"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.
This is a listing for The "Branki" Home 2nd floor, which has two, interconnected 2nd floor bedrooms with a private kitchen, shower and a balcony.
Our other listings are available through my profile.
The "Branki" Home 2nd floor has two, interconnected 2nd floor bedrooms with a private kitchen, shower and a balcony.
"Branki" household has 2 buildings - a Family Home & Summerhouse. This is a listing for The "Branki" Home 2nd floor. The Summerhouse listing is accessible through my profile.
Breakfast is included in all bookings. 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 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.
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 are welcome to ask to visit the Museum "Stūrīši" (listing available through my profile).
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!
"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.
- 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.
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 traditions of Latvian and Livonian living. As a certified cook with over 25 years of experience in cooking for legions, restaurants and my family, I truly enjoy cooking in a proper countryside kitchen.