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Villa Zollo ••• in a Quaint Shepherd's Village at the Carpathian Foothills

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VILLA ZOLLO • Transylvania villa Romania at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Certeju de Sus villa description

••• VILLA ZOLLO ••• New holiday home at the hillside with panoramic view in all directions. Located at the edge of the shepherd's village Vale in an absolutely peaceful spot. The only through traffic consists of one or two horse carts bringing in the hay from the nearby hills. You may expect sprawling bright rooms, exceptional cleanliness, and the comfortable indoor climate of a rear ventilated larch-facade. A good choice for lovers of details and those who enjoy rustic particularities.

The village of Vale is nestled between the wooded mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. Leaving the accommodation behind you already find yourself on the way up to the mountain meadows with their unique flora and fauna in Europa. So take a break and treat yourself a place, where unspoiled nature meets the breath of the past and traditions.
Interested in our other holiday homes, more photos, reviews or excursion tips? Please take a look at our homepage • www.casa-vale.net • We answer every enquiry within 24 hours.

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••• VILLA ZOLLO •••.

We rent out this cottage since June 2013. It provides 5.000 sqm garden and spacious rooms for 6 (up to 8) people.

The large living room (34 sqm) with oak parquet is located on the mezzanine floor. It includes an open kitchen, a brick fireplace, LED TV (Astra Satellite) and ten seats at two tables. From the adjoining balcony you can take a look into the valley or follow the sun as it goes down right between the crests of two forested mountains.
The open kitchen is fully equipped for self catering with a large fridge combo, gas stove, coffee maker and espresso machine, toaster, kettle, spices and more. The first room (17 sqm), with windows opening to the East, South and West, is accessible from both the living room and the outer hallway. Also the first bathroom (3 sqm) adjoins the living.
An interior staircase leads to the two light-flooded rooms in the attic, the larger with oak floors and balcony. With their 24 and 32 sqm, they can easily be used as lounge for an entire group. Dormers and windows are opening in three directions and allow the sun to spread in the rooms any time of day. The view is impressive: into the vastness of the valley, onto forested mountains and in good weather up to the snowy peaks of the Fagaras Mountains. The second bathroom (8 sqm) with shower, tub, toilet, washer and house pharmacy branches off from the hallway between the rooms.
Each room is equipped with a double bed, TV, WiFi Internet access, an infrared panel and plants. In the largest room, a sofa bed is available for up to two additional people. On arrival, you will find the beds freshly made. Hand and bath towels, shower gel and soap are also provided.

The entire interior of the accommodation was chosen with care and is new, including kitchen and sanitation facilities, mattresses and linen. All furniture, windows, doors and stairs where consistently made to measure, and the rear ventilated larch facade ensures a healthy indoor climate during all seasons.
The solar-assisted central heating is backed up threefold. Either you fire up the water-bearing fireplace in the living room, which supplies all the radiators in the house, or an automatic control takes over the job and starts a gas heater and / or the electrical infrared panels at no additional costs for you.

The two gardens are fenced and adjacent to the surrounding hills. Here, you can relax on a covered patio, roast your steak on the stonewalled barbecue or enjoy the evening at an open fire, proposing a toast to the awaking crickets. Maybe you just sit down under an apple tree, listen to the birds and let the thoughts drift by …

• For 6 (to 8) people
• 3 double rooms with panoramic view and one balcony
• 2 bathrooms, one of them with bathtub and washer
• Large living room with open kitchen, fireplace and balcony.
• 2 gardens with parking lot, covered patio, BBQ and camp fire.
• Minimum stay: 3 - 7 nights.
• Rates: € 73 - 113 per night.
• Additional occupancy: 8 € per night from the 7th person
• Discount from the 15th day of stay
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••• We offer more than just accommodation •••

• Free pickup from the Sibiu airport or train station, rental car & bicycles on request.
• On request, our cook provides breakfast or swings the wooden spoon. She conjures traditional menus fresh on the table to pre-arranged time. Also available are farm products from the village, such as: fresh milk, goat or sheep's cheese, forest honey and homemade jam, Zakusca, pickled vegetables, wine and schnaps.
• On request: shopping prior to your arrival, cot, rides in a horse cart or donkey cart for children.
• Tip: trip to our shepherd’s cottage (Cozo Fantu) in the mountain meadows. Without comfort but with lots of fresh mountain air for stressed lungs. A source emerges a stone's throw away, the cherries hanging in the trees, and cheese or milk you can get from the shepherd next door. Ascent with a horse cart and traditional shepherd stew over an open fire on request. ____________________________________________________________________

••• We provide more than just one cottage •••

We aren't trained tourism experts. We live in Vale and have joined together in a small and family-type construction company. By this company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or constructed them from scratch. With attention to detail all along, with respect towards the traditional style of the area, as well with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. The result is an encounter of different ages and cultures in five oasis of wellbeing, each of them with their own flair, distinctive and special in a place which – we hope – will be sidestepped by the world's hustle for a long time to come.
••• VILLA CRINA - the icing of our resort with 200 sqm of living space and terraced garden – for 8 people.
••• CASA PELU - the former farmhouse with extended loft and roof-terrace – for 6 people.
••• CASA NICU - the 120-year-old cottage with the appropriate historic flair – for 2 (to 3) people.
••• VILLA ZOLLO - the new 150 sqm holiday home with panoramic views and large garden – for 6 (to 8) people.
••• CONDO ZOLLO II • well equipped apartment with large terrace, BBQ and garden – for 2 (to 3) people.
••• COZO FANTU - our shepherd’s hut in the mountain meadows – for 4 people.
More on our homepage ••• www.casa-vale.net •••
A tarmac road touches the village, but in large parts there are cobblestone roads and trails leading up into the hills. Here, traditional structures and lowbrow hospitality have largely survived. Horses, goats and poultry are still part of the village landscape and the farmers take up the scythe and plant corn, potatoes and vegetables to preserve them for winter.
Some say it looks as though time were frozen and that a great deal of things aren’t perfect. The culture seems to be alien, the nature unique and untouched, and the breath of the past hides in every angle. It may occur to you that this is the charm of the extraordinary before being run over by the advance of civilization. Want to have a look at? Just take place on the hillside above the village, enjoy the vastness of the valley, and you will be surprised about the thoughts popping up in your mind out of nowhere.
Find below some attractions and tips for trips around Vale.
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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 152 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Car Available
      • Chauffeur
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Considered
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

      • second bedroom: 1 double

        24 m², TV, cabinet, corner bench, table, shelves, plants...moreless

      • first bedroom: 1 double

        17 m², TV, mirror wardrobe, table & stools, shelves & plants...moreless

      • third bedroom: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        32 m², balcony, TV, mirror cabinet, sofa, shelves & plants...moreless

      • On arrival, all beds are freshly made, hand and bath towels are provided. Each room has new furniture made to measure consistently (2013) and can be individually heated centrally by means of an infrared panel and / or. Cot, UMTS stick and laptop on request....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Entertainment

      • Books:

        maps of the surroundings...moreless

      • DVD Player
      • Games
      • Satellite / Cable:

        Astra Satellite (international channels)...moreless

      • Television

      Theme

      • Adventure
      • Away From It All
      • Family
      • Historic
      • Holiday Resort
      • Romantic
      • Sports & Activities
      • Tourist Attractions

      Attractions

      • Arboretum
      • Autumn Foliage
      • Churches
      • Forests
      • Museums
      • Pond
      • Restaurants
      • Ruins

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Babysitter
      • Groceries
      • Hospital
      • Massage Therapist

      Leisure Activities

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

      Location Type

      • Mountain
      • Rural
      • Village

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Cycling
      • Fishing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Hiking
      • Ice Skating
      • Mountain Biking
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Swimming

      Dining

      • Dining
      • Dining Area
      • Seating for 10 people

      General

      • Fireplace:

        waterbearing fireplace in the living...moreless

      • Hair Dryer
      • Heating:

        solar-assisted central heating, suported by gas burner and infrared panels...moreless

      • Internet:

        UMTS stick, € 1 per day, on request...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided
      • Living Room
      • Parking
      • Telephone:

        on request...moreless

      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine

      Kitchen

      • Coffee Maker
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Kitchen
      • Microwave
      • Pantry Items
      • Refrigerator

      Outside

      • Balcony:

        two, accessible from the living and from the third room in the attic...moreless

      • Bicycles
      • Lawn / Garden:

        5,000 m², fenced, with parking lot, covered patio, brick barbecue and fireplace...moreless

      • Outdoor Grill:

        brick barbeque in the garden...moreless

      • Porch / Veranda:

        in the courtyard (6 seats) and in the garden (8 seats)...moreless

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Optional
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Weihnachten / Sylvester
          Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
          5 night min stay
          €113
          €791

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €8 per night, per additional guest

          Zwischensaison
          Apr 1 - Jun 12, 2015
          5 night min stay
          €93
          €651

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

          Hauptsaison
          Jun 13 - Sep 13, 2015
          5 night min stay
          €113
          €565

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €8 per night, per additional guest

          Zwischensaison
          Sep 14 - Oct 18, 2015
          5 night min stay
          €93
          €465

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €6 per night, per additional guest

          Weihnachten/Neujahr
          Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2016
          7 night min stay

          €791

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €8 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          €73
          €511

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee €5
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          • Extra bed from the 7th person per night: 5 - 8 € / Extra-Bett ab 7.Person pro Nacht

          • Pet per day: 5 € / Haustier pro Tag

          • Fee for credit card booking: 25 € / Transaktionsgebühr bei Kreditkarten-Buchung

          • 10% discount from 15th day of stay / 10% Ermässigung ab dem 15. Tag

          • Free pickup from Sibiu airport, rental car & bikes on request / Transfer Flughafen Sibiu inclusive, Mietauto & Fahrräder


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Location

          18 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Sibiu
          2 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Saliste
          4 Kilometres
          Nearest Train
          Saliste or Sibiel
          4 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Saliste
          3 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          Saliste / Sibiel
          12 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski
          Gura Raului
          12 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          Gura Raului

          Car: Recommended

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          ••• A trip can take you an hour or a day •••

          It can take you on the hillside above the village for a few glances into the vastness of the valley or to the jumping fishes in the mountain lake of Gura Raului. Maybe you are interested in a Saxon fortified church, in the historic town center of Sibiu or in a day trip across the Carpathians into the Wallachia on the other side. There are many options, here you get a few examples.

          The open-air Marmelada swimming pool is just across the hill 20 minutes walk away, and so is the first of five lakes in the valley.

          In 15 minutes you’ve left the village below, passing dozens of hand-carved wooden sculptures on the Poiana Soarelui (sun glade) on the ascent, to arrive at the mountain meadows with a unique view across the vastness of the Transylvanian Plain. In good weather, you get sweeping views all the way to Sibiu and the Fagaras Mountains range beyond it.

          You can start your hiking tour in every village. A gravel road takes you from Saliste (2 km) to the high plateau of Crint, and from Sibiel (2 km) you walk along a stream to a remote monastery in the heart of the forest and further.

          Connoisseurs are attracted to the mountain lake at Gura Raiului (8 km). It lies in a depression surrounded by forest. The water is clear and in the evening, you can light a fire and watch the fish jump for mosquitoes. Anyone visiting this place won’t easily forget the serenity of this place.

          If you are aiming really high, you can choose between two trafficable north-south passes over the Carpathians, both to visit in a day trip:

          • The ‘Transfagarasan’ – winding past steep rocks and a waterfall dozens of meters high. On the top awaits you the ‘Balea’ lake with a hostel and the house of ice.

          • The ‘Transalpina’ - at 2.145m the highest trafficable road across the Carpathians, sometimes even above the clouds. Created by the Romans in their campaign against the Dacians, she was forgotten in the meantime and today presents one of the untouched mountain regions in Europe. The Transalpina starts at Saliste, just 2 km from Vale.

          In both cases, you arrive at ‘Walachia’, the southern part of the country, in a climate zone influenced by the Mediterranean. From here you can return through the ‘Olt Valley’, the only north-south route through the Carpathians, passing ancient monasteries and partly steep cliffs. Anyone who doesn’t stop here must be in a real hurry.

          When you’ve had enough of mountains and steep slopes, turn to the valley. Scattered across the countryside are Dacian ruins, caves and abandoned Roman mines, and ancient fortified churches built by the Transylvanian Saxony partly 800 years ago.

          One of their medieval towns, the European Capital of Culture Sibiu, lies just around the corner and to this day is a fountain of cultural diversity. The medieval fortifications enbrace an old town with historic alleys and restaurants, cafés and bars, some of which are set in vaulted cellars or courtyards. During the summer the town opens up to visitors and regularly organizes events, from cabaret and theater, through open-air concerts, to exhibitions of local crafts guilds.

          The Traditional Village Museum ASTRA on the outskirts of Sibiu also merits one or two glances. Here, centuries-old log cabins, water mills, blacksmith shops and saw mills from all over the country were reconstructed true to the original.

          From here, it's just a stone's throw to the fortified church of Cisnadioara, one of the oldest Saxon buildings in Transylvania established in the 13th century. It stands on an almost circular mountain top above the village.

          After taking a walk for hours you will feel your legs. In the saltwater lakes and spas of Ocna Sibiului (25 km) you can soothe your aching bones in brine, stretch out in saltwater reading the newspaper and then coat yourself in mud.

          The way back from Sibiu leads you past Cristian (13 km). Here, another Saxon fortified church gives you an impression of how centuries ago people barricaded themselves against Mongols, Turks and Kuruc irregulars.

          If you choose to delve deeper into the history of Romania you will hear about the Dacians. Similar to the Celts in Ireland, they are famous for their mystical traditions and particular skills. The last Dacians are said to have taken refuge in the ‘Muntii Apuseni’ (Central Carpathians), a sparsely populated region on the western border of Transylvania. Today however, this region is known for its caves and abandoned mine tunnels, some of which run hundreds of meters through rock. Skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters are found in their depths even today. Early birds can explore this area on a day trip.

          Heist and highway robbery are tales from the years following the political change and Count Dracula obviously exists only in movies. People in this parts don't drink blood and are mostly open-minded if met with respect. So, no matter which way you turn, you will experience amazing things - usually things you never expected.

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          Owner info

          About the owner: We live in Vale and have joined together our experiences in a small and family-type construction company. By this company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or constructed them from scratch. After eight years of work - with many possibilities for creative design - we put trowels and planing aside for a while and breathe a sigh. Of the income of the vacation rentals (your money) on one hand the 'investor' is served. On the other hand, the administration allows two families an extra income. When we cook for you, if you order local products, plan a trip in a horse cart or rent a car other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are planning a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which also will be financed from the proceeds of the accomodations. We foster a climate of openness and equality-based relationships.

          Why the Owner Chose Certeju de Sus:
          ... because clucking chickens, neighing horses and the absolute silence of the night less burden the nerves than roaring engines. ... because the sight of forested mountains and free-flowing streams better likes to the eye than concrete ground overgrown with skyscrapers. ... because there aren't many places where the breath of the past is perceptible and where, nevertheless, you don't need to give up the comforts of running water, central heating, TV programs and online services. ... because you can relax sitting on the mountainside, chewing a blade of grass and looking down into the valley, and about half an hour later you may stand in front of the impressive fortifications of a city, actually worthy to be called 'European Capital of Culture'. ... because you enjoy a privilege as western foreigner, located more in a special respect than in attempts to defraud you. ... and because - in our temporal possibilities - we really care if desired instead only manage you.

          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
          ... you may judge for yourself after you've left.


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          Speaks: english, german, romanian

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          • VILLA ZOLLO • Transylvania villa Romania at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • Transylvania villa Romania at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • CASA ZOLLO • view through the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            CASA ZOLLO • view through the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • 2. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • 2. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • staircase • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • staircase • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room mezzanine floor • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room mezzanine floor • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • living room with chimney • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • living room with chimney • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • courtyard • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • courtyard • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • courtyard • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • courtyard • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • western garden & parking • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • western garden & parking • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

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            VILLA ZOLLO • Transylvania villa Romania at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

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          • VILLA ZOLLO • Transylvania villa Romania at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • Transylvania villa Romania at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • bathroom in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • bathroom in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • 2. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • 2. room in the attic • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room mezzanine floor • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • 1. room mezzanine floor • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • living room with chimney • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • living room with chimney • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • kitchen in the living room • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • kitchen in the living room • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • courtyard • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • courtyard • Transylvania villa Romania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • northern garden • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • northern garden • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

          • VILLA ZOLLO • northern garden • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

            VILLA ZOLLO • northern garden • Romania villa Transylvania near Sibiu

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          €73 - €113 per night (EUR)
          5

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

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          Speaks: english, german, romanian
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