Holiday Village Heart of Nature

Looking for a stress-free relaxing holiday?

Cute rural houses with outdoor pool, winery andrestaurant on the retreat „Heart of Nature“ in Central Croatia. A unique ambience at 350 m above sea level, in the central part of Inland Croatia, only 70 km away from Zagreb and 20 km from Karlovac, its regional capital.

The Holiday Village ''Heart of Nature'' stretches over an area of 3,5 hectares and offers 4 traditional cottages furnished both externally and internally in the traditional country style, according to the standards of 3* integral hotel. They bring you back in time, without missing modern comfort.

It also offers winery and restaurant, and the possibility of travelling with dogs (allowed on request). The parking space is available next to the accommodation.

The rustic ambiance of the restaurant “Petrova klet” is an ideal place if you want to forget time and urban bustle. It is decorated in a traditional style with thatched roof terrace. The restaurant offer is enriched by a tavern and a winery with a wine cellar which are an ideal place for your business or private events.

There is also a gazebo with a BBQ, an outdoor swimming pool, sports facilities, a playground for children, biking and walking paths. A complete leisure experience for the whole family in the picture-perfect countryside.

In the rural retreat „Heart of Nature“  you will find your peace of mind back.

TOP 5 reasons why to stay in "Heart of Nature"

  1. Accommodation - the traditional cottages, named after the most common flowers of the region, very cute and simple designed to modern needs and comfort. Great place for those who are looking for a stress-free relaxing holiday.
  2. Location - perfect rural retreat in the peaceful Lipnik Valley, surrounded by green hills with an amazing view! Only 20 km from the regional capital Karlovac, just 17 km from the nearest access to the motorway and 70 km from Zagreb.
  3. Service - beautiful maintained estate with in-house restaurant that serves local cuisine. And very friendly staff.
  4. Dream spot to invite family and friends - children's birthday parties, or weekend with your friends are an ideal opportunity for fun together. A lot of sports and leisure facilities: badminton, volleyball on the grass, mini football, table tennis and table football, basketball.
  5. Surrounding – in a circle of 50 kilometres there are:
  • City of Karlovac - the town on four rivers: Korana, Kupa, Mrežnica and Dobra. It offers a lot of water sports activities;
  • Aquatika- fresh water aquarium in Karlovac, which encourages the preservation of fresh water biodiversity;
  • popular spas „Dolenjske Toplice„ and „Šmarješke Toplice“, both in neighboring Slovenia;
  • cultural/historic sites of Central Croatia like: the Old Town of Ozalj, Dubovac Castle, and Franciscan monastery in Karlovac;
  • Historic City of Ogulin - right above the steep canyon of the Dobra River.

 All in all, if you want a great Croatian countryside experience, choose the Holiday Village „Heart of Nature“.

Accommodation units - 4 traditional cottages with private rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

Total capacity: 43 beds

Service: bed & breakfast

1.       House ''Jaglac'' with 1/2 and 1/4 room, total capacity 6 persons:

  • It has one double room and one family four-bed room, each with its own bathroom, terrace.
  • Equipment: free Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet, hair dryer, slippers, heating system. View: children's playground and restaurant.

 2.       House ''Šafran'' with 1/5 room, total capacity 5 persons

  • The family room with two bathrooms, and the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool.
  • Equipment: free Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet, hair dryer, slippers, heating system. View: swimming pool.

 3.       House ''Ljubičica'' with 2x 1/3 and 10x 1/2 rooms, total capacity 26 persons

  • It has 2x triple rooms, ad 10x double rooms, each with its own bathroom.
  • Equipment: free Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet, hair dryer, slippers, heating system. Spacious terrace next to the orchard and forest.

 4.       House ''Narcis'' with two-bedroom apartment for 6 persons, 55 m2 , type A6

  • The apartment has 2 bedrooms with 6 beds in total, kitchen and dining area. First bedroom: 1 double bed + 1 single bed; second bedroom: 3 single beds.
  • Along the house is an outdoor dining area and the house itself is located close to swimming pool.

Other facilities

  • reception (with safe)
  • TV in the common room
  • in-house á la carte restaurant with summer terrace
  • wine cellar with tasting room
  • outdoor playground with swings, seesaws, slides for a great fun
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • conference room
  • souvenir shop
  • covered outdoor sitting area with a BBQ (gazebo)
  • spacious courtyard
  • parking place
  • lots of sports and leisure facilities
  • pet-friendly accommodation

*Note: The owners don't live on the estate.

Price information & additional costs:

Room type

Double room

Double room

85 €

Triple room

97 €

Four-bed room

130 €

Five-bed room

150 €

Apartment for 6 persons

160 € 

  • All prices are per room/suite per night.
  • Included in room/suite price: breakfast, 13%  VAT, bed linen, towels and final cleaning.
  • Mandatory extra costs (payment on spot): tourist tax and guest insurance: adults 0,80€ person/night; children 12-18 years 0,40€ person/night. Children till 12 free of charge.
  • No additional charge for one night. 

Additional costs:

  • Transfer from airport / Shuttle service
  • Cot
  • Laundry service
  • Pets
  • Bike rental and organized bike tours

Methods of payment on the spot: credit cards and cash are accepted.

Credit cards: VISA/MasterCard, Diners, American Express.

Check-in: 15.00                         Languages spoken by the host:      

Check-out: 11.00                       Croatian, English, German

Recommended day-trips and activities

(distance from the Heart of Nature):

Sport fishing in the Kupa River which is abundant with specimens like chub, pike, carp, catfish, nase, cactus roach and common barbel. It is one of the favorite destination for fishermen. Daily fishing permits can be purchased at all local catering establishments and gas stations.


The Old Town Ozalj (16 km) is the symbol of the small town of Ozalj and the heart of its historical development. Strategically located on a cliff above the Kupa River in Central Croatia, it is first mentioned in 1244. In the Old Town today is located the Museum of Local History, which was founded in 1971. It covers a history of 6,000 years. The open air part of the museum called „Ethno Park“ (1 km from the town) displays an indigenous life in the Ozalj area.

Ozalj Vivodina Wine Road (20 km), 30 km long, passes on the southern slopes of the Žumberak Highlands along the Kupa Valley. We will be glad to arrange visits to the wine cellars where you can taste and enjoy excellent locally sourced wines: top quality white wines of Graševina, Sauvignon, Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay and Yellow Muškata, and red wines Black Pinot, Frankovka, Zweigelt and Portugieser.

Trip to Aquatika (21 km) - fresh water aquarium in Karlovac, a city in Central Croatia famous for its four rivers: Kupa, Korana, Mrežnica and Dobra. With Aquatika it encourages the preservation of fresh water biodiversity. The visitors can witness  the richness of life in rivers and lakes, with more than 100 freshwater fish species, of which 40 are endemic. An unique touristic experience based on environmental resources.

Trip to Plitvice Lakes Nationa Park (100 km) - a misty natural wonderland. Plitvice is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and in 1979 it was listed on UNESCO's list of world natural heritage sites because of its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves. It is one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe.

Any of the recommended trips can be booked through Just give us a call or drop us an e-mail at . Our local experts will design for you a tailor-made itinerary.

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