Juniper House

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


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Offering an abundance of natural and contemporary charm, Juniper House is a newly renovated stone villa with four bedrooms in the idyllic village of Temnica. Located in the stunning Karst region and named with the poetry of one of the region’s greatest poets, Srečko Kosovel, in mind, Juniper House evokes the heady and intoxicating scent of the juniper tree, a well-known sight in this beautiful rural heartland of Slovenia. Featuring a private swimming pool, a charming garden and unforgettable views of the Adriatic Sea, up to ten guests can enjoy unwinding in harmony with nature in this picturesque holiday home.

A dip in the pool in the early morning sunshine is the most refreshing way to start your day. There are plenty of sun loungers on the poolside terrace, perfect for a morning spent admiring the panoramic countryside views with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or relaxing with a good book. The landscaped garden is inspired by the Karst region and provides plenty of space for the family to rest and play. The outdoor space of Juniper House also features a traditional loggia, enhancing the villa’s distinctive charm and providing a lovely, shaded shelter for everyone to enjoy. There is a dining area on the balcony where you can gather your loved ones for a memorable meal at sunset.

Inside the villa, a modern, well-appointed kitchen on the ground floor provides the ideal space to prepare some of the amazing local produce you have discovered whilst wandering through the local villages. There is an adjacent utility room with laundry facilities and a modern bathroom. The kitchen leads seamlessly to a wonderful open plan space with a traditional dining area and a comfortable lounge. Here you will find a fireplace, where you can relax and chat all night with a glass of the regional wine. A large, flat-screen TV also allows for a cosy movie night in.

Juniper House can accommodate eight guests in four double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in shower. One of the bedrooms is a connecting room. The bedroom furnishings are stylish and understated, with each room benefitting from gorgeous natural light. Two bedrooms feature ceilings with exposed wooden beams, while one of the rooms leads to a pretty Venetian balcony at the front of the villa. Two comfortable sofa beds are also available in the villa for two additional guests.

The villa’s location in the enchanting village of Temnica showcases the unique beauty of the Karst region in all its serene glory. Situated on the edge of the majestic Karst plateau and very close to the Italian border, you will find the meeting point of Slovenia’s three fantastic wine regions, where the warmth of the Mediterranean breeze meets the fresh, rejuvenating mountain air.

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What you should know…

  • Young children should not be left unattended near the pool or on the balcony.
  • There are four double bedrooms (including interconnected rooms) as well as two comfortable sofa beds available at the villa.
  • The private pool at Juniper House is heated and perfect for swimming in all seasons.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

The Villa

Juniper House is a beautifully renovated stone house in the quiet and charming village of Temnica. The villa can accommodate up to 10 guests.


- Fully equipped kitchen
- Large living room with dining area
- Guest WC
- Four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Terrace with sunloungers
- Outdoor shower
- Outdoor dining area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities

- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- Coffee machine
- Sofa bed
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Hairdryer
- Private parking


About the surrounding area of Juniper House
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Juniper House is ideally situated in Temnica, a peaceful village with dreamlike views that perfectly encapsulate Slovenia's wondrous natural beauty. The village lies in the beautiful Karst countryside, very close to the border with neighbouring Italy. Known for its supreme air quality, excellent gastronomy and intriguing blend of cultures and traditions, the region gives visitors a chance to witness a sustainable and nourishing way of life, where the land provides a rich link with the country’s history. While you may not feel inclined to leave the comforts of your new home away from home, where it would be very easy to spend your days lounging by the pool or exploring local walking trails, the joys of the Karst are waiting to be discovered.



For many visitors to the region, the sparkling waters of the nearby Adriatic Sea beckon. Within half an hour, you can drive through the peaceful countryside, cross the border and soak up the sun and relaxed ambience of the Italian coastline. Make your way to Sistiana Bay, where you can spend the day swimming on the beach of Castelreggio, overlooked by the Duino Cliffs. The beach is perfect for families, with activities such as boat tours available, as well as plenty of pizzerias and cafes, in case you decide to stay and watch the sun go down over the calm sea.



If you wish to make the most of this unique location by doing something a little different, a day trip to the astonishing Postojna Cave is a fascinating change of scenery! Here, you can board the train and take in the sights of this fantastic subterranean wonder whilst travelling along the oldest cave railway in the world. Located nearby, Predjama Castle is an imposing Rennaissance structure built into the mouth of a cave on a dramatic cliffside. The limestone system of the Škocjan Caves is another awe-inspiring attraction that includes one of the world's largest known underground river canyons, making it a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage site.



A trip to the neighbouring Brda region offers visitors the opportunity to indulge fully in some delectable gastronomic experiences. From visits to local farmsteads and olive groves to an in-depth tour of a traditional wine cellar, you will be sure to feel the power of this region’s ancient connection with its land. The region is not only famous for its fantastic wine. For something a little different, you can also visit local beekeepers and honey producers, where you can taste some of the natural goodness that Brda’s bees have produced.



The bustling Italian port of Trieste is also within driving distance, so city lovers have the option to stroll along the streets before stopping off for a coffee at the iconic Caffè San Marco. From here, you can drive to the Lipica Stud Farm, a specially protected area of natural beauty that is home to over three hundred mesmerising Lipizzan horses.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Trieste Airport


Nearest Airport Ljubljana Airport


Nearest Beach Beach Caravella


Nearest City Ljubljana


Nearest Town Monfalcone


Sightseeing Soča Valley



Slovenia, boasts a remarkable diversity of landscapes within its compact borders. The Karst and Mediterranean region is one of the country's most captivating and unique areas. Situated in the southwestern part of Slovenia, this region is a mesmerising blend of natural wonders, beautiful landscapes, historic buildings and a wide range of activities that cater to every traveller.

The Karst and Mediterranean region boasts a network of well-maintained cycling paths, making it an ideal destination for cycling. The Parenzana trail, an old railway route, offers stunning views of the countryside and is suitable for riders of all ages.

The region enjoys some spectacular caves to explore. Postojna Cave is a subterranean wonderland and a true testament to nature's architectural prowess. As one of the most extensive cave systems in Europe, it offers a mesmerising journey through its astonishing stalactites, stalagmites and underground chambers. Visitors can hop on a miniature train for a guided tour, making it easily accessible for everyone. The spellbinding, UNESCO-listed Škocjan Caves are another incredible spectacle of the Karst region, known for their vast underground canyons and awe-inspiring chambers. The underground river Reka flows through the cave, enhancing the enchanting experience.

Perched high on a rocky cliff, the Predjama Castle is a medieval masterpiece that seems to defy gravity. This castle is both a remarkable architectural feat and a living history museum. It offers captivating insights into the life of a medieval knight and visitors can imagine themselves in an age of chivalry and mystery. Kids especially enjoy the interactive displays and tales of knights and princesses.

Home to the world-famous Lipizzaner horses, the Lipica Stud Farm is a unique attraction that appeals to animal lovers and equestrians. Visitors can tour the stables, witness horse shows and take carriage rides. Children are enchanted by the grace and beauty of these majestic animals.

The dreamy Sečovlje Salt Pans are where nature meets history and culture. They offer a fascinating glimpse into the traditional salt harvesting methods that have been used for centuries. Families can explore the saline fields, learn about the salt-making process and enjoy the serene surroundings. Birdwatching is also a popular activity in the adjacent Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.

The medieval town of Piran is encircled by well-preserved town walls that provide an exceptional view of the town's narrow, winding streets and red-roofed buildings. Walking along these walls, you will feel as if you've stepped into a storybook, making it an ideal outing.

Slovenia's Mediterranean coast offers various beaches, including the popular Portorož Beach and Strunjan Beach, where you can soak up the sun, swim and enjoy water sports. These beaches are safe, clean and perfect for relaxation and recreation. From paddleboarding and kayaking to windsurfing and sailing, the region provides numerous opportunities for water-based activities.

The region's culinary scene is a delightful blend of Mediterranean and Karst flavours. You will enjoy fresh seafood, olive oil, truffles and delicious local wines. Cooking classes or food tastings are engaging experiences.

The Karst and Mediterranean region of Slovenia is a hidden paradise, offering a diverse range of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. From underground marvels and historical treasures to beachfront relaxation and outdoor adventures, this region provides a unique and enriching experience that will create lasting memories.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With a beautiful swimming pool and garden on your doorstep, it may be hard to tempt younger visitors away from the fun and games Juniper House has to offer. However, should you wish to wander further afield, the diverse landscape of the Karst region has a wide range of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

The Adriatic coastline offers a seemingly endless array of safe and well-maintained beaches to discover. Pack a picnic and spend the day at Sistiana Bay, where everyone can dip in and out of the beautiful blue waters and relax on the white sands. For those seeking a little more adventure, try sea kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding under the majestic Duino cliffs. Later, make your way to Trieste’s Barcola promenade, where the whole family can walk to the dazzling Miramare Castle, stopping off for some delicious gelato along the way. Trieste’s city centre is also well worth a visit, thanks to its excellent museums, vibrant squares and pastry shops on every corner.

For a day in the countryside, visit the fairytale Lipica Stud Farm, with gorgeous green pastures and stunning white horses. The estate arranges programmes specifically for families, with educational activities and guided pony rides for children. On some occasions, children are taken out to the pastures to see the majestic Lipizzan horses and foals up close. There is also the opportunity to see a live show at the stud farm, where you can watch the horses train in the riding ground, accompanied by music. Everyone will truly appreciate the beauty and grace of these amazing creatures after a day spent exploring the stud farm.

Slovenia’s emerald River Soča is another incredible place for the family to visit on a day trip, with memorable hiking trails and a feast of water-based activities. Around the Soča Valley, there are dozens of agencies offering a range of activities with enthusiastic and experienced guides. This is a wonderful place to feel close to nature while having a great time outside in the fresh air.

Boarding the underground train at the magical Postojna Cave Park will mark the beginning of an exciting adventure that the whole family will remember, with hidden passages and plenty of twists and turns. Learn about prehistoric animals at the park’s Vivarium and marvel at the cave’s never-ending stalactites and stalagmites, before making your way up to the surface to enter the land of medieval knights at Predjama Castle. Make sure to wear comfortable and warm clothing on your travels below the ground!

Visitors young and old will be charmed by the welcoming villages and enchanting countryside of the Karst region. By the time you make your way back to the tranquil views of Juniper House at sunset, the children will be ready to sleep soundly after another day of fresh air and adventure.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 4 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted inside the villa.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is available upon request at time of booking and is included in the rental price. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Tourist tax (2€ per person, per day) is not included in the rental price and will be charged in cash on arrival.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - £5,386
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £6,156
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - - £5,386
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £1,979 £2,638 £3,298 £4,617
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,979 £2,638 £3,298 £4,617
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - - - £5,386
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - - £6,156
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 - - - £5,386
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £1,979 £2,638 £3,298 £4,617

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - €5,853
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €6,689
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - - €5,853
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €2,150 €2,867 €3,584 €5,017
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €2,150 €2,867 €3,584 €5,017
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - - - €5,853
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - - €6,689
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 - - - €5,853
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €2,150 €2,867 €3,584 €5,017

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - $6,332
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $7,236
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - - $6,332
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $2,326 $3,101 $3,877 $5,427
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $2,326 $3,101 $3,877 $5,427
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - - - $6,332
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - - $7,236
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 - - - $6,332
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $2,326 $3,101 $3,877 $5,427

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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