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Spacious villa with 10x5m pool, aircon. Rural retreat, stunning views.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,991 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom villa sleeping 8. Air conditioning.

Exceptionally spacious 4 bedroom villa built of traditional Istrian stone located on a hillside with stunning views over Motovun and the surrounding countryside, private pool. Nicely decorated inside with fully fitted kitchen, separate dining and living room, satellite TV, DVD and music system. WIFI throughout. Outside features include a covered dining area for alfresco eating with built in stone BBQ. Close to all amenities and local restaurants.

Truffles are the specialty of the area. Being in central istria, ideal for exploring the area north, south, east and west.

More Details

Caroline Hopkins
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Motovun in Municipality of Motovun

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1991 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • The Master Bedroom has en suite facilities, one of the twin bedrooms and the second double bedroom share bathroom with shower. Second twin bedroom has en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have wardrobes and are of good sizes. Additional fold-up bed and travel cot available.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can arrange Private Villa Catering, poolside massages, babysitting, taxis


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Spacious villa with 10x5m pool, aircon. Rural retreat, stunning views.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Lovely villa in beautiful part of Istria

  • 4 of 5

We 4 adults had a wonderful stay of 8 nights at the villa in the middle of September 2017. The villa has all you need with a large fully equipped kitchen and seperate lounge. The bedrooms and bathrooms are generous sizes. There is a lovely pool and outside chairs and tables.

We walked most days using the cycle routes. You can pick up leaflets at the Tourist place in Motovun. We hired bikes one day from Montana Bikes in Motovun (15 euros a day) - they were very helpful. We cycled the old railway route.

The surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful and we visited places within a 45 minute drive. There's lots of atmospheric hill top villages.

We ate at Toni's agrotourism on three evenings. The food is homely, rustic, good quality and reasonably priced. The other evenings we ate at the villa. We shopped in the mini market at the foot of Motovun which had fresh daily bread, fruit and vegetables and fresh ham and cheeses. It has a reasonable selection of other basics ie coffee, wine, pasta etc. We did one large shop at Lidl supermarkert when we went to Porec for the day. There is also Lidl and Aldi at Pazin which is about 30 minutes drive from the Villa.

Whilst we fully enjoyed our trip there are some pointers for others. The villa is quite remote and the terrain is undulating. It's a good 40 minute walk to Motovun and then a very steep walk up to the town. Toni's agrotourism is the only place to eat out which is within reasonable walking distance - about 15/20 minutes up hill (down coming home!). You need torches at night as there are no street lights. I recommend walking shoes!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Abgelegene, gepflegte Villa mit toller Aussicht

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben die Villa zu sechst gemietet und würden jeder Zeit unseren Urlaub wieder dort verbringen. Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt, alles ist sehr sauber und geräumig. Selbst zu sechst konnten wir das Haus nicht wirklich ausfüllen.

Da man aber sehr abgelegen wohnt müssen einkäufe gut geplant werden, da zum nächsten großen, relativ günstigen Supermarkt einige Fahrminuten eingeplant werden müssen.

Die dortige Verantwortliche war sehr zuvorkommend und stand uns bei Fragen zur Verfügung.

Ein Ausflug auf die Burg in Motovun lohnt sich, man kann dort gut essen und Feinschmecker kommen auf ihre Kosten - ganz abgesehen vom umwerfend Ausblick. Fast genauso schön wie der Ausblick von der iegenen Terasse auf die Berge und die Burg :)

Alles in allem - immer wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in Villa Histriae

  • 5 of 5

We along with 3 other couples have just returned from a week at Villa

Histriae. We had an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable week's holiday in

this beautiful location. Croatia is a lovely country with friendly,

welcoming people and stunning countryside. Villa Histriae itself is a

spacious, comfortable and well furnished holiday villa; we enjoyed many

relaxing evenings on the patio admiring the stunning views of the

valley and the nearby town of Motovun or a refreshing swim in the


It is in an ideal location within a short drive of the pretty Adriatic

seaside towns of Porec, Lovran and many others. The historic &

picturesque little village of Grosnjan is only a short drive away as is

the Italian town of Trieste; we even made a daytrip to Venice from


We came away with many happy memories and all agreed that it was one of

the best holidays ever. We are certain to return to this stunningly

beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and we stayed in Villa Histriae in early July. A fantastic place! The villa is down a track in the midst of nature with stunning views across the valley and up to Motovun. We loved sitting at night by the pool and looking up to the twinkling lights of Motovun while listening to the crickets chirping

The coast is only 20 minutes drive away.

The villa itself was clean, spacious and has all modern amenities. Very well equipped!

The manager of the property was very helpful both before our booking and during our stay. Some great recommendations for day trips.

Motovun is close by for shops and supplies and there is a nice walk to it along the old railway track.

We have been renting villas for many years and this one is high up there with the best of them for both quality and price.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Villa Histriae from the moment we arrived The welcome arrival pack let us relax by the pool with a chilled glass of wine, admiring the view while the kids jumped in the pool. Such a great peaceful location. It was great to be able to walk up to dinner at the Agroturizam Toni konoban up the road. Central Istria is stunning. I had no idea! but easy access to all areas of Istria meant that it was a great place to stay. We would love to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house at a great location!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time. Very nice house on a great location looking over the Motovun valley!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thanks for your review. Hope to see you back at Villa Histriae again. Best wishes Caroline.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Agroturizam Toni
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This is an area of beauty with wonderful walks and views. The food and wine is superb and very good value.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £43.91

Guests should arrange their own cancellation and travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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