530+ Villas with pool in Istria for rent

Istria, one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in Croatia, is a peninsula in the northwest of Croatia and is often referred to as Terra Magica, which means Magic Land. Where this name comes from is immediately clear. When you visit Istria, you feel as if you have landed in a fairy tale. Magic must have been involved to create such beautiful natural landscapes.
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Umag, Istria (Croatia)

From: 1.358 € per week

  • 8 Persons
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 24 m2
  • Villa 140m2
  • Pets not allowed

From: 1.358 € per week

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Groznjan, Istria (Croatia)

From: 1.750 € per week

  • 6 Persons
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 36 m2
  • Villa 140m2
  • Pets allowed

From: 1.750 € per week

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Porec, Istria (Croatia)

From: 2.100 € per week

  • 8 Persons
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Outdoor pool 32 m2
  • Villa 180m2
  • Pets allowed
  • Concierge services

From: 2.100 € per week

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Porec, Istria (Croatia)

From: 1.190 € per week

  • 3 Persons
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 23 m2
  • Villa 73m2
  • Pets allowed

From: 1.190 € per week

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Vižinada, Istria (Croatia)

From: 994 € per week

  • 4 Persons
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 32 m2
  • Villa 120m2
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From: 994 € per week

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Novigrad, Istria (Croatia)

From: 2.400 € per week

  • 10 Persons
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Outdoor pool 40 m2
  • Villa 300m2
  • Pets allowed
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From: 2.400 € per week

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Umag, Istria (Croatia)

From: 2.604 € per week

  • 8 Persons
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 24 m2
  • Villa 350m2
  • Pets allowed

From: 2.604 € per week

Inquiry for Villa Stancija Katarina di Maladel

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Visnjan, Istria (Croatia)

From: 1.715 € per week

  • 8 Persons
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 45 m2
  • Villa 240m2
  • Pets not allowed

From: 1.715 € per week

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Porec, Istria (Croatia)

From: 1.750 € per week

  • 8 Persons
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 32 m2
  • Villa 170m2
  • Pets not allowed

From: 1.750 € per week

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Porec, Istria (Croatia)

From: 2.590 € per week

  • 10 Persons
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool 36 m2
  • Villa 360m2
  • Pets not allowed

From: 2.590 € per week

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Istria, one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in Croatia, is a peninsula in the northwest of Croatia and is often referred to as Terra Magica, which means Magic Land. Where this name comes from is immediately clear. When you visit Istria, you feel as if you have landed in a fairy tale. Magic must have been involved to create such beautiful natural landscapes.

Your dream villa by the sea in Istria

Istria is the ideal combination of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and idyllic green landscapes in the hinterland. The picturesque inland villages, often situated on hilly landscapes, offer the best of Istria in addition to unforgettable views. In addition to the breathtaking nature and extensive cultural heritage dating back to the times of the Roman Empire, you will also find a variety of gastronomy, numerous activities for an active holiday in Istria and much more. In our offer we have picked out the most beautiful villas by the sea in Istria for you to enjoy a relaxing holiday in this breathtaking region. Whether you are looking for a luxury villa, traditional furnishings of a rustical villa or a family villa where you can really relax together with your children - with us you will find all this and much more.

A culinary delight for all tastes

As one of the world's best olive oil regions, Istria offers culinary delights for every taste - from truffles, which you can search for and discover yourself during a truffle hunt here, to numerous wine-growing areas and wine cellars where you can taste homemade wine, to the numerous taverns where every meal offers an unforgettable combination of sea and greenery - Istria offers something for everyone. Be sure to taste Istrian prosciutto and enjoy a refreshing glass of Malvasia - one of the most famous white wine varieties in Istria. Wherever you look and whatever you do, one thing is clear - an unforgettable holiday awaits you in Istria and should you decide to spend your holiday in Istria, we have provided a suitable villa for you to choose from in every corner of Istria.

Combining family villas in Istria and endless history

The history of Istria is marked by various influences and historical events. Already during the ancient times, Istria was conquered by the Roman Empire and integrated into the mighty empire. The traces of this era are still visible today in numerous places along the coast, where you can admire imposing buildings such as the amphitheatre in Pula. This Roman amphitheatre is the sixth largest amphitheatre of antiquity and one of the best preserved in the world. Today, the arena, which is now almost 2000 years old, is considered a landmark of the city of Pula and is one of the most popular sights in all of Istria. It is also a very popular venue for various concerts and festivals. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the rulers changed in Istria, which fell into the hands of the Republic of Venice after the influence of the Byzantine Empire. This exerted a strong influence on the culture of the region, which can still be seen today in the narrow streets, buildings and monuments of many towns along the coast, such as Porec and Rovinj.

Did you know that thousands of years ago Istria was home to many species of dinosaurs? It is the only region in the Mediterranean where dinosaur bones have been discovered. For example, you can admire real footprints of this extinct species on the island of Brijuni, Cape Kamenjak and the small island of Fenoliga. If you are travelling with your family and want to enjoy an unforgettable family holiday in Istria, a trip to the Funtana Dinopark is a good idea. This amusement park offers 80,000 m2 of entertainment for the whole family. In addition to life-size dinosaurs, the park offers numerous attractions such as a petting zoo, pony rides and numerous playgrounds. Explore our range of family villas and choose a villa where you can enjoy your well-deserved holiday together with the whole family to the fullest.

Explore Istria and enjoy villa with pool

Istria is best known for its picturesque coastline (500 km long) and green interior landscape. This means that in Istria you will find many hidden bays, beautiful beaches, small villages and coastal towns, all connected by a common feature - unique nature and culinary specialities. Istria is bilingual - this means that you will find most of the place-name signs in Croatian and Italian, and most of the inhabitants speak Italian as well. In the tourist areas, German and English are also often spoken.

Best time to visit Istria

As with the rest of Croatia, the ideal time to visit Istria is between May and October. The high season is in July and August. However, if you want to avoid the crowds of tourists, spring and autumn are recommended as ideal for a relaxing holiday in Istria. Especially in the interior of the region you will find numerous idyllic villas surrounded by lush greenery that offer everything Istria is known for. The majority of our villas in Istria are equipped with a pool. Explore our huge range of different luxury villas in Istria and find your ideal villa with a pool, where you can enjoy your well-deserved holiday with plenty of water fun and the children will also get their money's worth. If she pool at your private villa should not be enough, visit on of the two waterparks in Istria – Aquacolors and Istralandia. Istria is also characterised by its very good transport connections. So you can get to the sea in no time, even from deep inland. However, if you want to be closer to the sea and are looking for a villa with a sea view, you will also find numerous villas by the sea in our offer, where the Adriatic Sea is always within reach.

Top destinations on the coastline 

The most famous destinations in Istria are located on the western coast, but in the interior of the country there are also worth seeing small towns on hilly landscapes that you should definitely visit during your holiday in Istria.

Umag

In the far north on the western coast lies Umag, a town that will delight you with its endless waterfront, beautiful beaches and historic old town. If you're here in July, you can also take the opportunity to cheer on world-renowned tennis stars at the ATP Croatia Open Umag. Explore our offer of unique villas in Umag.

Novigrad

A little further south is Novigrad. Here you can admire the well-preserved medieval old town, stroll through the narrow streets and gaze from the impressive town walls into the endless blue of the Adriatic Sea. The sunset in Novigrad is truly unique. Don't miss the delicious fish dishes in one of the many restaurants right by the sea.

Poreč

Poreč is primarily known for its historical sights. You can admire mosaics from the 5th century in the Euphrasius Basilica, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will also find endless promenades along the lively coastline in Poreč, ideal for a relaxing evening stroll after spending the whole day on one of the many beaches. Taste traditional Istrian dishes such as local prosciutto, truffle dishes and fresh fish from the Adriatic Sea in one of the many restaurants. In Porec and its surroundings we have many private villas with pools where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family or friends.

Rovinj

Rovinj is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Istria. In the pictures you will see of the town everywhere, the pastel-coloured houses that seem to be immersed in the sea are very impressive. See for yourself the endless beauty of the town, enjoy a carefree walk through the narrow Roman streets and take a detour to one of the many art galleries. Rovinj is also an ideal base for an active holiday. Explore our activity villas in Rovinj and leave boredom behind.

Pula

Pula, the largest city in Istria, is located in the very south. Pula is famous for its amphitheatre, which is one of the few completely preserved amphitheatres in the world. Numerous events and concerts await you here throughout the summer. You will also find numerous historical monuments, museums and sights here. As an insider tip, we can recommend the aquarium near the city - here you can admire rare and interesting inhabitants from the underwater world of the Adriatic.

Top destinations in the inner part of Istria

Grožnjan

After you have completed the destinations along the coast, you should definitely also look into the interior of Istria. On a hill in the heart of Istria lies the small town of Grožnjan, which will enchant you with its indescribable charm. As you stroll through the cobblestone streets, you can admire numerous artists, while pleasant jazz music sets the right mood.

Motovun

This medieval town, also perched on a hill, is a must on your list of places to visit during your holiday in Istria. From the city walls, there is an unforgettable view of the endless green landscape and the valley of the Mirna River. In the forests surrounding Motovun, you can also go truffle hunting. This unique pilsner is the main ingredient on the menus of almost all restaurants in Istria. Be sure to try it! In keeping with the medieval charm, you will find numerous rustic villas with pools in our offer, where you will feel like a local. Explore our offer and find your ideal villa!

Frequently asked questions

What is the best time to visit Istria?

The best time to stay in Istria is between April and October. In the summer months in Istria it is very pleasant, the temperatures are around 30-35 degrees, and the sea temperature reaches a pleasant 25 degrees. Istria has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm and dry summer periods. With a daily average of 10 sunny hours, you can count on a lot of nice weather and more enough time to enjoy a lot of sun in Istria. Destinations throughout Istria are most popular in the summer months (especially July and August), so if you prefer to avoid larger crowds, we recommend May and late September or early October.

How can I reach Istria?

Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula and is located on the northern coast of the Adriatic. Thanks to its location, it is extremely easily accessible and well connected to the main roads if you are traveling from Germany, Austria and Slovenia. From the south of Germany (Munich, for example) you can reach Istria by car in 6 hours, while from Salzburg it can take less than 5 hours. You can also reach Istria by plane. The airport is located in Pula, which is well connected by highway (Istarski ipsilon) to all important destinations on the Istrian coast. Depending on where you are planning to stay, the airports in Trieste and Rijeka are also nearby.

Where are the most beautiful beaches in Istria located?

Well-maintained beaches with all the necessary facilities can be found in all destinations on the Istrian coast, such as Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad and Umag. Numerous beaches on the Istrian coast are marked with a blue flag, which stands for a preserved and safe environment for fun, relaxation and recreation. Among the most beautiful Istrian beaches are Bijeca in Medulin (sand), Girandella in Rabac (gravel) and the beaches in Cape Kamenjak near Premantura. Here you will find numerous bays and untouched nature.

Which are the most popular destinations in Istria?

As a perfect combination of sea and nature, Istria can most easily be divided into the coastal part and the interior. The most famous destinations on the west coast of the peninsula are Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Rovinj, Vrsar and Pula, and as far as inland goes Motovun, Grožnjan and Buzet shouldn´t be missed. While coastal destinations focus on the sea, swimming and enjoying the sun, destinations in the inner part of Istria offer beautiful natural scenery, authentic cuisine and untouched nature with unique views.

What are some of the best things to do in Istria?

Istria offers a perfect combination of enjoying the sea and various activities in the inland part, so everyone can find something for themselves. In numerous destinations on the Istrian coast, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, water sports and sightseeing, while in the interior, idyllic places such as Grožnjan and Motovun located on scenic hills await you. In addition, Istria is extremely popular among cyclists because it offers numerous routes and cycle paths.

What is the weather like in Istria?

Istria has a moderate Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm and dry summer periods. Average temperatures during the summer are between 30 and 35 degrees, and sea temperatures are at a pleasant 26 degrees. In Istria, you can expect a large number of sunny hours (up to 10) during the day, so you will be able to enjoy the joys of the sea at any time.

Where is Istria located?

Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula and is located on the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is located between the Bay of Trieste and the Kvarner Bay and we can divide it into three parts: the west coast, the inside and the eastern coast.

What is the average price of a villa in Istria?

The average price of villas in Istria varies, depending on the category, facilities and the period in which you want to book your stay. Our offer of villas includes a wide range of villas, from budget friendly to more luxury villas. For the best ratio of price and quality, be sure to explore our villas with special offers, where you will find your ideal villa at the best price at any time.

Is Istria suitable for a family vacation?

Istria is a great choice for families, primarily because of its diverse offer. In Istria, you can combine seaside entertainment with numerous activities and exploring cultural sights. The offer includes activities for children of all ages - from swimming at family beaches to water sports, playgrounds for children and waterparks - in Istria there are no less than 2 (Istralandia and Aquacolors). In our offer of villas you will also find numerous villas that are suitable for a family vacation and include various facilities, from pools to spacious gardens, playgrounds and activities that will allow for a pleasant holiday with the entire family.

Is Istria pet-friendly?

Istria is a great choice for vacations with your pet. In Istria, you will find numerous beaches where dogs are allowed as well as restaurants you can visit with your pet. Among the villas in our offer you will also find a number of villas where pets are welcome, so you can all enjoy your well -deserved vacation together.

Is Istria expensive?

Prices in Istria differ from place to place, so prices in coastal cities such as Rovinj, Poreč or Umag will be slightly higher than in other, smaller places. But all in all, prices in Istria are the same as in the rest of Croatia.

What makes Istria unique?

Istria is sometimes refered to as small Tuscany because of the ideal combination of seaside entertainment and the beautiful inner part of the region. In the cities on the coast, you can enjoy swimming and sightseeing, while places in the interior located on picturesque hills like Motovun and Grožnjan offer beautiful nature, an unforgettable view and unique food. Istria is not that big, so all places are relatively easily accessible by car and you can visit them all in just a few days. It stands out for top quality of olive oil, excellent wines, prosciutto and a rich gastronomic offer where everyone will find something to their liking.

Are there any sandy beaches in Istria and where are they located?

Most of the beaches in Istria are pebble beaches, but in some places you will also find sand beaches. The most famous is certainly the beach of Bijaca in Medulin, but you will also find smaller sandy beaches in Fažana, Cape Kamenjak or Rovinj.

Which languages are spoken in Istria?

Istria is bilingual, so the names of cities and towns are listed in Croatian and Italian. A large number of locals understand and speak Italian, but in larger tourist places it is also common for hosts to speak German or English.

Where are the airports in Istria located?

The largest and only airport in Istria is in Pula. Depending on where you are located the airports in Trieste, Venice or Rijeka (Krk Island) may also be closeby.

Are there charging stations for electric vehicles in Istria?

In larger town across Istria, both on the coast and inland, numerous charge stations for electric vehicles are available. For more detailed information, it is best to check on the map where they are: https://chargemap.com/map.