Villa Zelena is located in Bajkini, an idyllic, rural setting close to Vizinada in Istria. There are vineyards all around, yet the sea is only 20km away at Porec to the south, or Novigrad to the west.
After many years of wonderful family holidays in Bajkini, we've now taken the decision to rent out our villa.
Externally the villa has been built is traditional Istrian stone to perfectly blend in with the local architecture. Inside, the villa is decorated in a simple contemporary style, giving it a light and airy feel.
On the ground floor there is a spacious, open plan kitchen/living /dining area which leads out via 2 large French windows to a covered terrace with dining table and outside seating.
Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom, and a double bedroom with ensuite shower room. This bedroom is separate from the living area and is very private
On the first floor there is a double bedroom with dressing area and ensuite bathroom (bath and separate shower cubicle). This bedroom has a small balcony with views over the Mirna Valley towards Groznan. There is a second twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Externally, from the covered terrace (described above) there are steps down to the swimming pool, with additional terracing around it , with space for sunloungers. There is a stone BBQ and a second patio to the back of the house with a table tennis table. The rest of the gardens are landscaped and lawned and there is private parking.
The villa has a lovely restful feeling to it, and we always enjoy going there, as do our family and friends who have stayed in the villa. There is much to see and explore in Istria; equally you can simply spend your days lazing by the pool, with a good book and a glass of wine from one of the local vineyards!
The villa is one of four in the immediate vicinity; three of the villas including Zelena were built around the same time in a very similar style. The fourth villa was built a couple of years ago and is situated close to Zelena. It is not obtrusive as the living areas and pool are on the far side of the property, away from our villa. It has sadly though, taken away much of our beautiful view!
There are local shops and cafes, a post office and tourist office 4km away in Vizinada with larger supermarkets in Tar, Porec or Novigrad.
The villa may be unsuitable for very young children and toddlers due to the stone steps and unfenced pool.