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Reviews of our villas in Istria

We have 13 reviews of our villas in Istria.

2 bedroom Croatian holiday villa rental with private pool
August 2019

Genialer Ort um abzuschalten. Alles sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die zwei getrennten HA¤user sind mit grA¶AYeren Kindern toll. Sehr gepflegte Anlage und toller Pool. Wer Ruhe abseits der Touristenorten sucht ist doch perfekt aufgehoben. Great place to switch off. Everything very clean and well-kept. The two separate houses are great with older children. Very well-kept area and great pool. If you are looking for peace away from the tourist places is perfectly stored.

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Renter: Sandra
2 bedroom Croatian holiday villa rental with private pool
October 2018

This was such a unique southern villa with lots of charms. I love the countryside, was such a nice peaceful feeling of leaving my hectic city life far behind, even if it was temporary. I will be visiting next year again.

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Renter: Mike
4 bedroom villa rental in Istria, Croatia, with swimming pool
July 2018

Excellent villa. Very clean and spacious. Local agent very helpful and attended to all our requests We arrived around 1am and property was hard to locate up a dark road with no signage. Located next to a commercial lorry unit and opposite a car garage which wasn't advised in the initial advert hence a little disappointing. Nearest shop is around 2 miles away in Pazin butl cafe close by and grill restaurant. Only major point of note was the cleanliness of the pool which was green for a number of days and took around a week to get clear. Disappointing for the kids and could have been a health danger. Local agent acknowledged the problem which was rectified albeit we did lose a number of days of pool usage over the 2 week break. Property next door (same owner) had a similar issue and they demanded a refund. Not sure how we stand here for and compensation. . All in all great villa and lovely country. Recommended.

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Renter: Craig
Craig Family from Dunbar, United Kingdom
2 bedroom Croatian holiday villa rental with private pool
April 2018

Idyllic! We wanted a property where we could go with friends and still have privacy. This was the perfect solution: 2 lovely stone cottages surrounding a private pool. We could not have chosen better. The village is centrally located, so it was perfectly suited to exploring Istria. Day trips out and evenings in by the poolside BBQ! (Friendly property manager helped us when we needed to light the BBQ which was well stocked with wood!) Memorable vacation and one we hope to repeat.

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Renter: Sue
2 bedroom Croatian holiday villa rental with private pool
April 2018

Most enjoyable stay. Weather was perfect and Spring time flowers were a delight; we even saw fire flies! We can now see why Croatia is so popular and why so many return. It was amazing.

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Renter: Mareike
2 bedroom Croatian holiday villa rental with private pool
April 2018

Very pretty location with lots of little villages and hamlets to visit nearby. Cleaner was friendly, and spoke English, helpful as we could not work out how to using the oven, our fault, until she came. We made use of the BBQ until then!! Was memorable holiday. Too short though!

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Renter: Robin

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Travel guide

Villas in Istria

Istria lies in the northwest corner of Croatia, nestled next to the gleaming Adriatic Sea. Picturesque historic towns are scattered amongst the hilly landscape and beautiful coastline. Istria is perfect for a relaxing holiday by the sea with fishing villages on the coast and quaint villas further inland. Istria’s towns date back to Roman times, with narrow streets and historic buildings.

Rent a villa in the charming coastal cities of Pula, Opatija and Rovinj for a city and seaside holiday. You’ll find plenty of history and beauty as Istria was conquered by the Romans and later controlled by Venice. Rent a traditional stone villa in the heart of Istria for a relaxing holiday, or stay in something more modern in one of Istria’s towns to explore the undiscovered holiday gems.

Where to go in Istria


Rent in Pula, Istria’s largest city, and explore its historic sights and beautiful coastline. There’s plenty to do especially in the summer when music, art and film festivals are set in the Roman amphitheatre.


Porec is a small town on Istria’s coast, dating back to Roman times. The town is ringed by pristine beaches whilst the thriving town centre showcases Roman and medieval churches, basilicas and defensive towers.


Svetvincenat is a village in centre of Istria, and a perfect place to rent a holiday home to get away from it all. Several beautiful churches are dotted nearby but the famous Morosini-Grimani Castle dominates the landscape.


Rovinj is small town on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. Rent a villa with a private pool or an apartment in the town centre to explore the charming bars and restaurants after a relaxing day at the beach.


Opatija is a small town in the Kvaerner Bay on the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula. It is famous for its Austro-Hungarian architecture and is popular resort to rent a villa. Swim in the sheltered bays and savour the pine scented air.


Vodnjan is a colourful little town often overlooked by visitors to Istria. Rent a villa with a private pool to get the most of Istria’s western coast. During the summer you can explore markets or enjoy a festival.


The historic city of Umag is on Istria’s western coast, only 10km from Slovenia and less than 50km from Trieste in Italy. Rent a historic city centre apartment or luxurious villa to enjoy the rich Roman heritage and sparkling sea.


Labin is a hilltop town on Istria’s eastern side, only 5km from the sea and an hour’s drive to Pula. It is divided into two parts: a hilltop old town with winding cobbled streets and a modern town at the bottom with shops and restaurants.

Discover Istria

Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in Istria and what to do on your holiday in Istria.

Owner Stories: a cooking lesson from a Croatian castle

11 March 2019 Posted in Owner Stories, Inspirations

The Clickstay team recently caught up with Sophie McEwan, who manages her mother's property, Palazo Portole in Istria, Croatia. They joined our website last year. Sophie tells us a bit about this amazing property, and shows us how to cook a Peka...