Villa Iza

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Parking Space

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Visitors to Slovenia’s stunning Brda region will be enchanted by the idyllic views and serene holiday setting that Villa Iza has to offer. Featuring four bedrooms, a sauna and a fantastic outdoor pool and terrace, this modern villa is the perfect place to relax and unwind with your loved ones whilst making the most of the natural beauty all around you.

Begin each day with a morning swim in the villa’s sun-soaked swimming pool, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding hills. The villa is nestled amongst fields of fruit trees, olive groves and vineyards, so you will be sure to feel close to nature whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the dining area located on the terrace. Here, you will also find an outdoor kitchen featuring a barbecue grill space, where you can prepare wonderful meals together to enjoy over a glass of locally-produced wine at sunset. For a quiet moment, make your way down to the orchard below the villa, wandering through the fruit trees before finding a shady spot where you can relax for the afternoon with a good book.

Inside the villa, the sense of complete tranquility continues. Entering from the terrace through wide patio doors, a contemporary kitchen and dining room awaits you, with dreamlike views and plenty of space for everyone to gather together throughout the day. On the ground floor, you will also find a comfortable living room with a fireplace, sofas and a flatscreen TV, the ideal spot for a family movie night after a day spent exploring the hills and nearby villages by bike. A second lounge area featuring a small library is also available to guests.

There are four double bedrooms in Villa Iza, with one bedroom featuring a unique private sauna and jacuzzi-style bath. Each bedroom features romantic lighting and a comfortable double bed. The whole villa is fully air conditioned, with WIFI available throughout. There are three bathrooms, each fitted with a walk-in shower.

Guests will love wandering into the charming olive oil tasting room located in the villa’s nearby olive grove, where they will have the opportunity to sample some of the region’s amazing produce. Local wine cellars will also welcome visitors in for intimate wine tastings. Bikes can easily be rented for days spent meandering through the hills, stopping off for scenic picnics along the way. The Adriatic Sea, only half an hour away by car, offers guests numerous sandy beaches to discover and the bustling port city of Trieste. From here, head back home to your peaceful villa, where you can look forward to a sunset swim, a delicious meal and a starry night spent out on the terrace.

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What you should know…

  • Young children should not be left unaccompanied on the terrace or near the swimming pool.
  • The swimming pool at Villa Iza is seasonal. The pool is generally open from May until October.
  • An airport transfer service can be arranged with the villa’s host upon request.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer TV Sauna/Steam Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Iza is a modern hillside villa for up to eight guests, located in the beautiful Brda region.

Interior
- Well-appointed kitchen with dining area
- Living room with fireplace
- Lounge area with small library
- Private sauna and jacuzzi featured in master bedroom
- Four double bedrooms
- Three bathrooms with walk-in showers

Outside Grounds
- Heated swimming pool
- Covered dining area
- Outdoor kitchen with barbecue
- Picnic area
- Terrace
- Sun loungers
- Orchard
- Olive grove

Additional Facilities
- WiFi
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Sauna
- HD flatscreen TV
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Dishwasher
- Ironing facilities
- Hairdryer
- Private parking on site

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Iza
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Situated in picturesque Dobrovo, a village home to a beautiful Renaissance castle, Villa Iza will amaze guests with its relaxing and rejuvenating location. The Brda region tucked away between the Julian Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, encompasses rolling vineyards, lush green hills and charming villages, making it the perfect place to explore at your own pace whilst taking in the fresh air and the stunning landscapes around you.

Close to the villa, you will find three impressive golf courses open all year round, with unforgettable views and challenging, enjoyable greens. After a refreshing round of golf, a visit to the Goriška Brda wine cellar, Slovenia’s largest cooperative cellar, founded in 1957, is a must for any wine enthusiast. Here you can partake in a fascinating tasting, with the option to purchase some exceptional local wines. Dobrovo’s traditional Festival of Cherries is another charming gastronomic experience held in the village every summer. Don’t forget to visit the impressive Dobrovo Castle, where you will find a museum and an art gallery.

From your peaceful hillside villa, 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, if 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. The medieval village of Šmartno is only five minutes from Dobrovo by car, or you can cycle here along a scenic trail. The 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.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Trieste Airport

(26.5km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ljubljana Airport

(141km)

Nearest Village Dobrovo

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Market Brda

(5.5km)

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

The home comforts of Villa Iza and the villa’s amazing outdoor pool may be more than enough to keep younger visitors entertained throughout their stay. However, for those keen to venture a little further afield, the Brda region perfectly encapsulates the magic and natural beauty that Slovenia has to offer the whole family.

With numerous hiking and biking trails nearby, you can explore serene villages and local beauty spots with the family on foot or by renting bikes. This rural region is a cyclist’s paradise, with almost 280km of cycling routes meandering through diverse landscapes. The viewing tower located in nearby Gonjače is not for the faint-hearted! From here, your family will be in a position to see the whole of the Brda region, 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 various 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 out in Ljubljana, a fairytale city with outdoor markets and festivals to explore, as well as cultural highlights such as the National Museum of Slovenia and the Museum of Modern Art. Closer to home, the Italian city of Trieste also has plenty to offer the whole family, including the beaches of Sistiana Bay, where you can spend the day swimming and relaxing by the water before treating everyone to some delicious gelato.

Slovenia’s Brda region will enchant the whole family time and time again with its stunning scenery and relaxed pace of life. Villa Iza is the ideal place to gather everyone together for a relaxing rural retreat to remember.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • 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 €500 (€1500 for groups under 21) paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4.00 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 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from 1st May to 1st October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming
Tax Tourist tax (2.50€ per person, per night) 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
Feb 29th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,559 £2,079 £2,599 £3,638
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £1,983 £2,644 £3,305 £4,627
Apr 6th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,559 £2,079 £2,599 £3,638
May 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £1,983 £2,644 £3,305 £4,627
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £2,264 £3,018 £3,773 £5,281
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 15th 2024 £1,983 £2,644 £3,305 £4,627
Oct 15th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £1,559 £2,079 £2,599 £3,638
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 £2,264 £3,018 £3,773 £5,281
Dec 31st 2024 - Sep 1st 2025 £2,097 £2,796 £3,494 £4,892

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,696 €2,262 €2,827 €3,958
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €2,158 €2,877 €3,596 €5,034
Apr 6th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,696 €2,262 €2,827 €3,958
May 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €2,158 €2,877 €3,596 €5,034
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €2,463 €3,283 €4,104 €5,746
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 15th 2024 €2,158 €2,877 €3,596 €5,034
Oct 15th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €1,696 €2,262 €2,827 €3,958
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 €2,463 €3,283 €4,104 €5,746
Dec 31st 2024 - Sep 1st 2025 €2,281 €3,041 €3,802 €5,322

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,838 $2,451 $3,063 $4,289
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $2,338 $3,117 $3,896 $5,455
Apr 6th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,838 $2,451 $3,063 $4,289
May 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $2,338 $3,117 $3,896 $5,455
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $2,669 $3,558 $4,447 $6,226
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 15th 2024 $2,338 $3,117 $3,896 $5,455
Oct 15th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $1,838 $2,451 $3,063 $4,289
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 $2,669 $3,558 $4,447 $6,226
Dec 31st 2024 - Sep 1st 2025 $2,472 $3,296 $4,119 $5,767

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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