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Villa Sancta Maria

Oprtalj - Croatia

Stunning inside and out, this renovated villa in vineyard-rich Istria has panoramic countryside views, a huge private pool and a rustic character to fall in love with

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
£3415-5078 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

How to book...

Villa Sancta Maria is owned and managed by Srdan Jelisic.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Srdan Jelisic.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • This villas peaceful, isolated location makes it perfect for chilling out by the pool or hosting dinner in the gardens.
  • Panoramic views of the countryside and nearby Motovun greet you every day.
  • Taverns and restaurants are just a short drive away, and youll be on the beach in half an hour.
  • Benefit from extras like private chef services, wine tastings, car rental and tailor-made tours of this incredible region.
  • Rent the additional Wellness and Spa module with hot tub, cinema, bar, and sauna for added cost.

  You should know...

  • Well-behaved pets are welcome, but extra cleaning charges will apply.
  • Airport transfers can be arranged on request the nearest ones being Pula and Trieste.

  The Detail...

In a magnificent elevated position, looking out over the medieval town of Motovun, Villa Sancta Maria brings a rustic glamour to Croatias Istrian Peninsula. In an area famed for its wines and truffles, this villa is perfect for both foodies and lovers of the great outdoors. Boasting the most spectacular views the villa is also just a 30-minute drive from the Istrian coast.

This peaceful six-bedroom villa sits in splendid isolation, surveying the green hills which seem to stretch for miles. The villas own garden is dominated by a particularly large swimming pool, lined with lounger chairs and parasols, and a suspended hammock on the adjacent lawn. More seating and dining areas can be found closer to the house, along with a barbecue.

Fully air-conditioned, this impressive villa features five bathrooms (four with shower, one with bath), as well as three double and twin bedrooms. Its an old building, fully restored but without losing its original character, so youll find bare stone walls, antique furniture, wooden beams above your head and tiles and wood beneath your feet.

The living area features a Smart TV, DVD and a music system, and you have Wi-Fi to keep you connected. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything from coffee machine to dishwasher, but if doing it all yourself feels like too much, you can always engage the services of a private chef. There is a very pleasant covered dining area on the terrace which you are sure to make a lot of use of.

The villa also has a new commercial spa module available to hire where you can make use of a number of fantastic additional features. These include a hydromassage hot tub, a fantastic sauna, a teak lounge, a home cinema system, a PlayStation console and its own bar. This extra module can be rented for a fixed price of 1.380,00 EU per week throughout the year.

Istria is fast becoming the place to go in Croatia, and there are plenty of good reasons to visit. Extending into Slovenia and Italy, the region is beautifully bucolic, with historic towns, hillside villages and endless beaches to get to know. Novigrad is a town full of cultural sights, with several churches and the Rigo Palace among a host of baroque and gothic buildings.

Picturesque Motovun, the town which stretches out beneath you, takes part in the annual Truffle Days which take place over weekends in October and November. In fact, the largest white truffle ever found was discovered right there in the Motovun forests.

You can try the truffles, along with many other local delicacies, at one of the homely restaurants in the area look out too for wild mushrooms, fresh asparagus and, of course Istrian wines. The stunning landscape sees many grape varieties cultivated, so you wont be short of intriguing options.


Essential Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis

catering on request


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Historical sites
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Water Park
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Trieste (Italy) 55km

  Detailed Pricing Information...

spring/summer 2020

04.04. - 10.04. 4301 EUR
11.04. - 17.04. 5770 EUR
18.04. - 12.06. 3881 EUR
13.06. - 03.07. 4301 EUR
04.07. - 17.07. 4800 EUR
18.07. - 03.09. 5770 EUR



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£3415-5078 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

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Villa Sancta Maria is owned and managed by Srdan Jelisic.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Srdan Jelisic.

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