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Charming house ideal for “an escape from the city.”

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Parun House in a small Istrian village Šajini is a byword for peace and quiet. This cozy house for two provides authentic experience of the Istrian village as it once was, ideal for “an escape from the city.”

Restored using authentic materials, it has a traditional feel of belonging to a place. The original small house built back in the year 1907 had a kitchen with a fireplace and a first-floor bedroom. The house was annexed a comfy living room during the 2003 restoration performed strictly abiding by the principle of keeping its authentic shape with careful attention to detail.

Modest as it might appear in terms of its size, the house nevertheless offers all comfort one might look for in a contemporary home in harmony with tradition. Spacious land on which the house is sitting is ideal for recreation of its temporary residents. The courtyard has a fireplace just perfect for relaxing BBQs.

The location of the village of Šajini provides shelter from busy summer days in Istria.

Location of the house Parun: The location of the village of Šajini provides shelter from busy summer days in Istria. Beaches on the eastern and western Istrian coast are easily accessible, within twenty minute drive, the same distance it takes to reach Rovinj and Pula.

Description of the house: The surface of the house is 75m², kitchen and fireplace, living room, bathroom and toilet, bedroom on the first floor. Courtyard and garden 470m².

Kitchen: hot and cold water; stove (gas/electricity); fridge; hob; coffee maker, washing machine, toaster, heating – fireplace, electric radiators.

Living room: satellite TV; Hi-Fi; DVD player, heating – electric radiators

Bedroom: double bed; single bed, air conditioning

Garden: two parking spaces; garden furniture set; charcoal grill, bread (pizza) oven

More Details

Anuska Budisavljevic
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Anuska Budisavljevic

My husband and me live in Pula. We are both professionals in different fields. We renovated houses that are part of family heritage to our taste with much love and attention. At the end of the renovation process we fell in love with both houses even more. So finally, we came to idea we could welcome people at our House Parun and Villa Parun to let them experience peaceful living in central Istria. We hope our tenants will have a pleasure to relax and truly enjoy at Holiday houses Parun.

Why Anuska Budisavljevic chose Barban

The location of the village of Šajini will provide to you shelter from busy summer days in Istria. Beaches on the eastern and western Istrian coast are easily accessible, within twenty minutes drive, the same distance it takes to reach Rovinj and Pula.


Barban House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom : one Queen sized bed and one Double sized bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Providing bike rental at guests request


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Charming house ideal for “an escape from the city.”
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful authentic house in Istria

  • 5 of 5

After a trip true croatia we wanted a place where we could be in peace and quite. And if we were up for it go out and experience what beautifull croatia has to offer. So the best would be a house in the middle of Istria. This beautifull authentic house from Anuska and Boris would do best. Arriving there was even nicer then on the pictures. What a lovelly job and what a love did these two people put in the house. They really made you feel at home instantly. Everything was great, you have two bisicles, a small market arround the corner, good beds, a great living, a kitchen and an outdoor garden. And if you wanted to go to the beach, you can be there in 15 minutes. Tell Boris and Anuska what you like and they got a lot of information about the local hotspots or those places where you normally won’t come because you need locals to point it out. We had a mega great time and will be back for sure. Thanks Boris & Anuska for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy Istria !

  • 4 of 5

We (2 people) stayed 2 weeks in the delicious Parun house and our stay was really good. Sajini is in a real strategical position if you want to visit Istria, close to the beaches and the wonderful cities of Porec and Rovinj. In the village you will find a nice konoba where the food is good but needs your visit only to meet the owner 'Giovanni' . The house is really clean and well furnished with internal and external oven, tv, dvd and cd player, and also our cats that were travelling with us liked very much. Anuska and Boris were very kind and helpful(during the holiday we had a technical problem and after only 2 hours the serviceman was at home to repair it).We feel to suggest Parun house for your holidays in Istria !

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO

Great House for Cozy Getaway in Istria

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, who are on a 10 month travel journey, had a wonderful stay at this "escape from the city". The owners were extremely helpful even bringing us their Galaxy tablet while raining since we had issues with our Internet access. The house has a lovely fire place that we kept burning the entire time. The house has all the amenities for a cozy and relaxing stay. The combination of great owners and a very unique house and location make this a great place to get away to.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat in rural Istria

  • 5 of 5

The house has been renovated with taste and had all the necessary amenities (cooking appliances, TV, the owners supplied us with free internet for 5 days, nice garden where you can do BBQ).

It is situated in a very quiet village in the countryside in Southern Istria (try the local restaurant in the village as it has very nice home made food and the owner provides a warm and friendly atmosphere), but it was still close to Pula (30 minute drive) or Labin (45 minute drive).

The owners were very friendly, welcoming us to the house and even asking us in advance what tips would we like to get from them.

We would definitely recommend it to someone looking for a peaceful getaway or a combination of beach and countryside as we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, peaceful place - we had a very relaxing time. Beautiful little house with nice interior and fireplace, wlan, even tv, dvd, cd player - everything there. Outside a roof of white roses, garden, old oven and bikes to explore the area. Two nice restaurants with own vegetable garden nearby. Anuska gave us information about interesting things to do. Whenever there was a question, her answer came prompt. Thank you for the great holiday!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sweet home in Sajini!

  • 5 of 5

Ein istrisisches Steinhaus sehr liebevoll restauriert und eingerichtet. Anuska hat bereits bei unserer Ankunft auf uns gewartet und uns eine Führung durch ihr gemühtliches Steinhaus gegeben und uns auch noch maßgeschneiderte Reisetips gegeben. Strategisch liegt das "Haus Parun" sehr gut, wenn man mobil ist. Sehr viele Sehenswürdigkeiten sind relativ schnell zu erreichen, ob Pula (ca. 20 min), Rovinji (ca. 35 min) oder Badebuchten (die nächste ca. 15 min). Da wir zwei Wochen vor Ort waren haben wir auch 2 Sets an Bettwäsche und Handtüchern bekommen. Das Haus war insgesamt sehr sauber. Die Einrichtung ist passend zu dem Haus teilweise mit alten Möbeln eingerichtet, verfügt aber über eine Waschmaschine, einen großen Flatscreen und einen CD und DVD Player, sogar WLAN steht einem zur Verfügung. Insgesamt ist das Haus sehr gemühtlich mit seinen großen Betten und dem großen Sofa im Wohnzimmer. Dafür war vom Feuerzeug über Geschirrspülmittel und Schwamm, Salz&Pfeffer, Toilettenpapier, bis hin zum Waschmittel für die Waschmaschine alles im Haus vorhanden. Das Haus ist nicht freistehend, es grenzt nach links an ein ähnliches Haus an, wird aber durch eine hohe alte mit Efeu bewachsene Steinmauer getrennt. Hier sitzt man sehr schön und kann wunderbar in der Sonne frühstücken! Der Garten ist nicht angelegt aber bietet genug Fläche um sich auf einen der Liegestühle zu erholen. Empfehlenswert ist ein Mückennetz, es waren doch einige dieser Biester unterwegs. Ein Problem mit Fliegen und sonstigen Insekten sollte man auch nicht unbedingt haben, da es ein altes Haus mitten in einer ländlichen Gegend mit Kühen und Schafen ist, gibt es auch einfach mehr "Geziefer". Insgesamt hat es uns dort sehr gut gefallen und wir würden auch nochmal hinfahren, keine Frage - danke Anuska!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Airport Pula
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The location of the village of Šajini provides shelter from busy summer days in Istria. Beaches on the eastern and western Istrian coast are easily accessible, within twenty minute drive, the same distance it takes to reach Rovinj and Pula. Some of the finest Istrian restaurants with the exquisite local cuisine as well as one of the most famous sea food restaurant in Croatia are within twenty minute drive as well. You can enjoy truffles, and in high truffle season experience of truffle hunting can be provided by the local tourist community in Buzet 25 km drive from Sajini.

Other Activities: Adventure park in Glavani, just 2 km away, try something fun and new – visit the best adventure park in Istria – Glavani Park.

Bike routs - we will provide bike ride atlas with more than 50 bike routs all over Istria

Hiking routs

Truffle hunting in the truffle high season

Golf: 25 minute drive from House Parun: Brijuni Golf Course:

In your golf career, have you ever played golf in the company of deer, mouflon, rabbits and peacocks? Have you ever putt on sand greens? If you are looking for a completely new experience for playing golf, then the Brijuni golf course should definitely be your next destination. On Brijuni golf is played on a unique golf course dating from 1922, which then acquired the flattering title of one of the largest and naturally most beautiful golf courses of that time. But, what most attracts golfers to Brijuni is the unique setting and atmosphere of this golf course. On the reconstructed 18 holes of the onetime largest golf course in Europe, you can still experience the enchantment of playing amid untouched nature. This rightfully dubbed environmental friendly golf course is truly impressive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $36.92
Pet Fee $61.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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