About the home
Sunny Dream is situated on the edge of the picturesque harbour village of Balchik.
The apartment comprises of 2 large bedrooms both with large king size beds (bigger than UK king size) and 2 bathrooms, 1 en suite. There is a spacious living area with fully fitted kitchen, dining area and sofa bed. The apartment is fully air conditioned and has a swimming pool within the complex. There is also the additional benefit of a roof terrace.
Sunny Dreams is a 10 minute walk to nearest shops, cash machine, pharmacy, taxi rank, car hire, restaurants and bars.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Balchik, 1km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Gym, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The TV is a complementary item for the DVD player only and external channels are not available.
The Internet is a LAN connection only.
The towels provided are for internal use only and Beach Towels are not provided.
Further details outdoors:
On site parking with a locked gate in the evening.
24 hour security.
Swimming pool shared by other Sunny Dream apartments only.
There will be a holding deposit required of £150 for any damages etc. This is payable with your booking by cheque. This will not be cashed unless required.
Holding deposits can also be paid locally for non UK residents and there is the facility to pay direct into a EURO bank account.
PLEASE NOTE: All enquiries use the online booking system and will reserve your dates for 5 days, therefore if you see reserved dates for the period you would like enquiry/book please contact me as this booking may not be confirmed.
The Black Sea Coast region
There are stunning beaches on the Black Sea coast which are not over crowded as Bulgaria is still to be discovered by many. There are lots of investments going into Bulgaria which include 3 large golf courses in the Balchik region.
Bulgarian people are friendly and renowned for their hospitable nature.
Bulgaria is benefiting from being part of the European Union with the investment being made there, however they are not in the Euro yet. Therefore there is the added benefit of cheap prices. A typical 3 course evening meal for 2 people including a bottle of wine will cost you £12-£15. Taxis are also very cheap but you will have to barter!
The Balchik area
Balchik is a small seaside town in Northern Bulgaria which combines the romance of its steep streets with the beauty of the sea.
Balchik is rich in culture and offers a great selection of cafes & restaurants, many of which overlook the marina. There is also a small water park on the esplanade which is ideal for kids. Sea fishing is also possible in the harbor. At night, during summer season, you can enjoy walking along the marina with plenty of entertainment and shopping. The town's top attraction is the Botanical Gardens and Summer Palace of the Romanian Queen Marie. The stone building and gardens are beautifully maintained.
The picturesque town of Balchik is situated only 30 minutes from Varna airport.
The area is set to become Bulgaria's St Tropez and boasts 3 golf courses and sailing, with over 50 shops. Also including fitness centre, hairdressers and yacht charter. Balchik has 2 small beaches ideal for that relaxing retreat. Only a 10 minute drive away is the resort of Albena which boasts a glorious beach with golden sand and water sports.
Balchik is 20 a minute walk which you can get to on the main village road or a stroll along the seafront. Taxi fares are minimal and to get to Balchik town centre would cost approx 6 leva (£2.50) or (2 Euro).
There are 3 stunning golf resorts varying from a 10 to 20 minute drive from Sunny Dream. The golf courses have their own restaurants which or high quality and very reasonably priced. Thracian Cliffs has amazing view's of the Black Sea and Cliff Tops.
How to get there
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FROM THE UK
There are schedule direct British Airways (www.ba.com) and Bulgaria Air (www.air.bg) from Gatwick to Varna. Wizz Air (www.wizzair.com) from Luton to Varna. Prices start at £34 one way (inc taxes) all year round.
Regional flights are also available from May to September, including www.balkanholidays.co.uk
There is a wider range of flights from the UK to Bourges Airport. The transfer time will take approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. I have driven this myself and it's a very easy and pleasant journey. It will give you the opportunity to visit the resort of Nessebar which is beautiful.
There are various car hire companies which operate from Varna airport and locally in Balchik (www.compare.carrentals.co.uk)
Google Maps does not show Sunny Dream Complex, however i have noted where the complex sits on the map.
Activities near Balchik
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
06 Jan 2013
We have visited this apartment a couple of times and want to share our good experiences of both the complex and Balchik.
The apartment is clean, spacious and comfortable. We found everything... more
02 Jan 2013
We had a vacation in a group of 4 people (2 adults and 2 children - 8 and 3 years old). We stayed for 32 days in Sunny Dream and spent an un forgettable summer month.
To be honest the previous... more
15 Aug 2012
This apartment looked nice in the photos and on entry to the flat, but right off the bat the caretaker told us the en-suite shower was blocked - and it never got fixed through our stay here. We also discovered that the cleaning done prior to our arrival was done poorly; our feet picked up lots of dirt from the floors, there was a hefty layer of dust on all the appliances, there were spiderwebs in all the corners and along the baseboards, and the dust bunnies under the beds were out of control. We then discovered that the toilet paper was almost completely gone with no replacements available, no napkins, and no kitchen roll.
Also, just to clarify (since the owner specifically pointed it out when I asked) there is no television signal, no wireless internet, no microwave, no coffee maker, and no beach towels. These items are not marked on the advertisement for a reason - it is not an oversight.
Some of the elements of this review are factually incorrect.
When advised on the Ensuite shower, Cleaning & supplies I contacted the guest to arrange a convenient time for these to be rectified. I did not receive a reply to arrange this and put this right. The cleaning and supplies have never been an issue in the last 4 years of letting this property.
Regarding the Internet, when reviewing the advertisement with Holiday Lettings there are options internet and WIFI. I selected the internet option as this is not a wireless facility. There is also no listing for a microwave, coffee maker or Beach towels. This has not been misleading in anyway from the advertisement and therefore is not an oversight. I have amended the text on the advert to reflect the feedback received to ensure this is clear. In addition, the photographs clearly show there is no Microwave and Coffee maker in the kitchen.
Upon the reviewer's arrival I have been informed they questioned the local payment for departure cleaning and laundry. This is clearly stated on initial correspondence and booking form which they have completed. This leads me to believe this review is a little bias.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Apr 12||1 Jun 12||£ 210||£ 31||£ 31||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 237||£ 34||£ 34||3 Nights|
|1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 263||£ 38||£ 38||3 Nights|
|1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 237||£ 34||£ 34||3 Nights|
|1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 210||£ 31||£ 31||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 12||31 Mar 13||£ 158||£ 24||£ 24||3 Nights|
|5 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 210||£ 31||£ 31||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 237||£ 34||£ 34||3 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 263||£ 38||£ 38||3 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 237||£ 34||£ 34||3 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 210||£ 31||£ 31||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||21 Mar 14||£ 158||£ 24||£ 24||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note the rental rates are for the Apartment regardless of the size of the guests staying. The Nightly rate applies to additional nights after booking blocks of 7/14/21 etc. For 3 and 5 night stay's please contact me for prices, these are a slightly higher than the Nigthly rate due to a shorter stay.
2009 RENTAL RATES HELD FOR 2013
ONLY £25 DEPOSIT REQUIRED PER WEEK FOR BOOKINGS MORE THAN 10 WEEKS IN ADVANCED - This is non-refundable
Please contact me for discounts on bookings for 2 weeks consecutive weeks and also on late bookings.
EURO and GBP Bank Account Transfers available. Deposits can be held locally.
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