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Romance in secluded place -Country house Our Istria

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Country house Our Istria is a beautifully renovated old stone house , for sole use of the renters. It offers accomodation for 4-5 persons and it is perfectly positioned in the heart of Istria peninsula, only 30 min drive to the Adriatic coast and its beautiful beaches, as well as, for daily trips to Italy and Slovenia. This secluded house offers every luxury, comfort and a beautiful sparkling pool in serene, unspoilt natural surrounds. Old, stone romantic villa , surrounded by green lawns , an orchard and a forest, is located in the central Istria, 8 km from the town of Buzet. Far away from it all, but at the same time only 30 km from the Adriatic sea. House for rent is airconditioned, fully renovated and luxury equiped. Near the property you have a wide choice of sports: trekking...Country house Our Istria is a beautifully renovated old stone house , for sole use of the renters. It offers accomodation for 4-5 persons and it is perfectly positioned in the heart of Istria peninsula, only 30 min drive to the Adriatic coast and its beautiful beaches, as well as, for daily trips to Italy and Slovenia. This secluded house offers every luxury, comfort and a beautiful sparkling pool in serene, unspoilt natural surrounds. Old, stone romantic villa , surrounded by green lawns , an orchard and a forest, is located in the central Istria, 8 km from the town of Buzet. Far away from it all, but at the same time only 30 km from the Adriatic sea. House for rent is airconditioned, fully renovated and luxury equiped. Near the property you have a wide choice of sports: trekking, free climbing, flying (paragliding), speleology, you can discover mountain bike routes, walking paths, olive-oil trails, wine routes... All these possibilities are available within few kilometers from the house. The possibilities are endless... Country house Our Istria, secluded, old istrian stone rural house, for sole use of the renters, offers accomodation for 4-5 persons. House is surrounded by green lawns , an orchard and a forest, located in the heart of Istria 8 km from the town of Buzet. Far away from the urban rush, at the same time only 25 km from the Adriatic sea. House is airconditioned, fully renovated and luxury equiped The house is secluded, not far from the village Rim where it actually belongs. It was built in 1886 but has been recently redecorated with special love and care and is surrounded by green lawns, an orchard and a forest. Primarily it was meant to be a family house for a family with 2-3 children. During the renovating and decorating there was one guiding principle above all: the family has to be comfortable and relaxed in the house, both the grown-ups and children have to find something that will calm them down, relax and inspire. That is exactly why only exclusively natural and ecology friendly materials were used for the reconstruction of the house. There are wood floors throughout the house except in the kitchen and in the bathroom. The walls are mortared in the old fashioned way so the irregularity and warm colours of the walls remind us of our ancestors calm life. Thick stone walls and aircondition units will assure the freshness in the whole house even in the hottest summer days. There is a large terrace in front of the house followed by lawns and meadows.The ideal romantic holiday house for honeymoon. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the Owner
Ariela G
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
Interaction with guests
We are family of four: My husband Marin, our two sons and me – Ariela. We are owners of romantic secluded country house Our Istria. In our house (and in our lives) are welcome all good people, regardless of skin color, religion or sexual orientation. We will wait for you in the house There are many interesting things to see and visit in Istria..........we will be glad to explain you everything when you come. During your stay we will have mobile phones with us so you can call us anytime if you need any information or help. If you will have time for us, during your stay, we can meet and we will show you part of our life - our small hometown - Kastav
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Reviews (32)
tom d
tom d
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We stayed for an amazing week here with our two boys 5 and 7. Our boys spent more or less the whole time in the pool which is amazing. Perfect for kids and always 30 degrees. The house is down a track at least 500 meters from any other houses so very quite and peaceful. The garden is huge very well kept and lots of apples and vegetable you can help yourself to. There is an out side BBQ/Sink and did I mention the pool. The house its self is lovely not huge but plenty big enough for 4. Its been very thoughtfully renovate so has lots of character. The kids bedroom is very nicely decorated with painted walls they loved it. Less than a mile up the road is the local Konoba authentic local food at very reasonable prices. Would recommend a visit if you stay.
Visited August 2018
Written 13 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Marin55555
Marin55555
Dear Tom, thank you for the amazing review. We are really glad that you have enjoyed your holiday so much.We hug all four of you!
Written 15 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donnah C
Donnah C
14 contributions
This was our third visit to Our Istria, and it gets better and better. With the new pool we did not leave the property other than to do some shopping and a little cycle touring in the area. As Always Ariela and Marin were on hand to give us a warm and friendly welcome and we much appreciate the home cooked meal on our first night. We will be back.
Visited August 2017
Written 14 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Odyssey326846
Odyssey326846
1 contribution
We had a lovely , relaxing week at Our Istria - the house and garden are beautiful. Ariela and Marin are great hosts and we had everything we need. Would recommend for anyone wanting to chill out !
Visited July 2017
Written 14 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tine S
Tine S
2 contributions
The house was very charming and the garden and pool are lovely. We spend hours by the pool every day during our stay in Istria. Beautiful view from the house. A great place to relax. Ariela and Marin are very nice and gave us great advice about which places to visit during our stay. We will be back.
Visited July 2017
Written 5 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ouristria
Ouristria
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From the very first contact to see if there was any availability, Marin and Ariela were fantastic. Warm, welcoming and friendly. They accommodated our needs regarding dates. The information received was spot on with regard to what to expect and how to get there, which was very easy. When we arrived, they were waiting for us with a warm welcome and it felt like coming home, we couldn't have asked for better. (the boys adored them from the start) The property and grounds are breathtaking, beautifully kept but, again, very welcoming - no feeling of 'please keep off the grass'!!! It was hard to believe that all that was just ours for the week! Facilities were excellent, we wanted for nothing. Ariela and Marin gave us a tour, explained how things worked and gave us loads of information about things to do in the area, tailored to our needs. They left us with supplies so we didn't have to go out again that day which was fantastic. The house is beautiful, clean and very well maintained - lots of lovely little areas to suit all needs (and weather). My two personal favourites were the little pool house so I could relax and watch the boys play in the pool and the covered upstairs veranda (I want one just like it!!). The two boys (8 and 11) had a great time with the toys, play equipment and the pool with all-weather-swimming cover. They didn't want to leave at the end of the week. The local area is great, Istria is beautiful and steeped in history - lots of little old hill top towns to explore, beautiful coastline, beaches and coves and the people are warm and welcoming. Thank you Marin and Ariela for showing us round your lovely town of Kastav. The local Tavern is amazing, again very friendly and welcoming. We went twice and had the best meals of the holiday there and when you factor in cheapness the value for money is outstanding. (The owner even came haring down the track in his car after us because it started to storm and he didn't want us to walk back and get soaked! service with care!) We would highly recommend this property to anyone, It is peaceful and it suits families with kids of all ages (who can shout and run and play without disturbing anyone) as well as a perfect romantic getaway for a couple. The care and attention to detail is great, we really couldn't have asked for a better place to start our holiday in Croatia or better people to welcome us to the amazing country, and I really hope we get a chance to come back. Thank you so much
Visited June 2017
Written 15 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathleen L
Kathleen L
San Francisco, CA11 contributions
I spent a week in July at Our Istria with my husband, daughter (15) and son (11). It was so wonderful that we found it a challenge to drag ourselves away every day to visit the many awesome places to visit in Istria. In fact, we didn't want to leave at the end of our stay and plan to return next time for several weeks. In fact, it was our favorite place during two months of traveling through mostly Greece, Italy and Switzerland. We rent our country house with extensive grounds in the California wine country. I know therefore the incredible amount of work Ariela and Marin put in to maintain the house, the grounds and take such special care of their guests. It is truly a labor of love and it is evident in all of the details. Although we were several hours late, Ariela and Marin waited at the house to greet us. We enjoyed drinking their homemade biska while they suggested the many places we should visit. Ariela left a delicious dinner of soup, bread, wine and cookies. It was such a treat especially after a long trip. They were readily available all week to answer questions. The late 19th century house is beautifully renovated and decorated with rustic elegance. It was like stepping back in time and it was a very special experience living there. We loved sleeping in the master bedroom with the soaring ceiling with heavy beams and splendid windows. The children's room was like fairyland with sweet handpainted walls. Putting my son to bed at night was a treat gazing up at the star painted ceiling. A surprise was that there were air conditioning units downstairs and in the bedrooms. Wifi, phone, t.v. and a washing machine were all amenities we appreciated. Although it was very hot, the house stayed cool and we only used the air conditioning a few times. We enjoyed sitting and reading in the stone covered porch overlooking the grounds. The garden was stunning! It was bursting with flowers, plants, an orchard and extensive lawn and fields. The views beyond were lovely. It was a very private and quiet setting.There was an extensive vegetable garden that we were invited to use. The kids had fun harvesting vegetables and herbs for our dinner. We all enjoyed badminton and ping pong. The time spent at Our Istria was such a peaceful and happy experience for our family. Our children are still talking about our visit. We can't wait to return and we look forward to staying in touch with Ariela and Marin!
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 7 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

elainemacg
elainemacg
60 contributions
We had the most fabulous 2 week holiday at Nasa Istra. We arrived late evening and were warmly welcomed by Ariela and Marin (who live in another village) with delicious soup, homemade cakes And Istria biska. They were both so helpful and provided very welcome assistance before leaving us to enjoy our holiday. This was our first visit to Croatia and Istria did not disappoint. The villa is ideally situated to visit hilltop villages, mountain and woodland trails as well as both east and west coasts of the Istria peninsula. There is even a Konoba (small restaurant) within walking distance of the villa. The villa itself has all you need, WiFi, washing machine, TV and Dvd player without losing its character. The garden is the main attraction, a good size with scope for badminton and other games, fabulous flowers and shrubs with a vegetable plot which our hosts let us sample potatoes, courgettes, lettuce and radishes - terrific! There was even a table tennis table and we spent many an evening improving our game here. Ariela and Marin were helpful and discrete hosts throughout our stay and we took up their offer to meet up at their boat in Icici and had a wonderful afternoon/evening with them exploring Kvarner Bay - a real highlight! I would highly recommend anyone seeking peace and quiet in a magnificent setting to try Nasa Istra.
Visited July 2015
Written 12 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Waltergia68
Waltergia68
11 contributions
Nasa Istra e' un luogo incantevole immerso nel verde dove passare una vacanza al di fuori delle tratte turistiche usuali ma allo stesso tempo abbastanza vicini alle coste istriane. Il pezzo forte della vacanza e' la casa perfettamente arredata e ristrutturata dotata di tutti i confort ma anche accompagnata dal fascino di una struttura antica e vissuta piena di particolari e attenzioni che i proprietari hanno lasciato negli anni. Splendido il giardino immerso nel verde dei campi e boschi circostanti. Eccezionale l'accoglienza e la gentilezza dei proprietari Ariela e Marin che accolgono con un trattamento personale e riservato (tavola imbandita, minestrone tipico fatto in casa, dolce e pane fatto in casa, vino e grappa tipica al vischio). I dintorni sono speciali piccoli centri ricchi di storia e stradine perse nel verde ottime per girini bici o escursioni nei dintorni. Nasa Istra e' il luogo ideale per scoprire l'istria centrale, chi viene rischia di esserne rapito e dimenticarsi delle piu' "famose" ma non piu' belle coste istriane.
Visited July 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 24 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mary B
Mary B
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
We had an amazing 4 days here. It is such a beautiful peaceful place. Wonderfully restored house full of character, lovely gardens and very welcoming and friendly hosts. The only problem was that our time here wasn't longer! This is definitely a place I would return to for several weeks of relaxation and to get away from the busy world.
Visited June 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 13 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TheSmiths23
TheSmiths23
2 contributions
The house was very picturesque, clean and well outfitted. There were several places to sit outside and enjoy a meal or a drink, while looking at the beautiful gardens. Our children really loved running and playing in the very large garden. We also thought it was very well located in Istria, right next to the cute town of Hum and Buzet. We were able to easily make day trips to Pula, Rovinj, Motovun, Umag and Groznjan while staying there. Our hosts were incredible, very welcoming, provided touring advice and great customer service. You can feel the love that they put into the house, with local art and antiques. It was a great start to our family vacation in Croatia and we will highly recommend the location to our friends and family.
Visited June 2014
Written 4 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Fireplace
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Highchair
Internet Access
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Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
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About the neighbourhood
House is perfectly positioned in the heart of Istria peninsula, only 30 min drive to the Adriatic coast and its beautiful beaches, as well as, for daily trips to Italy and Slovenia. House is surrounded by green lawns , an orchard and a forest, located in the heart of Istria. Far away from the urban rush, at the same time only 35 km from the Adriatic sea. Istria: Motovun, Groznjan, Kotli, Hum, Pazin, Pula, Brijuni islands
Getting around
The car is necessary for exploring Istria.
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