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at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu

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Costel Ochianu | Vaslui | 05.09.2023
Good location, amazing landscape, peace and relaxation, kind and welcoming hosts, well-equipped and clean accommodation.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo II on Google)

Anaïs Pichard | 22.08.2023 |
Excellent service! Amazing place to discover and enjoy country side with friends. Highly recommended
(★★★★★ for Casa Crina on Google)

Claudia & Alex | Bucharest | 25.05.2023
We enjoyed every moment at Casa Pelu. The house was clean, organized and spacious, and the energy welcoming. We had everything we needed and even a gift of honey made by the locals.
As for the warmth, everything went perfectly. The room heat was set from the thermostat and the hot water was plentiful, no problems.
The top terrace where you can see the hill with the church conquered us! It's the perfect place for dinner/breakfast, it's the first to get sunlight and the last where we enjoyed the sunshine. The garden was lovely and full of life, as were the surroundings. Relaxation in full swing for both us and our puppy.
The recommendations in the house manual were very helpful. They directed us to go to the local market, to the clean water source and even to some nice places in the area (in nature).
Werner was available for any questions, communicative, a welcoming host.
(★★★★★ on Google)

Ira | Hungary/Finland | 06.06.2023
We really enjoyed our stay in this house; renovated with taste and well equipped for even a longer stay. We would really love to come back soon, we did not have time to visit all amazing places that there is around!
(★★★★★ for Casa Lopo on Airbnb)

Søren Skårhøj | Denmark | 03.05.2023
[EN ->] We had a fantastic experience at Casa Lopo. It was clean and charming and the staff did a good job in preparing the accommodation.
[DK ->] Vi havde en fantastisk oplevelse på Casa Lopo. Det var rent, chamerende, og personalet havde gjort et godt job med at gøre boligen klar.
(★★★★★ on Google)

Ben Roach | Manila, Philippines | 16.04.2023
This is a lovely place to stay with plenty of room for our family with kids and grandparents. Werner is on top of communication and Nicu met us promptly with the key to let us in and show us around. The house is spotless and comfortable with everything you need - fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, towels and linen etc. The village and surroundings are quiet and peaceful with walks up into the hills and forest.
I wholeheartedly recommend staying at Casa Zollo.
(★★★★★ on Airbnb)

Corinna Braghieri | Casacina, Italy | 12.04.2023
The place was everything I hoped for! Private, away from the chaos of the city, yet easy to access to. I adored the place and the garden, loved staying there. It was also clean and furnished with all the basic necessities, nothing at all to complain about. I highly recommend it!
(★★★★ for Casa Zollo II on Airbnb)

Manfred | Bergen, Germany | 26.02.2023
A cozy stay with the atmosphere of the local rural houses. The owner is very polite and helpful in all belongings! Thank you!
(★★★★★ for Casa Nicu on Airbnb)

Antoni & Sam | New York City, US | 12.01.2023
What can be said of perfection. From picking us up from Sibiu, airport to showing us our lodgings for two weeks, the services and professionalism that Nicu and Crina provided was nothing short of spectacular.
100/100 I highly recommend staying in Saliste/Vale Romania. It is a hidden gem and truly a unique place in the Romanian countryside.. The quality of the air b&b’s are unbelievable, from the simple touches down to the craftsmanship that was put in over years of love and dedication to the properties.
Recommending this place to all of my friends and family. Can’t wait for our next trip back in the near future.
(Relating to a stay at Casa Zollo 2)

Christopher Lester | | 15.11.2022
Casa Lopo is clean, quiet and the perfect place to take in Vale while being centrally located to key attractions. My wife and I stayed a few days in the cottage while we traveled around Romania to our bucket list sites.
Don't pass ordering the food services available. Portions are large, delivered hot and fresh, and not expensive. Adriana (the cook) provided the best meals we ate while in Romania. Far better than the some of the top-rated restaurants in Bucharest, Deva and Turda. Definitely recommend the sausage w/braised cabbage and potato salad. If you partake in alcoholic beverages, be sure to order the local blueberry schnapps from Nicu. It was outstanding!
All utilities worked impeccably (internet/wi-fi, electricity, gas/hot water). We would definitely stay at Casa Lopo again if in Romania.
(★★★★★ on Tripadvisor & Google)

Mihnea | 28.10.2022 |
A splendid house, great host, a beautiful village. I strongly recomend it.
(★★★★★ for Casa Nicu on Airbnb)

Scott W. | Denver, Colorado | 11.10.2022
Great rural retreat! The property is in the small village of Vale in the Transylvanian foothills. It is a perfect place to escape and experience country living while still having the comfort of a very clean, fully equipped and quiet spot. Werner and Nicu were excellent hosts. I loved my two week stay here.
(★★★★★ for Casa Nicu on VRBO/HomeAway)

Radu Nicolae | Bucharest | 30.08.2022
Beautiful house and yard, pretty quiet place, close to Sibiu, excellent staff. And friendly neighbourhood cats.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Google)

Esther Adema | NL-Leeuwarden | 29.08.022
👍 Heel hartelijke en flexibele mensen. Huisje is zeer compleet, incl wastabletten, kruiden etc. De tuin is prachtig. 👎 De verlichting zou wat sfeervoller kunnen. Het resort: Leuk authentiek dorpje, rustige omgeving.
Translated from Dutch:
👍 Very warm and flexible people. Cottage is very complete, including washing tablets, herbs, etc. The garden is beautiful. 👎 The lighting could be a bit more atmospheric. The resort: Nice authentic village, quiet area.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo II on e-domizil & Google)

Ghislaine | Worcester, UK | 22.07.2022
Perfect holiday! Lovely rural location for visiting the beautiful city of Sibiu and the surrounding villages. The host will meet you at the airport which is a lovely welcome. The accommodation is well equipped, the kitchen has a wonderful selection of herbs and spices! The breakfasts and evening meals served on request are delicious - generous helpings of traditional Romanian recipes from locally sourced food. There is a spacious garden area with barbecue and fire pit, swing and trampoline (and some very friendly cats!)
(★★★★★ for studio Casa Zollo II on

Morgan McSherry | Armenia | 25.06.2022
We had an amazing time in Vale and the property was perfect. Everyone in the village was very friendly, Nicu was always a true gentleman, the food was wonderful and the surrounding area was more beautiful than we could have imagined.
We genuinely don't have any suggestions. We were pleased with every aspect of our stay and felt we had independence in the property as well as assistance available whenever we required it.
Thank you very much for allowing us to stay at the property. I hope we left the house in good condition. If we return to the area we would definitely choose Casa Vale as our first choice option as a place to stay!
All the best, Morgan.
(a guest of Casa Lopo)

Stuart | Liverpool, UK | 09.06.2022
We had a great stay at Casa Crina. A lovely house in a peaceful location with absolutely everything we needed. Werner was a fantastic host. I would highly recommend Casa Crina.
(★★★★★ for Casa Crina on Google)

Adriana Lungu | Bucuresti | 12.05.2022
We really liked the cottage, the way it was renovated, with care for old and comfort. The courtyard, back garden and the terrace were perfect to sped a lot of outdoor time. There were all the necessary kitchen items, appliances, spices and other supplies (oil, sugar, tea etc.). The internet connection worked just fine, my husband could work couple of days over here.
We communicated good with the very kind host, helpful and open for suggestions.
The accommodation is close to Sibiu and other nice villages such as Sibiel, Fantanele, Gura Raului etc.InVale are also many paths to follow and see the village from top of the hill. Like other beautiful villages in Romania, Vale could have won a lot if the authentic style had been preserved.
I highly recommend this cottage for those who seek authentic experience (even complete one - optional services available, meals, fresh products from village etc) close to nature and outdoor activities.
(★★★★★ for Casa Lopo on Google)

Cristina Ispas | Varvor | 02.06.2022
Me and my family (3 sisters, our mum and our partners) spent one week in this beautiful serene place. The living room is spacious and cozy, an open space which includes the kitchen, so we could be together even if we were doing different things. Some were preparing food, others were making the fire in the fire place, others were playing games or having conversations.
The terrace was also one of our favourite spots, as we could easily eat together outside. The little garden is nicely arranged, during the day it was perfect for sunbathing constantly having bird chirping soundtrack.
The hosts are just wonderful. They helped us with everything we asked for and the communication was smooth and pleasant. I could notice in every detail their wholeheartedly involvement. Thank you, Werner and Nicu and everyone else, for such a memorable experience!
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Google)

Ceask Person | UK | 20.03.2022
Great location, rustic, very clean, pet friendly, excellent food, fully equipped kitchen and lots of amenities! Very helpfull and warm staff.
Highly recommend.
(★★★★★ for Casa Pelu on Google)

Xander Dijk | Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands | 18.03.2022
Had a lovely stay at Casa Nicu located in the quaint village of Vale. It is a super cozy 2 room stay with a nice court yard, perfect for not just going out everyday but also spending a day inside drinking wine & reading with the wood stove roaring.
The AirBnB was clean on our arrival & amenities as promised. More than enough kitchen utensils & spices than you could realistically want in an AirBnB. Communication with Werner was great and prepared us for nearby area and Vale itself. During the stay itself we were in closer contact with Nicu who was very responsive in answering any questions we had.
At Casa Nicu you also have the option of booking/buying a few amenities such as renting a car, buying local produce, breakfast/lunch/dinner (vegetarian friendly) made by Adriana whom lives in Vale. I would very highly recommend trying the food & produce! If you have a drivers license would highly recommend renting a car since by public transport and/or taxi it is hard to get around. We knew this and thus it was no problem for us. Transylvania in general is beautiful with an seemingly infinite amount of hiking trails make use of it!
All in all I'd easily recommend staying here!
(★★★★★ on Airbnb)

Julian Martin | Dublin, Eire | 08.02.2022
Everything was great! Great rooms, BBQ, outside tables, decorations, heating, boardgames for everyone...
Ideal for friends and families. To disconnect, to rest, to have a weekend in the nature or to go skiing (Paltinis Arena Platos is quite near).
(★★★★★ for Casa Crina on

Anca | | 04.01.2022
This place is amazing and it has everything you need for a long stay. The house is very nice placed and it is very spacious. We spend the new year’s eve there and we had everything we needed to make our own food, the kitchen is fully equipped. The rooms are spacious and have nice details as plants. The host was very nice and we communicated well. We will for sure return here soon.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Airbnb)

Irina Militaru | Bucharest | 27.12.2021
Casa Crina was a wonderful surprise as we have spent here the Christmas holiday. The house is exceptionally clean and equiped, the feeling was that the owner has done everything as he tried to fit his needs and this is rare but wonderful. The kitchen is fitted with absolutely everything, high quality and the living room is large and cosy. The highlight for us was of course the fireplace.
The whole place is spotless, the beds are comfy and what we really appreciated was the quality of everything inside. I am sure this house was designed with a lot of dedication.
The owner and the administrator are very kind and patient, they even helped us with delivering local products which was great!! This plaxe is for sure a location that deserves 5 stars!

Adrian | Bucharest | 17.11.2021
I do not have enough superlatives to describe this place, it's no short of amazing. Everything in and around the villa is extremely well thought out, excessively equipped, high quality/custom made throughout. Werner is an excellent host, generous and very responsive. Thanks for this awesome stay!
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Airbnb)

Andreea | Texas US | 28.10.2021
Lovely location, the house was clean and very very nice looking. We had Smart TVs, so we were able to hook up our Netflix accounts to watch something at night. They could use a key box/ door code, in order to improve the check in/check out procedures. The host provided us with all the info we needed to know, even though there is a brochure laying around with all the details you need.
Overall, everything was quiet, peaceful, clean and very spacious. We will be back!
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Airbnb)

Adriana Bosinceanu | Cluj-Napoca | 08.09.2021
We had a lovely time at Casa Vale. The house is incredibly cozy, they kept the original materials during restoration so there's a lot of wood, brick and stone that give the house a very warm feeling. The kitchen was very well prepared and had all the utensils and condiments that you could possibly need and the light in the kitchen coming from the ceiling window was very warm and made the house feel like home. The bed was very comfortable. The front yard is fully fenced and very private, we really liked that. We enjoyed spending time on the porch, having coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening.
We asked lady Adriana if she can make us some food, she brought it over at the established time and it was all very delicious, I haven't had a tomato salad that tastes that good in years. The products from the village were also very good, especially the cheese.
The internet worked very well, we could have comfortably worked from there if we wanted to. The drive to Sibiu was easy, about 20 minutes away, we went there during the International Theater Festival which is a great time to visit Sibiu and we also visited the Astra Museum which I definitely recommend.
We definitely want to stay here again.
(★★★★★ for Casa Lopo on Airbnb)

Laura Rosca | Craiova, Romania | 13.07.2021
Awesome house and really nice host! The house is very spacious, has high-end finishes and is very clean , which is even more important during these times. Perfectly suited for families; we vacationed as an extended family, with 6 adults and one 2 yo child, and didn't feel like anything was missing. Definitely recommend this location.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Google)

Andi Avram Anghel | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 25.05.2021
Casa Crina is a wonderfully restored old house in the village of Vale. It has a beautiful, relaxing big yard where you can grill and just spend time outside. The kitchen had everything you would need, and really a lot of spices. The bedrooms were very cozy and each had its own bathroom.
Werner was super nice and helpful, showing us around and also advising us on some nice hiking trails in the area. He was also very flexible with the check-in and check-out times. The village is situated at the footsteps of the Cindrel mountains where you can do some very nice hikes. Thanks Werner, we had a great time staying at your place.
(★★★★★ on Airbnb & Google)

Jenni Ernst | Bucharest | 24.04.2021
We needed a break from Bucharest, but still wanted to close to Sibiu without being in Sibiu. This place was perfect for that. The location was ideal and house and grounds were perfect for us. Communication with owner and Nicu was very easy. The house is beautiful. We would definitely stay again or rent another property of theirs.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Homeaway/VRBO)

Kathryn Fahs | Alexandria, Virgina, USA | 16.02.2021
Lovely stay! The home has everything you need and is situated in a picturesque village. Take a stroll along the winding roads or up into the hills. A short and easy 25 minute drive into Sibiu makes for an easy day trip.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on

Kirsten Pontius | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | 24.01.2021
Lovely villa, great location, absolutely spotless.
👍 This was a fantastic find in Romania. Not only was the quality of the house high above many of the mountain lodges and pension's we've experienced before, the cleanliness was outstanding. During Covid times, this is particularly important, but in general, this is such an important characteristic!
👎 We really don't have any complaints! We hope to go back!
(★★★★★ for Casa Crina on, Google & Tripadvisor)

Jeroen | Belgium | 09.01.2021
Heel leuke en gezellige ruime kamers. Ideaal om te verblijven in deze prachtige buurt in de bergen. Het padje naar boven op aan de woning brengt je alvast in een prachtige dorpsomgeving. Ideaal voor wandelvakanties.
Translation from Durch: Top location and great cuisine. Very nice and cozy spacious rooms. Ideal to stay in this beautiful area in the mountains. The path up to the house brings you in a beautiful village setting. Ideal for hiking holidays.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on & Google)

Diana | Bucharest | 01.01.2021
The house looks great, 3 out of 4 bedrooms have their own bathroom, and there is another one on the floor for the 4th bedroom. This is rare for a standard guesthouse. The hosts are great - highly professional and easy to communicate with, they put a lot of focus on their customer experience. We enjoyed our stay at Casa Crina. Thumbs up!
(★★★★★ on & Google)

Jason B | | 27.11.2020
Cozy village house and friendly staff ready to help with anything from cooking to bringing fresh goods from the village (milk, cheese, eggs).
(★★★★★ for Casa Nicu on Google)

Mihai | Bucuresti | 19.11.2020
Casa Lopo: An excellent place for a short or longer stay. Renovated with a good taste, very clean, nicely furnished and well supplied with all the necessary appliances. Highly recommended.

Raluca | Cluj-Napoca | 08.11.2020
It was a great weekend. The wood design is very nice and all the plants complete it in a very beautiful way. The view is also great and you can take a walk around in order to enjoy the nature. When we arrived it was very warm inside which was perfect. They even gave us some local cheese. The price is very good for what it offers. Also, they have apples and grapes in the garden. (We were 6 people and I think this is the perfect number for the place). Thank you! We recommend it!
(★★★★★ for Vila Zollo on

Odyssey | | 28.10.2020
This little vacation was just beautiful. A nice place, sourrounded with beautiful nature. Great host and everything was taken care of. I recommend this place and we definitely will come back. Thank you for the great accomodation!!!
(★★★★★ for Vila Zollo on

Jeffry | Voluntari | 26.10.2020
very good host and fantastic staycation for family. super clean house and everything u need is provided. 5 mins drive to Sibiel mountain hiking and if there is any issue Nicu will be there to help. we really recommend this place and will surely be back again.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on

Ana-Maria Petrescu | Bucuresti | 07.09.2020
We spent a wonderful holiday with the children at Casa Zollo 2. We liked everything, the studio, the garden full of fruits and flowers. Mr. Nicu and Mrs. Adriana (very good food) were extremely nice. Beyond the garden is a hill where I picked herbs and ate blackberries. We will gladly return to this dream place!
(★★★★★ review on Google)

Radu Nicolae | Bucuresti | 27.08.2020
A little village house, nicely restored, with excellent hosts open to suggestions and always ready to solve any request one may have.
Highly recommended for a holiday away from the city yet close enough from Sibiu - 30 minutes by car - and even closer to Săliște where one can shop for local produce. Will visit again next year.
(★★★★★ for Casa Lopo on Google)

Cathryn Quinn | Voluntari, Romania | 16.08.2020
You have to see it to believe it. It’s more than we imagined. The house is immaculate. It’s been so beautifully renovated. Each room is different and perfect. It has all the modern conveniences you need but still manages to retain the historic and rustic charm of the area and România. The house lacks nothing!!! Everything you need in your house Casa Pelu has, Everything!! It’s in close proximity to Sibiu and the Transalpina. The Transfagarasan is only just over an hour away.
Werner is the owner and he will reply to any questions via email within an hour!! You can tell he his proud of this property (and rightly so). Nicu is the lovely man who meets you at the house and shows you around. He’s also a gentleman and proud of the property and his job. Nicu was fantastic and so helpful. We loved him. We absolutely loved our stay in Vale and Casa Pelu. The house is ever so pretty. We absolutely loved it.

Marius Ciolacu | Bucuresti | 15.08.2020
The villa is superb located in the small village of Vale, at just 3-4 km from the A1 highway - Saliste interchange. The yard is small, but just enough for a water balloon fight! The table outside is perfect, we used it all the times, because the weather was also friendly. The large living room is very good for sitting and playing board games, which the house already has, in case you forget to bring some. The upstairs rooms are large enough, each having its own bathroom.
Wood is everywhere, giving the sensation of warmth, traditional carpets and decorations are really getting the guests into a story-like landscape.
We are definitely coming back, Crina!
(★★★★★ for Villa Crina on Google)

Teodora Mocanu | Bucharest | 01.07.2020
The villa was perfect for our group and what we wanted: privacy and enough space for all of us and Casa Crina did just that. We found pretty much everything we wanted in the house (kitchen wise) and amenities and there were enough places in the village for additional shopping. There is no oven though but a portable one can be made available if needed. It was clean, cozy and surrounded by nature.
The host, Werner, was very polite, prompt in his replies and also provided us with extra options for our stay: e.g. horse and carriage rides, cycling, locally grown food etc. Nicu, who helped with check-in and check-out was very open to suggestions and helpful throughout our stay.
I do recommend this place!
(★★★★★ on

Bogdan Bucataru | | 29.06.2020
Great place, lovely host and beautiful landscapes. Cozy house and friendly people everywhere.
(★★★★★ for Casa Crina on

Valcea Daniel | Timisoara | 16.03.2020
Very good collaboration, promptness and professionalism.
(★★★★★ for Villa Crina on Google)

Igor Pick | Israel | 02.02.2020
Excellent cottage with all what you need. Beautiful and comfortable with very good owners, who will do everything in their power to make your vacation perfect.
(★★★★★ for Villa Zollo on Airbnb)

Adrian Crisan | Brasov | 12.01.2020
Everything was excellent, we had a wonderful time. I recommend Casa Lopo to anyone interested in a rural vacation that takes you back in time and fills you with positive energy.

Dragos | Constanta, Romania | 09.01.2020
Beautiful location, more then we expected. We traveled with 6 kids and we found a place that is cozy, clean and very well equipped. We stayed for one week and I can not think of something we missed. Starting from the kitchen, outdoor barbeque, fireplace, games for children, everything was on location. A very good external cook provided us meals on request. It was perfect! We recommend Casa Crina!
(★★★★★ on

Dan | Bucharest | 10.01.2020
A traditional looking house with everything we needed for our 5 nights stay during the cold month of January. Only issue we had was lack of wifi. But 5 days off the internet turned out just great for us. We had food brought over and it was delicious and on time (dairy products are brilliant!) - so try it out.
(★★★★★ Casa Lopo on

Camil Fotescu | | 05.12.2019
Very nice place and people, the house is reconditioned but it keeps the feeling of an old house, a lot of wood inside (nicely worked) and a very quiet place, perfect for holidays if you want to relax. Also a lot of surroundings for hiking.
(★★★★★ for Casa Pelu on Google)

Kyle Lehman | Oakville, Washington, USA | 29.11.2019
Casa Zollo is a lovely place to relax with a wood fire and open views of the countryside. Thanks so much for the place. It suited us well.
(★★★★★ on

Nadine | Germany | 06.10.2019
Dear Casa Vale-Team
We like to thank you for your hospitality! We stayed in the Casa Zollo II appartment and had a great week. The appartment is well equipped and the team is always helpful with things and ideas needed to make your holidays perfect! Special thanks to Nicu, Adriana and Werner. We highly recoommend!

Nico Schico | | 01.10.2019
If you want to have a really good time with no trouble in the beautiful Vale/Romania decide to book one of this Casas from Werner. We had a wonderful time, thanks!
(★★★★★ for Casa Pelu on

Richard Goldstein | Bronx NYC, USA | 24.09.2019
I want to share how impressed we were by the workmanship of Casa Zollo. We travel a bit and have yet to see anything of that quality. Overall it was comfortable, clean and spacious and we had a grand time in Romania. Most of all I would say the value provided in terms of cost was outstanding.
Thanks again for the opportunity to stay in Vale.

Hans Murre | Terneuzen, Netherlands | 08.09.2019
Heel Fijn huis, in practice omgeving
We zijn bijna 2 weken in Casa Nicu in Vale geweest. Fijn huis, met alle voorzieningen, heerlijke tuin/terras om te zitten, met zon en schaduw. Zeer behulpzame mensen, de mogelijkheid om eten klaar te laten maken. Vlak bij Sibiu, in een verder prachtige omgeving. Een aanrader is zeker de Transalpina, die we nog mooier vonden dan de Transfagarasan highway. Een aanrader!
We have been in Casa Nicu in Vale for almost 2 weeks. Nice house, with all amenities, lovely garden / terrace to sit, with sun and shade. Very helpful people, the possibility to have food prepared. Near Sibiu, in a further beautiful area. We definitely recommend the Transalpina, which we found even more beautiful than the Transfagarasan highway. Recommended!
(★★★★★ on

Álvaro Borrás Falomir | España | 28.08.2019
Vale la pena. Estuvimos 5 días en agosto de 2019 y fue una experiencia magnífica. Si buscas una casa al uso, Casa Lopo no lo es. Se trata de una antigua granja rehabilitada con mucho esfuerzo y cariño que te ofrece una experiencia inimitable. La casa conserva su encanto rural y dispone de todo lo que puedas necesitar. Los platos que cocina Adriana (a demanda) son exquisitos y los productos de granja que nos proporcionó Nicu no pueden ser más ecológicos y más próximos (huevos, queso, leche fresca, vino...). Werner, siempre dispuesto a solucionar cualquier duda o necesidad. ¡Un placer!
Vale is worth it. We were 5 days in August 2019 and it was a magnificent experience. If you are looking for a house to use, Casa Lopo is not. It is an old farm rehabilitated with much effort and love that offers you an inimitable experience. The house retains its rural charm and has everything you need. The dishes that Adriana cooks (on demand) are exquisite and the farm products provided by Nicu can not be more ecological and closer (eggs, cheese, fresh milk, wine ...). Werner, always willing to solve any doubt or need. A pleasure!
(★★★★★ on

Werte Eter | Linz, Austria | 30.07.2019
The three of us (2 adults, 1 kid/10 yr) greatly enjoyed our vacation and we were taken care of from the time of booking until the end of our vacation by its owner.
The house its beautifully located on a hillside with a stunning view, has a grill (underneath a roof in case of rain) and fireplace in the large garden, two balconies, a very well furnished kitchen with lots of supplies, 2 bath rooms (in summary 2 showers, a bath tub, washing machine, emergency kit in case of little accidents, ...) and 3 cosy bedrooms. It is conveniently close to the next village with supermarkets and a market place as well as the highway, which led us to the many sights in the area of Transylvania.
We can warmly recommend this wonderful place.
(★★★★★ for Casa Zollo on Tripadvisor and Google)

Alexandru Preda | 24.07.2019 |
Superb house with all necessary accessories of high quality. Appreciated the rural feel of the house while keeping the high quality of the materials. The garden was great and provided a place that had shade from the trees most of the day as well as a place which was exposed to the sun all day. Loved the view and access to the beautiful hills around. Great for off-road biking trips.
The service was excellent and if needed they provide extra services - such as home cooked food which we found delicious!
(★★★★★ for Casa Crina on

T.G. | London, UK | 12.07.2019
We spent a lovely week in Casa Pelu. It’s in a great location, easy access to Sibiu and the Transalpina. Werner and team were fabulous and made our stay great. We would highly recommend Casa Pelu and the area and we are planning to come back.
(★★★★★ on

Fee G. | 12.02.2019 |
We spent a few days in this cosy little farmhouse together with our kids and dogs. In winter you have the possibility for skiing (f.ex. Paltinis, Arena Platos is near) and sledging. For sure in spring/summer it will be very nice for hiking. We will definitely come again.
(★★★★★ for Casa Lopo on

Ionut M. | Bucharest | 13.02.2019
Perfect relaxing retreat near Sibiu
Located at a very convenient 20 minutes drive from Sibiu towards Deva (actually 20 minutes drive from Sibiu center and supermarkets) and roughly 4 hours drive from Bucharest, the location for this Villa is understated, to say the least. Cleverly placed on the side of a hill, the Villa Zollo and its huge back yard has a commanding view over an entire valley. The view itself will keep you gazing for hours and has made for a remarkable morning coffee companion.
The Villa's positioned far from the busy roads, so in a very quiet area, but yet fully accessible by car with a big parking space inside the yard. In the yard there's a wonderful setup of benches, very comfortable, but 20 meters in the backyard there's a marvelous setup chairs and table made from trunks of wood that has a great view of the valley. What a lovely place for morning coffee!
We arrived on the 1st of February, in a team of 5 and were lucky for great weather, so we spend plenty of time outside to fill our lungs with oxygen. Inside the villa, there's every need accounted for: comfortable beds, 2 baths and a lovely dining/living area with an amazing looking and working fireplace (this was probably one of the 2 highlights of our stay there). Surprisingly, we found a big fridge with a large freezer box, dishwasher, and a laundry machine (the former we didn't need to use). However, we did use the oven and microwave oven set at our disposal.
The house was thoroughly clean and aired when we arrived. Our host, mr. Nicu, was really nice, he gave us a great tour and even allowed us to keep the LED installation they had set up in one of the backyard trees. The Owner, mr. Werner, was incredibly responsive over phone or email. The reservation and the entire conversation was comfortably run over email.
I do recommend the villa for 2 small families searching for a quiet, comfortable retreat or for a group of friends looking to run away from any busy city for a couple of days. The 3 bedrooms and the 4 beds have more than enough space for small groups.
It was one of the most relaxing stays i can remember. We'll be sure to return soon.
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Vlad Ganea | Hong Kong | 16.01.2019
This place was superb! My family and I would definitely love to stay there again if we get to go back to this beautiful country.
It is very cozy and clean. All 4 bedrooms come with their own bathrooms. It's not far from one of the most stunning cities in Romania, Sibiu. The host was very helpful and the place itself looks even a lot better than the pictures in our opinion. We stayed there for 5 nights and we had such a great family reunion in this gorgeous villa during the New Year.
There's nothing we can complain about, thanks for having us!
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Roberta N. | 05.01.2019 |
Wonderful house, great scenery.
We have just returned from our Christmas and New Year holiday, at Casa Zollo. Even though we are regular customers of Sibiel Village and we thought there can be nothing like our usual hosts in these surroundings, we found a wonderful house in Vale, and decided to give it a try.
Mr. Werner, the host, is a true professional in hospitality and really made good on all his promises. So was Mr. Nicu, the local help, that made sure our stay was as good as possible.
There are several things about this house that make it a wonderful holiday destination: the house is cozy and hidden from the traffic, fully equipped and clean and the garden in very well taken care of. We had a wonderful time there and we are looking forward to come back again. We are just glad to find such great hideaways in Romania!
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Michal | Jerusalem, Israel | 09.12.2018
I stayed at Villa Zollo with my family for five nights. When I e-mailed Werner, I got a quick response every time, he was very helpful and answered all my questions very patiently. The access to the house was fairly easy and Nicu met us there and showed us around. He came to help us with a few little things during our stay and he also met us when we left, even though it was at 4am.
The villa is beautiful, well maintained and extremely clean, we really loved it and the beautiful location. It had almost everything we needed also in the kitchen and also other small things around the house, like slippers, towels, soap and more. I would definitely recommend a stay at this villa if you are traveling to Romania.
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Ciprian Postelnicu | Bucharest | 03.12.2018
it is an awesome place and we had a great stay there. the house is very beautiful, sparkling clean and modern but with a local traditional touch (wooden furniture, hardwood floors etc) with a fireplace that made the evenings very special.
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Heidi Schoeman | Oud-Beijerland, Nederland | 01.12.2018
Wij waren voor het eerst in het dorpje Vale bij Sibiu in Transsylvanië. Wij hebben met vier personen twee weken in Casa Crina gelogeerd. Het huis is goed en volledig ingericht, we hadden veel ruimte en hebben genoten van het grote terras en de mooie tuin. Het ontbijt hebben wij voor iedere ochtend besteld en soms ook het avondeten. Het was lekker, ruim voldoende en we vonden het heel prettig dat het allemaal streekproducten waren. Werner, de beheerder, was altijd voor ons bereikbaar.
Vale ligt aan de voet van de Karpaten en men kan heerlijke wandeltochten in de bergen ondernemen. Wij hebben ook dorpen met bevestigde kerken, oude stadjes en het mooie Sibiu met zijn vele restaurants, gezellige terrasjes en grote markt bezocht. De bij Casa Vale gehuurde Dacia was een heel geschikt vervoermiddel in de bergen, dorpen en steden.

paul and gill | uk | 25.11.2018
We had a lovely time in Vale, the accommodation was comfortable and its a great base to explore from. Recommended.

Andrei Dinu | Bucharest, Romania | 06.11.2018
Great place. Amazing garden. Very friendly people. We were 2 families with small kids and everything went great.
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T. | United Arab Emirates | 22.10.2018
This was a repeat visit for us to the Shephard Hut Cozo Fantu. We spent it relaxing away from the internet and filled in our time reading books and hiking. The thing is that both Werner and his helper, Nicu work very hard for your enjoyment. Werner was so great in helping us catch our train back to Bucharest. That helped save us another day overstaying in Sibiu.
Thanks again Werner and Nicu. Mr T.

Mario | Berlin, Germany | 03.10.2018
Comfortable flat, great landscape.
We had a great week in Romania - thanks to Werner and the whole crew. They all really care. The studio offers all comfort you need travelling alone or as a couple. A beautiful garden with fantastic view is perfect for relaxing evenings after days you can do a lot - from hiking in idyllic landscape to daytrips to some of the amazing cities or sightseeings of Romania - rental car commended, which is quite affordable. All you need for daily life can be bought in Saliste, a nice village near (about 20 minutes to walk).
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Kevin Bowles | Eastbourne, UK | 15.09.2018
For the two of us seasoned travellers this was a great find. Set in the village of Vale at the foot of the mountain, this cosy and compact property was home for us for one and a half weeks. On arrival we were shown around the property straight away and even shown around the adjoining village so we knew where to shop and exchange currency.
Vale is a delightful small village with friendly residents. Transylvania is a delight to explore. The mountains are fantastic and the surrounding towns are lovely to visit. We both had one of our best holidays and we would highly recommend Casa Zollo II.
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Iulia | Bucharest, Romania | 06.09.2018
Great views from the terrace! The entire house was sparkling clean! It has all the amenities in good condition. The food was great! Hope to visit again! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Hardy Walker | Stroud, Glos, UK | 01.09.2018
We stayed at the apartment Zollo II in April this year (sorry Werner to be so slow with this!). We came to go walking in the mountains and were not disappointed - stunning alpine scenery after steep climbs up through Beech woods. Lovely garden at the apartment, in which I saw Hawfinch, Black Redstart, Wryneck and Scops Owl. If you are a birder, a Spring visit here will be worthwhile.
Werner is an excellent host, picked us up at the airport and took us back, and his team in the village are helpful. One suggestion would be to have some chairs with backs in the apartment, stools tiring after a while, but otherwise we had everything we needed.
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(Thanks Hugh, better late than never. Meanwhile we've put chairs with backs in the apartment so you can concentrate better on the essentials the next time. Cheers, Werner)

fountaincottage21 | Haslemere, UK | 30.08.2018
Idyllic getaway in the Romania hills
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 the balcony (the tomatoes were out of this world!) and everyone genuinely relaxed over the long weekend.
One of the best things to do in the area is mountain biking, we set off from Cristian but there are other companies that can deliver to the villa too. Sibiu itself is a city ideal for romantic strolls. The only downside is that it's so quiet in the village you can hear every dog bark (though with double glazing it's easy to shut them out too so we hardly noticed). Would love to return one day.
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Elad Tavan | Israel | 23.08.2018
we spent 5 days in this beautiful vila, we got it perfectly clean and all you need for long or short stay is there. the vilage - Vale, is beautiful, authentic, and only 20 minutes drive from Sibiu. Nico and Werner are doing great job holding this house and other houses arround. strongly reccomand!!!
וילה משפחתית מבריקה מנקיון, מאובזרת ומדוגמת, נמצאת בכפר VALE שנמצא ליד סיביאל. זהו כפר קטן יותר ומאד אוטנטי! המלצה חמה מאד למשפחות!!!
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Irina L. | Vancouver, Canada | July 30, 2018
Clean, High Quality and Professional.
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, and were a little nervous, but the house was very clean and almost baby-proof. The owners even prepared a crib for us to make things easier. You can request groceries be delivered prior to arrival and they also provide food upon request (which was delicious). The drive into downtown Sibiu was about 30min. Overall, I would recommend the villa and definitely stay there again.
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Storm I | Oxford, United Kingdom | 20.07.2018
Imagine: no traffic, no pressure, no people, no wifi, no telly, no demands, just a shepherd and his sheep, friendly dogs, flowers, birds, butterflies, alpine meadows, woods and streams. Collect water from a spring, cook up a stew on the open fire, gaze at a starry sky, walk, read, think, take it slow. For me Cozo Fantu is Arcadia. And we saw a wild bear! Wow!
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Manu C. | Oradea, Romania | 07.07.2018
Lovely house with traditional look. Clean and good services . Wonderful places and people. Thank you !
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Gavin Seale | Hastings, United Kingdom | 06.03.2018
An exceptional cottage in an exceptional village.
We had an absolutely amazing time at the Casa Lopo in Vale. The cottage itself has been really sensitively restored and is intimate and warm and a million miles away from the identikit hotels of modern tourism. Few places left in Europe can evoke anything of its peasant past like the village of Vale with its cacophony of gnarled and weathered buildings nestled under the giant forest.
A surreal, timeless and beautiful place. We came in the depths of winter and it snowed... turning the village into something from a fairytale. Truly magical!
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Jane Samuels | Portland, USA | 17.02.2018
My husband and I stayed in the studio apartment Casa Zollo II in August 2017 and loved it!
It happened to be extremely hot at that time of year, but the studio stayed relatively cool with the help of orchard trees and trellises. This is a small place that is so smartly designed; everything has it's place and there is plenty of room to store your things. We never felt crowded in here, plus we had the outdoor space (patio and picnic table) to enjoy the cooler night air. The host and staff were helpful and easy to communicate with. We loved this place so much that we started daydreaming about coming back in different times of the year to enjoy it again!
Highly recommend this spot.

Doru | Bucharest, Romania | 12.02.2018
Very helpful staff. Very clean and comfortable.
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Cristiorto | | 05.02.2018
The place is wonderful, calm and relaxing. We were impressed by the kindness of our host and the way they tried to accomplish our need! The house is worm welcome, cosy , very clean and very well equiped! We will come again here!
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David | Melbourne, Australia | 24.01.2018
My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the cottages over Christmas in 2017. They really are lovely and cute and very comfortable. Everything you need to cook is supplied and they are kept very clean. The village is lovely and not far from many attractions and also lovely nature. I would stay again.
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Marian Haralambie | Bucharest | 11.01.2018
Total relaxation! The location is very ok. Large rooms and bright. A quiet, you can hear your thoughts. This place is full of positive energy. Recommend indeed to visit these place.
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Mariana Rusu | Cluj-Napoca, Romania | 09.01.2018
It's a dream house in the county
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 the beautiful terrace. You can also go to visit the city Sibiu at 14 Km.
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Cristina | Bucharest | 04.12.2017
Casa Pelu is a very comfortable and cozy place. I really enjoyed my time there.
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Emily | UK | 14.11.2017
Stunning! Visited Casa Zollo with my partner for our anniversary and a winters visit before the busy Christmas period back at home in the UK! Great owner and maintenance involved with getting us to and from the airport and local supplies for when we arrived, such as milk and bread! The home we stayed in was only for 4 days but it was stunning beautiful surroundings, local supermarket which was full of goodies! Log fire in the home, BBQ outside photos really not do it justice at all! It so much more modern than I expected but still a village feel which I also wanted! Top tip, read the welcome book!
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Vik Bobin | Australia | 30.10.2017
Warm and cosy cabin in the heart of Vale. Would be perfect for a couple on a weekend break given Sibiu is about a 20min drive and you can go further up the mountain to hike. Nicu/ Werner are awesome hosts; very approachable.
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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?

Susanne | Hamburg, Germany | 18.10.2017
We: two People and one little dog were the second time in Vale and first time in Casa Nicu. It is the perfect place for a relaxing week in the Carpathians. The lovingly restored, perfectly equipped and very clean old cottage is a cozy home on time. From here you can go in all directions hikes and do excursions. In the warm October light we walked through the beautiful colors of the autumnal Carpathian mountainsides. We visited historical churche castles or the lively cultural capital of Europe Sibiu and after long eventful days was time to relax by the crackling fire of the tiled stove. From the booking to the arrival in the already pre-heated accommodation until the farewell, the owner team cared for us very well. Thank you very much Werner and Nicu. We'll come back again...
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Avi Ben-Dov | Israel | 10.10.2017
The stay in Casa Crina was lovely, it's a beautiful house. Nico and Adriana were very helpful.
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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, Wisconsin, 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!
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Graham | Surrey, UK | 03.09.2017
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!
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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.
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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.
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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 II 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!
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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.
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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.
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Jo Lee | Concord, North Carolina, USA | 27.02.2017
This is a quaint, cozy cottage perfectly sized for two. We celebrated our anniversary with a trip to Romania and Casa Vale is the perfect base. Whether interested in culture, handicrafts, rural living, history or hiking everything is within reach. Even in the middle of winter we found plenty to see and enjoy, from inexpensive local food to quaint villages and bustling, though charming, cities (Sibiu, even Sighisoara is within reach).
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Josiah | 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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!
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Family P. | Wuppertal, Germany | 15.08.2016
We stayed at Casa 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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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 !
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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