- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
Hemingway House Holiday Apartments is a 19th century townhouse right in the centre of Kobarid which has been converted into 5 unique self-catering apartments for the budget yet style conscious traveller.
The Apartments have all been named after Ernest Hemingway's wives and this spacious apartment (45sqm) has been named after Mary...but for no other reason than my aunt Mary likes staying in this apartment
The room has a very comfortable queen sized bed (160 x 200) with antique bedside tables, located in an alcove of the main room.
In the rest of the room there is a double sofa bed, floor lamp, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, ca...Read more
1 Bed Apartment - centre of Kobarid - Sleeps 4
Additional Location Information
Kobarid was immortalised in Hemingway's Farewell to Arms as a charming amicable little village. Today not much has changed but the main square is filled with lively bars and great restaurants. There are also numerous music festivals taking place in the main square over the summer months.
Kobarid is even better known as the jumping off point for exploring the magnificent Soca Valley. Triglav National Park surrounds the village and its possible to walk directly from the house to several scenic peaks. There are many adventure companies in the town offering rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, canyoning and paragliding tours. The mountain of Stol is just outside and is a popular spot for paragliders and there is a regular taxi service the jump off point. The landing spot is within walking distance of the house.
For those who prefer less extreme pursuits the Soca Valley is extremely scenic and is perfect for touring by bike or car. From the town there are a number of gentle walks to a beautiful waterfall, a restored Roman village and World War I battle sites. There is also an award winning museum dedicated to the history of World War I and the Soca Front.
Kobarid has 12 café’s, three restaurants and three pizzeria’s all within a five minute stroll of the house. There are also two larger grocery stores, three bakeries, one green grocers, a post office and two banks. And even a police station.
Hiking - Triglav National Park borders the village on two sides and there are a number of hikes, ranging from easy to difficult which can be done right from town. The Walk of Peace also runs through the village and from this trail you can walk up to Bovec or down to Tolmin. The tourist office has complete list of the hundreds of walks possible in the area.
Swimming - locals like to head to the "beach" on the Najda River which is warmed by natural hot springs with supposed healing qualities. Its 5km outside of town on the road to Italy and there is a great bar serving food and drinks. For the brave, its possible to swim in the Soca just past the Napoleon Bridge. A bit further a field, the best swimming spot on the Soca can be found down valley in the pretty village of Kanal. The River is very shallow on the banks here so it is a suitable place to take children. There is also an excellent bakery/cafe here. For proper swimming there is an aqua park in Bovec and another one in Lake Bohinj.
More About This Location
Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest beach: Sistiana, 40 miles
Nearest ferry port: Trieste, 40 miles
Nearest airport: Trieste, 40 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on July 18, 2014
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- Additional guests | $13 | Fee applies to parties of more than 3 guest(s)
Additional notes from the owner
Single people - Pauline's and Martha's Rooms are available at a reduced rate of Euro 35 per night.
An additional person can stay in Mary's Apartment for an extra Euro 10 per person per night or Euro 20 for the week, on top of the base room rate. This is to cover the additional taxes with the extra person staying in the room.
Prices include all relevant taxes.
Breakfast is also available at a cost of € 5 / person/day and is a typical northern European breakfast of fruit, sliced meats and cheese, preserves, butter, yogurt, cereal etc. which will be delivered to your apartment.
Welcome tea and coffee supplies are provided free of charge in the apartment and cold beer and white wine are available for a small charge, or they can simply be replaced by you, by visiting the local supermarket.
To guarantee a reservation a 20% deposit is required to be paid by bank transfer or paypal with remainder due a week before the booking commences.
A full refund will be given to people who cancel 7 days before the booking starts. After this a 50% refund will be given. If I can find another party to rent the room a 100% refund will be given. In July and August the chances of this happening are very high as Kobarid’s hotels, hostels and even campgrounds are typically full.
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 4 Dining chairs
- 3 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 45 square meters