Accommodation in Villa Rila
Vila Rila consists of four well-furnished apartments. Each one has a kitchen, bathroom and private WC. The apartments are stylishly decorated, with specific color nuances. The apartments also have spacious bedrooms, offering marvelous forest views. Guests can either rent any of the apartments separately or book the entire villa.
Three of the apartments - Markudjik, Yastrebets 1 and Yastrebets 2, have one bedroom but their capacity is of four people. Each apartment has a bedroom, a living room and a kitchenette which is equipped with a refrigerator, minibar, a toaster, electric pot and cutlery. Apartments Yastrebets 1 and 2 also have panoramic terraces.
The fourth apartment, Sitnyakovo, has two bedrooms. Therefore more than 4 people can be accommodated there. It consists of a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and two bedrooms. It is located on the first floor. The kitchen is fully equipped – ceramic plates, a coffee maker, a toaster, a juicer, a mixer, all necessary utensils and cutlery. The living and dining rooms are very spacious and the terrace leads directly to the yard. In this apartment guests can also enjoy a cozy and beautifully-decorated fireplace.
At the guest's disposal is also a tavern which is decorated in traditional Bulgarian style. It offers good self-catering conditions. On request, specialties and typical meals can be prepared for you as well. The tavern's main purpose is to be a nice gathering place that can be used by all villa guests. Therefore, it is especially suitable for groups and celebrations.
Outside the villa you can enjoy the green yard. There is also a BBQ where you can prepare some food, have a refreshing drink or just enjoy the fresh air.
After spending some time outside in the mountain you can come back and rest at the villa. Take your time in the sauna or enjoy a relaxing massage from a specialist. Guests can also enjoy a mini fitness room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 5 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest beach||Lake 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 60 km, Nearest railway: Sofia 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (5), Sofa Beds (7), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The town of Samokov is located in Western Bulgaria, about 60km of the capital. It is one of the “100 Tourist sites in Bulgaria”. The Samokov Hollow lays in-between several mountains – Rila, Vitosha, Verila, Plana and Ihtimanska Sredna Gora. This location results in moderate climate – not very hot summer, and mild long winter. The region is particularly suitable for walks, hikes, and wild berries and mushrooms picking.
Some of the tourist sites in Samokov are:
* The History Museum
* Belyova Church
* Golyamata Cheshma
* The Synagogue
* Sarafskata House
* Alynski and Kovachevski Monasteries
Borovets is the most popular mountain resort in Bulgaria. It not only offers perfect conditions for practicing winter sports with its 24 ski slopes, but also is a preferred destination for the summer season. The resort is a favorite place for nature lovers and it is a starting point for many hiking trails in Rila Mountain. The coniferous forests, herbs and flowers are a great base for a one's complete recreation and rest. The resort offers many entertainment options as well – markets, bars, restaurants, small taverns and others. Mala Tsurkva
The village of Mala Tsurkva is located about 10km of Samokov and has an overall population of only 494 people. The village is located in the north downhill of Rila, at about 1200m above sea level. The village is especially picturesque with beautiful nature and is suitable for walks alongside the river. Such walk leads to a place called “Pesako” where the water goes underground and appears again few meters further down the way.
In the village you can also visit the preserved church “St. St. Petar and Pavel”, dating back to the 16th century. What is interesting about the church is that during Ottoman times it has been fully buried under the ground.
There is a Water Festival taking place here in the month of July.
The village of Madjare stands about 11km of Samokov. It is famous for its beautiful nature, large pine forests and rocky, steep regions. These characteristics make it especially attractive destination for mountaineering and for extreme winter sports lovers. One of the main tourist sites in the village is the “God Ascension” Church.
The village of Govedartsi is not only attractive for the ski opportunities that it has, but also is well-visited in the summer season for its great geographical location. It is situated in the forefront part of the National Park, alongside Cherni Iskar River. The village is one of the starting points for hiking tours to Malyovitsa Peak. It is also a good place to start your walk to Vada Hut (it takes about 2 hours on foot), Mechit Hut (about 1 hour), Lovna Hut (it takes 3 hours), Malyovitsa Hut and Mountain School Malyovitsa.
There are also several monasteries and churches in the region that can be visited. You can also reach the Seven Rila Lakes (go in the direction of Vada Hut).
Belchini Bani Resort is located about 10km of Samokov and is famous for its healing mineral water. The temperature of the water is about 40o C and are said to have beneficial effects on the locomotor system and on certain skin diseases.
In the center of the village you can find a complex with a swimming pool, mini football and volleyball playgrounds.
The village of Beli Iskar stands7 km of Samokov and is located in the foot of Musala Peak. Several picturesque hiking trails to the peak have their beginning here. The village is also a starting point for one of the most beautiful eco trails – Beli Iskar. It starts at the end of the village and all the time goes alongside Beli Iskar River. One will need about two and a half hours to go through the whole route. The valley is rich in narrow gorges and riverine landscape, interesting rock formations and pine forests. There are seven bridges along the river. Also you will find picnic areas.
Iskar Dam is named after the river of the same name. This is the largest dam in Bulgaria and is located only 15 km of Borovets. It is probably the most popular fishing spot in the region around Sofia. Except good conditions for fishing, the dam also offers possibilities for sailing, kayaking, surfing, jet driving and water skiing. The best time of the year to have fun at the dam is between May and October.