Apartments and Villas near Pazin, Croatia
The web photos were a bit misleading. We were expecting a much larger pool and thought there were NO adjacent properties. Neither of these turned out to be a big problem but they were initially very disappointing. The owner/neighbors were very nice and it was too cold to swim much.
I don't think the availability of 6 bikes was listed, and it was GREAT to have them.
Owners and agents were outstanding! Lovely, helpful, relaxed folks. The owners dog was a frequent visitor and a true delight (also VERY well trained, did not even try to get in the house).
Easy web access, great properties, good prices. Thanks! Great, easy vacation
Impressed with: relaxed people, history
Recommend: Our favorite restaurant in Croatia was right around the corner, Puli Pineta. They did a special celebration dinner for us that was wonderful. The caves in Slovenia, Rovinj and Porec, Wine tasting, Bjuni National Park, Pula - all well worth the visit.
Stayed June 2016
While the main house was fully air-conditioned, it was disappointing that the 2 bedrooms in the annexe did not have A/C - units were outside the bedroom areas. The agent was great and helped us find a bakery for birthday cakes, while the owner was unobtrusive and helpful regarding when the pool was cleaned. Extremely helpful service from Croatian Villas agent Katija.
Impressed with: Having been before there were not too many surprises, but Istria was especially nice and not overcrowded, with an excellent road network.
Not impressed with: Nothing - everything was fine
Recommend: Nothing specifically culturally - the cave at Festini - Festinsko kraljevstvo - was nice as were 2 local restaurants - Konoba Puli Pineta and Restoran-Konoba Zminjka
Favourite villa moment: Probably evening meals using the kitchen facilities and barbeque after visiting the market in Rovinj for fresh fish, meat and vegetables.
Stayed July 2015
Good-Excellent. Offering a food 'welcome pack' type service would be really useful - especially for those arriving later on a Sunday, as we were. As mentioned to the agent, there were a few small items not provided in the main property, which would have been nice and just add the finishing touches, e.g. toaster, pegs, spare bin bags. Agent was very friendly and informative, although unfortunately, not all of the information he gave was up to date! We enjoyed the small local cave at Festini, as well as the more obvious attractions in Porec, Pula and Rovinj.
Impressed with: Lovely scenery, interesting towns and friendly people.
Stayed June 2012