Apartments and Villas near Pula, Croatia
Our apartment in Medulin was great for just the two of us . Hadn't expected quite the culture shock of it being such a family destination at the beach but the apartment being the other end of the main area, with some really nice restaurants close by, suited fine plus we enjoyed exploring the national park and Pula , plus cycling etc
Stayed July 2017
The family are charming people. The father was there every day pool-cleaning and tending the gardens. They really do care about the contentment of their visitors.
We stayed two weeks. On the first day of week 2 they changed the sheets and towels and did a good clean. BUT they didn't give us toilet paper for week 2. I asked for some and he gave me one roll, but I thought "What a shame to give the illusion of being tight-fisted" when he is NOT tight-fisted. A quiet word in his ear is required; two rolls for week two, automatically, please.
If anyone asks for suggestions for a holiday, then send them to IS002A. It's wonderful.
Impressed with: Istria is full of interesting history, some pre-Roman. The people made a huge impression. Many of them speak excellent English and are genuinely Europeans. They are good entrepreneurs and there are lots of things to do.
Not impressed with: The run-of-the-mill tourist restaurants.
Recommend: The best for meat is "Salt and Pepper" on the road to the harbour and for fish it is Ristorante Mizerija, on the sea's edge round the corner.
The zipwire at "Adrenailin Park" is good and must be followed by the zipwire at Pazinska jama, 35 miles north.
Favourite villa moment: Diving into the pool at the end of the day. That really makes this villa stand out from others that are available.
Stayed June/July 2017
Villa Comments: For self-catering properties, items such as toilet paper, washing up liquid/cleaning products are not included in rentals although often items from previous guests are left at the villa for next guest use.
Johanna and the owner were very friendly and helpful. Johanna recommended us beautiful places to go and see. She was amazing representative. We loved her for her professional manner.
I have got few comments for you. I was strongly disappointed as swimming pool haven't had a jacuzzi as per your page specification. When we arrived at the villa we were looking for it everywhere until the agent said there's no jacuzzi at the place. This misleading information is still on your page therefore I will recommend to remove that from the below page: www.croatianvillas.com/accommodation/istrian-villa-pool-is027#BookOnline Built : 1906 Last Renovated : 2004 Area : 170 Sqm Frequency of Linen/towel Change : Once a week Maximum No. Cars : 2 Pool Size : 10m x 5m Pool Comments : Pool + Jacuzzi Pool open 15 April - 31 Oct Also we had mice in the house and you could find a droppings all over the kitchen dishes which was quite uncomfortable. We found few scorpions in the rooms upstairs and I would strongly recommend to warn all families with little babies staying at the villa. Last thing we had an owl at the property on the last day which made our stay quite uncomfortable as we couldn't even finish our breakfast and we left the property rushing.
Impressed with:Nice people, amazing food and great beaches.
Not impressed with: Scorpions,
Recommend: I would recommend all to go to Rovinj, Porec.
Comments. Jacuzzi has been removed. Since the guest stay, our own team have stayed at this villa and have not found any evidence of rodents. As in other Mediterranean destinations, Scorpions do exist in Istria although they are not common to see and are of the non-venomous variety. Owls are harmless and we are sorry to read you were alarmed by them.
Stayed August 2014
The village was lovely.
Stayed May 2008
Apartment was of an excellent standard, well maintained and in a great location.
Stayed May 2007
I was interested in Stone Villas, more than what AirBnB offered. The decor was very nice, but we found that there was a lot of decor in the kitchen that we had to remove to make room for using the countertops and to make room for the food that we brought. The kitchen lacked a toaster/toaster oven.
The property was advertised with a pool. We visited in March, and the pool was open but it was not heated so not usable. Heated pools should be in properties that are advertised with the pool as a major feature.
Recommend: The local seafood restaurant in Trget (that was mentioned in the description) was excellent! The other restaurant in that town was very overpriced.
Impressed with: The people of Croatia were so nice! The country was lovely, with amazing cities and countryside. Wineries, olive oil and truffles at the markets and Roman ruins.
Favourite villa moment: Use of the fireplace was great!
Stayed March 2018
Croatian Villas Comments: In March the weather in Croatia can be varied and is often hot which is why pools are open at this time. We do offer a range of villas with heated pools which can be found using the Heated Pool filter in the search results.
It was utterly beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. It came with everything we needed and i.e. everything in the kitchen that we needed for cooking. The only issue we had was that 2 of the sun loungers broke within a minute of sitting on them and it was obvious they'd been previously stuck back together (the owner admitted this). This meant two of us were without sun loungers but we were happy lying on the cushions around the pool. This may however, be a problem for other guests. Owner was Extremely helpful and charming
The only minor issues we had was that I needed to contact you to ask for information on directions, what to do on arrival etc. Once I'd had my full payment confirmation, I didn't hear from you and as the holiday approached I was worried we weren't going to. Despite that, when I contacted you Agata was extremely helpful, sending me all the information in a timely manner. It would have been useful to know that a rep was going to be at the airport to meet us - we weren't aware of this and she was wondering around the airport at Pula looking for us. We had booked a car but because this wasn't in my name she couldn't identify us when she did her rounds of the car hire windows. If we'd known to look out for her we would have done this first.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday, it was perfect!
Impressed with: The beautiful weather, lovely people and gorgeous coast line
Not impressed with: Nothing, we loved it all!
Recommend: Martin Pescador in Trget
Favourite villa moment: Lounging around the lovely pool and eating delicious dinners and BBQs on the terrace.
Stayed September 2012