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3 bedroom en-suite Villa. Private pool. WiFi/Sat/TV. Near Golf & Sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 152 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom en-suite villa with pool sleeps 8, near Balchik

Villa constructed in 2008 large open-plan villa with pool and BBQ area. Sleeps 8. Village location, 15 minutes drive to the beaches of Balchik, Kavarna and White Lagoon. Blacksea Rama and The Lighthouse Golf Resorts 15 minutes away. 25 minutes drive to Albena, Golden Sands and Cape Kaliakra Nature Reserve. 45 minutes drive from Varna Airport. The villa is in the centre of the village which has a church, 2 parks and food shops selling locally grown garden produce. The village is ideal for walking, cycling and bird watching. There is a Taxi and Bus service to nearby market towns.

Airport Pick-up.

Car Hire.

Welcoming food packs can be arranged.

More Details

Tommy and Diane McVey
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Tommy and Diane McVey


Welcome to Villa Rena. The villa is named after my Mother. I was born in Scotland and now live most of the year in Gurkovo. I have been married 26 years to Tommy who is currently working in Perth, Australia. He returns here as often as possible to enjoy the relaxed village life, a beer by the pool and of course to see me. I fly out to OZ in the winter months, when it can be minus 25 degrees here in Bulgaria, which isn't too bad as the villa is lovely and warm with the wood burning stove and the winter sunshine to cheer you up.

Well that's a little bit about me,

Hope to see you here in Sunny Gurkovo sometime soon.

Best wishes


Tommy and Diane McVey purchased this bungalow in 2008


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Kavarna

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 152 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 en-suites.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • All bedrooms have en-suite shower and bathrooms. All bed linen and towels supplied. Hair dryers in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • car optional
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pets welcome. Large secure garden with outside Kennel if required. PETS NOT ALLOWED INDOORS..


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Diane is a wonderful hostess. She often brought us bags of fresh produce from the garden (more than we could eat!), and it seemed like she was bringing out a new pool toy for our children (ages 3-13) every other day! The pool was perfect for our family, and even the smallest could stand on the little steps in the small end. A car is a definite necessity. There are two small convenience type shops in the village, but we tended to go to Balchik to get the majority of our groceries. We also tried out many of the restaurants along the boardwalk in Balchik and found the cost to be approximately $10USD/per person. We were able to take our children horseback riding, to the beach, and even the Dolphinarium in Varna. Most things were only 15-30 minute drives, though Varna was closer to an hour away. Gurkovo is a quiet, quaint little village in the middle of beautiful fields. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and we would definitely recommend staying in this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your nice review and I sure your comments will help others make their choice to come and visit us here at Villa Rena, Sunny Gurkovo. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Best wishes to a lovely family.
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Fully matched our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a month, 3 families with small kids, quiet location, nice owner, nice property with everything we needed, wonderful yard with the pool and the BBQ often used, not too far from the sea and close to Balchik. Car is obligatory.

Did not manage to get enough of the Balchik Romanian Queen's Palace, unfortunately no time with kids to seek and find an excursion guide to know something of the history there. Wonderful winery in the palace with perfect young wine and rakia, which you may taste/degustate right there before purchasing.

The Mussel farm restaurant is a must - perfect in the evening - not far (20 minutes drive) from the property.

The "Yailata" archeological place and "Kamen Briag" are beatuful, better in the evening when not too hot.

Fully delighted by the vacation.

Many thanks to Diane - the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Yavor, It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family and friends. I'm glad you all enjoyed Villa Rena, Gurkovo village, Balchik and all that the Black Sea Coast has to offer. Hope to see you all in the future. Take care........ Best wishes.... Diane.
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nice. I went there with a business partner and our girlfriends. We had wonderful time and wanted to stay even more.

The beds are very comfortable. We liked the wooden furniture very much.

During the days you can go to some of the beaches nearby or visit local sightseeing places like Balchik or Kaliakra. We spent the evenings outside near the pool. There is also a grill for preparing BBQ.

We were very pleased to find that pets were allowed in the house. We took our dogs and they were very happy running around all the time.

We would love to go there again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chill out in Gurkovo

  • 5 of 5

A magnificent villa far superior than a five star hotel with the added bonus of your own pool. Situate in a quite village where you can really experience the true Bulgarian way of life - slow pace and very laid back. There are three shops where you can purchase the basic provisions and local produce. Take a trip into Kavana or Balchik for your supermarkets.

The owners of the villa live next door and are more than happy to suggest local walks, place to visit and if you have any problems on hand to assist - very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. There is also a small car you can hire.

A trip into Balchik is recommended where there are numerous pubs/restaurants to sample (the drink being very cheap) and a walk along the sea front either during the day or night is a must.

After staying here you will know you have been in the 'lap of luxury' and far away from the rush and push of your normal life leaving you totally relaxed and refreshed.

Would have no hesitation in recommending the property to a friend or relative.

Already booked up for 2012.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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My review

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely modern villa set in the middle of a vlllage so you can see the bulgarian way of life and drink with the locals,its really cheap drink.The village is surrounded by lovely walks with the open country side on your doorstep It is only about 15mins drive to Kavana,where they have rock bands in the open air or Balchic which has several restaurants by the sea with really good food.The villa is an ideal position for exploring the blacksea coast or just chilling out by the pool.The owners have a small car for hire,which was very useful for our stay.Brilliant holiday and will be looking to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a wonderful Holiday in Gurkovo.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished Villa with all mod. cons.,including Wi -Fi and a great pool with kid's section .Situated in a quiet village with friendly locals.Local food shops 5 mins. walk from villa,selling locally grown produce .Children's play park in centre of village .Lots of lovely walks. Owner being friendly and helpful ,without being intrusive.Car available for hire from owner.Nearest seaside town of Balchik 15 min's away .Golf course and spa.10 min's away.Family had a great time! highly recommended and will be back.

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  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Varna Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
BlackseaRama. Lighthouse Golf.
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Gurkovo is a lovely village approximately 15 min drive from the seaside town of Balchik and the same distance to the new golf courses of Blacksea Rama and The Lighthouse Golf Resort. The village has food shops selling locally grown garden produce. Gurkovo village is ideally situated for a peaceful family holiday or if more excitement is needed, Albena, Golden Sands Resorts and White Lagoon are all nearby with all seaside activities including go-carting and quad biking.

Other Activities: Bird watching


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Welcoming food packs can be supplied at cost price.

200 Euro deposit to secure dates.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival or payment can be made on arrival if late booking.
Payment by bank transfer or Bank cheque or on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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