|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||3700 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Rural|
Description from the owner
Country house Our Istria, secluded, old istrian stone rural house, for sole use of the renters, offers accomodation for 4-5 persons. House is surrounded by green lawns , an orchard and a forest, located in the heart of Istria 8 km from the town of Buzet. Far away from the urban rush, at the same time only 25 km from the Adriatic sea. House is airconditioned, fully renovated and luxury equiped
The house is secluded, not far from the village Rim where it actually belongs. It was built in 1886 but has been recently redecorated with special love and care and is surrounded by green lawns, an orchard and a forest. Primarily it was meant to...Read more
Romantic secluded cottage for sole use of renters
Additional Location Information
House is surrounded by green lawns , an orchard and a forest, located in the heart of Istria. Far away from the urban rush, at the same time only 25 km from the Adriatic sea.
Along the road Rijeka - Ucka tunnel - Buzet - Trieste (Trst) there is ROC, a village on the hill. At the foot of that hill follow the road to HUM, the smallest town in the world.
After approx. 250 m from the crossroad, take the first lane to the right and within 5 min you will reach your holiday house - the country house 'Our Istria'.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$188 - $228||$188||$1,313 - $1,594||$0||3 nights|
|Oct. 1 2012 - May. 31 2013||$228||-||$1,594||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 30 2013||$188||-||$1,313||-||3 nights|
|Jul. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||$228||-||$1,594||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013||$188||-||$1,313||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$188||$188||$1,313||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $80 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
June and September....980 Euro/week per whole property
The rest of the year.....1190 Euro/week per whole property
Visitor tax........................1 Euro/day per adults
Booking and damage deposit required
Final cleaning.....60 Euro
Change over day.....negotiable with the owner
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wunderschönes ambiente, Gastfreundschaft und gepflegte Strände
Ferien an einem ruhigen, zurückgezogenen Platz, in einem höchst individuell und liebevoll eingerichteten Ferienhaus, in dem es an nichts fehlt, Gastgeber, die sich ganz persönlich für einen gelungenen Urlaub engagieren, einschließlich vorgekochtem Essen für die Neuankömmlinge, Einladung zu einem Bootsausflug mit der Familie und der ständigen Bereitschaft, Hilfe zu leisten, falls z.B. ein arzt benötigt werden sollte - wer das zu schätzen weiß, ist in Nasa Istra perfekt aufgehoben. Eine ca. 35-minütige autofahrt auf sehr guten Straßen führt an die Ostküste mit ihren traditionsreichen Badeorten, herrlichen Villen und sehr gepflegten Stränden. Wir haben in Nasa Istra mit unseren beiden 12- und 14-jährigen Jungs Familienurlaub gemacht und waren alle glücklich. Wir werden wieder kommen.
Beautiful, comfortable cottage and great hosts - what a terrific
From the moment we arrived at Nasa Istra for our honeymoon our hosts showed us great kindness. They exceeded my expectations. And what a beautiful quiet area! The house has been built with love and care by them (the photo album is there to prove it) and has character in every single room. The balcony is our favourite part - perfect for a relaxing breakfast or sunset drink. The garden is huge and you can even pick your own veg for tea. A short drive away is a village with a perfectly good shop, and within 10k you have a supermarket. Half an hour to warm, clean seas. I will be recommending this place to my friends and family and hope to be back before too long.
Tallahassee, Florida (USA)
My wife Melinda and I spent only 4 days at Nasa Istra ("Our Istria”) this past June. Without question, this was the best rental wehave had in 10 years of renting properties. And we look forward to returning soon to continue exploring this beautiful part of Croatia and catching up with Marin and ariela, who we came to regard not only as our hosts extraordinaire but also our friends.
When we arrived from Ljubljana, Ariela greeted us with a warm smile, hugs, and a decanter of award-winning medica (honey grappa) --- a local specialty from the nearby city of Hum. Also waiting for us was a meal of homemade minestrone soup, a huge loaf of fresh bread, and two carafes of excellent local wine. There was also milk and juice in the fridge, a cupboard full of different teas, plenty of paper products, etc. And ariela was kind enough to provide us with a driving map of Istria, though we had brought our own along.
But what's was really unique about this rental is that Marin and ariela have such open and welcoming hearts; they truly enjoy sharing their home and their country with their guests (without ever being intrusive). Further, they were gracious enough to take some time out of their busy schedules to have dinner with us and show us around Kastav, a hill town near their full-time home. This was one of the highlights of our trip, as we spent hours talking about every subject under the sun and learning about each other and our cultures.
All things considered, our stay at Nasa Istra was the best part of the trip, and we look forward to returning soon and seeing our friends.
P.S. - Bring a nightlight for the upstairs landing so you can see the top steps at night; they're antique wood, and a bit narrower than usual.
at last we found a comfortable, beautiful and quiet place in Cro
first, the meeting with ariella, the owner: difficult not to love her! She did everything to help us, she even have prepared a snack: very tasty local soup, wine, and home made cakes, bread, and there was wine as well, and a drink on the terrace.
We have found at last what we were looking for since a fortnight in Croatia:
a big house, old and comfortable, cool in the heat
a huge garden,clean, full of flowers, in the middle of forest and fields, no house in view
quietness!!! which is luxury, after the noises of night club, discotheque near by 4 stars's hotels
Thanks to ariella, her house and garden! we rested at last and visited Istria too from there
Utterly Perfect - Faultless, Gorgeous Property in Stunning Seclu
We knew from the photos on the website that on booking this property we were going to be somewhere beautiful but the photos just don't do Our Istria justice. Not only is the property perfect with the stunning location (completely isolated and quiet), large garden with table tennis and BBQ (which we used both of), but Marin and ariela gave us an unexpected welcome party of cold drinks and a home made meal - just what we needed on the hot day after a long morning of travelling.
From the beginning they were completely available to help us and provided that extra cherry on top that I had not experienced on other holidays. We had a brilliant week and look forward to visiting the house again in the future - we have told all our friends and family about it.
200% value for money.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 05/23/2012
Big hug to boath of you
Great hideaway - Nacha Istria
Very nice location, amiable hosts, great hospitality.
Ariella and Marin have created the perfect hideaway amongst the beautiful forests, meadows and rolling hills of Istria.
A beautifully restored stone farmhouse, tastefully decorated. Very romantic, peaceful and secluded. The large garden is perfect for wild children to run and play and shout and be free, without disturbing even their parents. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and lovely for nature lover to see the various wildlife. Although very secluded and "isolated" all necessary shops and restaurants are only a few minutes away.
We made good use of the wonderful BBQ and the organic vegetable patch which was kindly free for us to pick from. I highly recommend the tomatoes and courgettes, delicious freshly picked.
A wonderful warm welcome by the owners,who don’t live on the property. Upon arrival we were welcomed with local wine, and lovely meal and local aperitif, and not to mention the home-made elderflower cordial.
The location is perfect, only 40 minutes or less from the sea, and easy reach for visiting many historic and interesting sites in Istria.
Would we go back, oh yes, without a doubt, by far the most relaxing holiday I have ever had.
Warmth and hospitality in a marvelous location
Marin and ariela clearly understand understand hospitality, and provide a number of little touches that make guests feel welcome. When we arrived, we were shown around the property by ariela, who then seated us on the lovely covered terrace and served us mistletoe liqueur while she showed us maps of the local area and made suggestions of places to visit. Inside, a pot of homemade minestrone and a loaf of still-warm bread sat on a long wooden table already set for guests, a welcome sight after a long drive. Also on the table was a smooth stone sporting a hand-painted flower, along with our names and the date of our visit. We were encouraged to call if we had any questions or problems, and indeed phoned ariela at one point for help in arranging a visit to a farm where olive oil is produced. All of these personal touches are helpful but in no way intrusive. The property itself is absolutely wonderful. The massive lawn slopes down to a tree house, a stone barbeque and picnic area, and the house's organic garden. Indeed, we picked zucchini, parsnips, carrots and tomatoes while we were there. The owners have done a marvelous job with the landscaping, and fruit trees and flowers abound. The house, with its stonework and exposed beams is at once rustic and extremely well-equipped. Marin and ariela have excellent taste in furnishings and decor, and the interior has many delightful old wooden pieces. One of the upstairs bedrooms is painted with whimsical murals, perfect for our 4 year-old son. In the evenings we would sit out on the covered terrace, listening to the rain pattering on the roof and the crickets creaking in the garden. All in all, the house offers farmhouse luxury and absolute privacy, and the hosts offer wonderful hospitality.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 10/01/2010
Dear friends, thank you so much for your kindness. Hope to see you in the future
Ariela & Marin
Apple Pie in Istria
We were a little hesitant at leaving the fun of the beautiful Istria coast to go inland - but when we arrived at the country house, there was no doubt we had made the right decision. It was fantastic. The owners are genuine in wanting guests to feel at home. We were greeted with an apple pie and chilled canter of wine. We got a quick tour and learned where and how to access bikes, local hiking trails, good places to eat - and left to enjoy it all.
The house is both cozy and spacious all at once. There is a massive lawn with vegetable garden and flowers. It overlooks a series of hills and is very peaceful. There is a lot of land and sites/activities close by. If you still want to go to the beach or visit nearby towns - these are only short drives away. Every detail in place and I cannot think of a single thing that was missing. I only regret we didn't stay a little longer.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 08/30/2010
Thank you for nice rewiev. We are waiting for you. Big hug
We went for a family trip and were amazed at both the beauty of the grounds as well as how spacious and georgeous the house was. It is located slightly off the beaten path, but close to hiking, monuments, amazing food... As we had a rental car, this was our base for exploring Istria.The host was incredibly helpful, with lists of places to go to, but also with vegetables to be picked from her garden, BBQ ready to be fired up, an apple pie waiting for us on the dining room table... all the way to those tiny details - everything was excellent! Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer and we're definitely going back for our next holiday.
Between all of us - we've been to Bali, Bangkok, Florida, Turkey, other parts of Croatia, etc. This is now one of our favorite spots, probably topping the list for a relaxing holiday with great food and wine and hospitality.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 08/24/2010
Thank you very much, Nat! We are waiting for you. Big hug
Bishops Stortford United Kingdom
outstanding hosts, superb property,which is fully equpped
This is our second trip to nasa Istra, the only holiday destination we have visited twice abroad.
The property is outstanding, and sits in total seclusion at the end of a 1/4 mile forest track, the garden is massive , you are unlikely to see anyone at the house, and noise is non existant, the night sky is full of stars and devoid totally of light pollution, the garden by day is full of buterflies, grasshoppers huge flying green shield bugs and humming bird hawk moths.
The hosts go way beyond what would be expected of them.
My assesment is not unique as any thumbing through of the comments in the house book reflects exactly our expeirience, from lots of nationalities.
In writing this summary I feel guilty as we want to keep the property secret so that we may be able to book it easily again, but marin and ariela deserve the recognition of a unique set up.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 08/12/2010
It was real pleasure to see you again. You Dene, and whole your family will always have a special place in our harts.
Our lovely time at Nasa Istra
Twickenham, near London, England
Fantastic house, Wonderful hosts!
Although we stayed at Nasa Istra over 5 years ago we still often talk about the lovely time we had there.
The owner Marin and his wife auriela met us on arrival and could not have been more welcoming. Auriela had made us a delicious meal - complete with home made bread! During our stay Marin, Auriela and their two sons took us out fishing on their boat and we had a wonderful day.
There are lots of things to do in and around the area where Nasa Istra is situated and the countryside is very beautiful.
I am sure we will return one day
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 06/07/2010
We often think on you and your family . Hope to see you again.
Ariela & Marin
Zora and Megan
Dear Marin and Ariela,
The two weeks that we spent at Nasa Istra have become a very special part of the time that we spent in Croatia. The moment we arrived we knew it was going to be wonderful. The house was so beautiful inside and the views stunning. Waking up to the sound of birds singing was delightful.
We so enjoyed the natural surroundings of your lovely holiday home as well as all the wonderful amenities that you so thoughtfully provided. We found Nasa Istra well appointed giving us everything we could possibly need to ensure our comfort.
The horse riding experience in the wilderness added to the unique aspects of rural life at Nasa Istra. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenic guided trials with experienced guides that you kindly organized for us. It was simply fantastic.
We are very happy to recommend the property to anybody wanting to experience the peace & tranquility away from everyday living.
Hopefully we will be back in the future to enjoy the experience all over again.
Thank you for sharing your passion and lifestyle with us.
All the best.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 05/17/2010
Dear, dear Zora,
we hug you and your beautifule dother.
All our love to you
Ariela & Marin
Nasa Istra was the most relaxing 3 weeks of our lives!
My husband and I and our 7month old son spent 3 weeks at nasa istra. It was absolutely marvellous! We wanted a private, get away in the middle of nature and nasa istra delivered all that and more.
The house is a beautifully restored stone farmhouse, decorated with very tasteful antique furniture. The overall atmosphere was very romantic. Fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator, microwave, oven & stove, etc. also a washing machine.
The house stayed surprisingly cool. Even in august we never needed to turn on the AC.
Oh, the balcony is great! During mid-summer it's shaded from the direct sun. It's pretty large with ample furniture; great spot to have meals or wine or coffee.
The house is completely secluded. You have the feeling that you are the only person on your own private estate. No street or building can be seen or heard from any point on the property; all you have are beautiful views of the surrounding nature. Supermarkets, bakery, gas station etc. are a few minutes drive away.
The property has a couple of old large trees that you can spread a blanket under and just relax or picnic. A huge well landscaped lawn with lost of flowers. There is also an outdoor stone grill. We BBQ'd every other day! There's an orchard, and an organic vegetable garden. We particularly enjoyed picking and eating from the garden.
Marin and Ariela, the owners, were most appropriate. They don’t live on the property. They were helpful, accommodating, friendly; and very respectful of our privacy. Upon arrival Ariela, who's an amazing cook, had already prepared us a delicious local meal. This was very much appreciated after our very long journey. She introduced us to the property and area then left us to enjoy our vacation. We had a small emergency while we were there and they helped us through everything so that we could get back to enjoying our vacation
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 05/17/2010
we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a beautiful words. The moments we spent with your family (specialy with little Adam) we will treasure forever.
Ariela & Marin
Wonderful quiet place
Nice family, warme wellcome with a meal and wine.
Big garden, no noise, only birds.
A good place to recover, to read and to play with the family.
Response from Marin Gojanovic - 05/12/2010
Dear Dr. Jonas, thank you for the nice words. Warm regards to you, Beate, Cornelia and Friederike
Ariela & Marin