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Explore Transylvania, Walk the Land of Mythical Vampires and Dragons

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedroom, 8-10 sleeps chalet, ideal for day walks and yoga retreats

In the middle of the Carpathian mountains, on a dominant position in a private domain in a small village called Sirnea (6 kilometers from Dracula's castle in Bran), you can find our rustic mountain chalet. If you are looking for authenticity, unspoiled nature, local culture, peace and quiet and superb views in order to enjoy the company of friends and family, this is what you need. The chalet has 4 separate bedrooms and can easily accommodate 8-10 people. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bathrooms, a large fireplace and a huge attic. The chalet is ideal for nature lovers, yoga and meditation practitioners, hikers and bikers and people who enjoy exploring the unspoiled nature and cultural heritage of Romania. The chalet is ideally situated for day walks in the Carpathian mountains and to visit the medieval cities of Transylvania.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, Romanian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 240 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Only mobile internet via your own modem...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My standard rate
Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$1,142
My standard rate
Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$217
My standard rate
Jun 20 - Jul 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$1,142
Summer holiday
Jul 15 - Sep 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$217
$1,142
Autumn
Sep 18 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$1,142
Winter holidays
Dec 1 - Jan 7, 2018
5 night min stay
$217

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $217.44
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

30% advance payment and security deposit of EUR 200,- upon reservation, the remainder 2 months before arrival. Cleaning costs (EUR 75) are not included!


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

170 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bucharest
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bran
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Breaza
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Brasov
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Predeal
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Bran
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Poiana Brasov
500 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Constanta

Car: Recommended

'We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways and there shall

be to you many strange things. Bram Stoker, Dracula'

WALK THE LAND OF MYTHICAL VAMPIRES AND DRAGONS

Although almost everyone has heard of Transylvania, very few visit it and thankfully it remains a destination for the most discerning of travellers. Much of Transylvania thankfully so far has yet to be ruined by mass tourism and subsequently still affords a genuine travel experience. This walking holiday will allow you to unlock the secrets of

Transylvania amongst some of Europe’s most spectacular wild mountain scenery. You can also visit timeless small villages where life has changed little over centuries and pay a visit by walking to ‘Dracula’s Castle’ at Bran and the ancient hilltop fortress of Rasnov.

BREATHTAKING CARPATHIAN MOUNTAIN SCENERY

Transylvania thankfully still remains a destination for the discerning traveller and is yet to be over run by the ravages of mass tourism. Amongst high, soaring peaks, wild swathes of forest, ancient fortresses, forbidding castles and timeless villages, the myths and legends, fantasies and facts of legendary Transylvania become entwined. This is a land steeped in tradition, history and ancient rituals. A land inviting you to explore deeper amongst some of Europe's most spectacular and last remaining wilderness areas. The walking is varied and moderate (although it can be made easier or challenging to suit) but always stimulating. Walk beneath the breathtaking Piatra Craiului (King’s Rock) ridge and down through the Zarnesti Gorge, an area where much of the film Cold Mountain was shot. A cable car ride will enable you to easily walk high on the plateau of the Bucegi Mountains and enjoy jaw dropping views across the Carpathians to the valleys and plains almost 2500 metres below. Enjoy wild and unspoiled walking in the rarely visited Ciucas Mountains too in search of bear and wolf tracks.

FLORA AND FAUNA

With the melting of the winter snows the wild flower meadows of Transylvania burst into life. Many alpine plant species can be found here including Edelweiss, Gentian etc and with the cutting of meadows still being done manually by scythe, the mountain regions of Transylvania remain as colourful as ever. Romania is still one of the last great bastions in Europe for large predators. It is said that there are more Wolves in Romania than in the

rest of Western Europe altogether. The country also possesses healthy populations of both Bear and Lynx too, although all the large predators are elusive and seldom seen. This part of Transylvania is also rich in bird life too,from the majestic Golden Eagle, to a wide variety of migratory species.

OUR BEAUTIFUL CHALET

The domain Casa Konigstein is situated in the middle of the Carpathian mountains, between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountain ridges. The small village of Sirnea, (part of Fundata), is about 170 km's away from the capital Bucharest. In the 1960's Sirnea was officially inaugurated as the 1st touristic village of Romania. Situated at 1360 meters, it is the highest village of Romania. In the area around Sirnea you can find many natural parks and natural phenoma, such as the National Park Piatra Craiului, the caves of Pestera, the Natural Reservation of La Chisatoare, the gorges of Dambovicioara and Gradistei, or the ravine of Zarnesti. Sirnea is also well positioned for cultural day trips to some of the medieval Sachsen towns and villages, such as Brasov (Kronstadt), Sighisoara (Schasburg) or Sibiu (Hermannstadt, European Cultural Capital 2008). Sirnea is 180 km's away from the capital of Romania, Bucharest, and can easlily be reached by car.

WALKING CONDITIONS

The walking is quite varied; sometimes over rugged terrain, sometimes steep but rarely sustained, sometimes through more rolling landscapes, but always on either marked trails, recognised trails, linking trails used by villagers and shepherds or even 4WD tracks. This area is ideal for the regular or adventurous hill walker with a good level of fitness. The walking days are mostly between 5 to 7 hours walking; we have many trails you can chose from! And you will only have to carry your daypack, as your main luggage will remain at the chalet Casa Konigstein.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I am a Dutch national and my wife is Romanian. Her family is from the region and I fell in love with it and decided to build our dream chalet.

Why the Owner Chose Brașov County, Romania:
We had it build from scratch, it is very rustic and yet it hhas all the comfort you need. The finishing is high quality and unique for Romania.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The chalet is build on a dominant position on top of a hill, overlooking 2 beautiful mountain ridges. It is very peaceful and quite and you can stay there all day just enjoying the views, sitting next to the fireplace.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, Romanian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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Photos

  • Front of Chalet

    Front of Chalet

  • Position

    Position

  • Attic

    Attic

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Close-up chalet

    Close-up chalet

  • winter at Casa Konigstein

    winter at Casa Konigstein

  • Early spring

    Early spring

  • View from the chalet in winter

    View from the chalet in winter

  • Entrance gate

    Entrance gate

  • View from balcony

    View from balcony

  • Fireplace

    Fireplace

  • Entrance chalet

    Entrance chalet

  • Living

    Living

  • Staircase to attic

    Staircase to attic

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • The view on Bucegi

    The view on Bucegi

  • Balcony

    Balcony

  • Against the backdrop of Piatra Craiului

    Against the backdrop of Piatra Craiului

  • Piatra Craiului

    Piatra Craiului

  • Detail

    Detail

  • Eagles' nest

    Eagles' nest

  • Another bedroom

    Another bedroom

  • The front of the chalet

    The front of the chalet

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