Villa in Jursici, Nr. Pula, Istria, Croatia - Excellently placed for exploring or to just enjoy a relaxed holiday in Istria.
The accommodation has 3 double bedrooms and 1 children’s room with bunk beds, which can sleep up to 4 children, making it ideal for two sharing families.
It has its own private swimming pool, 7 x 5m, and use of a shared tennis court.
It has two terraces, one covered on the ground floor, and one open with sea views on the first floor.
Istria is famous for its wines and food, especially the truffles. Pula is the capital of Istria, a buzzing town with churches and historical monuments including the fabulously preserved Roman Amphitheatre.
Why not pack a picnic and spend a day on one of the many secluded beaches.
There are many beautiful places to visit including Rovinj, Porec or Kamenac, the Limski Canal, the islands of Brijuni, Pjescana Uvala, which has a beautiful bay and the sandy beach at Medulin. It is a 20 minute drive from Pula airport, which is serviced by Ryan Air, Thomson fly, Monarch and Croatian Airlines. Easyjet also fly to Zagreb which is a 3 hour drive from Pula. It is also possible to arrive by ferry from Venice. Car hire is essential.
Top Traveller Review
Home away from Home
About the Owner
Hi, my name is Linda, my husband Graham and I have been married for 16 years and we have 2 children, aged 10 and 12. We decided to buy Villa Cassonni a few years ago, whilst the development was still being built, we wanted a home from home but with great weather and in a lovely location. I am half Croatian and wanted the children to understand a little of my mother's birthplace.
We love our time in Istria whether we are looking for deserted beaches or discovering a new wine we find it the perfect place to unwind and have quality family time.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Home away from Home
This villa is lovely, well equipped, furnished and decorated to an excellent standard. The villa is in a peaceful situation and is well maintained and clean and provided everything necessary to make our stay comfortable - a home away from home. The photos and description of the villa on the website is accurate. We enjoyed our two week holiday here. Our party of two adults and two children aged 9 and 5 for the first week and the second week we were joined by our good friends with their two children of similar age to ours. Children and adults alike enjoyed the swimming pool which is a great size for splashing about and games as are the grounds. The villa is spacious and provides privacy for all and was well suited for a family or two to share. For the family that likes peace and quiet but like to get about independently and explore this is an ideal villa and well situated for sightseeing and beaches and popping out for provisions. We enjoyed cooking local produce and drinking local wine and trying other numerous local spirits and aperitifs such as honey brandy and other various Croatian grappa - a little too much perhaps! Barbecuing and eating outside in the balmy evenings looking up at starlit clear skies from the villa was bliss. We also enjoyed eating out at local restaurants which were varied and very reasonable priced as is the local wine. There was plenty to do and keep everyone entertained over the two weeks - a great mix of chilling out at the villa mixed with sightseeing to villages, beaches and towns. The weather was glorious throughout except for a day or two where the temperature dropped slightly and brought rain - no problem as we had this lovely villa to cosy up in. The "further details" under the "location" tab on the property page gives a good over view of what the local area offers. The owners Linda and Graham were a pleasure to deal with and promptly communicated with us throughout. The local contact Dave was friendly and introduced us to the house and has very good local knowledge. Our first visit to Croatia and we found Istria to be a fantastic place to explore. We would definitely recommend the area and this villa to our friends and family. We think whether high summer or the cooler months - this villa and the area are well worth visiting. We hope to return one day...
Stayed at the Villa with a group of friends and what a fantastic time we had! The place itself is only a short drive from the airport - just dar enough to feel 'away from the town'; is kitted out perfectly for a group and is sufficiently spacious to allow privacy if needed even though there were six of us.
The large pool with a most elegant inflatable swan(that can accommodate four and speaks fluent Croatian, apparently) was ideal for refreshing dips after tiring days of sampling the region's fin e wines, biat trips to the local islands, larking about in the Pula old townand general mingling with the warm, himorous and self-deprecating Croatian people.
Although we didnt use it much the idea of swanning around on the tennis court in flannels appealed, monentarily(rackets and balls at the villa).
A highlight was definitely the BBQs by the pool, with fresh fish, meat and locally grown fruit and vegetables at (exceptional prices) as well as trying out the fantastic local olive oils.
Cannot reccommend it high enough and already making plans to return - and perhsps visit the breathtaking looking Plitvice Lakes.
One thing to be wary of - Croatian Honey Grappa! Its dangerous.
villa with private pool
Villa as described on website. Well equipped and spacious villa. Lovely pool and patio. The tennis courts close to villa. Pula close by with lovely veg, fish and bread/pastry market. Sea close by for great seimming. Motorway gives easy access to some lovely towns for sightseeing and swimming. Kids enjoyed aquapark. Fantastic resturant in Vodjnan, be sure to get a table on the terrace. Linda the owner was very friendly and helpful with all queries. Their manager Dave was on hand to offer tips on trips. Would definitely recommend this villa if you want to explore Istria.
From the Owner
“We wanted a home from home to enjoy during the school holidays. We love the fact that in Istria you are never far from the beach, and although there are no sandy beaches as such, the sea is clear and clean and the beaches have great facilities. The food in Istria is fresh, and prepared with love. You can stop and buy fresh produce, wine and olive oil from people's front doors. The restaurants and bars are family friendly so if we fancy a night free of cooking there is always somewhere new to try. We love eating out but eating in is our real passion, choosing fresh market produce then cooking and eating while we watch the sun set is heaven for us! Cooking on holiday is never a chore.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
There are many designated cycling and hiking routes in the area.
Diving and watersports are very popular, previous guests have taken horse riding days, spent a day at a nearby high rope centre and Sea kayaking courses.
Villa Cassonni is ideal for people who want a holiday filled with variety. Whether it's a time by the pool to relax, a day driving in the hills exploring the wine region or a day in Pula looking at ancient relics followed by shopping for supper in the bustling market. There is something to keep toddlers, teenagers and adults alike content!
8km drive to nearest beach, Fazana, which also provides ferry to the Brijuni Islands. 20kms to Medulin, only sandy beach in the area.
Many more beaches are accessible along the beautiful coastine within these same distances. There is a cool bag at the villa so why not pack up a picnic and spend the day on the beach.
20 mins from Pula airport - car hire is essential.
5km to nearest village, Vodnjan with large new supermarket, local groceries with local produce, bars and restaurants.
Less than 8km to coastal eateries.
15km to Pula Town, the airport and ferries to Venice.
120km to Trieste in Italy, for alternative flight options.
In Pula, which is a 15 minute drive away there are many restaurants, bars and the beautifully preserved Amphitheatre. There are many festivals including the Pula Opera Festival which runs from June throughout the summer, the International Festival of Theatre from Mid July to Mid August, and the International Music Festival runs during the first half of November.
The village of Fazana is 8km away it has the nearest beach (pebble) and as well as bars and restaurants, it is the only place to catch a boat to the island of Brijuni, which was President Tito's summer residence, it has two museums, a church, zoo and the oldest olive tree in Croatia. Porec hosts concerts in the Basilica of Euphrasius from July to mid September. Rovinji is further along the coast, with it's distinctive and beautiful hill top Cathedral is well worth a visit. It's cobbled streets are home to many bars, restaurants and locally crafted art. It's Art Programme runs during the second half of September. Also, in May there is the Rovinj-Pesaro-Roninj Regatta. In Barban, on the first Sunday in August is the Trka na prstenac, Jousting Tournament. In Vodnjan, in August is the Festival of the Bumbari (Bumble Bee). The Limski Canal is situated between Pula and Rovinj, it is possible to catch a boat from either of these places and sail through the canal. There are a couple of restaurants, wooded walks and a small beach area.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Deposit of 25% will be taken on confirmation of booking. Remaining balance 8 weeks before vacation start date.
Tourist tax approximately(EUR15) payable to our villa representative on arrival. Please note that in Peak season, July - August, bookings are Saturday to Saturday.
Payment can be made in most currencies, at the time of booking please ask for current exchange rates.
We have a full Croatian rental license.
We do not take Outlook/Dimension Festival bookings.
Changeover day is normally Saturday in high season, for different changeover days there will be a charge of £200.
Arrival is not before 4.00pm and Departure is 9.30am at the latest, unless by prior arrangement.
This is a self-catering property.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
There will be a surcharge of approx 15 euros per person for Local Tourist Tax and police registration per stay payable on arrival.
Please note: refunds are not given for early departure.
Bookings for Outlook/Dimensions Festivals will not be taken.
Please note: We are a registered Croatian company which is why payment is direct to our Croatian bank.
A 25% deposit is payable at time of booking, the balance will be due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
Croatian tourist tax is payable upon arrival and is the guests responsibility. Our management agent can make payment of the guests behalf.
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From the Owner
“We have our own swimming pool for your use, and a shared tennis court. We have furnished the house to reflect the fact that this is our home, we hope we have everything you could need on holiday, including board games, films, books and music for family fun. There is a cool bag which would be perfect to use on a day out to the beach. Our nearest beach is 8km away at Fazana, it has recently had a makeover and the addition of a chilled out beach bar. We have a management agent, Dave, who is based locally. He will meet you at the property when you arrive to hand over keys, and let you know how the house works! If you have any issues whilst on holiday he will be able to assist you.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- The upstairs bathroom has toilet, sink, bidet and corner two-seater jacuzzi bath/shower over.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 adults & 4 children (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with a four-poster bed, both with large wardrobes. Large bedroom with bunk beds and further pull out and a separate single bed, accommodating up to 4 children comfortably. There is a further double bedroom downstairs.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Ideal for 2 families sharing. This is one whole house which we have set up to cater for one or two families with children. 1 cot and 1 highchair are provided for guests use. Please note: For adult only bookings the villa has 3 double bedrooms and is suitable for only 6 adults. The children's room has children's sized beds! Electric radiators are provided for out of season rents. The tennis court is available to hire for 5€ an hour, this is to cover upkeep and improvements. We have Wi-Fi connection. Please note our Croatian Rental Licence is for a maximum of 8 adults. Please note: Bookings for Outlook/Dimensions festivals will not be taken. Outside: The double doors lead out onto a covered terrace area with outdoor table, chairs to accommodate 12, and a stone BBQ. Down some steps is the patio to the child friendly swimming pool and garden which is mainly laid to lawn. Both of the upstairs doubles lead onto the upper terrace, which has a small table and two chairs. Utility Room: There is a shower room on the ground floor with toilet, sink and power shower as well as a washing machine, which is usual in Croatian properties. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and bath towels are included in the price. Cleaning of the property is on arrival/departure. Villa Cassonni is a self catering property. PLEASE NOTE: BEACH TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Other: There are two exterior terraces, one on the ground floor which leads on from the living room and ground floor double room. This has a dining table with seating for up to 10. The other terrace on the first floor and leads from both double bedrooms.