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Villa Olivia with a large 10m x 5m heated pool and landscaped garden.

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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 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 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.'

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • 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

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

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms and lounge and dining room...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Top quality Egyptian cotton sheets. Imported from the UK....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large lounge with open fireplace and seating for 8 people. Under floor heating and air-conditioning....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Outside the villa on drive and nearby. Two to three cars can park on-site....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    High quality fluffy Egyptian cotton towels for bathrooms and a pool towel each. Imported from the UK....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Installed under the stairs....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    LG 700 Watts...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge freezer. Plenty of room for wine, beer and of course food!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Three gas burners and one electric plate....moreless

  • Toaster:

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

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Golf:

    The Adriatic golf club, located at Crveni Vrh close to Savudrija-Salvore and near the city of Umag is a part of the hotel chain Kempinski. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally maintained and irrigated garden so that it is verdant all year round....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated pool from 2014. Supplement of £100 GBP per week payable on request. Heating of pool is not normally required between June and August....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Period 2016-11
Jul 23 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,958
Period 2016-12
Aug 27 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,838
Period 2016-13
Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2016-14
Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2016-15
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2016-16
Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2016-17
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2016-18
Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2016-19
Oct 22 - May 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,219
Period 2016-01
May 6 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2017-02
May 13 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,384
Period 2017-03
May 20 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,384
Period 2017-04
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,647
Period 2017-05
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,779
Period 2017-06
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,911
Period 2017-07
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,102
Period 2017-08
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,234
Period 2017-09
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,234
Period 2017-10
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,629
Period 2017-11
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,892
Period 2017-12
Jul 22 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,156
Period 2017-13
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,892
Period 2017-14
Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,629
Period 2017-15
Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,234
Period 2017-16
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,911
Period 2017-17
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,647
Period 2017-18
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,443
Period 2017-19
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,384
Period 2017-20
Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,311
Period 2017-21
Oct 28 - Apr 27, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,219
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,311

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $395.33
  • No additional mandatory fees

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pula
17 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Porec
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Umag
5.6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Konoba da Quinto - Vizinada Ferenci 44
17 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Porec

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, one cat, two Cavalier King Charles spaniels and three grandsons.

Why the Owner Chose Vižinada, Croatia:
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

  • Villa Olivia with a large 10m x 5m heated pool and landscaped garden.

    Villa Olivia with a large 10m x 5m heated pool and landscaped garden.

  • Roman steps enable easy access into the tiled salt water pool

    Roman steps enable easy access into the tiled salt water pool

  • A hot and cold water pool shower and steps at deep end of pool (1.45m)

    A hot and cold water pool shower and steps at deep end of pool (1.45m)

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

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

  • Villa Olivia has an open fire place and under floor heating for all year use.

    Villa Olivia has an open fire place and under floor heating for all year use.

  • Fully equipped kitchen for all your self-catering requirements.

    Fully equipped kitchen for all your self-catering requirements.

  • Master Bedroom Ens-suite with a bidet and underfloor heating.

    Master Bedroom Ens-suite with a bidet and underfloor heating.

  • Master Bedroom Balcony for privacy and views to Adriatic

    Master Bedroom Balcony for privacy and views to Adriatic

  • Front bedroom 2x single beds. Egyptian cotton sheets. Air-con for summer.

    Front bedroom 2x single beds. Egyptian cotton sheets. Air-con for summer.

  • The 'G&T Terrace' for enjoying a quiet read or  watching the sun set.

    The 'G&T Terrace' for enjoying a quiet read or watching the sun set.

  • Enjoy a drink by the pool in the evening

    Enjoy a drink by the pool in the evening

  • Plenty of room to sunbath and enjoy the view over rolling hills to Adriatic sea.

    Plenty of room to sunbath and enjoy the view over rolling hills to Adriatic sea.

  • Chill time by the pool at Villa Olivia with a beer and a novel.

    Chill time by the pool at Villa Olivia with a beer and a novel.

  • A farm track runs past the villa, which is screened by Oleanders .

    A farm track runs past the villa, which is screened by Oleanders .

  • The large high ceiling lounge with open fire. Air-con for summer.

    The large high ceiling lounge with open fire. Air-con for summer.

  • Dining Room with rustic oak furniture seats 8 persons. Air-con for summer.

    Dining Room with rustic oak furniture seats 8 persons. Air-con for summer.

  • Master Bedroom King size bed and Egyptian cotton sheets. Air-con for summer.

    Master Bedroom King size bed and Egyptian cotton sheets. Air-con for summer.

  • View of pool and Mirna Valley from Master Bedroom balcony

    View of pool and Mirna Valley from Master Bedroom balcony

  • Rear guest bedroom king size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. Air-con for summe

    Rear guest bedroom king size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. Air-con for summe

  • The BBQ covered terrace looking to the Adriatic

    The BBQ covered terrace looking to the Adriatic

  • Fancy a dip in the pool on warm summer's evening to cool off!

    Fancy a dip in the pool on warm summer's evening to cool off!

  • Evening dinner on the BBQ terrace watching the sun go down over the Adriatic

    Evening dinner on the BBQ terrace watching the sun go down over the Adriatic

  • Villa Olivia in the distance with vineyards

    Villa Olivia in the distance with vineyards

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2016
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