BENUSSI - A SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN A MEDIEVAL HOUSE. FREE BROADBAND

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Vodnjan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

In the medieval town of Vodnjan: 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 9 windows- sleeps 5

The Casa Benussi apartment is in a much photographed Venetian Gothic house in prime position on the main square of the medieval town of Vodjnan in Istria. A sweeping circular stone staircase leads to the the apartment on the second floor. The rooms are very spacious and light with great views from all 8 windows! The property has been modernised to a very high specification, with attention to the preservation of the original character and free Wi-Fi internet access. Vodnjan is 20 minutes from Pula airport (Ryanair), 2 hours from Rijeka airport and Trieste airport. It is also 20 minutes from Rovinj and 5 minutes from the ferry to Brijuni Islands. The apartment has a roof top terrace with spectacular views over the countryside, distant mountains and nearby sea. The local area is excellent for biking, exploring, walking and rock climbing. Nearby Pula has a large Roman amphitheatre, a busy harbour as well as museums, shops and many cultural and sporting activities. Frequent bus service.

Summer event: The town of Vodnjan has an extended programme of events in the summer, particularly in August. Our position is pretty much the equivalent of a 'Royal Box' for such events.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tessa (Property Manager)
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
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Benussi - a spacious apartment in a medieval house. Free broadband
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Benussi - a spacious apartment in a medieval house. Free broadband
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Vodnjan Pula - Medulin area
United Kingdom
5

A lovely apartment in ideal location

  • 5 of 5
It was just starting to rain when we arrived in Vodnajan. (It was nice and sunny the rest of the week). We had not realised until the week before we went that there is no parking at the apartment and the town car park is a few minutes walk away so we trudged through the cobbled streets with our suitcases trundling over the cobbles. We later learned that we could have dropped off outside the apartment as there is a route through.
We met Matija who showed us around the apartment. I was slightly disappointed at first as the kitchen on the photograph is not the kitchen that is in the apartment. The kitchen in the apartment does not have an oven. One of the reasons I chose the apartment is that I like to cook myself due to food intolerances. However this did not spoil our stay an I managed with the hob and microwave and lovely pizzas from the restaurant at the end of the road.
My parents aged 83 were with us and the stone staircase leading to the apartment was easily manageable by them (They are fitter than me I think!). The steps leading up to the roof terrace were a bit more of a challenge to them and they only attempted it once. The views from the roof terrace are astounding.
The town square can be quite noisy on an evening and early morning. This was not a problem to my parents who were in the main bedroom but could be heard more from the loft bedroom. I didn't mind as we were happy to be up early. We also had a couple of thunderstorms through the night which was a bit scary in the loft bedroom!
The towns water supply was cut off for 2 days and it was quite exciting to join the locals at the portable water tank which came into the square twice a day. Also the neighbours in the flat below have a well in the garden and provided water for us to flush the toilet! The neighbours were so friendly and helpful, such a lovely couple...I had a tear in my eye when I said bye on our last day (and again now typing this!).
The apartment is an ideal location for visiting the area, Pula, Rovinj, Medulin, Fazana and Brijuni Islands are all well worth a visit. The apartment has a lot of character and it was easy to transport yourself back to medieval times :). The first day, no parking, no oven, climbing the stairs with our cases I thought "I am not sure about this!" By the end of the week I did not want to leave and I am so very pleased I chose Benussi for our holiday apartment . Lots of happy memories to treasure. I recommend Benussi for a holiday apartment.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Benussi - a spacious apartment in a medieval house. Free broadband
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Vodnjan Pula - Medulin area
5

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5
Benussi was a great choice for us! Vodnjan is a great location for exploring Istria. The apartment is very well appointed and has a very comfortable and modern feel, even as it preserves the classic character of the building. The rooftop deck is amazing! We had breakfast up here every morning and finished each day with a candle-lit glass of wine overlooking the church tower. Fantastic! Tessa (owner) was extremely helpful and gave us great tips for shopping and exploring the area. The check-in/check-out procedures were easy and the parking was close by. We highly recommend this apartment and Tessa for her hospitality.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Benussi - a spacious apartment in a medieval house. Free broadband
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Vodnjan Pula - Medulin area
5

Wonderful flat for exploring Istria

  • 5 of 5
My mom and I stayed at this lovely flat right on the main square of Vodnjan, one of Istria's many medieval towns. I would highly recommend Benussi for anyone planning to spend several days in Istria as you can easily make this your homebase and do daytrips around the region (Pula is only 10 mins away and the Slovenian border is ~ 1 hour). The owners are wonderful and made for a very seamless rental process. The flat has undergone significant renovation and provides for all the modern amenities you might need (including free wifi), so the pictures are true to form. As an added bonus, the local village's fabulous gourmet restaurant called Vodnjanka is within walking distance.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Benussi - a spacious apartment in a medieval house. Free broadband
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Vodnjan Pula - Medulin area
United Kingdom
4

Lovely Spot!

  • 4 of 5
We had a fantastic stay in this stunning apartment looking over the square. It was the perfect place to look out into the hub of this little village and get a taste of Istrian life. We even watched a wedding procession with squash boxes! It's a great base to explore the rest of Istria. The apartment is fully equipped and had everything we needed. Spent most evenings on the roof terrace overlooking the city. Vodnjan conveniently located a short distant from Pula airport.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Vodnjan Pula - Medulin area
Brunei
5

Perfect location for a holiday

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay in this amazing apartment, it was presented even better than the photos. Tastefully furnished with flair, provided with everything you could possibly want, even comfortable beds!The outlook was pleasant, giving us front row seats watching the locals conduct their daily life in the main village square, though at night it could be noisy if you wanted the windows open.
We had the best of both worlds, lazy days in the apartment, exploring the village, and Istria sightseeing. Vodnjan was a perfect base to visit Istria, driving was easy and there are lots of interesting day trips.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Benussi - a spacious apartment in a medieval house. Free broadband
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Vodnjan Pula - Medulin area
Copenhagen, Denmark
5

Great apartment, great location!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was everything it promised to be. Spacious, clean and in full working order. Recommended! If you long for pure authenticity and old-school Mediterranean life Vodnjan is nothing short of an Istrian gem. This small, but fully operating town seems miraculously untouched by any touristic influence. Truly a perfect base for exploring Istria - but also a great place for spending a day doing as little as possible. Wish we were there.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Pula airport (Ryanair)
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Vodnjan
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres

Istria has been an important gateway to Europe for more than a thousand years. This coming and going is reflected in both culture and architecture making Istria more like Europe than the rest of Croatia. Italian is the official second language here and both buildings and agriculture seem much like Tuscany. The ever popular coastal towns are well worth a visit, but so are the gems inland - the walled medieval hills towns of Groznan and Motovun, the ruined city of Divigrad and the dramatic views from the top of Mt Ucka. Wine, truffles, and a therapeutic hot-spring mud bath can make a great day out. Formerly Vodnjan was a garrison town for the Roman army; later overshadowed by its port, Pula. Today Vodnjan is rebounding in a rather relaxed fashion, and is a fine staging post for trips to the palaces of Tito's island retreats on Brijuni, the beaches of the fishing port of Fazana and the seafood restaurants of Pula.

Other Activities: Rock climbing, flying, boating to islands.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vodnjan Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£511
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£399
 
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£315
 
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
£315
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 30% due with your booking. On receipt of your payment your booking will be confirmed. £150 security deposit will be due on arrival. This is refunded within 14 days of your departure if there is no damage.

There is a tourist tax to pay on arrival. In the summer it is 7.5 kuna (approx £1) per person per day.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vodnjan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • A cot is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The roof terrace is shared with our other apartment Castello.
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