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Magical Villa with great views

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Estate Glavini, playground

Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

5 en-suite bedrooms, heated pool, fitness & relax space, sports & children playground, great walks & cycle tours

Glavini estate has a main house with 5 double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms, designed to provide a quiet and relaxed stay. The property is capable of accommodating up to 10 +2 guests on a private site of over 30,000 m². There is also a guest house available at requestThe friendly service and high standards will best suit those seeking superior quality in an elegant, natural and tranquil setting.

Except for the functionality we have also tried to make Glavini aesthetically pleasing, while we haven't changed the au­thentic look and feel of the place. In cooperation with nature and its best fruits, the property fits perfectly within the landscape far from the noise, traffic and crowd. It is great to relax and recharge bateries.

Things to do: Things to do can be unique, refreshing, imaginative, surprising – Glavini Estate and Istria can offer all this and more. Whether you are looking from your holiday action, inspiration, relaxation or want to discover Istrian treasures and people do it your own way and these are just some suggestions.

In autumn we have truffles from nearby woods and it is possible to organise unique 'truffle hunting' experiences. In that period we also harvest grapes and olives with organic production of vine and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. In winter from January to March we have unique traditional Istrian Carnival events, with rich entertainment program. The spring is reserved for picking the asparagus, cherry's and other seasonal fruits. The summer brings a plenty of choices from visiting the nearby sea resorts south, east and west from us or checking out some of many regional art and cultural festivals.

Estate: Kids are welcome. Guests can swim in our large 8x4 m pool, relax in the massage or fitness room and enjoying a sweeping view of the landscape. There is also a kid's playground, table tennis, badminton and bocce (closely related to the game of boules). If you are into cycling, we are in the right spot to access and visit all of Istria.

We have around 300 organically grown olive trees as well as 20 cherry, a dozen fig and many apple, peach, pear and plum trees, all organically produced along with our vegetables which are all at your disposal during your stay, depending on the season.

We believe that we are an integral part of the earth and nature and we use renewable energy as much as we can. The home is fitted with solar collectors with an under floor heating system, run using renewable energy. Water is collected from the roof, so as not to waste precious resources. We are also connected to a natural spring with drinkable fresh water.

Location: It is the perfect location for exploring the delights of Istria, the rest of Croatia, Slovenia (20 km) and Italy (30 km) as well as many tourist spots in the surrounding area.

The property is in sight of the town of Draguc, close to Buzet (12 km), Motovun (12 km) and just 35 km from the sea in any direction (north Trieste, west Porec, Novigrad or south Opatija, Rabac, Rijeka). It sits nestled in a landscape of gentle, rolling hills, rich in Mediterranean flora.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rabac 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Trieste, Pula or Rijeka 65 km, Nearest railway: Trieste 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking

The Istria region

Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.

As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.


Green Istria - Glavini

Istria has laid out its wonders in the garden of the Mediterranean, at the foot of the Alps. The blue Adriatic Sea washes its shores, and the towns strung like pearls along the coast: Umag-Umago, Novigrad-Cittanova, Porec, Vrsar-Orsera, Rovinj-Rovigno, Pula, Rabac - the towns that have made Istria a famous destination.

But there is also another Istria, a hidden Istria, whose treasures are also worth exploring - the inland heart of Istria, green Istria, a land between dreams and reality, a land of beauty and peace of history and clean, unspoiled nature. Its towns and its people will bid you welcome and let you share in their spirit and the times long gone.

Welcome to the land of history, beauty and vitality!

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Review 1-10 of 12

22 Aug 2014


"I recommend!"

Amazing vacation! We spend great time in Villa Glavini. Maybe the most beautiful place I visited in Croatia. My room had view on one small historic city named Draguć, in the top of neighbor hill. Wak… More

4 Mar 2014


"Looking forward to come back... great, great, great!"

Thank you Mark for recommending this place first of all. We stayed a week in September, 2 families with kids, had a great relaxing holiday and would definitively love to come back. We even made some v… More

13 Oct 2013


"A wonderful house in a wonderful nature"

In Glavini we had with our familiy the best time, we ever had in a holiday. The house is beautiful and the owner with his family was a real friend. The landscape was a dream. The people in Istria are … More

17 Sep 2013


"Stunning views"

Beautiful villa with fantastic facilities and a well equipped kitchen with panoramic views. Perfect for a restuful holiday with a large group of friends or family. Would definitely return!… More

17 Sep 2013


"Incredible views, excellent facilities, great times!"

Recently stayed at this villa with 11 of my closest friends. We had an incredible time here. The pool, BBQ, and ping-pong table were highlights. The views into the valley were some of the best I'… More

17 Sep 2013


"Great, great, great holiday!"

We came in Istria with bit of a prejudiced, however this holiday opened another world for us. Many thanks for the hospitality, good recommendations for restaurants and things to do see in the area. Th… More

7 Aug 2013


"fantastic villa in Buzet"

The villa in Buzet was absolutely spot on for what we needed. Romantic old stone building, comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, traditional outdoor fireplace suitable for evening gatherings were … More

29 Jul 2013


"Top, wunderschönes Haus in wunderschöner Gegend."

Sehr schönes Haus bzw. Anlage, liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr gut ausgestattet, dazu sauber und gepflegt.Es liegt abgelegen und idyllisch inmitten einer traumhaften Umgebung..Genau das, was wir woll… More

26 Jun 2013


"great and relaxing getaway"

Excellent property with beautiful views of forests and hills. Very well equipped house which is clean and spacious,set in a beautiful toscany-like landscape with stonewalls and olive trees. The owner… More

20 Jun 2013


"beautiful place"

We have been there with two other families (12 persons together) and enjoyed the stay very much. The house and the garden as well as the pool are beautiful and the owners are extremely nice. We will c… More

Thank you! We had a pleasure as well to meet you all, hope we will catch up with you again soon.

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Nebojsa R.

  • 3 Years listed

85% Response rate

Calendar last updated:20 Dec 2014

Based in Croatia

Languages spoken
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  • Spanish
  • Italian

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