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Gerben Ernst with his family and Michael Hendriks with his were our guests in July 2015. They came from the Netherlands and stayed for 14 days. Here are their impressions:
Villa Benić is a renovated farmstead with two spacious apartments and a very nice communal area; a very comfortable house to spend your holiday. The location is wonderful – as long as you have transportation – as you can get pretty much anywhere in Istria within 30-45 minutes (by car). Both the west and the east coast hosts lovely beaches, and you’re close to Pazin with its zipline, 30 minutes away from Pula with its amazing Colosseum, as well as the aesthetically beautiful hilltop villages of Groznjan and Motovun, and of course 25 minutes from Rovinj. The villa itself is rustic and lies in a quiet village near Zminj (not a town that has much going for it, though). We were able to see pretty much all of Istria that we were interested in within the two weeks of our stay, and relax and hang out by the pool as well. Speaking of which, the pool is a very nice touch, especially in the summer, as it was between 35 and 45 degrees our entire stay, so it was lovely to be able to jump in and cool off.
Communication and maintenance by the owner and her husband is just fantastic. The English of the responsive and friendly couple is excellent. They worked hard to make sure our stay was perfect, and therefore it was! They were always available for questions and the pool was clean and regularly maintained. All we had to do was call and they’d drop by to clean the pool. Excellent for young children, though sadly the pool is over 1 meter deep everywhere, making it difficult for small children to stand.
The owners also offered us the opportunity to go out on their boat, and we had a wonderful excursion around the islands near Pula. Definitely worthwhile!
Final thoughts: highly recommended!
– Gerber Ernst, July 2015