Casa Maria - Feel the Exceptional Spirit of Nature

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Entire chalet hosted by Lili & Ivo

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the chalet to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Clean and tidy
6 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and retreat often leads us into nature. Casa Maria is a charming and elegant hideout that satisfy this yearning. It not only has the power to get people in touch with their surroundings, but also with themselves and their beloved ones. It offers modern men and women a promise of what urban centers usually cannot provide: quiet, relaxation, being out of reach, getting back to basics, feeling human again.

The space
Casa Maria is, together with the timber home of Lili & Ivo, located on the edge of the National Park Apuseni, Transylvania, on an estate of 20.000 m². The cottage was built by local craftsmen with love and devotion during 2015-2016. In the tastefully decorated, spacious living room you can find French windows leading to a porch facing the south as well as an old-fashioned, handmade terracotta stove that can turn Casa Maria in a very comfortable warm temperature during cold days and dining table. Various pieces of furniture made with heart and soul by the ancestors of the landlady adorn the room. A new sofa bed (2.04 x 1.40m) completes the living room. Through a flexible, solid wooden staircase there is access to a spacious loft (a mezzanine) with a large Swiss-Flex bed (2.10 x 1.80m). When there are clear skies you will have a beautiful view here towards the starry sky. Every window on the ground floor is like a living painting with views of green. Following on from the living room you can find a cosy kitchen, created by the sister of the landlady, equipped with all essential comforts. A true haven of peace, healthy air and pure nature and therefore ideal for an individual retreat, a week to write or create, or emptying the mind.

Casa Maria is located in a sparsely populated wooded area about 900 meters (2700 ft.) altitude. Walking here without seeing anyone is the rule rather than the exception. But you do have a chance of passing stray cows and horses. From the cottage, there are numerous walks. Five kilometres away is the hamlet of Belis, where you can go for grocery shopping in two simple shops. Every Sunday morning there is a market with a wide range of fresh food and drinks by local farmers. At Belis is also a large reservoir, where with good weather it is a nice place to swim or rent a boat. The larger town Huedin, with as many as three supermarkets, is about 25 kilometer away. Here every Tuesday is a market where people come from across the region. Huedin is known for the Gypsy palaces with shiny roofs. It does remind you of India. The palaces have turrets, monumental staircases, Oriental roofs, pagodas, ostensive balcony pillars, concrete columns and elaborately carved gutters and downpipes. None of the homes is finished, but maybe that's the intention. Cluj-Napoca, the best city in Europe you've never heard of, is the heart of Transylvania and is about 75 kilometer away. A vibrant student city with plenty of things to do. A short drive by car, there are numerous natural areas to visit, each different in nature. Within one to one and a half hours drive you can find the Apuseni national park, where you can go walking and horse riding. The park is known for its large number of caves, of which the most famous is the bear cave (Peștera Urșilor).

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Dealu Negru, Județul Cluj, Romania

The ruralhut retreat is located in a sparsely populated wooded area about 900 meters (2700 ft.) altitude. Walking here without seeing anyone is the rule rather than the exception. But you do have a chance of passing stray cows and horses. From the cottage, there are numerous walks. Five kilometres away is the hamlet of Belis, where you can go for grocery shopping in two simple shops. Every Sunday morning there is a market with a wide range of fresh food and drinks by local farmers. At Belis is also a large reservoir, where with good weather it is a nice place to swim or rent a boat. The larger town Huedin, with as many as three supermarkets, is about 25 kilometer away. Here every Tuesday is a market where people come from across the region. Huedin is known for the Gypsy palaces with shiny roofs. It does remind you of India. The palaces have turrets, monumental staircases, Oriental roofs, pagodas, ostensive balcony pillars, concrete columns and elaborately carved gutters and downpipes. None of the homes is finished, but maybe that's the intention. Cluj-Napoca, the best city in Europe you've never heard of, is the heart of Transylvania and is about 50 kilometer away. A vibrant student city with plenty of things to do. A short drive by car, there are numerous natural areas to visit, each different in nature. Within one to one and a half hours drive you can find the Apuseni national park, where you can go walking and horse riding. The park is known for its large number of caves, of which the most famous is the bear cave (Peștera Urșilor).

Hosted by Lili & Ivo

Joined in April 2015
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Lili (1967) is born in Romania. After a heavy car accident, she decided to change her career as a building engineer into a professional yoga teacher. In 2004 she moved to The Netherlands and worked as a personal coach, specialized in life issues of woman and children. Since her return to Romania in 2012, she specialized in body/soul massage therapy. She works a lot with people in the local community, as well as many visitors from abroad, mainly active in the business world. --- Ivo Valkenburg (Netherlands, born 1966) stands for the enabling of an economy of well-being and happiness. He engages with substantial renewal of classical thought models and its practical applications. In doing so, he just looks beyond the material side of life. He considers that man again should correspond to the original state of being, which one carries in within, as the highest ideal. He views that the love (heart and soul) and wisdom (mind and spirit) are the key ingredients to realize this ideal step by step. Ivo is active for 30 years in the financial world. His focus is on (1) to make visible how beautiful our society can be, (2) assisting companies and institutions to work from Infinite love, (3) helping people to experience the power of the heart and to integrate it into everyday life, (4) writing books and articles, and (5) giving lectures and talks about love in action.
Lili (1967) is born in Romania. After a heavy car accident, she decided to change her career as a building engineer into a professional yoga teacher. In 2004 she moved to The Nethe…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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