Villa Zelena

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Wellness Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Walk to Village


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Villa Zelena is a wonderful choice for groups of friends or family who want to get away from it all and look forward to exploring the gorgeous peninsula of Istria. This fabulous six bedroom villa sits in a wonderful garden in a delightful rural position in Butkovici, near Jursici, roughly thirty minutes from the beautiful resorts of Pula and Rovinj and roughly fifteen to twenty minutes from the sea.

Villa Zelena is a contemporary wonder, brimming with colourful modern art and stylish furnishings. It is beautifully designed to offer spacious modern holiday living. There are treats in store with a fabulous spa area with a jacuzzi and sauna plus there is an exceptional pool on the terrace. Guests have a choice of dining space, one being under a contemporary sail canopy next to the seriously impressive outdoor kitchen and another next to the kitchen with huge sliding doors that also make it feel as though you are dining alfresco.

The villa boasts a fabulous garden that surrounds it, enjoying a very welcome children’s playground, lush lawns and mature planting. The village is very tranquil. The Istrian peninsula has two distinct regions, Blue Istria, the dazzling indented coastline and Green Istria, the lush interior of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards sprinkled with charming hilltop villages. It is also the land of gastronomic feasts with a definite Italian influence. Choosing Villa Zelena gives you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the peaceful environment, tour some wineries and hill top villages and head to the coast to visit some fabulous, historic towns.

Villa Zelena is built over two storeys with more than three hundred square metres of eye-catching, contemporary space. The living area is bright and beautiful, drowned in natural light and enjoys trendy sofas and chairs and brilliant, vivid artwork. The kitchen impresses the most discerning of chefs and looks super cool in wood and black. It offers the very best appliances and a sociable breakfast bar where guests can open a bottle of local wine and keep the chefs company. The indoor dining area is spectacular with a wall of glass doors that slide open to let the cool breeze in and offer gorgeous garden and pool views. This room has certainly been designed to bring the outside in. Like the other living spaces, its walls are decorated with gorgeous modern artworks. The wellness oasis offers some well-deserved pampering with its sauna, jacuzzi and showers.

The villa’s bedroom suites are just perfect. There are five double rooms featuring beautifully dressed, sumptuous beds and immaculate, top-notch ensuite bathrooms. The children’s room is a total delight with cool bunk beds and plenty of play space.

Though the interiors are stunning, guests staying at Villa Zelena are likely to spend much of their time outside. Everywhere you look is green and beautiful. Children can swing, climb and slide happily in their space while adults relax on luxury loungers counting their blessings for this magical spot. The pool is absolutely wonderful. The barbecue masters in your group will be heaven when they see the top-of-the-range outdoor kitchen where they can cook a feast which can be served as you watch the sun go down. There is no doubt that you will make magical holiday memories at Villa Zelena.

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What you should know…

  • There is so much to see in Istria but you should take a boat trip to the stunning Brijuni National Park.
  • One of the bedrooms is a room with bunk beds, ideal for children but perhaps not quite so comfortable for adults!
  • Don’t forget to taste the local wines. They are delicious!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ TV Sauna/Steam Outdoor Games Table Tennis

The Villa

Villa Zelena is a beautiful, modern six bedroom villa in the heart of Istria. The property has endless amenities for the whole family with a huge garden, heated pool and even a spa! The villa can accomdate twelve adults and two children comfortably.

- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Dining room with large glass doors to terrace
- Living room
- Five double bedrooms
- Childrens bedroom with bunkbeds
- Six bathrooms
- Spa area with sauna and hot tub

Exterior Grounds
- Heated swimming pool surrounded by sunloungers
- Outdoor shower
- Covered outdoor dining area
- Summer kitchen with barbecue
- Large garden
- Childrens playground

Additional Facilities
- WiFi (indoor & outdoor)
- Satellite TV
- Underfloor heating
- Coffee machine
- Landry facilites
- Safe
- Wine bar
- Table tennis
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Zelena
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Zelena enjoys a peaceful, rural position on the Istrian peninsula. It is located roughly half an hour’s drive from the beautiful cities of Pula and Rovinj with Farzana on the coast, roughly in between. Farzana is a beautiful little fishing town that clings to its ancient identity and traditional ways. The lively chit-chat of the residents across the charming cobblestones from their pastel houses makes you feel so honored to be visiting. Everyone in Istria is so friendly. Visitors can take a boat ride to the Brijuni National Park or enjoy dinner in one of the beautiful restaurants in the squares, courtyards or on the harbour front. Farzana is a special place for a fish platter and some local wine. Live music is also a regular feature at the square in front of the church. Good ice cream is sold everywhere in Farzana.

Pula, Istria’s largest city, is situated on the coast, thirty minutes south of the villa in the valley of seven hills. It enjoys extraordinary Adriatic views, narrow cobbled streets and fascinating Roman buildings. The ampitheatre is absolutely incredible and a must see! It was built to host 20000 spectators between 27-68AD and is the only remaining Roman ampitheatre in the world with a complete circle wall. Istria was part of Italy until 1947, so you will find the restaurants have a heavy Italian influence. The restaurants on the Limski canal have amazing mussels to try and, of course, the region is famous for its white truffles. The town is an extraordinary site for the amazing festivals that take place. Dimensions and Outlook take place in the amphitheatre. There are also raves in the tunnels and caves and beach parties on the shore.

The picturesque town of Rovinj is also roughly thirty minutes from the villa. Featuring cobbled streets, Italianate architecture and the highest church tower in Istria at sixty one metres high at the St Euphemia Cathedral, it is definitely worth a visit. The town was originally an island but two hundred and fifty years ago the narrow channel that separated it from the mainland was filled in. Rovinj boasts numerous charming cafes and restaurants, lots of galleries and an active fishing port. It is lovely.

At the very bottom tip of Istria, Cape Kamenjak is a 6km rocky protuberance that is very popular. It is a protected zone full of little coves and wooded inlands.

Another lovely day trip is to Opatija with wonderful views of the neighboring islands. You can stroll down the Opatija Walk of Fame with many great Croatian names honoured including tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic. The ‘Girl with the Seagull’ is the the most famous statue in Opatija. The 12km promenade walk between Volosko and Lovran is lovely. From the Opatija Riviera you can visit the Golden island Krk by boat visiting the small islet of Kosljun on the way. You can also visit Vrbnik, most famous for its widely known white wine, Vrbnicka Zlahtina.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport


Nearest Town/City Pula


Nearest Beach Peroj Beach


Nearest Restaurant KONOBA KLARIĆI


Nearest Supermarket Naš dom



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

Children absolutely love Villa Zelena. The pool and terrace is lovely and the garden is brilliant. There is lots of play space and a fabulous children’s playground with a range of equipment. The villa is very spacious and the children’s bedroom very cute. It is a great place to relax with extended family or friends with children.

Farzana enjoys two beaches, either side of the marina. It is great fun to take a boat trip to the wonderful Brijuni islands. There are over a dozen islands in the Farzana Channel. They are known as the Paradise Islands as they are so beautiful. The largest island is Veliki Brijun. You can take the tourist train on the island and visit the safari park, archaeological ruins and landscaped gardens. You can also take a boat trip which circles the national park and allows stops for swimming, snorkeling or dolphin watching. You are more likely to see them if you go later or for a sunset cruise.

Istralandia is a thrilling waterpark that children love visiting. It has a jumping kids pool, family pool, spray kids arena, dedicated children’s pools, a hydromassage pool and a wave pool as well as adrenaline rush slides and tunnels. There is something for the whole family and plenty of places to buy food and drinks.

Other wonderful family days out are to Glavani Park’s high ropes climbing course among the treetops and its speedy zipline, Pazinska Jama Ziplining at Pazin where there are two steel cables which can reach speeds of up to 50km per hour and Adventure Park Sky Fox at Porec. Children can have so much fun on the high-wire and climbing courses as well as the go-kart track, cross and buggy off-road trails, paintball and airsoft lasergame. Quieter adventures are to the many mini-golf courses or bowling.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis


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 €700 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
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
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? One pet and on request only, with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €10 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €300 per week or €43 per day, May to October (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.
Tax Included in the rental price.
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 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £2,221 £3,109
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 - £4,457
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £2,221 £3,109
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - £3,596
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - £5,303
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - £4,644
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - £6,067
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £6,367
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £7,116
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - £6,367
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - £6,067
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - £4,644
Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 - £3,596
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,221 £3,109
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 £4,334 £6,067

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €2,412 €3,377
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 - €4,841
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €2,412 €3,377
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - €3,905
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - €5,760
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - €5,044
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - €6,590
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €6,915
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €7,729
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - €6,915
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - €6,590
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - €5,044
Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 - €3,905
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,412 €3,377
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 €4,707 €6,590

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $2,612 $3,657
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 - $5,243
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $2,612 $3,657
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - $4,230
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - $6,238
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - $5,463
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - $7,137
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $7,489
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $8,371
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - $7,489
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - $7,137
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - $5,463
Oct 12th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 - $4,230
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,612 $3,657
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 $5,098 $7,137

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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