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Villa for 2! Villa Klarici Press Reviews/Guestbook

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One Bedroom 4 Star Villa Hideout, with Private Pool set amongst Spectacular Scenery in Istria, N W Croatia, close to Italy & Slovenia.

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'We found the villa to be a fantastic base. It was within easy reach of the towns on the coast as well as exploring central Istria. The villa had everything we required.  ... The views from the villa terrace were superb ... We visited Pula, Novigrad, Rovinj, Buzet, Motovun, Hum  and Groznjan. ... Rovinj, which we loved. We explored the cobbled streets, enjoyed a coffee in the harbour area and lunch in the old town, and went snorkelling just south of Rovinj in the afternoon. This is something we would highly recommend doing to future guests, We also enjoyed our visit to Pula and especially the Arena.

The directions and instructions for the villa you sent us before hand were easy to understand and we had no issues .... using/setting the alarm.'  A&R Oxon, UK Sept 2017


'We had a great time and did not want to leave! The villa is in a beautiful location and has everything you would want ..... Your directions were spot on, thanks.We visited Buzet, Motovun, Rovinj (my favorite place!), Novigrad, which we liked as a quieter Adriatic town, and Pazin where we walked to the waterfalls. "J & L UK Sept 2017." J & L United Kingdom Sept 2017


'We had a wonderful time in the villa and are already missing Istria! ... We spent quite a bit of time in the villa, so the well-equipped kitchen was very useful .... we did have a very pleasant evening in Novigrad, which I found more authentic and with more of a local flavour than the better known coastal towns. ... We would certainly consider staying again in the future. ...  Thank you for everything.' M&K London August 2017


'Very sad to be leaving Villa Klarici today.  Our 3rd visit, hopefuly not the last.  We have had a most magical holiday. Super relaxing, inspiring, filled with lovely memories to last a lifetime.  We especially loved the beautiful colours of the flowers, trees and meadows at this time of year.  The views from the terrace & listening to the endless birdsong, including nightingales, was truly wonderful. Visiting the towns and villages, on and off the beaten track, have been truly delightful, stopping for coffee, icecream, wine breaks and soaking up the scenery and atmosphere.  Our favourite restaurants have been Dolina, Gostionica Tartuf, but dinner 'al fresco' from the terrace at Villa Klarici watching the sunset over Motovun, and the moonlight over the lake is also a must.  Thanks for a wonderful heartwarming stay.  I think you might gather we loved it! ❤️' L&RB, UK June 2017


'Our 2nd stay here comes to an end.  It is very hard to say 'Goodbye' to the villa, the spectacular surroundings, the wonderful villages and towns not far away.  WE HAD A GREAT TIME AGAIN!  WE THANK YOU, THAT WE MAY USE AND LIVE IN YOUR FANTASTIC HOUSE! We really hope that we will be able t come again.  Very best wishes.' B&J from Germany May 2017


' ... first visit to Croatia - lovely house with everything we needed!  Very quiet location with superb views and a short drive to all the local 'Must Sees'.  We had a really tranquil rest.  The hosts were superb in giving us all the information we needed.  Clean and comfortable - we will be returning ASAP!'  L & A UK  April 2017


5 Star @VillaKlarici - Facebook Review:  'Unique. Stunningly placed. Nightingales. Owls. Otters. Open wood fire. Pool. 270 degree views. Close to the best walking in green Istria. Shhhhhhh. Don't tell!'  LC April 2017


'Der Aufenthalt in Ihrer Villa war sehr erholsam. Durch die ruhige Lage und die tolle Aussicht konnten wir unseren Urlaub sehr genießen. Auch als Ausgangspunkt für diverse Ausflüge ist der Standort bestens geeignet. ' P & H P Österreich Sept 2016


'Great house in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. My husband and I had a wonderful week in this lovely villa. It really was relaxing. The surrounding countryside was great and we had fun exploring hilltop villages and trekking through local woods. But the views from the villa's terrace were amazing and so it was hard to drag ourselves away - I could have stayed and looked at the views for ever - really restful and uplifting - meals on the terrace with such a backdrop were a treat. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed comfortable. The pool was a welcome relief on very hot days. A really great place to stay - book it - you will not regret it.'  MP Aug '16


'Ett sant smultronställe! Om ni vill ha en semester för er själva, med olivträd som grannar, och med ett fantastiskt panorama då måste ni åka hit. Villa Klarici är helt enastående – det har alla bekvämligheter man kan behöva men har trots det lyckas behålla charmen man vill ha i ett lanthus. Det här var andra gången vi var i huset och våra förväntningar var höga. Men allt var precis så bra som vi mindes om inte ännu bättre. Poolen, grillplatsen, terassen – underbart! Vi åt inte en enda måltid inomhus på hela tiden. Lätt att boka med bra och klar kommunikation med ägarna och deras team. Vi kommer definitivt att återvända.'  M & MB June 2016


'What a great place this is!  Always a nice treat to wake up to the clouds down in the valley but a full 270 deg view from the terrace....  We managed to take in Motovun, Oprtalj and also Sovinjak on a walk via the ruins of Krtov Breg. We also did a circular walk from Hum via Kotli .... Many thanks to Roberto & James for a brilliant first week of Hrvratska. T & M, Cambridge, UK        June 2016


'Das perfekt ausgestattete Haus (bei unserer Anreise war sogar der Kühlschrank mit Brot, Käse, Milch, Eiern, Wein etc. gefüllt) und der dazugehörige Garten und Pool sind sehr gepflegt und wir konnten uns kaum entscheiden, ob wir uns lieber unter den Bäumen neben dem Grill oder inmitten von Lavendelbüschen oder vor dem Haus oder am Pool oder in der gemütlichen Küche oder auf der Veranda mit atemberaubender Aussicht aufhalten sollen......  war es der PERFEKTE Urlaub. Einfach unbeschreiblich schön. Wir wären sehr gerne länger geblieben und haben im Gästebuch gelesen, dass andere Paare, denen dies möglich war, gleich noch eine Woche an ihren ursprünglich geplanten Aufenthalt "drangehängt" haben.' B & J  May 2016


'Thank you for helping us enjoy an amazing honeymoon in Istria. Your restaurant recommendations were great - we used four! And we always had everything we needed here at the Villa. Thank you for your clear directions and welcome pack.' C&CH UK  Sept 2015


'Total relaxation; hot weather; spectacular storms; hailstones in Buzet; drifted up & down mountains. We love the upstairs terrace, great for birdwatching, European bee eaters in abundance! Amazing views wherever you go. Could do with another week here!' N&G Suffolk, UK August 2015


'...we thoroughly enjoyed it. The villa and indeed the surrounding area, are just beautiful. We visited a number of the coastal and inland towns, and were suitably impressed with all of them. We loved Groznjan in particular. We also headed one day to the National park about 80km to the NE.   The villa itself is perfect… views are stunning, and literally everything you may ever need is there ...'  H&R N Yorkshire, UK - August 2015


'We had a wonderful time... the hilights of the week were going to 'Stancia Spin' in Tar for the wine, cheese, and olive oil tasting .. also drove to Plitvice Lakes National Park...  enjoyed our dinner at Konoba Mondo in Motovun and had a wonderful time swimming in Novigrad... We really appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was and how it allowed us to cook at the house a few nights.  We are also very impressed with how easy communication has been with you and appreciate your quick responses..' K&DV USA July 2015


'Villa Klarici was perfect inside and out– it provided perfect walking for me and good sunning for S. We did trips to Pula (from airport), Buzet, Motovun and a Rovinje and to the north coastal trip. I seemed to be able to walk in any direction and conquer most of what I could see from the verandah which was perfect - no need to leave the tarmac as no one else seemed to be on it! We loved our introduction to Istria and it certainly ranks as one of our better holidays – and the information books/files meant we wasted little time. For that, many thanks indeed!'  AM UK, June 2015


'What a discovery Istria is! We love the area and the range of things to do and visit. The Slavic-Mediterranean mix works really well. The villa was perfect ... •Mountain Biking – lots & lots of terrain ... great fun but challenging in parts – we hired bikes at Hotel Fontana. •Umag If you want an afternoon meal, try the Fisherman’s Club (Lado). No frills, very fresh fish and only HRK100 per person! •Swimming spots - so many, near all the coastal towns! ... the water is so clear! •Spa - Istarske Toplice has indoor/outdoor pools with range of small saunas. You can book a massage the day before. We can’t wait to come back again ... Huge thanks to the owners for sharing this hidden treat.' C&A K London    October 2014


'Wir hatten eine sehr gute Zeit in der Villa, und wir haben alles sehr genossen. Auch wenn das Wetter einmal nicht so gut war, lässt es sich in der Villa hervorragend entspannen. Wir haben immer eine sehr gute Mischung aus Sightseeing und Entspannung gefunden. ............  In den 2 Wochen unserer Aufenthalts konnten wir aufgrund der Nähe viele Ziele besichtigen. Unsere Ausflüge führten uns nach Pula (inklusive Kamenjak, das jedenfalls eine Reise wert ist), Rovinj, zum Limski Fjord, nach Porec, Umag, Novigrad, Pazin (mit Beram, Pican, Draguc), Motovun, Oprtalj, Buje, Buzet und einiges mehr. Schließlich Hrastovlje, das zwar in Slowenien liegt, aber Beram in nichts nachsteht!  Auch das Meer ist mit dem Auto in schnell erreichbarer Nähe und viele Ausflüge lassen sich mit einem Sprung ins Wasser kombinieren. ......... Wir fuhren aber immer gerne in die Villa zurück um weg von den Massen „unseren“ ruhigen und schönen Ort zu genießen.  Wir kommen wieder!'  G&U Vienna  August/September 2014


'We had a delightful time exploring the area with its wonderful villages, churches, vineyards, olive groves and the like.  We loved the location away from it all and were charmed by the property.... It has been a very peaceful time & our batteries are recharged for our return to the UK.'  S & KK, UK  July 2014


‘What a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon!  Truely fantastic views on all sides which we never tired of seeing.  We loved sitting outside by the pool for breakfast and the BBQ area is a real positive ..... Rovinj - lovely feel, Delfin panoramic boat tour very good + resonable, good shops ... Konoba Dolina - Delicious fillet steak. Very good quality, delicious simple foods ... Fabulous memorable place for our special holiday!  Couldn’t have wanted any more!’  T&K J Warwickshire, UK'  May 2014


'We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday at the villa....The villa was so well equipped we felt really at home... The pool was so refreshing on the really hot days and having the three outdoor areas meant we always had a choice of where to sit to suit the weather. The view from terrace was out of this world and we will remember that for the rest of our lives.  Roberto was really helpful.. We really liked that we knew he was there if we needed help but that we were left alone the rest of the time :)Thank-you so much for making the villa available to visitors like us and making it feel a home from home in a spectacular setting.'  J&RD UK  June 2014


'The villa was a great place to stay, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a great holiday and a lot of memories. ... P & CD UK August 2013. 


'The Villa is situated in the center of Istria. A lovely part of Croatia and so contrasting with the Dalmatian coast. ...... the directions you provided from Buzet were a great backup. Thank you so much for the information you provided in advance as well as in the hotel. Villa: Well designed for a couple and it has all the features required. The loggia is probably the most outstanding feature, but the functional design of the property makes it quite special. We really appreciate the initial supplies provided. ..... we will certainly recommend Villa Klarici to our friends ... '   D & NM Australia July 2013


'Most relaxing week What I would like to do is take a look at the pictures, see the pictures, the pictures, and the pictures. .....  Not to be missed: the massage at 'Istarske Toplice' and a meal at 'Konoba Dolina'. No fuss, no frills, just good homemade food. ' S & D UK   July 2013


'We had 2 very relaxing weeks at Villa Klarici. The house is charming. It is furnished in the original Istrian style, but has all the modern comforts you would want for a holiday. The view from the upper terrace to the surrounding hills and valleys is simply fantastic. In the surrounding area there are many restaurants and shopping. We were a lot of hiking, only the changing May weather gave us also rain. With the booking process, everything went well and we will definitely book the villa again. ' K & F  May 2013


'We have just spent a week in this delightful, peaceful villa enjoying the fabulous views. We have been searching for the best restaurants in the area. We have had a wonderful time and can not wait to come back. ' B & PP  April 2013


'Wir hatten zwei wunderschöne Wochen in der Villa. Sie hat alles was man sich wünschen kann, wenn man einen ruhigen Urlaub haben möchte. Frühmorgens bildet sich unter der Villa zarter Nebel, aus denen die umliegenden Hügel auf malerische Weise herausragen, bevor er sich mit aufgehender Sonne wieder auflöst. Tagsüber kann man entspannt am Pool lesen und sich im Wasser abkühlen oder man nutzt einen der vielen in der Nähe gelegenen Orte für einen Ausflug. Abends lädt der hauseigene Grill zu einem Mahl im Garten ein, bevor man den Tag mit einem Getränk bei Sonnenuntergang auf der Terasse ausklingen lassen kann.


Die Kommunikation (auf Englisch) mit den Vermietern war perfekt – sehr informativ, zuvorkommend, hilfreich und schnell. Die Unterstüztung vor Ort ist durch einen sehr höflichen, im Nachbarort wohnenden “Hausmeister” reibungslos sicher gestellt.             


Diesen Urlaub werden wir auf jedenfall irgendwann wiederholen! Sehr empfehlenswert!'  MF & MB Munchen  Sept 2011


'Your villa was very comfortable with everything we needed.  ... we have had a terrific time immersing ourselves in the peace and tranquillity of this special region.  One of our interests is hill and mountain walking, so we drove over to The Ucka Park and climbed to the top of Vojak from Poklon. We also got to the top of Kremenjak from Sv Jelena which is on a delightful minor road off of the stunning east coast route 21.We also returned to eastern coast and walked along the promenade between Opatija and Volosko on a glorious sunny day.  Thanks again for a great stay.'  G&PB, Surrey  April 2011


'We have had a lovely time and everything went smoothly.  You have a lovely home over there in Istria and we spent many days busy doing nothing!  Thank you for your consistent and excellent communication in the run up to our stay.  We will have no hesitation recommending Klarici to others.'  L&MD Sheffield, UK  June/July 2011


' .. we loved our stay in the villa - it was exactly what we were looking for. The weather was so good we spent the whole week reading books on the terrace and swimming in the pool. Really relaxed and a lovely setting to watch the sunset with a drink.  Thanks again for letting us rent your brilliant place ... we thought it was amazingly appointed.' A&C B Manchester, UK  August 2011


'Had a lazy week, much of it by/in the pool but some gentle sightseeing included. Villa lovely .. spotless with 1st class equipment, best we have ever had .. glorious views.  Thank you for the use of this attractive and well-appointed villa'  S&M O UK  Aug/Sept 2011


'We came for peace and quiet - delivered in truckloads!  What a fabulous place to stay and visit the local places of interest .... We have sampled and bought olive oil direct from the grower (Ipsa) and visited the Truffle Show at Livade ... a thoroughly enjoyable break...'  S & A Nottingham  October 2010


'I just want to say thank you - for making a magical retreat - away from the rush and madness. It's been a long time since we've relaxed and let the world slip away.' G&C  Dublin  August 2010


'The villa did prove to be an ideal base, giving us fairly ready access to a large area of Istria and neighbouring regions. We crammed a lot into our two weeks, had some wonderful food, saw some beautiful places and found the time and space to relax. The balcony at the villa is lovely and the panoramic views change each day as the light and colours shift. Those views will stay with us.'  A & C  July 2010


'A lovely week and great to come back to the villa and the pool at the end of the day ... stunning setting and perfect villa just made for two - surpassed expectations!' V&M Cambridge  July 2010


'Holiday was fantastic and the villa is ideally located for exploring the area and Istria.  The swimming pool became a god send over the last 3 days when weather turned beautifully hot..  Got some incredible photos..  We will definitely be returning and hopefully for more than just 7 days.  You have a fantastic villa in a stunning location, photos of the views do not do it justice.' AB & MC, London  Early June 2010


'Beautifully clean with far reaching views, the villa lived up to its reputation ...' M&M Cambridge  May 2010


'We had a wonderful week exploring Istria and you have a beautiful villa in a stunning location. We certainly hope it won't be our last visit there! We have already been recommending it to our friends and colleagues, as I'm sure they won't be disappointed.' S & F  September/October 2009


'We had a lovely relaxing holiday, just what we needed. We loved the villa and its situation, what fantastic views. We particularly liked the fact that distances to villages and towns were short so that we had plenty of time left after sightseeing to come back to the villa to relax. We would be interested in returning to your villa and would also recommend it ....'  A & A O  July 2009


'Thank you for providing brilliant accommodation - probably the best we have experienced in terms of location, equipment, panoramic views and comfort, anywhere. We particularly enjoyed sitting out on the verandah enjoying extended breakfasts seeing Motovun surrounded by mist, and evening meals, watching the sun set below the hills.' C & R J  June 2009


'....it is one of the most comfortable and well appointed villas of the many we have stayed in....  Thank you for all the information and advice you provided regarding directions and local amenities (very helpful).'  B & P C Australia  June 2009


'Villa Klarici was the perfect bit of heaven we needed to recharge our batteries.' A&S London  May 2009


'Our holiday was fantastic thanks! The route from Trieste that you gave us worked fine.... The villa was lovely and its situation in the surrounding countryside was stunning. We had a lovely week's stay there, and it is beautifully done up. The views from the terrace are stunning....' K & C  April 2009


'We have had a great week exploring the hilltop towns and enjoying the countryside with its ever-changing autumnal colors. .... "E & R, London October 2008." E & R, London, October 2008, is the most important event in the world


'Our first time in Croatia and we will will be back. Our only regret is that we could not have stayed longer ..... C & J C   August 2008


'What a wonderful holiday we have had! The main factor in what is what Villa Klarici itself. It 's really nice. O & K, Wimbledon August 2008


'The villa was as beautiful as it looks on the website, the best equipped we have ever had the pleasure of staying in and with views to the for!' S & SJ    June 2008


'We had a wonderful time at Villa Klarici. It is a very charming house. Most of all we loved the peacefulness at Villa Klarici. Afterwards, we will be back to our hamlet. The view is spectacular. ' B & RM - USA June 2008


'The villa has been a fantastic base; on separate days we visited Pula, Porec & Rovinj, all easy drives. The views from the balcony, the swallows, the butterflies, the pool - all wonderful. ' C & L Nottingham   June 2008


'Thank you for a fantastic holiday! The villa was amazing ... even better than we expected. We had a great holiday and loved Istria and the people we found there. M & N May 2008


'Fantastic 2 week holiday at Villa Klarici. House comfortable and well equipped. Most peaceful and relaxing place .. never get tired of the wonderful views. 'L & D   July 2007