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Family house with heated pool !

Bedrooms 5
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Casa Bella, Nr. Motovun, Istria, Croatia - Stunning Secluded Property - 2 Acres Of Gounds And A Great Pool

Casa Bella is a superb holiday home with a heated pool, kids play area and trampoline. Spacious, secluded, beautifully decorated , unbeatable views. Stunning setting with superb views. Generous living spaces inside and out create a welcoming atmosphere. Decor combines quality natural materials with fine workmanship. Wealth of interesting places and sites to discover in the surrounding area. Heated swimming pool, landscaped garden, huge raised terrace with views over the exquisite landscape, fully fitted kitchen, satellite TotalTV and furnished for total relaxation. Arriving in this villa leaves no choice but to switch off completely from City life.

Property Manager
Annabel Champ (owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2018

About Annabel Champ (owner)

Hi, my husband, Simon, and I live in London and own and manage the lettings of our three villas in Istria, Croatia. We like to stay in at least one of them two or three times a year, with our young daughter, families and friends. When we're not staying there, I manage the rental of each of the villas, whilst also looking after our young children! I try to provide a friendly and personalised service, for instance, we send each of our guests a comprehensive Guidebook that we and our local representative in Istria, have written together made up of all our favourite restaurants, things to do and places to see, along with useful information about nearest shops and banks and their opening times etc. We love it out there and hope that you get the opportunity to experience it to. Annabel Champ

Annabel Champ (owner) purchased this villa in 2005

Why Annabel Champ (owner) chose Oprtalj

We love the area as it has fabulous views, is close to many gorgeous hill top towns and is lovely and secluded for sun bathing and lounging around the villa! It is only half an hour to the coast and there are many fabulous restaurants within driving distance. The food in Croatia is amazing but at much better prices than Italy. The local people are friendly and accommodating.

What makes this villa unique

It has a heated swimming pool so can be used all year round, ideal with kids! It has a trampoline, climbing frame and swing to keep them occupied as well. The villa is less than a one hour drive from Pula airport or under an hour and a half from Trieste in Italy. It has its own decked pool, vine yard and large grass area for kids to run around plus a table tennis table for the adults!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Casa Bella is perfect holiday villa. There is something there for everyone – my two energetic boys loved the gorgeous pool, masses of space around the house and the huge trampoline. I felt instantly relaxed sitting on the front terrace surrounded by enormous bushes of lavender sipping on the delicious local wine. My husband had a blast cooking up a storm using local delicacies : truffles, wild asparagus and seafood. The house is perched on a side of a valley with stunning and relaxing views of local vineyards ancient hill top. The nearby town of Porec with its ancient architecture offers additional attractions of local markets bars and some exceptional restaurants. Plenty of medieval hilltop villages that bear more than a passing resemblance to Tuscany.We would come back in a heartbeat." Ewa Skowronska May 2014

"This june, we spent two really great weeks in Casa Bella. We were three families, so six adults and six children in the age of three to eight. We enjoyed the stay in Istria from the first day: The kids played the whole day, in the pool, football in the beautiful garden, table tennis, etc.... The surrounding especially the view from the house is fantastic.

I recommend necessarily a bike trip to Motovun (there are several mountain bikes in the house) through the forest and the visit of Konoba Bastia in Groznjan. We went there with all the kids two times for dinner and it was a very good place to eat connected with space for the kids (and so quiet dinner for the parents!).

The beaches are near, many places for sightseeing, too, so we didn't manage to visit everything - a reason to come again!" Martina Oehelenberg, Germany, June 2014

Charlotte: "What a wonderful place your villa, the area and the country is ! We really wished we'd had another week. Thank you for contributing to a perfect holiday. Caroline [the local representative in Croatia] is super and very attentive."

John: "Can I reiterate Charlotte's comments that we had an amazing time and hope to be returning to Croatia sometime soon. It's like Italy used to be 30 years ago. Highlight for me was the jazz festival in Grojznan (sic)." Charlotte and Jonathon Doyle, UK, August 2013

"WOW ! what a great property, the views are truly amazing, a huge modern spacious house on a hill top with a panoramic view for miles and miles. Great pool and wonderful entertainment space ! We could not recommend it highly enough - thanks again for a great holiday." David Handy, August 2013

‘Casa Bella is the dream holiday venue for our family. The pool, croquet, table tennis and satellite TV meant that the kids didn't even want to leave the villa, whilst the views from the comfy poolside chairs were more than enough to keep the grown-ups entertained. The local supermarket in Buzet had everything we needed at half the London price, and cooking in the huge kitchen was a pleasure. We'll be back for two weeks next time round’ Angus Donaldson. UK, 2012
Mar 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Oprtalj in Istria County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms in total + a downstairs loo . En-suite bathroom to bedroom one with bath. Two large bathrroms/ shower rooms + a separate downstairs toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms upstairs: the double master en suite, plus a twin and a double that share a shower room. Downstairs there is another twin and double with a shared shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Of our three villas in Istria, this is the one we believe to be best suited for children. The pool has a child alarm. Outside: Landscaped garden, rustic Italian furniture, swimming pool with child alarm, croquet, incredible views, patio, raised terrace and BBQ. Utility Room: Table tennis table with bats ( bring balls just in case ) , croquet hoops, bicycles for touring the beautiful surrounding area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are changed weekly with a full clean. There is a light clean mid week. Should you wish the property to be cleaned more frequently and/or towels changed, this can be arranged at extra cost. Other: Outside space is lovely. Fantastic views and lots of space for kids to run around, play sports, table tennis and enjoy being outside.


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Family house with heated pool !
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful villa in quiet location - amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa located just outside Vizinada and absolutely perfect for large family groups. The villa is very comfortable, lots of entertaining and relaxing spaces, great outdoor areas, lovely terrace upstairs with amazing views over the Mirna valley.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are all immaculate and the A/C was very welcome as it was as very hot when we were there. The website states that there is only A/C upstairs but in fact all the bedrooms have A/C as does the downstairs lounge room.

The house is very well equipped, the kitchen has everything that you need, the BBQ area was a bit hit!

There was a lovely welcome pack on our arrival which was a really nice touch.

We loved our stay at Casa Bella and would thoroughly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cleverly design villa - great stay.

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautifully designed villa built recently but out of traditional stone. There is a good number of bathrooms 5 bedrooms with air con and great TV room living space and an upper terrace designed to avoid direct sun. The pool is not big but was beautifully warm and fine for messing around in. There are steps down to a lower garden and although grounds are not big they were perfectly adequate. The outside covered eating area and BBQ were great for family meals. The kitchen divining area was well designed ( although a few more implements would have been nice). Overall we were very pleased with the stay. The local Aqua park and caving were a hit with the children.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
66 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This is an area renowned for its cuisine and we can arrange for a chef to come and cook for you in the villa. There is an annual film festival and a hot air balloon festival. Walking and cycling trips can be arranged from the villa.


10 minute drive to the sea. The nearest sea is the pretty port town of Novigrad


Pula airport (in Croatia) is 30 miles from our villas. Ryan Air flies there from Stansted on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from £19.99 each way. Monarch Airways departs Gatwick at 10:15 and arrives at 13:25. The return flight leaves Pula at 14:25, arriving at Gatwick at 15:30. Trieste (in Italy) is 60 miles away. Ryan Air flies daily in summer from Stansted. Ljublijana (in Solvenia) is 80 miles away. Easyjet flies there daily in the summer from £ 35 each way.


Vizinada 5 min. Motovun 10 mins medieval hilltop town, summer film festival. Groznjan 7 min, annual jazz festival. Oprtalj 1 hour. Pula 46 miles - lively town and port with vast Roman amphitheatre, full choice of restaurants, shops, museums, cinemas, music, etc. Brijuni Islands (by sea) – historical sites, botanical gardens, safari park, beaches and sports facilities. Other medieval towns and villages, Byzantine churches, archaeological sites, fabulous coastline.

Further Details:

Tennis, sailing, walking, golf, cycling (bikes provided), phenomenal choice of restaurants. Supermarket nearby in Buzet.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Oprtalj, Istria

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak summer 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
28 Oct 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43

Booking Notes:
Please call Annabel to discuss all aspects of booking on 07970 947 909 or by email

Changeover Day:
Saturday where possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
If you would like to book more than one week, please call us for a potential discount. Saturday to Saturday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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