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Luxurious Villa With Swimming Pool, Tennis Court And Sea Views



Updated: 07-Jun-2016
Villa in Tar, Nr. Porec, Istria, Croatia - Each Bedroom Has Its Own Air-conditioning Unit - Highly Desirable In The Hot Summer Months

Luxury villa in a small elevated development surrounded by olive groves and vineyards on the outskirts of the pretty Istrian village of Tar. Several shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance and the lively resort of Porec is a 15-minute drive. The villa offers views of the Adriatic coastline and attractive beaches with full facilities are to be found at Lanterna, a few minutes drive from the villa.. The beautiful Medieval hill towns of Motovun and Groznjan, breathtaking Limski Canal and the charming Venetian coastal town of Rovinj are within a short drive, as are a full range of sporting and leisure facilities. Two waterparks (one in Porec, one outside Novigrad) are within a 20 minute drive.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

We are a British family but are long-term expatriates and have lived in Dubai for 16 years.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Sehr schnelle eMail Kommunikation und daher auch für sehr kurzfristige Buchungen zu empfehlen. Wir hatten sehr spontan gebucht und trotzdem hat alles sehr gut funktioniert.

Empfehlung mit 5 Sternen!

Wir kommen bestimmt mal wieder,

S & O" January 2010 (Stay - Summer 2010)
May 2005
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect place for idyllic Istria

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely villa. It is in an ideal location to explore both coastal and inland Istria and we really appreciated all your recommendations for day trips, restaurants and activities. Although we were out most days we really did appreciate the villa when we were there - very well-equipped and comfortably furnished. There was a bit of heatwave whilst we were there so we especially appreciated the air conditioned bedrooms. We also enjoyed relaxing by the pool and just having the village a short stroll away was a real bonus. Many thanks again and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments Andrew and Loretta. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming back soon. Adrian and Stella Parkes
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Great villa in perfect location for touring

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at your villa. It was a great base to explore the istrian peninsula. We took on board most of your great recommendations and especially loved our trek down to the Southern tip.

Villa was beautiful with great outdoor space which we used every evening. Well equipped, lovely & clean. Handy pool & tennis court for the kids. Great stay, thanks. Hopefully will be back. Jackie & Keith

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jackie and Keith, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Adrian and Stella
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Nice place and well located

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property, very clean and in good condition. The air conditioning is a high quality installation and worked well. It was very welcome as it would have been difficult to sleep without it. The pool was very well maintained as were the garden and the small complex generally. A small number of very minor repairs are needed, these didn't detract and the owners are aware and intend to sort at the end of the season.

The location is excellent, a short distance from the busy coast but you feel like you are in an authentic village rather than a resort. The property is in a small, newish complex on the edge of the village so it is quiet but also convenient. The village has a number of restaurants and a handful of local shops (baker, butcher, general grocers) and a couple of market stalls which can provide all you need.

Generally, it met our needs very well. It was a a very pleasant base where we spent the first part of the day relaxing with plenty of opportunities for visits within a short drive for the afternoons. We would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Alastair for your positive feedback and delighted that you and your family had a wonderful holiday. You are right; the air conditioning in each of the bedrooms is a must for those hot and humid summer months. Nothing worse than going on holiday and not being able to sleep! One in each bedroom also gives you the privacy. Look forward to welcoming you back. kind regards Stella and Adrian
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Perfect Base to Explore

  • 4 of 5

The villa was just a great base to explore all of Istria by car. It was hot so the aircon was much appreciated! It was well equipped and the owner was very helpful, a few niggles were sorted out quickly and efficiently. The tennis court was a real bonus and the pool was great to keep kids occupied whilst packing up before heading out for the day trips. Nearby Laterna offered some great facilities to keep all the children happy and active.

We absolutely fell in love with Istria and thought Tar was a delightful village, locals were friendly and some very nice restaurants. Pizza one is a must for the kids!

The scenery in Istria was stunning. The little fishing villages, seaside towns and mountain villages were all delightful and non were rammed with tourists. The quality of the restaurants and local wines were fantastic.

There are so many places and restaurants to recommend as they are all good. Rovinj, Porec, Grozjnan, Motovan are a must. Fuzana, Pula, Novigrad also lovely. Some of the hilltop villages very atmospheric of an evening.

Take beach shoes and snorkels. Make sure you get out to sea, plenty of trips to go on.

We would not hesitate in recommending a holiday to Istria and the villa was a great family base to explore all the sights. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the positive review Alison. We are so happy that you and your family had a great time. The beach / rock shoes as well as masks and snorkels are a good tip for future guests. Thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Adrian and Stella Parkes
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From the Owner

We looked at several different types of properties in Istria - from remote farmhouses to village houses. We chose Bella Vista because it just suited our needs as a growing family perfectly, being in a scenic, peaceful location yet just a couple of minutes’ walk to the village with its numerous restaurants, shops and amenities. The tennis court was a real pull too! It was only after we had visited the villa several times that we realised what a great location the village of Tar is overall, being close to 'Blue' Istria with its gorgeous coastline, picturesque coastal towns and great water sports and leisure pursuits yet just a short drive from 'Green' Istria with its wonderful scenery, wildlife and stunning hilltop towns.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tar at 250 Metres Nearest Ferry : Porec at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Umag at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Ipsilon at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tar at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Lanterna at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended


The coast and an excellent waterside seafood restaurant is within walking distance of the villa (less than a kilometre away) and several good beaches are within a five minute drive.


Trieste airport in Italy (Ryanair) is 90 minutes drive. Other airports are located at Rijeka (60 minutes drive) and at Pula (around a 40 minute drive). From Porec, a catamaran to Venice takes approximately 2.5 hours. Car hire is recommended to explore the spectacular scenery inland as well as along the Adriatic coast. *New for Summer 2015. Easyjet will operate a flight from Gatwick to Pula twice a week (Saturday and Tuesday) between the months of June and September


The villa is located on the outskirts of the village of Tar. Here you will find many local shops, bars, restaurants, pharmacies and a bank (with ATM facility) all within easy walking distance.

Further Details:

A wealth of cultural and outdoor pursuits are available just a few minutes drive from the villa. Watersports, cycling, horseriding, go-karting are just a few of the activities sports enthusiasts will enjoy. For others, simply ambling around the many villages and towns with their ancient and colourful history then stopping off to sample world-class Istrian food and wine will make for a truly unforgettable holiday. An information pack is available at the villa. This includes information on the area, recommended restaurants and suggestions for day trips, excursions and activities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable 30% deposit of total rental booking. Booking remains open until deposit money is received. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival and a Booking Form should be completed and submitted to the Agent. All payments must be made directly to the Agent's account in Croatia which will be provided, and in compliance with tax regulations. You should arrange your own cancellation and holiday insurance. Money to be paid by electronic bank transfer. Credit card payment not accepted.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is preferably Saturday but flexible. Check in after 4pm. Check out by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown for the property are per week in Pounds Sterling

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Days at the villa can be relaxed and peaceful or busy and energetic usually starting with breakfast in the village followed watersports, tennis or a lazy morning on the beach or by the pool. Lunch could involve a trip to mountaintop kobola sampling truffles and delicious local wines or a picnic lunch in the shady, private garden with wonderful fresh local produce. Evenings are for enjoying the ambiance of Istria's fantastic restaurants or a chilled BBQ at home. Summer nights can be warm and humid in Istria so the luxury of having air-conditioning in every bedroom - we believe the only villa in the complex to offer this – is a real bonus. Being the most elevated villa also gives fantastic views of the coast from the upper terrace which is a favourite place to relax and watch the sunset.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • 1st Floor: Luxury fitted bathroom complete with whirlpool bath and shower. Ground Floor: Shower room + wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Bunk beds (> 2m in length). There is also a travel cot.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and terrace (+ table & chairs) with full sea views. Bedroom 2 with two twin beds and shared terrace with full sea views. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds + one trundle bed. All bedrooms feature air-conditioning units.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Accommodation is of an extremely high standard with remote control central air conditioning/heating and solid wood flooring throughout. Outside: A small landscaped garden benefits from its own built-in gas barbecue, shady arbour with kiwi vines, teak furniture for al fresco dining and stunning views towards the Adriatic coast. The shared swimming pool and all-weather, floodlit tennis court are just a few steps away. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron + ironing board. 4 sun loungers, 4 deck chairs and a sun umbrella. Artist's easel. We also provide tennis racquets and selection of beach/pool toys. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa cleaning and replacement of linen and towels takes place every week and is included in the rental price. More frequent cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost of 12 euros per hour.

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