Apartments and Villas near Porec, Croatia
The young lady who showed us to the villa was so friendly and helpful - please pass my regards along to her! Everyone was amazing.
Impressed with: How incredibly friendly and hospitable everyone is, and the incredible unspoilt natural beauty!
Not impressed with: nothing
Favourite villa moment: The pool!
Stayed July 2014
There is a serious safety issue in connection with this property. It is far from the main road and there are no public telephones around. In the case that somebody has an emergency the 112 hotline (or its local correspondent 94) CANNOT be reached from your foreign mobile phone (not even with Croatian prepaid SIMs). This has to be resolved ASAP, or lives might be in danger.
The owner was very nice and the pool has been cleared from twigs and leaves.
Recommend: Restaurant Nono had great food at reasonable prices.
VILLA COMMENTS: Signal strength at the villa is very good.
Stayed August 2012
Very nice cosy private property in a small rural village. Tablets/ powder were supplied for washing machine and dish washer. The property has very good wifi connection and air conditioning was available throughout the property. Most of our time was spent outside on the patio which has been partially covered to provide a shaded area throughout the day. The plunge pool and outside shower are a fantastic facility.
The agent and owner were very helpful. The owners welcomed us with a little snack when we arrived and came to provide us with fresh bedlinen and towels halfway through our stay and sent us home again with a cherished souvenir. The agent came out very early on our last day to collect the keys to allow us ample time to get to the airport on time.
Impressed with: Beautiful scenery, wonderful coastline, the nice food.
Not impressed with: Parking in Novigrad (be sure to have change)
Recommend: We ate at the local Konoba (2 minute walk) nearly every night. The food is very reasonable and plentiful not to mention delicious and the staff are very friendly and welcoming as is the local community. You can buy delicious homemade cheese, ham and salami and have a drink whilst you decide what to get, at a b&b/bike point in the village. Local seaside towns are a 20/30 minute drive away.
Favourite villa moment: Breakfast by the pool whilst being entertained by the occasional curious lizard. Breakfast by the pool whilst being entertained by the occasional curious lizard.
Stayed May/June 2015
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
The owner was very friendly and extremely helpful. We were very pleasantly surprised by how she welcomed her to our property and the care that she put into the property and making her guests feel welcome. Excellent all round.
Impressed with: Great balance between nature, scenery, beach and entertainment
Not impressed with: Border control was a mess
Recommend: Entertainment in Porec, local restaurant in Klostar great for pork roast.
Stayed July 2017
Impressed with: Cycling in Istria is very good with clearly signed routes to suit all abilities.
Not impressed with: Pula - worth half a day visit for the Ampitheatre otherwise very drab.
Recommend: Pizzaria in Sveti Lorec was good. 5 minute drive, 40 minute walk.
Favourite villa moment: BBQ early evening.
Stayed September 2015
Owners excellent, very helpful. Villa description says car recommended actually feel it should say essential. More draws for clothes in the bedrooms, hairdryer in each room.
Local reps very helpful. Explained best sights etc. we left some jewellery in the villa and they contacted us and have arranged to have it sent out to us.
Impressed with: Culture, sights
Not impressed with: Beaches
Recommend: Day trip to Venice a must. Village coffee bar good.
Favourite villa moment: BBQ evening good, pool good, everything made a great holiday.
Stayed July/August 2014
Everything was as we expected. We only had two problems, one was the air conditioning which seemed to cool the property very well during the day when we were not in it but at night it appeared to change to 'heating'and so made sleeping very difficult and the other problem was with ants in the kitchen no matter how careful we were to make sure no food was left around. Agent was extremely pleasant and helpful. Owner was also very pleasant when we were leaving
Impressed with: The sunshine and the cleanliness
Not impressed with: We had no complaints about our visit to Croatia
Favourite villa moment: The pool was excellent
Stayed August 2012