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Luxurious Villa With Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Sea Views & Full AC throughout

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Adrian Parkes
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Adrian Parkes

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

Adrian Parkes purchased this villa in 2005

Why Adrian Parkes chose Tar

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tar in Municipality of Tar-Vabriga

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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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Luxurious Villa With Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Sea Views & Full AC throughout
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic location and villa

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa which lived up to as it was described. Very clean house with plenty of sleeping options. Owner and representative very prompt at replying to any quiries.

Location very good for beaches and nearby attractions, best to hire a car to explore the amazing area and even travel to Slovenia or Italy.. we had 3 meals in 3 countries in 1 day!

Look out for local events going on we went to see crazy cars the caves and drove to pula to watch the football match.

We would definitely recommend this villa

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Andrew for your review. We were delighted that you and your family had a wonderful holiday. Best wishes, Adrian and Stella Parkes
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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: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 04-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tar, Porec area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Peak - Pre
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak - Post
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Truffle Time
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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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