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Authentic Istrian Luxury Stone Villa with Private Pool and Charming Green Garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Bergi is over 300 years old authentic Istrian house that was owned by the same family for centuries. This luxurious stone villa is situated in the small village called Damijanići. It is a small charming village in which picturesque landscape Villa Bergi perfectly fits. The Villa has been recently restored in accordance with the tradition of building and life of our ancestors. It is modern equipped, and as a kind of combination of luxury and indigenous is open for our dear guests. Ten people can comfortably enjoy in the luxury accomodation of villa, beautiful landscape and intimacy of a typical Istrian village.

Through the history, the members of household lived of any craft and agricultural activities. For example, one descendant was widely known for its carpentry. He made nearly all the wood stuff needed for work in the field but also for the household, and some of these items still adorn the interior and the surrounding of villa. On the house wall there is a carved stone head, above which stands the inscription San Giacomo (St. James). It is still not known who placed the carved stone head on the wall of the house, but it is assumed to be installed during the construction of the house. There is a possibility that the owner respected and especially believed in Saint James the patron saint, and vowed to protect the house and the entire household. As Saint James is considered to be the patron of travelers and pilgrims, it is possible that the builder of the house was also the traveler and the pilgrim who settled in this small Istrian village. Therefore, there is no wonder that the house is today meant for travelers and guests who staying there can feel the positive energy. Staying in a villa gives the impression of living in the past times…

The natural white stone, larch, tipical Istrian wood, terracota and bricks, were used in design and restoration of villa, all processed in the traditional manner. Villa extends over 300 m² of living and 2000m² of environmental space.

There is a kitchen embeded in stone, fully equipped with all necessary equipment, household appliances and potter. The kitchen is connected with dining room with fireplace, all about approximately 30 sqm, and bathroom.

There is also a very spacious living room with fireplace, decorated and furnished in antique style with a touch of sophisticated, all approximately 70 m² large, together with large dining room area approx 30 sqm. Two large double door take you from dining room to the terrace, and from the living room to the terrace and garden.

The old stone stairs, looking the same as centuries before, lead to the floor. Our ancestors used them ones, and we are still using them…There are four bedrooms on the first floor, approximately from 15 to 25 sqm, all renovated and furnished with natural materials like stone, larch and Istrian oak. They are looking almost the same as centuries ago when the owners' ancestors spent time there. All rooms have twin beds, and the biggest has an additional bed. Each room has a private bathroom with shower and one has a jacuzzi. Also, one room has an exit to the terrace with a small Istrian stone well.

Villa has a spacious courtyard in which there are native plants and trees. Garden is surrounded with two covered terraces, approximately of 150 sqm of area. On the covered summer terrace, which is about 30 sqm large, someone can relax and enjoy in the view of the nearby greenery, and in the evening someone can enjoy a glass of our good Istrian wine. The other covered terrace, of 70 sqm area, there is a fireplace and grill features, a large wooden dining table, outdoor stone sink and the ability to listen the music while enjoying breakfast, outdoor barbecue or a relaxing evening…Close to the large terrace there is a swimming pool, 10 x 5 m size, from which the view extends to the centuries-old trees. As you can see in the photos the pool perfectly fits in such green environment. The villa has a parking for several cars, but as the region is suitable for walking and cycling around, guests also have the possibility to use bicycles and learn more about the beauty and charm of the rural area of Žminj and Damijanići.

Villa is equipped with air conditioning, central heating, and with all standard equipment such as stove, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, iron, coffee maschine, and other small household appliances, television with satellite tv, etc., and with high –quality oak furniture. Linen and towels are included.

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English, German, Italian, Slovenian, Croatian
Calendar last updated:
7 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vadediji in Municipality of Žminj

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Brioni, Savudrija
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Damijanići is only 2 km away from Žminj, Istrian town with rich history as evidenced by historical monuments, churches and monuments. The old curved country road takes you from Žminj to Damijanići, leading you through the rich greenery, threes of ladonja and murva (mulberry), rich fields and vineyards.

The historical remains confirm that there has been life on a strategic hill where Žminj is situated, since prethistoric times. According to the existing literature, there has been a considerably large settlement during the Bronze Age already, while the archaeological excavations indicate to the animacy and continuity of the town during the Middle Ages. Among other things, the remains of medieval walls today are embedded in the walls of houses and garden fences.

It is assumed that Slavs settled in the Žminj during the 7th century. Graves from the IX and X century evidence about their retention and settlement in Žminj, as well as that it has been one of their important village.

From the half of the XII century Žminj was the part of the Pazin County. In those times it represented one of the most developed part of county. Žminj was known and had reputation of trading place rich of agricultural products because of fields and orchards, rich with wine because of vineyards, but also rich with forest resources, although exploited by the Venetians. After the fall of Venetian Republic Žminj was under the rule of France, but also Austria.

At that time this town passed through an even bigger prosperity by building roads, opening schools and even more powerful development of trade and traffic. The history of Žminj is rich indeed, which is evidenced by monuments such as the parish church of St. Michael, the gothic chapel of the Holy Trinity, or early gothis Chapel of St. Anthony from the XIV century, but also with narration among generations which enabled stories, traditions or recipes to be continued in lives of future generations.

Throughout the history, this area is known for no wetlands, that is why it was spared from the disease that ravaged Istria. It was also know for a healthy climate, clean air, clean water and soil, which were kept until today.

In Žminj and it surroundings there are several restaurants and agritourisms that serve traditional dishes, istrian prosciutto, cheese, various dishes with truffles, olives and istrian wine like Malvasia and Teran. There are also several stores, a market with fruit and vegetable from farmers from the nearby villages, hairdresser, mechanic. Every other Wednesday there is a real village fair where you can buy everything, including the excellent Istrian wine, honey, olive oil... There is also Bartulja, or Day of St. Bartholomew, the patron saint of Zminj, the largest folk festival in Istria, which is usually held on last Sunday in August, and visited by up to ten thousand people.

Žminj is located in the heart of Istria, and its position is ideal for those who want to travel in the region. The importance and status fo traffic intersection Žminj has since the Iron Age because they were already roads leading to larger existing settlements, and these roads, with only small modifications, kept up to date. Therefore, if staying at Villa Bergi you will be just twenty kilometers away from famous destinations on the coast like the nearest Rovinj, Bale, Poreč, Vrsar, Rabac, National Park of Brijuni, Rt Kamenjak in Premantura, Livade (Buzet). You have to drive only few hours to visit beauty of Kvarner – Opatija, or island of Cres and Krk, beautiful Plitvice Lakes, even Venice and Trieste in Italy.


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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £13.07
Damage Deposit £261.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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