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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Self catering air conditioned cottage perfectly situated for a peaceful holiday

Beautifully appointed 2 bedroom air conditioned 3 storey self catering Istrian stone cottage set in lovely rural location between Istria's tourist mecca Porec and the rolling hills of 'The New Tuscany'. See our QuickTime movie.

Views over vineyards and olive groves in a tiny hamlet of 9 houses 5km from Istria's main tourist destination.

Enclosed garden with our own olive tree and locking gate. Covered patio area with garden furniture. Veranda leading directly from first floor bedroom with fine views of the surrounding vineyards and farmland.

10 minutes from Porec & resorts Plava Laguna (Blue Lagoon), Zelena Laguna (Green lagoon) and Bijela Uvala (White Bay). Waterskiing, windsurfing, boat & bike hire available. Pula, home to Europe's 3rd largest amphitheatre and gateway to stunning Brijuni Islands (where you will find Tito's palace, a safari park and a unique golf course) is just 30 minutes away.

Local Amenities: Superb local restaurant in adjoining village of Musalez. All facilities, supermarkets, banks, ATMs, travel agencies etc available in Porec. Local restaurants serve wonderful food with a strong Italian influence, great Pizzas and pastas, as well as sea food caught daily and very drinkable local wines.

For the more adventurous try the Istrian truffles with steak or fusilli, Prsut (the local dried ham), sheep’s cheese, wild boar with pasta, and raw fish gaspaccio.

Croatians love tennis, football and all sports, and local hotels offer excellent facilities, many with tennis centres with indoor and outdoor courts. At the Hotel Diamant there is a newly opened 'Wellness Centre', with gym, pools, sauna, steam room, treatments etc.

The beaches in Istria tend to be pebbly, rather than sandy, with a few exceptions. There are purpose built paved platforms with steps down all along the water's edge, which are ideal for sunbathing, particularly if you don't like getting sand everywhere! The Adriatic is one of the cleanest seas anywhere, winning praise from Jacques Cousteau as one of the most beautiful seas he had ever dived in.

Getting there: Low cost daily scheduled flights from Stansted, to Pula (40 mins from house) and Trieste (around 90 mins). EasyJet and Whizzair fly Luton to Ljubljana (90 mins) and EasyJet now have a new route opening June 2015 from Gatwick to Pula.

Other carriers have cheap charter flights to Pula and Rijeka. Scheduled flights also available. Car hire available at all airports.

Feel free to call Mike or Ria for help finding flights and car-hire.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker

Daddy of two little girls, with a sense of adventure and an affinity with nature

Why Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker chose Porec area

Visit and find out for yourself..... Istria is a very, very special place, Come and see the blue and green of Istria - beautiful coastline, fjords, and hilltop towns, We love it and I'm sure you will too.

What makes this cottage unique

5km from Porec, Croatia's most popular tourist destination yet in a small tranquil hamlet where you can truly unwind.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mušalež in Općina Poreč

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Downstairs cloakroom. First floor family bathroom with shower, wc etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 on first floor with good sized double bed. Bedroom 2 on second floor with twin beds and comfy camp bed. Double sofa-bed in lounge.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have made a Quicktime movie to let you get a better picture of the layout and the rest of the accommodation. Please contact us for the link to download this virtual tour. You will need Quicktime or iTunes to view this movie. Once loaded, you can move from room to room, up the stairs and outside (Click to change nodes when the cursor changes from a circle to an arrow). In each location you can drag through 360 degrees, zoom in and out with shift and control keys. The file is 3MB so will take a few seconds to download.... please be patient. Also, this movie was shot a couple of years ago, so you won't see the bannisters, air-con and landscaped garden.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Stone cottage in tranquil village location, 5km from Porec
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Soton, Hants, UK
5

My long (but not long enough) weekend away...

  • 5 of 5

One of the most enduring memories I have is waking up ‘relatively’ early for me on the first day of my long week-end break, sitting outside on my own in the morning sun drinking a cup of tea and it gradually dawning on me how quiet it was. No aeroplanes overhead, no trains, no background hum of a motorway – the only traffic to speak of being the four cows that were escorted down the lane by a local farmer. Bliss.

Whilst this rural village location offers peace and solitude it also provides a great base to travel to a number of coastal and inland villages and towns, within easy driving distance.

The coastal towns are elegant and we found it very inexpensive to eat in the restaurants and cafes; in April it was warm enough to eat outside and enjoy the ambience and café culture well into the evening. The artisan villages set within the hills are a delight and drinking a glass of the local beer with friends in a village square overlooking the hills lined with poplars is another happy memory that comes to mind.

The house itself is spacious and has been developed with great care and attention to retain the typical Croatian features – an open fire being one of them.

The house was spotless when we arrived and the cleanliness was a very high standard.

It is equipped with everything you might need without being crammed full of every modern cooking gadget, therefore retaining its Croatian farmhouse appeal. A small walled area to the front of the house with views across the fields provides ample space for sun lounging and barbecuing.

I would highly recommend this as a holiday destination and I will certainly go back and hopefully discover more of the enchanting aspects of this part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Porec paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great find. Perfect to unwind in the countryside in old stone cottage with modern amenities yet close to bustling Porec, a place of beauty, history, charm and culture

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Peaceful trip

  • 3 of 5

It was a very Nice stay in Villa Maria.

The cottage is confortable, well decorated, with natural colours and matérial.

The place is very peaceful. Some Angels look around : swallows and neighbours.. :-)

We loved Porec and istria in général.

Anne, Didier and daughter Coline, from France

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house in little village near Porec. Perfect for family holiday, quiet but close enough to the tourist Center of Porec and to beaches and restaurants. House was very clean, neighbours friendly and helpfull.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Wohlfühlurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Ein sehr schönes Haus. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus liegt schön ruhig in einem kleinem Dorf mit netten Nachbarn. Zum Strand, Einkaufen und für Ausflüge eine gute Lage. Die Nachbarn, die sich um das Haus kümmern waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ein Dankeschön!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Dorset, UK
5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable stay at Villa Maria which is in a very small and friendly village. We felt we had made a good choice in both the property and location. The neighbours, who look after the property, were very friendly and generous in supplying us with pears and very tasty grapes. Porec is very beautiful and interesting. There are also many other places of interest to visit. We found a picturesque beach for swimming at Ulika. Like most beaches in Croatia it is rocky and stony but with a pair of jelly shoes it is not a problem - sea was pleasantly warm at this time of the year. A few good restaurants locally and a large choice in Porec. We barbequed a couple of times. Only negative point: TV sound would not work through satellite box and DVD player did not work (juddering and stopping). I let Mike know and I'm sure he will sort this out. A very minor point and we would recommend this accommodation without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pula
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bepos
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Porec
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Baderna
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bepos
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Porec
Car: recommended

The cottage is located in the peaceful village of Valkarin, just 5 mins drive from the sea and the picturesque and historic town of Porec. There are many pretty and interesting towns and villages to explore within easy reach of the cottage. Sample the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants overlooking the clear ocean on one of the marinas at either Porec, Rovinj, Novigrad or Vrsar. Enjoy the journey inland through pine forests and rolling hills. Discover the ancient hill-top towns of Motovun, Grozjnan and Hum. A daily return fast cat ferry service (2 hours) runs from Porec harbour to Venice. Other places to visit: Hum (the smallest town in the world.) Baredine Caves, Limski fjord (taste the beautiful cheeses, olives, wines and Grappa). The Amphitheatre in Pula is an amazing, historical place to visit.

Other Activities: Spa, gym and pool (Hotel Diamant)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mušalež, Istria

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£720
£2,500
 
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£490
£1,750
 
 
Autumn 2017 to Spring 2018
30 Sep 2017 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£420
£1,500
 
 
Nightly Rate
5 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds and Euros, and do not include local tourist tax, which is approx 1 euro per adult per day. Any rental period possible, discounts for longer periods.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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