About the home
Casita Two, a two bedroom luxury stone house cottage renovated to the highest standards with reclaimed Istrian stone and old oak beams.
An 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 cottage shares a private pool
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Bedroom 1: King size bed with wardrobe and bedside table
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, wood burning stove, iPod docking station, LCD TV and media player with a vast library of films, Xbox with games. Kitchen: Four ring hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and leads onto a covered terrace to the garden.
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.
Further details outdoors:
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.
There is also a large covered terrace at the front of Casita 2 with loungey chairs and coffee table - the ideal place for an evening drink!
Sole use of the pool can be arranged, please ask the owner. This does not apply to bookings in July/August/September.
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.
The availability calender is up to date. A non refundable 30% deposit of the total rental booking. The balance to be paid not less than 8 weeks prior to arrival. The remaining balance will be paid into a Croatian Bank account and any transfer fees will be paid by the guest. A security deposit of £200 is required at time of booking to be held against any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents.The property should be left clean and tidy. You should arrange your own cancellation insurance.
Saturday to Saturday arrival and departure in July and August. Flexible for all other months.
The Istria region
Istria the region
A large, triangular peninsular in northwest Croatia, Istria has an identity all of its own. Historically it has close ties with Italy and still today, many towns, especially on the western side, are bilingual. It’s notably ahead of the rest of the country regarding current trends: restaurants serve beautifully presented creative cuisine, farmhouses dish up local specialities and the tourist office has set up a series of cycle routes and wine roads.
Lying on the tip of the peninsular is Pula, with a first-century Roman forum as the main square and an ancient amphitheatre dominating the skyline. Close by are the islands of Brijuni National Park, which once served as the summer residence of the late President Tito.
Croatia’s most popular seaside resorts lie on the Istrian west coast: Porec, home to a splendid sixth-century basilica decorated with stunning golden Byzantine mosaics, and neighbouring Rovinj, made up of ochre-and russet-coloured houses clustered around a pretty fishing harbour, crowned by a hilltop church.
Moving inland to the Scre Istre (Heart of Istria), narrow country roads meander through a gently rolling landscape of woodland and vineyards.
Istria’s rugged pine covered forests, deserted beaches, undiscovered coves and breathtaking fjords offer fabulous aerial vistas for hang-gliding and para-gliding, while Istria’s sailing and water sports, like much of Croatia are a world class opportunity.
Pula – home to one of the largest roman amphitheatres in the world
Porec – leading centre of Croatian tourism with a beautiful old town
Rovinj – old Venetian town with tiny streets, squares and hidden stairways
Motovun – ancient hilltop village, now home to a trendy annual film festival
Groznjan - 14th-century Venetian fortress reborn as an arts colony
Limski Kanal - a turquoise fjord, renowned for its superb seafood restaurants
Venice Italy – take the hydrofoil over from Porec
All within 5 – 30 minutes drive of The Casitas
The Porec / Sv Louvrec area
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.
How to get there
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Dublin – Pula.
Stansted – Pula, Trieste, Venice
Glasgow and Edinburgh – Pula.
Glasgow, Manchester, B’ham, Gatwick, Bristol, Bournemouth and Durham – Pula
Gatwick – Pula.
Gatwick and Manchester - Pula.
Gatwick and Manchester- Pula.
The cottages are 30 mins from Pula and 90 mins from Trieste.
Activities near Porec
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Aug 2012
Clean and well presented , Great to find the x box and hard drive full of films to keep our teenager quiet in the evenings and nice selection of books and information left by owners and previous guests . Not ideal for sandy beaches and we would advise a car to find the best beaches down unmarked dusty tracks using a hiking/bike trail map if you want to get away from the crowds. The pool is a godsend and well maintained as is the garden furniture provided for relaxation and barbecue. it was nice to have both front and back doors.
This is a good location for exploring Istria and close to good seafood restaurants.
04 Oct 2011
The property is well furnished and has everything for a relaxing night in after a hard day sight seeing, the kitchen is well stocked with all that is needed, beds are comfortable and well decorated.... more
08 Aug 2011
I stayed at Casita 2 with my 13 yr old daughter and 10 yr old son, and can highly recommend. The cottage is well furnished, comfortable and with some extra touches that were a big hit with the children: pool, x box, and a huge catalogue of films on a hard drive. Every night became family film night.
You do need to be comfortable driving abroad as the cottage is only accessible by car. Having said that, in June, the roads were very quiet. There are loads of lovely places to visit from the cottage, all within about a 20 minute drive.
You'll be sure to get a relaxing break at Casita 2.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January to March 2013||1 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||5 Nights|
|April to May 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||£ 65||£ 65||5 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 695||£ 100||£ 100||5 Nights|
|July to August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 695||£ 100||£ 100||5 Nights|
|October 2013||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 595||£ 85||£ 85||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Please contact Jon or Mandy regarding prices for Christmas, New Year and Easter.
The availability calender is up to date. A non refundable 30% deposit of the total rental booking. The balance to be paid not less than 8 weeks prior to arrival. The remaining balance will be paid into a Croatian Bank account and any transfer fees will be paid by the guest. A security deposit of £200 is required at time of booking to be held against any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. You should arrange your own cancellation insurance.Enquire now
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