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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian, Croatian

Stancija Mani - holiday home in the heart of Istria

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Istria House Rental Photos and Description

Holiday cottages on 7000 m² of land, rural lanscape, rustic setting

This 'stancija' (a local name for a small family-owned estate with various residential and utility buildings) is a traditional Istrian property a mere 15 minute drive from Rovinj. Stancija Mani holiday homes were constructed and restored according to age-old traditions using local stone, combining contemporary and traditional architectural elements, materials and aesthetics.

The seclusion and tranquil atmosphere of this property close to Rovinj provides the best of what Istria has on offer- a mild climate, beautiful landscapes, rural peace and quiet at the height of the holiday season and yet a mere 20 minute drive to crystal clear Adriatic beaches, close to Rovinj and Porec, and a 30 minute drive to the centre of Pula.

Located between Kanfanar and Zminj, Stancija Mani is ideal as a starting point for anyone wishing to explore the Istrian peninsula and equally suitable for a peaceful holiday 'off the beaten track'.

It consists of 4 houses:


1. HOUSE KAZUN (max 2 people)

Studio apartment-little stone house for 2 with 2 terraces, kitchenette, fire place, double bed, bathroom

2. HOUSE ROSE – house similar to Olive (6+1 people)

- 3 bedrooms (3 x double bed 160x200 cm, 1 single bed ), 2 bathrooms, kitchen+ living room, fire place

3. HOUSE JASMIN – house for 2+1

- 1 bedroom (160x200 cm bed, sofa bed for 1 person), 1 bathroom, kitchen+ living room, fire place, balcony, terrace

4. HOUSE OLIVE - house for 6

- 3 bedrooms (1 double room downstairs 160X200 cm, 1 room with 2 single beds upstairs 85x190 cm, and one open-plan bedroom with a large double 160x200 cm and standard single bed 90x200 cm), 2 bathrooms, kitchen+ living room, fire place

• Besides these houses you have on your disposition shared space /few metres from the house) called – KONOBA, which includes:

a large living / dining area with beautiful open fireplace (indoors)

a large dining terrace with fireplace to barbecue (outdoors, covered)

a large kitchen with two sinks, an electric oven, four gas and two electric hobs and ample work surfaces for groups to cook together

a Konoba has WI-FI internet.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian, Croatian


based on 6 traveler reviews

Stancija Mani - holiday home in the heart of Istria
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Delightfully relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5

My family (12 people + 1 dog) and I spent five days at Stancija Mani and enjoyed it very much. We shared three apartments and could also use the fabulous Konoba for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not only did the hosts generously provide us with bread, butter, coffee and wine but also with deck chairs and fantastic tips where to eat, swim and explore Istria.

Every single one of us had the time and space to relax, inside the apartments or outside under the lovely ash threes in front of the Konoba. The apartments are spacious, very clean and each of them is uniquely plus tastefully furbished.

Taking our hosts tips at heart, we had the privilege to get to know Istria from a totally different side and off the beaten track. A car is needed but it enables travelers to get to nearby cities and villages as well as numerous hidden beaches.

I can highly recommend a stay at this special place, we will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a relaxing place with wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time on our first family holiday together! We are a ragtag bunch, what is now commonly known as a blended family, with 3 girls aged between 8 and 12. This was our first family holiday overseas, first time on a plane and for my partner his first ever beach holiday! Stancija Mani did not disappoint, it's beautiful rustic charm suited us to the ground. We stayed in the larger of the three houses, with 3 lovely large bedrooms with 2 bathrooms with fantastic walk in showers and plenty of hot water. The hosts have built these recently (last 10 years) but using traditional Istrian styles and stone, so you have this fantastic rustic feeling but with really modern touches. Everywhere are the signs of careful considered tasteful touches, from the cushions to the furniture. We we welcomed late at night, with provisions to get us through the morning, a bottle of wine, butter, tea coffee and juice for the children.

We had hired a car to drive from trieste, and you really do need it as the house is tucked off the main road. About 15 minutes drive from Rovinj and the wonderful Istrian coast, it is perfectly positioned off the beaten track but close enough that you can be somewhere beachy in a very short time. The hosts speak German, English, Croatian and Italian so they know a lot of local people and organise lovely trips and events for their families. We will definitely look to go back.

Be warned having swimming shoes really is useful -there are sea urchins (although we didnt step on any) but because the beaches are rocky the shoes are really good at protection soft feet.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully relaxing location. Spent a week last year with Zhara and Karin being wonderful hosts and ensuring we knew the best places to eat and which beaches would be quietest.

The setting is great for kids as completely safe and open and no real need to look after them, and then a relatively quick drive to the nearest beaches and Rovinj meant there was no rush and time just to sit back and read.

Cottages were clean, comfortable and lovely just to sit outside and eat breakfast/lunch/dinner/drink a glass of wine. Overall a great holiday and we would warmly recommend.

A car is needed.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wer sich einen entspannten und erholsamen Urlaub abseits der Touristenmassen wünscht, jedoch trotzdem die Nähe zum Meer und zu einladenden netten Gaststätten sucht, findet hier genau dies. Angenehm kühle Nächte durch das steinerne Gemäuer. Ruhe und Privatsphäre werden sehr geschätzt, sehr gastfreundlich und unkompliziert. Man spürt das hier mit Liebe an der Sache gearbeitet wird.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • 5 of 5

sehr ansprechendes ambiente und mit viel liebe zum detail gestaltete unterbringung, symphatische und sehr persönliche betreuung, ausgezeichnete insidertipps für nette, abgelegene badeplätze/essengehen, usw. unkompliziertes buchungs- und in unserem fall auch verlängerungsszenario, auch für (gross)familien geeignet, da überschauberer und doch weitläufiger aussenbereich, gepaart mit der notwendigen toleranz

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten 10 wunderschöne und erholsame Tage in Kroatien. Das Wetter hatte sich zwar nicht immer von seiner schönsten Seite gezeigt (einmal sogar Hagel), aber das hat die sehr schöne Lage unseres Urlaubsdomizils und das liebevoll eingerichtete Haus wieder weg gemacht. Zahra und Karin sind super liebe Gastgeberinnen die uns stehts mit tollen Ausflugszielen versorgt haben; unvergessen mit Sicherheit unsere Angeltour mit Dario. Wir würden jederzeit wieder sehr gerne unseren Urlaub dort verbringen.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Rovinj, 'the pearl of the Adriatic', is located on the western coast of Istria. The medieval town is much favoured by artists and the colourful houses which cluster the harbour-side are reflected in the beautiful blue water of the Adriatic whilst the imposing campanile of St. Euphemia dominates the skyline. The rambling streets of the old town are filled with shops, galleries, ‘al fresco’ cafés and tavernas, and the open-air market offers a range of freshly grown local produce as well as home-made oils, cosmetic products and souvenirs. Rovinj has a particularly special, romantic atmosphere and charm, combined with the typical hustle and bustle of an Adriatic harbour town. In addition to fantastic beaches and water activities, the area offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities such as cycling, tennis and climbing. Fly to Rijeka (Croatian Airlines), Trieste - about 1.5 h away by car (RyanAir), Pula (RyanAir, Thompsonfly); otherwise, fly to Venice and take the boat from Rovinj.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
HIGH season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
LOW season
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

WELCOME PACK for a weekly stay: Salt and pepper, Extra virgin olive oil, Vinegar, Tea, Coffee, Butter, Jam, 1 loaf of bread, 1 liter of milk, 1 bottle of local wine, 1 bottle of mineral water, some seasonal vegetables e.g. garlic onions tomatoes zucchini aubergine.

Price includes: towels&linen (weekly change), WiFi internet, final cleaning,parking.

Tourist tax=4 kn/night/person

A deposit of 50% is required when the booking is made. The 50% balance will need to be paid upon arrival in cash.

First installment possible to pay by BANK TRANSFER OR CARD (Visa/MasterCard).


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Istria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Pets upon request.

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