Villa Alma Vista

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Sleeps: 2 - 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Modern Wellness Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Villa Alma Vista is a beautiful, ultra-modern villa featuring two bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a private swimming pool and wellness centre. Situated on the Edi Simčič estate, a vineyard well known for producing exceptional wines within the Brda tradition, the villa lies on the grounds of an old farmhouse. Villa Alma Vista’s sleek yet characterful décor contrasts the estate’s tranquil vineyard setting, where you will be sure to find yourself enchanted by the serene natural beauty surrounding you.

Each morning, the warm Mediterranean breeze will draw you outside to take a dip in your own private swimming pool. You can admire the views of the Brda region’s rolling hills and countryside from the sun-soaked wooden terrace. You will also find plenty of sun loungers, a covered seating area and an open firepit for cooking. The villa’s peaceful garden is perfect for enjoying a good book in the shade. The garden also provides guests with an informal dining space where they can linger over a glass of local wine from sunset until the stars come out.

Villa Alma Vista’s ground floor features an ample, open-plan living space with plenty of natural light. A fully equipped kitchen provides you with everything you need to create a memorable meal at home, while the dining area is large enough for everyone to gather together and discuss the day’s adventures. This area flows seamlessly into the villa’s tastefully furnished lounge, where a comfortable corner sofa and a flat-screen TV with a sound system make for the ideal spot to enjoy a movie night at home.

Upstairs, the villa features two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and contemporary furnishings. The hallway includes an extensive library, while the idyllic views from the first-floor balcony stretch to the Adriatic Sea. Each bedroom features a gallery which can be accessed by stairs, furnished with a double bed, where guests will be sure to enjoy the bright morning light and the restful atmosphere. There is a walk-in shower located in each of the modern bathrooms. Both bedrooms provide guests a private lounge space decorated with striking art by emerging local artists. The villa is filled with unique design touches, nodding to the creativity of the region’s people and the beauty of the Brda landscape.

Villa Alma Vista’s spa and wellness centre provide an added touch of luxury. With an infrared sauna, a jacuzzi and a relaxation area, this is a private oasis where guests can completely unwind after a day exploring the countryside by bike or on foot.

In the basement, the villa’s private wine cellar will tempt guests with homemade products, locally produced olive oils and a carefully curated selection of the Edi Simčič estate’s own wines. Visitors may also wish to arrange a guided tour of the cellars beneath the Simčič household located on the estate. Here, you will taste a selection of fantastic Slovenian wines from small vineyards around the country, accompanied by local cheeses and olive oils.

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What you should know…

  • Young children should not be left unattended near the pool or on the gallery floors of the villa’s bedrooms.
  • A relaxing massage with an experienced spa therapist can be arranged upon request.
  • Guests are also welcome to avail of a private tour and tasting at Edi Simčič’s wine cellar.



Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Sauna/Steam Heating Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Alma Vista is a modern two bedroom villa with private swimming pool, in the heart of the scenic wine region, Goriška brda.

Ground Floor
- Wellness area with infrared sauna and hot tub
- Two bathrooms
- Wine cellar with local wine and products

First Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Open plan living and dining area

Second Floor
- Two double bedrooms with queen size beds, sofa bed and en-suite bathrooms
- Libary

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Decking with sunloungers and parasols
- Outdoor shower
- Outdoor kitchen and dining area
- Fenced garden

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-fi
- Television
- Safe
- Coffee machine
- Washing machine
- Clothes drying rack
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Baby cot (on request)
- Parking


Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Alma Vista
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The Brda region is a wine lover’s paradise, but it also has plenty to offer visitors seeking fresh air, stunning scenery and a relaxed pace of life. While the region’s endless vineyards, picturesque villages and unforgettable sunsets have brought about comparisons with Italy’s Tuscany region, this stunning rural oasis in the heart of Slovenia, nested between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, is a bewitching location with charms all of its own.

For those interested in gastronomic experiences, the Brda region allows visitors to indulge in delectable dining experiences fully. From visits to local farmsteads and olive groves to an in-depth tour of your host’s wine cellar, you will be sure to feel the power of this region’s ancient connection with its land. Two e-scooters are available to rent at Villa Kaja so that guests can easily travel from one culinary sensation to another, working up an appetite along the way.

From your peaceful vineyard location, the sandy beaches of the Adriatic Sea are well within reach by car. Cross the border and soak up the sun on the Italian coastline for a change of scenery. Make your way to Sistiana Bay, where you can spend the day swimming on the beach of Castelreggio, overlooked by the impressive Duino Cliffs. The beach is ideal for families, with activities such as boat tours and plenty of pizzerias and cafes in case you decide to stay and watch the sun go down over the sparkling blue water.

Closer to home, the emerald-green river of Soča Valley is a majestic sight. Here, there are activities such as kayaking, rafting and canyoning to keep adventure seekers happy. There are also three excellent golf courses in close proximity to the villa, each with unforgettable views.

The medieval village of Šmartno is less than ten minutes from Villa Alma Vista by car. This entire walled village, with its charming cobblestone pathways and beautiful architecture, has been declared a cultural heritage monument. Visit for an afternoon stroll and a leisurely lunch at one of the lovely local restaurants. Head back to your gorgeous villa for a sunset swim or a visit to the sauna, followed by a glass of wine under the stars.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Trieste

(24km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ljubljana Airport

(139km)

Nearest Village Vipolže

(Walking distance)

Nearest Town Gorizia

(11km)

Region

The heavenly Brda region of Slovenia is a picturesque paradise of vineyards, ancient architecture and characterful villages. Nestled in the heart of Slovenia, Brda is truly inviting with its idyllic landscapes, historic architecture, delicious wines and wide array of attractions. This enchanting region, often referred to as "Slovenian Tuscany," offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage and outdoor adventures.

One of Brda's most captivating features is its lush vineyards, which sprawl across the rolling hills. The region's favourable climate and terrain create an optimal setting for cultivating grapes, earning it a well-deserved reputation for producing high-quality wines. Local wineries invite guests to sample a variety of wines, from fruity Rebula to a robust Merlot. Many of these wineries offer tours and tastings, where you can learn about the winemaking process and meet the passionate vintners who have carried on the tradition for generations. The Dobrovo Castle, home to the Brda Wine Cellar, is an excellent starting point for your wine journey.

The region is sprinkled with picturesque villages, each with its unique character and attractions. The charming villages of Dobrovo, Šmartno and Gonjace feature well-preserved buildings that reflect the rich heritage of the region. Dobrovo Castle, a Renaissance masterpiece, is home to the aforementioned Brda Wine Cellar and the Zaloščan Memorial Room, which pays homage to the local resistance movement during World War II. Šmartno, encircled by a medieval defensive wall, is a quaint village with cobblestone streets, offering a glimpse into the past. At Gonjace, you should not miss the Church of St. Sylvester, known for its stunning frescoes that date back to the 15th century.

To fully appreciate the beauty of Brda, you can embark on a leisurely bike ride or a hike through the vineyards and orchards. There are numerous well-marked trails that offer sensational panoramic views of the region, making it an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

While Brda itself offers an abundance of activities, it is also strategically located to explore nearby attractions. Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana, is within a comfortable driving distance. The Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are another must-visit destination, offering a fascinating underground world of immense chambers and underground rivers.

The Brda regions of Slovenia is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends natural beauty, rich history, its amazing wine industry and outdoor activities. Whether you're strolling through vineyards, exploring historic villages or engaging in hands-on cultural experiences, Brda welcomes visitors with its warm hospitality and diverse activities. This charming region promises an unforgettable journey filled with memories that will last a lifetime, making it a perfect choice for families and travellers of all ages.


Kids

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

With numerous hiking and biking trails nearby, you can explore serene villages and local countryside with the family on foot or by renting bikes. The Brda region is a cyclist's paradise, with almost 280km of cycling routes meandering through a diverse range of landscapes. The viewing tower in nearby Gonjače is not for the faint-hearted! From here, you will be in a position to see all that the region has to offer, from the snow-capped Julian Alps all the way out to the Adriatic Sea.  

Slovenia's emerald River Soča is an incredible place for the family to visit on a day trip, with more hiking trails and a feast of water-based adventures. Around the Soča Valley, dozens of agencies offer a range of activities with enthusiastic and experienced guides. This is a wonderful place to feel close to nature while having lots of fun in the fresh air.

For a unique day trip, drive to the Postojna Cave Park in the neighbouring Karst region of Slovenia. Boarding the cave's underground train 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 adventures below the ground!  

Older children will enjoy a day in Ljubljana, a fairytale city with outdoor markets and festivals to explore and cultural highlights such as the National Museum of Slovenia and the Museum of Modern Art. The Italian city of Trieste also has plenty to offer the whole family, including the nearby beaches of Sistiana Bay. You can spend the day swimming and relaxing by the water before treating everyone with delicious gelato.

With a stunning swimming pool and plenty of home comforts, children will always be eager to return to Villa Kaja after a day exploring the region's wonders. Here, a leisurely family meal and a magical sunset await. Everyone will be sure to sleep soundly once the stars have come out after another day of fun in the fresh air.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

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 €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2.00 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 5 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Tourist tax (2.50€ per adult, per day; children under 18, 1.50€ 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 2 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £2,193 £3,070
Apr 29th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,467 £3,454
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £3,289 £4,605
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 21st 2024 £2,467 £3,454
Oct 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,193 £3,070
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £3,289 £4,605
Dec 29th 2024 - Feb 26th 2025 £2,193 £3,070
Feb 26th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £2,193 £3,070
Apr 28th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,467 £3,454
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £3,289 £4,605
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £2,467 £3,454

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €2,389 €3,345
Apr 29th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,688 €3,763
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €3,584 €5,017
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 21st 2024 €2,688 €3,763
Oct 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,389 €3,345
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €3,584 €5,017
Dec 29th 2024 - Feb 26th 2025 €2,389 €3,345
Feb 26th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €2,389 €3,345
Apr 28th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,688 €3,763
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €3,584 €5,017
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €2,688 €3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $2,537 $3,552
Apr 29th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,854 $3,996
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $3,805 $5,327
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 21st 2024 $2,854 $3,996
Oct 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,537 $3,552
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $3,805 $5,327
Dec 29th 2024 - Feb 26th 2025 $2,537 $3,552
Feb 26th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $2,537 $3,552
Apr 28th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,854 $3,996
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $3,805 $5,327
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $2,854 $3,996

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.

Owner Profile

Property owner: Martina Alma

How long have you owned the property?
13 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The views, the colours, the relaxing mood and the silence!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
One of the most beautiful wine regions was always on the crossroads of big nations, with a fortress in the village of Šmartno, which stood as a first battle line between the Venetian Republic and Habsburg Empire shows the long and important historical values of the region.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
Two of the rooms have beautiful views across the countryside out to the sea.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do? Go on a wine tasting tour or a wine safari experience!

Really eat?
Frtalja and prosciutto

Really see?
Šmartno Village


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