Casa Celestina

Casa Celestina

Merisce, North IstriaSleeps: 2 + 2From €800 per week
Casa Celestina
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  • Sleeps 2 + 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • WiFi
  • Partial sea view
  • Distance to beach: 10.0 km
  • Distance to coast : 10.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 1.2 km


Gaze out from the terrace of this stylish hilltop cottage over the rolling hills and coast of Istria across the Adriatic all the way to Venice!

What we say

From the great terrace you see the sea and four countries - Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, walk to a wonderful restaurant and winery. Some of our favorite restaurants and wineries are in this region famed for its wine, olive oil and delicacies such as truffles and wild mushrooms. Definable one for the foodies!

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Prices per week

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  • 18.May.2024 - 28.Jun.2024
  • Min. stay 5 days
  • €1000
  • 29.Jun.2024 - 16.Aug.2024
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €1400
  • 17.Aug.2024 - 27.Sep.2024
  • Min. stay 5 days
  • €1000
  • 28.Sep.2024 - 01.Nov.2024
  • Min. stay 5 days
  • €900
  • 02.Nov.2024 - 29.Nov.2024
  • Min. stay 5 days
  • €800

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Additional price information

If booking online you will have the option to pay in your card’s local currency

Short stays of 3-6 days are possible during the booking period 17-31 December at 300 euro per day. Please enquire.

A final cleaning fee of €100.00 is payable in advance

Pets are accepted on request at a cost of €70.00 per pet per week payable in advance

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Villa Details

Key features


  • 2 + 2 persons


  • 1 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in living room


  • 1 x Separate wc
  • 1 x Ensuite Shower room


  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Underfloor or central heating


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot on request
  • Feeding chair on request


  • Terrace
  • Outside dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Beach towels provided, weekly


  • Onstreet parking


  • Partial sea view
  • Plot area: 1860 m2
  • Floor area: 75 m2


  • Pets allowed


  • Nearest beach: 10.0 km
  • Nearest coast: 10.0 km
  • Nearest shop: 6.5 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 1.2 km
  • Nearest airport: 90 km (Pula)


  • Earliest check-in: 16:00h
  • Latest check-out: 10:00h


Casa Celestina is located in a spectacular position in the village of Merisce in central Istria, an area of great natural beauty often compared to Tuscany. It is on a high ridge with stunning and uninterrupted views of the Adriatic and the Italian coast in the distance. The village also looks out towards other hilltop towns including the ruined tower of the 13th century castle at Momjan and Buje with its striking high church steeple. Merisce is no more than 10 kilometres from the coast. In this region of Croatia, Italian is the principal language.

Casa Celestina - Merisce, Buje


Casa Celestina is over 100 years old and we have restored it so as to retain many of the original features with full use of the natural materials of which it is built. Beautifully furnished in Mediterranean colours and in a truly breathtaking and peaceful location Casa Celestina provides a unique holiday experience. The villa is fully air conditioned. For the winter months there is under-floor heating on the ground floor and bathrooms and the bedroom has warm air heating.


The kitchen and dining area lead into the living room through a wide stone archway. The living room opens out onto a terrace and has a direct view to the Adriatic. A comfortable sofa in the living room can fold out to provide an additional double bed. The kitchen units have been built in Tuscan style with stone sink and worktops made by local craftsmen. The kitchen is fitted with electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. A fridge freezer and washer/ dryer are housed in a walk in store room. A downstairs WC and hand basin facilitates the use of the sitting room for additional sleeping accommodation if required.


A stone staircase leads to the first floor where the bedroom, with king size double bed, has a galleried ceiling and access to a large terrace with 180 degree panoramic views over vineyards and olive groves and with the Adriatic spanning the horizon. An alcove contains a built-in settee that can convert into an additional single bed. The shower room and WC are accessed from the bedroom.


The ground floor terrace has a large covered area with grill, table and chairs and is ideal for outside dining. The first floor sun terrace has magnificent views of the Adriatic and surrounding countryside. Below the house there is a steeply sloping garden area with fruit trees.

Villa Location Map


Unser Aufenthalt in Merisce war für unsere ganze Familie toll - unsere Kids lieben das Meer, Kroatien heisst Hunde sehr willkommen und wir haben die Landschaft genossen! Das Haus ist sehr abgelegen, sodass man mehr Ruhe hat, man kommt allerdings schnell überall hin. Wir haben es absolut nicht bereut, sondern jeden Abend den Weitblick genossen und runter auf Kanegra geschaut, wo man unserer Meinung nach den besten Hundestrand in der Gegend hat. Das Haus ist wirklich sehr komplett ausgestattet und man vermisst dort nichts. Wer dort ein paar Tage oder wie wir Wochen verbringt, der sollte sich unbedingt einmal zu Rondo nach Buje wagen (toller Wein, tolles Essen und erstklassiger Service) oder eine Pizza mit eigenem Bier im San Servolo versuchen. Laida hat uns bei allen Fragen schnell und unkompliziert unter die Arme gegriffen - wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen.


Translation: Our stay in Merisce was fantastic for the entire family - our kids love the sea, Croatia is very welcoming to dogs and we enjoyed the countryside! The house is very remote, so you have more peace, but you can get everywhere quickly. We have absolutely no regrets, but enjoyed the view every evening and looked down at Kanegra, where we think you have the best dog beach in the area. The house is really fully equipped and you don't miss anything there. If you're staying there for a few days or like us, weeks, be sure to venture into Buje for Rondo (great wine, great food, and top-notch service) or try a pizza with their own beer at San Servolo.

Clemens, Germany

Response from Croatian Villa Holidays:

Laida hat uns bei allen Fragen schnell und unkompliziert unter die Arme gegriffen - wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen.

Translation: Laida helped us quickly and easily with all of our questions - we would come back anytime.

Liebevoll renoviertes Haus

Perfekter ruhiger Ort mit Traumblick aufs Meer. Das Steinhaus liegt in einem winzigen Dorf, ca. 12km vom Meer entfernt. Die Vermieterin bietet eine perfekte Beschreibung und viele Tips für die Umgebung an. Das Haus ist liebevoll renoviert und detailgetreu eingerichtet. Man hat zu jeder Tageszeit einen atemberaubenden Blick aufs Meer und die Umgebung, teils sieht man bis Venedig. Das Meer mit diversen Stränden, ebenso wie die bekannten Bergdörfer oder auch die Kvarner Bucht sind schnell erreichbar. Wir waren zur Hauptsaison da. Während in den Küstenorten alles stark überlaufen war, fand man in der Steinvilla einen perfekten Rückzugsort für Ruhe und Erholung. Wir hatten noch nie eine so saubere Ferienunterkunft. Die Klimaanlage im Hochsommer war sehr angenehm. Einzig schade, dass kein Pool beim Haus dabei ist. Insgesamt aber absolut empfehlenswert!

Claudia, Germany
Comfortable villa in a beautiful setting.
Comfortable villa in a beautiful setting. Sleeps three comfortably. We loved our stay in the villa.

About location:

Beautiful location with beaches, restaurants, supermarkets and top sightseeing close by.

About Croatian Villa Holidays:

The booking and communication was done without difficulties.
Timonette H., South Africa
Everything you need and is beautifully restored
Casa Celestina liegt auf einem kleinem Hügel, in einem Dorf mit 11 Einwohnern. Dementsprechend ruhig und erhholsam ist es hier Urlaub zu machen, für uns sogar sehr friedvoll und entspannend. Die Sicht und der Blick nach Slowenien und aufs Meer ist ein Traum, der Garten für unsere Tochter sowieso. Das Haus ist absolut perfekt ausgestattet - wie beschrieben- und wunderschön restauriert. Das Ein-und Auschecken war sehr angenehm und unkompliziert, die Informationen von Laida und Nigel mehr als genau - einfach nur super! Wir kommen gerne wieder!

Casa Celestina is situated on a hill in a small village with 11 inhabitants. We had a very tranquil and relaxed holiday. The view to Slovenia and the sea are stunning and the garden has been a dream come true for our daughter. The villa is absolutely perfect and beautifully restored. Check-in and check-out was easy and straight forward and all information given by Laida and Nigel was spot on and absolutely fabulous. We would love to come back.
Manuela, Austria

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is 7km from Pula centre and 3km from the main motorway that runs the length of Istria. Most destinations in Istria are within an easy one hour drive of Pula airport

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Rijeka Airport

Rijeka Airport is on the island of Krk. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Rijeka centre is 24 kilometres from the airport.
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Airports in Italy


One option for getting to Istria, the north west end of the Croatian coastline, is to fly to Italy. This works particularly well if you are staying in northern Istria or in you want to combine your holiday with a short stay in Venice  

Ryanair flies regularly to Trieste in north Italy from London-Stansted. There are also flights from Bari, Trapani, Alghero and Valencia. Trieste Airport is 1 hour drive from the Croatia/Slovenia border.

Slightly further away, but still within reach, there are regular flights by Ryanair from many European cities to Treviso (just north of Venice). EasyJet and British Airways and many other operators fly to Venice (Marco Polo Airport). A couple of days in Venice makes a great two centre holiday.

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