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Villa Aurora with magnificent view from swiming pool, near Motovun

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Splendid view, private pool , surrounded by the calmness of nature, near Motovun

This villa was built in the end of 19th century and fully renovated in the year of 2012. It is placed in a pitoresque part of Istria, its central part, in a village named Livade. The touch of past that this villa evokes is combined with all of the contemporary benefits, such as air conditioning, WiFi internet, private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen as well as the laundry room. The capacity of this two-bedroom villa is 6 persons, and also a baby crib and feeding chair are available upon request. There are 4 bicycles at your disposal and for the fans of less phisical activities, there is a barbecue ready for use. Last, but not least, the villa has a breathtaking view from the terrace. Just a walk away there is a horse ranch where you can hire a guide and have a riding tour of the area. The nearest beaches are in Novigrad, Poreč and Tar, around 20 kilometres away, the nearest spa 10 km, the airport distance is 70 km and a shop and a restaurant can be found in Livade, the same place where villa Aurora is located.

Property Manager
Lovely Istria
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, Croatian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lovely Istria

Travel agency

Lovely Istria purchased this villa in 2015

Why Lovely Istria chose Motovun

It is a beautiful location surrounded by the calm and nature

What makes this villa unique

Charming, romantic ...


Motovun Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms+toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Villa Aurora with magnificent view from swiming pool, near Motovun
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Breathtaking view, and a heartwarming hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We were received in a heartwarming way by the owners who gave us an immediate strong impression of the Croatian hospitality.

The view from the swimming pool of the beautiful old town of Motovun is truly breathtaking.

The villa is located in a perfect location if you wish to explore the whole island of Istria.

We have traveled a lot and visited many places and I can say that Villa Aurora belongs on top of our best memories.

I often think back on our great conversations and interactions with Santa (hi exists and is the father of the owner ;-), his kindness and his little gifts (local fruits and vegetables and great vine :))

When you get an unforgettable experience, it is with pleasure that you want to do something back. That is why I write this review and highly recommend this villa.


from Belgium

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Haus an einem wunderschönen Ort

  • 5 of 5

Wir sind sehr herzlich von den Besitzern empfangen worden und mit den nötigen Tipps für einen abwechslungsreichen Urlaub versorgt worden. Das Haus eignet sich ideal für vier Personen, ist liebevoll gestaltet und sehr sauber. Auch der Garten und der Pool sind wunderschön. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rust, fraaie omgeving en veel privacy

  • 5 of 5

Een heerlijke plek om te verblijven, dit Villa Aurora. Het ligt in de heuvels bij Livade en Motovun en dat betekent: truffels! De woning stamt uit 1895 en is van alle gemakken voorzien (inclusief airco, wat geen overbodige luxe is in juli). Een van de slaapkamers is onder het huis, met een eigen ingang en badkamer. Het zwembad ligt boven het huisje en je moet daar een trap voor beklimmen. Maar dan lig je ook in het water met uitzicht op Motovun en de omliggende heuvels. Heel erg mooi! Met name bij het zwembad is privacy gegarandeerd. Wij kozen voor een paa stranddagen bij Zelena Laguna, net onder Porec. Dat is ongeveer drie kwartier rijden maar dan heb je een fraaie kust, een prachtige zee en het is er schaduwrijk en relatief rustig. Sla dan vooral ook Groznjan niet over; fraai stadje hier vlakbij.

Eigenaren zijn uitermate vriendelijk en het is erg eenvoudig om contact met ze hebben en houden.

Als je rust zoekt en van een fraaie omgeving houdt, dan hoef je eigenlijk niet verder te zoeken. Wij waren hier met ons gezin met twee kinderen van 13 en 11 en ook zij hadden het geweldig naar hun zin. Overigens is het voor fietsers die van klimmen houden erg goed vertoeven hier!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ruhige Villa in schöner Aussicht

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren Ostern für eine Woche in der Villa und haben ausgesprochen schöne Tage erlebt. Netter Empfang, der Eigentümer war immer ansprechbar und hilfsbereit. Eltern der Besitzer waren in der Nähe und konnten mit Kleinigkeiten stets aushelfen. Sehr ruhige und abgeschiedene Lage am Ende einer Sackgasse. Der Pool ist über eine Steintreppe erreichbar, man hat von ihm einen traumhaften Blick ins Mirnatal und auf Motovun. Auf dem mittelhoch gelegenen Grillplatz konnte man auch Ostern schon windgeschützt die Sonne genießen.

Eingangsbereich und der Hang sind ansprechend bepflanzt, vor allem draußen am Pool und der Terrasse fühlten wir uns sehr wohl.

Das untere, von außen zugängliche Zimmer ist sehr hell und freundlich mit liebevollen Details ausgestattet. Wir waren zu dritt, bis zu vier Personen perfekt.

Vier Fahrräder stehen zur freien Verfügung (Parenzana Strecke geht direkt in der Nähe vorbei).

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Brestova - Porozina (Cres)
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Kempinski, Umago
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

Livade are reffered to as the home of the Istrian truffle, where there is a Festival of the Truffle held every year. The Mirna valley and its surroundings are a rich wildlife location. Another interesting fact: in the early 20th century a railway called „Parenzana“ used to pass through Livade and that was important for the people of these parts because it connected them with the cities on the western Istrian coast. It lost its function long ago, but today it's used as a very accessible path for walkers and cyclists.

There is so many nearby places worth visiting and here are a few: Grožnjan, a small town with art galeries (one of them was a 14th century smithy, the oldest in Istria); Završje, with amazingly preserved medieval architecture; Oprtalj, praised by the food and wine lovers; in the end there is Motovun, the best preserved medieval town in Istria. Motovun is quiet and calm during the winter, but in summer months it becomes a crowded place that offers various events of culture and entertainment, such as the Motovun Film Festival, hot air baloon races, wine festivals or paragliding competitions.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.53

The weekly price includes: 7 nights accommodation, initial and final cleaning, garden maintenance, gas, water, electricity, tourist tax, registration fee, laundry (towels and linen), air-conditioning, internet access.
Refundable damage deposit (Paid on arrival) € 300,00 - damage deposit will be completely refunded to resident in the case that all conditions of the lease are met upon their departure.
One well behaved dog is welcome with an extra cleaning charge of 50 Euros per week.

A 30% down payment is required to secure your reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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