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Phil James

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Suncaliste - 2 bedroom apartment, large terrace, Free WiFi, Air Con, Sea Views -

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Pješčana Uvala Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Suncaliste d.o.o apartment is situated in Pula's most exclusive suburb - Pjescana Uvala and has spectacular views overlooking the bay. It also benefits from a large private terrace with sun loungers and dining furniture for 'al fresco' eating. We will provide you with a guide to Istria if you reserve the apartment and also lots of guides and books are contained in the apartment.

3 star rating by Croatian Tourist Board

WiFi is provided.

We also provide the services of a property manager - Dave and his Croatian Wife Vlasta have been working with us for many years now and as well as greeting you on arrival, Dave is available to make sure you have all you need for an enjoyable holiday.

The kitchen is fully equipped or alternatively you could select the cuisine from the various restaurants around the beach and harbour areas which are 3 mins walk away. The apartment has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and an inflatable double bed for the lounge area if required. It has a modern feel and a well equipped kitchen containing a full oven, hob, fridge, drinks fridge, toaster, coffee machine etc. The terrace is 60m2 and the views are simply stunning.

We regularly update the facilities and 2016 provides a new shower cubicle, and new fridge. Last year we added Wifi, a new sofa and new terrace furniture.

There are several restaurants in Pjescana Uvala, for all prices. Previous guests have chartered a yacht from the marina, enjoyed walking, sightseeing and some a good book and a glass of wine on the terrace! It's the location of this apartment which makes it special ! Pjescana Uvala is beautiful and possibly the best area of Pula. You will always love the view.

The apartment is in Istria and this is a very special part of Croatia. This is because there is so much to see and do, within a very close area. Pula has stunning Roman antiquities as well as some lovely pebble beaches. The area of Cape Kamenjak is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Wonderful views, walks, beaches including the Safari Bar - well known place to grab lunch in among the shade of the sea grass. Rovinj, Porec and Vrsar are all about 30 - 45 minute drive. Each 3 are stunning harbour towns with cobbled streets cascading down from Bell Towers to Marinas. Plenty of shops in Rovinj and Porec. Vrsar is particularly beautiful around the Bell Tower and Church with views over the coast and islands. Vrsar has a sculpture park.

A trip to Brijuni Islands is a memorable trip. It's a boat trip from Fazana (20 minutes from Pula). The islands are beautiful and were once the home of President Tito. There is a very interesting museum showing his life history.

Novigrad is a lovely coastal town with restaurants and a marina and harbour. It also has a new water park which has recently opened if you like water slides! It is a 50 -60 minute drive from the apartment.

The east coast of Istria stretches all the way from Pula to Opatija. Labin is about a 40 minute drive. It's another lovely town with another Bell Tower and cobbled streets. It is home to many artists who have galleries. There is a sculpture park just outside town. On the coast below Labin is Rabac. This town has lovely small coves and a harbour. It is a little developed. After Labin, the east coast road is stunning as it hugs the coastline so the views are over the islands of Cres and Krk. Its a wonderful drive and after 20 minutes you will arrive at Moscenika Draga. Wonderful seaside town. Quite small. Restaurants all hug the beach. The is a lovely harbour. The Beach is very beautiful....however if you walk along the back of the beach a path leads to another beach which is just a little nicer and less busy. Many people do not know it exists! Then the coast continues to Opatija - a large town with boutiques and restaurants. The architecture is Austro Hungarian and the cars are Italian, red and sports cars!

However to go to Istria and only see the coast is to miss so much. Istria has a heart to it. Vineyards you can drop into and do some wine tasting, Olive groves to sample olive oil, Hill Towns, Stunning hills and views. Motovan is a small stunning hill town with beautiful little shops and galleries. Groznjan is another stunning little hill town. It is home to about a dozen art galleries and not much else...apart from the views, views and more views. There are a couple of restaurants.

How to get there?: There are now several chartered flights direct to Pula from the UK - Thomson Flights is worth looking at. These are reasonable value outside of school holidays. Alternatively you can fly with Ryanair straight to Pula. Also Ryanair from various locations to Trieste in Italy (about 2 hour drive). Easyjet offer a service to Venice Marco Polo from several airports in the UK. Ryanair fly to Treviso/Venice.This will take about 3 hours by car after that, but worth considering if Ryanair/Stansted is a bit far in the UK. Easyjet also fly to Ljubljana in Slovenia and this is about 2 hour drive.

This apartment has legal permissions: The apartment has been categorised by the Croatian Tourist Authority which means it is legal to rent this apartment (via our Croatian company - Suncaliste.d.o.o)

Some apartments in Croatia do not have the legal permissions and this can cause problems for tourists with the local authorities.

Have a look at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acZ-2NXQQFA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCBpGaA_Lu8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axoaF28V8k0

We will do all we can to make sure you have a fantastic time at Suncaliste

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil James (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Phil James

We are a young family of 4. We have enjoyed holidays at the apartment every year over the past 11 years. It is a safe environment in which the children have felt very comfortable. What we enjoy from our holidays may be what you like doing: Lots of swimming, walking, exploring, visiting SO many places of interest all of which are easy to get to withinn Istria, relaxing and reading and taking in the stunning views over the bay.

Sometimes we eat in and others we eat at various restaurants around the area.

Phil James purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Phil James chose Pula - Medulin area

We wanted somewhere that we knew we would enjoy as a family holiday and not get tired of. Suncaliste is now part of us. We have long standing friendships with our neighbours. When we viewed the property, we saw about 10 properties for sale in and around Pula, Porec and Medulin and this one was the only one we were serious about. Once you see the view it will become clear. The other major factor is the fact it is in a village and has a friendly, exclusive feel to it with all necessary ammenities inclusing 2 good beaches a 3 minute walk from the apartment. However it is a 5 minute drive to 4 other beaches, 15 minutes to 3 further beaches, 5 minute drive or bus ride into Pula, easy to get to supermarkets. Finally the whole of Istria is available to you and this is a very special place and easily accessible.

What makes this apartment unique

Istria is a unique place in Europe. It is influenced by Italian, Croatian and Austro- Hungarian heritage and this is found in the architecture, buildings, people and food. There is so much to see and most of it is very easy to get to. Roman ruins, Beautiful Islands, Spectacular views, Hilltop towns, Stunning harbour towns, Great Beaches, Shops, Leasure activities, Amazing churches, Incredible Frescos, Unesco Heritage Sites. These are just a few and all within 1 hour from Pjescana and the apartment.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Suncaliste - 2 bedroom apartment, large terrace, Free WiFi, Air Con, Sea Views -
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
4

Kurzurlaub in Pjescana uvala/Suncaliste Appartm.

  • 4 of 5

Nach einer durchaus anstrengenden Autofahrt vom Rheinland bis nach Pjescana Uvala (1.200 km) kamen wir wohlbehalten am Urlaubsort an. Die Begrüßung durch Dave, dem Verbindungsmann vor Ort war freundlich, und die Schlüsselübergabe klappte reibungslos. Das Fahrzeug ließ sich in unmittelbarer Nähe des Hauses sicher parken, und beim Betreten des Appartements fanden wir gut geschnittene Räumlichkeiten vor. Die Inspektion von Küche, Bad und Schlafzimmern brachte keinerlei Beanstandungen, - alles war ausreichend vorhanden. Als passionierte Kaffeetrinker waren wir allerdings froh, unsere eigene Kaffeemaschine mitgebracht zu haben, denn eine funktionierende elektrische Kaffeemaschine fehlte in der Ausstattung. Geradezu atemberaubend war der Blick über die Terrasse hinweg auf die blaue Adria. Zu keiner der vielen bisher genutzten Ferienwohnungen gehörte noch nicht einmal annähernd eine so große, schöne und geschmackvoll gestaltete Terrasse. Die Sonne konnte bei ihrer Wanderung von Ost nach West den ganzen Tag auf der Terrasse genossen werden. Diesen Aspekt empfanden wir als überaus positiv, und deswegen können wir Interessenten das suncaliste-Appartement trotz des Fehlens eines Fernsehers wärmstens empfehlen, zumal der englische Eigentümer Phil von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme an einen äußerst sympathischen und zuvorkommenden Eindruck machte. An die 6 Tage in Prescana Uvala werden wir uns gerne zurückerinnern, und es ist überhaupt nicht ausgeschlossen, dass wir demnächst auch einmal einen längeren Urlaub in der schönen Ferienwohnung von Phil machen werden.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review and suggestions. We are very pleased you had a lovely holiday and we would be happy to see you again at Suncaliste, when you next holiday in Istria. Enjoy the rest of the year, Regards Phil and Karen
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5

Ein guter Ort für erholsamen und anregenden Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 16 Tage in Suncaliste (29.05. - 14.06.14) und haben die Zeit restlos genossen. Dank des für diese Zeit ungewöhnlich warmen Wetters konnten wir uns fast durchgängig draußen aufhalten, und dafür war die große Terrasse mit dem herrlichen Blick ein hervorragend geeigneter Platz.

Suncaliste ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für die Entdeckung von Istrien, und dafür geben die Tipps von Phil, die er schon vor dem Urlaub zur Verfügung stellt, sehr gute Anregungen. Überhaupt haben wir die Selbstverständlichkeit und Freundlichkeit schätzen gelernt, mit der Phil auf unsere Fragen und Wünsche reagiert hat, und das immer beeindruckend schnell.

Wir können Suncaliste uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Schön eingerichtete Zentral gelegene Fewo

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren vom 23.08-6.09.2014 in der Ferienwohnung. Hervorzuheben ist die große Terrasse mit Blick auf's. Meer. Die Wohnung ist genau wie auf den Fotos .in 5 min. Ist man am Meer.Das klarere Wasser ist an der Strandbar nach dem Restaurant Scusi. Dort gibt es auch feineren Kiesstrand.in der Wohnung standen uns diverse Gegenstände zur Verfügung die unseren Aufenthalt angenehmer machten:

-strandauflagen

-Liegen und Sonnenschirme am Appartement

-DVD 's und CD s

-Malutensilien,Landkarten ,infobroschüren

-Waschmaschine ,sogar Waschpulver

W-LAN gibt es nicht.

DVD sind alle auf Englisch evtl. Selber mitbringen.

In Pjescana Uvala ist nicht viel los.wenn man Action möchte muß man nach Pula.( ist gleich in der Nähe)

Einkaufen auch in Pula ( Lebensmittel )

Reinigungspersonal kommt nach 1 Woche und tauscht die Handtücher und Bettwäsche.TOP!

Abreise auch unkompliziert.Der Schlüssel wird einfach im Briefkasten deponiert.

Betten sind (relativ )hart.

Klimaanlage funktioniert gut.

Kaffeemaschine nicht vorhanden.Aber Espresso Maschine.

Wir waren sehr zufrieden!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and rewarding!

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant holiday apartment, within a five minute walk of two lovely beaches and a handful of great restaurants! The place was tidy and spacious with a wide terrace, perfect for spending time during the heat of the day. The atmosphere of the place was relaxing, relatively quiet at night with a buzz during the day! A good spot also as a base to look around Istria, including some idyllic towns, fantastic beaches and close enough to drive quickly to nearby supermarkets. Two weeks seemed to fly past and I would definitely go back given the chance!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Excellent Holiday in Croatia

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment in a very pretty friendly village. Apartment spacious and spotlessly clean, everything you would want in the apartment for you to use. Beach in the village lovely the best one for us and we saw many. Restaurants and beach bar within walking distance. Pula a short drive away which is much busier. Information given by owner and at the property just adds to making this a really special place. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

A wonderful way to get to know Istria

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at suncaliste in september 2009.

The flat is comfortable and clean,the owners seem to think about everything a guest needs for his comfort!

The best thing is the wonderful terrace,it is a pleasure to enjoy that view at any time of the day!!

We spent every day at another beach and visited beautiful towns like Pula, Porec, Rovinj...

The apartment is ideal located for all these activities, but Pjescana`s beach is only a 5minutes walk away, also shops and restaurants for a day without the car.

We loved it very much and will return this year....

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Pjescana Uvala
Car: recommended

Pjescana Uvala is the smartest area of Pula. It has a few shops to provide essentials, 2 bakeries and several restaurants. It has a wonderful village atmosphere but Pula is only 5 mins away by car. Here you will find supermarkets, boutiques, numerous restaurants, wonderful historical Roman buildings and a large Roman amphitheatre dating from 1st Century BC.

Pjescana Uvala has two beaches both within a 3 minute walk and there are several other beaches within a 10 minute drive. All are pebbly and great for swimming any time of day. The area is ideal for sailing, walking, playing tennis and many more activities.

Pula is ideally located to use as a base from which to explore. The surrounding area offers lots to see and do, with the beautiful harbour towns of Porec, Vsar and Rovinj all within 45 minutes drive of Pula. You can also explore the wonderful mountain-top villages of Buje, Motovun, Groznjan, or take a 10 min trip by ferry across to the fantastic Brijuni Islands,

Other Activities: carting and regular concerts during the summer in the Amphitheatre

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Rates & Availability

Pješčana Uvala Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$843
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$534
 
 
Low Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$421
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$854
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$61
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Prices excludes tourist tax which is payable locally. Our property management company will assist you with paying this. Rates are typically about 1 Euro per person per day. Details can be provided upon request.

The price includes the cost of cleaning

Guests are expected to pay their own bank charges when making payment.

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Amenities

Pješčana Uvala Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A good sized bathroom with shower, sink and toilet as well as a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The apartment is also provided with a large double (electrically inflated) bed which can be used in the lounge area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can provide a taxi from the airport or from town. Our property management company is happy to provide information for you and to organise trips, car hire etc etc. Please let us know what you are interested in and I will help you with it. I can provide lots more photographs of the apartment, Pjescana Uvala and Istria as well as advising you on the best locations in Istria. We have been holidaying every year in Istria for about 10 years now and therefore know a great deal about the best places to see.

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