Pjescana Uvala Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Suncaliste d.o.o apartment is situated in Pula's most exclusive suburb - Pjescana Uvala and has spectacular views overlooking the bay. It also benefits from a large private terrace with sun loungers and dining furniture for 'al fresco' eating. The kitchen is fully equipped or alternatively you could select the cuisine from the various restaurants around the beach and harbour areas which are 3 mins walk away. The apartment has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and an inflatable double bed for the lounge area if required. It has a modern feel and a well equipped kitchen containing a full oven & hob. The terrace is 60m2 and the views are simply stunning.
One of the 6 or 7 restaurants in Pjescana Uvala, 'Valsabbion', regularly appears in the top 5 restaurants in Croatia. Previous guests have chartered a yacht from the marina, enjoyed walking, sightseeing and some a good book and a glass of wine on the terrace! It's the location of this apartment which makes it special !
The apartment is in Istria and this is a very special part of Croatia. This is because there is so much to see and do, within a very close area. Pula has stunning Roman antiquities as well as some lovely pebble beaches. The area of Cape Kamenjak is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Wonderful views, walks, beaches including the Safari Bar - well known place to grab lunch in among the shade of the sea grass. Rovinj, Porec and Vrsar are all about 30 - 45 minute drive. Each 3 are stunning harbour towns with cobbled streets cascading down from Bell Towers to Marinas. Plenty of shops in Rovinj and Porec. Vrsar is particularly beautiful around the Bell Tower and Church with views over the coast and islands. Vrsar has a sculpture park.
A trip to Brijuni Islands is a memorable trip. It's a boat trip from Fazana (20 minutes from Pula). The islands are beautiful and were once the home of President Tito. There is a very interesting museum showing his life history.
Novigrad is a lovely coastal town with restaurants and a marina and harbour. It also has a new water park which has recently opened if you like water slides! It is a 50 -60 minute drive from the apartment.
The east coast of Istria stretches all the way from Pula to Opatija. Labin is about a 40 minute drive. It's another lovely town with another Bell Tower and cobbled streets. It is home to many artists who have galleries. There is a sculpture park just outside town. On the coast below Labin is Rabac. This town has lovely small coves and a harbour. It is a little developed. After Labin, the east coast road is stunning as it hugs the coastline so the views are over the islands of Cres and Krk. Its a wonderful drive and after 20 minutes you will arrive at Moscenika Draga. Wonderful seaside town. Quite small. Restaurants all hug the beach. The is a lovely harbour. The Beach is very beautiful....however if you walk along the back of the beach a path leads to another beach which is just a little nicer and less busy. Many people do not know it exists! Then the coast continues to Opatija - a large town with boutiques and restaurants. The architecture is Austro Hungarian and the cars are Italian, red and sports cars!
However to go to Istria and only see the coast is to miss so much. Istria has a heart to it. Vineyards you can drop into and do some wine tasting, Olive groves to sample olive oil, Hill Towns, Stunning hills and views. Motovan is a small stunning hill town with beautiful little shops and galleries. Groznjan is another stunning little hill town. It is home to about a dozen art galleries and not much else...apart from the views, views and more views. There are a couple of restaurants.
3 star rating by Croatian Tourist Board
How to get there?: There are now several chartered flights direct to Pula from the UK - Thomson Flights is worth looking at. These are reasonable value outside of school holidays. Alternatively you can fly with Ryanair straight to Pula. Also Ryanair from various locations to Trieste in Italy (about 2 hour drive). Easyjet offer a service to Venice Marco Polo from several airports in the UK. Ryanairfly to Treviso/Venice.This will take about 3 hours 15 mins by car after that, but worth considering if Ryanair/Stansted is a bit far in the UK. Easyjet also fly to Ljubljana in Slovenia and this is about 2 hour drive.
This apartment has legal permissions: The apartment has been categorised by the Croatian Tourist Authority which means it is legal to rent this apartment (via our Croatian company - Suncaliste.d.o.o)
Some apartments in Croatia do not have the legal permissions and this can cause problems for tourists with the local authorities.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
About Phil James
We are a young family of 4. We have enjoyed holidays at the apartment every year over the past 9 years. It is a safe environment in which the children have felt very comfortable. What we enjoy from our holidays may be what you like doing: Lots of swimming, walking, exploring, visiting SO many places of interest all of which are easy to get to withinn Istria, relaxing and reading and taking in the stunning views over the bay.
Sometimes we eat in and others we eat at various restaurants around the area.
Phil James purchased this apartment in 2003
Why Phil James chose Pjescana Uvala
We wanted to buy somewhere that we knew we would enjoy as a family holiday and not get tired of. Suncaliste is now part of us. We have long standing friendships with our neighbours. When we viewed the property, we saw about 10 properties for sale in and around Pula, Porec and Medulin and this one was the only one we were serious about. Once you see the view it will become clear. The other major factor is the fact it is in a village and has a friendly, exclusive feel to it with all necessary ammenities inclusing 2 good beaches a 3 minute walk from the apartment. However it is a 5 minute drive to 4 other beaches, 15 minutes to 3 further beaches, 5 minute drive or bus ride into Pula, easy to get to supermarkets. Finally the whole of Istria is available to you and this is a very special place and easily accessible.
What makes this apartment unique
Istria is a unique place in Europe. It is influenced by Italian, Croatian and Austro Hungarian heritage and this is found in the architecture, buildings, people and food. There is so much to see and most of it is very easy to get to. Roman ruins, Beautiful Islands, Spectacular views, Hilltop towns, Stunning harbour towns, Great Beaches, Shops, Leasure activities, Amazing churches, Incredible Frescos, Unesco Heritage Sites. These are just a few and all within 1 hour from Pjescana and the apartment.