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Villa with private pool and landscaped garden.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Gracisce, nr. Pazin, Istria, Croatia - Quiet rural woodland location in the hills of central Istria.

An idyllic stone house situated in the small hamlet of Deltini centrally located in the Istrian region of Croatia. It boasts its own 10 x 5 metre private pool set in beautiful landscaped garden, bordered by woodland and countryside. The traditional hill-top village of Gracisce is just 5km away with its breath taking views of the Ucka mountains and facilities including small grocery store, cash point, konoba, souvenir shop and post office.  The konoba serves a good range of food and drink including traditional Istrian fayre.  More comprehensive amenities can be found in the town of Pazin just 8km away, including pharmacy, cafes, shops, supermarkets (incl. Lidl) and hospital;  While a 40 minute drive will get you to either coast and the tourist towns of Rabac, Porec, Rovinj, Vrsar and Pula. The neighbours are very friendly and can supply fresh bread and other home grown seasonal produce direct to the villa. This is available to order at additional cost and can be discussed at time of booking, if required.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Deltini

Family run property rental.

Deltini purchased this house in 2006

Why Deltini chose Central Istria

We love the area because of the fantastic local scenery and great accessibility to all the attractions in Istria. The villa is in a quiet location which offers a break from crowds.

What makes this house unique

The villa is private and secluded, and when it's hot you've got your own pool to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were lucky enough to stay here. Absolutely lovely with fantastic coast and countryside. We can not wait to go back.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gračišće in Općina Gračišće

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom (top floor): shower cubicle, toilet, sink with vanity unit above. Bathroom (middle flr): toilet, double sink with mirrors, bath with shower over. Bathroom (ground flr apt): shower cubicle, toilet, sink with vanity unit. *all incl. wall heaters
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom (top floor) double bed. Twin bedroom (top floor) twin beds. Studio apartment (bedroom ground floor) double bed, two z-bed chairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Travel hair dryers, clothes airer, two oil filled radiators, two fans, and electric radiator in master bedroom and studio apartment. Air conditioning units available on ground and first floors. Outside: Secure gate to front of property, garden, portable barbecue, covered back terrace with dining area, 9 sun loungers, parasol, patio table & chairs. Parking available for two/three cars, outside lighting to front, terrace and swimming pool. Other: The studio apartment is situated on the ground floor and is open plan, it contains a double bed, two z-bed chairs, wardrobe, bedside tables, mirror, sofa, coffee table, wall heater, separate en-suite bathroom, kitchen diner with open fire place.


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Villa with private pool and landscaped garden.
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Beautifully restored, characterful property

  • 5 of 5

The impression given by the photos on the website is borne out when you arrive. The property has been tastefully and sympathetically restored, retaining much of the original character but without compromising on modernity and convenience. There are ample power sockets for charging devices etc and the satellite TV works well - although we connected a laptop to watch online. A washing machine and dishwasher are provided. The ground and first floors are air-conditioned although the house does not become stifling even in the very high temperatures (high 30s) we experienced, due I imagine to the thick, stone walls. The pool is a good size - one in which you can actually swim! - and is serviced weekly by visiting pool cleaners. Deltini is situated almost exactly in the centre of Istria and visiting any of its sites is easy. The roads are very quiet, the only appreciable traffic we found being around Pula and driving is therefore a pleasure. Apart from the few motorways, even the main roads are relatively narrow. One we found on our last day (near Groznjan) was actually entirely unmettled! Everyone will find their own favourite sites, but ours included Gracisce, Fazana, Vrsar and Motovun. Look up Zarecki Krov, near to Pazin, especially after rain. There is a spectacular waterfall and cave. Surprisingly, the site is not mentioned in the guides and is not well-signposted either! Almost any hilltop village is worth exploring and there are some stunning views to find. One word of warning - it's surprising how many establishments do not take credit/debit cards, even in the towns, so make sure you carry sufficient cash. Also, try to get hold of some coins asap for parking machines. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Woodland Villa and would strongly recommend it as a very comfortable base for exploring Istria.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely area.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a really lovely week. We had never been to Croatia and will definitely be returning. We found that the best place to food shop was in Plodine in Plazin, and Rovinj is well worth a visit. Also pay a visit to the local pizza place called Rotunda - lovely and good value (we emailed them to make a reservation). The villa itself is great, spacious and well equipped and we had the added bonus of the neighbours cute kitten and friendly dog. The pool was big, plenty of room to play around in and swim, it was also lovely and refreshing as it was really hot during our week, therefore the only comment I would make is that it would be great to have air conditioning in the bedrooms upstairs, the guys downstairs were lovely and cool, we had to rely on the fans - and it was hot. Apart from that we would 100% recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were more than happy to find such a well equipped and clean holiday rental. Recommend highly.

  • 5 of 5

The setting and general location provided a calm and relaxing place to properly stop. However everything is really just a short distance away by car. Both coastlines can be reached, although on the east coast, the places that had access to the sea seemed very busy. The west coast was busy as expected for August but not in a manic, claustrophobic way. The east road provided some beautiful scenery however. The property itself is well equipped and able to provide plenty of space for all the occupants it claimed to accommodate. It is true to it's description and the photos reflect how it is laid out. This was our first visit to Istria and nothing disappointed. We drove there and saw how beautiful Solvenia is as well. In our opinion the property is high on our list of favourite rentals and we would certainly consider renting again, or recommending to others. There is so much to see and do from the property as a base, or just to stop and relax. Food shopping and eating out all easy. The property was perfectly clean and well kept and gets a genuine thumbs up! Families with young toddlers might require stair gates but those with teenagers might enjoy the layout for optimum holiday space ( the down stairs layout). Istria is well worth the visit but so hope it doesn't get "over tourist". Road layout is good and no issues re driving or reaching locations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in a tranquil setting. Easy access to picturesque towns and villages. plenty to do

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed villa with a generously sized pool. In a very tranquil and peaceful environment. Within easy reach of beautiful and fascinating towns and local medieval hill top villages. This villa had it all!

Croatian toll roads are good and fees are small, although they can be avoided for a more rural drive, which also allows the opportunity to see more of the Croatian life. Food is great and relatively cheap if eating out. Groceries could be picked up from several supermarkets in the local town-15 minutes away. We made use of the barbeque some nights too. Only down side to that was the mosquitos that attack as soon as the light starts to go. However I seem to get this problem wherever I go and it's no worse here than anywhere else. There is a fantastic water park about 40 minutes away for the kids. We spent the entire day there, and I have older teenagers!

Also visited Plit Vicke Jezera National Park- this is without doubt the most breathtakingly stunning place that I've ever been! The colour of the waterfalls and lakes defy description.

I particularly enjoyed visiting the harbour towns of Pula and Porec. Motovun and Grasisce are lovely little hilltop towns that need to be visited to be believed. The kind of places that will flit in and out of your dreams forever!

I've been lucky enough to have travelled quite a bit but I've fallen in love with Istria.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. In high summer we do find mosquito repellent useful and also make use of the Vape mosquito plug-ins provided to keep the house clear before bed. We also love visiting Plitvička jezera and would highly recommend visiting on a sunny Autumn day to enjoy the spectacular array of colours on display.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Use of a car is essential.

Airports in the vicinity include:

Pula, Croatia is ~40km

Rijeka, Croatia is ~87km

Trieste, Italy is ~137km

Ljubljana, Slovenia is ~185k

Zagreb, Croatia is ~225km


Distance from the coast is 32-45km by car:

Porec, ~39km

Vrsar, ~45km

Rovinj, ~35km

Verudela and Kamenjak (Pula), ~50km

Krnicka Porat, ~35km

Rabac, ~32km

Opatija, ~55km

Nearest restaurants are 6km. Supermarket is about 12km.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gračišće, 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
2017 Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Rate 4
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2017 Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals from 4 pm and departure at 10am.

Deposit and balance payments :
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking, with the remaining balance to clear the Croatian company account 10 weeks prior to arrival. If the guest pays the full balance on time, they will receive a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before check-in.

Secure payment also accepted via holiday lettings, Home Id : 6179782.

The rental rate is all inclusive and covers :
Accommodation, initial and final cleaning, water, electricity, PDV (VAT), tourist tax, tourist registration fee, laundry (towels and linen), air-conditioning, garden and pool maintenance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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