Come to Pula, rent a car (or have your own), stay at Gordana's Villa and enjoy Croatian hospitality to the fullest. Pula and its sights are 5-10 min drive away, so are a few supermarkets, and several national parks, with beaches, bike and walk paths!
Gordana's villa is just as it is described, not too fancy, but all that's needed is there, nothing is missing. If microwave or other thing is not in your room, ask for it. Outdoor grill is for everyone (there are several apartments). Place is minutes walk from restaurants and 2 beaches (all beaches are stoney in Istria). One "but" is with the bed mattresses - they had enough and need to be replaced :-P Flat LCD TV are great if you bring laptop and video/monitor+audio cables, to watch movies in the evenings. WiFI is fast enough to get movies and radio. There may be cheaper places around but I doubt they have all the same features. I highly recommend this one. Enjoy!