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Luxury Stone Villa with Large Private Heated Pool, Sea and Vineyard Views

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Large 10m x 5m tiled pool, bordered by lavender bushes and large sun terrace

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Groznjan villa description

Situated in a beautiful rural location by the famous wine producing hamlet of Bajkini, approximately 300m above sea level, Villa Olivia offers you a private, peaceful and quiet location with a vista of rolling hills to the sea – on a clear day Venice and the Alps can be seen. The ground floor has a large light and airy lounge and similarly proportioned dining room which is adjoined through an arch way to a modern kitchen. Covered terraces run along the length of the rear and include outdoor furniture for dining and relaxing. Just a few paces from the villa is the 10x5m tiled heated pool with Roman steps and a border of lavender bushes, which lightly scent the air. After taking a refreshing swim choose one of 6 loungers on the sun terrace for developing a tan. The garden is grassed, elevated and screened for privacy using trees and bushes. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom or shower. The master bedroom has its own balcony for totally secluded sunbathing.


Beautiful Rustic Location in Northern Istria: Situated in a beautiful rural location by the famous wine producing hamlet of Bajkini, approximately 300m above sea level, Villa Olivia offers you a private, peaceful and quiet location with a vista of rolling hills to the sea – on a clear day Venice and the Alps can be seen. The ground floor has a large light and airy lounge and similarly proportioned dining room which is adjoined through an arch way to a modern kitchen. Covered terraces run along the length of the rear and include outdoor furniture for dining and relaxing. Just a few paces from the villa is the 10x5m tiled pool with Roman steps and a border of lavender bushes, which lightly scent the air. After taking a refreshing swim choose one of 6 loungers on the sun terrace for developing a tan. The garden is grassed, elevated and screened for privacy using trees and bushes. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom or shower. The master bedroom has its own balcony for totally secluded sunbathing.
The villa rental includes air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a Welcome Pack.
'Place in the Sun' and 'Holiday Villas' Magazine: Villa Olivia was featured as a five page Case Study in the 'Place in the Sun Magazine' and in a four page feature article on Istria in 'Holiday Villas Magazine' UK.
An information pack will be available in the villa providing full details of attractions and best restaurants to try out.
The villa was originally designed for the personal use of Dussmann Homes directors and to be a show home for their award winning property developments. It therefore has many additional design features and exceptional build quality.
Please note that smoking is not permitted inside the villa building for health and safety and insurance reasons. Smoking is allowed on covered terraces, sun terraces, balcony and in the garden.

Extracts from Villa Olivia's Guest book: “The Beverly Hills of Istria”

“Beautiful villa, very well placed, high standards of furnishings and all you need for a relaxing holiday.”

“We had a great holiday – villa + surroundings stunning.”

“Villa Olivia is a beautiful place and we have all thoroughly enjoyed our time that we had here!... Overall we had an amazing time and really loved the villa and surrounding area!!

'Wir sind wieder gut zu Hause angekommen und erinnern uns gerne an die wunderbaren Tage in Ihrer fantastischen Villa Olivia. Es war sehr schön in Vizinada. Wir werden gerne Ihre Villa weiter empfehlen.' (Approximate translation: 'We have come again well at home and remember with pleasure the miraculous days in your fantastic Villa Olivia. It was very nice in Vizinada. We will recommend with pleasure your villa.')

'We had a fantastic week at the villa, which looked just as good in real life as it did in the pictures. And the week just kept getting better... an unforgettable vacation.'

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love animals and have two dogs and a cat, but it would not be appropriate to have pets at the villa....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is permitted on covered terraces and in the garden, but not in the villa....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            En-suite bathroom...moreless

          • Rear Bedroom: 1 king

            En-suite shower room...moreless

          • Front Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            En-suite shower room...moreless

          • Lounge: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Double Sofa Bed in Lounge...moreless

          • Master bedroom has a large sun terrace with amazing sea views over rolling country side. Ideal for sunbathing in complete privacy or having breakfast for two. All beds have upgraded mattresses, and Egyptian cotton sheets for extra comfort and a good night's sleep. Master Bedroom: double bed, large balcony and sea view. Rear Bedroom: double bed and sea view. Front Bedroom : two single beds and vineyard view. A double sofa bed is available for use on request and at an additional cost of £80 per week....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Pool Sun Terrace: outdoor shower

            Hot and Cold Water...moreless

          • Premium quality soft towelling provided for guests. Bedroom 1: En-suite with Large bath/shower over, wc, bidet. Bedroom 2: En-suite with shower and wc. Bedroom 3: En-suite with shower and wc. Separate wc ground floor....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Kitchen: Modern kitchen, connected to dining room by archway, contains: electric single oven, gas hob with 4 burners, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, electric kettle, fridge and freezer, full set of pots, pans cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, etc. Utility Room: Understairs cupboard contains automatic washing machine, small tool kit, spare light bulbs, etc. Living Rooms: Lounge: Two large leather upholstered settees (one is a double sofa bed), large open fire place, Sony LCD TV and DVD player, terrestrial and satellite services, Bose Sounddock II for iPod and personal stereo. Dining Room: Slovenian Oak rustic dining table suite for 8 persons and side furniture. The villa plot is approximately 1,200m2 and is grassed around the building and planted with olive and cypress trees and many other plants and bushes for colour and privacy. The 10x5m pool is private, has Roman steps at the shallow end, 0.85m depth, and a ladder at the deep end - a maximum pool depth is 1.35m....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Books For Adults
              • Books

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Luxury
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Caves
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Water Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    A solid Slovenian oak table with seating for 8 people....moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Local Maps
                  • Security System
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Safe
                  • Parking:

                    Outside the villa on drive and nearby....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi access provided. Bandwidth is suitable for FaceTime connections to UK....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Clothes horse for hanging clothes to dry in the sun....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Installed under the stairs....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    A large lounge with open fireplace and seating for 8 people....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Central heating. Underfloor downstairs, radiators upstairs....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Top quality Egyptian cotton sheets....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Large Open fireplace in large and on BBQ terrace....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Broadband access through a wireless router. Access is unlimited and free of charge. Speed good for FaceTime, VoIP and surfing....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    High quality fluffy Egyptian cotton towels for bathrooms and a pool towel each....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Grill
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Everything you would normally expect at home to cook and to eat....moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Two slots. Makes toast really fast!...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen with gas/electric hob and oven ...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French press...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large BBQ on covered terrace and dining area....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large covered area with seats for looking over pool to Adriatic sea. Sun terrace with sunbeds and outdoor shower around the heated pool....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Connected to Master Bedroom for private sunbathing of dining. Overlooks pool and rolling hills to Adriatic....moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Heated pool from 2014. Supplement of £100 GBP per week payable on request....moreless

                  • Heated Pool

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Period 2014-14
                      Jul 19 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,495

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-15
                      Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,195

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-16
                      Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,195

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-17
                      Sep 13 - Sep 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,450

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-18
                      Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,250

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-19
                      Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,095

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-20
                      Oct 4 - Oct 10, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,050

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-21
                      Oct 11 - Oct 17, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £950

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-22
                      Oct 18 - Oct 24, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £895

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2014-23
                      Oct 25 - Mar 21, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £895

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Period 2015-01
                      Mar 28 - Apr 24, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £925
                      Period 2015-02
                      Apr 25 - May 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £995
                      Period 2015-03
                      May 2 - May 8, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,050
                      Period 2015-04
                      May 9 - May 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,150
                      Period 2015-05
                      May 16 - May 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,250
                      Period 2015-06
                      May 23 - May 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,350
                      Period 2015-07
                      May 30 - Jun 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,450
                      Period 2015-08
                      Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,495
                      Period 2015-09
                      Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,595
                      Period 2015-10
                      Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,695
                      Period 2015-11
                      Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,995
                      Period 2015-12
                      Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,195
                      Period 2015-13
                      Jul 11 - Jul 17, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,395
                      Period 2015-14
                      Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,495
                      Period 2015-15
                      Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,995
                      Period 2015-16
                      Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,695
                      Period 2015-17
                      Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,450
                      Period 2015-18
                      Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,250
                      Period 2015-19
                      Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,095
                      Period 2015-20
                      Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,050
                      Period 2015-21
                      Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £995
                      Period 2015-22
                      Oct 17 - Mar 19, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      £925

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

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

                      Notes:

                      Heated Pool (supplement of £100 GBP per week if requested), normally not required between June and August.

                      Air Conditioning, broadband Wi-Fi and Visitor Registration Fee and Tourist Tax are included in Rental Fee.

                      The villa is built for all year round use. Air conditioning for the summer. Central heating, including under floor heating downstairs and open fire place in the lounge.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                      Location

                      50 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Pula
                      17 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Porec
                      17 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Porec
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Umag

                      Car: Necessary

                      Bajkini: 1 km to fine wine producers - Marijan Arman, Franc Arman, Marino Rossi, Wolfgang & Waltrud Ernst

                      Vizinada: 2km grocery shops, family restaurants close by.

                      Motovun: Beautiful medieval hill top town in the Mirna Valley with fine restaurants.

                      Porec: 17km with boutiques, restaurants and water front promenade. Famous UNESCO world heritage site Eupharasius Basilica a 6th Century Christian mosaic in the centre of the town.

                      Novigrad: 17km with marina and some very good fish restaurants

                      Pula: 60km with one of the best preserved amphitheatres from 200AD.

                      The Istrian coastline is rocky and there are no sandy beaches but there are many opportunities to sunbath and swim in the clear Adriatic Sea. Good places to swim are: Zelena Laguna, which is south of Porec, about 30 mins by car from the villa, and there is also a water ski cable pull circuit there and modest priced restaurants on the coastal edge. More rural beaches can be found at Dajla north of Novigrad about 25 mins by car.

                      Other Activities: Fine Wines and Olive Oil, Superb Rustic Restaurants, wonderful hill walking, mountain biking, superb sailing

                      Golf: In August 2009, the World Class KEMPINSKI GOLF ADRIATIC Championship 18-hole Golf Course was opened. In a spectacular location only a few steps from the Adriatic Sea the facilities boast:

                      • Driving Range

                      • Putting and Chipping Area

                      • Golf Pro Shop

                      • Club House, Restaurant, Bar with a spectacular view toward Italy, Slovenia and the Austrian alps

                      • Golf Club

                      Just over half an hour by car away from Villa Olivia, the course has been built on a peninsular between Novigrad and Umag, where the clear Adriatic sea laps against the rocky coastline bordering the fairways and greens.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: James and Sharon Waddell are married and have four adult children two cats, three Cavalier King Charles spaniels and a grandson.

                      Why the Owner Chose Groznjan:
                      The location of the villa is stunning. It is on the south side of the Mirna Valley in an elevated position facing West towards the Adriatic Sea, which can be seen in the distance over rolling hills. The villa was built buy a German developer using local craftsman to a very high standard and was going to be used as their family home, but fortunately they sold it to us. When we visited the plot for the first time one of the builder told us that he thought the location of the villa, which was built in place of a ruined farm house was a special place, we could only agree completely. We looked at many other villas and nothing came close in terms of build quality, location and design. The interior furnishings of the villa has been specified to provide a hand in glove holiday home experience. From the comfortable beds, the high spec Egyptian cotton sheets and towels imported from the UK, a well equipped kitchen, satellite TV, Wi-Fi so you can FaceTime friends and family at home, and a Bose Sounddock II to plug you iPhone or iPod into play your own music for water aerobics in the pool!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      The location was the first thing that attracted us. Rural, surrounded by vineyards and yet not far from grocery stores and the main tourist attractions. The design of the villa is very light and airy with little features such as the little alcoves used traditionally, as a safe place for candles to give light, the arrangement of the interior arches from one room to another framing the open fire place at one end and French doors at another. The slight off-set of the stairs into the lounge suggesting you head straight out to the pool. The stone work is a work of art. Lie in the master bedroom double bed and look at the stone work to the left hand-side – how did that stone mason balance all those small and big stones in such a pleasing yet linear pattern? As the villa is elevated at around 275m above sea level there is always a slight breeze, which can be lacking in other villas in lower locations. Do not be surprised if all you want to do is just hang around the pool during the day drinking in the scenery and heal your soul from the ardours of modern life. There are great family restaurants just a short drive away and more formal establishment in the main tourist resorts along the coast.


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                      Photos

                      • Large 10m x 5m tiled pool, bordered by lavender bushes and large sun terrace

                        Large 10m x 5m tiled pool, bordered by lavender bushes and large sun terrace

                      • Relax with a glass of wine in front of a log fire

                        Relax with a glass of wine in front of a log fire

                      • Master Bedroom with king size bed

                        Master Bedroom with king size bed

                      • Front Bedroom with vineyard views

                        Front Bedroom with vineyard views

                      • Villa Olivia with views of sea and Mirna Valley

                        Villa Olivia with views of sea and Mirna Valley

                      • Villa Olivia Master Bedroom Balcony View

                        Villa Olivia Master Bedroom Balcony View

                      • Villa Olivia Pool: Sunset view over Adriatic

                        Villa Olivia Pool: Sunset view over Adriatic

                      • View inland across top of Mirna Valley

                        View inland across top of Mirna Valley

                      • Dining Room with rustic oak furniture

                        Dining Room with rustic oak furniture

                      • Lounge and Open Fire Place

                        Lounge and Open Fire Place

                      • Rear Bedroom with sea views

                        Rear Bedroom with sea views

                      • Dining Room with rustic oak furniture

                        Dining Room with rustic oak furniture

                      • Covered G&T terrace next to pool

                        Covered G&T terrace next to pool

                      • Villa Olivia in the distance with vineyards

                        Villa Olivia in the distance with vineyards

                      • Bottom of the garden looking up at villa from the farm track.

                        Bottom of the garden looking up at villa from the farm track.

                      • View from top of Master Bedroom Balcony looking down Mirna Valley to Adriatic

                        View from top of Master Bedroom Balcony looking down Mirna Valley to Adriatic

                      £895 - £2,495 per week (GBP)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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