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

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Twodocscg
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Amazing place to relax”
Reviewed 9 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This is a beautiful getaway for anyone interested in nature, beautiful scenery and stars. The property is clean and has all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. The owner is responsive and makes an excellent host. I cannot recommend enough! I will certainly return.

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Liked best: The stars
Liked least: Nothing
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Jenstev
Kent
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“Amazing place surrounded by nature - exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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This cottage was the highlight of our two-week trip around Romania. Having read all the other reviews we had a fair idea of what to expect, but these were all bought to life once we actually arrived. Everything was perfect for us. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, with added luxuries like a proper coffee machine and fresh orange juicer. Note that there is no actual oven, which was not a problem for us as we had already decided to cook our meals over the camp fire. However, bear this in mind when doing your shopping prior to going to the house. Full-sized hob with plenty of pans so shouldn't have a problem.
The setting is simply magical. There are a couple of small cottages not too far away this one - certainly not close enough to be an inconvenience - and when we saw some of the residents when out on a walk they all waved to us or wanted to shake our hand. If only we could have spoken some Romanian I'm sure we'd have had some interesting conversations.
Codrin was the perfect host, and we really enjoyed spending an evening talking to him, learning all about the cottage and his life, and getting a good look at the stars through his amazing telescope. The starry sky was to die for. I have only ever seen more stars when visiting Namibia several years ago. The milky way was really clear to see and we saw at least 6-7 shooting stars during our short stay. Which at 2 nights was too short. Three or four would have been perfect for us, which means that we will simply have to come back again sometime. Thank you, Codrin, for providing us with such a wonderful few days in your magical natural environment.

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Liked best: Staying in a very comfortable property in the middle of beautiful countryside
Liked least: We didn't have long enough there
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779jeroen...
Geldrop, The Netherlands
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“Return to the Carpathian Cottage”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We were so impressed during our first stay last winter that we'd decided to return this summer with the same group of five. In one word: Great!! The environment, nature, silence, peacefulness, the atmosphere, the house, the host....

We only managed to stay for a couple of days and to save time Codrin asked us for a shopping list to get food and drinks for us (how nice is that!). The first day we organized a big BBQ over the fire place and Codrin kindly asked if he could invite a couple of friends which stayed at his place. No problem at all for us and so we ended up having a great night together.

The second (and our last) day Codrin proposed to go for a ride with his 4x4 up a 1500m mountain about 10 kilometers (as the crow flies ?) away. It took us through pretty rough terrain through the Carpathian forests and mountains without seeing a soul. The mist covered mountains and forests provided for an awesome atmosphere and beautiful pictures. Once on the top (above the clouds!) we we're treated with awesome views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Codrin by the way only asked for a small contribution to cover his expenses (fuel). This is a real recommendation for anyone who decides to stay at this place!

We're even planning our third trip next winter, probably with two more friends, and go hiking in the higher snow covered mountains with Codrin for a couple of days before returning to the cottage to enjoy the rest of the week. We really can’t wait…

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“Awesome getaway”
Reviewed 26 August 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

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M_Ruxandr...
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Spectacular, remote cottage in the heart of the mountains”
Reviewed 12 August 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 :)

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