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Large rustic stone house

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This stunning villa, constructed of locally sourced, pale, honey-colored stone, is situated on the edge of the village of Vizisnada with commanding views over the lush, green hills of northern Istria. Reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside before it was overrun by tourists, this area has the delightful atmosphere of a place that time forgot.

The east facing upper terrace is the perfect location to experience sunrise over the hilltop town of Montovun, as the summer mists swirl upwards from the Mirna River valley. Or indeed an idyllic location to see the light change over the valley and the hilltops as the sun sets. Take one of the local fruity wines with you, or enjoy eating al fresco at one of the five possible dining locations in this well-equipped home (three outdoors and two indoors). There is wood-fired grill with large thick wood dining table on the pool/grill cabana level. The Infiniti pool stays refreshingly cool, even in the summer months, and has also been designed to take advantage of the bucolic views.

Transformed into the French town of Clermont in 1970 for the filming of the WWII movie Kelly’s Heroes, Vizisnada is centrally located to explore this culturally and historically diverse region. Sample the Agritourism (the original farm-to-table) tavernas and restaurants of “green Istria” with such specialities as: the black and white truffles, locally cured prosciutto and pancetta, Istrian beef (boskarin), boneless pork (ombolo), and different types of home-made pastas. Or head towards the coast just 15 minutes by car to Porec to partake of the specialities of “blue Istria”: fish stew, scallops, oysters, spider crab, sardines and scampi. Go on a wine or virgin olive oil tasting tour of the region. Stop by the local lavender grower’s market. Explore the Venetian heritage of Istria, starting in Vizisnada town square where the iconic winged lion of St Mark the Evangelist proclaims the early influence of La Serenissima. Follow the well-marked pedestrian or biking trails that follow the early 20th century, now defunct, Parenzana railway route from Trieste to Porec. Visit the many castles of the region dating back to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries. Experience the deep faith of the early local Christian communities who learnt the stories of their faith from the beautiful frescoes painted inside their churches from the 12th through the 16th centuries, many of which are only now being uncovered under years of whitewash and plaster, beginning with those uncovered in the local 12th century Church of St Jerome near the town square. You will be reminded of this Christian heritage with the ringing of the Angelus at eight o’clock each morning. Learn about the development of the first Slavic alphabet, called the Glagolitic Script on the seven kilometer stretch between Roc and Hum. Or head to the many beautiful beaches just a short drive away on the west coast.

More Details

Zana Fijan
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Croatian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2018

Why Zana Fijan chose Vižinada

Very comfortable home in a wonderful location with panorama views to Medieval village of Motovun. 5 minutes walk to Vizinada village with food stores and bars.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Nice terraces and dining areas in- and outside. All comforts of a modern house in a old style country house. Wine cellar, gym and sauna.


Vižinada Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties. Respect the house and its contents.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , én suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Baby cot is also available
  • Two additional beds and a baby cot (portable) may be provided for any bedroom in the house to accommodate up to 10 adults and 1 baby.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Large rustic stone house
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Auburn, WA USA

This villa is better than the photos show! We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa. We had several families meet here. Zana was very accommodating as well. I highly recommend staying here, it was beautiful, relaxing and really enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Skipper Kempinski
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Slovenia or Kotor
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Tuscany Landscape and Medieval villages

Italian History and Italian Language

Wine and Gourmet Traditions (truffles)

Wonderful Bicycling Paths

Italian history and language


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115.58
Refundable Damage Deposit $577.9

Outdoor trampoline, slide, tunnel, 3 bikes and an electrical quad for kids.
3 adult bikes plus chariot available.

Owner'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.