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Casa Cosma - Sunny traditional house with special charms

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Charming house with ambience and a beautiful terrace

With a floor area of 100 sq.m, Casa Cosma offers a comfortable holiday home for four people. The 150-year-old house was restored from the ground up in 2008, and adapted to its current needs. You will reach the house through a beautiful, original wooden gate from Maramureș. The house itself is situated on the southern slope of a 7,000-sq.m property with a lovely fruit orchard and a gorgeous view.

On the ground floor, the house has a dining room and kitchen with a nice sitting area and kitchen furniture made of solid wood. The living room is comfortable, with modern furnishings, and retains its particular tone with traditional handmade art. There is also a fine shower bath, whose combination of old and new elements give it an individual character. There are two comfortable bedrooms on the upper level, each for two people.

The traditional Maramureș terrace with its carvings and benches is located in front of the house. From this location you have a gorgeous view of the Rodna and Tibles mountains and of both sides of the valley in which the estate is situated.

Casa Cosma is an ideal point of departure for nature lovers, hunters, and hikers who want to explore the pristine surroundings. Excursions to monasteries and historical wooden churches are ideal destinations, as well as the museums and markets in Sighethu and the surrounding villages.

Guided hikes, carriage rides, hunting and riding are just some of the leisure activities that you can participate in here.

A housekeeper can provide support with any concerns. From the washing to shopping and even an evening barbecue, Carmen is there with advice and assistance. The neighbours Mihai and Florentina are happy to provide milk, cheese, and eggs - everything 'facut a casa' (homemade) and one hundred percent organic.

The surrounding meadows and the entire countryside is cut yearly by hand. Because of this, rare and protected plants can be found, such as orchids, wild gladiolas, carnivorous plants, cottongrass, and many others. The fauna is also impressive, with bears, wolves, lynx, deer, roe, wild cats, eagles, and a variety of other rare birds, such as hoopoes and orioles. An unbelievable diversity of butterfly and beetle species abounds in the area.

With Botiza Fond, our community foundation, we support ecological, social, and cultural projects in Botiza. We would be happy to let you know more.

More Details

Lilli Steier
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Romanian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Lilli Steier

We have wandered Romania for twenty years and have realized one of our dreams here.

Lilli Steier purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Lilli Steier chose Maramures

Casa Cosma is just a relaxing place, great for children and, to top it all off, has an awesome view.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our guests tell us that it is far, far more beautiful that pictures and words can describe.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Botiza in Maramureș County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Or two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Or two single beds
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
Your neighbours will take care of you with fresh and delicious milk, cheese, eggs, honey, and fruit, all from their own establishments and completely organic. We will gladly fill up the kitchen with suitable products. Contact us! Woodsmen will gladly take you for excursions and teach you the flora and fauna.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Casa Cosma - Sunny traditional house with special charms
average rating of 4.9375 based on 19 reviews

perfect place to spend time

  • 5 of 5

They say you will always remember your honeymoon and thanks to Casa Cosma we will, from the moment you come through the gate you are met with a beautiful traditional home, step inside and its the perfect blend of modern and old styles Lilly and Volker both have a fantastic eye for detail and every piece of furniture fits in perfectly to the all around beauty of this wonderful house. Botiza itself is beautiful and the locals could not be any more friendly, take a guided trip up the mountains, eat the local cheese eggs and honey we will definately be returning

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending your honeymoon in our Casa Cosma. We also appreciate your generous donation for our foundation. All the best for you. We will be happy to see you again. Sanatate, la revedere! Lilli and Volker
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St. Louis, MO

Better Than Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lilli and Volker have created something magical in Casa Cosma. We were looking for an authentic rural house in Maramures. Cosma did not disappoint. Up until our 'discovery' here on HomeAway, only Europeans seemed to have found their way to this gem of a house. Now I hope more North Americans will follow us there.

The description and photos were representative, but the reality is better.

We loved the attention to preservation of the original design while adding modern conveniences.

If you want to go to sleep to the sounds of horse carts carrying their load of hay and wake up with the roosters, you'll love Cosma.

If you want to shop the village market; cook your own meals; have the neighbor deliver fresh warm milk and eggs every morning; watch the bees gather pollen in a garden full of wildflowers; and wonder pot-holed back roads then welcome to paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deborah, thank you very, very much for your comment about your stay in our house in Botiza which really makes us very proud. We are glad to have now an ambassador of Botiza in the United States. Cordially Lilli P.S. We really like the picture showing Volker sitting at his beloved desk!
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Excellent historic wooden house in dream village

  • 5 of 5

For the sixt year on a row Maramures has been a marvellous place to spend a holiday - weather is is the friendly people, the fairytale landscapes, the divine attention to traditions, the picturesque villages, or probably the combination of the above, we love Maramures and certainly will be back again soon.

Especially if Casa Cosma is available; for the first time we were able to find the perfect spot: a private house with loads of caracter and history, whilst having the comforts of home. Please Lilli and Volkert, continue your beautiful activities in favour of the village of Botiza and all who gather there ! Thank you for having us !

The reception was warm; everything that could be done for welcoming us was done without hesitation. Great environment, great hosts, great excursion with a local guide. Greatly recommended, ***** !

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback and we are looking forward having you again as our guests in Botiza.
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Herzliche Menschen! Tolles Haus!

  • 5 of 5

Als Familie eine Woche volle Entspannung in sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtetem Ferienhaus genossen.

Wir sind sowohl von der herzlichen Aufnahme durch unsere Vermieter als auch durch unsere direkten rumänischen Nachbarn begeistert gewesen.

Wir hatte jederzeit einen Ansprechpartner.

Casa Cosma ist die lange Anreise wert.

Anja aus Berlin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns sehr, Sie hier bei uns in Botiza wieder zu begrüßen und Ihnen dann unsere neuen "Nachbarn", die Huzulenpferde vorstellen zu können, die sich darauf freuen, von Ihnen ausgeritten zu werden!
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Sich im Urlaub heimisch fühlen

  • 5 of 5

Zwei Wochen war dieses wunderschöne Haus unser zu Hause.

Es ist sehr sauber, gepflegt und mit Liebe eingerichtet.

Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und hatten wunderbare Nachbarn!

Jeden Morgen sind die Kinder frische Milch und Eier holen gegangen.

Die Nächte im Heu, der Wochenmark, tanzende Menschen auf der Strasse, die Fahrt mit der Wasserbahn, der Ausflug mit der Pferdekutsche zur Stina, Heuernte, Wanderungen in einer atemberaubenden Landschaft, Angeln (drei Fische sind es dann doch geworden), Jagen (Danke, lieber Volker für diese Möglichkeit), Gottesdienst im Kloster unter Obstbäumen und noch so viel mehr....sind unvergesslich!

Wir freuen uns auf Weihnachten (hoffentlich mit Schnee) in Botiza.

Bis Dezember!

Mirjam, Robert, Samuel, Jakob und Adam

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die netten Zeilen! Schön dass Eure drei Energiebündel soviel Anregendes hier gefunden haben. Sollte Weihnachten kein Schnee liegen, haben wir für Eure "Drei" schon vorgesorgt! Wir freuen uns Euch wiederzusehen!
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Man kann so oder so Urlaub machen!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zwei Wochen über Pfingsten im Haus Cosma in Botiza untergebracht, da wir aus einer Großstadt kommen war das, für uns genau das Richtige. Zeit für Familie und Kind zu haben, und das kann ich sagen das hatten wir in Botiza gefunden, einem der stillsten Orte in Rumänien (und ich kenne Rumänien!).

Nicht zu letzt Dank an das wunderbare Haus, das uns ( Familie Steier / Bulitta) zur Verfügung gestellt haben.

Das Haus Cosma ist sehr geräumig und mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, man merkt da versteht jemand sein Handwerk. Manchmal wusste man nicht so genau wo man sich am liebsten aufhalten sollte Küche, Wohnzimmer, Schlafzimmer, besonders die Treppe mit dem Baum hat es meinem Sohn angetan. Nach zwei Tagen ist dann auch Lego in Botiza eingezogen. Jeder Raum hat einen eigenen Kamin, wo man sich an kalten Tagen gerne ein Feuer machen konnte. Die Küche ist sehr hochwertig ausgestattet, alles funktioniert es lässt keine Wünsche offen. Ein super schneller Internetzugang, wo ich schon fast überlegt habe meine Geschäfte von da aus zu erledigen, aber wir wollten dann doch im Urlaub nicht arbeiten! Die Zimmer sind sehr gemütlich ausgestattet, man merkt das hier sich Leute Gedanken gemacht haben, und man fühlt sich sofort wie Zuhause.

Also von uns 5 Sterne plus.....

Zu unseren Nachbarn Florentina, Vasile und Mihai, die uns mit Eiern, Salat, Speck, Wurst, Sarmale, Käse, Gebäck, Nüssen, Äpfel usw versorgt haben, hatten wir einen sehr netten Kontakt. Die Familie gab uns Einblicke in den Tagesablauf/ die Arbeit in Botiza. Wenn ich diese Leistung an den Tag legen würde hätte ich es Abends nicht bis zur Tageschau geschaft.

Back to Botiza....

Herzlichen Dank und viele Grüße

Corina, David und Stefan aus Stuttgart

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns, dass Sie die Zeit in Botiza und in unserem Casa Cosma genossen haben und mit so guten Eindrücken zurück gekehrt sind. ...und wenn Sie wieder mal Erholung brauchen, kommen Sie gerne wieder.
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Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Cluj Napoca and Baia Mare
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Sighethu Marmatiei
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Casa Cosma is a traditional Maramureș house, built on a sunny property somewhat removed from the street. It is part of the 'Scimbare la Fata' residence, newly built in the village of Botiza. The village, with 3,500 inhabitants, is located in a county (or judeţ, in Romanian) of Maramureș district. Its altitude is some 700 m above sea level. The Hungarian border is situated 150 km away, while it is 30 km to Ukraine. Sighetu Marmației is the nearest city (about 38 km away). The nearest airports are in Baia Mare (also known by its German name, Frauenbach, and about 80 km away) or Cluj (German Klausenburg, 170 km). Nearby: Visit Rodna and the Maramureș National Park at a distance of 15 km as the crow flies.

Botiza is an ideal place for nature lovers, or those looking for relaxation, culture, hiking or hunting. From here, you can explore the Carpathian Mountains, go on excursions to the monasteries and adventure to the wooden churches of Maramureș, or just enjoy the country living and peace. Travelling and vacationing families with children are most welcome here.

A lovely view of the Rodna and Tibles mountains in the distance evoke a feeling of vastness, wilderness, and peace.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Botiza, Romania

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bei Buchung werden pauschal 50% des Mietpreises als Anzahlung fällig, der Rest ist bei Ankunft vor Ort bar zu entrichten.
Feuerholz, Gas, Wasser, Strom, Handtücher, Bettwäsche und Endreinigung sind im Übernachtungspreis enthalten.

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