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Beautiful year-round villa/ski chalet facing Bran Castle and the Bear Forest

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,431 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Set atop the heights of Predelut village, overlooking Bran, Zarnesti and Brasov

Holiday Villa, Craiasa Branului in Bran is the perfect getaway rental holiday home located near Bran Castle, made famous in Bram Stoker's Dracula novel. Set atop the heights of Predelut village, overlooking Bran, Zarnesti and the valley of Brasov, the Villa boasts beautiful views of the Transylvanian Alps including; Piatra Craiului, the awesome Bucegi Massive and a host of other treats includig orchards, forests and plains.

You can find the villa on google maps under Villa Craiasa Branului, should you need directions.

Wtether you are a lone traveller, a romantic couple or a group or family of 8, If you are looking for an incredible holiday in a place steeped with history and mystique, why not come and stay somewhere surround by unparalleled wild and ancient beauty, in a place equipped with everything you could possibly need and all the comforts you might wish in your own home have been accommodated.

By day, the views are of clear cloudless skies year round with towering mountains providing awe inspiring panoramas. By night, the most diamond-like sky you could dream of with the Milky Way and many other impressive star formations brightly visible due to the lack of light polution one finds in the countryside. In summer, enjoy country walks and late nights on the terrace. In the winter enjoy cosy nights by the fire. Truly a place to forget your woes and recharge your batteries.

Come see why Transylvania is famed the world over for its incredible beauty. Probably, you will not want to leave.

More Details

Property Manager
Damian Galvin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Dutch, Romanian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Damian Galvin

I moved to Brasov in 2007 after falling in love with Transylvania. A place of exceptional beauty and freedom. I am also a frequent traveler on business and pleasure so I understand what is required of my holiday home and I take that as my highest priority. This site has a great reputation, so I decided to list my holiday home here to share it with like minded travelers . It is a beautiful timber framed home in the Transylvania mountains, with great views all round views. I live in nearby Brasov which is equally beautiful. My interests include off road motorbiking, dining, dance and staying young!

Damian Galvin purchased this villa in 2008

Why Damian Galvin chose Bran

After discovering Romania on holiday in 2003, I spent 3 years searching for the perfect place to build a dream house in the mountains. Villa Craiasa Branului is the outcome.

Built and equipped without compromise, designed for family getaways with lost of space and comfort. Furnished tastefully with relaxation and comfort in mind. From the real fire to the natural feather bedding, every comfort is provided. Many visitors find it a place they want to return again and again. Enjoy your holiday in Bran and in Craiasa Branului

What makes this villa unique

The splendid views from the glass walled living room and the 2 terraces whether you look out by day or night, will steal your heart.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I was not expecting to have such a great holiday. I chose the location for its privacy & solitude but I discovered it was possible to access pretty much all I needed, from nightlife to hill walking & from hairdressers to shopping. We spoiled ourselves during our stay & will definitely return.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bran in Brașov County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1431 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • One bathroom serves the 1st floor 3 bedrooms, one en suite bathroom serves the ground floor bedroom and one toilet/ washroom serves the downstairs guests.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 2 loose matresses available for larger groupls
  • Each of the 4 bedrooms are equipped wiht a huge 160x200cm kingsized bed. In addition there are 2 single matresses you can use on the floor for extra bedding if you have a larger group.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful year-round villa/ski chalet facing Bran Castle and the Bear Forest
average rating of 4.142857 based on 8 reviews

Nice House poor organisation/management

  • 3 of 5

The property is very good and the facilities are well maintained . The road to the property is not well maintained (pot holes)

The view of the Brasov valley is excellent but not of Bran itself .

The manager did not provide good directions to the property. There was a confusion with the booking (we originally booked for 4 nights (booking confirmed and accepted)only to be informed later that this was not possible and alternative accommodation in a nearby hotel (which was an excellent hotel)was arranged for us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback and apologies for any confusion. The road is a 400 year old dirt road and has never been anything else. It's not Surrey or Warwickshire, but raw Transylvania. As for comms, I fully agree but as I proved to you, the single email I had from you was to enquire if the villa was free &.I accepted the booking. Then 4 or more weeks pass & not a single sms or call. You flew all the way to Romania &.drove to within 500 meters of the house without an email, call or sms asking for help. Most sites I use have fully downloadable instructions on how to get there & in &.I honestly believed this site had that feature. When I called HA to complain about directions the operator said 'in all my years of being here I have never heard of a traveller so Ill prepared for travel that they make zero prep. How is that your fail? Those we her exact words.
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Un loc minunat

  • 5 of 5

Craiasa Branului este un loc minunat, excelent pentru a petrece o vacanta sau un weekend departe de zgomotul cotidian. Linistea, natura si atmosfera primitoare de la Craiasa m-au convins sa revin de fiecare data cu placere. Recomand cu caldura Craiasa Branului

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un loc minunat

  • 5 of 5

Cabana ofera toate conditiile necesare pentru un concediu sau un weekend placut: atmosfera primitoare, finisaje noi si de calitate, zona minunata cu aer curat, munti si liniste, cu alte cuvinte o natura incantatore. Recomand cu caldura acest loc.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A memorable experience

  • 5 of 5

Very quallity aer and life stil. I'm glad I had the opportunity to spend five days with his family in a place so spacial.

The house was clean, the garden very safe for the kids, with a nice terrace and parking places. It may come back in future

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best stay all year round. Definitely recomend

  • 5 of 5

Fresh air all day long, natural sounds, no traffic, no noisy police cars. Friendly neighbours.

Cozy rooms, well equiped kitchen, and a nice patio.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Epic stay in beautiful Transylvania

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week in March this year. Absolutely fabulous! Everything from the unreal surroundings to the fantastic facilities in the villa. Do yourself a favour and just go, it's one of those life experiences!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
A3 Bucharest - Ploiesti - Brasov (in progress)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Bran is the most important tourist village in Transylvania since it is home to Dracula's Castle from the fictional novel by Bram Stoker in 1898. The location of the villa is just 3lm from the castle, offering tranquility when you want it, yet just a 3 min drive or 20 min walk to the heart of the village. Direct neighbors include several former prime ministers and you are in good company!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bran, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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