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Hisa Vina - a wine estate on a tranquil vineyard hill sleeps 10+2

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 6 nights


Podlehnik Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Wine Estate on a private hill surrounded by vineyards & exquisite views

This is a stunning 100 year old wine estate that was lovingly renovated in 2008 into a first class country house. This 12 acres estate includes a large villa with an oak barn to complete the rural picture. This is a luxury property brimming with Central European character. It is set in 14 acres of winding vines, still used to produce local white wines of regional repute. Entering through the double oak doors into the vast living area exposes the airy 60 sq m. living room that remains of double height with a wooden staircase hugging its edge and leading to a minstrel’s gallery. The double panoramic doors lead out to a furnished south facing decking area of 25sqm straddling over the vine terraces below. Wooden balconies run around the first floor offering exquisite views. With a mixture of original features, antique furniture and modern technology, this comfortable home can easily accommodate 2 families. The closest neighbour is 500m away, the nearest supermarket 5 minutes drive away

Nearest Airports: There are six airports within two and a half hours drive from the house:

• Graz (50min): Ryanair

• Ljubljana (1h 30min): EasyJet, Lufthansa, Adria Airways and other major airlines

• Zagreb (1h): Wizzair, BA, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Croatian Airways, and other major airlines.

• Klagenfurt (2h 10min): Ryanair

• Trieste (2h 20min): Ryanair

• Balaton, Hungary (2h 30min): Ryanair

Car rental companies in Slovenia: Budget, Herz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo and others.

Distances: Maribor (27km), Graz (87km), Ljubljana (132km), Zagreb (86km), Bled (162km), Piran (270km), Vienna (231km), Venice (366km), Budapest (516km), Venice (366km), Rome (879km), Munich (517km), Belgrade (480km)

Nearest Cities Worth Visiting: Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia and was first recorded as a Roman settlement. This small and picturesque town is only 10 minutes drive away, handy for sightseeing as well as shopping. Ptuj castle located on the hill in the middle of the town is now a museum, exhibiting a variety of local antique artifacts: paintings, pictures, masks, furniture instruments, weapons and armor. Visit is highly recommended. Graz, ex. European Capital of Culture is one of the most beautiful towns in Austria. A day trip to Graz can be as much about shopping as dining, or culture. A must see! Once on the way, look at the tourist guide for Osteria available in the house and consider visiting agro-tourist farms for some fine local cuisine. Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, is a small and picturesque town. A day-trip to the capital makes a delightful destination offering shopping, art galleries, and a variety of bars and restaurants along the Ljubljanica River. Other towns: Bled, Piran, Zagreb, Triest, Venice

Swimming and Trekking in the Alps: There are a number of spas/outdoor swimming pools in Slovenia. The nearest is Terme Ptuj (15min drive), which boasts the tallest water slides in Slovenia. It is a great place for children and adults alike. Details of many other spas are given in the tourists guides provided in Hisa Vina. Slovenia is well known for its beautiful mountains and endless trekking routes. Those who like dramatic Alpine scenery could venture to Pohorje, Savinjska dolina, or the Kamniske Alps. Even more dramatic are the Julian Alps and the valley of Trenta in the north west of Slovenia. Those who prefer gentler rolling hills and wine-growing areas can explore the immediate surroundings of Haloze hills. See the guides and maps provided in Hisa Vina for specific details. A comprehensive list of recommended restaurants in the wider area is available at the property.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, czech, Slovenian, Serbo/Croat
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September 14, 2016


2 traveler reviews

Hisa Vina - a wine estate on a tranquil vineyard hill sleeps 10+2
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

everything and more

  • 5 of 5

If I could give 6 stars I would. We were very, very impressed, family of 8 adults. The drive up, the arrival, the wow factor kicked right in. There was not a single thing missed during our two week stay. In the house, around the house. We visited as much as we could, loved Ljubljana, Maribor and Ptuj. The wine tasting was also much fun. The only thing we thought could be a little less was the weather... 35 degrees Celsius is a bit hot for hikes. So thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful house.

Jaap & Marianne

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren in den letzten Sommerferien mit 2 Familien und insgesamt 5 Kindern in diesem wunderschönen Haus.

Das Haus ist, wie auf den Bildern dargestellt, traumhaft inmitten von Weinbergen gelegen. Die Ausstattung ist top und der Vermieter sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

Wenn man Ruhe sucht, dann ist man hier genau richtig.

Ein absoluter Tip ist der Wein vom direkten Nachbarn.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brörn and the Families. Thank you very much for your kind words. We are dilighted that you enjoyed the stay at our house and took full advantage of its surroundings. We have no doubts your children explored every corner of the estate. Best Regards, Igor
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
190 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Maribor - Ljubljana
Nearest Beach
190 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Hisa Vina is a stunning country residence nestling in the wine-growing Haloze hills. It is the perfect location for either relaxing in the lap of semi-remote luxury or exploring the surrounding areas of natural beauty within Slovenia or its neighbours Austria, Croatia and Hungary. The rolling Haloze hills in the Pannonian region of Slovenia were first mentioned in the 15th century under the name of Chalas and Kalosen. The name is supposed to derive from the Latin word Colles meaning vine-growing hills, or from the old Slavic word “halonga” denoting a hilly world. The region is fringed by the rivers Dravinja and Drava and is popular with cyclists, hikers and fishermen alike. The ancient city of Ptuj (easily reached within 15 minutes drive from Hisa Vina) is an architectural chronicle at the crossroads of sunny Italy and the vastness of the Pannonian lowland, Alpine valleys and the expanse of the Balkans. It is the most picturesque town in Slovenia and boasts the richest heritage.

Other Activities: Wine tasting, health spa, local cuisine, town trips

Golf: There is an 18-hole golf course in Ptuj, located 10 min drive from the house. Ptuj golf course (please, do not hesitate to contact owner for link) is regarded as one of the best in the region and was voted the best golf course in Slovenia in 2007. There are a further 4 golf courses within a 60 min drive. The second nearest is located in the vineyards of Slovenske Konjice - Zlati Gric (40 min drive). Others are in Moravske Toplice, Podcetrtek - Olimje, and Rogaska - Jelsingrad. Further details about all the golf courses in the region are available at the property.

Ski: In the winter season, the guests can enjoy skiing at a number of local ski resorts. A car is required to reach the resorts. The nearest ski resort is Pohorje ski area (15 min drive), a host to women's World Cup races. The Pohorje resorts of Areh and Bolfenk have a variety of pistes for both beginners and accomplished skiers. Other ski resorts in the area are Rogla (55 min drive), Golte (1 hour 10 min drive) and Sljeme in Croatia (1 hour 30 min drive). A guide to all local ski resorts is available at the property.


Rates & Availability

Podlehnik Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $109
Pet Fee $109

Discounts for 2, 3 week and long term lets available.
Discounts available for single families, small groups or couples.
Self-catering only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Podlehnik Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Separate toilet
  • The main bathroom is on the ground floor. It connects to the master bedroom and is laid with Italian stone tiles and mosaics. The sunken white corner bath is spacious with an antique-style shower unit attached. It overlooks the front courtyard. Down the corridor towards the living area is a self-contained lavatory and sink continuing in the same style and utilizing the same tiles. The 2 further bathrooms on the first floor lie within the 2 bedroom suites. They each comprise large walk-in showers set behind glass walls and surrounded on both floor and walls by Italian tiles. High set windows cast light into these magnificent rooms finished to the highest possible quality.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Extra child bed optional
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Extra bed optional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Extra child bed optional
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 x Bunk bed
  • The 3 main bedrooms are furnished with antique pieces. Each has their own individual character. All have antique crystal chandeliers and wooden window shutters in the original local design. Antique furniture and wall coverings in each of the bedrooms have been tastefully chosen with stunning effect. The master suite is on the ground floor. It has an original clay stove shared with the main bathroom. Its 2 large windows overlook the front courtyard. The other 2 main bedrooms are on the first floor. They are suites in the truest sense with ante rooms off which lie the bedroom in one direction and private bathroom in the other. In addition to the 2 windows in each room there are doors leading onto the balconies from which the breathtaking views on both sides of the villa look out over the valley, vineyards and neighboring hills. The 4th bedroom sleeps 3 people and is furnished with adult sized wooden bunk beds and a full sized brass day bed. Also available: 2 cots & blow up beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The house benefits from fittings of the highest quality and carpentry to match the tradition and luxury of the property. The floors throughout the property are made of premier wood. The living and common areas boast antique oak floor or match the character of the house. The main doors and the doors into the cellar are heavy double oak doors. The wine cellars to the property have been lovingly restored and separated into 2 chambers. The first and largest has a newly tiled floor but the arched ceilings and wall recesses remain. Amongst other facilities housed here are 2 travel cots, a high chair and child gates for tenants with small children. A hammock and 2 adult and 2 children's bicycles are available for the use of all tenants. The second cellar acts as a large utility and laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and ironing facilities. The property includes 12 acres of lawn, gardens, vineyards, and forest.

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