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Spacious villa with Private South-Facing Pool. Peaceful Village Location, Air-Co



Updated: 15-Aug-2016
Spacious, south facing 3 bedroom villa with private pool and countryside views. Peaceful village location close to beaches.

Spacious 3 bedroom, detached south facing villa with private swimming pool, air conditioning, internet access/WiFi, landscaped gardens and adjoining open countryside with its fields and vineyards. Villa Neela sits on the edge of the peaceful village of Dracevac and comfortably accommodates 6 people. There is a spacious, airy lounge, dining room and fully fitted kitchen. These rooms have beautiful rural views and throughout there are high ceilings providing a cool and airy interior. Villa Neela has a double bedroom and 2 twin rooms. Large patio doors give direct access and views from the lounge and dining areas to the covered terrace. This south-facing terrace, with tables and chairs, directly overlooks the pool and has beautiful rural views, ideal for those 'al fresco' evenings watching spectacular sunsets. Sun-loungers and hammocks are provided around the pool and there is a large stone barbecue. Alternatively, enjoy excellent restaurants within a 5 minute drive of the villa serving traditional Istrian cuisine.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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We chose this villa for its quiet and peaceful setting and were not disappointed. The villa is very well equipped and was very clean.

The house is spacious, light and airy. The set up with the pool and the outside eating area is fantastic and was a great way to spend the evenings watching the sunset.
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Perfect Villa, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Villa Neela with my family for 2 weeks in August and was very pleasantly surprised. Set 10 mins drive from the lovely town of Porec its perfectly located for all the local facilities that Porec has to offer. Porec has lots to do without being too overspoilt and we visited both Playa Laguna and Zelena Laguna which is nearby. The Villa is very well equipped and spacious with everything you need for a holiday in beautiful surroundings. Pool is cleaned and checked and a cleaner came in during start of second week to change towels/sheets etc.

We visited Rovinj whilst we were there, which is very beautiful and is best organised for a cloudy afternoon as it might be a bit uncomfortable walking around the lovely cobbled streets in the midday sun! We also spent the day at the Aqua park which is very nearby and was both my sons best part of the holiday as it has lots brilliant slides! We also visited Venice for the day taking the ferry there which is a must do if you can as its such an amazing city. It was a long day out but well worth it and the highlight for us as we've never been before. All in all we had a fantastic holiday staying in Villa Neela and we hope to return again.

Just another quick mention that the owner Trevor provided excellent information and service for the booking of the villa and was always willing to help with any queries you may have.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa and location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip to Villa Neela, that sits on the edge a sleepy little village called Dracevac. There are no shops there but its just a 10 minute drive to Porec with a host of shops, restaurants, and supermarkets. Its only a 40 min drive from Pula Airport and the motorways and roads are amazing, almost empty, so easy to get to. The villa has a lovely sized pool with sun loungers and a hammock and the villa is not overlooked having a private garden and parking with electric gates. The pool man came to make sure everything was ok and he was very friendly, there was also an agent if we needed-but we didn't. We used the BBQ a couple of times and the views from the verandah in the evening are a rare treat. It was lovely to be out in the day then come back to peace and quiet. The villa is airy with lovely high ceilings with lots of space for everyone. The kitchen was very well equipped with a big fridge and open to the dining/sitting room so feels really communal. Theres an amazing shower that never ran out of water even though there were 6 of us! We had to used the air con a couple of days and it cooled us down perfectly, there were also heaters but we didn't need them. A nice idea from the owners was a 'what-to-do' guide filled with local information and suggestions of places to visit-very useful and we're glad we read it! Porec is the nearest town, about 10 min drive away and very pretty. There is a hydrofoil service to Venice that goes on several days. We went for the day, though you could go for longer. A fantastic day but I would recommend booking in advance. we got the last few seats by booking a few days before but that was in May.

Porec is really lovely with so many excellent restaurants and such good value. Lots of lovely shops and boutiques too. The harbour is lovely with amazing restaurants so you can people watch, and the sunset views are incredible. The people are very nice and most speak English, but they love it when you have a few Croatian greetings.

There is a Nudist beach/camp in Zelena Laguna that was easily accessible that we visited too!

A brand new waterpark has opened just a 5 min drive from the villa that the kids loved.

Overall it was a great holiday and I would highly recommend Villa Neela. The owners were responsive when booking and answering any questions which makes life simpler-we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. So pleased you had a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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An excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at Villa Neela for a week, at the beginning of June. We found it very spacious and clean throughout. A great location if you are looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet. Only a quick drive to the nearest town of Porec, which was beautiful. It was very hot during our stay therefore we were very thankful for the air conditioning in each room which worked perfectly. A great size pool area, ideal for relaxing and cooling off in the water. Went to a few restaurants which were recommended in the 'what to do guide' left out in the villa for guests to read. We also enjoyed a couple of BBQ's whilst watching the amazing sunset from the veranda. The villa has a large map on the wall in the dining area which was a great help to us when we went a little further afield to visit Rovinj (which is also a beautiful place to visit). We highly recommend visiting Croatia and staying at Villa Neela. We are already planning our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for kind words about our villa. We have already reserved the dates for you for next year . .
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Idyllic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa for its quiet and peaceful setting and were not disappointed. The villa looks out over open fields and is not overlooked by neighbouring properties. The villa is very well equipped and was very clean. The pool is a good size with plenty of sun loungers and was regularly serviced during our stay.

When we were able to drag the children away from the pool there was lots to do locally including boat trips, cycling and water sports. You do need a hire car to get about. We made good use of the BBQ and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the veranda. The helpful owners made the booking process very easy and we are looking forward to our return trip this summer

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison. many thanks for your kind comments .i am glad that the holiday lived up you expectations,as we hoped it would. Holiday are the most important time of the year and planing is everything. i know its was a concern going some where new like Croatia , But its great to here you will be coming back this year. Fantastic
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Villa Neela: something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

We can't believe it's already a year since we stayed at Villa Neela the memories are so fresh in our minds.

When we first pulled up to the Villa we were pleasantly surprised at how peaceful the surroundings were & how clean & tidy the parking area & gardens were. Once inside we found the rooms exactly as described here: spacious, cool, airy and well appointed. The Kitchen is fully equipped & there's plenty of storage space in the bedrooms & living rooms for all your belongings: a proper Home from Home.

As you can imagine we spent a lot of our time here around the pool, relaxing & cooking alfresco: the pool area is fully tiled, the pool itself is clean (we only stayed 10 days & saw the poolman at least three times!) & a safe depth for all ages: the owners even supplied airbeds & a selection of novels if you run out of pool reading material!

They have satellite TV (not that we watched much; well you don't on holiday do you?!) with a DVD player (which we did use a couple of nights; we took our own but there is a small selection to choose from) & a CD/Radio which we used constantly while around the pool & because you're not overlooked the neighbours didn't seem to mind.

We only used the Double bedroom but all the bedrooms are cool even on the hottest of days (and Boy can it get hot) since they are on the shade side of the Villa (we would recommend closing the shutters during the day to stop the sun heating them too much): the bed linen is crisp & clean & as stated in the information changed weekly along with the towels.

The Bathroom is very large, nicely decorated (mostly tiled) & the corner shower is bliss after a long hot day sunning yourself.

The What-To-Do Guide is a lovely touch & we certainly took the opportunity to visit some of the recommended sights: Vrsar is definitely a must visit if only for the stroll around the Marina dreaming of boarding one of the many gazillion foot cruisers moored there; Porec of course where there's something for everyone: great restaurants, a romantic after Dinner stroll around the Harbour, a tour of the Roman ruins & Euphrasius Basilica (hosted by the locals!) or if you're looking for a Live Band or a Boogie there are even a few Bars on the Main Street to accommodate the more lively Holidaymaker; Rovinj a beautiful coastal town with lovely coloured houses on the front & a bustling market most days; whilst here you must visit the Palazzo on the Harbour even if just to soak up the Venetian style atmosphere.

We WILL return!!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you say it's been year already, can't be leave that !!! Really glad you like our "What to do guide" - Istra is a beautiful area to explore. The villa's proximity to the town is ideal for visiting the local areas you mention, the local "night life" and restaurants whilst still allowing you to return to the "peaceful surroundings" of the villa. We love it too. Thanks once again for your comments.
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Amazing & such good value for money!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Neela with five of my friends last September and had the most incredible time.

The house is spacious, light and airy. The set up with the pool and the outside eating area is fantastic and was a great way to spend the evenings watching the sunset.

If you want tranquility but to be close enough to the town of Porec then this is perfect. It is set in a small village about a 10 minute drive from the lovely sea port town of Porec. There are a lot of fantastic bars and restaurants all around the harbour to spend the evening out with live music, all without being too loud or touristy.

We took the ferry across to Venice for the day which was well worth the 2 hr boat trip.

The house has a great itinery and maps to tell you the best places to visit locally. Make sure to head to Rovinj for the day. One of the most beautiful towns I have visited. Definitely worth a drive in land and checking out the stunning hill top villages of Groznjan and Motovun.

With the cheap flights you can take to either Rijeka, Pula or Trieste (in Italy) and great value for the villa, it is definitely somewhere I would recommend to get away with friends, young children and the older generation!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Its good to hear a group of friends can enjoy the villa - as much as families -and that you enjoyed all the sights that are within an easy dive (& those a little further by ferry!). Like you, Rovinj is one of our favourites! We agree -after a day out (or a day around the pool)- relaxing and watching the sunsets is a perfect way to end the day. Hope to see you back in Croatia soon.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Porec at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Porec at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Porec at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary


The beautiful Istrian coastline, with crystal clear water, is a 10 minute drive away. Alternatively, guests can use the well marked cycle pathways, one of which passes directly in front of the villa. The resorts of Zelena Laguna and Plava Laguna have numerous sports and leisure opportunities (please see "Further Details" section)


Villa Neela easliy accessible from the UK. Pula Airport (Ryanair, Thompsonfly) is a 40 minute drive. Trieste Airport is approximately 1.75 hours (Ryanair/Alitalia). The airports of Ljublijana (EasyJet) and Venice Treviso (Ryanair) and Marco Polo (EasyJet) are within a 3 hour drive. Car hire is essential.


Villa Neela is on the outskirts of the village of Dracevac.

The historical port and town of Porec (shopping, marina, Euphrasius Basilica) - 10 mins drive.

Tourist resorts of Zelena and Plava Laguna - 10 mins drive.

Vrsar (beaches, marina) - 15 mins drive.

Rovinj (little Venice) - 40 mins.

Groznjan and Motovun (medieval hill top villages) - 40 mins.

Pula (Roman Amphitheatre) - 40 mins.

Venice - from Porec daily ferry - 2 hrs

Further Details:

Zelena and Plava Laguna's which are just a 5 minutes drive away offer a variety of facilities including tennis courts, gyms, indoor swimming pools, water-skiing, sailing, horse riding, mini-golf, pedaloes, aqua floats, water slides and scuba diving opportunities.

Well marked cycle paths which link Villa Neela with Porec and the coast make cycling an excellent way to experience the coast and gentle rolling hills of the region.

There is new aqa park near Novigrad (approx 30Km from the villa) with another planned to open this year within a 5 minute dive of Neela Neela!

A wide variety of restaurants can be found within the cobbled streets of Porec and surrounding villages. These offer traditional meat and fish dishes, amazing Pizza and pasta, Istrian truffles as well as international cuisine. Super-markets and restaurants can be found within a 5 min drive.

The beautiful historical town of Porec with its cobbled streets, and Basilica (UNESCO World Heritage site) is easily accessible from the villa. Day trips to Venice can be made from Porec.

An information pack at the villa gives details of attractions and restaurants.


Rental rates

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29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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Booking Notes:
20% deposit to confirm your booking.
Balance 4 weeks prior to departure.
small local tax is charged on collection of the keys (please ask)

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be midweek if preferred.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with shower and WC. Separate WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed with air-conditioning. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. And Wi Fi


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Car essential. A cot is available on request. Outside: Covered terrace overlooks the private pool (9 x 4 m) with views of the surrounding open countryside. There is a south facing patio around the pool and a large stone barbecue for those 'alfresco' evenings. Sun loungers/hammocks and outside table and chairs are provided. Gated drive providing secure parking for 2 cars. Landscaped gardens around the villa. Utility Room: Washing machine located in bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & bathroom towels are provided and changed weekly during your stay. Weekly pool/garden maintenance. Property cleaned weekly Other: Light and airy dinning room with table & chairs for 6 people with direct access to the covered terrace overlooking the swimming pool.

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