|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
A beautiful, spacious, well equipped apartment situated in the exclusive resort of Pjescana Uvala, Josie's Apartment has all you need for a relaxing seaside holiday.
The apartment is situated just a couple of minutes walk from the local beach,the marina, and several bars and restaurants. It has 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, an extra fold-up bed), brand new bathroom with bath, bidet, shower, washing machine. Well-equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area and wonderful 45m2 terrace for outdoor living. The terrace (with dining table, chairs, loungers, barbecue) has a covered area, perfect for relaxing in the shade.
As a base for would-be explorers, the location is perfect, with fascinating Pula and its Roman arena just 5 mins drive away, picturesque towns of Rovinj,and Porec and the myriad delights of Istria's east coast are within easy reach. Hilltop towns (e.g Motovun Groznjan) are also absolute must sees during your holiday.
RECENT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE APARTMENT:
**** BATHROOM COMPLETELY RENOVATED WITH ITALIAN MOSAIC TILES *****
**** BRAND NEW PATIO DOORS, SHUTTERS AND TERRACE TABLE AND CHAIRS FOR ****
*****NEW BEDROOM AND BATHROOM WINDOWS AND SHUTTERS ******
***IPHONE/IPOD/MP3 AUDIO DOCK*****
****New for Summer 2014 - we now have WiFi in the apartment*******
All our expectations were met as we entered the apartment. Well (very well) equipped kitchen, large rooms with great storage and an aircon that was a blessing for the Norwegian husband!
Recommended places for swimming:
Pjescana Uvala on the left side of the beach from where you can spot the other insula.
For small children - Valsalina.
Food shopping - Billa.
Visit to l'Arena di Pola also a must as is strolling in the old part of town and having ice-cream at 'il corso'.
The apartment is perfect for a family - well situated with a fantastic view! Dave (local agent) who helped us at our arrival was not only nice and service-minded, but a really nice person. Josie: thanks for having us!
We (Family with two kids) have been in Croatia for several times, but we never had such a nice and spacious apartment.
The apartment is "as descripted" -> really!
It is very well equipped and had everything we needed. Highlights: free WiFi, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, ...
An absolute highlight is the big terrace (direction to the south) were you can enjoy the sunset and the wonderful view
down to the nice bay of Pjescana Uvala.
One hint from our side: you have to consider that you have to climb stairs - just in case of older people or young children,
but therefore the apartment is really secure and calm.
We absolutely would like to recommend this apartment and if we plan to visit Pjescana Uvala/ Pula again, we will come back to Josie's apartment - of course.
Our Trip in croatia was great. The appartement is very cool .
There is everything we need. It is secure and calm .
we had everything we need near the appartement, restaurant , beach , market .
It was very great .
We recommend this location for every type of trip , with friends , family.
It was our first time in Croatia/ Istria, a very beautiful and rich region. Josie described it all perfectly. Her home is well located, has all one could need and that view, I couldn't get enough of it! So nice to spend so much time outside, lots of space for us all in and out.
Josie had great gastro guides that we used to visit 2 vineyards, Croatia has good wines, one has to look to it!
We would be very happy to go back.
The apartment was fantastic, very spacious with a massive balcony which had lovely views. It was very well equipped and had everything we needed. We didn't hire a car so it was a nice to get a lift from the airport from the local agent Dave who was very friendly and helpful and gave us a lot of information on places to eat, things to do etc.
There were about 4-5 restaurants all within walking distance and we tried them all at least once, all had really nice food.
The beach is about 200m away and you can also hire bikes from either of the two tourist agencies in the village or hire a pedalo and explore some of the near-by islands.
The bus into Pula is very easy to catch (15Kn) and we visited on a couple of occasions to see some of the Roman sites and the amphitheatre.
I would definitely recommend this apartment, Thank you Josie for making our stay very enjoyable.
We have just returned from spending two weeks holiday in this lovely apartment. As stated in previous reviews the terrace - with its wonderful views was enjoyed by all. We had breakfast there everyday , whilst watching the early morning activity on the water.
The apartment was very well equipped and spacious. It was also amazingly private. The little local shop (5 mins walk away) sold lovely fresh bread and pastries.
We ate in all of the local restaurants - even a new Mexican one and couldn't fault them. The Lanterna was our favourite, for a more special night out, but the prices were still very reasonable.
We used the bus a few times to get into Pula even though we had a car, but if there are more than 2 of you it is just as cheap to ring for a taxi.
Many thanks to Josie for allowing us to stay in this wonderful apartment.
I would definitely recommend this property. There was great communication from the owner from the beginning to end of booking. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable week. We enjoyed our meals on the balcony, the view was great with a variety of ships/boats in and out from dawn to dusk. The children enjoyed playing on the inflatables in the bay climbing on the iceberg and jumping off and also snorkelling. The information books and leaflets in the apartment on the local area were useful and Dave who collected us from the airport gave us a warm welcome and some local info too. We used ferries and buses to see some local towns and a neighbouring island and I would get a car next time to travel further afield. The village shop provided us with the basics and ice creams were good from the beach. Pula was interesting especially the amphitheatre, Thank you for making our stay very comfortable. We hope to return.
Pjescana Uvala is a beautiful small beach resort set between two peninsulas, 5 km from Pula, in Istria. The apartment is situated just a couple of minutes walk away from the beach, so ideal for a pre-breakfast swim. The marina, and several bars and restaurants are also just a few minutes walk away.
As a base for would-be explorers, the location is perfect, with fascinating Pula and its Roman amphitheatre on the doorstep, the picturesque west coast towns of Rovinj and Porec and the myriad delights of Istria's east coast are all within easy reach. Hilltop towns such as Motovun and Groznjan are also absolute must sees during your holiday.
Closer to home, a couple of minutes drive from the apartment is the Verudela Peninsula which has some lovely beaches and coastal walks, beauty treatments, sporting activities such as diving, tennis, volleyball, squash. There is also an aquarium and playgrounds for younger guests.
Other Activities: Aquarium, pedalo and boat hire
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$160|
Security Deposit of 150 Euros is required and payable on arrival. This is returned once my property manager has checked the apartment on your departure.
50 Euros deposit to secure booking at time of reservation. Balance to be paid in full 6 weeks before your arrival date.
Bed linen, Hand/bath towels, End of Stay Cleaning, Water, Electricity, Gas, Meet and Greet Service.
50 EURO's required at time of booking to secure your reservation. Balance (total amount minus 50 EURO's) due to be paid in full 6 weeks before your arrival date.
A small Tourist Tax is NOT included in the rental rates and is payable locally on arrival. My local key-holder will help you with this when you arrive.