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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Brad, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania

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Lucien v
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome getaway”
Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Exactly what you need if you want to escape from your daily rush. Most fantastic host (codrin). Definitely going back there! Greetings from the Netherlands

Date of stay: August 2016
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M_Ruxandr...
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular, remote cottage in the heart of the mountains”
Reviewed August 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The views, the cottage and the host were fabulous. If you want to step into a magical place that seems to be stopped in time then this is the place for you. It is great for people who enjoy nature and simplicity but prefer to have the comfort of modern amenities. We were there for 2 nights and had an amazing stay!

The cottage is located on a hill, in the middle of the Carpathian mountains. The long, curvy road passes through several small, remote villages. Codrin waited for us at “the shop” in the nearest village – this is where we left the car. From there he picked us up in his 4X4 and gave us a very nice off-road trip to the cottage.

The place is extremely quiet and you feel as if you stepped back in time few hundred years. We discussed this aspect with Codrin and he told us that the most extreme “quarrel” he heard since he moved there was that of two neighbors getting into an argument. One of them remembered that 10 years ago he helped the other neighbor pick up the hey, thus he owes him a day of work - the issue was quickly settled with a day of work . As for safety – the community is so small that you do not have to worry about anything. In other words there is no need to lock the door (maybe beware of wolves and bears – but not people) 

The cottage is very clean and it combines the traditional mountain house elements with the modern amenities. There is a fully equipped kitchen with an amazing view from the dining table as well as an outside fire place (for grilling and/or a bonfire). If you choose to dine outside there is a beautiful, covered patio (next to the fire place) with a stunning view. There are also many games you can play or activities to do around the house: binocular to watch the stars, darts, cards, board games. If you choose to hike around – there are several remote routes you can choose from. We took the one that goes around the little mountain and we saw some bores :)

As for the host – he was very helpful, friendly and professional in the same time. Thank you Codrin!

PS: It’s even beautiful when it rains :)

Date of stay: July 2016
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bmodib
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“perfect magical vacation”
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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if you want to get away from the turmoil, this is the perfect place. an isolated old mountain hut, Renovated with good taste and a lot of thought . the owner is charming and very helpful. the view is breathtaking. a real joy.
modi bar-on

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Wanderlus...
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful, unusual place”
Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
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The cottage is adorable and the scenery is incredible. It is definitely remote but with Wi-Fi and a modern bathroom I really didn't feel like I was roughing it. One those truly unique vacation experiences.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Ilinca D
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed May 8, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We had an amazing time at Codrin's paradise spot... The house is amazing, a mix between traditional, rustic and modern. The view is incredibile and also the host! You have everything you need there! One of the best places in Romania!

Date of stay: April 2016
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779jeroen...
Geldrop, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolute recommendation for people who like remote wilderness but at the same time having some living luxury!”
Reviewed February 1, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
3
people found this review helpful

Besides the lovely cottage with all modern needs, the host Codrin is a great guy, trying to make our trip as best as he could during the stay but also before! We stayed here with 5 guys for a full week, looking for a little "escape" from the always so busy life in the Netherlands and we sure got it.

The cottage has hot streaming water, two wood stoves and several electric heaters in case it gets real cold, a washing machine and even a dish washer, indoor toilet in the bathroom but also an awesome outhouse and a fire place with more wood you can burn in a week during winter and 4G cell phone reception everywhere! No TV, but who wants that when you're looking for peace and nature.

The surroundings are very beautiful, especially in winter when there's snow on the hills and mountains. You can see tracks everywhere from wildlife and we even saw a curious fox, a deer and a hear running around (no bears or wolves in that area!). You can climb the surrounding hills and hike around the winter wilderness without seeing anyone. If you go down the hill (250 meters of altitude) you get to the tiny village of Bulzesti de Sus. Going back up to the cottage can be done on foot but in winter you'll have to be quite fit or just give Codrin a call and he'll be happy to pick you up with his 4x4 (don't even think of getting up that road with your own (rental) 4x4 like we initially planned unless you're very experienced and not afraid of damaging it).

Codrin lives close by on the hill a several hundreds of yards away and leaves you be or joins you around the camp fire, as you prefer. I recommend the latter! He borrowed his speakers to us so we could listen to music when we were sitting around the camp fire. We wondered if we could grill a lamb over the fire place. One phone call and the next morning we we're butchering the animal, providing delicious meat for several days for everyone!

It was a great week and we will definitely go back anytime soon. Thanks Codrin.

Noroc man!

Jeroen, Dirk, Lucien, Etienne, Erik

Date of stay: January 2016
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Liked best: The cottage, the surroundings and the host
Liked least: The town where the nearest supermarket is situated.
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Feb 1, 2016
Thank you guys for coming and for being such a nice company and respectful towards the house and environment. I assure you, the sympathy is mutual and it will be great if you could come back again some day. Proost!
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Mike M
Vienna, Austria
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Get away from it all”
Reviewed December 11, 2015 for a stay in December 2015
3
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Such a wonderful relaxing week in Codrin's newly renovated cottage. Codrin could not have been more helpful both before and during our stay. There was snow around when we arrived but plenty of wood for the fires and it was easy to settle into a very peaceful routine based around warmth and good food and dog walks! And it is so quite up there. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who wants respite from the noise and busyness of daily life and a chance to see a beautiful, more remote part of Europe.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Liked best: remote location, meeting Codrin
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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