Villa Colonna

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids

A modern 3-bedroom villa with a great range of features, Villa Colonna is situated in Nova Vas, around 8km from Novigrad in Croatian Istria. The quiet location makes this the perfect place for up to six guests to relax, and you can all enjoy the use of an outdoor pool, a sauna and tempting hot tub.

Right beside the pool, you have a fantastic, covered terrace offering seating and dining areas. There’s a barbecue for those chilled out days in the sun, and the lounge area even has a TV. You can enjoy sun loungers beside the pool, and inside you have a large hot tub with great views of the surrounding area. The addition of a Finnish sauna offers another irresistible option for destressing.

An open-plan living area is comfortable and air-conditioned. You have sofa seating, a wall-mounted, flatscreen TV and a dining area. The well-equipped kitchen offers a dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, large fridge freezer and all the essentials. You have access to satellite channels and Wi-Fi at Villa Colonna.

Three bedrooms are equipped with comfortable beds, TV and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Direct access to the terrace is another plus.

Nova Vas enjoys a convenient location, just a 5-minute drive from the Aqualand Istralandia water park and about 10 minutes from Novigrad. Located towards the northern end of the Istrian peninsula, Novigrad has top-notch restaurants, including a couple listed in the Michelin Guide. Fresh seafood and great pizza are among the treats found around town. Also nearby is the cave of Špilja Mramornica.

You will be well placed to visit other highlights of the area, such as Poreč and Rovinj, and the vast Učka Nature Park is also within reach. About 20 minutes from Nova Vas you will also find Motovun, a pretty town on a hilltop which hosts a popular, annual film festival.

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What you should know…

  • The pool can be heated if required – this will incur an additional charge.
  • Pets are welcome but a small daily charge applies.
  • The nearest airport is Pula, just over 70km away. Public transport is very limited in Istria, so the easiest way to reach Nova Vas from here is by car.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Cooling Jacuzzi BBQ Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Colonna is a modern 3-bedroom villa with a great range of features. It can accommodate up to 6 guests.

Interior
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Well-equipped kitchen
- Three bedrooms are equipped with comfortable beds, TV and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower
- Hot tub and finnish sauna

Exterior
- Heated swimming pool
- Covered terrace with seating and dining areas
- Barbecue
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Colonna
Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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A pretty, coastal town of Croatia’s Istrian peninsula, Novigrad is one of the area’s lesser-known gems. Further north than big names like Pula, Rovinj and Poreč, Novigrad will charm you with its harbour, Mandrac, lined with colourful houses, and its relaxed waterfront promenade.

Lovely beaches and a picturesque old town offer yet more reasons to visit Novigrad. Installations of colourful umbrellas provide a talking point, along with the 14th-century town walls and eye-catching, arched gate to the sea. Perhaps the main landmark beside the walls is the Church of St Pelagius and St Maximus with its distinctive bell tower.

Look out for contemporary art exhibitions at the Lapidarium Museum, which also contains artefacts found in the church crypt. For something family-friendly, Croatia’s first water park, Aqualand Istralandia, is not far from the town and has a huge assortment of fun rides and activities.

Novigrad’s restaurants are notable too, with highly rated establishments such as Marina and Damir & Ornella which offer fresh fish and seafood. An annual food festival, the Gnam-Gnam Fest, also demonstrates the town’s love for good eating. Be sure to try some local wine with your meal – Istrian Malvasia is highly regarded, and Northern Istria also produces Teran, Muscat, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

It’s best to use a car to get around the region, and there is plenty to see within a reasonable driving distance. Poreč is well worth a visit for its Roman Old Town, where you will find the Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its wonderful gold mosaics, and the beautiful Zuccato Palace.

The town’s Baredine Cave, 60m underground, is another spectacular sight. Visit between April and October and you can experience a guided tour of its breath-taking rock and stalactite formations. If you prefer to be out in the open air, try the scenic Parenzana Trail, running from Trieste to Poreč, a former railroad which is now a lengthy walking route.

East of Novigrad, the hilltop town of Motovun hosts an annual International Film Festival, but it’s a spectacle at any time as the views from the Old Town are amazing. The town is surrounded by vineyards and green countryside, and is considered one of Istria’s most beautiful places. Go further and the mountainous Učka Nature Park will impress you too.

The delightful Umag is little more than 20 minutes north of Novigrad, and is another old town with gorgeous views of the sea. Whether you relax with a coffee in the main square, Trg Slobode, or head out to the landmark Savudrija Lighthouse or the nearby beach, you can enjoy the relaxing vibe of this attractive town.

Not far from the Slovenian border, Umag is known as the Gateway to Croatia. If you fancy popping back across, you’ll find the peaceful salt pans of the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park about 30 minutes away.

Read more about Porec

Region

Poreč is a charming town situated on the western coast of the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia, known for its rich history, stunning beaches, and vibrant Mediterranean atmosphere. Poreč’s blend of historical sites, vibrant culture, and natural beauty make it it an enticing location for tourists of all ages.

The main street of Poreč, the Decumanus, is lined with quaint shops, cozy cafes, and traditional Istrian restaurants, offering a delightful blend of the town’s rich past alongside modern-day living. The town's historic centre is a labyrinth of cobbled streets and narrow alleys that reveal hidden treasures at every turn, inviting visitors to explore the heart of Poreč on foot.

A short stroll from the Decumanus is one of the most iconic landmarks in Poreč, the Euphrasian Basilica. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stunning complex dating back to the 6th century, showcases remarkable Byzantine architecture and breathtaking mosaics that recount religious stories. Visitors can admire the intricate details of the mosaics and soak in the ambiance of a structure that has withstood the test of time.

Beyond the historical streets, Poreč is famous for its breathtaking beaches. The pristine Adriatic coastline beckons sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Zelena Laguna, Plava Laguna, and Brulo Beach are just a few of the coastal areas worth exploring. You can bask in the Mediterranean sun, take a dip in the clear blue waters or, if you’re feeling adventurous, then snorkelling, jet skiing, or paddle-boarding are all exciting options offered along this glorious stretch of coastline.

For those who want to go a little deeper and explore the underwater world, Poreč offers fantastic diving opportunities! The waters surrounding the town are teeming with marine life and colourful coral reefs. Dive centres are readily available for both beginners and experienced divers, ensuring that everyone can explore the magic beneath the surface of the Adriatic Sea.

Hop on a boat trip and venture to the nearby Brijuni Islands, where nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike will have plenty of exciting activities on offer. This collection of islands is one of Croatia’s eight national parks, and is famous for its diverse nature and rich history. With attractions such as a safari park with exotic animals, and the island’s famous dinosaur footprints, it’s a wonderful place to explore as a family.

For travellers interested in exploring beyond the town, Poreč is ideally located for day trips to other Istrian destinations. Just a short drive away, you'll find Rovinj, a picturesque coastal town with a vibrant artistic community that is brimming with creativity. Motovun, a hilltop village town known for its absolutely stunning views, is also an easy day trip. These nearby destinations add to the allure of Poreč as a base for exploring the diverse beauty of the Istrian Peninsula.

Poreč and the surrounding area offers a wide array of dining options for you to indulge in the local dishes. From seafood to truffle-infused pasta and regional wines, the plethora of independent restaurants provide an authentic culinary journey through the Istrian cuisine, renowned for its delicious flavours and fresh ingredients.

From the ancient Euphrasian Basilica to the bustling Poreč Market, this town has something for every traveler. So, whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or simply relaxing on the beach, Poreč has it all. Its year-round appeal ensures that visitors can enjoy its beauty and charm in any season.

Kids

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

Such a beautiful region with so much to see and do, Istria is sure to wow younger visitors. In the Novigrad area, it’s Aqualand Istralandia that’s bound to be on their to-do list. Just a few minutes’ drive from the town, this huge water park features attraction for all ages and tastes, including Sky River, Space Rocket and Free Fall. It’s rated as one of Europe’s best water parks, so they are sure to have a great time.

Not far from Aqualand Istralandia are the amazing caves of Špilja Mramornica, with guided tours available. And if you spend a day in Poreč, there are more below-ground adventures at the spectacular Baredine Cave.

There are all sorts of stunning sights around Istria which the kids might like. To the north of Pula is the Brijuni National Park, consisting of 14 islands, perfect for a boat excursion or for cycling. Veli Brijun, the largest of the islands, also has a safari park and bird reserve. Elsewhere, near the small town of Pazin, is the wonderful Zarečki Krov Waterfall. Surrounded by forest, it’s a particularly picturesque spot – take a picnic and make a day of it.

There is more water park fun at Poreč’s Aquapark Aquacolors, while Glavani Park – roughly midway between Pula and Zarečki Krov – offers treetop rope bridges, swings, zip-wires and the like in a gorgeous forest setting. Near Poreč, there’s lots of dinosaur-themed fun at the popular Dinopark Funtana.

Umag’s Squirrel Park is a charming place for wildlife lovers, where kids can watch squirrels play and learn more about them. In the historic town of Bale, the Istrian Butterfly Garden provides a pleasant alternative, with all sorts of varieties often visible in these pretty gardens. You could also go on a dolphin-spotting cruise – there are various tours available in the main resorts.

Fancy go-karting? Motodrom Poreč is the place to go, with a track for 6-12 year-olds and one for teenagers and adults. The adjacent Sky Fox park offers paintballing, obstacle courses, off-road buggies and all sorts of other outdoor adventures.

The city of Pula serves up plenty of entertainment and landmark sights such as the impressive Roman Amphitheatre and grand cathedral. To the south, the nature reserve of Kamenjak is also a good bet, with its hiking and biking trails and beautiful beaches along the way. The rugged cliffs are perhaps the region’s most stunning.

The delights of Rovinj are not so far away, so if they fancy climbing the tower of Saint Euphemia Cathedral to get the best views in the area, you can drive there from Novigrad in about 50 minutes. On your way back, you might want to stop by the observatory in Višnjan, for a tour that science and astronomy-loving kids will be inspired by.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Cooling Jacuzzi

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 payable before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
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
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Pool heating charge? Heated pool (on request) at an additional cost of €20 per day
Internet access? Wi-Fi, included in rental price
Tax Residence tax is included in price
Minimum stay 7 nights from 03.06.-10.09 and 03.06.-10.09. 6 nights during all over periods.
Changeover day Sunday from 03.06.-10.09. Flexible during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 21st 2024 £1,872
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 £1,953
Jun 2nd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £2,604
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 £3,418
Jul 7th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 £3,825
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 £3,418
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,604
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 £1,953
Sep 8th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £1,872
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £3,825
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 20th 2025 £1,872
Apr 20th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,953
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 £2,604
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 £3,418
Jul 6th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 £3,825
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 £3,418
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £2,604
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 £1,953

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 21st 2024 €2,037
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 €2,125
Jun 2nd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €2,833
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 €3,719
Jul 7th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 €4,161
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 €3,719
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €2,833
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 €2,125
Sep 8th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €2,037
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €4,161
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 20th 2025 €2,037
Apr 20th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €2,125
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 €2,833
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 €3,719
Jul 6th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 €4,161
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 €3,719
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €2,833
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 €2,125

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 21st 2024 $2,209
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 $2,305
Jun 2nd 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $3,073
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 7th 2024 $4,033
Jul 7th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 $4,513
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 $4,033
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,073
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 $2,305
Sep 8th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $2,209
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $4,513
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 20th 2025 $2,209
Apr 20th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $2,305
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 $3,073
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 6th 2025 $4,033
Jul 6th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 $4,513
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 $4,033
Aug 24th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $3,073
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 $2,305

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.

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