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Well, where do I start.......
Let’s start with Branimir.
He met us at the airport on Saturday 15th September just after 8pm and waited whilst my husband, Andy, sorted out our hire car, which took us until gone 9pm.
Then he took us to a supermarket so we could buy provisions for the first few days. He had a few bits to buy for himself but he mostly waited in his car for us to finish.
Then he led us to the beautiful countryside house which was to be our home for the next 10 days.
Even though it was extremely late by now he said it was his pleasure.
He was so kind and helpful and the pride he took in showing us around his wonderful house was evident in his face and his words.
The house was huge and welcoming and even though we had seen the pictures on the website, seeing it in person took our breaths away.
Everything was so clean, from the kitchen to the bedrooms. We chose the attic room as it was bright and airy and SO big but also had a real cosy, romantic feeling to it.
We had the best nights sleeps there.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom and there is also another one downstairs. This room also has a washing machine plus storage shelving with everything from sun cream to cleaning products! Everything is provided.
The front garden is huge with a massive conker tree (which we enjoyed collecting ) and seating for over 8 people.
Then the back garden....... so quiet and private with the beautiful pool.
There was nothing we could fault.
This holiday for us was all about rest & relaxing and peace & quiet and spending time together, but it was also our first visit to Croatia.
So we did venture out of the house a few times.
Rivinj. What a beautiful town. You must go! And when you do you need to find The Mediterraneaneo Bar by the water. That’s all I will say.
Pula is also a beautiful place to visit.
So yes we had a wonderful holiday. Made friends with a cute dog who would visit most days and also had a surprise visit to our back gate by a bull!
Think he may have been called Bruno......
Would we recommend this house? Yes!
Would we go back? Yes!
Should you go and stay there? Yes!
We totally fell in love with our little piece of Croatian paradise.
Oh and thank you again Branimir for our gift from you of the olive oil made by your cousin. Such a thoughtful present. Andy cannot wait to try it.
Tracy & Andy x
This property is a true gem. It’s superbly equipped and every bit as good as it looks in the photos. We found Goran to be extremely responsive and helpful both in the run-up to and during our holiday. Dusko and Vesna (property managers) are quite simply two of the nicest people you could meet and very happy to provide helpful advice about the local area (and further afield) should you need it. We visited Lipica (Slovenia) and spent two days in Venice whilst staying at Villa Barbara. Closer to home we spent time in Rovinj, Vrsar and Motovun. We also had a couple of visits to Istralandia (one of two water parks within 30 mins of the villa). The small local store in Sv. Lovrec is more than adequate for the majority of your needs and there are a cluster of large supermarkets 30 mins away in Porec. There’s a great pizzeria in Sv. Lovrec and a couple of really good Konoba’s within 5 mins drive of the villa. Surprisingly for a fairly rural area you do need to book to ensure you get a table. We loved the food in Croatia, the pork and beef was some of the best we’ve tasted and the fish was also very good. Portions are hearty and meals are very good value for money. We had lovely weather allowing us to enjoy all the villa had to offer including the fabulous pool and the outside kitchen which had a great bbq area and a separate pizza oven - which we used to make our very own pizzas - they were pretty good as well! Overall a really excellent holiday which we all thoroughly enjoyed (my children are 17 and 13). There’s a lot more for us to do in this location that we simply didn’t have time for and we will definitely return. Many thanks to Goran, Dusko and Vesna for all their help and support (and for my birthday present - which was a lovely touch and very much appreciated). The Creighton family, York, UK.