Stor villa i Shkorpilovtsi, Varna området, Svartehavskysten, Bulgaria - Avslappende beliggenhet, 15 minutters gange til den flotte stranden
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Smoking is permitted outside the villa.
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A travel cot and high chair are available to use.
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Brilliant villa in untouched part of Bulgaria
Gina's retreat is a fantastic place to spend your Summer (in my case late summer) holiday.
Very quiet little village but with friendly people. Toma, the man who looks after the pool, even gave my mum a lift home from the beach one night as she struggled to walk back. There are a few convenience stores in the village and whilst they didn't speak English they were still remarkably helpful and didn't seem to get annoyed at me pointing at things to buy.
The villa itself is stunning. Very homely but with loads of room! The outside terrace areas were lovely and due to it not being in close proximity to any other properties it caught the sun at all times. Respite from the sun (if you want it) can be found under the veranda, which my mum fell in love with.
The pool is huge - but a little cold at that time of year - still pleasant though.
It's a short walk of around 15-20 minutes down to the beach where there are numerous bars and restaurants, all on the sand. The prices are cheap at around 3 leva for a beer and around 70 leva for a meal for 5 with several drinks. To visit anywhere else though you'll need a car.
When booking the holiday Gina was very helpful, always coming back to me very quickly. George, the man who gives you the keys for the villa was also very nice and very helpful responding to phone calls and text messages extremely promptly and always very positively.
In summary - if you're on the fence but want a nice relaxing holiday with few distractions just book this place. I doubt you'll regret it!
Thank you for your lovely review. We are really happy that you all enjoyed your holiday and stay at our villa. We found the THE place for us and built it, so that we could have a haven away from mass tourism whilst still enjoying all the mod cons that the kids have come to think of as normal.It is quieter out of (the beach resort) season but I love having that beach almost to myself. I will pass on your compliments to George, Toma and the team.
We hope to welcome you back again in the future, Gina, Dale and family.
Als 2 getrennt schlafende Erwachsene mit 2 Kindern sind wir voll auf unsere Kosten gekommen. Backofen, Mikrowelle, Herd, Kühlschrank. Alles in sauberem Zustand. Alles nötige Vorhanden. Einen großen Fernseher braucht man nicht, wenn man einen Pool hat. Die Nächte waren still. Naja. Fast. Die Grillen gaben Konzerte. Toll.
Vorsicht mit den Türen. Man (Kinder) kann sie ohne Schlüssel abschließen. Zum Glück hatte ich aber schon die Box mit allen Schlüsseln gefunden.
Wir hatten einen Leihwagen. Wird beim nächsten Bulgarien Besuch sicher ein Jeep. Das Haus war aber mit einem normalen Auto gut zu erreichen. Einkaufen wie in Deutschland kann man in der nahen Umgebung nicht. Aber wer sich etwas zurück nimmt findet alles nötige in Dorf, per Pedes erreichbar.
Als wie ankahmen wurden wir vom Hausverwalter sehr nett Empfangen! Er hat uns alles in Ruhe erklärt! Das Haus ist sehr schön, wir waren mit 4 Erwachsenen und zwei Kindern dort und es war mehr als genug Platz für alle. Positiv zu erwähnen ist auch der nette Nachbar der sich auch um den Pool kümmert und uns immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite stand! Das einzige was es zu bemängeln gibt für uns war die Lage da wir uns nach langem hin und her entschlossen hatten keine Mietwagen zu nehmen. Dieses stellte sich als Fehler raus. Einkaufen ist vor Ort schwiereig da es nur kleine Läden gibt wo man nur das nötigste bekommt. Daher empfehle ich auf jedenfall einen Mietwagen!
Alles in allem war es ein sehr schöner Urlaub auch der Kontakt mit Gina war super! Ich würde das Haus auf jedenfall weiter empfehlen!
Very clean, spacious, well equipped exactly like the pictures on the website
We were met at the villa by George, the property manager, on arrival, and given a guided tour. His English was very good. He told us about various things we needed to know about the property and also the local area and places to eat and shop, nearby. We were given his contact number in case there was a problem during our stay. The villa is in a sleepy little village that was very peaceful and relaxing. The local shops were pretty basic but as we ate out in the local restaurants most evenings it wasn’ t a problem to us. We did enjoy a bbq one evening and managed to purchase everything we needed for that. The property was gated and had security shutters, an alarm system and a safe which made the place feel safe and secure.
All the rooms were spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. The rooms were cool and there were fly screens on the windows. We all thouroughly enjoyed our stay.
Not many of the local people spoke any English so it was quite funny trying to communicate what we wanted when we were in the shops, thankfully most of the restaurants had menus in English and Bulgarian.
The pool was great to take a dip in and cool off. The local beach was lovely and very quiet, although we were unable to swim in the sea as it was very choppy the week we were there.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our villa. Shkorpilovtsi is indeed quiet and sleepy out of the summer season, you feel like you get the whole beach to yourselves. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Kindest regards, Gina & Dale
A lovely, spacious villa ...perfect family holiday
We had a wonderful holiday in the Retreat. It is very spacious, with a twin bedroom downstairs, opposite a big shower room and 3 bedrooms upstairs. the master has a shower room and the two twin rooms share a bathroom with a bath. The water pressure is lovely, especially in the downstairs shower!. The villa was clean and tidy on our arrival and we were met by George, who was very helpful. George left his number should we have needed it during our stay. We had one interruption with the internet connection, which George got fixed straight away. We hired a car so didn't require any excursions or taxis, but the visitors book shoes that this can be arranged. The kitchen was well equipped. The lounge/diner is huge! We ate in local restaurants or cooked on the BBQ in the garden. The balcony/terrace area is a perfect size. The children (12.10 and 8) loved the pool. A perfect size and well maintained. The only addition i'd add is a parasol or two for around the pool, and some cushions for the loungers. I have fair skin, so like to stay out of the sun most of the time, but enjoy being with the children around the pool. We bought some inflatables and left them in the storage room for others to enjoy. The pool isn't overlooked and the views across the fields towards the hills is beautiful. We spotted a pair of eagles circling the fields most days. Housemartins and swallows are regular visitors to the pool, swooping down for a drink throughout the day.
The beach is a 5 minute drive. It is possible to walk, and we saw people doing this from the village, but in the heat and with young children, a car is recommended.
The beach has a few lovely restaurants and bars and there is one large hotel. There are sun-loungers and parasols to rent and there was never any trouble getting one. The beach is visited by locals and the hotel users so it was never overcrowded. A short walk along the beach and you could avoid people quite easily.
For a relaxing holiday, away from the noisy Brits, then this is perfect. Plenty to visit by car too. We went to water park , visited Varna and drove south to explore Nessebar.
Gina was very helpful and provided plenty of information before the holiday to make the journey and stay easy.
We will be going back!
To Kirsty, Andrew and the family,
Thank you for your review and valued comments. Our hope is for our guests to go home as rested and relaxed as we feel, it is our piece of tranquillity. We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and discovering Bulgaria. We look forward to welcoming you all back again in the future. I will pass on your compliments to George as he tries very hard to help where ever he can.
Kindest regards Gina & Dale
Vacances calme et relaxante
Maison exceptionnelle, environnement calme mais bien situé pour l'accès aux plages et pour les visites des sites touristiques.
La maison mérite ses 5 étoiles .
Georges et son équipe vous accueilleront avec un service efficace et une grande gentillesse.
Les habitants du village sont très gentils et vous aideront comme ils peuvent malgré la barrière de la langue .
J'encourage les français à venir découvrir la Bulgarie . Les côtes de la Mer Noire ressemble à la Côte d'Azur en 2 fois moins chers . Beaucoup de parcs aquatiques pour les petits et grands enfants. La culture bulgare étant aussi à découvrir.
Il vous faudra un bon GPS, sauf si bien sûr vous maîtriser la lecture et l écriture bulgare lol .
Merci encore à Gina, Georges et Toma pour tout .
Espérons revenir vous voir bientôt.
Michel, Christine, Claire
Dear Michel, Christine and Claire,
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are happy that you all enjoyed your stay at our villa and liked discovering Bulgaria. We built the built villa as we fell in love with Shkorpilovtsi.
I will pass on your regards to George and Toma as credit goes to them for keeping the villa nice and being so welcoming.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Gina's Retreat in the future.
Kindest regards, Gina
Coast / Beach:
En 15 minutters spasertur tar deg til den fine sandstranden i Shkorpilovtsi. Det er over 12km lang, 100 meter bred og strekker seg fra Kamchia ned til Byala. Stranden er en stor hit hos de fleste barn, inkludert mine. Med myk hvit sand, perfekt for sand-slott og kystvannet varmere og mindre salt enn Middelhavet. Det er populært med bulgarske familier, men mer ukjent for andre nasjonaliteter. Den beholder sin rolig og naturlig skjønnhet uten for mange turist pynt selv i høysesongen.
Den lokale flyplassen er Varna med britiske flyreiser betjent av EasyJet, Wizz Air (Luton), Bulgarian Air (Gatwick) & Balkan Holidays (fra mange regionale flyplasser). Shkorpilovtsi er 38km sør for Varna, en 45 minutters kjøretur. En alternativ flyplass er Burgas (98km), betjent av Thomas Cook & Tui. Villaen ligger innen gangavstand til stranden, restauranter (bare noen få ute av sesongen) og shopping, men å leie en bil anbefales som det vil tillate deg å utforske de mange vakre stedene lenger unna.
Shkorpilovtsi Sentrum - 200m
Shkorpilovtsi Beach - 1km
Novo Oryahovo - 4. 5km
Staro Oryahovo - 7km
Dolni Chiflik - 13km
Kamchia - 15km
Varna City- 35km
Shkorpilovtsi og det er stranden er en skjult perle. Å være 11km utenfor hovedveien, har det blitt bufret fra massen utvikling av Bulgaria i de siste fem årene. Anlegget er lav nøkkel, ideelt hvis du ønsker å nyte livet i rolig tempo. Gleden av å spise ute her er svært rimelig på familien vesken. En gjennomsnittlig måltid for 5 inkludert drikke, er rundt £ 20. Du har mange valg hvor du skal spise; landsbyen har kafeer, en bar og 3 mini-markeder. Nærmere stranden er det mange restauranter, kafeer og snackbarer. I høysesongen kan du nyte friluft kino for £ 1. 50 per person eller nyte live sangere mens man spiser på restauranter.