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Stunning Alpine Apartments in heart of Bovec village by the Soca River - 3rd Floor Gallery

Bedrooms 3
Space 67 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights



3rd Floor Gallery

The newly constructed apartment has 3 bedrooms, equipped with a double bed in the master and Gallery rooms, and twin beds in the second bedroom. There is a double sofa bed in the main living room and a stairway connecting to a 3rd mezzanine gallery bedroom. There is a fully fitted modern kitchen, washing machine, Iron and board. The main living area is fitted with a TV, DVD, CD player. Towels and linen are provided. For more information revert to our own personal website link below.

About the property

Summer alpine village, Modern self-catered, in heart of Bovec

We own two modern, bright and spacious self-catering apartments are located in the heart of the village of Bovec, at the foot of Mt Kanin, Mt Rombon, Mt Mangart and at the gateway to the Julian Alps. The apartments which together sleep up to 10 people (Gallery apartment =6, Balcony apartment =4) are comprehensively furnished to a high standard & offer stunning views across the Triglav National Park. A compact mountain resort, Bovec has a great range of welcoming cafes, bars and restaurants all within 5 minutes walk from the accommodation. You will also find a grocery shop, a bakery, fruit stall and a Gelaterie all within 1 minute walk from your front door. Whether you want to be lively and energetic or just take things easy and relax, Vila Bovec caters for all age groups. The apartments provide a quiet and peaceful place to rest, whilst you have the facilities and energy of Bovec village right on your doorstep. Both apartments come with towels and bedding, as well as all of the kitchen/bathroom utensils/facilities you would expect from a self catered apartment. Each apartment also comes with its own large secure storage room on the ground floor – these are great for storing all kinds of sporting equipment including skis, snowboards, bikes, watersports equipment etc...

The photos are labelled "Balcony apartment" or "Gallery Apartment". The bedrooms and living area in both apartment are furnished in the same style and to the same standard. Only the Balcony apartment comes with a Balcony. There is no Balcony with the Gallery apartment.

3rd Floor Gallery Apartment (sleeps 6)

The newly constructed 67sq.m. apartment offers three large bedrooms, all tastefully furnished. The living area and 2 bedrooms on level 1 have very high ceilings throughout creating a spacious feel. The apartments gets its light from the row of skylight windows in the roof throughout the apartment. The 3rd bedroom is upstairs from the main living area. There is a large double bed in the master bedroom and the upstairs gallery room, with twin beds in the other double bedroom. There is a double sofa, along with 2 dinner tables (with 8 seats) in the living area. Wardrobes, Drawers in each room provide plenty of storage space for each guest. The apartment offers a modern fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, iron & board. This is the larger apartment sleeping up to 6 people, but it does not have a balcony.

1st Floor Balcony Apartment (sleeps 4)

The newly constructed apartment offers two bedrooms, both tastefully furnished. There is a double bed in the master bedroom, with twin beds in the second double bedroom. There is also a very large double sofa bed in the living area, along with dinner table and chairs for 4 people. The apartment offers a modern fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, iron & board. The apartment is very bright and spacious with high ceilings throughout. Leading from the living area is a magnificent 29 sq.m. balcony with long wooden table and chairs that looks out towards stunning scenery in the Triglav National Park and Soca Valley.

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Justin Moody
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
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20 October, 2017

About Justin Moody

Mum & Dad, joined forces with eldest son (& family) and middle son to buy the 2 apartments at Vila Bovec.

Why Justin Moody chose Slovenia

We bought the apartments back in 2010, shortly after the Vila Bovec development was completed. We had fallen in love with Bovec village during previous holidays to the area, and we decided to buy the two apartments primarily because of the perfect location, a stones throw from the village centre, but with incredible views of the valley and mountains. We all visit the area several times a year - to trek, climb, cycle, ski, explore, eat, drink, rest etc.....Bovec is also a mecca for watersports enthusiasts, with the soca river close by

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Tourist tax/Registration of €2,30 per adult per night (€1,67 for U17, €nil for U7) is payable when you check in at reception, along with a €35 end cleaning fee


Accommodation and facilities for 3rd Floor Gallery in Bovec

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 67 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 large double bed
    2nd Double - 2 single bed
    Gallery Double Bed - 1 large double bed , Double sofabed in the living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting


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3rd Floor Gallery
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Lovely apartment in the centre of Bovec

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Slovenia; the apartment is perfectly located and well-stocked with everything you will need. Highly recommended - thanks Justin!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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All in all we had a lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

Guisborough, England

We flew from the UK to Trieste and picked up a hire car for the journey to Bovec, beautiful drive up into the mountains. The Vila Bovec apartment was very modern, bright and well lit with a large balcony on the first floor. The apartment was spotlessly clean, provided with clean linen and comfortable beds, the kitchen had everything necessary for cooking meals. We loved the location and situation, close to the village supermarket, bakery and shops. The view from the balcony, where we had breakfast every morning, had wonderful open views of the valley and mountains. Bovec has a special charm, peaceful, lying in a valley with the river Soca and surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains. We are walkers and enjoyed several walks and hikes of between 10-15km; it is essential to have a good map if climbing as the way-markers are not up Swiss standards but fine with a little map reading skills. We ate out most evenings and specially recommend the Hotel Kanin where for a reasonable price the family can enjoy a buffet dinner with a good bottle of local wine costing only €11.

All in all we had a lovely holiday in Bovec and would recommend the Vila Bovec apartments.

Pat & Lynn

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment and holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and we'll definitely be back! The apartment is modern, light and spacious (there were 6 of us (7 on a couple of nights) and we had plenty of space), yet comfortable and welcoming too. The kitchen is really well kitted-out, so it was easy to save a bit of money by eating in. Location is also very convenient, right beside the supermarket and other shops, and a stone's throw from the town square. We really enjoyed the ski area - It's improved dramatically since they have linked it with the Italian side, but it's still much quieter than other European ski areas so you can do more skiing and less waiting for lifts. We also did some lovely walks / runs along the beautiful river, and tried kayaking, which was brilliant. Overall, it was a really enjoyable, relaxing and outdoorsy place to spend a holiday and a super apartment. Excellent value for money. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Both winter and summer during 1 week in Bovec

  • 5 of 5

Slovenia is an amazing country and the Soca valley is breathtaking. Bovec was the perfect place to be based and Vila Bovec was right in the heart of the village, a few minutes walk away from everything that the village has to offer. We visited in the middle of April without any expectations to ski, but the slopes were open and the skies were blue so we hired equipment and spent 2 days skiing between Slovenia and Italy, down the long runs leading into to the village at Sella Nevea. The snow was very soft towards the bottom in Italy – to be expected at this time of year. Also be warned – the last lift from Sella Nevea back to the summit of Kanin runs at 3:20pm in April, we missed it by 2mins!!! This left us stranded in Italy resulting in a 45minute, €50 taxi ride back to Bovec (many thanks to reception for arranging this!).

We spent other days hiking up to the summit of Mangart and through the Soca Valley to some of the local waterfalls, and Kayaking down the beautiful Soca river from Bovec to Kobarid. Some of the hiking in the Triglav, Mangart and Kanin ranges looks incredible, routes are well established and the area seems well set up for multi day treks with many large mountain lodges catering for hikers/climbers.

We were so impressed with the weather which enabled us to split our time between a winter and summer holiday - skiing at 2200m, before Kayaking and walking in 15-20c sunshine down in the valley.

Finally, we loved the apartment – it was bright, modern, spacious, comfortable and as already mentioned perfectly located. Despite being in the centre of the village there was no noise. We were torn between booking your balcony or gallery apartment, whilst the balcony would have been nice given the warm weather, we were delighted to have the extra space and extra double bed that came with the gallery apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Bovec - its a lovely village in a beautiful valley. The apartments are really conveniently located in the village, the Black Sheep bar is great and just 2 minutes away! The flat was great, very comfy for the 4 of us and well equipped, we loved the balcony!! Great to get some peace and quiet away from the kids!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments. Great that you enjoyed the apartments, the Black Sheep bar, Bovec & the valley.
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Gute Lage, dürftige Ausstattung

  • 3 of 5


- sehr gute Lage (direkt im Zentrum, Supermarkt 1 min entfernt)

- sauber (bis aufs Sofa)


- Sofa war dreckig

- zu wenig Geschirr für 6 Personen

- nur ein Abtrockentuch fürs Spülen

- Staubsauger war defekt

- oft war zu wenig warmes Wasser zum Duschen verfügbar

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Trieste, Klagenfurt, Venice, Ljubljana
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Several in Village
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Moste Na Soci, Tarvisio
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Several in Village
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Kanin / Sella Nevea
Car: necessary

Bovec is a paradise for nature lovers and the outdoor enthusiast. It is a charming and picturesque village nestled below the Julian Alps in the heart of the beautiful Soca Valley. The mountain range on the western side of the valley represents the Italian border. An alpine centre within Slovenia’s famous Triglav National Park, home to many mountains rising to 2500m. Bovec offers a wide variety of tourist activities throughout the year and has many sports agencies for those that like outdoor pursuits.

Vila Bovec is the perfect base in the heart of this small village. There is a great range of welcoming cafes, bars and restaurants all within 2 minutes walk from the accommodation. Direct flights (including Ryanair, Easyjet, Adria Airlines), run to Trieste (95km) & Venice (175km) in Italy, Klagenfurt (95km, Austria) and Ljubljana (135km, Slovenia)

Winter Sports: Kanin-Sella Nevea ski resort is accessible from Bovec village and is the only resort in Slovenia that extends above 2000m. Kanin is connected to the Italian resort of Sella Nevea, providing a combined 40km of pistes, with an altitude range of 1140-2300m and an excellent snow record the season can last from December until early May. Facilities on the slopes include ski and boot rental, ski school, restaurants and bars. The Cable car to Kanin mountain runs directly from Bovec village. The possibilities for skiing extends over 3 nations, Italy, Austria and Slovenia. The wider ski area includes 7 villages and towns, not all linked by ski runs, but very close to each other so that it is possible to reach any of the ski resorts in short day trips. Tarvisio (Italy) is the nearest larger ski area, 30mins drive from Bovec. Many of the multi day ski passes include access to other local resorts. Each apartment offers its own large secured storage cupboard for ski/boarding equipment on the ground floor. Other winter sports in the valley include, Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Mountaineering, Ski Touring and Sledging.

Bovec is the adventure sports capital of Slovenia. In particular Bovec and the Soca River are a mecca for watersports including white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hydrospeed. Other popular activities run by a number of outdoor agencies in the village include, canyoning, rock climbing, sky diving, paraglyding, trekking. In 2012 Slovenia’s largest zip wire park opened in Bovec – 2.4km long split between 4 wires (soon to be extended).

Go hiking, mountaineering or rock climbing – there is a vast array of walking opportunities to be had, where mighty mountain peaks weave together with sheep and goat pastures criss-crossed with trails, streams, rivers, and waterfalls to make some wonderful scenery. Walking/Trekking paths throughout this part of Slovenia are well established and well marked. The Soca Valley and the Julian Alps offers something for everyone – from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to multi-day hut to hut walks, and high-mountain protected routes, some of which require Alpine mountaineering experience. There are many climbing opportunities throughout the soca valley, From the 1000m vertical limestone walls above Log Pod Mangratom to the numerous short sport routes. There are plenty of crags, both protected and unprotected at all grades and for all abilities throughout the valley.

The Bovec area is interwoven with mountain tracks, trails and roads; a paradise for mountain biking. Numerous biking trails, which as a rule lead across the most beautiful spots of the Bovec area, offer pleasant experiences to both recreational and mountain bikers. Recreational bikers will be carried away by easy, joyfully organised trails with minor elevation changes, while the more experienced will be fascinated by the diverse terrain trails leading through shady forests and nearby rivers and streams. Downhill-Kanin Mountain Bike Park, open 365 days a year, accessible from the Bovec-Kanin cable car, divided into 3 stages, there is something for both the Novice and the extreme downhill riders. If you prefer the roads then from Bovec there are many options. A day ride from Bovec may take you across the Italian and Austrian borders, past the beautiful lakes of Bohinj and Bled (via the mountain train), down the Soca valley or up the highest mountain pass in Slovenia Vrši? (1611 m) and onto Kranjskja Gora.

Spectacular day trips include driving (or cycling) the high panoramic mountain road that runs from Bovec, through the stunning Trenta Valley and across the Vrsic Pass at 1611m, then down to Kranjska Gora. The terrain is steep and the views over the Triglav National Park are beautiful. You can also drive down the valley and take the car/passenger train through the Triglav mountain range to Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled. The train journey takes 45minutes and is an incredible experience in itself.


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