Stone house, renewed in old style with traditional materials, stone and wood. The villa is placed in a quiet area. It has a private, south facing, swimming pool of 32sqm in front of the house just a few steps from the covered terrace and summer kitchen-BBQ. The villa is centrally placed in the big garden with a lot of greens and few cherry trees which provide the natural shadow around the villa in a summer time. The barbeque has a lot of place to prepare the dinner and it is placed close to an unique garden table made of a big stone plate with heavy iron chairs around.
The villa is built with large stone blocks and contains large open space in the ground floor and three double bedrooms on the first floor. All the rooms upstairs have the air-condition but usually it is not needed due to the wide solid stone walls.
The guests liked as well the location as the villa is on easy reach to all points of interest when exploring the Istria.
The Villa Barbara has the groundfloor with one open space with inside walls made of big stone blocks. It consists of the solid built kitchen, fully equipped and large massive wooden table to accomodate six people. On the opposite side there is a sofa and is close to the open fireplace which is made of massive stone blocks. Utility room and one toilet is found on the groundfloor as well.
Wide stairs leads up to the first floor. It consists of three bedrooms of ~12-15sqm. All bedrooms have the massive wooden beds, the small table, the chair and the mirror. All of them has aircondition. The master bedroom has en-suite shower room and others share the second shower room.
Car rental essential. Private parking secured inside the property.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house but only outdoor.
Your family will enjoy 1000sq meters of the garden with cherry trees and an olive around the house. The Villa Barbara is suitable for children but one must be supervised around the pool area. Private swimming pool with ceramic tiles is 8m x 4m size with 1-1.5m deep. It has automatic watter cleaning system of the highest standard. Wooden sun beds are easy to move around the pool or even to shift on the grass and under the shadow of the cherry tree. In built large summer kitchen just a few steps from the house. It has two fire places to prepare the grill or „peka“ and you will be provided with woods and coil to prepare your own meals. While you prepare the dinner your party can watch and sit on the stone bar chairs and enjoy the coctels under the covered BBQ. In front of the villa there is a covered terrace equiped with table and 6 chairs. Behind the house there is covered parking lot. The villa is walled, standalone and just 150m away from villagers so to feel comfortable and safe.
If however, you would like to spend the day or night exploring the Istria you will find that Villa Barbara is placed on easy reach to every point of your wish. Sv. Lovrec (7km) or Kanfanar (10km) offer basic shops, a post office, bankomat, cafes. Just a few minutes drive away several 'konobas' (typical country inns) will welcome you with domestic fresh food and local wine. Porec, Rovinj, Motovun are on 30 minutes drive distance.Venice is on very easy reach by boats (2h) for a daily visits.
The Brijuni Islands, a small archipelago famous as a National Park. Access to this beautiful conservation area is strictly controlled with boat trips available only from Pula and the town of Fazana.
Rovinj is one of the most developed seaside resorts in Croatia, offering a whole range of visitor opportunities in a picturesque ambience of the ancient town, surrounded by luxuriant pine forests.
The nearby Limski Kanal, a slender, tree-lined fjord is without doubt one of the most scenic sights in Istria. Cutting a deep swathe inland from the coast, its sparkling, aquamarine waters are designated a marine reserve and produce some of the freshest oysters, mussels and fish in Croatia.
Dvigrad castle, constructed in the 11th century close to a slender, south-facing limestone outcrop, was abandoned in the 17th century due to a pest outbreak. Nowadays only the ruins remain of one of Istria's most famous hallmarks, but it still dominates the Lemme channel, the plain below and the limestone crag opposite.Dvigrad is a well-preserved and very atmospheric historical monument evoking images of a colourful and lively past and well worth a visit.
Vrsar (18km) is a pretty Roman, hilltop town dominated by an eighteenth century castle where classical music concerts are held in the summer months. Just below the town there is a bustling marina and quayside with various local shops and cafés.
Pula on the southern tip of the peninsula is Istria's capital. More than 3000 years old, established by Romans, the city and rich evidence of their presence remains including the Forum, a triumphal archway, the Temple of Augustus and an immense amphitheatre near the port. Built in the first century BC the amphitheatre is the sixth largest in the world and one of the three best preserved. Regular classical, opera and pop concerts are held there each summer.
Village of St. Lorenzo with its medieval ruins and cobbled streets, and excellent pizza at the restaurant.