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Traditional Istrian villa near Poreč,NEW POOL-45mq,with a part for kids

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa for 12 guests(11+1), 270 m², on 1300 m² of private, closed land, with pool

New big swimming pool (45 m2) with a part with less water, for kids.

***For season 2018 we are preparing a few new things.

Contact us for more information and find out what we offer to you.


Villa Silvana is new but traditional holiday home with a private pool in Central Istria, near Poreč-25 min far away.

Situated in a small, safe village, surrounded by greenery on the large grounds of 1300 m2.

Designed for two or more families, the kitchen is separated from the sleeping area and the upstairs rooms are separated by external stairs.

Two rooms on the ground floor and three on the first floor, with private bathroom and air conditioning ensure comfort and privacy like you deserve.Three larger rooms have satellite TV.

Close to kitchen is a barbecue area with outside table and benches.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Paula

I grew up in Sveti Petar u Šumi, in the same village where is Villa Silvana. I 'm married and a mother of three wonderful children.

My family and I do this job with love because Villa Silvana is our family house. My husband is a physical therapist and takes care about guests by providing massage services, my father loves to cook, he is so happy when can prepare dinner for our guests and mother helps him with bread and cakes.

2011 was the beginning of my self-booking and since then the results are fantastic. Guest trust me and I love to present everyone our beautiful Istria because it is the perfect place for family holiday.

Paula purchased this house in 2011

Why Paula chose Sveti Petar u Šumi

Our guests always say ' the house is more beautiful than the pictures'

House is enriched with stone, built in the quiet village full of greenery and forests, surrounded by a large plot with a children's park and lot of facilities for children.

Ideal for everyone who wish to spend quality and unforgettable holiday with family.

We live neyr the house so we are standing at your disposal for any information during your stay.

Villa choice for quality holidays...

What makes this house unique

If you are interested to tried traditional Istrian meal with home made bread, wine and cakes, the owner will prepare it for you with delivery to the house, or if you want we can have dinner together with our families in a cottage in the middle of the forest.

For complete relaxation select 'Istrian massage' or other treatments of your choice, our physhiotherapist comes to you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Villa is beautiful and well kept. The staff was wonderful, friendly and very helpful.

Thank you for everything, we really enjoyed our stay.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Sveti Petar u Šumi around the Municipality of Sveti Petar U Šumi

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Here is a washing machine
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Air-conditioner
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air-conditioner
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Extra large bedroom, with kitchen, Air-conditioner,Sat. TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air conditioner, Beautiful view on pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Air-conditioner, Satellite TV, Balcony
  • All bedrooms has bathroom, air conditioner, quality mattress for perfect dreams, 3 bigger bedrooms has satellite TV.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
On your request owner will cook traditional Istrian dinner and bring it to your home or you can dine in the company of the owner and the family in their cottage in the middle of the forest. For families with small children, with prior to your mail, we have a baby stroller and bike.


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Traditional Istrian villa near Poreč,NEW POOL-45mq,with a part for kids
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 (6 adults + 6 kids) from Finland and we stayed at Villa Silvana for one week. We had the best time! The house was really nice and well equipped. The kids loved the pool and we spent most of the time outside relaxing and enjoying the weather. The location of the house was really good: relatively short distances to the nearby towns and still your were able to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Higly recommended!

Thank you Paula for everything and best wishes from us all! :)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful fully furnished house in lovely Istria

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Sveti Petar very much. The house was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 4 children, and there was definitely room for more.

The house was easy to find by gps and we had everything we needed. The airconditioning came in very handy to cool the rooms before we went to sleep. The house was also very clean and there were things in each room to keep it mosquito-free.

Everything that we needed was available in the kitchen. We mostly cooked outside, that plate was perfect to prepare our meals. We only missed a parasol or some other kind of structure to sit outside by the kitchen.

The children enjoyed very much the table tennis room under the kitchen and the swimming pool.

Paula was very helpful during our entire stay and always reachable if we had questions or concerns.

The meal Paula's parents prepared was superb and gave a very unique touch to our stay.

Supermarkets are nearby in Pazin (Lidl & Plodine). In 30 minutes to max an hour you can reach every sighting in Istria and this house is perfectly located to explore the region.

In all, this was a perfect stay in Istria, and we would recommend the region and this house to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words Nele, I am glad that you enjoy. About the table outside-thank you for suggestion. We accept it and covered the terrace : -)It is much comfortable now. We are trying to do every summer something new. Thanks once again
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Super toller Urlaub!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren vom 25.07 - 08.08. 2015 mit 10 Personen (3 Kinder/7 Erwachsene)zu Gast in der Villa Silvana. Nachdem schon der E-Mail Kontakt sehr nett und unproblematisch war, wurden wir von dem Haus ebenfalls absolut positiv überrascht. Es ist sehr geräumig und meiner Meinung nach auch sehr gut aufgeteilt. In dem zweistöckigen Hauptgebäude befinden sich insges. 4 Schlafzimmer mit jeweils Bad und WC ensuite. Jede Einheit ist für sich abschließbar und somit hat auch jede "Partei" seine Privatsphäre. Im großen Nachbargebäude befindet sich die recht gut sortierte Küche mit riesengroßem Esstisch. Im Keller findet man die Tischtennisplatte. Hinter diesem Haus ist auch der Gasgrill und der Aussenesstisch. Zuerst dachten wir.....ein separates Haus in dem nur Küche und Tischtennis ist?? Es hat sich allerdings wunderbar bewährt, denn Frühaufsteher und Tischtennis-Begeisterte stören so in keinster Weise Langschläfer! :-) Alle Zimmer sind klimatisiert und sehr sauber.

Der Pool ist in einem 1a Zustand und ist zum Abkühlen und zum Spaß haben super. An der Ecke befinden sich auch Massagedüsen. "Bahnen" ziehen kann man allerdings nicht. Benutzt wurde er von uns täglich. Die Lage der Villa Silvana ist im Zentrum von Istrien, ca. 8 km von Pazin entfernt. Dort gibt es auch Supermärkte z.B. Lidl. Im Ort selbst (Sveti Petar u Sumi) befindet sich ein Tante Emma Laden, der aber auch recht gut sortiert ist. Außerdem hat er in der Saison 7 Tage die Woche geöffnet und sehr leckere Backwaren (Brot, Brötchen,.....) zu fairen Preisen. Es sollte aber jedem klar sein, daß man in jedem Fall ein Auto braucht und mindestens 20 min zum Meer/Strand hat.

Nun zu den Vermietern. Ich habe selten nettere Vermieter kennen gelernt wie in diesem Urlaub. Alles war von Anfang bis zum Ende absolute Spitzenklasse!!! Die Betreuung, Kommunikation, etc. unglaublich!! :-) Sowas findet man (glaube ich) selten. Wir wurden zu einem unvergesslichen Abendessen mit der ganzen Familie eingeladen. Es war absolut gigantisch und wir saßen bis spät in die Nacht zusammen. Es war ein Gefühl, als würde man alte Freunde wiedertreffen!!

FAZIT: Absolut empfehlenswert, auch wenn der Weg zum Meer etwas länger ist. Meine Familie und ich können uns durchaus vorstellen wieder zu kommen!!!

--- Fantastic ----- Excellent----Great ------


  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice words Martin, You explane every details, it's so nice of you so other guest can have better feeling before their coming.I am so happy that you enjoy here. Thanks :-)
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we spent amazing holiday at Villa Silvana

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here very much. House is so big and so nice, we was surprised. We also like separate kitchen and dining room-when the kids were sleeping we had party there :-), it is very good because we didn't have the opportunity to stay in a house like this before, really is unique.

On this occasion, I want to say again -thanks the hosts for a wonderful dinner, we enjoyed hanging out with you, now we love Istrian people even more :-)

And one more thing- I never drink better wine and schnapps before.

We spend nice holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday for two families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We spend week 27 / 2015 in Villa Silvana together with with our friend family. Weather was nice, not too hot yet.

Our expectations were high but still we were surprised how the villa was even nicer than in the pictures. There were plenty of room for all of us (4 adults + 5 kids). Interiors were functional and stylish. Everything was clean and well constructed.

Big kitchen is cleverly in the separate building , which maybe is not evident from the pictures. Ping-pong room we did not have much use because we had so much great time outdoors.

Area is peaceful ad safe. Farmers are quietly doing their farming things in neighbors which was nice to follow, at least for a country boy like me. Villa is in the middle of Istria so it's convenient to make day trips to both coasts of the peninsula.

Paula, she's a lovely lady. She made sure we had everything we need during the stay, served us on great dinner in here parent's house near by and respected our privacy all the time.

I would recommend this Villa to anyone who seeks for peaceful area for holiday. Perfect for two families with kids.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vesa, thank you for your nice words, all of you are wonderful people and I am so happy that we fulfill your expectations. You are fantastic guests and thank you for recognized and choose Villa Silvana for your holiday. I hope we'll meet again, it would be my pleasure.
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Here is an unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great holiday here, the house is very clean and has everything you need for a good holiday. We enjoyed the pool and barbecue a lot. It was great

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Satisfaction guest is our mission- Villa Silvana is here for all our guest so they can enjoy them holidays. Thank you so much on this nice words
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Pula (PUY)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sveti Petar u Sumi
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Brioni Island
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Sveti Petar u Sumi
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sveti Petar u Sumi
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Rovinj / Poreč
Car: necessary

Sveti Petar u Šumi (St. Peter in the forest) located in the heart of Istria and is close to all the activities and events.

Nearby is a ranch with horses and you have the option of riding.

Adrenaline sports are 12 km far from Villa Silvana. Istralandia-water park for perfect fun is also not so far - at a distance of 42 km.

If you like cultural and historical attractions we have it also nearby.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £13.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £266.46

In price is included:

Wi-fi, towels and linen, final cleaning, maintenance of the swimming pool and the garden, gas, water, electricity, tourist tax and registration.
*** Refreshing welcome drink, fruit basket and ice cream *** -FREE !!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.