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Peaceful Seclusion In This Beautiful Traditional Istrian Stone Villa.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Spacious Villa With Large Swimming Pool And Garden.

Little Oaks is a traditional Istrian stone house built 8 years ago using reclaimed oak and old terracotta floor tiles. It is situated an easy 30 minute drive from Pula airport in the small hamlet of Draguzeti. A totally private villa with no overlooking neighbours and set in large gated grounds.

Upstairs the Master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom with a large bath and shower, open fireplace and verandah over looking the pool with a distant sea view. The other upstairs double bedroom (twin beds) has an en suite shower room and a verandah with similar views.

Downstairs is incredibly spacious. The third bedroom located on the ground floor has two single beds with ample room for either an additional single bed or cot to be placed (available on request). The room opens up onto the garden patio and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

The living space on the ground floor is open plan featuring a kitchen area with large oak topped island, modern units with dishwasher, large fridge freezer, microwave, smaller fridge and modern oven and hob. There is also a walk in larder allowing for plenty of storage. On this floor there is a separate utility room with a washing machine, tumble drier and additional toilet/sink area.

The living area features a traditional stone fire place. dining table and chairs and a comfortable leather sofa. This room leads through, via a stone archway, to the lounge featuring another large stone fireplace. This room is well furnished with further sofas and armchairs, including a double sofa bed, coffee table and traditional desk. There is a TV and DVD player with a good selection of DVD's kept in the villa at all times and a large array of books!

All ground floor rooms have French windows opening out onto the gardens and pool areas.

On the paved terrace outside the kitchen a large ceramic and iron table is brilliant for entertaining and evening BBQ!! a covered terrace outside the lounge houses a smaller table and chairs providing some shade (great for children!). The stone built BBQ area with sink and preparation area is conveniently located a short distance from the kitchen and terrace. Adding to the character of the property there is a traditional Croatian Kajun adjacent to the BBQ!

The swimming pool with Roman steps is 10 by 5 metres. Situated 5 metres from the sun terrace outside the lounge it sits beautifully within the large garden. The paths and garden wrap themselves around the house complete with ample parking (would easily park 4-5 cars!). The whole complex comprising 3400 square metres is surrounded by stone walls with inset lights adding to the ambience.

More Details

Helen Hemming
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, No phone calls unless English is spoken, please.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2018

About Helen Hemming

Professional couple with grown up children living in Devon.

Helen Hemming purchased this villa in 2005

Why Helen Hemming chose Radetići

Fell in love with the region of Istria and found this property in the process of being built allowing us to have input in the final stages of design.

What makes this villa unique

Total privacy and relaxation


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Radetići around the Municipality of Tinjan

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms have heated towel rails and radiators. They are fully tiled with twin wash basins upstairs and single downstairs. Powerful showers in all bathrooms and a large bath in the master en suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have double wardrobes (2 upstairs), dressing tables and bedside cabinets. Vaulted ceilings and doors opening onto the verandahs (downstairs opens onto the patio). Babies cot or extra single bed is available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please ask for any additional information/requirements. Welcome pack on arrival. Our property manager who speaks good English is available daily to answer any queries.


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Peaceful Seclusion In This Beautiful Traditional Istrian Stone Villa.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
United Kingdom

Wonderful tranquil setting and beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Little Oaks and it was as good if not better than the first. It's always good to go back somewhere where you already have a good knowledge of the local amenities so you relax straight into the holiday. It's a beautiful part of Croatia - very unspoilt. There is so much to do from water parks, visiting the local coastal towns of Porec and Rovinj (our favourite), beaches, hill top towns, local Kobana's (tavernas), go karting....there's something for all the family. Then to have time relaxing at the villa which caters for everything you need.

The housekeeper is on hand and always able to help.

We love it here and look forward to our next visit.

Thank you again for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that you enjoyed your second stay with us. It's reassuring to know that the qualities we value at Little Oaks, the peace , tranquility and sheer space, are also the qualities that make our guests want to return time and again.
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A beautiful villa in an idyllic location - perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of August with our family and two young children. The pool and facilities were the main reason we booked and they didn't disappoint. The outside dining areas were well appointed and perfect for alfresco meals at any time of the day. The main outdoor dining area a real favourite as even in the heat of the day it is sheltered by a beautiful tree. The beds are all really comfortable and separate bathrooms made life very easy. I had to work a little while away and the wifi and mobile connections were really good.

The pool and gardens are exactly as they are on the photos - stunning. Perfect for a game of volley ball in the pool and the shallow end the right depth for our 8 year old. There was plenty of room in the house if you needed your own space. We love to cook and the facilities were great - everything you needed was available.

There are several supermarkets in nearby Porec which are open to 11pm or Midnight which was really handy for that first shop on the first day.

It was our first visit to this part of Croatia and it is truly beautiful. Lots to do and see for all, from hill top villages to beautiful Rovinj and two water parks nearby (highly recommend AquaColours - would take some beating).

The housekeeper was attentive and on hand if you need anything.

Altogether a wonderful holiday and we look forward to returning very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Little Oaks so much. We try to make it as comfortable and relaxing as possible for all our guests.
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Lovely green oasis

  • 5 of 5

Little Oaks is a spacious, well maintained and equipped, self-sufficient holiday home. It is a great basis to explore Istria and return to for a fab sunset by the pool.

We have enjoyed it very much again, 2nd year in a row.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect family holiday at Little Oaks. It felt so serene, but all the attractions of the region were still easy to access. Istria at its best!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodation in a secluded paradise

  • 5 of 5

Little Oaks is a beautiful well maintained villa in a secluded part of the Istrian countryside. As a family group of 5, with 2 young children, it was everything we had hoped for. The pool was a particular favourite - big enough for a real swim but small enough to be safe for the children. The house was clean, spacious with very comfortable en-suite bedrooms and well appointed kitchen and living area. The weather was very hot so we ate outside for most meals, made all the more enjoyable by the shade from the Oak trees overlooking the patio., There's lots to do in the area - zip line in Pazin, aqua park in Porec, boat trips, sunsets, beautiful seaside villages in Rabac and Novigrad together with wonderful mountain scenery. All in all a wonderful holiday with wonderful accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and it was such a relaxing retreat for us. Lovely, quiet and relaxing. The villa is far enough away for peace and quiet but not too far that you couldn't get shopping or pop into town to explore. Well situated to reach nearby towns and villages for dinner, exploring and seaside (you will need a car but it's only a short drive to reach places). Property very clean and well looked after with beautiful gardens and pool. Would definitely go again, we had a lovely time and we didn't want to go back to work!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pula is 30 minutes drive from the Villa
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Umag is 20 minutes away
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Lim Fjord is 10 minutes drive
Car: necessary

The nearby village of Sveti Lovrec has many facilities including a wonderful pizzeria, grocery shop and cafe. The coastal towns all situated within easy driving distance (Porec, Vsar, Rovinj) have a wide variety of historical and coastal entertainments.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Radetići,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

PLease be aware that a Tourist Tax is payable.. This is currently 1 euro per person per day. Our housekeeper will take passport details so that she can register you online.

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.
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