Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room with a big terrace and garden
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Why Gordana Banko chose Pula
This recognizable old house has been built in 1850's. Once you enter the gates you will soon be enchanted by the Mediterranean kindness of the ambient. You will spent your holidays in charming and peaceful place close to the beautiful beaches and remarkable 3000 years old city.
What makes this Apartment unique
Pleasant and hospitable owners will host you with smile and for everyone there is a simple present.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Ein traumhafter Urlaub
Wir haben die Zeit bei Familie Banko sehr genossen. Die Wohnung und der Garten sind sehr gepflegt und im Pool lässt es sich wunderbar entspannen. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und haben immer gute Tipps für Restaurants, Strände und Ausflüge. Wir kommen gern wieder!
Perfect! Definitely recommended for families
We stayed with Gordana and Davor for a week in july 2014 and think the house is perfect! It is small, but it has everything you need (kitchen stuff, small table, bathroom etc). The terrace in front of the house is just wonderfull, very romantic with al the flowers, grapes above your head (great to have some shade) and beautifull old stone house. The house was very clean. The garden is very well kept and nice, so is the pool. Gordana and Davor are great people, very friendly, helpfull and interested. They helped us find the best beaches and one afternoon we went for a trip by boat with Davor where he showed us a hidden bay to snorkel (with red starfish and the huge sea urchins). A five star experience. And he learned us how to grill 'Croatian style'. The house is in a small village but still very quiet. I would definitely recommand this place for families. Not in the nightlife area.
Deear Fennande and familly thank you very much to your review. You are very nice and frendly familly and we hope to see you again.
Many kind regards and big kisssssssssss
Gordana and Davor
Wonderful vacation with Gordana and Davor
We spent holidays with family Banko 30.06-2013 to 12.07.2013. This is a wonderful place, very nice and helpful Gordana and Davor. Clean, nice apartment with comfortable beds. Well-equipped kitchen. Gordana and Davor care about the guests and always ready to answer all your questions. Beautiful garden, comfortable pool. Perfect for families with children and romantic holiday. Good and quick access to the beach, historic towns and beautiful scenery.
Not recommended for groups & limited amenities!
We rented all 4 apartments as we were a large group (9 people). The owners live in the house (so if you want to use the barbeque, expect to ask them as you are not allowed to use it yourself), so there is little privacy.
The house is very isolated, and it is difficult to get taxi's to come to you as the address is not recognised.
The female owner was rude at times and spoke to myself and other guests like we were children (we were a group of late twenties/ early thirties!). This meant that we did not come and speak to them as much as we would have otherwise- (eg ordering taxis) and we felt uncomfortable around them.
We were not given towels, toilet paper or extra sheets when this should have been included, even though we asked for them.
Many appliances did not work (dishwasher, tv remote controls, often the internet, the lights in the swimming pool).The swimming pool is very cold. There is no foosball or ping pong table, bikes or books, and it is extra to get air-conditioning (unlike the amenities they list on this website). There is no welcome pack or any condiments in the kitchen (not even salt or pepper).
Maybe this house is better suited to small families staying- but not for groups of friends, or anyone expecting more than the absolute bare minimum.
We plan to return to Pula every year- it is a shame that we will not want to return to this house. It would have been three stars, but when I raised these issues with the owners I was told to be more self-critical!
The guest can't bring other guests in the house without telling it to the owners. We warned the guests two times that they can not take glasses and bottles in the swimming pool. We warned the guests that they can not be with the cigarettes in them mouth when they are in the swimming pool. They asked us to help them making the grill. The towels are not required by the owners. The pool is not heated,but the temperature is suitable for swimming in September. We think that the customer in incorrect with this comments and we don't understand than why other guest were grateful and came to say goodbye, kiss you and thank you for our hospitality. The toilet paper is in the bathroom for every guest, this time we give them 20 rolls of paper, we think that it was enough and too much. Every apartment has sheets for as many people are registered. We think that this comment was very rude and inappropriate for the hospitality we gave them.
Fantastic 5 star ...
We have been there at Banko in 8 days. Our experience is amazing. I strongly recommend. Really nice house and pool. Our children really enjoyed. Close to everything, simply wonderful ...
Many thanks to Gordana & Davor Banko ...
The town of Pula is more than 3000 years old town made, how the legend tells by the Argonauts after the pursuit of the Colchidians after their ship Argo and the Golden Fleece. Pula therefore became not only a harbor of refuge to the Colchidian fugitives, but also their place of exile.
In her long history, Pula was built and rebuilt several times by the Ilirians, Romans, Slavs, and Austro-Hungarian Empire. That period left a great historical, cultural, social, and architectural track which can be seen even today on the streets of Pula. Pula, but Istria especially is today the most popular place in whole Adriatic by their wine and olive oil roads, left from the pre roman period.
The apartment is placed in an old, typical Istrian-Mediterranean house, situated in a quiet zone of Pula called Valdebek, surrounded with natural lawn and fruit trees, playground, private park area and swimming pool. The apartment is just 12 kilometers from the well known, national park of Brijuni.
Golf: Golfclub Medulin - training ground and school.
On the left side of the road Pula-Medulin.