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High Quality Istrian Stone Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Wifi

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

In the small medieval Istrian village of Sovinjak, Casa ValSol was built in 2007 with both reclaimed and modern material, the villa offers spacious accommodation for 8 persons. Ideal for large groups or two families.
Large kitchen/diner leading onto covered terrace overlooking the pool and the lush green scenery beyond. Spacious living room with traditional open fireplace, satellite TV, internet and doors to pool terrace. Within 200m walking distance of the local family run restaurant, Santa Terra, the villa is also a truly quiet retreat from both daily working life and from the more hectic tourist towns and yet is within easy travelling distance of all that Istria has to offer.

A Welcome Refreshment Pack is there for your arrival and our professional Management Service team can help you organise a variety of outings and activities including: private chef * bike tours * wine/olive oil tours * boat excursions * horse riding * kayak tours * paddleboarding * truffle hunting * poolside massages * spa treatments * venice day trip *

The nearest town is Buzet, the 'City of Truffles', and the villa is also close to the famous Toklarija restaurant, a tiny place carved out of an old olive mill in the wine-growing hamlet of Sovinjsko Polje

On a historical note, Sovinjak is reputed to be the place that provided the wife of the Emperor Augustus with her preferred wine and the village is also the place of the world's first ever bauxite mine! (No longer active!)


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 210 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Included without cost....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 1
Dec 28 - May 23, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 2
May 24 - Jun 12, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 3
Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 4
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 5
Jul 11 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 6
Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 7
Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

Rate 8
Sep 19 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pula, Rijeka or Trieste
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Porec, Novigrad or Opatia

Car: Necessary

The villa is located on the edge of the hilltop village of Sovinjak, 300 meters above sea level. Built into the hillside, the villa has 180 degree views over the rolling hills and nearby hilltop towns.

Sovinjak is located near the town of Buzet, between the cosy east coast and the marvellous west coast. This area has some of Istria's best restaurants, with their truffle specialities. There is also a small konoba in the village, about 200m from the villa. The valley is one of the best truffle, olive oil and wine districts of Croatia. Within a 20 minute drive are the artistic medieval hilltop villages of Motovun (film festival) and Groznjan (art and ceramic). The old aristocratic city of Opatija is also only 45 minutes from the villa.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We use the villa for our own recreation, and rent it out to other families when not in use by ourselves. We bought the villa new in 2007. When we are not in the villa, it is taken care of by a very nice English lady. She takes care of the villa, and guides and help our renters during their vacation. Families that have rented our villa, have all been pleased with their stay, and we make pride in pleasing every family who stays in our villa.

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Speaks: english, german, Croatian

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Speaks: english, german, Croatian
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High quality Istrian stone villa, 4 bedrooms, private pool, WiFi

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