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Gorgeous courtyard property with pool. Restaurants & shops 2 mins walk!

Family-friendly Kastelir-Labinci villa with private pool and kitchen

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Kastelir-Labinci, Istria County, Croatia
  • Booked Kovaci prior to the UK Covid-19 lockdown. Held our breath and kept everything…

    Aug 3, 2020

  • We were 10 people (6 adults and 4 children) having a great week in Kastelir. The house is…

    Aug 6, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 10 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair

What’s around

  • Baredine Cave - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
  • Lanterna Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Spadici Beach - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Church of St. Kate - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Novigrad Marina - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 4

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 5

2 Twin Beds

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About this villa

Our property in Kovaci lies on the edge of the highly sought-after village of Kaštelir. Tucked away from the road, it consists of two lovingly restored, old, stone buildings – a house and barn – in a walled, courtyard garden with a private swimming pool. There are restaurants, a shop & wine cellars within walking distance.

There are three double bedrooms, two shower rooms and a large kitchen-diner in the traditional, three-storey, Istrian stone house. A step across the courtyard, in the barn, is a large living-room, with two further double bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. In the garden, there is a swimming pool and a wet room in a restored outbuilding. The property has Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in the bedrooms.

This characterful property is full of charming traditional features including original beams, wood floors and stone niches. It was fully restored in 2012.

Being split across two buildings, this property is ideal for large groups (up to 10 people), as it enables a degree of privacy if desired – for example for families holidaying together with and without children. Each buildings has its own well-equipped kitchen, making it possible for some meals to be prepared and taken separately, only dining together for special meals.

Our property is in a highly desirable, village location with numerous facilities and sea-views. The local supermarket is a minute’s walk away, as are the café and award-winning wine producers. There are two restaurants about two minutes walk and several others a short stroll further on.

The house

On the ground floor there is a kitchen-diner (with a dining table sitting ten). There’s a small sitting area with two armchairs and books, and a loo under the stairs. The floor is tiled with a mixture of flagstones (the original ones relaid) and ‘tavele’ – the old roof lining tiles which were laid in the dining room.

Off the spacious landing, on the first floor, are two double bedrooms and a shower room, with a large shower. One bedroom has twin beds, the other bunk beds. We’ve managed to keep the lovely old wood floors and original doors.

Tucked under the eaves, the huge master bedroom, in the attic, has a double bed (160 x 200cm) and an en-suite shower-room.

The barn

On the ground floor is the living room with comfy sofas and a 40” LCD TV. There’s also a 4-person dining table and another small kitchen. There are beams and exposed stone through-out and the floor has the relaid flagstones.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms: one with twin beds and the other with a double bed (160 x 200 cm), and a bathroom with a bath (shower over the bath). With remarkably high ceilings, these rooms are light and airy.


A paved terrace and BBQ area runs between the house and barn. It is built against the old well ‘sterna’ (an interesting, historic feature). Both entrances are covered by pergolas up which plants are growing and the dining terrace is covered by a huge sunsail. There are also three sun umbrellas.

Across the lawn is a swimming pool (8m x3m) and sun terrace with room for all ten loungers.

Also in the garden is a small, restored outbuilding. Part of this is a wet room with a huge shower, loo and sink – useful outdoor facilities. It also houses the washing machine. Next door is storage for the garden furniture and BBQ.

Just outside both front doors in a herb garden with a selection of fresh herbs including rosemary,

sage, oregano and thyme.

There is private, off-road parking at the entrance of the property for three cars.


During this difficult time we have put our standard cancellation policy on hold. For now, if you have to cancel due to Covid restrictions, you will receive a 100% refund.

What’s around


  • Baredine Cave - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
  • Lanterna Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Spadici Beach - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Church of St. Kate - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Novigrad Marina - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Novigrad Harbour - 7.6 mi / 12.3 km
  • Church of St. Pelagius and St. Maximus - 7.7 mi / 12.3 km
  • Church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Karpinjan Beach - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km

Getting around

  • Pula (PUY) - 43 min drive
  • Buzet Station - 41 min drive
  • Koper Station - 44 min drive
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Kastelir-Labinci, Istria County, Croatia

The manager

Speaks: English

The villa

Key facts

  • Villa (1938 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bedroom four - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom five - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Bicycle on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby


  • Private pool
  • Water park access


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 10

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Gorgeous Courtyard Property . Restaurants Shops 2 Mins Walk


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pizzeria Borgonja (3.5 mi), Pizzeria Al'Ritrovo (3.5 mi), and Tri Kantuna (3.5 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and spelunking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the villa's other amenities, which include a water park and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location for a family reunion

    Thanks to Nicky and Elbina, we had a great time in the very nice authentic stone houses. The little Minimarket just around the corner has everything you might need and a couple of fairly good restaurants are just a footstep away. So, one does not really have to leave Kovaci 2:). We enjoyed in the evenings the small villages at the caost for a stroll, some good drinks, nice view or for a lovely dinner. The adriatic coast with its gorgeous turquoise water is stunning, the beaches is the only thing which we had to adapt, there are only stone beaches around. Our preferred beach was haiwai beach bar number 1. you can hire sunbeds, but no shower around. Overall we enjoyed our holiday in Instria, the landscape, the people, the location, the water, beautiful. Thank you Nicky.

    ANNIKA S., Other trip, Jul 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sauber, stilvoll, wirklich klasse!

    Alles entspricht der Beschreibung. Toller Kontakt, schönes Anwesen, nette Nachbarn, nicht weit zum Konzum/Café mit netter Bedienung. Rundherum ein sehr schöner Urlaub. Danke Nicky!

    Michael W., Other trip, Jul 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Toller Urlaub!

    Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Die Ausstattung des Hauses war sehr gut. Von Feuerzeug bis zur Waschmaschine war alles vorhanden. Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern war perfekt. Vor Ort hatten wir eine Ansprechpartnerin , einen Pool und Gartenservice. Das Haus liegt etwas versteckt mitten im Dorf nur eine Minute zu Fuß zum kleinen gut ausgestatteten Minimarkt mit Metzger und Bäcker. Nach Porec und zum Meer sind es mit dem Auto ca. 15 Minuten. In einem Haus ist ein Fernseher mit fast allen deutschen Programmen vorhanden ( welchen wir aber nicht gebraucht haben) Die Kinder hatten im Garten genug Platz zum Spielen und der Pool wurde in jeder freien Minute genutzt. Wir waren mit zwei Familien da, und hatten durch die zwei Häuser trotzdem genügend Rückzugsraum. Ein wirklich toller Urlaub mit hohem Erholungswert.

    Katja H., Other trip, Jun 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Corona geprägte Ferienwoche

    Ein sehr liebevoll renoviertes Ferienhaus plus Scheune! Ein positiver Aspekt war, dass es genügend Geschirr, Stühle, Liegen usw. für 10 Personen gab. Wir waren schon mehrmals in Häusern wo das nicht der Fall war. Obwohl es mitten im Ort liegt sehr ruhig, alle Lokale gut zu Fuß erreichbar. Aufgrund der Covid-19 Krise haben wir sicher mehr Zeit im Ferienhaus verbracht, war aber kein Problem schöner Garten und Pool. Alles in allem eine sehr erholsame Woche für uns.

    Rudolf H., Other trip, Jul 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Kroatien Urlaus

    Wir waren für eine Woche in Ihrem Ferienhaus. Für drei Ehepaare und zwei Kinder ideal. Ihre Ansprechpartnerin war hervorragend und hat sich sehr um uns bemüht. Ein toller Urlaub. Lediglich die Strände ließen zu wünschen übrig.

    Martin I., Other trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Schöne und erholsamer Familienurlaub

    Der Gesamteindruck war positiv. Kleine Einzelheiten, welche es immer gibt, gab es hier auch. So waren wir von den alten Holzböden in den oberen Etagen überrascht, aber es passt optimal zu dem Flair, vondaher alles gut. In der Umgebung gibt es direkt an der Ecke einen Supermarkt sowie drei Lokale, welche wir alle Empfehlen können. Den Urlaub konnten wir als Familie (3 Generationen) in vollen Zügen genießen. Vielen Dank

    Christian H., Other trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice for families

    Nice and clean houses and pool. Nice little town with supermarket and several restaurants close by.

    Andreas B., Other trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay

    Nicky is a formidable host. Extremely nice, helpful and forthcoming. Check-in was easy (the key was in an outside safe). The two houses are spacious and impeccably clean. You should be aware that there is no insulation in the ceilings between floors. There is just the wooden flooring and that‘s it. So if someone is walking in the room above you it sounds like a thunderstorm. You will however stay outside all the time anyway. The garden is so lovely that we sometimes skipped the beach and just stayed by the pool. The village is very nice, there is a little shop and a bar a few steps from the house. Everything else is about 10 to 20 min by car. We will definitely come again

    Ronald S., Other trip, Aug 15, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Super für Familienurlaub

    Wir haben sehr schöne 3 Wochen in dem Objekt uns in dem schönen Örtchen Kastelir verbracht. Nach anfänglichen Abstimmungsproblemen, die nach sofortiger Rücksprache mit der Vermieterin geklärt werden konnten, war es ein super schöner Aufenthalt. Es war genug Platz für die ganze Familie da, alles was für den Alltag benötigt wurde war vor Ort. Das Badezimmer im Haupthaus unterm Dach war sehr niedrig, was ein Duschen für normalgroße Personen fast unmöglich machte. Auch war es sehr hellhörig, da die Decken nur aus Holzdielen bestehen. Die Treppen sind relativ steil und uneben. Die Betten waren dafür sehr bequem. Es war alles ordentlich und sauber. Zur Hälfte des Urlaubes wurden die Bettbezüge und Handtücher getauscht und das ganze Objekt sauber gemacht. Der Pool war groß genug und wurde wöchentlich gereinigt. Ganz charmant war die Tatsache, dass 50 Meter vom Ferienhaus ein kleiner Supermarkt mit einer üppigen Auswahl an heimischen aber auch deutschen Produkten vorhanden war. In dem Supermarkt gab es jeden morgen frische Brötchen und ein Metzger war ebenfalls angeschlossen. Mehrere Restaurants sind fußläufig zu erreichen. Das Meer ist in 15 Minuten mit dem Auto erreichbar. Ein rundum gelungener Urlaub! Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis passt! Wir würden nochmal wiederkommen.

    Marcel F., Other trip, Oct 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Toller Urlaub!

    Wir waren mit 6 Erwachsenen und 6 Kindern in diesem schönen Anwesen und verbrachten eine tolle Zeit. Der hauseigene Pool war insbesondere für die Kids natürlich das Highlight, wurde täglich mehrmals genutzt.... Die schönen Städte in der Umgebung (Porec, Umag und Rovinij) sind für Besuche, besonders in den Abendstunden, sehr zu empfehlen. Alles in allem hatten wir eine super Zeit in Kroatien, vielen Dank an Nicky und auch an Elbina!

    Patrick S., Other trip, Aug 29, 2019

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