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Villa Moncitta, Stone Farmhouse with Pool in a Hill Town in Istria.

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House and Pool Garden Master bedroom Main living area First Landing Bathroom Bathroom  2nd Floor Loggia with distant view 2nd Kitchen 2nd Patio Twin Bedroom House from the back Zelena Laguna,a pretty 20 minutes drive Patio Typical Istrian hilltown. Motovun Garden swing Fireplace Siesta Pool Alfresco eating View from balcony Balcony Bedroom

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Last updated: 02/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Groznjan villa description

The peninsular of Istria is a gem on the scale of Cornwall but with a Mediterranean climate. Set among vineyards and olive groves in the hills of central Istria the house has views across open country with the church spires of other villages dotting the romantic landscape. Sitting in the middle of its own grounds the newly restored south facing house has gardens with walnut, figs and vines surrounding the 12 metre pool with summer house and sunbathing terraces. Local restaurants serve Istrian truffles with steak or fusilli, farm dried hams, sheep’s cheese, wild boar with pasta, raw fish gazpacho as well as sea food caught daily and fantastic local wines. Spend the morning by the pool and drive to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic for the afternoon. On the way home you can visit the nearby Venetian hill towns to explore new restaurants.


How to get there: There are several routes:

There is a Ryanair service direct to Pula which gives the shortest transfer of 40 minutes in Istria
Ryanair from Stanstead to Trieste (2 hour transfer) A car can be hired from Peter Kesic on 0038641505361 or 00385912509351 land line 0028651711996, fax 0038656747139 email peter.kesic@gmail.com and mention that you are staying in Mocitada .Easyjet and Ryanair fly to Venice and there is a daily boat run by Kompas or Venezialine from Venice to Porec.This can be booked through any local travel agent. Every day it leaves at 5 o'clock local time from Venice and on the return leaves Porec at 8 o'clock in the morning. A great way to include a day in Venice in the holiday.

Croatia Airlines,Ryanair and many charter companies also fly to Pula which is 40 minutes drive from the house.

testimonial: Just a quick update since our visit to istria
We thought the location and the house were wonderful - we have been on multi-family villa holidays for 20 years now, and this was close to the top of our league - well done!
Definitely the best pool we have had, and the pool house and shade were very welcome.
Top day-trips we recommend were to Grosjnan, and to Rovinj + Red Island by boat.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 350 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The house provides a self contained environment where a family can happily spend a day. There is open country behind the house and marvellous walking on the old cart tracks. The house is equipped for out of season visits with central heating and the pool is heated. April, May and October are wonderful for walking, bicycling and site seeing....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Farm Holidays
              • Tourist Attractions

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Ruins
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Museums
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Cinemas
                  • Water Parks
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Caves

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair

                      General

                      • Telephone:

                        Local calls only...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Cut your own logs with saw provided...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        We provide a mobile internet stick. This plugs into the USB port and connects throughVIP/T mobile...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Heating
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Microwave
                      • Toaster
                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Freezer
                      • Refrigerator
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Oven
                      • Kitchen

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        The pool sits in an acre of garden with shady trees and lawns....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        At Zelena Laguna...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Attached to the 5 star Kampinski Hotel near Umag...moreless

                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Terrace
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Private Pool
                      • Outdoor Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • superb villa

                            superb villa

                            • Guest Emma K.
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/05/13
                            "We were 17 persons celebrating our wedding in the villa. The house was absolutely gorgeous with enough space for also a quiet moment in a bigger group. The big pool was an absolute hit amongst the children as well as the adults. No matter where we needed help or had questions there was always helpful people to guide us. We would be very happy to return to Villa Moncitta and can definitely recommend it to anybody who wants to have a vacation in beautiful surroundings in an absolutely top notch villa".

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                          • We are definitely going back to this villa!

                            We are definitely going back to this villa!

                            • Guest Musterd
                            • Date of stay 06/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            Villa Moncita lives up to it's description exactly. It is a beautiful period villa in an unspoilt hamlet set in attractive gardens. It has the benefit of a large, inviting swimming pool. The accomodation within the villa is tastefully designed with bedrooms large and airy and living rooms similiarly proportioned. With a large family this was ideal. Getting to the property was easy by car from Pula airport, all information provided by the owners was excellent. Once there we quickly relaxed into our holiday, enjoying the recommendations, by the owners, of local sights to visit and reaturants to sample. All information can be found in a large visitor guide in the living room.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

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                          • Thank you for a fine hire contract

                            Thank you for a fine hire contract

                            • Guest Michael
                            • Date of stay 07/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            We – eight adults and seven children from Denmark – had rented the Villa in Mocitada for one week in July 2013. We are very satisfied. One of our grandchildren (13 years) said after the arrival – after having run through the houses and tested all the beds and had jumped into the pool – that this day was the most happy day in his life! All of us have been very satisfied with the two houses, the garden and the pool and belonging facilities. The pool is tested and cleaned once a week. The cycles (4 of them) were in a fine condition and were used every day. The info - which we received before our departure from Denmark - with various instructions and with a guide to find the house - was thorough and very useful. Thank you for a fine hire contract.

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                          • Superb stay in Istria

                            Superb stay in Istria

                            • Guest Bob A.
                            • Date of stay 08/11/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                            Fantastic villa in a quiet and picturesque location. Nice walks and good restaurants close by with the beach 35 minutes drive away. The houses were both spacious and spotlessly clean with a well equipped kitchen and plenty of bathrooms. The pool was large and positioned nicely in a substantial garden with a good sized and well equipped pool house. We would highly recommend this villa to any large group. Great views and very close to the historic medieval hill town of Motovun. We very much enjoyed the holiday and appreciated the owners efforts over and above the norm such as maps and pointers plus the wine in the fridge was appreciated. If travelling in Mid season I would avoid flying to Trieste or at least avoid driving via Koper. If you do fly to Trieste turn off the motorway before Koper and enter Croatia near Buzet otherwise there can be long delays at the border crossing

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                          • Lovely rural setting, peaceful holiday.

                            Lovely rural setting, peaceful holiday.

                            • Guest Belinda R.
                            • Date of stay 08/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/11
                            We had a wonderful time staying at Villa Moncitta (House A & B) in August 2011. The villa is big, airy and nicely furnished. From the balconies there are lovely views across rolling hills and vineyards. The children had great fun in the pool and the lush garden. The evenings were cool (often with a good breeze) and the stars were beautiful. There's more than enough to do nearby - nice walks, caves, good eating, hilltop towns, scenic drives, wine and olive oil tasting etc. We found the interior more peaceful and appealing than the coast, but there is nice swimming at Zelena Laguna if you want the sea. For shopping we would recommend the big supermarkets in Porec as the local shops in Karojba and Visnjan are rather expensive. But everything you need is within easy reach. Look forward to going back one day!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                          • Great 2 weeks having booked the whole house

                            Great 2 weeks having booked the whole house

                            • Guest Darren S.
                            • Date of stay 07/23/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/09/11
                            The villa was perfect for the 13 of us (3 families) for our 2 week stay in Istria. The villa has only recently been renovated and hence is in a great condition. The kids loved the pool which is maintained on a weekly basis by a local contractor. Sheets and bath towels were also replaced weekly. The villa is in a convenient location and would recommend trips to Motovun, Grosjean, Hum, Rovinj and Pula. We also took the hydrofoil from Porec to Venice which can be booked in advance to get a discount. The shop in nearby Karojba provides basic food requirements and you can drive 20 mins towards Porec to find Lidl, Plodine and Kaufland supermarkets. The local pizza restaurant and takeaway in Karojba called Alto is also recommended.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                          • A wonderful week in Villa Moncitta

                            A wonderful week in Villa Moncitta

                            • Guest Christine B.
                            • Date of stay 07/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/03/11
                            7 adults and 6 children from Norway spent a great week in Villa Moncitta. We booked both houses and had plenty of space. The house was equipped with everything needed and was cosy and nicely decorated. We spent some wonderful evenings on the patio around the big table. The spacious garden provides a safe and green playground for the children, and the big pool was in constant use. We visited Motovun, and strongly recommend taking the trip there. Porec was busy with tourism and not so charming as other Croatian towns we have visited before, but of course worth seeing. We can absolutely recommend a vacation in Villa Moncitta.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • Perfect family holiday in Istria

                            Perfect family holiday in Istria

                            • Guest Robert (Balassagyarmat, Hungary)
                            • Date of stay 06/05/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/04/10
                            Villa Moncitta provided the perfect base for visiting the historic coastal towns and sleepy inland villages of Istria. Its quiet surroundings, beautiful vistas, and well-equipped rooms, kitchen and pool made our vacation unforgettable. We will certainly be back for more! In detail: What you see is what you get! The description of the house sounds too good to be true, but once you are there, you realize that this place is really a beautiful and well-maintained. Traveling with family, we enjoy spending a lot of time together, cooking together, and playing games together, Villa Moncitta provides a great environment for all that. I would definitely recommend this place to everybody who wants to relax in beautiful surroundings. And if entertainment is needed the nearby towns of Porec and Motovun offer good restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. Further afield, Opatija and Pula are easily reachable too. And even Venice is accessible on a day trip using the ferry service between Porec and Venice.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • Beautiful restored country villa

                            Beautiful restored country villa

                            • Guest James H. (France)
                            • Date of stay 05/13/08
                            • Review Submitted 02/28/09
                            It's at the end of the road in a small village, so the children can't get run over. It's got a pool (unheated, but it was warm enough for us in May), space to relax, what more could one ask? It's even got matching plates and cutlery which (like the pool) is more than we have at home. The village is VERY quiet though the neighbours we met seemed delightful (speaking Croatian or Italian would help). A car is nearly essential (don't forget anything off the shopping list) though over the hill is a very good local restaurant run on semi organic "agro-turismo" lines. Spring in Istria was wonderful, with verdant green and (only slightly overrated) wild asparagus. The owners provided good local information which enhanced our enjoyment of the region. The nearest "Venetian" hill town is a bit of a dump behind its (UNESCO subsidised) restored facade, and the Jugoslav dictator Tito's private island was a travesty, but other visits were a great success (e.g. the amphitheatre, Pula) and local walks in the hills are fun and not too difficult for children, some of the paths being in such good condition you could take a pushchair, others not. Highly recommended, even (especially?) in low season.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • Magnifique Villa

                            Magnifique Villa

                            • Guest Frédéric O.
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/09/13
                            Bonjour, Nous avons passé deux semaines formidables dans cet superbe villa. La restauration est parfaite. Il y fait calme et la grande piscine convient parfaitement pour le nombre de personnes que la villa peut accueillir. Ce fut notre première expérience en Croatie mais ce ne sera pas la dernière.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Mar 29 - May 23, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,695
                          Early Summer
                          May 24 - Jun 27, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,995
                          Peak Summer
                          Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,795
                          Late Summer
                          Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,995
                          Autumn
                          Sep 27 - Oct 24, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,695
                          Low Season
                          Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,295
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,795

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                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee £0
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £400
                          • Taxes Included

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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Pula 40mins Trieste 90mins Lljubljana 2 hours at 50 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Ferry: Porec at 15 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Train: Trieste at 80 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Motorway: Koper at 50 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Beach: Porec at 15 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Barpub: Visnjan at 3 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Golf: 5 star championship course at Umag at 40 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Visnjan at 3 Kilometres
                           

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                          Speaks: english, french, german, Croatian

                           

                          Photos

                          • House and Pool

                            House and Pool

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • First Landing

                            First Landing

                          • Bathroom  2nd Floor

                            Bathroom 2nd Floor

                          • 2nd Kitchen

                            2nd Kitchen

                          • Twin Bedroom

                            Twin Bedroom

                          • Zelena Laguna,a pretty 20 minutes drive

                            Zelena Laguna,a pretty 20 minutes drive

                          • Typical Istrian hilltown.

                            Typical Istrian hilltown.

                          • Garden swing

                            Garden swing

                          • Siesta

                            Siesta

                          • Alfresco eating

                            Alfresco eating

                          • Balcony Bedroom

                            Balcony Bedroom

                          • Garden

                            Garden

                          • Main living area

                            Main living area

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          • Loggia with distant view

                            Loggia with distant view

                          • 2nd Patio

                            2nd Patio

                          • House from the back

                            House from the back

                          • Patio

                            Patio

                          • Motovun

                            Motovun

                          • Fireplace

                            Fireplace

                          • Pool

                            Pool

                          • View from balcony

                            View from balcony

                          £1,295 - £2,795 per week (GBP)
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                          7 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 15

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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