This week’s property is one you can view from two angles – as a buyer or renter – since it’s on the market as both a rental property and one you can own outright,
Located in Bohinj, the third most popular place for a holiday home in Slovenia (with more details on that data here), the Villa Belica is a three-bedroom chalet that sleeps up to six, and can be rented at from €140 a night. There’s a spacious enclosed garden enclosed by a forest on one side of the chalet, while on the other side there’s a panoramic view of the Julian Alps, including Mount Triglav. Anyone who knows Slovenia knows the appeal of this part of the country, but if you haven’t visited then it’s right in the middle of all the most picturesque and active parts the country for those who enjoy mountain views, clear lakes, turquoise rivers, and the fresh air of the great outdoors, with a full range of seasonal sports, activities and adventures on offer. It really is the place to be if you like that kind of thing, and even if you wouldn’t want to live there full time it’s somewhere you have to visit if you want to know what makes this country special.
And if you fall in love with the area, and Villa Belica in particular, you can also buy it for €330,000, with both options being handed by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows online.
Beautifully renovated three- bedroom Bohinj chalet in the village of Bohinj Polje, just a few minutes’ drive from Lake Bohin,j one of Slovenia's most stunning natural treasures and in close proximity to quality skiing at Vogel and a huge range of river, lake and mountain activities in summer. The chalet consists of an entry room, WC, double bedroom with en suite shower room, kitchen, large living / dining room with access onto the beautiful terrace on the ground floor.
On the first floor are one double bedroom with lovely balcony, one twin bedroom and bathroom. In the basement is the second living room, plus laundry room and the boiler room. The terrace continues into a spacious enclosed garden on the edge of the forest with views over Triglav. On the edge of the plot is also a small shed, used as a storage.
The tranquil village of Bohinj Polje lies just a few minutes’ drive or a short walk (2.5 km) via a scenic forest path to Lake Bohinj. In summer the lake offers the opportunity for kayaking, sailing and rowing, as well as fly-fishing, swimming or just relaxing on the lake shore. The mountains of Lake Bohinj are fantastic for walking and also offer scope for great mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding as well as skiing. The ski resort Vogel above Lake Bohinj is one of Slovenia’s best with good lift infrastructure and snow record. It is 5-10 minutes’ drive from the house to the Vogel cable car, which is also open in the summer giving easy access to high altitude walking and mountain biking.
Five minutes’ drive away is Bohinjska Bistrica offering a modern water park with ample pool / spa facilities and other amenities including shops, bars, restaurants and bank. There are a wide range of other ski areas in Slovenia / Italy / Austria within day-trip distance from the property. Twenty minutes’ drive from the house is the world famous Lake Bled. An excellent holiday chalet in a sought after location and with great tourist rental potential and a solid rental history over recent years.
We’ve had a run of expensive properties, but this week’s is something more affordable. It’s a three-bedroom place near Kobarid, which along with Tolmin and Bovec is one the three main towns in the Soča Valley scenic area, as well making the international press as the home of Ana Roš’ Hiša Franko – one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.
It’s thus ideally positioned as a holiday home, rental property or primary residence for those who enjoy the great outdoors, with the area providing the perfect setting for hiking, cycling, kayaking, canyoning, fly-fishing, sky-diving and more, plus the more sedate walking, photography, painting and so on. It also has a garden, if you want to enjoy your own piece of heaven on earth, and as the map above shows it’s not far from the border with Italy and the up-and-coming region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
It’s currently on the market for €85,000, and is being handled by beeverywhere.com, who describe it as follows:
This detached house with enclosed gated garden offers village life in a peaceful location. With Mount Stol and the River Soča close by. The house has living accommodation on first floor with three bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen/dining area.
It has a large living room with a balcony and price includes a lot of furniture, so a ready to move in holiday home. Downstairs are other storage rooms and boiler room for heating by wood or oil linked to a central heating system. The house also has an integral garage.
You can see more of this property, and others around Slovenia and across the border in Italy, at beeverywhere.com
Judging by the photograph of this week’s house it’s on Lončarska steza, a quiet lane coming off Streliška ulica that goes up to Ljubljana Castle, just behind the Waldorf School. It’s a nice place, and when I lived in the city I walked up of down that lane almost every weekend, wondering about the homes that I saw there.
This one is a four-bedroom property that provides not only seclusion from the main street, a very quiet route to the Castle, a short walk to the Old Town and fresh market, but also ready access to the ring road and getting out of the city for work, pleasure or real shopping. It would thus provide excellent service as a family home, or a long- or short-term rental property.
It’s currently on the market for €988,000 and is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Spacious terraced house with a large garden located in a sought-after location under Ljubljana Castle, only a few minutes’ walk from the very centre of the Old Town. It consists of three floors and includes an entry room, guest room, utility, bathroom and a garage for two cars on the ground floor.
Stairs lead to the first floor where you will find a large living area with fireplace, dining area and kitchen. High ceilings (285 cm) combined with large windows gives an abundance of natural light and a real sense of spaciousness. The terrace can be accessed through the living area and is positioned right next to the forest leading up Castle Hill, which is an unusual and desirable feature for a house located in the heart of the Old Town. The terrace is currently planted with only decorative flowers, but can also support a vegetable garden.
On the first floor of the building there are three further bedrooms, dressing room and a bathroom. The bathroom was recently completely renovated with high quality materials and includes a hot tub for two and a shower.
Great location close to the city centre offers a wide range of activities everything from exploring the old city centre to dining in numerous excellent restaurants in the area. Great opportunity to purchase a spacious family home with excellent rental potential or for a permanent residence right in the heart of Ljubljana.
You can see more of this property, and many others all over the country at various price points, for sale and rental, at Think Slovenia.
I’ll state up front that I just moved out of a rented place on Ljubljana’s Trubarjeva cesta and bought one in the country, because property in the capital is too expensive and after years of cramped living I needed space more than ready access to falafel. Which is to say I know €535,000 is a lot to pay for anything, but also that location is important when it comes to property, and the centre of Portorož, on the sparkling jewel that is Slovenia’s Venetian Adriatic Coast, is a more attractive proposition to many that the centre of Logatec (albeit soon to be rebranded as “the gateway to the heart of Slovenia”).
The location shown is approximate only, for a more accurate look visit Think Slovenia using the link at the end of this post
It’s a two-bedroom property with 95 m2 of indoor space and 47 m2 of terrace, south-facing for maximum sunlight. And if you know the area then you’ll be aware that it’s got great short- and long-term rental potential, as well as serving as a pied-à-terre in one of the nicest parts of the country, with ready access to Italy, Croatia and so on, with all the delights that entails. It’s being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Well-positioned two-bedroom apartment in the centre of Portorož on the Adriatic Coast, in walking distance to beaches and plenty of local amenities and restaurants. The south-facing apartment consists of a hallway, bathroom, two large bedrooms and living area with kitchen and dining area. There is a storage room in the basement and a private secure parking area.
A large terrace can be accessed from the living area and offers wonderful panoramic views towards the sea. The apartment is positioned on the south side of the building with abundance of natural light. The area offers numerous activities from enjoying the beach to walking the numerous coastal paths or visiting nearby historic town of Piran. A great opportunity to buy a holiday home or permanent residence with good rental potential.
You can see more this property, and others for sale or rent all over Slovenia and for all budgets, at Think Slovenia.
This week’s property is a renovated, three-bedroom home from the 17th century, located in the small town of Sodražica in Dolenjska, or Lower Carniola, just 45 minutes from Ljubljana. Here you’ll find beautiful landscapes with meadows and forests, streams and hills, with many interesting places to explore.
It’s a two-floor house that the current owners have been using as a year-round rental property to bring in extra income, but is now on sale for €120,000. With an open plan design and three bedrooms it can sleep up to eight, and is set in an ideal location for hiking, cycling and general exploration of the delights of rural Slovenia, with swimming possible in the warmer months at the nearby Bloke Lake, while in winter the Izver slope is just two minutes away from “Aurora House”. It’s also not far from the Croatian border and that country’s long and justly famous coastline
This week’s property is a detached house that was built in 1977 and requires some renovations, but will give the owner a home that suitable for holidays, rental or full-time occupancy, depending on if and where they work.
Located in the village of Srpenica, by the banks of the River Soča and not far from the Italian border, the area is famous for its natural beauty and a centre for outdoor activities and adventure sports, from hiking and kayaking in the summer to skiing and sledding in the winter.
With a combined 115m2 of inside space, and 158 m2 outside, the home is currently on the market for €75,000 and is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
An attractively priced detached house in the quiet village of Srpenica located on the Soča River mid-way between Kobarid and Bovec (cca 10 km to each). The house spreads over two floors and features a basement area and garage on the ground floor, which offers scope for additional living space (subject to relevant permissions).
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, kitchen with dining area, storage room, bathroom, living area and hallway. On the top of the staircase leading to the first floor is a large balcony ideal for relaxing on hot summer evenings.
The house is surrounded by a small garden. The surrounding mountains of the Julian Alps offer fantastic hiking, cycling and a plethora of other activities in pristine nature. An excellent purchase for holiday usage or permanent residence with good rental potential.
You can see more of this and other properties for sale or rent, and all over the country, at Think Slovenia
If you’re looking for a place to call your own on a short stay in Ljubljana then the ideal spot would be in the Old Town, in easy walking distance from all the sights and delights of the city, and within the range of operations of the Kavalir system that offers free rides around the area.
Note: The location above is approximate, but the view below is exact
In this spacious one-bedroom apartment that can sleep four – two in the bedroom and two elsewhere – you’ll be able to explore Ljubljana and return to a comfortable and stylish home that’ll be a memorable part of your stay.
Available for short-term rent, set amid (and within) charming architecture, restaurants, and cafés, a street over from the river and with several less trafficked routes to the Castle, the property can currently be had for from €80 a night and is being managed by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Old Town Apartment, Ljubljana is a beautifully renovated design apartment, with one bedroom, sleeping four in one of the most sought after locations in the very centre of Ljubljana’s Old Town. The apartment is located on the first floor of a typical period townhouse on one of the most photogenic streets in Ljubljana - Gornji trg or "Upper Square” , which is overflowing with old town charm and home to some of the city's best restaurants and bars, one-minute from the famous Hercules fountain, with views to Ljubljana Castle and just a couple of minutes’ walk to two paths up Castle Hill. The apartment comprises a beautiful open plan living room / kitchen diner overlooking Gornji trg, double bedroom and a fabulous spacious bathroom with walk in shower and large bathtub.
You can read and see more about this and many other properties for sale or rent across the country, at Think Slovenia
This property is rather spectacular. It’s a manor house that was built in 1648, has over 800 m2 of indoor space and more than twice that of land. It has the potential for 10 bedrooms, a real tower, and a price of just €80,000.
At that price you can probably guess it’s not a turnkey property, but instead one for which major renovations are required. It’s currently being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows on their website:
Beautiful manor house with 1896 m2 of land and 833 m2 of indoor space in a lovely location with scope for use as a private residence or for tourist related purposes. The building is historically very interesting with its origins dating back to a monastery in the 13th century.
Located in the peaceful village of Cerina only 1 km from the Ljubljana - Zagreb motorway and 2 km from the famous Terme Catez thermal spas and in close proximity to the charming small town of Brezice, the Krka River and Mokrice Castle hotel and golf club. Partly in habitable condition, this unique historical manor house property offers a great investment opportunity.
You can see more of this and many other properties for sale or rent across the country, at Think Slovenia
The Soča Valley is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, with the turquoise waters of the river flowing through the dramatic landscapes of Triglav National Park. The area is full of natural wonders, and one that affords countless opportunities to engage with the great outdoors. Hiking, biking, kayaking, canyoning, paragliding, mountaineering and more, as well as more leisurely pursuits such as photography, painting and simply sitting outside and breathing clean air and soaking in the stunning views.
This week’s property, located in the village of Svino – not far from Kobarid, the home of one of the best restaurants in the world, Hiša Franko, and Bovec, the adventure sports centre – is thus one for those who like to get away from it all. As well as a cosy home, it would make an ideal holiday cottage or rental, with three bedrooms, a garden, and a bargain price of just €65,000, much reduced from the original €130,000 asking price. It’s being handled by Think Slovenia, who are promoting it as follows:
Svino is a small village a short distance from Kobarid and the stunning Soča River. The house itself lies in the centre of the village. Though in good condition, it would benefit from moderate renovation.
On the ground floor there is an entry room, living room, kitchen, and a dining room. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. In front of the house there is a courtyard and good size garden. Windows have been renovated in 2009 as well as central heating system.
You can see more of this, and other properties all around Slovenia for sale or rent, at Think Slovenia.
This week’s property is in the settlement of Komen, in that part of the Karst region nearby the Italian border, not too far from the coast. It’s a one-bedroom two-floor stone home that was built in 1938 and renovated in 2010, with the place recently catching the eye of the Slovenian property and interior design show Ambienti, as seen below.
The property is currently on the market for €350,000, and is being handled by Slovenia Estates, who describe it as follows:
This is a completely renovated stone house located in the wine region of Slovenia with a terrific, green garden that offers lots of shade in the summer. The house has 137.50 sqm and 1,363 sqm of land with beautiful courtyard and a large garden.
The house has 2 floors. The ground floor comprises of a kitchen with dining room with access to the garden, entrance, hallway with built-in wardrobe and staircase leading to the upper floor, utility area with access to the garden, toilet and storage. The kitchen is custom made (brand BULTHAUP), the dining room has an open fireplace. On the first floor, there is a living room with a hallway leading towards to the bedroom with a separate walk-in closet room and a bathroom. The house was completely renovated in a typical style for this area. The materials used are of high quality - a combination of various materials such as solid wood, glass, ceramics and stone. There is gas central heating, floor heating, combined with radiators and with two fireplaces. Ceilings on the ground level are 3 m high and the living room is open with visible old renovated beams. Floors entirely made of ceramic.
In front of the building, there are two terraces and a fountain. Next to the entrance, in the courtyard, there is a shed for storage of garden tools and storage of wood for fireplaces. A few steps from the house there is a vegetable ornamental garden in the size of 1.021m2. The house offers an ideal place for people who enjoy the peace of the countryside, the beauty of nature and garden work, but with all the comforts that modern way of life offers. All necessary infrastructure in the village or within 4-17 km, Italy only 19 km, Trieste airport 29 km or 40 min, Ljubljana 1 hour.
You can see more of this, and many other properties for sale or rent around the country, at Slovenia Estates.
This week’s property is a home with options – a three-floor home in the village of Ribno with three apartments, great views and not far from one of the most famous and visited spots in Slovenia, Lake Bled.
While “holiday rental” is perhaps one’s first thought when looking at this arrangement – as each apartment is self-contained and fully-equipped – I have friends with older children and the same kind of property for whom this layout has served as a perfect family home, with enough space and facilities for privacy and independence, while keeping everyone close for communal meals and activities. That said, the house could easily be converted from three apartments to one large house.
Currently on the market for €360,000, the property is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Wonderful family home divided into three apartments in an elevated position and views on both sides in the picturesque village of Ribno, just 5 mins drive from Bled. This three-storey house is currently converted into three separate apartments each on its own floor, ideal for short or long term rental. The apartments are fully equipped and well looked after.
The ground floor apartments consists of a bathroom, kitchen, one bedroom and large living area. Large French doors in the living room lead out onto the large terrace overlooking the mountains, perfect for relaxing on hot summer evenings. The upper floor apartment consists of two bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen with dining and living area and two balconies with stunning views over the village and mountains beyond. The middle floor apartment has one bedroom with kitchen, bathroom, living and dining area. An attractive 500 m2 garden surrounds the house and offers great mountain views. The house has been converted in a way so that if desired it could easily be changed back into a single family residence.
The village of Ribno offers various restaurants / bars and a bakery with an appealing secluded quiet atmosphere whilst being just a 5-minute drive away from the attractions and amenities of Lake Bled. The region gives opportunities for numerous summer and winter activities, from skiing and cross country, hiking, cycling, water sports on Lake Bled and Bohinj, or just relaxing, surrounded by stunning unspoiled alpine scenery. The highway is just 10 minutes’ drive, and with regard to skiing there are three resorts just 30 minutes away, while Ljubljana can be reached in 40 minutes. A great opportunity to purchase a spacious three-apartment house set up to make immediate rental income or as a permanent residence in one of the most sought after locations of Slovenia.