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croatia - istrian peninsular -Traditional Istrian stone house with pool for rent

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, downstairs toilet, sleeps 5/6


The property used to be the old village bakery and has been sympathetically restored for modern living, but not detracting from the original stone features which are in abundance, including the features of shutters on the outside of the windows which can be closed to keep cool in very hot temperatures. Everything inside the property is in traditional Croatian stone, Italian tiled floors are throughout the property. All fixtures and fittings are of a modern design.


• Country village feel

• Secluded 2.56m swimming area

• Patio surround

• Various patio furniture including tables chairs, loungers, parasols

• Parking for two cars

• Double wrought iron secluded gates

CONDITIONS: A deposit of 30% is required. in £ sterling

The balance payable 5 weeks before arrival also in £ sterling to U.K. bank

Should you cancel we will retain the deposit, unless we can re-rent the property



PLEASE NOTE: all possible precautions have been taken to ensure a pleasant and safe stay at our property. We do not assume any responsibility for any personal injury or loss of property or damage of any kind you may encounter during your stay at our property.



: Airlines flying to Croatia, Slovenia and Italy all within 3.5 hours drive to the property.

Ryannair flies from Stansted to Zadar (4 hours) Pula (1 hour)

Osijek (5 hours) Triest (2 hours), Marco Polo (3 hours)

Ryannair also flies to trieste from Birmingham.

there are othr airlines that fly e.g. KLM, Brussels Airlines, Croatian Airlines, but these are more expensive.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Georgina


My name is Georgina and I own Villa Georgina (thats me above on one of my visits) with my family to Australia. When we bought the property it was a shell, with no interior fixtures/fittings and where the swimming pool is, there was just a big field with grass and trees. The property was renovated using Croatian craftsmen for all the work, and the swimming pool was installed using a local craftsman in Tar.

We love this property and come twice a year . As its our own holiday home you will see that we have lots of personal stuff that makes it look nice and we hope that you will also appreciate the nice touches that we have in the property. The village we like very much as there is lots of local places to eat and everything is within easy access. The local people are also very nice and we know some of them now.

Georgina purchased this house in 2006

Why Georgina chose Porec area

We love this property as it is in the heart of the village, and used to be an old bakehouse. We have tried to retain the character to the property but with a personal touch, and with all modern appliances to make your holiday memorable.

What makes this house unique

Lovely stone walls.

A large alcove in the lounge where the oven used to be for making bread.

Two access areas, at the back with large barbeque and shade from the sun where you can relax and eat.

At the front the swimming pool with lounging area, car parking for two cars and secluded gates which you can lock when not around for safety.

Central heating and air conditioning.

Satelitte TV

Guestbook comments from the manager

we like your house at Tar-Vabrega very much and we really enjoyed our stay there. But actually, we only were in the house for sleeping and for preparing breakfast because the weather was absolutely fantastic (always ca. 36 °C with a lot of sunshine). So we spent most of our time around the pool and the terrace behind the house or we went to the beach. The style of your property is so striking typical for the Istrian region and inside it's modern with all amenities - congratulations for such a fine property! Also unique: Your two camouflage-color umbrellas! We also like the people there, especially in the restaurant "Torre". Really good meals to reasonable prices, perfect service. Goran was helpful, too, he took care for the good house service there like cleaning the pool and changing the towels.
Jul 2015
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Tar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • BATHROOM WITH SHOWER • Stand alone shower room • Toilet • Wash hand basin • Bathroom cabinet • Overhead wall heaters • Window . Wall mounted mirror . Tiled floors and walls . Downstairs toilet . Wash hand basin . Wall mounted mirror . Tiled floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Hairdryer
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Hairdryer
  • BEDROOM 1 • Double bedroom with double bed • Window • Dressing table/mirror • Hairdryer • Air conditioning unit/central heating • Chest of drawers . Wall mirror . Bedside units with table lamps . Tiled floors BEDROOM 2 • Twin bedroom with two single beds • Window • Air conditioning unit/central heating • Hairdryer • Chest of drawers . Wall mirror . Bedside unit with table lamp . Tiled floors . towels and bed linen provided
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM • Large patio doors leading to a patio area with shaded wooden structure • Included is a built in barbeque and original water trough. • Outside table and chairs are provided, back entrance gate to the road, fencing surround for privacy • Air conditioning and central heating is provided • Cable TV • Dining table/chairs are provided. • Double pull out settee which also provides further sleeping area . Tiled floors LEADING OFF TO KITCHEN • Open plan from the lounge. . The kitchen is small and compact but provides all the necessary appliances and kitchen utensils required for you to enjoy your stay • Cooker hob/oven • Dishwasher • Washing machine • Fridge • Toaster • Kettle • Coffee machine • Crockery, utensils and sufficient pots/pans . Tiled floors


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croatia - istrian peninsular -Traditional Istrian stone house with pool for rent
average rating of 4.84 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in July 2017 (2 adults and 2 children) and overall it was a perfect location for exploring the beautiful istrian peninsula. We visited Pula, Porec, Rovinj, Motovan, Groznjan, Buje, Vrsar Osara, Baredine caves, Funsana and Istralandia water Park for the kids. All were very good, our favourites were Motovan & Groznjan (hilltop towns), Rovinj & Osar Vasar (on the coast). The property is fantastic, it has all mod cons, but has been really beautifully restored to keep all of the original features. perfect quiet location away from all the mass tourists right on the coast, Tar has everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday, bakery, ice cream shop, supermarket, olive oil and wine shops and a few really good restaurants (I'd thoroughly recommend Restuarant Torre), less than 5 min walk from front door. It was good to have two outdoor areas, an area to have a relaxing breakfast or dinner outside, completely private as well as the pool area which was well used by the kids every day. Georgina provided exceptional customer service, always responding to my queries (I had quite a few- thank you Georgina) VERY quickly, even when we were in Croatia, so overall exceptional customer service. I would definitely recommend this to a friend or relative...if I am not lucky enough to be able to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen/Raymond/Iona/Michael, Thank you so much for a lovely well detailed review. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at my house and surrounding areas. Hope you have the change to visit again. Regards Georgina
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Absolutely oustanding!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Tar at Villa Georgina was the most enjoyable family holiday we have ever experienced. The villa was beautifully clean with great facilities including air conditioning and a lovely pool and BBQ area. The village has everything you need to have a beautifully relaxing holiday, lovely people, great choice of bars and restaurants offering great food and drink at great prices. We will be booking for next year very soon. Croatia is a beautiful country with a lovely coastline and equally lovely people.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon for a great review, and I am glad your family all enjoyed staing at my house. I would certainly welcome you all back next year. Our bookings usually start around just after Xmas when people start booking for their holidays. Regards Georgina
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Nice stone house with pool in the center of Tar.

  • 5 of 5

We (2 Adults, 2 Kids) had a lovely relaxing stay at this (apparently) old stone house in the center of Tar next to the Church. The house has stone walls inside and a tasteful interior, the kitchen had everything we needed.

A nice and often used stone barbecue can be found in the front next to an outside table. The backdoor of the house leads to the Pool. Behind it, there is a place for your car.

When we first saw the pictures we thought one might feel being watched at the pool area. That wasn't the case, however due to the fence around it and the arrangement of the houses.

Getting and returning the key from the agency was pleasingly uneventful and the provided service during our stay was great (new sheets and cleaning in the middle of our 2 week stay and the cleaning at the end).

Goran (the person who keeps contact to the guests during the stay) was nice and helpful and even sent us some forgotten property without asking for postal charges.

Don't forget to visit "Maluda" in Vabriga for some fresh seafood!

We will gladly visit again if we get the chance!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sabine/David, Thank you so much for your very detailed review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at my property. I look forward to you visiting some time in the future. Goran says you are mates. Georgina
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a magnificent time staying in this gorgeous cottage in mid May - the photos do not do this place justice! This property is immaculate and tastefully decorated, with a fantastic pool. Close to shops and restaurants and a short drive to Porec. I loved my stay and would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Juia/Oliuver, For the review, much appreciated. Georgina
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Tolles Haus, sehr zu empfehlen,

  • 4 of 5

Nach einer staufreien Fahrt sind wir bei Sonnenschein gut in Tar angekommen. Das Haus mussten wir ersteinmal suchen, es liegt direkt im Zentrum in einer Einbahnstraße. Der erste Eindruck war super, die Betten mit schöner Bettwäsche bezogen und Kissen dekoriert, sehr geschmackvoll. Auch die anderen Räume sind sehr schön, aber das sieht man ja schon auf den Bildern. Wir hatten 14 Tage Sonnenschein und Temperaturen bis 33 Grad, abends noch teilweise 27 Grad. Der Pool ist sehr einladend und wurde auch täglich mehrmals genutzt. Die Größe ist ausreichend. Wenn man am Pool liegt, hört man zwar die vorbeifahrenden Autos, aber man gewöhnt sich an die Geräusche. Man kann aber nicht auf das Grundstück einsehen, zumindest nicht von vorbeigehenden Fußgängern. Gegenüber von den Balkonen der Nachbarn hat man schon Einsicht auf das Grundstück, obwohl man dort nie jemanden gesehen hat. Da es sich ihm ein Reihenhaus handelt, hat man vor allem morgens beim Frühstück die Gespräche der Nachbarn mitgehört, war aber nicht schlimm. Störender war ab 6 Uhr in der Früh das Läuten der Kirchenglocke. Die Kirche befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe.

Das Haus können wir nur weiterempfehlen, es liegt sehr zentral, zum Meer fährt man 5 Minuten, der Bäcker ist um die Ecke. In Tar bekommt man günstig guten Wein und Olivenöl. Wir haben die 2 Wochen genossen und würden das Haus wieder mieten.

Auch die Städt Porec und vor allem Rovinj, auch Klein-Venedig genannt, sind eine Reise wert. Die Leute in Kroatien sind sehr gastfreundlich und man kann dort noch günstig essen gehen.

Vielleicht kommen wir schon nächstes Jahr wieder, vielen Dank an Georgina auch für den netten Kontakt.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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I.O.M TT 2015

  • 5 of 5

May I say a very big thank you to Georgia for allowing us to stay in her beautiful cottage, to say the property was clean, tidy and welcoming is an understatement, it was immaculately turned out in every way, very spacious, warm and everything we could have wished for and more.

We look forward to coming over and staying there again soon.

Many Thanks Georgina,

Alan Withers

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alan, Thank you so much for a great review. It is much appreciated. Hope you may come back in the future. Regards Zgeorgina
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The Ski Lift Poreč
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Kilometres
in village
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


RYANAIR STANSTED: to Pula,(55mins) Rijeka, (90mins) Zadar,(4 hours) Trieste (TRS)(2.5 hours)


RYANAIR DUBLIN: to Venice Trevisio (3 hours)




EASYJET STANSTED: to Ljubljana(Slovenia)

There are also flights using Croatian Airlines via Zagreb.

Flights also available to Dubrovnik and Split - driving up the coast and stopping off on route


Situated 1km from the sea and 6 km from Porec, Tar is a traditional Istrian village, with local communities and local industry. There is the local bakery, fruit/vegetable store, grocery store providing all the main supplies. There is also a post office, tourist office and many cafes and a few restaurants. There is also a great ice cream parlour/coffee shop and once a week a fresh fish stall. There are a few bars, and most provide food.

A beauty/massage parlour. Buses run from the village to Porec daily.

Porec is around 6 km from the village which is a fishing town and tourist area.


Rates & Availability

Tar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Sep/0ct 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
April 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
May/June 2018
May 5 2018 - Jun 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
July/Aug 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sept/Oct 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE NOTE :The owner of this property accepts payments in the original currency amount specified ( BRITISH POUNDS), before conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your own convenience.
Balance is payable in Croatia in KUNAS

NOTE : All the above rates are for 4 persons, either adults or children Additional adult add £20.00 per person per night, additional child/children add £10.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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