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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,851 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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

Owner
Elisavet Kallitsounaki
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 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 Rethymno

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.

Amenities

Nikiforos Fokas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 Ocean
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Disabled access
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 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
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / 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/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/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)

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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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.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 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.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: 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!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Nikiforos Fokas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$384
 
 
High
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$256
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,304
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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