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Spacious & peaceful holiday home with a large landscaped garden and private pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Vittorina is located in Krnica, a small village in South East Istria, 24km from Ancient City of Pula.

This airy and peaceful 5 bedroom villa offers spacious accommodation arranged over 2 flothe ors and set within a large private hedge-lined landscaped garden (1270m2 / 13670 sq ft). The villa also features a beautiful eight meter sunken pool (32m2 / 345 sq ft ranging in depth from 1.15m (45 inches) to 1.5m (59 inches), making it perfect for children and adults alike. The garden offers a tranquil oasis, with its aromatic Mediterranean plants, grapevines and 100-year old mulberry tree and with a BBQ pit and large outdoor dining table makes it ideal for alfresco dining and relaxing with family and friends.

The ground floor (107m2/ 1152 sq ft) features a kitchen, a living/dining room with direct access to the front and back verandas and the garden, a bathroom, separate toilet, two double bedrooms and one twin room. On the second floor (123m2/ 1324 sq ft) there are two further double rooms, a spacious living room, a second kitchen and bathroom ,two balconies and a large terrace. Guests have full use of both kitchens, well-equipped with a dishwasher, stove, microwave and oven. A washing machine and iron are also provided. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, including the garden and swimming pool. Entertainment facilities include a satellite TV, stereo with a CD player and USB port as well as family favourite board games..

Just a few minutes from Villa Vittorina is a charming village square with two cafes/restaurants, a bakery, grocery shop and post office. A picturesque fishing port (Krnicki Porat) with a superb local restaurant and beaches is a short 5 minute drive away.

The house has a lot of character and is a perfect place to create some wonderful holiday memories.


Istria (in Croatian, “Istra”) is the biggest Croatian peninsula located in the northern Adriatic. Istria gets its name from the Histri, an Illyrian tribe conquered by the Roman legions in 177 BC. It is an area of rare natural beauty, characterised by its mountains, hills and meadows, rolling vineyards and olive groves, which border the perfectly blue sea.

Istria has an indented coastline with beautiful bays, pebbled beaches, islands and clear waters with sea temperatures averaging between 23 and 24 C (73 and 75 F) in July and August. The Istrian coast offers Mediterranean charm, with its pretty towns beautiful beaches and abundant Mediterranean vegetation. On the western coast you will find resort towns such as Rovinj, Porec , Novigrad, the Lim Fjord – an estuary valley with a canyon-like appearance as well as the Brijuni National Park; a group of fourteen islands famous for their scenic beauty. As you travel inland, the scrubby vegetation and olive groves gradually give way to wooded hills and fertile valleys with stone-built medieval hilltop villages to explore, one of the most attractive being Motovun, located in the middle of truffle territory. Make sure not to miss the art-filled town of Groznjan and Visnjan, a town known for its wine. Other historic towns like Oprtalj and Hum look like leftovers from another century, made of ancient stone poised high above rich green pastures and forests.

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Pula is a three thousand-year-old city in the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. Its origin is linked to the Argonauts, ancient Greek mythological heroes. Pula evolved along a ramified sea bay, and rests on seven hills whose peaks are crowned with old forts. It is steeped in history with a tradition of hospitality and is a rewarding place to visit. Italian poet and writer Dante Alighieri visited Pula at the beginning of 14th century, while Michelangelo made a drawing of the Sergii Arc during his visit in the 16th century. Irish author James Joyce lived in Pula for a short time teaching English, back in 1904.

The city has some of the finest ancient Roman cultural monuments, which have made it a candidate for the UNESCO list of the world's natural and cultural heritage. The most popular Roman site in Pula is the amphitheatre, known as 'Arena' to the locals. Built in 1st century AD it is the 6th biggest in the world. The home of gladiator fights in the past, today it is primarily a setting for various cultural events whilst the museum in its basement holds many exhibits from the Roman period. Other noteworthy Roman sites include the Arch of the Sergii (1st century BC) and the ancient temple dedicated to the first Roman Emperor, Augustus (1st century AD). You can enjoy a wonderful view of the city from the old fortress 'Kastel', which features an amphitheatre used for cultural events and open-air film screenings.

Pula also has many galleries, family-friendly restaurants and an eclectic range of shops as well as a rocky coast indented with numerous turquois bays with pebbled beaches close to the city.

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Wining and Dining

Istrian cuisine is varied and rich due to its many influences and Istria has a reputation of being a great culinary destination. An excellent standard of food is served in most modest konobas (taverns) and haute-cuisine restaurants alike. Ingredients are usually first class, locally sourced and organic.

Regional delicacies include appetizers such as Istrian prosciutto (pršut), wild asparagus (šparoga), black truffles (tartufi) and local goat and sheep cheeses. On the coast, you will find premium quality fish and seafood, while inland the focus tends to be more on meat. Popular Istrian meats include kobasice (sausages), ombolo (smoked pork loin) and lamb. These delicious meats are often combined with cabbage or freshly made fuži (pasta twists) and njoki (gnocchi).

Istrian olive oil is produced by regional producers, with a high degree of quality and has a very distinct flavour.Istria also offers quality wines produced all over the peninsula from a variety of grapes including the famous white malvasia, pinot and muscat, the red borgonja, merlot and a characterful indigenous teran.

A typical Istrian spirit is biska, an aphrodisiac mistletoe brandy associated with the region around Buzet and Hum.

More Details

Mirjana Barac-Santini
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Why Mirjana Barac-Santini chose Krnica

What makes this house unique


Krnica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious & peaceful holiday home with a large landscaped garden and private pool
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Very nice and well maintained house situated in charming village

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fantastic house, garden and pool.

  • 5 of 5

The best 2 week holiday we`ve had in years. Mirjana and Miro met us at the house and showed us round. Everything you need is here. The house is clean and well equipped. A fantastic well looked after, chlorine free pool, a large private garden, off road parking.

Krnica is a small, charming and very friendly village. Excellent bar/restaurant, shop, bakery and Post Office. Excellent base for visiting the surrounding area. Festini cave, kart racing, horse riding, snorkelling, Prementura, the roads are well maintained and very quiet so day trips out further afield, Plitvice National Park and Postojna caves in Slovenia are all reachable in a day. Hosts very informative and kept in touch by regular emails. A perfect holiday, thankyou.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Beautiful place to relax and enjoy your holiday

  • 5 of 5

Krnica is a beautiful small village. The people here are very friendly. The house is very nice with amazing pool. Garden is well kept and the house is clean. I would recommend this house to my friends. We think that we comeback to spent another beautiful holiday in croatia. The owners are very friendly people with which there were no problems.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Schönes Haus, gute Lage

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus war schön und sauber. Die Vermieter sehr freundlich. Alles hat sehr gut gepasst.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Haus mit schönem Pool und Aussen-Sitzecke

  • 5 of 5

Abgeschlossenes Grundstück perfekt für Hunde. Schöner Sitzbereich aussen für lange Nächte, mehrere Balkons mit viel Platz. Restaurant und Supermarkt in Laufnähe.

Sehr nette und hilfsbereite Vermieter. Auto vor Ort ist sinnvoll, um die Umgebung zu besuchen, da das Dorf sehr klein ist.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place and a charming, full equipped ho

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 adults and 5 children, and we really enjoyed our stay in this well-functioning house in 2 weeks. You shall absolutely bring nothing yourself – it is all there! The owners are very friendly and prepared to help you in any way.

Indoor the house is very original and gives you all opportunities for your stay. Outdoor you have a pleasant garden and a fine swimming pool. There are several terraces, which all are equipped with fine furniture and relax chairs. We recommend this house and this destination.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pula international airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Godfather (Kum) - bar, pizza restaurant
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Pula town
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Brijuni island
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Pula town
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Godfather (Kum) - bar, pizza restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Krnica - porat beach, Rakalj - Kalavojna
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

The weekly rate includes: 7 nights accommodation, initial and final cleaning, laundry (once per week linen and towels), pool maintenance, garden maintenance, gas, water, electricity, tourist tax, registration fee, internet wi-fi access (flat rate), firewood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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