Enjoy peace and a magnificent sea view! A semi-detached villa with three terraces (always sun and always shade!) 10 minutes from the beach and nice towns. Private parking, 3 places, an outdoor bbq, and a children's pool.
The house offers a magisterial view of the Adriatic Sea with the rugged coastline of the island of Cres at about 3km. The location guarantees peace while you do not stay in the middle of nowhere. The house is part of a group of 12 houses built in 2008-2009, of which a few are permanently inhabited. Within a radius of 300 meters are still some traditional houses and a farm. The 'living' you do from spring to autumn in the living room and the adjacent terrace on the 1st floor. Sunbathers have the large terrace at their disposal and on days with a cool wind, the terrace at the entrance is a great place to sit out of the wind and in the sun.
For the 'normal' daily contacts and groceries Labin is the most suitable place, while for cozy terraces and beaches Rabac has a lot to offer. You will get there in just 15 minutes by car. A car is therefore indispensable! Parking on the private parking in front of the house (space for 3 cars)
Places worth a visit, in random order, in time from Mali Kosi:
Pula, one hour: The largest city of Istria, but only for a small part interesting: Roman Arena, City Gate from Roman times and the Forum. In the streets are some cozy terraces where locals also come. At the Forum you will only find tourists, but also tourist information with maps and guides. Among other things, they give out the Enjoy Istra guide with all events in Istria. There is also a permanent market in the center.
Rijeka, an hour, is a big port city, which to our surprise proves to be a cozy city center.
Opatija and Lovran, a little hour: Old seaside resorts with a lot of style and atmosphere. The (coastal) route there is worth the trip. A walk right along the coast from Lovran to Opatija takes you past beautiful villas (oad Villa of Empress Sissi) and Mediterranean vegetation.
Terget for less than half an hour: a small harbor with a restaurant on the right with excellent grilled scampi's.
West Coast: This side of Istria is significantly flatter, with less nature and much more tourism in the form of apartments, marinas with everything on it, and especially very large campsites.
Porec, one hour via Pazin: The biggest tourist place. Church with famous (Unesco World Heritage) medieval mosaics. Waterfront with a number of good terraces.
Rovinje, a full hour via Pula: Picturesque harbor town with a number of busy shopping streets. We think this is the best place on the west coast.
Novigrad, a full hour via Pazin: a small town with a large marina.
Umag: one and a half hour: there is not much that is worth.
South Coast: Little is left of the beautiful nature. The area is a gigantic holiday village, with no specific points.
Pazin, half an hour: the administrative center where nothing can be done, except the Kastel with a caves system that is visible from the outside, which Jules Verne wrote about
Motovun, a fat hour: a beautiful old town where you can only walk to the upper part. Very worthwhile, whatever the area with its wine route
Grosnjan, more than five quarters of an hour: a beautiful artists' town, worth a detour!
Buzet, one hour: the center of the truffle culture. Not very worthwhile.
Copper / Capodistria, an hour and a half, is located just outside of Istria and belongs to Slovenia, but is very similar to the other places on the West Coast. It has a nice center where the former Venetian influence can clearly be read.
Trieste, one and a half hour, the large Italian port city has done a lot of work on the restoration of its monumental center adjacent to the harbor and is certainly worth a visit.
Plitvice lakes, one of the most impressive natural parks in Europe, two and a half hours away. They do not stand on the Unesco list of World Heritage sites for nothing.
Our house was newly built in 2009.We stay there regularly in spring and autumn. In the summer we prefer to stay in Zeeland and find it a shame to leave the house empty. That is why we are seeking contact with tenants who treat our house just as we do. Istria has stolen our hearts because of nature, the landscape and Italian-style culture. Peace, views and cozy beaches and terraces are the attractions. In addition, everything is still affordable. If you want to know more, please contact us.