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Magical Istria in Your Peaceful Shelter with Private Pool - Secluded & Away from it All - Children's laughter from the pool - Family's Dream! Pet Friendly

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The most beautiful beaches of Istria (Rt Kamenjak) are just a hint away...

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Barban villa description

Nested in a sleepy istrian village is just 8.5 km from the beautiful Renaissance town of St. Vincent (with a stunning medieval castle) and just 10 km from the Adriatic coast with long pebble beaches.

Give yourself up to the magic of stars breathing the purest air in Europe

Spoil yourself filling your batteries at 1500 m2 of perfect oasis under the Croatian sky. Surrounded by natural beauty, moments spent in this artistic villa will last much more after your vacation.

Let your body and mind rejuvenate!

Staying at this place where time seems to stand still, amongst the green Istrian countryside, chaos and haste of everyday life will become distant memories.

There is a private Sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness room, so you can luxuriate in your personal wellness oasis and all of your tensions and stresses will melt away.

A place of timeless elegance...

This unique holiday home is made out of ecological wood, stones and absolutely no chemical glues whatsoever. It has been decorated with unique artistic paintings and decoration details. Besides the artistic touch, the villa is equipped for the maximum comfort of a modern holiday maker, making it a true “home away from home”.


Rediscover peace and harmony

The location of the village of Bonasini provides shelter from busy summer days in Istria. Complete peacefulness, green forests, warm summer night with shining stars near the romantically lighted pool feel almost surreal.

Many families with children come here to explore the Istrian countryside and tourist attraction, but get so seduced by the peace and relaxation that villa provides they hardly leave the property at all…

A fully serviced unique villa for special people

It would suit people who want a completely different holiday, dislike commercialization and enjoy really good food and wine. They may also have an interest in history (lots of naval history), sailing, diving (Greek and Roman wrecks), vineyards, ecology and incredible ice-cream.

No need to get in a car and drive miles for your bread in the morning. A bakery and small grocery store are just a few minutes' with a bike away, while a fish market and fruit/veg market are in Vodnjan Town, 8 km away.

You can just order everything to your host and have it delivered directly to your summer home.

Other Activities: eco-tours of the agriculture

Ideal for family activities, romantic getaways, complete privacy and relaxation.

A covered terrace with a barbecue provides the perfect dining area by the pool and garden. The interior is spacious and has been stylishly designed, combining modern furniture with natural materials. Special attention was given to details The villa is available all year around.

An exclusive cook hire service is available.

This is really spacious house, fully equipped and very comfortable for up to 8 persons.

Its main characteristics are:

- 4 bedrooms (3 with double bed and 1 with two single beds)

- 5 bathrooms

- Kitchen with kitchen utensils, cutlery, microwave oven, dish washer, refrigerator, stove, coffee Maker, toaster

- Spacious terrace on both floors with table and chairs, sunshade, deck-chairs

- Dining room with table and chairs

- Separated living room with sleeping couch for 2 people

- Free Wi-Fi internet access, SAT TV, Air conditioning, Baby cot-on request, Washing machine, Towels, Linen, Changing towels, Changing linen

- Outdoor facilities: Barbecue, private car parking, Swimming pool, Garden, Outdoor shower

Mysterious Istrian legends

Istrian legends, smells and tastes all create a romantic atmosphere. The old legend of Istrian Terra Magica included a very rich Italian family named Bonassini, who had their main residence in this small village, now almost deserted, with only 1 inhabitant, who is at the same time a village’s mayor.

The family Bonassini suddenly died very mysteriously after the second world war, and many inhabitants from villages around it were very sad about it, since the rich family always helped poor inhabitants with food and other support, when times were tough. They even built the stone oven in the middle of their residence (renovated with love and in use again !), where they baked the bread for people in trouble from all the villages around Bonassini’s residence.

After they mysteriously died, the local people decided to create a special micro small village in dear memory of the greatness of this Italian family. Only 5 houses remained in the village, 4 of them being just a summer residence and 1 being constantly inhabited (the mayor). Now additional 6 villas emerged in this little village, one of which is presented here.

Children's laughter from the pool - Family's Dream! Pet Friendly : Barban Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1099703ha

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom authentic holiday villa in Vodnjan - Villa Dali, Pure Nature Oasis 4 bedrooms, 5 bathroom Villa with Private Pool, Sauna and Jacuzzi This is really spacious house, fully equipped and very comfortable for up to 10 persons. Its main characteristics are: - 4 bedrooms (3 with double bed and 1 with two single beds) - 5 bathrooms - Kitchen with kitchen utensils, cutlery, microwave oven, dish washer, refrigerator, stove, coffee Maker, toaster - Spacious terrace on both floors with table and chairs, sunshade, deck-chairs - Dining room with table and chairs - Separated living room - Free Wi-Fi internet access, SAT TV, Air conditioning, Baby cot-on request, Washing machine, Towels, Linen, Changing towels, Changing linen - Outdoor facilities: Barbecue, private car parking, Swimming pool, Garden, Outdoor shower

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 265 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Considered:

            Onw villa is for pets owners only...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with big bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Big bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Big bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Big bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower...moreless

          • All bedrooms are very large and comfortable made from organically tretaed wood, so barefoot walking on this special wood is a pure pleasure. Baby cot is available on request....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Bonasini is a charming little village, built from stone with only 10 inhabitant, so it is an oasis of peace and silence. Everyone needing a privacy and physical detachment from the stressful world will find his peace here. However villas are only 15 minutes drive away from hustle & bustle of long pebble beaches, towns with museums and shopping facilities and tourist attractions. Make sure to visit Rovinj, the cutest little venetian town on the Istrian coast, since it shines with charm, art galleries, adorable restaurants with great food and fantastic architecture. A must see is also Brioni natural park, where famous Yugoslav president Tito had his summer residence. There you will see all kinds of wild animals walking around in perfect harmony with people. Beaches, golf, tennis, adrenaline parks, water sports and horse riding at your fingertips ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Ping Pong Table

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Nude Beach

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Arrival Day

                  • Negotiable

                  breakfast meal type

                      • Booking Possible

                      catering options

                          • Catering Available

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Dining
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          dinner meal type

                              • Booking Possible

                              General

                              • Internet
                              • Fireplace
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Parking:

                                Secure private and covered parking place for 2 cars and uncovered for 3 cars inside the villa property...moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                Living room with 2 sofas (turn into very comfortable bed), bil LCD sat TV and a table for people...moreless

                              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                                Boxing equipment...moreless

                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Iron & Board

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Stove
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster

                                  lunch meal type

                                      • Booking Possible

                                      Outside

                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Tennis:

                                        6 km away from villa are brand new tennis courts...moreless

                                      • Golf:

                                        14 km away is Brioni national park Golf Club...moreless

                                      • Boat:

                                        14 km away in Fazana you can rent a boat...moreless

                                      Pool / Spa

                                      • Private Pool
                                      • Sauna
                                       

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Rental rates quoted in:
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Sunny spring
                                      Mar 1 - May 16, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €185 €185
                                      €1,295

                                      Extra Nights: €185

                                      Summer Breeze
                                      May 17 - Jun 13, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €230 €230
                                      €1,610

                                      Extra Nights: €230

                                      Summer on the way
                                      Jun 14 - Jun 27, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €290 €290
                                      €2,030

                                      Extra Nights: €290

                                      Peak Summer
                                      Jun 28 - Aug 30, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €450 €450
                                      €3,150

                                      Extra Nights: €450

                                      Sunny September
                                      Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €290 €290
                                      €2,030

                                      Extra Nights: €290

                                      Time for romance
                                      Sep 13 - Sep 27, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €230 €230
                                      €1,610

                                      Extra Nights: €230

                                      Sunny autumn
                                      Sep 28 - Oct 4, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      €185 €185
                                      €1,295

                                      Extra Nights: €185

                                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                                      Additional information about rental rates:

                                      •The weekly price includes: Stay of 7 nights, final cleaning, laundry (once a week for the bed linen and the towels), maintenance of the swimming pools and the gardens, gas, water, electricity, tourist tax and registration fee. Optional: Airport transfer. Daily maid service (4 hours) for € 50/day. Catering service: breakfast + lunch - or dinner for € 100/day. The groceries will be charged separately. There is a filled wine cellar. You are welcome to send a list with groceries that you want to find in the villa. A non-returnable deposit of 30% is payable at time of booking, the balance has to be paid latest until 4 weeks before the arrival date. € 500 deposit is required that will be refunded after the inspections at the end of the stay. For each payment you receive a written confirmation. All bookings are proceeded via Adriatic Pearls agency with its seat inside the EU, in Slovenia (EU bank wire transfers are free of charge).

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                                      Location

                                      21 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      Pula international airport
                                      19 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Ferry
                                      Pula town
                                      19 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Train
                                      Pula town
                                      6 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Motorway
                                      Vodnjan
                                      14 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Beach
                                      Fazana long pebble beach
                                      3 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      Jursici bar
                                      14 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Golf
                                      Fazana Brioni golf club
                                      2 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Restaurant
                                      Klarici authentic restaurant

                                      Car: Recommended

                                      Little charming village near Vodnjan is built from stone with only 10 inhabitant, so it is an oasis of peace and silence. Everyone needing a privacy and physical detachment from the stressful world will find his peace here.

                                      However villas are only 15 minutes drive away from hustle & bustle of long pebble beaches, towns with museums and shopping facilities and tourist attractions.

                                      Make sure to visit Rovinj, the cutest little Venetian town on the Istrian coast, since it shines with charm, art galleries, adorable restaurants with great food and fantastic architecture.

                                      A must see is also Brioni natural park, where famous Yugoslav president Tito had his summer residence. There you will see all kinds of wild animals walking around in perfect harmony with people.

                                      Beaches, golf, tennis, adrenaline parks, water sports and horse riding at your fingertips

                                      Beaches on the western Istrian coast are easily accessible (within twenty minute drive), and the same distance it takes to reach romantic Rovinj and Pula, so you can still decide to create special moments with your family and indulge in:

                                      - finest Istrian restaurants with the exquisite local and sea food cuisine are within ten to twenty minute drive

                                      - truffles. In high truffle season experience of truffle hunting can be provided

                                      - adventure park in Glavani, just 5 km away, is the best adventure park in Istria

                                      - bike routs - more than 50 bike routs all over Istria can be provided upon request

                                      - hiking routs

                                      - delicious wine routs

                                      - Golf experience: 15 minute drive to Fazana and then with boat to Brijuni Golf Course (if you love golf, than Brijuni golf course should definitely be your next destination. On the reconstructed 18 holes of the onetime largest golf course in Europe, you can experience the enchantment of playing amid untouched nature. This rightfully dubbed environmental friendly golf course is truly impressive!).

                                      Great location in Central Istria

                                      Situated in central Istria, Bonasini have great location. The principal towns of the region, Pula, Rovinj and Porec are within a 20-30 minute drive. Only 5 minutes drive away is Vodnjan, where are all facilities and direct access to the fast road to Pula and Trieste Airports are (Ryanair, FlyGlobespan, Thomson, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Tuifly, German Wings, Sterling, Wizzair and many Russian charter flights).

                                      Pebble beaches of the Adriatic coast along with all kinds of water activities are just 10 km away.

                                      The medieval town-monument of St. Vincent is just 8 km away. The old architecture of the town and surrounding villages is well preserved. St. Vincent and its surrounding countryside is well known not only for its historical and cultural legacy but for excellent wine and genuine Istrian cuisine.

                                      The city of Pula with its Roman amphitheatre and Brijuni national park with a 18-hole golf course is just a 14 km away (Fazana) + boat ride. Brijuni golf course is dating from 1922 and it is one of the most fascinating in Croatia. Brijuni golf course numbers 18 green hole within 5.486m length, in a perfect tranquility with company of deer, mouflon, rabbits or peacocks and provide more then impressive atmosphere!

                                      Must see are beautiful cities of Porec with the UNESCO World Heritage Euphrasian Basilica and Rovinj with it's art community and church of St. Euphemias.

                                      Horse riding is available in Manjadvorci: 'Ranch barba Tone', 13 km away.

                                      For a vivid night-life, Porec is best place in whole Istria. Great night club is Lighthouse, in Bale, 10 km.

                                      Why is Istria region so special and why does it have the nick name “Croatian Tuscany”?

                                      The Adriatic below the Alps is central Europe’s closest Mediterranean. This miniature heart-shaped world of magical Istria is the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea. Its idyllic geographical position has perfectly arranged seasons - lush greenery springs, colorful autumns, pleasant summers and mild winters.

                                      The dreamlike nature, almost mythical landscapes and gorgeous medieval towns of central Istria will awake within you the primeval and deep, true pleasure! Central Istria is one of the rare Mediterranean regions adorned with the quality of unspoiled natural landscapes and rich heritage.

                                      Numerous coves and hillocks connect and divide many magic-like settlements, creating almost unreal scenery.

                                      As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.

                                      Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings.

                                       

                                      Manager info

                                      Year Purchased: 2012

                                      About: The owners of the villas are a group of visionary entrepreneurs, designers, architects, builders and artists. They all share in common an incredible passion and love for Istria. They set their mind to create a really authentic Croatian villa holiday experience, where the guests (as well as themselves and their friends!) would enjoy the peaceful surroundings, authentic organic materials, beauty of design and a harmony with the nature. The villa Monet is one of the six luxury villas in Bonasini resort, made with lots of love and passion. Each villa is a unique representation of timeless elegance and all six of them are a glorious project of a team of designers under the guidance of Slovenian artist Barbara Starc. Her love for unique, special details and natural materials can be seen in ecologically treated wood materials, special lightning and delightful artistic design. She loves beautiful things. She didn't want her six villas to be just another villa rental - but something special and unique.

                                      Why Barban:
                                      Both owners have spent their holidays in Istria since childhood. They instantly felt the special energy and peacefulness of the Bonasini village. Barbara, interior designer and artist, created beautiful decorations, pictures and lighting in the villas. She too fell in love with the peacefulness of the place and she poured her passion for art and creation into these beautiful luxury villas.

                                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                                      - Ecological woods - no chemical glues - perfectly peaceful village - nature all around the villa - fully serviced upon request It is the smell of the lavender, rosemary and other herbs all around the village.... The peacefulness of the air, the feeling, that the time has stopped, and a glass of the finest istrian wine accompanying the day turning into the night...


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                                      Speaks: french, german, english, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian

                                       

                                      Photos

                                      • The most beautiful beaches of Istria (Rt Kamenjak) are just a hint away...

                                        The most beautiful beaches of Istria (Rt Kamenjak) are just a hint away...

                                      • We call it luxury when one can be surrounded with nature and natural materials!

                                        We call it luxury when one can be surrounded with nature and natural materials!

                                      • Is there any better way to start a day then with a fresh cup of coffee or green tea?

                                        Is there any better way to start a day then with a fresh cup of coffee or green tea?

                                      • Order a grilled lamb, fresh fish or mediterranean specialities to your villa

                                        Order a grilled lamb, fresh fish or mediterranean specialities to your villa

                                      • One should not forget to enjoy the little things in life, for one day, you will look back and realize they were big things

                                        One should not forget to enjoy the little things in life, for one day, you will look back and realize they were big things

                                      • Romance at its best: nature, beauty and elegance united in one moment

                                        Romance at its best: nature, beauty and elegance united in one moment

                                      • Feel like a prince and a princess in this tender white surrounding...

                                        Feel like a prince and a princess in this tender white surrounding...

                                      • Enjoy the peace and sound of birds, connect with the green nature and with your family

                                        Enjoy the peace and sound of birds, connect with the green nature and with your family

                                      • Enjoy the cosiness of a private Sauna, indoor Jacuzzi or sport activities

                                        Enjoy the cosiness of a private Sauna, indoor Jacuzzi or sport activities

                                      • Private sports park with badminton, beach volleybal and children playground

                                        Private sports park with badminton, beach volleybal and children playground

                                      • Brioni national park - a place to see deers, mouflons, rabbits and peacocks!

                                        Brioni national park - a place to see deers, mouflons, rabbits and peacocks!

                                      • The first pebble beach is in the nearby town of Fazana (11 km)

                                        The first pebble beach is in the nearby town of Fazana (11 km)

                                      • Covered terrace with grill – dilemma of the day: swimming or reading a book?

                                        Covered terrace with grill – dilemma of the day: swimming or reading a book?

                                      • Do you remember how you used to dream about spending holidays in such luxury, natural Villa?

                                        Do you remember how you used to dream about spending holidays in such luxury, natural Villa?

                                      • Brijuni national park with a 18-hole golf course is just 14 km away (Fazana)

                                        Brijuni national park with a 18-hole golf course is just 14 km away (Fazana)

                                      • Istria is a beautiful region to discover – but you will have a hard time leaving heaven...

                                        Istria is a beautiful region to discover – but you will have a hard time leaving heaven...

                                      • Wake up and enter this sunny kitchen to prepare some coffee for the family...priceless!

                                        Wake up and enter this sunny kitchen to prepare some coffee for the family...priceless!

                                      • White fairy-tale continues into a cosy living room – so gracious and tender...

                                        White fairy-tale continues into a cosy living room – so gracious and tender...

                                      • Big green gardens all around the villa will provide a perfect playground for the toddlers

                                        Big green gardens all around the villa will provide a perfect playground for the toddlers

                                      • Smell the pinewood, let the warmth surround you and bring your health into a perfect condition

                                        Smell the pinewood, let the warmth surround you and bring your health into a perfect condition

                                      • Get away from the hustle & bustle with your beloved one and enjoy an hour of relaxing bubbles…

                                        Get away from the hustle & bustle with your beloved one and enjoy an hour of relaxing bubbles…

                                      • Untouched nature and charming villages are delightful cycling experience

                                        Untouched nature and charming villages are delightful cycling experience

                                      • You were here, reading a book, but now you are taking a refreshing swim!

                                        You were here, reading a book, but now you are taking a refreshing swim!

                                      • Imagine lying here by the pool...feeling the warmth of the sun caressing you...

                                        Imagine lying here by the pool...feeling the warmth of the sun caressing you...

                                      €185 - €450 per night (EUR)
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                                      4 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 10

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