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Superb Ski Chalet- sleeps 16 - run by English and German speaking ski instructor

Bedrooms 8
Space 370 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern Chalet with en-suite rooms, sauna and jacuzzi. 10mins from BOROVETS


ski hire (6 days) - 60 euros for adults and 45 for children

ski lessons (6 days, 4 hrs a day) - 120 euros for adults and 80 for children

ski package (ski hire, ski lessons) for 6 days - 120 euros for adults and 90 euros for children

Snowboard equipment (6 days) - 85 euros for adults and children

Snowboard package ( 3 day, 2 hrs a day lessons, 6 day lift pass and 6 day ski equipment) - 242 euros for adults and 195 for children

Ski Chalet description:

This immaculate, well equipped ski /summer chalet is just minutes from BOROVETS ski resort. Run by English speaking Nikki Chakalov and his wife Marian. Nikki has been a Ski Instructor for many years at Borovets and will ensure you get the best out of your Ski holiday. Ski/snow packages and ski hire can be arranged at the chalet and instructors speak either English, German, Dutch or Russian. Transport to ski slopes is included in ski package. (2euros per day if not booking ski package) BREAKFAST is included in the price. Home made evening meals can also be provided in the large dining room/bar area. The chalet is close to the centre of the town of Samokov with many inexpensive restaurants, bars and nightclubs within walking distance - local knowledge of all the best deals in town freely given!! The ski chalet is modern, with ensuite rooms. MASSAGE, JACUZZI & SAUNA available. GROUP BOOKINGS WELCOME. Airport Transfers can be booked in advance - 1 hour from Sofia airport. Rent a car.


More Details

Nickolay Chakalov
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, german, russian, dutch, Bulgarian
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Samokov

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 370 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
  • All the bedrooms are modern, fully fitted with handmade furniture and centrally heated. There are televisions in each room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Superb Ski Chalet- sleeps 16 - run by English and German speaking ski instructor
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Treat Yourself and rent this Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 peopletaking the whole chalet. 4 children and 4 adults.Kids ranging in age from 3 to 12.We stayed at the chalet from 28th Dec 09 to 4th Jan 10 and were there for the skiing.

FIrstly i do not usually leave reviews for any trips or hotels that i stay at.But i felt on this occasion i had to leave a review as Nick and his family deserves a very big thank you for all there efforts to make our stay an enjoyable one.This was no small task as we had booked this as a New Year treat and was our first Family ski trip and guess what NO SNOW!First time in 20 years Nick informed us.

The Chalet is exactly as described and to be perfectly honest better than described.Nick looks after you from the minute you get off the plane when he picks you up to the minute he dropped you off for your flight home.I did read all the reviews which were already posted and thought that they couldn't be all true but they were.It is as good as all the posts say it is.

Nik organized everything ski's, lessons ,where to eat on a night and everything inbetween.

A normal day for us was Breakfast made by his lovely wife mariana,off to the slopes for limited skiing due to the lack of snow,Nick would then help us with passes our ski's etc and when we were ready would set about giving all in the party who want help lessons then lunch and a drinks break before more skiing and more lessons for all from Nick, when we were aching and tired back to the Chalet for an Apres coffee and cake and after a rest and relax and a couple of beers from the honest bar it was a off to a restaurant in samakov for a fantastic (and cheap) meal,then a lift back to the chalet.

Due to the lack of snow this first ski holiday could have been a disaster.However due to nick and his families hospitality it was a great holiday enjoyed by all.We'll be back next year for more of the same and this time hopefully with some snow.

The chalet was also kept immaculatly clean.

I cannot reccomend this chalet enough.As i said at the top treat yourself and rent this chalet.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2010
  • Date of Stay: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic chalet with superb service

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time to stay at this chalet. We rented the family room with our 2 boys age 14 and 11. Nick taught our boys. He is a great instructor. Our youngest son needs extra help and Nick has risen to the challenge each and every time we have visited. He has shown exceptional patience and has made learning to ski such good fun for our boys. He has good contacts too and enabled our eldest son to have a snow board lesson with one of the national champions. He absolutely loved this and learnt lots.

The breakfasts are individually cooked and are exceptional - a great set up before the expenditure of lots of energy! Nick transported us everywhere (to and from the slopes each day, to the local money changer, to the local restaurants and so on) and nothing ever seemed too much trouble. The communal area is comfortable and there is an honesty bar which is useful. Staying and eating out in Samokov is considerably cheaper than Borovets and I think the quality is much higher too.

Nick has a friendly personality and is informative about the skiing and the area. We cannot recommend this chalet enough and will hopefully be returning next season for more fun on the slopes. This is truly a gem in Bulgaria with exceptional accommodation and most of all, exceptional and attentive service from people who really want you to have a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An incredible host & Chalet - a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nick and his family are in more than hospitable and made our entire group of 14 people plus three babies feel at home. His chalet is fantastic with lots of room, and as many have stated before breakfast alone is worth going back for. Pickup and drop off at the airport in Sofia was easy and the meals out in Samakov were very memorable!

All arrangements were attended to!

Nick was awesome with my wife and daughters on the ski slopes and was ready to teach an old dog like me a few things on the hills as well. Equipment and transport to and from the hills was easy and organized to a tee.

I can't say enough good things about our week (we have booked already for 2017), the beer was great too.

Cheers to you Nibk and family. See you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 09/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic time staying at Four Seasons with our wonderful hosts Nick and Mariana. We booked this holiday based on the reviews that we found on line and were looking for something different.

Nick collected us from the airport and took us back to chalet where we were welcomed with a cold beer and hot soup! The basement is stocked with all the equipment you will need for skiing, which we hired from Nick. So much easier than trying to do this in town, it was all so relaxing! We booked a family room for us and our two kids. Incredibly spacious and comfortable with ensuite bathroom, immaculately clean too. Nick booked us into a wonderful local restaurant just down the road from the chalet and we had a lovely meal on our first night (excellent value too).

The next morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast (as we did each day) cooked to order by Mariana - we all loved the homemade pancakes!

Nick was also our ski instructor each day. We were a mixed bag, me fairly competent, but nervous, our 10 year old son who wanted to get from the top to the bottom as fast as possible and our 6 year old daughter complete beginner. Nick is kind, patient and great fun. We have all come on so much in this week with his help. He has also got great knowledge of the mountains and local area so knew where would be best to go. It all just worked perfectly and meant that the whole family enjoyed each day.

There is also a jacuzzi and sauna at the chalet which was much needed after a day on the slopes.

Thank you so much to the lovely Chakalov family. We can't wait to come back next winter, I'm already looking at flights!

Highly recommended and great value. If you stay at Four Seasons you will not be disappointed!

The Rasenberg Family, January 2016

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We cannot recommend this chalet highly enough. The customer service is first class. Nick is a friendly and practical chap who always had a smile and a joke at the ready. He was relaxed but focussed. His wife Mariana was cheery and helpful. The chalet was very attractive and well laid out. We rented the family room with our 2 sons, age 12 and 9. We were impressed with how spacious the 2 adjoining rooms were. The bathroom was modern and the water was always piping hot. We tried out the Jacuzzi which was fun and very relaxing. We were impressed that the rooms were cleaned each day and dry towels were provided.

The food was of a high quality and the honesty bar is such a good idea as it allows you to mix with other guests informally over a drink. We were often very tired in the evening and Nick helped us out by giving us lifts home from the local restaurants. Nothing seemed too much trouble for him.

Nick taught 3 of our party and, due to his personal attention, their progress was staggering. Most of all he taught them to have fun skiing!

Nick was always happy to share his local knowledge. He is obviously well respected and connected. He was happy to show us the best restaurants and shops to browse and we both bought new ski gear as it was so reasonably priced.

We found Borovets to be quite touristy so it was quite refreshing to be in a nearby town where tourists are few and far between. The local restaurants are excellent and amazingly good value. One of them in particular was like a stately home with beautiful furnishings. We ate out for about £20 each night for 4 of us with drinks and desserts.

We were incredibly lucky with the snow conditions as there were about 250cm and it practically didn't stop snowing. Overall I would say the best thing about this chalet is the hosts. Nick and Marian obviously want each and every customer to have a special time and we certainly did. My son knew that we were writing this review and said to me "make sure it's good mum". We hope to return next season and are trying to get friends to come with us. Thank you Nick and Mariana for making our stay such good fun and so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 6 adults over new year and had a fantastic holiday. We cannot recommend this place enough! Nick's chalet is lovely - comfortable, clean and cosy. The rooms are spacious and have everything you need. Nick and his family are just brilliant and constantly went above and beyond to make sure we had a great holiday. Everything is just made so easy by Nick who does everything! - Skis, lifts to and from the slopes, restaurant bookings and recommendations, massage bookings etc. - nothing was too much trouble. Two of our group were complete beginners and they had a week full of lessons with Nick who is an excellent instructor. It was definitely worth staying in Samokov (just outside of Borovets) to experience this place. The restaurants in Samokov are also much better value than the ones in Borovets - we went to three all recommended by Nick and loved all of them. This chalet and everything that comes as part of the package is amazing value - definitely stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Four Seasons Ski Chalet is just 10minutes away from main ski resort of BOROVETS in the Rila Mountains. Within walking distance of the centre of the town of Samokov.There are many restaurants, bars and nightclubs with prices well below those of Borovets. Samokov is a bustling town with both a daily market and larger weekly market where you can buy locally grown produce. Check out the small shops selling any number of interesting items at extremely good prices. The Rila Mountains, within the National Park, are a haven for wildlife, plants and fantastic walks. Rivers, fed by the mountain waters provide a magical place for barbecues and picnics. The famous Rila Monastery is well worth a visit. For those who love music, cafe society and designer shopping a visit to Sofia is a must. The journey down the winding mountain road will take you past Lake Iskar with its beautiful mountain backdrop which you can enjoy whilst sipping a local beer. Winter snow, summer sun and all at a small price!

Other Activities: Guided mountain walks. Wake boarding. Jet Ski-ing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Samokov

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices for winter 2016/2017 : 24 .00 euro per person per day sharing a double room,breakfast,sauna,jacuzzi ,transport to the ski slopes and back each day
27. 00 euro per person per day sharing a double room, breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, sauna and jakuzzi,transport to the ski slopes and back each day
34.00 euro per person sharing a double room, breakfast, sauna, jak

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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