Villa in Istria Dolce Vita

Villa Dolce Vita is an attractive newly built rustical villa situated in the peaceful village Ruzici in the surroundings of Porec. The village consists of a few houses and is surrounded by beautiful woods and cultivated fields. Villa was built in 2008 and it is equipped with an attractive rustical and partly antique furniture which offers to uts guests a special atmosphere and comfort. Situated on its own enclosed property of 510 m2 with beautiful maintained garden, Villa Dolce Vita offers to its guests an outdoor swimming pool of 22 m2 with sun loungers, a covered terrace with large table for an outdoor dining, barbeque, an outdoor shower, and next to the garden there is a private parking space for four vehicles.

The villa is for max 8 persons with a total living area of 180 m2 situated on three floors . On the ground floor there is a living room with an antique table and chairs and several exits to the terrace and a small, fully equipped kitchen – all in the same area, an air-conditioned double bedroom with one double bed and shower/toilet. On the first floor there are three air-conditioned double bedrooms with double beds between which a shower/toilet available directly from each room, shower/toilet in the corridor. At the basement floor of the house is sitated an attractive tavern with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and a large dining table for 8 people.

Luxury villa Elena

Characterised by its unique design, this strikingly contemporary villa offers unbeatable style, functionality and boasts stunning sea views from its elevated settings in Porec. It is placed directly on the sea, the beach is just 15 meters from the Villa’s entrance.

It consists of five bedrooms all en-suite and one additional bathroom for the guests. The luxurious master suite is located on the first floor with an en-suite bathroom (including a Jacuzzi tub) where the occupants are lucky enough to wake up every morning overlooking the

breath-taking Bay.

There are 4 bedrooms on the ground floor, all with access to the main terrace creating seamless border between outdoor and indoor living. The ultra-modern design showcases quality details in a generous proportioned and beautifully presented open plan living area. The terrace is spacious, it includes a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, barbecue, dining and sitting area, sun loungers, large swimming pool (50m²) and it is a ideal location for relaxation since it offers extra comfort and majestic sea views.

The bamboo hardwood flooring placed all around the swimming pool and the rest of the outdoor area makes the villa the very definition of modernity and stress-free liveable design.

Furthermore, there are large windows throughout the entire house in order to let in as much natural light as possible. The living room and the master bedroom are made out of a 18 meters “window wall”!

The house faces southwest which means that the sunlight stays in the living room all day long.

The vacation villa is located in the city of Poreč which is situated on the western bank of the Istrian peninsula and is a former Roman colony with sights of Romanesque architecture and beautiful Venetian gothic palaces. Its orthogonal set of streets has been completely preserved till today.

Poreč is a town of culture, tourism, sport and entertainment, it has been recognised and awarded for the beauty of its public spaces and its cleanliness many times over the years.

This region is a pearl of Croatian tourism which offers its visitors a different kind of holiday full of entertainment and events such as the well-known Motovun and Pula Film Festivals.

 

Occupants will have easy access to a full range of amenities such as tennis courts, golf course, fitness centres and other services.

A unique attraction, only a short drive away, the “Istralandia” aquapark (81 000 m2) is opening on the 1st June 2014 for the pleasure of the younger ones.

 

In addition, there is a possibility of hiring a private chef, chauffeur, massage therapist, maid, fitness trainer, personal trainer and babysitter.

We also provide one-day excursions to famous tourists destinations such as Venice, Plitvice Lakes and Brioni National Parks.

Families and friends traveling together will enjoy the beachside elegance of Villa Elena

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Villa in Istria, Rustica

The VILLA RUSTICA is a newly built luxurious villa located at the edge of the village Barat close to the picturesqe town of Višnjan, aprox 13,5 km from Poreč. The house has been built in the year 2008, it’s fully air-coditioned and furnished with attractive rustic furniture. On the enclosed property the guests of the villa have at their disposal an outdoor swimming pool of od 32 m2, covered terrace with sitting set and barbecue, well kept lawn, three parking places, table for table tennis and table soccer.
Close to the property there’s a children’s playground.
Vila with pool for 10 people with living area of 250 m2 on two floors. It consists of the ground floor on which there’s a spacious livingroom with fireplace, TV set, dining table and a fully equipped kitchen, one two-person’s bedroom with double bed and exit to the terrace, one two-person’s bedroom with single beds and exit to the terrace, bathroom with bathtub, separate toilet.
At the 1st floor there are three two-person’s bedrooms with double beds and terrace, one bedroom has an en-suite shower/toilet, separate bathroom and separate toilet in the corridor.

Anabel Apartment

The apartment Anabel is located in a new-built apartment house (in the year 2010) in the area of Poreč Veli Maj. The house has more apartments, each with a private parking. The owner of the house doesn’t live on the property.

 

Apartment for 2 – 4 persons located on the 2nd floor with a surface of approx 41 m2. The apartment consist of a fully equipped kitchen, living room with a sleeping couch for two persons and dining table, terrace with sitting set, one two-person’s bedroom a french bed, shower/toilet.

Family holidays in Croatia; Visiting Istria

 

“Tone Tuscany down a notch or two – thin the tourist hordes, lower the prices, sprinkle a little mystique – and you get Istria. Shaped like a heart, this Italian-flavoured peninsula of 3600 sq km is where continental Croatia meets the Adriatic. In summer months, the sun-and-sea set storms the resort-lined coast, or so-called ‘blue Istria’. For art, food, wine and an offbeat vibe, head to the interior, nicknamed ‘green Istria’ – a bucolic dream of rolling hills, hilltop villages, rural B&Bs and farmhouse restaurants.”  Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions for 2011

Having many characteristics of Italy and south of France,great climate, fantastic  food, beautiful architecture one would think Istria is expensive; but it isn’t. With a flight time of 1.45 min from the UK Istria is a perfect place for an inexpensive family holiday. As an Croatian mother in the UK, here are my tips on where to go & stay, things to do for kids and grown ups and importantly where to eat.

Accommodation

As a mother of a small baby I know that travelling with a baby or small kids can be daunting especially when packing all the necessary entertainment and gadgets. We found that staying in privately owned apartments or if you want to splash out villas, is the easiest way.

villa rental

Some of the rental villas and apartments on www.Istrawiz.com have baby cots, high chairs, toys, and even playgrounds with swings.

In order to save money it’s better to book by weeks rather then days, booking in advance off course and travelling with another family can save you a lot of money.

 

 

Porec - old Adriatic town in Croatia, Istria region. Popular touristic destination.

The ideal location is the town of Porec or Parenzo. Porec offers enough entertainment for a week’s holiday itself, but it’s also a great hub in case you want to explore the rest of Istria.

The town itself is 2,000 years old with a 6th century basilica which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Porec is pedestrianised and safe for children.

The coastline around Porec is perfect for long walk with buggies, with plenty of great beach bars and facilities along the way. Our favourite is Tequila beach bar, with beautiful sea views and live bands playing. If you get tired of walking you can always hop on a beach train that takes you few kilometres around Porec town.

The beaches in Istria are all rocky therefore you’ll need plastic sandals. Some beaches such as Brulo have a human made sandy beach and tons of play equipement. Most of the  beaches in and around Poreč have Blue Flags, which means that the sea is very clean.

Things to do 

motovunGrown ups will enjoy taking day trips to inland Istria to picturesque towns such as Groznjan, Motovun and Hum.

One can also visit Venice for a day trip as many ferries leave from/to Porec. It takes 2.30 hrs to travel for a cost of €121 for a adult return ticket and €76 for a child ticket.

A day trip to Brioni national park (an island) might excite children and grown ups alike. Bioni used to be a summer residence of president Tito of Yugoslavia. In its heyday, the island was filled with exotic animals such as giraffes, lions and tigers. These days, however the animals are fewer. You will find zebras,peacocks, goats (a symbol of Istria) and an Istrian Boskarin (Istrian ox). There’s also one elephant, who came as a gift from Indira Gandhi in the 1970s.

Many film starts such as  Richards Burton,Elizabeth Taylor and Gina Lollobrigida visited the island. You can still see the 1950s Cadillac that transported heads of state round the island. Getting to Brioni is easy, just take a boat in Fazana (south form Porec). The tickets costs around €25 for adults and €15 for children.

Children might enjoy a day trip to Dino Park; a dinosaurs themed park whit giant T.rex replicas. Dino Park is situated in a small town south from Porec called Funtana. A magic show, children’s zoo and playground are all included in the entrance price.

One exciting new addition to Istria is three new aqua parks opening in Summer 2014. They will be the biggest water parks in South East Europe.

Food:

hranaSimilar to Italy, Istrians are very proud of its’ food and pay a lot of attention to seasonal fresh ingredients. One can sample delicious wine,truffles, olive oil and plenty of freshly grilled fish. The Italian influence means that there’s also a lot of food that kids like such as pasta, pizza and ice cream. Central Porec has plenty of ice cream shops guaranteed to keep children happy.

In central Porec we like the restaurant Istra. Istra is famous for its fresh fish, so please ask for the catch of the day when ordering. I particularly like the seafood platter as a starter with various types of pate’s, marinated fish,anchovies & fresh octopus salad.

In central Istria you’ll find plenty of ‘konoba’s’ a traditional and family owned restaurants that serve fresh and traditional dishes. You must try the Istrian ham & cheese for a starter!

If you decide to travel to Istria this summer you can get there with direct flights with Ryanair,Thomson,Jet2.com.

Don’t forget to pack your flip flops for a daytime relaxed look and some nice dresses for an evening look as Croats are pretty stylish when going out.

 

 

Villa Jasna

This newly built, modern and rich equipped villa with pool is located in Vabriga, approx 10 km from Porec and 1 km from the sea. The villa is located on its own fenced yard of 820 m2 with a well maintained lawn, 38 m2 large private swimming pool, covered terrace with sitting set, outdoor kitchen, one parking space and a garage for one car.

Built in 2012, the Villa Jasna offers to its guests excellent comfort with high quality modern furniture and interiors equipped with high quality materials, from stone-covered floor and stairs, through a bathroom equipped with first-class designer facilities to the exterior woodwork of mahogany, all in this luxurious home is subordinated to the enjoyment of its guests. Besides being equipped with high-quality materials, the villa also has a sophisticated heating and cooling system which is operated via a digital display in the living room that allows precise adjustment of the temperature in each of the rooms, as well as the intensity of the underfloor heating during colder periods of the year. The house is connected with another identical house, but thanks to the green walled garden, the guests of Ville Jasna have complete privacy ensured.

Villa with swimming pool for 6-7 persons of approximately 150 m2 on two floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious living area with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and living room with fireplace with exit to the garden with swimming pool, terrace and outdoor kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, shower/toilet.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms with double beds and a terrace, one with shower/toilet and one with bath/toilet with whirlpool bath and separate shower.