Villa Portole ist eine schöne istrische Steinvilla mit fünf Zimmern mit eigenem Bad, die sich alle auf erhöhte Terrassen mit Blick auf die hügelige Landschaft bis an die Adria öffnen. Perfekt positioniert und in bequemer Entfernung zu lokalen, mittelalterlichen Städten und vielen anderen historischen Orten. Ein Infinity-Pool und ein türkisches Hammam-Bad ermöglichen echte Entspannung.
This was our first experience of Istria / Croatia and one that I doubt will be surpassed again! Villa Portole was exceptionally clean and had every amenity to hand. The manager, Smiljan, went out of his way to look after us, without ever interfering in our week. We had planned to see more of the stunning countryside but the home is so beautifully charming and peaceful we actually ended up spending most of our time lazing in or by the pool with only the (very) occasional tractor driving down the road to interrupt the peace!
Oprtalj is a very quaint hilltop village surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The restaurants that we dined out were all excellent (and considerably cheaper than we were expecting); the information pack in the house provides a full list of recommended restaurants. Lots of seaside towns within a 20 minute or so drive, to explore too. The week flew by but we were totally chilled out by the end of it...wonderful! I would highly recommend this property for any family / group.
We have just returned from 2 weeks staying at the Villa Portole, and have loved every minute! The Villa is amazing,beautifully finished, but very homely, everything you needed was on hand, and of the highest quality!The kids would have been quite happy to spend everyday in the pool, and the adults would have been just as happy to enjoy the amazing views and countryside this villa is set in! We did venture out though and would recommend places such as Porec ( kids went jetskiing and speed boating here) plus it was good for shops and restaurants, Novigrad too was good for eating out, esp in the evening. Motovun has stunning views, and a sunset not to be missed. Must also recommend the restaurant "Vrh", which is owned by Smiljans' parents, (Smiljan is the villa manager, for whom nothing was too much trouble). The whole experience, from first booking this villa, was so smooth and easy, thanks to Bernadette the owner, and once we were there Smiljan, who was on the other end of the phone if he was needed. Istria is a stunning part of Croatia, and Villa Portole is the perfect place to discover it from. We would highly recommend this Villa, and hope to return in the future!
Every part of our stay at this villa was superb; the organisation pre trip with the owners, the welcoming, the furnishings, the bathrooms, the pool, the bedrooms, the kitchen, the Smart TV and stereo system, the comfortable living room, the steam room, the gym, the BBQ etc. etc. We couldn't have hoped to have had a better week away!
The view from the villa looks right across the stunning Istrian landscape with the sea in the distance - meaning unbelievable sunsets every night! It is only about a 5 minute drive from the local town/village (Opratlj) which has a little market and restaurant. If you want to do a big shop then the best bet is about a 20 minute drive to Buzet. This might sound strenuous, however, it is an easy drive and you get some more amazing views of Motovun set up on the hill. We did two big shops which covered us for the entire week.
Another bonus set aside from the house was that food, alcohol, petrol, etc. were all extremely cheap in comparison to UK prices so in the end we also ended up staying way under our planned budget.
If you want some nice day trips then Motovun is only 20 mins away, then Porec and Vrsar are about an hour away. Again that sounds horrible but the roads are so easy to follow and drive on that it only means you get to see more of Istria. Both Vrsar and Porec are beautiful coastal towns.
We used the week as a retreat to get away from everything and everyone and have a full on rest and we got just that. We didn't get disturbed by anything or anyone. So if you want a holiday where you can get complete privacy, a state of the art villa, as well as easy access to beautiful towns then I really don't think that you could find another place that could top this!
we have stayed in Villa Portole for a week with our family and enjoyed every minute of it. It is located in a beautiful surrounding and the house itself is a bliss. The interior design is done with a lot of love for detail and provides great comfort.
Our 5-star rating not only describes the house but even more the housemaster Smiljan who has been a great and welcoming host but also a great help when we ran into trouble with our car.
We strongly recommend this house as the ultimate secluded holiday retreat .. we will certainly come back.
Abgesehen davon, dass Sie sich einfach am eigenen Pool oder beim Kochen und bei Mahlzeiten im Freien auf den Terrassen entspannen können, gibt es zahlreiche andere Freizeitaktivitäten für Ihre Auswahl. Sie können das reiche kulturelle Erbe der Region mit über 1000 Jahre alten mittelalterlichen Städten und Dörfern erforschen, die Weinberge und Olivenhaine für Verkostungen besuchen oder die Einzigartigkeit der Küstenstädte und Fischerdörfer erkunden und ihre wunderbare Küche oder ein Bad in der kristallklaren Adria genießen. Profitieren Sie von den vielen sportlichen Einrichtungen, die zur Verfügung stehen, wie Radfahren, Wandern, Klettern, Reiten, Tennis, Golf, etc. Erkunden Sie Istriens Geschichte und Schönheit auf völlig entspannte Art. Geldautomaten und gut sortierte Supermärkten sind leicht zu finden. Gute Restaurants mit ausgezeichneten lokalen Weinen und Produkten finden Sie mühelos. Vergessen Sie nicht, die Region ist berühmt für ihre Trüffel, eine echte Spezialität!
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Prices are in Euro per week. A non refundable deposit of 25% is required upon booking. The 75% balance will need to be paid no later than 8 weeks before arrival. Renters should take out their own cancellation insurance.
Saturday changeover days are preferred. Guest can arrive from 3.00pm onwards and vacate by 10.00am. We can be flexible for out of season bookings.
Notes on prices:
Prices start from EUR2100