The Villa Nina

novigrad, croatia
4 bedroom - 4 bath
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Travel dates:
€500 - €1,500 per night (EUR)
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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

Around 10 minutes north of Novigrad, this restful villa with a heated pool is surrounded by countryside where kids can play and includes plenty of items for young children. Relax in the 9,000sqm garden while the kids play in the playground or ride bikes and run around the fenced garden. Set in a prime location just 5 minutes by foot to the beach, it is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and forests. Nearby you’ll find vineyards and 9 high quality restaurants to choose from, many run by families guaranteeing home-grown ingredients prepared with special care. Slovenia and Italy are an easy drive away (20-40 km) when you want to explore more of the Istrian peninsula. Extras include babysitting, car rental, private chef, in-villa massages and bikes to rent.

Why Kids Love it

Lots of space, understanding, a house and a huge garden are just some of the perks for kids in this large villa with a pool. Run by owners who appreciate the demands of family travel, there is peace and relaxation on offer for parents and entertainment and fun for kids. Extras for babies and children include a crib, changing mat, kids dinnerware, kids dining seat, high chair and playground. Nearby attractions include a beach a 5-minute walk away, plus a fish market, tennis courts and a village nearby. One of the bedrooms has 2 twin beds and is ideal for kids. Various sofa beds and a toddler bed can offer a little flexibility with sleeping arrangements.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season (June-September), 2 nights at other times. Note that the heated pool does not have a gate, and some bedrooms have doors directly on to the pool terrace. There are no stair gates. Children may need supervision on the balconies; doors to the balcony can be closed out of toddler reach. Car rental recommended. Just a few hundred meters from the villa, you can find everything you need: the sea, vineyards, shops, ATMs, restaurants, agritourism, a fish market, and more.

About the Location

The villa is in the northwestern part of the Istrian peninsula 5 minutes from the beach at Karigador, around 10 minutes north of Novigrad on the Croatian coast. It is 20 km from Slovenia and 40 km from Italy, where the Mediterranean and Central Europe meet. Golf courses, tennis courts and wine cellars are a 20-minute drive away. The closest airports are not necessarily in Croatia: Pula (Croatia) is an hour away with Trieste (Italy, 1 hour 30 minutes), Venice (Italy, 2 hours 30 minutes) and Zagreb (Croatia, 3 hours) the closest options.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa has an open plan kitchen and spacious living room on the main floor with large dining table, along with a laundry room and guest restroom. Double glass doors lead to the pool deck and a mini wellness area with sauna. Each of the bedrooms has its own private bathroom and balcony. They include 3 with kingsize beds and 1 with 2 twin beds; some have additional sofa beds and balcony access. Bathrooms have shower only. The garden features Mediterranean olive and laurel trees complemented by fragrant oleander and lavender hedges. It also includes an outdoor summer kitchen with barbecue plus a manicured garden, a herb garden, and a large lawn.

Style Notes

Modern Istria. This 5-star villa blends traditional and modern Istrian style to provide a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Designed for luxury and comfort, the interior makes use of the wonderful gardens with indoor-outdoor living at the fore. Glass doors open to invite you to sunbathe by the pool, prepare market-fresh vegetables in the outdoor kitchen, and take a dip. As well as allowing garden access, these sliding doors run along each wall of the living room to allow sunlight and the Istrian fresh air to fill the house. We love the tranquil location, the space to run and play, and the quirky luxury finishes, including the gramophone player in the lounge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 12
3 king
1 sofa bed (double)
1 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
1 toddler bed
Crib
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
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Nikolina M.
Member since November 18, 2017

Novigrad, Croatia

Adriatic allure

This ancient seaside town is close enough to the Slovenian and Italian borders to allow for day trips to Ljubljana and Venice. With vineyards and olive groves surrounding the town, it is known for its natural beauty. Working fishing boats line the picturesque harbor, reeling in the day’s catch to supply local seafood restaurants considered among the best in Istria.