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Stylish, luxurious stone villa in a dream scenery, 4 bedrooms & private pool

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

You will find Casa Sienna in the idyllic, green Istrian inland (although only a stone's throw away from the lively coast). It is an oasis of tranquillity overlooking vineyards, olive groves and fortified medieval towns. The exclusive quality stone house has a private pool, stylish furnishings and lots of private space. The rental is spacious enough to accommodate 8 people inside as well as outside. Two terraces are at disposal: one in front, with view on the pool (useful to keep an eye on the children!) and one with barbecue at the backside. The pool has a gentle access, which is very adequate for small children. A large garden surrounds the house, offering plenty of space for playing games or sunbathing. The poolside (front terrace) is equipped with high-quality loungers, a large table with 8 chairs and lounge seats. The backside terrace provides a table with 4 chairs.

Restaurants are located within walking distance, and various larger supermarkets are to be found in the 5 km away town of Buhet. The small town of Motuvun counts as a summit for the truffle market. Top notch inland day trip destinations are Groznjian and Motovun. For a coastal day trip Opatjia (in the east) and Rovinj (in the west) make a good choise. They are both reached easily and quickly.

More Details

Owner
Andrea Präuner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 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 Istria

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
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Stylish, luxurious stone villa in a dream scenery, 4 bedrooms & private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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: Sep 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: Sep 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: Jun 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: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Auf jeden Fall wieder!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren eigentlich schon von der Beschreibung der Villa begeistert, das wurde allerdings bei der Ankunft noch übertroffen:

Die Villa hat eine traumhafte Lage, man hat eine herrliche Aussicht auf die hügelige Landschaft; diese lädt zu ausgiebigen Spaziergängen/Wanderungen ein.

Im Haus fehlt es einfach an nichts: die Küche ist perfekt eingerichtet, hält auch anspruchsvolleren Küchen stand. Wifi steht kostenlos zur Verfügung, es gibt viele Badezimmer; somit spart man sich Staus am morgen. Kurzum: wir haben uns in diesem sehr anspruchsvollen und liebevoll eingerichtetem Ferienhaus absolut wohl gefühlt.

Ausflugmöglichkeiten gibt es mehr, als wir in dieser Woche schaffen konnten: Motovun, die Küste (Poreč, Novigrad, Pula, Novigrad usw.). Da wir gerade zur Trüffelsaison da waren, haben wir diese natürlich fast täglich gegessen, ein absoluter Genuss.

Es hat alles von Anfang bis Ende gepasst. Danke noch mal, auch Smiljan, der sehr zuvorkommend und freundlich die Betreuung vor Ort übernimmt.

Die Unterkunft ist sehr empfehlenswert für einen vielseitigen Genußurlaub, zu jeder Jahreszeit. Fazit: wir werden sicher wieder kommen!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Paradies - Für Jeden

  • 5 of 5

Aufgrund unserer Leidenschaft für Trüffel buchten wir zur „weißen Trüffelzeit“ mit einer 6-köpfigen Freundinnen-Gruppe die schöne Casa Sienna in Sovinjak. Die Lage mit freiem Blick in die Weite, die Großzügigkeit von Haus, Garten und Außenanlagen gewährleistete uns sehr entspannte Tage. Die gemütlichen Schlaf- und Wohnräume - Plätze für individuelle Rückzugsmöglichkeiten - die qualitativ hochwertige und gepflegte Innenausstattung mit jeglichem technischen Komfort, eine umfassende Küchenausstattung, die sehr gepflegte Poolanlage, der Garten mit ausgesuchter Bepflanzung und Gestaltung erfüllten jegliche unserer individuellen Bedürfnisse. Ohne Auto konnten wir ausgiebige Spaziergänge in der herrlicher Natur machen. Die nahe Konoba mit vorzüglicher heimischer Küche, guten Einkaufsmöglichkeiten im nächsten Ort, aber auch gut erreichbare Ausflugsziele ließen die Tage wie im Flug vergehen. Ganz besonders genossen wir die hervorragende istrische Küche mit selbstgemachten Fuzi überdeckt mit köstlichem weißen Trüffel und den großzügigen Platten mit Trüffelkäse und selbstgemachten Prsut. Fazit: In der Summe mehr als empfehlenswert.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pula or Trieste
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
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

Općina Buzet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Zwischensaison 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,070
 
 
Hauptsaison
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,833
 
 
Zwischensaison 3
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,961
 
 
Zwischensaison 4
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,416
 
 
Nebensaison
Oct 14 2017 - Apr 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
$981
 
 
Zwischensaison
Apr 29 2018 - May 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
Zwischensaison 2
May 27 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$2,070
 
 
Hauptsaison
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,833
 
 
Zwischensaison 3
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,615
 
 
Zwischensaison 4
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,961
 
 
Zwischensaison 5
Oct 7 2018 - Oct 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,416
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$981
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $326.84

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