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SLEEPING UP TO 10 (+4 POSS).Peaceful old stone house with large pool, - Whole Villa



Updated: 12-May-2016
Vintjan, Istria, Croatia.Google Earth/Stnv lat 44d50'38.72"N lon 13d51'35.51' E - Not overlooked, a very safe area, A Topper Sailboat Is Available

This quiet, ancient house is hidden away and not overlooked in 2000sq m. Although designed as two apartments we let to one group only at a time to preserve the karma. The second, upstairs unit is used for groups over 4. Ideal for 2 families holidaying together. It has aircon in main lounge, a wood burning stove, wifi, ipod doc, dvd player,internet TV which enables access to most home channels. A good amp and speakers and a small outside dance floor. A cycling holiday is possible with bikes waiting at house for you, and collection afterwards. 10 mins to main swimming beach and moorings. 10 mins to ancient Roman town of Pula, with arena, theatre, and daily produce market. Large peaceful garden with room for badminton, and footy backing onto primal woodland. Convenient for a wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs, discos etc, good for teenagers. We supply some shortcuts to best restaurants, supermarkets, beaches, the stone pool is 8 x 6 metres, unfenced and 1.40m deep.

Details for holiday villa Whole Villa, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms


1 master bedroom with king size bed.

1 bedroom with double bed.


1 master bedroom with king size bed.

1 bedroom with 3 single beds .

1 bedroom with single bed.

Travel cot for baby.

Mosquito nets fitted.

Linen and towel supplied


2 bathrooms with shower

1 full size washing machine


1 bathroom with shower

1 small size washing machinge


butcher's mozzie zapper

stainless kitchen.


large fridge/freezer


kettle etc.


butcher's mozzie zapper,stainless kitchen,cooker gas and elec,large fridge/freezer,microwave,dishwasher,kettle etc.


large washing machine.


smaller washing machine.

Iron, needle and cotton, shoe brushes/


Lounge/dining room/ kitchen.

treble sofa, double sofa, single chair.stone dining table leather chairs,wood burning stove, aircon, wifi,ipod dock,good amp and speakers, internet TV for access to home channels

Ping pong table under cover

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This lovely place was a magical ruin in 2004. We have used traditional materials and skills where we can, overlayed with the best of modern materials where we had to.

Call Manager
Speaks English, all via google translate.

Guestbook comments from the manager

KEVIN 2013

Hi Chris

Firstly, thank you very much for the stay, it was nothing short of an exceptional villa, we loved the place, and Pula too.

VERA 2011

Thank you for renting usCave Romana - it was absolutely perfect for a family reunion.

We will talk about that table for years to come - fantastic how we could all fit round it and all talk to each other at the same time

(well, nearly all - not having a common language).

SALLY 2011

Hey Chris!

Just wanted to say Thank you. We all had a wonderful holiday staying at Cave Romana.

What a wonderful, rustic, personalised holiday home. Much better than the dull holiday lets we've stayed in previously.

We all enjoyed Croatia and the area we were in, with a good help from the weather too and can see how you fell in love with the place.

Thank you again and you never know we may be back, especially when the baby is older.
Mar 2006
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Secluded villa with amazing outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of ten and we had an amazing time at Chris' place. The villa is in perfect location close enough to Pula and walk able to the beach. The roman quarry is also round the corner which was fascinating. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to have a relaxing holiday, the villa has everything you need; swimming pool, table tennis and a dance floor! The garden has also been cleverly designed so that you are able catch sunlight at different parts of the day. I will no doubt be looking to stay at Cave Romana again at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful week in an amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property, very spacious and air con very handy. Enough space for everyone. We were a group of ten friends from university that went and we all really enjoyed the property. The kitchen was very well equipped which was handy and close to a local shop as well which was handy as we only used bikes to travel around. Very easy to cycle into town though the hill on the return to the villa can be a bit tiring but overall, very easy to travel to and from the city on bikes.

Great seating area outside for both dinner and to chill around the pool. The sound systems are an excellent addition for playing music in the background.

Table tennis table was an added bonus!

The manager was very helpful at showing us about and helping us with hints and tips. The owner too was very good at keeping us informed about the process of our bookings etc.

The forest at the back of the property is great to explore and there are lots of nice, small villages around with nice food as well. Though there are no street lights on the road return should you would need a taxi.

Would happily return again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Friendly and spacious

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying at Cave Romana, the grounds were extensive, giving space for every one and always some where to find the sun or shade as you wish. The house and interior is rustic in character, comfortable, quiet and practical giving good kitchen space and utensils for those who wish to cook for themselves and enjoy buying local produce. I would happily return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Touch of Magic

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Cave Romana for the best part of two weeks and even with two grown-up families (total of 10 - minimum age 17, maximum somewhat more) there was plenty of space in and around the house. I counted around 10 different spots to sit outside, depending on what you wanted to do, the time of day and where the sun was. The large round dining table was great for breakfast and a relaxed evening meal – while watching the shooting stars around the pool late into the warm nights was magical. In fact, built into the old quarry, the whole place has a mystical, isolated quality. We also had use of the Topper sailing boat that provided an additional activity and is moored in a lovely creek with a bar and restaurant – walking or cycling distance from the house. We also used clay tennis courts at the nearby hotel and leisure complex. There is plenty to explore and the nearest town on the coast has some lovely beach bars and restaurants where eating out was great value. All this just 20 minutes from Pula airport. But final word goes to Josip who was always happy to help and sort out any problems.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in an ideal position

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a two week holiday at Cave Romana. Lovely house, full of rustic charm and character. Excellent location being very close to Pula and local beaches/restaurants but in a very private setting away from the hustle and bustle. The house has lots of seated areas which were great for our family group (nine people in total) but also allowed for space and privacy. The pool set against the rock backdrop is very attractive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Peace, space and a pool

  • 5 of 5

Cave Romana nestles in a little hollow. It's only 20 minutes from Pula airport and town and is surrounded by lovely bars and restaurants, which are a short drive away. The house has lots of space and is perfect for a larger group because the rooms upstairs give a little independence from the main areas downstairs. The garden and terraces provide lots of little nooks and crannies if you want a quiet hour or two. The pool has a dramatic stone backdrop, which gives away the area's history - the house sits at the entrance of what was a Roman quarry. I loved it because you're both far enough away from everything for it to feel like a holiday and yet close enough to all the lovely things Pula, and Austria more broadly, have to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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From the Owner

Having travelled all over Europe I came across this extraordinary place. Fell into a sleep and woke, decision made. It retains for me what I can only describe as good Karma.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 4 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Topper dinghy available for super sailing, if qualified.

Payment for boat maintenance on booking form.

Bikes can be delivered for your arrival and collected on departure.

Great bike country lots of special stasi-cycle routes


10 minutes car to Secret quiet beach.

10 minutes car to jolly beach with inflatables and restaurants.

beach crushed coral so flip flops required. Adriatic brilliantly clear.


Pula airport 12km - Ryanair and Thomson fly, and others.

Trieste 2.5 hours on new roads.


10 mins drive to historic Pula with arena (open air concerts, film festival etc). Large daily market fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. Good shopping, restaurants, etc. Several supermarkets within 10 minute drive.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rental costs in sterling. 200.00 per week refundable deposit on booking.
Balance completed 30 days weeks before arrival plus governmeent Visitor tax (not much) which i must collect and pass on entirely to
Croatian Government/
Deposit refunded on departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible by arrangement, generally subject to flight days. Tuesdays can be cheaper.
departure day 10.30 possession 3.30 but we try to work around flight times and
the need to clean this large house when possible.

Notes on prices:
It is possible to rent the lower apartment for four people sole occupancy outside the high season. During the summer holdidays we always charge the full whole villa rental price.

Croatian government tax calculated (not much) and added to RENTAL and statement issued for payment 1 month before arrival. I pass
government tax to government entirely. your passports are scanned by Josip and that is that.
Return of lodged deposit paid on leaving assuming all is well, by bacs.
a vat invoice currently at 13%. can be issued if requested.

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From the Owner

The essence of Cave Romana is seclusion and some sort of historical connection to an earlier time through its use of stone and the surrounding primeval woods. Also very handy for Roman Pula, shops and beaches. The Croatian people are very practical and friendly.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Safe place for teenagers with good night life. Hidden away and tranquil. Pula town great for evening strolls through Roman walkways, restaurants. 10 mins. wonderful shrimps at daily market. Generally something going on in town, eg Roman Week, or good artists at the Arena amphitheatre if you lucky; (Simply Red, anastasia.) Nature reserve 8 km. our man Josip meets you and is there to help with any preferences. Text him and he will come. we offer the Cave Romana Essentials handbook with shortcuts to the main things to save precious holiday time. Linen and towels included. Please bring big beach towels. Cleaned before occupation and weekly on two week lets. Outside: stone pool, 8m x 7m, 1.50cm with sun loungers and lit at night. Barbecue. ample space to eat out both up and downstairs and by pool. Informal gardens surrounded woods. good for badminton and footy. Very quiet and private. Comfy shaded seating by pool, with fridge and radio. soukh with additional seating for last sun. small dance floor with OS speakers.

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