Villa Zaklad

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Sleeps: 6 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Boasting enchanting views of the rolling hills, verdant vineyards and sun-drenched olive groves of Slovenia’s idyllic Brda region, Villa Zaklad is a delightful three-bedroom property with a private outdoor jacuzzi, a sauna and a games room. Situated in the tranquil village of Vipolže, this rural gem is a wine lover’s paradise, but it also has plenty to keep visitors seeking fresh air, spectacular scenery and a relaxed pace of life returning time and time again.

Each morning, bright sunshine and the gentle breeze will draw you outside to the villa’s lovely garden, where you can enjoy a simple cup of coffee or a leisurely breakfast on the wooden terrace overlooking the green hills. The wooden terrace features casual outdoor seating, while a stone patio provides the ideal space for the villa’s spacious outdoor dining area and a well-appointed summer kitchen. Here, Villa Zaklad’s guests can enjoy a delicious dinner together or share a bottle of excellent Brda wine at sunset.

The garden features a swing for children to enjoy, as well as bicycles and e-bikes which are available for guests to rent, should you wish to spend the day exploring the wonders of the surrounding countryside. The wooden terrace is also home to a large outdoor jacuzzi, where you will feel the day’s adventures melt away as you relax beneath the stars at night.

Inside Villa Zaklad, guests will be charmed by the bright and airy open-plan living space. An elegant, understated dining room overlooks the garden, offering the perfect place to while away the evening unwinding with your loved ones. The dining room flows seamlessly into the villa’s contemporary kitchen, complete with modern appliances and a large island. The villa’s cosy lounge corner features an inviting sofa and a flatscreen TV, ideal for a movie night in.

In the basement, guests will find a warm and welcoming wellness space with an infrared and Finnish-style sauna, as well as a comfortable lounge area. The basement also features a fun activities room for children, with a climbing wall and table football, while the billiards room is a great spot for the adults to unwind at the end of the day. The villa also offers a convenient underground garage.

Villa Zaklad’s first floor provides three charming double bedrooms, where a soothing ambience ensures that your nights are as restful as your days are relaxing. Each bedroom provides guests with beautiful views of the countryside, with one bedroom also featuring access to a romantic private balcony. A modern en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower accompanies each of the bedrooms. Twin beds for two children are available in a connecting room if required, with an additional guest room also provided on the ground floor.

The relaxed pace of life in Goriška Brda is truly spellbinding. Guests at Villa Zaklad can enjoy the natural beauty and laidback lifestyle of this stunning region to the fullest, with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and a gorgeous setting in Vipolže to call home.

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What you should know…

  • Private parking is available at Villa Zaklad.
  • The villa’s friendly hosts will be happy to provide bicycles or arrange the rental of e-bikes.
  • The villa can accommodate between six and ten guests, with three double bedrooms and additional beds available upon request.




Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Football Parking Space

The Villa

Modern four bedroom villa located in the heart of Goriška brda.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining area
- TV corner
- Double bedroom with bathroom
- WC

First Floor
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

Lower Ground Floor

- Billiard room
- Wellness area with Finnish and infrared sauna,
- Children room with climbing wall
- WC

Exterior Grounds
- Outside whirlpool jacuzzi
- Large garden overlooking the vineyards and tangerine plantation
- Roof terrace
- Summer kitchen with covered outdoor dining area
- Outdoor swing

Additional Facilities
- Wi-fi
- Air conditioning
- Television (EON, Netflix)
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Mini table football
- Nordic walking poles
- E-bikes to rent
- Safe in every bedroom
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Multi-vehicle garage

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Zaklad
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Vipolže is a peaceful, scattered village with plenty of fairytale vistas, perfectly encapsulating all that the stunning landscapes of the Brda region have to offer. While the region’s endless vineyards, picturesque villages and unforgettable sunsets have brought about many comparisons with Italy’s Tuscany region, this little-known rural oasis in the heart of Slovenia is a bewitching location with charms all of its own.

The Brda region offers visitors the opportunity to fully indulge 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. Bicycles and electric bikes are available to rent from Villa Zaklad, so that you can make your way from one culinary sensation to another with ease, working up an appetite along the way. 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.

From your peaceful hillside home, the sandy beaches of the Adriatic Sea can be reached within approximately forty minutes 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 available, as well as 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 excellent golf courses in close proximity to the villa, each with unforgettable views. The medieval village of Šmartno is only seven minutes from Vipolže 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. With Brda’s annual wine festival and cherry festival taking place here, you will be sure to find yourself enchanted by the village’s sweet natural beauty. From here, it’s back to Villa Zaklad for a visit to the sauna and an evening to remember.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Trieste Airport

(24.5km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ljubljana Airport

(139km)

Nearest Village Vipolže

(0.5km)

Nearest City Ljubljana

(118km)

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

Offering plenty to delight younger visitors, Villa Zaklad is the perfect place for the whole family to relax whilst exploring the enchanting Brda countryside. Away from the spacious garden with its swing and the villa’s private games room where there is a climbing wall and table football to enjoy, the activities in the local area are sure to keep everyone entertained!

With numerous hiking and biking trails nearby, you can explore serene villages and local farms 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 a diverse range of landscapes. The viewing tower in nearby Gonjače is not for the faint-hearted! From here, your family will be in a position to see all that the Brda 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, 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 lots of fun in the fresh air.

For a unique day trip, drive for just under an hour 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 the lively Italian city of Trieste. Don’t forget to visit the nearby beaches of Sistiana Bay, where you can spend the day swimming and relaxing by the water before treating everyone to some delicious gelato.


Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • Toys
  • 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€ paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 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 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Tourist tax will be charged according to the local rate upon arrival in cash:
€2.50 per adult per day
Guests aged 7 to 18 years old are to pay 50% of the rate
Children up to 7 years old are exempt from paying tax.
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 6 people: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional £33 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Sep 3rd 2025 £5,303

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional €36 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Sep 3rd 2025 €5,770

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional $39 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Sep 3rd 2025 $6,257

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 owners: Tjaša Šter

How long have you owned the property?
We built this property, and we opened in June 2019.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The location! Our villa is located in the village of Vipolže, in the wine-growing heart of Goriška Hills, and is an excellent starting point for exploring the area.  The Villa has a million-dollar view of the wine-growing district and mandarin grove.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The guest of honour at the grand opening of the villa in 2019 was the most popular Slovenian NBA basketball player at that time Goran Dragić - a Team captain when Slovenia became an European champion in 2017.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
Our favourite room is called Mandarin.

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

Really do?
Wine-tasting and olive-oil tasting.

Really eat?
A typical Brda dish, frtalja (omelette), and is prepared as fried omelette made of whipped eggs, into which the locals mix a mixture of fresh, finely chopped herbs: heart cabbage (balm-mint), chives, young fennel greens, ‘madrjalca’ (feverfew) and salvio romano (costmary).

Really see?
Wine cellars, the medieval village of Šmartno - cultural monument, Vila Vipolže - Renaissance manor house, the Dobrovo castle - Renaissance castle, view tower in Gonjače

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The Brda are a true paradise for cyclists, hikers and nature lovers

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