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Lovely Luxury Villa, Private Pool With Heating, Fantastic Views Over Vineyards



Updated: 16-Aug-2016
Villa Groznjan, Baredine near Buje,, Istria, Croatia - Peaceful And Secure Location 5 Minutes To Groznjan, 30 Minutes To Beach. Stunning Views From Terrace

Villa Buje is a beautiful Istrian stone house that can very comfortably accommodate 10 people. Two of the bedrooms open onto a private terrace which makes it an ideal house for two families to share.. Built 4 years ago, the villa has been designed in true Istrian style but with many modern features. It is very light and airy with exposed beams throughout giving it real character. The virtually private garden features a 32m2 swimming pool which can be heated as needed. Overlooking the pool is large covered raised terrace with a dining table for 10 with incredible views over vineyards, rolling countryside and in the distance the town of Buje with the Alps and Dolomites providing a spectacular backdrop. The garden is spacious and has plenty of lawn and the whole complex of 7 Villas is enclosed by electronic gates making it very safe and secure.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, Croatian (limited!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our holiday at Baredine. The house was big enough to

comfortably accommodate us and our friends .The children loved the pool and the garden and we were able to relax ourselves as the House is gated and very safe. Out and about there Re plenty of local attractions and a great

choice of restaurants to eat at if we choose to.

Andrew UK 2013

Baredine is the perfect place for a family holiday. With 3 young

children it had everything we needed - from a big open house to the

oversized pool that rolls onto the Croatian hills - ideal to while away the

days and even better for catching the last rays of Croatian sun with a

chilled glass of local wine in hand. Great local (and safe) walks for young

children to explore the locality.

Many thanks Kate Duncan 2012

The location of the villa is ideal for exploring some of the beautiful

villages and towns - Groznjan was one of my favourites. Doreen 2012

Amazing views, back next year. Lovely Villa. David 2012
Nov 2011
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful villa in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this beautiful villa in July 2016. Its only a short distance from the lovely hill top town of Buje where there are some great restaurants (and supermarkets). The villa is really well located for exploring the northern part of Istria where there are some amazing places to visit like Grozjan and Momjan, close to a couple of fantastic vineyards (that do tastings at the cellar door) - Kobola and Kozlovic, and of course this being Istria you are never far away from some amazing restaurants!

The villa is very comfortable, lovely and clean and tidy, and has wonderful views over the vineyards towards Buje. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfectly Peaceful Istrian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week in this villa. It is in a stunning location within. The villa is very well appointed, easily offering enough space for two families, a great kitchen, superb bedrooms, and a pool with the most stunning views along with a veranda where we ate all our meals when we weren't out and about. We will definitely stay here again as there is so much of Istria we want to explore and the villa makes the perfect base for both lazy days by the pool and exploring this part of Croatia.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in the summer 2013 for 2 weeks. There were 9 of us in all, 4 adults and 5 children. The villa was wonderful, clean, spacious, peaceful, well-equipped and well organised. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. The fact there were 9 of us there and it still felt spacious shows what a large and well laid out property it is.

The pool is very good for young children, though we would recommend having it heated. The view from the terrace is fantastic and the sunsets were breath-taking.

It is a short drive to the nearest supermarket in Buje, and there is also a great pizza restaurant there, in the village square.

Day trips were wonderful and manageable with small children, exploring this incredibly beautiful part of Croatia. A trip to the beach at Lanterna is a must as the coast-line is spectacular. Rovinj was also amazing as well as Porec. Motovun and Grozjan are very nearby and are lovely hill-top towns.

We aslo spent days just relaxing in the villa, by the pool and bbq-ing, with a chilled glass of wine and watching the sunset.

We would recommend a stay at this villa and would happily return here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful house, very clean and comfortable. Great pool, everything very new and decorated with taste. We spend our first wedding night there and we will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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From the Owner

The idea of finding a Mediterranean haven in Croatia came about a few years ago. As long term residents in Asia, we were searching for a summer base closer to Europe and we were lucky enough to find it in Istria. The villa is newly-built and we were able work with the local architect on it's design. Whilst retaining Istrian traditional finishes, the villa has a modern open plan feel. With five bedrooms, there is plenty of space to invite friends and family to share the phenomenal views from terrace over to the Alps and Dolomites while the children let off steam in the pool just below.

Activity and Interests


The beaches are just 15 to 30 minutes drive away and some of them have sea based aqua parks and trampolines which are great fun for adults and children! There are also several beach bars serving excellent local cuisine at good prices. Changing facilities and showers can be found at the beaches. Diving is available with pre booking. In the summer season day trips to Venice by ferry can be booked from Umag.


We recommend flying to one of these airports and then hiring a car: Pula Airport (in Croatia) is 60 miles from our Villa. 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 60 miles away. Easy jet flies there daily in the Summer from £35.


Buje is small town with a good supermarket 10 minutes drive away. Other large supermarkets are in Umag just 15 minutes away. Local konobas are in abundance and at the house we have a detailed information pack recommending our favourites.

Further Details:

Internet access available via the purchase of a Croatian Vodafone stick VIP.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 August
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check our availability calendar or call us to discuss availability. A deposit is required to reserve your booking and full payment is taken 8 weeks before you arrive. Pool heating is available for a small charge fo 50 euros payable on arrival.
If this Villa is booked please look at Villa Safron nr Rovinj CR719, it also sleeps 12 and is equally lovely. Please note, bookings are families in July and August and responsible groups at all other times.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible outside of the peak season but otherwise Saturday to Saturday. Check in after 4.00pm amd check out at 10.00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Whether you want to explore Istria or Italy, or spend your time enjoying a chillaxed holiday, we hope you find Villa Groznjan as magical as we have. Over the years we have built up a good local knowledge base of some fabulous local konabas or tavernas to try; the information of our finds is available in the Villa for you too. We have also enjoyed trying the local wines. We are located within an hours driving of both Pula and Trieste airports therefore your trip to us is not too arduous. Enjoy our Villa and the beauty of Istria.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms all very tastefully decorated and with extra large powerful showers in each. The downstairs bathroom has a large bath. Separate WC on the ground floor.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 ground floor twin en-suite bedroom with terrace, 1 master en-suite double with terrace. 1 twin and 1 double sharing bathroom with large beautiful terrace and amazing views. 1 twin en-suite.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Villa is situated in a small complex of up market houses in a gated community. Situated n a rural setting, the Villa provides outstanding countryside views and peace and quiet. The small bustling town of Buje is just 10 minutes away by car and also has several restaurants and bars. Grozjnan – a medieval hilltop walled village and now home to artists is also just a 10 minute drive. For larger towns, please visit Umag about 20 minutes away by car and experience the open air market on a daily basis. Morning visits are recommended. There are several cycling paths very close to the Villa. Outside: There is a large garden surrounding the house with grass and mature plants and climbers. A BBQ area is neatly positioned close to the kitchen and terrace. By the swimming pool are 8 luxury sunbeds as well as sun umbrella. The dining terrace provides plenty of shade. There is room for 3 cars to park outside the villa. The views from the terrace are incredible and look out over vineyards, the church tower of Buje and beautiful surrounding countryside. The views are a real feature of the Villa, everybody raves about them. Utility Room: Washing machine and separate clothes drier. Storage and ironing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pool and bath towels are provided. We request you bring your own beach towels. The property is cleaned thoroughly in between guests . Extra maid service on request.

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