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Located on Hilltop in Sovinjak

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa 'Casa Sienna' in Sovinjak, Nr. Buzet, Istria, Croatia - Veranda, Private Pool and Magnificent Views

Spacious four bedroom villa with large outdoor pool, terrace with beautiful views, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with Satellite TotalTV. The main bedroom has an ensuite as does another double bedroom. The two remaining bedrooms share a shower room. Bicycles provided for every visitor, linen changed during the week, close proximity to wonderful cuisine. Six hole golf course a short drive away, and only half an hour to the coast.

Annabel Champ (owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Annabel Champ (owner)

Hi, my husband, Simon, and I live in London and own and manage the lettings of our three villas in Istria, Croatia. We like to stay in at least one of them two or three times a year, with our young daughter, families and friends. When we're not staying there, I manage the rental of each of the villas, whilst also looking after our toddler! I try to provide a friendly and personalised service, for instance, we send each of our guests a comprehensive Guidebook that we and our local representative in Istria, have written together made up of all our favourite restaurants, things to do and places to see, along with useful information about nearest shops and banks and their opening times etc. We love it out there and hope that you get the opportunity to experience it to. Annabel Champ

Annabel Champ (owner) purchased this villa in 2006

Why Annabel Champ (owner) chose Buzet

The area is fabulous, lots of gorgeous views, near to a small village by foot or 10 minutes by car to the nearest town.

What makes this villa unique

This is a gorgeous villa suitable either for couples or one or two families. The villa is situated right by a small village which sells gorgeous red wine and there is a little restaurant which is very convenient. A 15 minute walk down the road there is an amazing gastronomic restaurant which serves fabulous 5 course meals in its lovely garden, perfect for a relaxing afternoon with the kids playing in the garden. There are three other villas in the same plot of land, owned by different people, all with there own pools and gardens and we can liaise with other owners should you wish to hire more than one villa at a time - perfect for large families.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our stay at Casa Sienna was outstanding.The villa was stunning...the two real highlights were the private chef that we arranged to come to the villa, and our visit to Restaurant Toklarija in the village next to Sovinjak.My wife and I consider ourselves foodies, and one of the things we absolutely love is unpretentious, traditional food that uses fresh local ingredients and is prepared with love and soul.Both experiences were absolutely wonderful.The chef prepared a fantastic meal consisting of local ham, fresh truffles over homemade pasta, fresh homemade bread,local Istrian ox stewed in a clay pot with local vegetables, and olive oil chocolate cake.All of it was accompanied by wonderful homemade wines and freshly pressed olive oil.The food was amazing,but the experience of sitting out on the terrace in the evening made it even better."May 2011, Vincent, New York
Jun 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Buzet in Municipality of Buzet

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 bathrooms (1 with bath, all with showers) plus a separate ground floor wc. All in spotless condition.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor en-suite with double bed. 1 further first floor en-suite with double bed. 2 first floor twin beds sharing a shower room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Large private pool (see photos) cleaned regularly and surrounded by rustic Italian furniture. Terrace/patio with space to eat outside around a large table. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer, huge drying space, eight bicycles, iron and board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath and beach towels included and changed weekly or more if requested. Other: Terrace with table that seats eight plus rustic Italian garden furniture. Swimming pool cleaned during the week with loungers. Grass lawn around the pool and at the back of the house with further outdoor coffee table.


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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange for a local chef to come and cook for you in the villa, or book reservations at his restaurant, local cuisine is outstanding. The region has a long truffle season. We can recommend reservations at a number of excellent indoor and outdoor restaurants. Terrific tennis club in Buzet plus huge supermarket.


20 - 30 mins drive to the coast.


We recommend flying to one of these airports and then hiring a car: Pula Airport (in Croatia) is 30 miles from our villas. Ryan Air flies there from Stansted. Monarch Airways have just launched a new service that flies between Pula and Gatwick on a Saturday. Trieste (in Italy) is 60 miles away. Ryan Air flies there daily in the summer from Stansted from £9.99 each way. Ljublijana (in Slovenia) is 80 miles away. Easy jet flies there daily in the summer from £35.


You are based on the edge of the tiny hilltop village of Sovinjak, 10 minute drive down the hill to Buzet for provisions. Restaurants range from a short walk to a long cycle (or a drive to explore further afield).

Further Details:

We are within a short drive of the annual hot air balloon festival, a film festival and a host of cultural events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Buzet, Istria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early spring 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2018
14 Oct 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £432.76

Booking Notes:
Please call us to discuss availability. A deposit is required to reserve a week in the villa and full payment is taken 8 weeks before you arrive.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. There may be the possibility of a cheaper price if you book more than one week. Please call us for more information. Saturday to Saturday throughout peak season, shorter periods throughout the remainder of the year.

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