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Peaceful Villa situated on the top of the hill with breathetaking view



Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Luxury 3 bedrooms Villa with interrupted view from its private pool

Casa Maria is cozy house situated on the top of the hill. Villa was built in 1781 and completely renovated in 2011. It is standing like a cloud above the famous Motovun forest and Mirna valley. It has an uninterrupted view over the Motovun Forest and medieval town of Motovun (today well known for film festival all over the world). The house´s view can just take your breath away. With in the villas property there are: vineyards, more than 30 fruits and over the 200 olives tree. The nearest village Livade just 3 minutes from the villa today is the most famous village in the world for the truffles. Out side the house are private parking, large terrace with table and comfortable chairs, sun beds, and beautiful swimming pool with the brand new sun deck made from the local grey stones. Just near by the pool is a beautiful BBQ with stone table and wooden chairs. This area is ideal for your peaceful evening or if you are expecting some guest to transform the peaceful atmosphere in nice party.

This luxurious and peaceful villa is ideal for family vacation. Villa sleeps 5 people. On the ground floor there is a spacious living area, with plasma TV, fire place and comfortable sofa. Kitchen is fully equipped. In the kitchen you can prepare your delicious dishes but you can also forget on time and date, because when you will open the window, your mind will sail away in the green view. On the ground flour there are: one double bedroom, one single bedroom and toilette. On the first flour is a beautiful twin bedroom with antique furniture.

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About the Owner

Ksenija Ipsa
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

18 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


A lovely villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set in the beautiful central Istrian countryside about 1km from Livade with views over the Mirna valley and across to the ancient hilltop town of Motovun. The house is well equipped and tastefully decorated, and outside the pool and seating areas are lovely. Elvis and Ksenija are wonderful hosts, extremely helpful and informative - their English language skills are brilliant!

The location is ideal for touring and sightseeing with many interesting hilltop towns and coastal resorts within easy reach by car.

We would not hesitate to recommend this delightful villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lindsey and Jeremy, Thank you for such a nice review and we couldn’t be more pleased that you enjoyed your staying at Villa Maria. Greetings from Istria, Ksenija and Elvis
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Very noce stay at a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks at this beautiful house with a stunning view.

Everything was very clean and well-maintained. As temperature was above 35 degrees, we were happy to have airco.

This area is perfect to visit Istria because you can get everywhere within 1.5 hours.

Elvis and Ksenija are very nice people who care to enjoy your stay.

Thanks for recommending the Parenzana bike trail!

Dinning at Zigante costs a lot of money but it is worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage stunning views - great host

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. Villa Maria is a beautiful cottage in a great location with stunning views and a great pool - what more could one ask for.

Elvis was lovely and very knowledgeable about the area - the goodies on arrival were nice too.

We have booked to go back next year... what more can I add.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. Is has been refurbished with so much detail and care you simply have to love it. The location is great - in the middle of Istria so all tourist attractions are on a short distance drive, it is peaceful and tranquil and the view is stunning! Moltovun on the hill, the olive and fig trees, and let’s not forget the hares and deers we saw around the house. It was so nice to return after a busy day at seaside or a beautiful city in the peaceful comfort of this home. Of course I do not have to mention the fact that the swimming pool is a big plus especially if you have children.

The owners are really nice and helpful. They live in the region, so if there is a problem they could be there in a wink. And did I mention the homecooked welcome and farewell cookies?

I would re-book this house as well as recommend it to my friends so Villa Maria absolutely deserves the 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Ferienhaus - einmalige Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir können dieses wunderschöne Ferienhaus nur empfehlen.

Alles war genau wie beschrieben:

- das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und liebevoll eingerichtet

- Pool und Garten sehr gepflegt

- die Aussicht einfach umwerfend, man fühlt sich fast wie in der Toskana

Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und werden sicher wiederkommen.

Nochmals vielen herzlichen Dank an Familie Ipsa für ihre unglaublich nette Gastfreundschaft.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best of Istria

  • 5 of 5

Elvis's olive oil is excellent and the beautiful house and view was the Istria we imagined. Our kids loved the olive trees, pool and bugs and we loved everything else!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula at 73 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Livade at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brestova at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Motovun at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Buzet at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Nova Vas at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dorijana Livade at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Umag or Novigrad at 23 Kilometres Car: necessary

Golf: There is a golf court situated under the old town of Motovun.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season 2
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid season 2
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The weekly price includes:
Stay of 7 nights, final cleaning, laundry (bed linen and towels), maintenance of the swimming pools and the garden, gas, water, electricity, wi-fi internet connection, tourist tax, registration fee, firewood and welcome package (bottle of local vine and basket with local cakes).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 24-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Double Sink


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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