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Stone Villa with South Facing Private Pool offers comfort and relaxation

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Tranquil Location in the Istrian land, Ideal For Family And Couples! On Easy Reach to all POI

In a very quiet area, at the edge of a small Istrian village, the villa provides privacy for your family, a peaceful and safe, a comfort place in the Istrian land of calming greenery. Yet, from this relaxing getaway, on easy reach, you may feel spirit of Istrian historic sites, enjoy the culture events, experience the taste of local food and wine.

The closest airport is in Pula (40min) and airports in Trieste (1:30h) and Venezia (2h drive away from villa), open even more options in planning your holiday.

Renewed in old style with traditional materials - stone and wood. It has a private, south facing, swimming pool of 32sqm in front of the house just a few steps from the covered terrace and summer kitchen-BBQ so that pool area is easily overlooked from the house and garden. The villa is centrally placed in the big garden with a lot of greenery and few cherry trees which provide the natural shadow around the villa in a hot summer time. The villa is built with large stone blocks and contains large open space in the ground floor and three double bedrooms on the first floor. All the rooms upstairs have the air-condition but usually it is not needed as the wide solid stone walls keeps the heat outside. The barbeque has a lot of place to prepare the dinner and it is placed close to an unique garden table made of a big stone plate with heavy iron chairs around.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Louise and I enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Istria. The villa Barbara is very beautiful, very spacious and is appointed to a very high standard. The villa is situated in an idyllic, peaceful rural area, yet within twenty minutes of the sea, and it is ideally placed for touring. The maintenance of the villa and grounds was excellent. We would recommend villa without any reservation at all.Peter and Luise

We all thoroughly enjoyed the tranquillity and privacy of the countryside...Villa Barbara is a luxurious stone built house with a fantastic pool, outside bbq and wood oven area, stone walled gardens... The beds were very comfortable and meant we slept well and for a long time with the shutters keeping the daylight at bay... Highly recommended!The philip family

..We also enjoyed the village of St Lorenzo with its medieval ruins,cobbled streets and excellent pizza at the restaurant.. Villa Barbara is a perfect getaway to relax and unwind!Mr and Mrs Pilbeam

...We had a great week, and could not be happier about the accommodation that you offered:). You have a lovely house, very well equipped, and a beautiful garden around it, not to mention the pool; our favourite! Sari

...We enjoyed the peace and quiet, and the swimming pool of course, but we found many interesting and beautiful places to visit within a 30-minute drive. We enjoyed the hilltop towns, especially Grosjnan and Motovun, which were rich in history but not yet spoiled by over-development or too many tourists. A special highlight was the trip back from Motovun on the scenic route (via Kramask) with the best views of the whole trip. Nick
Jun 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Radetići, Croatia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , two room shared
  • Ground flour: Separate wc. First floor: 1 en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc, bidet. The second bathroom with shower, wc, bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedr.1:King size double bed (180X200cm) Bedr.2 & 3:Two single beds (90x 200cm) All rooms, with windows to the south with view to the garden and pool, have air condition and are equipped with quality mattress and wooden furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The Villa Barbara has the groundfloor with one open space with inside walls made of big stone blocks. It consists of the solid built kitchen, fully equipped and large massive wooden table to accomodate six people. On the opposite side there is a sofa and is close to the open fireplace which is made of massive stone blocks. Utility room and one toilet is found on the groundfloor as well. Wide stairs leads up to the first floor. 1sr floor has three bedrooms of ~12-15sqm. All bedrooms have the massive wooden beds, the small table, the chair and the mirror. All of them has aircondition. The master bedroom has en-suite shower room and others share the second shower room. Car rental essential. Private parking secured inside the property. Smoking is not permitted inside the house but only outdoor. Outside: Your family will enjoy 1000sq meters of the garden with cherry trees and an olive around the house. The Villa Barbara is suitable for children but one must be supervised around the pool area. Private swimming pool with ceramic tiles is 8m x 4m size with 1.2 -1.8m deep. It has automatic watter cleaning system of the highest standard. Wooden sun beds are easy to move around the pool or even to shift on the grass and under the shadow of the cherry tree. Large summer kitchen just a few steps from the house and pool. It has two fire places (BBQ) to prepare the grill or „peka“ and you will be provided with woods and coil to prepare your own meals. While you prepare the dinner your party can watch sitting on the stone bar chairs and enjoy the coctels in the covered summer kitchen. In front of the villa there is a covered terrace with table. Behind the house there is covered parking lot. The villa is walled, fenced, standalone and just 150m away from villagers so to feel comfortable and safe. Utility Room: Utility room on the ground floor has washing machine, an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bath and pool towel sets are provided. The villa is cleaned once a week at change over. The pool is cleaned with automatic salt cleaning system of the high standard and also manually cleaned and checked twice a week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Simply outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Barbara is amongst the most delightful, beautifully positioned and well equipped villas that we have had the privilege to stay in. Goran, his family and staff are sensational hosts, the villa is immaculately presented and the handbook offers everything one needs to know about how the place works and so much local info that it would be impossible to exeprience it all in one trip. We visited the stunning coastal towns of Porec and Rijev which are only 20-30 mins away. We enjoyed relaxing around the refreshing pool, listening to the bird song and we had 4 excellent BBQs using the superb, stone built BBQ and outdoor kitchen area. We couldn't recommend the villa highly enough. We will be visiting again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phillippa, thank you for your stay in our villa. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Istria and that we had a chance to help. Best wishes! Goran
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  • 5 of 5

The villa location was perfect for us, and the swimming pool was great, the barbecue area was fantastic. The accommodation inside was delightful, it was well equipped. This villa is the jewel in the crown. Thank you Goran for the wine left for us all and for a perfect holiday

Regards Dawn and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dawn, thank you for your stay.We are all happy to hear about your good experience in Istria. Wish you all the best Goran
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High quality villa in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful location opposite one other villa. Absolutely spotlessly clean and maintained. Pool is fab, salt water system so no harsh chemicals which was fab for children. The car could be kept cool in the car port, the b&q area was excellent with an additional pizza oven and bar. Several sitting areas to choose from and free wifi. Satellite tv but no English channels found other than news but not a problem as there is a DVD player there. Kitchen highly equipped...Goran very helpful on booking and provided all the assistance we asked for. a car would be essential for groceries etc as nothing within easy walking distance. Cannot fault this place, would love to return and have not hesitated in recommending this fantastic villa. Had a very relaxing holiday there, thank you. (If exiting to Austria dont go via huge border queues at Tieste, take road into Motovun, very scenic route and the most rural border control I've ever seen, we were the only car there!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful villa located in tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Villa Barbara exceeded all our expectations I'm happy to say. Although quite remote and having to drive everywhere we found the location excellent and found beautiful beaches and places to visit within a short distance.The villa itself is lovely and furnished tastefully and to a very high standard. We enjoyed many evenings having bbqs and sitting among the cherry trees with only the sound of the birds to amuse us. Goran was incredibly helpful to us from the time of planning our holiday right through to our departure, and we really appreciated the wine and snacks that were there on our arrival as we arrived late in the evening. We hope to return to this beautiful part of Croatia and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi B we are happy to hear that you enjoyed in Istria. Thank you for your stay! Best wishes to all. Goran
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Lovely Villa

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa with very good helpful owner

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for chosing our villa. I wish you had more sun in Istria this time. Kind regards to everyone
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Lovely Villa, with relaxing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night, and very much appreciated the snacks left in the fridge by Goran. The beautiful Villa was very well equipped and everything was thought of for our comfort. The pool was a little cold to enjoy fully, but if we had gone later in the year I am sure we would have used it fully. We enjoyed just relaxing around the Villa listening to the birds, but also found it well placed for visiting all the many towns and hilltop villages.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ruth, I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Istria and that we had a chance to help around. Thank you for choosing our villa. Best wishes, Goran
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Final cleanings £67.38

Changeover Day:
Changeover day in mid-high season set on Sunday. Preferred arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am, but call if difficult.

Notes on prices:
The price includes all the cost for the cleanings, bed linen and towels, gas, electricity, watter, tourist tax, registration fee, firewood. The mobile phone is provided for your use in case the need to contact the owner or property manager. WiFi enabled access to Internet over wireless 3G included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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