Dreamy Karst House near Trieste

House - Entire home/apt · Sveto, Komen, Komen 6223, Slovenia
Your host, Alja
7 Reviews
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The Space

This Dreamy Karst House is situated in the small village of Sveto only one and a half kilometers away from Komen village near the Slovene-Italian border.

When you enter through the main gate you will find yourself in a hidden garden, where you can find peace and tranquility. The intimacy and privacy of this garden have delighted many guests.

The house was built more than one hundred and fifty years ago and restored by its current owners. They have kept its original vintage structure and facade. The house is made of rustic, thick stone walls. It boasts large windows, spacious living quarters and bathrooms. The interior has been remodeled to ensure modern comfort. Beautifully restored, this 1,200 square foot, two-storey house positively exudes an atmosphere of art and style. It has a huge open living room, outdoor furnishings for dining, barbecuing and relaxing in the garden.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living area with a large dining table on the ground floor.

The house has two master bedrooms (with 180 cm x 200 cm beds, European king size) and an additional large room with a library and double bed. The library has many books on art, history and cuisine. On the second floor you will also find the bathroom and shower

Also on the property is an unrenovated barn where you can store bicycles, or use it as a painting studio. There are two painting stands.
The house is built in the typical Karst style with a 600 m2 garden in the middle. A big lemon tree provides organic fruits. From early spring to late autumn you can use herbs and spices from a small garden which is only a few steps from the kitchen. A line of deep blue, white and pink hortensia bushes delight your view as well as a waterfall of pale yellow roses in June. In the summer you can enjoy Mediterranean figs. Because the garden is completely enclosed, you will find that it creates a wonderful sanctuary.

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Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $49 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $701
Cleaning Fee: $210
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We have been staying in the wonderful house in the karst-region of Slovenia, the garden was refreshing during the summer heat of the day. The house and garden with its traditional high walls allows much privacy, even sited in a close village community to other properties, which are mainly wine growers doing their normal farming business. A small country road running through wineyards links Sveto to Komen, where, after a short walk, one finds a supermarket, bakery, restaurant.
    The equipement of the house is high-end, that allows you to be as independent as you want and be comfortably your own cook. If you don't want to live like a monk in the house (which would be perfect there) a car is needed to take you to the surrounding tourist attractions like the italian beaches, Trieste, Duino, Grado or the slovenian, mounty Hinterland. We can absolutely recommend the house for those people who are in search of calm and privacy not for a (tourist) hot spot.

    September 2013
  • Maison superbe, extrêmement bien équipée, spacieuse avec un jardin très agréable, de plus extrêmement bien située ( Grottes - trieste - mer - Piran - Lipica...)
    Accueil excellent des propriétaires.
    A louer sans aucune hésitation

    August 2013
  • Erzähle anderen in der Airbnb-Gemeinschaft von Deinem Aufenthalt.

    August 2013
  • The house was wonderful! We enjoyed cooking in the well-stocked kitchen and dining in the lovely garden (you can tell the hosts love to cook). The hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful; they couldn't have been nicer. The garden was filled with lavender, herbs, hydrangeas, fig, olive trees and a lemon tree. Unfortunately the tomatoes were not quite ripe while we were there. The house was very pleasant in the evening with a breeze from the open windows, and the beds were very comfortable. The house was an excellent base for exploring the surroundings; the Italian coast was just a quick drive and coastal towns in Italy and Slovenia are within an hour. We were so comfortable in this home and felt like the hosts were old friends. It was very difficult to leave. We hope to be able to return in the future as it was an amazing vacation home.

    July 2013
    Response from Alja:

    Dear Helen, thank you for your review. I hope you are fine. We sent you an email from my account (my mother was here) and i hope you received it. they have only the nices things to say and really hope to hear form you soon. I hope you spend your hollidays at best in Austria and other destinations that you visited. All the best, Alja

    July 2013
  • This Karst House is just amazing! The moment you enter the garden gate you feel at home. Everything is made with so much love and appreciation, the garden delivers everything: khaki fruits, herbs, olive trees. And the house itself is styled with so many lovely details and equipped with whatever you need for a holiday in Slovenia. Everything is very tidy.
    We met the daughter of the owners when she came from Ljubljana to pass over the key. Everything was so easy and relaxed and smooth. And when we left we had the chance to meet the lovely owners of the house.......no wonder that the house is in such a good condition.
    The Karst region is perfectly calm and beautiful, yet it is very close to almost every destination in Slovenia. Our kids (8 and 12) just loved it.
    Thanks and we will come again. Promised!

    July 2013
  • Warning, the pictures (however very nice) do no tell half of the story of this Dreamy Karst House. First of all the house looks even better in reality. This is the perfect mediterranean holiday house : a very nice garden including herbs & fruit trees, the house is decorated with a lot of personality and above all the kitchen makes you feel like you're in one of those Carluccio or Jamie Oliver shows. Alja's parents were very hospitable and made us feel like home from the very first moment we arrived. We really appreciated their sensibility for all things beautiful. The introduction we got about the region really got us started for the 12 days we rented the house. The house is also very well situated : close enough to the highway to reach all the best Slovenia has to offer (Bled, Postojna...) but also very close to Italy (Trieste, Acquilea,...). We spent a lovely holiday here and wouldn't mind going back whenever the time is right.

    August 2012
  • Our stay in Sveto at Alja's parents house was really memorable. The house and the garden is picturesque, it's perfect for a calming holiday. Alja's parents were really nice, and helpful. Tipped us on interesting places in the neighborhood and left a huge collection of books and brochures about the surroundings. We can just recommend staying there.

    July 2012
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