We had a wonderful week in this amazing house. We flew in from Gatwick on Croatia Airways (much nicer than Easyjet) and the house is about 50 minutes easy drive from the small airport. The car hire is literally next to the front door of the airport, so very easy.
The house is large, very well built and glamorous with exceptional views west across the valley. The quality of the building was excellent, far higher than I was expecting, it did feel a bit like a luxury LA home.
The mountains north of Zagreb were a complete surprise, and we ended up having a much busier week than we anticipated.
Varizden was a wonderful day trip to the north east, our waiter on the first day recommended it as the most beautiful town in Croatia, it was totally wonderful and well worth the visit. We spend quite a few days at the superb new spa and swimming pool complex in Donja Stubica about 3km from the house. This is a far better pool and spa comlex than anything I know of in Kent and Sussex. Huge wonderful pools set in lush green parkland. The massage treatment were about 160 kuna for an hour, (under £20!). Eating out in Croatia is very very cheap. We were paying about £30 - £40 for a full meal with drinks for 5 people, that's how holiday should be!
Zagreb itself is also only about 50 minutes drive so makes a great trip to the old town and Cathedral area. We even made it to the Plitvic lakes, 2 hours drive from the house, but quite extraordinary (google it).
Overall you wont be disappointed, a wonderful, luxury house close to a capital city, and your bank account is left nursing hardly any damage. Great