Villa Benić

Gradišće 9, 52341 Žminj
Vacation home
Pool (28 m2)
Area size 500 m2
10 persons
About the property

Cosiness, tranquillity and natural surroundings are three things Villa Benić is well known for. This over 300 years old house, renovated in true Istrian style, has a rich history and an interesting story that the owner will be happy to tell you about.    

The entire property is at your disposal, regardless if you are coming with a group of friends or if you are two or three families travelling together. The house is divided into two accommodation units; a single-storey and a two-storey unit with a common yard. Each features a kitchen, living room and bathroom, as well as two bedrooms that can accommodate up to four people. One of the units also offers two additional extra beds (sofa beds). Cot bed is available upon request. This way each family, or a group of 4 to 6 people, has its own privacy. The house also features a pool house, perfect for socializing, dinners and relaxation by the pool.

All facilities are fully equipped with air conditioning, TV, household appliances, dishes, cutlery, bed linen, towels and toiletries.

The spacious garden is divided into several connected zones, making it easy to keep an eye on the little ones playing carefree in their corner. You will most probably prefer the pool with cosy sun loungers on the sunny part and lounge area on the covered part of the terrace, where you can relax with your favourite music, an interesting book and a glass of superb Istrian wine. If you’re looking for some privacy, you can retreat to the fenced terrace with a garden swing, perfect for romantic relaxation. Summer is also perfect for outdoor grilling. You can prepare tasty meals on a big wood and coal grill, fully equipped with all grilling tools.

Besides the pool, the young ones will also enjoy the playground - featuring a slide & swing tower - in the natural shade of old trees.

Your car will also be well taken care of – there are two parking spots in a fenced-in area at your disposal.          

  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Pool (28 m 2)
  • Pool shower
  • Children's playground
  • Yard or garden
Unit details
Vacation home
yard, pool
Indoor size:
500 m2
  • Bedroom: 4
  • Kitchen: 3
  • Living room: 3
  • Bathroom: 3
  • Terrace or porch: 2
  • Double bed: 3
  • Single bed: 2
  • Additional bed: 2
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • Washing machine
  • Barbeque
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen accessories
  • Electric stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Linen
  • Cot
  • Shower cabin
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
Photo gallery
Living room
Bathroom / WC
Period start Period end Price / night
08.01.2019 19.05.2019 EUR 150,00 Minimum stay: 3 days / Departure-arrival: all days
20.05.2019 14.06.2019 EUR 180,00 Minimum stay: 3 days / Departure-arrival: all days
15.06.2019 30.06.2019 EUR 210,00 Minimum stay: 3 days / Departure-arrival: all days
01.07.2019 19.07.2019 EUR 250,00 Minimum stay: 4 days / Departure-arrival: all days
20.07.2019 25.08.2019 EUR 310,00 Minimum stay: 7 days / Departure-arrival: all days
26.08.2019 01.09.2019 EUR 275,00 Minimum stay: 4 days / Departure-arrival: all days
02.09.2019 15.09.2019 EUR 180,00 Minimum stay: 3 days / Departure-arrival: all days
16.09.2019 22.12.2019 EUR 150,00 Minimum stay: 3 days / Departure-arrival: all days
23.12.2019 07.01.2020 EUR 210,00 Minimum stay: 3 days / Departure-arrival: all days

The price includes:
- accommodation for up to 10 people*
- final cleaning**
- bed linen
- towels (2 per person)
- Wi-Fi
- wood/coal for the grill
- swimming pool usage***
- sun loungers
- children's playground
- private parking (2 parking spots)
- utilities, sojourn tax and VAT

Check-in: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Payment terms and cancellation policy:

We require an advance payment of 50% by bank transfer. For cancellations up to 30 days before the planned arrival date, the advance payment will be refunded in full. For all other cancellations and no-shows the advance payment will not be refunded.

Pets: Pets are not allowed in the Villa.

Smoking inside the house is prohibited. Please enjoy your cigarette outside.

Security deposit in the amount of €300, collected at check-in, will be refunded at check-out. In case of any damage, security deposit will not be refunded.

* The bedrooms can accommodate up to 8 people, with 2 extra beds available (sofa beds in the bedrooms). Extra beds and cot bed are free of charge and are available upon request at the time of booking.
** Final cleaning is charged an additional €80 for stays shorter than 3 days.
*** Pool can be used from May 15 to September 30. The owner takes care of the pool maintenance.

June, 2019
  • train station:
    20 km
  • airport:
    40 km
  • sea:
    30 km
  • beach:
    30 km
  • exchange:
    2 km
  • pharmacy:
    2 km
  • ATM or bank:
    2 km
  • post office:
    2 km
  • gas station:
    2 km
  • bus station:
    20 km
  • town center:
    2 km
  • grocery:
    2 km
  • market:
    2 km
  • à la carte restaurant:
    2 km
  • health center or emergency:
    2 km
  • tennis court:
    30 km
5 Out of 5

Wir hatten einen schönen Aufenthalt Felicia (Airbnb) / Sep 2018

Apartment 1

Wir hatten einen schönen Aufenthalt, sehr gepflegte Anlage mit schönem Pool! Rovinj oder Porec in ca 30 Minuten mit dem Auto erreichbar. Jederzeit zu empfehlen!

5 Out of 5

Our party of 10 with 6 children ages 5-15 stayed here for 2 nights in June 2018 Alyson (Airbnb) / Jun 2018

Apartment 1

Our party of 10 with 6 children ages 5-15 stayed here for 2 nights in June 2018. We highly recommend it! It was hard to tear ourselves away from the pool, swings, small slide, and covered porch areas to go sightseeing. For a party of 10, having 3 showers and toilets, as well as a full-size kitchen and eating area worked very well. The owner met us and responded quickly to anything that came up. The villa is clean, up-to-date, has reliable appliances, and is so, so restful, with everyone having plenty of room to themselves. Our kids were happy that 4 of the beds were singles in Apartment #2. The pool is about 4 ft deep, but large enough for our number of kids to have a lot of fun. (The littlest used her floaties.) The location is excellent: 30 or so minutes to most Istria attractions. We visited Pula's arena, Porec's boardwalk and ancient basilica, and Motovun. (We had been to Rovinj before.) We ran out of time for seeing as much as we would have liked, but squeezed in the Pazin ziplines which were very affordable compared to USA zip lines, and our 5-year-old was thrilled to join the big kids in that big adventure. The ziplines over the canyon are really extraordinary! The owner recommended a pizza place in Zminj that was excellent (but just note that it doesn't open until 2pm) and reasonably priced. I would love to go back. Thank you, Marijeta and Kristina, for a lovely time.

5 Out of 5

Fantastic house with nice swimming pool JanTanderup (Airbnb) / Jul 2017

Apartment 1

Fantastic house with nice swimming pool - located in rural area with sounds from donkeys, dogs and farmers traffic. Authentic experience with few tourists. Very good communication with Kristina and Marijeta.

5 Out of 5

Spent a week in a very nice villa in Gradisce. Jussi (Airbnb) / Jul 2017

Apartment 1

Spent a week in a very nice villa in Gradisce. Location was perfect for us - we saw almost every direction from Istria. 15-30km away from the Villa you will get east-, south-, or west coast. Own car is good to have off course. Marijeta was really good host for us. We got good information what to see and do. Especially tips we got from medieval castle show in svetvincenat and amazing zip-lines in Pazinska-jama as well. The villa itself was fully equipped and very clean. Especially the pool was the place our kids spent most of their time. I really recommend this Villa - especially families with kids!

5 Out of 5

Marijeta was a wonderful host. William (Airbnb) / Jul 2016

Apartment 1

Marijeta was a wonderful host. She helped us find our way when we were lost. She provided great information when we arrived and was very helpful in pointing out local attractions. The house was beautiful, and easily fit four adults, two teenagers, and four children. Everything was provided, including a coffee pot and ironing board. We truly enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect- just enough outside of the tourist areas to be relaxing, but not too far to drive to the beaches.

5 Out of 5

Bellissima villa nel centro dell'istria! Ottima per chi cerca tranquillità e privacy. Marco (Airbnb) / Jul 2016

Apartment 1

5 Out of 5

Have just returned from 10 days staying at this amazing property. Diane (Airbnb) / Aug 2015

Apartment 1

Have just returned from 10 days staying at this amazing property. The accommodation is lovely and clean and well appointed. We had plenty of room and everything we could ask for. The property itself despite being in a rural location has neighbours but it is still peaceful. the buildings are totally surrounded for privacy and the pool is a real bonus which was much needed in the high temperatures of August! Marijeta was a very helpful host as was her husband who took us on an amazing boat trip, stopping off for a swim away from crowds when we asked, also showing us the coast around the area of Lijon. Nothing is too much trouble for Marijeta and she has made the property very comfortable with lots of nice touches like shower gel, kitchen cleaning liquids etc, loo rolls and a few items in the fridge to start you off, very welcome after travelling to get there! The location is ideal for touring the whole of the Istrian peninsula (a car is essential!) we enjoyed eating in nearby Zminj where there is also a bakery and supermarket! We toured a lot of the area even getting as far as Crikvenica in the East. Pula is well worth a visit (amphitheate!) as is Rovinj, and the Bujoni Islands. All in all this property is really lovely, plenty of space for a family of five adults comfortably with both private space and communal, studio area! Highly recommended!!:)

5 Out of 5

Villa Benić is a renovated farmstead with two spacious apartments... Greben (Airbnb) / Aug 2015

Apartment 1

Villa Benić is a renovated farmstead with two spacious apartments and a very nice communal area; a very comfortable house to spend your holiday. The location is wonderful - as long as you have transportation - as you can get pretty much anywhere in Istria within 30-45 minutes (by car). Both the west and the east coast hosts lovely beaches, and you're close to Pazin with its zipline, 30 minutes away from Pula with its amazing colosseum, as well as the aesthetically beautiful hilltop villages of Groznjan and Motovun, and of course 25 minutes from Rovinj. The villa itself is rustic and lies in a quiet village near Zminj (not a town that has much going for it, though). We were able to see pretty much all of Istria that we were interested in within the two weeks of our stay, and relax and hang out by the pool as well. Speaking of which, the pool is a very nice touch, especially in the summer, as it was between 35 and 45 degrees our entire stay, so it was lovely to be able to jump in and cool off.

Communication and maintenance by the owner and her husband is just fantastic. The English of the responsive and friendly couple is excellent. They worked hard to make sure our stay was perfect, and therefore it was! They were always available for questions and the pool was clean and regularly maintained. All we had to do was call and they'd drop by to clean the pool. Excellent for young children, though sadly the pool is over 1 meter deep everywhere, making it difficult for small children to stand.

The owners also offered us the opportunity to go out on their boat, and we had a wonderful excursion around the islands near Pula. Definitely worthwhile!

Final thoughts: highly recommended!

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