Villa Josipa

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved


Pool Modern
Sustainable Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic


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Less than 1km from the old Istrian town of Labin, Villa Josipa provides a luxurious experience in wonderfully scenic surroundings. On an estate of almost 20,000 sqm including orchards, a vegetable garden and mini-farm, it’s a place to get back to nature, as well as enjoy some outstanding recreational facilities like a tennis court, 7-hole golf course and private pool, and even its Istrian tavern.

The villa features a large covered terrace next to the pool, which has a dining area and an open stone fireplace for barbecues. The tavern area is also located by the pool and offers dining space for 12 guests, fireplace, TV and music system, and a kitchen, making this a particularly lovely spot to enjoy some Croatian wine and local delicacies.

Featuring artistic works by painters from Labin, the living room is a comfortable, air-conditioned space complete with TV and PlayStation. An adjacent 10-seat dining area and kitchen form part of the same open-plan space. This is equipped with all you need, including a large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine.

Villa Josipa offers four beautiful double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. All have their private bathroom with shower and underfloor heating, and a TV, while two of those on the upper level have access to a spacious terrace.

The medieval town of Labin and the nearby beach resort of Rabac will reward your exploration with plenty to do and see – as a cultural and administrative hub for the region, Labin hosts regular events including outdoor cinema nights, classical concerts and a summer jazz festival.

It’s architecturally rich too, with a good range of restaurants and cute coffee bars. Rabac is very popular as a tourist destination, and its nickname ‘The Pearl of Kvaerner Bay’ gives a hint of its stunning beauty.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Additional services such as private chefs and massage can be arranged
  • Pets are not allowed at this villa
  • The owner lives on the estate, but guests will enjoy complete privacy

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Located on a 20,000 sq. metre estate with orchards, a vegetable garden and mini-farm

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Villa Josipa offers everything you need, a real escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a retreat away offering ease, style and extravagance. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms ,and ir can accommodate up to 8 people

Ground Floor
- One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- One guest bathroom
- Laundry room
- Living & dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Access to the patio & pool area

- Tavern with kitchen, fireplace and bathroom

First Floor
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- 2 terraces

- Heated swimming pool
- Sun loungers  & parasols
- Large patio & garden area
- Outside sitting & dining area
- Covered terrace
- Putting Green
- Tennis court with lighting for night play
- Golf putting green with 7 holes
- Table tennis
- Hiking trails
- Private parking
- Garden with vegetables for guests


About the surrounding area of Villa Josipa
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The medieval town of Labin, on the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula, may not get the attention of some its west coast counterparts, but those who do visit are sure to be charmed by its laid-back ambience.

The town is located high in the hills above the resort of Rabac, and they make a great combination, with history, excellent Istrian cuisine and relaxing beach life all coming together. Labin is the perfect place to spend a little time on a café terrace, or potter around the town museum, an art gallery or atelier.

Old houses, churches and a few steep hills give it real charm, and its elevated position offers some stunning views down to the bay and across sweeping areas of forest, particularly from the fortress viewpoint where an old cannon points oceanwards. In summer, the local artistic community becomes even more visible, when the Art Republika festival brings theatre and concerts to the streets.

Labin has many restaurants to try, including the sea-view Restaurant Kvaerner in the Old Town which specialises in handmade Istrian pasta. The pretty terrace of Markus is the right spot for seafood and steak, while Velo Café is a favourite and family-friendly place for casual dining on the square. While you’re in town, look out for notable sights like the Teatrino theatre, Sanfior Gate and the Loggia, an eye-catching, 16th-century meeting point.

Neighbouring Rabac, with its pristine beaches of Girandella, St Andrea and Lanterna, is a fishing village which has become the region’s tourist favourite. It’s easy to see the attraction – with clear blue waters, optimal diving conditions and cool open-air bars, it’s the obvious choice for chilled days and nights at the beach when you’re visiting Labin.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport


Nearest Town/City Labin


Nearest Town/City Pula


Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops


Nearest Beach Sandy Beach


Nearest Golf Golf Course


Nearest Tennis Tennis Court

(5km and at property)


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

If your children are nature lovers, Villa Josipa is the place for them, with animals including sheep, rabbits, dogs and turkeys to get to know.

There are beautiful outdoor areas to relax in, either poolside or around the landscaped grounds.

It’s well equipped inside with TVs, PlayStation and Wi-Fi, and super-comfy bedrooms to guarantee a good night’s sleep.

The beach is not too far away either, and Labin is sure to have something going on to keep them entertained.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • 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!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath & pool towels are included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Changeover day In high season the day of arrival is Saturday
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
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Tax Residence tax is included in the rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights during high season
5 nights the remainder of the year
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €50 (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. Pool heating loses efficiency if the outside temperature at night drops below 15 degree.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £1,535 £2,148
Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 23rd 2024 £2,279 £3,190
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £1,814 £2,539
Apr 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £2,186 £3,060
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - £3,060
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £4,491
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £5,728
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - £4,491
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - £4,491
Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 £2,186 £3,060

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €1,681 €2,353
Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 23rd 2024 €2,496 €3,494
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €1,986 €2,781
Apr 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €2,394 €3,351
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - €3,351
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €4,919
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €6,274
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - €4,919
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - €4,919
Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 €2,394 €3,351

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $1,815 $2,540
Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 23rd 2024 $2,694 $3,772
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $2,145 $3,002
Apr 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $2,584 $3,618
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - $3,618
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $5,311
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $6,773
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - $5,311
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - $5,311
Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 $2,584 $3,618

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.


  • The Villa has everything you need

    on 30/08/2023

    We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week holiday at Villa Josipa. The Villa has everything you need with lots of wonderful finishing touches - Linen, towels and bath robes, kitchen equipment and air con. As a group of 8 with 4 teenage boys the tennis court was used daily and the equipment provided for both tennis and golf was very good. We walked into Labin square a few times for meals and drinks (15 minutes with some steep hills). The owners put us in touch with a local taxi lady who was very accommodating and we used her for our supermarket shopping and also day trips to Pula and Rabac. A huge thank you to Silvano, Dorina and Toni for being wonderful hosts.

  • Wonderful Villa

    on 30/08/2023

    We have just returned from a 3 week holiday in Villa Josipa. We were two families of 4, and the villa was perfect: modern, air con, spotlessly clean, towels, linen, every utensil you need, outside kitchen, extra touches. We walked into Labin (15 mins uphill) to the cafe and restaurants there. Supermarkets a taxi/ drive away. Hosts were fantastic, we even had produce from their orchard. Wonderful Villa. Would. Highly recommend.

  • Beautiful Villa!

    on 29/09/2022

    We felt very comfortable in Villa Josipa. The rooms are modern and clean, each with its own bathroom. The equipment in the kitchen is more than perfect. The pool area is beautiful with expansive countryside views. Exclusive use of the tennis and golf practice area for the guests of the villa. Yes, and not forgetting the vegetable garden that always enriched our dinners. The very nice and helpful owners live right next door, but you still have complete privacy. Many restaurants within walking distance in Labin. In short, we had a wonderful week and would love to come back. Thank you for the wonderful time!

  • Amazing stay!

    on 10/09/2022

    Amazing stay in Villa Josipa! The villa and the whole garden area including a private tennis court, private infinity pool and golf putting green is in an extremely well kept condition. The owners are very helpful and friendly. One of our best holidays ever! We will book the villa for sure again! Many thanks to the whole Villa Josipa team!

  • TOP!!

    on 30/06/2022

    First - the house is at least as beautiful as in the photos! Reception - very nice, friendly and informative. House from outside and inside - beautiful. Top equipped and well kept. Pool and outdoor facilities - top. Location wonderfully quiet, no traffic noise. But in a few minutes on foot in the middle of the beautiful old town. Highly recommended for families or couples.

  • Great villa

    on 29/06/2022

    Super nice hosts and a beautiful, very well-kept property with a great villa. We had a great and varied week with lots of activities such as tennis and golf. Riding a bike and just chilling by the pool and cooking a lot. The host even has a vegetable garden that guests can help themselves to - that's something very special.

  • Amazing villa

    on 27/10/2021

    Amazing villa. All rooms beautifully designed with comfort in mind. Very modern bathrooms with efficient plumbing. Fully equipped kitchen and BBQ area. Wonderful spa area which we made full use of. Smiling staff and warm welcome. The location is very secluded and private with lovely views over the bay where apparently you can see dolphins. We would love to return.

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