As we were planning our family trip to Croatia(Istria), we were searching for a tranquil villa where we could relax yet be close enough that we could explore Istria and the beaches. Villa Jelenic exceeded our expectations!
As we arrived at the gated entry way, we were led up the driveway which was lined with lavender and rosemary bushes. The villa was situated on top of the hill with beautiful views of the mountainside. As we enterted the doorway, the owner had prepared bottles of wine as well as olive oil, rakija(grappa) and vinegar from their farmland. The villa was exactly what we were looking for. Designed as a traditional stone home it had all the modern amenities(WiFI, AC). The villa was pristine,comfortable, and well decorated with traditional Istrian touches. Doing a lot of traveling this was one of the nicest places we stayed.The pool area was relaxing and the outdoor kitchen and seating area were perfect the days we decided to stay home and cook our own meals. The villa was centrally located so you were never more than 20min to 1.5 hrs from exploring Istria. Although we did alot of traveling, the days we spent at the villa were most memorable. An added bonus was the fenced in area which was perfect for our children to run around and explore with no worry. We spent every morning feeding the deer which the children cherished most. It was nice having the owners close by so if there was any question they were a phone call or email away.
We could not have been more happy with our stay and we are looking forward to spending time at Villa Jelenic next summer!!