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

6 reviews
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
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[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 ...[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 4 km away. The town of Rethymno is 14 km away and the nearest traditional tavern is 200 meters away. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041K112K2773101More
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Elisavet K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Lovely quiet location and still only 20 min to Rethymon and several beaches. The nearby villlages are also worth a visit because they have nice restaurants. We were 6 adults and 2 toddlers. It gave us enough space in the bedrooms and outside space. The...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Janny K
villab561, VR Owner at Villa Balsam: Luxury villa with private swimming pool, garden, and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Janny thank you for choosing our villa for your vacation and taking your time for this majestic review!We are delighted that you enjoyed your holidays in our villa!Hope to accomodate you again in the near future!Take care!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

This family villa had all the amenities you need.The owners went out of their way to make our vacation great. They brought eggs , goats milk , cheese pastries every few days as well as local gifts when we left. The villa is a 20...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Elisavet K, VR Owner at Villa Balsam: Luxury villa with private swimming pool, garden, and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

David,thank you for your preference and your majestic review.I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your summer holidays in Crete in our villa.You and your family are wonderful and I'm really glad that you found our villa and the surroundings suitable and convenient for you.I'm happy...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

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...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were greeted most warmly at the villa by the family with lovely home made food and a glass of Raki. The villa itself is very well appointed, wifi, A/C, good sized accommodation, all towels including beach and pool towels provided. Cleaned thoroughly twice a...More

Date of stay: July 2016
2  Thank Tracey P
Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stayed at Villa Balsam two weeks in July 2015 over my brother's 30th birthday and had a warm welcome by the family with homemade raki (popular local liquor). We were 8 people in total and had plenty of space. The house plus surrounding property...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank annilu1111
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Grill
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Central Heating
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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About the neighborhood
Kato Valsamonero is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno. In the area there are amazing beaches in a short distance. Also many activities can take place in Kato Valsamonero such as hiking and the tourist can explore the pure nature. At the village there is a church of 14th century, water springs and moreover tourists can see several traditional activities. The nearest beach is only 4km away and the town of Rethymno is 14km away.The location is away from it all,but close to everything. The neighborhood “Kato Valsamoneron” is a small typical Cretan village. The entrance from the village is 500m. away from the Villa Balsam.
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The history of the village Kato Valsamoneron is a small traditional village of 200 inhabitants who work mainly with agriculture and stockbreeding. The name of the village (Valsamo-nero),according to the tradition,is due to the very good quality water of its sources, that has pleasant and therapeutic impact. Balsam is an aromatic cretan plant with therapeutic and soothing effect. The village exists since the byzantine era. In the village, there are various buildings of the byzantine and Venetian era. During the Turkish occupation the village was inhabited by turks wile during the beginning of the 20th cectury it was inhabited by Cretans from Sfakia, Asi Gonia and Roumbado areas.
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