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Traditional Istrian Cottage for 4 people in Vrećari

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect vacation for 4 people, family friendly

House Edi is a charming new Istrian stone house built with a lot of care for a perfect vacation. This is a traditional Istrian house with a stone exterior, fireplace interior, custom built oak furniture and all the necessities that provide comfort and relaxation during your vacation. The property is large with areas for kids to play, three swings and a garden. There is a covered private dining area outside to enjoy the beautiful evenings. The interior is air conditioned and fully equipped with all the appliances.

The beaches of Rabac are only 7 km away, less than 15 minutes by car. Rabac has the most well known pebble beaches in Istria. The historic town of Labin is located 2 km away, showing the charm of old cobbled streets and art galleries.

This private house with only one rental unit offers great vacation nearby beautiful sea, place full of nature, history and amazing food.

More Details

Property Manager
Natalija Vale Popowicz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Natalija Vale Popowicz


My name is Natalija. My parents Denis and Edi live in Vrećari and rent the house they built by themselves to guests from all over the world. They have a private house for 4 people and a separate house with two apartments. They live on the same property, but in a different house and can provide you with the privacy you need during your vacation or help you with anything that would make your stay in Croatia more enjoyable. If you have never been to Croatia, you will not be disappointed. Istria is a very unique place in Croatia that offers great food, beautiful pebble beaches, many old hill towns and many years of history. I hope that you have a chance to see it for yourself!

Please let me know if you have any questions! -Natalija

Why Natalija Vale Popowicz chose Municipality of Sveta Nedelja

The property is located on the outskirts of busier towns of Labin and Rabac. The area is quiet and not crowded like nearby towns. There yard is very large and kids love running and playing around the property.

What makes this house unique

Our guests are usually entertained by very playful kittens. If you like to drink homemade wine, the owners are very generous!


Municipality of Sveta Nedelja House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • There is one shared bedroom with a large double bed and two single beds. There is a curtain for privacy between double bed and two single beds. Baby crib can be provided on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Traditional Istrian Cottage for 4 people in Vrećari
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

We really appreciated the house and especially the

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated the house and especially the owners who are very nice and friendly. It is quiet and nice place to stay and not far for all accomodations. We spent 3 peaceful and nice weeks and recommend the property

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Another Cleveland connection came through for us! Natalija was very helpful and quick to respond over emails and her parents and cousin greeted us and hosted us in Vrecari, Croatia. Their house is beautiful, half our group stayed in the ground floor apartment, which has two bedrooms and a spacious renovated kitchen.

I stayed in the stone house with my husband and two little girls. The old stone house is beautifully renovated inside and out. It is also very clean. There is one large bedroom with a double bed and two single beds, so perfect for our little family. There is a large kitchen with a giant table and benches, and a lovely fireplace too. The bathroom has a shower (no bathtub) and a washing machine as well. Outside there are swings, and plenty of space for children to run around and play. There is also a covered pavilion right outside the stone house that has a large table. We had most of our meals here and we played cards / games here. Edi provided a grill, we bought some charcoal and made local chevapchichi and plejskavica (available at the supermarket just down the road) on the grill. It was perfect.

Natalija's parents were very kind and generous. We tasted their wine and Edi's amazing honey rakija - I'd say that alone is worth the trip.

Rabac's beaches are a short 15-20 minute drive away - beautiful white pebble beaches.

House Edi is a great base camp to explore Istria from. We went to Pula to see the amphitheatre, the Festinsko caves, and Pazin, all short trips by car - doable with small children if you time nap time right :)

Also very near are supermarkets and a gas station - just down the road, can walk, bicycle or drive.

I highly recommend staying here, especially for a family vacation for at least a week!


  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The small village of Vrecari is located near the historical town Labin, which is ready to offer thousands of years of history and the town of Rabac, also called 'The Pearl of the Kvarner Bay' owing to the pride of white pebble beaches and beautiful landscape stretching along the coastline. If you enjoy authentic cuisine, Istria prides itself on being the culinary centre of Croatia.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.53

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.