We have a barbecue and bonfire area with a table and benches under the roof.
We do not have a children’s playground.
The action of this family story takes place in Dziupla situated in the magical Dębki. A popular place, but definitely not with resort status. Here you will find the most beautiful Baltic beaches, wonderful light sand, forest paths for long walks and bike rides, you will enjoy loud singing of birds, and you can buy fresh fish straight from the cutter. It would take a long time to list all the advantages of this place, but they are definitely worth checking out.
My name is Marta, I am the one who greets you at the gate and takes care of you throughout your stay. I will take you on a ‘journey through time’. In the 1980s, my parents bought a plot of land from one of the residents. There was no plan, just a dream that my father decided to realise for my mother – it was to be our place by the Baltic Sea. When I was a child, I spent the whole summer here, I grew up, changed, and after the holidays I came home to Warsaw. For years, it was just a place for our family. However… In the 1990s, my father Marek Borkowski decided to build a guest house on the plot. In the beginning, there were only two usable floors and rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Over the years the house has changed. Just as the house was developing, so was Dębki – the town received more and more tourists every year, gaining in popularity. Every year we change, develop and improve things. All this to make guests feel the homely atmosphere of the place.
Today I run the place myself, with the support of good spirits and Owl, who – I hope permanently – has moved into the place and whose concert can be heard after dark. I try to fill Dziupla with the atmosphere of hospitality and love for animals, which sometimes results in new, interesting acquaintances. For me, Dziupla means joy, sweat and tears but it also brings back memories of my parents. Every year I come in May to open the season and I look after my guests until the end of September. For the rest of the year I’m going back to where I came from, where I have a second job – making stained glass lamps and other attractive things out of stained glass.
Dębki is my second home. I love the place both when it wakes up from its winter sleep and later on, when it is hot and I can bathe in the sea every day, or wander the forest paths looking for mushrooms, blueberries and listening to the beautiful singing of birds. Here, life moves at its own pace.
You are cordially invited to my oasis of peace.
Dębki is a state of mind
Dębki is a charming seaside town, discovered by tourists already in the 1920s. Originally, the buildings of the inhabitants of Dębki were concentrated near the mouth of the Piaśnica River, where the fishing boat harbour was located. In 1277 Mestwin II gave the area, once covered by forest and mud, to the Norbertines from Żukowo. From 1279 the area was the property of the Żarnowiec monastery. After the secularisation of the monastery property, from 1772 it was owned by the Prussian treasury. The name of the town probably comes from the surname Dębek, mentioned in the 16th and throughout the 18th century. Throughout its history, the village has taken on various names: from Chałupy u morza (Chałupy at the Sea), Dembek, Dębeki, Dębki to the German Dembeck. Over time, the village came into the possession of fishing families from whom much of the land was bought after 1920 for use as holiday plots. In the period 1918-1939 – the most north-west Polish town, bordering directly with Germany. The then border ran along the left bank of the Piaśnica river and further south along the western shore of Żarnowieckie Lake. Two boundary points were located on both sides of the river.
While presenting the history of Dębki one cannot forget about the merits of two professors from the University of Poznań: Adam Wrzosek, who established the Ethnographic Museum in an old fishing house he bought and rebuilt in 1924-25, and Bronisław Niklewski, who contributed significantly to the establishment of the “Piaśnickie Łąki” reserve in 1959. Moreover, on the initiative of Professor Wrzosek and the Order of the Resurrectionist Fathers from Poznań, a wooden church was built in 1935 (the current chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of Częstochowa).
It was not until the 1950s and 1960s that Dębki began to develop as a tourist destination again. To this day, the town attracts actors and artists with its unique atmosphere. There are certainly quite a few people who remember Dębki from the time when there was only one shop there.
Beautiful forests provide plenty of paths for Nordic walking and cycling trips to nearby towns such as Białogóra, Karwia and Jastrzębia Góra. See for yourself. You are cordially invited to Dziupla.