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Stone Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Villa in Babici, Nr. Umag, Istria, Croatia - 1 Mile from the Sea

Luxury fully air conditioned stone villa set in an idyllic village location with sea view. The house has two beautifully furnished bedrooms and a contemporary Italian kitchen. Outside there is a large terrace/entertaining area with barbeque and private pool. Enjoy the enchanting sea views and countryside from the balcony in the master suite. With a bottle of complimentary Istrian bubbly on arrival. The property boasts a modern well equipped shower room and downstairs WC with washing machine. This private stone house is located just 2 minutes from the sea with local amenities such as go-karting, equestrian centre, professional tennis courts (Croatian ATP is held here every year) and Park Umag, which has been awarded one of the best in Europe less than 5 minutes away.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Edmund, Lisa & Harvey fell in love with Istria ten years ago. They renovated 'Casa Knauer' from an old stone ruin to how it looks today.

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From the Owner

Our location is key. We are very close to the sea. Also very close to town (Umag) & supermarkets. We are also very well located to visit inland Istria with a back road to Buje. Following onto Groznjan & many vineyards. Also we use Trieste airport in Italy. 1 1/2 hour drive as we are close to the Slovenian border. Ryanair London to Trieste fly everyday and very cheap.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ca'Nova at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Porec at 27 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Kempinski at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ca'Nova at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Lovrecica at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Umag the nearest town to Babici is home to the ATP The Croatian Tennis Open. A real must for tennis fanatics.

Even closer to home at Park Umag (1 mile) there are clay courts available for hire. Istria itself is famous for producing some of the best wines and olive oils in the world. The Konoba's found within this region are a sheer delight to all who try them, with local specialities served freshly everyday. You will almost definately be greeted with a smile and encouraged to try some of the wonderful home made grappas.


The nearest beach is situated at Lovrecica which is less than 2 minutes drive. The crystalline waters of the Adriatic are known for there abundance of aquatic life, which is a real must for keen divers. 20 kilometres away you have Porec which is famous for the Limski kanal and Zelena Laguna. There are also day trips to Venice from Porec and neighbouring Rovinj.


Currently, Ryanair, Globespan, Flybe, Easyjet low-cost airlines fly direct to Croatia. Pula is Istria's local airport. You can fly with Ryanair from Stansted between April and mid October. Alternatively you can fly to Trieste, which takes just under two hours, now also flying from Birmingham. Easy jet fly to Rijeka which is an hour away on the east coast of the Istrian peninsula.

Further Details:

There is a pizzeria/restaurant with a bar within walking distance to the house. There are several other local shops selling fresh food with delicatessen's less than 3 kilometres away.


Rental rates

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Late Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
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Rate 2
28 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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Rate 4
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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Rate 5
29 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A refundable deposit of £250.00 is required to secure the booking. This is held to cover damages and any other additional charges guests may incur. (Returned at owners discretion) The full amount is to be cleared in the croatian account ten weeks prior to travel. If a cancellation is made after the ten weeks only the deposit will be refunded. Any bank charges are to be paid by the guest.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Check in to the house is 5pm and check out is 10am please.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and are based on 4 sharing in two beds. If you require additional beds/bedding to be made up then this is also at an additional charge. Any further guests may be subject to additional costs.

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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Within seconds from our Villa you are at Ca'Nova restaurant. Greeted by the owner, our friend Dario who's two bands play frequently there. Also a pizzeria and small bar. Sample the fillet steak from the grill and the house white wine then stumble a few metres home. Because our pool is on the small side it is never too cold in the summer. Especialy late at night !

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom includes shower, wc and basin. There is also a vanity mirror with hairdryer, hair straightners and shaving point. The ground floor cloakroom has a wc, basin and washing machine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) + Cot Notes on bedrooms: Master suite enjoys 1 kingsize bed, seating area with Julliette balcony and views of the private pool and the sea. Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed with woodland views. There is also a double sofabed for extra guests, plus a cot.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is fully maintained by local agents. Should you have any queries regarding the property during your stay our agents will be happy to assist. Outside: At the front of the property there is parking for 1 car. The side of the house has a 10 x 3m lit terrace with seating and dining area equipped with a barbecue. The swimming pool is 5 x 3.5m and has the sun all day. Palm trees and herbaceous plants surround the garden area. There are 4 hardwood loungers with cushions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided (apart from beach towels) and changed once a week. Pool maintenance is also once a week. If you require maid service mid stay then this is at an additional cost. Please arrange this prior to travel.

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