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Stonehouse Cottages with Private Pool - Casita Two (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Casita Two (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Bedroom 1: King size bed with wardrobe and bedside tables

Bedroom 2: Twin beds with wardrobe and bedside table

Bathroom: Fully tiled with large shower, WC and hand basin

Living Room: Is open plan with the kitchen and has a sofa, woodburning stove, iPod docking station, LCD TV, media player with a vast library of films, Xbox with games. Kitchen: Four ring hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and leads onto a covered terrace to the garden.

At the front of the property there is another larger covered terrace with large loungey chairs and a coffee table -perfect for an evening drink.

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About the property


These 2 luxury stonehouse cottages have been renovated to the highest standards with reclaimed Istrian stone and old oak beams. The cottages are the ideal choice to get away from it all, in a tranquil location, amidst the Istrian countryside, whilst being close enough to Porec and Rovinj to enjoy a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities. The cottages share a private pool and can be rented together or separately.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Mandy

We are Mandy and Jon and we live in Wimbledon with our two daughters Alice & Emily. Mandy is an event manager and Jon manages quality for a digital technology company.

We first fell in love with Istria in 2005 and our first property came shortly afterwards. We now have 3 beautifully restored properties in amazing locations.

We have always taken our holidays in privately rented villas or houses and have often been disappointed with the quality and style of accommodation that is provided.

We set out on this venture in Istria with a vision to create ‘rustic but stylish’ accommodation to a quality level that allows us to enjoy our valuable holiday time at anyone of our properties.

We believe we have succeeded and 9 years of amazing feedback from OD guests also supports this.

Mandy purchased this villa in 2005

Why Mandy chose Porec area

Stranici is a lovely Istrian village , very quiet and peaceful with really never much happening.

You are minutes away from all of the best stuff Istria has to offer - 20 mins to the coast, Limski Kanal is 5 mins away and this is a little gem .with amazing views and seafood restaurants. Porec, Rovinj and Vrsar (to name but a few) are all within easy reach.

The waterpark 'AquaColors' is a great new addition to the area and again this is just 20 mins away.

What makes this villa unique

The Casitas themselves are awesome, old stonehouses from the outside with stylish and very comfortable accommodation inside - Our attention to style and detail is something that sets us apart from other owners. It's really hard to find stylish furniture in Croatia, but we think it is worth the effort!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casita One - Recommended by the Sunday Times Travel (Aug 13) as one of the "25 best cottages and European villas for couples".

"We loved the house and pool and ended up spending quite a few days just sitting around, reading, swimming & generally enjoying being there."

"We had a great holiday at Casita 1 and thoroughly enjoyed Istria- thank you! Your cottages are lovely and really well placed to visit the whole of Istria. The management of the cottages was excellent-everything worked perfectly."

"The villa was gorgeous, as was Croatia itself! A lot of time was spent lazing by the pool but we did take a drive to the Baredine Cave and a boat trip around some of the islands. Definitely wasn't very happy about leaving that's for sure!"
Apr 2006
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Booking Notes:
At time of booking a payment of £200 is required. This secures your booking and confirms your commitment to pay the full balance. If you decide, for whatever reason, to cancel the booking this deposit is non refundable.The full booking amount is to be paid not less than 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Saturday to Saturday arrival and departure in July and August. Flexible for all other months. You should arrange your own cancellation insurance.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure is at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Štifanići in Istria

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Baby friendly with baby bottle steriliser, baby chair/bouncer, changing mat, UV sun tent, baby trainer seat for the pool, highchair, travel cot and baby monitor are all available free of charge. Child friendly with toys/games, children's books, children's cutlery and plates etc. A highchair, travel cot and baby monitor are available. Iron and ironing board provided. The cottages are cleaned and new linen and towels are provided on arrival and on departure. There is no mid stay clean. If you would like a mid stay clean then please enquire about the price. Please supply your own pool towels. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. Private parking. No pets alllowed in the property. Outside: Landscaped gardens with a private pool (6m x 3m) which is shared between the 2 cottages. The pool and lawned sunbathing area have the sun all day.There are plenty of inflatables for use in the swimming pool. There is a large terrace with table and chairs, sun loungers, BBQs and outside lighting.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)



  • 4 of 5

Outstanding location in a stunning part of the world. The property itself is a lovely villa and had everything we needed. I think the lack of AC is the only thing preventing it getting 5 stars, but there are fans provided. I strongly recommend the area and the property. A car is an absolute must also.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A nice little retreat

  • 4 of 5

A nice little cottage in a very peaceful location with some very nice places to visit or just laze at the pool for the day

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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small but perfectly formed

  • 5 of 5

Super little house in a great position to explore Istria. Simply and stylishly decorated and extremely clean. The shared pool gives you a chance to get to know the neighbours but you can still retreat to the peace of your own terrace when desired.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended place for stay!

  • 5 of 5

The place is really calm, its a perfect place to relax and rest from big city life. Neighborhood is calm, the house is comfortable, spacious, well equipped. The pool next to the house is something you will really appreciate. Owner is easy to contact with, and very helpful. We really enjoyed our holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a little gem in the Istrian Countryside.

Perfectly located close to a lot of attractions and cities, but far enough away from the madding crowds for you to totally unwind.

The villas are well equipped, clean, modern, airy with comfy beds and the pool is perfect to jump into and freshen up inbetween chapters of you book. Mandy, our host, was very attentive in the build up and communicated well throughout the lead up to the holiday.

Istra is an area we hadn't been to before and we were suitably impressed. Rovinj is only about 20 minutes away and was stunning - a must see. Other beaches around Vsar are even closer. Porec and Novigrad also well worth a visit - even Pula is only about 25 minutes away on the new toll road. (Not expensive). Food at every restaurant was great - the Pizza place in the village nearby was top notch and great value too.

If you are still reading this - you can probably guess we'd have no hesitation in recommending the Caistas. Every evening when we got back after a day out it was like coming home and we breathed a sigh of relief we were not staying on the coast with all the hustle and bustle!

We travelled with 2 teenagers and it worked well.

Enjoy your holidays.

Thanks for a top holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay in Croatia

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was very nice and clean and had everything we needed. Ideal for our family holiday, and a good size pool for the kids, that they had to themselves for much of the time, and loungers for sunbathing. Both couples we saw in the other property were really nice. You need a car to get out and about, much to see which was close by, Porec, Vrsar and Rovinj were all lovely for an evening out, Rovinj being the highlight. The whole of Istria is easy to get about with quiet roads and a beautiful area to investigate.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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