First room on the top floorDining room
Holiday home with pool in Istria
Holiday home with pool in Istria
9 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
9 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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This private holiday home situated in small, quiet village named Kurili was originally built in 1927 and fully renovated and equipped in 1999 to welcome guests who would like to enjoy quiet countryside surroundings. It is perfect for family/two families with kids or group of friends.

Set in extensive gardens, with lovely views across the countryside, this gorgeous stone built villa has a real farmhouse feel to it, enhanced by the well tended grounds. These are completed by the freshwater swimming pool and summer kitchen with barbeque cooker & grill to one side, away from the main house; also outside is boules pitch and a stone table. Villa has marvelous location, it is 15 minutes by car from the most attractive Istrian coastal town Rovinj and 30 minutes from Pula airport.

Entrance is into a spacious, well-equipped, eat-in kitchen with open fire place. A large living/dining room leads from here, with the space enhanced by a high ceiling with open rafters, complemented by yellow stained-effect walls. The dècor is somewhat eclectic - and absolutely charming. Also on this floor is a larder and shower/WC.

Ground floor: 1 living room (TV (satellite), DVD player, CD player), 1 kitchen (fireplace, oven,dishwasher, freezer), 1 bathroom (shower, toilet) and pantry.

Two double bedrooms are on the first floor, both large, with big wooden beds, wooden floors and stained-effect walls (the second bedroom and the shared shower/WC are reached through the first bedroom, as is the second floor). The third double bedroom with extra bed and fourth twin bedroom are attic-style (althouth the ceilings are not too low) and on the second floor. These bedrooms share a small shower/WC and ante room.

1st floor: 2 x bedroom (double bed), 1 bathroom (shower, toilet).
2nd floor: 1 bedroom (single bed, double bed), 1 bedroom (2 x single bed), 1 bathroom (shower, toilet).

General: washing machine, BBQ, swimming pool (private, 9 x 5 m), free broadband wifi.

Distance to the beach: 14 km (Rovinj)
Nearest Airport: Pula (nearest), Trieste, Ljubljana, Rijeka and Zagreb also possibilities.
Distance to airport: 36 km (Pula)
Nearest Town: Kanfanar
Distance to town: 5 km to Kanfanar, 14 km to Rovinj
Distance to bus stop: 500 m
Frequency of Buses: Every 30 minutes
Details on nearest shops: Kanfanar (5 km)
Distance to nearest Restaurant: 5 km

You will be amazed to find so much history, so much beauty and so many perfect holiday destinations in such a small country. Some say it looks like a croissant. Others, a boomerang. There are even those who see a dragon in this country’s contours. However you see its shape in your mind’s eye, Croatia is not too difficult to navigate.

All you need is find our home first, then pack your bags and dreams and drive to peninsula Istria up in north of Croatia. Along the way you are allowed to wonder about sights and views which are waiting for you to explore.


Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $523 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Stefanie User Profile
September 2016
Silvija was a really great host. Welcomed us with fruits and Schnaps and was always helpful if wanted. The house is comfortable and well equipped (good knives in the kitchen), the garden is huge and there are everywhere places to relax, play with kids, eat or just habe a good time. I can just recommend to stay there.

Jenna User Profile
May 2015
Silvija was a lovely hostess and very responsive and helpful. The house was lovely to stay in and the pool and gardens were great. However, some of the bedrooms are walk through, so not private. It is well located to the sights in the region but you need a car to get around. We had a lovely time and would definitely stay again.

Drew User Profile
July 2013
We had such a wonderful stay at Stancija Mamu – the sun, the abundance of butterflies fluttering through the fragrant lavender, the pool, garden, and the well-appointed house combined for the perfect vacation. (And our kids loved playing in the yard, chasing butterflies and lizards!) When we wanted some adventure, it was an easy drive to beautiful natural beaches, Rovinj, Bale, Pula, or the surrounding countryside. This is quite simply the perfect spot to enjoy all that Istria has to offer. The house has a great kitchen for cooking all the fresh fish and vegetables from the markets in Rovinj, and the stone dining table under the tree outside was a delightful spot to dine at sunset. Sylvia’s hospitality, advice on local spots and things to do, and her responsiveness made our stay truly one to remember. We’ve been dreaming of a return ever since we left. Thank you, Silvija!

Pula, CroatiaJoined in January 2013
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Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 50%
Response time: within a day

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