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EXPLORE TRANSYLVANIA, WALK THE LAND OF MYTHICAL VAMPIRES AND DRAGONS

Cristina Jansen

Speaks Dutch, French, German, English, Romanian
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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EXPLORE TRANSYLVANIA, WALK THE LAND OF MYTHICAL VAMPIRES AND DRAGONS

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Transylvania - Casa Konigstein

4 bedroom, 8-10 sleeps chalet, ideal for day walks and yoga retreats

In the middle of the Carpathian mountains, on a dominant position in a private domain in a small village called Sirnea (6 kilometers from Dracula's castle in Bran), you can find our rustic mountain chalet. If you are looking for authenticity, unspoiled nature, local culture, peace and quiet and superb views in order to enjoy the company of friends and family, this is what you need. The chalet has 4 separate bedrooms and can easily accommodate 8-10 people. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bathrooms, a large fireplace and a huge attic. The chalet is ideal for nature lovers, yoga and meditation practitioners, hikers and bikers and people who enjoy exploring the unspoiled nature and cultural heritage of Romania. The chalet is ideally situated for day walks in the Carpathian mountains and to visit the medieval cities of Transylvania.

Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Cristina Jansen (Property Manager)
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About Cristina Jansen

I am a Dutch national and my wife is Romanian. Her family is from the region and I fell in love with it and decided to build our dream chalet.

Cristina Jansen purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Cristina Jansen chose Transylvania

We had it build from scratch, it is very rustic and yet it hhas all the comfort you need. The finishing is high quality and unique for Romania.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is build on a dominant position on top of a hill, overlooking 2 beautiful mountain ridges. It is very peaceful and quite and you can stay there all day just enjoying the views, sitting next to the fireplace.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Explore Transylvania, walk the land of mythical vampires and dragons
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5

WONDERFUL AND RELAXING

  • 5 out of 5
The House is beautiful and spacious and very well maintained. The owners family was very friendly and helpful. The day we arrived there had been an unexpected snowfall and the road to the house was impassible so they arranged for a horse cart to take our luggage food and us to the house. in Bran nearby there is a castle and several excellent restaurants (the Burg is EXCELLENT) I would highly recommend the house as a great place to get away and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of it all. My wife and I look forward to returning again in the near future !
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Amazing Location off the beaten track

  • 5 out of 5
This house is increadible. It is a bit off the beaten track, and is about 10 minutes down a gravel road, and nearly 30 minutes into Bran, but it is definately worth the trip. The views of the mountains and Bran Valley from this house are increadible. The house was imaculate, and very well equiped. I would definately recommend this property to anybody who would like the solitude of staying out in the mountaind of Transylvania. The owner warns that it is not handicapped friendly, but I think it would not be a problem for most, as one can drive right up to the front door, and there are no big steps to overcome to get to the bedrooms, bathrooms, livingroom or dining room. If you are looking for a party location in town, this is not the place for you, but for relaxing in the "real" Romania, I would recommend this house without reservation.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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5

Unique, charming and cosy

  • 5 out of 5
OK - This is really unique and charming, and probably not for everyone.
It is definitely one of the best places we rented ever, mainly because of the charming location, amazing view and great design. This is a real mountain chalet, set in one of the most beautiful villages in Romania (check also Magura).
The house is some 10-15 km from Bran, but it will take you 20 minutes to reach if from there, because after the winding road up to Fundata you turn to a so-called paved road down to Sirnea for about 2 km, and then another 2 km on unpaved road (it is easy after the first time).
On the first day we arrived late in the evening (although we were specifically asked not to arrive after dark), and it was a litlle strange to go on those roads. But in the morning we woke up in heaven. It is so beautifull around, with views all around you to the mountains. The village is charming - a real poster setting, and the feeling that you are in a remote place is really unique.
Although this place is best for people who don't want to travel a lot (if you want to be close to atractions maybe Bran is better), we did travel everyday, and the extra 20 road minutes were really worth it, and it was not a problem at all.
The interior is exactly like in the pictures (maybe better) and the view is much better. We had a tiny heating issue - but it was quickly resolved when we mentioned it.
A visit to tusa Felicia and Mr Galateanu at the house downhill - is a must, even if you don't want to buy eggs, milk and great cheese (but you should). They are very nice people (their 3 cows or their cat might visit you yard, as they did on our last day).
If we will be in the area again (and we will probably be, because Romania is so beautiful), we will definitely want to stay again at Casa Konigstein.
I think written instructions about how to arrive to the house, as well as how to use different apliances in the house (like the fireplace, oven, central heating etc.) could help.
Probably one of the best rentals in Romania.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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5

Winter Dream

  • 5 out of 5
A spacious and beautiful house perched just under a hilltop with 270° views across the snow-covered Carpathian mountains -- an enchanting place for our 12-member family to meet and spend Christmas. The remoteness was enhanced by a recent heavy winter storm having completely cut off vehicle access -- it was a 1 km walk over a hill from the nearest road. A bit of a slog on arrival trekking through the snow with luggage and young children, but relieved by local help with a horse-drawn sledge, ably organised by the ever-helpful owner, and on subsequent days the walk soon became a sheer pleasure. We found everyone we encountered friendly and helpful, driving local roads was no problem, and of course Bran Castle is not to be missed. Altogether a great holiday in a unique place and special thanks to the owner for advice and help with organising so much in advance, including booking Christmas dinner for us and putting up a Christmas tree. Definitely recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Paradise in the Transylvanian countryside

  • 5 out of 5
If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the stunning mountains views in every direction this is the place.
Everything about it is perfect and very clean. Our family spent a magical week hiking around the mountains and making meals in the well equipped kitchen.
Make sure to meet the owners aunt and uncle who live below the house for an authentic Romanian experience. They are charming, make great cheese and like a living museum of rural culture.
Give this place a try and you won't be sorry!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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Team Building Weekend

  • 5 out of 5
The Villa has outstanding view across the valleys and mountains set high up on a hillside. It can be hard to find but the owner is happy to guide you in on a minor track for the last few 100 meters. There is 4 large bedrooms, 2 on each side of the Villa which share a bathroom each. The open planned living area and kitchen is also on the same ground floor level with a open fire and Balcony that has the great views. The upper floor has another living area in which has a TV and seating area with a toilet. The Ground floor has stairs to the basement which has access to a open area fenced in which is large area for camping or BBQ in which we also did. The area around the Villa is great for walking, Mountain Biking or just putting your feet up.
We did trips to Bran Castle about a 20min drive and which has some good restaurants but make sure you bring all you need with you as it is a drive to collect things from the shop but if you want peace and quite it a price worth paying.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Bucharest
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Brasov
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Predeal
Nearest Beach
500 Kilometres
Constanta
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Bran
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Poiana Brasov
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Breaza
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Bran
Car: recommended

'We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways and there shall

be to you many strange things. Bram Stoker, Dracula'

WALK THE LAND OF MYTHICAL VAMPIRES AND DRAGONS

Although almost everyone has heard of Transylvania, very few visit it and thankfully it remains a destination for the most discerning of travellers. Much of Transylvania thankfully so far has yet to be ruined by mass tourism and subsequently still affords a genuine travel experience. This walking holiday will allow you to unlock the secrets of

Transylvania amongst some of Europe’s most spectacular wild mountain scenery. You can also visit timeless small villages where life has changed little over centuries and pay a visit by walking to ‘Dracula’s Castle’ at Bran and the ancient hilltop fortress of Rasnov.

BREATHTAKING CARPATHIAN MOUNTAIN SCENERY

Transylvania thankfully still remains a destination for the discerning traveller and is yet to be over run by the ravages of mass tourism. Amongst high, soaring peaks, wild swathes of forest, ancient fortresses, forbidding castles and timeless villages, the myths and legends, fantasies and facts of legendary Transylvania become entwined. This is a land steeped in tradition, history and ancient rituals. A land inviting you to explore deeper amongst some of Europe's most spectacular and last remaining wilderness areas. The walking is varied and moderate (although it can be made easier or challenging to suit) but always stimulating. Walk beneath the breathtaking Piatra Craiului (King’s Rock) ridge and down through the Zarnesti Gorge, an area where much of the film Cold Mountain was shot. A cable car ride will enable you to easily walk high on the plateau of the Bucegi Mountains and enjoy jaw dropping views across the Carpathians to the valleys and plains almost 2500 metres below. Enjoy wild and unspoiled walking in the rarely visited Ciucas Mountains too in search of bear and wolf tracks.

FLORA AND FAUNA

With the melting of the winter snows the wild flower meadows of Transylvania burst into life. Many alpine plant species can be found here including Edelweiss, Gentian etc and with the cutting of meadows still being done manually by scythe, the mountain regions of Transylvania remain as colourful as ever. Romania is still one of the last great bastions in Europe for large predators. It is said that there are more Wolves in Romania than in the

rest of Western Europe altogether. The country also possesses healthy populations of both Bear and Lynx too, although all the large predators are elusive and seldom seen. This part of Transylvania is also rich in bird life too,from the majestic Golden Eagle, to a wide variety of migratory species.

OUR BEAUTIFUL CHALET

The domain Casa Konigstein is situated in the middle of the Carpathian mountains, between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountain ridges. The small village of Sirnea, (part of Fundata), is about 170 km's away from the capital Bucharest. In the 1960's Sirnea was officially inaugurated as the 1st touristic village of Romania. Situated at 1360 meters, it is the highest village of Romania. In the area around Sirnea you can find many natural parks and natural phenoma, such as the National Park Piatra Craiului, the caves of Pestera, the Natural Reservation of La Chisatoare, the gorges of Dambovicioara and Gradistei, or the ravine of Zarnesti. Sirnea is also well positioned for cultural day trips to some of the medieval Sachsen towns and villages, such as Brasov (Kronstadt), Sighisoara (Schasburg) or Sibiu (Hermannstadt, European Cultural Capital 2008). Sirnea is 180 km's away from the capital of Romania, Bucharest, and can easlily be reached by car.

WALKING CONDITIONS

The walking is quite varied; sometimes over rugged terrain, sometimes steep but rarely sustained, sometimes through more rolling landscapes, but always on either marked trails, recognised trails, linking trails used by villagers and shepherds or even 4WD tracks. This area is ideal for the regular or adventurous hill walker with a good level of fitness. The walking days are mostly between 5 to 7 hours walking; we have many trails you can chose from! And you will only have to carry your daypack, as your main luggage will remain at the chalet Casa Konigstein.

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Rental rates for this holiday chalet in Transylvania, Romania

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn/winter
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
€300
for 2 nights
From
€150
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€175
Fri,Sat
€875
 
 
Christmas holidays
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
€750
for 5 nights
€1,050
 
 
New Year holidays
27 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 5 nights
€1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes 30% advance payment and security deposit of EUR 200,- upon reservation, the remainder 2 months before arrival. Cleaning costs (EUR 75) are not included!
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Transylvania, Romania

Property Type:
  • chalet (terraced)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This sofa is at the atic and can accomodate 2 people
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ski
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • ski pass optional
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