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Villa Balsam: Luxury villa with private swimming pool, garden, and barbeque.



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
4 bedroom villa suitable for 7-10 persons in Kato Valsamonero

[Register number of tourist businesses (MH.T.E.): 1041K112K2773101]

Villa Balsam is a 172 sq.m. house built in a 850 sq.m. plot near the village Kato Vaslamonero. The villa is suitable for 7-10 persons (4 bedrooms) and has a private pool with deckchairs and parasols.

On the ground floor there is a spacious dining room, 2 living rooms, fireplace, TV 32', satellite TV, computer with internet access and a fully equipped kitchen. Moreover, there is access with special ramps and a suitable bathroom for handicapped on the ground floor.

On the upper floor there are 4 bedrooms in total. 3 of them are twin bedrooms and 1 is a single bedroom. There is an option of 1 extra normal bed at the single bedroom, and 2 camp beds which can be placed anywhere in the villa. Also on the upper floor there two bathrooms. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and have a TV 22' and bedside tables.

In the garden there is a barbecue, a traditional wood oven, and outdoor furniture along with several aromatic herbs. Moreover, a new outdoor playground offers pleasure to the young guests. The villa Baslam has solar water heater,parking lot, and alarm system. In addition, traditional Cretan music nights can be organized upon request.

The nearest beach is only 4km away. The town of Rethymno is 14km away and the nearest traditional tavern is 200m away.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My name is Elisavet Kallitsounaki. I have graduated from the University of Piraeus and I am a professional Accountant. I am running my own accounting office in Rethymno, Crete.

I am a mother of two young ladies, Kiki and Eva, and I am married to Mathios.

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Speaks English, Greek
Elisavet Kallitsounaki
GR034768873, Kato Valsamonero
74100 Kato Valsamonero Crete Greece
Villa Balsam, 1041K112K2773101
VAT Reg NoEL034768873

12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Villa Balsam - a magical place to stay

  • 5 of 5

WOW … what a wonderful villa, what a wonderfully magical place!! we holidayed as three generations, our parents, us and our three boys (10, 7 and 6 years); We can only repeat what other visitors have said … the villa is just lovely it is everything that you would hope and wish for, the family (villa owners) are as everyone has said attentive yet unobtrusive.

The villa is so well equipped and appointed with great views, we were so comfortable and just a few km drive down the road you will find some lovely tavernas and then 4 km away the we found a most gorgeous cove ; The villa and area is truly idyllic and we would recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled up outside this villa late at night, to be greeted by such a warm welcome from the entire family (including home cooked Cretan food) this holiday was pure relaxation and luxury. We could not have hoped for a more luxurious villa and beautiful setting to accommodate two families with 3 children (16 and 10). The attention to detail in this villa is like nothing we have ever experienced before. Pool towels and beach towels are provided as is every modern convenience you could image (coffee maker, juicer, sandwich maker etc.etc. etc.) The pictures and description of this villa could never do it full justice. The family are attentive to your needs but unobtrusive (the pool and gardens are tended to before you have even awoken). They are helpful in providing any information you need and if I could describe the perfect villa owners to rent a villa from it would be this family. Wonderfully air-conditioned, comfortably furnished rooms look out from balconies to the gardens and pool and beyond to the stunning mountain landscape that surrounds the area. You will need a car to fully appreciate the amazing landscape and beaches, with both the north and south coast beaches being accessible. However, the local bus also stops outside which will take you to Rethymno via the surrounding villages. Crete is a beautiful island but this holiday was made even more special due to Villa Balsam. I cannot recommend this villa enough and would like to thank the owners for their hospitality and the lovely home-made gifts they gave us on departure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to escape every year

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to the villa and we have enjoyed our stay even more. We had a lovely welcome from the owners, who made our stay even more enjoyable. The locals are very friendly and the shops and beaches are not too far away, by car.

A good place to get away from it all, including other tourists. We integrated with the community and had a lovely a peaceful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautiful Villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Balsam for 12 days and had such a lovely holiday. The villa is just excellent and we recommend it wholeheatedly. The family were so so welcoming but also respected our privacy and allowed us to have a perfect time. The villa is beautiful and the pool and facilities are excellent. You must come to this villa if you love Greece!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa! The perfect base for a holiday in Crete. The villa is amazingly well equipped and is very comfortable. The location is ideal for exploring the island - away from the noise of the city but still accessible The views of the mountains from the terrace are breathtaking. The owners are very helpful and friendly and went out of their way to be flexible for us. The house was cleaned twice a week during our stay. We would definitely recommend this villa as a fantastic holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at the villa. We are a big company: 2 families with children. The villa is located in a very beautiful place in the mountains. The house is stylish and comfortable, very clean (maid service twice a week). The hosts are very friendly, attentive and responsive to any requests. They have been doing for us Cretan holiday home cooking with local produce and wines, brought home vegetables.

We have the great pleasure to recommend Villa balm for all those wishing to spend a great vacation in Crete!

Oslon Boris Russian.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

The Balsam is a luxury house built in a peaceful area. The biggest advantage of my villa is the fact that, even if it is built in the wonderful Cretan countryside, it is close to everything a customer may need. The closest beach is only 4km away, while the town of Rethymno is 14km away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 65 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rethymno at 14 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gerani beach at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Villa Balsam is built 200m away from the entrance of Kato Valsamonero village. The area is full of olive groves, vineyards, gardens, and flowers of the Cretan countryside. Also, within walking distance, there are natural water springs and an Orthodox church built during the 14th century. Visitors of all age can enjoy the nature by walking and following the hiking paths.

In addition, the beach of Gerani is only 4 km away, and the town of Rethymno is 14km way. The location is ideal for persons and families that are looking for a peaceful, close to everything, place.


Rental rates

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21 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
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11 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The villa Balsam is available during the Winter Season only for long bookings, and for families up to 5 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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From the Owner

Calmness, Privacy, Luxury, Countryside, Close-to-everything location.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 172 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and bedside tables.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Cleaning service twice per week. Also linen and towels are provided. (free of charge) Babysitting upon request. (extra charge)

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