Villa Stepancic

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Modern
Great Value
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids Romantic

Early Bird 2021

Book your 2021 villa holiday by the 28th February and receive:
•    Welcome Hamper on Arrival
•    Up to £100 Private Chef Voucher
•    Free change on dates if restrictions mean you can't travel
•    Ts&Cs apply

Villa Stepancic, a gorgeously restored villa secluded in three acres of lush Istrian forest is the perfect countryside retreat. The house itself is one of the oldest buildings in the original hamlet of Stepancici and was lovingly restored by its owners in 2016 to create a contemporary and comfortable holiday home.

The villa can easily sleep up to eight guests across four comfortable bedrooms, plus an additional two guests on the sofa bed in the living room and a single futon bed in one of the larger bedrooms. There are three luxurious bathrooms for the guests to use, as well as a large well-manicured garden and private swimming pool. The open-plan living area is bright, airy and spacious with full length windows and patio doors allowing plenty of sunlight to flood the room. There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area – perfect for relaxing with friends and family.

You will find two bedrooms on the ground floor, a double room with en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom and the first family bathroom. Head upstairs for the remaining two bedrooms, a double and a twin as well as the second family bathroom. All bedrooms have been designed to an extremely high standard with plenty of wardrobe space in each.

Head through the patio doors onto the lovely garden which is extremely private due to its secluded location in the forest. Children will love running around and exploring the garden as well as the playing on the swings. The private swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off on those hot summer days, and can even be heated during cooler months for extra comfort as you swim. There are plenty of seating areas to relax on, both in and out of the shade, the owners of the villa produce their very own wine and the terrace makes the perfect place to sample a glass! Make the most of the barbecue and dine al fresco at any time of the day. With no close neighbours, guests lucky enough to enjoy a stay at Villa Stepancic will enjoy total tranquility and privacy.

Drive just 11km to the coastal resort of Rabac where you can enjoy the beautiful beach coves, dine at one of the lovely restaurants, enjoy a drink in one of the bars or browse the shops. Villa Stepancic provides the perfect base for those wishing to explore the area as well as have a comfortable holiday villa in Croatia.

Villa Stepancic has also put in place a number of features to ensure the villa is as environmentally friendly as possible. The villa is thoroughly insulated thanks to both its traditional thick stone walls and modern insulation techniques, so the house stays cool in summer and warm in winter, saving the amount of energy used to moderate the temperature inside the villa.

The villa has also been designed to maximise natural light with the inclusion of skylights on the top floor, creating a light and airy feeling throughout the property. Solar panels have been installed allowing the Istrian sunshine to heat the water you use the property, while a traditional cistern is used to collect rainfall and provide irrigation during the dry summer months.

Fruit trees and a vineyard surround Villa Stepancic, so depending on the season, it is possible to eat homegrown organic produce, including figs, olives, peaches, chestnuts and more! What's even better, is that any organic waste is composted and placed back in the garden to fertilise the fruit trees. And thanks to this natural surrounding, any wood provided for the fireplace at Villa Stepancic is harvested locally, sometimes within 100m of the villa, so you can rest easy knowing that are enjoying local products during your stay.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Due to the rural location, car hire is highly recommended so amenities can be easily reached
  • There is a single futon in one of the larger bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living area, accommodating up to two additional guests upon request

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Vegetable Patch)

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace

The Villa

Villa Stepancic is a 4-bedroom villa sleeping 8 +2 guests, located a short car journey from the popular town of Labin, best known for its seafood restaurants and galleries.

Ground Floor
- Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, toaster, filter coffee machine, Espresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and dining facilities
- Open-plan living area with sofa bed*
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Family bathroom with shower

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated** swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth: 1.5m with step access)
- Sun loungers
- Children’s swings
- Pergola
- Dining facilities
- Lawn
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Baby cot & highchair available upon request
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron
- Single futon*

* The sofa in the living room is a sofa bed and can accomodate one additional guest. A single futon can be placed in one of the larger bedrooms and can accommodate one additional guest, raising maximum capacity to 10 upon request.

**Pool heating available from March 2020. Please see Ts and Cs for more information.

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About the surrounding area of Villa Stepancic
Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Stepanic is located in 3 acres of lush forest with its own fruit trees, natural beauty and quiet of the surrounding countryside. Drive 11 km to the coastal resort of Rabac where you will find crystal clear waters, small beach coves, restaurants, bars and shops. The villa is also only 7km from Labin, a Venetian medieval old-town with plenty of culture and history to explore and yummy restaurants to enjoy. The closest airport is Pula which is just a forty minute car journey from the villa. 

The enchanting waterside escape of Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic sea. Deriving its name from a pre-Roman tribe, Istria is steeped in history. Its rich heritage is shaped especially by long periods of Roman, Venetian and Austrian rule. There are many fascinating historical sites that travellers can visit. Perhaps the most impressive of which is the Roman Amphitheatre which has been preserved incredibly well, standing in Pula and this amphitheatre is the sixth largest Roman arena in the world (and still used for concerts, cinema and other events almost every day during the summer)! But you can find historical sites almost in any village and town across the peninsula.

Outside of its historical charms, Istria has plenty of other features on offer. Surrounded by the Adriatic sea, there are many pristine, picturesque beaches and seafront café’s where one can soak up the sun or watch the boats as they travel towards the nearby ports of Italy and Slovenia.

Turning away from the coast, the bucolic interior of rolling hills and fertile plains attracts food- and culture-focused visitors to Istria’s hilltop villages, rural hotels and farmhouse restaurants. The  peninsula is a cornucopia of culinary riches, with the seafood of the coast melding with the hearty meat-based fare of Central Europe. A visit  to some of the local vineries and olive mills is a must, with world-class wines and olive oils being proudly displayed and sampled. If you are enticed by the lure of wild and rare nature, then take a boat trip to the nearby Brijuni archipelago which is not only surrounded by the most intensely stunning beaches but also covered in greenery boasting rare wild plants (protected as a national park)

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula airport

(45 km)

Nearest Village Labin

(7 km)

Nearest Town/City Pula

(50 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restoran Tomazici

(4 km)

Nearest Beach FKK Beach

(15 km)

Nearest Supermarket Plodine

(6 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

Villa Stepancic makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children, who are bound to enjoy splashing around in the private pool, playing games in the garden and having fun on the swings and trampoline. For the older children, complimentary Wi-Fi is included in the rental price, perfect for keeping them occupied in the evenings! For the little ones, cots and highchairs are available on request at time of booking.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Toys

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200 is payable in cash upon arrival, this is to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm (please note that arrivals after 10pm will incur a €50 additional charge payable in cash locally on arrival)
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay across peak Summer dates, this may be reduced to 3-nights in lower season
Changeover day Bookings must start on a Saturday across peak dates, this may be relaxed in lower season
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Pets welcome? No pets
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
Pool heating charge? FROM MARCH 2020: Pool heating available upon request for an additional cost of €20 per day. Pool heating is available in April, May, June and September only, and will reach a maximum temperature of 25C. The pool will not be heated in July and August.
Other Ts and Cs The villa can accommodate two extra guests upon request due to a sofa bed in the living room and a single futon bed in one of the larger bedrooms.
Use of the extra beds is included in the rental price.
Tax Tourist tax is included in the rental price

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 24th 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 £450 £608 £766 £1,049
Mar 27th 2021 - May 1st 2021 £533 £721 £908 £1,243
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 £638 £862 £1,086 £1,487
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 £777 £1,051 £1,324 £1,813
Jun 12th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - - £1,946
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021 - - - £2,597
Jul 10th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - £2,914
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - £1,875
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 - - - £1,498
Sep 11th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 £533 £721 £908 £1,243
Oct 9th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 £457 £617 £778 £1,065
Oct 23rd 2021 - Jul 28th 2022 £444 £600 £756 £1,035

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 24th 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 €475 €633 €791 €1,107
Mar 27th 2021 - May 1st 2021 €563 €750 €937 €1,312
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 €673 €897 €1,121 €1,569
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 €820 €1,093 €1,367 €1,913
Jun 12th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - - €2,054
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021 - - - €2,741
Jul 10th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - €3,075
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - €1,978
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 - - - €1,581
Sep 11th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 €563 €750 €937 €1,312
Oct 9th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 €482 €642 €803 €1,124
Oct 23rd 2021 - Jul 28th 2022 €468 €624 €780 €1,092

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 24th 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 $578 $736 $894 $1,347
Mar 27th 2021 - May 1st 2021 $685 $872 $1,060 $1,597
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 $819 $1,043 $1,267 $1,910
May 29th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 $998 $1,272 $1,545 $2,329
Jun 12th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - - $2,500
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 10th 2021 - - - $3,337
Jul 10th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - $3,744
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - $2,409
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 - - - $1,924
Sep 11th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 $685 $872 $1,060 $1,597
Oct 9th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 $587 $747 $908 $1,368
Oct 23rd 2021 - Jul 28th 2022 $570 $726 $882 $1,329

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


  • Beautiful Villa

    Posted by Erika on 08/04/2020

    A beautifully renovated and expanded house, away from the hustle and bustle! We enjoyed the tranquility, the beautiful pool and the entire property! The care by the family of the owner was friendly and competent.

  • Beautiful

    Posted by Stefanie on 19/08/2019

    Beautiful villa with all the comfort you could wish, we spent 2 weeks there with 2 families! We lacked nothing! There was a lot for the kids. The villa is very quiet surrounded by beautiful nature and yet not far away from wonderful and crystal clear beaches.

  • Looking forward to the next visit!

    Posted by Matt on 14/06/2019

    Ideal as family friendly holiday destination, we can wholeheartedly recommend this lovely and relaxing spot - very kind and helpful owners, plenty for the kids to do and explore, well equipped - already looking forward to the next visit!

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