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after a stay in our holiday rentals
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Tom & Shirley Draeger | Waukesha, WI USA | 06.10.2017
Lovely Cottage Casa Zollo, we really enjoyed our stay here. The owners were very helpful. We arrived later in the evening but that was not a problem. We were greeted with wine, beer and homemade cheese! The place is very well appointed and Spotless. We found the location to be a good one for the trip we had planned.
The little village is quiet and the countryside it is located on is lovely. The grounds are beautifully taken care of. There is a nice common area that we utilized a few times for outside games in the evening. The area for cars is secure as are the entire grounds.
We did one of the horse drawn cart excursions which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our host was a lovely man and we really enjoyed visiting with him and his young adorable son. The washing machine is the nicest and easiest to operate we have ever had in Europe. Lighting and water pressure, as well as outlets were top notch.
This place was really large for just the two of us but we wanted the covered outdoor space to ourselves that this offered. And that space was nice on a few of the rainy days we had. This would be wonderful for families or friends traveling together, bedrooms were very spacious.
A huge, huge storm rolled through and the power went out. We waited a few hours and then called Nicu. He was there right away, letting us know that it was an electrical problem most of the village was experiencing. There were candles and we used those once it began to get dark. The power was restored shortly there after and there were no problems because of the outage.
We highly, highly recommend this place. Nice location, very clean, great owners, what more can one ask?

jane | UK | 05.10.2017
We stayed at Casa Nicu for 6 nights. It was perfect for 2 people. It was very comfortably furnished and the location in a traditional Romanian village was perfect. We had problems with the hot water in the shower but that did not detract from our enjoyment. Casa Nicu was spotless and we would definitely recommend it.
The surrounding garden was beautiful and there was a lovely place to sit out. We are very keen walkers and the walks in the Cindrel mountains were spectacular.
(Sorry, we had a problem to get a spare part for the gas heating that supplies hot water. Thanks for your understanding, Werner)

Tom & Shirley Draeger | Waukesha, WI USA | 04.10.2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Zollo. The place is so lovely, very well appointed and Spotlessly Clean! The grounds are very well taken care of and peaceful to sit in and enjoy. We loved the covered area outside and had our board games out there several times.
The owners could not be more helpful. We honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay here was. We did the horse drawn cart ride into the hills with a homemade (by Nicu) shore lunch. Awesome! We found the area very easy to navigate with plenty of restaurants nearby when we wanted. The place itself is very well stocked with dishes/etc. for self catering. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, beer and homemade cheese!
It was a marvelous finish to our vacation in Romania. What a perfect place for families or friends traveling together this would be. It was just the two of us this trip. The washing machine worked wonderfully and the shower was very nice as well.
Highly, highly recommend this place!

Graham | Surrey, UK | 18.08.2017
Excellent self catering in idyllic Transylvanian location.
Fantastic house about 20 kms from Sibiu. Casa Zollo is superbly appointed by Werner, the German owner (speaks good English) and his friendly local assistants. Everything is beautifully designed, with plush bathrooms, an excellent kitchen and dining area, two balconies with great views, a lovely covered outdoor dining area in the delightful large garden with fruit trees and nice planting. High quality self catering of this type is almost impossible to find in Romania, so this is perfect for those who want a break from eating out every night and/or living out of a hotel room. Great for a family too, and there is an entirely separate downstairs apartment which could be combined for two families.
Casa Zollo is a great base for touring this part of Transylvania - the city of Sibiu, including the superb ASTRA outdoor folklore museum just outside Sibiu, fabulous "Saxon" fortified churches at Calnic, Cisnadie, Biertan etc, the Transalpina highway and much more. The nearby village of Saliste (about 2 km) has several shops, a small supermarket, daily market stalls and a super little outdoor pizza place. Sibiu is about 20 minutes away if you want the full hypermarket range. We loved the house, the garden, and the whole area - highly recommended!
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.co.uk)

Emma | Oxford, UK | 18.08.2017
"What is man, if full of care, he has no time to stand and stare"
The cabin Cozo Fantu, 1000m up, sits in an old orchard, overlooking soft valleys and deciduous forest. The world here is quiet, so quiet that the individual sounds of birds, passing livestock and dogs each register. Jays, screeched, and buzzards mewled. We enjoyed gazing at birds, spotting butterflies, watching wildlife. There is so much beauty. There are also many different walks along dusty tracks, passing through both deciduous and conferous forests and crossing beautiful meadows. Shepherds, actively guarding their flocks, pass the cabin and are passed as you walk. Other visitors, the local farm dogs, delighted us.
The cabin itself is comfy, and the dark at night reveals a starry sky. We enjoyed cooking our supper on an open fire. Best of all however, was fresh ewes' milk and cheese from our neighboring shepherds. The water, collected from a local spring was pure and refreshing. It is a different life to our city based existences which revolve around work and e communication, but we felt so good for the break.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.co.uk)

Trevor | New Zealand | 13.08.2017
I booked this place for the purpose of having a tranquail week and get the kids off the internet. I got both goals answered here at this shepherds hut Cozo Fantu.
The hosts care about their business and go out of their way to get you to the hut and back down, so that I could get the train back to Bucharest on the day my family were leaving.
Our days on the mountain were easy. We had to get our own water from the spring, make our own fires, make our own hot water and cook our own dinners. The best part of the days was lying on the grass under ancient apple trees, to shelter us from the hot sun. It was nice being lazy and hear the kestrels crying in the sky, hearing the sheep heard bells ring close by. I felt quiet sad when we left this place. I will be coming back here again with the kids.
(This review was posted on Google.com)

Michael Hughes | Appledore, UK | 20.07.2017
My daughter, three friends and I stayed at Villa Zollo for a week (July 2017). It should have been for longer !
The house is all modern facilities, set in a stunning beautiful location. What a treat for lovers of traditional farming and the birds, butterflies and wild flowers that go with that.
Werner, Nicu and Adriana looked after us as though we were family, friendly, helpful and always cheerful.
I wholeheartedly recommend a stay at Villa Zollo, for us it was the holiday of a lifetime.

Tim Heptner | Frankfurt, Germany | 10.07.2017
We stayed with nine people - kids and adults of three generations - at Casa Zollo and Studio Zollo during one week in late June 2017, and we absolutely enjoyed it. Werner was a very accomodating host, he picked us up from the airport and explained everything around the apartment. The place is excellently equipped, all was functionally designed, with love for details, and very clean.
The little village VALE is very well located for sightseeing, going out in the nature, hiking, swimming, trips to Sibiu etc. We used the reliable VW Passat wagon offered by our landlord to get around.
A highlight of the stay was a half day tour with horse cart in the woods, arranged by the holiday apartment's caretaker, a friendly Romanian guy called Nicu, including super delicious romanian picnic at a wild creek.
We certainly want to come back to this amazing place!

Gill Kaye | Chester, United Kingdom | 06.06.2017
Perfect holiday rental
Casa Zollo has been perfectly designed as a holiday rental from which to explore the Carpathians.
Spacious, comfortable with all you need to self cater. Also a fantastic BBQ area in the garden. The back up staff provided us with any local foodstuffs we needed and the local town of Saliste is charming.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Alex | Nantes, France | 08.03.2017
Great stay in this traditional cozy cottage.
The place was very cozy, warm and tidy. A spectacular old tile stove was warming the place. Very nice indeed. A very nice place for a stay of a few days in this nice carpatian village. Will be returning with friends to enjoy spring or summer.
(This review refers to Casa Nicu and was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Josiah and Jo | Birmingham, UK | 18.02.2017
Casa Nicu is a home away from home, perfect for two people. It has a cozy atmosphere and creates an immediate cultural and traditional experience. Even in the middle of winter the cottage was warm and we had the chance to cut our own wood and light a fire in the evenings if we chose.
The availability of local farm products and other experiences is a great bonus and puts Casa Vale miles ahead of many other choices. We had Nicu's homemade schnapps and wine, which were both delicious, as well as sheep's cheese and fresh milk. The kitchen is well-stocked and the washing machine is reliable, but beware: there is no microwave or oven, so be prepared to make do with a gas hob!
We enjoyed every moment of our time in Vale, whether using it as a base to explore the surrounding area, or simply retreating from the world for a quiet day in the village.

Harvey Greener | Thailand | 23.12.2016
Beautiful house in rural village and very friendly, helpful hosts.
This is such a beautiful house - gorgeous wooden furniture and flooring, and very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. We really enjoyed the fire pit in the garden and eating outside. We also ordered some food in from one of the women in the village - it was great to try out local recipes. We also enjoyed the goats' cheese and local rustic wine. The beautiful, quiet village of Saliste is a couple of kilometres away and Sibiu, the bigger - also very beautiful - town is an easy drive. Definitely recommended.
(This review refers to a stay in Casa Zollo in July, posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Tony | U.K. | 08.11.2016
Almost brand new huge property with large garden and great covered outdoor BBQ. Ample parking, high build standard, nice location only 10 minutes from airport and Sibiu Centre.
(This review refers to Casa Zollo and was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Eoin | Boston, USA | 31.10.2016
Vale was, to be brief, all that we hoped for and more. A small village nestled below pastures and forests, it was quiet and delightfully scenic. The house is lovely, although be prepared for multi-levels and the need to take an outside staircase to each level. It was a quite lovely stay and I will indeed be recommending this home to my friends.
(This review refers to Casa Pelu and was posted on Homeaway.com)

Andreea | Timisoara, Romania | 30.10.2016
Piece of heaven!
In a heavenly landscape, but close enough to the city (only 20km from Sibiu), Villa Crina is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax in front of the fireplace or if you want to check out the surroundings. Transalpina, Sibiu, Cindrel Mountains, you will have no time to get bored.
The villa had everything one can think of, from fully equipped kitchen, to a magnificent fireplace, grill, large rooms. The host made sure that we had everything we needed. I highly recommend it and we will be back for sure.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Keri & Kevin | Waseca, Minnesota, United States | 05.10.2016
Perfect Romanian cottage
Two couples shared this perfectly appointed Romanian cottage for 4 nights in September. The rooms were spotless! Each bedroom had windows with beautiful views, ours had the balcony with table and 2 chairs. We used the fireplace on the main floor to take the chill out, it worked perfectly and added ambience as well. The kitchen was so well equipped, we even used the French press for coffee.
There is a great pizza place in town, 5 minute drive, well worth it. They have wine also...We drove to the next town for groceries and wine, a much larger market. I would recommend ordering a few staples to be waiting for you upon arrival. One evening we had the neighbor bring us a traditional Romanian meal...excellent and very inexpensive.
I highly recommend this rental, Nicu was also very helpful!
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Corinna | Hamburg, Germany | 16.09.2016
Beautiful place - perfectly managed!
Sadly we could only stay for one short night at Zollo II, but it was beautiful. A great flat with a great porch right in front of it and a most awesome view across the plains. Perfect interior, everything spotlessly clean and “thought about” and with a very warm welcome from the hosts. That’s just what a holiday home should be like! I will surely come back – and then stay longer!
Thanks a lot! Corinna
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Kate | London, UK | 13.09.2016
Great place !
We stayed in Casa Nicu for a week - and had a great time. The apartment is perfect for 2 people and there's real attention to detail which we were constantly struck by - condiments, washing detergent etc. It's a great base for the Transalpina which we drove a couple of times as well as lots of other villages, lakes etc. We ate food cooked by a local lady for a couple of dinners which were delicious hearty Romanian food. Werner was a great host with lots of tips - he was really helpful when I was planning the trip and then when we were there.
It's worth noting that the table outside is for the priority use of Casa Nicu but because it's the only place to sit, it's likely that you will be sharing it with your neighbours.
Highly recommended - which we have been to friends.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Alinde | Netherlands | 24.08.2016
Beautiful & Quiet
Lovely house, very helpful people and nice homecooked food. Cute neighbourhood kitties. Recommended for everyone who loves some quiet, beautiful nature but still be close to a bigger city (Sibiu). We will definitely come back when we visit Romania again!
(This review refers to the studio-apartment Casa Zollo II and was posted on Homeaway.com)

Family P. | Wuppertal, Germany | 15.08.2016
We stayed at Villa Crina with 2 families and 4 kids for 2 weeks. Very, very clean and modern house. On request we were also supplied with local delicacies.
A perfect family holiday in the mountains. Very nice contact - we would definitely come back.

Emilia Papadopoulos | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 24.07.2016
We had a great stay at Villa Zollo in April 2016. We traveled as a family with 2 adults, 3 kids and one grandma. The house was perfect, rustic, well furnished, very clean with beautiful views over the hills in a peaceful location. A big garden with blooming trees in spring was a real bonus. Not too far from Sibiu (30 min driving).
Nicu and his wife were great and met us at the house and made sure we felt welcome. Werner was very good at communicating with us by e-mail.
We strongly recommend Villa Zollo to anybody who would like to explore the area around Sibiu in central Romania. There is a highway connecting Sibiu with Deva and Hunedoara which makes it easy to explore this area by car.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Dorry Lake | UK | 15.05.2016
We absolutely loved Casa Pelu and loved the village of Vale. It’s as good as it looks. While the house has all modern comforts, it has been renovated with great sensitivity and love for the tradition and style of the area, and respect for the environment. So its cosy, - lots of wood, a beautiful tiled stove, skylights and a little terrace overlooking the cobbled yard, and the little village street - which has a stream running down it.
The village is beautiful, - peaceful and unspoilt, and with a strong, present sense of the traditional life of rural Transylvania. It stands at the foot of the beautiful green folds of the Cindrel mountains.
Nicu, who cares for the properties and their guests, and who has been very involved in their renovation, went out of his way to help us, and ensure that we had an excellent time. Which we did. No complaints at all, though it may be worth noting that the internet connection around there is a little erratic.
We intend to return - it’s a wonderful, peaceful place.
(This review was posted on Airbnb.com and Tripadvisor.com)
Thanks Dorry, you and your compañeras were wonderful guests. I think every lessor dreams of such tenants, always accurate, modest and reliable. You're always welcome whenever it pulls you back to Transylvania - then with good working Internet connection. You had bad luck with the thunderstorms, but now we installed a new Wi-Fi router and solved the problem.

L-E-H&H | Netherlands | 03.11.2015
In the beautiful Vale at the foot of the Carpathians, we had a relaxing time in the comfortable Casa Crina. Nicu had the fire already burning when we arrived and we felt right at ease. The cottage is beautiful and with two couples we had the choice of four beautiful bedrooms all with private shower and toilet, beautiful. We also have them delivered once a local meal, chicken that was very well prepared and tasted great.
In the autumn with the beautiful colors it was wonderful to came to rest here. Thanks for the good care.

David Ryan | Australia | 17.10.2015
We loved our stay in Casa Pelu. The apartment is very comfortable with every facility that we needed there. The bed was especially comfortable. There was plenty of room for our family of four. The room sizes were particularly good. Nicu was very helpful and his English was good. The house is so full of character and finished off superbly. The area around Vale is very interesting. We loved Sibiu. There are so many things to see and experience in the area. We had one meal prepared by a local villager and it was wonderful.
I would love to return for at least a couple of weeks in the future but Australia is a long way away. Hopefully I shall be able to. It is on my must do list.
Regards, David Ryan

Conrad and Ingrid Baade | Essen, Germany | 14.10.2015
We can not say enough nice things about this place. It was everything we wanted for our honeymoon and more. Brilliant secluded scenery away from the hectic city life. Nicu was very sweet and incredibly helpful when it came to getting around town (car or horse) haha and the chef there was AMAZING.
Casa Nicu was cozy and very well maintained. My wife and I found the place to be absolutely adorable. We highly recommend it!

Fred | Stuttgart, Germany | 09.10.2015
It was fantastic and cozy and we had a great time in Transylvania
We found a very clean and nice house with a modern kitchen and all the things you need in a usual household. The landlord was very friendly, helped a lot with some things and we got very quickly through with any question. It is a great spot to start some nice hikes. Around are lots of medieval castles and beautiful 'saxon' villages. We had a great time there and we will come back one day.
(This review refers to Casa Nicu and was posted on Tripadvisor)

Nico | Belgium | 27.09.2015
Relaxing holiday in a perfect and comfortable house.
We've really enjoyed our stay in Villa Zollo. The house is foreseen of all comfort and the bedrooms are really big and equipped with a perfect bed. Each morning we enjoyed our breakfast on the terras and we were allways amazed with the view and how quiet it was compared with a village in Belgium.
The house exceeded our expectations! So Werner and Nicu keep up the good work and I'm sure that all visitors will have the same experience as we had.

Susanne D. | Hamburg, Germany | 06.09.2015
A beautiful house in a beautiful landscape with the best service we ever had.
First we had a very friendly welcome at the train station, where the host picked us up and drove us to a shop and a market place, where we could buy some food. Afterwards we arrived in the very huge, clean and beautiful holiday house Casa Zollo, embedded between soft hills. The well chosen furniture and fixture created a comfortable and homely feeling and we enjoyed the big garden and the balcony's.
The service left no wishes open. Spices and maps were already there, moreover we had the possibility to order regional products which the owners brought to the house. Besides the locals didn’t skimp on good ideas and tips for trips and interesting places. In the closer environment we found many different cultural and natural sights. We enjoyed our whole stay especially the long walks through the breath-taking landscape, the perfect service and the uncomplicated and very friendly owners. We will come back!
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor.com)

Tracey & Brian | Kent, England | 02.09.2015
Prior to the holiday starting Werner made things easy and was very helpful with arrangement, transport and places to visit. His team of helpers were also around at the drop of a hat to assist if needed once we had arrived.
Werner collected us from the airport so everything was as easy and smooth. I could not of wished for better hosts & would recommend their villa, their company & Romania as a truly unforgettable experience.
Can't wait to return. Many thanks to everyone.
(This review refers to the studio-apartment Casa Zollo II)

Clare | Berkshire, UK | 28.08.2015
Fabulous property
From my first contact with Werner he was always incredibly helpful and was there to guide us to the house after we arrived into Vale following a rather long and trying road trip from Maramures in far northern Romania.
The house is exactly as specified on the website but appeared even larger, if that's possible. There is private parking, behind large wooden gates which is ideal, unless of course you have rented, by mistake, a ridiculously large car as we did, but I still managed to negotiate it into place with help.
As check-in is 1800 ordering food for that night is probably a good idea, just be aware that the portions are enormous and I ordered far too much for 2 adults and a child. The house was spotless and, for anyone used to renting properties, this is such a bonus and unfortunately quite unusual.
The layout of the 3 rental properties is based around a central courtyard and Villa Crina's sitting room windows back onto the courtyard. For the other 2 houses this is their only outside space so it's a good idea to come downstairs fully dressed otherwise the neighbours could get quite a shock!
The location is prefect, barely 10 minutes drive to the main motorway which takes you to Sibiu in under half an hour. Fabulous scenery in a totally unspoilt area. The local swimming pool is well worth a visit and our little boy loved it.
If you are thinking of coming to Romania, do not hesitate, it's a fabulous country and you will always feel welcome. There is so much to see and do around Vale, don't hesitate to book this house, you will not be disappointed.

Nora | San Francisco, USA | 26.08.2015
Great getaway to countryside!
Casa Nicu is a cozy upper-story cottage with everything we needed available. The village is set at the base of the mountains, and we were able to hike up the valley to the sculpture park, as well as walk to neighboring villages.
Nicu is very hospitable and made us feel at home. Werner picked us up at our hotel and delivered us to the train station in Sibiu right on time. We enjoyed the delicious home cooked dinners that we ordered and they were delivered on time and hot each night.
The cottage had beautiful woodwork throughout. The lovely garden was draped with honeysuckle vines and had a sheltered picnic table. We are on a five month trip and after seeing the sights of the cities for six weeks Casa Nicu was a good place to relax away from the city. Although we enjoy walking, with a car you could explore more of the surrounding villages as well as Sibiu. We met some very nice people and had a wonderful time in the countryside.
Highly recommend!
(This review was posted on www.tripadvisor.com)

Justine | Canada | 22.08.2015
Unforgettable stay around of Sibiu. The apartment is very comfortable and renovated tastefully. The welcome by Nicu and his family is completed. We deeply recommend this accommodation !
(This review refers to Casa Nicu and was posted on www.airbnb.com)

Mark H. | Guildford, UK | 09.08.2015
Excellent, rural, tranquil and great hosts
We had a wonderful time at Casa Nicu. It's an old farmhouse which has a kitchen/lounge, bedroom and bathroom. We were well looked after by the hosts during our stay and there's the option to purchase some yummy home cooked Romanian food.
The village is very quiet and like stepping back in time - you may see the odd horse go past the window. Hire car is essential, Sibiu isn't too far away and there's a motorway now nearby. Restaurants are a couple of miles away, but they are good and cheap. Ask for recommendations. Allow plenty of time if you're coming from Bucharest as Google's estimates are too short for the time to allow if you're not on motorway. Also bring a torch if you're walking round the village at night as it gets properly dark (good stargazing)!
Wifi was present, but not that strong - we just about managed to get by. There are a few properties all bordering the same secure courtyard, so it would be great for extended families booking multiple properties.
Highly recommended.
(This review was posted on www.tripadvisor.co.uk with 5 stars)

Daniel | Finland | 27.07.2015
We have been staying for almost a week during summer and enjoyed staying with two kids in this nice cottage. We warmingly recommend Casa Zollo!

J.P. | Duisburg, Germany | 22.07.2015
Best holidays ever!
The house is great. Located in a beautiful village close to Sibiu. You can do several daytrips to beautiful places from there. Casa Crina is clean, perfectly equipped and a very lovely place. The housekeepers are very friendly and helpful. They arranged a spectacular daytrip to the mountains where we had a barbeque together. It was an amazing experience. The people of the village are nice and gave us a warm welcome. Our children loved to play with the other kids and from time to time someone took them on a ride with a horse drawn vehicle.
Thanks to everybody for these great holidays!
(This review was posted on www.tripadvisor.com with 5 stars)

Andy | UK | 21.06.2015
Traditional Translvanian Experience
We were rather late arriving at Casa Nicu as we travelled up from the Danube delta that day, but no problem, we were met by Nicu, the caretaker who along with his wife Crina, looked after us very well throughout the week, with outstanding traditional breakfasts and evening meals.
(This review was posted on www.tripadvisor.com)

Marion | Australia | 20.06.2015
Fantastic holiday in an extremely well appointed house
We were 3 adults and stayed in Casa Crina for 5 nights. The house was immaculately clean and had everything we could possibly need - including an excellent outside grill for when we wanted to eat in.
Vale is a genuine Romanian experience, away from tourists and homogenised Western culture. We loved the whole experience of going to the village shop and talking to the locals. Be aware that this is a rustic village, and the road to the accommodation is accordingly rustic (all part of the experience!)
The countryside here is beautiful and the people are genuinely friendly and happy. One disappointment to us was that the Transfagarasan Highway was not yet open, but we did expect that this would be so. However, the drive along the Transalpina to Sugatag was fantastic.

Agnes | Szeged, Hungary | 16.03.2015
Best villa, ever!
We have travelled a lot before, but I can say, it was the best vacation ever, thanks to Villa Zollo. There are no words how wonderful accommodation is Villa Zollo.
Beautiful house, huge rooms, very well equipped kitchen, fabulous views, beautiful gardens, very nice property manager and owner. We spent six wonderful days with a little child. I recommend both active and passive vacation lovers! Thank you very much I really hope we would meet again!
This review was posted on www.tripadvisor.com with 5 stars)

Nincsenek szavak arra, hogy a Villa Zollo mennyire csodálatos szállás.
Gyönyörű ház, hatalmas terek, rendkívül jól felszerelt konyha, mesés kilátás, csodálatos kert, nagyon kedves szállásadó és tulajdonos. Csodálatos 6 napot töltöttünk itt 2 éves gyermekünkkel. Ajánlom aktív és passzív nyaralást kedvelőknek egyaránt!!

Netta A. | Haifa, Israel | 20.10.2014
Great place for a family vacation.
Villa Zollo contains just enough rooms for everyone and is well equipped. It is renovated and looks great. The kitchen contains everything needed for cooking including some seasoning. It looks like thought was given for every tiny detail (e.g. there were also some toys for the kids).
Adriana and her husband provided us with a great welcome and were out our service whenever we needed. The Wifi was working well. Adriana cooked for us a lovely dinner with custom Romanian food.
The house is recommended for families with small or grown up children.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Anne | Sheffield, UK | 06.10.2014
One of the best vacation houses we've stayed in.
Villa Zollo is very comfortable and in great shape. There is plenty of space for a large group with three bedrooms, outside sitting areas and two balconies. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious (a plus for people who like to cook). The grill is also quite nice, and there is a large table around the grill in the back garden. For those who don't like to cook (or if you just want to take a break for a few nights), one big advantage of this house is that the neighbour (who is the caretaker) will cook for you. Both meals we ordered were excellent. It's a great way to experience authentic Romanian cuisine.
Although Vale is quite a small village and you really feel like you're out in the country, the house is just ten minutes away from Saliste (which has a nice market on Mondays, though you can get basic fruits and vegetables there everyday) and Sibiu is an easy short trip if you're looking for something more urban. Heading up into the mountains there are plenty of great places to drive and go hiking. The house had several guidebooks and hiking maps.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

James Dunster | Sidmouth, UK | 23.09.2014
Stayed in Casa Nicu for a week and can honestly say it was a lovely place to spend time - clean, well appointed but at the same time retaining its historic feel. Werner and Nicu were welcoming and on hand for assistance/advice as needed - both speaking English which is a plus!
Would definitely recommend it but would suggest a car rental is needed.

Andrew | Scotland | 12.08.2014
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Crina with friends and family. Lovely clean and well equipped house. We were very well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful location at the edge of a lovely traditional Romanian village. There was plenty of space for us to enjoy sitting/eating outside. Everything was just how we hoped it would be.
Thank you for a great holiday!

Kris | USA | 27.07.2014
Gorgeous house in idyllic setting.
We were 2 families with young children sharing the four-bedroom Casa Crina for a week. What a marvelous stay! This area of Romania has so much lovely scenery and character, and for a group who has seen some of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe), we were all happy to discover someplace truly new.
The children had lots of space to play, and the barbecue and kitchen areas were well equipped. Beds were comfortable and rooms spacious. The porch was our "hub" and where we also enjoyed some local cuisine, cooked to order by Adriana.
Nearby Saliste has a very good market every Monday, and the area has lots of trails for walks - including to a hidden swimming pool!
Highly recommended, and we want to return.

Randy Callahan | USA | 10.07.2014
We rented the studio portion of Casa Zollo in Vale, Romania in late June. It was awesome. Werner made it very easy to set everything up and provided excellent directions to the house.
The house is a secure new structure of very high craftsmanship. The appliances and bedding were all new and performed perfectly. There is a great patio, a beautiful garden, a sort of gazebo with fireplace, a fire pit and the fire wood is included.
Adriana is the caretaker and she was perfect – there if we needed anything, otherwise, discreetly absent.
Vale is a great place for wandering or as a jumping off point for several National Parks and the Transfagarasan and Transalpina highways.
I highly recommend this facility. We had a great time.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Dani | Frankfurt, Germany | 22.05.2014
Everything was fine.
I stayed for 5 nights. The apartment Casa Zollo II is not very big, but absolutely perfect for couples or solo travelers. It has that kind of romantic and cosy touch.
The owners are very friendly and replied quickly to any of my requests.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Ania | Birmingham, UK | 18.05.2014
Great holidays!
Me and my family stayed in Casa Crina during our May holiday in Romania. I would highly recommend this accommodation, it is well equipped, tastefully furnished and very clean.
The setting in the village of Vale is beautiful, the bedrooms and garden overlooking the mountains with easy access to most of the tourist attractions Transylvania has to offer. There are meal options available at reasonable price or fully equipped kitchen if you prefer to prepare your own food.
The owners have been very helpful throughout our stay, we have been offered the airport transfers and provided with the rental car.
If we ever come back to Romania we will definitely be staying at Casa Crina again!
Ania
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Margaret Clarke | Dublin, Ireland | 26.04.2014
I stayed in Casa Pelu with my teenager just before Easter 2014 and had a wonderful stay.
The caretaker Nicu is very helpful and friendly, as were all the lovely people we met during our stay in the country.
The house is very clean, warm and comfortable and is located in a beautiful little village at the foot of a mountain surrounded by forests. We loved the wood burning stove and the little cat that would visit in the mornings. We rented a car and visited the nearby villages. They were very quiet and peaceful as we were there pre holiday season.
Sibiu is just a few minutes away and has everything you could need. If like us you only speak English, be sure to bring a phrase book and learn some Romanian as it can be difficult to find English speakers in the rural areas. Internet is unreliable but we didn't mind as it is a relief to escape technology once in a while. We hope to return again in the not so distant future.
Thanks also to Werner who was always prompt and helpful when answering our questions via email before we arrived.
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Raluca & co | London, UK | 10.09.2013
We stayed as a family (young children) for 10 days in Romania at Casa Crina and didn't regret our choice. Werner, Nicu and Adriana form a great team, always helpful, good advice and cheerful. The holiday rental was more than clean (and we have high standards) well equipped and Adriana's food delicious. There are lot of things to do and discover in the region Transylvania.
You won't regret it should you choose it as a destination. We didn't!
Raluca & co, London

Olivia | Göttingen, Germany | 04.09.2013
I stayed with 2 friends at Casa Pelu for 10 days. The holiday rental is a very tenderly renovated and nicely decorated old farmhouse with 3 rooms + kitchen and bath, which accomodates up to 6 people. The caretaker and his wife are very friendly and helpful, and this also applies to the people of Vale village. The countryside is beautiful and the city of Sibiu is nearby, with a lot of cultural offers and historical buildings.
We had a great time in Romania and I would definitely recommend Casa Pelu to anyone!
(This review was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Pinkney Barry | Auckland, New Zealand | 26.08.2013
Dear Werner, we arrived back in New Zealand from our holiday that commenced in Romania.
Alethia and I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at Casa Zollo. Sitting on the hill surrounded by farm land and with views across to Saliste. Your holiday house is a home away from home. The three spacious bedrooms allowed us - the Lellmans, the Wilkinsons and the Pinkney’s - to have a room that they could relax in apart from each other and a fine kitchen dining area to gather together to discuss our sight-seeing trips and prepare and eat meals. The balconies allowed us to enjoy the sunshine, read a book or simply watch the farm workers in the fields. Once we realised that it was a road alongside the Casa, we walked up into the fields and followed the walking tracks up to the top of Vale village and back down through the village.
The quaility of workmanship within the construction and fitout of the cottage impressed us all and we would have no hesitation in recommending your holiday home as a place to stay to others who may be considering visiting Romania.
Werner, It was a joy to have stayed at Casa Zollo.
Sincerely, Barry & Alethia Pinkney, Auckland, New Zealand

John | New Zealand | 17.08.2013
My expectations were high but were surpassed. Casa Zollo in Transylvania was easy to find (we were given clear instructions). It was a completely refurbished holiday house, spotlessly clean, and furnished and equipped to a high standard, situated on the edge of a quiet village with a wide rural outlook. The neighbours were responsible for the cleaning etc and provided meals if required.
John, New Zealand

Hayley | Cheltenham, UK | 09.08.2013
We had a fabulous time at Casa Nicu! We stayed for 7 nights and it was a haven of peace and quiet. The cottage is extremely well equipped; Nicu - the administrator lives next door and is extremely helpful - you must try the local sheep's cheese. In high summer it was cool and comfortable for two people. There's a lot of space so you don't feel as if you're on top of each other.
Vale is a very picturesque village in Transylvania, and you're never far away from excellent walking country, or the towns and cities like Sibiu if that's more your thing. I could have sat at the kitchen window for hours watching the world go by - especially the local shepherd and his little flock of sheep, and the horses and carts.
We shared the courtyard with a family staying in the holiday house opposite but this was never an issue as we liked to do different things and eat at different types. We ate outside in what we called the 'cubby-hole' most days, and it's sheltered enough to watch the evening thunderstorms in relative safety.
We had a really lovely time here, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Romanian cottage. We like to trek and it made a perfect base to come back to each day and relax in.

* | * | 05.08.2013
Beautiful vacation rental with an amazing garden and a helpful host. Located perfectly to combine residence in a beautiful little village with trips to Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Kelling, lake Orlat etc. - all within an hour driving. The kids loved the donkeys, cows, sheep, and goats passing by our house in the evening.
(This review refers to Casa Pelu and was posted on Tripadvisor with 5 stars)

Natalia Verand | Vancouver, Canada | 19.06.2013
My family and I just returned from one of the best holidays we have had so far. From the moment we entered Casa Crina we were delighted with every single detail: the house that was our home for almost two weeks, and Werner and Nicu, the people who made us feel at home.
You can tell the cottage was built and decorated by people who love what they do: the design and architecture blend so well with its environment, every piece of wood and stone have been so nicely carved. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the common areas are perfect to share with family and friends.
I particularly loved the big table in the terrace where we spent hours not only sharing food but stories and lots of laughs. From the youngest of our group 3 y.o. to the eldest 70 y.o, we all had fun.
There are so many things to do: I spent hours just looking at the nature around us, we went for walks in the woods, attended the Monday market in Saliste, talked to locals, visited neighborhood towns.
I highly recommend this place in Romania to anyone who wishes to disconnect from their routines.
Natalia Verand, Canada

Debbie Birkby | London, UK | 04.07.2012
We stayed in Casa Nicu for 5 nights recently and had the most fantastic time.
The holiday home is perfect and is very well equipped with everything you need for your stay. It even has a first aid/medicine cabinet. The apartment was immaculately clean and well furnished in traditional style.
I have would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone!

 

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