Living Space

3 bedrooms:
Double bedroom with super-king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower
Double bedroom with super-king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower
Double bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower

Open plan, fully equipped kitchen/dining room with access to seafront terrace
Large sitting room

Amenities

Private sea access (with steps in to the water)
Seafront dining terrace for up to 6 (15sqm)
Satellite TV in all bedrooms, living room & kitchen
DVD player
Air conditioning throughout
Underfloor heating in bathrooms
WiFi
SONOS sound system
Nespresso coffee machine with pods
Fireplace in kitchen/dining room
Luxury toiletries
Beach towels
Cot
Dishwasher
Complimentary lotions
Hairdryers
Luxury towels and linens

Domestic Services

Concierge service
House manager
Mid-week clean
Free parking in nearby car park (Rovinj centre is pedestrianised)

Private chef available (payable additionally and locally)

N.B. This townhouse property is split over 4 floors – do bear this in mind for elderly or immobile guests. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised at all times given the waterfront location and steps

Location

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

Transport

Fly to Pula, Trieste or Venice from London and most regional UK airports

Pula is a 40 minute drive
Trieste is a 1.5hr drive
Venice is a 3hr drive

Help available for luggage transfer from car/boat

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

Istria is a sight to behold. The stunning views are a feast for the eyes, from distant mountains, valleys, olive groves and vineyards to the vast forests and wheat fields.
Its rural parts are as glorious as its coastline. The area is rich in culture and history with museums and galleries to explore. There are several historic sites including a Roman amphitheatre in Pula, and the stunning Euphrasian Basilica in Porec.

Istria is renowned for its delectable truffles and truffle-hunting tours can be easily arranged. For the wine-lover Istria has many local vineyards which offer excellent tastings, including the award winning Bienvenuti in the town of Kaldir. The culinary delights do not stop here – the area is home to some fabulous olive groves, producing some truly delicious oils.

For the more active and adventurous, there are wonderful walks, perfect for experiencing first hand the glorious Tuscan-esque scenery. Mountain bikes can be hired if you prefer to take in the views at a faster pace, and horse riding too.

The delights of the area are to be found all year round, with the official truffle season from September to January, and daily local markets in Rovinj and Porec while winter guests can enjoy the amazing Christmas markets in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Our View

This stunning, East-facing palazzo was originally built in 1670 under Venetian rule, and has recently been impeccably restored in 2016. 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.

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.

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!
The villa itself 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. The fully-equipped kitchen leads out on to 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..

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!

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