Villa Lovran, nicely refurbished in 2017, is located near the old town of Lovran and Opatija, 200m from the beach and the famous Lungo Mare walkway. It offers a large heated pool with a shallow, sunbathing area, designer outdoor fireplace with comfortable seating, large fenced garden and all the modern amenities (such as Netflix in each room!). Our safe and quiet environment, the vicinity of shops, restaurants, beaches, etc. ensures that guests can have a car-free vacation and avoid the crowds.
Inside & out
Villa Lovran was built in the seventies and we carefully restored it to its former retro-glory. Everything in the house is either new or nicely re-used. Our mission was to create a clean, clear, elegant feeling without crowding the space. Hence, we opted for white & beige colours, with a dash of grey and blue. Villa Lovran is well-equped with high-end appliances, TVs with Netflix and many TV channels. Rooms are spacious, each has a balcony with garden furniture, TV, air/co and dark curtains for perfect rest. In the process of furbishing the space, we paid special attention to the choice of beds and top-end mattresses which all have antiallergic and antibacterial properties and are extra comfy. Villa Lovran is cleaned and prepared for each of our guests with meticulous attention. In the winter, villa Lovran is heated by central heating and underfloor heating as well as a small fireplace in the kitchen which you can use.
The garden is designed for play and safety. It is entierly fenced and offers large play areas covered with artificial grass that is always soft and clean - especially important for kids. We have a ping pong table in the garden and you can also play bocce! The pool is cleaned once a week but if a calamity happens, we will assist you. Pool water is not purified and sterilized using standard chlorine which can be bad for your skin and can be uncomfortable for babies. We invested in modern technology which enables us to purify water without using chemicals, only natural salt. You will feel the difference on you eyes and skin! Moreover, the pool has a shallow part (6 sqm2), about 30cm deep, which is great for younger kids as well as for sunbathing!
Our guests can access the entire villa except the garage where we keep the spare equipment and the heating system. This area of the house is situated on the ground floor, is not connected to the rest of the house and does not pose any intrusion for our guests.
We understand that you want your peace and quiet. Thats fine by us. However, if you agree, we suggest coming over every other day to test the water in the swimming pool and bring you extra towels or linen, should you need any. This is something we can discuss after your reservation is made.
The neighbourhood is safe and not densely populated. There are mainly private permanently occupied houses around. The main road, although very close and accessible, is not in view and you can barely notice it through the lush oaks growing in front of the villa. Although close to the sea, the area is not overcrowded and you can easily find room on the beach even in high season (beaches are rocky, mostly pebbles). Beaches dot the beautiful Lungo Mare promenade, some 200m from villa Lovran. The promenade, which connects Opatija and Lovran, was built by the Austro-hungarian emperor some 150 years ago to make use of beautiful, serene coast, the fresh summer breeze and lush vegetation, unique to this part of Kvarner. In a few minutes walking you can reach restaurants and shops, buy fresh bread in the morning or have a morning coffee in a bar by the sea.
You can park you car in the yard which fits 3 to 4 cars and safely closes using automated doors. The small local road next to villa Lovran offers free parking for 5 more cars! Villa Lovran is about 15 min walking from the center of Lovran where you can find a taxi boat. The bus connects Lovran, Opatija and the city of Rijeka, and the bus stop is about 3 minutes walking from villa Lovran.
Other things to note
Pets are allowed but only very well-bahaved pets. We think its not appropriate for pets to enter the pool or jump on beds and couches. Please respect that!