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Romantic Hideaway - Perfect for 2 People to Unwind, with Private Pool, Honeymoon

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Hideaway For 2, Private Pool, Vines, Olives & Magnificent Views Free Wifi

'LAST MINUTE' OFFERS Villa Klarici near Motovun - Just for 2 – Charming Traditional Rustic Stone House – Istrian Peninsula, Croatia - especially designed for couples. Perfect Honeymoon House. We have our own online presence

1 Bedroom Renovated House – Sole Use of Whole Spacious House & Garden/Pool FREE WIFI

DOWNSTAIRS: 1 Bedroom with XL Bed, Air Con, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Treble Aspect, Modern Shower Room, Fireplace

UPSTAIRS: Spacious Living Room, Treble Aspect, Air Con, Large ‘Al Fresco’ Living & Dining Area overlooking the garden/pool and the most beautiful 'Tuscan-style' landscapes, Campaniles, Hill Top Towns, on three sides....

GARDEN: Private Pool 5m x 3m, Barbecue (Grill), 3 Terraces, Parking

• Wine, Olive Oil, Truffles, Meats, Cheese, Honey – all produced locally

• Award Winning Local Restaurants & Excellent Family Owned Konobas

• Local Manager Available

• Easy Access by Air or Road

• Your Own Transport is Essential. Parking.

• Arrive Sundays

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Općina Motovun in Istria

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
  • Modern fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. Large lit mirror. On ground floor. Bath/hand towels supplied. Starter shower gel and toilet rolls, hand soap.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor, opens to morning terrace - table & 2 chairs
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Bedroom with 1 extra-large king size bed (ground floor). Double doors opening onto the front garden with small paved terrace. 'Klima' Air con unit, (cooling & heating) TV, DVD. Hairdryer, duvet, pillows, bed linen supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
4 Star Category. Licensed for rental by Croatian Tourist Board, which is a legal requirement. The rental fee includes local 'Tourist Tax' and registration of guests with the authorities, a service provided by our local manager, along with 24-hr emergency contact for your peace of mind. Villa Klarici is a detached 'stand-alone' property. Wifi Internet access This is a Non-Smoking house. Sorry, not suitable for children or pets. Outside: Private Pool just for you. 5m x 3m. Set into a surround of local Istrian stone. Sunbathing terrace with 2 sunloungers accessed via wide stone steps. The pool itself (not heated) is accessed by a ladder. Purpose built BBQ with outdoor sink and food prep area. Hardwood table and 4 chairs in outdoor dining area amongst the lavender bushes. Garden is crazy paving and gravel. Parking bay at front of the house. Utility Room: Free welcome pack of grocery basics. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bath, hand, pool towels, tea towels, tablecloths, bed linen, duvet, pillows. Final clean is included, if the house has been left in a reasonable condition. If it is not, we reserve the right to make a charge and deduct it from the Security Deposit. Upstairs covered terrace accessed from the living room (upstairs). Additional alfresco living space with hardwood table and chairs. South-facing. Catch the sunrise & the sunset too ....


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Romantic Hideaway - Perfect for 2 People to Unwind, with Private Pool, Honeymoon
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great house in peaceful and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful week in this lovely villa. It really was relaxing.

The surrounding countryside was great and we had fun exploring hilltop villages and trekking through local woods.

But the views from the villa's terrace were amazing and so it was hard to drag ourselves away - I could have stayed and looked at the views for ever - really restful and uplifting - meals on the terrace with such a backdrop were a treat.

The kitchen was well equipped and the bed comfortable.

The pool was a welcome relief on very hot days.

A really great place to stay - book it - you will not regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves at Villa Klarici! Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. James
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A perfect hilltop villa.

  • 5 of 5

An ideal villa plus pool for two equipped with everything one could need. Surrounding countryside and villages are beautiful and interesting - good walking and eating. The views from the villa are excellent and the area is very peaceful. We had a great week and it was a great introduction to Istria.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Klarici and your first trip to Istria. Thank you for taking the time to post your review.
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Relaxing holiday with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the best we have ever stayed in. It is so well equipped we felt really at home and lacked for nothing.

The details provided before arrival are really comprehensive and in the villa itself there is all the information about the local area that you could possibly need to know, including lots of useful hints and tips left by previous visitors which we found invaluable. Our favourite nearby village for strolling around and dining was Grožnjan.

It was so beautiful at the villa that we spent several days just relaxing on the covered terrace and in the garden. The pool was so refreshing on the really hot days and having four outdoor areas meant we always had a choice of where to sit to suit the weather and time of day. The view from terrace was out of this world and we will remember the sunrises, sunsets and spectacular thunderstorms for the rest of our lives.

The local contact, Roberto, was really helpful in quickly resolving our lack of knowledge about the AC settings and we really liked that we knew he was there if we needed help but apart from that one call out we were left alone for the rest of the holiday.

Overall we had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and have recommended the villa to all our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a happy time. Thank you for your lovely review! The Team
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Peaceful, fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

The villa was spacious, clean and well- equipped, everything we needed was supplied. For two people who want privacy, peace and quiet, it's perfect. There is a marvellous 360 degree view of the countryside from the villa.

The owners were extremely helpful and provided information about everything including places to visit, recommended restaurants and local festivals. This was our first visit to Croatia but it won't be the last!

There are interesting places to visit in every direction and we were lucky to have mild weather and only one day of rain (it was April)

We would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Villa Klarici.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Villa Klarici and hope to hear from you again soon.
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Villa Klarici, Motovun
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, IN CROATIA: German, Italian, Croatian, English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Villa Klarici, Motovun

villa on a hill croatia Please don't hesitate to send an online enquiry. We are happy to answer any questions so you can be sure that this holiday is the right fit for you. You can 'phone us if you wish (English spoken on UK mobile number).

We are the owners of Villa Klarici, a small, helpful and efficient team. We have 4* Categorisation from the Croatian Tourist Board, and rent through our Croatian company. We will register your stay with the authorities and pay your Tourist Taxes - all included in rental price.

We want you to have a lovely holiday and we know that the whole experience actually starts at the enquiry stage. We know that it may be your first time in Croatia and we offer guidance and advice based on our own and other guests' experiences with travel, car hire, things to do, traditional truffle restaurants etc.

SECURITY Villa Klarici is shown on the Croatian Buzet Tourist website 'under Rural Houses' and we are well known in Buzet. We also have a Face Book page. If you would like to chat on the 'phone, let us know and we will be happy to do so. Our forms/emails show the company address/all particulars.

Villa Klarici, Motovun purchased this villa in 2005

Why Villa Klarici, Motovun chose Općina Motovun

It's hard to describe the views from the villa without sounding overly poetic. However, it really was the beautiful secluded rural location and magnificent views that made us take on the renovation project. A well-respected local architect came onboard to ensure the traditional features of an Istrian house were preserved.

We love the views, the scops owls, nightingales, cuckoos, nuthatches, European bee eaters, woodpeckers and hoopoes (among other wildlife) which live close by.

The house is ideally located in north/central Istria, and travel links are good, with a choice of airports and motorways. The nearest motorway is close enough to be useful, yet distant enough to have no impact on the location.

We find the people in Istria very friendly and helpful, and the general pace of life is relaxed.

What makes this villa unique


There is a food culture here (similar to Italy's, but at much more affordable prices) of locally produced wine, home air-dried prsut (proscuttio), 'melt in the mouth steaks' and truffles with everything! We provide you with details of our favourite local restaurants.

Our local support team is multi-lingual and, respecting your privacy, is in the background to assist you with info on restaurants, Truffle Fairs, local events etc, also providing a 24-hr contact for your peace of mind, should there be any emergency.

The big plus here is the private pool, which you do not share with anyone else, in fact the whole 'stand-alone' property with garden, terraces, BBQ etc is yours. This is NOT an apartment in a villa, but the COMPLETE house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Total relaxation; hot weather; spectacular storms; hailstones in Buzet; drifted up & down mountains. We love the upstairs terrace, great fro birdwatching, European bee eaters in abundance! Amazing views wherever you go. Could do with another week here!' N&G Suffolk, UK August 2015

'What a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon! Truely fantastic views on all sides which we never tired of seeing. We loved sitting outside by the pool for breakfast and the BBQ area is a real positive. Fabulous memorable place for our special holiday! Couldn’t have wanted any more!’ T&K J

'A fantastic villa, thank you. Lovely area, glorious views, very friendly people.' AP& NP

'Wir hatten zwei wunderschöne Wochen in der Villa. Sie hat alles was man sich wünschen kann, wenn man einen ruhigen Urlaub haben möchte. Die Kommunikation (auf Englisch) mit den Vermietern war perfekt – sehr informativ, zuvorkommend, hilfreich und schnell. Die Unterstüztung vor Ort ist durch einen sehr höflichen, im Nachbarort wohnenden “Hausmeister” reibungslos sicher gestellt. Diesen Urlaub werden wir auf jedenfall irgendwann wiederholen! Sehr empfehlenswert!' MF & MB Munchen

'a lazy week, much of it by/in the pool but some gentle sightseeing included. Villa lovely, spotless with 1st class equipment.
Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Santa Terra, Sovinjak
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Santa Terra (Sovinjak) & Zigante (Livade)
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Take a look at our website for more information and photos: http://www.villaonahillcroatia.com


* 30 minutes drive approx to the west coast, which is very 'Italian'

* 45 minutes drive approx to the east coast, which is more Austro-Hungarian in

architectural style.


* Pula (Croatia) less than 1 hr drive

* Trieste (Italy) less than 2 hrs drive

* Rijeka, Zagreb, Venice, Ljubljana airports also possible.

- Your own transport or hire car is essential -


Pula 70km approx by road.

Porec 38km approx by road.

Motovun visible from house, 9km approx by winding road

Rovinj 53km approx by road.

Pazin 21km approx by road.

Livade visible from house, 6km approx by winding road

Further Details:

Take a look at our website for more information and photos:


Leaflets and reviews of local family and award-winning Truffle Restaurants, Vineyards, Olive Oil Producers are in the house for you to read. However we are pleased to send you links to sites that you may find interesting. The local Tourist Office can pass on information, either to us or directly to you. You can go on a Truffle Hunt with local family Karlić tartufi, and afterwards you can enjoy some Istrian dishes with truffles prepared for you.

Horseriding, Paragliding, Thermal Spa, Truffle Hunting, Wine Tastings are just a few of the activities and attractions available in the area.

In addition, the following are worth visiting: The Roman Arena (one of the largest, and in still in use today) and other Roman buildings in Pula.

The Basilica in Porec, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its famous gold mosaics. Porec is a busy seaside town. Catch a high-speed catamaran and sail into Venice for the day, or book a hotel in Venice and stay the night.

Rovinj, one of the most beautiful Venetian-built coastal towns. Excellent fruit and vegetable market and fish restaurants. Very popular and bustling in the summer months.

Motovun, our nearest emblematic Venetian-built hilltop town. Small shops, ATM.

Groznjan - Centre for Artists and Jazz Festivals in summer.

Buzet - Centre for paragliding on the Cicarija mountain cliffs. Hilltop town with large modern supermarket, Plodine, shops, post office and banks.

Pazin - Castle, museum and gorge.

Hum - 'the smallest town in the world'. Excellent tavern for lunch with terrace with countryside views.

Visit 'Palud' Bird Sanctuary. Truffle Fairs in Livade and Buzet


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Općina Motovun, Croatia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
28 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
29 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
6 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
20 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
10 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
24 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
8 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We strongly recommend that you have Travel Insurance and we ask for details of your Cancellation Policy. This would be to cover your financial commitments, should you need to cancel your holiday unexpectedly.

Changeover Day:
Sunday changeover

Arrivals welcome from 4pm Sunday. Departure by 10am Sunday, please.

Notes on prices:
Any Special Offers are shown on Owners Website ~ When sending your payment by bank transfer, please ask your bank to pay any transaction fees & currency exchange fees, and not to pass them on to us. We reserve the right to reduce the Security Deposit refund by any shortfall. Many thanks for your co-operation with this.

When we reply to your enquiry, we will send you our Terms & Conditions for your information and acceptance.

Payment 1) 25% of Rental Figure, Non refundable Booking Deposit payable on booking.
Payment 2) 75% of Rental Figure, Balance Payable 2 months before arrival.
Payment 3) Security Deposit £€250.00 Payable 1 month before arrival - this is usually returned to you within 1 week of your departure, all being well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.