In Istria, Croatia, at about 20 km from the coast we rent our two private holiday houses. Both historical houses have their own swimming pool and breathtaking view, Casa Acqua Dolce even its own spa, with Jacuzzi (whirpool) and sauna.
Istria is much more then just a beautiful coast with clear water. Istria, Italy on 50 by 70 km, with its mediterranean climate, vineyards on soft slopes, old sleepy cities with a history going back to Roman times, and offering an honest kitchen. It is worth discovering
Balini, a stone house with swimming pool
Our villa Balini is a traditional Istrian stone house of 180 m2, within a Mediterranean garden including a large swimming pool (4 x 8 m) and an authentic Istrian barbecue. The house contains two fully equipped apartments and is suited for up to 10 people. This holiday house received a 4 star categorization from the Croatian tourism authorities. The rent for this house is between 600 and 1.890 Euro per week, depending on the number of people and the season. More information Balini.
Casa Acqua Dolce: a luxury house with private spa
This four star house of 250 m2 is situated in the small historical town of Oprtalj (Croatia). It has its own private spa with indoor swimming pool, jetstream, jacuzzi, sauna, massage mattress and special relax area (more information about the spa). From the living room and the large terrace you have a wonderful view over the surrounding area. This house was completely renovated in 2005. It is fully equipped and disposes of central (floor) heating, making it a year round destination. There are 4 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. We can house up to 8 people with guaranteed privacy. The rent is between 1.000 and 1.990 Euro a week, depending on the number of people. More information Casa Acqua Dolce.
Location of our houses
Both houses are situated in Istria, which is the most Western part of Croatia. Istria is known as the blue and green peninsula, with pure air, a clean sea and a lot of sunny hours. It has a rich cultural heritage. This Umbria-like region is a land of artists and offers delicious food and wine, a land where the best truffles are found. For more information on the region and what there is to do and to see click "The region" or "Possible activities".
Istria is bordering the EU and nearer than most realise. For example, Trieste in Italy is only 35 km away from both of our houses. Venice, the Alps, Austria, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Split or Plitvice are all within 3 hours drive. If you want to know how to get there, click "Getting there".