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Casa Sienna

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, view over the vineyards, private pool


Owner
Andrea Präuner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Andrea Präuner

We bought Casa Sienna from an English family two years ago. Our three children (17, 13 and 8 years old) enjoy every stay at this place. They specially like the pool and our cards-playing evenings on the terrace. At least once a stay, we rent a boat and spend the whole day at sea. We live in Munich and it takes us about 5.5 hours of driving to arrive at Casa Sienna. So, even a long weekend is worth making the trip.

Andrea Präuner purchased this house in 2012

Why Andrea Präuner chose Općina Buzet

When we spent our first family vacation in central Istria a few years ago, the charm of the gentle hilly landscape immediately got us under its spell. We could no longer resist when we –on top of the landscape- discovered this culinary diversity, miles away from fast food and tourist traps. We were particularly fond of the Motovun area… and when we discovered Casa Sienna was for sale, we did not hesitate! And we still haven't got the slightest bit of regret about that! In fact, it is completely the opposite: we want to pass on our enthusiasm for this region. We are very pleased to help you with recommendations for trips, festivals, restaurants, vinery visits, and so on.

What makes this house unique

Casa Sienna is a house where you immediately feel comfortable. It has a great atmosphere and energy that is not only susceptible overlooking the wonderful landscape, but in every room. We especially like that each of us can separately withdraw into quietness, while the large living- dining room serves as a meeting point.

Amenities

Općina Buzet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 4 is a guest toilet. Bathroom 1 belongs to bedroom 1. Bathroom 2 belongs to bedroom 2. Bathroom 3 belongs to bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are separated from the main house by a small corridor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Extra services such as a chef, poolside massages or house staff can be provided on demand.

Reviews

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5

Beautiful, comfortable house in an amazing setting and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Casa Sienna was wonderful. The house exceeded our expectations in every way. It was very spacious tastefully decorated and clean. We loved walking out in the morning to see the breathtaking view and enjoy breakfast on the veranda. The location of the house is very convenient for exploring Istria in a tiny village with a nice restaurant within walking distance. The host Andrea was very helpful prior to our arrival. She helped us make arrangements for transportation and rental car when we arrived. She even made arrangements for us to dine at the amazing Slow Food Restaurant near by. She is an excellent host and has thought about every detail. The detailed handbook that was in the house was extremely helpful. The tips that were given and we followed made our stay even more enjoyable. I can recommend this house 100% and hope someday to return to it.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I´m so happy you enjoyed your vacation at our Casa Sienna. I really hope to welcome you again at Casa Sienna. Kind regards, Andrea
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5

Family friendly haven

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday here - three generations, including a four week old baby, in September, and all had a wonderful time.

We were very impressed with casa Sienna and particularly liked the layout with the bedrooms and bathrooms being behind two doors which meant we didn't hear the baby! The villa was very clean, all the equipment and furnishings were of good quality and the kitchen was very well equipped. We particularly appreciated the comfortable sofas outside - a great place to relax and read in the shade. We spent most of our time at the villa and the active among us appreciated the table tennis and badminton rackets. The pool water was a little too cool for us though as the temperature was cooling down in September.

Andrea responded quickly to queries and Smiljan the caretaker spoke very good English and was very patient with us on arrival, answering all our questions. He was on hand at the other end of the phone when the electricity went down, keeping us informed and reassured (my daughter in law is diabetic and it was essential her medication was kept cool). We had a lovely meal at Smiljan's family restaurant in Vrh which is well recommend.

The village of Sovinjak only has a church and a restaurant (the views are spectacular) and the villa is about 15 minutes drive from the nearest shops (Buzet) so it is a great 'away from it all' destination. Motovon is about 15 minutes away by car. There is plenty to do in the area if you wish and this part of Croatia is very much cheaper than the south.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa - we regularly holiday as a family and this was by far the best we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review about Casa Sienna. We are happy to hear all your needs were met and that you enjoyed the quiet villa and all the other amenities. All the best for you and your family! Kind regards, Andrea
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5

Fabulous stay at casa Sienna

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday here - three generations, including a four week old baby, in September, and all had a wonderful time.

We were very impressed with casa Sienna and particularly liked the layout with the bedrooms and bathrooms being behind two doors which meant we didn't hear the baby! The villa was very clean, all the equipment and furnishings were of good quality and the kitchen was very well equipped. We particularly appreciated the comfortable sofas outside - a great place to relax and read in the shade. We spent most of our time at the villa and the active among us appreciated the table tennis and badminton rackets. The pool water was a little too cool for us though as the temperature was cooling down in September.

Andrea responded quickly to queries and Smiljan the caretaker spoke very good English and was very patient with us on arrival, answering all our questions. He was on hand at the other end of the phone when the electricity went down, keeping us informed and reassured (my daughter in law is diabetic and it was essential her medication was kept cool). We had a lovely meal at Smiljan's family restaurant in Vrh which is well recommend.

The village of Sovinjak only has a church and a restaurant (the views are spectacular) and the villa is about 15 minutes drive from the nearest shops (Buzet) so it is a great 'away from it all' destination. Motovon is about 15 minutes away by car. There is plenty to do in the area if you wish and this part of Croatia is very much cheaper than the south.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa - we regularly holiday as a family and this was by far the best we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful spot in the hills of Istria

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sienna is a beautiful home in a small hill town close to Buzet. We had a wonderful stay there relaxing by the pool and making day trips to surrounding sights. Very comfortable, quiet and serene, with good shopping in nearby Buzet.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Siena is a beautiful and immaculately clean villa with an amazing hostess. Andrea helped us with everything after we decided to stay here and even made arrangements for breakfast and cleaning for us. The villa itself is beautiful with a gorgeous mulberry tree outside along with the pool. The inside of the villa is very well decorated and has all the amenities including aircon that one needs. I would stay here again and would highly recommend it for anyone planning a holiday in Istria.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Riesiges Haus mit Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa liegt an wunderbar ruhiger Lage mit schöner Aussicht auf die benachbarten Hügel und jetzt im Herbst meist über der Nebelgrenze. Zu siebt schätzten wir den vielen Platz drinnen und draussen und ganz besonders die drei Badezimmer. Das Haus ist überdurchschnittlich gut ausgestattet mit allem, was man zum täglichen Leben braucht.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pula or Trieste
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Motovun
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Buzet
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Poreč or Novigrad
Car: necessary

The Green Istria begins where the bustle ceases, who reigns in the streets of coastal towns. Leaving the bustling coastal fringes behind, soon a green hill landscape opens up in the interior, the sight of many, is familiar from Tuscany as it was 20 years ago. On these peaks towering sleepy medieval town, whose visit is an experience both culturally and culinary, of which you should not do without. Casa Sienna is on the verge of such a small town, called Sovinjak. Sovinjak is known by the parish church of St. George, and the 15-meter high bell tower from the year 1557. Moreover, is located in the Gothic church of St. Roch with frescoes from the 15th century

From the villa you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the vineyards, truffle woods, olive groves and hills of the area. Directly across from the terrace overlooking the small village of Vrh, which is lit up at night.

As a lover of good food you've come to the right place. In Sovinjak itself, about 100 meters away, there is a tavern-Istrian tavern with very good traditional food and a beautiful garden area with views of the Mirna valley.

Yet within walking distance (about 15 minutes walk) is one of the best restaurants in Istria, the Slow Food Tavern Toklarija. In a 600 year old mill you can, by reservation, to benefit from a culinary highlight, which his peers not only studied in Istria.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $355.49

Um die Vermietung kümmert sich der Besitzer des Objektes aus Deutschland. Er steht Ihnen für alle Fragen zur Verfügung und vermittelt gerne Zusatzleistungen wie Ausflüge, Restaurants, privaten Koch, etc. Vor Ort steht Ihnen ein lokaler Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung.
Die Reisepreise enthalten folgende zusätzliche Leistungen: umfassende Reisedokumentation, ausreichend Hand- und Pooltücher, Bettwäsche, umfassende Anfangsreinigung und Vorbereitung der Betten

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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