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Family House in Beautiful Location, Short Walk to Village, Maribor Centre 10km

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Last updated: 06/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Podlehnik house description

Hocko Pohorje is a very picturesque hamlet in the Pohorje region, situated just outside the countryside village of Hoce and 10km from the City of Maribor. The house is a short walk from Hoce Village, with fantastic views over the countryside and woodland. The house is very spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for a large family of 6-8 people.. The ground floor has a big double bedroom, which can comfortably fit an extra single bed or cot. There is a twin bed room with bunk beds and also a bathroom with large shower enclosure and WC. From the hallway, there is a big utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, also plenty of space for sports, hiking and ski equipment. The first floor has a big open plan space with the kitchen, dining room and living room. All the windows overlook the garden and the furnished sunny terrace is a really lovely spot to take your drinks whilst looking over the views of the garden, the trees and woodland. Also on the first floor, from the entrance hallway is a big double bedroom with built in wardrobes and views over the garden. There is also full bathroom with bath and shower enclosure and a separate WC. There is a large sunny conservatory overlooking the garden with comfortable indoor/outdoor furniture and a table tennis table. The garden is beautiful, with huge grassed area, flowers and variety of trees. We have outdoor dining table and chairs, but guests are welcome to take the conservatory furniture outside onto the garden patio. There is also a big sunshade available. The house is served only by fresh mountain water from high up on the Pohorje, the stream passes by our road and continues to the village. You can stroll to the village where there is a local restaurant and small bar at the entrance to Hocko Pohorje, serving traditional Slovenian dishes. There is also a Supermarket and Pizzeria. Hoce village has other local restaurants, cafes and 2 supermarkets. Maribor City Centre is very cosmopolitan with it's beautiful historic buildings, café culture and interesting shops. it's just a 10-15 minute drive right into the Centre. In Summer there is a great open air swimming pool/s and gardens which is situated along the river Drava. Summer activites such as biking, hiking, horse riding and adrenalin sports are all available from the Pohorje sports centre, just situated outside of the Old Maribor City Area towards the Pohorje. For Winter sports, all three Ski Stations can be reached by road from Hoce village. You can drive up to Bolfenk and Areh Ski Stations and Ski Schools or alternatively drive into Maribor to the Ski Arena (Radvanje, lower station) for the Gondola and many other facilities. Plenty of parking available, there is a free bus service running between Bolfenk and Areh. There is fantastic family skiing at Pohorje with beautiful trails and of course the famous Ladies World Cup Skiing event in Maribor every January.

Maribor is, as the capital of Štajerska, the second largest City in the Country. At the same time Maribor is pleasantly small and set in the wonderful natural surroundings of Pohorje on the one side and wine growing hills on the other, with the river Drava wending its way through it.
The rich wine tradition of the oldest vine in the world, the throb of the city with its thriving cultural history, the location between wine growing hills and green Pohorje and the diverse possibilities for exploring, recreation, relaxation, entertainment and meetings will convince you that Maribor has a heart and soul and that the inhabitants of Maribor are excellent hosts.
Maribor with Pohorje on one side and wine growing hills on the other offers unforgettable experiences with breathtaking views.
The old town: Go for a walk along the banks of the river Drava and through the lively streets and squares, where history and tradition mix with dynamism and the contemporary. Let Lent, the oldest part of the town enchant you along with the Oldest vine in the world, the Old Vine House, medieval towers and remains of the city walls, as well as the square Grajski trg with the castle and museum, the square Glavni trg with the Plague memorial and the Town Hall, Bishop Slomšek's cathedral with its viewing tower, the Jewish synagogue, the Art Gallery and theatre, if we just mention but a few!
The city streets all lead to one of the most beautiful town parks in Slovenia. Climb up Piramida and Kalvarija, the town's wine growing hills that have marvellous views. And go down in the wine underworld to one of the oldest and largest wine cellars in Europe. By all means take a ride on a traditional raft, as this exciting experience offers an attractive vista of Lent.
Maribor Pohorje ski resort: On the central ridge of Pohorje, in the middle of forests, in winter and summer, this is a popular tourist destination. Even with tourism, the Pohorje has kept all its beauty, with numerous natural and cultural heritage and ethnological features. The Pohorje is a popular tourist and recreational spots for all ages. The snowy ski slopes, hiking trails cross country and encounter skiers, cross-country skiiers, snowboarders, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, skydivers, horse lovers and adrenaline activities eager adventurers.
Maribor Pohorje ski center offers more than 41.5 km of groomed ski trails of all difficulty levels at an altitude of 325 meters to 1327 meters.

On Pohorje ridges extending 27 km cross-country trails.

Ski resorts link 5 lifts, 16 ski lifts and one gondola. By circular - cable car can be reached by city bus.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included


                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • Video Game Console
                  • Video Games
                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table


                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Luxury
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa


                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Forests
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Pond
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Mountain
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Spelunking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Ski Privileges Optional

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining
                      • Seating for 7 people


                      • Living Room
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking Off Street

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Kitchen
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker


                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Child's Swing
                          • Patio
                          • Deck / Patio

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached


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                              Rate 5
                              Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              Rate 6
                              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              Rate 7
                              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              Rate 8
                              Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              Rate 9
                              Dec 20 - Jan 31, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                              • Taxes Not included


                              Prices are for the property per week in Euro's based upon 7 person occupancy inclusive. Reduced rate offered for 4 person occupancy or less. Cot and high chair complimentary. Easy payment into an English account in Pounds if preferred.

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                              Last updated: 06/18/2014
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                              75 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Graz, Austria
                              249 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Piran, Slovenia
                              12 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Maribor Centre
                              4.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Junction 450 on the E57
                              249 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Piran, Slovenia
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Gostilna Recnik
                              12 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Mariborsko Pohorje
                              25 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Golf Ptuj
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Gostilna Recnik

                              Car: Recommended

                              Beautiful detached Family House, picturesque setting 500m above sea level in the Pohorje Foothills, idyllic location with fantastic scenery, quiet but not remote. Perfect place for walkers as there are so many trails, either on the Pohorje hills or surrounding countryside. Families who are keen on sports, horse-riding, cycling and skiing have many facilities at their disposal. In winter, Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort is open from mid December until the end of March. Exit Hocko Pohorje and turn left, then keep going up until you reach the resort, about 15-20 minutes drive. All the roads are kept in excellent condition during the winter, so it's simple to drive to all ski stations. You can also arrive at the main entrance of the resort where the Gondola is situated, by driving into Maribor (10 minutes). Here there are a number of cafes and other activities too. In the summer you can also visit the huge public outdoor pool and gardens in Maribor Centre, which is very close.

                              The house is situated in the beautiful village of Hocko Pohorje at the foot of the Pohorje mountain range, 10 minutes by car to the Arena and Bellevue ski stations at the Mariborsko Pohorje ski resort. Maribor city centre is also a 10 minute drive.

                              Golf: The golf course of Ptuj is really something special because of its varied terrain and several water hazards. The course spreads over an area of 50 ha and distinguishes itself especially because of greens and sheets of water. The river Studencnica and two lakes accompany 15 of 18 fields. The greens are at one with the old town centre and the authentic fauna and flora harmonises with Ptuj's natural environment.

                              18-Hole Course

                              Visitors are welcome every day.

                              Advance booking is essential.

                              A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.

                              Handicap limit: 54

                              Soft spikes required.

                              Club Amenities

                              Club accepts credit cards


                              Credit cards accepted.


                              Clubs for hire

                              Trolley for hire

                              Electro-cart for hire

                              Ski: Mariborsko Pohorje is the biggest ski centre in Slovenia!

                              Excellent ski slopes, first-class wellness-spa centres, beautiful natural surroundings and local Štajerska parties all in the immediate vicinity of Maribor, the second biggest city in Slovenia

                              - The longest night skiing trail in Slovenia.

                              - New circular cable-car, 16 ski lifts, 3 double chair lifts, 1 four-seat chair lift and 1 six-seat chair lift

                              - Snow guarantee of 100 days in a season! 95% of additional snow covering.

                              - Ski slopes for beginners as well as the most demanding skiers. 43 km of ski slopes at an altitude ranging from 325 to 1327 m.

                              - Cross-country skiing. 27km of skiing courses! Map of cross-country skiing courses on Areh.

                              - Golden Fox Trophy, FIS Ski World Cup (15th to 16th January 2011) and other events.

                              - Excellent ski and snowboarding school. For children and adults. Price list 2010/2011.

                              - Quality ski equipment hire shop.

                              Altitude of ski centre : 325 - 1327 m.

                              Area : 220 hectares.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: We are an English couple with 3 children, originally from Brighton in East Sussex, England, we are presently living and working in Portugal. We chose to visit Slovenia in 2006, loved it so much that we bought our house! We hope to spend a lot more time there in future years, however in the meantime we visit for winter holidays and through Homeaway, have been offering our house for holiday rentals since May 2010 for others to enjoy!

                              Why the Owner Chose Podlehnik:
                              We love walking and outdoor activites, we love ski-ing and snow, we also love mountains and the beautiful scenery. Hocko Pohorje is an idyllic location just a 10 minute drive from the Cosmpolitan City Centre of Maribor. It is a really beautiful spot where you can totally unwind after a days activities. The house has a really special feel, warm and inviting, the garden is really huge and the views are simply stunning. Summer or Winter it offers so much. It really is a different world and always hard to leave!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Something special about being here has to be the location, beautiful scenery and tranquility. 1km away are the villages of Hoce and lower Hoce where there are a variety of restaurants, supermarkets and all other ameneties. The Ski Resort of Mariborsko Pohorje is only a 15 minute drive away. There are many people who have not yet discovered Slovenia and are missing out on the amazing climate in spring and summer and what Slovenia has to offer.

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                              Speaks: french, portuguese, english

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Front entrance

                                Front entrance

                              • Side view, showing the 1st floor terrace (furnished with table and chairs).

                                Side view, showing the 1st floor terrace (furnished with table and chairs).

                              • The Garden in springtime

                                The Garden in springtime

                              • Conservatory overlooking garden, furniture can be taken outside on the patio

                                Conservatory overlooking garden, furniture can be taken outside on the patio

                              • 1st floor terrace with beautiful views! coffee table and chairs, sunshade

                                1st floor terrace with beautiful views! coffee table and chairs, sunshade

                              • Open plan kitchen

                                Open plan kitchen

                              • Double bedroom 1st floor, views over garden

                                Double bedroom 1st floor, views over garden

                              • Big double bedroom ground floor

                                Big double bedroom ground floor

                              • Third bedroom with bunk beds, playstation with DVD player

                                Third bedroom with bunk beds, playstation with DVD player

                              • The House in winter 2014

                                The House in winter 2014

                              • Drava River and Maribor Old City

                                Drava River and Maribor Old City

                              • Front entrance parking

                                Front entrance parking

                              • House and back garden

                                House and back garden

                              • Summer time in the Garden

                                Summer time in the Garden

                              • Open plan living room with patio doors to terrace

                                Open plan living room with patio doors to terrace

                              • Living room area

                                Living room area

                              • Dining area

                                Dining area

                              • Double bedroom ground floor

                                Double bedroom ground floor

                              • Bathroom 1st floor, with bath and shower enclosure

                                Bathroom 1st floor, with bath and shower enclosure

                              • Very snowy day!

                                Very snowy day!

                              €79 - €120 per night (EUR)

                              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

                              View calendar: Updated 06/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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