Villa Retta

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Recommended Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Wheelchair Access

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A classically styled delight that stands out boldly amid the Croatian countryside, Villa Retta invites guests to reconnect with the tranquillity and beauty of the natural world, just a short walk from the coastline.

Inside, the villa is every bit as spacious and sophisticated as it appears from the exterior. Your lounge is vast. Stretching across the ground floor, it offers two large sofas and a cosy armchair around a central social space, with the fabulous addition of a modern TV should you simply want to switch off and unwind. Your kitchen is a masterpiece of modern design. Fully-fitted and fully-equipped, it provides an elegant space in which you can prepare delicious feasts or even simple snacks, along with all the latest mod cons to make your stay totally hassle-free. With a glamorous dining table right alongside the kitchen, you can all dine together in a superb environment.
 
There are four bedrooms in total, each as welcoming, warm and chic as the next. All four present spectacular double beds, with a feature wall here and a striking bed-frame there, making for a deluxe living space. In the master suite, the light floods through the vast sets of a quaint garden doors which look right out over your huge pool terrace! Each pristine ensuite, and there is one for each room, dazzles with the same sleek sophistication as the rest of the villa, with majestic walk-in showers and glamorous vanity sinks.

The immense garden which awaits you through so many sets of elegant glass doorways offers countless picturesque spots to soak up the sunshine! Your huge private pool spans the length of the terrace, with a long row of loungers down one side for sunbathing, socialising and perhaps even snoozing all in the comfort of this excellent garden. An outdoor shower right beside the pool ensures you needn’t step inside in between dips, so you can flit back and forth between the sun-kissed loungers and the refreshing depths of the pool all day long! To the far side of the pool, right alongside your lovely lawn, is a stylish alfresco dining space for eight.

Brimming with vineyards, olive groves and orchards, the surrounding countryside of Istria is a sight to behold – and with bikes readily available for you, you can enjoy it at the perfect pace!

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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 rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Parents should note that several of the rooms enjoy either direct garden access or access to a terrace or balcony
  • A cot and high chair can be provided, for an extra €30 per day

Property Features

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

The Villa

Villa Retta is a spacious and modern villa with 4 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, and can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining area and stove, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster
- Living room
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (36m2; depth 1.3m)
- Outdoor shower
- Lawned garden
- Terrace
- Roof terrace
- Sun lounger
- Barbecue (utensils and gas included)
- Covered outdoor dining area

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- Lavazza Coffee machine (10 pods included)
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Parking
- Cot and high chair (please see Ts and Cs)
- Bicycles (number upon request)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Retta
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Just a 20-minute walk away from the dazzling coast, Villa Retta is beautifully nestled between the forested interior landscape and the dazzling Adriatic Sea.

Along the coast you can stroll along picturesque promenades, both sandy and pebble beaches and lap up the crystal clear waters! From breath-taking scenery and rich history to a world-famous culinary scene – you will find it all in Istria! A myriad of enchanting towns and villages, rich in history and culture, are nestled among the undulating countryside.

Nearby Poreč is a town of culture, tourism, sport and entertainment and has one of the most important Western Byzantine churches outside Italy yet is also the party hub of the peninsula, showing just how diverse this region is!

Just 45 minutes away, you can’t miss the delightful Venetian coastal town of Rovinj half-way up the western coastline. Wander the old town, with its Venetian architecture and marble streets and admire the views across the marina before settling for a meal in one of its many beautiful sea-side restaurants. And be sure to stop off in Lim Bay while you’re there – a dramatic Fjord stretching for miles inland!

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 pristine paths for cycling (including the picturesque Parenzana route over an old railway line from Viznada to the Slovenian border) and rugged off-road hiking trails.

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. 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 main hub for those getting ferries, although there is daily ferry between Poreč and Venice.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport

(65 km)

Nearest Village Vabriga

(500 m)

Nearest Town/City Porec

(11 km)

Nearest Restaurant Da Giusto Restaurant

(600 m)

Nearest Beach Tar Beach

(3 km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Adriatic

(36 km)

Nearest Supermarket Marcanela

(400 m)

Region

Poreč is a charming town situated on the western coast of the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia, known for its rich history, stunning beaches, and vibrant Mediterranean atmosphere. Poreč’s blend of historical sites, vibrant culture, and natural beauty make it it an enticing location for tourists of all ages.

The main street of Poreč, the Decumanus, is lined with quaint shops, cozy cafes, and traditional Istrian restaurants, offering a delightful blend of the town’s rich past alongside modern-day living. The town's historic centre is a labyrinth of cobbled streets and narrow alleys that reveal hidden treasures at every turn, inviting visitors to explore the heart of Poreč on foot.

A short stroll from the Decumanus is one of the most iconic landmarks in Poreč, the Euphrasian Basilica. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stunning complex dating back to the 6th century, showcases remarkable Byzantine architecture and breathtaking mosaics that recount religious stories. Visitors can admire the intricate details of the mosaics and soak in the ambiance of a structure that has withstood the test of time.

Beyond the historical streets, Poreč is famous for its breathtaking beaches. The pristine Adriatic coastline beckons sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Zelena Laguna, Plava Laguna, and Brulo Beach are just a few of the coastal areas worth exploring. You can bask in the Mediterranean sun, take a dip in the clear blue waters or, if you’re feeling adventurous, then snorkelling, jet skiing, or paddle-boarding are all exciting options offered along this glorious stretch of coastline.

For those who want to go a little deeper and explore the underwater world, Poreč offers fantastic diving opportunities! The waters surrounding the town are teeming with marine life and colourful coral reefs. Dive centres are readily available for both beginners and experienced divers, ensuring that everyone can explore the magic beneath the surface of the Adriatic Sea.

Hop on a boat trip and venture to the nearby Brijuni Islands, where nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike will have plenty of exciting activities on offer. This collection of islands is one of Croatia’s eight national parks, and is famous for its diverse nature and rich history. With attractions such as a safari park with exotic animals, and the island’s famous dinosaur footprints, it’s a wonderful place to explore as a family.

For travellers interested in exploring beyond the town, Poreč is ideally located for day trips to other Istrian destinations. Just a short drive away, you'll find Rovinj, a picturesque coastal town with a vibrant artistic community that is brimming with creativity. Motovun, a hilltop village town known for its absolutely stunning views, is also an easy day trip. These nearby destinations add to the allure of Poreč as a base for exploring the diverse beauty of the Istrian Peninsula.

Poreč and the surrounding area offers a wide array of dining options for you to indulge in the local dishes. From seafood to truffle-infused pasta and regional wines, the plethora of independent restaurants provide an authentic culinary journey through the Istrian cuisine, renowned for its delicious flavours and fresh ingredients.

From the ancient Euphrasian Basilica to the bustling Poreč Market, this town has something for every traveler. So, whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or simply relaxing on the beach, Poreč has it all. Its year-round appeal ensures that visitors can enjoy its beauty and charm in any season.

Kids

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

Villa Retta 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!

The stunning coastline and beaches are within just a 20-minute walk, so a traditional day of family fun at the beach is right at your fingertips!

In this breath-taking region you will find many enthralling activities for families of all ages, 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!

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

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Security guard
  • Olive Oil and Truffle Tasting Available
  • Speedboat Rental (up to six passengers) Available
  • Home Delivery Service Available

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 €1,500 to be paid upon arrival in cash and refunded subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250. 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, bath towels and pool towels are included in the rental price. Extra sheets and towels are available for an additional charge of €50 per room.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 6 nights July to August
4 nights the remainder of the year
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? A maximum of two pets per booking are permitted upon request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €20 per pet per day will apply.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking and vaping are not permitted
Tax Tourist tax will be charged according to the local rate upon arrival in cash:
€1.50 per adult per day
€0.75 per child aged 12 to 18 per day
Children up to 12 years old are exempt from paying tax
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 opening dates? The pool is open from 1st May to 1st November
Other Ts and Cs Baby cot and high chair available upon request for an additional charge of €30 per day
Other 2 Pool cleaning and gardening occurs once a week and is included in the rental price.
Other 3 Daily cleaning of the villa is avilable for an extra €80 per day, paid locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £1,452 £1,936 £2,420 £3,387
May 18th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £1,956 £2,608 £3,260 £4,562
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £2,282 £3,042 £3,803 £5,322
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - £6,635
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - £7,603
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £6,635
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £2,282 £3,042 £3,803 £5,322
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £1,956 £2,608 £3,260 £4,562
Sep 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £1,452 £1,936 £2,420 £3,387
Jan 4th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £1,452 £1,936 £2,420 £3,387
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £1,956 £2,608 £3,260 £4,562
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,282 £3,042 £3,803 £5,322
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - - £6,635
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - £7,603
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - £6,635

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €1,581 €2,108 €2,635 €3,688
May 18th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €2,130 €2,839 €3,549 €4,967
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €2,484 €3,312 €4,140 €5,795
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - €7,224
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - €8,278
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €7,224
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €2,484 €3,312 €4,140 €5,795
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €2,130 €2,839 €3,549 €4,967
Sep 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €1,581 €2,108 €2,635 €3,688
Jan 4th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €1,581 €2,108 €2,635 €3,688
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €2,130 €2,839 €3,549 €4,967
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,484 €3,312 €4,140 €5,795
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - - €7,224
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - €8,278
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - €7,224

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $1,713 $2,284 $2,854 $3,995
May 18th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $2,307 $3,076 $3,844 $5,380
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $2,691 $3,588 $4,485 $6,277
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - - $7,826
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - $8,967
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $7,826
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $2,691 $3,588 $4,485 $6,277
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $2,307 $3,076 $3,844 $5,380
Sep 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $1,713 $2,284 $2,854 $3,995
Jan 4th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $1,713 $2,284 $2,854 $3,995
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $2,307 $3,076 $3,844 $5,380
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $2,691 $3,588 $4,485 $6,277
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - - - $7,826
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - $8,967
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - $7,826

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.

Reviews

  • Excellent

    on 14/09/2022

    The villas are a dream. Each villa is furnished with great attention to detail.The reception and service is great and extra requests were always fulfilled.

  • Wonderful experience overall

    on 14/09/2022

    We really enjoyed the villa; it was very clean and we had a nice welcome. Kids were happy with the pool! Poreč is a very nice town and the beaches are wonderful.

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