Property description states several konoba within walking distance. In fact there is only one. More cutlery. a few general tourist blurbs but no advice on visits or local restaurants. Owner lived nearby, visited regularly, but was very discrete. Plenty of much appreciated gifts.
Impressed with: Surprised by the few arts and crafts accessible
Recommend:Go to grozjnan avoid all restaurants in Flengi, local konoba ok, go to fjord restaurant limski, though a bit more expensive go to grill at Gradina, cheap and good, but book and be prepared to wait
Stayed August 2013
We did thoroughly enjoy our stay in the lovely villa, and appreciated its proximity to the toll roads which took us to the parts of Istria very quickly and easily. It is a superb spot for anyone who wants to see your area, and has a mind to go into Italy or Slovenia.
A kettle or teapot of some kind would have been good, together with mirrors in the bedrooms. Some instruction on the electrical switches in the house would have been helpful to us when we arrived. We tried all sorts of combinations to get hot water, and probably made matters worse! A call to Neil soon resolved our issue with the owner sorting it for us very quickly.
Our party was made up of two families. Thus the siting of the air conditioning unit meant that we had to leave our bedroom door open to remain cool. Not ideal.
The Agent whom we dealt with was very helpful, both at the start and at the end of our holidays and was contactable if and when we needed to ask him about anything in the property
Impressed with: The people were always very nice to us and also had a superb command of English! This helped as our Croatian is NOT our strong point.
Not impressed with: The mosquitos! Say no more!
Recommend: The Konoba in Klostar 100-150 metres from the house was excellent. From the first night when we arrived late to our last night they were excellent. We ate in the same Konoba 7 nights out of the 14 of our stay. The staff could not have been nicer, nor could they have put themselves to any more trouble than they did. We would recommend it to any future villa guests. The shop adjacent to the villa selling Grappa Wine fruit & veg, like the Konoba, was excellent value for money and their fruit was beautiful!
Favourite villa moment: Having the five of us round the outside table with the barbecue on and with a nice bottle of red wine in the evening was good, but our hosts' touches of the platter and wine gift at the start and Grappa and Ornament gift at the end were both very unexpected, and were a very nice surprise. We did not get the chance to leave a thank you note for our host, but hope that you will tell him on our behalf how much we appreciated his gestures.
Stayed July 2013