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Sleeps 6/8. 3 bedroom charming stone villa with luxurious interior. Peaceful countryside location, and 15 minutes drive from the Mediterranean sea. Pool set within large, beautiful, mature, fully walled (perfect for children and pool parties) and extremely private garden. Cafe, bar, and small local shop within 150 metres. As well as the obvious proximity of beaches and islands there is a wealth of archaeological / historical sites and pretty / interesting villages & towns to visit in the area.
Villa Galic is a charming and ideally situated stone house in Istria, very close to the Mediterranean sea with its islands and beaches. The landscape in the area is predominantly olive groves and vineyards. The house is flanked by established trees on one side and has fine countryside views all round. The property is extremely private and the pool and garden are not overlooked from any aspect. It is finished to an extremely high standard and features modern twists on the traditional stone villa. Villa Galic sleeps 6 adults (+can very comfortably accomodate 2 adults on settee bed in the living area + 1 baby cot) and is situated in the small, quiet village of Jursici. There is a cafe, bar, and small local shop 150m walk from the house. More comprehensive amenities can be found in the medieval town of Vodnjan, 6km away.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
The house has been rebuilt in the original style with traditional materials and is a delight. Its double thickness walls ensure that it stays relatively cool even in the height of the summer sunshine. The house is constructed entirely and with no shortcuts from the golden stone typical to Istria and boasts many traditional features such as partly exposed stone walls and substantial wooden beams. The floors are a blend of wooden floor boards, stone, brick, and reclaimed quarry tiling. The property will be benefitting from a brand new modern (yet in keeping with the vibe) kitchen fitting and both entirely new bathroom installations over the winter 2011/2012 as well as the walls being freshly repainted throughout. The property is very well cared for and maintained to a high standard since the owners and their family also use it themselves throughout the year. Pool surround area & pool terrace is totally redone (modern / luxe stone) 2012/2013.
Istria, dubbed 'the Tuscany of Croatia', was named one of the National Geographic’s top 10 holiday destinations for 2011 and is renowned for its gastronomy (ham, cheese, truffles, olives, seafood) and vineyards, and makes the ideal base for someone wishing to have a 'foodie' break. The mediterranean coast offers beaches and islands, swimming coves, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, and diving, and other outdoor sports popular are road cycling, golf, riding, and tennis. There is a wealth of archaeological / historical sites in the area too numerous to mention but Porec for example is home to the wondrous Euphrasian Basilica and the church of St Blaise of neighbouring Vodnjan contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of Rome. Pula’s impressive Roman amphitheatre hosts open air concerts throughout the summer months, and the city boasts many other Roman buildings. One can take a boat trip from one of the nearby sea ports to Venice, or excursions to the islands and national park of Brijuni. Rovinj (featured on many tourist posters), Limski kanal (turquoise 'fjord'), Baredine Cave (stalagmites and stalactites), Groznjan (Town of Artists), Motovun (trendy hill village), Pazin (for exploring Istria's interior), Umag, Rabac (swimming coves), Labin (hilltop town), Buzet (truffle capital of Istria), Opatija (former watering spot for the Austrian nobility which still retains an aura of Old Europe), Vrsar (one of Europe's largest naturist camps) there are no shortage of places to visit or things to do in Istria. Please note that although some noise can be heard on occasion from the road and cafe bar, the vibe of the property is generally extremely peaceful, calm, secluded and quiet.
Non-refundable 25% deposit of total rental booking. 5% 'early bird' discount on bookings made before 31.12.14. Booking remains open until deposit money received. Balance to be paid not less than 10 wks prior to arrival or owner reserves right to remarket. Guests are responsible for any unreasonable damages to property + proper use of pool and must secure own cancellation / travel insurance. Pool guaranteed open from May til end September, usually also October.