Maximum: 10 adults plus 1 child/children
Villa Ola is a beautiful stone villa, restored and renovated in the Istrian style, using only the highest quality, natural materials including locally sourced Istrian stone and glorious handcrafted wooden features throughout. It is situated in northwest Istria, 13km from Porec and near the lovely town of Visnjan which is perhaps most well known for its renowned observatory which is well worth a visit. Istria is absolutely beautiful and, due to its natural resources, climate, vineyards, olive trees and variety of plants, it is often called 'Croatian Tuscany'.
Inside is spacious yet cosy with wooden beams, terracotta tiles and exposed brick and stone throughout. The furnishings are traditional and in keeping with the authentic style of the building and include some handmade pieces imported from Italy.
Outside is so pretty with an established garden, lawned area, beautiful flowers, plants and olive trees, views of the surrounding countryside and an unusual, heart-shaped swimming pool with roman steps and a handrail. There are 2 covered terraces with outside dining furniture and a barbecue. There is also an underground wine cellar which is built to maintain a perfect temperature throughout the year.
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The coastal regions of Croatia are comprised of the three old Croatian states of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia. Dalmatia, or the Dalmatian Coast as it is more commonly known. In turn, the Dalmatian Coast is divided into three regions: North Dalmatia, which includes Sibenik and Zadar, Central Dalmatia; including Trogir, Split, Hvar and Brac, and finally South Dalmatia; Korcula and Dubrovnik.
Miraculously, The Croatian coast has escaped the worst of the 20th and 21st Centuries and its natural beauty is enhanced by the wonderful architecture found in Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Korcula, Split and the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Many of the smaller towns are equally impressive and charming and the landscape is quite simply breathtaking. With over 1000 islands, it is not surprising that boating and water pursuits play a big part in Croatian life. There are a multitude of beaches and coves, or small bays and marinas, nestled...
all along the coast of Croatia. All manner of boats can be hired, you can water ski, jet ski and there is some excellent scuba diving. Add to this the Mediterranean climate, balmy enough for olives, figs, vines, oranges and lemons to grow in abundance and it is easy to see why this is such a perfect destination for a holiday. One of the other main attractions is the big heartedness of the Croatian people. They are delighted to see tourists and are keen to share both their history and their culture. The cuisine is superb too – with a heavy Italian influence but taking advantage of the abundance of amazing seafood and fish dishes. If you haven’t yet visited Croatia, we envy you – at first glance it is unlike any other country combining just about everything you could want for a relaxing holiday in amazing surroundings.