by Anthony Lopez-Vito
Labin (Istria)
Istria Croatia

Villa Stepancic, one of the oldest building in the original hamlet close to Labin, has been tenderly renovated, marrying the old to the new minimalistic design. Cool, simple Interiors are bathed in light and airy, yet are comfy and welcoming. Villa Stepancic has been designed with families in mind, it’s ideal for large families and safe for kids.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 9 guests

Best for: Families

From: €1015/week


  • Pool
  • Safe
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Baby equipment


Guests are welcomed in the light-filled atrium, setting the tone for a quiet, relaxing holiday. The furnished, open-plan living area features a working fireplace, a convivial dining table, and a fully-equipped kitchen with a large work island and views of the garden and forest. Extensive floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to the two terraces, offering views of the gardens, forest, and the private pool. Boundaries between the interiors and exteriors vanish when the retractable glass walls open.

The terrace found in the rear of the house is where guests like to spend most of their time. Overlooking the pool, with direct access to the kitchen, it is fully-furnished for outdoor living and dining. If you prefer, soak up some rays on a daybed by the pool or, for the curious, explore the surrounding area by foot or bike. For those looking for some shade, read a book under the age-old oak tree or take in the quiet serenity of the property by the 100-year-old cistern that is flanked by kiwi trees and a pergola. Pick seasonal fruits, from figs to wine to grapes to cherries or wild strawberries, that grow on the 6-acre estate.

The sleeping areas are exceptionally quiet due to thick stone walls and all bedrooms have been designed to the highest of standards with plenty of wardrobe space. There are 4 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping up to 9, with 3 bathrooms. A double bedroom and a twin bedroom are on the ground floor, along with 2 bathrooms.
The double bedroom features an ensuite bathroom.
The twin bedroom has a skylight and the beds can be combined to create a queen-sized bed.
The master bathroom has access to the gardens and to the pool. Upstairs two more bedrooms are found, another double and a twin, along with a light and airy bathroom.

Property size: 24281 m²

Bedrooms Configuration

A double bedroom en-suite and a twin bedroom (or queen size bed) on the ground floor
One double and a twin one the first floor

Facilities and Services

TV, Underfloor heating, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave oven, ADSL WiFi Internet, Blue-tooth speaker, Private parking, Table tennis, Kids playground, Trampoline, Push scooters, Pool towels, Childcare essentials and toys

Pool and Spa

The pool is 8x4 m, with large daybeds for sunbathing and surrounded by 3 acres of forest. Heated pool (max 24/25C).

Special Touches

Guests can sample wines that the owner's family produces and take a vineyard-to-cellar tour learning how wines are cultivated, created, and enjoyed.

Good to Know

Pool heating available upon request for an additional cost of €20 per day. Pool heating is available in April, May, June and September only, and will reach a maximum temperature of 25C. The pool will not be heated in July and August.



40 mins from Pula airport
2 hrs 10 mins from Trieste airport
3 hrs from Ljubljana airport
2 hrs 20 mins from Zagreb airport

Visit the local restaurants that specialise in regional truffles or follow the specially-marked olive oil and wine tasting routes throughout the countryside.

Go to nearby Rabac, and take a dip in some of the clearest waters in the Nothern Adriatic or hang out at some of the beaches in Croatia.

Wander through the cobble-stone streets of Labin, a hill-top medieval town with Venetian palazzos and offering fine Istrian cuisine in its old town restaurants.

Take a 50-minute drive to Pula, a well-preserved Roman town with an ancient amphitheater, where you can attend various events. The kids will love the aquarium specializing in turtle rescue and release, which is also housed in a 19th century stone fortress.

Dubrova sculpture park is ideal for an evening walk, featuring 80 monumental stone sculptures throughout a grassy field.

Go on a road-trip and explore some of Istria's medieval hilltop towns. Motovun, Grožnjan and Oprtalj are top choices.

Booking Enquiry

    Additional Information

    Rates Table

    2022 PeriodRates per week
    18 December to 7 January€2100
    8 January to 1 April€1079
    2 April to 29 April€1459
    30 April to 27 May€1599
    28 May to 10 June€1779
    11 June to 24 June€1910
    25 June to 8 July€2549
    9 July to 22 July€2849
    23 July to 19 August€3090
    20 August to 2 September€2849
    3 September to 9 September€1779
    10 September to 16 September€1659
    17 September to 7 October€1459
    8 October to 28 October€1229
    29 October to 16 December€1089
    17 December to 6 January 2023€2100

    Booking Conditions

    Refundable security deposit: €200, cash on arrival.

    - taxes
    - wifi
    - maid service
    - gardener and pool maintenance
    Pool heating available upon request for an additional cost of €20 per day. Pool heating is available in April, May, June and September only, and will reach a maximum temperature of 25C. The pool will not be heated in July and August.

    Check-in: 4.00pm Check-out: 10.00am

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

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