The wonderful Villa Teni was originally built in 1921 but was totally renovated in 2011 into a modern, open-plan living accommodation. The villa is situated on the most fabulous plot just 2km from the centre of beautiful Labin on the Istrian peninsula. Not only do you have spectacular, breathtaking views, but you also have your own floodlit tennis court and mini-golf course! That will certainly make you popular!
Villa Teni’s garden is incredible. The 7000 sqm plot is on the side of the hill, so there are various levels. You have fabulous lush green lawns and an amazing tennis court on the lower level with a wildlife garden where magnificent planting enhances the views. On a higher level, you have the fantastic, unusually-shaped infinity pool, a terrace with superior furniture, including a covered luxury outdoor dining suite and fabulous sun loungers plus a brick barbecue. To the side of the villa, you have outdoor lounge furniture, and on an upper level, you have the amazing mini-golf. There are various gardens all around the villa and breathtaking views of the gardens and countryside can be seen from various points. You are away from everything which feels amazing.
The furnishings in the living, dining and kitchen area are so tasteful and comfortable. There is a lovely open-hearth fireplace. The kitchen features a modern yet cosy. Another element of this villa is the second dining room that has been styled with the features of a traditional taverna in mind - it also counts with a second kitchen! One of the double bedrooms is on this floor with a lovely shower room.
Upstairs there is a king bedroom and two doubles - all with modern, contemporary, pristine en-suite bathrooms. This was a fantastic renovation. Everything is so well maintained — the bedrooms exit to terraces offering fabulous views of the pool, gardens and the stunning countryside.
Villa Teni is absolutely wonderful with its amenities and space. Be careful though, as you could very easily stay put and not see any of this wonderful Istrian peninsula!
Villa Teni is 2km from the centre of the interesting hilltop town of Labin. Labin is divided into two parts, the Old Town which is a network of winding cobbled streets and quaintly restored pastel houses overlooking the Kvarner coast and a new town which contains most of the shops at the bottom of the hill. If you climb up to the Fortress Fortica on top of the town, you will delight in the panoramic view of the rocky Cres Island and the resort of Rabac below. This charming town is well known for its coffee shops, fine seafood restaurants and a rich cultural life including summer concerts and festivals and wonderful jazz and classical music.
The villa is 5km west of Rabac. Rabac used to be a simple fishing village, but with its pretty, white pebble beach and waterfront promenade it is now really popular. Girandella Beach is set in a sheltered cove and proudly waves a Blue Flag. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as jet-skis and banana boats to hire. The inflatable iceberg sea playground is a great hit with youngsters. Boat trips sail from the harbour to the island of Cres where you can see a 120-strong school of wild dolphins playing in the water.
From Rabac and the villa, you can very quickly get to the buzzy resort of Pula along the main road. Pula is situated in the valley of seven hills. Pretty cobbled streets meet the fabulous Roman buildings. The famous amphitheatre was built between 27-68AD and rivals Rome’s Colosseum. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre in the world with a complete circle wall. Pula is also famous for its amazing, electric festivals. Dimensions and Outlook are the two best known ones.
At Rovinj, you get an atmospheric, lovely Venetian Old Town where you can wander the cobbled streets and admire the work in the artist’s workshops on Grisia Street. It is lovely and definitely worth a trip.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!