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Josip Bolkovic

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, italian, Slavenic languages

Traditional Istrian house with spacious olive garden

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rakalj House Rental Photos and Description

2x35 m2, 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 bathroom, kitchen, 4+2 persons.

Sailors house is a traditional stone built house in the center of the well known village Rakalj. It is the place where you find Istrian tradition, great hospitality and beautiful nature in one place. Sailors house has it's own courtyard with two parking spaces, olive garden and external stone built shower. Outside there is also a toilet, sink and a washing machine.

The house is 70 m2 big, it has ground floor, 35m2, with living room, kitchen, bathroom, stairs and a fireplace. On a first floor, also 35 m2, there are two bedrooms and a small hall.

The house is traditionally decorated, stone + wood, with many ornaments like old sewing machine, navy knots, ship barometers, recalling to the great maritime history of Rakalj. Also it is fully equipped with TV SAT and WiFi connection on demand.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Josip Bolkovic (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, italian, Slavenic languages

About Josip Bolkovic

Our family has been hosting guests since 2006. A great number of people from all over the world has been our guests since then. Each time we do our best to you as we like you to feel like you are at your own home.

Josip Bolkovic purchased this house in 2012

Why Josip Bolkovic chose Pula - Medulin area

Sailor's house unique values are vicinity of the village center with still peaceful olive garden. The house is a real Istrian tradition when it comes to the architecture and decoration. It also has a small garden where you can pick traditional Mediterranean herbs like rosemary and lavander.

What makes this house unique

We really do care about our guests. Every year we create few new amenities at Sailor's house. This year we are building an outside grill place and some wooden deck chairs :)

Each our guest can experience an unique activity. We offer you personally guided bike, kayak, snorkeling, horse riding, adrenaline tour, hand made baked read and organization of several summer concerts and fests!

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Traditional Istrian house with spacious olive garden
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Erholung pur, sehr hilfsbereiter Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Super Urlaub abseits des Massentourismus, das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und schön.

Der Vermieter hat sich um alles anfallende gekümmert (Bootsliegeplatz, Grillrost, usw.), nochmals vielen Dank dafür. Jederzeit war er für uns erreichbar und sehr hilfsbereit, hier kann man sich super erholen. Von Rakalj aus kann man schöne Ausflüge machen, die Lage dafür ist top, wir würden jederzeit gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke Michael, Anja und Lea für den Aufenthalt in unserem Haus und für Ihre nette Bewertung. Wir hatten leichte Aufgabe Hosting Sie, wie Sie wirklich nett und einfachen Familie. Natürlich würden wir uns freuen, Sie im nächsten Jahr Gastgeber, wenn wir ein paar neue Dinge, um innerhalb des Hauses bieten. Ihre mouring werden warten noch einmal: D Josip
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4

everything was okay - friendly welcome - clean hou

  • 4 of 5

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Susanne & Matthias

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Oakland, CA
4

Pleasant property for an Istrian vacation

  • 4 of 5

We spent an enjoyable week in this pretty rental home. We were there off season when the temperatures were cool, and it rained most of the week. The beautiful stone fireplace warmed the downstairs well, and helped us to enjoy our long days indoors. The kids appreciated the games that were provided in the house. The upstairs is plain, but the beds are comfortable, and the upstairs space heater warmed that area sufficiently. The bathroom is tiny, and the shower a bit grungy...that was definitely our least favorite aspect of the house. The kitchen is ok for simple stovetop meals. We cooked in most nights and found it met our needs. There is a nice table outdoors if you have good weather, and a nice bathroom outside as well.

The owner was extremely helpful, happy to bring additional firewood, make a dinner reservation, even pick up a charger cord for our phone when ours bit the dust. His hospitality and assistance was much appreciated, and really enhanced our enjoyment of the rental.

If you are looking for a home near the beach, but away from the crowds, this is a good option.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your comments. We were pleased to host you, and to have a few short conversations about you and your country. The kids are great :) We feel sorry for the grungy bathroom, it was the end of the season, and since the house has really old basics this is the part where it collects. Every year we change the silicone completely though, but in the end of the season it is a problem sometimes. The weather is so funny sometimes, we had a 26 °C in the last 10 days of October! We hope we provided you a good holidays and surely we would like to host you and your friends again. Many greetings from all!
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Holland
5

A perfect place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the sailors house for 10 days in August 2010. It was absolutely fantastic. The house is great for children, the village is quiet and unspoilt with lovely beaches but still well provisioned (shops, a great restaurant) for tourists. Josip, the owner, went out of his way to help us and make sure we had a good time. I couldn't recommend this enough

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A two young couples which we have hosted in our house were really friendly and full of the spirit, so we had the pleasure and it was fun to interact with them during their stay. We are always glad when guests such as Angus, Miriam and their friends come to our region on a well-deserved vacation. Thank you for your staying. Josip
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5

Erholung pur, sehr hilfsbereiter Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Super Urlaub abseits des Massentourismus, das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und schön.

Der Vermieter hat sich um alles anfallende gekümmert (Bootsliegeplatz, Grillrost, usw.), nochmals vielen Dank dafür. Jederzeit war er für uns erreichbar und sehr hilfsbereit, hier kann man sich super erholen. Von Rakalj aus kann man schöne Ausflüge machen, die Lage dafür ist Top, wir würden jederzeit gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Erholung pur, sehr hilfsbereiter Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Super Urlaub abseits des Massentourismus, das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und schön.

Der Vermieter hat sich um alles anfallende gekümmert (Bootsliegeplatz, Grillrost, usw.), nochmals vielen Dank dafür. Jederzeit war er für uns erreichbar und sehr hilfsbereit, hier kann man sich super erholen. Von Rakalj aus kann man schöne Ausflüge machen, die Lage dafür ist top, wir würden jederzeit gerne wiederkommen.

Michael, Anja und Lea

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke Michael, Anja und Lea für den Aufenthalt in unserem Haus und für Ihre nette Bewertung. Wir hatten leichte Aufgabe Hosting Sie, wie Sie wirklich nett und einfachen Familie. Natürlich würden wir uns freuen, Sie im nächsten Jahr Gastgeber, wenn wir ein paar neue Dinge, um innerhalb des Hauses bieten. Ihre mouring werden warten noch einmal: D Josip
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Rakalj
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Pula-Lošinj
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Brijuni
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Vodnjan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Vodnjan
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Rakalj
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Water ski Medulin, Pula
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Sv. Mikula, Kalavojna...
Car: recommended

Rakalj is a small place on a eastern coast of Istria. It is placed on a rocky field, surrounded by beautiful and untouched nature and pure sea. The air is mixed up with freshness of Mediterranean herbs and as soon as you come in our village, you will feel the pleasure of coming so far.

We are 512 years old village with greatest tradition of stone cutting, pottery, viticulture, growing olives. Rakalj is home of one of the greatest minds of Istrian history, Mate Balota with true name Mijo Mirkovi?. He was professor of philosophy, economy and social science. He was an writer, poet, but first of all fisherman, sailor, and just hard worker, just like many of humble people you will find when you come in this beautiful village.

The village has a Mate Malota birth house set as a museum, then a new heritage museum-gallery, a souvenir shop, few restaurants, one of the most beautiful beaches in Istria, a grocery store, a rent-a-bike point, a bar with free WiFi, a traditional stone oven for baking bread, and several old churches, one in the center of the village, and one on the top of the hill by the lighthouse.

Other Activities: Rent a bike, Bike tours, Wine tours, Paintball, Horse riding, Snorkeling, SCUBA diving, rent a boat, kayaking, coastering, fishing, surfing...

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Rates & Availability

Rakalj House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Top season
Jul 24 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$861
 
 
SPECIAL OFFER
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$704
 
 
Yolly Autumn
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$581
 
 
Winter's adventure
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR'S
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$637
 
 
Winter's ending
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
SPECIAL OFFER***
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$548
 
 
Hello spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$626
 
 
Summer's here
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$704
 
 
Summer season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$822
 
 
Top season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Yolly Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$626
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$783
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $168

Discounts for early booking, and periods from 14 nights further on!
Tourist tax fee has to be payed to the tourist office (1€ per person per day).

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Amenities

Rakalj House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Aprox. 3 m2
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • The external bathroom is very popular for summer days. Also we have another external bathroom with toilet, sink, and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Approx. 15 m2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Approx. 10 m2
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The house optimum is 4 people. However, there is another sleeping sofa in the living room which can be used for sleep by 2 more persons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer you also adventure sport tourism events such as organizing bike tours, paintball games, scuba diving courses, hitchhiking, horse riding, tennis play, sailing, rent a boat...

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