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Luxury villa with heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious villa in countryside with 4 bedrooms next to the oak and pine woods

Sharing the Good Life

Villa Primula is the perfect getaway from everyday worries of your busy life. Nestled between a quiet forest and idyllic green hills, it offers a chance to relax and connect with nature. For those who want to be always on the move, the surrounding countryside provides a great venue for hiking and biking. Close to all main transport infrastructure it is also an excellent starting point for exploring the region. Families, romantic couples as well as groups of friends will enjoy this vacation charmer as their second home.

Mediterranean-style villa was designed to provide guests with seductive comfort. A large living room with an open fireplace breathes warmth and hospitality. Four peaceful double bedrooms have incredible views and guarantee a good night rest. Villa features three modern and clean bathrooms which allow guests to refresh after a day’s adventures. Fully equipped kitchen with an elegant dining room provides all that is necessary for a satisfying eating experience. Rooms are characterised by high ceilings, highlighting the spacious and bright villa’s interior.

Intelligent use of wood, stone and plants creates a natural feel to the villa and its exterior. Facility is enclosed by a beautiful landscaped garden with ornamental trees, aromatic herbs and an all-season

display of blooming flowers. Garden boasts a private swimming pool, a welcome respite in the heat of the day. An outdoor dining and lounge area with a separate lodge for grilling will transform the villa into a true party paradise. Villa is maintained weekly by a house cleaner, a gardener and a pool cleaner.

Mediterranean at Its Best

Northernmost Mediterranean peninsula was historically part of many different empires, each contributing to a unique blend of rich cultural tradition that remains vibrant to this day. Istrian sentiment is complemented by unspoiled nature, characterised by dynamic shores of the glittering Adriatic Sea and a lush inland landscape with magnificent scenery. Blue sea and green nature are

contrasted by white stone of small medieval towns adorning hilltops and the coastline.

Lively resorts provide numerous possibilities for recreation and are among the most popular travel destinations. Diverse beaches feature picturesque bays, coves and capes with gravel and white pebbles. Some of them are still wild and untamed, hidden away from noise and tourist crowds. Countryside is marked with charming rolling hills embraced by vineyards and olive groves. A large part of the peninsula is covered with fragrant pine forests, casting soothing shadows on a hot summer’s day.

Most impressive Istrian natural monument is the National park Brijuni, a group of islands on the West coast renowned for their rich biodiversity and many protected species. Since the beginning of their tourist history Brijuni islands have served as a vacation hot-spot for the European aristocracy. They were later also chosen as a summer residence for the former Yugoslav and subsequent Croatian presidents.

Region offers something for all tastes. It is ideal for all cultural explorers, lovers of gastronomical pleasures, people with an active lifestyle and also for those who just want to relax. The Mediterranean climate with moderately hot summers and mild winters acts beneficially and improves the wellbeing of visitors. All this makes Istria a perfect destination for holidays and longer vacations all year round.

Gastronomical Delights

Satisfy your taste buds with original Istrian cuisine, prepared according to traditional recipes. Istrian food is based on locally produced ingredients, seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood, spices, and olive oil.

For first time sampling, try a typical local dish, which includes any of the different kinds of pasta, prosciutto and sheep cheese. Delicacies with high quality Istrian truffles or wild asparagus are also much appreciated and will inspire even the most demanding connoisseurs.

Istrian geographic position with rich soil, abundance of sunlight and mild climate creates the perfect conditions for producing top quality wines. Toast to your health with the fine white Malvazija or deep red Teran wines.

Body and Mind Activities

Fresh air and clean nature are ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities. Visit any of the Istrian beach resorts to take a swim in the Adriatic Sea or simply lie back and enjoy the warm sunshine and gentle coastal breezes. Wake up the adventurer in you and discover hidden bays and coves by sailing or canoeing. Sports enthuisasts will appreciate the range of recreational facilities for golf, tennis, volleyball and other sports in all main tourist centres. The seaside is also an excellent choice for all fishers and birdwatchers.

Explorers of nature will fall in love with Brijuni National Park. Discover rare Mediterranean flowers and plants, observe animals in the safari park or take photos of the marine wildlife while scuba diving. Experience hiking, jogging, biking or horse riding along the many winding roads and paths in the Istrian countryside. Mount Učka Nature Park will provide you with opportunities for freeclimbing, paragliding and hang gliding. The favourable Istrian climate also enables flying in hot air balloons all year round.

Wander the narrow alleys of medieval towns admiring impressive churches, museums, lovely little art galleries and fine examples of Venetian-style architecture. Don’t miss the famous 6th century Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč with its beautiful gold mosaics or the Arena of Pula, one of the three best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. Enjoy the rich Istrian cultural life and visit one of the numerous festivals taking place throughout the year, ranging from folk music and dance to contemporary art and literature.

More Details

Property Manager
Villa Primula
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a fantastic stay here in June 2014. The weather was gorgeous. The villa ad garden around it were fabulous. It was clean and had everything you would need. The location was beautiful, very peaceful but a bit off the main roads so I really think a car is a must. Getting to see places was hassle free but we had a sat nav from the rental company which was very useful. The villa wasn’t far from Poreč. The owners are lovely and helpful. The pool was a good size and we couldn’t get children out of the water for whole week. I would recommend the villa to anyone.
Jun 2014
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Višnjan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Outside shower is next to the pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Air conditioning
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Air conditioning
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Air conditioning
  • Bedrooms 3 and 4 has en suite bathroom. Sofa bed/Futon (Bedroom 5) is located in living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury villa with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful luxurious spacious property in idyllic quiet location. Great pool. All amenities. Car required. Twenty minutes to beautiful beaches, great restaurants and picturesque towns. Lots of activities nearby. Helpful owner, very responsive maintenance service. We had a fantastic family holiday with teenage children.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Vila Primula in June when the summer was already getting properly hot. At that time the whole Istria region was yet to welcome seasonal tourists. Therefore the atmosphere was still very calm. The villa was like a fairytale gem.

Big enough to offer comfortable for our friends we invited. It proofed to be a proper holiday place.

One of the great thing was the fact was no matter how hot outdoors, inside the temperature was always cool.

All facilities are taken care for. Kitchen is equiped to a great standard. The garden is muck bigger that the photos show with lovely fresh herbs growing there.

The place can be some sort of party zone, with very smarty installed hi-fi system which provides great sound at the pool area.

We spent our evenings at the built-in barbeque and the large dinning table. Is was a romantic and relaxing as it gets.

We will back soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning luxury villa in Istria

  • 5 of 5

Everything was done to a very high standard. Personal service from the owner who met us at the local petrol station and then led us to the villa at the start of our stay. Complimentary local cheese, oil and bread left as a welcome. Good wifi. Great sound system with outside speakers which we could enjoy to the full as the villa is quite isolated.Great place to spend time relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and recommendation. Glad you liked our property. Best regards to you and your family.
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Super ausgestattete Villa

  • 5 of 5

Super ausgestattete Villa, überall Klima, Alarmanlage, 2-Zonen-Stereo-Anlage für Wohnzimmer und Garten mit App bedienbar und Internetfähig. W-Lan, Carport für 2 Autos. Sehr gepflegter großer Garten, Beheizbarer Pool mit Poolhaus. Waschmaschine, voll ausgestattete Küche.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and recommendation. Glad you liked our property. Best regards to you and your family.
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Villa Primula. We four couples enjoyed the beautiful house and privacy of the grounds. The only sounds to be heard in the evening were the birds and the wind in the trees. The furnishings were very comfortable. The weather was nice so we spent little time inside and found the patio a perfect place to relax after spending our days exploring the region. The pool was great! It was heated and is big enough to actually swim. A great place to relax by pool side even if you didn't get in. We cooked on the grill outside and used the oven and stove inside all which worked well. Herb garden and the local markets and store in provided all the fresh ingredients we needed for our nightly feasts. We hook up our little ipod to the music system to play our own music. The owner met us on arrival and showed us around and the caretaker made sure we had everything we needed during the week and gave us good advice and places to visit. A GREAT place to relax and super home base for exploring Istria.

We would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, nice to hear from you. Glad you liked our property and that the holiday went well. Thanks so much for your review.
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Villa Primula

  • 5 of 5

This villa is simply lovely. It is equipped, furnished and decorated to an excellent standard, has a lovely swimming pool and is set in beautiful grounds. The quiet rural location provides all the privacy and peace you will need. Porec is only 15 - 20 minutes away and provides a range of restaurants to suit most tastes and budgets. If you want to eat in (which we did on a couple of nights) the villa has and excellent 'BBQ' and alfresco dining area. The owner was most welcoming and very helpful.

For the family that like piece and quite, but like to get about independently and explore this is an ideal villa. If like us you don't mind an early start you can go on a day trip to Venice via ferry across the Adriatic!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pula (Ryanair)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Kampinski Adriatic
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Porec is one of the most well known and the most modern holiday resorts in Croatia. Its a town of more then 70 sports activities with 170 tennis courts located near to the sea in the nearby well-equipped tourist resorts of the Porec Riviera. The ancient town on the peninsula was built by the Romans in the 2nd c., with a regular system of streets still maintained today. Today Porec is a city of culture and fun, with numerous cultural monuments and a plenty of well-known bars, restaurants, night clubs, disco clubs. More than 200 villages that surround Porec have mostly retained their original Istrian style, set in a region of vineyards and olive fields. Famous, historical, busy bathing resort with 17.500 inhabitants in the western part of the peninsula directly by the sea, 40 km north from Rovinj, 60 km north from Pula, 35 km south-west from Pazin. All shops, restaurants etc. are in the resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31
Tax Rate 13.0%

Money is to be paid by electronic bank transfer or online. Receipt of funds confirms booking. You should arrange your own cancellation insurance. A 500 EUR refundable security deposit will apply. Pool is closed off season.
Extras paid locally: Final cleaning: 100 Euro. For further information and photos, please refer to Villa Primula website (

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund