Terrace out of vulcanic stones with agaves and the view on the Csobànc castleView from the terrace down into the valley of vulcanos and the Balaton lake on the horizon.
Winehouse Casamandula
Hosted by Kenric
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2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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The season starts again in april 2017 once the almond trees are shining white...

The space

Silent vacation on the slopes of a vulcano in a loveley renovated Winehouse,
in the middle of the vineyards of the Nemzeti Nationalpark.
Unique panorama of Lake Balaton and valley of vulcanos, below the mystic ruins of Csobànc castle.
An outstanding place of peace and pure nature...

The remote winehouse (ideal for a couple) offers a rustic kitchen with fire wood oven and a winecellar in the basement. (winetasting of Kenric`s latest harvest possible) The first floor offers a small, but cute bathroom and an extendable couch made for two little kids or one adult), and a living room with a big doubble bed (180 X 210 cm) and a fire wood oven. We offer hot filtered rainwater for showering (no drinking water) powered by a gas boiler, solar energy, hifi music tower plus CD-collection and internet connection. Towles, bedsheeds, pillows and blankets are included.

The lovley tuscan-like rolling landscape offers activities like hiking, cycling, paragliding on top of the Csobanc vulcano, horse riding, sailing, regional wine tastings and lots of sun bathing at the beaches of lake balaton (distance approx. 6 kilometers). Information for that you will find in a folder on the desk.

Within the distance af one kilometer you reach Gyulakeszi where you can find a grocery shop, post office, bar, and bus station from were you can take the bus to lake Balaton or elsewere. In Tapolca (3 k) you will find nice restaurants like Gabriella, Pura vida, Peppino, big supermarkets like Tesco, cafés, a nice cave to visit, and a disco.
Csamandula is closed in winter and will reopen the 14. of april 2015

Guest access

Guests have exclusive private access to the whole winehouse Casamandula, the terrace and the big wild garden. Behind the house you have a private parking lot.
First floor and ground floor are connected by a outdoor stairway which can be illuminated at night.
Casamandula is reachable by car using a half a mile long, partly steep, bumpy, gravel road. If necessary your car can also be parked 200 feet below the house in easy walking distance. If you drive up the road to Casamandula make sure you drive slowly giving way to those who come down. So far all the guests managed to drive up and down easily even under wet conditions.

Renata or Kenric will meet you next to the big, yellowish church in Gyulakeszi in order to show you the way up to Casamandula. The poor and romantic road conditions are the "price" guests have to "pay" in order to enjoy the uniqueness of Casamandulas panorama.
You will be mesmerized...

Interaction with guests

Sometimes Kenric is staying in the house next door (approx. 50 meters away) in order to take care of his vineyard and garden. He won`t disturb your privacy. The terrace of Casamandula is remote, hidden and private. But If you should need help, have questions or want to talk or try a wine feel free to come. It is a pleasure for me to meet new people.

Other things to note

There is no hotwater-boiler in the kitchen. No guest had a problem with that so far because water for washing dishes or for tea can be heated up on the gasflames of the cooking unit instead.
We provide you with 1.5 liters of drinking water as a starter. More of it can be caught from a well in a distance of 600 meters. That saves money and plastic rubbish can be avoided.
There will be a minimum amount of chopped up, dry firewood (and firestarters) in order to heat the house immediately. If you need more firewood, you have to chop it outside by yourself with an axe (you find it in the cellar) on your own responsability!!. Make sure you pile the wood up under the roof or even inside where it can stay dry. Try not to waste firewood and precious rainwater please.
Neighbour Jennö and Ibi keep two free cruising dogs names Negro and Foltos. They bark once you pass by but they do NOT byte. Keep cool! You can bring your own pets if you want.

Wireless Internet

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

Please try to save rain-water by avoiding long showers.
Please do not throw cigarettes into the garden.
Do not use candles or open fire inside the house. (you find one fire-extinguisher inside the cupboard in the living room and anotherone under the sink in the kitchen).
You can use the Weber-grill from the cellar (bring your own bbq - coals) outside or make a small fire outside on the appropriate fireplace. Make sure it is extinguished before you go to bed.
You can bring your pets or dogs. Neighbour Jennö has a black dog called Negro and his puppy Foltosch. They bark if you pass by walking or driving but they do not bite! So dont be afraid if they should come on your terrace once Jennö makes them run around.
There are some wild cats around. Most of them are born in the garden. Please try to be nice to them. They usually dont come if a dog is around.
Do not bring or use your hairdryer if it has more than 1000 Watt (fuses will be blown). We have a appropriate less powerful hair dryer for you.
Please do throw "things" into the dust bin and not into the toilette. It might clock up.
Make sure you always lock the windows and doors before you leave the house.
Casamandula is closed in winter and will reopen the 14. of april. Big welcome!


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Caroline User Profile
September 2017
Casamandula is a very special place and Kenric has created something quite wonderful. It is charmingly rustic but has everything you could need for a peaceful and relaxing break. I could happily have stared out at that view watching the swallows swoop about for days on end. But there are lovely walks, vineyards and day trips to be had too. Kenric was a great host, really responsive when needed and easy going. And his wine is pretty good too! I definitely hope to be back one day. Thanks Kenric.

Katy User Profile
June 2017
Kenric's little wine house is so special. We relaxed all weekend, watched the view, drank Kenric's delicious wine and sunbathed on the terrace. It was perfect. Kenric's chilled out attitude is so refreshing, he's a great host. Will definitely stay again. Thanks. Katy & Bal x

Kacper User Profile
May 2017
Kenric's place is breathtakingly beautiful - it's a real gem, ideal for a truly relaxing top-chill-out type of experience, where you can really withdraw from the crazy world and live life :) Kenric is a fantastic host and we would love to come back to Gyulakeszi as soon as possible.

Hailey User Profile
June 2016
Casamendula is a beautiful hideaway with incredible views. It's a perfect apartment for two people to stay with lots of outdoor space. The track up to the apartment was a little tricky however the weather had been bad prior to our arrival and it was definitely worth it for the views, we just prioritised our trips out. A lovely place for a trip to the wine region in Hungary!

Gaye User Profile
July 2015
Renarta Welcome us and guided us to the house. She sorted out the low gas tank in a flash. Kenric has a good support with her.

Nicole User Profile
August 2013
A bumpy drive up the hillside led us to a perfect little house overlooking the vineyards and in the distance, Lake Balaton. The inside space was pretty and cozy and the outside terrace and garden absolutely perfect for al fresco dining in the sunshine, with the help of a bottle of Kenric's yummy wine! Location is good for getting around the northern shore of Lake Balaton, I'd say you'd definitely need a car to make the most of your time but if you just wanted to hole up in the peace and quiet then everything that you need is there. Would definitely visit again!

Viktor User Profile
September 2017
Excellent, very private location at the end of a dead-end street of a mountain. A the same time, if necessary, Tapolca city is reachable with just a 15 mins drive. Nice, calm atmosphere, perfect for relaxing. The house is well equipped for cooking / grilling as well.

Tapolca, HungaryJoined in March 2013
Kenric User ProfileKenric is a superhost.
In Graz habe ich bis jetzt als Tae-kwon-do Lehrer und Baumsanierer gearbeitet. 18 Monate verbrachte ich in Ungarn, um das Winzerhaus Casamandula unter Mithilfe ungarischer Handwerker komplett zu renovieren. Jetzt bietet es Naturfreunden einen Ort der stillen Einkehr und ist Aus…
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