Villa Basiacchi

Near Oprtalj, North IstriaSleeps: 12 + 2From €1600 per week
Villa Basiacchi
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  • Sleeps 12 + 2
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • WiFi
  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 50m2
  • Nearest restaurant: 1.5 km

An outstanding villa with summer kitchen, large infinity pool and countryside views towards Motovun

What we say
A beautiful country villa, old, sprawling, private and secluded. If you are a foodie, this is your paradise! The whole area is a dream
Prices per week
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  • 06.Jul.2019 - 23.Aug.2019
  • €3990
  • 24.Aug.2019 - 30.Aug.2019
  • €3490
  • 31.Aug.2019 - 06.Sep.2019
  • €2500
  • 07.Sep.2019 - 13.Sep.2019
  • €1980
  • 14.Sep.2019 - 20.Dec.2019
  • €1600
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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 €400.00 is payable in cash on arrival

Pets are accepted on request at a cost of €50.00 per pet per full stay payable in advance

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  • 12 + 2 persons


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


  • 1 x Separate wc
  • 4 x Ensuite Shower room
  • 2 x Ensuite Bathroom with shower and bath tub


  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 50m2


  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

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


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Wine cellar


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


  • Plot area: 1000 m2
  • Floor area: 420 m2


  • Nearest shop: 1.5 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 1.5 km
  • Nearest airport: 89 km (Pula)

Villa Basiacchi has been renovated to a very high standard. A lot of the old character and features have been kept and restored but all the luxury of modern living has been introduced. The villa is in a beautiful and peaceful location, surrounded with rolling hills and plenty of greenery. From all angles the views from the villa are uninterrupted. There is a stunning view of the famous hill-top town Motovun. Villa Basiacchi is comprised of 2 villas side-by-side. There is the main house sleeping 8 persons the annex sleeping a maximum of 6 persons. In total, Villa Basiacchi can accommodate 14 people.

Villa Basiacchi - near Oprtalj in Istria


MAIN HOUSE (sleeps 8)

Lower ground floor

There is a feeling of grandeur throughout the villa and the lower ground floor especially. The rooms are spacious and classically furnished with high quality furniture. The stone walls are revealed in areas and high wooden ceilings with ornamental lamps hanging down add to the rustic feel of the villa. Many areas to relax with areas of seating scattered throughout the house; armchairs tucked away in the hallways, downstairs and upstairs, and in the dining area. The living room has plenty of seating, being furnished with elegant antique armchairs and a matching sofa. Also, there are beautiful antique chest of drawers, mirrors and cupboards. For entertainment, there is a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player and stereo. The dining area has seating for eight people on another beautifully designed table. There are lovely views out through the door which opens up into the pool and terrace area. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with modern appliances; oven, stove, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and dishwasher. The design has a rustic feel to it and terracotta colours give a homely warmth. There is a breakfast bar in the centre of the kitchen. On the lower ground floor there is a utility room with a washing machine and WC. Across the hallway of the ground floor the owners have installed a rustic wine cellar so typical of old Istrian houses. It is a real time capsule with old wine barrels, excellent regional wines, grappa, prosciutto, olive oil and cheeses where you can enjoy an authentic Croatian experience if you so wish. In fact the owners produce their own wine and prize-winning olive oil. Traditionally, this has been not just a wine store, but a proper home "tavern" where people entertained guests. Thus you can consider it to be your second dining room, or in-house restaurant!

Ground floor

On this floor there are three bedrooms. The bedrooms are all furnished with great eye for detail and have good quality sheets. The wooden floors give a feeling of warmth. Plenty of towels are provided in the en-suite bathrooms. The first bedroom is a double room with an en-suite shower room and the second is a twin bedroom with a shower en-suite. The other bedroom is a double with a patio door, balcony and an en-suite bathroom with a hand held shower. There are a table and chairs on the balcony.

First floor

On the top floor there is one last double bedroom. It is a large bright room with a beautiful antique chest of drawers and a separate area to hang clothes. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and a hand held shower. ANNEX (sleeps 6 max) The annex is accessed externally, i.e. there are no internal doors between the main house and the annex.

Ground floor and first floor

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, stove, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar and a dining table seating six, in the centre of the room. There is also a large cream and brown sofa to the side of the kitchen. Large doors lead out of the kitchen to the outside spaces. The living area located on the first floor has a large comfortable cream L-shaped sofa with orange cushions coordinating with the curtains. There is a large coffee table, a fireplace and a flat screen satellite TV with DVD player. There is also a separate WC on this floor with WC, washbasin and washing machine.

Second and third floors

The second floor twin bedroom is a light and airy room. There are great views out to the hills and countryside. There is an en-suite shower room with plenty of towels provided. On the top floor is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Again it is a beautifully furnished room; with an antique dresser and lovely high ceilings with characterful beams across the ceilings.


Outside there is a large infinity pool surrounded by a sundeck. There are also plenty of outdoor lights so the facilities of the villa are still very much usable at night. To the side of the pool there is a covered eating area with a large table and summer kitchen/ barbecue area. It contains a built-in barbecue, bread-oven, fridge, and sink. There are plenty of sun loungers around the pool. Other garden furniture includes a sun umbrella, table and chairs. There is a children's playground and a table tennis.

Additional Information

  • Cooked meal of Istrian specialities, on request, 30 euros per person
  • Pets only allowed on request
  • Parking spaces

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Oprtalj (known as Portole in Italian) is located on the crest of a hill at 378m (1240 feet) and from this high vantage point offers stunning views across the Istrian peninsula stretching coast to coast from Mount Ucka (above Rijeka ) in the east to the Adriatic coast in the west. The site was occupied in prehistoric times and was a Roman military post. The present town was established during the medieval period and part of the original fortifications are now incorporated into houses built into the town walls. From 1420 to 1797 the town was controlled by the Venetian Republic. The parish church, set on the town square was built in the early 16th century with baroque features added in the 17th century. Oprtalj has kept its town walls and its medieval lay-out of narrow streets, tiny squares and arched passages. On visiting Oprtalj the overwhelming sensation is one of quiet and tranquillity coupled with a direct association with its medieval past. The town has a restaurant, local shop/general store and a post office. It is a growing centre for antiques with several antique shops and a periodic antique market in the summer months. Oprtalj is well positioned to explore the Central Istria region.
Food and Wine
The area around Oprtalj is one of the principal areas in Europe for finding truffles. The largest ever truffle (as recorded in the Guinness book of records ) was found in the Motuvun forest just a few kilometres from Oprtalj. The local restaurants specialise in providing dishes incorporating truffles and a grilled steak covered with a thick layer of fresh truffle shavings will cost less than a regular steak in London or Paris. On of the most highly regarded restaurants in Istria, Zigante, is just 10 minutes drive down the hill to Livade. In the autumn there are annual truffle festivals centred on Livade and Buzet. Within a 15 minute drive from Oprtalj there is a wide selection of first class restaurants. We provide details and recommendations. Excellent wines are produced in the area and well marked wine routes lead you through charming countryside to wineries where you can sample some of the very best Croatian wines. Local olive oil is another feature of the cuisine.
There are some excellent marked cycle routes in Istria. Cycle route maps are also available. Istria has a number of caves that are open to the public. For example Pazin, Baredine and Mramornica caves. The spectacular caves at Postojna in Slovenia are a possible day trip. This 20 kilometres long network of passages, massive galleries and spectacular chambers is the most visited cave in Europe.

Baths and spas - wellness centres.
Istarske toplice

This thermal resort less than 15 minutes drive from Oprtalj is located in beautiful and dramatic countryside. It has a hot mineral spring that is beneficial for the treatment of chronic rheumatic diseases, dermatological and other diseases. The resort offers a variety of beauty treatments and massages and can also provide simple relaxation and swimming in the outdoor or indoor pools.

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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