|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
This villa was built in the end of 19th century and fully renovated in the year of 2012. It is placed in a pitoresque part of Istria, its central part, in a village named Livade. The touch of past that this villa evokes is combined with all of the contemporary benefits, such as air conditioning, WiFi internet, private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen as well as the laundry room. The capacity of this two-bedroom villa is 6 persons, and also a baby crib and feeding chair are available upon request. There are 4 bicycles at your disposal and for the fans of less phisical activities, there is a barbecue ready for use. Last, but not least, the villa has a breathtaking view from the terrace. Just a walk away there is a horse ranch where you can hire a guide and have a riding tour of the area. The nearest beaches are in Novigrad, Poreč and Tar, around 20 kilometres away, the nearest spa 10 km, the airport distance is 70 km and a shop and a restaurant can be found in Livade, the same place where villa Aurora is located.
Lovely Istria purchased this villa in 2015
It is a beautiful location surrounded by the calm and nature
Charming, romantic ...
We were received in a heartwarming way by the owners who gave us an immediate strong impression of the Croatian hospitality.
The view from the swimming pool of the beautiful old town of Motovun is truly breathtaking.
The villa is located in a perfect location if you wish to explore the whole island of Istria.
We have traveled a lot and visited many places and I can say that Villa Aurora belongs on top of our best memories.
I often think back on our great conversations and interactions with Santa (hi exists and is the father of the owner ;-), his kindness and his little gifts (local fruits and vegetables and great vine :))
When you get an unforgettable experience, it is with pleasure that you want to do something back. That is why I write this review and highly recommend this villa.
Wir waren Ostern für eine Woche in der Villa und haben ausgesprochen schöne Tage erlebt. Netter Empfang, der Eigentümer war immer ansprechbar und hilfsbereit. Eltern der Besitzer waren in der Nähe und konnten mit Kleinigkeiten stets aushelfen. Sehr ruhige und abgeschiedene Lage am Ende einer Sackgasse. Der Pool ist über eine Steintreppe erreichbar, man hat von ihm einen traumhaften Blick ins Mirnatal und auf Motovun. Auf dem mittelhoch gelegenen Grillplatz konnte man auch Ostern schon windgeschützt die Sonne genießen.
Eingangsbereich und der Hang sind ansprechend bepflanzt, vor allem draußen am Pool und der Terrasse fühlten wir uns sehr wohl.
Das untere, von außen zugängliche Zimmer ist sehr hell und freundlich mit liebevollen Details ausgestattet. Wir waren zu dritt, bis zu vier Personen perfekt.
Vier Fahrräder stehen zur freien Verfügung (Parenzana Strecke geht direkt in der Nähe vorbei).
Livade are reffered to as the home of the Istrian truffle, where there is a Festival of the Truffle held every year. The Mirna valley and its surroundings are a rich wildlife location. Another interesting fact: in the early 20th century a railway called „Parenzana“ used to pass through Livade and that was important for the people of these parts because it connected them with the cities on the western Istrian coast. It lost its function long ago, but today it's used as a very accessible path for walkers and cyclists.
There is so many nearby places worth visiting and here are a few: Grožnjan, a small town with art galeries (one of them was a 14th century smithy, the oldest in Istria); Završje, with amazingly preserved medieval architecture; Oprtalj, praised by the food and wine lovers; in the end there is Motovun, the best preserved medieval town in Istria. Motovun is quiet and calm during the winter, but in summer months it becomes a crowded place that offers various events of culture and entertainment, such as the Motovun Film Festival, hot air baloon races, wine festivals or paragliding competitions.
The weekly price includes: 7 nights accommodation, initial and final cleaning, garden maintenance, gas, water, electricity, tourist tax, registration fee, laundry (towels and linen), air-conditioning, internet access.
Refundable damage deposit (Paid on arrival) € 300,00 - damage deposit will be completely refunded to resident in the case that all conditions of the lease are met upon their departure.
One well behaved dog is welcome with an extra cleaning charge of 50 Euros per week.
A 30% down payment is required to secure your reservation.