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Air Conditioned Private Villa with Private Pool and Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Montizana, Porec, Istria, Croatia - Private Corner Site in Modern Development

Villa Istria sits on a corner site of a small modern development in the village of Montizana which is 4 miles from the Adriatic resorts of Porec, Funtana and Vrsar. It has substantial grounds of 457 square metres. From the poolside it enjoys panoramic views to the sea to the Adriatic to the west and the Dolomites and Alps to the north. It is fully equipped for up to 6 people. THe gardens are 100% private and are fully surrounded by fences and hedges of 1.5m tall.

The villa is built to a very high standard with fully tiled floors throughout and good quality furniture and equipment. It has heating for winter and fans for summer.

The villa has been recently upgraded with air-conditioning, new shower, dishwasher and large screen tv and has been fully redecorated throughout.

We provide internet access from 1 April to 30 September each year.

More Details

Jim Brannan
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Jim Brannan

My wife and I were married in 1983 and have 2 children. Our children were 17 and 13 when we first went to Croatia and we always felt that they were safe in the Porec area as it is "lively but civilised"

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a special party in our village of Montizana and it was one of the best nights of our lives.

We want to be sure that guests will enjoy their stay so we never rent without speaking to people before they commit. This way, we can understand what they want from a holiday and we can decide whether Villa Istria is right for them. Sometimes, we suggest to people that it is not right for them.

We enjoy going there as often as possible and we get a lot of pleasure when guests tell us how much they liked the villa and the area and book to return

Jim Brannan purchased this villa in 2005

Why Jim Brannan chose Montižana

My wife Louise and I always went to different places for our holidays. But, when we went to Porec in 2004, we fell in love with the area and bought Villa Istria in 2005.

We loved the area and had the opportunity to buy early on this development to get the best site. We bought before it was completed so we could get the villa with the best views and choose the internal finishes.

We enjoy a holiday where we can have some peace and quiet but not have to drive too far to visit the beaches and restaurants. We cook in some times and go out others.

Just at the coast is the Zelena Laguna complex where there is a huge range of sporting activities.

We also own some prime land in a nearby village Kadumi and we are holding this as a further development and investment opportunity.

What makes this villa unique

Montizana is a small rural village and we love it when the local chickens wander over to pay us a visit or the donkeys or sheep are out to see.

If you go up the hill behind our house, you can climb a fireman's watchtower and see the beautiful countryside of Istria for many miles around.

Our pool is cut into the hillside so is very private with no-one overlooking it. Ideal to relax.

In the height of summer, Montizana usually about 3-4 degrees cooler that the temperature at the coast which can be welcome when temperatures peak.

The Montizana sky is wonderful at night - well worth putting off the lights and just gazing at the sky to see it without light pollution. Many children have never see a sky like this before if they are city dwellers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montižana in Municipality of Poreč

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has wc, sink, shower and washing machine. Bathroom 2 has wc, sink and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: We supply plastic glasses for children and use at the pool. Outside: The villa has a private pool size 6.5m x 3.5m. Maximum depth 1.4 m. All around the pool is a substantial terrace affording plenty room for the 6 sunloungers. There is a separate area with a barbeque. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are supplied and will be changed weekly. Maid service is also weekly. There is a washing machine and line dryer for your convenience.


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Air Conditioned Private Villa with Private Pool and Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

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The villa had everything we needed which made it ideal from our perspective. The secluded and peaceful location suited us for rest and relaxation during the day and at night we could easily drive to Porec for more liveliness - it was a great combination for us as we wanted the best of both worlds during out holiday. The private pool, not overlooked by anyone, was a real bonus (and essential during the August heat) although the wasps were a bit of a pest as they seemed to come out of the lavender around the pool as soon as we got in! The owners have thoughtfully provided a wide range of equipment including books and useful information about the area. We would definitely come back though perhaps at a different time of year as it was extremely hot in August.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Porec (to Venice)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Zbanday or Gradina
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Zelena Laguna
Car: necessary


The area is characterised by charming bays with small beaches mostly lined by trees which provide shade. Villa Istria is 4 miles from the coast to Porec, Funtana and Vrsar. The Zelena (Green) and Plava (Blue) Lagunas (6 minutes drive) on the coast have a full range of sports available including watersports, horse riding, tennis, football and many other sports.

Cycling is very popular and Montizana is on the local cycle route.


Nearest airport is Pula 40 minutes . Trieste (2 hours), Venice (3 hours), Riyeka (1.5 hours) and Llubliana (2.5 hours). We will provide directions and a map of the area.

Villa Istria is on the edge of the tranquil village of Montizana. Groceries are available at the Zbandaj 2 KM away. there are many good supermarkets near Porec or Vrsar within a few minutes drive.

You must : 1) buy a bag of carrots; 2) walk 700 meters down towards Dracevac; 3) turn right - walk 300 meters to the Donkey Sanctuary; 4) Feed the Donkeys

Further Details:

There are many charming small villages within a 10 minute drive and a multitude of good qualty restuarants which are very reasonably priced. A family of 4 can eat well with a couple of drinks for under £30.

The Istria area has numerous places of interest including the Roman amphitheatre at Pula, the basilica at Porec and towns such as Rovinj and Motovoun.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montižana, Istria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring 2019
4 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
28 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8

Booking Notes:
Deposit 20% on booking with balance 4 weeks prior to entry.

Changeover Day:
Flights are often cheaper in mid week and mid week changeovers can be accommodated by arrangement, especially out of main season.
Arrival time 4.00pm
Departure time 10.00am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. A charge will be made for electricity usage during winter months. We are willing to discuss discounts for low season rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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