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Podpec: Country Cottage - Podpec

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

The small house made of stone of granny Maria is located in the small carsic village of Podpeč, in the slovenian Istria. Built in the XV century under the Kraški rob and renewed in 2000.

In her three rooms there is enough space up to four persons, in a perfect environment for the lovers of beauty, nature and culture of our ancestors.

The quietness, the vegetation and the flowers surround this "sleeping beauty".

Furnished with care in an old way (poor art) with handmade pieces coming from different places we love (Istria, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Sicily,...); the combination of modern and restored objects make it comfortable and nifty.

The big garden, equipped with chairs, table and sunbeds is perfect to enjoy a good meal or just relax.

At your arrival we use to welcome you with a typical meal, fruit and biological wine we produce.

More Details


Podpeč Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • hydrotherapy
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Podpec: Country Cottage - Podpec
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Unusual but charming

  • 5 of 5

A property with a lot of history and character. Wonderful welcome from Neva and Alfio with a delicious supper on our first night. The gardens were fascinating with a wide range of herbs, vegetables and flowers - to which were encouraged to help ourselves. Neva is a wonderful host who is proud of her village and heritage which she is keen to share.

She is very much involved with village life and regeneration.

The accomodation is quirky but comfortable. It is near a railway line but we were not disturbed.

Overall a peaceful rural environment

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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"The landlords were a tru...

  • 5 of 5

"The landlords were a truly lovely couple who offered us lots of care and attention; they supplied us with home-grown vegetables and fruits and guided us where to go and what to see. We thoroughly enjoyed a hiking tour with them where we learned about vegetation, herbs etc. We couldn''t have felt more at home and are looking forward to going again. The style of the small house is very personal and full of character and a lot of attention was given to detail. we enjoyed the little terrace and garden which despite a hot summer was beautifully green."

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The house was nice, clea...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was nice, clean, and in a quiet area. It is in a rural environment but very close to the city and to the sea. It is so well placed, that you can spend one day visiting coast villages, reserve another one just for walking and visiting beautiful churches and another one going to Ljubiana. Italy, Croatia and Slovenia are merged here. And of course, you can enjoy "real vegetables and fruits", not the ones that are sold in common supermarkets. Forget about TV, radio or other telecommunications here. The house is just for relaxing and to forget about our daily lifes. It is small, but cute and make you feel confortable. And the hosts are great. Fully recommended."

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"I highly recommend the s...

  • 5 of 5

"I highly recommend the stay in this country cottage to the one who is looking for special place, restful ambient and quiet corner. This is extraordinary place with magic atmosphere at "the end of the word". But with very good access to a lot of interesting places of Slovenia as well as see side. Hospitable and friendly owners make the stay unforgettable."

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooi huisje

  • 3 of 5

Echt waar, dit is een heel mooi ingericht huisje en het is een genoegen om alles in het huisje te bekijken en te gebruiken. Wat de verhuurder niet vermeld heeft is dat er met de rust van de omgeving wel wat aan de hand is en dat zijn de goederentreinen die dag en nacht het dal binnenrijden om daar een hele klimtocht te maken. Uiteindelijk komen ze langs Podpec op geringe afstand en dat is te horen ook. Je kunt wel net doen of dit niet van betekenis is, maar het doet beslist afbreuk aan het beloofde rustige verblijf. Door het weglaten van deze informatie is het verblijf in Podpec op een teleurstelling uitgelopen, hoe aardig het daar ook is en hoe gastvrij de verhuurders je ook ontvangen en verzorgen. Die treinen poets je er niet mee weg.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Die schönste Urlaubswoche überhaupt!

  • 5 of 5

Eines vorab: Wer sich wohlfühlt, wenn er im Urlaub den ganzen Tag lang von Menschen umringt ist, die mit Badeschlappen schlurfend unterwegs sind, wird hier enttäuscht sein. Dafür gibt es andere Orte.

Dies ist ein Ort der Erholung, ein Ort, der die Möglichkeit bietet, das Land und dessen Menschen tatsächlich kennen und lieben zu lernen. Obwohl es leider nur eine Woche war, die wir hier verbringen durften, wird uns diese Zeit wohl für immer auf das Angenehmste im Gedächtnis bleiben.

Liebe Neva, lieber Alfio, wir wünschen Euch von ganzem Herzen noch viele Jahre Schaffenskraft, damit noch möglichst viele Menschen in diesen einmaligen Genuss kommen und danach ein Stück Slowenien im Herzen mit sich tragen.

Ganz liebe Grüße von

Karin und Peter

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Neva Nicotra
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, croatian
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Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018


Car: necessary

From the A1 highway Koper-Ljubljana take the exit Črni Kal towards Črni Kal (road 208), you cross the village and after 500 m take a left turn towards Hrastovlje. After 500 m take another left turn (signs for Podpeč, road 264) and just following this road uphill you end up in the village after 4 km.

Podpeč is a small carsic village under the Kraški rob at about 300 m above sea level, it has a great view on both the gulfs of Trieste and Koper.

Once on the border between the maritime republic of Venice and the Asburgic empire has a tower built in the XV century used as watchtower during the turkish invasions.

In the surroundings there are many villages with a rich cultural heritage, as Hrastovlje, Kubed, Zanigrad, Socerb.

The Kraški rob is the natural border between the costal area and the hinterland and has a unique climate, flora and wildlife.

While walking it is easy to find curative, alpine and mediterranean plants.

The carsic area has many caves and world famous walls for climbing (Osp, Črni Kal).

Podpeč is a great starting point to visit Slovenia (Ljubljana, Postumia e Škocjan caves, Lipica, Portorose), Italy (Trieste, Venezia) and Croazia.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49.63

The price is for 2 adults, for each extra adult, up to a maximum of 4, there is a 10€/night add on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.