Air conditioned Istrian stone, cottage perfectly situated for a peaceful break
Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker
- english, french, german
About Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker
Daddy of two little girls, with a sense of adventure and an affinity with nature
Why Mike Sharpe / Maria Baker chose Poreč
Visit and find out for yourself..... Istria is a very, very special place, Come and see the blue and green of Istria - beautiful coastline, fjords, and hilltop towns, We love it and I'm sure you will too.
What makes this Cottage unique
5km from Porec, Croatia's most popular tourist destination yet in a small tranquil hamlet where you can truly unwind.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Well maintained, comfortable, peaceful location.
The house was well maintained and contained everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed being in a peaceful location but within easy reach of many lovely places to visit. Neighbours were friendly and we appreciated very much the gift of fresh figs and grapes. Having the balcony outside our bedroom was a great bonus and we made good use of it. Rather disappointingly - and contrary to the information with which we were provided - there were no places to eat within walking distance. The restaurant in Muzalez had closed down - it seemed as if that had happened some time ago. We wandered around the village until we found what had been Bepo's Grill, recognising it from a leaflet in the house, and there was no sign of that ever having been a restaurant. It would be helpful, therefore, for information to be updated. By exploring around the village, we found a few nice walks, including one into Porec. Again, providing such information in the house would have been good. Setting aside those few niggles, we had a lovely holiday and would recommend the property and the area highly.
Great find. Perfect to unwind in the countryside in old stone cottage with modern amenities yet close to bustling Porec, a place of beauty, history, charm and culture
It was a very Nice stay in Villa Maria.
The cottage is confortable, well decorated, with natural colours and matérial.
The place is very peaceful. Some Angels look around : swallows and neighbours.. :-)
We loved Porec and istria in général.
Anne, Didier and daughter Coline, from France
Very nice house in little village near Porec. Perfect for family holiday, quiet but close enough to the tourist Center of Porec and to beaches and restaurants. House was very clean, neighbours friendly and helpfull.
Ein sehr schönes Haus. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus liegt schön ruhig in einem kleinem Dorf mit netten Nachbarn. Zum Strand, Einkaufen und für Ausflüge eine gute Lage. Die Nachbarn, die sich um das Haus kümmern waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ein Dankeschön!
We had a most enjoyable stay at Villa Maria which is in a very small and friendly village. We felt we had made a good choice in both the property and location. The neighbours, who look after the property, were very friendly and generous in supplying us with pears and very tasty grapes. Porec is very beautiful and interesting. There are also many other places of interest to visit. We found a picturesque beach for swimming at Ulika. Like most beaches in Croatia it is rocky and stony but with a pair of jelly shoes it is not a problem - sea was pleasantly warm at this time of the year. A few good restaurants locally and a large choice in Porec. We barbequed a couple of times. Only negative point: TV sound would not work through satellite box and DVD player did not work (juddering and stopping). I let Mike know and I'm sure he will sort this out. A very minor point and we would recommend this accommodation without hesitation.
The cottage is located in the peaceful village of Valkarin, just a few minutes drive from the sea and the picturesque and historic town of Porec. There are many pretty and interesting towns and villages to explore within easy reach of the cottage. Sample the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants overlooking the clear ocean on one of the marinas at either Porec, Rovinj, Novigrad or Vrsar. Enjoy the journey inland through pine forests and rolling hills. Discover the ancient hill-top towns of Motovun, Grozjnan and Hum. A daily return fast cat ferry service (2 hours) runs from Porec harbour to Venice. Other places to visit: Hum (the smallest town in the world.) Baredine Caves, Limski fjord (taste the beautiful cheeses, olives, wines and Grappa). The Amphitheatre in Pula is an amazing, historical place to visit.
Other Activities: Spa, gym and pool (Hotel Diamant)