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"The Good Room" - Charming Room in Traditional Old House & Garden

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

"The Good Room" is a room in an old traditional Romanian house made of wood and dirt ("wattle and daub") + garden, delightfully placed near the edge the forest, in the National Natural Reserve of Vâlsan River.

Easy access to the main roads to/from TRANSYLVANIA: stunning Transfăgărășan Road to SIBIU (15min) or BRAN - BRAȘOV - SINAIA (2h).

In the past, the house belonged to my grand-grandparents; we renovated it in 2016, obstinately keeping everything we could in the wonderful original state.

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[Please note that the price listed is considered per this room only. For renting the entire house (up to 9 guests) or one more room, please see this listing - https://www.vrbo.com/1024769?unitId=1572717 or just contact me :) For long-term rentals, we happily offer significant discounts.]

# We, people here, call "The Good Room" the room that was originally built only for guests, which you were most proud of. We are proud to share "The Good Room" just as we inherited it, keeping the massive wooden flooring, the 45 years-old cherry-tree wardrobe, the crossed door-case and the original door, the window wooden frames, the carpets and the wall-carpets my great-grandmother made. "The Good Room" also has a beautiful white-plaster wood stove which can be used in winter. In hot summers, "The Good Room" is always cool and refreshing. #

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Our house is located on a (very :) ) secondary road in the village, in a splendid and picturesque neighbourhood. The house is surrounded by our 2000 square meters (21.500 square feet) land - orchard, garden, yard, backyard and pasture. Our orchard has very old nut trees, mature apple trees, and young fruit trees of all sorts. And grapes. And raspberries. :)

The house was built in the 1930's by the builders' guild my great-grandpa belonged to. It was uninhabited from the 1990's - when my great- grandparents died - until we began renovations in 2016. We wanted to respect the wonderful cosy feel of the original house and used as many traditional materials and techniques as we could, from wooden shingles roof, hand-made traditional-patterned ceramic tiles, to natural plasters and recycled very old alder wood, and keeping all the beautiful objects our great-grandparents had and reuse them and enjoy them. However, we equipped the house with all amenities necessary: fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, Wi-Fi etc.

At the floor level, there are two bedrooms ("The Good Room" and "The Great-Grandma's Room"), one bathroom, the kitchen and also the technical room.

Upstairs, there's a bedroom (called "The Night Sky Room" because of the large roof window through you can see the marvellous sky - no light pollution here, all stars and constellations available:), another bathroom and a generous L-shaped open-space which can be used as a big living room and, by night, as a space for sleep (the extensible sofa is placed in a niche providing privacy). Also, my tiny office for no-distraction studying / computer work is available upstairs. :)

Outside, there are two porches/verandas and a wooden pavilion providing enough space for eating outside, and including a bread oven and a barbecue.

There are three different entrances in the house.

Due to the original architecture, we could not use more space for the bathrooms. Although they are furnished with everything necessary, for some persons they may feel small comparing to city standards.

Oh, and under the house, there is a stone cellar where we secrete all the home-made delights :)

More Details

Owner
Silviu
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, French (mid-level)
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

Amenities

Argeș County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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Map

Nearest Airport
165 Kilometres
Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
My Club Pub
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Curtea de Arges
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A1 Bucharest - Sibiu Highway
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
Curtea Domneasca
Nearest Beach
390 Kilometres
CONSTANTA
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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