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Pula-secluded ancient stone holiday villa/5 bed/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 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



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.11

This secluded, ancient comfortable 5 bedroom holiday house is hidden away in 2000 sqm of gardens, with a large pool. 20 minutes from Pula airport it is located ten minutes from lively seaside village of Pescana Uvana, or quiet beaches along the clear Adriatic. Or fifteen minutes to the historic Roman Town of Pula, dating from the time of Jason and the Argonauts, with its wonderful daily market of local vegetables fish and meat, its many restaurants, bars, and café society.

GETTING THERE: Pula airport is very well served by many airline. 20 minutes from house. Check with https://www.skyscanner.net/ and tip..then book DIRECT

With the airline!! Using incognito window.

The property sleeping up to 11 is laid out on as two apartments, and is ideal for a larger group, or two families travelling together with a degree of privacy, although the downstairs is preferred for main meals..

DOWNSTAIRS there is airconned lounge, kitchen and eating areas, inside and out.

There is excellent SMS connection, wifi is ok, tv, dvd, good sound system with ipod connection. A main king sized bedroom, a small double bedded room, with adjoining shower room, with a small washing machine.

UPSTAIRS has a basic kitchen with cot and baby chair. The airconned bedroom has three single beds, and adjoining shower room with washing machine.

The master bedroom has a kingsized bed, and the smaller room a standard double, or twin singles as required. They adjoin a shower room.

OUTSIDE the patio has ping pong and some quiet spots for coffee or sunbathing. Or walk through to the soukh to overlook the pool.

The large stone pool(8x6mx140cm) is cradled in the rock of the garden adjoining magical woods.

It has a bar, breakfast table, sound system and glitter ball.

There is room for badminton.

EATING OUT: we are lucky to have some excellent local restaurants, and a very nice beach bar to watch he sunset from, see book.

SHOPPING.Apart from the marvelous daily market, there are many excellet supermarkets, and shops, Bauhaus, Lidl, Konzum, Kauffland, Billa.

CONCIERGE: Josip is our man on the ground and is there to make you comfortable and the house the way you want it. He is a fine artist and you can see his work on display by the Golden Gate. He is happy to do some chauffeuring with his VW bus.

BEACHES: Pescana is very lively with beach bars restaurants and rubber boats etc. endless quiet beaches also.

HOUSEBOOK; there is a Housebook with some suggestions for your stay.

GETTING ABOUT; wheels are recommended, bikes super, with lots of special routes and can be delivered for your arrival. Car rental has become very affordable.

More info and pics on www. Caveromana.com

Film: cave youtube film https://youtu.be/GOmb3xH_1gw

Google Earth

Earth/Satnav lat 44d50'38.72"N lon 13d51'35.51' E.

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

About Chris Ridley

We discovered this lovely place in 2004. It was a magical ruin. We have used traditional materials and skills where we can, overlaid with the best of modern materials where we had to, to make it comfortable. The work goes on and is never finished. Latest addition is a copper porch, a changed soukh cover (the lovely NATO canopy was blown away) and a water harvesting set up.

In spite of the challenges there is always a delight in returning to the house with its profound Karma, and peace.

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.

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 from local airfield

Available Rentals

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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 in Općina Medulin

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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.


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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 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
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Earth/Stnv lat 44d50'38.72"N lon 13d51'35.51' E.

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.