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Romantic villa with private pool in Central Istria

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Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Max. guests: 4, Indoor area: 100 m2, Ground area: 6000 m2, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1,

Mala kopa is a beautifully renovated house, refurbished to a high standard using reclaimed material giving a rustic feel. Located on the edge of a quiet village of Koromani near Barban with 6000m2 of land including meadows has a lovely view. This villa offers a peaceful retreat from the hectic life of the 21st century and yet is well positioned as a base from which you can visit all the delights that Istria has to offer. Ideally suited for two couples or families with children. Mala Kopa is only a 20-minute drive from Rabac, a lovely seaside resort with many pebble beaches and excellent restaurants. You can rent a boat there to explore hidden caves or go on an organized fishing trip on a fishing boat. In the evening, Rabac is perfect for strolling by the sea and dining in one of numerous fish restaurants with terraces right by the waterside. The famous Istrian towns of Rovinj, Pula, Porec and Motovun are all within one hour's drive from the property.

Travel: Pula airport (Croatia) 30 km, Rijeka-Krk airport 90 km, Trieste 80 km, Venice 180 km

There is a number of low cost companies flying to Pula (PUY) from all over Europe.

What to do here: Feel free to enjoy our wood-decked swimming pool and lovely view of surrounding hilltops. Pool is 3,25 x 7,25 and 1,4 m deep. Istria is great place to enjoy food, history and finally to relax. Staying in Mala Kopa is just perfect for exploring Istria, because you are just in the middle of it. From the villa everything is an easy day trip. This includes the Roman amphitheatre at Pula for live concerts, The Brioni Islands with Tito's private palace and a superb golf course, The Opatija Riviera, beloved of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Artists colonies at Rovinj and Jazz festival at Groznjan, Porec for nightclubs, tennis, go-kart, sailing. Trieste is 1 hour away, and Venice you can visit as a day trip by boat.

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About the Manager

My Istria
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Croatian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

What makes this villa unique

WiFi and AirCond

Wonderful View

Huge garden

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Villa Little Haystack

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Little Haystack. It's a beautiful villa with a big garden, lovely swimming pool and spectacular views. The villa is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and very clean. We received a very warm welcome from the owners who were very attentive and looked after us very well. The surrounding countryside is very beautiful and we enjoyed visiting the local seaside town of Rabac. We highly recommend this villa! Liz, Brian and family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable, immaculate holiday house and lovely helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

Silence and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The perfect villa for someone who wants silence and relaxation. Having a huge garden and surrounded by wine yards this was the perfect place for us. The villa is brand new, nice decorated and has all the required facilities: a very modern bath and well equipped kitchen.

On the terrace we spend the most evenings sitting in the comfortable sofa, drinking an istrian wine and enjoying a delicious barbeque.

A car is required because the stores, touristic attractions and the restaurants are not in the neighborhood.

The owner is very kind and hospitable. He gave us a lot of helpful advices concerning restaurants and places to visit.

We really can recommend this villa, we spent a very nice and pleasant week there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaft - rundum zufrieden

  • 5 of 5

Traumhaft und empfehlenswert weil:

- alle Angaben zutreffend (teils sogar noch besser) waren

- die Ausstattung geschmackvoll, komfortabel,

sehr sauber und alles funktionierte

- die Lage ruhig und ländlich, mit sehr großzügigem Grundstück

- die Vermieter immer erreichbar, hilfsbereit und sehr bemüht

- die Nachbarn angenehm und und gesellig

- die vom Baum genaschten Kirschen wunderbar schmeckten

- sich auch unser kleiner Hund sehr wohlgefühlt hat

- der Pool sehr erfrischend und sauber war

Wir werden gerne wiederkommen!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5 1

ein Traumhaus in Istrien

  • 5 of 5

Tolles Haus, super Lage, tolle Besitzer

Wir haben uns mehr als wohl gefühlt in diesem Haus und mit dem netten Vermieter. Dank an Deni und seine Familie. Immer gern kommen wir wieder.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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6 1

gerne wieder

  • 5 of 5

absolutely lovely, relaxing and clean house. owner is very helpful

das haus war super schön. die ausstattung ist komplett vom toaster bis zu den filtern für die vorhandene kaffeemaschine; auch öl, salz, waschmittel für waschmaschine, taps für die spülmaschine, handtücher und bettwäsche (der besitzer wechselt und reinigt 1 mal die woche)

es ist sehr gepflegt und entpricht anspruchsvollen ferien. wie schon erwähnt, ist der besitzer sehr, sehr hilfreich und immer erreichbar.

die feuerstelle im haus hat leider nicht so gut funktioniert,als es die ersten 2 tage noch kalt war; uns wurde aber gleich mit einem radiator geholfen.

sehr gute restaurants (istrische küche, fisch, trüffrel) sind nicht in unmittelbarer nähe, aber mit des besitzers hilfe gut zu finden.

dieses domizil ist sehr empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Villa Mala Kopa is located in the South-central part of the Istria peninsula, near the small town of Barban. The old architecture of the town and surrounding villages is well preserved, olives dominate this area with warm Mediterranean climate. Barban and its surrounding countryside is well known, not only for its historical and cultural legacy but for excellent genuine Istrian cuisine. Istria is a unique and enchanted place that has welcomed visitors and settlers from all parts of the world for as long as we have recorded history. The city of Pula with its Roman amphitheater and Brijuni national park with an 18-hole golf course are just a 20-minute drive away. Great restaurants, taverns are all around the Villa. It is a great place to enjoy the food, history and, after all, to relax. A beautiful 18-hole golf course is a 30-minute drive away. Located on the Briuni national park islands.

Prices and Availability


  • A security deposit of 300 EUR is required on arrival which is to be returned on departure if there are no damages to the property other than the ones from normal usage.
    A non refundable deposit of 30% is required when the booking is made. The 70% balance is to be transferred 4 weeks before arrival or paid cash on arrival.
    Well behaved dogs are welcome at our property, but we must charge extra cleaning fee of 100€. This is because we need to hire extra personnel to clean the dog hair properly.
  • Damage deposit: €300.00
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Updated: 26-Mar-2017


From the Owner

WiFi and AirCond Wonderful View Huge garden

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • village

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Romantic villa with private pool in Central Istria

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