Villa Fananza

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


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Pool Modern Hot Tub Walk to Village

Villa Fananza is a modern and bright villa in the heart of Istria. Sleeping eight guests across its four bedrooms, it offers a quiet retreat from the busy streets of Pula. The private pool and hot tub are the perfect ways to unwind and relax into your wonderful holiday in Istria.

As you enter the villa, you will immediately step into the spacious open-plan ground floor. The kitchen occupies the back wall with plenty of storage space and ample room for cooking big meals. The island unit is a wonderful feature, with three stools, it’s a great space for more casual dining or even reading the paper. The dining table flows on from the kitchen, with seating for all the guests, and located opposite the large patio doors, it’s a wonderfully bright and airy space. Stepping into the living area, you will notice the softer colour of wood underfoot, this sets the scene for cosy nights in with a large corner sofa and television. It is easy to imagine peaceful evenings laying across the sofa watching a little bit of television after another great day exploring. Or for those who enjoy a novel, enjoy relaxing in the hanging chair, as you gently swing and get stuck into your favourite book.

Also in the villa is a games room, a second living room and hot tub. The games room offers table tennis for a little bit of fun for the whole group, as well as a darts board and mini basketball hoop. The games room also has a home gym, with some great equipment to work out with. The second living room can be found in the loft and has plenty of space for games and a couple of sofas to relax and enjoy late-night conversations with your loved ones. The hot tub is always a popular place to gather for a bit of relaxation before dinner.

The villa has three double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, with five bathrooms in the property there is plenty of space for everyone to have their own privacy. Each of the bedrooms is warm in its décor with soft colours and bright windows looking out on the terrace.

Outside, the villa has a private pool surrounded by sun loungers. The summer kitchen is a fantastic feature with two barbecues and a sink, making outdoor cooking a simple pleasure. The outdoor dining area is covered and offers guests privacy during wonderful evening meals in the cool Croatian evenings.

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What you should know…

  • Renting a car is advised in order to get to the beach and local shops
  • The hot tub is indoors, but still offers guests the perfect way to relax into the evening
  • The bedrooms each offer a chest of draws for you to unpack, but it may not seem so much space if there are two of you with big suitcases

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis

The Villa

Villa Fananza is a modern villa with spacious outside space. There are 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, accommodating to 8 +2 guests.

Lower Ground Floor
- Spa area
- Fitness area
- Games area

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped open kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, blender, kettle
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

- Living area with sofa bed

First Floor
- Double bedroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (72 sqm)
- Outdoor shower
- Terrace
- Lawned garden
- Sun loungers
- Covered outdoor dining area
- Outdoor kitchen with barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- Gym equipment
- Darts board
- Table tennis
- Jacuzzi
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Parking
- Bicycles upon request




About the surrounding area of Villa Fananza
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Fananza is settled in the unspoilt heartland of Istria near the small village of Butkovici, this peaceful area is off the beaten track and offers a lovely escape from the busier tourist towns in Istria. The nearby town of Jursici offers a shop to buy groceries, while there are a number of restaurants a short drive away. The closest beach is Fanaza, less than a twenty-minute drive away. Here you can enjoy the calm crystal blue waters with a cooling swim and then head further north along the coast, exploring the seaside villages and beaches as you pass through.

A visit to Pula is highly recommended, explore the ancient towns amazing history as you delve into the narrow streets and amazing ruins. Be sure to visit the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, as it is considered the best preserved in the world, and still hosts all sorts of events today! Pula is also great for those seeking a little nightlife, the town has a plethora of bars open till late and offers a vibrant and fun scene.

There are several boat tours available from Pula that explore the amazing coastline and uncover numerous hidden beaches and caves. Ask to go to the Blue Cave, only accessible by boat, the beautiful colour of the cave walls is a real wonder. A trip to the islands is also recommended, here you can enjoy the amazing views and unspoilt beaches as you stop for lunch.

All along the coast, there are numerous places offering a great array of water sport activities. Try your hand a water-skiing, or even go parasailing at sunset for a view unlike any other. There are plenty of scuba diving spots for both experienced and new divers. The local tourist office will be able to help you find a tour provider.

The surrounding area is truly beautiful, and there is no better way to explore it than on foot or bicycle. There are lots of walking and cycling routes for all abilities. These can traverse the rocky mountainous terrain before passing through the cool and fresh pine forests. Again, the local tourist office will be able to help organise a guide or direct you to a bike shop to pick up some rentals.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport

(18 km)

Nearest Village Butkovići

(200 m)

Nearest Town/City Pula

(21 km)

Nearest Restaurant Bistro Tone

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Maric Beach

(21 km)

Nearest Supermarket Konzum

(10 km)


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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Best Suited For: All Ages

Villa Fananza caters very well for a family travelling to Croatia. The games room offers some fun out of the sun, as the whole family can enjoy a table tennis tournament. The basketball hoop also offers a fun element to the room, and will keep young children entertained for hours. The second living room is a great feature, located upstairs in the loft, it is a private spot for the children to play in safely and relax on one of the very comfy sofas away from parents! The private pool never ceases to keep the kids happy, be it water games, water fights or some gentle swimming, it offers something for the whole family to enjoy. The hot tub will be a popular treat for teenagers, giving them a moment away from their phones to detox and relax! The summer kitchen is perfectly designed for big family barbecues, so you can enjoy a wonderful evening around the table with those you care about most.

Take the kids to Pula to awe at the incredible ancient ruins throughout the city, enjoying the lively streets and variety of street performers. From here, you can arrange lots of different water sport activities that older children will enjoy, slow boat cruises or high-octane water skiing - there is truly something for everyone!

A trip to the beach is a must, you can pack a picnic or enjoy one of the local tavernas as you head to Fanaza for a day on the sand. The calm waters are shallow and perfectly suited to children of all ages, there are also sure to be other families the children may enjoy playing with. With ice cream parlours along the beach, it is a sure way to put a smile on the kids face after a busy day of playing on the beach!

One of the most popular day trips for families is a trip to Aquapark Istralandia. This great water park has plenty to occupy the family, with several chutes, pools and water rides its perfect for a hot day in Croatia. There are plenty of facilities at the park so no need for a picnic, just plenty of sun cream!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis


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 €600 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights from 16th May to 25th September
5 nights the remainder of the year
Changeover day Saturday or Sunday from 16th May to 25th September
Any day the remainder of the year
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per week will apply (paid locally). Maximum of two pets per booking.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking and vaping are not permitted
Tax Tourist tax is included in the rental price
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - £4,809
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - £6,057
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - £6,176
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - £5,739
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £4,809
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - £4,054
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - £3,434
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,176 £1,567 £1,959 £2,743
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 25th 2025 £2,436 £3,248 £4,060 £5,684

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - €5,294
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - €6,668
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - €6,799
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - €6,318
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €5,294
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - €4,463
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - €3,780
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,294 €1,725 €2,157 €3,019
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 25th 2025 €2,682 €3,575 €4,469 €6,257

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - $5,661
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - $7,130
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - $7,270
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - $6,755
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $5,661
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - $4,772
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - $4,042
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,384 $1,845 $2,306 $3,228
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 25th 2025 $2,867 $3,823 $4,779 $6,690

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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