Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 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
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.
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20 Sep 2013
"Great cottage on a quiet location"
This well furnished house has everything you need for a relaxing vacation: pool, bbq, good beds. The kitchen has all you need. There is a washing machine which is very useful. The cottage is in a small village. There are no shops or whatever within walking distance so you need a car to get around. There is a small village within 5 min drive, the village has a bakery, small supermarket and a pizzeria. There is is even a xbox game console available, but you better spend your time outside on one of the two terraces.
29 Aug 2012
"Great family friendly villa with lots of thought to keep us occupied"
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.
4 Oct 2011
"Peace and Quiet"
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. T… More
8 Aug 2011
"Fantastic cottage in Croatian countryside"
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.
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