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Casa Cosma - Sunny traditional house with special charms

Lilli Steier

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, romanian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Lilli Steier

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, romanian
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Casa Cosma - Sunny traditional house with special charms

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Maramures Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lilli Steier (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german, romanian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Casa Cosma - Sunny traditional house with special charms
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews
5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: 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
St. Louis, MO
5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: 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!
5

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, ***** !

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: 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.
5

traumschön

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes Dorf und wunderschönes Haus mit unglaublichen tollen Nachbarn.

Bei einem Spaziergang ins Dorf "Buna Siua" gelernt, und Später zurück "Buna sera". Sehr toll von allen empfangen worden, auch wenn wir ziemlich geschafft von der Anreise waren. Viel Ruhe und Besinnung gehabt, schön dunkel nachts und still dort. Es gibt sicher jede Menge zu erkunden. Ein gutes Buch im Heuschober auf dem Grundstück rund ums Haus zu lesen, ist aber mein persönlicher Geheimtip!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie so schöne Erfahrungen gemacht haben. Die Bibliothek im Haus wird in Zukunft noch weiter wachsen, so dass im Heuschober oder anderswo das Lesevergnügen noch grösser wird. Alles Gute!
5

Reise in die Vergangenheit

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Sommer 2014 2 Wochen im Casa Cosma verbracht.

Das Haus ist geräumig und sehr geschmackvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet. In jedem Raum kann man an kühlen Tagen einen Ofen befeuern, wovon wir einige Male Gebrauch gemacht haben.

In der schönen Massivholzküche ist alles vorhanden, was man zum Kochen benötigt – bisher haben wir noch keine so perfekt ausgestattete Ferienwohnung gefunden.

Das Haus liegt am Ortsrand von Botiza, etwas erhöht an einem Hang, so dass man einen schönen Blick über das Dorf hat. Hinter dem Haus beginnt eine Streuobstwiese und dann Wald; man kann dort direkt die erste Wanderung beginnen :-)

Anders als die anderen Häuser der Vermieter liegt Casa Cosma nicht ganz abgelegen, sondern man bekommt trotz des großen Gartens noch ein wenig vom Dorfleben mit und hat zudem mit Florentina und ihrer Familie sehr sehr nette Nachbarn, die uns mit Eiern, Milch, Käse, Kuchen und anderen leckeren Dingen versorgt haben. Zudem haben sie wie die meisten Bewohner Botizas viele Tiere wie Hühner, Schweine, Pferde und eine Kuh, worüber sich besonders unsere zweijährige Tochter freute. Im Garten gibt es die Möglichkeit zu grillen oder einfach nur ein Lagerfeuer zu machen, Holz ist reichlich vorhanden.

Maramures ist eine wunderschöne Kulturlandschaft, die wie geschaffen für ausgedehnte Wanderungen ist. Ebenso bietet sich das Besichtigen der zahlreichen historischen Holzkirchen, ein Ausflug nach Sighet und Sapanta sowie die Fahrt in der Wassertalbahn an. Unvergessen wird uns unser Ausflug mit Förster Boboc und die Fahrt in seinem Geländewagen bleiben!

Für uns war der Aufenthalt auch ein wenig wie eine Reise in die Vergangenheit: Die Heuernte war in vollem Gange – mit Sense, Holzrechen und Pferdewagen. So gut wie keine Autos, keine Flugzeuge, das einzige was man hört sind Grillen und andere Insekten.

Die Menschen waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit, genau wie die Verwalterin Carmen und die Vermieter selbst, wir fühlten uns stets willkommen.

Dies war bisher der entspannteste Urlaub den wir verbracht haben. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit!

Viele Grüße,

Sarah, Helge und Junia

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

ein Traum ..

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im September 2012 und im Mai 2013 jeweils drei wunderschöne Wochen im Haus Cosma verbracht. Das Haus ist ein Traum , die Lage und Umgebung sowieso. Alle Leute waren freundlich und offen. Wir hatten unsere Hunde dabei , beim zweiten Urlaub haben wir eine kleinen Hund gefunden und mit zurück nach Deutschland genommen so dass wir jetzt ein dauerhaftes Andenken an Botiza haben. Die Umgebung ist wunderbar zum Wandern – ein robustes Auto hilft beim Erreichen der Wanderausgangspunkte.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns sehr über Ihre netten Zeilen und freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen. Ihrem kleinen rumänischen Hund wünschen wir ein gutes Leben mit Ihnen!

Map

Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Cluj Napoca and Baia Mare
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Botiza
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Sighethu Marmatiei
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Rozavlea
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Borsa
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.

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Rates & Availability

From €60 Per night

Maramures Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nebensaison
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
€60
€400
 
 
Hauptsaison
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80
€520
 
 
Hochsaison
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 11 2015
6 night minimum stay
€100
€620
 
 
Hauptsaison
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80
€520
 
 
Nebensaison
Oct 4 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€60
€400
 
 
Hochsaison
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 9 2016
6 night minimum stay
€100
€620
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€80
€520
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes 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.
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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Amenities

Maramures Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Or two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Or two single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
Notes:
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.

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