A five bedroom, luxury air conditioned modern villa with swimming pool and a pretty garden. During the winter months the pool is enclosed and heated and a tennis court, Jacuzzi and sauna are also available. Close to the vibrant town of Opatija.BEDROOMS : 5SLEEPS : 10
Villa Laura was built in 2009 and is a lovely modern house with cool white interiors and many large windows and terraces which maximise your enjoyment of the secluded garden and the pool. The villa is semi-detached but offers privacy. It is located in a hamlet close to the national park of the mountain Ucka, with beautiful walks and cycling paths, and just 2.5km away from the grand seaside resort of Opatija, the oldest resort of Croatia which was established by the Austrian nobility in the late nineteenth century. Here you can stroll along the 12 km long coastal path (Lungomare) winding along the seashore, visit numerous restaurants and cafes and sample famous cakes and ice creams in patisseries and delicatessens. Wonderful beaches as just a few minutes drive away form the villa.
The villa sits in a charming garden with its own 8 by 4 metres pool, lined with blue mosaic tiles. Other amenities for your leisure and relaxation in the garden are an outdoor shower, a large sunbathing terrace with sun umbrellas, a covered gazebo which provides additional shade, and a barbecue. Indoors, there is a gym with a bicycle, a cross trainer, a bench and a multigym machine with weights (children under 16 are not admitted in the gym) . Other special features of this villa are a surveillance system, wireless internet and a home cinema. The owners have created a place of luxury that has everything a guest may want for a perfect holiday.
The atmosphere of the villa has a maritime feel to it, due to its white façade, balconies with modern chrome railings outside and inside, and many round ship’s windows and beautiful modern lighting.
Even though the villa is in a quiet and secluded position, it is within easy reach of some of the best restaurants in the country, which are in Opatija, Volosko and on the Ucka mountain. The nearest restaurant, cafes and shops are only 5 mins away.
The villa is arranged on three floors. The two entrances to the villa are on the basement level and on the ground floor via an outside staircase from the parking area. From the hallway on the ground floor you enter an open plan living room, kitchen and a dining area for 10 persons. The villa sleeps 10 people in five double bedrooms.
The ground floor is reached via an outside staircase from the parking area, or from the basement and indoor garage via an inside staircase. The hallway has a guest cloakroom and from the hallway you enter the light and spacious living room with large picture windows and a doorway to the spacious terrace/balcony. The sitting area has a large comfortable L-shaped sofa, a white double seat, a lovely fireplace set within a decorative brick lined alcove and a large flat screen satellite TV/home cinema. The kitchen is equipped with all electrical appliances – fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and plenty of cookware, cutlery, plates and glasses. The dining area has a modern sideboard, lovely mirror and a large table which can sit ten persons.
Three double bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the first floor. Bedroom one has a double bed, a large wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with a hydro-massage steam shower. A large French door opens out onto the 45 square metre terrace overlooking the garden and the pool. Bedrooms two and three share a large bathroom with a whirlpool bath. Bedroom two also has balcony access and has twin beds 90x200 cm. Bedroom three has a double bed 160 x 200cm. All bedrooms are supplied with bed linen and plenty of bath towels.
Security & house control system
The basement level is at ground level on the side of the house facing the pool and garden so there are full windows and ample daylight in the basement bedrooms. This level consists of two bedrooms with double beds. There is a shared shower room which also contains a washing machine. The basement games room has table tennis, billiards and table football. A staircase leads from the basement to the ground floor hallway, but there is also an independent access to the garden from the basement level. In addition, there is an integral garage at this level.
The garden is covered with lawn and planted with many palm trees and Mediterranean shrubs. There is an outside shower, a barbecue, a covered dining area and plenty of sun loungers, sun umbrellas and bath towels are provided. The garden is private and secluded, with a wall going along the neighbouring garden and many trees shielding it from view. A few steps lead from the terraced lawn to a heated pool.
Villa at night
Villa at night
Coverd terrace in the garden
During the winter months the pool is enclosed and heated. Both the pool water and the air temperature of the enclosed space are heated so that pool can be fully enjoyed. Between 1 September and 30 June the adjoining floodlit tennis court and an indoor jacuzzi and sauna are also available to Villa Laura.
Heated and covered winter pool
All bed linen and plenty of towels are provided
Weekly cleaning and change of bed linen and towels
Pool and garden maintenance
Use of the sauna and jacuzzi (between 1 Sept and 30 June)
Small pets are allowed for extra charge of 25 euros
Ample parking within the grounds, including a garage
Restaurant 450 metres
Nearest supermarket 2km
Nearest airport (Rijeka, island Krk) 38km
Small boats can be hired from the main coastal towns and resorts. The coastline and inshore islands are ideal for exploring by small boat. To hire a motor boat you will require an appropriate licence or you will need to hire a skipper. For more information visit our Charter page.
Ryanair flies from London Stansted, Brussels, Oslo and Frankfurt Hahn. Thomson flies to Pula from Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. Jet2 flies to Pula from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted. Aer Lingus flies from Dublin. German Wings flies direct to Pula from London Stansted, Manchester, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Rostock, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Leipzig/Halle, Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Palma di Mallorca and Tel Aviv.
easyJet flies to Pula from London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays (this service commences 23 June 2015).
Car hire. Contact us if you would like us to arrange car hire for you at Pula Airport with our preferred local operator.
Fly to Zagreb, and rent a car at Zagreb airport (or connect by bus). British Airways fly daily to Zagreb from London Heathrow. Croatia Airlines flies to Zagreb from London-Heathrow and from many other European locations. German Wings flies from London-Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, Reykjavik Copenhagen, Stockholm, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Rostock, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich, Salzburg, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Milan, Nice, Lisbon, Antalya, Ankara, Casablanca and Tel Aviv. Lufthansa fly from Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna. There are also routes to Zagreb from Budapest with Malev Airlines and Moscow with Aeroflot.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY
All prices are in euro (EUR) and for the whole villa based on Saturday to Saturday bookings.
Tourist tax is included.
A refundable damage deposit of €500 (EUR) is payable on arrival.