OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

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



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Owner
Speaks English

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
  • 1 of 1

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Reading, UK

Like having a tour guide in your villa

  • 4 of 5

This was our first (and we are sure not our last) trip to beautiful Croatia and we picked a lovely villa to holiday in. Spacious, clean and with so much information on places to visit and things to see that it was like having our very own tourist guide with us. Thank you Barry & Liz, as this level of info was so helpful. We very much enjoyed our first taste of Croatia.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great villa and excellent customer service

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ana was lovely, bright, very clean and well maintained. The pool was also very clean and the garden was lovely too with lots of places to enjoy the sun. We sat out on the terrace every evening, watching the sun go down and the stars in the night sky. Customer service from Barry and Liz was first class. They responded very quickly to our questions (we had lots!) prior to booking. They also provided lots of really useful information and maps about places to visit and eat prior to our holiday. It was also great to have this information in printed form in the villa to use as we needed. All in all, no complaints at all and we would recommend Villa Ana to anyone. Dracevac is a nice wee village too. Thank you Barry and Liz for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic time at Villa Ana

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful time was had by all during our week at the lovely Villa Ana. The well equipped, spacious villa is on the edge of an unspoilt village, which is very tranquil - with the beauty being that the stunning coast and numerous amenities are only a short drive away. The visit to the nearby Aquacolors water park was the highlight of our children's holiday (age 8 and 15), but they also loved spending time in the beautiful, clean pool at the villa.

Barry and Liz were very helpful to us - from advice regarding flights when we first booked up, to information on our trip before departure, and then providing us with amazingly detailed information in the villa on the surrounding area and local restaurants. We found this invaluable for making the most of our time there - thank you very much indeed, we couldn't believe the effort you had gone to, and we were all most impressed!

This was our second visit to this beautiful country, and I doubt it will be our last. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying at Villa Ana - we considered this a real find, and hope to return one day......

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful villa with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was even better than the pictures, everything you could possibly want was there. Spent all our evenings just watching the sun go down. The information sheets were great for ideas and also visited Venice and the local water park.

This has certainly made us want to return to Croatia.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect villa for a fabulous family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This villa really is home from home because it is so well equipped, and made our first visit to Croatia extremely relaxing. Temperatures were around 30 degrees for the entire ten days so the beautifully serviced (very clean) pool was very welcome. Views from the terrace are of Olive trees and rows of vines and abundant bird life! The owners leave fantastic guides (and a laminated set of maps for taking with you!) so many itineraries are laid out should you wish to explore. We flew to Zagreb and drove 2.5 hours on decent roads surveying our new landscape of Croaria. It was an easy and smooth journey. We snorkelled, explored ancient hill towns and visited Venice and the amphitheatre in Pula too. Eating out was very reasonable and the seafood fantastic. The old town of Porec came alive at night and our teens loved the cocktails and night market! We were attracted here by seeing Rick Stein visit on TV last year and we were not disappointed - what a terrific find in Villa Ana - and the most thoughtful and generous owners we have rented from. We shall certainly return - loving this property and Croatia and its people- a highly recommended rental! Fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Villa Ana - a magical family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ana is located a few km from Porec, a wonderful vibrant historical town in the Isterian peninsula. The Villa was very comfortable, perfectly appointed, spotless and maintained to the highest of standards, catering for all holiday needs with a fantastic veranda and pool to enjoy the fantastic Croatian sun and balmy nights.

We drove from Venice (through Italy and Slovenia) and it was very easy to find and this is all due to the fantastic service and information from Barry & Liz.

We've rented a few Villa's through Owners Direct and have never been disappointed, but we have never received such a high standard of customer care and communication. From regular emails during booking advising details of the Villa and the local area, to the fantastic information packs sent by email and hard copy in the Villa. Barry & Liz share their passion and knowledge of the area and we went on a few of their recommended trips and enjoyed every one, but the drive to Motovun and visit to Groznjan was particularly special.

Croatia is a wonderful place, Porec is just 'touristy' enough without being tacky and there are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes and prices, but the suckling pig was a pleasure. Pula has the fantastic Roman amphitheatre and the boat trip we took to Rovinj and Vrsar was truly special - the ice cream show in Vrsar was a scream - if you go you'll see what I mean.

This was our first time in Croatia and hopefully will not be our last, all the towns we visited were spotless, the roads easy to drive on and all we met were very friendly and accommodating and the weather was truly fantastic.

Despite how much I could go on about how wonderful Croatia was (and it is...), a make or break for a holiday is where you stay and Villa Ana, and the service from Barry & Liz was faultless and should you consider going to Croatia, then I would strongly suggest you go and book Villa Ana - you will not regret it and you will have the holiday of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula at 64 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Porec to Venice at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Kempinski Golf, Adriatic at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fuskulin at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Zelena and Plava Laguna at 8 Kilometres 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.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September - October
2 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April - Early July
26 Apr 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July- August
19 Jul 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August - October
30 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Enquire Now
Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Available arrival


Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot