Villa Merlot

Near Motovun, North IstriaSleeps: 4 + 2From €1020 per week
Villa Merlot
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  • Sleeps 4 + 2
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Mobile USB dongle (dongle provided, basic usage included)
  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 36m2
  • Full sea view
  • Distance to beach: 20.0 km
  • Distance to coast : 20.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 100 metres

A secluded villa, floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool, vineyards and views over Motovun

What we say
We love this unique villa in a beautiful, romantic setting in heavenly Istrian countryside. Long walks, relaxation, delicious food and wine
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Prices per week
The accommodation is priced in euros. Prices in £ or $ are indicative.
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  • 06.Jul.2019 - 23.Aug.2019
  • €2310
  • 24.Aug.2019 - 06.Sep.2019
  • €1875
  • 07.Sep.2019 - 20.Sep.2019
  • €1590
  • 21.Sep.2019 - 18.Oct.2019
  • €1260
  • 19.Oct.2019 - 30.Dec.2019
  • €1020
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If booking online you will have the option to pay in your card’s local currency

A refundable damage deposit of €200.00 is payable in cash on arrival

A final cleaning fee of €80.00 is payable in cash on arrival

Pets are accepted on request at a cost of €25.00 per pet per week payable in advance

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  • 4 + 2 persons


  • 2 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in living room


  • 1 x Shower room
  • 1 x Separate wc
  • 1 x Ensuite Shower room


  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 36m2


  • Mobile USB dongle (dongle provided, basic usage included)

Cooling and heating

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Wood burning stove or open fire


  • TV
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer


  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge with freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils/tableware


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outside dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Beach towels provided


  • Full sea view
  • Plot area: 700 m2
  • Floor area: 160 m2


  • No smoking indoors


  • Nearest beach: 20.0 km
  • Nearest coast: 20.0 km
  • Nearest shop: 2.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 100 metres
  • Nearest airport: 60 km (Pula)


  • Earliest check-in: 16:00h
  • Latest check-out: 10:00h

Villa Merlot is in a beautiful location with lovely views over vineyards, valleys and the magical walled town of Motovun . It is a modern contemporary villa with striking features exuding luxury. The interior has been designed with a free flowing style. It is composed of an open plan ground floor with high ceilings and lots of space. The villa also looks spectacular when lit up at night.

Villa Merlot - near Motovun


On the ground floor there is the kitchen and living room and on a mezzanine level, two double bedrooms. There are two bathrooms and one separate toilet. The sofa-bed in the living room can provide a sleeping space for max. 2 people. The kitchen is stylish and fully equipped with stove, hot plate, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, dish washer, toaster and kettle. Other facilities included in the villa are laundry machine, vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, air-conditioning, fan, heating and a fireplace. Plenty of towels and a hair dryer are provided.


The infinity swimming pool is 4m by 9m and has a depth of 1.5m. It also has massage jets providing the ultimate relaxation experience. Beside the pool are sun loungers and a surround of Mediterranean plants. The garden is 700 square metres and has deckchairs, a parasol, gas barbeque, outdoor furniture and unbeatable views across the rolling green landscape.

Additional Information

  • One small pet allowed (prior arrangement) at extra cost
  • Owner lives in the area
  • Car recommended
  • Not suitable for children under 7 (pool depth and high walls)
  • Airport transport available on request (extra cost)
  • The washing machine can be used for an occasional wash only

Excellent infinity pool
High quality building and fittings. Excellent infinity pool.

About location:

Very quiet location.
Malcolm S., Oxfordshire, UK
Fabulous location
The villa is in a fabulous location. Built in a 'grand designs' style to maximise the view from all over the villa. A wonderful infinity pool with the spectacular view. I would highly recommend this villa.

About location:

The villa is in the middle of Istria. The beach at Novigrad is 25 minutes away, Opatija an hour the opposite way. Slovenia is a 25
minute drive and Trieste no more than an hour. Some great hill tops villages near by with great little kobonas serving great food.
Victoria, UK
Motovun hilltop town
Motovun is by no means the highest of Istria‘s medieval hilltop towns but it is the most striking both viewed from a distance and from within. It sits atop a conical hill that rises steeply from the Mirna valley to give an enchanting view from almost every direction of approach. The town's fortifications are well preserved and it is possible to walk around much of the wall while the central square contains the Romanesque Municipal Palace, the largest secular building in Istria of that period, and many other historic buildings. Motovun (Montona to the Italians) has long since been an attractive and popular tourist destination. Every July, the town is packed with visitors to the Motovun International Film Festival. In May each year Motovun hosts an event for hot air balloons. Motovun has an excellent micro climate for hot air ballooning and paragliding. Motovun based Istra Paragliding provides tandem flights with an instructor. As with other towns along the Mirna valley, Motovun hosts a truffle day in the autumn.

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is 7km from Pula centre and 3km from the main motorway that runs the length of Istria.
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Rijeka Airport

Rijeka Airport is on the island of Krk. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Rijeka centre is 24 kilometres from the airport.
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Italy & Other

via Italy (Trieste, Treviso and Marco Polo, Venice)
Ryanair flies daily to Trieste in north Italy from London-Stansted. There are also flights from Bari, Trapani, Alghero and Valencia. Trieste Airport is 1 hour drive from the Croatia/Slovenia border.

Slightly further away, but still within reach, there are regular flights by Ryanair from many European cities to Treviso (just north of Venice). EasyJet,and British Airways and many other operators fly to Venice (Marco Polo Airport). A couple of days in Venice makes a great two centre holiday.

via Slovenia - Ljubljana
Another option is to fly EasyJet to Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia (1 hour drive from the Croatian border). This route opens up the option of a day or two in the beautiful Slovenian lakes of Bled and Bohinj.

Check the Ljubljana Airport website.
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