About the property
- Villa1851 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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 Nikiforos Fokas
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.
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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
We had a wonderful time ! The villa is lovely, we were 10 people and it was perfect.
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!
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.
Picturesque views and great location
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.
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!
Villa Balsam - a magical place to stay
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.
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 villa and beautiful setting to accommodate two families with 3 children (16 and 10). The attention to detail in this villa is like nothing we have ever experienced before. Pool towels and beach towels are provided as is every modern convenience you could image (coffee maker, juicer, sandwich maker etc.etc. etc.) The pictures and description of this villa could never do it full justice. The family are attentive to your needs but unobtrusive (the pool and gardens are tended to before you have even awoken). They are helpful in providing any information you need and if I could describe the perfect villa owners to rent a villa from it would be this family. Wonderfully air-conditioned, comfortably furnished rooms look out from balconies to the gardens and pool and beyond to the stunning mountain landscape that surrounds the area. You will need a car to fully appreciate the amazing landscape and beaches, with both the north and south coast beaches being accessible. However, the local bus also stops outside which will take you to Rethymno via the surrounding villages. Crete is a beautiful island but this holiday was made even more special due to Villa Balsam. I cannot recommend this villa enough and would like to thank the owners for their hospitality and the lovely home-made gifts they gave us on departure.
Wonderful place to escape every year
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.
A Beautiful Villa in a stunning location
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!!!!
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.
Additional pricing information
The villa Balsam is available during the Winter Season only for long bookings, and for families up to 5 persons