Tucked away from the road, in a quiet village location, our place is two lovingly restored, old, stone buildings in a walled, courtyard garden with a private swimming pool. There are restaurants, a shop & wine cellars within walking distance.
Within the walled courtyard are two buildings, a traditional three-storey Istrian stone house and a converted two-storey barn. There are three double bedrooms, two shower rooms and a large kitchen-diner in the house. A step across the courtyard, in the barn, is a large living-room, with two further double bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. In the garden, there is a swimming pool and a wet room in a restored outbuilding. The property has Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in the bedrooms.
This characterful property is full of charming traditional features including original beams, wood floors and stone niches. It was fully restored in 2012.
Being split across two buildings, this property is ideal for large groups (up to 10 people), as it enables a degree of privacy if desired – for example for families holidaying together with and without children. Each buildings has its own well-equipped kitchen, making it possible for some meals to be prepared and taken separately, only dining together for special meals.
Kovaci’s in a highly desirable, village location with numerous facilities and sea-views. The local supermarket is a minute’s walk away, as are the café and award-winning wine producers. There are two restaurants about two minutes walk and several others a short stroll further on.
On the ground floor there is a kitchen-diner (with a dining table sitting ten). There’s a small sitting area with two armchairs and books, and a toilet under the stairs. The floor is tiled with a mixture of flagstones (the original ones relaid) and ‘tavele’ – the old roof lining tiles which were laid in the dining room.
Off the spacious landing, on the first floor, are two double bedrooms and a shower room, with a large shower. One bedroom has twin beds, the other bunk beds. We’ve managed to keep the lovely old wood floors and original doors.
Tucked under the eaves, the huge master bedroom, in the attic, has a double bed (160 x 200cm) and an en-suite shower-room.
On the ground floor is the living room with comfy sofas and a 40” LCD TV. There’s also a 4-person dining table and another small kitchen. There are beams and exposed stone through-out and the floor has the relaid flagstones.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms: one with twin beds and the other with a double bed (160 x 200 cm), and a bathroom with a bath (shower over the bath). With remarkably high ceilings, these rooms are light and airy.
A paved terrace and BBQ area runs between the house and barn. It is built against the old well ‘sterna’ (an interesting, historic feature). Both entrances are covered by pergolas up which plants are growing. In time, these will provide shade: for now, there’s green netting to keep you cool. Also available are sun umbrellas.
Across the lawn is a swimming pool (8m x3m) and sun terrace with room for all ten loungers.
Also in the garden is a small, restored outbuilding. Part of this is a wet room with a huge shower, loo and sink – useful outdoor facilities. It also houses the washing machine. Next door is storage for the garden furniture and BBQ.
Just outside both front doors in a herb garden with a selction of fresh herbs including rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme.
There is private, off-road parking at the entrance of the property for three cars.
For larger groups, additional accommodation is available next door. Please contact me for a quote.
You have full use of the whole property and grounds - this is your home-from-home.
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday.
Minimum booking is for 5 nights (May, June, September & October)
During high season (July & August) minimum booking is 7 nights with changeover on Saturday.
Interakcija s gostima
After you have booked our place we will send you a rental contract by email which you will need to sign to confirm the booking. This is with us, the owners, not with Airbnb.
You'll pick up your key from Restaurant Toni a short distance from the house. We'll visit you when you've settled in to answer any questions and will remain a phone call, text or email away for any assistance.
In the house you'll find a detailed information pack with info on the house and the surrounding area. If you need to know more just let us know.
Kitchens: The larger kitchen in the house has oven with electric hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, toaster. The smaller kitchen in the barn has an electric hob and microwave with grill, as well as its own kettle, toaster and coffee maker.
The washing machine is in the outside bathroom. There are two BBQs and ten loungers with cushions in the storeroom.
Also provided are: two hairdryers, a selection of books and DVDs (English), CD player, two safes (one in master bedroom, one in barn bedroom) iron & ironing board, liquid soap, washing up liquid, toilet paper, mosquito machines
Our rules are simple:
1 - Please treat our place as if it was your own home. We have put a lot of effort into making it as lovely as possible, so please look after it properly.
2 - Please respect the neighbours. They are lovely people but, unlike you, are not on holiday and have to get up for work in the morning, so please don't make noise late into the night and disturb them.
3 - €300 refundable security deposit. Payable on arrival and refunded after satisfactory departure inspection.
4 - Sorry, but pets are not allowed
5 - Smoking is not allowed inside either building but is fine outside
6 - Enjoy yourself! Istria is a beautiful part of Croatia with heaps to do, so this shouldn't be difficult.
(Još) nema recenzija
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Phil and I are two Brits who settled in Istria in early 2005. Having left the UK in the early 80s to take up jobs in The Netherlands and then Belgium, we ended up running our own small marketing communications agency in Antwerp. After many years beavering frenetically in the corporate jungle, we came to Istria for a more relaxed, outdoor lifestyle: to live somewhere we could have outdoor sofas, lunch on the terrace and an afternoon swim.
We fell in love with Istria and decided it was the perfect holiday location. First we built a little house at the bottom of our garden for family and friends (1 bedroom). Then, after a year’s hunting, we bought Brnobici, a lovely 3-bed place as a holiday let. Finally a few years ago we bought and fully-restored Kovaci our 5-bed place.
Over the years we’ve stayed in a lot of self-catering places and we wanted to make them somewhere we would want to stay. Somewhere cosy and comfortable, where everything has been thought of. The sort of place we’d want to come back to time and again.
We live in a small Istrian village, not far from the sea with our 2 cats (Baggy & Tally). As well as running my small rental business, I also write/run Live Istria - the website for everyone interested in Istria or living in the sun - and when I have time, I love to garden.