A nice 45m2 apartment in Marčana, Istria, Croatia with balcony, suitable for 2 (double bed) + 2 (sofa) guests. The apartment is part of a private house with separate entrance on first floor. It is air-conditioned, pet friendly (extra fee), and there's 2 mountain bikes to use (extra fee) during your stay, and also free wi-fi and public parking across the road. Baby cot is also available on demand (extra fee).
A nice little apartment in Marčana, Istria (Istra), Croatia with two mountain bikes to use for free.
Apartment I'm renting is a part of private house built in late 1980's with separate entrance on first floor up the stairs. It has a bedroom with double bed 160x200cm for two persons, living room, functional kitchen, bathroom and a small terrace with table and chairs. Air-conditioning, and washing machine available free of charge. One pet (dog) is welcome if sleeping in its own bed (coushin). It is a non-smoker (inside) apartment. Great for couples. 2 persons can sleep on sofa (couch) and one other person can sleep on (un)foldable extra bed in living room (please ask for extra bed in advance). If you need a baby cot, please ask in advance. There's plenty of parking space just across the street, always available. Spring and Summer, when it is not too hot are great if you're planing discover surroundings with bikes. We have extra storage for your bikes with key available.
Guests have access to everything listed. In price included: electricity, gas, wireless internet, bedding, towels, washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge, pots and dishes, satellite TV, air-conditioning, 2 mountain bikes + helmets to use for driving around for extra fee depending on lenght of use or storage for your own bikes.
The guest have no interaction with owners if they don't want to. We do not disturb, unless guests need assistance. Guests can call, knock on our door, or sent text message if they need anything.
Marčana is not typical tourist place, so it is not ideal place for everybody expecting typical tourist shops etc... It is a rural area, a common village near Pula city. Distance from the Sea is 8km, distance from city Pula is 13km. Only 5 minutes from Pula airport (PUY) by car. Transfer can be arranged to or from the airport (if possible free of charge by me, or we can recommend a low price local transfer service).
Neighborhood is a suburb of a village - houses in a row, yet close to the store (400 meters). Quiet surroundings. The village Marčana itself has about 1000 inhabitants. There are small stores for buy food and essentials, fast food, post office, ATM machine, cafe bars, flower shop.
Except swimming in Sea, you can walk around in nature - there are many trails trough wood, ride a bike, or go horse riding - few kilometers away is a horse ranch offering riding and horse tracking. If you need contact, it can bee arranged.
Nearby seacoast is not so overpopulated in Summer, there are many beaches with pebbles, rocks, and a lot of hidden (harder to get) little bays accessible with goat trails. There's no official FKK beaches, or pet beaches, but there's plenty of space to go swimming with dogs. The Sea is crystal clean, and warm in Summer months.
Peninsula Istria (Istra) is great place to discover with old and small cities on hills, many happenings in Summer and beautiful nature. Vine and gourmet lovers will be pleased with local offer.
I hope you'll have a great stay :)
A car is strongly advisable to move around. There are bus lines connecting Marčana to other towns but they are not very freequent.
Other things to note:
We can store your bags when you check out if you want to take day trips so you don't have to carry all of your luggage after check out and you can pick them up later.
This is the ideal destination for all those looking for a different kind of holiday, away from the summer crowds and bustling seaside resorts. The area's 36 kilometres of unspoilt seacoast is the least urbanised coastal zone in Istria, with crystal clear sea and lush greenery in the hinterland. Experience the beauty of the small towns in the surroundings and discover parts of Istrian history in picturesque coves, interesting churches and the ruins of ancient settlements.
Marčana is mentioned for the first time in the 1243rd in the act of Pula's oath of loyalty to Venice. At that time Marčana was a part of Pula area and afterwards in 1331 it came under the authority of the Republic of Venice. Since this area was affected by an outbreak of plague on several occasions during the 15th century, Marčana and its surroundings lost all the inhabitants. Afterwards , under the Venetian rule the area was settled by the refugees running away from Greece and Dalmatia.
Istria is the largest peninsula in the Mediterranean. It offers crystal clear waters and more than 2.400 hours of sunshine per year. Istria has a stunning coastline with picturesque towns, full of cultural heritage. The coast is just as beautiful as the hinterland: with its lush green hills, fertile valleys, and honey coloured hilltop towns, it is often described as “The new Tuscany”. Istria offers a variety of sports activities from sailing, diving, tennis, hiking, cycling to golf. It also emerged as a true gourmet destination with black and the precious white truffles on offer, delicious seafood, fine wines and award-winning olive oils.
In 2011 it has been ranked by the renowned Lonely Planet guide on Nr. 2 of the 10 top places to holiday in the world. The National Geographic Traveler put it under the 20 best places worldwide to visit in 2012. Focus of our developments are the charming rolling hills around the famous fortress town Motovun. It is truffle heartland, hosts some of the best wineries and olive oil producers in Croatia, and has emerged as an exclusive area for country houses over the last years.