, watching a water surface, and listen to the rustle of the trees. Your only dilemma is to decide, whether to go fishing, having a sauna, or take a raft to the island in the middle of the pond that is full of surprises. When you catch the fish, you just grilled it at the private fireplace. Then you lie down with a full stomach in the grass, take your favorite book and happily fall asleep in the shade of the tree. Does it sound like a fairy-tale? Yes, I know, but it can be real in the Ponds of Dobčice.
The Story of the Ponds of Dobčice
I was happy to meet in private Jirka Střítecký. We walk around and Jirka speaks with passion about this place. Originally, his father Jiří Střítecký designed the first bungalow on the pond. As an architect, it was his dream to design something where he can spend a relaxing time with family. His son Jirka enjoyed the summer by the ponds and practically spent his childhood here.
The bungalow becomes more and more popular with family friends. So, they decided to build a treehouse and extra cabin in a way, that ensures privacy for each of them. Such an idea attracted more and more visitors because the place is just great. Today, there are five different bungalows (one is a treehouse and one tee-pee) on two different ponds. The new pond is under construction.
Choose Your Dream Cabin
All the cabins have beautiful names according to the name of the girls, and the tee-pee has a boy’s name. I don’t really ask about the naming of the bungalows. So if you are interested, you can ask Jirka yourself during your next visit. All of them are without an electrical connection, that is secured by solar panels. The first bungalow designed by Jiří’s father is called Verunka. Amálka is a tree-house, Madlenka is a two-floor bungalow, Sofinka is a floating cabin and Jiřík is a tee-pee. You can have a more detailed look at the website.
How to Get to the Ponds of Dobčice
Since the Ponds of Dobčice are in the middle of the forest, your main landmark to follow is the village called Dobčice. Then you will be directed by Jirka to the secret place to your bungalow. On the website here you can even find an exact GPS location. Otherwise, it’s not easy to find it alone. I guess it’s the purpose, so your privacy is secured. I was amazed by this place and I want definitely come back again. This is a completely unique place that you just fall in love with. Just a tip, if you want to make a short trip nearby, don’t miss the picturesque village Holašovice listed in UNESCO.