Mini kitchen and doorway to sleeping area and bathroom. Electric de-humidifier in doorway.Living area. Microwave oven in alcove.


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1 Bedroom

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About this listing

Renovated basement. Private entrance directly below family home. Friendly, burrow-like space (although there are 3 street-level windows). NOT FANCY, but makes a very comfortable, private nest for cosy couples or singles.

The space

Bojan loves his basement dearly as he renovated it himself and also lived in it for one happy winter. It does have a musty smell (and slight damp patches after heavy rain) despite our best efforts to rectify this issue. In the summer, there are also a lot of spiders. The spiders here are completely harmless and in fact very helpful as they the reduce the fly and mosquito population (which are more of a nuisance). We remove old webs whenever we see them, but removing all the spiders would be a large and toxic operation, especially when they are harmless anyway. However, we are aware many people are afraid of spiders, and our advice is IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF SPIDERS, DO NOT BOOK THIS APARTMENT!!!

These facts are reflected in the low price of the apartment. For the damp, we provide you with de-humidifier, room deodorisers and suggest you open the windows whenever possible. Most guests are not bothered at all (see reviews!) but if you don't like the sound of it, try our Yellow Apartment instead - it is upstairs in the loft and it's not damp at all! :)

In winter it is very warm and cosy as it is directly below the living room of the family home. On hot summer days its cool, which is delightfully refreshing after the hot walk up the hill from the lake.

It has its own private entrance, directly off the quiet, residential street.

The basement is a studio-style apartment ideal for 2 people.

The main living room/basic mini kitchen area has sofa-bed, fridge, kettle, sink and 2 hotplates.

The sleeping area has a double bed and a wardrobe and is up 2 steps from the living area.

The bathroom has a WC, washbasin and shower.

Guest access

Free WiFi

Free parking - we have some space in front of the house. During the summer season this is sometimes full but there is a free, safe public carpark just 150 metres away.

Interaction with guests

We are a friendly, relaxed family who enjoy meeting people and
we can help you to organise any excursions/activities you are interested in during your stay. We offer bike rental, discounts on rowing boat hire on Lake Bled and a free ride with the road train around the lake. Hiking or kayaking with a qualified instructor can be also be provided by prior arrangement.

We have tried hard to provide realistic descriptions to give you a clear picture of our accommodation before you deside if you would like to book. We also provide (in all of our apartments) a comprehensive manuel full of answers to any questions you might have during your stay and the various ways you can contact us while you are here (we are always close at hand!)

So please, IF YOU NEED ANYTHING/NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING DURING YOUR STAY PLEASE TELL US STRAIGHT AWAY - don't save it for the review to say the WiFi didn't work so well on the second day or one of the bikes had a puncture or you would have liked the towels changed a day earlier- tell us at the time and let us fix it for you. :)

Other things to note

During summer there can be a lot of street noise in the Red Apartment due to the street level windows and the large volume of tourists Bled receives, especially during July and August. The road is closed to traffic just beyond our house, so most of this noise is just from people who are walking past, talking, laughing etc. Most of our guests have not found this to be a problem (see reviews!)

During the quiet season (November to March, not including holidays) we are prepared to offer substantial discounts for long-term stays.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

No smoking.

Check out by 11am on day of departure.

Pets only by prior arrangement.

Please separate the rubbish - all plastics and cans in the recycling bin, other waste in the other bin.

No excessive noise after 10pm.

Please report if anything is broken/not working.

Obviously we will clean thoroughly after you leave, but if you can help us by leaving things reasonably tidy that would be greatly appreciated.

ENJOY YOUR STAY!! - if you need anything, please ASK!


Cancellations

Moderate

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182 Reviews


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Charlie User Profile
June 2017
Great place, not as small as it might look on the photos and in a really nice location. Laura is Scottish so communication is excellent, she told us everything we needed to know and also got us a discount on a rowing boat on the lake.

Chuan User Profile
June 2017
Great hosts and great house. Bojan and Laura do everything they can to make your life easier, and are extremely nice to talk to. The place is great value for money and location is amazing.

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
I absolutely loved my stay in Bled and was sad to leave. I had two days here and wish I had atleast one or two more. Communication was amazing, Laura replied to all of my messages right away. Check in was the easiest check in I've had, she picked me up and brought me right to the house, showing me the grocery store and how to walk down to the lake and up to the castle. The unit was big enough for me (solo) but would also do well for a couple or a small family. Wifi was fast and reliable. I saw a few small spiders when I moved the tv or in a corner but nothing you wouldn't see in a normal basement suite or a cottage lake side. The pathway up to the castle is about 20 meters away, and is a steep hike up. The road towards the lake passes by the house and is a nice easy 5 minute walk down. Takes a bit longer coming back up though! Haha The grocery store is around the corner, about a 1-2 minute walk. Multiple resturants in the area, a few just a couple minutes walk away. The area is great, so close to everything but not loud at night at all. I loved it here, and I would recommend it to anyone! Thanks for the great stay Laura and Bojan!

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
It was great and very cosy, just as it stated in the description. We had a wonderful time, great communication for arrival with Laura and Bojan and they are super nice and helpful! We loved that they have a little book with their personal tips of what to do, where to eat, one day trips! For sure we will repeat one day :) Thank you very much Laura and Bojan!

Darren User Profile
May 2017
100% per description Apartment is indeed very cosy and all amenities are great! Perfectly located yet away from traffic as it is at the end of a road. Would highly recommend for its price!

Gloria User Profile
May 2017
Great location - walking distance from anywhere! The temperature in the room was a little whack though.
Bojan And Laura User ProfileBojan And Laura is a superhost.
Response from Bojan And Laura:
Hi, not sure what you mean by that? Wish you'd told us at the time! We would have been more than happy to help make you more comfortable. All of the rooms are equipped with extra electric heaters and blankets for people who feel the cold more outside of the season when we use the central heating, as well as electric fans for summer heat...(as explained in the folder left for you) and we are always willing and available to help with any further issues guests might have during their stay.
May 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
January 2017
Bojan and Laura were fantastic! Bojan was kind enough to pick us up from the station and they were both very happy to offer advice and help. The room was clean and cosy. In a great location too- 2 minutes to the lake! Had a great stay in Bled

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Bled, Slovenia · Joined in January 2012
Bojan And Laura User ProfileBojan And Laura is a superhost.

Bojan is a mountain guide, kayak instructor and babysitter from Bled and Laura is an ex-coach driver originally from Scotland. We live happily in Bled with our 3 small boys Miha, Dylan & Branko. You will either meet us or Bojan's sister Marijeta (and her little boy Alex). We love outdoor activities and travel, although at the moment that mostly means walking to the lake to feed the ducks.

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