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Privately owned luxurious villa in a unique development boasting both floodlit tennis court and swimming pool. The villa is in an elevated position on the outskirts of the pretty Istrian village of Tar with fantastic views of coastline and olive groves, yet a short walk to shops, bank, restaurants and bars. The beautiful fishing village of Novigrad with its new Marina, and bustling Roman town of Porec are both within a few minutes drive. The villa is well positioned as a base from which to visit the medieval hill top villages of Motovun and Groznjan, the Venetian built promontory of Rovinj and the spectacular caves at Baredine. The Mirna valley from which you can observe wildlife including otters and birds of prey in abundance, is only a few minutes drive. Two new water parks, Istralandia and Aquacolours are only a short drive away.
The house is finished to an extremely high standard, with solid wood flooring and solar glazing throughout, together with remote-controlled air-conditioning and heating upstairs and down. Recently installed a Sony Bravia 37" flat screen TV and a security safe for client valuables . We have added Wi-Fi for our guests which is available throughout the villa. Due to its location on this small complex, the property benefits from uninterrupted views through the private garden towards the sea. Many more photos are available from our own slide show, and the video gives you aerial footage of the villa and surrounding area.. The house is used mainly by the private owners as a holiday home, we care about your comfort and satisfaction. The villa also benefits from Croatian Tourist Board official categorisation.
Outside: Small private south-west facing garden with built-in BBQ and garden furniture. Tiled and lawned area with decking and kiwi draped pergola, outside table with lighting and seating for 6/8. Fabulous uninterrupted views over adjoining vineyard and olive groves to the sea. The house benefits from a shared 10x5m swimming pool with sunbeds and a floodlit all-weather tennis court, both situated a few steps away. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, security safe, sun loungers, sun umbrella, cold box, and tennis rackets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / included. Extra laundry and cleaning can be arranged on request at the time of booking if required. Beach towels can also be provided by arrangement. A larger slideshow is available here. www.flickr.com/photos/22665356@N02/sets/72157603680535210/show/
To book please contact us to check that your preferred dates are still available. We will then give you our Terms and Conditions of Let which gives bank details for a 30% deposit payable to secure your booking. The balance must be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Lovely house in a great location!
By Lynne G on 27-Aug-2019
We spent a lovely 2 weeks here. The house was airy, clean and well furnished. The view from the terrace was excellent. The pool and grounds were well kept. Jo and Keith were staying next door and were helpful with local knowledge. It was lovely having Tar in walking distance with all its restaurants and local grocers/bakers etc. When we did venture out, there was loads to do - towns & villages to visit on the coast and inland, great coast to swim from, waterparks for the kids. And lots more I'm sure if the weather hadn't been so stunning and made us lazy. We came home feeling so relaxed!
Our visit to Tar
By Margaret Bissell on 13-Jun-2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this villa. It was clean and ticked all the boxes. We visited many places but went by taxi (Marco) as we did not wish to hire spa car. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We could just walk into Tar on an evening to dine. We ate some very good meals in pleasant restaurants. There are places to choose from. The swimming pool was very inviting once we arrived back from our trips.
Great stay, great hosts and very nice place!
By Ronald K on 01-Sep-2018
Very clean and everything as described. Especially the hosts were always very helpful!
Great modern villa. Nice shared pool and outdoor area. Great location
By Euan H. on 14-Aug-2018
Spent two weeks at the villa in August 18. 2 adults and 3 kids (12, 16 & 26). The villa had everything we needed plus a bit more (cool box and beach shoes which you will need for Croatian beaches). The pool was clean and not too busy. Had it to ourselves quite a few times. The villa is on the edges of Tar which has several excellent restaurants, a bakers and supermarket on the other edge of town (20 min walk). Very handy for eating out rather than having to drive any where. We explored quite a bit of the area including Porec and Rovinj (our favorite place) beach is also very close. Jo and Keith were staying in the villa next door which was very handy as they gave us a lot of information about the local area and where things were. Excellent place to stay and base yourself for exploring the area.
A beautiful villa in a great location.
By Robert . T on 04-Oct-2017
We enjoyed a great two week stay in August. The villa was comfortable, spotless and spacious enough for a family of five. The garden provided a lovely outdoor space for mealtimes and the bbq was a bonus too. Keith and Jo the owners were staying on the complex at the same time as us and were a wealth of knowledge about the local area. They recommended places to visit for days out and which local restaurants ( of which there were many within walking distance) to try. We would definitely recommend this villa as an ideal base to explore the many beautiful places in Istria.
Very well appointed villa in Istria
By Richard S. on 25-Sep-2016
A really well appointed 3-bedroom villa in an excellent location. We - a family of two adults and two children (age 11 and 9) - had just over a week here, and found the property very comfortable, with all facilities/amenities to hand. The terrace to the rear has a beautiful aspect looking west - some great sunsets over the adjacent vineyard - and the built-in BBQ got two outings. Pool and tennis court (racquets and balls are provided) were both appreciated and very well-used. Tar is not big, but has a bank, shops/supermarket (bakery deserves special mention) and a nice cafe in the centre. Plenty of restaurants too, with Arka and Teran (our favourite) a cut above the rest. All within easy walking distance. Rovinj, Porec and Novigrad just short drives away, and access to coast available at Lanterna resort. Two waterparks also close by - we went to Istralandia and had an absolutely brilliant day. Owners Jo and Keith were staying in the complex at the same time. They were an excellent source of advice and help, but never intrusive. We would happily return!
By Ellis Pro Cro on 08-Jun-2016
Had a marvellous week in Tar in early June. The apartment is on a small well maintained complex, beautifully furnished and equipped with all you would need. The pool is just a few steps away and a real bonus in the hot weather that we enjoyed. The tennis (hard) court is right to hand, in good condition and very private as we were the only users during our stay. We are pleased that we chose this particular apartment as it has a superior location on the 'front row' of the development. This means that you benefit from a great view over open countryside (you can even see the alps in the distance on a clear day !) as well as afternoon and evening sun and some spectacular sunsets. The outside eating area is great, with dappled shade provided by a lovely kiwi growing over the pergola. Tar village has a good variety of excellent restaurants within 5-10m walk. We tried out 4 of them and were impressed with the standard of food but particularly the small bill at the end ! - amazing value. We loved the local wine and discovered a local producer nearby 'Elvio' who allows tasting and sells straight from the vat (bring your own plastic bottles). Nice baker, butcher and grocery store are handy but we tended to do bigger shops at the supermarkets a short drive away. We had some great excursions to the coast for brilliant fish and seafood and the occasional pizza.... thanks to Keith and Jo for their recommendations. Particularly enjoyed Novigrad, Porec, Rovinj and Vrsar but also some little beachside restaurants within 15m drive If you haven't been to Croatia/Istria before, then I would highly recommend it, and this location and apartment is a great choice to get the best of both village and coast life, with pool and tennis thrown in if that's your thing. We will be back !
Wir kommen wieder!
By Daniela R on 24-May-2016
Das Ferienhaus ist sehr gut ausgestattet, der Blick aufs Wasser aus allen Fenstern und von der Terrasse großartig und alles war sehr sauber. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sie haben uns sogar ein Kinderbett organisiert. Der Pool ist prima und da unser jüngster noch nicht schwimmen kann, waren wir sehr froh, dass der Pool in der Anlage aber nicht im Garten war. Die Lage ist optimal, wir waren zu Fuß zum essen, einkaufen und am Strand und mit dem Auto schnell zu diversen Ausflugszielen. Wir kommen wieder!
By Jenny P. on 19-Jun-2015
Overall absolutely amazing. We loved our stay at Jo and Keith's house in Tar. The setting was so peaceful, overlooking the vineyards, orchards and olive groves. You can see the sea from the upstairs balcony and evening sunsets were absolutely beautiful. The house is about a 20 minute walk down to the nearest cove - and early morning swims were sublime - ploughing through calm glassy green water. If you are a swimmer - this place is for you. We fell a little in love with Istria - quiet Mediterranean scenery, stunning coastline, loads to do for those who want to be active (walking, biking, tennis) - but also a great place to chill for those who want to crash. Jo and Keith's the house is a brilliant base for exploring - but also a wonderful place to relax and just be. Also, fabulous restaurants nearby meant we didn't need to go far to get great food and local wine. For us, ingredients of a superb holiday.
Week in Tar
By Tony B. on 09-Aug-2011
We had a fantastic time in Tar. The house is very spacious and well appointed. The terrace is a very relaxing place to idle time. The village has some nice restaurants. Nearby the resorts of Porec and Novigrad offer all sorts of options. So, you can have a chill out or busy holiday or a mix of both. Highly recommended. One thing, the villas in this complex are in rows. This property is in the best row. Choose this over the others that are available if you can.
Excellent for families with children
By Family With Three Boys Turku, Finland on 29-Jun-2011
We had a wonderful time in Istria. The villa was airy, tastefully decorated and well equipped - the washing machine and diswasher came in handy. If you have children like we have, the plasma tv and dvd were a nice plus. The villa and the pool area were beautiful and clean. Our kids loved the pool and sunbathing. The location is superb - pretty towns on the coast are easily reached. We also visited Slovenia and Italy, and the passport control etc. were nearly non-existing. We recommend this property especially to families for its peaceful and yet central location. Thank you Jo and Keith!