Retreat.cz

A Deep Work Retreat in the Czech mountains

for developers, creative professionals, artists and digital nomads

We are renting our house with a garden to creative people, who need a place for their deep work and quiet concentration. If you are writing a book, pivoting your startup, painting or developing a new app, let this be your sanctuary. And if you need a rest, you may take a walk or hike, relax in the local spa, dine in the nearby pub or brewery, all within 10 minutes on foot. The house has a high-security main entrance and windows, high-speed 50 Mbps WiFi, height adjustable tables and accommodates up to 8 people with everything necessary to work without distraction for weeks or even months.

You'd be renting a place with privacy and Holy Peace included.

Need to work hard? Take it deep…

The minimum stay is 7 days and the house accommodates up to 8 people.
You can check out the prices, availability and book our Retreat through Airbnb.
(We use Airbnb service to process international payments in compliance with Czech tax laws.)

You may also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Once in a while we give away free “staypendiums” to a winning contestant with the most promising project proposal. We also love to spread the word about the achievements of our wonderful guests.

When is our Retreat available?

About us

Robert Vlach

 “I got the idea to open a deep work retreat in the heart of the Beskydy Mountains in autumn 2014. I had offered our house for free to creative people on my Facebook page and I was stunned by the huge response. Dozens of them wrote to me about their projects and I realized that such a place would be in high demand in Czechia. While such retreats can be found elsewhere in Europe, this still hasn’t really become part of any modern tradition in our country. And because we were spending so much time abroad as digital nomads and our house was mostly empty, we decided to open a retreat of our own.”

Lenka Paprok

 “I am renting our flat in the Ostrava City center through Airbnb to travelers, who come to visit The Colours of Ostrava music festival or the industrial architecture heritage site in Vitkovice. I enjoy hosting guests from all around the world so much that I have jumped on the idea to host developers, entrepreneurs, artists and other creative professionals in our house in the mountains. I take great care in preparing everything you could possibly need before your arrival, so that you can start working right away at full speed. Even if we are abroad, you can always reach me by phone or email and my local assistants are ready to help you if necessary.”

What does it look like

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Our Guests

Margit Slimakova Nutrition & Health Coach

 “What a flawless, quiet place in such beautiful nature! Ideal for creative types, who need to get away and work in peace for days or weeks.”

Paul Minar Google Partner and renowned G Suite expert

 “We've been to this Retreat many times with our whole family, since it offers a unique atmosphere that is both pleasant and practical. One can relax, enjoy the solitude and nature, go for walks, biking or swimming, have a BBQ, or try traditional frgaly cakes or the excellent local pub’s renowned potato pancakes… But it is also a place for undisturbed work on our projects, with fast internet, height-adjustable tables, and did I mention how quiet it is? Every time I need to finish something, I go to Retreat. And if I need time off with my family, we go to Retreat as well.”

Johan Cutych with a team of developers

 “Retreat is a perfect place for relaxing, undisturbed work and team-building. The place inspires trust and emanates warmth. Everything works as expected. And the nature around is breathtaking, one has always something left to explore. We are looking forward to come back!”

Adam & Misa Vrana UX and SEO consultants

 “The house is great, both for work and family life. There is everything necessary. A warm fireplace, enough table space for both sitting and standing work, a decent music selection and a box full of toys for our kids. Whether you are coming alone or not, you will love the place.”

Ladislav Krcmarik developer and evangelist for working outside

 “After a summer spent programming mostly outside, I was looking for a sanctuary with a good internet connection. 6 winter months in Retreat lived up to my expectations. The house is fully equipped, the access road well-maintained and the corner shop well-supplied. The house was my home, my inspiration and it has deepened my peace of mind. Thanks to all this, I have finally come to realize, what I should do as a freelancer.”

Ivana Minarova smart housing designer and consultant

 “I appreciate the quiet ambience of the place. Retreat's office is well equipped with fast internet connection and height-adjustable tables. However, there is one disturbing element: the radiating fireplace. I can sit in front of it for hours while my work has to wait until the next morning.”

Mira Vlach renowned project manager, project management evangelist and trainer

 “Highly recommended for both individuals and teams, who need to stay away from unwanted distractions and get things done. Walks in the beautiful surrounding nature guarantee the necessary for relaxing, as well as finding fresh ideas and inspiration.”

Adela Ruckova freelance illustrator

 “You will love both working and your free time in the Retreat. I have spent a lot of time there, so I know it well. The peaceful garden, a working fireplace for chilly nights, views overlooking the hills and valley below. Plus the great Maralak pub nearby, if you don't feel like cooking, there is a sauna and swimming pool down at the spa, need I say more? Explore these highlights and more for yourself. Highly recommended!”

Zuzana Vanysacker andragogist and tutor

 “Whether you are looking for a place to work, or you need to escape from work, this house will have you from the moment you walk in. It was built on a peaceful spot, sheltered from the winds coming down from the hills, yet still within a walking distance from a civilization.”

Map of the Area with Our Favorite Highlights

Your Playboard

Retreat
The entire house with a garden just for you
High-security entrance door protects your stuff
Security windows throughout the whole house
Big garden with sitting area and BBQ space
Terrace for exercising or sleeping outside
Heating with wood in a fireplace or electricity
Holy Peace™ and 100% privacy
Work
50 Mbps internet upload-download
Powerful WiFi router for a team work (2,4 + 5 GHz)
Lots of table space, 3 height-adjustable tables
Outside tables with benches for working outside
External 24" LCD, big whiteboard and flipchart
Storage space for returning guests
Designed for digital nomads
Location!
Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem in the eastern part of the Czech Republic
Ideal base camp for doing hikes in the Beskydy Mountains ♥
Beautiful spot in nature overlooking the valley
Pub, spa, brewery and shop within walking distance
Train station is only 15 minutes away by foot
Parking space for your car(s)
Year round access by a maintained access road
Highlights
Fully equipped kitchen with fridge
Dishwasher and washing machine with eco-detergents
Bathroom with shower
Second bathroom with bathtub in the basement
Garage space to keep your bikes and other big items
Rattan armchairs for lounging by the fireplace
Hand-picked library and board games for long evenings
Sleeping
Sleep spaces for 1 to 8 people
Two big double beds with quality mattresses (180 cm)
Futon double bed with a natural cotton mattress (140 cm)
Fold-out couch double bed (140 cm)
Quality wool covers and clean bedding
Quiet area without noise and lights
The communal room is separated from bedrooms
Hiking
Pustevny (1:30 hours)
Skalka and Ondřejník (1:30 hours)
Radhošť (2:30 hours)
Kněhyně (2:30 hours)
Smrk (3:30 hours)
Kozlovice brewery (2:00 hours, another one)
Ostrava City (15 minutes walk and then 1 hour by direct train)
Available
A stock of clean towels
A CD player with some selection of music
An outdoor electric grill and things for healthy cooking
Fruits from the garden (you may pick whatever you like)
Composter
Bikes
Snowshoes
Terms
Rent under the contract
The minimal stay is 7 days
Full advance payment with a refundable deposit
The price is per day (not per night as in hotels)
Firewood, water and electricity are included in the price
The tenant is liable for any damage
We are selective and do not accept everyone :-)

It's Your Turn

Retreat accommodates a single person, as well as teams of up to 8 people. The shortest possible stay is 7 days.
You can check the prices, availability and book our Retreat through Airbnb.
(We use Airbnb service to process international payments in compliance with Czech tax laws.)

If you have any questions, feel free to mail them to: robert@vla.ch


Need to work hard? Take it deep…


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