Kastelir Villa Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Over 100 years old, this traditional, Istrian stone house nestles on the slopes of historic Kastelir. It has panoramic views of the coast below, especially from the 1st floor balcony.
Beautifully restored, with old wood beams, stone stairs & polished wood floors, the house is built on three floors. On the ground floor there is a kitchen-diner, small double bedroom & bathroom with shower. On the 1st floor there is a large living room with stone fireplace & balcony. On the top floor there are 2 double bedrooms & bathroom with bath.
Outside there is a small garden with a 6x3m2 pool, a covered dining area with a stone table & a sun terrace with sea views. Parking is private, at the start of the property & screened from the garden by wrought iron gates. Friendly Croatian neighbours.
There is a restaurant a minute's walk away & others close by. There's also a mini-supermarket a short walk away. With its stone stairs & unfenced pool, this property maybe unsafe for toddlers & small children.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
About Nicky Anson
Phil and I are two Brits who settled in Istria in early 2005. Having left the UK in the early 80s to take up jobs in The Netherlands and then Belgium, we ended up running our own small marketing communications agency in Antwerp. After many years beavering frenetically in the corporate jungle, we came to Istria for a more relaxed, outdoor lifestyle: to live somewhere we could have outdoor sofas, lunch on the terrace and an afternoon swim.
We fell in love with Istria and decided it was the perfect holiday location. First we built a little house at the bottom of our garden for family and friends. Then, after a year’s hunting, we bought this lovely 3-bed place as a holiday let.
Over the years we’ve stayed in a lot of self-catering places and we wanted to make Brnobici somewhere we would want to stay. Somewhere cosy and comfortable, where everything has been thought of. The sort of place we’d want to come back to time and again.
We live in a small Istrian village, not far from the sea with our 2 cats (Baggy & Tally). As well as running my small rental business, I also write/run Live Istria - the website for everyone interested in Istria or living in the sun - and when I have time, I love to garden.
Nicky Anson purchased this villa in 2006
Why Nicky Anson chose Kastelir
Buying the 'dream' is never easy and it took me over a year's hard house-hunting to find it. Being a romantic fool, I wanted an old stone Istrian house - a slice of history. Being practical, I wanted it in a village with restaurants and shops all within walkable distance - who wants to drive on holiday, if you don't have to? I also wanted it to be near the sea, have room for a pool and, if possible, a sea view. With Brnobici I found exactly what I was looking for: a comfortable 3-bedroom place, full of interesting features, panoramic sea views, a pool and a restaurant across the road!
What makes this villa unique
As I've mentioned, having restuarants and shops within walking distance are great. The pool's great on a hot day and, if you want more water and fun, the coast is only ten minutes away.
With it's warm, sunny hillside location, Kastelir has long been one of Istria's more sought-after holiday locations (Brnobici is one of its districts). Because of this there is an unusually wide selection of restaurants in the area. Luckily, it's also managed to maintain it's sleepy, village atmosphere: traffic is light to non-existant and walking the country lanes between the different districts is a lovely way to while away an afternoon - especially as you'll end up walking past a great selection of local wineries and olive oil places with some of the best wines in Istria on offer.