The SpaceOur Vila’s lovely location is in one of the city's residential neighborhood's only 5 min walking distance from the main Train and Bus stations (Gara) and 15 min walking to the City Center (Large and Small Square).
*Note to get to the train and bus station and to city center you'll have to use the passage - which is a stairway underground to pass on the other side or the rails. It's safe and we had no complaints, but if you are a single female and don't feel safe at night, I'd recommend takin a taxi which is just a couple bucks.
Villa Monica has 5 bedrooms each with a private bathroom. Every room has a queen bed that accommodates two people and a full private bathroom with a place to shower. Think of it as ‘Hotel Style’.
The bedrooms are located on the second floor of the Vila while the kitchen is on the first floor. On the ground level there is a small supermarket/grocery store where you can buy food, drinks, fresh bread, fruits or traveling essentials.
If you book The Master Bedroom (#3) there is an additional space for two people in the room, as we have a sofa bed. If you book Master Bedroom (#4) there is an extendable mattress that accommodates one extra person.
This listing doesn't have instant booking. If you'd like to book our rooms, please see all my listings under my profile and book the individual rooms as needed. Guest AccessFree parking on the street.
Free Wi-Fi internet connection for your convenience.
The kitchen is a common place where you can have coffee, tea, pastries. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, table & chairs. Interaction with GuestsPlease inform us about your arrival CHECK-IN TIME so I can ensure a smooth check-in. I love meeting new people but at the same time, I also value your privacy. English is my second language and I'll try my best to communicate with you.
If you you have any questions just ask! I would be more than happy to help you with any information you might need.
If interested I can put you in contact with private guides that can show you Sibiu, or arrange for a private tour of Romania. We can also help you rent bicycles if you interested in touring the city by bike. Just let us know by sending me a message. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is safe, lovely, and very easy accessible – see getting around for more info.
Our vila is located in the residential neighborhood of Sibiu called Lazaret, which is predominant with houses. It’s a quiet neighborhood at night, but comes alive during the day.
We have a grocery store on the ground level of the Vila as well as a bakery with fresh bread; the closest restaurant is a block away. Getting AroundOur Vila is located:
~5 minutes walking from Gara Sibiu, the main railway (train) & bus station
~15 minutes walking from the city center (Piata Unirii)
~5 minutes drive from the entrance/exit of the highway
~20 minutes drive from the International Airport
Public Transportation and bus routes of interest:
No. 5 - links Gara (station) with Piata Unirii (city center)
No. 11 - Piata Unirii to the airport
No. 13 - Gara to Muzeul Satului (Astra Village Museum)
No. 22 - serves Paltinis Resort
No. 23 - serves Rasinari village
Tickets (1.50 lei) for Sibiu’s buses must be bought from a kiosk or vending machine before boarding, and stamped in the little machines once on board. There is a fine of 50 lei if you are caught with no ticket.
Taxis are cheap in Sibiu and perhaps better than buses for longer distances. Just make sure you take a taxi belonging to a trusted taxi company, with the numbers 942 or 953 on the side.
Because the house is close to the main stations you can move around anywhere in the city; or you can take the bus or train to visit the surroundings.
AIRPORT: We are located 15-20 min drive from Sibiu International Airport. From the airport you can get to the house by taking public transportation or by taxi, it should cost somewhere around 4-4.5 euro maximum.
There is a bus station near the airport entrance. You can buy a ticket from the dispenser placed near the station, but you need Romanian money. The ticket price is about 0.35 EUR.
If you drive to the house or decide to rent a car, we have free parking on the street. Please note the street is under construction at the moment (you can drive but some parts are uneven).
Walking directions: 5 min (500m)
FROM: Gara /Sibiu Central Railway Station Piața 1 Decembrie 1918, Sibiu)
TO: Strada Lupeni Nr 16
- Head north on Piața 1 Decembrie 1918
From the Train/Bus Station to come to the house you need to get on the other side of the railroads. To do this, there is a passage (underground) that takes you under the railroads and on the other side.
- Turn right onto Pasaj Lupeni
Take the stairs underground, and when you come out on the other side you'll be on Lupeni Street.
- Continue walking on Lupeni Street. Destination is on your Right: Strada Lupeni 16, Sibiu, Romania
The Villa has a supermarket/grocery store on the ground level named "FLORIS". When you arrive, walk in the store and ask the store manager to let Ms. Monica Popescu know you have arrived. Other Things to NoteSibiu is a wonderful medieval town, former cultural capital of Europe located in the heart of Romania.
For attractions, sightseeing, tours recommendations, events please visit turism.sibiu ro, which is the official website of the town, translated in English and German.
Did you Know?!
~Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture in 2007; first city in South-Eastern Europe to receive this title
~The city has a history of over 900 years
~Sibiu was the capital of Transylvania
~Sibiu is a city of superlatives, which recorded many premieres in this part of Europe
~Păltiniş mountain resort is the first such resort in Romania (founded in 1894)
~Brukenthal is the oldest museum in Romania
~The historical center of Sibiu represents the greatest medieval urban ensemble in Romania
Main attractions in Sibiu:
~The Council Tower
~Brukental National Museum
~Historic Churches - The Evangelic Church; The "Holy Trinity" Metropolitan Cathedral; The "Holy Trinity" Parochial Roman-Catholic Church
~ASTRA Museum of Folkloric Traditional Civilization (Dumbrava Forest) - The Open Air Museum is situated 4 kilometers from the city, spreads across a 96 ha area and is the largest open air ethnographic exhibition in Europe
~The Lier's Bridge
~The Defense Towers and Walls
~Museums: Museum of Natural History; Museum of Pharmacy; The "August Von Spiess" Museum of Hunting; The Altemberger House Museum of History
~Sub Arini Park
~Riding bikes in Sibiu is a great way to cover the city
~Paltinis Resort- 32 km North of Sibiu. The highest ski resort (1440 meter) and the oldest one in Romania. Breathtaking sightseeing, fresh air and snow six months per year! The Paltinis Ski Slope (called Arena Platos) can be reached in 30 minutes by car
~Ocna Sibiului - The Salty Lakes of Ocna Sibiu are 18 km away from the city center northwest of the town – In the summer time you can have some relaxation in one of the salt water lakes or swimming pools.
~Sambata de Sus Monastery
~Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall (Transfagarasan)
~Transfagarasan Road – the road begin at 47 km from Sibiu and it has 30 km till the top of the mountain. It is the second highest road in Romania (2034 m), cross the Carpathian Mountains and offers you a very nice view. Here you can see the snow even in the summer time. From October the road will be closed from the Balea Waterfall but from there you can take the lift till the Balea Lake (a glacier lake). On the way back you can stop to Albota to eat the best fish in Transilvania.
~Avrig - 26 km from Sibiu - famous for its weavers, furriers, tanners, wood cutters and glass blowers. Few local museums with very unique exhibits and the summer residence of Baron von Brukenthal (former governor of Transylvania) remarkable for its terraced park in Viennese style. And for the admirers of nature, in the mountain area south of the town is a 14 km long road along the river through a beautiful valley.
~Cisnadie & Cisnadioara, these two picturesque, friendly rural villages are only a few kilometers south of Sibiu. An impressing fortified church (1349) in Cisnadie in combination with a real interesting guided tour. In Cisnadioara lots of characteristically Saxon buildings and the ruins of a fortress upon the hill, giving a fine overview of the whole area.
~Rasinari, charming, wealthy shepherd village 4 km. west of Cisnadie, two small rivers flowing through, churches and an impressive mausoleum of Metropolitan Bishop A. Saguna.