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5 Separate Apartments with Private Pool - Villa Laguna ' Apartment 1' : 2-Bedroom apartment



Updated: 14-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Villa Laguna ' Apartment 1' : 2-Bedroom apartment

Apartment 1 at Villa Laguna has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. The Lounge-kitchen has a Double Sofa Bed.

Private entrance & gated parking for 2 cars.

Balcony with outdoor furniture overlooking peaceful countryside.

TV, Shower, WC. Central heating available during cooler months.

villalaguna dot co dot uk

About the property

Villa Laguna

Villa Laguna is in a very peaceful location, so we prefer no children under the age of 14. The property consists of 5 separate spacious apartments - four are available for guests, all have their own private entrance and large balcony. These comprise of: 1 x 2-bedroom apartment; 1 x 1-bedroom apartment; 1 large studio and 1 further studio. For more information please visit our website villalaguna dot co dot uk.

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About the Owner

Sally and Ricky Simic
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Croatian
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

About Sally and Ricky Simic

Sally and I, live both in the UK and Croatia. We have owned two properties in different regions of Croatia during the last twenty five years, the first in Kvarner Riviera and the second, our present property in Mugeba, a small quiet village, within walking distance from the Porec on the Istrian Peninsular. We choose this region above all others because it is so special.

Our current property comprises of five apartments, four of which we let, and the fifth is our own home.

Sally and Ricky Simic purchased this villa in 1994

Why Sally and Ricky Simic chose Porec area

Because we are living on site we are able to give our guests a personal welcome and are happy to pass on local knowledge and recommendations.

What makes this villa unique

Our large pool (10m X 5m) is solar heated, never crowded and sunbeds always available.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
We will request a deposit of £100 per apartment, per week. The balance to be payable 30 days prior to your departure.

Changeover Day:

5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Wow, What a fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Where do we start? The peaceful location? The ambient temperature of the pool? The local restaurants? The activities? - especially the water park and the sparkling wine tasting. All of the above! The apartment had everything we needed in a peaceful village location. Of course a car was needed to visit the many restaurants, beaches, hilltop villages and ice cream shops - all helpfully located with the guidance of Sally and Rick our amazing hosts. Thanks to them for making it a holiday to remember. Our first visit to Croatia will not be our last.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. Our job here is not difficult looking after such delightful guests.
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A truly wonderful Croatian experience

  • 5 of 5

I have just arrived back from one of the best holidays I have had. The villa and the local area was simply beautiful with so much to do from boat tours, pirate caves, to wine tasting, water parks and stunning terrace scenery views over dinner. But all these things May not of been achieved without the two fantastic hosts Sally and Rik who helped us tremendously into arranging these things. Right from our late arrival we were greeted by Sally with a drink by the pool where she talked through how we can make the most out of our holiday. They made us feel part of the family which is something I will not forget. I recommend 100% and will definitely be coming back. Thank you Sally and Rik for making our first time in Croatia truly wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we always try to make our guests feel comfortable and at home, Istria is a wonderful region and we want our guests to get the best out of their holiday. It also makes our villa so much fun.
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Relaxing and peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and lovely spacious property. Clean and well appointed. Although in a quiet location easy access to many good restaurants and places to visit. Great local advice from Sally and Ricky gave us the unforgettable Croatian experience. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spend a wonderful holiday in Sally and Ricks property. The apartment was spacious enough for the three of us with one bedroom and a big daybed for our daughter. From our terrace we had direct access to the swimming pool and we started every morning with a refreshing swim. While overlooking the swimming pool we had breakfast on the spacious terrace making good use of all the tasty local products Istria has to offer.

Sally and Rick were wonderful hosts who made us imediately feel welcome even though we arrived late in the evening.

If you want to eat real Istrian food you should follow their advice. Sally and Rick do not only know the local restaurants but also make sure that you get a table with a nice view.

If you want to see more than the coastline follow their advice and you will see the most beautiful places in Istria.

All in all a fantastic holiday and a place we would like to come back.

Edeltraud Reichenbach (Holland)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great reveiw, you were lovely guests and we hope you will return to villalaguna again.
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Istria, and Porec in particular- is a wonderful, unspoiled Mediterranean sun-trap. Olive trees and vineyards dot the landscape in much the same way as rural Italy. This is true for the area surrounding Mugeba, the little village which houses Villa Laguna.

It's a perfect place, and a perfect base to explore Istria. Several beaches are within walking distance, though Sally (the owner) was kind enough to advise us of a delightful pebble beach not five minutes away by car- a place which felt like our own little paradise.

Likewise, the town of Porec is pretty close, a walk if you're feeling fit, and is just delightful. (The food especially)

The villa, and the hosts, Sally and Rick made a great stay special though. They knew the region inside out, advised us on beaches of note (as said) and knew all the best local restaurants. On our second night, Rick, who speaks English and Croatian equally well- booked us into a restaurant called the 'Tower' for my wife's birthday- and secured us seats which I doubt we would otherwise have been able to get, it was a busy, busy night!

The apartment we rented (Apartment 1) was great for us (two couples, ages 26-29,) big enough for privacy, with enough communal space (lovely balcony area) to enjoy as a group.

The pool was lovely throughout our stay, and we had free use of the BBQ (meat from the local butcher was delicious... accompanied by equally good local wine!)

Overall, the apartment, villa and pool would have been nice enough to enjoy in isolation. On top of that, excellent hosts and great surrounding area added up to make our stay one of the most memorable summer holidays yet. My wife I will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for such a lovely review, we look forward to seeing you both again some time in the future.
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From the Owner

Because we are living on site we are able to give our guests a personal welcome and are happy to pass on local knowledge and recommendations.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pula at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mugeba at 250 Metres Nearest Ferry : Porec to Venice at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Kempinski Golf, Adriatic at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pula at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fuskulin at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Zelena Laguna at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


All water-sports, Cycling, Tennis, Go-karts, Climbing, Running, Basket-ball, Football, Walking,Horse riding, Water park,


The beach is only 2 km from the villa.


Pula Airport 40 minutes,

Rijeka Airport 1 hour,

Trieste Aiport- 90 minutes,

Ljubljana Airport 2 hours,

Venice airport 2.5 hours.

Car hire is recommended.


Porec 4 km


From the Owner

Our large pool (10m X 5m) is solar heated, never crowded and sunbeds always available.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: As mentioned above,villa is very peaceful, so we preffer no children under the age of 14. Outside: 10mx5m private solar heated swimming pool surrounded by large terrace with sunloungers and mature landscaped gardens. Substantial shaded seating areas next to BBQ and pool.

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