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J. Rakovac street Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
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Located in the heart of the old town, in a centuries old building, the apartment was renovated in 2004 and has been kept in superb condition ever since. The apartment is beautifully appointed with very stylish décor - exclusive furniture, paintings by Istrian artists, dark wooden floors and Persian rugs, ornate lamps, traditional stone walls, wrought iron gallery and spiral staircase and high ceiling with dark wood beams. The apartment also has its own sizeable outdoor terrace and there are splendid sea views from the apartment's windows. The apartment is tastefully decorated throughout; it has a spacious open plan living-dining room area and a modern bathroom. It has a king-size bed in the main bedroom on the mezzanine level, and a double sofa bed downstairs in the living room area. It is fitted with air conditioning and heating systems. The kitchen comes equipped with cooker (hobs), dishwasher, fridge-freezer and is fitted out with exclusive crockery and cooking utensils etc.

Located in the heart of the old town, in a centuries old building, the apartment was renovated in 2004 and has been kept in superb condition ever since. The apartment is beautifully appointed with very stylish décor - exclusive furniture, paintings by Istrian artists, dark wooden floors and Persian rugs, ornate lamps, traditional stone walls, wrought iron gallery and spiral staircase and high ceiling with dark wood beams. The apartment also has its own sizeable outdoor terrace and there are splendid sea views from the apartment's windows. The apartment is tastefully decorated throughout; it has a spacious open plan living-dining room area and a modern bathroom. It has a king-size bed in the main bedroom on the mezzanine level, and a double sofa bed downstairs in the living room area. It is fitted with air conditioning and heating systems. The kitchen comes equipped with cooker (hobs), dishwasher, fridge-freezer and is fitted out with exclusive crockery and cooking utensils etc. The bathroom is spacious and has a modern shower unit, hand basin and toilet plus plenty of storage areas. The living room is furnished with ornate lamps, a very comfortable three-seat couch/sofa (that turns into a King size bed) and many exclusive pieces of furniture, paintings and rugs. It has a large screen TV, DVD/CD. The bedroom is furnished with king-size bed. Bed linen and towels are also provided.From the apartment, you can walk to everything from, including to the towns many wonderful restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, bars, shops, the harbour, bus station, and the beaches and ferry terminal. Free wireless access is available throughout the apartment (from rovinj free network) or VIP wireless can be purchased in the local internet cafe VIP on Carera Street - just one minute walk away.The apartment offers sea views of the harbour, St. Catherine's Island and the Old Town itself. ACTIVITIES: The Old Town of Rovinj, known as the pearl of Istria, is a delightful, waterfront town with a historic centre that has Venetian-style piazzas, and charming cafes, galleries and shops. Strolling the winding cobblestone streets and lanes and enjoying a glass of wine at one of the outdoor cafes are the favourite pastimes here. There are many other different ways of passing the time: choose a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, horse ride through the nearby woods, have a fisherman's picnic or dance the night away after having sampled a glass of Istrian wine! For the more active Rovinj offers tennis, water sports, bike rentals, hill walking, hill climbing, yacht hire, horse-riding or sailing (on one of the pre-arranged expeditions or hiring a boat yacht is possible).The sparkling Adriatic and the picturesque harbor are visible from almost everywhere, and the buildings in the old town are well preserved and protected. The area is steepted in history and guests looking for fine foods, good wine and quality artwork will not be disappointed. You can tour the 'Wine Roads of Istria' – pick up information from the local tourist office in Rovinj or any town. If you are looking for a little luxury situated on a stunning stretch of the Adriatic coast this apartment is the perfect place for you with its exquisite decor and views of the sea and of the lush pine woods that cover the island of St. Catherine and the Punta Corrente National Park, stretching as far as the eye can see. SOME REVIEWS IN 2014Reviews From Guests Sergei Sergei Margaret contacted me right after the booking. She arranged a person to meet me and she also provided a useful guide with tips. I was met on time. Our stay was excellent. The apartment is very clean, stylish. The interior is unique that blends with atmosphere of the whole city. There were all amenities needed but washing machine and wi fi. We knew that there would not be wi fi from the advertisement. However, we still missed it and think it would be a nice addition. Overall, me and my wife loved staying there. September 2014 Apartment with sea view and terrace Егор Егор Beautiful! Beautiful! September 2014 Apartment with sea view and terrace Chiara Chiara Very warm welcome from Dave, the caretaker, that made our arrive in Rovinj, parking etc very easy and confortable. The flat is even bigger and nicer than what you see in the pictures. Everything was very clean and tidy. The position of the apartment is WOW! Supercentral and you can even see the sea from the livingroom window. The only two things to notice: 3rd flor no elevator and no internet wifi. For me this has not been a problem! Very good thing: air conditioning very well working and an umbrella! Things that made the difference (it rained a lot one day !!) I abdolutely recomand this flat and rovinj for at least a weekend!+ More July 2014 Apartment with sea view & terrace Alison Alison I loved staying at Margarets house the location was amazing . The terrace is a lovely part of the house in which to socialise and share meals. July 2014 Apartment with sea view and terrace Nils A great stay in Rovinj. Margaret and her local rep Dave where really helpful in making our days in Rovinj memorable. They provided us with great information on restaurants and activities before arrival and Dave was there to check us in. The apartment had a very cosy feel to it and is perfectly situated in the old town. Nils & Cecile July 2014 Apartment with sea view and terrace Clare I contacted Margaret at short notice to stay at her flat. She was very easygoing and communication was simple and straightforward. We had four bikes with us and she helped us to store them in the garden around the back of the apartment block.The flat is centrally located and full of character. It was beautiful big windows facing the pink sunset and a lovely little balcony. As a party of four (myself, husband and in- laws) it was a bit of a tight squeeze. Two nights was fine but I think longer would become frustrating as one couple must occupy the living room and sleep on the sofa bed. This is a lovely flat, in perfect central location. + More July 2014 Apartment with sea view & terrace July 2014 Apartment with sea view & terrace Christie A lovely apartment in Rovinj- there's a nice little patio to have a glass of wine and look at the back streets and alleys of the city. Walking distance from all the action! Good air conditioning, great light, functional kitchen, great view, and pretty quiet. Note that there is no internet/ wifi, and parking is offsite in an unofficial lot that is free- make a note to self of where you've parked, or request written instructions from Dave (the caretaker). The stairs would be prohibitive for anyone with a physical disability (3 flights). There is a little funkiness with the electrical- some unfinished wiring, etc. My other suggestion would be to bring an eye mask as there is a skylight that gets quite bright in the morning. They may also have you register with a local tourist office when you arrive, which many hosts typically handle on the back end. Overall a nice place to stay but think it's helpful to note the items above. + More  Apartment with sea view & terrace

Location description from owner

The Istria region

Christened ‘Terra Magica’ by the Romans, this small peninsula is Croatia’s most westerly region. Istria is bordered by mountains (Slovenian Alps) to the North and the Adriatic on either side. On the West coast, the main resort towns are Rovinj and Porec. Novigrad is worth a vist – it is an underrated gem. Nearer Pula (the capital of Istria in the South tip) the island of Brijuni (Tito’s former residence) is a must see, for its natural beauty and bizarre historical and zoological attractions. Vsar is also worth a short visit and the Limski Canal that is enroute. East Coat and the IslandsTo the East, the deep Kvarner Gulf, bounded on three sides by steep mountains, contains Croatia’s largest Adriatic islands. Some such as Krk, Losinj and Rab have long been developed for tourism. Opatija is well worth a visit – it had its glory days in the late 19th century – here the Habsburgs built ornate villas and grand spa hotels, many of these grand villas surrounded by palm groves line the steep wooded shoreline in Opatija and can still be checked into today, at a price. The town is arranged on a steep hill facing the sea, so all over town you can get fantastic views over the sea and the Bay of Kvarner – there is a wonderful promenade in town also with a nice beach area. Inland or central Istria is full of small historical towns such as Hum (its smallest town) Motovun, and Groznjan. It is famous for its medieval hilltop towns that dot this spectacular area. This is the heart of truffle country and home to some of the finest wines and olive oil in this part of the Mediterranean. The mountains of Cicarija and Ucka form the region’s most northern boundary, a haven for hikers, climbers, cavers and paragliders, and a popular destination for extreme sports fans. The east coast remains rugged with forest reaching right down to the rocky coastline giving views out onto the islands of the Kvarner Bay. The joy of Istria is that nothing is ever very far away and inland Istria is every bit as beautiful as the coast. What makes Istria extraordinary is its scale – you can drive North to South in just over one hour and you are never more than 30 minutes from the coast – yet the range and diversity of locations are amazing. The Istrian peninsula is very Italian in feel. The Italian towns of Trieste and Venice are just across the Adriatic. Istria is characterised by a special form of the Mediterranean climate for its geographical latitude: the summers are not too hot and winters are somewhat cold. The picuresque coast is 540 km long with numerous pebble coves and beaches washed by the clean sea.Istrian CuisineIstria is a world away from Dalmatia, where tourist friendly restaurants serve similar types of seafood in uniform sauces. Istria has its own gastronomic identity. Fresh fish of all varieties, pasta, gnocchi, risotto, pizzas feature on all menus. The pearls of Istrian produce, Prsut (parma or cured ham), truffles, fresh fish and wines are available across the region. Springs brings wild asparagus and spring lamb; Summer is awash with fresh fruit and vegetables and Autumn is dominated by mushrooms and truffles. Grappa is a traditional home brew – offered as a complimentary drink in most restaurants after you pay your bill – made from berries, herbs, trees, nuts and fruit – you will often find it being sold along the roadside. The Istrian wine-making tradition dates back to the time of ancient Greece. On the East coast lies an area known as Kalovojna (Greek for good wine). In face, Greece was the origin of Istria’s main grape variety, Malvasia. While Malvasia, red Teran and refreshing Muscat account for the vast majority of Istria’s vineyards. You can discover these wines by touring the ‘Wine Roads of Istria’ – pick up information from the local tourist office in Rovinj or any town.

Rovinj

The Old Town of Rovinj, known as the pearl of Istria, is a delightful, waterfront town with a historic centre (Marshal Tito Square) that has Venetian-style piazzas, and charming cafes, galleries, old Baroque and Renaissance palaces, small churches and many shops selling crafts, art works and local produce. Strolling the winding cobblestone streets and lanes and enjoying a glass of wine at one of the outdoor cafes are the favourite pastimes here. The church of St. Eufemia is the town’s focal point – after that the main places to see are: Trg Marsala Tita Square in the centre full of vibrant colours of the buildings on both sides of the square. The fountain in the middle of the square was built in 1959. Dominating part of the square is the Town Clock which dates from the middle of the 19th century. Leading off from the square is the start of Carera – the high street of Rovinj. Also one finds the Balbi Arch – next to the Adriatic hotel – dating back to 1678 – the arch was built on the site of one of the town’s original seven gates. Upwards from the Balbi arch one finds the Grisia street, probably one of the most walked up and photographed streets in Istria. It is characterised by steps, narrow cobbled steps leading up to the church of St. Eufemia. This street is particularly famous for its local art galleries and souvenir shops. In August, there is a festival on the second Sunday of the month where anyone, not just residents or artist of Rovinj, can display and sell their works of art on the street ( this festival is now in its 58th year). St. Eufemia’s Day is celebrated on the 16 September – there are celebrations throughout the town. There is a spectacular view over the sea and the Old Town from the church. Look out for the spectacular sun sets from this point.Rovinj is a relaxed town with a population of around 15,000. With the church of St. Eufemija as its focal point, the town is a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, squares, small churches and old Baroque and Renaissance Palaces. The old part of the town was proclaimed a cultural and historical site in 1963. It is now one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations, with a growing reputation for its food, wines and art. The town is very rich in cultural heritage and is also a meeting point for many painters (in the summer there is the popular exhibition open-air on the famous old Grisia Street). In August there is also a Rovinj Festival (for three days) with fantastic fireworks. All the Rovinj coasts and the surrounding 22 islands are a protected natural heritage. There are many different ways of passing the time: choose a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, horse ride through the nearby woods, have a fisherman's picnic or dance the night away after having sampled a glass of Istrian wine!

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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
No smoking at this property

About the owner

M C
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
20 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Croatia

Languages spoken: English, German


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 May 2007. Located in Rovinj, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £250 to £470.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jul 2016.

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“Stunning apartment in a stunning Croatian village.”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2011

We were overawed by the apartment. The gleam from the furniture and the floors was brilliant. Attention to detail with furnishing the apartment was amazing. We particularly loved the long thin pastel drawing of Rovinj that hung above the bed. Having a little terrace/balcony area off the kitchen was really nice - many a breakfast or lunch had out there. The apartment was on the top floor - so the stairs were a challenge, but they got easier (especially after some nice croatian booze). However it would make the apartment inaccessible for people with any walking difficulties. The plus point of being on the top floor were the views - stunning!

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