Quiet location but close to Beaches, Water Park, Golf & Marina.
Villa Viola was built in 2007 on the hillside (hence the stunning views) above Balchik. With four large bedrooms on the two upper floors, each with their own dressing room and ensuite bath/shower room. All have beautiful panoramic views across to the Black Sea and three have furnished balconies to watch the sunrise, soak up the sun or just chill! Go downstairs to a large open plan kitchen/dining area that is fully fitted with fridge/freezer, cooker, hob, microwave and dishwasher. There is a seperate utility area with washing machine. The dining area leads into a comfortable seating area with TV/DVD with etc which is double aspect so the views can also be enjoyed from inside. There are blinds on every window to maintain a cool temperature plus air conditioning.
There is a second lounge area to to left of the kitchen. Again there is TV/entertainment centre. Both TV's can be used to watch DVD's. There are no televiosion channels because only Bulgarian channels are available and are not of very good quality. There is a selection of films for guests to enjoy but feel free to bring your own particularly ones for younger children. There is a very fast internet connection which works throughout the house.
Every room has its own air-condtioning/heating unit. On the ground floor is a wet room with shower, basin and toilet. Double doors lead out from the kitchen/lounge area onto the covered terrace with large infinity swimming pool (no shallow end) and garden and patio are equipped with tables, chairs, sunbeds and parasols and BBQ.
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Guestbook comments from the owner
We have just come back from our holiday in Balchik, Bulgaria. The villa was fab,with plenty of room(there were 7 of us) lots of light and airy space and amazing views across the Black sea.The pool was absolutely fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the swallows and swifts swooping over it every afternoon. The location is quiet and very restful, Our flight was 1 ½ hours late but Michaela was fantastic and bought pizzas and chips which were keeping warm in the oven when we arrived ,( Very useful when you have ravenous teenagers with you !), The villa was very well equipped and the welcome pack of groceries excellent as we arrived on a late evening flight so could not get shopping until the next day.
Michaela is an absolute diamond, with excellent local knowledge and was really helpful and welcoming. We did hire a car, although we didn’t use it very much, as we are keen walkers even though the area is very hilly and we all came home with very well toned leg muscles! It’s worth knowing that Dimex car hire prefer to be paid in Euros not Levas. Then you won’t take too much Bulgarian money home with you as you receive your deposit back at the airport.
Overall we’ve had a great holiday and have come home well rested and relaxed .If you want to go to Balchik on holiday, then I recommend that you stay in Villa Viola
4.9 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
WOW!!!! What can I say? We have just returned from a two break at Villa Viola and had a wonderful time. From the moment we arrived when we were greeted by Michaela to the moment we left at 5AM when again Michaela was there to bid us goodbye it was perfect. the welcome pack was first class with plenty provisions to get us through till we could go shopping the following day. The villa itself was the best I have stayed in and I have stayed in many!!!! The views were stunning and watching the sunset from the balcony every evening what a perfect way to end the day. From the oldest member of the group 64 years to the youngest 2 years old everyone had a brilliant time. The pool kept us all entertained and the sunbathing was ideal. Thanks to all for making our holiday such a memorable one
First class place !
We have just returned from our vacation Villa Viola a few weeks ago and we are so pleased we chose this villa for our family reunion with our extended family from the USA and Romania.
There is plenty of room, the kitchen is huge and has everything you need, and the pool is absolutely gorgeous. There is wifi, TV, air conditioning, a grill, microwave, etc. - there isn't anything we were lacking for. A couple of days we just sunbathed in the back yard and dipped in the pool and grilled in the afternoon - absolute peace and seclusion.
The views of the black sea are tremendous. Having your first cup of coffee in the morning and sitting on the balcony and staring out over the sea just made my day. If you want something that is pretty private and you just want to relax with your friends or family this is the place.
Finally, all of our interactions with Neil (the owner of the property) and Michaela ( who manages the property) were superb. They wanted to make sure that everything was taken care for us and that we were happy. Its a first class place, but more importantly, its run by first class people.
Thanks Neil and Michaela for making this such a wonderful holiday and family reunion for us. Thank you !
Wonderful stay at Villa Viola
My husband and I rented quite a few vacation houses and apartments in Western Europe and the US and I have to say Villa Viola in Blachick, Bulgaria is probably the most beautiful house we ever stayed in. Where should I start: the view and the pool are absolutely fantastic, the house is sparklingly clean, quiet, very well kept, tastefully decorated; its layout was perfect for our extended family (6 people). On arrival we found milk, cheese, bread, wine, cookies, etc. waiting for us at the house. It was such a pleasure to meet Michaela, she was gracious and helpful at every step; my husband mentioned in passing that we will be celebrating a birthday during our staying and that day we found a surprise gift from Michaela – a box of Cadbury chocolates ( the best chocolate in the world –in my opinion). I also mentioned that my 7 year old daughter loves dogs and Michaela brought over her adorable cocker spaniel – the two of them had a blast.
Overall we has a wonderful experience; we hope to be back at Villa Viola very soon! We very highly recommend it!
Most wonderful holiday - August 2012
We have just returned after spending a fantastic week in Bulgaria in the best villa ever! Back in February when we were looking for a holiday we decided to visit Bulgaria as we thought it would be different from the usual places and wanted to stay in a villa rather than a hotel as we had teenagers with us and thought it would give us more flexibility. We certainly got lucky when we 'Googled villas in Bulgaria' and after looking through a couple of other possibilities, found Villa Viola. The pictures and description sounded wonderful but being very sceptical, spoke to Jan to ask more questions which she was very happy to answer and based on these answers, we booked.
All our questions prior to our arrival were answered very promptly and thoroughly. As the booking included our transfers from the airport, we were picked up by two very friendly brothers who run the car hire company we were renting the car from. Whilst the car wasn't new, it was clean and reliable. Although we arrived at night, nothing prepared us for when we set eyes on the villa - it was simply stunning. The pictures don't do it justice at all.
We were met by Michaela, who lives there, and is just one of the nicest people you could wish to meet. She gave us the guided tour and explained how everything worked and gave us her contact details in case we needed her during our stay. We did but only to ask where to buy a birthday cake from!!
I was worried in case the villa wasn't going to be clean but I had no concerns - it was immaculate and very well maintained. There was so much space, we didn't feel cramped or overcrowded at all. Whilst we didn't do much cooking (as it was so amazingly cheap to eat out), the kitchen was very well equipped and we certainly had everything we needed.
The pool was just wonderful and it was such a pleasure to have it all to ourselves. We went to Albena a couple of times to the beach which was clean and not too crowded.
We ate out at a different restaurant most nights and found all the staff very helpful and most of them spoke very good English. As I mentioned, the food was good value and good quality. We didn't do a lot of sightseeing as we just wanted a relaxing holiday which we got.
To sum up: if you want a relaxing holiday, in a beautiful villa, rented out by a very helpful owner, at a reasonable price, you can't do any better than renting Villa Viola.
Holiday in Villa Viola
Had a wonderful time and will definitely be visiting Bulgaria again.
The accommodation was very relaxing being entertained by the swifts and swallow who visited the pool several times during the day.it was clean and well maintained... We could not fault it!
The trek to the villa is very steep, and I would recommend a vehicle, which Neil had pre-arranged for us. The hire company met us at the airport and led us back to the villa; although very grateful due to the flight arriving late, we did not expect to drive straight away. The villa was very spacious, being over three levels having balconies on the second and third floor, which gave wonderful views over the sea. Wi-Fi, which has just been fitted, allowed us to Skype family and friends at home.
We were met at the villa by Mike and his wife, who quickly made us feel at home and even phone the local bar to make sure they were still doing food. A welcome pack allowed us chance to leave the shopping until later the next day. Thank you for this.
Bulgaria is a green and varied country, the people are very accommodating, and nothing too much trouble. Visit the palace, and eat at the restaurant and the bottom by the seafront, amazing food.
The only criticism we had was there was no details on where to eat and the weather, but Mike sorted this out and recommended local restaurants, shame he couldn’t sort out the weather, but other than this, I would definitely recommend, we all had a relaxing time in Villa voila thank you.
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Viola and it was probably one of the best holidays we have ever had. The villa is beautiful. It is situated on a hill over looking Balchik which is a very pretty fishing town. The views from the villa are fantastic and really make staying there a real experience. We have 2 boys and they loved the pool, morning, noon and night! Sitting on the balcony at night enjoying a drink and view was very relaxing. The restaurants are very good and very reasonable, much cheaper than holiday destinations with the euro. The beach at Albena was great, not too busy with white sand and very safe for children as it is shallow for quite a way out. I would recommend this villa to anyone wanting a great relaxing holiday.
Activity and Interests
For golf fans three quality championship golf and country clubs are not far away - Thracian Cliffs where the Volvo Matchplay Championship was played in May 2013 and won by Graham McDowell, Black Sea Rama and Lighthouse GC's opened since 2008. An experience not to be missed! Villa Viola is perfectly situated in a quiet area above Balchik, with the Black Sea and marina a 25 minute walk away down a meandering path through the village past interesting typical Bulgarian homes.
Balchik is an historic seaside/harbour village with a selection of typical Bulgarian shops and an upmarket seafront promenade which offers a wide variety of traditional and stylish bars, restaurants, hotels & attractions. Other places of interest include the Royal Palace and Botanical Gardens with its 2000 plant & cactus species.
Above the villa are country walks to the top of the mountain past more Bulgarian homes offering amazing views both inland & towards the sea.
Albena resort is a short drive away, with its sandy beaches, water sports & children entertainments plus a selection of bars and restaurants and a Water Park.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
To secure the booking we require a £250 deposit per week with the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival, plus a £200 (per stay) security damage deposit. The security deposit (£200) is required in case of damage to the property or its contents. The owner will account to the client for the damage deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks of the end of the rental period.
By Bank Transfer to UK account. £250 per week or part thereof, within 7 days of booking with balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
£200 Security Damage Deposit to be paid on arrival at Villa.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking Off Street
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- CD Player
- DVD Player ...
- Music Library ...
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- 267 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor wet room
- All modern fitted bath/shower en-suite rooms. Towels for bathroom use provided and rubber backed bath mats provided. All bathrooms are 'wet' rooms and the tiles can be sllppery. A rubber bath mat is provided for inside the corner bath.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite with corner bath, shower & balcony
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Ensuite with bath/shower/dressing room
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Ensuite shower with balcony & accessed via balcony.
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Ensuite bath/shower & dressing room. Own balcony.
- The top floor master bedroom has large double bed and a single chair/bed with room for travel cot (available) and with a wonderful balcony & views across your pool to Albena and the Black Sea. Come down one flight to the second bedroom with large double bed and wardrobe plus large en suite with shower cubicle & corner bath. There is a balcony on this floor which has an external door into 4th bedroom. The 4th bedroom has it's own separate front door with steps down to the drive. This bedroom has 2 single beds and en suite shower room. Down another flight is 3rd bedroom which is furnished with a large double bed and comfy armchair. It has dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is sufficient space in any of the rooms for the travel cot (please bring bedding). A high chair is also provided. Bed linen and towels for use in villa are provided. All bedrooms have their own independently controlled air-conditioning/heating unit.
- Balcony ...
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...
- 8 garden chairs
- 8 deck chairs
- TV screen with integral DVD/CD but no TV channels yet. Amplifier doc for Ipod. There is WiFi internet connection available throughout the house.Ceramic tiled throughout - with comfortable modern and homely furnishings. Large swimming pool with infinity aspect but no shallow end with good size patio and gardens. Table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining and comfy sun beds with colourful pillows and umbrellas for soaking up the 'rays'. The garden is enclosed on three sides with shared access past the neighbouring villa with parking for 2/3 vehicles.