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Modern Cozy Ap near the Sea – Home 304669 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

A comfy 50 m2 one bedroom apartment on the outskirts of the medieval city Labin, and in the close vicinity of the pebble beach covered tourist destination Rabac. Renting our apartment will get you two in one: a quiet countryside (just next to the forest) place to stay, and a five minute ride to all the splendors of a summer dream vacation.
The apartment consists of one two-bed bedroom - a double and a single bed, with a view of the forest. The kitchen, dinning room and living room are a single large space decorated in a modern-rustic manner, also with a soothing view of the woods. The bathroom is spacious with a large shower with a sitting bench in it. A private terrace overlooking the courtyard features shaded garden table and chairs. A couple of steps in front of the accommodation, there is a covered garden gazebo. Just next to it, a children play park with a variety of content. We are dog owners, so guests will need to be accustomed to meeting our lab Tara in front of the house

A comfy 50 m2 one bedroom apartment on the outskirts of the medieval city Labin, and in the close vicinity of the pebble beach covered tourist destination Rabac. Renting our apartment will get you two in one: a quiet countryside (just next to the forest) place to stay, and a five minute ride to all the splendors of a summer dream vacation.
The apartment consists of one two-bed bedroom - a double and a single bed, with a view of the forest. The kitchen, dinning room and living room are a single large space decorated in a modern-rustic manner, also with a soothing view of the woods. The bathroom is spacious with a large shower with a sitting bench in it. A private terrace overlooking the courtyard features shaded garden table and chairs. A couple of steps in front of the accommodation, there is a covered garden gazebo. Just next to it, a children play park with a variety of content. We are dog owners, so guests will need to be accustomed to meeting our lab Tara in front of the house (as well as other dogs from the neighborhood).
The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, with the road ending just a 100 meters away. The nearest grocery shop is just 200 m away, and Labin is 2 km walk/ride/drive.

SEASON 2013 - EVENTS
09.06. - "Jadranski susreti - Rabac harbour at 7 p.m.
10.06.-12.06.- "Kvarnerska rivijera" - traditional international junior football tournament, Labin
22.06. - Summer Carnival - Rabac
23.06. - "What our grandmothers cooked", entertainment, Rabac harbour
02.07. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
02.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
04.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
06.07. - Labin Town Orchestra - concert, Rabac harbour
09.07. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
09.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
10.07. - Sweet Home Show, entertainment evening in Rabac harbour at 9 p.m.
11.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
16.07. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
16.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
18.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
23.07. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
23.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
24.07. - Sweet Home Show, entertainment evening in Rabac harbour at 9 p.m.
25.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
27.07. - Labinske konti, evening concert of original Labin folk music and chants, Dubrova near Labin
30.07. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
30.07. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
August/September - Mediterranean sculptors´symposium, Dubrova
01.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
03.08. - Labin Town Orchestra - concert, Rabac harbour
04.08. - Concert - Klapa Cambi, Rabac harbour at 9,30 p.m.
06.08. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
06.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
07.08. - Sweet Home Show, entertainment evening in Rabac harbour at 9 p.m.
08.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
13.08. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
13.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
15.08. - Mountaneering to Skitaca, Labin old town at 8 a.m.
15.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
17.08. - 16th Labin athletic race, Labin old town
78.08. - Memorial tournament "Josip Ruži?, traditional bowling tournament, bowling area in Labin
17.08. - The "City of Labin day" - evening party, Labin old town
20.08. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
20.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
21.08. - Sweet Home Show, entertainment evening in Rabac harbour
22.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
24.08. - Labin Town Orchestra - concert, Rabac harbour
27.08. - OLD TOWN NIGHT TOUR A guided tour of the old town – re-live the history of the old Labin through myths, legends and stories. Each Tuesday in July and August at 9,30 PM. Gathering in front of the Tourist info point in the old town. The tour will end by 11 PM with a complimentary glass of homemade brandy.
27.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
29.08. - Trio Boom - playing along the Rabac promenade - from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
01.09. - "What our grandmothers cooked", entertainment, Rabac harbour
20.09. - Sweet Home Show, entertainment evening in Rapac harbour
22.09.-23.09. - Sailing regatta for classes Optimist and Laser; Rabac

Location description from owner

The Istria region

Istria County (Croatian: Istarska županija; Italian: Regione istriana) is the westernmost county of Croatia which includes the biggest part of the Istrian peninsula (2,820 km2 (1,089 sq mi) out of 3,160 km2 (1,220 sq mi), 89%). The area of the county is called Istra in Croatian and Slovene. The county administrative center is Pazin[3] and the Croatian regional anthem is "Krasna zemljo".

HISTORY
The caves near Pula, Lim fjord, Šandalja and Roumald's cave, house stone age archaeological remains. Less ancient stone age sites, from the period between 6000-2000 BC, can also be found in the area. More than 400 locations are classified as Bronze Age, (1800 - 1000 BC), items. Numerous findings including weapons, tools, and jewelry), which are from the earlier iron era around the beginning of common era.
The Istrian peninsula was known to Romans as the terra magica. Its name is derived from the Histri, an Illyrian tribe who, as accounted by the geographer Strabo, lived in the region. Romans described them as pirates who were hard to conquer due to the difficulty of navigating their territory. After two military campaigns, Roman legions finally subdued them in 177 BC.
With the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, Istria was conquered by the Goths, the Byzantines. During Byzantine rule, it was shortly ruled by Avars. Istria was annexed by the Lombards in 751, by the Avars in 774 and then by the Franks during the reign of (Charlemagne) in 789, then successively controlled by various dukes, (Carinthia, Meran, Bavaria), and the patriarchs of Aquileia.
In 1267 the Republic of Venice annexed the Istrian peninsula because of the strong presence of the autochthonous Italian community; it is in this period that the region prospered. The major Istrian cities were reborn under Italian government, and it was in this half millennium that they developed their typical beauty and atmosphere.
In 1797, with the Treaty of Campo Formio written by Napoleon, the peninsula, with the whole Republic of Venice, passed to the Habsburgs of Austria. Starting in 1861, the capital of Istria and the seat to a Regional Parliament in Austro-Hungarian Empire was in Parenzo (today: Porec).
After World War I, according to the peace treaty of Rapallo, in 1920 Istria became part of Italy. Fascism and, later, Nazi occupation spoiled otherwise tolerant ethnic relations. After the World War II, Istria was assigned to Yugoslavia and many ethnic Italians left in the Istrian exodus.
Famous individuals like Robert Koch and writer James Joyce lived and worked in Istria. Writer Jules Verne was inspired to write his novel Mathias Sandorf after hearing of quarry and cave in Pazin and the poet Dante Alighieri visited and wrote a few lines about Istria.

GEOGRAPHY
Its coastline is 445 km (277 mi) long with islands making up 539.9 km (335 mi). A smaller part of Istria also belongs to the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County of Croatia. Mirroring the bay of Venice across the Adriatic and the Gulf of Kvarner, the region is not far from the Julian Alps. The westernmost point is at Savudrija while the southern most is near Premantura, on the local promontory Kamenjak.
The terrain consists of a limestone plateau, much of which lacks water owing to its karst topography. The northeastern section is an extension of the Dinaric Alps. The highest point is Vojak on U?ka mountain 1,401 m (4,596.46 ft) above sea level while another range of mountains is ?i?arija.
There are so called "bijela", "siva", "crvena" Istra, (white, grey and red Istria). White Istria is around the mountain peaks, Grey Istria is the fertile inner lands while Red Istria is the blood-red painted lands of terra rossa or "crljenica" near the coastline.
Sites such as the Grotto of Baredine near Pore?, the underground river Pazin?ica and the karst Pazin pit (Pazinska jama) near Pazin are popular geologic attractions. The Limski Kanal is the only fjord resembling structure in continental Europe outside of Scandinavia (actually it's not a fjord, but a ria). The quarry near Rovinj is specifically designed for studying geology. The longest river, the Mirna, is only 32 km (20 mi) long with its mouth near Novigrad. Other rivers that pass through Istria include the Dragonja River and Raša River.
The continental plains and valleys, are primarily utilized for agriculture, such as growing cereals and vegetables. Closer to the sea, red lands are used for cultivation of grapes, vine, olives and figs. Agriculture and the production of ecological food, the olive gardens, and the production of quality wines, is the focus of Istria's agriculture sector. The coastline and nearby islands are rich in the maquis shrubland (mostly holm oak and strawberry tree). Woods, mostly oak and pine trees, cover a third of the territory.
The well-known natural reservations national park Brijuni and nature park U?ka are legally protected landscapes. Other interesting localities are Lim Kanal, wood near Motovun, park woods Zlatni Rt and Šijana near Pula, protected landscape Kamenjak in the extreme south of Istria, the reservation Palud, (ornithology), near Rovinj. Brijuni archipelago is interesting as the habitat of about 680 plant species, also decorated by the most diverse vegetation and olive groves.

CLIMATE
Protected from the north by the mountain chain of Alps as well the inner highland, the climate is Mediterranean, very pleasant, with the highest air temperature averaging 24 °C during August and lowest averaging 5 °C, in January. Summers are usually warm during the day and cooler near the evening, although strange heat wave patterns are common. The weather also ranges from humid to dry with over 10 hours of sunshine daily. Primarily, there is a lot of moisture in the air, especially in the costal towns of Istra such as Porec, Vrsar, Rovinj, Pula and others. Temperatures above 10 °C last for more than 240 days a year. Excessive heat (above 30 °C) lasts for three weeks at most. Despite air temperatures being lower than those of in Dalmatia, the Adriatic sea is warmer, reaching up to 26 °C in August, coldest in March, (9-11 °C), while the freezing even in small, shallow bays is very rare. Two kinds of winds are here - the bora is bringing cold and clear weather from the north in winters, and the southern jugo (jug=south) bringing rain in summer. Mistral is the summer breeze blowing from the inland to the sea. The salinity of the sea water is 0.37%.

COMMUNICATION
Istra is well connected with the rest of Croatia and Europe. Due to its connection with a wider European area, road development suitably covers all needs and contributes to a balanced development of the coastal area and the Istrian interior.
Initially, the need for railroads in Istria was based upon fast development of industrial activities; shipbuilding, construction material, machine and electric industries, as well as Austrian military interests. After Vienna and Trieste were connected in 1876, the railway between Diva?a, (in today's Slovenia) and Pula, (122 km (76 mi) long with 21 km (13 mi) long branch Kanfanar - Rovinj), was opened. Despite numerous initiatives, the western part of Istria have been connected with the railroad only in 1902, with construction of the narrow-gauge track Pore? - Trieste. The famous 123.1 km (76 mi) long "Parenzana", or Parenzaner Bahn, was cancelled in 1935. The nearest commercial airport is in Pula.

ECONOMY
Well-developed are processing industry, with traditional agriculture, sea fishing and growing, construction and production of construction materials (lime, cement, brick, stone), trade and transport. Most developed branches of industry are shipbuilding (In the early 1970s its shipyard Uljanik was building the biggest ships in the world as Berge Adria and others), metal processing, wood industry, furniture industry, automotive components industry, electric machines and appliances industry, glass, plastic, textile, tobacco industry. According to economic indicators, the leading activities are processing industry, tourism, and trade.
Great attention is being given to agriculture and the production of ecologic food, the wine and olive growing. Historically cultivated local wine varietals include Malvasia (white) and Teran (red).

TOURISM
Organized tourism in Istria goes back to the Romans, when emperor Vespasian, for the entertainment of that time, built the amphitheater (Arena) in Pula. During the reign of Austro-Hungarian Empire in (1866), Austrian and Hungarian royalty and aristocracy started visiting local resorts and discovered Pore?.
Significant efforts were made after World War II to develop the tourist infrastructure and to accentuate its importance. In combination with the natural beauties, rich history and cultural heritage, investments paid off and resulted in highly developed, competitive service all along the western coast in Pore?, Pula, Rovinj, Umag, Novigrad, and Vrsar.
In the eastern part, as part of another county, there are resorts like Rabac, Opatija. Istria was and still is the most important tourist destination in Croatia, hosting the western and central European visitors. Area is the most visited tourist region with 27% of all visitors and 35% of time spent in all of Croatia.

Labin

HISTORY
Labin was founded on the site of a Roman settlement Albona. From 1420. to 1797. ruled by the Venetians, and after that went to Austria.
After World War I Istria was occupied by Italy. In1921, Labin miners rebellion broke out against the fascist regime, and has established the Labinska Rebublika (republic) with worker self-management, but after forty days stifled by military intervention. This rebellion is considered the first ever anti-fascist uprising in the world.


RABAC- The pearl of the Kvarner bay

RabacToday, Rabac is a well-known tourist resort. By the middle of the 19th century, it was a small fishermen village with hardly ten houses. Due to the beautiful bay and splendid, tame surroundings, it soon attracted first visitors. In 1876, Richard Francis Burton, an English writer and a passionate traveler, was among the first tourists who stayed in Rabac. Having seen Rabac and other places on the Istrian coast, he wrote a book of the same title 'The Istrian coast', describing, among other things, the beauties and charm of Rabac.
At that time Rabac witnessed the building of the first villas. The most well-known was the villa belonging to the Prohaska family, Czechs by origin, who were distinguished tradesmen from Rijeka. Unfortunately, the villa was destroyed during the Second World War, but one of the most attractive locations in Rabac still bears the name of Prohaska.
'Quarnaro', the first hotel in Rabac, was opened on 11th June, 1889 in the house of the Viskovic family situated close to the present 'Orlando' atelier. The hotel had only a few rooms and a pub on the ground floor.
Kaiser, the Austrian officer, who was a regular client of that first hotel, later bought Dubrova, an estate close to Labin. Today, Dubrova is hosting the Mediterranean Sculptors Symposium and is becoming ever more famous for its magnificent park of sculptures.
The chronicle writers would point out yet another curiosity - at the beginning of this century in 1907, Prince Ferdinand, the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, visited Rabac and was saluted by people who had gathered in the harbor.
The inhabitants of Rabac were skilled fishermen, seamen and owners of some ten sailboats which were either destroyed in the maelstrom of the Second World War or pushed back by modern ships. The first larger hotel was built in the period of the Italian government in 1925 in the very center of Rabac and was called 'Trieste' -its name today is 'Primorje'. The capacity of the hotel could not meet the ever growing demand of tourists, mainly from the northern parts of Italy. Hence the more intensive development of private accommodation took place. Ten years after 'Trieste', the 'Dopolavoro' hotel was built - presently the 'Jadran' restaurant.
Tourism in Istria, as well as in Rabac, began to develop during the sixties, when this small resort, due to its natural beauty , got the flattering name of 'The Pearl of the Kvarner Bay'. Since then, all existing hotels, apartments, camping sites and the majority of the private houses have been built.
Among the visitors, for years now, the most numerous have been Germans and Austrians followed by English and Italians. Rabac can accommodate in one day even 11.000 visitors, mainly foreign, and several thousand bathers from Labin and its surroundings.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Tihana Z
Calendar updated::
24 Apr 2017

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Mar 2013. Located in Istria, the average weekly rate is £177.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Apr 2017.

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