Casa Marie-José is the oldest of the three vacation houses in Dolina Village. This house is over 100 years old, and according to our elderly neighbors, one of the oldest houses still standing in Zece Hotare.
This house keeps its original character, both inside and outside. When restoring the house, we tried to use as many old, salvaged materials as possible. We named this house “Marie-José” after Luc’s mother, who made it possible to buy the property the house lays on.
The house has two bedrooms, a spacious living room, small kitchen and bathroom, divided over the ground floor and the attic.
The two bedrooms are to be found in the attic of the house. The main bedroom is rested with a comfortable queen-size bed, while the small bedroom has two twin beds.
The living room, at the ground floor, has an extendable couch, that can accommodate two more sleepers. The mattresses on all of the beds are of premium quality.
The kitchen is set up with pans and pots, cutlery, plates, cups and everything else necessary to prepare a proper meal. Of course, there is also a fridge, a gas burner and a dishwasher.
The bathroom with toilet and walk-in shower is also on the ground floor. Towels and hygiene products such as soap, shower gel and shampoo are complementary.
The house has a small terrace, where you can relax, read, or enjoy a meal in the fresh mountain air. Right outside the house, you will find the barbeque grill.
During colder days, you can use the wooden stove to warm up the house.
Midwinter Prices : (5 januari – 1 march)
Per night (2 nights minimum): 325Lei / € 65,-
Midweek (Sunday – Friday | 5 nights): 1300 Lei / €260,-
Full Week: 1950 Lei / €390,-
Prices rest of the season: (1 march – 5 januari)
Per night (2 nights minimum): 375 Lei / € 75,-
Midweek (Sunday – Friday | 5 nights): 1500 Lei / €300,-
Full Week: 2250 Lei / €450,-
Casa Batrana is easily accessible by car. The road from Suncuius to Zece Hotare is asphalted for six of the eight kilometers. The last two kilometers are on gravel road, accessible for all types of cars.
Parking is at 200 meter walking from the house.
Capacity: max 6 people
In the house we can host 4 people with great comfort. An extra two people can sleep on the extensible couch in the living room. For groups larger than 4 people we charge an extra fee of €10 per night.
Check in policy:
Check in from 3:00 PM till 8:00 PM – Check out till 11:00 AM
In order to confirm your reservation, you need to pay in advance 50% of your stay. You can cancel for free with more than 14 days before the check-in.
Children of any ages are welcome.
Pets are welcome with an extra fee of €10 for the whole stay.
No breakfast included.
Wireless internet is available.
Free transfer from the trainstations in Bratca & Suncuius to Zece Hotare.
Transfers on request from the airports in Cluj – Napoca & Oradea
No smoking inside.
The house can be heated with a wood burning stove. Firewood is not included. Be aware that making fire is at your own risk.
Any damage caused to the house and accessories due to misuse is for your own cost.
Activities in the area:
While in Zece Hotare, you can enjoy endless walks through the forest and hills and follow the hiking trail to the portal of Pestera Batranului cave. Depending on the season, you can search the forest for edible or therapeutic mushrooms. During the summer, you can roam the fields in search of medicinal plants.
For the very active travelers, the are quite some mountain biking routes, crossing our village.
The distance from Zece Hotare to Suncuius is around 8 kilometers. Once in Suncuius, you can visit the Unguru Mare cave, relax on the small beach under a cliff or take on a longer hike to Moanei Cave or follow some of the other hiking trails starting here.
There are also quite some via ferrata routes on the cliffs around Suncuius, thus a great pass-time for adventurous travelers.
The distance from Zece Hotare to Vadu-Crisului is around 15 kilometers by car. There is an accessible hiking route from outside the village to one of the more spectacular caves in the area, the Vadu-Crisului cave. Right under the cave, one can find the waterfall with the same name.
Vadu Crisului is the starting point for rafting and kayaking tours on the Crisul Repede river.
This village is also home to a pottery workshop and is the only place in Romania where white clay is used for traditional ceramics. The workshop is open for visitors Monday to Saturday.
Casa Marie-José (dolina village) are located in Zece Hotare, Suncuius, in the region of Bihor.