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Places to stay in Oprtalj

Places to stay in Oprtalj
This property is designed for relaxing flexible travelers with independent spirit of exploration for the surrounding villages and beaches. Outdoor shower and plunge pool will refresh you in summer but in autumn and spring make a magic fountain..
This property comprises two separately listed stylish houses set in the peaceful, traffic-free center of old town of Oprtalj in Istria. The main house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms with open plan kitchen, dining, and lounge. It alone offers 150m2 of accommodation with an exclusive traditional courtyard terrace, surrounded by fragrant Mediterranean herbs with an outdoor lounge and a plunge pool. This house, when rented alone, is ideal for families of 4 (or even 5 with an additional bed set up on the floor of the library) or can be joined with the independent boutique apartment next door for larger parties of up to 10 guests. Please see separate listing https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/919473 for further details on large groups. Any booking for 6 or more adults will automatically book both properties but if you are a family wanting the extra space of additional double bedroom and master bathroom I am happy to add the second hose fat the discounted rate depending on your length of stay. Casa Sterna is an old traditional medieval house that has been adapted to modern European lifestyles and standards. The contrast between the old and the new materials, furniture, and utensils creates an exceptional ambiance for discerning and experienced travelers. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, large freezer and fridge, dishwasher, electric oven and gas stove. The two bathrooms offer 2 showers, 2 WC, a bathtub, a bidet, and a separated laundry room. You are welcomed into a fully equipped holiday home with stylish linen and towels all setup and ready for your comfortable stay. Casa Sterna is situated in the walled city of Oprtalj, next to the very popular towns of Groznjan and Motovun, and is surrounded by pristine Mediterranean nature. Some travellers find the area remote while others relish in the walking, biking and hiking activities to nearby villages. Many highly authentic eateries are offering exceptional food and hospitality are recommended in our tourist guide, as is the famous healing spa of Istarske Toplice. Nearest golf course is 17km. Jazz and film festivals are held every summer in the area. The nearest beach at Novigrad is 20 min drive. Venice 2h away by car. The location is an excellent natural base-camp for touring the Istrian peninsula where every village offers historic monuments from the Roman era, Medieval architecture, and painting to charming Venetian and Baroque additions. The property is self-check in any time after 4 pm on the day of your booking and if you need a bag drop-off earlier this can also be arranged with me directly using Airbnb, Viber or Whatsap.
The town of Oprtalj is sparsely populated with expats from everywhere but Istria. There is a beautiful terrace cafe where you can enjoy mingling with some of the locals over coffee or a glass of wine. Oprtalj is situated in short driving distance to the towns of Motovun and Groznjan (about 15 min each) that boast many festivals, tourist offerings and souvenir shops. You will enjoy the quiet unspoilt peace of the village life in the Mediterranean as it one was.
  • Beautifully renovated old stone house with sweet courtyard and a refreshing, small pool. Inside everything you need. Super equipped kitchen, music system, 2 bathrooms and very comfortable beds. And all decorated very lovingly. The only mini-drawback: the church, directly across the street, which every morning at 7 clock mercilessly bells. Not for late sleepers! Otherwise, the place is charming. With 2 taverns, a great view and a small supermarket. We had a great time!

    Alke2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Carmen house is very special and situated in the heart of the old town, in a medieval landscape with cobble stone. It’s quiet, spacious and with a superb view. The small pool is great for kids and adults alike - sipping an istrian wine in the late afternoon while kids enjoy the refreshing water. The town is on top a a hill so the views are very beautiful all around. For families with kids, you can enjoy a very nice playground 5mins walk from the house and 2 nice restaurants very near.

    Andrei2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and stylish house in a small cozy mountain village. From the house you can discover the whole of Istria. We visited Pula and Rovinj, Groznjan and Motovun via the Parenzana cycle route, Hum and Pazin (cave and zip line). But we will have to go back someday to explore the rest. You immediately get a holiday feeling in the house. Everything is there to make it pleasant for you. You can have a delicious breakfast outside and enjoy the bath in the courtyard. In Oprtalj is a very good restaurant, a winery, a charming shop for shopping and a few shops for art and regional products. Very charming without too many tourists. Thank you Carmen for arranging everything for our pleasant stay.

    Kristof2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Carmen's place was lovely to stay in. We really enjoyed our time there. She was quick to respond and sort things out when we needed anything. The town is beautiful and despite being in the middle of nowhere the few little bars and shops are really nice.

    Rebekah2019-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautifully renovated stone house in the middle of a small hill town. The photos on the website show both the house and the town accurately--modern features in the house, old stone on the outside and throughout the town. We stayed in the half of the house that featured one large open room on the ground floor with a well-equipped kitchen at one end, a long dining table with candelabra in the middle, and a couch in front of a stone fireplace at the other. Two comfortable bedrooms upstairs (one double, one with two single beds). The courtyard between the house and the apartment next door was a favorite place for us to have breakfast or relax in the afternoons. The plunge pool in the courtyard was pleasant for cooling off. The town is tiny, but it has 2 restaurants and a small store that is open for limited hours each day. A nice place to stay if you'd like to absorb the atmosphere of being in a hill town, easy to walk on quiet roads among vineyards and olive groves. Carmen was quite helpful in helping us know how to reach the house and get settled.

    Sara2019-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • Very special place. Beautifully renovated with the charm of the old city intact. Carmen was very responsive and solved the few issues we had very quickly. I would definitely stay again.

    Tracy-Ann2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • This house is a gem! ✨The living room + kitchen area is gorgeous and absolutely lovely for enjoying an escape outside the world. Carmen replied always quickly and efficiently to all my messages. Would definitely be back. Thanks Carmen 😊

    Pamela2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Unique equipment, idyll, peace, in the midst of beautiful Langschaft. Restaurant, Market only partially open.

    Karin2018-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Oprtalj, Istria County, Croatia

    Holiday cottage with 1 room on 28m² in Oprtalj
    This holiday home is ideal for those who are tired with the fast pace of life, the everyday stress and the hustle and bustle of the city. The house is isolated, with magnificent views of the town of Oprtalj and the countryside. The shower and toilet are outside the house, so you can live like Robinson Crusoe did on the island! Alternatively, there is also a normal bathroom inside the house. Steep stairs lead to the top floor. A visit to the medieval town of Motovun is recommended. Do savour the delicious, local food at many restaurants or taverns. The dishes with truffles are particularly tasty. Music lovers must visit the town of Groznjan, where the Jazz festival takes place every year.
    Distances: shopping 1 km / restaurant 1 km / nearest city(Motovun) 13 km / water(Concrete/plateau beach) 20 km
  • This was a great house to stay in and make day trips to Rovijn, Pula, Novigrad and Motovum. View was amazing and the table outside was perfect to enjoy a drink/snack at the end of the day. Sabina also made some good sight and restaurant suggestions for us that were really nice.

    Elaine2019-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Oprtalj, Croatia

    Casa Sterna apartment is a modern and character filled building on four levels of a restored medieval dwelling, situated in the heart of a stone-walled town of Portole / Oprtalj, Istria. This fully independent flat comprises two separate sleeping areas with two single and one double bed, spread on two floors visually separated by a woven willow screen. This place is suitable for a group of 4. The compact kitchen has an induction stove, small fridge, and sink for essential cooking needs.
    The main feature of this property is a truly remarkable 17th century, naturally air-conditioned water cistern converted to a lounge room under the ground for your use. This apartment is in effect a three story house in a medieval narrow street setting equipped with a small kitchen, natural flagstone and aged oak floors with quirky architectural features throughout; designer master bathroom with heated sandstone flooring and a sunken bath, exceptionally high ceilings, separate sleeping loft with two additional single beds and another shower room and toilet. The living level has a small restroom on the ground floor.
    This little hill over the magnificent Mirna Valley is the best part of Europe in my opinion. In a short time landscape, culture, food and language change from Italian to Croatian.. I love the beaches and the mountains at either ends of the valley as well as pretty little medieval hilltop towns covered in sleepy dust and welcoming locals such as Motovun and Groznjan.
  • WOW... I fell in love! The pictures of the house are great but they do not do justice to the house. It is the most romantic place I have ever stayed at. The perfect combination of the new and old, new and used, rough and stylish... And Oprtalj is just magical. No crowds, just peace and quiet... We were very very lucky to have the yard and plunge pool for ourselves as well. The perfect place to spend my birthday indeed. Thank you Carmen!

    Suzana Ester2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place in a lovely village. Highly recommend.

    Toni2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a perfect retreat, it is beautifully designed, with a charming and relaxing vibe. It is also in a fantastic location to explore Istria. Our family loved it.

    Paul2018-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • If you like an old Croatian town, where foxes and rabbits like to say "good night" in the spring and in the fall, love old traditional stone houses in the Istrian mountains and rave about refurbished rustic interiors, then you are in the right place. Peace, friendly people and a beautiful landscape complete the picture.

    Grit2018-04-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place

    Igor2017-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • We will return ...

    Adela2017-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • it is just beautiful in carmen‘s apartment! it is very lovely and stylisch furnished. the bedroom with the bathroom are clearly to favorite. everything was well organized and an easy communication with carmen. it is a very quiet village with not that much people are living in and for sure you need a car to get there and away. all in all if I am going again in the back-country of istria I would stay at carmens place again.

    Lars2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • For many years we know this more or less abandoned city. And it has always been a desire to spend a few days in it. Carmen made it possible for us. The first impression of this old house is simply "Wau" and one is amazed at how much expertise this house was reconstructed and then furnished. Of course there are some construction defects, where maybe even looks too German. Judging every single floor would take us too far. There is plenty of footage of Carmen, which realistically reflect the state. A little more cleanliness especially in the kitchen area would be desirable. But otherwise, we can only hope that future guests treat this oasis as carefully as we did during those four days. Conclusion: Absolutely recommendable and gladly we will be back.

    Dirk2017-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Oprtalj, Istria County, Croatia

    Holiday apartment with 1 bedroom on 61m² in Groznjan
    In the hilly landscape of Istria, near the picturesque town of Oprtalj you will reach the small and peaceful village of Makovci. The apartment is situated on the ground floor of a family house wherefrom you have a magnificent view on the countryside. Enjoy the beautiful summer days and the chirping of birds on the outdoor terrace. Take the opportunity and explore the mountain bike trails (Parenzana). We recommend the visit to Grožnjan and Motovun and to taste the local specialities with truffles, which are also offered around the area of Livada.
    Distances: nearest habitation 30 m / shopping 2 km / restaurant 1.5 km / nearest city(Buje) 12 km / water(Sea/Rock-bound coast) 20 km
  • There are 2 apartments. We have both seen. The one Whg is new and modern. The 2nd we stayed in is a good size, well split, well functioning air conditioning, and even a small room with a washing machine. There is a smorgasbord of kitchen utensils and everything else you need .. If you want to live noble, this is wrong, but who a cozy, relaxing stay without constantly cleaning (you have at home already) is here gold. I said that the communication went well, because all have made every effort, so that even without a large language skills, has easily understood

    Yolanda2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Groznjan, Croatia

    Intimate and stylish, Palazzo Angelica is wonderfully placed in the centre of the wine and trufffle country to comfortably discover the traditions, cultural heritage and gastronomy of Istria and Croatia. With 6 glamorous rooms and suites, the Villa hotel provides an outdoor pool, fitness area, relax zone and a spa offering whirlpool, Finnish and Turkish sauna, and generous park and garden spaces.
    Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by untouched countryside, the Palazzo Angelica affords guests a fabulous base from which to discover one of the most picturesque and tasty parts of Croatia, the land of wine and truffles. The Villa Bed & Breakfast comes with stunning panoramic views of Oprtalj and its green rolling hills. There are six glamorous bedrooms, a lounge and a dining room for your locally sourced and prepared daily breakfast. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the luxury spa of Palazzo Angelica. Like a winter garden in the country bathed in sunlight, an immense spa devoted to pleasure and well-being in a peaceful, intimate atmosphere. Linger after your spa time for a sweet treat, green tea or citronade in our relax zone area or on the sun terrace, for your wellbeeing.
    If you are a foodie, a wine lover, a traveller in pursuit of adventure & discovery or simply love life’s understated luxuries you have come to the right place. In addition to bedrooms and suites, we offer a great number of amenities and activities that will make your stay a very special experience. Wine tasting, sports, private excursions to the areas hotspots. We invite you to discover all the activities we have for your enjoyment at our Villa hotel in Istria
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Oprtalj, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Spacious-This family house can accommodate two guests in a closed room and two guests in an open room. The main rooms have a terrace that is hidden from curious views and offers views of one of the most beautiful places in the world. The spacious living and dining areas are on the first floor and the extension is a kitchen with all the necessary appliances. On the ground floor there is a bathroom and a toilet. The house is restored in a traditional style and retains the amosphere of the place.
    Gostima je na raspolaganju cijela kuća.
    Neighborhood is very quiet with no car traffic therefore you can not come with car, but public parking is 100 m away on the house. House have shared pool. Pool is 100meters from the house.
  • Goran's house in Motovun is wonderful! We especially liked the fireplace, it made our stay a romantic experience. We appreciate nice and thoughtful touches around the house. Thank you Goran and family! :)

    Marta2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay there! The host and his wife were very nice and accommodating, the communication went smoothly and quickly. The stove and the air conditioning enabled us to create a pleasant atmosphere in the house despite "winter". The view was breathtaking and the city was super beautiful. Unfortunately, we only had one restaurant open at the time of the trip, but there is a lot to do in the main season, despite the small village. Surrounding cities are easy to reach by car and the parking lot is not far from the house, so you didn't have to walk far with your luggage to the house. The equipment of the house is completely sufficient and it really has an incredibly beautiful flair and you can really feel good and relax! We had a great vacation there!

    Julia2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time in the little apartment. It was rustic in the most charming way. The weather was chilly but they provided all the wood we needed to keep a firing going in the evening to keep us warm. The surrounding area is gorgeous and the wine and truffles were incredible. My only request would be that there was more utensils in the kitchen as it is very basic and made it a little difficult at times to prepare food.

    Jeni2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great, we will be back! :)

    Ivana2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great time! Fast to communicate. Happy to share tips about Motovun. Would stay here again! Thank you so much for sharing your home!

    Stephanie2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Villa Luna; good location, spacious and comfortable, and a warm welcome from Goran. Would definitely come back!

    Elena2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • So enjoyed our stay in an authentic Croatin home. We have enjoyed all our Airbnb's in Croatia but this was our favourite. Highly recommend staying at Goran's place!

    Simon2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Old but quaint house in a very old village. Enjoyed the experience

    Joy2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Motovun, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Entire townhouse2 beds
    Villa luna
    Price:€24/night
    46 reviews
    Superhost
    Hidden in the Old Town of Oprtalj/Portole, our Portole Suites offer a unique stay. Discover what is like to be a local in our Portole Suite. Visit the nearby town gates and the Venetian loggia, feel the streets and experience the vibe of this beautiful Istrian town. You will enjoy all the comfort of the nearby Bed&Breakfast and, at the same time, a full immersion into the Istrian culture and atmosphere. Istrian grey stones and wood meet modern details to make your journey the best possible.
    In the nearby Bed&Breakfast Villa located 250 meters from the Portole Suite you can enjoy additional services: Welcome, Reception, Outdoor Pool and SPA, as well as Breakfast services as features that are included in your booked rate. In this Bed & Breakfast Villa, in front of our green fields and a hill view, there is a SPA area with gym, whirpool, Turkish bath, and Finnish sauna. In order to make you stay in the SPA more plausible, we bring fresh water and fruit for you. The Bed&Breakfast Villa also has a private outdoor area consists of 2400 square meters of terraces and gardens. Whether you are interesting in catching the first sun of the spring, the warm autumn sun, or enjoying the soft summer nights, there is a plenty of sunbeds, chairs, and tables on your disposal. While swimming in our pool, you will enjoy a privileged view over the town of Oprtalj. A wide selection of traditional breakfast dishes such as bacon, sausage, two farm eggs any style, breakfast pastries, cold cuts, cheeses, coffee or tea and fresh squeezed orange juice will make your fine dining in Istria unforgettable. If you prefer a Continental breakfast, expect a Selection of breakfast pastries, breads, cold cuts, cheeses, coffee or tea and fresh squeezed orange juice. If you opt to feel Istria by taste, we'll serve you a Selection of breakfast pastries, breads, two farm eggs any style, cold cuts, home made plain yogurt, seasonal fruit plate, pork sausage, coffee or tea and fresh squeezed juice.
    If you are a foodie, a wine lover, a traveller in pursuit of adventure & discovery or simply love life’s understated luxuries you have come to the right place. In addition to bedrooms and suites, we offer a great number of amenities and activities that will make your stay a very special experience. Wine tasting, sports, private excursions to the areas hotspots. We invite you to discover all the activities we have for your enjoyment at our Villa hotel in Istria
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Serviced apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Oprtalj, Istria County, Croatia

    4 star house of 250 m2 in small historical town of Oprtalj (Croatia). It has its own private spa with indoor swimming pool, jetstream, jacuzzi, sauna, massage mattress and special relax area. Central heating everywhere. It offers a stunning view.
    This four star holiday house at only half an hour drive from the coast offers the perfect possibility of a day at the beach with the calm of a little town in the interior of Istria, relaxing in your own spa and then a delicious diner on a terrace, while the sun goes down. The house accomodates 1 to 8 people in all comfort. Prices depend on the number of bedrooms used. However, even if you are alone, we always guarantee that you have the whole house exclusively to yourself. Of course it is the spa or wellness, in the two lower floors, that makes this house so unique. It offers an indoor pool with jetstream/water massage, Jacuzzi, two showers with warm 'cuddle' walls, sauna, cold water bath, relax area with electrical massage mattress and changing room (with refrigerator, wine glasses and even a hair dryer). Furthermore the house disposes of central heating (floor heating). As such the house can be used all year round. So why not come during spring or during the season of the white truffle, which you can find from September till January. We can alos offer Internet connection (ADSL) via Wifi. A special feature is the large panoramic view from the living room and terrace, overlooking a Tuscan-like landscape, with vineyards and olive trees, as well as the main square and the town "lodgia" from the 17th century and the city square with the large chestnut trees. On a clear day one can see the Adriatic Sea and the Alps at the same time. But possibly the best experience is to dine on the terrace at sunset. The house was completely renovated in 2006. We did respect the historical treasures that we found in the house, such as the old city rampart of the 12th century.
    Istria is much more then just a beautiful coast with clear water. Istria, Italy on 50 by 70 km, with its mediterranean climate, vineyards on soft slopes, old sleepy cities with a history going back to Roman times, and offering an honest kitchen. It is worth discovering.
  • A wonderful house, right on the central square of the place. It is now the second time that I have chosen this domicile, which already says a lot about how I like it. Highly recommended!

    Axel2018-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • With Marjo and Aline, you really could not wish for better hosts both when planning for and then while on holiday! The communication was great throughout and very clear. Marjo contacted us prior to traveling with detailed instructions on how to find the house... ...and what a house! Set in a quiet village with local amenities and over five floors, the spa was particularly great, bedrooms all a good size and with a private bathroom and a lovely terrace that we sat out on each day and night. We found the kitchen to be a particularly great point as it was really well stocked with equipment and utensils - often not the case when you are catering for yourself for most of the week. We would recommend Casa Aqua Dolce to anyone looking for a secluded and luxurious spot to holiday!

    Chris2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • This was the best travel decision that we have ever made. My wife and I spent a week in the house for our honeymoon, and we couldn't stop talking about how both the house and town of Oprtalj drastically exceeded our expectations. Marjo was a wonderful host and was always very responsive. We can't wait to go back.

    Thomas2017-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Oprtalj, Istria County, Croatia

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    Hidden away on a hill, nearby the picturesque town of Grožnjan, and surrounded on all sides by blooming countryside, this romantic little hideaway is the perfect place for a couple, who desire to escape completely from the daily grind. The cozy backyard offers complete privacy and you’ll certainly enjoy the stunning views of Grožnjan and its beautiful surroundings, while enchanting sunsets create a very special atmosphere. House for 2-3 persons: approx. 44 m2. The unique stone house is decorated in typical traditional Istrian style. On the ground floor there is an open-plan living room with kitchenette and open fireplace. Wooden stairs lead to the attic which comes with a queen-size bed (160 x 190 cm) and a single bed (90 x 190 cm). The bathroom is located in a separate building in the yard, approx. 7 metres from the house. Dogs: Please note that dogs must be registered at the time of booking, stating the breed. The cost is 7 € per dog per day, and the fee has to be paid directly to the landlord. Distances: Distance to the nearest beach (18 km), Grocery store (400 m), Restaurant (400 m), ATM (500 m), Bank (6 km), Pharmacy (6 km), Gas station (6 km), Airport (80 km) Additional offerings: Microwave, Stove, Coffee maker, Refrigerator, Gas, Toaster, Water kettle, Kitchen utensils provided, BBQ Grill, Shower, Children are welcomed, Pets allowed, City view, Smoking allowed outside, Private Garden, Bathroom, Bedroom, Living room, Dining area, Living area, Electricity, Water
    Excursions available: Venice, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Brijuni National Park, canoe safari, jeep safari, “Fish Picnic” boat excursion, visit to the city of Pula, Istria tour, visit to the Postojna coves in Slovenia, the famous Lipizzaner stud farm, Zagreb and many more. Istria for gourmets The variety of Istrian cuisine comes from its rich history and the influences of foreign rulers, which are still to be found in numerous dishes. Elements of the Italian, European (Austria and Hungary) and Slavic are all represented in the Istrian kitchen. The north-western coast of Istria is rich in gastronmic delicacies: tasty mussels, the best sea-tongue from the Tarska Vala, delicious oysters from the Lim Fjord and the scampi from the bay of Kvarner. The centre of Istria offers traditional snails from Galizana, olive oil from Vodnjan and Tar, truffles from the valley of Mirna and the widely available wild mushrooms. Wines The Roman writers glorified not only the Istrian olive oil, but indeed the numerous wines of the Istrian peninsula. Wondrous powers were assigned to the Vinum Pucinum, and the Roman empress Julia Augusta thought she owed her vitality and unusual old age to the same wine. The great adventurer and lover Giacomo Casanova wrote in his famous memoirs about the excellent Istrian REFOSCO. The Austria-Hungarian monarchy also valued the high quality of Istrian wine. In 1875 in Porec, the mighty empire opened one of the three largest agriculture-wine schools of its time. The narrow railway line that was built from Trieste to Porec in 1902 is still affectionatly referred to by the locals as the wine-track. The most famous wines are Malvazija, Teran, Merlot, Hrvatica, Borgonja as well as a half-dry yellow and red Muskat. You can try these numerous wines in the various restaurants and konobas, as well as with the winemakers along the wine routes. Istria is a wonderful world in miniature;  it is the largest peninsula of the Adriatic, lies below the Alps, and is encircled by the Adriatic sea. Looking at the geographic map of Croatia you will find Istria immediately. It is based in the western-most part of the country, encircled by the sea, and it has the shape of a heart. The small islands and cultivated fields that stretch to the sea and a beautiful sunset, where the sun seems to melt into the sea, will stir the passions and will help you to discover new emotions. The eastern part of the peninsula is made of limestone. Its coast is full of rocks and high, nearly inaccessible, cliffs which will astonish you, and from the tops of which you will see the yellow and gilded sun that illuminates the landscape and the sea in a crystalline colour. In the spring and summer the landscape is covered in intense green, and in the autumn it is transformed magically into the colours of yellow and red that make the hills appear as if on fire. 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The remains of some roman villas testify to the fact that many personalities from the XX century have chosen Brijuni for their vacation. The best known among these is surely the former President of Yugoslavia, Marshall Josip Broz Tito. The ancient city of Pula, today the economic centre of Istria, fascinates above all for its roman remains, still very well conserved, like the imposing amphitheatre, the beautiful August temple and many others. Fans of good food will find in Istria many restaurants and taverns, where tasteful local and regional specialties are served. Furthermore the region is known for its excellent wines, whose secret is jealously guarded in Istrian wine cellars. An, often recommended, wine from among many is Istrian Malvazia, a typical white wine from the region. Young people who love the sun, the sea and entertainment, will surely not be disappointed, as all this is offered in the numerous tourist villages and in the holiday centres of Istria. Although Istria is one of the well known Mediterranean regions for holidays, its inland areas are yet to be discovered. We are referring to "green Istria", with its green hills and small hilltop villages, the white cliffs, the forests, the limestone hollows, the small churches and the old medieval castles covered with ivy. In near vicinity: Sightseeing, Shopping, Restaurants, Water sports, Swimming, Hiking, Hunting, Cycling
  • Thank you. The place was very nice!

    Tereza2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Groznjan, Croatia, Croatia

    stara kamena kuća renovirana sa velikom pažnjom i ljubavi.
    This family house can accommodate two guests in a closed room and three guests in an open room. The main rooms are on a terrace that is hidden from the curious views and offers views of one of the most beautiful places in the world. The spacious lounge and dining room is on the floor and a kitchen with all the necessary appliances.House have ground floor and first floor. On the ground floor is also a bathroom and a toilet. The house is restored in a traditional style and retains the atmosphere of the place.
    Motovun is a walled hilltop place with restricted driving and parking facilities. Neighborhood is very quiet with no car traffic therefore you can not come with car, but public parking is 100 m away on the house. If desired, we can arrange a search for truffles and tastings for you. So feel free to tell us.
  • Oran is a friendly and attentive host, the accommodation corresponded to the advert, and we had a good time

    Ludovic Et Marie2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • The property is located in an old castle town. The way to parking is easier than expected, but uphill through old walls. The house itself is very quaint and clean. Since the entire city is on a hill, there is always a very, very good view. Viewing is recommended. We were greeted personally by Goran and were able to check out easily via the mailbox. Overall, a lot of trust was placed in us, which I think is very effective. Fans of winding, old streets will get their money's worth here. Grocery store is on site, but I can't make an offer / quality offer as it was closed during our stay. (Christmas week)

    Manuel2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Goran's place is really clean, comfortable and well designed. Goran was a great host, very helpful. I totally recommend Gorans place!

    Klara2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • This place was a great spot to stay while we explored Motovun and the surrounding areas. A gorgeous view to wake up to! Everything was clean and working well, plus it was close to parking without being far from the top. If you are driving in they will keep a close parking spot for you! Goran even relit the furnace during the day so we came home to a toasty apartment. Highly recommend this place, as well as renting a car to explore the area. Istria is beautiful!

    Tory2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • This place is wonderful, a great location at a great price. Goran even waited for us to arrive so he could show us exactly where the place was. He carried our luggage, which was much appreciated. I’ll definitely stay here again if I’m in the Motovun area.

    Samantha2019-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Goran’s place is amazing. Really close to Motovun center and all it has to offer. The villa looks historic and modern at the same time and it gives a nice homey feel. I recommend to anyone coming to Motovun.

    Filip2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • If you want an amazing view a few steps from your bed you should book this Airbnb! The balcony and its view looks even better in real life than it does in the photos and is a really nice place to just relax. The bathroom and shower are very nice and well equipped with a washing machine if you need it. And the kitchen is basic but has everything you need. It is in a good location as the centre of motovun is just a 5 minute walk away and the shop is also 5 minutes away but at the bottom of the hill - don’t expect easy walking around the town as it is a massive hill so is quite steep!! The stairs to get up to the top bedroom and the balcony are also quite steep so if you have a bad leg or a problem with mobility then you may not be able to walk up to it. Goran and Martina were great hosts and both speak good English. And overall it was a really house

    Natalia2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice host and place. Goran is a great guy, very communicative. the view from the balcony - beautiful, I could sit there for hours. The apartment is clean, everything is ok, only the blinds / curtains in the windows are missing which disturbs the sleeping in the morning. In addition, you have to watch out for the stairs, they are quite steep and the elderly should have that in mind. Overall, Goran, thank you and I hope to see you in the future!

    Michał2019-06-18T00:00:00Z
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    Motovun, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Entire house2 beds
    villa fragola
    Price:€23/night
    42 reviews
    Superhost
    Holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms on 49m² in Vizinada
    The tastefully furnished holiday apartments are located in a mint condition family house, in the small town Vižinada. The apartment CIC282 extends over two floors and has its own garden area with refreshing pool. The minimum ceiling height in the attic is approx. 160cm. The apartment CIC535 is located on the ground floor, is separate and has its own garden. The surrounding area is peaceful and suitable for walks and excursions in nature. Recommended are visits to the medieval towns of Motovun and Grožnjan and if you want to swim in the sea then drive to the bathing beaches of Poreč, which are reachable in about 15 minutes by car.
    Distances: nearest habitation 10 m / shopping 100 m / restaurant 200 m / nearest city(Porec) 18 km / water(Sea/Rock-bound coast) 15 km
  • Beautiful place, amazing garden, great location and very helpful hosts.

    Jasmina2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
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    Vizinada, Croatia

    The apartment is located in medieval Motovun in Istria,Croatian region often dubbed the "new Tuscany" It is food-obsessed peninsula of rolling hills and medieval walled hilltop villages.Apartment is newly equipped and set in private part of town.There is a public parking in Motovun at the entrance to the old city. Price per day 2,6 euro or 20 kn. We can provide a car ride from there to apartment.Apartment is pet friendly, we use ecoo products for cleaning.
    Will provide you whit useful tips and info about Istria and Region. We can also help whit booking of events, restaurants, guides and etc. Transfer possible in afternoon. Why not take to the skies and get an aerial view? Try paragliding in tandem. Truffle hunt can be organized.We will direct you to bike rental if you would like to visit "Parenzana". Vespa tours in nearby cities. Take a cooking class or go to Zip line in Pazin.Trips to Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice, Rijeka and Opatija...Pula.Motovun Film Festival-international movie event and five-day party all in one at the end of July.
    Motovun is romantic, beautiful Venetian town, 270 m abovesea level, great wives and countryside. You can enjoy vine, food and atmosphere of old historic little town.
  • Hana's AirBnb is a fantastic place to use as a base to explore Motovun, the surrounding truffle growing regions and it is very easy to do day trips to coastal towns like Vrsar, Rovinj and Pula. I highly recommend this airbnb as a base for your Istrian adventures. Hana is very friends and gave me several local tips including the fact there was a local truffle festival happening in the nearby town of Livade which I enjoyed a great deal. My high expectations were not let down by this airbnb or the area. Do not hesitate on either!

    Peter2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, very hospitable hosts and a wonderful view to wake up to.

    Sandhya2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • This spacious apartment is right in the heart of the ancient hilltop top town of Motuvun. It has sweeping views across the vineyards below and other hilltop villages. You can't drive to it, as it's on a tiny cobbled street but Hana met us on the edge of town, where we parked the car, and drove us to the apartment (she and her husband live in the same building). She drove us back to our car, with our luggage, at the end too. The apartment is clean and bright, with some colourful, interesting decor. Well equipped for cooking.

    Jennifer2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had wonderful days at Hana. The view is breathtaking and the apartment is very nice and clean.

    Eva2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect apartment in the heart of Motovun! Hana is an excellent host who responds quickly and provides excellent tips on the area. Definitely have her reserve a table at the famed Mondo Konoba, Truffle Restaurant!!! Parking is easy as you tell the parking attendant at the base of the hill that you are staying with Hana, they'll direct you up the hill for closer parking. The apartment is centrally located on one of the most picturesque streets, easy to find and has amazing views of the valley from multiple windows! The apartment was super clean and very spacious! The bedroom has gorgeous views and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom is a bit tight but it works, especially the hot water. Enjoy a morning coffee or breakfast at the B & B just up the street. Enjoy Motovun!

    Jessica2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic spot! Lovely, unique and well-outfitted apartment within the context of a medieval hilltop village. We loved the size of the space, a kitchen that caters to someone who actually wants to cook and the ease of proximity to the upper town. The whole experience was acutely warming. It is rare these days when an Airbnb host has this much care and character visible to guests. Highly recommend!

    Mitchell2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot! Very accommodating and welcoming. Very clean, amazing view!

    Joslin2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great view and location Highly recommended!

    Etienne2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
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    Motovun, Istria County, Croatia

    Holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms on 85m² in Rakotule
    This holiday home in a rural area is in the middle of Istria. It is the same place as Rudoslavi, which is a part of the Rakotole Municipality. The holiday home is fully and functionally furnished. It is located just outside the village and has a beautiful view of the landscape. It is an ideal starting point for a bicycle tour or hiking. A visit to the farms to taste the delicious traditional dishes is recommended.
    Distances: nearest habitation 50 m / shopping 2 km / restaurant 2 km / nearest city(Porec) 20 km / water(Sea/Rock-bound coast) 18 km
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    Rakotule, Croatia

    Accommodation ADORA is located in the center of the picturesque Istrian town of Motovun, close to the main square. The object is part of the second defensive wall of Motovun. The house is south-facing and from its spacious terrace it offers a spectacular view of the surrounding towns, hills and the valley of the Mirna River. As the accommodation is located on the southern edge of Motovun, this property is blessed by peace, quiet, sun and an open view of the beautiful vineyards.
    Accommodation ADORA is a traditional stone house with a beautiful panoramic stone terrace overlooking the valley. It offers air-conditioned interiors with free Wi-Fi. The picturesque historic center of Motovun is 150 meters uphill from Casa ADORA. The renovation of the building where traditional and natural materials were used was completed at the beginning of 2019. It features an equipped kitchen with dining area, flat-screen TV and a bathroom with walk-in shower. The terrace gives you the touch of privacy and is equipped with outdoor dinning area and barbecue sets. Check-in is usually on Saturday, so if you would like different arrangement, please contact me . Please contact me if you wish to stay in Casa Adora for a longer period ( then 7 days ) I always look to accommodate my guests .
  • Just an amazing place. The apartement. The city. The culture. The food... We are in love...

    Martin2019-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • perfect small apartment in the living museum Motovun. At the beginning of November it gets pleasantly quiet. The decor and design of the apartment is well thought out and very appealing.

    Horst2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Waking up to watch the morning mist roll in to cover the valley below us was a highlight of staying at Anita’s place. It is beautifully designed, with the furnishings matching the tones of the stone walls. The streets of Motovun are quite steep, so I advise bringing smaller lighter luggage. We were traveling through Croatia for 18 days so we just brought our carry on luggage in the house and left my bigger checked bag in our car.

    Emily2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Anita and Igor’s place was as dreamy as it looks in the pictures. We didn’t meet them in person, but they make sure everything works perfectly and without complications. The terrace (and the view!) was great, the apartment was great, the location was incredible and we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is quite small, but there’s enough place for everything and it has everything one can need. If you’re looking for a very relaxing time, this place is a safe choice. I would recommend it without a doubt!

    Alina2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Igor and Anita are terrific hosts. Igor was very helpful to make sure everything was just right. And we appreciated the special touch of hospitality upon our arrival in a welcoming gift. The place is beautiful. The terrace and view are one of our best memories of our two week stay in Croatia. It's a great location to explore Istria and then come back to a beautiful town and apartment to enjoy the evening. We loved it!

    Maria2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Truly loved everything about this location! Recommend catching both sunset from the deck and sunrise from the top of Motovun. Would recommend arriving before dark the first night as all instructions they provide are obviously much easier to complete with some sunlight!

    Wes2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Anita’s place was a real find and probably the best Airbnb I ever stayed at. The house has been beautifully renovated to an exceptional standard, the terrace and views are breathtaking, and Motovun is an incredibly romantic village, with great restaurants in walking distance and the perfect place to explore Istria from. I would love to go back!

    Stefanie2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Anita and Igor's house is the most beautiful place I've ever stayed in with AirBnB! It' s so tastefully renovated and fits perfectly in the pittoresque village Motovun! The view from the terrace is amazing, a wonderful place for breakfast or relax after enjoying the delicious truffle dishes in one of the local restaurants. Although the house is quite hidden, we found it immediately with the description Igor sent us (it's a 5 min walk from the nearest parking place). The streets of Motovun are very old and steep and also the stairs in the house are narrow and steep, therefore the place cannot be recommended for people with difficulties to walk. Everyone else, I guess, will find a extraordinary and wonderful place! Thank you, Anita and Igor, we are already planning to come again soon!

    Kathrin2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
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    Motovun, Istarska županija, Croatia

    The apartment is located in the picturesque Istrian village of Pirelići with a beautiful view on the old medieval town of Motovun. It is close to the World Truffle Centre - the Village of Livade, Spa of Istarske Toplice and coastal town of Novigrad. If you are looking for an active vacation, there are cycling path Parenzana, countless walking paths, paragliding opportunities and many more. You can also experience truffle seeking together with truffle seeker and his trained dog.
    Smještaj je za dvije osobe u malom i mirnom istarskom selu Pirelići, koje je u blizini svih prelijepih istarskih gradića, sa predivnim pogledom na Motovun i Motovunsku šumu, nalaziste bijelog tartufa. Studio apartman sadrži mini kuhinju, tv, hidromasažnu kabinu, besplatan wi-fi, klima uređaj, te malo, intimno dvorište sa sjedećom garniturom.
    Apartman je smješten u malom i mirnom selu - Pirelići, sa prelijepim pogledom.
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    Pirelići, Istria County, Croatia

    Villa Letizia is an ancient house situated on a high Hill 378 m. Oprtalj, a picturesque medieval town is located on a hill from where you can enjoy a beautiful view over the surrounding valleys, especially the Valley of the Mirna River.
  • A lovely spacious villa in a fantastic location. We were a family of five and all enjoyed relaxing around the pool and garden for five days. The villa is in a quiet but beautiful old village with a very good small shop and two restaurants nearby. The views from the villa and garden are amazing. The house is very clean with everything you need. We would highly recommend this place. Ingrid was very helpful and answered our queries very quickly and very kindly greeted us with homemade cakes and a bottle of wine.

    Jo2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views, great pool and a very good restaurant in the village. Terrace at the top is a good place for breakfast. Cake and wine on arrival. We hired a car but didn't leave the village for the week we were there, there's a small supermarket where you can pick things up from. We are a family of four with 2 kids 11 and 14 and we all loved it.

    Alan2019-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Ingrid’s place is absolutely fantastic, we had a lovely 10 day family holiday here. The views are unforgettable, the house is really comfortable and there are a number of good restaurants nearby. We will definitely be coming back.

    Iain2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • We were a group of four traveling to Croatia. We had a grate time in Oprtalj. Town is very small but friendly and Ingrids house is amazing. Everything was as good as we were expecting. Me my wife and two friends are so glad we made this choice for our stay. House is clean and very good space for everyone. Good large beds. The swimming pool is the ice on the cake, very clean and comfortable

    Thorbjorn2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • This villa was amazing! The pictures really don’t do it justice! Ingrid is a great host with excellent communication! The villa is super clean, crisp linens and everything we needed! The view was amazing! The village of Oprtalj is at your finger tips with 2 restaurants and a small market and again incredible views as well as a wine store. The restos will also sell wine of you need. The pool is excellent and clean. We can’t say enough about this villa. There are two bedrooms with bathrooms on the second floor and one on the third floor with a bathroom, this is also where the terrace is with a higher view! Great air conditioning as well in each room. Ingrid met us for check in and walked us through the villa and was available for any questions

    Jennifer2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ingrid‘s place. The house is very cozy and perfectly situated with a wonderful view across The Valley. We were a group of 2 families with kids and had lots of space. The yard and Pool are wonderful. We had our meals outside on the patio with the beautiful view. The old town is really charming and it was a good base for exploring the other hill towns and the sea side. I would absolutely stay here again!

    Tracy-Ann2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • The house is really amazing ! There are 3 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, very clean with towels provided for the swimming pool as well. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook for all the people (we were 7 people). The location and the view are beautiful and very quiet but thought there are 2 restaurants in the village with typical food. Ingrid is a very pleasant host, a bottle of wine and an home made cake were in the fridge at our arrival. Really nothing is missing to spend great holidays with children! Thanks Ingrid !

    Christa2018-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Unique residence in a fantastic location. Perfect for lazy days at the poolside and small excursions in historic surroundings. Recommended!

    Tommy2018-07-26T00:00:00Z
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    Oprtalj, Istarska županija, Croatia

    This renovated stone house is situated in the village Gradinje on a higher position with a stunning panoramic view on the river Mirna valley and picturesque medieval town Motovun. The house has a large terrace of approx. 60 sqm, private pool of 24 sqm with hydromassage and a parking space.
    House for 4-6 persons of approx. 70 sqm consists of a kitchen with living- dining room, two-person's sleeping couch, shower/toilet – all at the ground floor which has access to the terrace with swimming pool, barbecue and table with sitting set. On the first floor is a two person's bedroom with a french bed and satellite TV, while on the second floor (attic) is another two person's room with french bed, satellite TV, shower/toilet and stunning panoramic view.
    This renovated stone house is situated in the village Gradinje on a higher position with a stunning panoramic view on the river Mirna valley and picturesque medieval town Motovun. The house was built by the end of the 19th century and it was renovated in the year 2016, offering its guests a combination of traditional Istrian architecture and modern furniture.
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    Livade, Istria County, Croatia

    House 7038 in the town of Grožnjan, Središnja Istra - Istria has accommodation units of type Apartment (1), Studio flat (2) and is 20 km away from the sea. The nearest beach to this accommodation is a sand beach. As the house is subdivided into multiple apartments, other guests may be present during your stay. The hosts reside in the house. The house owner is under no obligation to accept additional persons and pets that were not stated in the reservation request and it is necessary to report them in advance.
    Studio flat can accommodate 2 guests. Beds are situated in 1 sleeping rooms, within 25m2. Guests can use a private terrace to enjoy the warm summer evenings. Food can be prepared using barbecue which is shared with other guests too. This accommodation unit welcomes pets at an additional charge. INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: tourist tax, final cleaning, internet, hairdryer, portable barbecue. OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL COSTS: laundry (€5.00 washing), pets (€5.00 per night). The availability of additional services for your chosen dates of stay, as well as their prices (if none are listed) must be checked ahead of time. Any additional services not shown in the price calculation are payable directly to the property owner and only if used by the visitor. AMENITIES Courtyard (200m2), WiFi Internet, Laundry service, Hairdryer, Portable barbecue LOCATION AND ACCESS Main road between the property and the beach Car access possible: Yes The facility is situated in relatively quiet surroundings The property is surrounded by greenery DISTANCES Sea: 20 km Beach: 21 km Centre: 8 km Shop: 20 m Urgent medical care: 8 km Pharmacy: 8 km Exchange office: 60 m ATM/Bank machine: 20 m Tourist info: 50 m
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    Grožnjan, Croatia, Croatia

    Newly furnished apartment. Olive and garlic farm. Surrounded by nature to taste property's products. Airconditioned & SatTV. A beautiful view on surroundings give you a maximum relax of soul and mind! YOUR GUEST FEE IS COVERED BY TRAVEL HORIZONT. YOU ARE WELCOME :) (the 10% discount is already calculated in all prices)
    This nice family house, built on the farm in a small village is situated close to the medieval town of Oprtalj. In the centre of the north Istria, in the midst of natural beauties, a small town of Oprtalj rises, located 20 kilometres from Pazin. Apartments are close by the old town in a village called Vizintini Vrhi with only few residents. Coasy newly furnished apartment matching the atmosphere in a small village Vizintini Vrhi near old Istrian town Oprtalj as a part of the olive and garlic farm. Very nice apartment giving you the chance to have the time of your own, surrounded by nature or to be a part of the production and farming and to taste property's products. Apartment offers accommodation for 4 people. It consists of one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, living room and covered balcony. There is a king-sized bed, bedside tables, a wardrobe in the bedroom. The bathrooms have shower and toilet. Fully-equipped kitchen has all necessary cooking facilities, a fridge, oven, there is also a dining area inside and outside the apartment. A living room has seating area, television with satellite channels. The garden provides furniture, barbecue, fireplace facilities. The house is air-conditioned, pets are allowed on request, parking is available in front of the property. Heating during cold periods powered with aircondition and extra heating element. Town with grocery store is 2,5 km away, airport 80km and from bigger town is distance of 15 km. The apartment is air-conditioned and comprise a kitchen and a living room with a sofa seating, satellite TV and a dining table. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a washing machine. Additional offerings: Microwave, Stove, Coffee maker, Refrigerator, Freezer, Water kettle, Kitchen utensils provided, BBQ Grill, Shower, Children are welcomed, Pets allowed, Mountain view, Smoking allowed outside, Shared garden
    In the northwestern Istria, on a hill above the Mirna valley lies Oprtalj. Located at 378 m above sea level. Oprtalj its picturesque attracts many visitors. In Oprtalj every year in July, held the "Alpe Adria Folk Fest" where performing folk orchestras from Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Croatian. At the same time, and organizes and black summer truffles fair where with truffles are the producers with the typical products of this area (wine, olive oil, honey, truffles ...), and in the evening is organized promotional tasting black summer truffle in a large saucepan. Meadows is known as the center of the famous Istrian white truffle. During October visit "TUBERFEST" is an opportunity to inform and tastings original Istrian products. The exhibition jury evaluates and rewards the Istrian white truffles that are at public auction and can buy, and visitors seeking to demonstrate this underground mushroom with the help of specially trained dogs. In near vicinity: Sightseeing, Restaurants, Biking, Hiking, Hunting, Horseback riding
  • The first surprise was that it was delightfully off-road. This gem of a place has the most amazing views across the valleys and hills with stunning sunrises and sunsets. The second surprise was how generously they had provided for us - teas of various kinds, coffee, eggs, fruit, biscuits, milk, beer, pastries - the list goes on... The apartment has a living room/kitchen with a comfortable sofa, and a bedroom as well as a nice bathroom and a balcony outside. Parking is easy. We stayed there in late September so aircon wasn't necessary, but there was aircon even in the bathroom! Our host speaks several languages and his English is excellent. An informative and remarkable guy who made our stay that much more interesting. The nicest place by far in which we have stayed during this Istrian holiday :)

    Romney2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice place and friendly host. I would recommend it anytime.

    Sophia2018-08-04T00:00:00Z
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    Oprtalj, Croatia, Croatia

    We have re-decorated five apartments in an 1862 villa that overlooks the beautiful Mirna Valley, right in the centre of medieval town - Motovun. Come and enjoy in Istrian rich cuisine in this truffle heaven and try your luck on a truffle hunting tour organized by our family! We warmly welcome you to our magical town and wish you a pleasant stay :)
    "Montona" apartment (42 square metres) is very charming. With its spacious kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom, it's suitable for a family of four. We have recieved the Domus Bonus certificate for this apartment - the highest level of accommodation quality. While staying here you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Mirna Valley this balcony is giving onto - perfect for a morning coffee or an afternoon tea! Characteristics: - AP: 2+2 (one real bed in bedroom and one couch/mattress in living room if needed) - terrace (6 sq.m - smoking allowed!) - open air living room - kitchen - kitchen equipment: dishes for preparing and serving meals and drinks, cutlery, refrigerator (freezer 15L) - bedroom (double bed) - bathroom (shower, lavatory, toilet, bide) - air conditioning - heating - free wireless internet - TV + cable tv Location: - situated in the centre of the old town, on the very top of the hill, very near to a grocery shop (50m away), surrounded by many restaurants (10m away!) where you can try the rich Istrian dishes! Water supply: local aqueduct Access to the apartment: vehicle access directly to the apartment parking space, best is to call us once you are in Motovun so we can guide you to the apartment (very easy, not to worry!) Additional services and equipment: child bed (at request) We also own a small souvenir shop in the same building where this apartment is! We offer a 10% of discount on our wide range of products for all of our guests. Come and try traditional and home-made Istrian grappas and wine, taste some delicious truffles or satisfy your cheese yearnings. Of course, the tasting is completely free :) Our family business also offers TRUFFLE HUNTING tours (URL HIDDEN) where you can get to experience truffle hunt! The tour includes both truffle hunting and a truffle luncheon - an unique experience not to be missed! If you would like to know more about the prices, or just need more information, please let us know. We have had many guests and none of them left unsatisfied. We love what we do and hope we can help you get to know Istra as much as you can. In case you would like some help in organizing wine or olive oil tours, want to know where the most beautiful beach is or what meal not to miss - let us know and we will help! Come and enjoy Motovun! Relax from every day life in our cozy apartment that will surely suit your needs!
  • I can't think of a better location to explore this beautiful city. I also felt very welcome by the host. Thanks for everything, hope to be back again.

    Rachel2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is an excellent location, spacious and clean. It is nearby to a big parking lot and right within the old town. Don’t worry if you show up without much direction. When we arrived our names were on a list at the bottom of the town entrance and they let us right up to park at the top. It is a short walk to the apartment (uphill). This is a great place to stay to enjoy this beautiful village!

    Dani2019-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very clean and lovely apartment in a great location! We also did the truffle hunt which was really nice. Mirjana and Miro and wonderful hosts!

    Karen2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect location for exploring Motovun, everything is right outside of your door. Friendly hosts, cool old building right at the top of the hill with great views. Very clean as well, we would definitely book here again.

    Trevis2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great space right in the center of Motovun. Loved the little terrace. Quiet space for sleeping. Perfectly situated for exploring the town. If you choose to drive your luggage up the hill for drop-off, know that the streets are narrows and steep and it can be a bit daunting. Had we known, we would have left the bulk of our luggage in the car and carried smaller bags to the apartment. Otherwise, we loved everything!

    Erica2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Motovun and the area is a special place to visit

    Gail2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed the location, right in the middle of an old town. This location comes with issues such as parking and convenience of carrying suitcases across cobblestone, but that is part of the charm. The views from around this property is breathtaking and an excellent restaurant is located <100 ft from the place, Mondo. Try the fettuchini with truffle mushrooms, it is to die for. The interior of the apartment is average and the mattresses are far below average. All in all, a good value.

    Kent2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Nice apartment, wonderful location, very kind hospitality.

    Patrizia2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
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    Motovun, Istria, Croatia

    Holiday cottage with 1 bedroom on 64m² in Motovun
    Spend a pleasant holiday and relax from the stress of everyday life in this nicely furnished small holiday home, which is located in a small village near the famous town of Motovun. Stairs from the living room on the ground floor lead directly to the bedroom located upstairs. There is also a barbecue at your disposal where you can prepare delicious meals for your loved ones. For bicycle enthusiasts, there is the famous bike path of Parenzana nearby, which stretches as far as Motovun and Grožnjan.
    Distances: nearest habitation 20 m / shopping 2.3 km / Other waters or swimming poss.(Stone/Pebble beach) 18 km / restaurant 2.3 km / nearest city(porec) 17 km / water(Sea/Rock-bound coast) 18 km
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    Motovun, Croatia

    Kad zelite odmor u mirnom okruzenju,s pogledom na Motovun,onda je ova preljepa kuca za odmor pravi izbor za vas !
  • Perfect place to take a quiet brake in the pure nature.

    Dean2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Dream? Paradise? It's really difficult to find the right words for this marvelous accommodation. We spent a few days in the lovely stone house. We felt very relaxed and free there. It's a quiet place, were you can escape from everyday life! You can only hear the birds singing. In the garden you can find a lot of different trees an the view from the hill is amazing. We loved to sit in the hot tub and see the sunset or the stars and the shooting stars during the night. The hosts can be proud to have created such a beautiful place! We hope that someday we will be able to return to this beautiful place!

    Tina2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • We spent ten wonderful days in this house. If you are looking for peace is in good hands here. The view is magnificent and the surrounding area is ideal for day trips (whether walking or hiking in the immediate vicinity or trips to the cities Motovun, Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad, etc.). Gloria and Alen are very friendly hosts who have responded flexibly to our needs (washing machine, bath and bed for the baby). We will be back.

    Ante2019-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Alen’s place was such a dream! My boyfriend and I spent two nights here on our 2 week trip to Croatia and I would say it was our most memorable air bnb! The views were amazing (epic sunsets) and it was so peaceful there. Being in the hot tub at night and looking up at the many stars in the sky was the best part. The place is also beautiful inside, very comfortable bed and so nicely decorated. Thank you Alen, we really hope to be back some day!

    Michelle2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy little house with an awesome view. We had a great time staying there.

    Andreas2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • A really nice and private house with a fantastic view. Everything is there to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Places like Motovun and Groznjan are closeby and nice to visit.

    Saimi2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Alen‘s place is the perfect hideaway in a spectacular setting. The house has been restructured and modernized with great taste, it is stylish without too much clutter, so you can enjoy the great views without being distracted. Even with the door and windows closed you can see the green valley (without being seen yourself thanks to the wise choice of windows). The whirlpool helped during the great heat of August and playing pool at night was great fun. Communication and welcome were nice, too. Absolutely recommendable ! Add the lovely landscape and the picturesque villages around and you have the perfect holiday!

    Sibylle2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • 2 nights. Had a wonderful time. View is great! Jacuzzi works great and from there you can enjoy the view and the tranquility. Nice villages nearby such as Motovun, but location itself is super quiet. Furthermore, the cottage was very neat and nicely decorated.

    Joost2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
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    Golubići, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Entire house2 beds
    House Pasini
    Price:€80/night
    17 reviews
    Superhost
    Holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms on 74m² in Rakotule
    This holiday house in the central Istria is the perfect choice for you If you are looking for a relaxing holiday. Lovely decorated, it has a terrace where you can enjoy your first morning coffee or spend relaxing moments with family or friends. Surrounded by many smaller places, it invites you to explore historical and cultural monuments. Visit Motovun and be inspired by its breathtaking views. Numerous specialties will recharge your batteries and get you ready for further research of the nature.
    Distances: nearest habitation 50 m / shopping 1.8 km / restaurant 3 km / nearest city(Motovun) 4 km / water(Stone/Pebble beach) 17 km
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    Rakotule, Croatia

    The villa is composed of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, fitted with a bath or shower, a bidet and a shower. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and refrigerator. A flat-screen TV is featured.
  • Apartment was as described. Spacious and clean. Terrace is only yours and has a beautiful view. Host was very attentive and accessible. Would recommend.

    Mislav2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice house with beautiful terrace located in the center of Motovun.

    Nicolas2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely communal space both indoors and outdoors. The terrace and views are stunning. I stayed with my 3 year old son and we both loved the house.

    Paul2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortably and tastefully furnished, the villa has a terrace offering an incredible panorama of the surrounding terrain. Erika is a considerate and attentive host. I recommend !

    Laurent2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Parking in Motovun is organized at the foot of the hill, and they called ahead to Erika. She met us at the top of the hill and guided us directly into her home. A private terrace and small yard were a welcome and special place to enjoy the wonderful views over the surrounding hills. The apartment is on two levels, with the main bedroom and smaller lower bedroom sharing a bath. The kitchen was fine for our stay. We enjoyed the coffee and homemade grappa left for us by Erika! The apartment is a short uphill walk into the town center (everything is uphill) and very well located. Erika was a wonderful resource and had terrific suggestions, and helped us when we needed a reservation. Great place, very beautiful, and the private terrace is a real luxury!!

    Jen2019-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy apartment for two in a really beautiful small old town. Warm welcome, flexible and prompt communication, good quality, nice design, fortunate location... Do not miss it!

    Kristof2019-06-28T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Erika's place was short but sweet :) House is located near common parking (cca. 150m) and 5 min walk away from city centre. Apartment is spacious for two with a nice terrace and beautiful view on the surrounding Tuscany-like hills. Perfect place to spend a weekend in a picturesque medieval town.

    Tjasa2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Erika’s place is well located in Motovun and has the most amazing terrace with a beautiful view of the Istrian countryside. Her place is a great size for a couple traveling with their baby. Everything was sparkling clean and she was a very attentive and welcoming host!

    Kevin2019-06-14T00:00:00Z
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    Motovun, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Renovated family apartment in green Istrian hilltops. Ideal for two couples or family with children.
    Apartment Ninna is situated in one of the terraced houses that are built in 1890 and is completely renovated in 2017. In the village, there are only a few houses of wich only three are inhabited or for rent. On guests' disposal, there is a yard with a partial covered terrace with dining table and barbecue and two parking spaces. Apartment for 4 persons with a total living area of 54 sqm is situated on high ground floor with living area with dining table, equipped kitchen, double bedroom, smaller storage room, shower/toilet that is reachable from the porch on the apartment entrance. In the loft, there is one more air-conditioned double bedroom.
    Ninna is a nice apartment located in a small place Drobezija in central Istria between Buzet and Motovun. Surrounded with untouched nature with a beautiful view on the istrian lake Butoniga. Health Resort Istarske Toplice are just 9,5 km away that among other have wellness in their offer.
  • The home is absolutely stunning, situated on a hill top. We had every comfort of home and the hospitality was outstanding! I can’t recommend this place enough. The house is centrally located in the Istria region, so we were only an hour drive from the Croatian coast, Italy and Slovenia. It was really wonderful!

    Jessica2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very good accommodation with everything you need. The hosts are very nice and have greeted us with gifts and adopted. Can recommend the property to anyone looking for a quiet location in stunning nature and great views.

    Manuel2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely relaxing holiday! Christina and Bojan thank you very much for everything !!!!!

    Olesa2019-06-06T00:00:00Z
  • If you like seclusion and quite, but within access to a variety of places to visit in the Istria area, this is the place for you! The apartment was well equipped with utensils as well as the bbq area. Bojan and his wife showered us with gifts which we enjoyed while we were there and for some to enjoy upon our return home. We wouldn’t hesitate staying there in the future.

    Joan2019-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • This house sits at the north face of an istrian mountain surrounded with cherry, fig and olive trees all around. A very charming hill road, passing through old villages, brings you to this place and offers stunning views specially when you walk. Bojan and his wife are warm and friendly, and we really liked our experience at their property. There are great restaurants in neighboring villages and one can try Truffle hunting or olive tasting among other activities in the vicinity. All in all a very good option.

    Kshitij2019-05-14T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderfull place to be! We are so impressed from the landcape, the house and the nature around us. If you want to leave everything behind you, this is the place for retreat. We will come back as soon as possible!

    Helmut2019-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful, delightful place. Close to many attractions also by the sea. You can relax from the crowds. Every day you can admire views from a fairy tale. Very clean. The owners are very nice. I've never met such nice people like them. They gave us unique souvenirs. We want to come back to this place. It was the best place we ever rested.

    Bartosz2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much for everything, I think see you soon. Best regards Kerstin. Dobar dan!

    Kerstin2018-09-21T00:00:00Z
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    Sovinjak, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Small, cosy and secluded house located in the village of Kranceti (1 kilometre from Motovun), suitable for four people. The house it's perfect for couples, families, and individuals who seek soothing, healthy and active experience. There is a private swimming pool with a stunning view of Motovun and an outdoor table and chairs, perfect for breakfasts or romantic dinners.
    Our small house is located in the middle of the vineyard. It is completely surrounded by nature and therefore the atmosphere is peaceful and quiet. There is a private swimming pool with a stunning view of Motovun and an outdoor table and chairs, perfect for breakfasts or romantic dinners. A lot of attention was given to the interior, as it was carefully designed with the focus on relaxation. For those that prefer an active vacation, there are numerous hiking and biking routes, as well as the historical railway route "Parenzana". In case you prefer another kind of activities, that's also fine because there is forest nearby and our 5000m2 house surroundings are perfect for meditating, doing yoga, walking, book reading, enjoying birds chirping, observing landscape or simply relaxing. If you like to cook or make some delicious meals (salads are also fine), there is a garden with organically grown vegetables and herbs, which the guests may taste. For all you BBQ lovers out there, we have prepared a new outdoor barbecue grill where you can cook your meat, veggies or anything that you desire.
    Small, cosy and secluded house located in the village of Kranceti (1 kilometre from Motovun).
  • We had a wonderful week at Casa Monterial and everything about it is perfect. The view of the beautiful village of Motovun couldn’t be better, night and day. The location is private and secluded but a great base from which to explore Istria, whether across to the coast, or further inland to the many beautiful hill-top villages. Everything is beautifully kept and well thought out. Nina made us feel very welcome right from the start and we were very grateful for the delicious gifts of local wine and homemade cherry brandy, she is gracious and generous and definitely a super, super host!

    Nigel2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic stay at the property! The location is amazing and the views are spectacular. From the pool you can see over the valley and to Motovun. It was very quiet and peaceful, exactly what we were after. The apartment is well equipped and we cooked every night using the kitchen and BBQ. We walked into Motovun one day which took about 45 minutes and was a beautiful town. The hosts were so helpful, meeting us to guide us to the property and even seeing us off, despite it being quite early. They left many thoughtful touches in the property from local wine, cherry brandy and home-made Croatian sweets! They were very easy to get in touch with if we needed anything. Overall it was such a relaxing stay and we'd love to come back some day!

    Claire2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • The location of this little house is amazing, the view indescribable. Fresh vegetables from the garden, fresh peaches, figs and plums from the tree, a very nice and very helpful host, a place with lots of details, very clean pool, barbecue and well equipped kitchen - a dream for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy nature ,

    Laura2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • How lucky to stay in this magical place with exceptional guests ....

    Annie2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • It was our first time visiting Croatia and Casa Monterial did not disappoint. This is possibly the perfect place from which to explore Istria. The location is heaven for those wanting to escape from crowds, unwind in peace and yet still be within easy reach of the coast or other popular destinations. Motovun is a stones-throw-away along with a well stocked mini supermarket, restaurants, bars and cafes. We were greeted with a warm welcome from our friendly host Nina and some tasty homemade local treats. Her readiness to help really made is us feel comfortable and relaxed. We were too polite to bother her, but I’m sure she would love to help out if you need any extra amenities. As others have previously mentioned, the view from the pool is simply stunning, especially at sunrise or sunset. Our son loved picking the delicious fresh fruit and veg from the garden and had a fantastic time in the pool. The house is comfortable and well equipped with a large grill and ample charcoal in the garden. The outside space is well maintained with nice lighting. It was a perfect holiday. We look forward to returning.

    Andrew2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is fantastic !! What a view! Nina is very hospitable, you really feel welcome as a guest. She gives good local tips and is easily accessible without being intrusive. We had a very nice time with our family.

    Nele2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a real gem! If you want a private retreat this is the place for you. We stayed with four adults in the house. Especially the pool with the view is simply amazing. Nina gave of some good tips. We enjoyed the wine tasting very much. We do really recommend this place!

    Douwe2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had the best time staying at Casa Monterial with our little family of four ( 2 kids ). The house was wonderful decorated, clean, everything you need is there. But the surroundings made it extra special. The view over Motovun, the fruit and vegetable garden and of course the pool, which was especially great for the kids on summer days. Nina and Marko are great hosts and very sweet and helpful. Would definitely recommend for a relaxed holiday!

    Eefje2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
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    Brkač, Istarska županija, Croatia

    This apartment features free WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV. It has a bedroom with 3 single beds and a fully equipped kitchen with dining area (sits 2) al in one space. The apartment has a private bathroom with shower. This apartment is situated on the 2nd floor and has a furnished terrace and an access to the large garden with sitting/dining area.
    This studio apartment features free WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV. It has one bedroom with 3 single beds. Fully equipped kitchen with dining area (sits 2) is available. The apartment has a private bathroom with bathtub. This apartment is situated on the ground floor and has an access to the large garden with sitting/dining area .
    The nearest beach is only 15 km away. Aquapark Istralandia is situated only 18 km and Baredine cave only 24 km from the accomodation. Bigger cities in the neighbourhood are Rijeka 82 km away and Pula 85 km away. The popular Jazz iz back festival and jazz school in the International Music Youth Centre can be found in Grožnjan.
  • Bruna is a very welcoming host, although we booked it in the last minute, he can speak multiple language like : German, Italian... the location is really nice, close to the small but cute historic town, and with the parking place, to the coast by car within half an hour. The staying experience was really nice.

    Christina2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Exellent!!! I would say 10 * instead of 5* possible. The room is very clean and comfortable. The condition and furniture are perfect, much better than I could imagine seeing the pictures. The owners are fabulously hospitable, friendly and caring. I can recommend this apartment to all nice friendly people, who wants to spend their vacation in a beautiful old town!

    Natalia2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great place just steps from the old town. Gorgeous views. The apartment has air conditioning and everything you need. The gentleman that owns the house is very friendly and helpful.

    Zeb2019-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is really clean and well furnished as in the photos, you sleep very well in a priceless silence

    Francesco2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
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    Grožnjan, Croatia

    Authentic stone house with pool in the valley below Motovun
    Authentic stone house in central Istria for 5 persons with private pool. Casa Mare Monti Livade is located in the center of Livade near the historic town of Motovun. The house is simply decorated and furnished with rustic furniture. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen and living room. The kitchen has access to a terrace with garden, and direct access to the pool (22 m2) with summer kitchen. In a nicely landscaped garden with a lot of greenery, there is a children's play corner. Two bedrooms and one bathroom are on the first floor. The bedrooms are air-conditioned. One bedroom is with one double bed and one single bed, the other one is with a double bed. In the immediate vicinity there are several restaurants, shops, bicycle and wine routes. The whole zone is known for its rich offer of truffles. A rich offer of summer and autumn events (Motovun Film Festival, Tartuf Festival, Wine Festival and Istrian Spa) invites visitors to these parts of northern Istria. Additional offerings: Oven, Microwave, Stove, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Fan / extractor, Water kettle, Kitchen utensils provided, Patio/deck/Terrace, BBQ Grill, Shower, Children are welcomed, Smoking allowed outside, Private Garden, Hiking , Bathroom, Toalet, Bed, Bedroom, Living room, Seating area, Dining area, Wine cellar, Water
    Motovun, a small but important medieval town in central Istria, situated on top of the hill, has a rich cultural heritage and today is one of the most visited cities in Istria. It is known for many things, among them for its exquisite local truffle cuisine, finest wines and the most iconic summer event – Motovun Film Festival, one of the best European film festival. Motovun is a great starting point for your other trips because it's location provides quick and easy access to other cities and places in Istria! What makes Motovun extra special is an exceptional hospitality you can expect from local people, making your visit even more enjoyable. In near vicinity: Restaurants, Health/beauty spa, Antique shops, Tennis, Water sports, Swimming, Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Massage, Cycling, Rafting
  • Very nice accommodation. Much better than expected. We were received very warmly. Everything was super clean and they even had food as a present. We really liked that. We would book the accommodation again at any time. The equipment was also good there was nothing missing. The neighbors were super nice and helpful. On the last day at the check out we got another gift. That was such a nice gesture. We really had a great time there and would recommend this place to anyone. We also liked that the accomodation was a bit out of the way so that you had your peace. The beach is about 20 kilos away. Pool was awesome. Nice big and deep enough. All in all, we had a great stay and I really recommend this place to anyone. Thanks again to the homeowner and the whole team has arranged the whole and always Schell has responded.

    Sali2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
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    Livade, Croatia, Croatia

    Holiday apartment with 3 bedrooms on 106m² in Motovun with outdoor swimming pool 32 m2
    This nicely furnished holiday apartment is located in a small place Karojba, near to Motovun, the famous truffel town. It is ideal for those who want to spend a holiday away from the crowds and enjoy the beauty of this region which is characterized by green hills with medieval towns, from which the most famous certainly is Motovun. Interiors are beautifully decorated and the terraces are ideal for socializing and barbecue. Part of the house with the apartment is completely separated from the area where the owner lives, with a separate entrance and a fenced yard with a swimming pool, which are available only to you.
    Distances: nearest habitation 10 m / shopping 2 km / restaurant 1.5 km / nearest city(Motovun) 6 km / water(Stone/Pebble beach) 16.5 km
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    Motovun, Croatia

    Villa Aurora with magnificent view from swiming pool, near Motovun
    This villa was built in the end of 19th century and fully renovated in the year of 2012. It is placed in a pitoresque part of Istria, its central part, in a village named Livade. The touch of past that this villa evokes is combined with all of the contemporary benefits, such as air conditioning, WiFi internet, private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen as well as the laundry room. The capacity of this two-bedroom villa is 6 persons, and also a baby crib and feeding chair are available upon request. There are 2 bicycles at your disposal and for the fans of less phisical activities, there is a barbecue ready for use. Last, but not least, the villa has a breathtaking view from the terrace. Just a walk away there is a horse ranch where you can hire a guide and have a riding tour of the area. The nearest beaches are in Novigrad, Poreč and Tar, around 20 kilometres away, the nearest spa 10 km, the airport distance is 70 km and a shop and a restaurant can be found in Livade, the same place where villa Aurora is located. Additional offerings: Ironing board, DVD player, Stereo, CD Player, Oven, Microwave, Stove, Coffee maker, Espresso machine, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Vitro ceramic, Gas, Toaster, Water kettle, Kitchen utensils provided, Patio/deck/Terrace, BBQ Grill, Wood stove, Shower, Separate WC, Children are welcomed, Pets allowed, Mountain view, City view, Smoking allowed outside, Private Garden, Cycling , Hiking , Bathroom, Toalet, Bed, Bedroom, Living room, Seating area, Dining area, Living area, Bikes, Electricity, Water, Wood for fireplace
    Livade are reffered to as the home of the Istrian truffle, where there is a Festival of the Truffle held every year. The Mirna valley and its surroundings are a rich wildlife location. Another interesting fact: in the early 20th century a railway called „Parenzana“ used to pass through Livade and that was important for the people of these parts because it connected them with the cities on the western Istrian coast. It lost its function long ago, but today it's used as a very accessible path for walkers and cyclists. There is so many nearby places worth visiting and here are a few: Grožnjan, a small town with art galeries (one of them was a 14th century smithy, the oldest in Istria); Završje, with amazingly preserved medieval architecture; Oprtalj, praised by the food and wine lovers; in the end there is Motovun, the best preserved medieval town in Istria. Motovun is quiet and calm during the winter, but in summer months it becomes a crowded place that offers various events of culture and entertainment, such as the Motovun Film Festival, hot air baloon races, wine festivals or paragliding competitions. In near vicinity: Sightseeing, Restaurants, Theme park (amusement park), Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Hunting, Horseback riding
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    Livade, Croatia, Croatia

    Bolara 60 is a traditional rural stone house (about 250 years old and now beautifully restored) near the medieval hilltop town of Grožnjan. The kuća is a guesthouse with 4 guest rooms; we offer dinners, cooking classes and include a great breakfast. Next door is a farm where our neighbours make olive oil and wine, but otherwise there are no houses around. It's very green and peaceful here, with views into the truffle forest and Mirna valley, and deer, birds and butterflies all around.
    Bolara is a short drive or a scenic walk from Grožnjan (with its famous summer jazz festival), and close to Motovun. Bolara 60 was a traditional stone farmhouse but after being abandoned for about 30 years fell into ruin - it has now been fully renovated (by very skillful Istrian builders and stonemasons!) but we've tried hard to keep the traditional feel. We take our environmental impact seriously: with thick old stone walls and traditional shutters, the house doesn't need air-conditioning, and the heating and hot water come from solar panels and wood from the local forest. Our food is based around our own vegetable garden, eggs from our chickens, and local producers.
    The guesthouse is in a two-house hamlet (it's just us and our farming neighbours). The neighbours make fantastic olive oil which we highly recommend buying and using!
  • Highly highly recommend bed and breakfast! Anyone looking for an amazing room, beautiful home and outstanding property/location look no further. Anna and Matt are great hosts and offer breakfast every morning with amazing local ingredients. The home is close to some of Istria's best little towns and only about a 50 min drive to Pula. It's a perfect place to relax or be adventurous. We also highly recommend Anna's cooking class. You will learn to use the freshest local ingredients from an amazing Chef. Dont pass this airbnb up!

    Haylie2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Bolaro 60 is a truly magical place! So much thought has gone into all the little details and the location and views create a wonderful place to relax and recharge. We loved our stay here. Anna & Matt are such welcoming hosts, the food is delicious and we had lots of recommendations on places to cycle, walk and eat. Stay here, it’s amazing!

    Annlouise2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Matt and Anna’s paradise in the Istria hills is something you cannot miss out on. Dream-like location, amazing hospitality and a breakfast to remember! We came with no plans, and were welcomed with plenty -couldn’t have asked for a better stay!

    Camilla2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Sublime. Gorgeous. Idyllic. This place is truly amazing. Bolara is a labor of love. Matt & Anna have created a magical respite in Istria. We were charmed by the hosts and their home. A very special Airbnb. Oh yes, Anna’s meals are divine and memorable. Brava!

    Marnie2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Matt and Anna are the best hosts possible. The house and the garden are amazing and it is a perfect mix between a rural experience and comfort. We really appreciated the common breakfasts together with the other guests and the hosts. The 3-course dinner, which we had one night, can be highly recommended!

    Petra2019-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Indescribably beautiful house and wonderful hosts. Everything was fine. The breakfast was delicious. The communication was great. We would like to come back.

    Thomas2019-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • Everything at bolara has been brought together, planned and built with care which made for an effortless and welcoming stay. The rooms, facilities and location is all beautiful and comfortable. We can't recommend this place more! We stayed for 3 nights and wished we'd stayed longer. Anna and Matt are generous hosts with exceptional knowledge of the local area and most importantly the food. We booked onto a three course meal the night we arrived and ate breakfast communally and shared tips with other travelers. Just book it and go! You won't regret it!

    Jade2019-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • Insider tip with border food!

    Christian2018-10-27T00:00:00Z
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    Grožnjan, Istarska županija, Croatia

    Casa Mille Olivi is situated in Klarići (village Krti), at the top of a hill in the north of the Istrian peninsula, between Pazin and Buzet. Surrounded by a thousand olive trees, it offers guests coexistence with nature - a break from everyday life and peace, far away from everything, yet again 20 minutes from the sea. The house is decorated with a modern interior. Outdoor terrace, swimming pool and an indoor and outdoor fireplace are available.
    An unforgettable stay offers a unique view of Lake Butoniga, Motovun, Oprtalj and the green expanse of the Motovun Forest - the heart of the habitat of the white Istrian truffle. The house is an ideal place for nature lovers, outdoor recreationists and gourmets.
    The city of Motovun is situated only 10 km from the property. Motovun (Montona in Italian) is a captivating little walled town perched on a 277m hill in the Mirna River valley. Buzet is situated 16 km away from Casa Mille Olivi, in the very north of Istria near the border with Slovenia. Its historic core, dating from the Middle Ages lies on a hilltop above a fertile valley of the longest Istrian river – the Mirna. Today, Buzet is widely known as the 'City of Truffles' since the forests along the Mirna River are especially rich in this divine tuber. Pazin, 28 km aeay from the property, is the administrative center of Istria County and already in the 19th century, mostly because of its central position on the Peninsula, but importance as well, came to be called the “heart of Istria”. The fascinating picture of the medieval Castle of Pazin (Kaštel), situated above the 130 m cliff where the Pazinčica River flows into the Pazin Pit, inspired the renowned French writer Jules Verne as the setting for part of his novel “Mathias Sandorf”, published in 1885. The Istrian thermal resort "Istarske toplice" is situated only 7 km from the property and is settled in the untouched nature outside the city where greenery, quiet and peace offer a particular atmosphere for the perfect repose. Lake Butoniga is only 7,2 km away, it is an artificial lake created in the late 1980s in the center of the Istrian peninsula. The nearest beaches can be found arround Novigrad (cca 31 km), Poreč (cca 37 km) or Umag (cca 41 km). Aquapark Istralandia is also in the vicinity, only 26 km away.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Buzet, Istria County, Croatia

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