Villa Romilly

Near Pula, South IstriaSleeps: 10 + 2From €1400 per week
Villa Romilly
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  • Sleeps 10 + 2
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Partial air-conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 8 x 7 metres

Idyllic character villa with pool near beaches, gourmet restaurants and the old Roman city of Pula

What we say
We like the quirkeness of this old house, close to beaches and city attractions. Great for those that like to relax and enjoy the outdoors
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Prices per week
The accommodation is priced in euros. Prices in £ or $ are indicative.
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  • 13.Jul.2019 - 23.Aug.2019
  • €3626
  • 24.Aug.2019 - 11.Sep.2019
  • €3080
  • 12.Sep.2019 - 27.Sep.2019
  • €1540
  • 28.Sep.2019 - 01.Nov.2019
  • €1400
  • 01.Apr.2020 - 05.May.2020
  • €1470
  • 06.May.2020 - 02.Jun.2020
  • €1848
  • 03.Jun.2020 - 30.Jun.2020
  • €2429
  • 01.Jul.2020 - 14.Jul.2020
  • €3234
  • 15.Jul.2020 - 25.Aug.2020
  • €3808
  • 26.Aug.2020 - 11.Sep.2020
  • €3234
  • 12.Sep.2020 - 29.Sep.2020
  • €1617
  • 30.Sep.2020 - 03.Nov.2020
  • €1470
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If booking online you will have the option to pay in your card’s local currency

The owner reserves the right not to accept bookings of groups of young people.

A refundable damage deposit of €300.00 is payable in cash on arrival

Pets are accepted on request at a cost of €3.00 per pet per day payable in cash on arrival

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  • 10 + 2 persons


  • 2 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Double bedroom with double sofa bed
  • 1 x Room with 3 single beds
  • 1 x Single bedroom


  • 2 x Shower room
  • 1 x Ensuite Shower room


  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 8 x 7 metres


  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Partial air-conditioning


  • TV in 1 bedroom
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer


  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge with freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking utensils/tableware


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outside dining area
  • Outside kitchen
  • Barbecue


  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton volleyball


  • Plot area: 2000 m2


  • Complete privacy

Villa Romilly is a very much loved, comfortable and quirky old stone cottage, situated close to the Istria town of Pula and lovingly restored by the present owners over a period of years. The location of this authentic Croatian family villa is excellent. It is secluded and private, with lots of space for entertainment and relaxation, but within 10 minutes' drive to the town, shops and sandy beaches. The villa is surrounded by ancient woodland and hidden in 2000 square metres (1/2 acre) garden, amongst Mediterranean trees and scented herbs. It is arranged as two separate apartments which is perfect for 2 families who want some privacy but also a lot of time together. Each apartment has its own separate entrance and sitting rooms/kitchens and terraces. However, the living area is larger and better equipped downstairs, where all can gather. It has air conditioning in the main, downstairs lounge and a wood burning stove. Electric fans are provided where there is no a/c.

This family villa is a foodie paradise as you can find excellent local produce in the town market and fish market. Not to mention the amazing gourmet restaurants or simple bistros, pizzerias (the town mayor eats there nearby!), many fantastic wineries with prize winning wines and the highest quality olive oil. You are in a perfect spot for activity holidays, from every type of sea sport, climbing, hiking and bicycling. Teenagers will find discos, nightclubs and seaside cafes. This historic area of Pula has much culture to offer, a 2000 year old Roman amphitheatre, Roman ruins, renaissance squares, little Venice-like seaside towns and more! Outdoor events, performances and concerts abound all year round, it is a place to be thoroughly enjoyed and revitalised in.

Villa Romilly - near Pula


Ground floor

Ground floor comprises an open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen, with plenty of seating and eating places. There are two sofas and an armchair, dining table with leather chairs and a wood burning stove for cooler days in early spring and late autumn. There is also air conditioning for those hot and lazy Mediterranean summer months. All mod cons are supplied in this beguiling old house: you get WiFi, ipod dock, DVD player, TV, and a good HiFi. Music is important in this villa, and there is even a small dance floor in the garden! Great activity for family and friends! The country kitchen is equipped with a gas and electric cooker, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils and tableware. In addition, on the ground floor there are two bedrooms with king size beds. The rooms share a shower room with a WC and a small washing machine. All the bed linen and towels are provided.

First floor

On the first floor there is a smaller living room, with a well equipped kitchen but no dishwasher. There is a large double bedroom with a king size bed. This bedroom has an annex with a single bed and a small library with a sofa bed and a shower room. There is a further bedroom with 3 single beds and a shower room.


This amazing, secluded villa has a fantastic, large swimming pool (8 by 7 metres, and 1.4 metres deep) with many sun beds and parasols dotted around the terrace and green lawn. There is plenty of space for badminton and football, whilst under a covered area there is a ping-pong(table tennis) table. All members of your group will love to party and dance in the garden, around the pool bar, whilst enjoying the summer feast cooked on the barbecue.

Additional Information

  • Baby cot and feeding chair provided
  • Dog at extra cost
  • Meals provided on request (extra)
  • Bikes rented for you in advance on request (extra)

Plenty of space and very peaceful.
Plenty of space and very peaceful. Very well equipped and comfortable with a lot of character. The layout permits a degree of self containment with the upstairs part being separable from the downstairs should that be desired. The local contact was extremely friendly and helpful when needed. Some of our group would have found some additional hangers useful. Because of their design built into the rock two of the bathrooms were difficult to air most particularly the one downstairs where a wet floor was the norm.

About location:

Extremely convenient for the city and the airport at Pula and a short drive to the very beautiful Cape Kamenjak.
Jim, North Yorkshire, UK
Pula is the main regional town in Istria, with an attractive shopping area, spectacular harbour, lively night live, amazing history, many restaurants and cafes and wonderful beaches. Walk through Pula and experience old town streets and squares some of which were there even in Roman times. The stunning Roman amphitheatre is from the first century AD and ranks as the sixth largest in the world. The amphitheatre or "Arena" is still used for concerts (classical and pop), for gladiatorial re-enactments and for showing Pula's annual film festival. Watching one of these events under the night sky and from the same stone seats that were being used 2000 years ago is a unique experience. The amphitheatre is open to the public daily ( Other Roman monuments in Pula include a Triumphal Arch at the entrance to the main shopping street.
The museum is full of artefacts and stonework from Roman times. The Forum, a square surrounded by Roman and renaissance architecture, is a delightful spot to relax over a coffee or a cool drink. Istria is an integral part of Croatia's move into the music festival market. The 19th-century fort of Punta Christo, outside Pula, will echo to the throb of sound systems during the Outlook festival at the end of August each year. Pula is an important port and industrial centre and the shipyard with huge ships under repair and construction right on the harbour front and with its cranes illuminated at night, provides an unusual back drop to this historic town.
Gorgeous sea for swimming near Pula
There are excellent beaches on the many peninsulas and bays around Pula; notable are Stoja, Veruda , Verudela and Pjesana Uvala. A little further out of town the nature reserve of Rt Karmenjak on the very tip of the Istrian peninsula provides kilometres of unspoilt coastline and many bays or rocky headlands where you can swim in the crystal clear sea.

Brioni islands
The nearby Brioni islands are a national park area and formerly the summer residence of Yugoslavia's President Tito. During Tito's era many world leader visited this pretty group of small islands which Tito populated with exotic wild animals to entertain his guests. Today visitors can stay in the hotel on the islands or make boat trips from Pula harbour or from the town of Fazana.

Getting there: Pula airport is just 10 minutes drive from Pula centre. There are direct flights from the UK and most European countries including Scandinavia, Russia and the Ukraine. There is a ferry service from Venice and good motorway links through Slovenia onto the Italian and Austrian motorway networks.

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is 7km from Pula centre and 3km from the main motorway that runs the length of Istria.
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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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Italy & Other

via Italy (Trieste, Treviso and Marco Polo, Venice)
Ryanair flies daily 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.

via Slovenia - Ljubljana
Another option is to fly EasyJet to Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia (1 hour drive from the Croatian border). This route opens up the option of a day or two in the beautiful Slovenian lakes of Bled and Bohinj.

Check the Ljubljana Airport website.
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