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• Casa Crina • our jewel for high demands • vacation villa Romania Transylvania

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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
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• VILLA CRINA • is the icing on the cake among our vacation rentals with 200 sqm of living space and quality equipment for high demands. The villa is situated in the pastoral village of Vale, directly at the feet of the Carpathian Mountains. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner from Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. A good choice for whoever enjoys something special and wants to add a touch of Transylvanian serenity to their vacation experience. The village is nestled between the wooded mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain - in an absolutely peaceful spot with no through traffic. After a few steps you already find yourself in the oldest beech forest of the continent, and hiking towards the mountain pastures you will...• VILLA CRINA • is the icing on the cake among our vacation rentals with 200 sqm of living space and quality equipment for high demands. The villa is situated in the pastoral village of Vale, directly at the feet of the Carpathian Mountains. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner from Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. A good choice for whoever enjoys something special and wants to add a touch of Transylvanian serenity to their vacation experience. The village is nestled between the wooded mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain - in an absolutely peaceful spot with no through traffic. After a few steps you already find yourself in the oldest beech forest of the continent, and hiking towards the mountain pastures you will experience a unique flora and fauna. Alternatively, benefit from our central location in the heart of Romania and explore sights and trips in all directions. Does this appeal to you? Then take a break and treat yourself to a place where unspoiled nature meets the breath of the past. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• CASA CRINA •••. … lies on a slope in the loosely built part of the village. We’ve built this cottage rental from scratch on the layout of an abandoned farm barn. Now it offers spacious, light-flooded rooms, and whoever enjoys details and a rustic ambience will feel comfortable here. You enter the villa through the 50 sqm living room. It features oak parquet and is accessible from the courtyard or the garden side terrace. It includes the kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, and seating for 18 people. A sanitary room with a washing machine, dryer and a toilet is also located on the mezzanine floor. The fully equipped kitchen makes cooking a breeze. It contains a large fridge combo, dishwasher, gas stove, coffee maker, espresso machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, spices, and more. If you want to take a break from cooking, we will cook traditional menus for you or provide you with farm products from the village. There is an outside and an inside staircase leading up to the four bright rooms (15 -18 sqm) in the attic. They are furnished with a double bed, private bathroom, TV set (Astra satellite), Wi-Fi internet access, and infrared panels. The view is relaxing: it goes up to the village church and over the lush green of forested mountains. On arrival you’ll find the beds freshly made. Hand and bath towels, shower gel and soap are provided. The living room opens onto a spacious south-facing terrace (30 sqm) with 20 seats. Stairs lead down from here to the enclosed garden, bordered by a creek. We laid out the garden in three terraces: on the top level, there is a stonewalled barbecue, a small lawn in the middle, and the bottom level accommodates up to three cars. The total garden area is grown with flowers, various fruit trees and wine. The entire interior of the vacation villa was chosen with care and is fairly new, including kitchen and sanitation facilities, mattresses, and linen. All furniture, windows, doors and stairs where consistently made to measure. 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. • Transylvania vacation villa, sleeps 8 • 4 double rooms with WiFi and TV, 4 bathrooms. • Large living room with eat-in kitchen and fireplace. • Sanitary room with washer, dryer and WC. • South-facing porch. • Enclosed garden with barbecue and parking lot. • Minimum stay: 3 - 5 nights (seasonal). ____________________________________________________________________. ••• We offer more than just accommodation ••• • Transfer from the Sibiu airport or railway station is included, and a reliable rental car is available directly from us. • On request, our cook provides breakfast or swings the wooden spoon. She conjures traditional menus fresh to the table by appointment - each gram of meat a product of her own livestock farming. Vegetarian? No problem. • 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: baby cot, high chair, rides in a donkey cart for children, grocery shopping prior to your arrival. • Tip: Excursion in a horse-drawn cart to the mountains. The tour can take a few hours or an entire day. On the way, you stop at a creek and Nicu (our Carpathian specialist) prepares a shepherd goulash in the kettle on the camp fire. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• The village of Vale •••. … is out in the sticks, in the middle of nowhere. On the other hand, the freeway that brings all sights of Transylvania closer to you is only 5 km away. A tarmac road touches on the village, but in large parts, it’s cobblestone roads and dirt trails leading up into the wooded hills. Thus, traditional structures and straightforward hospitality still hold up in Vale. Horses, cows and goats are still part of the village landscape, and the farmers take up their scythes and plant corn, potatoes, and vegetables to provide for the winter. There is a children's playground and a small grocery store at the village square. The town of Saliste 2 km away offers more shops, a farmer's market and an ATM cash machine. Whatever you miss here can be found in Sibiu 20 km away at the Cibin Market, in retail stores, or supermarkets such as Real, Carrefour and Lidl. Some say that the Romanian countryside appears frozen in time. It is unique and mostly untouched and the breath of the past hides in every corner. Maybe you'll sense the charm of the extraordinary, perceiving what life was like before it was leveled by the advance of civilization. Until then, take a good look around. Heists and highway robberies are tales from the long-gone years of turmoil following the political change in Romania, and Count Dracula obviously exists only in movies. Most people in these parts are open-minded and very friendly when met with respect, , and many of them speak English, making communication easy. Read more below for an overview of the sights in the area, plus a pinch of Transylvanian history. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• We are no trained tourism experts ••• We live in Vale and have joined together in a small and family-type construction company, which all the holiday cottages were built by. After eight years of work - with many possibilities for creative design - we cast the trowels and planning aside for a while and took a deep breath. From the income generated by the houses (your money), on the one hand the 'investor' is served. On the other hand, administration and care-taking yield a secure income for several families. When we cook for you, or when you order local products or go shopping in the local grocery, also a number of other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are planning a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which will also be financed from the proceeds of our holiday homes. We nurture a climate of openness and equality-based relationships. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• We provide more than just a cottage ••• With our construction company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or built them from scratch. With attention to detail all along, with respect towards the traditional style of the area, as well as with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. The result is an encounter of different ages and cultures in five oases 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 • our jewel with 200 sqm of living space and terraced garden – sleeps 8. • CASA PELU • the former farmhouse with extended loft and roof terrace – sleeps 6. • CASA NICU • 120-year-old cottage with the appropriate historic flair – sleeps 2-3. • VILLA ZOLLO • 150 sqm holiday home with panoramic views and large garden – sleeps 6-8. • Studio ZOLLO II • well equipped apartment with a terrace, BBQ and garden – sleeps 2-3. • COZO FANTU • our shepherd’s hut in the mountain pastures – sleeps 4. A total of 12 rooms are endowed with double beds, WiFi internet access, TV (Astra satellite), and plants. Some properties feature a garden and living room with a fireplace, and all of them provide a kitchen fully equipped for self-catering, as well as 1-4 bathrooms, a washing machine, and at least one terrace. The central heating facilities (most of them solar-assisted) are powered by water-bearing fireplaces, tiled stoves or gas heaters. In addition, nearly all of the rooms are equipped with infrared panels. Interested in another accommodation? You can find them all via the link below. .More
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About the Owner
Werner K
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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We care for you as a team. In case of problems or questions you can always get in touch. Furthermore, we might have one or two tips at hand for you, but we also master the art of discreet retreat.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was more then we expected. We traveled with 6 kids and we found a place that is cozy, clean and very well equiped. We stayed for one week and I can not think of something we missed. Starting from the kitchen, outdoor barbeque, fireplace,...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank dragost770
Exploration638545, VR Owner at • Casa Crina • our jewel for high demands • vacation villa Romania Transylvania, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Dragos, exceeded expectations are a big praise. You are always welcome with us, Werner

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great views from the terrace! The entire house was sparkling clean! The house have all the amenities in good condition. The food was great! Hope to visit again! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 19041928l
Management response:Responded 7 September 2018

Thanks for the multiple praise. We'll try to earn it further.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We travelled with a group of us on the late flight from Luton to Sibiu. The team picked us up at the airport despite it being 3 in the morning. The villa was in super condition throughout. Every morning we had fresh food delivered to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank mrdlpb
Management response:Responded 31 August 2018

Thanks for your lines, I am pleased that you are satisfied. And I talked to the dogs in the village who ask for your understanding. They say they bark to drive out the Enduro riders with the cut-off exhaust, so that our guests can sleep...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We stayed in Casa Crina for 2 weeks. The owners were very polite and helpful and the place was top quality. Casa Crina is located in a quiet part of the mountains and the view was very nice. We were travelling with two young babies,...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Irina L
Management response:Responded 31 July 2018

Thank you Irina for your review. It was great to have you stay, you're welcome any time. Best wishes, Werner

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We were 7 persons for 6 days including New Year and it was verry special. Everything was at the right place,the fireplace was magnific and every room has a bath at the first floor. In the spring or summer, the view will be outstanding from...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank marianarusu
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Thank you Mrs Rusu, you're always welcome.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
You just have to leave the cottage and you wander through the oldest beech forest in Europe. The historic old town of Sibiu is only 20 km away, and via the nearby motorway you can quickly reach the Dracula Castle, Sighisoara or fortified churches in every second village in Transylvania. Breakfast and traditional menus are served by our cook directly on the table. Alternatively you can choose between two good restaurants 2-3 km away and pizza from the stone oven, which is also delivered. There is a children's playground and a small grocery store at the village square. The town of Saliste 2 km away offers more shops, a farmer's market and an ATM cash machine. Whatever you miss here can be found in Sibiu in retail stores, or supermarkets.
Getting around
The village of Vale is located close to the small town of Saliste with bus (2 km away) and train station (4 km away). There is no public transport in the village. That's why we recommend a car, that you can hire at the Sibiu airport or directly with us.
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