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Villa with Private Pool overlooking Open Countryside, 8km from the Sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Spacious, detached, open plan, villa in Dracevac, Nr. Porec, Istria, Croatia - Peaceful Village Location

VILLA ANA, located on the edge of the peaceful village of Dracevac, is a 3 bedroom, detached, air conditioned, south facing villa with a private pool on a small development of 6 villas. The adjoining countryside with its fields, vineyards and olive groves, reflects the simple charm of the area.

Villa Ana accommodates 6 people very comfortably. There is a spacious, airy, open plan living area. A large, covered, south facing terrace overlooking the pool, garden and fields is perfect for alfresco dining and watching the sunset. The east facing terrace is ideal for catching the early morning sun and provides a shady spot in the afternoon. The villa has 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room.

An exciting, new AQUA PARK is just 6kms away. Its attractions include a lazy river, wave pool, 12 sensational waterslides and a children’s pool.

Explore the old town of Porec, a 10 minute drive from Villa Ana. Visit the 6th Century Basilica hidden among the maze of quaint cobbled streets. At night, the town comes alive. It abounds with restaurants, bars, clubs, ice-cream parlours and the occasional street performers.

Discover beautiful beaches of pebble and stone, lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, a 10 minute drive.

Istria has great restaurants, from simple konobas and pizzerias to gourmet dining. Sample the fresh local seafood, famed Istrian truffles, wild asparagus and mushrooms from the forest as well as your family’s favourites. Only a few minutes drive from Villa Ana.

Please note, there is a cot and high chair available for babies, but due to the depth of the unfenced swimming pool, steps down from the terrace and tiled floors, we do not consider our villa suitable for toddlers and children under the age of four.

For more information visit our website (see Facilities).

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The villa was very spacious, spotlessly clean, well equipped and exactly as described on the website. It certainly ranks among the best holiday accommodation we have ever had...." D.B. Edinburgh

"You have made your villa so welcoming....." G.J. London

"We all loved watching the sun setting whilst sitting out on the terrace with a glass of wine....." S. and M. Stockton on Tees

"We would definitely recommend the villa to friends and family......" K.B. Devon

"We had a great time and found the info pack extremely useful, especially identifying places to eat." D.R. Oxfordshire
Jan 2006
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Porec to Venice
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Kempinski Golf, Adriatic
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Zelena and Plava Laguna
Car: necessary


Beautiful beaches of pebble and stone with crystal clear water are located in small coves along the coast within a 10 to 15 minute drive.

Tucked between pine forests and olive groves are the tourist resorts of Zelena Laguna and Plava Laguna.


Pula - 40 mins (Ryanair, Thompsonfly, Jet2).

Trieste - 1hr 30 mins (Ryanair).

Ljubljana - 2hrs (EasyJet).

Venice - 2hrs 30 mins (Ryanair, Thomsonfly, EasyJet).


Porec - 6th century Basilica, marina - 10 mins.The old town of Porec with its maze of narrow, cobbled streets is a delight for you to explore. It has a bustling market selling fresh fish and locally grown organic produce. There are several large supermarkets, banks, cash dispensers and currency exchange bureaus. At night, the town comes alive. It abounds with restaurants, bars, clubs, ice-cream parlours and the occasional street performers.

Lim Fjord - renowned for its mussels - 20 mins.

Baredine Caves - a series of limestone caverns - 20mins.

Rovinj - a picture perfect medieval port - 30 mins.

Motovun - a fortified hill town famous for its truffles - 40 mins.

Groznjan - medieval hilltop village with artist studios - 40mins.

Pula - Roman Amphitheatre, staging summer concerts - 40 mins.

Venice - from Porec, daily return on FastCat ferry - 2hrs.

ACTIVITIES in and around POREC:

New this year ... an exciting aquapark, only 6kms from Villa Ana! There is also an existing water park near Novigrad, 29kms away.

There are extensive sporting facilities at the nearby Lagunas, catering for all the family. These include water sports such as water skiing, scuba diving, sailing, jet skis, pedaloes and inflatable aqua playgrounds. There are tennis courts, riding stables, mini-golf, quad bikes, a fitness centre with heated indoor swimming pool and health spa. Cycle routes linking Villa Ana with Porec and the coast. The well-marked bike paths make cycling an excellent way to experience the gently rolling countryside. There are safe coastal paths for cycling and walking.


For younger family members there are adventure playgrounds, sandy play areas, water slides, trampolines, mini quad cars and a dinosaur park with circus and magic show (for the under 8's).


Spoilt for choice ….from pizza and pasta at its best, local fish festivals, restaurants with views, gourmet dining experiences to traditional specialities such as meat, slow-cooked under the Peka.

Most restaurants offer menus in English.


A comprehensive information pack at the villa gives details of local attractions, recommended restaurants and maps of interesting, 'off the beaten track,' places to investigate.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dračevac in Općina Sveti Lovreč

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , with hand held shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with double doors opening onto a sunny east facing terrace.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , overlooking the pool and open countryside.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Villa with Private Pool overlooking Open Countryside, 8km from the Sea
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Excellent villa loverly pool. Would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Barry &Liz excellent communication prior and after stay. Great information packs in villa also sent by barry and liz before holiday. Gives infor on places to visit and maps of how to get there. restaurants also activities to do ie horse riding sailing etc. All in all you could not wish to stay in a better villa everything is in villa plus bbq outside as well. Will go back in the future many thanks melvyn

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Ana - Dracevac

  • 5 of 5

The description of this charming villa and village was extremely accurate. The property is well maintained,clean, spacious and has excellent facilities. We were a family group so the garden, pool and barbecue allowed the children space to move and entertain themselves while at the same time the adults were able to relax. I have stayed in this property on several occasions and would fully recommend it to anyone who is thinking about visiting this idyllic area of Croatia.

We contacted the manager on a couple of occasions and he was always polite and helpful.

Porec is a very beautiful town and the lagunas provide endless amusment for adults and children alike. The Adriatic Sea is so warm you never want to get out.

Our best experience this time was the incredible water park which is just 10 minutes down the road and excellent value for a whole day.

There are an amazing number of attractions and activities in this part of Croatia so you are never bored and will always want to return to do more.

There are a huge variety of restaurants in this part of Istria with excellent menus, although we had great fun barbecuing the local sausages which are so moreish!!

The whole family are very eager to go back to the villa again and continue to explore. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone who wants a relaxing place to stay and watch the fabulous sunsets over the fields and olive groves.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for ...

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful location, a few miles from the picturesque port of Pulaand its many attractions, yet set in a peaceful location over looking countryside. The villa is spacious and well equipped with safe off-road parking. The good size swimming pool was a great hit with the children. Some really useful local guide information, books, videos, inflatables and pool towels show how much thought has gone into making people welcome. When one of us was injured in a water park accident, Barry and Liz could not have been more helpful and flexible. We were able to continue our holiday and enjoy this fabulous villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday at Villa Ana

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about Villa Ana. The property was clean, tidy and well maintained. The air conditioning was very welcome on the hotter days, as was the nice pool. The rural location was peaceful, yet only a few miles from Porec and all the activities available there. We would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull vacation

  • 5 of 5

We drove all the way from Denmark to stay in Villa Ana and it was all worth it.

We had a wonderfull stay in Villa Ana, with a great view, peacefull sourroundings and nice weather.

Everything was like the description and the pictures and we loved it.

This might not be the last time we visit villa Ana :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ana is a perfect location for a Croatian holiday. It is spacious and well maintained. Having its own pool makes it an ideal hideaway but still close enough to all that the Istrian peninsula has to offer. Barry and Liz have lots of information for guests about the surrounding area and advice for days out and places to eat. I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Ana and we hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dračevac, Croatia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late August - October
30 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April - Early July
25 Apr 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July- August
18 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking procedures: 25% deposit to confirm your booking, balance 5 weeks before departure. £100 fully refundable security deposit.

Changeover day is typically Wednesday enabling guests to take advantage of much cheaper midweek flights to Pula. However we do try to be flexible where possible.

Low occupancy reductions in late September and October.

The let is for the number of people stated in your original enquiry and subject to agreement. If more people attempt to stay this will cancel your booking and no refund will be due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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