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Villa with 2 apartments, great view, large garden in hilltop town Motovun

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 apartments in one house, 4 bedrooms, garden, wifi internet, sleeps max. 10

Two apartments with separate entrances decorated in rustic style in one house. Apartments are located in lower part of medieval town Motovun.

Apartment 1 offers a great comfort on 90 m2, with large private garden and covered terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.

Apartment 2 has entrance on the other side of the house. On the upper floor this apartment offers two spacious bedrooms with large double beds, kitchen with exit to terrace. Covered terrace with views overlooking the vineyards will prove to be great place for relaxing. Also you can use nice shaded spot in the garden.

This accommodation offers secure parking and WIFI internet. Apartments are only 20 m from grocery shop, bank - ATM, and 200 m from nearest restaurant, 20 min drive from Novigrad (sea coast), 800 m from Spa hotel at Motovun,100 m from Parenzana road for hiking and cycling.

How to get there:

1.Airports: Pula 65 km, Rijeka-Krk 90 km, Trieste 90 km, Venice 190 km, Ljubljana 165 km.

2. Rent a car – when you know your flight details, we can help you organizing your rent a car service.

3. If you are getting here by car - Motovun is very easy to find and once there you just can't miss the house.

Additional services: - One day trip to Venice by boat from Porec - we can help you organize a trip

- You can rent a mountain bike here and take it on the wonderful 'Parenzana' trail which passes just under the villa. The trail used to be an old rail road and it goes across vineyards and forests with the tunnels and bridges still preserved.

What to do here: Istria is great place to enjoy the food, wine, history and finally to relax. Staying in Motovun it is just perfect for exploring Istria, because you are just in the middle of it. From the apartments everything is an easy day trip. This includes the Roman amphitheater at Pula for live concerts, The Brioni Islands with Tito's private palace and a superb golf course, The Opatija Riviera, beloved of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Wonderful walking and bicycling country around the Motovun. Artists colonies at Rovinj and Jazz festival at Groznjan, Porec for nightclubs, tennis, gokarting, sailing. Aquapark Istralandia it is best option for your children in summer time, it is just 10 min away. Trieste is 1 hour away, and Venice you can visit as a day trip by boat (ask Barbara).

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian, Croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


Motovun Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living room/Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Baby cot on request.
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment is cleaned thoroughly between clients and bed linen and towels are changed each week. We are here to give our guests as much (or as little) help and information about the area as they require. We respect privacy but are always happy to chat and share our knowledge with our guests should they wish. Just knock on our door to ask any questions.


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Villa with 2 apartments, great view, large garden in hilltop town Motovun
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

A fantastic property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for four nights in the early summer and was very pleased. The location is great for exploring Istria-- while it is at the bottom of the hill which Motovun sits on, you can either walk up the hill to the town or take a bus which goes up the hill from across the street. Check-in was a breeze and our hosts were great. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the ground floor apartment which was exactly as described. Very well equipped and spacious and tastefully decorated.The kitchen has modern appliances - hob, cooker and dishwasher - and a huge fridge. The terrace and gardens are beautiful and it was a real pleasure to eat out and to sit on the terrace with a glass of wine, enjoying the view.

Barbara was welcoming and helpful. She gave us information about places to visit and even suggested some good restaurants at our next stop near Opatija! Barbara provided a thoughtful selection of store cupboard items eg coffee, tea and sugar. Most welcome was oil, vinegar and dried seasonings - saved us buying a whole bottle of oil for just one or two meals!

The apartment is perfectly located for trips to all the coastal towns - we especially enjoyed Porec - and the lovely hilltowns of Buzet and Roc. Motovun is beautiful and has plenty of bars and restaurants. However, the walk up to the top is very steep - we only attempted it once and then resorted to the car for further visits!!

Thank you Barbara for a wonderful stay. We will definitely choose this apartment next time we visit Istria and have no hesitation in recommending it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Norbert thank you for such a kind words. You were great guests and hope to see you again!
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Rustic Charm with Modern-Day Conveniences!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment with gorgeous gardens and wonderful views of the Istrian countryside.


The apartment is located at the base of Motovun and it is only a short (although uphill), scenic walk up to the old town. There is a bank and a convenience store with bread, fruit, and snacks located directly across the street. The Parenzana bike trail runs right next to the apartment and you can rent bikes directly from Barbara and her husband, who in addition to owning the apartment are owners of the Istrian tour company, Barbara is incredibly knowledgable about the area and is more than willing to help you figure out where to eat and what to see and do while visiting Motovun.

The Apartment

The apartment has all of the charms of the old world, but has been very thoughtfully renovated to include all of the necessary modern-day conveniences such as...Wifi, a refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, stove, washing machine, etc. The apartment has everything that you could possibly need and more. Three of us stayed in the apartment and were very comfortable in the two bedrooms (one of the bedrooms is also a sitting room). The apartment is very quiet and and has a lovely, private outdoor sitting area with a grill.

Recommended Things to See/Do:

- Rent bikes and ride the Parenzana trial

- Visit other hill towns and seaside towns, especially Groznjian and Rovinj

- Eat a delicious meal full of truffles at Pod Napun in Motovun (better food and view than Konoba Mondo)

I highly recommend this apartment to others!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming apartment in the hills of Motovun

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location, well tended and equipped, in calm, green surroundings. Barbara is very welcoming and helpful. With the apartment comes a covered terrasse and a little garden, perfect for relaxing outdoors. Beaches near Novigrad in easy reach (15 min. by car) as well as pittoresque villages in green Istria, like Groznjan. This was our 3rd stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eva, thank you very much for your kind words. It is a pleasure to have such a nice guests!
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Gorgeous place for the perfect European vacation

  • 5 of 5

A spacious, clean apartment with a beautiful courtyard and gardens in an idyllic location. Barbara and her husband are hospitable and gracious. From this adorable location we were able to easily venture out for site-seeing around the entire Istria region - to Pula, Porec, Rovinj, and of course, to Motovun. Looking back on it now, my only regret is that we could not stay longer to get acquainted with Barbara's family, and to spend more time in this divine setting. As noted, there is a bank machine and a little shop directly across the street for all conveniences. And cafes and a bigger supermarket are just a short drive away. It would have been a steep walk up to the castle, so we drove a couple minutes to get to the top, and it was worth it! Some day we will return to Istria, and I would definitely stay at Barbara's again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment near Motovun

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was spacious, sparklingly clean and well stocked. We especially appreciated the dishwasher and the supply of fresh coffee and tea. The view from the terrace was spectacular. The furnishing was a little austere and the lighting not brilliant in the living room and the orange net curtains not to our taste but this is not so important when you are out and about most of the time. The location is convenient for the old town of Motovon and for touring. The main road can be a little noisy at times. Barbara and her husband could not have been more helpful with information and assistance.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Trieste, Pula, Rijeka
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Tar 25 km, Umag 30 km, Pula 60km
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Trieste, Rijeka
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Novigrad, Porec
Car: recommended

Motovun is a unique magical medieval town-monument.

Arising on the 227 meters high hilltop, it represents an incomparable scene of a typical small medieval town of Istria made of stone and surrounded by annular walls that offer a stunning view on the surrounding vineyards and on the famous park-forest of Motovun rich in truffles.

Old railway Parenzana that passes only 100 m from your accommodation it is renowned recently to for hiking and cycling treks.

Motovun is renowned recently for its International Film Festival held every summer during the last week of July. Visit us and enjoy the untouched nature and peace, go for walks, cycling, horseback riding, try the local specialities such as truffles, Teran, wild asparagus, experience the fruit and grapes picking season ...

Visit the local sights of Groznjan (Jazz festival), visit aqua-park Istralandia (10 min drive), or take a drive to the sea in Rovinj (40 km), Pula, Porec, Umag...We can organize one-day boat trip to Venice as well.

Other Activities: Gastro tours, bike tours, history/culture tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly rates include: blankets, towels, bed linen, water, electricity, final cleaning, secure parking, WI-FI internet.
At the apartment you can find few welcoming things: coffee, tea, coffee filters, sugar, salt, hand soap and a welcome drink if you stay at least a week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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