Villa Dinja

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Villa Dinja is the quintessential Istrian bolthole offering an up-market blend of architectural and designer finesse within a welcoming, home-from-home environment brimming with local flavour.

Convenience is the cornerstone of this charming home, which is just a short stroll from the pretty village centre, whilst offering cooling shade and dappled serenity within its own grounds, comprising pool-side terrace and stone-walled private enclave.

The glistening pool creates a dazzling vision set within a sleek, stone patio - framed by a rather elegant dining pavilion finished with billowing curtains and sedate style.

Both quality and style are apparent at every turn, whilst the handsome white-washed facade offers a sleek monochrome vision offset by two wrought iron-balconies - the latter providing the ultimate spot for an intimate tête-à-tète, whether it be a fresh morning coffee as the town comes to life or an evening glass of wine, fragrant with blossoming plants.

Outdoor living is executed at its very finest at Villa Dinja: guests will drop the tempo and ease into the local pace of life. The poolside is dotted with sleek loungers, where guests can sit back with a good book and a cooling beer, whilst dining will be fresh, simple yet endlessly delectable thanks to the local produce, fresh sea-food on offer and barbecue facilities.

What better way to enjoy this home’s charming tranquillity by lazing in the hammock, soaking up the Adriatic breezes and scent of local flavours! Fusing both simplicity and style - al fresco dining is no excuse to lower culinary standards - with a built-in-in brick oven and solid timer dining furniture, guests will dine in style! 

Twelve guests can be accommodated across six bedrooms at Villa Dinja, making this home ideal for a family or group. There is also a cot-bed for infants.

The interiors at this striking home are simply impeccable; a true blend of stylist’s panache and designer verve, providing understated luxury along with playful touches. This airy home is generously proportioned, with abundant natural day-light at every turn.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, each of the three bedrooms are accented with citrus-toned pops of zesty colour: bright orange, lime and yellow tones in contrast to the chic and neutral base palette of earthy and natural tones - guests will have great fun selecting their abode.

With all the luxury of a boutique hotel, yet all the quirks of a private home, guests will delight in this hidden jewel of a home that is a far-cry from soulless cookie-cutter rentals!

The attention to detail at Villa Dinja is apparent at every turn, whilst quality of fittings and finishes are uncompromising. Guests will be able to stroll from the seclusion of the bedrooms to the charming balconies which offer views across rolling countryside.

The living space at Villa Dinja offers the same earthy backdrop punctuated by accents of vivacious red; modern, yet timeless, this space offers contemporary ease for the ultimate open plan, lateral group living space, from enormous charcoal grey corner sofa to stylish family dining space. The kitchen is a flamboyant pillar-box red, offering glossy units and state-of-the art appliances.

With all the practical needs of a family looked after, including parking, utility space, internet and all the modern kitchen conveniences, this home-from-home is a place where guests can simply arrive and unwind, secure in the knowledge that every detail is covered.

Villa Dinja is a veritable haven of natural holiday ease and charm, offering immaculate quality and flawless finishes within a bright, playful and light-filled contemporary space and endless scope for outdoor living.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Not suitable for those with mobility impairments
  • Whilst this home is very safely set within its own walled grounds, smaller children will need to be monitored by the pool area
  • Not every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom

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!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Dinja is the quintessential Istrian bolthole offering local flavour.
There are 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 12 people

Interior
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining & living area
- Six double bedrooms
- Six bathrooms
- Access to the patio & pool area

Exterior
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Outdoor lounge & dining area
- Large patio & garden area
- Covered terrace
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Internet
- Satellite TV
- Hairdryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Dinja
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Galižana offers a slice of traditional Istrian life; with cobbled streets and original stone buildings, visitors will be able to imbibe the local way of life, whether it be visiting local Istrian tavernas, sampling the local cuisine, or taking a short drive to the beaches, visitors can enjoy a rural setting that is just a short distance to all the tourist hot spots.

Nearby Pula is the capital of Istria, known for its charming coastal atmosphere, historical centre, elegant Italian influences and bustling markets; this is a wonderful base from which to explore both Istria and the rugged Dalmation coast.

Whilst a car is needed to explore the nearby coastal towns; guests will be able to stroll into the village easily, and some key attractions such as the Pula Arena, the Istrian Museum of contemporary art are a short drive away.

Vrsar is a quaint little fishermen’s village located between Pula and Rovinj. The town has more than two thousand years of historical heritage and is home to several biking and hiking trails.

Ronvinj has a stunning harbour and marina, some fabulous rock faces for sea-diving as well as cobbled, historical charm and a vibrant market.

Awash with history and fresh, affordable cuisine, Pula boasts stretches of glittering Adriatic coastland and the most complete Roman colosseum in the world. Summer time brings a lively blend of music events, open air theatre and festivals, whilst the region is known for its excellent sea food.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pula Airport

(12km)

Nearest Ferry Port Pula Farry Port

(6km)

Nearest Village Galižana

(1km)

Nearest Town/City Pula

(8km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops

(1km)

Nearest Beach Pebble Beach

(6km)

Nearest Golf Golf Course

(8km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Court

(7km)

Region

Pula, located on the southern tip of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, is a city with a rich history, stunning natural beauty, and a vibrant cultural scene. Exploring the city's old town, you'll find charming narrow streets, historic buildings, and picturesque squares. A stroll through the heart of the city allows visitors to immerse themselves in its unique blend of architectural styles, from Baroque palaces to Venetian facades.

Pula is a city steeped in history, with its roots dating back to Roman times. The most iconic symbol of the city is the Pula Arena, a remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheater. Built during the 1st century AD, it is one of the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world and one of Croatia’s most famous sights. Visitors can explore the galleries, stand on the arena floor, and even attend various events, including concerts and festivals held within its ancient walls.

The Istrian Peninsula is known for its stunning coastline, and Pula boasts numerous pristine beaches and coves. One of the most popular spots is Kamenjak, a protected natural park featuring rugged cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life. Nature enthusiasts can hike or cycle through the park's trails and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Adriatic Sea. The coastal location is also ideal for water-based activities. Scuba diving enthusiasts can explore underwater caves and shipwrecks, while sailing and windsurfing are popular options for those seeking an adrenaline rush.

Just a short drive from Pula, the seaside town of Medulin offers a lovely promenade along the coast. You can take a leisurely walk, rent bicycles, or enjoy an ice cream by the sea. The shallow waters here make it a great spot for kids to play and swim.

For more family-friendly beaches, Verudela, Valkane, and Ambrela are all excellent options, offering playground facilities and water sports for older kids. Verudula beach is the home of Pula Aquarium which features a variety of Adriatic Sea creatures, including fish, seahorses, and various sea plants. The aquarium also has a touch tank, where children can get hands-on with the marine life!

Just a short boat ride from Pula is a collection of islands that make up Brijuni National Park. The park offers a unique combination of untouched nature, diverse flora and fauna, and historical sites. Visitors can explore the enchanting landscapes, visit the safari park, and explore the ruins of Roman villas and ancient churches. The park has golf carts available for touring, making it easily accessible for families with young children.

No visit to Pula is complete without indulging in the flavours of Istrian cuisine. The region is renowned for its truffles, olive oil, and world-class wines. Local restaurants offer a wide array of dishes that incorporate these prized ingredients. Be sure to try traditional Istrian dishes such as fuži (pasta) with truffles, maneštra (a hearty bean soup), and fresh seafood prepared in various ways.

Istria is also famous for its winemaking, and Pula is an excellent starting point for exploring local vineyards. Istrian wines, particularly Malvazija and Teran, are known for their unique character and are often paired with Istrian delicacies, creating a delightful culinary experience.

Whether you're exploring the ancient Roman heritage, relaxing on pristine beaches, or indulging in Istrian cuisine, Pula offers a unique and unforgettable Croatian adventure.

Kids

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

Villa Dinja is an ideal, safe and minimalist home executed with the needs of the family in mind. With its lateral, airy and open-plan lay out, as well as its unfussy and unadorned designer aesthetic, this is an ideal space for the family. There is a cot bed, as well as three fun, vibrant bedrooms offering restorative calm.

The outdoors spaces comprise safely enclosed family lounging space, with a stunning dining pavilion, outdoor dining room and kitchen as well as the sumptuous pool for hours of splashy fun.

Istria is simply brimming with activities for the whole family - there is so much to do, and everyone’s needs are sure to be met! The local restaurants and cuisine are very family friendly, and great emphasis is put on slowing down, enjoying good food and family time!

This is one of the prettiest and least spoilt parts of Croatia - full of stunning coastland and picturesque towns with beautiful harbours and local markets.

The Istria coastline is fabulous, full of rocky bays and shady pine trees with wonderful opportunities for water sports and diving. Hiring bikes is a great way to explore the coastline and coastal paths, whilst there are several water parks in the region such as Aqua Park Istrialand for a great day out on slides and chutes!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

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 Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 2 pm
Departure time 10 am
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 across July & August, 5 nights for the remainder of the year
Changeover day Tourist Taxes included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Included in 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
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £2,855 £3,997
Aug 24th 2024 - May 17th 2025 - £2,908
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,077 £2,908
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £2,855 £3,997
Aug 23rd 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 - £2,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €3,393 €4,749
Aug 24th 2024 - May 17th 2025 - €3,455
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,468 €3,455
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €3,393 €4,749
Aug 23rd 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 - €3,455

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $3,705 $5,187
Aug 24th 2024 - May 17th 2025 - $3,773
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $2,695 $3,773
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $3,705 $5,187
Aug 23rd 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 - $3,773

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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