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Luxury 3 bed villa (sleeps 6-8), own pool, a/c, garden, village location, by sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Self catering, 3 bedrooms plus sofa bed in lounge, family freindly, village shop

Constructed and renovated (2007) substantial detached villa. Set in secluded, well stocked, walled gardens with outstanding summer kitchen, extensive terraced areas and 8m x 4m lit swimming pool. Fully self catering and well equipped. This is a quiet getaway but only a few minutes drive from a marina development and beach (Balchik), 2 golf courses, the extensive beach resort of Albena, the city buzz of Varna or natural headland (Cape Kaliakra). This is a luxury getaway, refurbished to a modern, high and comfortable standard. Ideal for families, friends or that romantic break.

The property is located in a quiet, quaint farming village with 2 shops . It has no immediate neighbour and is not overlooked. The house has a very large garden area with lots of terraces, areas and space.

This is a rural retreat, only a short drive from activities and attractions of the Black Sea coast and a good base to explore from. The Danube and Istanbul are both within 1/2 a days drive for excursions

Balchik and Albena: Balchik (15 minutes) - marina resort and small beach, great friendly restaurants, boat trips, small museum, shopping, Queen Maries Summer Palace and Gardens (a must!). There is a new Marina development and this lovely town, set into the side of the cliffs, is set to tastefully expand. There are 2 golf courses located on the edge of the town (approximately 10/15 minutes from the villa).

Albena (25 minutes) - full beach resort, fantastic beach, watersports, restaurants, horse riding, football, go karts, bowling, cinema, spa(s), massage and shopping. Albena is a purpose built resort with excellent clean and maintained beaches. Albena offers a busy bar/ restaurant scene but it is not overdone. The Bulgarians have been careful to control building and expansion to protect the feel of the area. There is also access to a small nature reserve. All this northern coastline has safe sandy beaches, clean sea waters and plenty to see and do.

Varna: Varna (40 minutes) - Bulgaria's 3rd city, vibrant cafe society, lots of shopping, beach, aquarium, dolphin show, parks, fantastic museums and art galleries. This is a great city to visit, it has a fascinating history and a rich cultural heritage. There are attractions and interests for all ages and you could visit for a whole week and still not see everything! Not as 'pretty' as other European cities but the Bulgarians have a friendly and youthful outlook which makes it a safe and comfortable place to explore (and get lost!)

Natural and Historic Attractions: Cape Kaliakra (35 mins)- historic headland and park. Roman ruins and defences, dolphin and whale viewings, outstanding natural beauty. This is one of many natural or historic attractions within 45 minutes drive of the villa. Other attractions to look out in the region for are the 'stone forest', roman museums, ancient cave monastery. There are also nature reserves with protected bird species and a wide mix of flora and fauna.

Bulgaria is famous for its roses and its honey.....the Valley of the Roses is 1/2 a days drive from the house and is a really good trip in the summer you get to see some amazing scenery and old villages. It is also famous for its sunflowers, grown on a vast scale for the oil . You will see massive fields full of flowers.

Pottery, wood carvings, wool and leather goods are also very popular.

More Details

Owner
Kevin Gallagher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Kevin Gallagher

Social worker, born in Birmingham living in Manchester.

Bought and renovated this house as an adventure in a foreign land!

I usually have a couple of holidays at the house myself each year and then rent out to family and wider guests

It has been a fantastic base from which to explore Bulgariand slightly further afield (Romania and Istanbul so far)

Kevin Gallagher purchased this villa in 2007

Why Kevin Gallagher chose Bulgaria

The house is very private and in a rural setting if you want to chill out' but there are loads of things to do within easy access. You need a car - but getting about is easy. I've developed good relationships with some of the neighbours who provide a taxi service for guests and love to look after visitors

What makes this villa unique

This is a comfortable house to stay in and I've tried to cater for all interests

Katya is my local agent who looks after guests and arranges gardening, pool and other maintenance - she is a delight to deal with and gets great feedback from guests

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Varna Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Balchik
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Dobrich
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Varna
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Balchik or Kavarna
Car: necessary

Pop Grigorovo is a quiet rural village situated only 45 mins transfer from Varna Airport. The Marina town of Balchick with its small beach is only 15 minutes away. This seaside town offers everything you need for a quiet getaway and is very popular with the Bulgarians themselves. A further 10 minutes down the coast is the beach resort of Albena with a busy nightlife and extensive family friendly sandy beaches. Moving inland about 10 minutes will take you to the large town of Dobrich, a bustling municipal centre.Varna city centre offers a vibrant cafe society, good shopping and cultural attractions. There is something for all ages and tastes on this northern Black Sea coast region. Within 45 minutes in any direction you will find all sorts of attractions, natural, cultural, nightlife, shopping, spa treatments, historic sights, trips and excursions, gardens, kids activities the list goes on.

Golf: There are 3 new golf courses within 30 minutes drive of the house:

Blacksearama Thracian Cliffs and Lighthouse.

Amenities

Varna Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wet room style
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wet room style
  • The house was only completed for the 2008 season so all fixtures and fittings are of a high quality and finish. Each bathroom is complete with storage and vanity lighting. The bathrooms are fully tiled with wet room style enclosures and power showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk or singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large sprung sofabed in lounge
  • All Bedrooms come with full furnishings/ storage, clean bedding and towels for your use during your holiday. The Twin bedroom is located on the ground floor and has its own en suite offering flexible accommodation. Additional sleeping arrangements are provided via a large fully sprung sofa bed in the lounge. All bedrooms are air conditioned and well appointed including satellite TV and music facilities. The upstairs bedrooms both have access to a spacious balcony/ terrace area. An electronic safe is provided for guest use. 2 hair dryers are also provided. A welcome Pack of teas, coffee, milk, bread etc is provided for all bookings and is included in the rental price.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If any guests have particular requirements I would be happy to accommodate these. We have established contacts in the area and can respond to most requests - local taxis, restaurant bookings, catering at the house etc. Please contact me to discuss your needs. Suggestions of resources that guests would like to have available are greatly appreciated. In this way the house can be developed even further over time.

Reviews

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Luxury 3 bed villa (sleeps 6-8), own pool, a/c, garden, village location, by sea
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
5

An oasis of peace and tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

A real gem of place, ideal for those wanting to recharge their batteries or "chillax" if you're a former politician. If relaxation is about a safe, comfortable, quiet location, far from the madding crowd, in the heart of the countryside, then this could be for you. Don't expect bright lights, relentless bars and clubbing, neon-lights and muzak. There's none of that: no inquisitive neighbours or even agricultural machinery in the surrounding fields; just blue sky and birdsong and time to catch up with yourself. It really is that quiet. If you are interested in "being seen at all the right places", don't bother - nobody is there to see you and no-one is looking (although I suspect you will eventually realise)! Rather, this is highly recommended for more discerning families and groups able to make their own entertainment. The villa is well-equipped with a very pleasant, walled garden, pool and separate outdoor kitchen (incl. bbq), although any more than four adults and (max.) two children would arguably be straining capacity. We would happily return and will start compiling a reading list for future visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm delighted you had a great time The house is a great base to get out and about and explore with loads to do to suit all tastes There are extra resources being added for the 2018 season and we hope to see you again Kevin
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5

Lovely place for an amazingly restful stay

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the villa, the facilities are ideal and made for an extremely relaxing trip. Visited a few of the surrounding towns and cities, my favourite probably being Balchik. There isn't much in the village itself, other than the two local shops, but there are several supermarkets not too far away so replenishing stocks wasn't an issue. All in all really enjoyed the villa, the location and the very enjoyable family stay that we had. Would definitely (in fact I already have) recommend this villa. Sonny was very helpful on his visits to clean the pool, but also unobtrusive. The locals were all very polite and helpful, to a point that I will certainly be going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Antonio and family I'm delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and thank,you for this valuable feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon Kevin
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5

Super property fantastic outside facilities everything you need with wonderful caretakers

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property just like in the pictures it did not disappoint the team who look after you are wonderful and very helpful. Our favourite place place was Balchik 15 minute drive from villa lots of restaurants and things to do. Our favourite restaurant was the White House very attentive waiters and food delicious one of the most relaxing holidays we have had. Kevin the owner is incredibly helpful with information needed from car hire to directions. We will definitely be co

I got back Kevin

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Burgess Family, Thank you so much for your review and I am delighted you had a good holiday. I will pass on your compliments to Katya and the team and we hope to welcome you back in the future Kevin
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5

Absolutely gorgeous place to stay. Bulgaria is very pretty country.

  • 5 of 5

The villa and the pool was beautiful. The location was perfect. So peaceful we all had an amazing time.

We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review - I'm delighted that you had a great time and we would love to see you, your family and friends again in the future Best wishes Kevin
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a perfect location if you want peace, quiet and privacy. The villa had everything we needed in terms of space and amenities. The pool was a good size, and fun inflatables were provided too! The welcome pack was appreciated. Spent a lot of time just relaxing at the villa, but the location means you can be in Dobrich in 10 mins for shops, cafes and supermarkets, and Balchik in 20 mins for the beach and other attractions. We also enjoyed exploring the Black Sea coast north of Balchik. Had a wonderful two weeks, will recommend to everyone, and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and I am delighted that you had such a great stay and that your experiences echo that of other guests. We hope to welcome you, your family or friends again in the future Kevin Gallagher
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5

Beautiful villa in a quiet village but located near beaches.

  • 5 of 5

The villa Korona gave us all home luxuries for two weeks. We enjoyed the whole space. The village is very friendly and welcoming with a lovely community spirit. We felt close enough to three beaches and water parks but a car is required with 3 children 14 13 and 11 we enjoyed albena resort. Thank you Kevin for a lovely holiday everyone has been so helpful and made our holiday all the more easier. A definite holiday escape.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests Thank you so much for this positive feedback which will be helpful to future travellers. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the house and the location and we hope to see you, your family and friends again in the future. Kevin
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65.95
Refundable damage deposit $329.73

1. A returnable security deposit of £250 is payable prior to travel. This is paid directly to the owner
2. On arrival you will be met at the airport or the house by my agent who will settle you in, ensure you have
keys and let you have their contact number in case of any queries during your stay.
3. The agent advises on the condition on check out for deposit return by online transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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