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Small Alpine Town -Soca Valley Julian Alps Kayak, Walk, Bike, Nature.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Chalet Bovec, Bovec, Julian Alps, Slovenia - Beautiful House With Mountain Views - 2 mins Walk to Shops, Restaurants etc

Located on the edge of the small alpine town of bovec at the head of the soca valley. Recently re-furbished to a high standard. Chalet bovec is very roomy and comfortable, with a large open-plan family room which is a sitting room, dining area & kitchen all in one with a lovely relaxed, spacious feel to it. Beautiful views of the Julian Alps and very convenient for shops, bars, restaurants etc. Many activities are available in and around the town. RAFTING, KAYAK, HIKE, BIKE, Brand new 2km ZIP-LINE and the good news is that Kanin ski-lift will be re-opening for the 2016/17 season providing the highest SKIING in Slovenia with 3 other ski resorts just 30 mins drive away

Steve Woods
Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Steve Woods

I am a professional man from the West country. I discovered Slovenia whilst on a motor bike trip in 2005.

I was particularly enchanted with the Soca valley and especially the delightful little town of Bovec. After one or two holidays there I ended up buying a property. With the help of local tradesmen and contacts the house was extensively renovated over the next year and I have subsequently rented it to many guests from a variety of countries, for both Summer and Winter holidays, including members of the film crew working on the recent "Narnia" film, some of the scenes of which were filmed nearby. Judging from comments in the visitors book, pretty well everyone shares my enthusiasm for this beautiful area and have found the house to be a welcoming and pleasant place to stay.

Steve Woods purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

'many thanks for letting us use your lovely home - the area is so beautiful I don't know how you can bear to leave it'

'we really enjoyed our stay in Bovec, it is perfect for touring the area and we would certainly like to go again'

Just back from Bovec and thought I'd email to say how nice the house was, Bovec stunning, the walking good and transfers went smoothly. All in all 10 out of 10, so thanks.KG May 2012
Apr 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bovec in Municipality of Bovec

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Large modern bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin. Hair-drier. Bathroom 2 - with shower, WC and wash basin.Hair-drier.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed. Bedroom 2 with large double bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 single bed plus a triple sleeper (a double bed with a single above). Large sofa in lounge which folds out to double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is registered wth the local tourist board and has been awarded 3 star status. It has full central heating and large hot water tank so can do plenty of showers if needed. There is a spiral staircase so very young children need supervision to be safe. Outside: There is a paved parking area and a garden which provides a lawn, pergola and barbecue area with table and seating for alfresco dining or a refreshing sundowner Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and drying rack. Room to store skis, bikes, fishing equipment and wet suits etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are all provided. The house is cleaned prior to any new guests arriving. Other: Large hallway with sofa-bed, curtained off for privacy.


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Small Alpine Town -Soca Valley Julian Alps Kayak, Walk, Bike, Nature.
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

Spacious apartment with good modern facilities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in September 2017, exploring the region and its WW1 history as well as enjoying the hiking around the Soca Valley. The apartment has great facilities (including good wi-fi) and is just as shown in the photos. Very convenient for the well stocked local supermarket and bakery. Neighbours very friendly and helped us tackle the recycling challenges. When we had a problem (eg gas bottle ran out), a man came round within about 5 minutes of me sending a text, so dinner was still on time!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chalet Bovec and hope we can welcome you back another time. Best wishes - Steve Woods
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Perfect Spot for a Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable for our family of 4 and had all the amenities of home. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook most meals. We loved the town of Bovec and enjoyed exploring the area. The location was perfect for walking to all the restaurants and stores. We really enjoyed the Escape Room downtown! The house was very close to the start point of lots of hiking. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house, fun adventure town

  • 5 of 5

The house was very upscale, large, and was equipped with everything you might need. Unfortunately some small things were not maintained such as burnt out lights and remotes that did not work...but the positives of the house easily made up for that. Nice collection of books. Bovec was very walk-able (10 minutes from the house to the other end) which was great and allowed you to easily pick up groceries, bread, and enjoy the other shops whenever the urge hit. We enjoyed the rafting, canyoning, hiking, and zip-lining and still had lots of potential adventure activities for which we did not have time.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet, great location

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Bovec is a beautiful chalet set deep in the Soca Valley in Slovenia. The surrounding area is absolutely stunning, and home to many great activities like hiking, canyoning, zip-lining and skiing - we particularly loved the white-water rafting on the bright blue river that flows through the valley. The chalet itself is spacious and homely, with everything you could possibly need, including lots of books, games and guides to the area, and the locals are friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic time, and I can't recommend it more - we'll be back for the ski season!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Adrenaline and adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Bovec and having this beautiful, cosy house as our base made it all the more perfect! We had an action packed week, making the most of the summer activities by doing rafting, canyoning and ziplining! We also drove to Most Na Soci one day to get the car train to lake Bohinj and lake Bled which was a great day out. The town of Bovec really is a hidden gem and we will certainly be coming back in the winter season one year to check out the skiing. The house was brilliant, with everything we needed. The bath is especially nice for a long soak after getting freezing in the Soca! It is also a great location for nipping to the bakery (which seems to be open ALL the time) or the supermarket to stock up.

Many thanks for letting us stay, we'll be back!

Ed Janes

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice flat, in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The flat is perfect for a group or family with plenty of living and sleeping space and was very clean. The check in was very easy and we really enjoyed the flat. The location was perfect for walking into the main town of Bovec and to reach any of the outfitters. Steve was very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Motor Cycling - Bovec is a fantastic centre for a motor bike holiday, having several mountain passes very nearby which provide exciting riding. Many other great places to visit give a good excuse for a ride-out - The Slovenian coast, Venice, Lake Bled and numerous other destinations for a great day out and then to return to a welcoming base at Chalet Bovec. I have done many trips here myself on two wheels and can thoroughly recommend it.


Bovec is in the North-West of Slovenia close to the borders for Italy and Austria but being only a small country the Adriatic coast is only 100 kilometres to the South - about 2 hours drive.


Bovec is approx 90 minutes from three airports - Ljubljana, Trieste and Klagenfurt - all serviced by low-cost airlines. Also under 3 hours from Venice and Graz airports. To make the most of the available activities car hire is recommended and is available from all airports, also from the nearby town of Kobarid. We can arrange for transfer to Bovec from any of these airports if required but this will incur a further payment.


There is fantastic hiking right on the doorstep being in the Triglav National Park with the stunning blue-green river Soca running through it, but there are also many places of interest to visit nearby. There is a museum dedicated to the 1st World War, in Kobarid 15 mins drive. The world famous Skocjan caves are less than 2 hours away. The town of Bled with its stunning lakeside location can be reached by a combination of road and interesting motorail in about 90 mins.

Further Details:

This is an area of outstanding natural beauty so very popular for walking holidays, not just in summer but spring and autumn is still very warm with wonderful unspoilt scenery to explore. Bovec also offers spectacular mountain biking and you can take bikes up the ski-lift which runs all year round and cycle back to the village by a variety of forest trails. Bikes can be rented locally and 2 bikes are provided with the house. There is first class fly-fishing in the crystal clear soca which has trout, grayling and the famous marbled trout which can grow up to 20kgs! There is some fly-fishing kit provided with the house & licences can be purchased locally. River sports include white-water rafting, kayaking and canyoning, all of which can be arranged in the town. Paragliding is also popular and available locally.The brand new Zip-line is a real adrenaline rush covering over 2 kms of stunning countryside. Horse riding is also available locally whilst less than 2 hours drive will take you to the world famous lipica stud and riding school with its dancing lipizzaner horses. Bovec has several good restaurants serving local food and wine. There are shops for all your general requirements. There is a bank, pharmacy, hairdressers and a garage. Also an indoor pool with sauna etc.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book by phone or email (see details below). Deposit 50% taken at time of booking with balance payable 6 weeks before holiday date.
Please contact owner if the date you require is not available as we have more properties in the same location.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but this can be flexible by arrangement. Access to the house is from 3pm on the date of arrival and we ask you to vacate the house by 10 am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
There is a local tourist tax payable in the resort of €1 Per person per day. ( not applicable for children under 5 )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.