STONE COTTAGE IN TRANQUIL VILLAGE LOCATION, 5KM FROM POREC

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Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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STONE COTTAGE IN TRANQUIL VILLAGE LOCATION, 5KM FROM POREC

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Self catering air conditioned cottage perfectly situated for a peaceful holiday

Beautifully appointed, newly reconstructed 2 bedroom, air conditioned 3 storey self catering Villa set in lovely rural location between Istria's tourist mecca Porec and the rolling hills of 'The New Tuscany'. See our quicktime movie.

Views over vineyards and olive groves in a tiny hamlet of 9 houses 5km from Istria's main tourist destination.

Enclosed garden with our own olive tree and locking gate. Covered patio area with garden furniture. Veranda leading directly from first floor bedroom with fine views of the surrounding vineyards and farmland.

10 minutes from Porec & resorts Plava Laguna (Blue Lagoon), Zelena Laguna (Green lagoon) and Bijela Uvala (White Bay). Waterskiing, windsurfing, boat & bike hire available. Pula, home to Europe's 3rd largest amphitheatre and gateway to stunning Brijuni Islands (where you will find Tito's palace, a safari park and a unique golf course) is just 30 minutes away.

Local Amenities: Superb local restaurant in adjoining village of Musalez. All facilities, supermarkets, banks, ATMs, travel agencies etc available in Porec. Local restaurants serve wonderful food with a strong Italian influence, great Pizzas and pastas, as well as sea food caught daily and very drinkable local wines.

For the more adventurous try the Istrian truffles with steak or fusilli, Prsut (the local dried ham), sheep’s cheese, wild boar with pasta, and raw fish gaspaccio.

Croatians love tennis, football and all sports, and local hotels offer excellent facilities, many with tennis centres with indoor and outdoor courts. At the Hotel Diamant there is a newly opened 'Wellness Centre', with gym, pools, sauna, steam room, treatments etc.

The beaches in Istria tend to be pebbly, rather than sandy, with a few exceptions. There are purpose built paved platforms with steps down all along the water's edge, which are ideal for sunbathing, particularly if you don't like getting sand everywhere! The Adriatic is one of the cleanest seas anywhere, winning praise fom Jacques Cousteau as one of the most beautiful seas he had ever dived in.

Getting there: Low cost daily scheduled flights from Stansted, Luton and Bristol with RyanAir and EasyJet to Pula (35 mins from house), Rijeka, Trieste and Ljubljana (around 90 mins). Both also offer cheap flights to Venice, accessible by road or sea.

Other carriers have cheap charter flights to Pula and Rijeka. Scheduled flights also available. Car hire available at all airports.

Feel free to call Mike or Ria for help finding flights and car-hire.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401001
+44 (0)7747 692051
Bujici Porec area
Soton, Hants, UK
5

My long (but not long enough) weekend away...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
One of the most enduring memories I have is waking up ‘relatively’ early for me on the first day of my long week-end break, sitting outside on my own in the morning sun drinking a cup of tea and it gradually dawning on me how quiet it was. No aeroplanes overhead, no trains, no background hum of a motorway – the only traffic to speak of being the four cows that were escorted down the lane by a local farmer. Bliss.

Whilst this rural village location offers peace and solitude it also provides a great base to travel to a number of coastal and inland villages and towns, within easy driving distance.

The coastal towns are elegant and we found it very inexpensive to eat in the restaurants and cafes; in April it was warm enough to eat outside and enjoy the ambience and café culture well into the evening. The artisan villages set within the hills are a delight and drinking a glass of the local beer with friends in a village square overlooking the hills lined with poplars is another happy memory that comes to mind.

The house itself is spacious and has been developed with great care and attention to retain the typical Croatian features – an open fire being one of them.

The house was spotless when we arrived and the cleanliness was a very high standard.

It is equipped with everything you might need without being crammed full of every modern cooking gadget, therefore retaining its Croatian farmhouse appeal. A small walled area to the front of the house with views across the fields provides ample space for sun lounging and barbecuing.

I would highly recommend this as a holiday destination and I will certainly go back and hopefully discover more of the enchanting aspects of this part of the world.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401001
+44 (0)7747 692051
Bujici Porec area
Dorset, UK
5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We had a most enjoyable stay at Villa Maria which is in a very small and friendly village. We felt we had made a good choice in both the property and location. The neighbours, who look after the property, were very friendly and generous in supplying us with pears and very tasty grapes. Porec is very beautiful and interesting. There are also many other places of interest to visit. We found a picturesque beach for swimming at Ulika. Like most beaches in Croatia it is rocky and stony but with a pair of jelly shoes it is not a problem - sea was pleasantly warm at this time of the year. A few good restaurants locally and a large choice in Porec. We barbequed a couple of times. Only negative point: TV sound would not work through satellite box and DVD player did not work (juddering and stopping). I let Mike know and I'm sure he will sort this out. A very minor point and we would recommend this accommodation without hesitation.
business
Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401001
+44 (0)7747 692051
Bujici Porec area
5

Best family holiday to date!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Me and my family stayed at Villa Maria in April 2011, and what a fantastic time we had.
We have 3 children, 2 boys 5 and 6 and a girl 2 1/2 and it was the perfect family holiday, something for all of us, caving, dragon boats, pirate coves, roman collusium and crystal clear waters to mention but a few highlights.
The villa itself is beautifully kept in an amazing setting the perfect place to unwind after a busy day adventuring. The villagers were very friendly and our children had a great time playing with local children and made some good friends. The wine purchased from a local man a few doors away from the villa is a must.
In all a great holiday in a lovely location in a beautiful villa,that I would recommend to all.
We will be returning to villa Maria in the future.
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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401001
+44 (0)7747 692051
Bujici Porec area
BRIGHOUSE
5

Delightful stay in rustic house in Valkarin.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My husband and I have just returned from our lovely week at the cottage in Valkarin. The cottage was well-equipped and clean with lots of helpful extras such as maps, local information and beach equipment. We found it with no problem due to helpful instructions and maps e-mailed by the owner,
A little extra drawer space in the bedroom would have been nice - but then we always take too many clothes!
We had lovely warm/hot weather all week and were grateful for the air-conditioning in the bedroom.
It was lovely to sit on the shady patio in an evening with a bottle of wine while watching the swallows swooping around.
One of the nice things about the property is that it's within easy reach of so many places. Porec is only ten minutes drive and Vrsar and Novigrad for instance are perhaps twenty minutes drive . All the roads are well-signposted and we found them to be well-maintained and uncrowded. A nice change from the busy roads in England.
We visited Porec several times and it's just as pretty as I remembered with a great choice of restaurants and bars. It has a great atmosphere in an evening and is lovely to stroll around. We enjoyed visits to Vrsar - with it's view of the islands, Rovinj, Novigrad - which was smaller than Porec but one of our favourites, Motovun - where we had a leisurely lunch on the terrace of the Hotel Kastel while enjoying tha amazing view and Groznan with it's cobbled streets and arts and crafts shops. If driving to Goznjan I would avoid the rough, winding road sign-posted from the main road from Motovun and take the road from Buje instead.
We enjoyed lots of memorable meals at reasonable prices. Our favourite was the Ranch Grill Barba Nane on the left side of the road to Pazin and only a mile or so from the village of Musalez. We ate in a pretty garden there in the shade of climbing Kiwi bushes. There was an excellent choice of food with friendly waiters who all spoke several languages and we found the prices were generally cheaper than in Porec
One day, after getting a little lost on a walk to the coast, an elderly local couple in a battered old car took pity on us and took us to the beach - refusing our offer of payment. I think this sums up the friendliness of the people that we came across.
The whole area is so pretty, clean and full of character with lovely gardens everywhere and we will certainly be back in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Another happy guest... we will endeavour to address the draw space issue for next season
Mike
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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401001
+44 (0)7747 692051
Bujici Porec area
Milano - Italia
5

Easter's holiday

Easter's holiday
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We booked at last minute and we received a prompt and excellent support.
The house is cozy, clean and well equipped.
Far enough away from the crowds to enjoy the birds and frogs in the pond but just few minutes by car from the center of Porec.
At the arrival, we needed to heat it: in bedrooms there are the air condition units that were very efficient. in dining room we used the fireplace (thare is also an electric heater).
We strongly recommend this house.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the place as much as we do!
Ciao
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Porec
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Baderna
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Porec
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bepos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bepos
Car: recommended

The cottage is located in the peaceful village of Valkarin, just 5 mins drive from the sea and the picturesque and historic town of Porec. There are many pretty and interesting towns and villages to explore within easy reach of the cottage. Sample the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants overlooking the clear ocean on one of the marinas at either Porec, Rovinj, Novigrad or Vrsar. Enjoy the journey inland through pine forests and rolling hills. Discover the ancient hill-top towns of Motovun, Grozjnan and Hum. A daily return fast cat ferry service (2 hours) runs from Porec harbour to Venice. Other places to visit: Hum (the smallest town in the world.) Baredine Caves, Limski fjord (taste the beautiful cheeses, olives, wines and Grappa). The Amphitheatre in Pula is an amazing, historical place to visit.

Other Activities: Spa, gym and pool (Hotel Diamant)

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Availability & Rates

Bujici Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
SPRING
Jan 8 2014 - May 23 2014
£60
£390
3 nights
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
May 24 2014 - Jul 25 2014
£80
£490
3 nights
 
 
SUMMER BREAK
Jul 26 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£100
£720
3 nights
 
 
LATE SUMMER
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
£80
£490
3 nights
 
 
LATE SEASON
Sep 27 2014 - May 29 2015
£60
£420
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

20% deposit required upon booking. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Notes Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds and Euros, and do not include local tourist tax, which is approx 1 euro per adult per day. Any rental period possible, discounts for longer periods.
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Amenities

Bujici Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Downstairs cloakroom. First floor family bathroom with shower, wc etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 on first floor with good sized double bed. Bedroom 2 on second floor with twin beds and comfy camp bed. Double sofa-bed in lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • waterfalls
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have made a Quicktime movie to let you get a better picture of the layout and the rest of the accommodation. Please contact us for the link to download this virtual tour. You will need Quicktime or iTunes to view this movie. Once loaded, you can move from room to room, up the stairs and outside (Click to change nodes when the cursor changes from a circle to an arrow). In each location you can drag through 360 degrees, zoom in and out with shift and control keys. The file is 3MB so will take a few seconds to download.... please be patient. Also, this movie was shot a couple of years ago, so you won't see the bannisters, air-con and landscaped garden.
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