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Luxurious Villas in Croatia: Your Guide to the Best Vacation Rentals

February 28, 2023.

Croatia is a popular vacation destination known for its crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, and historic cities. If you’re planning a vacation in Croatia and looking for a luxurious accommodation option, renting a villa is a great choice. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to five handpicked villas in Croatia that you can rent for your next holiday.

Luxury villa in Vižinada

Located in the charming village of Vižinada in Istria, this villa is a luxurious retreat that can accommodate up to eight guests. Spread across 170 square meters, the villa boasts four spacious bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom.

Vižinada, Blagovaonica u smještaju tipa house, dostupna klima i WiFi.

The villa also has a modern kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, and three terraces that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Outside, there’s a private pool where you can take a refreshing dip and a BBQ area where you can grill up some delicious meals.

Vižinada, Terasa 1 - pogled u smještaju tipa house, WiFi.

If you want to explore the surroundings, read the guide through the selected towns and villages of magical Istria: Discovering the Hidden Gems of Istria: A Guide to the Region’s Most Picturesque Villages and TownsTo see more or book your stay click this link:  Villa Vižinada

Stone villa in Malo Grablje, Hvar
Malo Grablje, Hvar, Dvorište 20606 - Kuća za odmor sa šljunčanom plažom.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Malo Grablje on the island of Hvar, this beautiful stone villa oozes charm and elegance. The villa has three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, and can accommodate up to six guests.

Malo Grablje, Hodnik u smještaju tipa house, WiFi.
Malo Grablje, Hvar, Dvorište 20606 - Kuća za odmor sa šljunčanom plažom.

The highlight of the villa is its wellness area, which features a whirlpool and a sauna, as well as a fitness room and a tavern where you can relax with your friends and family. The villa also has a private pool and a terrace with stunning views of the greenery and village.

Malo Grablje, Hvar, Dvorište 20606 - Kuća za odmor sa šljunčanom plažom.

Interested? Check availability by clicking this link:  Villa Hvar

The villa in Milna on Brač is perfect for large groups
Milna, Brač, Dvorište 16743 - Kuća za odmor u Hrvatskoj.

Set on a sprawling estate spanning over 10,000 square meters, this luxurious villa offers a range of amenities to keep you entertained during your stay.

Milna, Brač, Dvorište 16743 - Kuća za odmor u Hrvatskoj.
Milna, Brač, Dvorište 16743 - Kuća za odmor u Hrvatskoj.

The villa has five bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, and can accommodate up to 14 guests, perfect for large families, groups of friends, or team buildings. The villa boasts a private tennis court, a basketball court, a mini-golf court, and a ping pong table, as well as a fitness room and a private pool. You can also relax in the outdoor whirlpool and take in the stunning views of the sea.

Milna, Brač, Objekt 16743 - Kuća za odmor u Hrvatskoj.

For more info and bookings click this link: Villa Brač

Villa near the sea in Pag
Mihovilje, Pag, Objekt 16124 - Kuća za odmor blizu mora sa šljunčanom plažom.

The Villa on the island Pag is a luxurious and spacious property situated on a large plot of land measuring 5000m2. One of the highlights of the villa is the tennis court, basketball hoop, mini-golf course, swimming pool, and table tennis, all available for guests to use during their stay. There is also a BBQ area for outdoor cooking and dining.

Mihovilje, Pag, Objekt 16124 - Kuća za odmor blizu mora sa šljunčanom plažom.
Mihovilje, Pag, Dvorište 16124 - Kuća za odmor blizu mora sa šljunčanom plažom.

The Villa has five bedrooms, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests. The living room is spacious and cozy, with a fireplace for cooler evenings. The fully equipped kitchen has everything guests need to prepare meals, including a stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher.

For guests looking to relax, the villa has a steam sauna, fitness equipment, and billiard table, all available for use during their stay.

The Villa is located just 100m from the sea, offering guests easy access to the beach and stunning sea views from the property. Guests can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports during their stay.

Mihovilje, Pag, Dvorište 16124 - Kuća za odmor blizu mora sa šljunčanom plažom.

Start planning your vacation by clicking this link:  Villa Pag

Modern Villa in Baška, Krk
Baška, Krk, Objekt 19534 - Kuća za odmor sa šljunčanom plažom.

Looking for a modern and stylish villa for your vacation? This villa in the charming town of Baška on the island of Krk is a perfect choice! The villa has four bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, and can accommodate up to eight guests.

Baška, Spavaća soba 1 u smještaju tipa house, WiFi.

The villa boasts an industrial design aesthetic, with exposed concrete sealing and polished floors. The villa also features a fully equipped modern kitchen, a spacious living room, and a private pool. The villa is located just 700 meters from the sea, making it the ideal base for exploring the island.

Baška, Krk, Dvorište 19534 - Kuća za odmor sa šljunčanom plažom.

If you want to spend your year on the island in this beautiful villa, check availability:  Villa Baška

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Experience the Charm of the Kvarner Gulf: A Guide to the Best Beaches, Islands, and Activities

February 9, 2023.

The Kvarner Gulf is a beautiful region in northern Croatia known for its breathtaking beaches, picturesque islands, and diverse leisure options. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an active vacation with hiking, biking, or water sports, Kvarner has something for everyone. In this guide, we will examine some of the best beaches, islands, and activities in the region.

Beaches

The Kvarner Gulf is home to some of the best beaches in Croatia. Some of the most famous beaches in the region include Rab Beach, Baška Beach, and Crikvenica Beach. These beaches offer crystal-clear waters, white sand, and stunning views.

Baška Beach
Islands

The islands in the Kvarner Gulf are a popular destination for tourists looking for adventure and relaxation. The most famous islands in the region are Krk, Cres, and Lošinj. These islands offer picturesque landscapes, historic sites, and excellent leisure options.

Island Cres
Activities

The Kvarner Gulf offers a plethora of leisure options, from hiking and biking to water sports and fishing. Visitors can also explore the local cultural and natural heritage, such as the Bašćanska ploča, one of the most valuable monuments of early Croatian literacy or the Učka Mountains.

View from Učka

The Kvarner Gulf is an excellent travel destination for anyone looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an active vacation. From breathtaking beaches to picturesque islands and diverse leisure options, the region has something for everyone. So on your next vacation in Croatia, be sure to take a break and experience the charm of the Kvarner Gulf.

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Discovering the Hidden Gems of Istria: A Guide to the Region’s Most Picturesque Villages and Towns

February 2, 2023.

Istria, located in the northwestern region of Croatia, is known for its stunning coastal scenery, rolling hills, and charming towns and villages. While the popular tourist destinations in Istria such as Pula, Rovinj, and Poreč are certainly worth visiting, there are also many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the most picturesque villages and towns in Istria that are often overlooked by tourists.

MOTOVUN

Perched atop a hill in the heart of Istria, Motovun is a medieval town that boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside. This charming town is surrounded by walls and is known for its narrow, winding streets and well-preserved architecture. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the town’s charming main square, visit the local church, or sample some of the delicious local cuisines.

Motovun
The idyllic hill town of Motovun aerial view, Istria region of Croatia
GROŽNJAN

Another hilltop town, Grožnjan is known for its vibrant arts scene. This small town is home to numerous artists, galleries, and cultural events, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers. Visitors can also enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, as well as a stroll through the town’s charming streets and squares.

Grožnjan
Grožnjan Historic Center
HUM

Dubbed the “smallest town in the world,” Hum is a charming and unique destination that is well worth a visit. This tiny town is located in the heart of Istria and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and narrow, winding streets. Visitors can also explore the local church, sample some of the delicious local cuisines, or simply take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Hum
Hum in Istria, Croatia, the smallest town in the world
BUJE

This charming town is located near the border between Istria and Kvarner and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and narrow, winding streets. Visitors can explore the local church, sample some of the delicious local cuisines, or simply take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Buje
Town of Buje cobbled old street, Istria, Croatia

In conclusion, Istria is a treasure trove of hidden gems, waiting to be discovered by tourists. From hilltop towns to charming villages, there is something for everyone in this beautiful region. So, the next time you visit Istria, be sure to explore beyond the popular tourist destinations and discover the hidden gems that this region has to offer. Do you need a recommendation on where to find accommodation? Contact us: miren@mayren.hr

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Top 8 Things to Do With Kids in Istria

February 2, 2021.

Take your children to the promised land of fun – Istria! Your kids will enjoy it and you’ll remember how to be a child again! You can look forward to a variety of interesting things to do and places to see:

WATER FUN IN AQUAPARK

Treat your kids to the best day ever at the Aquapark Istralandia and Aquacolors Poreč! Adrenalin fun knows no age limit and it is available for everyone. With the spray arena, numerous pools for families and children, a wave pool, different slide shapes, closed slides resembling tubes, a steep slide, and attractions, you are in for a day of water fun your family will never forget. Just bear in mind that certain attractions require a minimum height of 1m, 1.20 m, and 1.40 m so that you can plan ahead.

www.aquacolors.eu/en/
www.istralandia.hr/en

ZIP-LINE ADVENTURE IN PAZIN

Zip-line Pazin Cave consists of four lines. Visitors start their adventure from the gorge below the Hotel Lovac. The first two lines are 80 meters long. The third is 220 meters long and reaches a speed of 40 km/h, leading to the courtyard of the House of writers (near the castle).

The fourth line is the longest one – 280 meters, and also the fastest which is a maximum speed of an amazing 50 km/h. It is also the favorite one as it allows you to enjoy the view of the cave and the famous castle which is situated above it. This line ends above the Babina kuća cave, on the lookout, which is named after the famous French writer Jules Verne, which in his Mathias Sandorf novel (1885.) wrote about Pazin Cave and the Kaštel.

zipline.pazin@gmail.com

PREHISTORY AT THE DINOPARK

For all Jurassic world fans, there’s the theme park Dino Park Funtana full of fun attractions making it an excellent destination for a family trip. Set on a journey to the distant past when the dinosaurs ruled the world and get to know more than 80 different dinosaur species in their natural size. Also, get to enjoy numerous other attractions – from a circus show to a mini funfair and playgrounds. Become an archaeologist for a day and join the workshop of digging out dinosaur bones and study prehistoric sea creatures

dinopark-istrien
THE AMAZING WORLD OF FISH

Take a look at the breathtaking underwater world! Aquariums in Rovinj, Umag, and Pula give your children the chance to see up close a variety of sea creatures, while in Poreč they can also admire reptiles at the Aquarium & Terrarium.

http://aquarium.hr/
info@aquarium-travel.com

DISCOVER THE CASTLE’S SECRET

Magical things have been happening in the Morosini-Grimani Castle in Svetvinčenat ever since the Venetian times.  Unlike classic escape rooms, Escape Castle Svetvinčenat encompasses the whole Morosini-Grimani Castle area, info point, all three towers, the dungeon, armory, and throne. The players must go through all seven knight temptations: loyalty, bravery, faith, justice, caution, knowledge, and persistence to unveil the secret of the castle.

It is an innovative and unique concept based on old Istrian legends and historical texts. The game is adequate for all generations and lasts between 30-60 minutes. A team can vary between two and five players. Get to know Svetvinčenat and its castle in a fun way – we guarantee you’ll have a great time!

https://en.grimanicastle.com/

AN UNDERWATER ADVENTURE IN VERUDELA

Right below the Hotel Brioni at Verudela, you can now set out on a completely different walk – a walk under the sea. With an innovative helmet that keeps you under the surface and enables you to breathe underwater, you can walk around freely, admire and feed the fish, sit down and take a break, explore the wrecks…

poceko@gmail.com
https://www.pulainfo.hr/hr/fun/podvodni-park-verudela

STARRY EXPERIENCE IN VIŠNJAN

Reach for the stars at the observatory near Višnjan! Surrounded by a forest, the modern building of the Tičan hill observatory is situated in the vicinity of Višnjan by the old church of St Panteleon and a replica of an ancient monolithic observatory. The charming town is itself a great reason for a trip. The visit consists of a lecture about the observatory’s work, the tour of the observatory, and the observations of the celestial objects with an amateur telescope outside the observatory.

RETURN TO THE MIDDLE AGES AT CASTLE SANC. MICHAEL

Sanc. Michael Castle is located on a beautiful 26,000m2 estate, only 3km north of Svetvinčenat. The castle is 400m2 big and it is made of wood trunks. Apart from being an impressive edifice itself, the castle offers a children’s carousel, torture devices, the witch’s dungeon, a souvenir shop and, other typically medieval attractions. Visitors can try their luck in archery with a medieval bow and arrow.

The opportunity to enjoy natural surroundings and environment, spend time with animals is an unforgettable experience. Learn to ride horses, see and feed domestic animals like the donkey, goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies, pigeons, and many more. To have a full medieval experience, the visitors can indulge in numerous grilled dishes and drinks from native clay pottery.

sanc.michael.park@gmail.com

If you have some time left, explore other attractions by the sea or in the green of the hinterland and discover more interesting things Istria has to offer. In case you are not sure where to stay, visit our website www.rentals.mayren.hr and choose a dream vacation in one of the houses with a swimming pool in our offer.