Villa Krasica

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Sleeps: 10 - 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids

Staying at the magical Villa Krasica guarantees you will return home with a real feel for Istria and its natural charms. Set in over five acres of private land in the heart of northern Istria, Villa Krasica comprises two buildings originally built in the 19th century. Guests can relax in total seclusion and beautiful surroundings, brimming with character and a warm ambience. Villa Krasica is a sensational pick that sleeps up to sixteen guests, featuring beautiful ceilings, gorgeous colour palettes, and plenty of modern touches. Situated on the top of a hill in the quaint village of Krasica, next to Groznjan and not far from Novigrad, guests enjoy sensational countryside views yet are not far from the coast for some beautiful beach days.

Groznjan is a small Istrian town of great cultural significance. At the beginning of May, its narrow streets and pretty squares turn into an artistic beehive with summer music academies, art, dance and drama workshops and many famous people from these walks of life descending on the village. Groznjan is known as a ‘village of artists’. In July and August, you will enjoy seeing plenty of musicians playing in the streets, anything from jazz to classical music. The town is brimming with art galleries, charming souvenir shops and cosy restaurants. Its Jazz is Back Festival is held every summer. The town sits on a plateau above the river Mirna, surrounded by at least twenty other villages, including Krasica and acres of vineyards, olive groves and orchards. Groznjan is famous for its olives called Istarska Belica.

Villa Krasica is nestled in this fabulous area enjoying generally fantastic weather. The villa is perfect for gathering with friends or family for a restful, sociable stay. In addition to outstanding, charismatic living spaces and bedroom suites, the fabulous hosts of Villa Krasica offer some beautiful services for you, including concierge, butler and housekeeping services, and for an extra fee can arrange laundry services, a nanny, fitness and yoga trainers, massage, private chefs, private drivers and much more. The main house sleeps up to ten guests, and the guest house sleeps a further six. Within the main house, there are two queen suites on the ground floor and basement, a king suite on the first floor and two twin suites on the second floor and in the attic. The guest house offers one king suite and two twin suites on the ground floor. Each of the bedrooms is beautifully decorated. You will discover stunning ceilings, gorgeous wallpapers and exquisite furnishings, all with wonderful offering character. The bathrooms are beautifully fitted with gorgeous tiles.

In the main house, the living spaces are superb. The dining room is just off the kitchen and offers a charming brick and beamed ceiling with gorgeous lighting over a huge table. The colourful rug blends beautifully with the warmth of the bricks. The kitchen is dreamy with a huge range oven that will please the chefs in your group and other beautiful appliances. The living room is another atmospheric space, beautifully illuminated by the natural light flooding through the many windows and doors. It offers plenty of comfy sofas and coffee tables where you can enjoy drinks and family get-togethers. Doors lead from the living spaces to a delightful summer terrace with a cocktail bar and lounge space. The guest house enjoys its living room and dining room, so perhaps you may want to book Villa Krasica for two families and enjoy some private time too.

Both houses enjoy fabulous shared outside space. The heated freshwater pool is excellent and very generous in size at 9m x 15m. It offers hydromassage, and there is a pool bar, so you do not need to go far for refreshments. Luxury loungers and parasols are lined up on the wooden sun deck where you can enjoy your holiday books and the phenomenal countryside views.

In addition to beautiful gardens with mature planting and lush lawns, guests can enjoy alfresco dining and lounging on the upper terrace using the villa’s barbecue grill. Other treats at this marvellous property are a wine cellar, a games room with darts, Playstation 5 and shuffleboard and Bluetooth speakers so that you can listen to your favourite tunes. Villa Krasica certainly offers a memorable holiday experience!

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What you should know…

  • Villa Krasica comprises two buildings, the main house and a guest house sleeping up to 16 guests in total. It is perfect for large groups of friends or family
  • There are so many gastronomic delights to try in Istria. If you like truffle, you will find it on the menu everywhere, or you can buy some at the local markets
  • If you are visiting in the summer months, you must try and listen to some jazz or other music in Groznjan as well as look in the art galleries and at the ancient buildings

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Tennis Court Lift Wine Cellar Home Cinema Heating

The Villa

Villa Krasica is a beautiful eight-bedroom villa in a quiet hamlet in Istria close to Groznjan and Novigrad.

Main House


Lower ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
- Playroom with darts, Playstation 5 and shuffleboard
- Wine cellar
- Double bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom

Ground floor
- Living room
- Double bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom

First floor
- Double bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom
- Study  room
- Relaxing room
- Terrace with a view of the breathtaking landscape

Second floor
- Two Twin bedrooms
- Family bathroom with shower and bathtub

Guesthouse
- Living room
- Dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom
- Two twin bedrooms with private bathroom

Exterior
- Pool house
- Heated overflow pool with fresh water and hydromassage (9x15m)
- Pool Bar
- Living and dining areas
- Barbecue 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Krasica
Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Krasica boasts a spectacular countryside location close to the village of Krasic, next to Groznjan, one of the most beautiful and charming art towns of Istria. Krasic is roughly 16km inland on the northwestern part of the Istria peninsula, roughly 10km southeast of Buje and 25km northeast of Porec. On the coast, you will find Novigrad and also Umag.

Groznjan has a vibrant history. Inhabited since prehistoric times and very active during the Roman Empire, the town was first mentioned in 1102 under the name Piemonte. From the 13th to the mid 14th century, the town belonged to the Pietrapelosa family and fell under Venetian rule. Many churches and palaces built during the Venetian period are still present today. Some of the town's important buildings include the Renaissance Loggia from the 6th century and Spotty's stunning Baroque palace. Groznjan's medieval walls and city gates date back to the 15th century. The small churches of St Rocco and St Martin, built in the 16th century, are worth a visit. You should also look at the Gallery Fonticus, where many local and foreign artists display their work. This whole area is fantastic. It can take three hours to descend by bike through the picturesque landscapes and bridges. There are fantastic views when cycling and hiking. A Venetian column stands on the site of the last small gate of the town, where you can enjoy the incredible view of some twenty neighbouring villages of central Istria.

As you drive from the town towards Zavrsje, you will enjoy a fabulous panorama. In the foreground is the medieval town rising on a cliff above the Mirna Valley, and in the distance behind it is Motovun, on the other side of the river and another hill as if it is afloat. Zavrsje is often used as a film location for its beauty.

Istria is sometimes compared to Tuscany, being swathed in olive groves and vineyards and dotted with Medieval hilltowns. The cuisine has a distinctly Italian flair, with much air-cured ham and fresh pasta. Truffles are frequently added and are delicious. Truffles were discovered by accident in Istria by farmers. They were fed to the pigs until Italians turned up wanting to buy them all at rock-bottom prices. Now the black truffles and more precious white truffles are appreciated. You will also find a lot of fish on the menus. The daily catch includes anchovies, sardines, octopus, red and grey mullet, scampi, shrimp, spider crab, squid and sea urchins.

Novigrad was once a peaceful fishing village and is now a compelling, charming town that has maintained its intimacy while offering exceptional cuisine and delightful bars. It is an architectural gem with astounding historical sights and preserved natural beauty. You should visit the St Pelagio and St. Maxim's Parish Church bell tower dating back to 1883. The church has the only early Roman crypt in Istria. There are numerous souvenir shops around the town selling hand-made products and several supermarkets. The fishing boats lined up in the town harbour Mandrac look so pretty.

A bit further south, Porec offers a lot of entertainment for the whole family. Porec Old Town is very picturesque and steeped in history with stunning buildings, ancient ruins, narrow cobbled streets and atmospheric boutiques and craft shops. The gold, silver and amber in the jewellery shops might tempt you. It is a great place to buy some souvenirs. There is a World Heritage-listed basilica and a medley of Gothic, Romanesque and baroque buildings to explore. It has also become the party hub of Istria in the last few years with excellent bars and restaurants.

Further south still, Rovinj is romantic, historic and looks and feels more Italian than Croatian. It is so photogenic with its narrow atmospheric streets, beautiful harbour and trendy little boutiques. The Old Town is lovely to wander around, and you will enjoy amazing views from the cathedral. The Farmer's Market is a lovely place to stop for truffles and fresh fruit and vegetables. The bell tower at the Church of St Euphemia is 192 steps up but worth it for the view. You can take a cruise from Rovinj to St Catherine's Island and the Red Island. Balota Beach is a popular spot on the Old Town peninsula to sunbathe.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport

(85 km)

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 Ideal for Teens

Villa Krasica is perfect for children. This magnificent property is incredibly spacious and has over five acres of private land. Children love having the freedom to roam and enjoy the villa’s fabulous swimming pool. There is also a games room with shuffleboard, Playstation and darts. Children love this countryside area with its hills, walking trails and stunning views.

Istralandia is a fantastic waterpark with a jumping kids pool, family pool, spray kids arena, dedicated children’s pools, a hydromassage pool and a wave pool, as well as thrill-seeking slides and tunnels. It is a great day out and not too far from the villa.

Dinopark Funtana has amazing life-size moving dinosaurs to wander around. It is educational as well as fun. The circus shows are so funny, and the cinema is great. The amusement park, shooting range and playground are very entertaining too.

Glavani Park is thrilling with an adrenaline rush, high ropes climbing course among the lush treetops and a speedy zipline. The 11-metre drop from the 3G high swing is not for the faint hearted! If this is not enough, you could visit Pazinska Jama Ziplining at Pazin. There are two steel cables which can reach speeds of up to 50km per hour. If you can keep your eyes open, you will have views of the Medieval castle on the cliffs and land above a cave. Children up to 16 years can only use the zipline with their parents' permission. Children that weigh less than 35kg can use it in tandem with a zipline guide.

For more thrills, you can visit Adventure Park Sky Fox at Porec. It is in a beautiful oak forest. There are several high-wire and climbing courses and a go-kart track, cross and buggy off-road trails, paintball and airsoft laser game. There is so much to do.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Lift
  • Home Cinema

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 €2000 to be paid in cash upon arrival and refunded at check out, subject to full inspection of the property
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Pets welcome? Not allowed
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
Internet access? Wi-Fi, included in rental price

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - £37,856 £52,997
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 16th 2024 - £19,465 £25,957 £32,448 £45,426
Oct 16th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 £9,892 £14,838 £19,783 £24,729 £34,610
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £8,037 £12,056 £16,074 £20,093 £28,121
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - £19,465 £25,957 £32,448 £45,426
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 13th 2025 - £12,912 £17,218 £21,524 £30,133
Mar 13th 2025 - May 13th 2025 - £15,864 £21,155 £26,445 £37,022
May 13th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 - - £25,783 £32,232 £45,123
Jun 12th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - £56,706
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 13th 2025 - - £25,783 £32,232 £45,123
Oct 13th 2025 - Nov 13th 2025 - £15,864 £21,155 £26,445 £37,022
Nov 13th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 - £12,912 £17,218 £21,524 £30,133
Dec 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 - - £25,783 £32,232 £45,123
Dec 19th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 - £19,465 £25,957 £32,448 £45,426

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - £30,285 £42,397
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 16th 2024 - £15,572 £20,765 £25,958 £36,341
Oct 16th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 £7,914 £11,870 £15,827 £19,783 £27,688
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £6,430 £9,645 £12,859 £16,074 £22,497
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - £15,572 £20,765 £25,958 £36,341
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 13th 2025 - £8,954 £11,940 £14,926 £20,896
Mar 13th 2025 - May 13th 2025 - £11,095 £14,795 £18,495 £25,893
May 13th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 - - £25,783 £32,232 £45,123
Jun 12th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - £56,706
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 13th 2025 - - £25,783 £32,232 £45,123
Oct 13th 2025 - Nov 13th 2025 - £11,095 £14,795 £18,495 £25,893
Nov 13th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 - £8,954 £11,940 £14,926 £20,896
Dec 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 - - £25,783 £32,232 £45,123
Dec 19th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 - £15,572 £20,765 £25,958 £36,341

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - €37,856 €52,997
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 16th 2024 - €19,465 €25,957 €32,448 €45,426
Oct 16th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 €9,892 €14,838 €19,783 €24,729 €34,610
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €8,037 €12,056 €16,074 €20,093 €28,121
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - €19,465 €25,957 €32,448 €45,426
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 13th 2025 - €12,912 €17,218 €21,524 €30,133
Mar 13th 2025 - May 13th 2025 - €15,864 €21,155 €26,445 €37,022
May 13th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 - - €25,783 €32,232 €45,123
Jun 12th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - €56,706
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 13th 2025 - - €25,783 €32,232 €45,123
Oct 13th 2025 - Nov 13th 2025 - €15,864 €21,155 €26,445 €37,022
Nov 13th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 - €12,912 €17,218 €21,524 €30,133
Dec 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 - - €25,783 €32,232 €45,123
Dec 19th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 - €19,465 €25,957 €32,448 €45,426

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - €36,026 €50,435
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 16th 2024 - €18,524 €24,702 €30,879 €43,230
Oct 16th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 €9,414 €14,120 €18,827 €23,534 €32,937
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €7,649 €11,473 €15,297 €19,121 €26,761
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - €18,524 €24,702 €30,879 €43,230
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 13th 2025 - €10,652 €14,204 €17,756 €24,857
Mar 13th 2025 - May 13th 2025 - €13,199 €17,600 €22,002 €30,801
May 13th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 - - €30,671 €38,341 €53,677
Jun 12th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - €67,456
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 13th 2025 - - €30,671 €38,341 €53,677
Oct 13th 2025 - Nov 13th 2025 - €13,199 €17,600 €22,002 €30,801
Nov 13th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 - €10,652 €14,204 €17,756 €24,857
Dec 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 - - €30,671 €38,341 €53,677
Dec 19th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 - €18,524 €24,702 €30,879 €43,230

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - $37,856 $52,997
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 16th 2024 - $19,465 $25,957 $32,448 $45,426
Oct 16th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 $9,892 $14,838 $19,783 $24,729 $34,610
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $8,037 $12,056 $16,074 $20,093 $28,121
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - $19,465 $25,957 $32,448 $45,426
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 13th 2025 - $12,912 $17,218 $21,524 $30,133
Mar 13th 2025 - May 13th 2025 - $15,864 $21,155 $26,445 $37,022
May 13th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 - - $25,783 $32,232 $45,123
Jun 12th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - $56,706
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 13th 2025 - - $25,783 $32,232 $45,123
Oct 13th 2025 - Nov 13th 2025 - $15,864 $21,155 $26,445 $37,022
Nov 13th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 - $12,912 $17,218 $21,524 $30,133
Dec 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 - - $25,783 $32,232 $45,123
Dec 19th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 - $19,465 $25,957 $32,448 $45,426

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - $39,101 $54,741
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 16th 2024 - $20,106 $26,811 $33,516 $46,921
Oct 16th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 $10,217 $15,326 $20,434 $25,543 $35,749
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $8,302 $12,452 $16,603 $20,754 $29,046
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - $20,106 $26,811 $33,516 $46,921
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 13th 2025 - $11,561 $15,416 $19,272 $26,980
Mar 13th 2025 - May 13th 2025 - $14,326 $19,103 $23,880 $33,431
May 13th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 - - $33,290 $41,615 $58,260
Jun 12th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - - - $73,215
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 13th 2025 - - $33,290 $41,615 $58,260
Oct 13th 2025 - Nov 13th 2025 - $14,326 $19,103 $23,880 $33,431
Nov 13th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 - $11,561 $15,416 $19,272 $26,980
Dec 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 - - $33,290 $41,615 $58,260
Dec 19th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 - $20,106 $26,811 $33,516 $46,921

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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