Villa Kresten

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

A charming villa with vibrant orange walls, an interesting shape and a lovely outdoor space, Villa Kresten is perfect for those looking for a modern holiday apartment. In front of the villa, there is a shimmering plunge pool, with the decking raised above the spacious garden that surrounds it.

The setting is absolutely perfect for a relaxing dip on a sunny afternoon. There are sun loungers available for guest use by the pool. Trees are dotted all around and there is a short stone wall that offers extra privacy and shade. Along the front of the villa, there are floor to ceiling glass walls that allow the space to be soaked in natural light. There is free parking available - albeit off-site - and pets are welcome to stay here.

The villa beautifully transcends contemporary living with a retro twist. Throughout the interior, there are quirky details like a colourful patchwork trunk, eclectic art on the walls and a vintage Singer sewing machine in the corridor. The open plan living space is decorated in black, grey and red, with glossy marble floors and comfortable leather sofas. The lounge is great for enjoying some downtime - curl up to watch a movie on the flat screen satellite television.

There is a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen with an oven and microwave, as well as a dishwasher for convenience. The kitchen is grey and glossy, with silver appliances, ideal for cooking up a storm. Guests can eat around the formal dining table or alternatively dine out on the terrace, overlooking the pool and garden.

The four spacious bedrooms are decorated in the same colour palette as the living room, with wooden floors and geometric printed curtains. There are a mixture of beds available - doubles, or a family room with two large beds. This set-up is ideal for families travelling with children. One room has a striking red sofa and seaside-themed art hangs on the walls. Air conditioning is available at this property to ensure you are comfortable.

There are an impressive five bathrooms at this property, most of them conveniently ensuite. Designed in glossy grey, there are powerful showers and fresh flowers in the bathrooms.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is no capacity for extra beds at this villa and cots are not available for rental.
  • This villa will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.
  • The pool is relatively small, so not great for those who want to do proper laps.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Kresten is a beautiful contemporary holidaylocated in Krnica. There are 4 double bedrooms, a sofa bed and 5 bathrooms, and It canaccommodate up to 10 people.

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with sofa bed, dining area and access to the terrace
- Three ensuite double bedrooms with large double bed
- Twin bedroom with two single beds and ensuite bathroon
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private pool
- Outdoor dining area
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue
- Parking

Additional Facilites
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Iron & iron board
- Coffee maker

*Baby cot at an extra charge of €7/day


About the surrounding area of Villa Kresten
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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This villa is beautifully located in Krnica, close to Istria's capital, Pula. The landscape is wild and natural, with panoramic clifftop lookouts and ridges soaring high above the glittering sea. The villa is a short drive away from the beach of Luka Krnica and close to the Glavani Park, an adventure centre with activities for the whole family. Krnica itself is home to the well-known bell tower of St. Rocco.

Glavani Park has daring high ropes courses with a range of heights and unicycle riding to try. There is a zip line of 113 metres, where you can soar through the treetops and cross the Devil's Causeway suspension bridge. It's not all about the daredevils though, as you can also go on scenic walks through the countryside, visiting the farm animals that call it home.

The villa is close to Pula, the Istrian capital, which is brimming over with history, culture and Roman mythology. There's a famous colosseum here that was built in the 1st century AD. It now hosts concerts, theatre and events, but in the days of the Romans it was home to gladiator fights. In the summer months, there are re-enactments of these. There are lots of carnivals in Pula, so check online for these during your visit! Another sight to see is the Temple of Augustus, built to honour the emperor of the same name. Beautiful and located in the main square, the temple is free to visit.

Istria as an area has a strong Italian influence, as it is just two hours from Venice. It also has plenty of relics and architecture left over from the Roman era, especially in Pula. It's easy to hop across the border to Italy and spend a day exploring and indulging in Italian food. Istria's heart-shaped coastline is gorgeous, with endless beaches on offer.

The beaches around the villa are made up of white shingle, with stunning crystalline waters popular with divers. Luka Krnica beach is an unspoilt, wild beach just 3km from the villa. You will find many gorgeous beaches a short drive away, such as Girandella beach. This family-friendly beach is surrounded by pine trees - guests can indulge in watersports here including water-skiing. This beach is close to a resort of the same name.

Take a day trip to Brijuni National Park, an archipelago of 14 small islands that can be reached by boat from Pula. The islands are famous for their natural beauty and indigenous flora and fauna. Enjoy a boat ride with views of the southwestern peninsula before you reach the islands. There are dinosaur footprints in four areas on the largest island, Viliki Brijuni, and many other archaeological wonders.

Istria is well known for its tasty cuisine and fresh ingredients, like wild asparagus and chestnuts. In Krnica, guests can visit an olive oil farm that has been run by four generations of the same family. The region produces delicious extra virgin olive oil. Brist grows their olive oil overlooking the Brijuni archepilago. Take a tour and sample some varieties to take home with you.

Vineyard tours are also a popular activity throughout Istria. Many vineyards that offer tours with the opportunity to try a glass of local Refošk or Malvazija. Admire the views of rolling hills and rows of grapes as you enjoy your wine.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport

(11 Km)

Nearest Ferry Port Pula Ferry Port

(22 Km)

Nearest Village Krnica

(200 m)

Nearest Town/City Pula

(22 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Kum

(200 m)

Nearest Beach Luka Krnica Beach

(3 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Krnica Butiga Miracolo

(200 m)

Nearest Golf Golf Klub Labin

(27 Km)


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

Parents will be pleased to know Krnica is perfect for families travelling with kids. Peaceful and picturesque, the area will certainly be a relaxing spot for children to relax. They'll love splashing around in the pool and playing in the garden.

Kids of all ages will have an amazing time at Glavani Park, especially those with a head for heights! They'll love zooming along the zip lines and the suspension bridge. Some of the courses are set at a lower height, for kids who want to try the adventures out for the first time.

Blue-flag Girandella beach is well-suited to kids, thanks to its proximity to the resort you can hire sun loungers from here and there are lots of beach cafes. The water is perfect for swimming and kids can enjoy entertainment on the beach such as volleyball and tennis.

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.

For kids interested in dinosaurs and the prehistoric era, Dinopark Funtana is perfect. Featuring moving life-size dinosaurs and circus shows, the park also has interactive games for kids to try, like a dino-themed shooting range. Presently, the park is being renovated, but it will reopen in April in time for the summer season.

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.

Kids Activities Close-by

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


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
- Babysitting service
- 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 €500 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 rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights across May, June, July & August, 5 nights for the remainder of the year.
Changeover day Saturday across May, June, July & August, any day for the remainder of the year.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax 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.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €130/week (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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 8th 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £1,919 £2,686
Apr 8th 2023 - May 6th 2023 £1,631 £2,283
May 6th 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 - £2,938
Jun 10th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 - £4,239
Jul 8th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - £4,675
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 - £4,239
Sep 23rd 2023 - Apr 6th 2024 £2,099 £2,938
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £1,631 £2,283
May 4th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - £2,938
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - £4,239
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024 - £4,675

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 8th 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €2,024 €2,833
Apr 8th 2023 - May 6th 2023 €1,721 €2,408
May 6th 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 - €3,099
Jun 10th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 - €4,471
Jul 8th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - €4,932
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 - €4,471
Sep 23rd 2023 - Apr 6th 2024 €2,214 €3,099
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €1,721 €2,408
May 4th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - €3,099
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - €4,471
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024 - €4,932

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 8th 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $2,172 $3,041
Apr 8th 2023 - May 6th 2023 $1,846 $2,585
May 6th 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 - $3,326
Jun 10th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 - $4,798
Jul 8th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - $5,293
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 - $4,798
Sep 23rd 2023 - Apr 6th 2024 $2,376 $3,326
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $1,846 $2,585
May 4th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - $3,326
Jun 8th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - $4,798
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024 - $5,293

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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