Villa Samaskh

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Featured in The Times Cool Croatia: Top Places to Stay, this elegant and über-modern villa is located in a tiny Istrian village surrounded by glorious rolling countryside. With panoramic views throughout and every luxury you may need, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you, a perfect getaway for friends or family.

As you walk in the villa you will appreciate the space and light of your open-plan surroundings. Sumptuous sofas, a minimalist state-of-the-art kitchen and designer dining area mix harmoniously with wide-glass doors opening straight out to the magnificent terrace and pool. Find a cool corner in the library with a wide range of books for guests to browse. Air-conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout are just two of the contemporary conveniences you should expect.

Each of the first floor bedrooms have been immaculately styled with the finest en-suite shower rooms and large windows making the most of the breathtaking landscapes. One of the rooms has its own special terrace, the perfect spot to read a book or sip chilled local wine gazing out at the marvellous vista.

Despite the beautiful interiors, the outdoor space is equally as stunning with a terrace surrounding the ground floor. Take your morning coffee with the sound of the birdsong, linger over long lunches on the al-fresco dining table, doze on the comfy outdoor sofas or bathe in the warm Croatian sunshine. The inviting infinity pool is perfectly positioned to be able to feel you are in the heart of beautiful Istria in such a special location.

You're surrounded by idyllic villages within a short drive, many famous for truffles and olive oil with excellent restaurants specialising in fantasic local cuisine.  There are stunning hikes from the villa plus over 3000km of marked bike trails across Istria as cycling is a hugely popular activity in the area. If you fancy a change head to the coast (30km) where you will find Blue Flag beaches, watersports and a host of other fantastic activities on offer.

With gentle green slopes and olive trees leading to rolling countryside, this unique  villa is full of sleek design and space ensuring you and your guests have the very best experience in this splendid part of rural Croatia.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The vast grounds and land are unenclosed so small children will need to be supervised
  • Even though it's on the edge of a small village, the nearest restaurants and shops are a ten minute drive away

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Samaskh is a truly remarkable 3-double bedroom villa, in the heart of the Istrian Countryside. The modern interior is equipped with everything you and your guests will need to have a memorable holiday. The grounds extend as far as a vastly populated Olive Tree Orchid, so you will feel you have great privacy in this beautiful area.

Ground Floor
- Dining area & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Library

First Floor

- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathroom
- Private terrace

Exterior
- Private infinity swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Olive tree orchid
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Pergola
- Private parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Samaskh
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located on the edge of a village, Villa Samaskh is surrounding by rolling hills of beautiful Istrian countryside and wide-stretching views, including Lake Butoniga.  The village itself has just 19 inhabitants but has an interesting history with the Austrian and Venetian border running straight through the village until the collapse of the Venetian Empire in 1797. It’s an area known for agriculture and especially truffle hunting, you can even join in during the season.

The nearest restaurants and shops can be found in nearby villages such as Motovun, Livade or Trviž, all about 9km away with a larger supermarket in Pazin (15km).  Motovun, a pretty medieval hilltop village, is also famous for its truffles and produces some of the best olive oil in Croatia. Restaurants in this region specialise in the fine local specialities including truffle ice-cream in one of the restaurants in Livade, a little village just under Motovun.

You can taste some of the freshest Istrian drinking water in the area, such as a nearby source on the road to Motovun.  Those who like the stronger stuff may appreciate the local winery only 6km away, available for tastings.

There are some stunning hikes from the villa ranging from easy to difficult and there are over 3000km of marked bike trails across Istria, a hugely popular activity in the area.

Keen kayak lovers can canoe along the nearby River Mirna on an organised half-day excursion. Those looking for a wider range of activities can easily head to the coast. Poreč (40km) offers watersports, kayaking, sailing, paintball whilst further north you will find Umag (40km) with Blue Flag beaches with volleyball and tennis courts, watersports, bike hire and even a little tourist train along the coast. Kids and adults alike may love a day out to Aquapark Istralania, on the way to Novigrad, just 27km away.

If you happen to be in Istria on the first Tuesday of the month, head to the traditional market in Pazin (15km). The town is worthy of a visit due to its fascinating caves, medieval fortress with the Ethnographic Museum of Istra and the frescos of St Nicholas Church dating back to the mid fifteenth century. Grožnjan (20km), another idyllic medieval town, which became the ‘town of artists’ last century and is full of galleries, art and an overall creative scene.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport/Rijeka Airport

(75km/90km)

Nearest Village Motovun

(9km)

Nearest Town/City Novigrad/Poreč – 35 km

(33km/35km)

Nearest Restaurant Motovun or Livade

(9km)

Nearest Shop Grocery shop in Motovun or Trviž

(9km)

Nearest Beach Novigrad area

(30km)

Nearest Supermarket Pazin

(15km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Children will love the living space which opens straight out to the beautiful lawned area and magnificent swimming pool. The land slopes down to olive groves, during the pruning season you may even have the opportunity to watch how the trees are cropped. The grounds are vast and unenclosed so smaller children will need to be supervised.

There are some wonderful local villages and towns to visit, full of interesting history and art. You may even get the opportunity to go truffle hunting which this immediate area is famous for.

If you are looking for sporty adventures then there are kayaking excursions down the River Mirna near Motovun (9km) or head to the coast by car. Poreč (40km) offers watersports, kayaking, sailing, paintball whilst further north you will find Umag (40km) with Blue Flag beaches with volleyball and tennis courts, watersports, bike hire and even a little tourist train along the coast.

Kids and adults alike may also love a day out to Aquapark Istralandia, on the way to Novigrad, just 27km away.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

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 €500, to be paid upon arrival
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price and changed once a week
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay 7 nights between 16/06 - 22/09, otherwise 3 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are welcome at a cost of €19 per pet, per night
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted in 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.
Other Ts and Cs A Cot & High-chair are available upon request

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - May 18th 2019 £1,458 £1,985 £2,512 £3,401
May 18th 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 £1,755 £2,390 £3,024 £4,095
Jun 15th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - £4,789
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - £6,871
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 - - - £4,789
Sep 21st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 £1,755 £2,390 £3,024 £4,095
Oct 12th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,458 £1,985 £2,512 £3,401
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £1,458 £1,985 £2,512 £3,401
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £1,755 £2,390 £3,024 £4,095
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - £4,789
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 - - - £6,871

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - May 18th 2019 €1,581 €2,108 €2,635 €3,688
May 18th 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 €1,903 €2,538 €3,172 €4,440
Jun 15th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - €5,193
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - €7,450
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 - - - €5,193
Sep 21st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 €1,903 €2,538 €3,172 €4,440
Oct 12th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €1,581 €2,108 €2,635 €3,688
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €1,581 €2,108 €2,635 €3,688
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €1,903 €2,538 €3,172 €4,440
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - €5,193
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 - - - €7,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - May 18th 2019 $1,785 $2,312 $2,839 $4,164
May 18th 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 $2,149 $2,784 $3,418 $5,014
Jun 15th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - $5,864
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - $8,413
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 - - - $5,864
Sep 21st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 $2,149 $2,784 $3,418 $5,014
Oct 12th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $1,785 $2,312 $2,839 $4,164
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $1,785 $2,312 $2,839 $4,164
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $2,149 $2,784 $3,418 $5,014
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - $5,864
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 - - - $8,413

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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