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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:
10 August, 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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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 4.875 based on 17 reviews

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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Peaceful family seclusion

  • 4 of 5

A well planned and spacious property that allowed comfort, play and yet with room for quiet and privacy. Central to a variety of beautiful places to visit and sight see as well as exciting places for children to enjoy. The coast is spectacular and only twenty minutes away from the villa. The house was exceptionally clean and well kept. We have already given the details to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dračevac, Croatia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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
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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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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