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What Oliver loves…
- You’ll have absolutely no trouble getting out and about in the sublime surrounding landscape, with six bikes provided for you to uncover the wonders of Istria yourself!
- With a trampoline, badminton set, darts and table football in the garden, all the kids (and big kids!) can play together, making special memories and burning off a little extra energy!
- Animals are allowed at this villa, so there’s no need to leave your furry friends at home, bring them along – they’ll love it!
- You’re just half an hour away from the famous Adriatic coastline as well as several beautiful towns, the beautiful Lim Bay fjord and the hugely historically and culturally rich city of Pula
A tranquil oasis in the delightful countryside of Istria, Villa Gadrina offers luxurious accommodation for up to ten lucky guests! Built in just 2013, yet exuding a traditional Mediterranean charm, this villa is a delightful fusion of rustic architecture and contemporary comforts.
The living area is immensely spacious and warmly lit thanks to the two sets of French doors leading to the garden. There’s a satellite TV between the two, perfectly placed between a set of comfortable chairs and sofas.
The dining area extends to one side of the living room in an open plan style, allowing a conversation to flow freely as well as plenty of natural light. The dining table is large, sleek and black, with eight stylish white chairs surrounding it. To the far side of the dining area is the kitchen, totally modern and fully-equipped to make mealtimes a breeze!
There are four exceptionally comfortable bedrooms, each with dazzling ensuite facilities including a shower. The first is located on the ground floor, while the other three are all on the first floor. There are two doubles and two twins, both of which can be merged to form a super-king-size bed if you prefer. There’s also a sofa-bed in the living room for two extra guests.
The beautifully maintained garden is completely fenced with stone walls, offering a little peace of mind to those travelling with young children. The grounds are vast, with several separate lawns and terraces and excellent spots for a lie-down, a cuppa or maybe even something a little stronger!
The grand centrepiece is the private pool, around which there are several sun-loungers and a large sofa pod – an incredibly comfortable sun-bathing spot! On the veranda, there is a large dining area with an outdoor kitchen, including a barbeque.
When you’re fed and rested and it’s time to start the fun – there’s a trampoline, darts, table football and even six bikes which you can venture out into the countryside with!
Less than 16km away is Fažana, from which you can get a boat across to the beautiful Brijuni islands, or else, just 45 minutes away from Učka Nature Park, a sprawling protected area with hiking routes leading to canyons, waterfalls and historic sites, putting unspoilt nature a stone’s throw away.
One-third of the Istrian territory is forested, and the rest is carpeted with vineyards, olive trees, pastures and orchards, with ancient walled cities perched atop hills in the mountainous landscape, so you need merely stroll out of your front door to find the richness of Istria.
What you should know…
- Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only, and correct prices will be confirmed at the time of booking
- The sofa in the living room transforms into a bed for two
- Although the station of Juršići is just a five-minute walk away, car access is always useful in Croatia as many great spots cannot be reached on public transport
This luxurious cottage, which is stylishly decorated is the perfect choice for exceptional comfort during your holiday. It is located on the outskirts of a village, in a very quiet area. The property is completely fenced with stone walls and has a well-tended garden. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Living & dining room
- Open plan fully equipped kitchen
- Access to the patio & pool area
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- Swimming pool (60m2)
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Large patio & garden area
- Outside sitting & dining area
- Covered terrace
- BBQ area
- Private parking (4 spaces on site)
Just 10 minutes away is the delightful town of Vodnjan, well worth a visit to learn a little of its history, with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences, although more recently it has become more known for its many options for olive oil tasting.
The largest city in the region is Pula, about 20 minutes away and brimming with history and magnificent architecture. In early September the city comes alive with music and cultural events, many hosted in its ancient Roman Amphitheatre!
A very short drive from Pula, on the very southern tip of Istria, is the Kamenjak National Park where you can follow the ‘Dinosaur Path’ to discover dinosaur footprints and admire stunning views over the bay.
A charming heart-shaped peninsula in the north-west of Croatia, Istria is warm, welcoming and perfectly-sized – you can drive the length in around an hour, putting everything within easy reach!
From breath-taking scenery, rich history and a world-famous culinary scene – you will find it all in Istria! As a former part of the Venetian Republic, this region has seen many rulers from the Romans, Byzantines and Austro-Hungarians to the Italians and Yugoslavians. Now, a myriad of enchanting towns and villages, rich in history and culture, are nestled among the undulating countryside.
Active holiday-makers will be delighted with the offerings: from windsurfing in Medulin to scuba diving in the Brijuni National park and rock climbing, hang-gliding and walking in Buzet along the 15km ‘seven waterfalls’ walk, Istria has it all.
Both along the dramatic coastal paths and in the mountains inland, you will find an abundance of natural paths for cycling (including the scenic Parenzana route over an old railway line from Viznada to the Slovenian border) and rugged off-road hiking trails. Pick up a trail-map from any of the Tourist Offices, for loads of well-marked routes around the coast and in the Cape Kamenjak.
Much like its neighbouring Italy, Istria is a gastronome’s paradise, home to world-class cuisine and endless rows of vineyards. Be sure to try the local wines, which are often sweet and fruity, using a wide variety of grapes including white Malvasia, red Terrano and Moscato.
Istria is especially famous for its truffles, which you will find served with any dish and sauce! Truffle flavoured olive oil is a typical product of the region, and indeed, you will hardly find a village which does not have its own Olive oil ‘supermarket’!
Both Rijeka and Pula have international airports within a short drive of the villa, while Pula is the central hub for those getting ferries, although there is a daily ferry between Poreč and Venice.
Restaurants & Shops
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.
Villa Gadrina is the ideal home for your family holiday. With a fabulous array of onsite facilities and so much to explore nearby you can guarantee making memories to treasure as well as a little peace and quiet while the kids get stuck in!
In the heart-shaped bubble of Istria, you will find many activities specifically designed for families, including the two sensational water parks of Aquapark Istralandia near Novigrad and Aquapark Aquacolors in Poreč.
There is also the Dino Park just outside the town of Funtana where the kids can enjoy seeing life-size dinosaurs in the wilderness, an amusement park and even a dino shooting range!
On the theme of Dinosaurs, just a short drive from Pula, on the very southern tip of Istria, is the Kamenjak National Park where you can follow the ‘Dinosaur Path’ to discover dinosaur footprints and admire stunning views over the bay.
All along the coastline you will find opportunities to rent boats, pedalos and snorkelling equipment (or even scuba diving if you’re feeling up to it!) to enjoy the pristine beaches and bays, while inland among the deep green, rolling mountains there are some of the most beautiful cycling and hiking trails in Europe.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Basketball net
- Football net
- Bicycles Provided
- Indoor Games
- Fenced Grounds
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
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
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!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||Credit card details may be requested as guarantee|
|Arrival time||4 - 6 pm|
|Departure time||10 am|
|Energy costs included?||Included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Included in the rental price|
|Pets welcome?||Pets friendly|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Included in the rental price|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking inside the villa|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Heating costs included?||Included in the rental price|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Internet access?||Wi-FI connection included|
|Other Ts and Cs||Pool open May - end September|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||£1,804|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||£3,105|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 11th 2020||£1,804|
|Jan 11th 2020 - May 9th 2020||£1,755|
|May 9th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020||£1,982|
|Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||£2,508|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£3,405|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||£3,786|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£3,405|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£2,508|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020||£1,982|
|Sep 12th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020||£1,755|
|Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||£2,497|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021||£1,755|
|Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021||£1,755|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||€1,954|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||€3,363|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 11th 2020||€1,954|
|Jan 11th 2020 - May 9th 2020||€1,901|
|May 9th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020||€2,147|
|Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||€2,716|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€3,687|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||€4,100|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€3,687|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€2,716|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020||€2,147|
|Sep 12th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020||€1,901|
|Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||€2,704|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021||€1,901|
|Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021||€1,901|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||$2,153|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||$3,706|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 11th 2020||$2,153|
|Jan 11th 2020 - May 9th 2020||$2,095|
|May 9th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020||$2,366|
|Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||$2,993|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$4,063|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020||$4,518|
|Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$4,063|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$2,993|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020||$2,366|
|Sep 12th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020||$2,095|
|Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||$2,980|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021||$2,095|
|Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021||$2,095|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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