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Villa Aurora with magnificent view from swiming pool, near Motovun

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Splendid view, private pool , surrounded by the calmness of nature, near Motovun

This villa was built in the end of 19th century and fully renovated in the year of 2012. It is placed in a pitoresque part of Istria, its central part, in a village named Livade. The touch of past that this villa evokes is combined with all of the contemporary benefits, such as air conditioning, WiFi internet, private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen as well as the laundry room. The capacity of this two-bedroom villa is 6 persons, and also a baby crib and feeding chair are available upon request. There are 4 bicycles at your disposal and for the fans of less phisical activities, there is a barbecue ready for use. Last, but not least, the villa has a breathtaking view from the terrace. Just a walk away there is a horse ranch where you can hire a guide and have a riding tour of the area. The nearest beaches are in Novigrad, Poreč and Tar, around 20 kilometres away, the nearest spa 10 km, the airport distance is 70 km and a shop and a restaurant can be found in Livade, the same place where villa Aurora is located.

Property Manager
Lovely Istria
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german, italian, Croatian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Lovely Istria

Travel agency

Lovely Istria purchased this villa in 2015

Why Lovely Istria chose Istria

It is a beautiful location surrounded by the calm and nature

What makes this villa unique

Charming, romantic ...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Općina Oprtalj, Croatia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms+toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 large double bed
    - 1 large double bed
  • 2 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Villa Aurora with magnificent view from swiming pool, near Motovun
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Breathtaking view, and a heartwarming hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We were received in a heartwarming way by the owners who gave us an immediate strong impression of the Croatian hospitality.

The view from the swimming pool of the beautiful old town of Motovun is truly breathtaking.

The villa is located in a perfect location if you wish to explore the whole island of Istria.

We have traveled a lot and visited many places and I can say that Villa Aurora belongs on top of our best memories.

I often think back on our great conversations and interactions with Santa (hi exists and is the father of the owner ;-), his kindness and his little gifts (local fruits and vegetables and great vine :))

When you get an unforgettable experience, it is with pleasure that you want to do something back. That is why I write this review and highly recommend this villa.


from Belgium

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ruhige Villa in schöner Aussicht

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren Ostern für eine Woche in der Villa und haben ausgesprochen schöne Tage erlebt. Netter Empfang, der Eigentümer war immer ansprechbar und hilfsbereit. Eltern der Besitzer waren in der Nähe und konnten mit Kleinigkeiten stets aushelfen. Sehr ruhige und abgeschiedene Lage am Ende einer Sackgasse. Der Pool ist über eine Steintreppe erreichbar, man hat von ihm einen traumhaften Blick ins Mirnatal und auf Motovun. Auf dem mittelhoch gelegenen Grillplatz konnte man auch Ostern schon windgeschützt die Sonne genießen.

Eingangsbereich und der Hang sind ansprechend bepflanzt, vor allem draußen am Pool und der Terrasse fühlten wir uns sehr wohl.

Das untere, von außen zugängliche Zimmer ist sehr hell und freundlich mit liebevollen Details ausgestattet. Wir waren zu dritt, bis zu vier Personen perfekt.

Vier Fahrräder stehen zur freien Verfügung (Parenzana Strecke geht direkt in der Nähe vorbei).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Brestova - Porozina (Cres)
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Kempinski, Umago
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

Livade are reffered to as the home of the Istrian truffle, where there is a Festival of the Truffle held every year. The Mirna valley and its surroundings are a rich wildlife location. Another interesting fact: in the early 20th century a railway called „Parenzana“ used to pass through Livade and that was important for the people of these parts because it connected them with the cities on the western Istrian coast. It lost its function long ago, but today it's used as a very accessible path for walkers and cyclists.

There is so many nearby places worth visiting and here are a few: Grožnjan, a small town with art galeries (one of them was a 14th century smithy, the oldest in Istria); Završje, with amazingly preserved medieval architecture; Oprtalj, praised by the food and wine lovers; in the end there is Motovun, the best preserved medieval town in Istria. Motovun is quiet and calm during the winter, but in summer months it becomes a crowded place that offers various events of culture and entertainment, such as the Motovun Film Festival, hot air baloon races, wine festivals or paragliding competitions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Općina Oprtalj, Croatia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Session E
1 Jan 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
Session D
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
session C
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Session B
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Session A
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Session B
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Session C
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sessione D
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Session E
23 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Season E
1 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season D
19 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season C
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season B
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season A
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season B
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season C
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season D
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Season E
22 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$71.77

The weekly price includes: 7 nights accommodation, initial and final cleaning, garden maintenance, gas, water, electricity, tourist tax, registration fee, laundry (towels and linen), air-conditioning, internet access.
Refundable damage deposit (Paid on arrival) € 300,00 - damage deposit will be completely refunded to resident in the case that all conditions of the lease are met upon their departure.
One well behaved dog is welcome with an extra cleaning charge of 50 Euros per week.

A 30% down payment is required to secure your reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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