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Traditional Istrian stone house with large pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 3 bedrooms Villa in the heart of vineyards and olives trees

In the very heart of hilly Istria in the village of Majeri you will find Villa EL, a holiday home only 7, 5 km drive from the nearby town of Buzet and 30 km away from the sea.

The house, originally dating from the olden days (1806), was completely restored in 2015. It extends on two floors: the ground floor houses the kitchen, dining room, living room completed with the fireplace and exit onto the balcony, and the toilet with a shower. On the first floor there are two double rooms, one single room as well as the bathroom with the balcony overlooking the swimming pool and garden.

The garden – yard includes the swimming pool, barbecue station, roofed terrace and parking spaces.

Surrounded by pristine nature the house stands in the vicinity of wine yards, olive groves and orchards, giving you the unique chance to taste homemade Istrian traditional food, local wine, olive oil as well as the world renown truffles. This is the ideal spot for those who love nature, walks, hiking and cycling, especially along the famous Parenzana track. Here you will find peace, tranquillity, relax with your friends or family and fill your batteries ready for new challenges.

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Buzet Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Traditional Istrian stone house with large pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing villa in tranquil location.

  • 5 of 5

The build quality & finish in this villa is truly amazing. We have stayed in several villas but this was by far the best in terms of fixtures, fittings, cleanliness & overall quality.

Brigita made us feel very welcome & provided beautiful homegrown vegetables, wine & other produce for it throughout our stay.

The villa is located 5 minutes from Buzet with all local amenities, & is a great base for travelling throughout Istria. Novigrad is about 35 minutes away with its marina & beaches. Also, Istralandia waterpark near Novigrad is highly recommended - we spent a full day there & the whole family thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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It's just an outstanding house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a wonderful, very calm area. The house is new and very well kept. It's exactly as it looks on the pictures.

The cleanest house we ever rented. The area is perfect for a relaxing vacation. The hospitality by the owner is extraordinary (THANK YOU BRIGITA!). She checked the pool every other day in the early morning, before we got up. We were blessed with vegetables, eggs, oil and wine from the own production. Not to forget the delicous cake that we found in front of the door.

The area is agricultural and calm. Tiny villages, friendly people and little privately run restaurants. Next supermarket and bars are about 7 km away in Buzet.

This is the best house we ever had (and we had a few). Absolutely recommendable.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Istrian Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing. 5 star plus ! The Villa is gorgeous & beautifully furnished & maintained, set in the breathtaking beautiful Istrian hills. The original stone house is fully equipped with everything you need for an extended stay or a short stay. Gourmet kitchen, 2 televisions, private swimming pool, all personal amenities, etc. Even nicer than the photos on line. The owners are the most attentive & generous people you will ever meet. We often came home to a supply of their fresh produce from their nearby farm. Our time went by way too fast & were definitely sad to leave. The location of Villa El is perfect for day excursions to historic nearby towns such as Motovun, Grojan, Roc & Opatia, Novigrad, Umag & Porec (by the gorgeous Adriatic Sea) all well worth seeing & just a short 30 to 35 minute drive or less. The caves in Slovenia are another nearby must see attraction. In addition to an excellent restaurant nearby in the town of Sovinjak that is walking distance from Villa El, there are so many more great restaurants in the towns mentioned above that serve delicious Istrian food & sea food. Best cappacinos can be had in the little café in Buzet.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Lovely countryside holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay that our family ( with two kids 6 and 3 yrs) didn't want to leave. The house is beautiful and authentic. It has been lovingly restored and has modern conveniences yet still has all the charm of an old cottage. It is just as the pictures shows yet better when you get to experience the surroundings and peace and quiet of the beautiful countryside. Our kids loved roaming freely in search of cats or lizards or butterflies. We enjoyed leisurely mornings by the beautiful pool although be prepared it's a little chilly as its not heated. Brigita was the most attentive host I have ever met.... And we stay at many rental homes. She was very accomodating when I had trouble wiring funds to secure the property and then continued to show kindness and thoughtfulness the entire stay. She welcomed us to the house with the bounty from her garden a bottle of delicious olive oil from olives on their groves of trees and a bottle a red and white wine. If that weren't enough she greeted us the next morning with a freshly made cheesecake and a few mornings later she dropped off a basket of plums from her trees. So generous and kind! She cleaned the pool everyday which was very unexpected as well. Overall we would come back in a heartbeat. We traveled for two weeks in Croatia and loved the region where the house was so much. We enjoyed daily day trips to Pula, Rovinj, Trieste Italy, Porec Slovenia and Opatija. All within a 45 mins to 1 and 15 mins drive... So very doable for a day trip. We fell in love with the hill town Motovun which is a short drive away and had dinner enjoying the sunsets and views three different nights. Bottom line I would stay here again if we were to ever come back to Croatia, it was a highlight of our trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Beautiful villa in the mountains of Istria

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a small village in the Istrian mountains with "cool" and well maintained pool! The house is very nicely and tastefully furnished and fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing vacation (including towels, bedlinen, even shampoo). Also the kitchen ("the heart of the home") is perfectly equipped. Remarkable hospitality of the landlord with gifts of wine, olive oil, vegetables...). All in all a very nice stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and of a high quality. Everything we could think of was available in the house. The location is great if you like being a bit secluded, which for us was what we were looking for. Brigita is an excellent host and she goes out of her way to accomodate you.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Brigita Krbavcic
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Why Brigita Krbavcic chose Buzet

Here you will find peace, tranquillity, relax with your friends or family and fill your batteries ready for new challenges.


Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Crveni Vrh
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.