Villa Nautica

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Parking Space

This well-appointed, sea-view villa lies just 2km from the coastal town of Novigrad in Croatian Istria. With four bedrooms, Villa Nautica accommodates up to eight guests and features an impressively spacious terrace with outdoor pool.

As well as the pool, you can enjoy a luxurious hot tub on the upper deck, complemented by a sunbathing area and a fantastic sauna cabin. A spiral staircase leads down to the lower level where there is a covered terrace with seating, TV, barbecue and dining area. Beside the pool, you have plenty of sun loungers, lawn areas and more seating, as well as a shower.

Inside, you’ll find an open-plan living area with air conditioning, incorporating a lounge with sofa seating and a large, widescreen TV with satellite channels. The dining area enjoys views out to the pool area and lies conveniently close to a very stylish kitchen with dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave and a large fridge freezer.

Each with access to either the lower or upper terrace, four elegant bedrooms are equipped with a TV and an en suite bathroom with shower. One of the bedrooms offers direct access to the area where the hot tub and sauna are found.

The nearby town of Novigrad offers excellent restaurants and a pretty waterfront promenade. Novigrad is situated just a 5-minute drive from the popular Aqualand Istralandia water park and hosts an annual food festival among other special events. Also nearby, you can take a guided tour of the cave of Špilja Mramornica.

Down the coast you will find big-name Istrian destinations such as Poreč and Rovinj, while charming Umag and the border with Slovenia lie within driving distance to the north. From Novigrad, it’s also easy to reach local favourites such as Motovun and the stunning Učka Nature Park.

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What you should know…

  • The pool can be heated if required – this will incur an additional charge.
  • Pets are welcome but a small daily charge applies.
  • The nearest airport is Pula, just over 70km away. Public transport is very limited in Istria, so the easiest way to reach Novigrad is by car.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Coffee Machine Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Parking Space

Interior
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Lounge area with ample sofa seating, a wall-mounted, flat screen TV and a dining
area
- Four double bedrooms
- Four family bathrooms

Exterior
- Heated swimming pool
- Pool terrace with sun loungers
- Covered terrace with lounge area with TV and a dining table
- Barbecue
- Separate roof terrace with seating area, sauna and a large hot tub 

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Wi-fi
- Satellite television   
- Washing machine
-  Coffee maker
- Microwave
- Dishwasher
- Sauna
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Nautica
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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On the Istrian coast, Novigrad is one of the highlights of the north. Famed for its excellent restaurants and colourful waterfront, it’s quieter than the likes of Rovinj and Poreč, and makes a lovely place to take a break.

Notable for its streets being adorned with brightly hued umbrellas, the picturesque Old Town is surrounded by 14th-century town walls which provide one of Novigrad’s points of architectural interest. The Church of St Pelagius and St Maximus, with its tall bell tower, is another distinctive landmark. At the Lapidarium Museum you can find artefacts collected from the church.

You have a couple of family-friendly excursions nearby – the Špilja Mramornica caves and the big Aqualand Istralandia water park. During the year, Novigrad also hosts lots of cultural festivals and events.

The Gnam-Gnam Fest is one highlight, showcasing the area’s foodie credentials. You will find at least a couple of the town’s restaurants in the Michelin Guide, Marina and Damir & Ornella being the big names. There’s good dining to be found in many places around Novigrad, however, with plenty of seafood and local takes on pizza and pasta. Istrian wine is a discovery well worth making too – look out for the local Malvasia.

Head further north and you’ll come to pretty Umag shortly before you reach the Slovenian border. Another quieter alternative to the big resorts further south, this historic town has nice beaches and good Mediterranean-style eateries in its labyrinthine Old Town streets. A town museum and a local winery are among the sights you could explore, as well as the nearby Savudrija Lighthouse.

While one of the coast’s most touristy spots, Poreč is well worth a visit. The Roman Old Town, where the Zuccato Palace and Euphrasian Basilica can be found, is the main attraction – the latter, famed for its stunning mosaics, being Poreč’s big hitter. Boat trips out to the nearby island of Sveti Nikola are also popular.

Another Poreč highlight is the spectacular Baredine Cave, some 60m underground, which contains incredible rock and stalactite formations. During summer, you will find all sorts of concerts and festivals around town, including those devoted to jazz and classical music.

East of Novigrad, the town of Motovun lies high on a hilltop, surrounded by verdant countryside. This especially picturesque place hosts an annual International Film Festival each summer, but is a local favourite at any time of year. On the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula, the mountainous Učka Nature Park and glamorous resort of Opatija are more than worth the drive of just over an hour.

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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

Istria has plenty for kids to enjoy and you can enjoy a lot of it with them. The big family attraction near Novigrad has to be Aqualand Istralandia – Croatia’s first water park is reckoned to be one of the best in Europe and has a huge range of rides ranging from toddler-friendly to adrenaline-fuelled, and the towering water slides are sure to be a big hit. Poreč’s Aquapark Aquacolors is another one that fans of watery fun may like to check out.

If they like underground adventures, the caves of Špilja Mramornica lie just a 10-minute drive from Aqualand Istralandia. They are impressive, and guided tours are available to give you the backstory. On a similar theme, the spectacular Baredine Cave in Poreč is a must if you’re in town.

North of Pula, the Brijuni National Park is a stunning archipelago of 14 islands. Boat trips take you around the islands, or you could head out on a cycling excursion, with extensive routes already mapped out around Veli Brijun, the largest of the group. Veli Brijun also has a safari park and bird reserve, and offers tours via its tourist train.

Near the small town of Pazin, you will find the beautiful Zarečki Krov Waterfall. Surrounded by forest, this is a lovely place to go just to experience the peaceful ambiance. For something a bit more active, try Glavani Park – roughly midway between Pula and Zarečki Krov – where you have treetop rope bridges and zip-wires to contend with.

Poreč is a good place to go with kids, as there are loads of options for activities. Motodrom offers go-karting for younger children, teens and adults, and the adjacent Sky Fox park has a huge range of things to try, from off-road buggies to paintballing and forest obstacle courses.

If your kids love dinosaurs, there is prehistoric fun aplenty at Dinopark Funtana, about 15 minutes’ drive south of Poreč, while budding astronomers will be fascinated by the Višnjan Observatory, which is around 25 minutes’ drive from Novigrad. Educational tours are available too.

If they fancy getting back to nature, the Kamenjak Nature Park, just outside Premantura, is a good choice. It offers beautiful beaches as well as stunning scenery made for walking or cycling. A dinosaur nature trail and adventure playground will add to the appeal for younger children, while the stunning coastline is sure to impress everyone. The area is a popular swimming spot, and if they’re lucky they may even spot a dolphin or two.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

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

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 €500 payable before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Extra 200€, paid locally. 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Sunday from 16.05 to 22.09. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €13 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Included in the rental price (paid locally). There is a registration fee of 5€ per person.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 £2,849
Apr 14th 2024 - May 19th 2024 £2,930
May 19th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £3,744
Jun 30th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £4,802
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 £4,395
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 £3,744
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 £2,930
Oct 13th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £2,849
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £4,802
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 13th 2025 £2,849
Apr 13th 2025 - May 18th 2025 £2,930
May 18th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 £3,744
Jun 29th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £4,802
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 £4,395

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 €3,099
Apr 14th 2024 - May 19th 2024 €3,188
May 19th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €4,073
Jun 30th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €5,224
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 €4,781
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 €4,073
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 €3,188
Oct 13th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €3,099
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €5,224
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 13th 2025 €3,099
Apr 13th 2025 - May 18th 2025 €3,188
May 18th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 €4,073
Jun 29th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €5,224
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 €4,781

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 14th 2024 $3,350
Apr 14th 2024 - May 19th 2024 $3,446
May 19th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $4,403
Jun 30th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $5,648
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 $5,169
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 $4,403
Sep 22nd 2024 - Oct 13th 2024 $3,446
Oct 13th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $3,350
Dec 15th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $5,648
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 13th 2025 $3,350
Apr 13th 2025 - May 18th 2025 $3,446
May 18th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 $4,403
Jun 29th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $5,648
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 $5,169

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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