check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Apartments Motovun, Istria - Apartment 2 - Comfortable Apartment With a View

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Apartment 2 - Comfortable Apartment With a View

Apartment 2 has entrance on the street side of the house, on the upper floor. This apartment offers two spacious bedroom with large double beds, kitchen with exit to terrace and bathroom with shower enclosure, wash basin, toilet.

Covered terrace with views overlooking the vineyards will prove to be great place for relaxing.

The apartment is on the 2nd floor so you don't have direct exit to the garden, but you can use it. There is nice shaded spot in the garden. It is reserved area for you. There is also sun terrace, if you prefer to stay on the sun instead in the shade, so bring your drink and book and relax yourself.

About the property

Apartments Motovun, Istria

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 for around 14 Euro per day (including insurance) 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This apartment was fantastic! Everything was extremely clean and there was a lot of space for the 3 members of our group. The beds were very comfortable and the private terrace had comfortable furniture and a great view. The host provided us everything we needed, including some basic breakfast food and wine. If you rent this apartment from Barbara, please ask for her recommendations. She sent us to two fabulous wine tasting rooms, and a great store to purchase truffles. Barbara also has parking at this apartment.

It should be noted that the apartment is across from a bank and a grocery store which is convenient. The walk to the city walls of Motovun is about 10-15 minutes long and it is uphill. The walk to the wineries is less than 5 minutes long and it is not uphill.

We would highly recommend staying with Barbara at this apartment. She was so kind and such a great hostess!!
May 2014
  • 1 of 2

Available Rentals


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Apartment 2 - Comfortable Apartment With a View
average rating of 4.7 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic Apartment in Motovun

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at this apartment in Motovun. Barbara was super accommodating and easy to get in touch with and quick to respond. The apartment itself is just how it looks on the site. We enjoyed the outdoor terrace, relaxing and watching the sunset over the rolling hills and vineyards of Istria with a bottle of wine. We cooked dinners most nights too, and the kitchen is well stocked for simple meals. Barbara even provided some snacks on arrival.

The town itself is beautiful, sitting on top of a hill. A car is recommended for exploring the region, and there is a gated parking area for the apartment, so no need to worry about parking on the street. The main part of town is a 10-15 minute walk up a steep hill. Luckily, there is a small market and a cash machine directly across the street from the apartment, ideal for grabbing some snacks or ingredients for dinner.

Since this is a truffle region, definitely check out Natura Tartufi if you want to go on a truffle hunt, located about 20 minutes away in Buzet. And since this is also wine country, there are nearby wineries that are open for tastings!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great location, great service, nice view

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is everything it promises to be. Clean, bright and spacious, great view from the terrace, a well-equipped kitchen, and most of all, very friendly and efficient service by Barbara, the owner. A market and ATM right across the street and parking on location make it very practical. It's not right in the old town of Motovun but it's a pleasant stroll to get up there to restaurants and even more amazing views.

The aparment is on the main access road to Motovun, so you're basically less than an hour's drive from any point in Istria. The only drawback is that the place gets a little bit noisy early in the morning, but that's not really a problem; if you want to sleep in, just close the windows, they are very sound-proof.

So a definite thumbs up for this apartment and for Barbara !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great apartment, great hosts, good location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, all new and clean. Easy to find, friendly host Barbara was so nice, she gave us lot of information. We enjoyed our stay very much, all was as advertised, and in fact looked better then on photos, what was nice surprise.good location to explore Istria, as we were located in the middle of peninsula all was within half to one hour drive away.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Bozeman, Montana

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted to step into this beautiful apartment after a long and tiring day. The terrace was heaven and the apartment was clean, comfy and in the perfect location. Directly across the street was the grocer, butcher and bank, not to mention the stairs leading up through the amazing hill town of Motovun. This was by far the most romantic location during our two week honeymoon and I plan to come back to this apartment whenever we possibly get the chance. Barbara was very helpful and we loved everything about this rental. The garden out back was especially beautiful but we found ourselves so enchanted with the vineyard views from the terrace, along with the breeze from the third story and the perfect sunset view, that we never took advantage of the garden.

Another thing to mention is that Motovun really is the most amazing retreat. It certainly gave us a feel for the Istrian countryside and we had several terrific walks up the narrow stairways to the top of the city walls, as well as having delicious food from the restaurants up top. We were so grateful that we didn't go through with our original plan to stay on the coast as the drive to the coast was not far (Pula- about 50 minutes, Porec- about 20) and the overall ambiance of the countryside was so peaceful compared to those coastal cities, not to mention the incredible scenery and cooler temp!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lovely apartment in Motovun

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a great time in this lovely apartment. Rooms are spacious and decorated with taste and no unnecessary furniture, with lot of room to move around. Kitchen is not too big but easy to use, and it was quote enough for four of us.

I liked the terrace that is large and is close to kitchen (very handy when taking out drinks and food). We use it a lot, especially at evenings with something to drink while you enjoy the scenery.

One thing that was really nice surprise was the garden we could use on the opposite side of the house. Garden has beautiful view over vineyards and hills that surround the Motovun. I enjoy it with a glass of vine while waiting for the sunset.

Many thanks to our hosts, especially Mrs. Barbara, who ,made our stay pleasant, and also on her patience for our questions and ideas how to get around and make a best out of our holidays as possible.

I recommend this apartment to couples, families as a pleasant, clean accommodation, with great features (garden, terrace I liked the most), well priced, and with helping hosts.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, and really hope to see you again in Motovun.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Bristol, UK

Somewhat disappointed with apartment.

  • 2 of 5

Positive points:

Apartment immaculately clean and well presented.

Well located about halfway up the hill upon which Motovun sits, a twenty minute stiff climb to top from apartment.

Convenience store and butcher’s shop just over road.

Our host Barbara was exceptionally friendly and helpful and always on hand to deal with any queries or problems we had.

The apartment has a pleasant garden area with a table and chairs available.

Two good size bedrooms in apartment.

Motovun is one of the most attractive medieval towns in Istria and a good base for exploring the region.

Negative points:

Lack of a lounge area with comfortable chairs was a problem. We went in April when the evenings were cool, so often spending the evening on the balcony was not an option. The only other place to sit was the kitchen and the chairs were not comfortable ones.

The kitchen was very small and there wasn’t much room for manoeuvre. This made cooking and washing up a bit difficult. There was also a light fitting in the kitchen from which a lamp dangled so low that we repeatedly hit our heads on it. This was rather an annoyance, and I am sure this could be easily remedied. There is no oven, but there is a hob with four electric rings.

The view from the balcony was not as good as we had hoped for; the balcony looks out onto the tourist agency car park and although some of the surrounding countryside can be seen, most of the vista is taken up by some large trees and the busy street which runs along the front of the property.

Noise from the street was a problem as there were some youths living nearby who seemed to spend most evenings tearing up and down on extremely noisy motorbikes.

While sitting on the balcony we would regularly experience strong smells of sewage which seemed to emanate from somewhere in the roof of the building. Barbara said that this was probably due to the way the building’s sewage system was designed and there was nothing that could be done to remedy it. I appreciate that this may be the case, but it was seriously unpleasant and definitely put us off from using the balcony.

I would say that this apartment is overpriced.


Unfortunately, although this apartment has many good points, it also has a number of significant negative points which mean that I would not be in a position to recommend it to other travellers.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, thank you for your review, we found it very detailed and informative. We always try our best to make our guest welcome, comfortable, and to help them enjoy their stay. We are also very careful not to advertise features that do not exist or to present them in a way that something could be misguiding. We already fixed some of your remarks such as light in kitchen, replaced the chairs so they are more comfortable now. Sewage problem of bad smell is eliminated, as we done some works on the system, and prolonged some tubes, so that is fine too. Terrace is now as always still best bit of this apartment, with views over vineyards and nature, but of course best used in warm weather. Busy street can be a problem, but only during morning hours between 9am and 3 pm while working hours, we also have very good windows that eliminate most of this noise during day. We must say that we never advertised that there is oven in the kitchen, and that there is a separate living room. However there are two rooms and guest if they use one for sleeping, could use other as sort of living room, now there is a another armchair and small table in one of the room and some cushions on the bad that can be used as living room - hope this will solve this problem stated in the complaint. About the price, we believe it is reasonable comparing it to competition, and in this case guest received substantial discount (it came 46 EUR/night for 2 people), and heating (even if it is not included in the add), and welcome drink as complementary service as well as basic supply of coffee, tea, milk, sugar, mineral water, etc. We know that with this changes we made, and with our effort to make your stay best as possible in our apartment will prove to be worthy of future interest.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 1


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



Motovun Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 160x200cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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. IF THE PERIOD YOU ARE INTERESTED SEEMS ALREADY BOOKED, CONTACT THE OWNER! WE HAVE MORE HOUSES / APARTMENTS IN THIS AREA.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties