Balsam Villa

Kato Valsamonero, Rethymnon, Crete

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Quick Info

Balsam is a 4 bedroom villa with private pool located near the village Kato Vaslamonero, just 4km from Gerani Beach in Rethymnon. The villa is suitable for guests with reduced mobility.
  • Guest Capacity (Maximum)

    x10

  • Bedrooms

    x4

  • Bathrooms

    x3

  • Area

    172 m²

  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas

  • Some pets are welcome - please contact us for details

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Air Conditioning

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • WiFi Internet

  • Fireplace in the Living Room

  • Central Heating (for the winter months)

  • Fenced Plot

    850 sq.m. m²

 

Overview & Facilities

About Balsam Villa

Villa Balsam is a 172 sq.m. house built in a 850 sq.m. plot near the village Kato Vaslamonero in Rethymno, Crete. 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. Also there is access with special ramps and a suitable bathroom for the guests with reduced mobility on the ground floor. On the upper floor there are 4 bedrooms, of which 3 are twin bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. There is the option of 1 extra normal bed at the single bedroom and of 2 camp beds which can be placed anywhere in the villa. Also on the upper floor there two bathrooms. All bedrooms have air-conditioning,TV 22' and bedside tables. At the garden there are barbeque, traditional wood oven, outdoor furniture and several aromatic herbs. Moreover the villa Baslam has solar water heater,parking lot and alarm system. The nearest beach (Gerani) is only 4km away. The town of Rethymno is 14km away and the nearest traditional tavern is 200m away.

Living Room

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.

Kitchen

The kitchen is fully equipped, with 4 ring stove blender, coffee maker, dishwasher, grill, kitchen, microwave, oven, pantry items, refrigerator and toaster.

Bedrooms

The villa has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate 10 people in 5 beds. On the upper floor there are 4 bedrooms, of which 3 are twin bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. There is the option of 1 extra normal bed at the single bedroom and of 2 camp beds which can be placed everywhere in the villa.

Bathroom

There are two full bathrooms with toilet, bath with shower, shower enclosure in first floor and an other full bathroom an the second floor with toilet, bath with shower, shower enclosure, bidet.

Garden

A unique area of the house for relaxing under the trees or for playing with your kids. In addition to the pool and the barbecue areas which are next to the garden, you will also find there a dinning table.

Pool

An area with views and full privacy from all the angles. You will find private pool with children's section, deckchairs and parasols.

GNTO Licence Number: 1041K112K2773101
 
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Facilities

 
 
Indoor
  • Closets
  • Safe Box
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm system
  • WiFi Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Linen and Towels
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Fireplace in the Living Room
  • Working Desk with PC and Printer
  • Central Heating (for the winter months)
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Outdoor
  • Parasols
  • Sun Beds
  • Parking Area
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Children's Playground
  • Traditional Wood Oven
  • Barbeque (built – In)
  • Stylish outdoor furniture
  • Fenced Plot: 850 sq.m. m²
  • Swimming Pool with Children’s Section (private)
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Kitchen & Dining
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Hotplates: 4
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave Oven
  • Dishes, Glasses & Cutlery
  • Fridge – Freezer (large)
  • Hob & Oven with Extractor Fan (electric)
  • Dining Capacity: 8 Persons + Highchair (on request)
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Cleaning Service
  • Cleaning Service Twice a week
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Additional Services available at Extra Cost
  • Car Rental
  • Doctor on call
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Private Yachting & Sailing
  • Additional cleaning can be arranged
  • Transfer / Guide from the Port / Airport
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Included Services
  • Μountain Βikes
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Entertainment / Media / Recreation
  • DVD Player
  • Hi-Fi System
  • CD/Radio Player
  • Flat Screen Satellite TV in Every bedroom & Living Room
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Location & Details

 

Discover the Village

Kato Valsamonero is a small traditional village of 200 inhabitants who work mainly with agriculture and stockbreeding. The name of the village (Valsam-onero), according to the tradition, is due to the very good quality water of it's sources, that has pleasant and therapeutic impact (Balsam is an aromatic cretan plant with therapeutic and soothing effects). 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 while during the beginning of the 20th century it was inhabited by Cretans from Sfakia, Asi Gonia and Roumbado areas.


Around the Village

Churches and Monasteries

Inside the village there are: the 12th century Saint John Theologos church with two rare fresco layers, the Virgin Mary monastery, that it is on a renovation status by the Greek archaeology service and the Agia Paraskevi church and various other country churches.

Caves

In the rural areas there are three rather big caves, namely Vasileas cave, that is known since antiquity, the Kouroupitos cave and the Tripiti cave.

Springs

Inside the village there are two springs with fresh water (ano and kato vrisi) where in their decorated areas, the visitor can rest and relax.

Natural Environment

Kato Vaslamonero and the surrounding villages are full of various trees, such as olive trees, oak trees, locust trees, walnut trees etc. There are also various bushes, aromatic plants and wild flowers and all these create magnificent surroundings which in combination to the serenity and peace of the area comprise a perfect environment for tranquility and relaxation.

Taste local products

The visitor can be initiated to various secrets of agriculture, because most of the village inhabitants plant vegetables in their yards and he can be a part of the agricultural life. The raki dixie and production, the grape-harvest, the footing of the grapes for wine production, the chese-dairy and cheese production with the traditional cretan way, are unprecedented experiences that bring the citizen close the original traditional occupations. The visitor can also visit the cattle-breeding areas and live cattle-breeding life experience close to the cattle-breeder and his animals.

Τaste traditional cuisine

The visitor van be initiated to the secrets of the cretan cookery, to taste traditional food, taht he himself has prepared with the local housewives. Bread kneading and baking in the traditional wood oven is an unforgetable experience. Kato Vaslamonero village haw three traditional cafes where the locals gathered to drink raki, talk, entertain themselves and eat traditional dishes.

Local Social Exhibitions

Various social exhibitions are taking place during the year. Local hospitality is unique to both locals and visitors. Traditional marriages, name giving ceremonies, name days festivals, grape-harvesting, sheepshearing are amongst various exhibitions where every visitor can participate and get close to the traditional life of Cretan people.

 
Distances
  • Nearest Beach: 4.00 Km
  • Nearest Tavern: 0.20 Km
  • Nearest Public Hospital: 13.00 Km
  • Distance to Rethymno Port: 15.00
  • Distance to Rethymno City: 14.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Airport: 65.00 Km
  • Distance to Heraklion Airport: 95.10 Km
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Ground Floor Layout
  • Large, fully equipped modern kitchen
  • Open Plan Kitchen – Living Room Area
  • Bathroom: suitable for Guests with Reduced Mobility
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First Floor Layout
  • Bathroom with Bathtub
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed, Air-conditioning, Flat 22 inches TV and Bedside Table
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed, Air-conditioning, Flat 22 inches TV and Bedside Table
  • Bedroom 4: Single Bed, Air-conditioning, Flat 22 inches TV and Bedside Table
  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed, Ensuite Bathroom with Shower, Air-conditioning, Flat 22 inches TV and Bedside Table
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Terms
  • Minimum Stay: 7 Nights
  • Suitable for Children
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact us for details
  • Open all year: villa Balsam is available during the Winter Season only for long bookings and for families up to 5 persons
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