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Authentic Luxurious Villa Damiana, Magical Garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Authentic Istrian Villa 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Large Pool, Garden, Griil


Villa Damiana is 300 years old authentic stone house owned by the same family for centuries. The villa has been restored in accordance with the way of life of farmers and Istrian traditional style of building. The villa offers a combination of luxury and authentic detail and is open to all our guests. Ten people can enjoy a luxurious stay in a villa, beautiful scenery and privacy of a typical Istrian village.

VILLA Damiana provides complete privacy!

On the wall is a stone portrait, above which is an inscription San Giacomo (St. James). No one knows exactly who put the head on the stone wall of the house, but is believed to be built during the construction of the house owner. As Saint James the patron of travelers and pilgrims, he also expects you.

More Details

Property Manager
Villa Damiana -
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian, dutch, polish, Croatian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Villa Damiana -

We are a family from Pula, the owners of this this beautiful villa for centuries. This old authentic Istrian house was ours for centuries. Now we eanted to give it and new life!

Why Villa Damiana - chose Domijanići

We chose this villa because it was passed down through generations over 300 years. Now we have restored it in accordance with Croatian laws and tradition.

What makes this villa unique

We chose this villa because it was passed down through generations over 300 years. Now we have restored it in accordance with Croatian laws and tradition.


Domijanići Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Authentic Luxurious Villa Damiana, Magical Garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous property with beautiful outside areas

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Damiana. 4 adults and 3 children (aged 4 - 6 yrs) had plenty of space and loved the pool and outdoor eating areas. Our hosts were so welcoming and friendly and we had many wonderful days out to the surrounding towns and beaches of Istria. Only wish we'd made it 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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a relaxing stay in a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks with 4 adults and 3 Kids and had a wonderful time in a charming house being let by very friendly and flexible house owners.

We loved it! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Der perfekte Urlaub in Istrien

  • 5 of 5

In dieser Villa hatten wir im Juni einen perfekten Urlaub. Wir hatten eine vollkommene Privatsphäre.

Die Villa hat eine gute Qualität und Luxus. Sie ist mit viel Grün umgeben, wo wir uns sehr erholten und die traditionellen Architektur des Hauses genossen.

Der Schwimmbecken ist sehr gro? und sicher.

Alles was in der Broschüre stand hatten wir in der Villa; nichts fehlte.

Die Besitzer waren sehr nett und immer am Dienst.

Ich würde diese Villa jedem empfehlen der in der Natur so auch im Luxus geniessen will.

Das ganze Gebiet der Villa und des Hofes sind mit Internet bedeckt, so dass wir unsere Geschäfte über den Laptop regeln konnten.

In der Nähe der Villa befinden sich Laufstrecken und Fahrradwege und viele gute Restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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War die richtige Entscheidung

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten mehrere Ferienhäuser zur Auswahl und haben uns dann für dieses Haus entschieden, weil wir alte Häuser mit Geschichte mögen. Wir haben die Wahl keine Sekunde bereut. Das Haus hat mit seinen uralten Mauern eine tolle Atmosphäre und ist trotzdem sehr gut ausgestattet und super in Schuss. Alles machte einen gepflegten Eindruck, vor allem auch der Pool. Die Vermieter waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Als ich nach einem Fahrrad fragte, standen am nächsten Morgen zwei vor der Tür. Das waren zwar keine Spitzenmodelle, aber zum schnellen Einkauf in Zminj hat es gereicht.

Einziger Wermutstropfen: Vor allem abends und auch nachts bellten und jaulten mehrere Hunde in der ferneren Nachbarschaft. Als wir das den Vermietern bei der Übergabe erzählten, nahmen sie es sehr ernst und wollten sich darum kümmern.

Insgesamt ein wunderschöner Aufenthalt!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This luxurious stone villa is situated in the small village called Damijanici. It is a small and charming village in which picturesque landscape Villa Damiana perfectly fits. Damijanici is only 2 km away from Zminj, Istrian town with rich history as evidenced by historical monuments, churches and monuments. The old curved country road takes you from Zminj to Damijanici, leading you through the rich greenery, threes of Ladonja and Murva (mulberry), rich fields and vineyards.

Zminj is located in the heart of Istria, and its position is ideal for those who want to travel in the region. Zminj is the geographical center of Istria, which is why only 15-20 minutes drive away from all the attractive seaside towns (Porec, Rovinj, Rovinj, Pula, Rabac...). Existing cultural - historical monuments testify to the rich heritage Zminj. The importance and status fo traffic intersection Zminj has since the Iron Age because they were already roads leading to larger existing settlements, and these roads, with only small modifications, kept up to date. Therefore, if staying at Villa Damiana you will be just twenty kilometers away from famous destinations on the coast like the nearest Rovinj, Bale, Porec, Vrsar, Rabac, National Park of Brijuni, Rt Kamenjak in Premantura, Livade (Buzet), etc.. You have to drive only few hours to visit beauty of Kvarner – Opatija, or island of Cres and Krk, beautiful Plitvice Lakes, or even Venice and Trieste in Italy.

We recommend you to experience this unique events and atractions: cheese production, bread production, possibility of tasting ham, honey trail, cycling trail, wine trail, production and sale of wine in the villa neighborhood, olive oil trail, horse riding, caving – visit to the cave 'Festinsko kraljevstvo'.

Zminj is characterized by the features of traditional Istrian cuisine and traditional atmosphere, homemade food and contact with nature.

Of the famous cities with tourist facilities near Zminj stand out: ACI Marina Rovinj is 20 km away by car from Zminj and Bale Beach (San Polo, Colone) is 12 km away.

Port city of Koper in the neighboring country of Slovenia is only 35 km from Zminj and frontier city of Trieste in Slovenia is situated about 50 km away from Zminj by car.

Porec city that is known for Euphrasys Basilica, UNESCO is located about 25km from Zminj and Rovinj which is known for its cultural events and sports facilities is located 20 km distance from Zminj.

LightHouse disco in Bale is famous attraction for nightlife and it is only 12 km away from Zminj.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental rate is ALL INCLUSIVE and includes:
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Accommodation, initial cleaning, final cleaning, laundry (linen, towels), pool maintenance, garden maintenance, water, electricity, tourist tax, registration fee, air conditioning, internet access.
A security deposit is not required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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