Newly built and beautifully appointed in true Istrian style , Lavanda has it's own private terrace. Inside you will find a living area with sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen/dining area. There is a double bedroom with four poster bed . Above the living room is a loft where sleeping accomodation for two children can be reached by a ladder.
La casa di Matiki, Oasis of peace and tranquillity, only a step away from sea. Relax among the olive trees and friendly animals.
Matiki, a beautiful place in the heart of Istra, 15 min (by car) from sea (Rovinj) is a good choice if you want to spend your interesting vacation relaxed Agritourism with optional bed & breakfast:
All apartment have kitchen facilities and a barbeque grill and oven (wood) are at your disposal in the courtyard.
A rich breakfast (home-made specialities: bread, jam, cookies, eggs from our chickens) awaits you in the courtyard in summer and close to fireplace in winter and every morning something new and special.
There's a pool at your disposal, dimensions: 5 x 12 m, system for water filtrating. The pool is surrounded with old Istrian stone walls, built with old special technique 'dry stone'. Pool equipment includes parasols, deck chairs and a gazebo where you can have lunch or just relax and enjoy in peace.
If you want we can organize preparing delicious fruit jams from season fruits. Of course all with a little help from Sonja, the owner.
Also you can participate in making traditional bread the way our grandmothers use to do it.
For long walks fans and mushroom pickers, little forests and valleys in the surrounding area of Matiki offer you the possibility to find these wonder.Various sport activity include swimming in the pool or in the sea, long walks in beautiful nature and little forests and riding mountain bikes which you can borrow from Sonja, the owner. For long walks fans and mushroom pickers, little forests and valleys in the surrounding area of Matiki offer you the possibility
In the spring our hens proudly parade with their chickens which are 'created' and born in the same way as in the time of our grandmothers.
Our dogs Pako, Obama and Tiffany who are members of our family, are the first to welcome guests who come to Matiki house. You may take a short walk to visit our sheep and donkeys.
Closest town is Zminj (1km), and there you can find:
Bank (with exchange office).
Hair and cosmetic studio.
Supermarkets and stores.
Pizzeria and coffee bars.
Every second Wednesday there's a fair (Samanj) where you can browse and buy traditional products of this area.
Hello! I am Sonja. I am a grandmother of two boys, a lover of people, and a lover of animals. My work (La Casa di Matiki) is my life and I love it. I would love for you to come and be a part of that. See you soon!
Sonja Matiki purchased this apartment in 1994
La Casa die Matiki is an old istrian farmhouse built in 1835 and renovated by Sonja, the innkeeper, in 1994, using traditional istrian style architecture, making it one of the first Bed and Breakfasts in Istria built after the reestablishment of the Croatian State. Sonja has since then transfigured the old farmhouse property into a community very much alive and active, with sheep, donkeys, and chickens, on an outlying farm, and her three dogs, Paco, Obama, and Tiffany. La Casa di Matiki offers her guests a very tranquil and relaxing stay in one of eight apartments and the option of Breakfast for an additional 7 Euros per person. Every Apartment is equiped with a Kitchen to enable all guests to cook!
Žminj (Italian: Gimino), a municipality in the central part of Istria (Croatia), 15 km south of Pazin; elevation 355 m; population 3.447. It was first mentioned in 1177 as a parish of the Poreç diocese.
The town is located on a limestone hill between the Lim valley and the Raša valley. Its economy is based on farming and livestock breeding. Žminj is located at the intersection of regional roads to Pazin, Kanfanar, Svetvin çenat and Labin. This unique part of Istria has a number of attractions, beautiful landscapes and remnants of cultural heritage from all ages (such as a tower Citadel in the old town).
Exquisite specialities of Istrian cuisine: 'maneštra' (minestra), sausages with cabbage, venison with 'fuži' (a kind of pasta), 'supa'(crisp bread in red wine, with olive-oil and pepper) and the famous wines, teran and malmsey.
Žminj and its surroundings offer excellent opportunities for hiking and cycling tours, as well as for agritourism.