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Pula-secluded ancient stone holiday villa/gardens/ large pool/10 mins sea, - Pico Romana sleep up to 4. sole use pool and garden .10 min pula/sea

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 240 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights



Pico Romana sleep up to 4. sole use pool and garden .10 min pula/sea

You will occupy the downstairs apartment but have sole use of whole property.


1 master bedroom with king size bed.

1 bedroom with double bed.

Travel cot for baby.

Mosquito nets fitted.

Linen and towel supplied

1 bathroom with shower

1 small size washing machine.

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

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, TV hdmi enabled.


2000 sqm garden adjoining primordial woods. very quiet and secluded.

Ping pong table.darts under cover

Pool unfenced, 8x7m. badminton.

10 mins from Roman Pula City with wonderful daily market for local produce. antiquities and events. for exploring and eating.

10 mins from jolly beach with watersports or quiet hidden beaches. car is recommended, bikes can be booked.

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About the property

Quiet stone house with pool

This quiet, ancient house is hidden away in 2000 sqm of gardens. The property is laid out as two apartments, and can be used by one large group or two families holidaying together. The stone pool is 8x6 m 1.4m at deepest and is lit at night with an eating and bar area. Air conditioning in main living area and two bedrooms, electric fans, wood burning stove, WiFi, iPod dock, DVD player, good mobile reception. Good quality sound system, small outside dance floor. Large, peaceful garden with space for badminton, and other sports, backing onto ancient woodland. Table tennis and darts on upstairs terrace, barbecue area and shaded souk, ideal for an afternoon siesta. Great for cycling holidays – bikes can be delivered to and collected from the property. Less than 10 minutes drive to main local beach, Pescana Uvala, with its restaurants and bars, or other undisturbed beaches. The Roman town of Pula, with ancient arena, café society, shopping and wonderful daily market is a short drive away. Convenient for restaurants, bars, clubs, supermarkets. Car recommended. Google Earth/Stnv lat 44d50'38.72"N lon 13d51'35.51' E.

Property Manager
Chris Ridley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Polish, all via google translate.
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Chris Ridley

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

Chris Ridley purchased this villa in 2004

Why Chris Ridley chose Istria

If you prefer a traditional stone house, upgraded and comfortable, that is quiet and not overlooked, with a large pool, bar, aircon, good sounds, set next to a primordial wood. set in 2000 sqm of garden with barbecue. it has good Karma, and is very relaxing. from patio to souk to terrace there are many shady places to be comfy in.

With this rent you get the benefit of the whole property just for yourself in small group up to four. using the lower apartment.or up to eleven for the whole property

Our immediate neighbour offers a 4 bed apartment 40m from he house, apply for details.

What makes this villa unique

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. You can see the cuts in the stone made by slaves thousands of years ago, for this was one of five caves of white stone that was used to build Venice and the Coliseum iin Rome.

The house is a bit quirky. People have said they enjoyed the many shady spots where they can watch the fun without hearing it!

The Croatian people are very practical and friendly.Excellent safe city. wonderful daily market for local veg,fruit, fish and meal. food festivals with the best farm cured products on certain days. Many Roman events and cafe society, restaurants.

As the map shows surrounded by sea, and we are lucky to have two outstanding restaurants very close. one Routier type, and the other where the Mayor eats. bit more special, make their own bread and and traditional dishes, see the House Book. We have naturist beaches and a wonderful national park about 8 km away. I love the little plane flights.

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Booking Notes:
Rental costs in sterling. 300.00 per week refundable deposit on booking.
Balance completed 6 weeks before arrival.
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.


Accommodation and facilities for Pico Romana sleep up to 4. sole use pool and garden .10 min pula/seain Vintijan, Croatia

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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 daily market local produce. 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. bar by pooI nformal gardens surrounded woods. good for badminton and footy. Very secluded. Comfy shaded seating by pool, with fridge and radio. soukh with additional seating for last sun. small dance area with OS speakers.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


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 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely characterful house in an excellent location

  • 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: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad Cave Romana hit the button.thanks.
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