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Architectural Masterpiece - ***** Villa in a Natural Reserve by the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property


The villa is divided in two apartments with independent access and it has 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms/2 kitchens, gorgeous garden & immense terrace, stone BBQ

The villa is nested on a vast private property isolated in a protected forest and only 50 steps away from the sea. It is the perfect local base from which to explore the island of Krk with its magnificent old towns and beautiful beaches, rejuvenating mind and body.

The house itself is the expression of a unique artistic vision, build with authentic and organic materials and full of creative details such as cozy niches engraved in the walls, tailor-made stone sinks and molded iron doors crafted by the best indigenous artisans.

Introducing Villa Shangri-La. Welcome home.


• Property size 1700m2

• Villa size indoor 160m2 - Top floor opens up to a majestic terrace of additional 40m2

• 20 m from the sea separated by a narrow road

• Surrounded by a magic forest of oak trees

• Large outdoor kitchen with massive stone grill BBQ, electric stove, round table and side bar

• Spacious garden (350m2)


1. Living room & Kitchen (45m2)

Spacious living room with rustic fireplace and open space kitchen. Floor made with white natural stone from Istria, which is the same used to build Venezia. Finely decorated walls in beige/brown tonality obtained by mixing in the mud from the area. Custom-made kitchen with massive stone sink and wooden furniture of aged oak from Slavonia. Kitchen equipment from Electrolux/Zanussi such as glass-ceramic stove, two fridges, an oven, a dishwasher, plus a Nespresso machine with Aeroccino for the best capuccinos in town. Kitchen supplies and accessories.

2. Master bedroom with private bathroom (34m2)

Large bedroom in relaxing light green colors and fitted organic wooden floor made by a craftsman. The room offers a suitable large closet and has an open access to the garden’s bamboos and jasmine flowers. Roomy bathroom with shower, designer white marble sink and top quality inox accessories.

3. Bedroom with private bathroom (22m2)

Oriental style bedroom in warm dark orange colors, with ample timber cabinet for storage and a private bathroom with shower.

4. Guest restroom

Small restroom decorated with children drawings.

5. Washing room

For your convenience, and on demand, there is a washing machine and a dryer if you feel overly relaxed.


1. Living room & Kitchen (35m2)

The living room and open kitchen are painted in an inspiring light blue color with renovated antique doors collected from an Austro-Hungarian hotel on the mainland. The floor is made of magenta antique brick tiles (named “tavelice”) deriving from an early Istrian farmhouse. The kitchen sink is tailor-made out of natural stone.

2. Master bedroom (18m2)

Light orange colored king bedroom with in-wall cabinets and access to majestic 40m2 terrace. Artisanal wooden floor in a variety of warm brown tones.

3. Bedroom (16 m2)

Same recipes as the master bedroom with ample window overlooking the protected green wood’s area.

4. Bathroom (5m2)

Artistic bathroom with shower, natural stone sink, finest Italian inox accessories and painted with colorful stripes

5. Sheltered breeze terrace (40m2)

One of the nicest spots in the house! Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset overlooking the sea between the leaves. The terrace has a peculiar design as it is open in the middle for capturing sunlight. Cuddle in the amok by peacefully reading your favorite book while gently swinging with the wind.


1. In the garden there is a large outdoor sheltered kitchen with a massive stone grill for your BBQ parties, an electric stove, a round table and a side bar. Right next to it, there is a pergola with an exterior dining table sitting 10 people.

2. Garden & Woods

Grass Garden (350m2) surrounded by flowers and plants such as jasmine, lavandula, rusmarinus and other fine herbs, red japanese acer, bambus and an olive tree.

The private property of 1700 m2 is mostly covered by oak trees and pines.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About The Owner

I love Cizici since I was little. I always was fascinated by the therapeutic mud you can find in a specific spot on the beach in front of the village. This mud is rare to find and it has existed here since hundreds of years. It is claimed that the treatment, which is founded on contact with bromine salt water, has anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, analgesic, relaxing and revitalizing properties. It is still for free and you can enjoy it every day while in Cizici instead of paying a fortune in high-end spas. For the rest, with my family we love traveling all over. During our trips we have been inspired by great places and have integrated the best of what we did like from other countries and cultures. The property is with the family since generations and with lots of love and passion it has been transformed into a nice Villa.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why The Owner chose Čižići

The place used to be totally wild with no paved road leading to it, no electricity (only candles) and no water (only a well). At night the sounds of the animals of the oak forest would light up our imagination and transport us into fascinating imaginary worlds. This place has always been unique into our hearts and the dream of transforming it into a beautiful villa has eventually become reality.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa offers a unique pure nature setting, immersed in a forest while by the sea at the same time. The smell of lavandula, rosemary and other herbs all around the garden. The peace of the air, the feeling that time has stopped. There are no many places on the island that offers this peculiar surrounding. The shadowy trees will protect you from the sunny summer days while you relax in the garden or on the ample terrace while reading your last best seller or having a refreshing drink.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Čižići on Municipality of Dobrinj

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ground floor, bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double designer stone wash basin. Access through bedroom.
    Ground floor, bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Designer stone wash basin. Access through bedroom.
    Ground floor, restroom - Toilet , Decorated guest restroom. Access through living area.
    Top floor, bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Designer stone wash basin. Large shower.
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower with warm water in the back of hte garden.
  • Two private bathrooms on ground floor, access from the bedrooms, a guest restroom, and 1 bathroom on top floor. An outdoor shower is located in the back of the garden.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Top floor, other bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a wardrobe and 7 cabinets.
    Top floor, master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Wardr. w| built-in desk and 8 cabinets. Bed can be separated
    Ground floor, other bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a private bathroom and a wardrobe. Bed can be separated.
    Living room with 2 standard beds - 2 Single Bed , Has a private WC and closet.
    Ground floor, master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has a private bathroom and a private closet.
  • Two bedrooms on ground floor, each with private bathroom, and 2 bedrooms on top floor. A cod can be added at no extra cost. An extra bed is available (add €10.00 per night, per additional guest).
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For your convenience and safety, two safe units and two fire extinguishers are available in the house.


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Architectural Masterpiece - ***** Villa in a Natural Reserve by the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

A very beautiful and individual house. The photos are Reling the truth. We really enjoyed our stay in Croatia. The Manager is very friendly and the Sea is very close.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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summer dream house

  • 5 of 5

We had family reunion in this beautiful house. House has a perfect balance between modern and old style. It gives you comfort of your own dream house. Very close to water.

Absolutely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, new, clean, very tastefully decorated and well kept. The position is ideal. Our host Jasmina and Gigliola, who represented her on site, were always easy to contact and quick to kindly answer any question or request we had. Really ideal!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Rijeka Airport, Omisalj (Island of Krk)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
131 Kilometres
Brioni Golf Club
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A7 Hreljin (Exit Otok Krk)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
44 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
20m from the property
Car: recommended

Villa Shangri-La is located near the center of the Cizici village, 20m from the sea and 200m from restaurants and shops.

At the extremity of the bay (10 min walk) the waters are shallow for few hundred meters, the water is ever warmer and the ground is made of soft sand. It is a perfect spot for families with children and for playing “picigin” which is a sort of “national sport” in Croatia. Right out of the water you find the famous “Medicinal Mud” which is one of the greatest attractions of the bay. Since ancient times people are coming from remote places to apply the sulfuric mud onto their skin and have it dried on the sun. It said to be healing arthritis, the gout and skin conditions. There is also a massage therapist for you to relax even more at a very reasonable price.

At 30 min walk from the house you can visit the Biserujka cave which fascinates adults and kids with its stalactites and stalagmites that you can admire by walking through the 110m long path at 10 °C (take a pullover!). If you have bikes the ride up to the location of the cave is magnificent as you go along untouched true nature and the small town of Rudine with typical stone houses that have remained unchanged since centuries.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Čižići, Kvarner Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
July-August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.4
Pet Fee £4.38

Check-in is available from 4pm.
Check-out is before 10am.
Late check-in after 9pm has a charge of 50 Euros.

The weekly price includes: Stay of 7 nights, Wi-Fi high-speed internet, private parking, weekly change of bed linen and towels, final cleaning, gas, water, electricity, garden maintenance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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