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Great Family Villa, Private Pool, Peaceful Village Setting, Close To Rovinj

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Large family style Villa with private pool, close to Old Town Rovinj and beaches

Villa Safron is a beautiful large family Villa. It has been designed for modern family living. The villa has beautiful oak flooring throughout as well as the exposed modern beams on the top floor giving it style and character. The swimming pool is larger than average and is surrounded by gorgeous wood decking. A large dining terrace gives much needed shade during those very hot days and is aired by 3 ceiling fans. There is a very large summer house next to the terrace with a large spit roast and bar bq facility and full kitchen and dining amenities. We can also arrange for our in -house chef to visit and cook for you! It's proximity to Rovinj and its beaches is a real plus as they are all 10 minutes away by car. A great villa for a pool and beach holiday near Rovinj.

Lis Katavic
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Croatian (limited!)
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Lis Katavic

This describes the ownership of two Villas, Villa Safron, Rovinj and Villa Groznjan, Baredine. Villa Safron is owned by Lis and Dejan Katavic who now live permanently in Croatia. Dejan is a native Croat and after spending many years in England decided the beauty of the Adriatic coast was too much to give up. The family moved and are now very settled and happy in Rovinj.

Villa Groznjan is owned by Liz and Miles Remmington, long term residents of Asia and close friends of the Katavic’s. They too have discovered the beauty of the Adriatic and now own the gorgeous Villa Groznjan. It gives them a great European base to enjoy their summers & catch up with the Katavic’s.

The Katavic’s manage both Villas and if you would like a two centre holiday you can easily book a week at each Villa.

Lis Katavic purchased this villa in 2008

Why Lis Katavic chose Istria

Having moved to Croatia some years ago we are now enjoying the local lifestyle and weather. Rovinj and its surrounding areas are just stunning with many local beaches offering excellent swimming and plenty of sunbathing opportunites. Villa Safron is no more than 15 minutes from some great beaches and 10 minutes from the famous artistic town of Rovinj with its lovely Venetian architecture and plenty of restaurants and cafes with great sea views. The Villa is in a quiet village with sporting activities just a minute away on foot. Local restaurants are also minutes away by car. We have a huge amount of knowledge about the area including activites for children and adults, restaurants and outings. There is plenty information in the Villa, but if you want something sspecific then please ask.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Safron is only 30 minutes from Pula airport, 1.5 hours from Trieste airport and home to many beautiful beaches. If you are feeling lazy, then sunbathe by the pool or dine under the terrace in the shade and take in the peace and quiet of the pretty local village. You won't be disappointed with such a large choice of things to do and see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was a wonderful treat. Stocked out with everything you might need to provide home-comforts, it was a pleasure to spend time in. With the amazing pool outside and stunning beaches nearby, we were spoilt for choice. Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms and the gym was an added bonus. Plenty of space for children to run around and great tv for a movie night. The kitchen was brilliant and had plenty of surfaces to get everyone involved with helping. Not to mention the outdoor spit on which we had a fantastic hog-roast. The outdoor space is just amazing and perfect for hosting big meals. Its at its loveliest in the evenings. (The local wine went down very well!) Rovinj is captivatingly beautiful. Do not forget your cameras! Lots of fun for kids. Rovinj also offers great bars and restaurants. There is an amazing cocktail bar where you sit on cushions on the rocks looking out onto the beautifully lit water. Also be sure to visit Red island or Katarina island which are accessible by boat le
Jul 2011
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Spacious, relaxing with a warm welcome

  • 5 of 5
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We have just spent a relaxing week in this lovely villa near Rovinj. The house was spacious and well equipped. There was plenty of sun drenched and shaded areas for sunbathing and eating. We took advantage of the gym too. Lis gave us a warm welcome, giving us some recommendations or places to eat including booking one for us. We ate at Puntalina at sunset which was magical.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always good to hear that people have had a great time. The gym facilities are very good and followed by a swim in the pool, there are no excuses for not staying in shape! There is also tennis close by which is free of charge, so you really can do lots of activity, if that's your thing! Otherwise enjoy the garden, decking and pool and of course do visit the lovely beaches in Rovinj which are only 15 minutes away. I have lived here for over 10 years and have built up lots of knowledge of the area, restaurants, cafes etc.I am more than happy to help you find the ideal thing for you and your family. Just ask and I will arrange!! Look forward to seeing you here in Rovinj. Lis
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Fantastic Holiday in Beautiful Villa & Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in this beautiful villa, not too far from Rovinj, and perfect for exploring the areas around the small village.

The villa itself was huge, easily accomodating our family of 9, with room to spare. It was clean, well presented and provided all the amenities we needed for our week stay.

Lis and her husband were also great hosts and we thoroughly recommend the hog roast!

All in all a relaxed and extremely enjoyable stay.. highy recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday house

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely villa. Great swimming pool and table tennis table which kept us all entertained. Amazing summer kitchen which was such fun to use. This is an ideal house for 2 families sharing with local restaurants within walking distance. Close to beautiful Rovinj, with an owner where nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous family villa was our base for a week in early summer (1st week in June). There was plenty of space for our party of 2 families of four with lots of different 'zones' to socialise and relax in. The weather was a bit hit and miss this particular week (unusually I believe) but the covered terrace and outdoor kitchen meant we could still enjoy the warm outdoor air untroubled by rain. There was still plenty of sunshine which meant the kids could make the most of the lovely pool (although a bit chilly for me this early in the season).

Lis was a fantastic hostess, popping in to ensure all was ok and giving us great advice on beaches to visit and local restaurants. The local area was beautiful and the market in main town of Rovinj a short drive away became part of our morning routine. Amazing fresh fish from the market cooked on the villa's substantial BBQ was a highlight we enjoyed on more than one occasion.

The villa was immaculate throughout with plenty of equipment to ensure it became a home from home for our week away. All in all a great villa in a lovely location and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always great to hear how much people have enjoyed there stay at our Villa. We aim to please! I am always around to help you with booking things and recommendations, you just need to ask. In the Villa there is lots of information on places to go, restaurants and events to ensure you have a great time.
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Fabulous villa for families and groups of friends

  • 5 of 5

A great week in this lovely Villa which had loads of space for everyone. We really enjoyed using the summer kitchen with all the facilities , it kept us cool whilst we were cooking and eating. We also loved the huge bar bq. The Villa is close enough to Rovinj to go daily, be it shopping , eating or the lovely beaches. You should visit the market whilst you are there for fresh fruits and veg as well as fish.

In the evenings we used the pool which was nicely lit, sat on the terrace and sampled local wines whilst we planned the next day activities.

The facilities are very good at the Villa, the kitchens well equipped, lots of board games and books were there for us to use. There are 2 internet services you could use, so the kids were very happy with that!

We will definitely come back another year.

Catherine, June 2015

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We found this house through recommendation at work. It is absolutely family orientated and I love the wooden floors as well as the kitchen and bedrooms. Also it has separate outside kitchen and seating area something they called konoba which gave us freedom and peace from our children as it adds different areas for groups. Swimming pool although not huge was impeccable. Owner was extremely helpful and at hand if we needed any advice and help. It was a dream holiday. Very peaceful village with friendly people around who sell lovely wines which we enjoyed too much. Highly recommendable. Would love to go there again

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 1 2017
27 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 3 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 1 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2 2017
17 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2
21 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 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

Booking Notes:
Please call us to discuss availability. A deposit (non refundable) is required to reserve your booking and full payment is taken 8 weeks before you arrive. A 500 euro cash security deposit is required against damages and is returned on departure. If you wish to book a 2 centre Villa holiday we have another beautiful Villa near Groznjan, this way you can experience much more of Istria but with the ease of knowing that both Villas are of an excellent standard. Please see Villa CR 756.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible in some situations, but generally Saturday to Saturday. Check in after 4.00pm amd check out at 10.00am.
If this Villa is not available then please see our other one CR756 which is equally lovely and sleeps 10 +2.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Matohanci, Croatia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms all very tastefully decorated and with powerful showers in each. The family bathroom has a big bath. Separate WC on the ground floor. The Summer House next to the pool also has a WC and shower area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 to 12 comfortably. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedrooms 1 and 2, are ensuite. Bedroom 3 double room with shower, wc next to it. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 all large with twin beds. Overlooking the garden and pool. Outside these bedrooms is a large family bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Villa is based in a group of small villages with the breathtaking Limski Canal just 3 minutes away by car. A tennis court, football pitch and volley ball court 1 minute away on foot. Matohanci is a traditional Istrian village housing locals as well as other tourists. Local wine is for sale in the next village. The artistic town of Rovinj is only 10 minutes away by car and will satisfy everything you would want for a superb summer holiday. The famous Istrialandia Water Park is 30 minutes away. We can also offer an in house chef service for you to take the srain away from cooking during your stay. A range of local dishes along with bar bq's and spit roast can be catered for. Outside: On the terrace there is a very large shaded outside dining area, seats 12 comfortably, with 3 ceiling fans and lighting. The garden also houses a superb summer kitchen and dining room, with seperate WC and shower. The garden is large and has plenty of space and surrounds the swimming pool. By the 45m2 pool are 6 luxury sunbeds with a large sun umbrella. Children in the pool can be easily watched by parents ensuring a relaxing and fun time for all. Parking for upto 4 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine and separate clothes drier. (Utility cupboard). Drying racks for outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pool and bath towels are provided, we request that your bring your own beach towels. The property is cleaned thoroughly in between guests and there is a light mid week clean booked. Other: On the first floor is a professionally kitted out gym: ellipitical machine, bicycle, treadmill, gladiator, yoga ball, pilates mat, etc. Upper hallway provides a lovely quiet reading area with plenty of light and views over gardens and beautiful sunsets.

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