Imagine a modern and chic home with lots of glass and stylish architectural features, a private swimming pool and terrace, rooftop hot tub, views of the sea, and even a sauna. You’ve just imagined our luxury villa in Istria!
This outstanding holiday home offers the height of luxury for a family or couples vacation. It really is an amazing place with its four bedrooms, four bathrooms and spacious open plan living area. It’s so nice that we’re convinced you won’t want to leave!
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Croatia’s Istria Peninsula has a beautifully scenic coastline, dotted with villages and towns, many with a rich cultural heritage.
Our luxury villa Istria is situated just 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of the town of Poreč, where there is ample historic architecture including the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site). And it’s only a few minutes drive from the coast and lots of great beaches.
This vacation rental is easy to get to from across Europe with Pula Airport close by. Ferries cross over to Venice from the city of Pula, making this Italian gem close enough for a day trip, and you can even get to and from Ljubljana in around 90 minutes so this luxury villa becomes a great option for a two-center vacation.
Other nearby attractions include the islands of Brijuni National Park. This park is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Croatia thanks to its scenic beauty and wildlife, as well as beaches and cultural and archaeological sites.
You can even explore the immediate area surrounding this luxury Istria villa by bicycle, making use of the 4 bicycles that are available for guests – see below for more information on all the great activities you can enjoy while staying here.
Built in 2015, the modern architecture of this luxury villa with pool is quite a contrast to the small stone building that originally occupied this lot. There’s parking for three cars at the front, but walk around to the side and back of the villa and it’s obvious that this is no ordinary holiday home.
The spacious decking provides a transition between the swimming pool and the terrace. Make use of the sun loungers to soak in the sun by the pool, and enjoy all of your meals al fresco because there’s a large outdoor dining table.
The outside spaces have a wonderful Mediterranean feel with their stone walls and the old stone outbuilding, and there’s even a Mediterranean spice garden that was planted for guests who wish to enhance their cooking. Of course there’s also a barbecue provided for guests’ use, and even an outdoor shower.
The swimming pool is one of the best features of this
home, but don’t forget that there’s also a rooftop terrace that provides
beautiful vistas of the surrounding village and the sea, and you can enjoy
those views from the hot tub!
Back down at the pool terrace there are other activities to keep you and the children occupied, including table football and darts, and, as mentioned above, there are four bicycles provided for guests to use. Cycle down to the nearby beach or explore some of the lovely trails across the Istria countryside.
While the overall design and architecture of this luxury Istria villa is modern, the owners have integrated some more traditional features like the Istrian kirmenjak stone wall in the living room, which was part of the original stone wall of the old outbuilding. But, this local stone can also be found in many different places across the ground floor of the villa.
The highlight of the vacation villa’s main floor is the bright, open plan living room that’s been fitted out with contemporary furniture and has wonderful picture windows that look out to the swimming pool and the gardens.
The living space features one of the five Smart TVs that are situated in different rooms around the villa, and for the cooler months there’s a fireplace to cozy up to.
Incidentally, the whole villa features underfloor heating and there are additional heaters in the bedrooms, while in the summer the central air conditioning will keep the interior of the villa cool.
In the dining area you’ll find a large dining table and eight chairs set adjacent to the modern kitchen which has everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable vacation. There is a stove, fridge and freezer, ice maker, coffee maker, microwave and the all important dishwasher, and the villa also comes equipped with a washing machine.
Another feature that proves this is definitely a luxury Istria rental villa is the sauna, located on the ground floor.
There is ample space for up to 8 guests to stay in this vacation villa with pool. The four bedrooms are all luxuriously finished and three of them have a private ensuite plus there’s an additional bathroom for use by guests staying in the fourth bedroom, so there will be no fighting for the bathroom here!
This level of privacy means the villa would work great for four couples or a large family, or even two families vacationing together.
While all four bedrooms are spacious and inviting, only one can be called the “master bedroom”. Larger and more luxurious than the others, this amazing room features a soaker bathtub actually in the bedroom, next to the window so you can enjoy a soak while admiring the views.
In addition there is a full ensuite bathroom as well, with a spa-like walk-in shower and the latest in bathroom fixtures.
There is a large and comfortable bed, wall-mounted TV, and a dressing table within the master bedroom while the vaulted ceiling and feature brick wall give this room a sense of space and character.
Bedroom two is also a bright room thanks to its dual aspect windows. There’s a closet for hanging your clothes in, and a glass petition divides the bedroom from its ensuite bathroom where there’s another large walk-in shower. This bedroom has a great view overlooking the swimming pool and the gardens.
It’s rare to find a vacation villa in Istria that has four bedrooms and it’s even rarer that all four bedrooms are of a good size and are suitable for adults or children.
Bedroom three is an excellent size and has its own ensuite bathroom. The modern bathroom has a nice walk-in shower while there’s another wall-mounted TV in the bedroom, and floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of light while offering picturesque views.
Bedroom four is the most compact of the villa’s four
bedrooms, but it’s a lovely bright room with beautiful views. This is the only
bedroom that does not have an ensuite bathroom, however, there is a full
bathroom on the ground floor which can be used exclusively by guests staying in
We mentioned the roof terrace earlier, but such an amazing feature deserves to be talked about again! The roof terrace is accessed via a set of (fairly steep) steps from the upstairs hallway. Once on the terrace you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and out to the sea.
There is a modern glass railing surrounding the terrace to keep you safe, but because it’s glass it means you can enjoy the views from wherever you sit, including from within the hot tub. Imagine soaking in the hot tub with a glass of wine in hand, watching the sunset – it doesn’t get much better than this.