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100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14
Amazing secluded villa perfect for a big family
The house is set in wild flower meadows and surrounded by woods - completely secluded (other than the unobtrusive Marius and his wife next door). However it is only 15 mins to Baia Mare and a 5 min drive to the nearest shop - so it really is the best of both.
With 6 bedrooms and aircon upstairs it is spacious and comfortable enough easily for 13 people and there is ample room downstairs both in and out to eat. The kitchen is well equipped with more than the normal villa and additionally there is a good BBQ set up just outside.
The pool table was great even if it was a bit too hot to start playing ping pong on the table in the garden (despite the fact it has it's own shade!).
Marius could not have done more for us. He pointed us in the direction of some wonderful restaurants "Pastravas Alex" and "Hanul Teilor", organised a visit to a local farm for us where we had lunch and arranged for the whole family to visit the village potter where we made, painted and had fired some lovely pots (and bought some of the potters - which were much better). Either he or his wife were about if we needed anything but we never felt that they were intrusive.
Things to do nearby
Baia Mare - the ethnographic museum is amazing - a wonderful open air park with examples of all the wooden houses, farms and churches of the region. Nearby is a park with a great playground, restaurants and a little train for kids at the weekends. The mineralogical museum is also great - showcasing the minerals from Romania's many mines. And if all the sightseeing geta to much their is an amazing waterpark with indoor and outdoor pools and slides - kids loved it.
The countryside of Maramures has some incredible wooden churches- 7 of which are UNESCO listed and unsurprisingly so. All of them have telephone numbers to call and the key holders will appear and let you in for 3-5lei. Totally worth it.
The monastery at Barsana is new and pretty but the original which has been located to the other end of the village is amazing - make sure you visit it.
The merry cemetery in Sapanta is incredible - the blue gravestones and humorous pictures and inscriptions are fantastic. Additionally the stalls outside sell some lovely woolen blankets, traditional dress.
If you're here on a Sunday or religious holiday make sure you visit the small villages as people still wear traditional dress to church and it is wonderful to see. If all that gets to much then just jump into the pool. Its heaven!
great vacation home for a big family
the spacious house is very well equipped and organized, expecially the kitchen.
the roundabout is beautiful, bedded in meadows and trees. tennis and ping pong and swimming pool were a joy for all of us. the beds, especially the mattresses have to be renovated. Marius changed a mattress for us and is most helpful and generous and fixed things.
"beautiful place to relax...
"beautiful place to relax, get out of city life and enjoy family/friends reunion or gathering, all house entertainment available such as ping pong tennis table, billiard, darts etc..., swimming pool and jakoozi and great condition, a lot of places near to visit, good reataurants/bars just 10 minutes drive, fresh products from the countryside and great enjoyable place to stay"
By car:Take road E81 from Hungarian border to
Baia Mare,then more 15 km to Carbunari,on DJ182,
direction Targu Lapus.
By plane:Transfers on demand from Cluj-Napoca,
international airport( many connections by regular
and low cost flights).
Transfers from local Baia Mare airport,20 km.
Maramures county is well known for its natural and
ethno-cultural attractions as well for the cuisine.
Don't miss the unique "merry cemetery",specific old
wooden churches and architecture,old crafts and traditional customs and festivals.
Guiding assistance in English or French, provided.