350m2 house with three South facing Terraces in the Julian Alps.
Andy and Julia
About Andy and Julia
After 20 years with a European job with a lot of traveling I found Slovenia was an unexplored gem. My wife also fell in love with the countryside, the warm summers and the friendly people so we bought the house just after Slovenia joined the EU. We have never regretted it
Andy and Julia purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Andy and Julia chose Podmelec
This was a large property crying out for modernisation. It took almost 6 years to complete the project which was a lot of fun. So now we have a modern equipped house in a traditional Farmhouse style. The beamed top-floor louge with the orginal barn doors is stunning. Since we arrived, so have new local Restaurants and supermarkets , such as Aldi (Hofer) that now opens on Sunday. This is very useful if you arrive late on a Saturday night! You can get excellent fresh prepared pizza in trendy surroundings until 11:00 pm in Most na Soci. The Average price of a large Pizza is around €7 which is an absolute bargain!
What makes this Villa unique
The house is in a quiet valley with access to the Mountains (Bovec, Cerkno, Kirn). The Soca valley is the center of extreme water sports down the River Soca. Surrounded by Forested Mountains rising to over 9000 feet (Mount Triglav) the area is breathtakingly beautiful! Traveling down the Soca valley to Brda is the wine-region which has a Tuscan "feel" as well as producing excellent wine. Traveling further afield is Venice (2.5 hours), Ljubliana, Piran and the Postojna Caves which are all possible day trips. Bovec and Cerkno Ski Centres are only one hour away. Our spacious house faces South so you can have sun throughout the day.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Active family vacation
We used the villa as our base camp for an active vacation in the area (paragliding, hiking, kayaking), all professionally organized by the folk from Emerald in Tolmin. That worked out very well. Great to come back to a welcoming house (with a lovely pool) and great lounges for evening gatherings. We enjoyed the food prepared by Renata's mother in law as well. Not sure whether Klavze 28 is still in operation (phone was not working when we were around). We had great weather in September and also enjoyed the trips to Bled (by train), Ljubljana and to the Postojna Cave.
It is great to hear that you had a good time and I hope to welcome you to Villa Klavze again. I note you only rated us only 4 out of 5 which by our standards means we have failed (You are the first less than 5 star review in 5 years!) so I would be really greatful if you can let us know what we need to improve to ensure we continue to provide the best quality.
enjoyable stay at Klavze 20, SLovenia
The property was well maintained, and well furnished in all aspects needed by 10 guests. There were 3 public areas which different groups could use without getting on top of one another. The bedrooms were very comfortable and spacious, 2 of them with en-suite. The pool was a feature which all the geusts enjoyed especially the children. There were 2 areas outside where you could eat and entertain. If one area was in the sun the other was in the shade. The neighbour was the agent for the property and was very helpful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The time was too short. The countryside was beautiful in the Julian Alps and there was plenty to do to keep youngsters and oldsters engaged and occupied.
The owner of the property was very helpful in answering questions and giving information. Definitely a place to revisit.
Thank you for your kind summary. We do hope you will return soon.
Andy and Julia Thomas
Large and spacious, and well positioned for exploring the Soca Valley
Had a wonderful week’s stay. The house had everything we needed. Very handy to be opposite the local train station - under an hour from Lake Bled - and near the Motorail stop of Most na Soci. So much to do in the area, we’d have lived another week.
Was a fantastic house! Thoroughly enjoyed it! A lot bigger in person and has great space for everyone. There were 10 of us and it almost didn't feel like it as the bedroom are spaced out perfect as well as having multiple lounging areas. We even managed to dip into the pool in October! Perfect for us, not too far from the town of Tolmin where the local Aldi and Mercater were, great for top up on food and wine. We even managed to go Kayaking on Lake Bohinj in October too which was about 90mins away by car. You could get the train also but we already had hired cars for the journeys.
Fantastic place to stay!
Large, beautiful farmhouse in a lovely setting
Great holiday house. Lovely area and country. Everything you could need is there. The pool is great. The owner keeps you well informed before travelling. Grew at support from neighbours who look after the house. Amazing holiday
It has been a great pleasure helping you arrange your holiday. I am delighted that the holiday met your expectation.