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Stylish, luxurious stone villa in a dream scenery, 4 bedrooms & private pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, view over the vineyards, private pool

You will find Casa Sienna in the idyllic, green Istrian inland (although only a stone's throw away from the lively coast). It is an oasis of tranquillity overlooking vineyards, olive groves and fortified medieval towns. The exclusive quality stone house has a private pool, stylish furnishings and lots of private space. The rental is spacious enough to accommodate 8 people inside as well as outside. Two terraces are at disposal: one in front, with view on the pool (useful to keep an eye on the children!) and one with barbecue at the backside. The pool has a gentle access, which is very adequate for small children. A large garden surrounds the house, offering plenty of space for playing games or sunbathing. The poolside (front terrace) is equipped with high-quality loungers, a large table with 8 chairs and lounge seats. The backside terrace provides a table with 4 chairs.

Restaurants are located within walking distance, and various larger supermarkets are to be found in the 5 km away town of Buhet. The small town of Motuvun counts as a summit for the truffle market. Top notch inland day trip destinations are Groznjian and Motovun. For a coastal day trip Opatjia (in the east) and Rovinj (in the west) make a good choise. They are both reached easily and quickly.

More Details

Owner
Andrea Präuner
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Andrea Präuner

We bought Casa Sienna from an English family two years ago. Our three children (17, 13 and 8 years old) enjoy every stay at this place. They specially like the pool and our cards-playing evenings on the terrace. At least once a stay, we rent a boat and spend the whole day at sea. We live in Munich and it takes us about 5.5 hours of driving to arrive at Casa Sienna. So, even a long weekend is worth making the trip.

Andrea Präuner purchased this house in 2012

Why Andrea Präuner chose Istria

When we spent our first family vacation in central Istria a few years ago, the charm of the gentle hilly landscape immediately got us under its spell. We could no longer resist when we –on top of the landscape- discovered this culinary diversity, miles away from fast food and tourist traps. We were particularly fond of the Motovun area… and when we discovered Casa Sienna was for sale, we did not hesitate! And we still haven't got the slightest bit of regret about that! In fact, it is completely the opposite: we want to pass on our enthusiasm for this region. We are very pleased to help you with recommendations for trips, festivals, restaurants, vinery visits, and so on.

What makes this house unique

Casa Sienna is a house where you immediately feel comfortable. It has a great atmosphere and energy that is not only susceptible overlooking the wonderful landscape, but in every room. We especially like that each of us can separately withdraw into quietness, while the large living- dining room serves as a meeting point.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Općina Buzet in Istria

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 4 is a guest toilet. Bathroom 1 belongs to bedroom 1. Bathroom 2 belongs to bedroom 2. Bathroom 3 belongs to bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are separated from the main house by a small corridor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Extra services such as a chef, poolside massages or house staff can be provided on demand.

Reviews

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Stylish, luxurious stone villa in a dream scenery, 4 bedrooms & private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful, comfortable house in an amazing setting and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Casa Sienna was wonderful. The house exceeded our expectations in every way. It was very spacious tastefully decorated and clean. We loved walking out in the morning to see the breathtaking view and enjoy breakfast on the veranda. The location of the house is very convenient for exploring Istria in a tiny village with a nice restaurant within walking distance. The host Andrea was very helpful prior to our arrival. She helped us make arrangements for transportation and rental car when we arrived. She even made arrangements for us to dine at the amazing Slow Food Restaurant near by. She is an excellent host and has thought about every detail. The detailed handbook that was in the house was extremely helpful. The tips that were given and we followed made our stay even more enjoyable. I can recommend this house 100% and hope someday to return to it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I´m so happy you enjoyed your vacation at our Casa Sienna. I really hope to welcome you again at Casa Sienna. Kind regards, Andrea
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5

Family friendly haven

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday here - three generations, including a four week old baby, in September, and all had a wonderful time.

We were very impressed with casa Sienna and particularly liked the layout with the bedrooms and bathrooms being behind two doors which meant we didn't hear the baby! The villa was very clean, all the equipment and furnishings were of good quality and the kitchen was very well equipped. We particularly appreciated the comfortable sofas outside - a great place to relax and read in the shade. We spent most of our time at the villa and the active among us appreciated the table tennis and badminton rackets. The pool water was a little too cool for us though as the temperature was cooling down in September.

Andrea responded quickly to queries and Smiljan the caretaker spoke very good English and was very patient with us on arrival, answering all our questions. He was on hand at the other end of the phone when the electricity went down, keeping us informed and reassured (my daughter in law is diabetic and it was essential her medication was kept cool). We had a lovely meal at Smiljan's family restaurant in Vrh which is well recommend.

The village of Sovinjak only has a church and a restaurant (the views are spectacular) and the villa is about 15 minutes drive from the nearest shops (Buzet) so it is a great 'away from it all' destination. Motovon is about 15 minutes away by car. There is plenty to do in the area if you wish and this part of Croatia is very much cheaper than the south.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa - we regularly holiday as a family and this was by far the best we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review about Casa Sienna. We are happy to hear all your needs were met and that you enjoyed the quiet villa and all the other amenities. All the best for you and your family! Kind regards, Andrea
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5

Fabulous stay at casa Sienna

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday here - three generations, including a four week old baby, in September, and all had a wonderful time.

We were very impressed with casa Sienna and particularly liked the layout with the bedrooms and bathrooms being behind two doors which meant we didn't hear the baby! The villa was very clean, all the equipment and furnishings were of good quality and the kitchen was very well equipped. We particularly appreciated the comfortable sofas outside - a great place to relax and read in the shade. We spent most of our time at the villa and the active among us appreciated the table tennis and badminton rackets. The pool water was a little too cool for us though as the temperature was cooling down in September.

Andrea responded quickly to queries and Smiljan the caretaker spoke very good English and was very patient with us on arrival, answering all our questions. He was on hand at the other end of the phone when the electricity went down, keeping us informed and reassured (my daughter in law is diabetic and it was essential her medication was kept cool). We had a lovely meal at Smiljan's family restaurant in Vrh which is well recommend.

The village of Sovinjak only has a church and a restaurant (the views are spectacular) and the villa is about 15 minutes drive from the nearest shops (Buzet) so it is a great 'away from it all' destination. Motovon is about 15 minutes away by car. There is plenty to do in the area if you wish and this part of Croatia is very much cheaper than the south.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa - we regularly holiday as a family and this was by far the best we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful spot in the hills of Istria

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sienna is a beautiful home in a small hill town close to Buzet. We had a wonderful stay there relaxing by the pool and making day trips to surrounding sights. Very comfortable, quiet and serene, with good shopping in nearby Buzet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Siena is a beautiful and immaculately clean villa with an amazing hostess. Andrea helped us with everything after we decided to stay here and even made arrangements for breakfast and cleaning for us. The villa itself is beautiful with a gorgeous mulberry tree outside along with the pool. The inside of the villa is very well decorated and has all the amenities including aircon that one needs. I would stay here again and would highly recommend it for anyone planning a holiday in Istria.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Berge, Trüffel und Entspannung...

  • 5 of 5

Von Anfang an haben wir uns zu zweit in der Villa sehr wohlgefühlt. Die Einrichtung im Landhausstil und auch der liebevoll bepflanzte Garten haben ihren ganz eigenen Charme. Auch Ende April konnten wir morgens vor dem Haus und bis spätnachmittags auf der hinteren Terrasse gut sitzen und die Sonne genießen. Zum Baden im Pool war es leider noch ein wenig zu kühl. Gerne nutzten wir die zur Verfügung stehenden Mountainbikes, um die Gegend in den Bergen und an der Mirna entlang zu erkunden, entspannten uns auf den Sonnenliegen und verbrachten den ein oder anderen Abend nach dem Kochen mit der großen Auswahl an vorhandenen Brettspielen.

Zum Meer ist es nicht allzu weit, ca. eine Stunde Autofahrt nach Rovinj, Poreč oder Opatija. Auch ein Ausflug in das nahe Städtchen Motovun (20 min) ist zu empfehlen - der Ausblick von der Stadtmauer ist grandios.

Um Trüffel führt in der Gegend um Buzet kein Weg vorbei, überall werden sie in verschiedenster Form (pur geraspelt, in Olivenöl, Pesto, Käse, Wurst, Schinken, Likör, Omelette...) angeboten. Auch im Kühlschrank des Hauses erwartete uns am Ankunftstag bereits eine leckere Auswahl an Schinken und Käse mit Trüffeln.

Alles in allem genossen wir einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in diesem Haus und einen tollen Urlaub!

Julia B.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die ausführliche und positive Bewertung. Ich freue mich sehr, dass Sie den Aufenthalt so genossen haben. Liebe Grüsse, Andrea Präuner
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pula or Trieste
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Motovun
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Buzet
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Poreč or Novigrad
Car: necessary

The Green Istria begins where the bustle ceases, who reigns in the streets of coastal towns. Leaving the bustling coastal fringes behind, soon a green hill landscape opens up in the interior, the sight of many, is familiar from Tuscany as it was 20 years ago. On these peaks towering sleepy medieval town, whose visit is an experience both culturally and culinary, of which you should not do without. Casa Sienna is on the verge of such a small town, called Sovinjak. Sovinjak is known by the parish church of St. George, and the 15-meter high bell tower from the year 1557. Moreover, is located in the Gothic church of St. Roch with frescoes from the 15th century

From the villa you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the vineyards, truffle woods, olive groves and hills of the area. Directly across from the terrace overlooking the small village of Vrh, which is lit up at night.

As a lover of good food you've come to the right place. In Sovinjak itself, about 100 meters away, there is a tavern-Istrian tavern with very good traditional food and a beautiful garden area with views of the Mirna valley.

Yet within walking distance (about 15 minutes walk) is one of the best restaurants in Istria, the Slow Food Tavern Toklarija. In a 600 year old mill you can, by reservation, to benefit from a culinary highlight, which his peers not only studied in Istria.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Općina Buzet, Croatia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Zwischensaison 4
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,145
for 7 nights
£1,145
 
 
Nebensaison
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£566
for 5 nights
£792
 
 
Zwischensaison
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,006
for 5 nights
£1,409
 
 
Zwischensaison 2
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 5 nights
£1,673
 
 
Hauptsaison
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,289
for 7 nights
£2,289
 
 
Zwischensaison 3
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,113
for 7 nights
£2,113
 
 
Zwischensaison 4
16 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,132
for 5 nights
£1,585
 
 
Zwischensaison 5
7 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£818
for 5 nights
£1,145
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£453
for 4 nights
£792
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £264.15

Um die Vermietung kümmert sich der Besitzer des Objektes aus Deutschland. Er steht Ihnen für alle Fragen zur Verfügung und vermittelt gerne Zusatzleistungen wie Ausflüge, Restaurants, privaten Koch, etc. Vor Ort steht Ihnen ein lokaler Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung.
Die Reisepreise enthalten folgende zusätzliche Leistungen: umfassende Reisedokumentation, ausreichend Hand- und Pooltücher, Bettwäsche, umfassende Anfangsreinigung und Vorbereitung der Betten

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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