Villa Dora

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space

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Set in the beautiful countryside with panoramic sea-views towards the island of Cres, guests at Villa Dora will experience true relaxation as well as the opportunity to explore this stunning part of Istria. It will be hard to leave your contemporary and welcoming holiday home with its own splendid swimming pool and sun terraces but pretty fishing villages, pristine beaches and towns rich in Istrian heritage as well as a wealth of activities are all within a short drive.

Villa Dora is situated next to neighbouring Villa Klara, with a similar layout, so it could be a perfect option for two families or a group of friends wanting to holiday together with a degree of independence. The villas are modern and have been decorated stylishly with white washed walls and bright splashes of colour, contemporary furnishings and good quality fixtures and fittings. The open-plan living and dining space downstairs opens out to wonderful terraces, the inviting swimming pool and well tended gardens. Upstairs you will find three of the four bedrooms, all with access to a terrace or balcony with pretty terracotta Mediterranean plants dotted around and yet more glorious views.

There is so much to explore in the nearby area. Follow the remote roads north to the popular restaurant ‘Martin Pescador’ in the village of Trget (8km) where you can enjoy fresh fish on the waterfront, or head the other way to find a pretty pebbly beach or hire a boat for beautiful vistas and even a spot of fishing. This area is perfect for hiking through the dense pine forests or there are some wonderful walking paths near the towns of Labin and Rabac.

You will find all the facilities you may need in the charming town of Labin (12km), a charming hilltop town with a rich history. Just a short drive from Labin is the larger beach resort of Rabac (16km), now a delightful spot for visitors to experience pristine white pebbled beaches, a great range of watersports and some excellent local cuisine.

Villa Dora offers you modern, contemporary comfort in an area steeped in rich Istrian heritage and natural beauty, the perfect combination for a wonderful Croatian holiday.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Villa Klara is just next door, so both villas could be a good option for two families travelling together
  • A simple welcome pack is provided but you may wish to stock up en route as well

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV DVD Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Dora is a four bedroom villa with pool, located in Labin/Rabac region of eastern Istria. The villa offers views of the Island of Cres and can accommodate up to 9 persons.

Ground Floor
- Living area with sofas, chairs, TV and patio doors leading out to covered dining patio, swimming pool, terrace and gardens
- Living area leads to open-plan kitchen-diner, well equipped with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster plus table and chairs. Doors leading out to terrace, pool and gardens
- Twin bedroom and shower room

First Floor
- 3 double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with bath, one with shower). All three rooms have doors leading to a balcony or terrace with sea-views

Outside Grounds
- Covered patio for al-fresco dining
- Swimming pool and terrace with sun-loungers
- Garden area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities

- Air-conditioning
- Internet
- Satellite TV and DVD player
- Extra bed can be made available
- Baby cot
- Hairdryers
- Safe
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Dora
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Dora is set in beautiful countryside with panoramic views of the sea  and the distant island of Cres. There is a beach within a short drive and you will find watersports such as kayaking stand up pedal boards and boats during the summer months at the nearby Autocamp Tunarica (3.5km). This area is perfect for hiking through the dense pine forests or exploring the coast by boat, even catching a fish or two to take back to your barbecue if you desire.  Alternatively, head north to the popular restaurant ‘Martin Pescador’ in the village of Trget (8km) where you can enjoy fresh fish on the waterfront.

You will find all the facilities you may need in the charming town of Labin (12km). Make the most of your visit by heading to the narrow winding lanes of the old hilltop town, enjoying stunning views of the Kvarner coast and admiring the rich Istrian heritage with beautiful villas and Venetian palaces.

Just slightly further is Istria’s largest beach resort, Rabac (16km), formerly a fishing village with brightly painted houses on the steep hillside, and now a delightful spot for visitors to experience the delights of Istria. The town has pristine pebble beaches, such as Girandella plus a great choice of watersports from windsurfing, diving, water-ski to banana boats. If you visit in June head down to the Rabac Summer Carnival when the town comes alive with festivities. Should you wish to escape the summer crowds there are plenty of opportunities to head inland to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of this area and many hiking paths such as a walk through the pine forests from Rabac to Labin.

Island lovers may want to take an excursion across to the rugged island of Cres where you can truly get off the beaten track and discover the quiet and simple side to island life on one of the country’s least developed islands. If you prefer city life then Rijeka (75km) is worthy of a visit with its fascinating history, excellent restaurants and lively nightlife.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula

(52km)

Nearest Village Trget

(8km)

Nearest Town/City Labin

(12km)

Nearest Restaurant Martin Pescador, Trget

(8km / 15 mins )

Nearest Beach Beach

(3.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Labin

(12km)

Region

Nestled along Croatia’s enchanting Adriatic coastline, Istria welcomes visitors with open arms and a rich tapestry of experiences waiting to be unraveled. Whether you're seeking adventure in nature, indulgence in culinary delights, a glimpse into history and culture, or simply a warm and inviting atmosphere, the peninsula of Istria has it all.

Istria's diverse and unspoiled landscapes will be the first thing to capture your attention! The region is renowned for its lush green hills, rolling vineyards, and enchanting coastline: the stunning scenery is a playground for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and beachgoers alike.

Offering a remarkable 445 kilometres of pristine coastline, including tranquil coves and sandy beaches, visitors can find plenty of secluded spots to soak up the sun. The clear, azure waters of the Adriatic are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving, making it a fantastic choice for those who enjoy an active day of water sports.

Venture inland and you'll discover picturesque villages set amidst rolling hills and verdant forests. Istria is home to over 30 nature reserves - an absolute haven for hikers and cyclists, with an abundance of well-marked trails to explore. The Učka Nature Park, in particular, stands out as a hiking and nature lover's paradise, offering waterfalls, historic villages, and breathtaking panoramic views of Istria's outstanding scenery.

Istria's rich history is woven into the fabric of its towns and cities. An ever popular choice for tourists is the impressive port city of Pula, full of quaint town squares and local restaurants, and home to one of the most well-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. This ancient arena, known as the Pula Arena, is a testament to Istria's Roman heritage and hosts numerous events, including concerts and film festivals.

The medieval towns of Rovinj and Motovun enchant visitors with their cobbled streets and historic charm. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a stunning example of early Christian art and architecture.

Istria's culinary scene is a treat for the taste buds: the region is famous for its truffles, particularly the elusive white truffle, and you can savour dishes infused with this prized delicacy in charming local restaurants across the region. Wine and olive oil lovers will find joy in Istria's vineyards and olive groves, offering tastings and insights into traditional production methods. Fresh seafood, often served with a Mediterranean twist, is a staple that you can enjoy at quaint waterfront eateries along the coastline.

One of the most enduring memories visitors take away from Istria is the warmth of its people. The locals are known for their friendly, welcoming nature and their willingness to share their traditions and stories with tourists. You'll find yourself immersed in the local way of life, whether you're exploring ancient towns or enjoying a meal in a family-run tavern.

Istria is easily accessible, with Pula Airport serving as a major gateway. Once you arrive, navigating the region is a breeze with well-maintained roads connecting major towns and villages. Language barriers are minimal, thanks to the widespread use of English, Italian, and German, alongside the local Croatian language.

Istria’s unique blend of pristine landscapes, rich traditions, and warm-hearted locals creates an experience that will linger in your memories long after you've returned home.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

This home has plenty of fun and exciting activities on offer. The garden will no doubt be a favourite place to play games and of course there is the huge pool for playing and splashing about in – always a popular feature with our younger guests!

Blue-flag Girandella beach is well-suited to kids, where you can hire sun loungers and there are lots of beach cafes. There are several small, sheltered pebble bays with crystal clear water and gentle slopes, making it ideal for families with small children. For those more adventurous the villa is only 3.5km from Autocamp Tunarica, where you can take on water sport such as boats, kayak, pedal boats and stand up paddle boards.

In Pula, there is a fabulous and unique experience for kids aged 10 and above Underwater Park Verudela. Here, they can ride a bike at the bottom of the sea. Wearing a special helmet, children can walk around the seabed four metres underwater, feeding fish and holding shrimp with trained professionals. It's bound to be an memorable day for kids.

Take a day trip to Aquapark Istrialanda the area's original waterpark -which has fun water-based activities for the whole family. Boasting 20 water rides and the largest wave pool in the Mediterranean, it's bound to keep them busy and happy all day. Thrillseekers will love zooming along the high-energy water slides. Younger children can enjoy their own dedicated pool with a water castle, pirate ship and some gentle water slides.

Dinopark Funtana is a superb place to take kids who are fascinated with dinosaurs there are moving life-size dinosaurs and circus shows on offer. There are plenty of activities for kids to try, like a dino-themed shooting range.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome pack included (prosecco, Italian pasta and Italian tomato sauce)

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
- 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 €400 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 3.00 p.m and 8.00 p.m (after this time charges may apply)
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.
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? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Saturday from 03.06 to 09.09. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights between 3rd June and 9th September
6 nights for the remainder of the year.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €10 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open between 1st May and 24th October

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 16th 2024 £948 £1,185 £1,659
Mar 16th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £948 £1,185 £1,659
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £988 £1,235 £1,728
May 18th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £1,244 £1,556 £2,178
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - £2,468
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - £2,765
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 - - £2,965
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - £3,456
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £3,159
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - £2,468
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £1,162 £1,452 £2,032
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £1,055 £1,319 £1,846
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 15th 2025 £988 £1,235 £1,728
Mar 15th 2025 - May 10th 2025 £948 £1,185 £1,659
May 10th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £988 £1,235 £1,728
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £1,244 £1,556 £2,178
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - £2,468
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - £2,765
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 - - £2,965
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - £3,456
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - £3,159

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 16th 2024 €1,032 €1,291 €1,806
Mar 16th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €1,032 €1,291 €1,806
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €1,075 €1,344 €1,882
May 18th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €1,355 €1,694 €2,371
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - €2,687
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - €3,010
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 - - €3,229
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - €3,763
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €3,439
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - €2,687
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €1,265 €1,581 €2,213
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €1,149 €1,436 €2,010
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 15th 2025 €1,075 €1,344 €1,882
Mar 15th 2025 - May 10th 2025 €1,032 €1,291 €1,806
May 10th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €1,075 €1,344 €1,882
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €1,355 €1,694 €2,371
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - €2,687
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - €3,010
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 - - €3,229
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - €3,763
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - €3,439

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 16th 2024 $1,118 $1,398 $1,957
Mar 16th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $1,118 $1,398 $1,957
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $1,165 $1,456 $2,038
May 18th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $1,468 $1,835 $2,568
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - $2,911
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - $3,261
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 - - $3,497
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - $4,076
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $3,726
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - $2,911
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $1,370 $1,712 $2,397
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $1,244 $1,555 $2,177
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 15th 2025 $1,165 $1,456 $2,038
Mar 15th 2025 - May 10th 2025 $1,118 $1,398 $1,957
May 10th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $1,165 $1,456 $2,038
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $1,468 $1,835 $2,568
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - $2,911
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - $3,261
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 - - $3,497
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - $4,076
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - $3,726

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.

Reviews

  • Fantastic Villa

    on 18/07/2023

    Amazing greeting, the Villa was the best equipped we have ever stayed at.

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