Apartments and Villas near Labin, Croatia
Beautiful property but quite remote. We did have cars available but for the walkers in the party a four hour walk still didn't get them to a cafe or bar or resting place or the beach. The car had to go out and provide a pick up. Nowhere really to walk to. This was a one off holiday for two special birthdays so we had two villas. Probably the next special birthday I will be too old. Thanks for this one.
Caretaker was very helpful no problems.
Impressed with: The beach in Rabac. Weather, people and villa. Taxis were good, wine cheap and food very reasonably priced
Not impressed with: Staff in the Lidl supermarket were not very friendly. Guess serving so many all day made them "grumpy"
Recommend: We did experience the Battle for Labin. Very enjoyable evening out. Had birthday party at Martin Pascador restaurant as recommended? Rabac is also lovely to visit and not too far in a car.
Favourite villa moment: All nineteen of us getting together for an early evening swim.
Stayed July/August 2014
The only issue was that we booked one of four villas in advance while all 4 villas were free and asked for villa which was downhill - with terrace looking not to the swimming pool. We got the confirmation that villa is booked for us and when we came we found that our villa is exact the opposite - the only one with terrace looking to the swimming pool.
As 4 villas are sharing 1 swimming pool - daytime it’s quite noisy and not so easy to use the pool as it's full.
Impressed with: Nature
Not impressed with: A lot of ants in the house - we think that caretaker could instruct the guests how to fight them as finally they were leaving in all food except the one in the fridge
Recommend: The beach in Rovinj
Favourite villa moment: The last day when the weather has finally improved)
Villa Comments: Not all 4 villas were free and this was confirmed at the time of booking to the customer. The best available villa was booked and given on arrival. In general the properties do all have sea views, some slightly more than others.
Regarding Ants. Sprays and other chemicals are laid down where possible, it is important to keep food away as much as possible especially in Mediterranean villas to stop ants being attracted.
Stayed August 2012
Colleague at work had used the company. The company was very efficient and organised when we had queries, which was excellent.
The owner met us in Labin and took us to it, which was very helpful. Property was of high quality. The owner was excellent. Very friendly, considerate and helpful. She even left us with gifts of wine and chocolate (for the children) on departure, which was very kind of her.
Impressed with: Very friendly people and the beautiful scenery. Good food and wine.
Not impressed with: There is a lot of construction on the coast, which makes me worry about what the Dalmatian coast will look liken in a decade or so. Very heavy traffic on the coast roads caused a lot of delays
Recommend: In Istria, we loved the amphitheater at Pula, the basilica at Porec and the fortified villages in the centre of the peninsular.
Stayed August 2016