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

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


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

Elisavet Kallitsounaki
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

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 Rethimno

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 guest may need. In our village,you can take part in goat milking,mountain hiking,cooking together local food and pies and try our fresh farm eggs.The closest beach is only 4km away in Gerani beach, while the town of Rethymno is 14km away.

What makes this villa unique

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


Rethimno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • 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:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • 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
Cleaning service twice per week. Also linen and towels are provided. (free of charge) Babysitting upon request. (extra charge)


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Villa Balsam: Luxury villa with private swimming pool, garden, and barbeque.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Gorgeous villa, well equipped and fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Balsam is a fabulous place, in a lovely location with amazing views. We had an extended family group and it was just ideal. The villa is fitted out to a very high standard and Evangelia was brilliant. We had a great night at a local festival with traditional food, music and dancing (invited by our hosts!) and spent many fun evenings in Rethymno. We did plenty of exploring too, a car is essential, but also enjoyed cooking at the villa, the BBQ was well used and we also used the Pizza oven!! Overall it was brilliant.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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We enjoyed! The beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed! Beautiful house, beautiful garden and a very attentive homeowner. We have inhabited the house with 4 adults and 3 children. the house was furnished and we had enough space and also enough privacy for the 2 families we were with. A little extra such as a stair gate and a second camp bed to use as a box for the baby was no problem.

Definitely recommended if you want to enjoy a nice holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rene, Thank you for choosing our villa for your vacation and for taking your time for this lovely review!Thank you for your kind words!We look forward to welcoming you back in our villa in the future!Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent, magical, charming and totally away from it all......... The Owners are warm, thoughtful and generous. The Villa is spacious and comfortable and superb garden/pool/terraces............. Hope to be back one day soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracey, Thank you for your preference and for your kind words.We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in our villa.It would be our pleasure to accommodate you in the near future.Best regards to your great family.Take care!
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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!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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: 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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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: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Taverna Stavrodromi
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

You are obliged to pay special accommodation tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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