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Lovely Villa for family with children & pets, 7000 sqm2

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely Villa, 7.000 sq m green enclosed, private oasis.

Amazing 'Villa Branko' **** with a swimming pool, surrounded by lavender, on enclosed area of 7.000 sq m. Ideally suited for families with children.


Property benefits from: swimming pool area, forest area, orchard, vineyard and a badminton court, table tennis and a football field. There is also an outdoor children playhouse made of Ecco Wood, grill, several car parking places, a garage and a storage.

Free use of: three bicycles, eight sun beds with umbrellas, badminton and table tennis rackets.

Sunny and spacious 260 sq m interior of Villa Branko offers comfortable accommodation for up to nine guests.

Large covered terrace- 35 sq m with dining table offers enjoyment of culinary delicacies, quality vine with fantastic views.

There is also a outdoor bathroom with shower and toilet.

Ground floor consists of fully equipped kitchen with dining area.There is dishwasher, 4 ring stove with oven; toaster, refrigerator with freezer, coffee machine, microwave, kettle, etc.

Ground floor living area is equipped with Sat LCD TV, DVD,CD player. There is also a nice book shelf to choose from.

There is also a double bed bedroom and a single bed bedroom. Grand floor bathroom consists of bath with shower, bidet, toilet and washing machine.

First floor consists of three bedrooms plus a children's room.

The first bedroom, romantic room, consists of Extra large double bed with cot. The second bedroom, relaxing room, has Large double bed and third bedroom has double bed.

Bedrooms are equipped with quality sheets and towels, body and hand towels.

Children room is fully equipped with various children creativity toys; blackboard for drawing with felt tip pen and chalk, tent, wooden and ecological toys, six colored chair, children table.

First floor bathroom has bath with shower, bidet and toilet.

Enthusiast can swim in the beautiful swimming pool, play badminton and football, ride bikes, or take a pleasant walk through the forest and meadow.

Solar shower and swimming pool with permanent water flow.

Swimming pool- high quality Pebble Tec floor. Finish Based on quartz sand from New Zeland beaches. Apart from its attractive look, swimming pool texture is pleasant with non-slip surface.

Pets are welcome and you will enjoy the vast landscape with them.

Wi-fi Broadband Internet connection is free all over the property.

Location: 'Villa Branko' is located in the heart of south of Istria in the village Pusti. It's only 25 km away from Rovinj- the Pearl of Istria and Pula- the largest Istria city. It's on the outskirt of Svetvincenat, a beautiful medieval town. Its location allows you to quickly get to other interesting vistas in Istria.

Nearest Beach: San Polo, sand & pebble- Blue Flag, distance: 14 km.

Nearest medical amenities - Svetvicenat 1 km.

Nearest big shopping center - Vodnjan 8 km.

We are doing everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible and to help realize your dreams.

From 'Villa Branko' with love,



5-room house, detached, for 9 people, 260 m2 on 2 levels.Living room with satellite TV, DVD and CD player. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN]).Sleeping room with 1 double bed. Sleeping room wit 1 single bed. Sleeping room with 1Extra large double bed. Sleeping room with 1 double bed. Sleeping room with 1 Large double bed. Kitchen with 4 hot plates, micro wave, oven, dining table, dishwasher, fridge and deep freezer. 3 Bathroom/WC and shower.Terrace 35 m2, terrace furniture.Other equipment: washing machine.

building and outdoor:

Large, child friendly, comfortable detached house "Villa Branko"****.

House Equipment: playroom, central heating system, air conditioning, washing machine (private use).Access & Parking: parking by the house. All-season motor access to the house. Situation: on the outskirts of Pusti, secluded, quiet position in the countryside.Surroundings of the house: grounds (private use, 7'000 m2, fenced), garden (private use), lawn (private use), badminton court, football field, table tennis, swimming pool (private use), outside shower (private use), private beach (private use), children's playground (private use), barbecue (private use).

More Details

Klara Grahovac
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2018

About Klara Grahovac

I have a Master's degree in International Tourism in National Economy, at the Economics University of Zagreb. I currently live in Pula, and I have a company which provides private accommodation units. In 2012 I was nominated as a candidate by the Istrian Tourist organisation for 'The Best Private Host' in Croatia. On a side note, there is over 10 000 private renters in Istria, and I was only nominee. I am very responsible, professional and enthusiastic about the holiday services I provide.

Klara Grahovac purchased this villa in 2002

Why Klara Grahovac chose Svetvinčenat

The villa was built by my late father, Branko Grahovac; it's the first house in rural Istria which was categorised as a touristic resort in 1995. After his death in 2002 I named the house after him: Villa Branko. I've invested into renovating the house and stated renting the house as a tourist accommodation. Soon after I received four-stars.

What makes this villa unique

Amazing Villa Branko**** on enclosed and private area of 7.000 sq. m. with private swimming pool, badminton court, table tennis, children playhouse and football field.

Return to nature, refresh your memories, awaken your love.

Ideally suited for families with children. Pets are welcome and allowed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a wonderful stay at your "Villa Branko".

The neighbors were very friendly and the water in the pool was perfect!

It was wonderful to play with our dog Susi on 7.500 sq.m.

Thank your for all!!

Melanie, Rene, Stephanie and our dog Susi vau vau
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Svetvinčenat around the Municipality of Svetvinčenat

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • 'Villa Branko' **** offers four double bed bedrooms, a single bed bedroom and a children's playroom.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 9 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The 'Villa Branko'**** is ideal for family with children. We have one children's room with many toys. Outside we have a playground for children with little a house, a slide and a swing. In a large surrounding area of 7000 m2 we offer for you a badminton court, goals for soccer and table tennis where you can play and have fun. You can also use three bikes for free. One pet is allowed for free, while the others have to be paid for 5EUR per day. We also offer for you a shower with solar heating after you're done enjoying the pool.


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average rating of 4.733333 based on 55 reviews

Plenty of activities for children

  • 5 of 5

Very nice Villa that has been upgrated during the years. The yard is perfect with small children or youngsters, because there are much to do (pool, badminton, football, tabletennis). The teracce is large enough for two families with children.

The Villa is not new, so expect it be one. The owner is super-helpful and nice. The surrounding is nice and quiet and still close to several things to do. (July 2018 the neighbour was building a house or something, so it might bring some sounds to the Villa too.) Value for the price is 5/5.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pasi, Thank you very much for this fantastic Review. I’m glad that you and your family had a great time and I hope to see you again next year. Thanks for supporting Croatian football team. Sincerely, Klara
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Ein rundum gelungener Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 3 Familien und haben den Urlaub genossen.

Uns hat das Haus und das Grundstück sehr gut gefallen. Es war alles gepflegt und sauber.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Katja, Vielen dank fuer deine super Bewertung. Das hat mich sehr gefreut, dass du eine schoene Zeit in meinem Haus verbracht hast. Ich wuerde mich freuen,wenn ihr wieder meine Gaeste sein wuerdet. Ich wuensche euch noch einen schoenen Sommer! Ganz liebe Gruesse von Kroatien nach Deutschland Alles liebe von Klara
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Villa with huge garden in lovely part of Istria

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the villa, which was in a great part of Istria, just outside the town/village of Svetvincenat, which is a nice place to hang out and wander round. There happened to be a medieval festival during the week which we were there, which was an incredible experience.

My family of 9 needed somewhere to stay together as we came over for my brother’s wedding in Istria and the villa was a great size for us. Two roomy bathrooms were great, as was the smaller toilet and shower room outside - very practical. The garden is fabulous, with so much room for the children to run about it and play badminton and table tennis etc. The pool was great - we were so happy to have a place to cool off in and we ended up being in it for several hours a day!

The house itself had lots of bedrooms, which housed us all, and we spent a lot of time on the front veranda, which was lovely and airy. The sitting room was smaller than we expected (a sofa for 2-3 people and an armchair) so it would have been tricky to sit in there as a group, but am guessing that most people sit outside rather than watch TV inside... It certainly was not a problem for us.

We were there for the heatwave, with 37 degrees, so super hot, and we were really happy to have the air conditioning unit on the landing upstairs. Everyone sleeping upstairs ended up sleeping with their doors open to benefit from the unit as we were all roasting. It was a bit worrying that the three people sleeping in the two rooms downstairs didn’t have airconditioning. There was a mobile unit provided for downstairs, that you could move from one room to another, but it was very loud and needed the window to be open for the hot air to be fed out with a hose/tube. This meant it was a bit unsafe to be used at night with downstairs windows left open, but was fine in the day.

Klara, who organised our stay, was super responsive to emails and questions and really helpful. Kristian, who met us at the villa was also incredibly helpful and also answered questions we had. He gave us tips about the local area and made us feel very welcome.

The location was perfect for exploring Istria - just 30 minutes car drive from Rovinj, close to lovely hill towns and the coast and really central. Very easy access to the airport. We also really liked the quiet rural location of the villa which was so peaceful to come back to and relax after exploring.

We had a lovely time and were very sad to leave. We would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful setting for family holiday in Istria

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for us - 2 families (3 children & 4 adults). Plenty of facilities - pool, table tennis, badminton and football to keep the kids occupied. The villa itself was spotlessly clean and everything worked well. We spent most of the time outside either on the patio or in the garden. We were near a medieval village with its own castle which has a medieval knights show on Wednesday evenings - a must for families - our 7 year olds absolutely loved it. We also visited the port town of Rovinj which has some nice boutique shops. Recommend to take insect repellent for the mosquitoes and hire a car. We would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carole Allen, I'm very happy that you enjoyed your holiday in Istria. It will be pleasure for me to host you in my house again. I wish you all the best and I hope to see you next year. From Istria/Croatia to UK with love, Klara Grahovac
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Perfect week for us and the kids

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located in a huge garden. It is in perfect condition and offers lots of additional goodies like table tennis kids playhouse or badminton court. The pool is a bit small but has stairs build in that our kids loved for playing. It is also the perfect place in the garden for relaxing in the sun. Also sun beds and umbrellas are present. We often used the grill that is locaded at the back of the house and therefore you don't get smoked all the time.

The huge terrace of the house is perfect for beeing outdoor all day. There is shade all day long and enough space for dining and plying with kids.

The bedrooms in the house are comfortable, there is a big living room (that we didn't use at all, as we have been on the terrace all the time) two bathrooms, ... . Enough space for 9 People.

When we arrived the place was realy spotlessly clean.

Klara welcomed us on the first day and explained everything to us. She is really nice and helpfull and you can feel that she wants to be a good host.

Over all we really enjoyed our stay at that place and can recomend it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this fantastic review. I'm glad that you and your family had a great time and look forward to seeing you all next year. I wish you all the best. Best regard from Croatia to Austria, Klara
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A Wonderful Holiday in Villa Branko

  • 4 of 5

Our first impressions were of how clean the villa was. It was very spacious too. We had such a relaxing time. As the villa is located in the quiet village of Pusti it is very peaceful you can really unwind. Our children loved the swimming pool and table tennis. We spent everyday and evenings on the patio which has a large dining table and a number of comfy chairs. You need to hire a car as there are no local taxi services nearby. We also used the bikes provided and cycled the Mile up the road to Svetvincnet to visit the castle. I would recommend a night to the amphitheatre in Puka to watch a gladiator re-enactment. The water parc in Porec is a good day out for the family. We also visited Medula beach (sandy beach) and seagull beach near Pula (pebble beach).

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Georgia, I'm glad you had a great time in "Villa Branko" and thank you for your review. Greetings to you and your family. Klara
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pula Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In Svetvincenat
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Harbor and Marina in Pula, Rovinj
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Islands of Brioni
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Train station Pula
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Istrian Ipsilon - Žminj
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Svetvincenat, 'Kod Kastela'
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Platak, Rijeka
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Pebble beach - San Polo - Bale
Car: recommended

Many cultural events during summer in Svetvincenat in the famous castle Grimani: concerts, performances, theatre festival...

Local manufacturers of quality wines, olive oil (extra vergine) and many other domestic products.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Svetvinčenat,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
C Changeover day flexible
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
D Changeover day flexible
22 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
C Changeover day flexible
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
B Changeover day flexible
22 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
A Changeover day flexible
13 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
B Changeover day flexible
24 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
C Changeover day flexible
7 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
D Changeover day flexible
21 Sep 2019 - 29 May 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £266.29

Booking Notes:
Non -refundable 30% deposit of total rental booking at time of confirmation.
300 Euro security deposit required, payable when arrive and will be returned if no damage or breakages, and last, but not the least: we kindly ask you to clean after your stay.
Check in after 4 p.m.; check out by 10.a.m.
The weekly price includes: accommodation for 7 nights, tourist tax, tax tourist regis

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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