Friday, October 31, 2008

The Lazy Way To Save Money In Bansko

Today is Halloween. Something strange is happening....

I just have to offer a truly special Bansko accommodation deal. A deal that will end in five days.

Once the five days are up, that's it. It's over.

Let's face it. Its got cold this week.

My thoughts have turned to white powdery snow. Then to that warm glow. The glow you get as you settle into your first apres ski beer. Nazdrave!

But now is one of the most popular times of the year to book your Bansko ski accommodation. I want to get you skiing in Bansko. I guarantee you'll have great time.

So keen I am to get you skiing this year. I'm offering a one off FREE Welcome Pack (worth £20 / €25).

Yes. Free to ALL those who book a weeks accommodation by Wednesday.

You get FREE bread, tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam and four 500ml bottles of creamy pre chilled beer when you arrive!

So don't delay. Lets Go Skiing.
I Guarantee the
Best Bansko Accommodation.

Ski from £325 per week for a two bedroom apartment LESS 5% PLUS FREE Welcome Pack. Luxury accommodation a few minutes from the gondola!!

Register Now.

Just email me back quoting FREE WELCOME PACK 0505.

1/ Register Now
2/ Confirm you are human and reply to the email you will get to avoid spam.
3/ Reply to my email. with FREE WELCOME PACK 0505 and state preferred dates, numbers, one, two or three bed apartment

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rent This Predela Apartment To Be Proud Of

This immaculately furnished, spacious and modern first-floor apartment with balcony in the prestigious Predela complex is one to rent.

Sleeping 6 plus baby, it is ideal for families (cot provided) or groups of friends.

The complex has swimming pool and excellent facilities all in the coveted prime position of a few minutes walk to the main gondola station.

Within walking distance of the historic old town with its traditional stone houses and atmospheric taverns.

This Predela apartment is locally managed by an agent in Bansko who will assist and advise you during your stay.

If you have a group, these can be accommodated as we know other owners in the complex.

The apartment offers central heating throughout and air conditioning in the lounge + additional electric heaters.

There are 2 bedrooms, 1 with double bed and 1 with 2 single beds (flush-fitting, can combine to a double).

Both bedrooms have bedside tables, lamps, mirrors and triple wardrobes so ample storage space. The double bedroom also has a chest of drawers.

A baby cot is available. Additional sleeping accommodation for one or two persons is available in the lounge (see below).

The fully fitted bathroom has bath with overhead shower.

Equipped with a hairdryer for your use.

The open-plan living area with well-equipped fitted kitchen has built-in oven, hob and extractor, fridge-freezer, microwave oven and cafetière.

There are ample supplies of crockery, cutlery and glasses (10-12 of each). An iron and ironing board available.

The living area has a double sofa bed, chair bed, coffee table, TV unit, drawer units, TV (satellite), DVD player (children’s DVDs provided), CD player, extending dining table and chairs for 6 people.

A good selection of family board games and books ensures this is a home from home for you, your friends and family.

The hallway has plenty of coat hooks and a cupboard with hanging space.

There is a storage room with extra coat hooks and washing machine within the apartment.

The balcony is accessible from the lounge and both bedrooms.

Bathroom towels and bedding are all here - just bring own linen for cot.

In common with all apartment on Bansko Blog this is a no smoking apartment.

Welcome packs are available.

Predela has a landscaped garden area and there is parking immediately outside the complex.

There is a large ski locker room within the building.

The bright, south-facing leisure facility has a good sized indoor swimming pool with glass roof structure, Jacuzzi, fitness room, sauna and bar.

Guests at the complex can use the facilities free of charge.


£350 a week for the main ski season

£600 for Xmas, New Year and Feb half-terms

£375 for the 2 weeks from April 3rd

Beds are made up on your arrival and a full clean at the end of your stay is included in the price.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You Don't Have To Be Rich To Stay in Villa Daisy

"That's better I said!" I slowly sat up after experiencing Dani's wonderful massage in Villa Daisy.

Earlier, the spring snow was that powder that glistens in the afternoon sunshine.

Now the exotic incense of Dani's Villa Daisy's massage room was the place to be.

The massage was during my stay last season. This was in the huge top floor three bedroom apartment in the same development.

I'd had some guests that stayed on an extra day and I forgot to check first before just turning up at my own apartment. But no matter, as it meant I could get two apartment reviews in this chalet style building. See for review.

So I then met Paul from Hale, Manchester way.

Paul's third floor impressive two bedroom apartment awaited.

Spacious bedrooms were just another reason I can give to rent his apartment.

Two Bedroom in Three bedroom Space

Villa Daisy is located in Bansko's Glazne quarter. One to rent if you are, like me, wanting luxury at affordable price.

This is one of those properties you immediately relax in when you arrive.

When Paul agreed to offer his apartment for rental I was delighted. But not just because I knew guests would love its two large bedrooms.

Nor the large bathroom. Or even the smart comfortable furnishings.

But because this is the best two bedroom I have been in so far!

Relax in style

Relaxing round the real log fire. we chatted over a Shumensko beer...

then we met friends for another in the Plan B bar. Lit with candles it was hard to drag ourselves out into the cold night.

But Villa Daisy is a short stroll to the centre of Bansko old town, and its many mehanas, and we soon gathered quite a group for a late night visit to the "Nai Club."

Some apartments are too small to bother with much cooking.

But take a look at this kitchen area - perfect to prepare a meal for family and friends.

Or simply to prepare the apres ski snacks and drinks.

Paul wants you to enjoy this property and its facilities. Like him, I'm sure you will want to return soon.

Jacuzzi, wireless broadband, internet room, underground parking, ski locker and lobby bar complete the facilities.

Want chalet ambiance?

Want loads of space?

Rent this.
Overall Rating: 9/10
Comfort: 9.5/10
Facilities: 6/10

Read on to see just how affordable this apartment is...

Prices 08/09:

£225 pw (17th April to 20th December)
£325 pw (5th Jan to 2nd Feb)
£385 pw (23rd Feb to 28th Mar)
£445 pw (20th Dec to 5th Jan, 2nd Feb to 23rd Feb and 28th Mar to 17th April)
£38 per night outside ski season Click here for currency convertor & click here for calendar.
ADD £ 30 per week for extra guests above four (6 maximum)

More Info?

* Transfers arranged
* Welcome packs available to suit your requirements (e.g. tea, coffee, bread, milk, cereal, butter, jam, snacks, beer, wine etc).
* Local representative on hand to help ensure you have the best holiday possible.
* Villa Daisy is 850 metres, to lift. Shuttle bus to gondola.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

If You Don't Book Your Bansko Accommodation Now, You'll Hate Yourself Later

If You Don't Book Your Bansko Accommodation Now, You'll Hate Yourself...

Credit Crunch 08 is in full swing - are you wondering if you are ever going to be able to go skiing again?

Time will tell - but I say a 30's style depression seems less likely without government intervention into the Banking sector. The cut in interest rates across Europe & US seems like a good start. We'll see.

Interestingly, my Barclays Capital Markets friend, Dave, is all talk of how to get the annual ski fix. He's now come to face facts that, on a non existent bonus, he'll be hard pressed to fund the annual £6,000 trip to Verbier.

Things have changed. Not long ago talking about Bansko and Bulgaria would not have cut the mustard across the dealing room floors. Nor would it impress his high maintenance girlfriends much. But that was then, and this is now. Its, the crash of '08 and its time for bankers to spend some of their own money.

All of a sudden, Bansko is looking like just the ticket to save cash. Dave would normally rely on at least one ski corporate weekend jolly - and possibly one lads weekend too. Now what? With sufficient money to choose locations, its really all about being cautious. Cautious means spending less in 2009.

Anyhow, for the first time, Dave is up for the boys trip in January to "give it a go". He's also rounding up five or six of his mates to join him for his first Eastern European ski adventure. My bet is we'll see a few more of him booking before the week is out.

What does this mean for Bansko? Well simply put:


Advance Bansko accommodation bookings are well up from last year. Direct flights are filling up fast. The problem will be a shortage of cheap flights. Many weekend flights will no longer be sub £150 - so the early bird catches the worm.

So for the City boys, I think its out with France, Switzerland ... Val D'Isere and Verbier and in with Bulgaria and Bansko.

Book your flight now, or email me for accommodation and transfer deal first... You'll hate yourself if you don't do it now.




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