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1st bedroom with queen size bed
1st bedroom with queen size bed
1st bedroom with queen size bed
Entrance Hall
Chill out area at the rear of the villa
View of swimming pool/garden
View from bedroom balcony of garden/pool
Balchik
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

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AmandaStu...
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“An excellent villa perfect for all our needs..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Haylins Haven is very well situated for the town of Balchik, less than 10 mins walk to reach the sea front & a whole host of places to eat. On arrival we were met by the letting agents who drove us down into Balchik to show us good places to eat, supermarkets, health spas, where to get cash, etc. We were also shown around the villa, practical advice such as how to use the air con (very useful on hot evenings) etc. The villa was clean, modern and very well furnished to a very high standard, very much home from home. We were given contact numbers should we need assistance. The night before we arrived the car hire company let us down on our 7 seater car, and Peter Hannigan-Baptist (owner) arranged for us to be collected by a local taxi company who ended up being our sole transport for the week. We actually saved money doing this, so not only did Peter sort out our last minute crisis, but we also had a lovely stress free week without any driving.

The villa is well equipped with everything you could need for your stay. The outdoor area is secure, and spacious, and importantly, very private. The pool has comfortable sun loungers (more than enough for all 6 of us). A bbq area next to the pool is perfect for an evening in with a glass of wine. From a practical point (having a large family) it was great not having to take towels & the washing machine came in very useful.

It is very difficult to say what we liked least about the property because there really wasn't anything to dislike. We weren't even plagued by mosquitoes. On a purely practical point the lane from the main road to the villa is rather bumpy and could be a problem if anyone in the party was unsteady on their feet. However our taxi driver always dropped us off outside the door. To sum it up, 'It was an excellent location, and when we return to Bulgaria it will be our first choice of accommodation'..

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Liked best: The pool area and privacy
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2013
I am so glad you both enjoyed the villa, the town of Balchik, and our very helpfull managing agents Velli and Marta. Sorry to hear about the car hire company letting you down, but as you found the taxi's are cheap. It was a pleasure renting our villa to such nice people. Many thanks.
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Bucharest, Romania
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“just what i was looking for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Considering the reviews posted on Tripadviser i booked this villa for a week in late July, looking for a peaceful oasis. The details provided by the owner are accurate and the villa looks great. A car is mandatory in order to reach a decent beach (we choose to go to Albena, only 10 min by car), or to visit the places of interest in neighborhood, or for clubbing. Marta and Velli, the Bulgarian agents of the owner, are very professional, and their advices were very useful for our stay. We really enjoyed to eat at the Tex-Mex House in Albena and to order pizza, steaks, and other Bulgarian dishes from the restaurant Veroni in Balchik. If you need a cosy place in Bulgaria to charge your batteries Haylins Haven is the place!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: the view from the balcony
Liked least: the 100 metres from the main road to the villa (due to my poor driving skills...)
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2013
Many thanks for the kind words regarding the villa. For us as owners, it gives us great pleasure when our clients have had a pleasant stay in our villa. Every year we strive that little bit harder to make the villa as comfortable and relaxing as posible.
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dcl54
Bucharest
1 review
“3HC = Haylins Haven Heaven Corner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We selected 3HC based on our decision to see Queen Marie's Palace + Gardens and to escape for one week from the bustling city we earn our living in as well as based on the unanimously positive reviews and appealing images from the property's presentation.
First contact with the owners, relaxed and welcoming, strengthened our impression that we might be on the right track.
We received promptly the phone numbers of the local agents in charge with managing the property and providing the local support. Test call with preliminary questions about some details such as local availability of data pre-paid SIM for mobile internet was reassuring, yes, we were on the right track.
A couple of months later I was driving an AVIS rented car from Bucharest to Balchik, loaded with my wife, my 25 years old daughter and luggage for several weeks (just the minimum :-D) under a blue sky and a shiny sun promising enough to be merry and anticipative.
After 6 hours of driving on the route indicated by google maps, half of it in Bulgaria, filled with strange speed limit indicators in the middle of sunflower fields, we arrived at our destination.
The local agents accompanied us at the property which is beautifully located on a small hill, thus having a wonderful view towards the sea as well as being far enough from the center in order to have the quiteness we were so much longing for.
An important remark: the access road from the main road is rather steep and the parking place available at the entrance of the property can not accomodate big cars. Our first attempt to park the rented Ford Mondeo was painfully successful but with a free distance in front and back of the car of 2 cm (really). That's why we parked during the following days on the access road, in front of the property, but it was quite challenging to leave enough space on the road for other cars to drive by. Anyway we would heartily recommend to have a car for moving around, otherwise taxis, easily available, would solve your local short trips but not going to beaches 10-15 kms away.
The property is definitely a home designed and prepared by the owners to enjoy the location, scenery and natural assets of Balchik, with its charming mixture of green, rural, sea and history that is not easily found in today's world oriented towards spectacular, quantity, noise and exaggerations.
It provides the comfort, cleanliness, vital space and care for everyone's needs so much welcome after a journey filled with hope and expectations. The three bedrooms, the two balconies, the two bathrooms, the living room with audio-video facilities and comfy sofas, the dining room shared with an open kitchen fully equiped and a small fireplace corner, the tiled garden big enough to accomodate a big table for 8, a coffee corner for 4, the kidney shaped pool big enough for a few strokes, the 8 sunbeds, the corner positioned nut-tree with its beneficial shade, the small but useful barbecue, the available free wifi, the cable tv for late watchers, the modern alarm system, the friendly and supportive agents available 24/7 concur to assuring all the comfort needed for a holiday to remember with pleasure.
We enjoyed the morning swims in the pool, the afternoon trips at the nearby beaches, the local restaurants with friendly people and fresh fish, the Dalboka clam farm trip (25 kms away), the charming Queen Marie of Romania Palace with its gardens transformed into the University Botanical Gardens, the late night barbecues on the border of our pool, the magnificent night skies filled with stars while the wind was swooshing through the leaves of the nut-tree, the quiet nights far away from any stress, the joyful sunrises filled with birdsongs and the cycle recommenced.
After one week we had the feeling that we had been there for one month, difficult to challenge that.
So that we can summarize as follows:
Do you need to rest in a quiet, sunny, fresh, airy, green, friendly, by the sea location with the comfort of civilization and the feeling of being far away from the aggressive part of it?
Then 3HC is for you.
And for us too as we intend to come back as soon as we have a few free days available.
Thank you again, Linda and Peter.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Quietness and overall comfort balanceit
Liked least: Bathroom fan noi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2013
So you have re named our villa based on your experience. Haylins Haven Heaven I think from that you all enjoyed the villa, another satisified friend/customer. Yes your comments when we spoke on the phone made me very happy that the villa met your every need. It would be a pleasure to have you and your family back again. Many thanks again. Peter.
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Lazar650
Belmont, California
1 review
“Excellent property, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed at this villa in August, 2012 for two weeks. We had with us our children, 8 and 4, and some extended family. We traveled to Bulgaria all the way from San Francisco, California for a month of vacation. Our stay at Haylin's Haven was great! The villa is beautiful and very comfortable. The beach at Albena was very nice! Not crowded and safe! It takes 10 minutes to get there by car. There is plenty of parking which is also safe. The owner's reps were very nice and supportive. The town of Balchik and the Albena resort offer plenty of venues for dinning and entertainment. Our favorite Black Sea fish was the Kalkan. Just delicious! It can compete with the best of the Pacific Salmon or Alaskan Halibut we are accustomed to. We will not hesitate to book this villa again for
another Summer vacation on the Black Sea.

Happy travels,

Lazar Dimitrov

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The villa, the location, the beach, the Kalkan
Liked least: the short stay (two weeks only!)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 5, 2012
Hi Lazar

Many thanks for the review on trip advisor. We really appreciate when our guests have a nice time at the villa and give a good true response. I hope the US is treating you well and you are having better weather than us. Take care. Linda
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Bingley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful well equipped Villa and pool in quiet peaceful surroundings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Villa owners were very helpful before we left the UK in providing information. We arrived at Varna airport to be met by the agents who were very friendly and helpful. We followed to the villa in our car hire. Had a quick tour of the beautiful villa then the agents gave us a tour of Balchik - well worth it.
The Villa is well equipped, although there was only the four of us (girls aged 8 and 11) the villa is spacious enough for 2 families with kids, or a family and grandparents. Two very large double rooms with Queen beds, a 3rd bedroom with a large double bed suitable for kids or adults, travel cot and 2 folding beds. Well equipped kitchen, large kitchen/dining area.
We liked the shower room/loo downstairs as well as the bathroom upstairs as it was great to use during the day. The pool is lovely, sunbeds included cushions and there is a lovely tree in the corner providing much needed shade if it gets too hot for you!
You don't really need a car as you can walk (down the hill) to the Palace/botanical gardens and either dine/shop there, or get a taxi to Seaside lane (promenade) at Balchik - for only £2 - £4. We hired a car so we could drive to Nessbar and the excellent waterpark, Acropolis at Golden Sands (30 mins away - can get taxi there).
Lots of lovely restaurants to choose from and spend a lovely evening watching the sun go down. Bulgaria/Black Sea Coast is beautiful and the people are very friendly. Its also amazingly cheap at the moment to eat out, shop etc. We would highly recommend Haylin's Haven as its in an excellent location on the Black Sea coast.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The quiet location of the villa and the spaciousness of the villa.
Liked least: Nothing to do with the Villa - all good. But Varna hardly has any signs for the airport on return - follow signs for Sofia first, then eventually airport!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2012
Yes I'm still smiling another very satisified guests. I'm glad you appreciate the customer care prior to your holiday, we strive to assist everyone in the best possible way to ensure that your holiday is the best it can be. I'm glad my managing agents represented me in a professional way. You are never alone when you visit the villa, contact for assistance is 24/7. Oh and to make the villa even more attractive a brand new high tech kitchen will be fitted in the very near future.
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Addyb123
1 review
“Stunning villa with beautiful views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 for a stay in September 2011

Great villa with superb views of balchik marina and town. The villa was more than we exspected, with a lovely pool and gorgouse gardens, which was great for bbq's. All home comforts within the villa, perfect for a self catering holiday. The local people were very friendly in bars and restaurants . And due to the exchange rates the area is great value for money. As a whole would highly recommend this villa. Plan to return soon. 5 * :-)

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Management Response
Aug 28, 2012
We strive to make all our guests as comfortable as possible and enjoy a stress free holiday, and I now feel that we have attained this standard of comfort, but we continue to upgrade room, furniture, and everything to make the villa a home from home experience.
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Raluca A
Munich, Germany
1 review
“Great villa with swimmingpool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We had a very pleasant holiday in Balchik .The villa is very comfortable and big enough for 8 people .The pool is great , our 2 little kids enjoyed very much swimming. The house is situated in a quiet area and the pool and garden are very private. Watch out for the access road - it tested our driving skills, but it is short and the villa worth the trouble.
Definitely want to return next year!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The swimmingpool
Liked least: The access road
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2012
It always makes me smile, when my guests have enjoyed a pleasant vacation at my villa. As you say it is situated in a quiet location, but within walking distance into Balchik town, and a 10 minute drive to Albena. Yes it's a pity about the access road (100 yards to travel) but we are trying to resolve this with the mayor of Balchik. Fingers crossed.
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Listed since : Mar 2010
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