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Luxury Stone Villa, Private Pool, Sea Views, Expansive terraces & Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Newly refurbished Villa in Babici, Nr. Umag, Istria, Croatia 1 Km from the sea

Renovations now completed.

Awesome terrace from Master suite. (Panoramic views & glass balustrade)

New contemporary designed windows, kitchen, fireplace... 3 shower rooms... more photos coming soon.

Luxury fully air conditioned stone villa set in an idyllic village location with a sea view. The house has two beautifully furnished bedrooms and separate annexe with a mezzanine bedroom. A brand new contemporary Italian kitchen. Outside there is a large terrace/entertaining area with barbeque and private pool. Enjoy the enchanting sea views, sunset and countryside from the terrace off the master suite. With a bottle of complimentary Istrian wine on arrival. The property boasts a modern well equipped shower room and downstairs WC shower room. This private stone house is located just 2 minutes from the sea with local amenities such as go-karting, equestrian centre, professional tennis courts (Croatian ATP is held here every year) and Park Umag, which has been awarded one of the best in Europe less than 5 minutes away.

Best of all our local restaurant Ca'Nova (2 min walk)

is fantastic... fresh fish, grill, pizza oven and even live music !

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Edmund, Lisa & Harvey fell in love with Istria ten years ago. They renovated 'Casa Knauer' from an old stone ruin to how it looks today.

Now ten years on Casa Knauer has had an incredible makeover. In fact our stone Villa has been extended & renovated to the highest standard.

Now boasting 3 bedrooms & bathrooms and a huge 10m pool.

ED KNAUER purchased this villa in 2008

Why ED KNAUER chose Babići

Our location is key. We are very close to the sea.

Also very close to town (Umag) & supermarkets.

We are also very well located to visit inland Istria with a back road to Buje.

Following onto Groznjan & many vineyards.

Also we use Trieste airport in Italy. 1 1/2 hour drive as we are close to the Slovenian border. Ryanair London to Trieste fly everyday and very cheap.

What makes this villa unique

Within seconds from our Villa you are at Ca'Nova restaurant.

Greeted by the owner, our friend Dario who's two bands play frequently there.

Also a pizzeria and small bar. Sample the fillet steak from the grill and the house white wine home is only a few metres away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Babići in Municipality of Umag

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor shower room with w.c.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room to annexe
  • Main bathroom includes shower, wc and basin. There is also a vanity mirror with hairdryer, hair straightners and shaving point. Under floor heating. Ground floor shower & W.C Annexe En-suite shower room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Studio apartment with mezzanine bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Fully Air conditioned with underfloor heating & forest view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Private terrace with sea view, air con & underfloor heating
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 2 Bedrooms plus annexe Notes on bedrooms: Master suite enjoys 1 kingsize bed, seating area with huge terrace and views of the private pool and the sea. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with woodland views. There is also an annexe with mezzanine bedroom & ground floor lounge with sofabed for extra guests, plus a cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is fully maintained by local agents. Should you have any queries regarding the property during your stay our agents will be happy to assist. Outside: At the front of the property there is parking for several cars. The side of the house has a 10 x 3m lit veranda with seating and dining area equipped with a barbecue. The swimming pool is 10 x 3.5m and has the sun all day. Palm trees, Olive trees and herbaceous plants surround the garden area. There are 6 loungers with cushions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided (apart from beach towels) and changed once a week. Pool maintenance is also once a week. If you require maid service mid stay then this is at an additional cost. Please arrange this prior to travel.


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Excellent - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This villa is stunning. Very relaxing with beautiful surroundings. Everything is in excellent condition. Child friendly, with all the modern cons you'll need. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering visiting Istria.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolles Haus für Familie/Paar

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus und die Einrichtung ist wirklich schön. Der Pool ist nicht allzu gross, aber erfüllt seinen Zweck zur Abkühlung, Entspannung und Planschen voll und ganz. Einen Stern abgezogen haben wir für die Abnutzung gewisser Anlagen wie Kühlschrank (Tür defekt, jedoch voll funktionstüchtig), Kaffeemaschine (defekt, unbrauchbar), Pool (Abnützung an den Seitenwänden). Dies sind Details, die den Aufenthalt nicht trüben sollten. Aber diese Details würden den Urlaub weiter aufwerten. Istrien ist toll und gut vom Haus aus mit dem Auto zu bekunden. Ein guter Standort um verschiedene Ausflüge vor zu nehmen. 10min entfernt gibt es viele Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Wir empfehlen dieses Haus vor allem Familien. Die Kinder können auf dem Grundstück selbständig herumtoben. In unmittelbarer Umgebung ist zudem beispielsweise ein Fussballplatz.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ganz für sich und doch mitten drin!

  • 5 of 5

Zwei wunderschöne und sonnige Wochen in einem Umfeld, das alles bietet. Das Haus ist schön gelegen in einem kleinen Dorf. Ca. 200 Meter entfernt gibt es eine Konoba (mit wirklich leckerem Essen und großer Auswahl). Die Einrichtung des Hauses ist hochwertig und sehr geschmackvoll. Den Stand von Lovrecica erreicht man besser mit dem Auto als zu Fuß, was uns allerdings nicht störte.

Wenn wir nicht gerade das Haus und den Garten/Pool genossen haben, waren wir unterwegs in den Städtchen und an den Stränden der Umgebung. Vieles ist leicht erreichbar. Supermärkte und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind nahe gelegen ausreichend vorhanden und auch eine große Auswahl an Restaurants.

Unser Urlaub war eine Mischung zwischen der Ruhe in/um dem/das Haus und den Bergdörfern der Umgebung einerseits sowie andererseits dem bunten Urlaubstreiben an der Küste. Darum waren wir: Ganz für uns und doch mitten drin!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Umag the nearest town to Babici is home to the ATP The Croatian Tennis Open. A real must for tennis fanatics.

Even closer to home at Park Umag (1 mile) there are clay courts available for hire. Istria itself is famous for producing some of the best wines and olive oils in the world. The Konoba's found within this region are a sheer delight to all who try them, with local specialities served freshly everyday. You will almost definately be greeted with a smile and encouraged to try some of the wonderful home made grappas.


The nearest beach is situated at Lovrecica which is less than 2 minutes drive. The crystalline waters of the Adriatic are known for there abundance of aquatic life, which is a real must for keen divers. 20 kilometres away you have Porec which is famous for the Limski kanal and Zelena Laguna. There are also day trips to Venice from Porec and neighbouring Rovinj.


Currently, Ryanair, Globespan, Flybe, Easyjet low-cost airlines fly direct to Croatia. Pula is Istria's local airport. You can fly with Ryanair from Stansted between April and mid October. Alternatively you can fly to Trieste, which takes just under two hours, now also flying from Birmingham. Easy jet fly to Rijeka which is an hour away on the east coast of the Istrian peninsula. Also Easy jet fly to Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Further Details:

There is a pizzeria/restaurant with a bar within walking distance to the house. There are several other local shops selling fresh food with delicatessen's less than 3 kilometres away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
A refundable deposit of £250.00 is required to secure the booking. This is held to cover damages and any other additional charges guests may incur. (Returned at owners discretion) The full amount is to be cleared in the croatian account ten weeks prior to travel. If a cancellation is made after the ten weeks only the deposit will be refunded. Any bank charges are to be paid by the guest.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Check in to the house is 5pm and check out is 10am please.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and are based on 4 sharing in two beds. If you require additional beds/bedding to be made up then this is also at an additional charge. Any further guests may be subject to additional costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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