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High quality Istrian stone villa, 4 bedrooms, private pool, WiFi

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms (3 x doubles, 1 x twin), 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (+1), private pool

In the small medieval Istrian village of Sovinjak, Casa ValSol was built in 2007 with both reclaimed and modern material, the villa offers spacious accommodation for 8 persons. Ideal for large groups or two families.

Large kitchen/diner leading onto covered terrace overlooking the pool and the lush green scenery beyond. Spacious living room with traditional open fireplace, satellite TV, internet and doors to pool terrace. Within 200m walking distance of the local family run restaurant, Santa Terra, the villa is also a truly quiet retreat from both daily working life and from the more hectic tourist towns and yet is within easy travelling distance of all that Istria has to offer.

A professional Management Service team can help you organise a variety of outings and activities including: private chef * bike tours * wine/olive oil tours * boat excursions * horse riding * kayak tours * paddleboarding * truffle hunting * poolside massages * spa treatments * venice day trip *

The nearest town is Buzet, the 'City of Truffles', and the villa is also close to the famous Toklarija restaurant, a tiny place carved out of an old olive mill in the wine-growing hamlet of Sovinjsko Polje

On a historical note, Sovinjak is reputed to be the place that provided the wife of the Emperor Augustus with her preferred wine and the village is also the place of the world's first ever bauxite mine! (No longer active!)

More Details

Terje Solli
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Terje Solli

We use the villa for our own recreation, and rent it out to other families when not in use by ourselves. We bought the villa new in 2007. When we are not in the villa, it is taken care of by a very nice English lady. She takes care of the villa, and guides and help our renters during their vacation. Families that have rented our villa, have all been pleased with their stay, and we make pride in pleasing every family who stays in our villa.

Terje Solli purchased this villa in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely villa with fantastic views – we’ve really enjoyed our stay. Highlights –Porec – swimming and fun trip on The Yellow Submarine. A good meal in Savage restaurant. Pula-loved the ampi-theatre but too busy to visit. Motovun- good walk around the cobbled streets – amazing view. Thanks for BBQ-enjoyed a few good meals on that!
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Municipality of Buzet in Istria County

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • We have two extra beds, maximum of 10 sleeps. Also one extra baby cribs.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming


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High quality Istrian stone villa, 4 bedrooms, private pool, WiFi
average rating of 4.571429 based on 12 reviews

Very good nice house

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schöne, ruhig gelegene Villa

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben im August 2017 10 Tage in der Villa ValSol verbracht. Das Haus ist wirklich toll und sehr schön und hochwertig eingerichtet. Der Pool ist vor allem für Kinder ideal, da er über einen flachen Teil verfügt. Um den Pool gibt es mehrere Liegen und Loungemöbel.

Die Aufteilung der Zimmer im Haus war für uns (3 Familien) super, es gibt insgesamt 4 Schlafzimmer und 3 Bäder. In der Küche ist alles vorhanden was man so braucht (Toaster, Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschiene,...)

Zum nächsten Supermarkt sind es mit dem Auto ca 10 Minuten, dieser ist groß und gut sortiert. Im Ort Sovinjak selbst gibt es nur ein kleines Restaurant, aber mit herrlichem Ausblich vom Garten aus. Die Karte ist zwar klein, aber die Speisen geschmacklich sehr gut (vor allem die Trüffelnudeln). Zur Küste sind es ca 35 Minuten, der nächste Ort am Meer dürfte Novigrad sein. Aber auch ein Besuch von Rovinj (ca. 60 min) lohnt sich. Es ist wunderschön dort, mit kleinen Gassen und vielen guten Restaurants.

Wir würden dieses Haus auf alle Fälle weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it has been pleasant to have you and the families as guests.
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Wonderful Casa Valsol

  • 5 of 5

The villa is absolutely wonderful and situated in a beautiful, quiet part of Istria. it s exceptionally large and very comfortable. The pool area is the star attraction and the kids spent many days enjoying themselves for hours on end. The views from the villa are stunning. The local restaurant Konoba Santa Terra is a delight and the owners helped to make our holiday extra special, even letting the kids make the hand made pasta for the next days meals! The views from the restaurant terrace as the sun went down were magical. The villa is so close to many of Istria's food and cultural attractions and we would recommend getting olive oil from Ipsa and trying the Frank Arman wine tasting before purchasing some bottles!

We will definitely be returning because the villa was wonderful and had everything we wanted. The area is beautiful and so much nicer than the coastal areas. For us it made for a dream holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful, well equipped villa. The property is set in a lovely garden with a great swimming pool and amazing views. The property has everything you could possibly wish for, I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Välutrustat stort hus

  • 4 of 5

Vi hade en mycket bra semester i huset. Det är nog det hus vi hyrt som varit bäst utrustat. Luftkonditioneringen gick sönder i ett rum och det fixades redan samma dag. Utsikten är fantastisk och det var mysigt att bo i en mycket liten by. Nackdelen var att det saknades affär eller bageri däremot finns en Konoba med mycket trevlig personal och god mat. Läget får sägas vara centralt, vi nådde vardera kust på ca 40 min. Slovakien är heller inte långt bort. Allt fungerade mycket bra.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Holidays in exclusiv villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there in 2011 for one week. The house is wonderfull with a excellent contents, furniture & fixtures. The place is quiet and has a perfect view over the valley. They way the supermarket is short (about 10 min by car) and by the new motorway you can explore Istrian from it's center.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
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Rovinj Port
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pula, Rijeka or Trieste
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Porec, Novigrad or Opatia
Car: necessary

The villa is located on the edge of the hilltop village of Sovinjak, 300 meters above sea level. Built into the hillside, the villa has 180 degree views over the rolling hills and nearby hilltop towns.

Sovinjak is located near the town of Buzet, between the cosy east coast and the marvellous west coast. This area has some of Istria's best restaurants, with their truffle specialities. There is also a small konoba in the village, about 200m from the villa. The valley is one of the best truffle, olive oil and wine districts of Croatia. Within a 20 minute drive are the artistic medieval hilltop villages of Motovun (film festival) and Groznjan (art and ceramic). The old aristocratic city of Opatija is also only 45 minutes from the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Municipality of Buzet, Croatia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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