|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Rental costs in sterling. 300.00 per week refundable deposit on booking.
Balance completed 6 weeks before arrival.
Deposit refunded on departure.
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.
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.
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.