Villa Sancta Maria, Istria

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 5
310 €


With its scenic vistas, rolling hills and stunning beaches, Istria is fast developing a reputation for the new ‘it’ destination. The Istrian Peninsula has all the knockout beauty of the Dalmatian Coast BUT without the crowds. 

Villa Sancta Maria is a new but very old restored villa with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.. It is on a breathtaking isolated location with a large pool (100 m2) and outdoor jacuzzi. In the hart of Istrian wine and truffle country. It is overlooking the medieval town of Motovun and has a spectacular view. The coastal town of Novigrad is only 20 km away. The interiors are filled with antique furniture, so it is filled with character but it also has modern technology like WiFi, Air-conditioning, Smart TV.  

Many people compare Istria to Tuscany, and one of the reasons are hillside towns like Motovun but every place is unique in its own way. Every year in October and November Motovun, as well as other neighboring villages, get full of visitors who come for the Truffle Days – White Truffle Fair. Festival takes place in a village Livade, very close to Villa Sancta Maria, directly beneath Motovun, for seven weekends starting from the first week of October until mid November. White truffles are fungi that typically grow in northern Italy and Croatia.  The largest truffle in the world was found inthe  forests of Motovun Istria back in 1999. The founder, Giancarlo Zigante, still holds the world record in the Guinness book of records for the largest white truffle ever found in the world. 

This is why still many foodies from around the world come to Istria every year. You probably won't have your own truffle hunting guide, but at least you can enjoy this precious underground jewel in local restaurants, taverns and family farms.

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Daily rates

02.01. - 18.05.
€ 310
19.05. - 15.06.
€ 378
16.06. - 29.06.
€ 481
30.06. - 20.07.
€ 575
21.07. - 24.08.
€ 639
25.08. - 31.08.
€ 620
01.09. - 07.09.
€ 481
08.09. - 14.09.
€ 378
15.09. - 21.12.
€ 310
22.12. - 01.01.
€ 639

Villa Policies:

Security Deposit: € 400

Check-In: 4.00 PM

Check-out: 10.00 AM

Arrival days: Saturday

Minimum required stay one week (19.05. - 22.09. 2018). Other periods minimum stay 4 nights. 


  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps up to 12 persons
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Private parking
  • Panoramic views
  • Large secluded garden
  • Pets on request (extra charge)
Services and amenities included:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Outdoor dining area
  • SAT TV
  • Washing machine
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Terrace
  • High chair
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • DVD
  • Stereo
Additional Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Private wine tasting
  • Luxury car rental
  • Luxury tailor made tours
  • Private transfer to/from airport




Airport: Pula 77 km, Trieste 55 km

Ferry: Pula75 km

Motorway: 15 km


ACI UMAG 25 km


Novigrad 20 km; Umag 25 km; Porec 33 km; Pula 75 km

Beach: 20 km

Restaurant: 2 km

Bar: 2 km

Shop: 2 km

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