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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 50 for children

ski lessons (6 days, 4 hrs a day) - 100 euros for adults and 80 for children

ski package (ski hire, ski lessons) for 6 days - 140 euros for adults and 110 euros for children

Snowboard equipment (6 days) - 80 euros for adults and children

Snowboard package ( 3 day, 2 hrs a day lessons, 6 day lift pass and 6 day ski equipment) - 299 euros for adults and 199 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 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018


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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(39 traveller reviews)

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Superb Ski Chalet- sleeps 16 - run by English and German speaking ski instructor
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 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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Exceptional ski instruction

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from an amazing stay in this super chalet. We are all pretty much beginners and are so, so pleased that we chose Nick and John to teach us. Letting these two (Bulgarian and English) gentlemen take the strain of our skiing adventure was 100% the key to an awesome holiday. We felt supported and encouraged with humour and kindness, and had their full attention every day. After a warm and comfortable night's sleep we woke and had a delicious breakfast (which was fit for a king!) and a short, comfortable transfer to the slopes at a time to suit us. Nick and John enthusiastically skied with us right up until the last lifts. These two are equally as brilliant with kids as they are with their occasionally nervous mums, and we all progressed fantastically well in our skiing under their instruction. I would completely and without reservation recommend this place and the lovely family that run it. If you want a family ski holiday, minus the stress, and with first class, attentive instructors then this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ενα καταπλητικό Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

Αυτή τη φορά σκεφτήκαμε να μείνουμε στο Samokov , ήταν η πρώτη μας φορά που μείναμε στο Chalet. Η τοποθεσία είναι άριστη καθώς συνδύαζει το χιονοδρομικό με την πόλη του Samokov όπου έχεις πιο πολλές επιλογές όσον αφορά αγορές,χαμηλότερες τιμες,φαγητό κλπ. Τεράστιο θετικό είναι ότι η τιμή/νύχτα περιλαμβάνει μεταφορά στο χιονοδρομικό (10 λεπτά απο τα slopes) ,πρωινό,σάουνα και τζακούζι! Θετικό είναι επίσης ότι προσφέρεται κατόπιν συνενόησης μεταφορά, απο το αεροδρόμιο στο chalet. Εμείς πετάξαμε απο το Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος και ο Nick μας περίμενε και μας μετέφερε στο Chalet.

Υπάρχει οικογενειακό κλίμα στην επιχείρηση , ο Nick, ο οποίος είναι και δάσκαλος του σκι, και η σύζυγός του ήταν δίπλα μας σε ότι κι αν χρειαστήκαμε. Μας καθοδήγησε σχετικά με τον καιρό και ήταν πολυ καλός και υπομονετικός με τα παιδιά,όσον αφορά τα μαθήματα σκι. Επίσης μας έδωσε πολύ καλύτερες τιμές όσων αφορά την ενοικίαση του εξοπλισμού συγκριτικά με τις τιμές του χιονοδρομικού ή άλλων καταστημάτων στο Borovets.

Το συνιστώ ανεπυφίλακτα σαν top value for money!

Θα σας επισκεφτούμε ξανά σύντομα.

Ευχαριστούμε πολύ όλη την οικογένεια. Υπέροχη διαμονή και εξυπηρέτηση!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • 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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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

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

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