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Traditional Istrian Cottage for 4 people in Vrećari

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Perfect vacation for 4 people, family friendly

House Edi is a charming new Istrian stone house built with a lot of care for a perfect vacation. This is a traditional Istrian house with a stone exterior, fireplace interior, custom built oak furniture and all the necessities that provide comfort and relaxation during your vacation. The property is large with areas for kids to play, three swings and a garden. There is a covered private dining area outside to enjoy the beautiful evenings. The interior is air conditioned and fully equipped with all the appliances.

The beaches of Rabac are only 7 km away, less than 15 minutes by car. Rabac has the most well known pebble beaches in Istria. The historic town of Labin is located 2 km away, showing the charm of old cobbled streets and art galleries.

This private house with only one rental unit offers great vacation nearby beautiful sea, place full of nature, history and amazing food.

More Details

Property Manager
Natalija Vale Popowicz
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Natalija Vale Popowicz


My name is Natalija. My parents Denis and Edi live in Vrećari and rent the house they built by themselves to guests from all over the world. They have a private house for 4 people and a separate house with two apartments. They live on the same property, but in a different house and can provide you with the privacy you need during your vacation or help you with anything that would make your stay in Croatia more enjoyable. If you have never been to Croatia, you will not be disappointed. Istria is a very unique place in Croatia that offers great food, beautiful pebble beaches, many old hill towns and many years of history. I hope that you have a chance to see it for yourself!

Please let me know if you have any questions! -Natalija

Why Natalija Vale Popowicz chose Municipality of Sveta Nedelja

The property is located on the outskirts of busier towns of Labin and Rabac. The area is quiet and not crowded like nearby towns. There yard is very large and kids love running and playing around the property.

What makes this house unique

Our guests are usually entertained by very playful kittens. If you like to drink homemade wine, the owners are very generous!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Municipality of Sveta Nedelja around the Istria County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • There is one shared bedroom with a large double bed and two single beds. There is a curtain for privacy between double bed and two single beds. Baby crib can be provided on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Traditional Istrian Cottage for 4 people in Vrećari
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

We really appreciated the house and especially the

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated the house and especially the owners who are very nice and friendly. It is quiet and nice place to stay and not far for all accomodations. We spent 3 peaceful and nice weeks and recommend the property

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Another Cleveland connection came through for us! Natalija was very helpful and quick to respond over emails and her parents and cousin greeted us and hosted us in Vrecari, Croatia. Their house is beautiful, half our group stayed in the ground floor apartment, which has two bedrooms and a spacious renovated kitchen.

I stayed in the stone house with my husband and two little girls. The old stone house is beautifully renovated inside and out. It is also very clean. There is one large bedroom with a double bed and two single beds, so perfect for our little family. There is a large kitchen with a giant table and benches, and a lovely fireplace too. The bathroom has a shower (no bathtub) and a washing machine as well. Outside there are swings, and plenty of space for children to run around and play. There is also a covered pavilion right outside the stone house that has a large table. We had most of our meals here and we played cards / games here. Edi provided a grill, we bought some charcoal and made local chevapchichi and plejskavica (available at the supermarket just down the road) on the grill. It was perfect.

Natalija's parents were very kind and generous. We tasted their wine and Edi's amazing honey rakija - I'd say that alone is worth the trip.

Rabac's beaches are a short 15-20 minute drive away - beautiful white pebble beaches.

House Edi is a great base camp to explore Istria from. We went to Pula to see the amphitheatre, the Festinsko caves, and Pazin, all short trips by car - doable with small children if you time nap time right :)

Also very near are supermarkets and a gas station - just down the road, can walk, bicycle or drive.

I highly recommend staying here, especially for a family vacation for at least a week!


  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellissima Istria

  • 5 of 5

Da subito siamo stati ricevuti dalla proprietaria Natalija ed i suoi genitori in maniera molto calorosa.I genitori vivono nella casa principale di fronte al cottages dove abbiamo soggiornato noi.

Il cottage era carinissimo, addirittura con un camino all'interno, e nelle serate cenavamo fuori sotto al gazebo adiacente al cottage.Ogni tanto qualche zanzara ma poca roba, all'interno dell'appartamento è presente veramente di tutto : tv, condizionatore, lavatrice, accessori vari ..Forse l'unico neo la mancanza di una doccia esterna che avrebbe facilitato al ritorno dal mare, comunque i proprietri ci hanno comunicato che per il prossimo anno prevedevano la costruzione di una piscina adiacente al cottage.

Appena arrivati il padre di Natalija ci ha portato un bel cocomero ed in frigo ci ha fatto trovare un bel cesto di verdura (molto buona) ed alcune birre.

Dietro al cottage ci sono oltre allo stendino,in lontananza, le gabbie di 3 cani (il padre è un cacciatore) che nelle notti di pernottamento non abbiamo mai , e dico mai sentito abbaiare.

Da questo splendido posto abbiamo raggiunto la nostra postazione marina (a 10 min .in machina ) Rabac, molto carina specialmente nella zona dei residence dove comunque tutti possono entrare e piazxare l'ombrellone davanti a quelli a loro riservati, oppure andare in 10 minuio alla spiaggetta in fondo al percorso pedonale dei residnce ( un vero paradiso)

Abbiamo visitato Pola, Parenzo,Rovigno tutti raggiungibili in 1 ora.Abbiamo visitato i laghi di Plitvice (3 ore circa (i biglietti si possono prendere direttamente all'entrata del parco , li c'e poca fila) da vedere assolutamente per le sue cascate e per la freschezza del paesaggio.(percorso H più indicato).

Che dire, una vacanza veramente bella e rinnovo veramente un plauso a Nataljia ed ai suoi genitori che ci hanno fatto rilassare all'interno del loro stupendo e carateristico cottage ed in Istria......consigliato a tutti.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house is nice and super clean. The ourner sympathic.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Sehr gut !!

  • 4 of 5

Im Haus ist alles vorhanden. Ausflugsziele sind in der Nähe reichlich und schnell zu finden, nette Vermieterin und gute Betreuung durch ihre Eltern.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The small village of Vrecari is located near the historical town Labin, which is ready to offer thousands of years of history and the town of Rabac, also called 'The Pearl of the Kvarner Bay' owing to the pride of white pebble beaches and beautiful landscape stretching along the coastline. If you enjoy authentic cuisine, Istria prides itself on being the culinary centre of Croatia.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.38

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.