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Magical Villa with great location, views, privacy & 2ha of organic olive garden



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
5 en-suite bedrooms, additional guest house, heated pool, fitness & relax space

Glavini estate has a main house with 5 double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms, designed to provide a quiet and relaxed stay. The property with an additional guest house is capable of accommodating up to 12 guests on a private site of over 25,000 m². The friendly service and high standards will best suit those seeking superior quality in an elegant, natural and tranquil setting.

Except for the functionality we have also tried to make Glavini aesthetically pleasing, while we haven’t changed the au­thentic look and feel of the place. In cooperation with nature and its best fruits, the property fits perfectly within the landscape far from the noise, traffic and crowd.

Glavini Estate is an impec­cable choice for the people desirous of a sincere coexistence with nature and tranquillity.

Local organic dish cooking is available at request. We can also provide massage and spa treatments.

Location: It is the perfect location for exploring the delights of Istria, the rest of Croatia, Slovenia (20 km) and Italy (30 km) as well as many tourist spots in the surrounding area.

The property is in sight of the town of Draguc, close to Buzet (12 km), Motovun (12 km) and just 35 km from the sea in any direction (north Trieste, west Porec, Novigrad or south Opatija, Rabac, Rijeka). It sits nestled in a landscape of gentle, rolling hills, rich in Mediterranean flora.

Things to do: Things to do can be unique, refreshing, imaginative, surprising – Glavini Estate and Istria can offer all this and more. Whether you are looking from your holiday action, inspiration, relaxation or want to discover Istrian treasures and people do it your own way and these are just some suggestions.

In autumn we have truffles from nearby woods and it is possible to organise unique ‘truffle hunting’ experiences. In that period we also harvest grapes and olives with organic production of vine and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. In winter from January to March we have unique traditional Istrian Carnival events, with rich entertainment program. The spring is reserved for picking the asparagus and other healthy herbal plants. The summer brings a plenty of choices from visiting the nearby sea resorts south, east and west from us or checking out some of many regional art and cultural festivals.

Estate: Kids are welcome. Guests can swim in our large 8x4 m pool, relax in the sauna or fitness room and enjoying a sweeping view of the landscape. There is also a kid’s playground, table tennis, badminton and bocce (closely related to the game of boules). If you are into cycling, we are in the right spot to access and visit all of Istria.

We have around 300 organically grown olive trees as well as 20 cherry, a dozen fig and many apple, peach, pear and plum trees, all organically produced along with our vegetables which are all at your disposal during your stay, depending on the season.

We believe that we are an integral part of the earth and nature and we use renewable energy as much as we can. The home is fitted with solar collectors with an under floor heating system, run using renewable energy. Water is collected from the roof, so as not to waste precious resources. We are also connected to a natural spring with drinkable fresh water.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

After completing the Bachelor Degree in Forestry in 1997, studied Postgraduate Degree in Business Management at Greenwich Business School in London. While still at studies, got an offer for a volunteering position from Bradbury Hamilton Financial Analysts and soon after a full time job.For the next eight years worked in London's financial heart,the City of London, being responsible, among other things, for the pension portfolio of large companies such as Tesco, Universal Pictures, Rolls-Roys, where he realised that a real challenge in life is not the transfer of money from fund to fund, thus leaving the City and a promising career in finance. The following year, he travelled around the world and discovered that life and the world is a lot more than daily race with time.

After finding out that his daughter has problems with asthma and re-flux, found help in Ayurveda, the science of life, and completed studies for qualified Ayurvedic Consultant at Maharishi University, Iowa, with specialisation at AVN Hospital, Madurai, India. Furthermore, specialised Phytopharmacy and Dietotherapy at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry in Zagreb.

For the past 10 years, runs a wellness consultancy company GiM Med and an Ayurveda Antiage Spa, Centar Bella in Zagreb. Four times per year organises Ayurveda detoxification, panchakarma in Istria www.detoxistria.com

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Nebojsa Radenovic
K. Viseslava 3, Zagreb
10000 Zagreb Croatia
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Very relaxing and joyful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had our family holiday at Glavini Eco Village and it was great trill for all of us (11)... Try out some organic food, great vine and olive oil... We tried some hiking to Draguc, about 70min walk with kids, there are also some other trails. Great place for walking, cycling and visiting local attractions... Not to be missed! Thank you Nebojsa and Bojan our great hosts, we will see you again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vesna Thank you it was our pleasure as well to meet and greet such a nice family. Thank you, Nebojsa Radenovic
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Excellent location, fantastic facilities well main

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, fantastic facilities well maintained, great housekeeping, delightful owner and his family, great hospitality and fabulous food. Wellness facilities very good. Interactions with nearby villagers (300 m away) excellent, great vine and olive oil to buy. Superb opportunity for city break and rest in a peaceful and sunny Istria, for families or partners, companies etc. Recommendation 120%!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a beautiful nature

  • 5 of 5

In Glavini we had a great time with our family. The house was beautiful and the landscape was a dream. The people there were very friendly and Nebojsa and his family were and are still friends. We are very happy to meet these people.The house is in the heart of Istria ´.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marika & family, it was pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again soon.
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Sehr schöne Villa in grandioser Landschaft!!

  • 5 of 5

Im Juli 2013 verbrachten wir mit drei Familien ( 6 Erwachsene, 6 Kinder u. 1 Hund) einen sehr schönen Urlaub in der Villa Glavini.

Das Haus liegt in traumhaft ruhiger Lage im Zentrum von Istrien mitten zwischen Olivenbäumen und Weinreben. Hier kann man sich sehr gut erholen, abseits von Stress und Massentourismus seine Ruhe finden. Dennoch ist durch die zentrale Lage jeder Punkt in Istrien in weniger als einer Stunde mit dem Auto zu erreichen.

Die Villa ist geschmackvoll und stilsicher eingerichtet. Über den großen Poolbereich, die Schaukel und die Tischtennisplatte haben sich nicht nur die Kinder gefreut.

Rovinj ist eine sehr schöne Stadt in der Nähe. Die Kinder waren vom Glavani Hochseilgarten und der Kartbahn in Porec sehr begeistert. Der kulinarische Höhepunkt war der Besuch des Restaurants am Limfjord.

Die Vermieter Nebojsa und Bojan waren sehr gastfreundlich und standen duch ein bereitgestelltes Telefon jederzeit mit Rat und Tat zur Seite ( Arztbesuch, schöne Strände, Restaurants).

Wir würden jederzeit wieder zu Euch kommen, vielen Dank an Euch und Eure Familien!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure to have such a nice and friendly families with us. Many thanks for your support. Looking forward to see you again. Regards Nebojsa
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Fantastic villa in a quaint picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

The villa in Buzet was absolutelly spot on for what we needed. Romantic old stone building, comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, traditional outdoor fireplace suitable for evening gatherings were just some of the highlights this property had to offer. Also, the abundance of local wine producers was an added benefit so we could sample the tasty Malvazija amongst other types as a perfect accompaniment to delicious dishes to be found all over Istria. The owners were extremely helpful and made us feel at home away from home.

Defintely would recommned this property to anyone wishing to spend a relaxing week in Istria looking for cultural and culinary explorations alike.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you have liked the property, location and idea behind the project of return to the nature. Hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards Nebojsa
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Perfekt hus og sted

  • 5 of 5

Vi var 3 familier der havde set frem til en dejlig ferie Kroatien.

Vores forventninger blev indfriet 100 %

Det skønne hus var dejligt indrettet med store soveværelser og badeværelser til alle.

Alt var velfungerende og godt indrettet. Rent og pænt alle steder.

Udenfor var der en fantastisk udsigt ud over dalen og olivenlunden.

Overdækket terasse og god stor pool, samt grill og legeplads.

Området var spændene og der var gode spisesteder samt gode lokale vingårde.

Alle vi talte med var super venlige og hjælpsomme.

Venlig og hjælpsom ejer der ville gøre alt for, at vi fik en rigtig god ferie og positive oplevelser med hjem.

Hyggelig landby, et dejligt sted og et land som vi håber at komme tilbage til.

K. Mørk


  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is in the view of many, one of the nicest spots in Istria, The mild Mediterranean climate, hidden away from traffic, views and noise, however so close and with easy access to any amusement in the region. This is ideal for anyone who loves nature, walking, cycling, riding, good organic foods and what to unwind from a daily city life... Prepare for recharge, relax and balance with nature. We can organise massage, rejuvenation or detox therapies.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula and Trieste at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Prodani, Vrh at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rijeka, Trieste at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Motovuni at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Trieste at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Cerovlje at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Prodani at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Rabac (south), Novigrad / Porec (west) at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

Our charming little village, Glavini, lies in over 7 acres of organically run farmland in Central Istria. The property is in sight of the town of Draguc, close to Buzet (12 km), Motovun (12 km) and just 35 km from the sea in any direction (north Trieste, west Porec, Novigrad or south Opatija, Rabac, Rijeka). It sits nestled in a landscape of gentle, rolling hills, rich in Mediterranean flora.

We are the perfect location for exploring the delights of Istria, the rest of Croatia, Slovenia (20 km) and Italy (30 km) as well as many tourist spots in the surrounding area.

Other Activities: Tracking, cycling, walking, bird watching, grapes & olives picking , horse riding, golf...

Golf: There are two golf courses near by, one in Motovun 9 holes and one in Savudrija, Umag ca 40 km new 18 hole Kampinski course.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer PEAK 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £251

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Organic estate with unique location close to all amenities in the area, but hidden away from local traffic and views. In Glavini you can enjoy local organic cuisine food, fruits and veggies, great walks or cycling routes which will take you to great beautiful spots or local attractions. We can organise airport pick up as well.

Property Type

  • villa

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 400 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 7 - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 9 - Toilet
  • Each bathroom has an en-suit bathroom, there is addition toilet in the main house, outside shower and toilet and shower in the fitness anex.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • guesthouse - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, request
  • Each bedroom has its own en-suit bathroom, there is an additional toilet and pull up sofa bed in the living room. There is a possibility of having a guest house if required as well which is normally used by staff/cook if requested by guests.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Local mobile phone included in the price while on holiday in the resort as well as WIFI access. We also have 4 bikes for guest to use free of charge. The guesthouse is used for a private chef if needed. It is rented only by request.

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