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Spacious and private old restored villa w/pool, quiet and children friendly

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 13 + 2, only 20 min from the beach, one pet welcomed, in nature

Villa Dino i Karla, a beautiful old stone villa, is located on the outskirts of a small village Mengici in the heart of Istria.

On a quiet place near the woods offering complete privacy with enough room for families with children.

Staying at Villa Dino i Karla you will enjoy the comfort of the carefully decorated interior, the spacious garden with a lot of shade and sun and the refreshing pool.

The whole house is air conditioned. On the bottom floor you will find an old Istrian kitchen with an inside open fireplace, and a game room with a pool table. There is also an additional bedroom.

The first floor provides a luxurious and comfortable living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a separate toilet and two bedrooms with king size beds.

The bedrooms are stylish and quiet, and the bathroom whirlpool provides complete relaxation.

The second floor provides 3 bedrooms with double beds, and one bedroom with 3 beds, with two bathrooms, and a shaded teracce.

There is plenty of room in the gated garden for children games, there is a shaded outside dining table overlooking the pool.

A charcoal grill is also located in the garden.

There is room for 5 cars inside the garden, and as much as required outside the garden. The Villa is surrounded with nature, meadows and woods with many paths for hiking and bicycle riding.

More Details

Property Manager
Family Folo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Gržini Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single
  • 1 double bedroom is on the ground floor 2 double bedrooms on the first floor 3 double bedrooms on the second floor 1 triple bedroom on the second floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Spacious and private old restored villa w/pool, quiet and children friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
The Netherlands

Huge new house, wonderful hospitality from owners

  • 5 of 5

The owners (who live next door) were wonderful, greeting us with food and drink and repeating this hospitality several times. They even provided a birthday dinner for one of our group whose birthday occurred while we were in the house. We were an extended family of 12. We could all sit together to eat in the kitchen on the ground floor of the house and also outside on the roofed terrace. (There were two other kitchens, thus one per floor, but the other two could only seat 8 and 6). The kitchen that seated 12 was very well equipped. The swimming pool was in constant use and we enjoyed the ping pong table and pool table as well. The house was very clean and fresh and solidly built. We all used and appreciated the free Wifi. There was room to park our three cars within the gated walls of the house. There were balconies and covered sitting areas on all three levels of the house, thus plenty of options for a quiet read or getting together with others in the group. We certainly recommend this house to other families.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impressing, oustanding, excellent

  • 5 of 5

I'm just impressed by everything: the house itself (really a palace, spacious, comfortable, with few charming patios on higher floors and oustanding garden patio with the dining table near the swimming pool), the equipment (pool, table tennis, kitchen equipment, garden furniture) the location, in the center of Istria with good communicatoin to a number of charming historic towns to sightsee, restaurants with great cuisine and of course the beatches in Rovinj.

And fist of all - the owners, who are gentle, helpful, cheerful, nice and anything more you can think about.

I recommend choosing this villa for holiday stay, you will be 100% glad being there.

Thanks a lot Suzana and Dorijan ?

Sono semplicemente felice di tutto che abbiamo ricevuto qui: proprio la casa (veramente il palazzo spacioso, comodo, con le belle patio nel primo e secondo piano and straordinario patio con la grande tavola di pranzo vicino alla piscina), la atrezzatura della casa (la tavola di bilardi, la tavola di tennis, tutta la atrezzatura della cucina, che abbiamo usato spesso, i mobile del giardino, la piscina) il posizione della casa in cetro del penisola, con il buono collegamento di visitare molte piccole storiche citta, buoni reastaurante con la perfetta cucina, I bar per bere le caffe di matina con uno cornetto e oviamente il mare e spiaggie a Rovinj.

E sopratutto i proprietari, chi erano gentili, disponibili, allegri, belli e molto molto di piu

Io vi proprio consiglio di scegliere questa casa per spendere le vacanze nel Croatia – sono sicuro, che avrete 100% contenti.

Molte Grazie Suzana e Dorijan ?

Ich bin sehr gluecklich fuer alles, was wir bekommen hier: das Haus (es ist wirklich ein Palais – geraeumig, bequem, mit bezaubernde patios auf hoecheren Etagen und ausserordentliches patio mit Esstich gleich bei dem Schwimmpool), die Ausruestung des Hauses (Billardtisch, Tennistich, die Ausstattung der Kueche, die Moebel im Garten und Patios) die Stellung des Hauses in der Mitte der Halbinsel, mit vorzueglich Verbindung mit zahlreichen kleinen historischen Staedte zu besichtigen, zahlreichen Restaurante mit sehr gut Speise, die Bare mit wuderbar Kaffee zu Fruehstueck, und natuerlich das Meer und die Straend in Rovinj.

Und vor aller Dingen die Besitzer, die waren hifreich, aufmerksam, hoeflich, liebenswuerdich, froehlich usw.

Ich empehle Sie zu waehlen dieses Haus zum Urlaubaufenthalt - ich bin sicher, Sie werden mehr als 100% zufrieden

Vielen Dank Suzana and Dorijan

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were three families (7 adults, 7 kids) staying at the Villa for one week, and it was an amazing house! The kids were occupied with all the facilities (Pool, Billiards, Trampoline, Ping Pong, Slide, Swing), which meant the adults could relax. The place is huge, so one can slip away and sit on one of the many balconies and relax with a book. The host was VERY accommodating, and took very good care of us. They lived next door, and came over with cakes and desserts several times during our stay. Whatever our question was, they followed up! The location is quite ideal too, as its a short drive to most places of interest. Pula is only 30min away, the same with Rovinj.

We would recommend hiring a car for the duration of the stay, as its difficult to get around by bus or taxi.

All in all we had an amazing time at the Villa, and will definitely try and book it next time we are coming to Croatia from Norway.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 9 Erwachsene und 3 Kleinkinder und haben das luxuriöse Haus sehr genossen! Es ist sehr viel Platz im ganzen Haus, alles ist sehr gepflegt und sauber und es herrscht eine sehr angenehme Atmosphäre! Dank der Verschachtelung des Hauses mit den vielen Zimmern/Bädern/WCs kommt man sich auch nie "in die Quere". Die Kinder waren mit Trampolin und Rutsche/Schaukel/Pool im Paradies. Dank des Vordaches konnten wir auch bei hohen Temperaturen angenehm draußen sitzen. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und haben uns sogar mit Süßspeisen verwöhnt! Die Tagesausflüge nach z.B. Rovinj und Pula waren sehr schön, bereits nach ca. 30-45 min ist man dort. Wir würden gerne wieder kommen!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Einfach spitzen klasse :)

  • 5 of 5

Die besten Ferien die wir je hatten :))

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Belle et grande villa au centre de l'Istrie.

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions une grande famille de 15 personnes et cette maison nous a comblés. Elle était suffisamment spacieuse pour qu'on ne se gêne pas. La grande et belle table extérieure nous a permis de nous retrouver pour les repas, la piscine était bien agréable, la villa confortable et bien entretenue. Nos hôtes ont été charmants et très efficaces et nous les remercions encore vivement de nous avoir permis de passer un séjour si agréable. La villa était idéalement située au centre de l'Istrie ce qui nous a permis chaque jour de découvrir de nouveaux paysages : Porec, Rovinj, Pula et la pénisule de Prémantura, Labin, la côte jusqu'à Rijeka, Pazin, les villages perchés de Groznjan, Motovun et Hum. Un magnifique séjour.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Žminj is the centre of Istria. Small town filled with good people. Many good restaurants, beautiful nature, small charming shops. It is really peaceful and so close to all other places in Istria. As a historical intersection provides roads to reach all important places, such as:

Rovinj - the most romantic old town with many festivals, concerts, restaurants, street performers, night clubs and especially beautiful beaches.

Porec - the biggest tourist town in Croatia, organizes entertainment throughout the whole summer, large open concerts, and sporting events.

Rabac - one of the most beautiful rivieras in Istria, famous for the most brilliant sea in the adriatic.

Ucka mountain - Natural park with many hiking and bike trails, featuring spectacular views over the whole Istrian peninsula


Rates & Availability

Gržini Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
P1 2017
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
P2 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
P3 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P4 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P5 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P6 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P7 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P8 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P9 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P10 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P11 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P12 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
P13 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
P1 2018
May 5 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
P2 2018
May 19 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
P3 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
P4 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
P5 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P6 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P7 2018
Jul 14 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P8 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P9 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P10 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P11 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
P12 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $325.47

The weekly price includes:

7 nights accommodation, initial and final cleaning, laundry (once per week linen, two times per week towels), pool maintenance, garden maintenance, gas, water, electricity, firewood, broadband internet access

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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