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An Enchanting Hungarian Retreat

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4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bed

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The peaceful, centuries-old German Hungarian village of Porva sits in the valley of the king's former hunting grounds, a snug retreat from which to explore the many wineries, mountain hikes, villages and ancient chapels of this mostly undiscovered region.

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The "modern" house sits on the village Main Street, an addition to the 200-year-old house and barn behind it. All the houses were built close together along the village streets, as was the custom to protect land holdings behind the house.

The Space
Bed type: Real Bed
Property type: House
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $800 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Welcome to peaceful Porva ~ where you can truly escape from the modern world. Imagine provence in the 1970s, before it was ever tainted with commercialization. Porva is surrounded by protected national forest which ensure the simplicity of village life

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About the Host, Sarah + Andras

Sarah + Andras
New York, New York, United States
Member since June 2011
Response rate: 100% (past 90 days)
Response time: within a few hours

  • Sarah + Andras
  • Porva-Csesznek Touristahaz

    Take a beautiful 2K hike from our fields through marked trails (green trail) to this train station, nestled in the woods. Scenic 1 hr train ride. Trail map in the house. (website hidden)
    Csesznek Veszprem 8419
  • Porva-Csesznek vasútállomás (scenic train)

    This scenic train route tours through the Bakony from Csesznek to Veszprem. In the house youll find a hiking map to find the station (porva csesznek turistaház) in the woods 2K from the backdoor.
    Csesznek Veszprém
  • Hotel Szépalma Konferencia Szálloda

    We recommend a quick drive over to the Hotel Szepalma for horseback riding (on trails or lessons) and a walk around the grounds where youll find white horned Hungarian bulls. (website hidden)
    Porva Veszprém 8429
  • Zirc

    Zirc, the neighboring largest town to Porva, is beautifully centered on the Zirc Abby, a 1000-plus year-old monastery full of peace, history and glory. (website hidden)_Abbey
    Zirc Veszprém
  • Zirc Város

    Near the bus station on Koztarsasag Ut or Way, there are several delicious bakeries, including Horvath Pekseg, a wonderful fruit/veg stand and a second bakery across the street. Also nearby: Tesco.
    Március 15 tér Zirc 8420
  • Zirc Abbey

    This beautiful, newly restored abbey was founded in 1182 and holds deep value to the history of Hungary. The monks left the monastery around 1538 during Turkish invasion.
    Rákóczi St Zirc Veszprem 8420
  • horváth pékség Bakeri, Rakoczi Ter 15, zirc, Hungary

    Fantastic strudel and other traditional pastries. Dont miss the little dairy fridge with the best yogurt, milk, kefir and creme sajat (pronounced shoite, which means cheese).
    Rákóczi tér Zirc Veszprem 8420
  • Zirc Abbey

    The medieval castle of Csesznek was built about 1263 by the Baron Jakab Cseszneky who was the swordbearer of the King Béla IV. Look for local honey (Mez) vendors. (website hidden)
    Csesznek Veszprém
  • Király Vendéglő és Fogadó

    This restaurant/inn just as you pull into Zirc (across from the petrol station) has delicious homemade classic Hungarian fare: excellent flavorful, brothy goulash! Address: 8420 Zirc, Kossuth L. u. 68
    Kossuth Lajos St Zirc Veszprem 8420
  • Akli

    Akli Major is a former flourishing baroque grange of the Cistercian Abbey and a national treasure. Visit the farmers market Saturday 7 A to midday for the best local foods. (website hidden)
    Zirc Veszprém
  • Hotel Szarvaskút 3*superior

    Wellness Hotel Spa; boasts the best Bakony Stew (with wild boar sausage), Mushroom Soup, Gulyas other specialties. Outdoor seating in the summer, lovely service, fine wines. (website hidden)
    Zirc-Szarvaskút 8420
  • Herendi Porcelánmanufaktúra Zrt.

    Herendi, the famous porcelain maker and painter of Hungary that once supplied the porcelain for the worlds nobles, is not far from Porva by car. Visit, see hand-painting and shop for treasures.
    Kossuth Lajos utca Herend Veszprém 8440
  • Gizella-kápolna (Veszprem Castle)

    Veszprem is the Queens beloved city. Visit the castle, her former residence (from 1000 AD), stop for a coffee or fagyi (ice cream) and just stroll and soak in the sites and sounds.
    Vár utca Veszprém Veszprém 8200
  • Óváros tér

    Youll find all your needs (gifts, goodies, foods, etc) on this route. Dont miss the Ovaros Antik Galeria, a well-curated antique store will true treasures. (website hidden)
    Óváros tér Veszprém Veszprém 8200
  • Veszprém

    The Queens city is both old and modern at once. University students wonder the cobbled streets that wrap around the 1000-year-old castle. July visitors will enjoy the music and wine festival.
    Veszprém Veszprém
  • Balatonalmádi

    Another great beach stop along Lake Balaton. Cyclists and recreational bikers will enjoy the well-developed path along the entire north-shore of Lake Balaton.
    Balatonalmádi Veszprém
  • Tamás Pince

    Our favorite local winery with unparalleled wines and stories. Stop to taste, try the lekvar/jams (including green almond), vinegars and other family-made specialties. (website hidden)
    Csopak Veszprém 8229
  • Balatonfüred

    Our favorite beach town on Lake Balaton: Enjoy the day on the beach, eat Palacsinta (Hungarian Pancakes) and Langos (fried dough with Sour Cream), taste local wines, shop bike the entire lakeside.
    Balatonfüred Veszprém
  • Aranyhíd sétány

    A family beach with playgrounds, kiddie swings, shallow beach etc. are nearby. Look for the obstacle course adventure park, perfect for school age kids and teenagers.
    Aranyhíd sétány Balatonfüred Veszprém 8230
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