Vilu Miran is a luxury villa built from Istrian stone and reclaimed oak beams and terracotta tiles. Private heated pool (8 x 4m) with Roman steps for easy entry and exit and waterfall feature wall. Clear plastic safety cover operated electronically. Peaceful location at the edge of the hamlet, with panoramic views to the sea and wireless internet. Landscaped gardens with tile-capped stone walls all round and wrought iron gates to parking for 2 cars. Tastefully furnished to the highest standard, including American side by side fridge/freezer with chilled water and ice dispenser and canvas pictures of local flora and fauna. Air conditioning in each of the bedrooms. Double glazed windows and doors with traditional external wood shutters with outside access from each bedroom, central heating throughout and traditional Istrian open fireplace giving our villa a welcoming rustic charm.
Villa nr. Porec, Istria, Croatia - Peaceful Hamlet Location with Panoramic Views to Sea
About Simon Jelf
I live in England with my wife and three young children. My wife and I both work and we try to make it out to our villa at least 4 or 5 times a year. We fell in love with the country when we went on holiday and bought the land to build our lovely villa. We named our villa after the peacefuly location and "miran" means peace in Croatian.
Simon Jelf purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Simon Jelf chose Tinjan
We love Istria because of the green rolling countryside, vineyards, crystal clear waters and last but not least, the fabulous Mediterranean food. Vilu Miran is in a little hamlet of about 15 houses and is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives in England. With Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2 now flying to Pula, it is easier than ever to get to our place. The nearby coastal towns are excellent for people watching and eating freshly cooked food.
What makes this Villa unique
Vilu Miran is enclosed within stone walls and is therefore safe for families with young children. It has its own heated swimming pool with safety cover and a barbecue & dining area for fantastic al fresco dining. For the keen golfer, there is a new 18 hole championship golf course at the Kempinski Hotel about 45 minutes drive away. A fabulous water park has opened recently and is about 30 minute drive away.
Pool / Spa
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We had a fabulous stay at Vilu Miran which was clean, comfortable and great to return to after a day out. The locals were very friendly and would smile and wave as they passed by. We had a scrumptious meal with a selection of meats and cheese, home made bread and loads of Grapa at a restaurant in the neighbouring village. The location was quiet and peaceful. There was a comprehensive list of local attractions and and things to do sent in advance by the owner who replied to all our queries. The agent was great. She prepared a food bag and ordered pizza for our arrival as we got there after the shops had closed. All in all an excellent stay-highly recommend!!
Thank you for your review! We love our villa and it gives us great pleasure that our guests love it too and Croatia!
Wonderful holiday in Croatia!
We arrived on Saturday and the receiving of the keys to the villa was unproblematic and fast. The villa itself was very easy to find due to the detailled information we received from the travel agent. The villa itself was amazing. It was very clean and comfortable fitted. The pool was clean and well temperated. We really had a wonderful stay here and are hoping to be back here soon.
Lovely villa holiday
The villa is really spacious, clean, well equipped and has a fabulous heated pool. It was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had in a long time and we really settled into a perfect rhythm of Istrian life. It hit 30 degrees C at one point but the air con easily dealt with the heat. The nearby sv Lovrec has some quant bars perfect for a pre dinner drink and a great pizza restaurant that does take out. We used the stone oven/BBQ 5 nights washing it down with the local wine which is readily available in the shops and the sunsets from the balcony were stunning. Thank you for a fab break/property.
Porec (15km) picturesque coastal town combining pleasures of seashore and water sports with a taste of rural Croatian life. Daily trips to Venice. Vrsar (15km)-historical coastal town with beautiful marina, restaurants and bars. 25 mins drive to Rovinj-stunning Venetian town. 10 mins drive to famous Limski Channel famous for local oysters and mussels. 30 mins drive to hilltop town Motovun famous for truffles. 30 mins drive to hilltop town of Grozjnan, famous for jazz festivals and artists.
Car hire is essential. Pula airport (30 mins) with Ryanair & Jet2 from Stansted, Easyjet from Gatwick and other airlines from Manchester and Glasgow. Trieste airport (Italy) is 1 hour 45 mins drive with Ryanair. Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia) is 1 hour 45 mins drive with Easyjet daily. Ryanair and Easyjet fly daily to Venice where you can get boat to Porec or drive (2 hour 40 mins).
Nearest villages of Danjeli (1km), Tinjan (2km) and Sveti Lovrec (3km) for basic groceries. Local restaurants in Danjeli, Tinjan, Vrsar (15km), Limski Channel (7km), Porec (18km) and Rovinj (25km) all beautiful coastal towns set by the Adriatic which are rich in culture. Many events and festivals are held throughout the year at these and other local villages. A famous jazz festival is held annually at Groznjan (30km) and concerts are staged in the beautiful Roman amphitheatre in Pula (40km).
The Istrian peninsula is renowned for its good wine, ham, cheese, fresh seafood with plenty of restaurants within 15 mins drive. Within driving distance of the villa you will find beaches, sport grounds, horseback riding, yachting, fishing and diving opportunities. Excursions to Brijuni Islands, Rovinj, Pula and Venice by boat.