Croatia has no difficulty luring sophisticated buyers. The unspoilt, traditional towns and stunning countryside and coast put it on a par with other traditional western European destinations. But despite being increasingly fashionable, Croatia is still relatively undervalued and now is the key time to invest, say experts.

Istria is one of Croatia?s most sought after regions with fascinating architecture and a breathtaking coastline. Located near the picturesque town of Rabac in eastern Istria, Santa Marina Gardens enjoys both privacy and local culture. Pula Airport is only 40 kilometres away and Venice is a two hour ferry crossing from Rabac. The villa is set within a spacious, landscaped lawned garden and enjoys views out to sea. A private outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a huge terrace and bbq area with traditional wood-fire oven.

Santa Marina, Croatia

The property is accessed by private electronic entrance gates and the drive has space for several cars. Built in traditional Istrian stone and incorporating many traditional features, the villa is lined with terracotta and parquet floors and the downstairs rooms have French doors leading out onto the outdoor terrace. A fully fitted kitchen and breakfast room is perfect for families and the open plan living room and dining room provide plenty of space for entertaining.

Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The property will be completed in June 2007. Guide Price: ?925,000 (an increase already of 35% over the last 12 months).

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