Villa Sivka

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Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space

With its idyllic location in the heart of Slovenian Istria, Villa Sivka offers up to five guests the chance to completely unwind and appreciate life’s simple pleasures in a stunning rural oasis. Situated in the peaceful village of Fijeroga, the two-bedroom hillside villa is a traditional Istrian house that has been lovingly renovated. Nestled amongst plenty of greenery, the villa offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the sparkling Adriatic Sea beyond.

A morning dip in the villa’s large private pool is the perfect way to begin your day, with birdsong and the blue skies of Istria above you. There are sun loungers available should you wish to spend the day relaxing by the pool with a book, taking in the lush greens of the garden around you. The secluded garden benefits from shady trees, shrubbery, and the scent of lavender as the sun goes down in the evening. There is a play area for young children and a beautiful outside dining area covered by a pergola with a leafy canopy, the ideal spot for a memorable meal at home.

Entering the villa through the patio door, you will find yourself in an ample, open-plan living space featuring gorgeous tile flooring, rustic timber ceilings and exposed brickwork. The comfortable seating area and feature fireplace make this a true haven for a cosy night in with a glass of local wine beside a crackling fire. This space also features an elegant dining area overlooked by a light-filled window and a characterful stone archway leading into the traditional and well-appointed kitchen.

Upstairs, the villa continues to delight with its relaxed warmth and authentic finishes. High vaulted ceilings, bright white walls and the expansive views of the countryside and the sea on the horizon give both bedrooms an air of peace and tranquillity. The master bedroom features simple furnishings such as a wooden double bed, an ample wardrobe, a traditional dresser and a cane chair. The villa’s second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed, alongside another large wardrobe. Dual-aspect windows offer stunning natural light. The lovely bathroom, where you will find a walk-in shower and two separate washbasins, also benefits from the beautiful view.

Staying at Villa Sivka is a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience, thanks to the warm Mediterranean breeze and the fresh air from the nearby mountains. The dazzling landscapes, blue waters and fairytale towns and villages of Slovenian Istria are sure to delight visitors time and time again.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Young children should not be left unattended near open fireplaces.
  • Pets are welcome at the villa.
  • There are two outhouses with service bathrooms located on the exterior grounds. These are not available to guests.



Property Features

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

The Villa

Villa Sivka is a beautiful two bedroom villa for up to five guests,in the heart of Slovenian Istria.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Large open-plan living room with feature fireplace
- Formal dining area

First Floor
- Double bedroom
- Bedroom with a double bed and a single bed
- Spacious bathroom with two washbasins

Exterior Grounds
- Seasonal private swimming pool (unheated)
- Sunloungers and parasols
- Spacious garden
- Childrens swing set
- Covered outdoor dining area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Portable Wi-Fi device
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Underfloor heating
- Safe
- Television
- Music stereo
- Wood-burning stove
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Coffee machine
- Clothes horse
- Private parking on site

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sivka
Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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A nature lover’s paradise, Istria is known for its treasure trove of sandy beaches and enchanting green countryside. The Istrian peninsula is the largest within the Adriatic Sea, and the land is shared by three countries: Slovenia, Croatia and Italy. Slovenian Istria is situated where the rugged Karst edge of the country meets the Adriatic Sea and the beautiful Bay of St. Bartholomew on the Slovenian-Italian border. With the natural beauty of three different countries on your doorstep, Istria offers visitors a chance to explore a rich and harmonious blend of cultures and traditions.

While Villa Sivka’s charming hillside location has plenty to offer guests who wish to spend their time outdoors, the joys of the stunning Istria region are waiting to be discovered. Local Istrians are fiercely proud of the region’s diverse landscapes, encompassing rolling vineyards, olive groves and peaceful green meadows. Hiking enthusiasts will be amazed by the nearby trails, which pass through unspoiled rural villages with stone houses and incredible coastline views. Near the villa, guests will find local olive oil producers and winemakers showcasing the very best of the region’s rich gastronomy. A short drive away, restaurants, local shops and a convenient supermarket are nearby.

For those needing a complete reset, visit the nearby town of Portorož. Known for its therapeutic spas and exquisite sandy beaches, you can enjoy the soothing effects of both thermal and seawater. You may also wish to treat yourself to a luxurious massage! Experts are on hand to guide you through your day of pampering at the Shakti-Ayurveda or the Lifeclass Terme Portorož Spa.

Even closer is the picturesque town of Izola, where you can stroll along the marina and wander the old, cobbled alleyways before a leisurely lunch at one of the town’s excellent restaurants. Izola is best known for its ancient ties to the tradition of fishing, but the nearby countryside also offers visitors the opportunity to visit local farms devoted to olive and fruit growing. The town of Strunjan, famous for its fantastic variety of flora and fauna, is a short ten-minute drive away.

On the Slovenian coast, the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park is a cultural gem that introduces visitors to the tradition of salt production within a unique saline landscape. Visit the spa in the northern part of the park, where guests enjoy restorative salt and mud baths, known for boosting circulation and naturally improving the skin.

The old port town of Piran, often called Slovenia’s most beautiful coastal town, is said to have flourished with the help of a bit of salt. The town has a distinctly Mediterranean feel and is much admired for its impressive architecture, breathtaking views and culinary delights. Piran’s Cape Madonna is home to incredible underwater biodiversity at the tip of the peninsula. This is the perfect place to indulge in a day of water sports on the Adriatic coastline before returning to your tranquil villa for dinner with a view.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Ljubljana Airport

(136km)

Nearest City Ljubljana

(114km)

Nearest City Trieste

(31km)

Nearest Town Koper

(12km)

Nearest Beach Portorož

(25km)

Region

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.

Kids

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

Away from the delights of splashing in the swimming pool or playing volleyball and badminton in the villa's beautiful garden, Istria has plenty of activities to keep younger visitors entertained throughout their stay. From water sports on the coast to fabulous hiking trails and horseback riding, children will sleep soundly at night after so much fresh air and adventure.

The Adriatic coastline offers an endless array of safe and well-maintained beaches to discover. There are eight beaches spanning over five kilometres in the area of Izola alone, as well as a designated bathing area by the lighthouse in the town. The Gulf of Piran is ideal for those after a day of water sports, with stand-up paddleboarding, rowing and sailing excursions all on offer. Simon's Bay is another popular destination, only a half-hour drive away. Pack a picnic and spend the day here, where everyone can dip in and out of the beautiful blue waters and relax on the white sands. There is also an archaeological park nearby for history lovers.

For a unique day trip, visit 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!

Piran is home to an aquarium and the Magical World of Shells Museum, where children can learn more about the underwater magic of the Slovenian seabed. During the summer months, friendly Piran buzzes with life and activity thanks to its local festivals, with music and attractions open to the public. Across the border, the Italian city of Trieste also has plenty to offer the whole family, including the nearby beaches of Sistiana Bay, where you can relax by the water before treating everyone to some delicious gelato.

Kids Activities Close-by

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  • 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 €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection (required for groups under 21 only).
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? Wi-Fi internet access not included, extra 5€ per day (paid locally).
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from May to September. 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 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 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £1,675
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £2,119
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £2,727
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 £3,038
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £2,727
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £2,119
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,675
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 £3,038
Dec 31st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £2,812
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,550
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £1,963
Jun 7th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £2,524
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 £2,812
Aug 16th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 £2,524

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €1,822
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €2,305
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €2,966
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 €3,305
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €2,966
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €2,305
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,822
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 €3,305
Dec 31st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €3,059
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,687
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €2,136
Jun 7th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €2,746
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 €3,059
Aug 16th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 €2,746

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $1,976
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $2,500
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $3,217
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 $3,585
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $3,217
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $2,500
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,976
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 $3,585
Dec 31st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $3,318
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,829
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $2,316
Jun 7th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $2,978
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 $3,318
Aug 16th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 $2,978

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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