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Bazjaki: Beautiful stone villa in Istria with infinity pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Bazjaki is located on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Bazjaki, facing southwards and with uninterrupted views of the Mirna Valley and the historic town of Motovun, famed for its annual film festival. The house has been rebuilt using the original stone from the ruin found on the site when it was bought by its present owners in 2004. It has four double bedrooms, two of them en suite and will comfortably accommodate 8 people. There is a huge open living space, comprising kitchen, dining and sitting areas. The communal living areas have a beautiful stone floor and the bedroom floors are made from oak boards. The furniture is a primarily a mixture of antiques sourced from England and locally in Istria. The house has large windows and high ceilings creating a great feeling of light and space.

There is also a large terrace for open air dining and barbeque.

The house sits in over 4000 square metres of private garden with stunning views across the valley towards Motovun. There is a 9 x 4 metre infinity pool with plenty of space around the pool for sun loungers. Around the substantial lawned area are dotted huge stones taken from the original house and now acting as garden features.

There is a Bose "ipod" dock available for use.

More Details

Bruce Carr
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Croatian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Livade in Municipality of Oprtalj

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Bazjaki: Beautiful stone villa in Istria with infinity pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Really nice house with an incredible view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two families in the lovely house for a week. Everything was perfect and the view from the house, over the pool, towards Motovun is spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed for the second time in this stunning villa and just like last year it's been a wonderful experience. The house is open, bright, clean, tasteful and offers enough space for 2 families. It was perfectly set up for kids. It's the perfect place to be if you are looking for a tranquil and secluded hideaway, yet there is a town with stores and restaurants close by and bustling Motovun just a stonethrow away. We explored the beaches on both coasts of Istria and felt happy to return to our wonderful house in the evenings. Bruce, the owner, manages to make you feel welcome and is open and flexible when it comes to questions that may come up. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute peace

  • 5 of 5

The advert is indeed very accurate but it would be very difficult for the pictures to do justice to this place. It is clear the property has been a labour of love by the owners and it felt like a real privilege to stay there.

My group were looking for somewhere tranquil and that is exactly what we found. You can just about hear the neighbours if they are in their garden and there are some dogs living in the valley that you can sometimes hear barking at each other in the distance (neither of which detracted at all from our experience), but other than that there is absolute peace.

The views out across the valley are completely mesmerising - it is not an exaggeration to say that we couldn't walk past a window in the house without stopping for a minute to stare.

The house was very well equipped, there was not a single occasion on which we couldn't find something that we needed. The cleaners were extremely rigorous and with the space and care taken in the design it was very easy to keep clean.

I had kept the location and identity of this accomodation secret from the rest of my group until we arrived, as we'd been working and staying elsewhere in Croatia. Seeing their reactions when we arrived was definitely one of the highlights of my time out there - I am sure your reaction when you see it will be no different!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The villa was exactly as...

  • 5 of 5

"The villa was exactly as shown in the photographs if not better. The views and surrounding countryside were spectacular. A great location to explore Istria and to spend days relaxing by the pool. A car is essential. We enjoyed every minute of our stay here."

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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..wo die Seele Urlaub macht!

  • 5 of 5

Ende Juli besuchten wir zu 8. (mit 2 Kindern, 4 und 8 Jahre) die traumhafte Villa Bazjaki im grünen Herzen Istriens. Beim Betreten des Hauses verschlug es uns die Sprache - jeder Raum war sauber, liebevoll, charmant und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Ein herzliche Begrüßung erwartete uns auf dem Tisch..ich muss zugeben, mir standen kurz die Tränen in den Augen. Das Haus ist wunderbar groß und bietet für kleine als auch große Gäste ausreichend Raum und Platz um sich zu bewegen. Besonders angenehm waren auch die zu den Zimmern gehörenden Badezimmer. Für die Kinder gab es im Haus verschiedene Brettspiele, Autos und andere Spielsachen.

Der Blick in den Garten, mit dem wunderbaren Pool und den Blick auf die Mauern von Motovun waren einfach traumhaft - zu jeder Tageszeit.

Reiseziele waren für uns u.a. Poreč, Rovinj und Motovun, sowie die Ostküste Istriens. Es gibt zahlreiche Freizeitmöglichkeiten in der näheren Umgebung, ohne Probleme kann man sich aber auch die Tage am Pool vertreiben und die Stille genießen.

Von Beginn an war der Kontakt mit Tamara und Bruce entspannt und mehr als freundlich. Fragen wurden im Vorfeld und auch während des Urlaubs imme zügig und kompetent beantwortet.

Es gab einige kleine Dinge, die sowohl für die Gegend als auch die Jahreszeit typisch sind, der Qualität des Urlaubs jedoch nicht im Weg standen - Mückenschutz sollte mit in der Reisetasche vorhanden sein und nachts konnte man ab und zu in der Ferne Hunde bellen hören (wie wir herausgefunden haben, scheinbar Trüffelhunde), was nicht weiter wild war.

Die Abreise fiel uns wirklich schwer, denn es war traumhaft schön. Ich empfehle dieses wunderbare Haus wirklich jedem, der Ruhe für Herz und Seele sucht und sich einfach gern fern ab vom Massentourismus entspannen will.

Vielen Dank Tamara, Bruce und Familie für den unvergesslichen Aufenthalt in der Villa Bazjaki.

Herzliche Grüße und alles Gute aus Deutschland sendet Claudia.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claudia Those are lovely words to read. And we will buy some mosquito repellent for our guests in future! Many thanks Bruce & Tamara
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Traumvilla für Traumferien

  • 5 of 5

Wie in den früheren Bewertungen zu lesen ist, entspricht die Villa Bazjaki der Beschreibung durch die Eigentümer absolut oder übertrifft diese sogar.

Die Ausstattung ist überdurchschnittlich und befindet sich in einem sehr guten Zustand. Die Kommunikation mit Bruce und Tamara im Vorfeld des Aufenthalts erwies sich als äusserst unkompliziert und ihre Informationen waren ausserordentlich hilfreich. So fanden wir uns sehr schnell zurecht - obwohl es unser erster Aufenthalt in Istrien war.

Das gesamte Haus war extrem sauber bei unserer Ankunft. Alle Betten frisch bezogen und die Hand- und Badetücher lagen bereit. Wir fühlten uns sehr willkommen, vielen Dank!

Trotz der Hitze (36 Grad im Schatten!) blieb die Temperatur im solide gebauten Haus in einem angenehmen Bereich und es tat gut, nach Tagesausflügen in überhitzten Touristen-Zentren zum kühleren Anwesen zurückzukehren.

Der wunderbar angelegte Pool wurde rege genutzt und man konnte auch mal herrlich die Ruhe geniessen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Die Nachbarn störten nie und es vermittelte uns ein angenehmes Gefühl zu wissen, dass man trotz abgelegener Lage nicht ganz alleine war.

Die hochwertige technische Ausstattung des Hauses (u.a. DSL-Anschluss) war vor allem auch für unsere Jungmannschaft (4 Kinder zwischen 9 und 17) ein Highlight.

Die atemberaubende Aussicht auf das von der Abendsonne beleuchtete Motovun wird eine unserer schönsten Urlaubserinnerungen bleiben. Wir haben wundervolle Ferien hier verbracht und können die Villa wärmstens weiterempfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Lesley for your very kind words. We hope you will be able to visit Bazjaki again! Best wishes Bruce, Tamara, Mirjana & Aleksa
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Car: necessary

From Livade, take the road towards Oportalj and the turning for Bazjaki is to the right, after about 500 metres

For groups of 10-12, there is the possibility of renting a 2 bedroom apartment 50 metres away from the house.

There is beautiful countryside all around and the area is famous for its truffles and local wine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Livade, Istria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Season 2
13 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 3
9 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 4
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 5
2 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 6
23 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £174.81

10% payable within 14 days of the booking; the remainder payable 21 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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