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Stonehouse Cottages with Private Pool - Casita Two (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights



Casita Two (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bedroom 1: King size bed with wardrobe and bedside tables

Bedroom 2: Twin beds with wardrobe and bedside table

Bathroom: Fully tiled with large shower, WC and hand basin

Living Room: Is open plan with the kitchen and has a sofa, woodburning stove, iPod docking station, LCD TV, media player with a vast library of films, Xbox with games. There is free WIFI. Kitchen: Four ring hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and leads onto a covered terrace to the garden.

At the front of the property there is another larger covered terrace with large loungey chairs and a coffee table -perfect for an evening drink.

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About the property


These 2 luxury stonehouse cottages have been renovated to the highest standards with reclaimed Istrian stone and old oak beams. The cottages are the ideal choice to get away from it all, in a tranquil location, amidst the Istrian countryside, whilst being close enough to Porec and Rovinj to enjoy a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities. The cottages share a private pool and can be rented together or separately. Both houses are air conditioned and have free WIFI.

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Mandy

We are Mandy and Jon and we live in Wimbledon with our two daughters Alice & Emily. Mandy is an event manager and Jon manages quality for a digital technology company.

We first fell in love with Istria in 2005 and our first property came shortly afterwards. We now have 3 beautifully restored properties in amazing locations.

We have always taken our holidays in privately rented villas or houses and have often been disappointed with the quality and style of accommodation that is provided.

We set out on this venture in Istria with a vision to create ‘rustic but stylish’ accommodation to a quality level that allows us to enjoy our valuable holiday time at anyone of our properties.

We believe we have succeeded and 9 years of amazing feedback from OD guests also supports this.

Mandy purchased this villa in 2005

Why Mandy chose Rakovci

Stranici is a lovely Istrian village , very quiet and peaceful with really never much happening.

You are minutes away from all of the best stuff Istria has to offer - 20 mins to the coast, Limski Kanal is 5 mins away and this is a little gem .with amazing views and seafood restaurants. Porec, Rovinj and Vrsar (to name but a few) are all within easy reach.

The waterpark 'AquaColors' is a great new addition to the area and again this is just 20 mins away.

What makes this villa unique

The Casitas themselves are awesome, old stonehouses from the outside with stylish and very comfortable accommodation inside - Our attention to style and detail is something that sets us apart from other owners. It's really hard to find stylish furniture in Croatia, but we think it is worth the effort!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casita One - Recommended by the Sunday Times Travel (Aug 13) as one of the "25 best cottages and European villas for couples".

"We loved the house and pool and ended up spending quite a few days just sitting around, reading, swimming & generally enjoying being there."

"We had a great holiday at Casita 1 and thoroughly enjoyed Istria- thank you! Your cottages are lovely and really well placed to visit the whole of Istria. The management of the cottages was excellent-everything worked perfectly."

"The villa was gorgeous, as was Croatia itself! A lot of time was spent lazing by the pool but we did take a drive to the Baredine Cave and a boat trip around some of the islands. Definitely wasn't very happy about leaving that's for sure!"
Apr 2006
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sveti Lovrec
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Kempinski Hotel
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sveti Lovrec
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


5km to the scenic Limski Kanal, a turquoise fjord, renowned for its superb seafood restaurants.

12 km to Vsar marina.

17 km to coastal resort of Porec. (Ferry service to Venice).

20km to the coastal Venetian town of Rovinj.

30 km to the Brijuni National Park.


Pula (Ryanair) 30 minute drive. Trieste (Ryanair) 90 minute drive. Rijeka (Ryanair) 2 hour drive. Venice Treviso (Ryanair) 2.5 hour drive. Venice Marco Polo (Ryanair) 2.5 hour drive.


Nearest village of Sveti Lovrec (3km) for basic groceries, post office, restaurant,bar and cafe. Medieval hill towns of Motovun and Groznjan are within a short drive (30 minutes) as is Pula, home to the 6th largest amphitheatre in the world.

A full range of sporting and leisure facilities are within easy reach.

Further Details:

Sveti Lovrec is just 3km away and lies on a hill with a wonderful view over tame fields, vineyards, olive groves and the sea in the distance. Its name goes back to the 6th century and stems from the Church of Sv. Lovro (Saint Lawrence). It's not all idyllic views, churches and history, you will also find shops for basic groceries, a bar, cafe and pizzeria. Porec is the well known tourist centre of Istria. The old part of the town is built on a small peninsula separated from the mainland by a canal, and protected from the open sea by the island of Sveti Nikola. The popular beaches “Plava laguna” and “Zelena laguna” are located to the south and offer a variety of water sports. The old town is absolutely beautiful with a plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes and ice-cream parlours. There are farmers markets where you can buy local produce (olive oil, bread, meat, fruit, honey, truffles etc.) and various festivals throughout the year provide plenty of entertainment. Porec is a popular ‘resort’ however it still looks and feels rustic and remains true to its history with some outstanding architecture. The Café Bar Torre Rotonda (round tower) is a great spot for a sun downer. Rovinj is another beautiful Croatian walled town built on a small peninsula. Architecturally it looks very similar to Porec - located on small peninsula, surrounded by sea with its historic centre (modelled on Venice). Rovinj offers a whole range of visitor opportunities in a picturesque ambience of the ancient town, surrounded by dense pine forests. The medieval hill towns of Motovun and Groznjan (our favourite) are within a short drive (30 minutes) as is Pula, home to the 6th largest amphitheatre in the world. There are also 2 waterparks in Istria - one near Porec and one near Novigrad.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
At time of booking a payment of £200 is required. This secures your booking and confirms your commitment to pay the full balance. If you decide, for whatever reason, to cancel the booking this deposit is non refundable.The full booking amount is to be paid not less than 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Saturday to Saturday arrival and departure in July and August. Flexible for all other months. You should arrange your own cancellation insurance.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure is at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds.


Rakovci Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - There is air conditioning in the bedrooms
    Bedroom 2 - There is air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • There is air conditioning in the bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Baby friendly with baby bottle steriliser, baby chair/bouncer, changing mat, UV sun tent, baby trainer seat for the pool, highchair, travel cot and baby monitor are all available free of charge. Child friendly with toys/games, children's books, children's cutlery and plates etc. A highchair, travel cot and baby monitor are available. Iron and ironing board provided. The cottages are cleaned and new linen and towels are provided on arrival and on departure. There is no mid stay clean. If you would like a mid stay clean then please enquire about the price. Please supply your own pool towels. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. Private parking. No pets alllowed in the property. Outside: Landscaped gardens with a private pool (6m x 3m) which is shared between the 2 cottages. The pool and lawned sunbathing area have the sun all day.There are plenty of inflatables for use in the swimming pool. There is a large terrace with table and chairs, sun loungers, BBQs and outside lighting.


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Casita Two (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

A beautiful home in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Istria. Casita two was a lovely base to explore this beautiful area. It was spotlessly clean and was equipped with everything we needed. Shops are a short drive away. Mandy, the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and would definitely like to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time there! The house and garden (including pool) was very clean and pretty. There were also some books and toys for the children! The house is perfect located -quiet area and not far to the city and beach. Thanks for the restaurant tip, we had three times the pizza- was very good!!

We would definitly stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Outstanding location in a stunning part of the world. The property itself is a lovely villa and had everything we needed. I think the lack of AC is the only thing preventing it getting 5 stars, but there are fans provided. I strongly recommend the area and the property. A car is an absolute must also.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A nice little retreat

  • 4 of 5

A nice little cottage in a very peaceful location with some very nice places to visit or just laze at the pool for the day

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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small but perfectly formed

  • 5 of 5

Super little house in a great position to explore Istria. Simply and stylishly decorated and extremely clean. The shared pool gives you a chance to get to know the neighbours but you can still retreat to the peace of your own terrace when desired.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended place for stay!

  • 5 of 5

The place is really calm, its a perfect place to relax and rest from big city life. Neighborhood is calm, the house is comfortable, spacious, well equipped. The pool next to the house is something you will really appreciate. Owner is easy to contact with, and very helpful. We really enjoyed our holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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