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••• VILLA ZOLLO ••• in a quaint shepherd village at the Carpathian Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Take a break - in the serenity offered by the Romanian countryside.

••• VILLA ZOLLO ••• New holiday home at the hillside with panoramic view in all directions. Located at the edge of the shepherd's village Vale in an absolutely peaceful spot. The only through traffic consists of one or two horse carts bringing in the hay from the nearby hills. You may expect sprawling bright rooms, exceptional cleanliness, and the comfortable indoor climate of a rear ventilated larch-facade. A good choice for lovers of details and those who enjoy rustic particularities.

The village of Vale is nestled between the wooded mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. Leaving the accommodation behind you already find yourself on the way up to the mountain meadows with their unique flora and fauna in Europa. So take a break and treat yourself a place, where unspoiled nature meets the breath of the past and traditions.

Interested in our other holiday homes, more photos, reviews or excursion tips? Please take a look at our homepage • • We answer every enquiry within 24 hours.


••• VILLA ZOLLO •••.

We rent out this cottage since June 2013. It provides 5.000 sqm garden and spacious rooms for 6 (up to 8) people.

The large living room (34 sqm) with oak parquet is located on the mezzanine floor. It includes an open kitchen, a brick fireplace, LED TV (Astra Satellite) and ten seats at two tables. From the adjoining balcony you can take a look into the valley or follow the sun as it goes down right between the crests of two forested mountains.

The open kitchen is fully equipped for self catering with a large fridge combo, gas stove, coffee maker and espresso machine, toaster, kettle, spices and more. The first room (17 sqm), with windows opening to the East, South and West, is accessible from both the living room and the outer hallway. Also the first bathroom (3 sqm) adjoins the living.

An interior staircase leads to the two light-flooded rooms in the attic, the larger with oak floors and balcony. With their 24 and 32 sqm, they can easily be used as lounge for an entire group. Dormers and windows are opening in three directions and allow the sun to spread in the rooms any time of day. The view is impressive: into the vastness of the valley, onto forested mountains and in good weather up to the snowy peaks of the Fagaras Mountains. The second bathroom (8 sqm) with shower, tub, toilet, washer and house pharmacy branches off from the hallway between the rooms.

Each room is equipped with a double bed, TV, WiFi Internet access, an infrared panel and plants. In the largest room, a sofa bed is available for up to two additional people. On arrival, you will find the beds freshly made. Hand and bath towels, shower gel and soap are also provided.

The entire interior of the accommodation was chosen with care and is new, including kitchen and sanitation facilities, mattresses and linen. All furniture, windows, doors and stairs where consistently made to measure, and the rear ventilated larch facade ensures a healthy indoor climate during all seasons.

The solar-assisted central heating is backed up threefold. Either you fire up the water-bearing fireplace in the living room, which supplies all the radiators in the house, or an automatic control takes over the job and starts a gas heater and / or the electrical infrared panels at no additional costs for you.

The two gardens are fenced and adjacent to the surrounding hills. Here, you can relax on a covered patio, roast your steak on the stonewalled barbecue or enjoy the evening at an open fire, proposing a toast to the awaking crickets. Maybe you just sit down under an apple tree, listen to the birds and let the thoughts drift by …

• For 6 (to 8) people

• 3 double rooms with panoramic view and one balcony

• 2 bathrooms, one of them with bathtub and washer

• Large living room with open kitchen, fireplace and balcony.

• 2 gardens with parking lot, covered patio, BBQ and camp fire.

• Minimum stay: 3 - 5 nights.

• Additional occupancy: 10 € per night from the 7th person

• Discount from the 15th day of stay


••• We offer more than just accommodation •••

• Free pickup from the Sibiu airport or train station, rental car & bicycles on request.

• On request, our cook provides breakfast or swings the wooden spoon. She conjures traditional menus fresh on the table to pre-arranged time. Also available are farm products from the village, such as: fresh milk, goat or sheep's cheese, forest honey and homemade jam, Zakusca, pickled vegetables, wine and schnaps.

• On request: shopping prior to your arrival, cot, rides in a horse cart or donkey cart for children.

• Tip: trip to our shepherd’s cottage (Cozo Fantu) in the mountain meadows. Without comfort but with lots of fresh mountain air for stressed lungs. A source emerges a stone's throw away, the cherries hanging in the trees, and cheese or milk you can get from the shepherd next door. Ascent with a horse cart and traditional shepherd stew over an open fire on request. ____________________________________________________________________

••• We provide more than just one cottage •••

We aren't trained tourism experts. We live in Vale and have joined together in a small and family-type construction company. By this company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or constructed them from scratch. With attention to detail all along, with respect towards the traditional style of the area, as well with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. The result is an encounter of different ages and cultures in five oasis of wellbeing, each of them with their own flair, distinctive and special in a place which – we hope – will be sidestepped by the world's hustle for a long time to come.

••• VILLA CRINA - the icing of our resort with 200 sqm of living space and terraced garden – for 8 people.

••• CASA PELU - the former farmhouse with extended loft and roof-terrace – for 6 people.

••• CASA NICU - the 120-year-old cottage with the appropriate historic flair – for 2 (to 3) people.

••• VILLA ZOLLO - the new 150 sqm holiday home with panoramic views and large garden – for 6 (to 8) people.

••• CONDO ZOLLO II • well equipped apartment with large terrace, BBQ and garden – for 2 (to 3) people.

••• COZO FANTU - our shepherd’s hut in the mountain meadows – for 4 people.

More on our homepage ••• •••

A tarmac road touches the village, but in large parts there are cobblestone roads and trails leading up into the hills. Here, traditional structures and lowbrow hospitality have largely survived. Horses, goats and poultry are still part of the village landscape and the farmers take up the scythe and plant corn, potatoes and vegetables to preserve them for winter.

Some say it looks as though time were frozen and that a great deal of things aren’t perfect. The culture seems to be alien, the nature unique and untouched, and the breath of the past hides in every angle. It may occur to you that this is the charm of the extraordinary before being run over by the advance of civilization. Want to have a look at? Just take place on the hillside above the village, enjoy the vastness of the valley, and you will be surprised about the thoughts popping up in your mind out of nowhere.

Find below some attractions and tips for trips around Vale.


More Details

W. Konnerth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, romanian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About W. Konnerth

We live in Vale and have joined together our experiences in a small and family-type construction company. By this company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or constructed them from scratch. After eight years of work - with many possibilities for creative design - we put trowels and planing aside for a while and breathe a sigh.

Of the income of the vacation rentals (your money) on one hand the 'investor' is served. On the other hand, the administration allows two families an extra income. When we cook for you, if you order local products, plan a trip in a horse cart or rent a car other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are planning a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which also will be financed from the proceeds of the accomodations.

We foster a climate of openness and equality-based relationships.

Why W. Konnerth chose Transylvania

... because clucking chickens, neighing horses and the absolute silence of the night less burden the nerves than roaring engines.

... because the sight of forested mountains and free-flowing streams better likes to the eye than concrete ground overgrown with skyscrapers.

... because there aren't many places where the breath of the past is perceptible and where, nevertheless, you don't need to give up the comforts of running water, central heating, TV programs and online services.

... because you can relax sitting on the mountainside, chewing a blade of grass and looking down into the valley, and about half an hour later you may stand in front of the impressive fortifications of a city, actually worthy to be called 'European Capital of Culture'.

... because you enjoy a privilege as western foreigner, located more in a special respect than in attempts to defraud you.

... and because - in our temporal possibilities - we really care if desired instead only manage you.

What makes this villa unique

... you may judge for yourself after you've left.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

••• VILLA ZOLLO ••• in a quaint shepherd village at the Carpathian Mountains
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews

Alles super!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Eigentlich sollte ich gar nicht zu gut bewerten, da ich befürchte, dass uns dieser außergewöhnliche Ort fürs nächste mal weggeschnappt wird. aber: es ist eine wirklich tolle 1a-Unterkunft- bestes geeignet für Ausflüge in die schöne Umgebung- Essen von Adriana, service durch Nicu und Management von Herrn Konnerth: alles bestens. Danke und bis zum nächsten Mal. Ute v. Egloffstein + Dr. Alexander Zaune

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke, das hört sich wirklich zufrieden an. Und keine Sorge vor Wegschnappern - auch unsere anderen Ferienhäuser verstecken sich nicht in der B-Kategorie. Sie sind jederzeit willkommen, Werner Konnerth
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  • 5 of 5

In einer wunderbaren Landschaft liegt Casa Zollo, perfekt ausgestattet, komfortabel und mit sehr freundlichen Gastgebern.

Wir haben uns samt Kinder und Enkel wunderbar erholt. Die Umgebung bietet viele touristischen Attraktionen, die wir genossen haben.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

In einer wunderbaren Landschaft liegt Casa Zollo, perfekt ausgestattet, komfortabel und mit sehr freundlichen Gastgebern.

Wir haben uns samt Kinder und Enkel wunderbar erholt. Die Umgebung bietet viele touristischen Attraktionen, die wir genossen haben.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Besten Dank für das Lob. Sie sind jederzeit willkommen wenn Sie den Genuß wiederholen möchten. Alles Gute, Werner
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Sehr gepflegtes Haus absolut empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Nachdem wir von Werner herzlich am Flughafen empfangen worden sind, wurden wir als erstes zum Haus gebracht und erhielten die ersten Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt. Wir hatten ein wunderschönes Zimmer mit Terasse und Garten, sehr gemütlich eingerichtet. Die FeWo war blitzsauber, die Betreuung durch den Vermieter bestens. Es war alles da, was man brauchte und das auf Wunsch bestellte Essen bei Tanti Onuta war köstlich. Einen Wagen kann man auch direkt bei Werner buchen , alles sehr unkompliziert und angenehm. Wir können das Haus jederzeit und allerwärmstens weiterempfehlen .

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Christian, genauso allerwärmstens kann ich auch euch als Gäste empfehlen. Ihr seid jederzeit willkommen wenn es euch einmal wieder nach Siebenbürgen zieht. Alles Gute, Werner
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Herrliche Woche in der Casa Zollo

  • 5 of 5

Mein Mann und ich haben haben im Rahmen einer Geburstagsgruppe einje wunderschöne Woche in der Casa Zollo verbracht. Das Haus steht am Rande des Dorfes Vale auf einem Hügel mit herrlichem Blick und schönem Garten mit Grillplatz und Feuerstelle. Wir hatten ein wunderschönes Zimmer mit Balkon, hell, gemütlich eingerichtet, Bad gleich daneben. Die FeWo war blitzsauber, die Betreuung durch den Vermieter bestens. Es war alles da, was man brauchte und das auf Wunsch bestellte Essen war köstlich. In Vale und Umgebung kann man schöne Wanderungen machen. Bis Sibiu sind es 25 min zu fahren, bis auf den Pass der Transfagarasch anderthalb Stunden. Auch bis Mediasch und den verschiedenen Kirchenburgen ist es nicht allzu weit. In Saliste gibt es einen guten Italiener und einen Markt. In Vale selbst kann man im Magazin Mixt die wichtigesten Lebensmittel bekommen. Wir empfehle dieses Feriendomizil auf jeden Fall gerne weiter. Ulli & Antje

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für die Anerkennung und die lobenden Worte. Es tut gut zu lesen, daß Siebenbürgen und unsere Ferienhäuser angenehm in Erinnerung bleiben. Der 'Italiener' in Saliste ist allerdings eine rumänische Familie, deren Sohn in Italien gelernt hat, wie man eine saftige Steinofen-Pizza zubereitet. Er kam zurück, der Hof wurde umgebaut, und ist inzwischen bekannt über die Kleinstadt hinaus. Ihr seid jederzeit willkommen, Werner
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Es ist ein sehr gepflegtes Haus,incl. Aussenanlage. Die Betreuung vor Ort ist hervorragend.

  • 4 of 5

Wie in der Ueberschrift schon gesagt,super. Kann man weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Saliste or Sibiel
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Saliste / Sibiel
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Gura Raului
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Gura Raului
Car: recommended


••• A trip can take you an hour or a day •••

It can take you on the hillside above the village for a few glances into the vastness of the valley or to the jumping fishes in the mountain lake of Gura Raului. Maybe you are interested in a Saxon fortified church, in the historic town center of Sibiu or in a day trip across the Carpathians into the Wallachia on the other side. There are many options, here you get a few examples.

The open-air Marmelada swimming pool is just across the hill 20 minutes walk away, and so is the first of five lakes in the valley.

In 15 minutes you’ve left the village below, passing dozens of hand-carved wooden sculptures on the Poiana Soarelui (sun glade) on the ascent, to arrive at the mountain meadows with a unique view across the vastness of the Transylvanian Plain. In good weather, you get sweeping views all the way to Sibiu and the Fagaras Mountains range beyond it.

You can start your hiking tour in every village. A gravel road takes you from Saliste (2 km) to the high plateau of Crint, and from Sibiel (2 km) you walk along a stream to a remote monastery in the heart of the forest and further.

Connoisseurs are attracted to the mountain lake at Gura Raiului (8 km). It lies in a depression surrounded by forest. The water is clear and in the evening, you can light a fire and watch the fish jump for mosquitoes. Anyone visiting this place won’t easily forget the serenity of this place.

If you are aiming really high, you can choose between two trafficable north-south passes over the Carpathians, both to visit in a day trip:

• The ‘Transfagarasan’ – winding past steep rocks and a waterfall dozens of meters high. On the top awaits you the ‘Balea’ lake with a hostel and the house of ice.

• The ‘Transalpina’ - at 2.145m the highest trafficable road across the Carpathians, sometimes even above the clouds. Created by the Romans in their campaign against the Dacians, she was forgotten in the meantime and today presents one of the untouched mountain regions in Europe. The Transalpina starts at Saliste, just 2 km from Vale.

In both cases, you arrive at ‘Walachia’, the southern part of the country, in a climate zone influenced by the Mediterranean. From here you can return through the ‘Olt Valley’, the only north-south route through the Carpathians, passing ancient monasteries and partly steep cliffs. Anyone who doesn’t stop here must be in a real hurry.

When you’ve had enough of mountains and steep slopes, turn to the valley. Scattered across the countryside are Dacian ruins, caves and abandoned Roman mines, and ancient fortified churches built by the Transylvanian Saxony partly 800 years ago.

One of their medieval towns, the European Capital of Culture Sibiu, lies just around the corner and to this day is a fountain of cultural diversity. The medieval fortifications enbrace an old town with historic alleys and restaurants, cafés and bars, some of which are set in vaulted cellars or courtyards. During the summer the town opens up to visitors and regularly organizes events, from cabaret and theater, through open-air concerts, to exhibitions of local crafts guilds.

The Traditional Village Museum ASTRA on the outskirts of Sibiu also merits one or two glances. Here, centuries-old log cabins, water mills, blacksmith shops and saw mills from all over the country were reconstructed true to the original.

From here, it's just a stone's throw to the fortified church of Cisnadioara, one of the oldest Saxon buildings in Transylvania established in the 13th century. It stands on an almost circular mountain top above the village.

After taking a walk for hours you will feel your legs. In the saltwater lakes and spas of Ocna Sibiului (25 km) you can soothe your aching bones in brine, stretch out in saltwater reading the newspaper and then coat yourself in mud.

The way back from Sibiu leads you past Cristian (13 km). Here, another Saxon fortified church gives you an impression of how centuries ago people barricaded themselves against Mongols, Turks and Kuruc irregulars.

If you choose to delve deeper into the history of Romania you will hear about the Dacians. Similar to the Celts in Ireland, they are famous for their mystical traditions and particular skills. The last Dacians are said to have taken refuge in the ‘Muntii Apuseni’ (Central Carpathians), a sparsely populated region on the western border of Transylvania. Today however, this region is known for its caves and abandoned mine tunnels, some of which run hundreds of meters through rock. Skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters are found in their depths even today. Early birds can explore this area on a day trip.

Heist and highway robbery are tales from the years following the political change and Count Dracula obviously exists only in movies. People in this parts don't drink blood and are mostly open-minded if met with respect. So, no matter which way you turn, you will experience amazing things - usually things you never expected.



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Additional information about rental rates

Fee for online booking $27
Pet Fee $5

• Extra bed from the 7th person per night: 8 € | Extra-Bett ab 7.Person pro Nacht
• Pet per day: 5 € | Haustier pro Tag
• Fee for credit card booking: 20 € | Transaktionsgebühr bei Kreditkarten-Buchung
• Discount from 15th day of stay | Rabatt ab dem 15. Tag
• Free pickup from Sibiu airport, rental car & bikes on request / Transfer Flughafen Sibiu inclusive, Mietauto & Fahrräder

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Sibiu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 152 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • entirely new plumbing (2013)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1. bedroom - 1 double , separate entrance, 17sqm, TV, cabinet, table, plants
    2. bedroom - 1 double , 32 sqm, sofa, balcony, TV, mirror wardrobe, table, plants
    3. bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 24 sqm, TV, cabinet, corner bench & table, shelves & plants
  • On arrival, all beds are freshly made, hand and bath towels are provided. Each room has new furniture made to measure consistently (2013) and can be individually heated centrally by means of an infrared panel and / or. Cot, UMTS stick and laptop on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

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