Villa Alisa

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

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*EARLY BIRD 2023*

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  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
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The moment you arrive at the phenomenal Villa Alisa you will realise that you have made the perfect choice for your holiday. Not only is it incredibly well designed and stuffed full of exquisite, contemporary furnishings, it is huge, sits on a fabulous plot and offers some wonderful treats such as the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym and tennis court. With four exceptional bedroom suites, it is perfect for groups of friends or a large family. Everyone will be happy here with its fabulous living spaces, chef’s dream of a kitchen, stunning terrace, gorgeous swimming pool and beautiful views.

This modern gem is enjoys a rural position, surrounded by lush greenery, close to the wonderful resort of Porec in Istria. It is just 16km from the sea. There are two bays south of the town, Zelena and Plava which are almost like towns in themselves with beautiful marinas, shopping and entertainment areas. These can be reached by a charming road train if you do not want to drive. Sveti Nikola Island can be reached by boat in a few minutes and the old town offers some wonderful historic sights including its spectacular Byzantine Basilica as well as Roman and Venetian buildings. There are plenty of independent boutiques and jewellery shops nestled along its pretty cobbled streets. The town is surrounded by glorious rolling olive groves and charming hilltop villages. Nestled in the centre of Istria’s fabulous coastline, the location is excellent for day drips to Rovinj and Pula. Party people enjoy the town’s bars, clubs, discos and restaurants.

Villa Alisa is built over two storeys with three giant bedroom suites and a handy laundry room on the upper floor and one bedroom, a gym, open plan living space and a family room and gorgeous kitchen with its own breakfast space on the ground floor. Outside, you will find the alfresco entertainment spaces of your dreams. The villa boasts a swimming pool and deck, a sunken alfresco living space with a firepit and hot tub, a beautiful alfresco dining area and a fabulous outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and a Green Egg cooker. The interiors offer sublime, sumptuous furnishings throughout in luxurious fabrics. Think golden leathers, fluffy blue mongolian wool chairs and cushions alongside top-of-the-range technology and striking artworks. The villa’s interior designers have blended contemporary flair perfectly with superior comfort.

The main living space is huge for eight guests with gorgeous seating, trendy shelving, a swanky hanging log burning stove and a top notch dining table and chairs. There are floor-to-ceiling glass doors all around offering superb views of the gardens, terrace and surrounding countryside. A doorway leads to the beautifully presented family and television room and kitchen. It is wonderful to have this second living space where children can settle down to a movie while the adults enjoy drinks and chat. Again, giant glass doors open to the terrace and pool. The chef’s dream of a kitchen is sleek and elegant in its graphite and dark wood tones. It is a sociable space with a central island and outstanding appliances including a huge wine fridge for your stay. There is an additional breakfast area. The villa’s gym is well-equipped with a huge television which you can use to run exercise programmes. The downstairs bedroom is a luxurious nest with beautiful linens adorning the bed, a sleek stylish ensuite bathroom and gorgeous rugs sitting on the floor.

The three upstairs bedrooms are sensational with exquisite, beautifully dressed beds, plenty of space for your holiday clothes, smart televisions and brilliantly tiled bathrooms. The master ensuite is stunning with its black marbled tiling, its freestanding bath and its powerful walk-in shower. Every guest will be happy with their private haven in Villa Alisa.

Your barbecue masters will be in heaven when they see the top-of-the-range, shaded outdoor kitchen. It is stunning with superb appliances. Guests can keep the chefs company in the shaded alfresco dining area or around the corner on comfy, contemporary outdoor seating. In front of this is the generous sized pool, surrounded by trendy double bean bag loungers and traditional loungers. To the other side of the pool is your sunken outdoor lounge, the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks. For atmosphere on chilly evenings, the firepit is a lovely feature. Beside the lounge area is your hot tub where you can enjoy an indulgent soak with a glass of champagne and gorgeous views. Under the deck is the spa area with its sauna, another welcome treat. The tennis court is a little further away from the villa, within its 2800 square metre plot. The garden is beautifully landscaped with structural plants.

There are plenty of treats here including the spa relaxation room, chess, Netflix and a delightful cycling trail. Guests staying at Villa Alisa receive a welcome package. On request, daily cleaning, food delivery, massage and private chefs can be arranged.

Photos taken by @koridor17.

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What you should know…

  • Please let us know if you would like any extra treats such as private chefs, massage or other services that will make your holiday even better!
  • Don’t forget to visit the lush interior of Istria. It is stunning with wonderful olive groves and fabulous vineyards.
  • There are so many gastronomic delights to try in Istria. If you like truffle, you will find it on the menu everywhere or you can buy some at the local markets.
  • Rovinj is really beautiful and definitely should not be missed!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Smart TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Heating

The Villa

Villa Alisa is an impressive four-bedroom villa with high end features and a modern interior throughout, located in the heart of Istrian countryside. The villa caters to the whole family with the large swimming pool, tennis court, hot tub and fitness room!

Ground Floor
- Large fully equipped chef’s kitchen with steam oven, convection oven, wine fridge, refrigerator, freezer, warming drawer and dishwasher.
- Family room with TV and small breakfast area
- Open plan formal dining room with living room
- Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Fitness room and sauna

First Floor
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

Exterior Grounds
- Heated infinity swimming pool (6m x 12.5m) surrounded by sun loungers
- Large patio with seating area
- Covered dining area
- Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, Big Green Egg, gas grill and ice machine.
- Sunken patio with outdoor sofa and fire pit
- Hot tub
- Tennis court with mini net and rackets for children and two mini football nets that can be used on the tennis court.
- Parking

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Underfloor heating
- Wi-fi
- Smart TV
- Washing machine
- Iron and board
- Dryer
- Cleaning supplies
- Vacuum cleaner


Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Alisa
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Alisa is surrounded by nature and is just 16km from the sea near Porec, one of Istria’s favourite towns. It sits in the middle of the Istrian Riviera, stretching across a peninsula and looking out to a cluster of islands. It is a fascinating, historic place with Roman, Venetian and Byzantine buildings, cobbled streets and lots of charm. Porec and Zelena are connected by 5 km of rocky coastline and gorgeous, scalloped coves. Plava Laguna begins at Porec Town Beach, sprinkled with shady pines, beach bars and a children’s playground. In Zelena, which can be reached by a charming tourist train, Delfin Beach offers volleyball, watersports and some cool bars. The little road train is known as the Noddy train. It meanders through thick pine forest from Porec to Zelena, stopping at Plava on the way. Porec hosts an annual historic festival in early September with wigs, tabards and crinolines, a colourful flashback to the 18th century Porec. The locals will be out dancing in the streets in grandiose Baroque costumes and others will be preparing for the jousting competition dressed as knights. Porec’s top attraction is its extremely well-preserved 6th century Euphrasian Basilica. It boasts incredible gold mosaics and the next door Bishop’s Palace is now a museum. The Basilica was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Porec enjoys a fascinating history. It became part of the Venetian Empire in 1267 after the fall of Rome until 1797. It was then under the control of the Austrian Empire until 1918 when once again, it became Italian. Porec was heavily bombed during World War II. Istria and Porec were assigned to Yugoslavia in 1947 and in 1991 was part of Croatia when it declared independence.

Novigrad was once a peaceful fishing village and is now a compelling, charming town which has maintained its intimacy while offering exceptional cuisine and delightful bars. It is an architectural gem with astounding historical sights and preserved natural beauty. You should visit the St Pelagio and St. Maxim’s Parish Church bell tower dating back to 1883. The church has the only early Roman crypt in Istria. There are numerous souvenir shops around the town selling hand-made produce as well as several supermarkets. The fishing boats lined up in the town harbour Mandrac look so pretty.

Rovinj is romantic, historic and looks and feels more Italian than Croatian. It is incredibly photogenic with its narrow atmospheric streets, beautiful harbour and trendy little boutiques. The Old Town is so lovely to wander around and you will enjoy amazing views from the cathedral. Grisia Street is famous for its artist’s workshops. The Farmer’s Market is a lovely place to stop for truffles and fresh fruit and vegetables. The bell tower at the Church of St Euphemia is 192 steps up but definitely worth it for the view. You can take a cruise from Rovinj to St Catherine’s Island and the Red Island. Balota Beach is a popular spot on the Old Town peninsula to sunbathe.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula

(65km)

Nearest Airport 2 Rijeka

(102km)

Nearest Village Motovun

(10km)

Nearest City Pula

(63km)

Nearest Beach Poreč

(16km)

Nearest Restaurant Agroturizam Tikel, Špinovci

(1.6km)

Nearest Supermarket Studenac Market

(10km)

Region

This heart-shaped peninsula was the birthplace of modern Croatian tourism, and it’s easy to see why. Its history has bestowed it with Italian sophistication, most obviously seen in pastel-painted coastal towns, like romantic Rovinj. But, tear yourself away from the Istrian coast, through the vineyards, olive groves, and dense forests, and you will discover brilliantly preserved medieval towns and villages, where cobbled streets reveal quaint galleries, sweet squares and sea-views.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Alisa is perfect for family holidays. It is incredibly spacious and there is plenty of entertainment. The villa enjoys two living spaces so children can relax with a movie while adults enjoy their own space. The swimming pool and hot tub are very popular and the tennis court is excellent for tennis fans. Table tennis is also provided for some healthy competition.

There are some excellent beaches nearby and the tourist train that runs from Porec is charming. Adventure Park Sky Fox in Porec is in a beautiful oak forest. There are several high-wire and climbing courses as well as a go-kart track, cross and buggy off-road trails, paintball and airsoft lasergame. It is perfect for thrill-seeking youngsters.

Istralandia is a fantastic waterpark a jumping kids pool, family pool, spray kids arena, dedicated children’s pools, a hydromassage pool and a wave pool as well as thrill-seeking slides and tunnels. It is a great day out and not too far from the villa.

Dinopark Funtana has amazing life-size moving dinosaurs to wander around. It is educational as well as fun. The circus shows are so funny and the cinema is great. The amusement park, shooting range and playground are very entertaining too.

Glavani Park is so thrilling with an adrenaline rush, high ropes climbing course among the lush treetops and a speedy zipline. The 11 metre drop from the 3G high swing is not for the feint hearted! If this is not enough, you could visit Pazinska Jama Ziplining at Pazin. There are two steel cables which can reach speeds of up to 50km per hour. If you can keep your eyes open you will have views of the Medieval castle on the cliffs and will land above a cave. Children up to 16 years can only use the zipline with parents permission. Children that weigh less than 35kg can use it in tandem with a zipline guide.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Massage available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price. Pool towels are also included.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. Charges may apply.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted inside the villa.
Tax Included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €300 (to be paid locally on arrival). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £8,209
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 £4,617
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 £5,336
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £6,567
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £10,773
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £6,567
Sep 23rd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £5,336
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £4,925
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £4,617
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £5,336
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £6,567
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 £10,773

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €8,602
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 €4,838
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 €5,590
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €6,880
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €11,288
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €6,880
Sep 23rd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €5,590
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €5,160
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €4,838
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €5,590
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €6,880
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 €11,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $9,280
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 $5,220
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 $6,031
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $7,423
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $12,178
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $7,423
Sep 23rd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $6,031
Sep 30th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $5,568
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $5,220
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $6,031
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $7,423
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 $12,178

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property owners: Vanja Santic and Dario Drinovac.
Retired owners of an architectural design studio in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada who designed the property.

How long have you owned the property?

We’ve owned the property since 2019 and began construction in February 2021. We
completed the project on June 1, 2022

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The location and the view. We have incredible views of rolling meadows, vineyards,
the mountain range Ucka and most impressing is the view of the medieval town of
Motovun.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The area was once an established Roman colony.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
All the rooms, but particularly the Grand Master bedroom and ensuite are large and
very luxurious. The kitchen is also one of my favourite places to spend time, because I love to cook. It is attached to the outdoor dining area which features a wood burning pizza oven, gas grill and Big Green Egg bbq. The views from the sunken living room deck and pool deck are spectacular.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Visit the local wineries! There are four exceptionally good wineries in the area.
Visit the medieval town of Motovun or check out the vistas from Oprtalj
Take a walk or bike ride along the Parenzana – a former railway during Austro
Hungarian times, it connected Trieste, Italy with Porec. Lovely place to have a picnic!
Just enjoy the pool deck and jacuzzi – play a leisurely game of tennis!

Really eat?
The truffles during Truffle season can be found in most local restaurants. Many of the
restaurants also offer roasted pork and lamb and if you enjoy steak, try the Boskarin
Fiorentina steak.

Really see?
Motovun – incredible panoramic views and great restaurants. One of our favourites is Konoba Mondo, famous for truffle dishes and local wines.
For a Michelin rated experience, try Restaurant Zigante. Famous for their truffle dishes and wine pairings.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Enjoy and intimate evening in the Jacuzzi overlooking the lights of Motovun and the
star lit sky. Heaven on earth!

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