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Casa Maris - Lovely Traditional Home in a Spectacular Landscape

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cluj-Napoca chateau / country house description

House Maris is an impressive, traditional house in a 60-acre, park-like grounds. The hundred year old house has been restored by us in 2006 from scratch and at the same time adapted to contemporary needs. With 200 m2 living area and 90 m2 in the adjacent building, it offers plenty of space in the large rooms. There are only three houses in the whole of Maramures in this angular design.

Those seeking peace, relaxation and also inspiration at the same time, will find all of this here. The extraordinarily beautiful ambient nature, along with the library created with a lot of sensibility and the impressive collection of paintings largely by Romanian artists create an incredibly beautiful and leisure atmosphere.

House Maris is an ideal base for nature lovers, hikers and hunters to explore the pristine environment. Monasteries and historic wooden churches are also great tourist spots as well as museums and markets in Sighet and the surrounding villages.

The paintings, objects of art and trophies present in the house and the adjacent building are all originals. The paintings are mostly of Oszkar Nagy and David Jandi (School of Baia Mare), and other Romanian artists too.

Furthermore, there are objects in the house from the estate of the famous English travel author Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, deceased in 2011. He wandered in the 40’s of the previous from Hoek van Holland up to Constantinople, during which his route also led him through Romania. Forty years later, he described his journey into a world-renowned classic travel literature comprising of two volumes, 'A time of gifts' and 'Between the Woods and the Water'. These books can also be found in the house.

In the ground floor you will find the dining room and the adjoining kitchen and pantry, library and guest bathroom. Upstairs is a very spacious, open living area with adjoining bedroom and a separate bathroom.

Please allow us to point out that the house Maris with the adjacent building is not suitable for children under ten years due to the features and structural conditions. For families with small children, our house Cosma is ideal.

Assistance can be provided in all aspects by an additional maid in the house. From laundry service, shopping to barbecue in the evenings, at the moment Carmen will be available to help you with words and deeds.

The surrounding meadows and the entire premises are mowed annually by hand. Hence you will find a rare and protected flora with orchids, wild gladiolus, carnivorous plants, cotton grass and several other plants. The fauna is equally impressive with bear, wolf, lynx, deer, roe deer, wild cats, eagles and a variety of other rare birds such as oriole and hoopoe. An incredibly wide variety of species of butterflies and beetles enrich the surrounding.

Guided walks, carriage rides, hunting and horseback riding are some of the recreational activities that you can pursue here.

With our charitable foundation 'Botiza Fund' we support environmental, social and cultural projects in Botiza. We would be glad to provide more detailed information.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Surcharge...moreless

              • In the library there is also a pull-out sofa bed. In the beautifully converted barn with a total area of 90 m2, there are extra beds for two persons, a living room and another separate bathroom. The barn is located immediately adjacent to the main house. The whole ensemble is ideal for families with older children or for two couples. Please allow us to point out that the house Maris with the annexe is not suitable for children less than ten years old, due to the features and structural conditions. For families with small children, our house Cosma is ideal. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Double vanity...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Wash basin...moreless

              • Annexe: toilet, shower

                Wash basin...moreless

              • The bathrooms are luxuriously furnished, modern and filled with antiques and art. Bath and hand towels are kept ready for you, as well as guest soaps, facial tissues and hair dryer....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The patio in front of the house invites you with a fire pit for grilling. Here you can have a wide panoramic view and the monastery lying opposite can also be seen. Two deck chairs invite you to read and relax. A pond completes the picture with its orchards and deciduous trees. Your neighbours would be happy to provide you with fresh delicious milk, cheese, eggs, honey, vegetables and fruits, of course all home grown and totally organic. We also have poultry and rabbits growing on their own, please inquire. The forester would love to go on trips with you and explain the flora and fauna to you. We provide a list of worthwhile destinations to you in advance, which you can visit if you are interested. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Stereo
                  • Books:

                    The library has a wealth of books, esp. with topics on nature, travel and art....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Pond
                  • Forests

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          General

                          • Wood Stove
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Living Room
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Internet:

                            UTMS stick...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            The house is heated with central wooden heating, which is further supplemented on both the floors by two traditional ovens. The wood used is available and included in the price....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Oven
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                The house is equipped with plenty of ceramic ware and glassware for 12 persons....moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Kitchen is well-equipped. Anyone who likes to cook will find everything here....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                In front of the house on patio there’s a fire pit where you can enjoy barbecue....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Two deck chairs invite you to read and relax....moreless

                              • Porch / Veranda

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

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                                  Rental rates quoted in:
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

                                  Mar 1 - Apr 12, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €95 €95
                                  €550

                                  Extra Nights: €95


                                  Apr 13 - Jun 14, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €115 €115
                                  €650

                                  Extra Nights: €115


                                  Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €130 €130
                                  €750

                                  Extra Nights: €130


                                  Sep 7 - Oct 18, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €115 €115
                                  €650

                                  Extra Nights: €115


                                  Oct 19 - Dec 20, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €95 €95
                                  €550

                                  Extra Nights: €95


                                  Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
                                  7 night min stay
                                  €130 €130
                                  €750

                                  Extra Nights: €130

                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  While booking, a flat rate of 50 % of the rent is due as deposit and the balance is payable in cash upon arrival on site. Firewood, gas, water, electricity, bedding, towels and final cleaning are included in the basic rent. In the beautifully converted barn with a total area of 90 m2, there are extra beds for two persons, a living room and another separate bathroom. The barn is located immediately adjacent to the main house. The whole ensemble is ideal for families with older children or for two couples. The additional charge for this is billed during the peak and off-seasons at € 30 per day. Please allow us to point out that the house Maris with the annexe is not suitable for children under ten years due to the features and structural conditions. For families with small children, our house Cosma is ideal.

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                                  Location

                                  170 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Cluj Napoca and Baia Mare
                                  38 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Sighethu Marmatiei
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Botiza
                                  30 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ski
                                  Borsa
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Rozavlea

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  in the Maramures county (Romanian: Judet) at an altitude of 700 m above sea level. The distance to the Hungarian border is about 150 km and to Ukraine it is about 30 km. The nearest town is Sighet Marmatiei (approx. 38 km). The nearest airports are in Baia Mare (German: Frauenbach, about 80 km) or in Cluj (German: Klausenburg, about 170 km). Situated nearby - 15 km distance - are the Rodna National Park and Maramures National Park.

                                  The farm is a local treasure on 60 acres with an incredibly impressive flora and fauna. This property is unique in Maramures. With its exceptional location (vis -à-vis the monastery, Scimbare la fata', named after the holiday, when the season changes from summer to autumn), it impresses every visitor. A gorgeous panoramic view up to as far as the mountains of the Ukraine and the Rodna Mountains convey a feeling of vastness, wildness and tranquillity.

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2006

                                  About the owner: We wandered for twenty years in Romania and fulfilled our dream here.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Cluj-Napoca:
                                  We have created the house like how we would wish to look for one.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                                  Our guests say that it is much, much nicer than photos & words can describe it.


                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: french, romanian, german, english

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                                  Photos

                                  • View of the house Maris

                                    View of the house Maris

                                  • View from the terrace in the morning

                                    View from the terrace in the morning

                                  • Plucked just before mowing, a bouquet of Gentians

                                    Plucked just before mowing, a bouquet of Gentians

                                  • View inside the kitchen

                                    View inside the kitchen

                                  • Library with the secretaire of Patrick Leigh Fermor (by Sorin Morar)

                                    Library with the secretaire of Patrick Leigh Fermor (by Sorin Morar)

                                  • Open bedroom upstairs (by Sorin Morar)

                                    Open bedroom upstairs (by Sorin Morar)

                                  • View from the bedside window

                                    View from the bedside window

                                  • View inside the bathroom upstairs (by Sorin Morar)

                                    View inside the bathroom upstairs (by Sorin Morar)

                                  • View of the houses Maris and Sura

                                    View of the houses Maris and Sura

                                  • House Maris and the annexe (Sura)

                                    House Maris and the annexe (Sura)

                                  • Open bedroom upstairs in the annexe

                                    Open bedroom upstairs in the annexe

                                  • Every year after the hay harvest we all celebrate together

                                    Every year after the hay harvest we all celebrate together

                                  • Terrace of the house Maris, an ideal place for breakfast

                                    Terrace of the house Maris, an ideal place for breakfast

                                  • Entrance to the house Maris

                                    Entrance to the house Maris

                                  • Dining room in the ground floor (by Sorin Morar)

                                    Dining room in the ground floor (by Sorin Morar)

                                  • View from the kitchen in to the dining room (by Sorin Morar)

                                    View from the kitchen in to the dining room (by Sorin Morar)

                                  • View inside the guest toilet in ground floor

                                    View inside the guest toilet in ground floor

                                  • View from the bedroom

                                    View from the bedroom

                                  • Open living area upstairs (by Sorin Morar)

                                    Open living area upstairs (by Sorin Morar)

                                  • Bathroom upstairs

                                    Bathroom upstairs

                                  • View of the monastery vis-à-vis

                                    View of the monastery vis-à-vis

                                  • Living room in the annexe (Sura)

                                    Living room in the annexe (Sura)

                                  • View inside the ground floor bathroom in the annexe

                                    View inside the ground floor bathroom in the annexe

                                  • We look forward to meeting you!

                                    We look forward to meeting you!

                                  €95 - €130 per night (EUR)
                                  6

                                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 4

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                                  Speaks: french, romanian, german, english
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