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 Zollo Villa 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 are 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?
Fantastic house about 20 kms from Sibiu. It 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