About this listing
F14 is lovely. On the fourth floor in a complex set above the town F14 has magnificent views of the mountains and valley from its two balconies.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds which can push together and the larger can take a camp bed and cot. The main room overlooks the valley and has a double sofa bed, flat screened TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, books and games to while away a pleasant evening. The kitchen is well fitted with 4ring hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave etc and plenty of utensils and crockery. We have grandchildren so there are extras to help with them.
Bansko is an all year resort. In winter it is a World Cup ski resort with 75km of runs and a longest run of 16km. Excellent for beginners and intermediates it also has off piste to challenge the adventurous. F14 is just a short walk of 200m across from the slope for the short ski down to the gondola station.
In summer the Pirin National Park just meters away from F14 is a UNESCO World Heritage site with short and long distant hiking and all the usual mountain pursuits. While in quaint Bansko there are many events such as the International Jazz festival.
Bansko has over 100 places to eat many being local mehanas or taverns. There are also lots of little shops and museums to explore.
In winter the Mountain Dream hotel is open and in 2011 the restaurant was excellent. In summer the nearest good restaurant is just 50m away.
This is our holiday home so please treat it with respect. Thank you.
This was my second time staying in Valerie's apartment. It was just the same as last year - everything went extremely smoothly with the arrangements with Valerie and the apartment itself was excellent. It was clean, quiet, well-located and well-maintained.
Valerie was an absolutely amazing host. She sent us an email just before our holiday with all the necessary information regarding the apartment and how to pick up our keys, and she also gave us some great recommendations regarding supermarkets and restaurants in Bansko.
The apartment is perfectly located right by the piste that leads to the main gondola. Its a little bit of a walk from the centre of town (10-15 minutes), but the location is ideal if you are in Bansko on a ski holiday. The apartment itself was very spacious, clean, and had all the necessary amenities.
Couldn't have asked for a better host or apartment for our stay!
We just returned from an absolutely lovely long weekend at F14. The location was great, a short walk from the ski road and 15 minutes into the center of town. The apartment had everything we needed and the small market downstairs had any basic provisions. We didn't try any of the Mountain Dream amenities, but F14 was perfect for our ski-focused trip!
We had an absolutely fantastic time in Bansko and staying at F14 Mountain dream was the icing on the cake! We were very close to the Ski road, centre of Bansko and the Gondola. The apartment was well equipped and very well presented and clean. Valerie provided lots of useful information and we found the whole experience and trip very positive. We would definitely recommend F14 and Bansko to anyone!
Everything about my week at F14 Mountain Dream was wonderful. The apartment is beautiful and inviting, and the kitchen had everything I needed for basic meals. Valerie was extremely helpful in getting me prepared for my trip, and once I got to Bansko, Rosen, the caretaker, was equally gracious. The only hiccup along the way was a problem with the Wi-Fi in the apartment. We couldn't figure out the problem, so Rosen lent me his USB hotspot, which was fine.
Otherwise...Mountain Dream is steps away from the woods, and there were plenty of paths for hiking and running. I was in Bansko during the offseason (mid-October), so things at the resort and in town were pretty quiet. There were still places open for food, though -- including the restaurant at the hotel. The town is a great mix of ski resort and quaint Bulgarian hospitality. Beautiful place to spend some time. Thank you so much, Valerie, for all your help.
Everything was perfect, from the moment I made contact with Valerie until the time left the apartment. The apartment itself was really good - it has everything you could possible need for a great stay. And the location is really good too. All in all, I can thoroughly recommend the place - both the apartment and Bansko in general.
Valerie, thank you for letting us stay at your apartment, it was the perfect home-from-home complete with log fire and in a great location that meant we could ski down to the gondola in the mornings! If returning to Bansko, I'd happily book again to stay in F14. All the best, Cariad.
About the Host, Valerie
Hi, I am a retired health visitor who still has a passion for mountains, skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. A few years ago we were lucky enough to be able to buy an apartment in Bansko, Bulgaria. Bansko is the top ski resort of the country and an entry to the UNESCO recognised Pirin National Park which contains some 50 peaks over 2500m. Our apartment is at the entry to the park and close to the skiing. It is a great place to be at every time of the year. We love our apartment and have tried to make it as comfortable as possible. Generally we visit twice a year once to ski and once to enjoy the high mountains in the hot summers.