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Istra House: Oldtown Stone Home w/ Stunning Views

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Istra House: Oldtown Stone Home w/ Stunning Views

Entire townhouse
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

This unique home was hand-built from the ground up and includes many remarkable details while retaining the feel of a traditional Istrian home. It's handcrafted custom furniture compliments distinctive architecture.

While the building itself is beautifully built, the real show-stopper is the two-level terrace, which features breathtaking views of the surrounding forest. In addition to the views, the terrace features a garden, outdoor dining area, and vine-laden trellis.


Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM


9 Reviews

Petra User Profile
November 2018
Cute and spacious place with nice view from the terrace. The host was friendly and quick with responses.
Janet User Profile
October 2018
Our stay at Istria house was very enjoyable. Madeline was a great host and the house was clean and neat with the most beautiful view from the terrace. I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for an interesting place to stay in Motovun.
Richard User Profile
September 2018
Absolutely stunning view from the back garden! Overall the place was nice & bigger than the photos indicated. We would stay again in a second!
Madeline User Profile
Response from Madeline:
Hello Richard, Thanks again for staying with us and it was lovely hosting you and your wife! We hope you make it back to Istria again someday and we'd love to host you!
September 2018
Whitney User Profile
September 2018
We really enjoyed our stay here! First off the terrace is more stunning than the pictures show. The patio furniture is updated and very nice. We wish we had more time to sit out and enjoy the terrace. We planned to eat out more for dinner but when you have the best view in Motovu…
Madeline User Profile
Response from Madeline:
Thank you so much for staying with us and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
September 2018
John User Profile
September 2018
Be aware this stone cottage is far from luxurious! Very poor amenities, not very clean, no where to hang your clothes, bathroom needs attention, kitchen is sparse with cooking equipment and as Istria is well known for their wines, the wine glasses supplied in the cottage didn't d…
Madeline User Profile
Response from Madeline:
Hello John, I'm glad to hear you appreciated our views and felt like our communication was overall very good. We did our best to make your stay pleasant, specifically buying an iron for you to use and a drying rack for clothes - even though these are very clearly marked as amenities we did not provide. We really do want our guests to be comfortable. We even issued you a partial refund. I'm sorry to hear the wine glasses were not to your liking. We hesitate to spend much on them, as they get broken by guests rather frequently. Overall, I feel like we have very competitive rates for Old Town Motovun, even though ours is one of the best views and the quality of our furniture is much, much higher than most. We are fairly newto airbnb and are open to suggestions regarding amenities. Again, I'm sorry you felt that some things were missing. Best of luck. -Maddy
September 2018
Sérgio User Profile
August 2018
Lovely house in beautiful Motovun, 2 minutes away from the main square. The patio has one of the best views in the village, and it faces the sunset which is absolutely perfect for sundowners and alfresco dinners. Motovun itself is a great base to explore Istria with most places o…
Benjamin User Profile
July 2018
Nicely situated and spacious property with possibly best terrace view in Motovun. Host was great with communication throughout.
Madeline User Profile
Response from Madeline:
Thank you so much for booking with us, and we are so glad you enjoyed our terrace!
July 2018

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