Little Vista House is situated on a quiet street, with wonderful views over rolling hills, vineyards and orchards, on the outskirts of the historic hilltop village of Smartno (St Martin or San Martino in Italian) known for its fortified walls, charming cobbled streets and traditional stone buildings, not to mention fantastic views all the way to the Alps. The wonderful but relatively undiscovered region of Goriska Brda - also known as Slovenia's Tuscany - is dotted with charming tiny stone hilltop villages (of which Smartno is one of the most famous) and criss-crossed with some wonderful walking and biking trails, countless wineries and excellent restaurants. The area is famous for its many wine & cherry themed festivals especially the "Brda & vino" festival held in Smartno itself each Spring - one of the largest wine and culinary events in Brda. Simply prepared dishes have been replaced by original and sophisticated cuisine that goes hand-in-hand with top quality Brda wines. One of the best spots to enjoy the breathtaking 360 °views of the region is the viewing tower in Gonjace (2 km from Smartno). The castle in Dobrovo, which is the region's administrative centre, is almost a perfect square with square turrets on each corner and well worth a visit. The neighbouring Karst region offers amongst its highlights the spectacular Unesco protected Skocjanske Jame cave system, which features one of the worlds deepest underground canyons, the equally impressive Postojna Caves and the world famous Lipica stud - home of the Lippizaner breed made famous by the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and also offering excellent golf. The Italian Adriatic coast and the fascinating and beautiful city of Trieste is just 20km away whilst Venice is 90 minutes by car and the lovely Italian Friuli wine producing region is just a short hop across the border, home to beautiful towns such as Cividale and Udine. It is an hour's drive or so to the Slovenian Adriatic and its beautiful Venetian town of Piran. Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital is an 90 min drive away. Day trips into the Slovenian Alps and spectacular Soca Valley are also easily possible with the foothills of the Alps starting in the Kolovrat hills just a few KM north of the Goriska Brda. Let yourself be spoilt for choice with a stay in a wonderful house in an area that offers a vast array of things to see and do for groups of all ages and tastes.
Location information
Village Smartno
Town Smartno
Area Karst & Goriska Brda
Convenience store 3 km
Restaurant 200 m
Bar 200 m 
Airport 1 40 km to Trieste Airport
Airport 2 140 km to Ljubljana Airport
Bus Local buses stop in the village. Multiple connections available from Nova Gorica.
Train The nearest train station is in Nova Gorica (15 km) 
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Little Vista House is an appealing renovated holiday home, an authentic Goriska Brda country cottage with exposed beams, stone walls and many original features offering charming accommodation for up to 4 guests in two bedrooms. The entrance hall leads to a living room / dining room on the right with two sofas , woodburner and with access out to the terrace. Depending on the season you can enjoy your evening glass of quality local wine either by the fireplace or on the terrace enjoying the Summer breeze. On the left is the well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery. and bathroom with bathtub and shower. The bedrooms ( 1 twin and 1 double ) are located on the first floor. The double bedroom has balcony doors overlooking the garden and wonderful views beyond. The garden is fenced off from the road and offers a lovely space for adults to relax, whilst soaking in the sun and views and a fanstastic protected space for kids to play, complete with its own sandpit.

The owners of the house have their own vineyard in the area and offer a bottle or two of their excellent rebula (a local grape variety) wine to all their guests.
Accommodation information
Official rating 3
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Accommodation type Holiday House
Capacity 4
Capacity notes /
Internal size 80 m2
Size notes Estimated
No. of bedrooms 2
Bedroom notes

Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom (2 single beds)

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom (1 double bed)

Sofabeds /
No. of bathrooms 1
Bathroom notes Family bathroom with bathtub
Kitchen The fully equipped kitchen offers modern amenities including hob, oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.
Living room The open plan living room / diner has 2 comfortable sofas, woodburner and access to the terrace.
Dining room / area Seating for 4
Garden / outer space 80 m2
Garden / outside space Garden & terrace are accessed from the living room, are fenced off from the road and have comfortable garden furniture, sandpit for kids and wonderful views over the vineyards and hills of the Goriska Brda.
Wifi /
TV /
Provided by owner Bed linen, towels and tea towels.
Parking On street parking
Pets No
Smoking Not permitted inside the property.
Accessible for disabled No
Other /
Base prices:
  • Year round 124 EUR/night

Minimum stay:

  • 3 nights
  • No discounts available
  • Tourist tax: 1.27 EUR/adults/night, 0.64 EUR children 7-18/night
  • Deposit / payment schedule is stated in booking information under property calendar on the right.
Security deposit:
  • A refundable security deposit of 200 EUR is payable for this property.

Little Vista

Karst & Goriska Brda

Little Vista is a charmingly renovated 2 bedroom stone holiday cottage with garden and stunning views over the vineyards and rolling hills of the wonderful Goriska Brda wine growing region, a little known gem between Nova Gorica and the Soca Valley on the border with the Italian Friuli region, sometimes also called Slovenia's Tuscany. The house is in a quiet area walking distance to Smartno (St Martin) one of the region's most appealing historic small towns. The area is a treasure trove for culinary and wine enthusiasts as well as offering wonderful walking, beautiful nature and a huge range of daytrips within easy reach.

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Great location with a nice view over the valley. Very good value.

Great location with a nice view over the valley. Very good value.

Great location with a nice view over the valley. Very good value.

Great location with a nice view over the valley. Very good value.

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