"Vila Besida" - where you will come to your senses
A luxuriously refurbished stone house “Vila Besida” for peaceful and inspiring vacation situated in an Istrian village Peruški.
"We have spent most summers in the past decade at Villa Besida, observing how this family has lovingly restored and developed the house, with exquisite taste. There is nothing more perfect that the evening view from the terrace. The village is on the south-east coast of Istria, with the more touristic areas a short drive away. Perfectly suited to our family, which includes two children now aged 10 and 12. We cannot recommend it highly enough."
B.S. and family (UK)
ABOUT THE ACCOMODATION
There are 6 rooms at your disposal. One of them is a large room for 2-4 persons with en-suite shower room and there are 5 double bedrooms. Two of them have toilet ensuite, for the rest, there are 4 separate bathrooms available, three with a shower, and one of them with a traditional bathtub as well.
The house has two kitchens and a small living room with an authentic Istrian fireplace. There is also a large living room (7x6m) that can be used as a conference room or for similar activities. Three terraces with a breathtaking view of the Istrian coast are smartly distributed on all levels and sides of the house. Tavern for evening entertainment, a barbecue and a large garden surrounding the house (300m2) where one can relax, sunbathe, play sports etc are crucial elements of a relaxing vacation.
BUT WHERE'S THE POOL?
We tend to be as much Earth friendly as possible.
That is one of the reasons why we have decided to invest our future funds in renewable sources of energy instead of investing in a pool. We believe that one can enjoy nature without the pool and that swimming in the amazingly clear sea on the nearby secluded beaches is a more valuable experience.
The guests have access to all amenities and areas of the house during their stay except for 2 rooms for staff.
Interaction with Guests
I communicate with guests over e-mail or phone to make sure that everything is going on fine and to check if they need any help. There is always someone who will greet the guests on their arrival and departure.
The neighborhood is a perfect match for someone who wants to be in touch with nature. The village is never crowded and the house being at the end of the village provides a space for socializing with friends and family under the sky fool of stars, mesmerized by the scent of herbs mixed with a fresh breeze from the sea. The location is ideal for both, those who seek adventure in nature and those who want a peaceful retreat, for those who like to take long walks through the woods to the sea, for advanced cyclists and scuba-divers but equally for families with cars who have everything within reach in 15 min driving.
A car is a must. There is enough parking space in the yard.TripAdvisor property ID 2480145...Read more
Seaside Istrian Rural Stone Villa "Besida" Pula, Istria, Croatia
Additional Location Information
Besida is situated at the end of the village and surrounded by olive trees and lavender fields. The Pula airport is only 20min driving from the vilage. The village is lightly populated (around 100 inhabitants), regardless, there is a bar and a local shop. You can reach semi private beaches with magnificently clear water by car through the woods in less than 10 minutes drive.
Wine-cellar selling exquisite and award-winning wine and olive oil is 5 minutes drive away.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Pula Airport, 12.43 miles Nearest train station: Pula train station, 15.53 miles Nearest ferry port: Pula Ferry, 15.53 miles Car is essential
Left on 02/13/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 13, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
I have spent three summers in Villa Besida and I carry only good memories. This house is made in antique style with great sense for details. It is situated at the end of the village ( gives you high level of privacy because of that ) with a beautiful view of the sea. Actually can't tell what impressed me the most, beautiful evenings on the terrace with great view of the sky full of stars or early morning coffee with stunning view of the sea and lavander field. Each room is a whole unique story which makes you feel like home. I will definitely come back and I reccommend to everyone to visit Villa Besida.
Left on 02/08/2013 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2010
I spent only ten days in Vila Beside, but this place I will remember like heaven on Earth. Placed in a picturesque village, surrounded by fields of lavander, this oasis of peace still offers all the luxurities of the sharpest hotels, but in it's own unique design. I imagine that Vila Besida had been uninhabited for a long time and required hard work and imagination. The result is inspired simplicity, an eclectic villa packed with small stories of objects experienced and worn by the passage of years, interspersed with new pieces of high quality.
It certainly has exceeded all my expectations and I am sure I will be back again, but this time for a longer period of time!
Left on 01/31/2013 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 31, 2013Stayed Jun 2011
The house is located in a very quiet location and has a wonderful view of the sea from the top floor. Although it is quite isolated (the whole village of Peruški is small and peacefull), there are a lot of other small, historic places worth visiting (like Motovun and Grožnjan) really close to the location, that you can visit by car. Villa Besida offers a high level of privacy which made it ideal for my small group of friends. The beaches that surround the village were remarkable. The villa is beautifully decorated in the classical Tuscan style (the bathrooms are especially worth pointing out :) We had a great time there and would recomend it to everyone!
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