Lovely Villa, 7.000 sq m green enclosed, private oasis.
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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.
Pool / Spa
1. If you open it, close it. 2. If you turn it on, turn it off. 3. If you unlock it, lock it. 4. If you break it, fix it. 5. If you can't fix it, call
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely villa in a quiet location. Friendy owner who showed use over the villa and gave us information about the area and attractions to visit. The owner came to see us midweek and brought a bottle of wine for us. Thank you x
Dear John and family,
Thank you very much for this nice Review. For me it will be pleasure to host you and your family again.
Many greetings from a small country but for a big holiday.
From Croatia to UK with love,
Perfect for large family getaway
This villa has absolutley everything a family needs for a week away. As a family of 8 we were not disappointed. The villa was spotless when we arrived. Kristian made check in very easy. He gave us details of local places to go and see. The villa was perfect for us with the amount of space it has and things to do. The pool area is lovely
and the small people loved the playarea and grass area to play on. The pictures do not so the space justice (It's huge) Klara came and visited mid week and she was lovely and also gave us ideas on where to eat (Klara Rovinj was lovely for dinner thank you) if you need a holiday villa to cater for large families I can not recommend this enough it was lovely. Will definitley be back.
Thank you very much for this fantastic Reviews.
Linsey with her family stayed 7 days. She was super friendly and really easy to communicate with. Very respectful of our house and left the place clean and tidy. We would absolutely recommended Linsey to any host anywhere in the World. I hope to see you again.
From Croatia to UK with love,
Villa with huge garden in lovely part of Istria
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.
Ein rundum gelungener Urlaub
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.
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
Plenty of activities for children
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.
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.
Peaceful setting for family holiday in Istria
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!
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,
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.