Enjoy peace and a magnificent sea view! A semi detached villa with three terraces (always sun and always shade!) At 10 min from beach and nice towns. Private parking, 3 places, an outdoor bbq, and a children's pool.
The house offers a magical view of the Adriatic Sea with the whimsical coastline of the island of Cres in about 3km. The location guarantees peace while not staying in the middle of nowhere. The house is part of a group of 12 houses built in 2008-2009, of which a single is permanently inhabited. Within a 300m radius, there are some traditional houses and a farm. The 'living' you will be in the living room and the adjoining terrace on the first floor from spring to autumn. Sun worshipers have the large terrace at their disposal and in the case of cool weather, the terrace at the entrance is also a great place to sit out of the wind and in the sun.
For the 'regular' daily contacts and groceries, Labin is the most suitable place, while for cozy terraces and beaches Rabac has a lot to offer. You will arrive in a short drive by car. A car is therefore indispensable! Parking on the private parking for the house (place for 3 cars)
Places worth a visit, in random order, in time from Mali Kosi:
Pula, a little hour: The largest city of Istrie, but only a small part of interest: Roman arena, Roman Forum and the Forum. In the streets are some cozy terraces where locals also come. At the Forum you will find only tourists, but also tourist information with maps and guides. They give the Guide Enjoy Istra Guide with all the events of the whole of Istria. Furthermore, there is a permanent market in the center.
Rijeka, a little hour, is a big port city, which seems to be a cozy city to our surprise.
Opatija and Lovran, a little hour: Old seaside resorts with a lot of style and atmosphere. The (coastal) route is worth the trip. A walk along Lovran's coast to Opatija leads you along beautiful villas (oath Villa of Empress Sissi) and Mediterranean vegetation.
Treat a little half an hour: a small harbor with a restaurant with excellent grilled scampi on the right.
West Coast: This side of Istrie 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 spot. Church with famous (Unesco World Heritage) medieval mosaics. Waterfront with some good terraces.
Rovinje, a full hour via Pula: picturesque harbor town with a number of busy shopping streets. We think this is the nicest place on the west coast.
Novigrad, a full hour via Pazin: a small town with a large marina.
Umag: one and a half hours: there is little worth it.
South Coast: There is little more about the beautiful nature. The area is a gigantic holiday village, with no specific points.
Pazin, half an hour: the administrative center which is nothing but the Kastel with an externally visible cave system that Jules Verne wrote about
Motovun, a thick hour: a beautiful old town where you can only walk to the upper part.Very worthwhile, whatever the environment with its wine route
Grosnjan, more than five minutes: a beautiful artist town worth a drive!
Buzet, one hour: the center of truffle culture. Not very worth it.
Copper / Capodistria, one and a half hours, is located just outside of Istrie and belongs to Slovenia, but seems to be similar to other places on the west coast. It has a nice center where the former Venetian influence is clearly readable.
Trieste, one and a half hours, the great Italian port city has made a lot of work of restoring its monumental center that is adjacent to the harbor and is definitely worth a visit.
Plitvice Lakes, one of the most impressive natural parks in Europe, two and a half hours drive. They are not for nothing on the Unesco list of world goods.
Our house was newly built in 2009.We regularly stay in spring and autumn. In summer, we prefer to stay in Zeeland and feel sorry to leave the house empty. Therefore, we seek contact with tenants who deal with our home as we do. Istrie stole our heart because of nature, the landscape and Italian-oriented culture. Rest, views and cozy beaches and terraces are the attractions. In addition, everything is still affordable. Want to know more, please contact