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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 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

Delightful, beautifully positioned, in a very quiet area, at the edge of a small Istrian village, the villa provides privacy for your family, a peaceful and safe comfort place in the Istrian land with calming greenery. One can enjoy relaxing around the refreshing pool, listening to the bird song and prepare the food in superb, stone built BBQ and outdoor kitchen with an additional pizza oven and bar.

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.

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Member since: 2004
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

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 in Municipality of Tinjan

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • 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, 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
  • Pool 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 on the ground floor has washing machine, an iron and ironing board. Bed linen, bath and pool towel sets are provided. The villa is cleaned once a week at change over. The pool is cleaned with the high standard and checked twice a week.


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Stone Villa with South Facing Private Pool offers comfort and relaxation
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Lovely setting - great villa, and pool.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very welcoming, clean and well equipped as so were the grounds with games, pool inflatables and table tennis. The pool was a good size with plenty of natural shade. The property manager, Dusko and his wife are a lovely couple and kept the pool very clean and the grounds tidy but didn't intrude on your stay. Goran responds quickly to all email correspondence and is very helpful. Croatia is a pretty country and lots to see such as towns like Ravinj and Porec are not too far away (30 mins). We also had a day trip to Venice. There are plenty of restaurants to visit approx 15 -20 mins drive such as Viking at Limski Kanal and roadside rotisseries serving suckling pig and lamb. Plenty of seafood available and all restaurants are very reasonably priced. Istria coast is pretty with friendly people.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, thank you for your stay and on time in writing review. We are pleased to had you and your family as our guests. Hoping to hear from you again With best wishes Goran
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Relax in this Great Villa with inviting pool

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean, well equipped villa in a private rural location, with a great heated pool, shady seating areas for alfresco dining, barbeque, table tennis. Restaurants available within 10mins drive plus only 25mins from Porec, Vrsar, & Rovinj on the coast.

Goran, the owner, kept us informed of where to eat & drink locally as he clearly knows the area, and any other questions we had all the time from our booking up to our arrival and after we came home. We would highly recommend this for a peaceful break in the sun.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dixon, thank you for your stay, we are glad for your positive experience from holiday in Istria. Best wishes to all. Goran
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Wonderful property in serene yet central setting

  • 5 of 5

We jstayed in this wonderful villa for 6 days and absolutely loved our time there.

First of all, Goran is great. He responds to all questions within a few hours and made us feel so comfortable from the very first day we inquired about the villa.

He was even available during our stay to give us tips about where to go and things to do.

One of the favorite aspects of the villa are its beautiful grounds and of course the wonderful pool, which used every day. Everything was simply impeccable and the rooms are all tastefully furnished and decorated, it really felt like a home.

We loved the open floor plan of the kitchen, dining room and living space.

The house is in the perfect location to enjoy it's serene setting yet only about 20 - 25 minutes away by car is Porec and Rovinj. The beautiful town of Motovun is only about 30 minutes away.

There are so many more places to discover from here.

I highly recommend staying here and we are definitely planning to be back.

Thank you so much Goran for all your help and for making it possible to have such an unforgettable time in Istria.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ales, I am so glad you had such a nice time in Istria and that we had chance to help. Thank you for your stay, we are looking forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards to all Goran
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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: 04-Jun-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: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pula. Alternatives are: Trieste/Venezia (1,5h)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
San Lorenzo, Sveti Lovreč
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
San Lorenzo, Sveti Lovreč
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Extra services may be requested (cattering,chef, sailing, visits of special interest..). We provide the information and contact details if you would like to get help in tailoring your day...just make a wish.


The villa is 30 min drive away from beaches in Vrsar, Funtana and Porec. Several fine beaches lie along the Vrsar's coastline.



Pula airport - distance 40 mins car drive

Trieste in Italy - distance 1hr 30 mins car drive

Venezia - distance 2h 30 min car drive. From Venezia you can arrive in Porec harbor on boat in less then 1h.

Porec and Rovinj large touristic towns with ports to Venice(Italy) or Briuni Islands.

The car rental is essential.


If however, you would like to spend the day or night exploring the Istria you will find that Villa Barbara is placed on easy reach to every point of your wish. Sv. Lovrec (7km) or Kanfanar (10km) offer basic shops, a post office, bankomat, cafes. Just a few minutes drive away several 'konobas' (typical country inns) will welcome you with domestic fresh food and local wine. Porec, Rovinj, Motovun are on 30 minutes drive distance.Venice is on very easy reach by boats (2h) for a daily visits.

Further Details:

The villa is ideally placed for touring and sightseeing.

The closest bars, grocery shop, restaurant etc. in Sv.Lovrec 5 min car drive.

The Brijuni Islands, a small archipelago famous as a National Park. Access to this beautiful conservation area is strictly controlled with boat trips available only from Pula and Fazana.

Rovinj is one of the most developed seaside resorts in Croatia, offering a whole range of visitor opportunities in a picturesque ambience of the ancient town, surrounded by luxuriant pine forests.

The nearby Limski Kanal, a slender, tree-lined fjord is without doubt one of the most scenic sights in Istria. Cutting a deep swathe inland from the coast, its sparkling, aquamarine waters are designated a marine reserve and produce some of the freshest oysters, mussels and fish in Croatia.

Dvigrad castle, constructed in the 11th century close to a slender, south-facing limestone outcrop, was abandoned in the 17th century due to a pest outbreak. Nowadays only the ruins remain of one of Istria's most famous hallmarks, but it still dominates the Lemme channel, the plain below and the limestone crag opposite.Dvigrad is a well-preserved and very atmospheric historical monument evoking images of a colourful and lively past and well worth a visit.

Vrsar (18km) is a pretty Roman, hilltop town dominated by an eighteenth century castle where classical music concerts are held in the summer months. Just below the town there is a bustling marina and quayside with various local shops and cafés.

Pula on the southern tip of the peninsula is Istria's capital. More than 3000 years old, established by Romans, the city and rich evidence of their presence remains including the Forum, a triumphal archway, the Temple of Augustus and an immense amphitheatre near the port. Built in the first century BC the amphitheatre is the sixth largest in the world and one of the three best preserved. Regular classical, opera and pop concerts are held there each summer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Radetići, Croatia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 rental 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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