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

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,851 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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 which are are twin bedrooms .There is an option of 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 Balsam 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

About Us

Elisavet Kallitsounaki
GR034768873, Kato Valsamonero
74100 Kato Valsamonero
Villa Balsam, 1041K112K2773101
VAT Reg NoEL034768873

Owner
Elisavet Kallitsounaki
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Elisavet Kallitsounaki

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.

Why Elisavet Kallitsounaki chose Nikiforos Fokas

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.

What makes this villa unique

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nikiforos Fokas in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1851 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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 , Disabled access
Bedrooms:
  • 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 Large Double Bed
  • The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and bedside tables.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Cleaning service twice per week. Also linen and towels are provided. (free of charge) Babysitting upon request. (extra charge)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time ! The villa is lovely, we were 10 people and it was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a very nice location, good for day trips to the beach or near by villages. Eva our host was very hospitable and helpful. Great pool, a generous supply of towels (home, pool, beach), and well stocked for cooking at home. Very suitable for an extended family, all ages. A Really Great stay! We recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorlee,thank you for your preference and for your wonderful review.We're so glad that you,along with your family,enjoyed your holidays and you had a pleasant and comfortable stay in our villa.I'm happy that our location is convenient and suitable for you.We would love to accommodate you in the near future again.Best regards to everyone in your family.
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5

Picturesque views and great location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults and 2 children - 3yrs and 7yrs) had a great weeks holiday at Villa Balsam. The villa is immaculate inside and out. Breath taking views of the white mountains to look out upon and a beautiful maintained garden and pool. Rethymnon is only a 15 min drive for all the trappings of a busy city and beach but more importantly the Old Town where there is a great selection of craft shops and restaurants.

The family welcomed us on arrival with local food and drink and showed us round the villa. The villa is cared for by the family and they make you feel special, with cheese pie treats, fresh eggs, local Raki and on hand if needed. Thank you again for sharing Villa Balsam with us, we thoroughly enjoyed our rest.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martine,thank you again for your preference, we truly appreciate your majestic review and rating about our villa.We're so glad to hear that your stay was pleasant and enjoyed your holidays.We're pleased enough that you found our location convenient and beautiful,too. So happy you tasted and enjoyed our traditional handmade cheese pies with our family's fresh milk and farm eggs. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near future and preparing cheese pies together! Villa Balsam family thank you again!Take care!
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5

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: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: 19-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Rethymno
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Gerani beach
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Nikiforos Fokas, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Nightly Rate
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
From
£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
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£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
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£124
 
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Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,482
for 7 nights
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£212
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
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£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
From
£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
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£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
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7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
From
£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

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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