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Caroline Hopkins

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, Croatian

High quality Istrian stone villa, 4 bedrooms, private pool, WiFi

2 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Central Istria Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms (3 x doubles, 1 x twin), 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (+1), private pool

In the small medieval Istrian village of Sovinjak, Casa ValSol was built in 2007 with both reclaimed and modern material, the villa offers spacious accommodation for 8 persons. Ideal for large groups or two families.

Large kitchen/diner leading onto covered terrace overlooking the pool and the lush green scenery beyond. Spacious living room with traditional open fireplace, satellite TV, internet and doors to pool terrace. Within 200m walking distance of the local family run restaurant, Santa Terra, the villa is also a truly quiet retreat from both daily working life and from the more hectic tourist towns and yet is within easy travelling distance of all that Istria has to offer.

A Welcome Refreshment Pack is there for your arrival and our professional Management Service team can help you organise a variety of outings and activities including: private chef * bike tours * wine/olive oil tours * boat excursions * horse riding * kayak tours * paddleboarding * truffle hunting * poolside massages * spa treatments * venice day trip *

The nearest town is Buzet, the 'City of Truffles', and the villa is also close to the famous Toklarija restaurant, a tiny place carved out of an old olive mill in the wine-growing hamlet of Sovinjsko Polje

On a historical note, Sovinjak is reputed to be the place that provided the wife of the Emperor Augustus with her preferred wine and the village is also the place of the world's first ever bauxite mine! (No longer active!)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Caroline Hopkins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, Croatian

About Caroline Hopkins

We use the villa for our own recreation, and rent it out to other families when not in use by ourselves. We bought the villa new in 2007. When we are not in the villa, it is taken care of by a very nice English lady. She takes care of the villa, and guides and help our renters during their vacation. Families that have rented our villa, have all been pleased with their stay, and we make pride in pleasing every family who stays in our villa.

Caroline Hopkins purchased this villa in 2007

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely villa with fantastic views – we’ve really enjoyed our stay. Highlights –Porec – swimming and fun trip on The Yellow Submarine. A good meal in Savage restaurant. Pula-loved the ampi-theatre but too busy to visit. Motovun- good walk around the cobbled streets – amazing view. Thanks for BBQ-enjoyed a few good meals on that!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

High quality Istrian stone villa, 4 bedrooms, private pool, WiFi
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
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Välutrustat stort hus

  • 4 of 5

Vi hade en mycket bra semester i huset. Det är nog det hus vi hyrt som varit bäst utrustat. Luftkonditioneringen gick sönder i ett rum och det fixades redan samma dag. Utsikten är fantastisk och det var mysigt att bo i en mycket liten by. Nackdelen var att det saknades affär eller bageri däremot finns en Konoba med mycket trevlig personal och god mat. Läget får sägas vara centralt, vi nådde vardera kust på ca 40 min. Slovakien är heller inte långt bort. Allt fungerade mycket bra.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Holidays in exclusiv villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there in 2011 for one week. The house is wonderfull with a excellent contents, furniture & fixtures. The place is quiet and has a perfect view over the valley. They way the supermarket is short (about 10 min by car) and by the new motorway you can explore Istrian from it's center.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pula, Rijeka or Trieste
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Porec
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Motovun
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Buzet
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Novigrad
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Sovinjak
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Porec, Novigrad or Opatia
Car: necessary

The villa is located on the edge of the hilltop village of Sovinjak, 300 meters above sea level. Built into the hillside, the villa has 180 degree views over the rolling hills and nearby hilltop towns.

Sovinjak is located near the town of Buzet, between the cosy east coast and the marvellous west coast. This area has some of Istria's best restaurants, with their truffle specialities. There is also a small konoba in the village, about 200m from the villa. The valley is one of the best truffle, olive oil and wine districts of Croatia. Within a 20 minute drive are the artistic medieval hilltop villages of Motovun (film festival) and Groznjan (art and ceramic). The old aristocratic city of Opatija is also only 45 minutes from the villa.

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Rates & Availability

Buzet Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016/E
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,657
 
 
2016/F
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,163
 
 
2016/G
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,797
 
 
2016/H
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,720
 
 
2016/I
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,553
 
 
2017/A
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,220
 
 
2017/B
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,381
 
 
2017/C
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,753
 
 
2017/D
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,391
 
 
2017/E
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,657
 
 
2017/F
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,391
 
 
2017/G
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,753
 
 
2017/H
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,381
 
 
2017/I
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,220
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,553
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $333

A Euro 100 deposit is payable upon booking, balance payment before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Istria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • We have two extra beds, maximum of 10 sleeps. Also one extra baby cribs.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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