Living Space

3 bedrooms

Ground floor
Open plan kitchen and dining room
Seafront dining terrace

First floor
Large sitting room

Second floor
Double bedroom with super-king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower
Double bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower

Attic level
Largest double bedroom with super-king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower

Please note, this townhouse is split over 4 floors – do bear this in mind for elderly/immobile guests. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised at all times given the waterfront location and steps


Private sea access with steps straight in to the water
Seafront dining terrace for up to 6
SUP board
2 e-scooters
Air conditioning throughout
Underfloor heating in bathrooms
Beach towels
Cot and highchair available on request

Domestic Services

House manager and light concierge service
Mid-week clean
Free parking in nearby car park (Rovinj itself is fully pedestrianised)

Extra (payable locally)
Private chef service


Waterfront Palazzo is situated in Rovinj, a beautiful seaside town in Istria, Croatia

Katarina Island is 5 minutes away by boat
Golden Cape Nature Reserve Park is under 10 minutes by car or a 30 minute walk (or 15 minute cycle)
Luxury boutique shopping promenade is a 15 minute walk away
Vrsar is 40 minutes by car
Porec is 45 minutes by car
Novigrad is 50 minutes by car
Motovun and Umag are both an hour’s drive from the villa
Venice is a 2hr boat or 3.5hr drive from the villa


Fly to Pula airport (about a 40 minute drive)
Fly to Trieste (a 1.5hr drive)
Help available for luggage transfer up to the house

Car hire can be arranged but is not necessary
(The old town of Rovinj is pedestrianised but hire cars can be parked a short walk away for no additional fee for villa guests)

Local Information

Situated right in the heart of bustling Rovinj, this villa is the perfect base to explore from, as its quietly hidden from the nearby restaurants and bars, giving you the best of both worlds.

You’re within easy walking distance of so much that you really could spend a week here without a car quite easily – the town itself is pedestrianised. Walk through the cobbled streets of a morning to buy freshly baked croissants and enjoy a solitary coffee at the piazza cafe – it really does feel like the set of an old romantic Hollywood film!

You can walk or cycle to some wonderful local markets, nature reserves, luxury hotels and even a Michelin Star restaurant – and if you’re feeling a little more adventurous you can head to the nearby island, Katarina, to enjoy the crystal clear waters and hidden beaches. For those wanting a little more, Venice is just a 2hr boat ride away; leave in the morning directly for lunch in San Marco square!

Our View

This stunning, East-facing palazzo was originally built in 1670 under Venetian rule, and has recently been impeccably restored in 2016. It is finished to an incredibly high standard, with stunning furniture and a rustic, seaside colour palette. Set over four floors, each bedroom is as good as the last, and with luxurious linens and super-soft towels, its the perfect place to relax after a day spent on the water.
Day to day life at the palazzo is dream-like; at night you can hear the waves gently lapping against the harbour walls, and be the first to see the little fishing boats arrive in the early morning with their catch ready for purchase at the local fish market.

Why We Love
Our favourite part of this glorious townhouse is the beautiful seafront dining terrace, perfect for breakfasts in the morning sun, it then becomes the ideal spot for a shaded lunch or dinner under the stars..

This map guide is only an approximation

Scott Williams newsletter

Sign up for new villas and destinations straight to your inbox