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Elisavet Kallitsounaki

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek

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

10 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Rethymno Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Elisavet Kallitsounaki (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek

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.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Villa Balsam: Luxury villa with private swimming pool, garden, and barbeque.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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
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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!!!!

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

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

  • 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Lovely villa in friendly Kato Valsamonero

  • 5 of 5

This beatiful villa is situated on the hills outside Rethymnon in the small sleepy village Kato Valsamonero. I really loved the early morning walks where I soon got a Kalimera from the café, the barking dogs greeted me and the valley was full with fig-lemon- and olivetrees.

The villla is excellent for two families with it's four bedrooms and three bathrooms. All the bedrooms are on the upper flor with beatiful views. We enjoyed to cook in the well equipped kitchen and was pleased to find herbs and olive oil. We only missed a beater for the traditional Swedish midsummercake with strawberries and cream. The pool was very nice and big enough for a little swim and a float on the madrass. The terrace was excellent for "home taverna" and long warm evenings. Our children called the house our Greek Castle.

We went to two different beaches. The nearest small beach with a nice taverna next to the white church and to the Platanias. Next time we will go to the beaches on the road to Chania they looked more calm and close to enter.

We recommend a visit or two to Rethymnon where you can find good restaurants in the warm alleys. The children loved the small shops. (Age 5, 10, 12,14) The traditional taverna in Agios Andreas is also very good and friendly.

At last we would give our warmest recommendation for the Elisavet Kallitsounaki family. They really did everything they could to give us the best greek holiday experience. Thank you and we hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Magnificent villa - highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

- very beautiful house and garden

- extremely friendly and supportive house owner

- cleaning service (house, pool & outside area) every few days inlcluded

- plenty of space and enough comfortable slepping places for 8 adults

- quiet surrounding with great views on the mountains

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone who is going to Crete!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and his family are perfect renters. We were paid on time and the villa was very clean during their stay. Most importantly, they are nice persons! They are very polite, and we will be very happy to see them again on Crete and in the villa Balsam. Of course, I highly recommend Tim and his family to all homeowners!
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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

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Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$329
 
 
High
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$241
 
 
Medium
Sep 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,228
 

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

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Amenities

Rethymno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 172 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
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
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and bedside tables.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • 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
  • 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)

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