Comfortable villa in a beautiful setting.
“ Comfortable villa in a beautiful setting. Sleeps three comfortably. We loved our stay in the villa. ”
“ Beautiful location with beaches, restaurants, supermarkets and top sightseeing close by. ”
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“ The booking and communication was done without difficulties. ”
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. ”
Perfect place to get away from it all
“ Casa Celestina is the perfect place to get away from it all. But it still is in Istria, a beautiful Italian region -history has made it Croatia but the few neigbours speak and feel Italian- with everything you need to spend a great summer holiday.Merisce, the village, is just a few houses. We saw a few people only...and they go to bed early. By 10pm nothing moves, nothing whistles. Not even the sound of an AC. Paradise for those who hate noise.
The house is fully equipped. And by that I mean fully. Unlike other rentals, where you do not even find your toilet paper, Casa Celestina is managed by people who care about visitors. Everything is there for you and in abundance. The management knows its job and may these lines recognise their profesionalism. Perfect house for 2 people, there is just one room, upstaris, beautiful room. Bathroom a bit small for my taste, shower has a curtain which makes it uncomfortable and somehow démodé. But other than that the equipment is up to date, decoration simple but nice, everything is clean, new...
The views from the house are great. Nothing between you and the Slovenian valley and sea below. When night comes and temperature falls you can open the doors out to nature and it feels great. AC works well during the day. Overall, great place. As for the area, the main problem is when you get to the beach. First because beaches are rather disappointing -a Spaniard has high standards I guess- and worst than that because there are far too many tourists. Much more than we expected -our fault, obviously-. Tons of Germans all over. And they did not seem poorly nourished. A few miles back into the hills and you got your peace of mind back. But yes, we would come back. Casa Celestina is a fantastic place. Oh, and never saw better information pack than the one we got from the people that run the place. Real professionals as I said. We'll definetely work with them again. ”
“ We're back in Belgium. It was nice staying in your house. We enjoyed Istria.
“ We spent a wonderful week at Casa Celestina. If you want the real Istrian countryside, charming local wineries and konobas, and a small town (Buje) without t-shirt and postcard stalls, this is the place. The Casa itself was an adventure to find, but once settled we spent every moment we could on the lovely terrace. It has been beautifully renovated and was more than comfortable for two. I thankful could be accommodated fairly easily. We greatly enjoyed exploring the hill towns throughout Istria from this vantage. This was the highlight of our seven week trip to Slovenia and Croatia and we're already planning a return. ”
“ The villa was lovely thank you and we really enjoyed our stay after visiting Bologna, Trieste and Ljubljana - the peace and quiet was much appreciated.
Parking wasn't easy but we put the car in an adjacent spot which nobody appeared to mind.
Bit scary finding a live black scorpion on the stairs but I caught it and put it in the garden!
The wild deer and boars outside the veranda were lovely!
The restaurants were all superb! And very good value after Italy and Slovenia.
A very nice holiday thank you.
“ This is one of those places you're reluctant to tell the world about because it is so special. Casa Celestina is beautifully renovated, very comfortable, ideally located in rural Istria, and with a view we will long remember. It remains the highlight of our seven week Slovenia and Croatia adventure. Very comfy for two, but fourfold work as well. The immediate area has good restaurants and konobas, exceptional wineries and lovely small hilltop towns to explore. We loved our stay.
“ Wonderful experience. We celebrated our honeymoon in beautiful Croatia. ”
“ Lovely stay, lovely place. We loved the sunsets from the terrace. ”
“ The house is beautiful, more than we hoped for. We would recommend a walk down to Stari Podrum for a great dinner experience. Istria is a quietly beautiful corner of the world, full of sunshine and beautiful landscapes. ”
Perfect Romantic Get-Away
“ We cannot praise Casa Celestina enough! It is perfect for a romantic get-away. The condition of the property was brilliant - better than we could of expected. The kitchen is wonderful, the living area downstairs comfortable and the bedroom/balcony with it's stunning view is breathtaking. The house is set within a tiny hilltop village surrounded by olive groves and vineyards - coming from London we were struck by the absolute quiet and serenity of the place. I cannot recommend this place enough. No complaints whatsoever. The all important air-con is very effective. ”
“ We had a very nice vacation in this beautiful house, Swimming in Kanegra in the evenings, walking in the mountains and villages during the day, Fantastic eating!\n ”
“ Lovely week in Casa Celestina. House very comfortable, terrace view spectacular! Lots of visits to beautiful hilltop towns and villages. ”
Five Best Istrian Experiences
“ 1.Waking up to the views from the terrace
2.Wandering around Groznjan to the strains of classical music
3.Taking a boat trip from Umag to Porec
4.Swimming in the sea at Novigrad
5.Wallowing in the thermal spa at Istarska Toplice. ”
“ You have made a wonderful romantic home here in Merisce. It was great to unlock the door and walk in and see it just as you promised. The view is special; we'll remember it. It is truly peaceful. ”
“ The stunning view makes this place even more enchanting than the peacefulness of this quaint village. The house itself exhibits great attention to detail with decor reminiscent of 19th century Istria but with modern amenities. This villa does not stop short at impressing. Not far from exciting excursions to Slovenia and the Croatian coast. Good local wine and excellent food at the local restaurants ”