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The Magic Cottage, Rosie’s Retreat, Praid

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Description

‘Work from Home’ long stays welcome!

Situated in a peaceful village 3.5 kilometers from the famous Salina Praid and 15 kilometers from the beautiful spa town of Sovata, The Magic Cottage offers modern comfort in a newly renovated old traditional cottage.

Set in a wild garden, at the top of the village, guests can enjoy absolute peace and relaxation.

The loft has been converted into a spacious apartment with an extremely comfortable Queen size bed and a a luxurious bathroom with stand alone slipper bath and it’s own terrace overlooking the garden and the forest.

There is another downstairs terrace for breakfast and dining and also a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine for guests use. The kitchen has a wood burning stove and the rooms are heated with electric radiators.

The guests have their own private entrance to the property.

There is parking in the lane outside the cottage.

I’m an experienced host. I’m living in a cabin on the property and I’m always available to assist guests.

Don’t hesitate to contact me via Travlocals!

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Facilities

Barbeque area
Free parking on premises
Garden
Heating
Kitchen
Laptop friendly
Washer
Wi-Fi
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Rules

Check In 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Check Out 10:00 AM
Hotel Policies

Kids

We don't have special facilities for kids.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Smoking

No smoking inside.

Minimum Stay

2 nights is the minimum stay at this property.

Booking Policy

You should pay a deposit of 50% from the entire value of your stay, in orderd to confirm your reservation. If you want to cancel the reservation in the first 48 h, you'll get a full refund. If you want to cancel your reservation with at least 7 days before the check-in, you'll receive only 50% from your deposit. After that, no refund is possible.
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The loft apartment (2 Guests)

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Reviews

Review score

5/5
Excellent
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Summary

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Location
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Service
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Cleanliness
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Rooms
5 /5
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Alina Floares

18/09/2022

5.0 "Experienta autentica la "The magic cottage""

Am petrecut 4 nopti la Casa de Oaspeti a lui Rosie si ne-am simtit foarte bine. Rosie este o doamna englezoaica foarte draguta care traieste intre doua tari Romania si India si are niste povesti extraordinare. A reusit sa salveze o casa traditionala transilvaneana de la destramare si a transformat-o intrun loc autentic cu foarte mult bun gust. Casa este un loc perfect pentru a te deconecta de la stresul orasului si a descoperi linistea si natura. Recomandam " The magic cottage" si intentionam sa revenim. Mult succes Rosie in viitorul proiect de salvare a altei case transilvanene.
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Oana Bruma

23/08/2022

5.0 "Great place"

We had a great 2-nights stay at the Magic Cottage. The place is really magic, the room and the bathroom were very clean, every piece of furniture, all the accessories were very well chosen and the freestanding tub is gorgeous. We had everything we needed, from hand creme to candles, even nuts and a nutcracker. The breakfast was very delicious and made of natural products. And the host is a very open and communicative lady. She kindly recommended us places to see and eat in the area and chatted with us every morning. I really recommend the place for a silent and peaceful escape!
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Valentin Tanasa

09/06/2022

5.0 "An authentic experience!"

We've spent 3 nights at Rosie's. The accommodation was spotless, done in great taste and with a level of attention to detail that's only achievable by someone who sincerely cares about their craft and the comfort of their guests. Since visiting the surroundings was not our main goal, we spent most of our time unwinding and hanging out with Rosie and her endlessly-entertaining pack of cats. All in all, we had a pleasant and relaxing stay at the Magic Cottage which is everything we hoped for.
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Ciprian Ionut Bivol

21/05/2022

5.0 "Evadarea perfecta"

Daca vrei sa scapi de tot ce inseamna oras, aici este locatia perfecta. Gazda foarte amabila, ne-a ajutat cu recomandari de restaurante si alte puncte de interes. Camera in care am stat e spatioasa si foarte frumos decorata si VELUX-urile iti fac noaptea foarte frumoasa. Stele si luna in tavan! Ce sa mai vrei? 🥳🥳🥳 Terasa si gradina e un loc minunat in care sa te relaxezi. O casa autentica pe care o recomandam cu placere. Speram sa revenim cat mai curand. Multumim!
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Ciprian

08/09/2021

5.0 "Some fairytale bliss"

Amazing place, amazing host! Once you’ve been to Rosie’s Magic Cottage, you have the feeling of finding a hidden gem. Rosie managed to bring back to life an old cottage and she created more than a B&B, it’s a story. Go there, spend some nights counting stars and listening to silence and you’ll feel amazing! We enjoyed a lot spending some time there, talking to Rosie and seeing a bit of the surroundings. Great breakfast, wifi, room & bathroom. We’ll definitely be back.
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LUCIA

19/08/2021
5.0
If you want relaxation, tranquility, going back in time and nature, unforgettable stories, yes, this is the place. Excellent host. Don’t forget to look at the sky Thanks Rosie
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Mona Nastase

18/08/2021
5.0
If you intend to spend a few days in an authentic Transilvanian village, then the magic cottage is the right place. Rosie is a great host, very careful with the details, making a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
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Adrians1974

17/08/2021
5.0
Absolutely amazing place, very advanced, has all amenities, very clean, everything worked as expected, the house itself is beautiful, having being carefully designed to ensure maximum comfort and style. I felt like the property has everything you could need during your stay and if there is something missing then Rosie is on hand to sort straight away. The rural setting of where the property lies just made the whole stay and experience that little bit more special- getting away from the city. I would highly recommend this property and the cottage. Lovely host and I will definitely be booking again soon! Loved the cats 🙂
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Cristina Stecoza

08/06/2021

5.0 "Magical holiday"

Rosie's cottage is a truly unique magical cottage in the heart of Transilvania. From the great traditional design to the attention to every detail that makes guests confortable, Rosie demonstrates a high level of hospitality. The great thing about the Magic Cottage is that not only you could spend wonderful relaxing days in your holiday, but also you could work remotely in this beautiful quiet location, as the internet has very good quality. We are definitely looking forward to come back again!
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Anelis

31/05/2021

5.0 "Magic escape"

The magic cottage is the place that you will never want to leave. Everything about it is magical and amazing , from the best cake to the view, nature,breakfast, flowers, soaps; I can go all day, but the best thing about staying there is Rosie,the host, that made everything feel like you are in a fairytale. I was surprised that the place looked so much better in real life than pictures. Rosie managed to make the most magical and coziest place in the world from an old and small cottage. The silence and the nature are just overwhelmingly beautiful. The design of the place and the detalies are unique , and I just can`t tell you about the extremely comfortable bed that you will never wanna get out of. It was the most wonderful time and we will definitely be back for more magic escapes at the Magic Cottage!
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valerian.stanciu@yahoo.com

05/05/2021

5.0 "An authentic, soulful, relaxing experience"

Rosie’s Magic Cottage definitely lives up to its name. The place is exactly as pictured: clean, comfy, peaceful, put together with a wonderful sense of design and practicality. It’s extra entertaining if you’re a lover of cats :) Rosie herself could deliver a masterclass in hospitality. She thinks of all the details one would need for a comfortable stay (from coffee to umbrellas), definitely exceeding expectations. This is not a “luxury” hotel you’re booking, but an authentic, soulful, relaxing experience. We’re grateful to have been her guests and are eager to return.
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Diana Ursu

03/05/2021
5.0
Charming en-suite in a wonderfully-restored country cottage. The attention to detail here is delightful – the hand-made bedsheets, the traditional vintage decorations, the bathroom amenities and the freshly-baked threats are just a few of the many things we loved while staying here. The host is friendly and inspiring, with tons of suggestions for activities in the area, and the resident cats are sociable and playful. We hope to visit again some day soon!
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Lorena

03/04/2021

5.0 "Lovely wooden cottage"

We came here for the wedding anniversary and it was a wise choise. It was love at first sight, every single thing was put where it nedded to be. The cottage had a lovely upstairs veranda, and an unique bathtub (the thing that struck me most when choosing this location). It was a clean, comfortable and intimate cottage. We loved it. Also, Rosie was a nice and helpful host for us, she make us to feel like home. She prepared a great breakfast for us, the kitchen being equipped with everything we needed to prepare our dinner. We enjoyed it very much! Hope to go again soon!
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Grigore Victoria

21/03/2021
5.0
Gazda super drăguța, căsuța impecabila, aer curat, liniște.
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Simina

18/03/2021

5.0 "“Work from home” heaven "

Extremely good wi-fi, natural light, cozy room and complete silence...well, except for the birds’ trill. We stayed here for 4 days. You have that home away from home feeling, Rosie is so inspiring and her cakes are just the cherry on top :) we will come back here for sure, next time with more time for enjoying the fairytale surroundings.
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oliviapetra

08/03/2021

5.0 "Cosy birthday gift :-)"

On my boyfriend's birthday, I brought him to one of the most beautiful, tasteful, and colourful places we've slept in during our 14 years of travelling together.
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andreeavorny

15/02/2021

5.0 "Magic Cottage, Magic Rosie"

Everything is magic at Rosie. The view, the cottage, the design, the Rosie puts the breakfast and waits for you and the vibe. It is a wonderful energy and silence, that you feel you are born again. We stayed for 3 nights and we visited the Salina Praid, Sighisoara and Corund with the ceramic shops. If you go to Corund visit and ask for the Ilyes Family. The have a nice shop and ceramics workshop were you can create everything you wish. There are really nice and warm people everywhere you go. Thank you, Rosie for reminding us how to apreciate the simple things. It was amazing. I wish all romanians should learn how to be the perfect host from you. Simply amazing. We hope to be back really soon.
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Mada Zabava

30/01/2021

5.0 "A dreamy loft in the attic"

You really have to book this place! It brings a lot of tranquility and a great mix of cultures that you won’t find anywhere else in Romania. Rosie, the host, has a magic power to make you feel like home from the very begining of your stay. The place is so nice decorated and we had a great sleep in the nicest indian bedsheets I’ve ever slept in. The room is warm during the winter and makes you want to stay inside, reading a book or just enjoy doing nothing. The kitchen is very well equiped but if you don’t want to cook there are plenty of good restaurants in Praid or Sovata. We enjoyed the silence, the dim light during the evenings, the beauty that surrounds you all over the place. You won’t see all of it it in the photos, trust me. Rosie has another magic power that made us to put the place on the list for future stays.We are defintely coming back!
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Anca

24/01/2021
5.0
We had a great stay at the Magic Cottage. The room is beautiful, quiet and filled with natural light during the day. All the facilities were clean and well tended after. There is also a kitchen available for cooking, very well equipped. We also used the room to work remotely and the wifi was very good. During our stay the weather was cold and snowy so it was perfect that inside everything is cozy and warm and the room has plenty of sitting places where one can cuddle with a good book. Besides the close-by attractions in Praid and Sovata, near the cabin there are beautiful hills and a forest where we took walks during the afternoon. We felt very welcome here and hope to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the beautiful courtyard and terrace.
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Alex

05/01/2021

5.0 "Extremely lovely and nice place!"

I would start by telling that this place is from the fairy-tales! We were a couple and stayed for 6 nights. The room is more beautiful than pictures, it's lovely and very cozy. Also the place is what we have searched for, beautiful landscapes to watch while enjoying a coffee, lovely cats to play with, super clean and more than 4* hotel conditions. And more than that, Rosie is a super host indeed and an enjoyable person! We appreciated the time we spent with her, talking and sharing experiences and also appreciated the level of caring for the customers. This was a 5* stay. We will definitely come again in the summer to stay and enjoy the surroundings and a cup of coffee with Rosie.
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Liviu

06/12/2020
5.0
Un loc retras, curat, linistit, cu iz indian, cu o saltea comfortabila si o baie spatioasa, bucatarie, alaturi de o gazda amabila - Rosie.
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Cristian Pruna

16/11/2020

5.0 "Our Magic Cottage experience"

I’ve recently spent a lovely weekend together with my partner at the Magic Cottage. Everything has been sublime from start to finish. When you first get close to Ocna de Jos (the village Magic Cottage is based) you are met with incredible 360 views from lovely valleys to imposing hills. The village itself is tiny with only 1000 locals living there and you truly get a sense that you are in the kind of close knit community where everybody knows each other. This is self evident when you hear the funny stories and anecdotes shared by Rosie, the lovely owner of the Magic Cottage. Once you get to the cottage you are absolutely awestruck by the out of this world attention to detail. Everything looks photo shoot ready. The garden is beautiful, the cottage itself looks as if it is straight out of a fairytale. You genuinely feel a sense of peace and tranquility as soon as you pass the Magic Cottage’s threshold. The same refined taste is present in the house as well. The attic apartment in which we stayed had everything we wanted from a massive comfy double bed, a beautiful antique armchair which, incidentally, was my favourite place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee/black tea and do a spot of reading, to a lovely bathtub perfect for a relaxing dip after a long day of sightseeing. Speaking of which there are loads of activities which you can do nearby. Things such as visiting the Praid salt mine, the beautiful spa town of Sovata or just hiking through the forest just outside the cottage. However, you can easily just spend days on end reveling in the cosy and intimate feeling of Magic Cottage. Lastly, a few words about Rosie. She has been an incredible host, laid back, always insisting that we should behave as we were at home. She is extremely kind and friendly with a diverse background which makes for a lovely source of stories based on her experiences in India, England and Romania. She really is the cherry on top of what makes The Magic Cottage great. I cannot recommend Magic Cottage highly enough. It is the perfect getaway for couples.
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Simona Anton

09/11/2020
5.0
Rosie's Magic Cottage is indeed magically and thoughtfully designed to make you escape reality for a little while. We spent 2 nights here and were sorry we couldn't stay more. Peacefully situated in a lovely little village it definitely helped us disconnect. We loved the carefully chosen pieces of furniture and decor! Enjoying a bottle of wine on the balcony watching the stars is one the benefits of this beautiful house that worked like a charm for us. Rosie is a lovely host and we've really enjoyed talking to her and getting to know the story of the place. Highly recommend and planning on coming back here!
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Andrei Dăscălescu

29/10/2020

5.0 "Perfect accomodation"

One of the nicest experience we had. Stayed for 3 lovely nights in this heaven location. Quiet and cozy, decorated very nice, near Praid and Sovata . There is a terrace where you can relax and enjoy the view, a beautiful garden with a couple of hammocks, and the bed is amazing. There are some lovely cats that are waiting for nice people to play with them (say Hi to Goatee from us). The host is amazing, making you feel at home. You can have a nice talk with her and has this amazing gift of making you immediately feel like her friend. We will surely come back here! ❤️ Andrei & Paulina
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Turcu Mihai

16/10/2020

5.0 "Can't get better than this"

I'm not sure I've had a more pleasant experience than this. The Magic Cottage is one of the best places I've visited so far. The place is very clean and stylishly furnished. Rosie has a few very friendly cats that will most likely love to meet you and keep you company during your stay. Definitely looking to book again some time.
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Oana Anghelache

29/09/2020

5.0 "One of the best places I've been to! "

The Magic Cottage is a great place to relax, recharge and enjoy the simple things. The room is absolutely lovely and the bath is a really nice feature. It's very relaxing to sit at the outside table in the evenings, have a cup of tea or wine and share stories with Rosie - which is one of the nicest hosts I've encountered. The decor from the cottage is fascinating, the loving cats are quite a bonus and the garden is an oasis of peace. You can take walks around the village, visit Praid / Sovata or hike to the near-by salt mountain. I'll definitely return and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a relaxing holiday!
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Ana Moldovan

25/09/2020

5.0 "Authentic experiences "

We had a 3 night stay, and stayed one more just to enjoy the cottage. We had a lovely stay, Rosie is a dear who's more than happy to help with everything you need. It was a great experience, we found peace and quite, fresh air and really nice host.
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Raluca Tinca

21/09/2020

5.0 "Mrs"

We had a wonderful 5 days. Everything was perfect and relaxing and the host extremly nice. Would definitly come again.

Coiculescu Alexandra

14/09/2020

5.0 "Perfect Holiday"

We had a perfect holiday at the Magic Cottage. We stayed there for 3 nights. The cottage is beautiful, you fell like in a fairy tail, everything is decorated with small details that make a difference and turn the cottage in to a "magic cottage". The place is very clean with everything you need at hand. Our host, Rosie was lovely, we enjoyed chatting with her, she was so nice and helpful, making us feel at-home. Rosie prepared breakfast, the kitchen being equipped with everything you need to prepare your lunch/dinner. We look forward to stay at the Magic Cottage next year.
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Damian Florin

04/09/2020

5.0 "Cozy and relaxing place"

We really enjoyed the 3 nights spent at The Magic Cottage, it is a cozy place in a nice village. It's ideal for anyone who's searching for a relaxing environment where they can disconnect from the chaos of the city life. The host, Rosie, is a wonderful person, we enjoyed talking with her and she made us feel like we were visiting a friend, even though it was the first time we were there. The upstairs terrace has a nice view over the garden with all the flowers and decorations Rosie has beautifully laid out, and also over the forest where you can enjoy watching the sunset. The breakfast is very diverse, there are a lot of things you can choose from. We also enjoyed the two hammocks which are perfect for reading a book or just relaxing. Last but not least, we also had the chance to meet the most loveable cats, Mikla and Szarko, they will instantly become your best friends and will give you "purring therapy" sessions if you cuddle them.
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Cosmin Hirsescu

18/08/2020

5.0 "where the magic begins"

It is really one of the best places i have ever been, and is definitely the most relaxing one. The house and the garden are really nice. The house is nicely decorated, it keeps the local traditions with its traditional refurbished furniture and the Indian accents makes it unique. Rosie our host was lovely, we enjoyed chatting with her. She has a lot of funny and interesting tales. I highly recommend a stay at The Magic Cottage, as I myself am looking forward to going back
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Anca Rîpan

06/07/2020

5.0 "Amazing"

Magic Cottage is my favorite place in Transylvania. Everything looks like a fairytale, the house is nicely decorated, it keeps the local traditions with its traditional refurbished furniture and the Indian accents makes it unique. The host, Rosie is amazing and it makes you feel like home from the moment you get there. Her cat, Miss Mikla is adorable and you will love her from the very first moment. Each corner of the house is nicely arranged to make you feel good, it has a big bathroom with a bathtub which alongside the bath salts brought from Praid will make your bath feel so relaxing and an amazing terrace from where you can admire the surrounding nature. You can also sit in one of the hammocks from the courtyard where you can rest and avoid the heat. I also loved the breakfast which was served in the courtyard, but you can also cook in the fully equipped kitchen that is at your disposal. I will definitely come back to Magic Cottage each and every time I will feel the need for an escape in the nature. Thank you Rosie for an amazing weekend and we will definitely see you again!
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Serban Ioana

02/07/2020

5.0 "Amazing place, cozy at-home atmosphere"

A wonderful place if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet, away from the everyday routine, into the middle of nature. Everything is well-organized, beautifully decorated in a mix of Indian, Romanian and Hungarian styles (the thing that struck me most when choosing this location), very clean, cozy and intimate. A unique bathtub and an amazing upstairs verandah, from where we admired views and sunsets. We felt welcome by our host Rosie from the very first moment. She was very nice and helpful, making us feel at-home and chatting with us as she would with some close friends. She prepared a great breakfast, the kitchen being equipped with everything we needed to prepared our lunch and dinner. Also, there are a lot of places to visit around Ocna de Jos, such as Praid (Salina Praid and the Butterfly House), Sovata and Bear Lake, Red Lake where you can go rowing, Corund, and plenty of great restaurants, all of which Rosie gave us tips about. The best part: you’ll always be in good company as Miss Mikla, Rosie’s cat, will quickly become your best friend around the cottage. I highly recommend a stay at The Magic Cottage, as I myself am looking forward to going back with my friends next year!
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Oana Oprisa

02/07/2020

5.0 "It was lovely!"

We had a lovely 3 nights stay. The cottage is so beautiful, we really enjoyed all the decorations and how pretty everything looked! It was clean and quiet, and very relaxing. We admired the hand painted furniture, and beautifully decorated rugs, bedding and pillows. The cottage had an upstairs veranda that we loved sitting in, for lunch and dinners. The breakfast was made by our host Rosie, and it was very good, with many options to pick from. For lunch and dinners we prepared food ourselves, using the kitchen in the cottage. We also enjoyed the garden! It had beautiful flowers, two hammocks, and plenty of room if you want to lay a blanket on the grass to read or bask in the sun. We took many walks around the village, towards the fields and hills and the forest. It was very quiet and beautiful, and we saw some amazing views from atop a hill not far from the cottage. Our host Rosie was lovely, we enjoyed chatting with her. Her cat Mikla was also adorable and very affectionate. We'd totally recommend it and we'd love to return! We initially only booked 2 night but we loved it so much, we decided to stay for a 3rd!
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